Thursday, December 3, 2015

Stamped Christmas Card

I don't do a lot of stamping although I have loads of stamps....keep buying them!! Another thing I don't do is stamp directly onto a card......chicken really in case I muck it up!!!  But it is only a card so I decided to give it a go!!!  I was really pleased......also coloured it....another thing I don't do much of!!!!!!! LOL


I am entering it in the Cute Card Challenge 402 - Festive Colours.

The challenge closes 9th December....so time to give it a go!!!!

I am also entering the sketch challenge at Feeling Sketchy - 134.  Took a few liberties with the sketch....turned it and then had Santa flying instead of stars!!  I hope Michelle doesn't mind too much!!

 

The challenge closes 15th December so lots of time to join in!!

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New Roof

The challenge at Lasting Memories 270  is Roof Over Your Head Day!!  Having had a new roof this year I thought it was very apt and made me print the photos and scrap it!!!!


The challenge closes on 26th December....so lots of time to scrap!!

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Class Assembly

The colours on the mood board for the challenge at Scrap the Girls were just right for Cassie's Class Assembly last year!


 

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to scrap!!

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Folded Christmas card

The challenge at the Craft Barn is paper folding...so I chose to fold the card! Another card towards my Christmas lot....better get a move on...not much time left!!

The challenge closes on 6th December.....

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Sleigh card

This is another inspirational challenge from Jennifer's festivities.....recycle something!!  I have recycle the sleigh which came on another card last year but I did fill it with new presents!!  LOL


The challenges close 6th December so lots of time!!
http://jennifergracecreates.com/a-challenge-to-be-inspired-5/


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Snowman card

The Craft Barn have a challenge to use snowflakes.......this is my card....a snowman with some 'flakes'!!


The challenge closes 29th November so have to get your skates on to join in!!!
http://thecraftbarnblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/weekly-challenge_22.html

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Black and White Birthday

That's Crafty have a challenge black and white with a hint......so here is my card!!


The challenge closes 4th December so still time to get crafting!!

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Onesies!!

Alex, Nicholas, Cassie and even Lee love their onesies!!!!!!!!!  Sharon and I can't see why!!!!!!!!!!!  Having to strip off to go to the loo...yuk!! 
I have done this layout for Sharon's family album and she will put some journalling on when she get round to it!!!!!!! LOL


I am entering this in the challenge at Picture This - one Photo, Gold and Cardstock.  The photo is double matted on black and gold card and the title was cut on the same on my robo!

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to get scrapping!!  

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sewing Frame

I have made this for a friend who loves to sew!!!!!!!!


I used lots of old buttons which I stuck to an old picture frame.  I painted them all white as they were every colour under the sun then used glimmer spray!!  

I am entering this in the challenge at LESSology 53 - Dress Form.  The dress form is in the cluster together with scissors, cotton etc.
The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to enter!

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Christmas Cracker Card

More inspiration from the Frosty Festivities!!!  This time a shaped card!!  Definitely out of my comfort zone...usually use bought cards!!!


Loads of time to join in the festivities....you have until 6th December!
http://jennifergracecreates.com/a-challenge-to-be-inspired-5/

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Christmas Glitter

Another Christmas card inspired by the Frosty Festivities!!  This time it was to stamp a frame round a card.  I used a Christmas 'flourishy' stamp and stickle glittered over it!!


You have until 6th December to join in with the Festivities!!!
http://jennifergracecreates.com/a-challenge-to-be-inspired-5/

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Christmas card - Penguin

I like penguins but never seem to put them on Christmas cards...or anything else!! LOL  Also have lots of embellishments/toppers etc!!  So joining in with Jennifer Grace Creates - Frosty Festivities 2015 I was inspired to get the penguins out!!!!!!!!!!!!


All the Frosty Festivities challenges close 6th December....so lots of time to get inspired!!!  Go check out her blog...http://jennifergracecreates.com/


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Friendship

This is a layout of Cassie with her friends at different times this year!


I have used the colour combo from Tando Creative.....

 

....and at UnstampaBelles the challenge is Anything Goes - use Flowers.

UnstampaBelles challenge closes on the 27th November and Tando at the end of the month....so lots of time to get crafty!!



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Cricket

Alex liked playing cricket, even though he is not very 'sporty'!!!  Shame they changed the day and it then clashed with his Scouts!!



This layout is for the challenge at Picture This - Photos+Scraps+Die Cuts+Buttons. 
 
The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to get scrapping!!

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New Job card

Loved the sketch over at Feeling Sketchy-132 .......just right for a friend who is starting a new job!!


The sketch....


The challenge closes 15th November so lots of time to get crafting!!

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Memories

When I was about 11 my parents bought a caravan and it was sited at Wallasea.  I haven't been back for nearly 50 years and I went with my daughter and grandchildren last year and this is a layout from that day......took lots of photos so this is the first!!  The caravan site is still there...albeit much more modern!!  But sadly the pub had closed!!  Not that I was old enough to go in there but it was popular in those days!!


Studio challenges have a tictactoe .....

 

I have used a white background, blossoms and die cuts...but could go with the row stitching, die cuts and mint!!!  Decisions....decisions!!!

The challenge closes 8th November so lots of time to scrap!

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Fun in the Sun

This is a layout of Alex and his friend Ashley having fun in the garden with water on a lovely day in August....


I am entering this in the challenge at Lasting Memories - It's a Heatwave/Chipboard. I don't know about 'heatwave' but it was nice and sunny and warm...and the chipboard is the arrow, FUN title and camera.

The challenge closes at the end of the month so still time to get scrapping!!

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Halloween 2009

Photos of the boys when they were much smaller!!!!!  Cassie was only a baby so was definitely too cute to spook!!!!  I don't do a lot of Halloween but as The Craft Barn and That's Crafty and Tando have a Halloween challenges thought I would dig out some photos!!!!!!!!


The challenge at the Craft Barn closes 1st November so you have a week to join in!!

The challenge at That's Crafty closes 6th November so a bit longer to get crafty!!

The challenge at Tando closes at the end of the month so stilll time to scrap!!

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Good Luck

A card for the challenge at The Craft Barn to wish Good Luck to Sandy and Ian in their new venture!


The challenge closes 25th October.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Happy Days

Holiday layout from 2010 (will be up to date soon!).......I am entering this into the challenge at Scrap Africa - 61.....


......this is their mood board...think I used all the colours!

 

 The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to scrap!

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Brothers

I love these photos of my grandsons....they can be very loving when they are not fighting and winding each other up!! LOL


I am entering this layout in the October 15th challenge at Picture This - 2 photos+polka dots+family.

The challenge closes 26th October so lots of time to scrap!

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

GoGo 10

The photo I have used for this layout is from the GoGo 10 retreat that Sharon and I attended....the arrow tells where I am!!


I am joining in the sketch challenge at The Studio Challenges.......

 

Plenty of time to get scrapping as the challenge doesn't close until 8th November!

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By the Sea

This layout of Sharon and her friend Sue was just right for the challenge at Scrap the Girls and Lessology!


Scrap the Girls have a mood board.....

 
All the colours are in the background paper and it is definitely the beach...although not very warm!! 

Lessology challenge 52 - Beachfront Property is to be inspired by elements of the beach.  My upcycled item was a pizza box stripped back to the corrugated base.

Both challenges close at the end of the month so lots of time still to get scrapping!!



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Time Flies...

Love this photo of the children's shoes...ready for starting a new year at school. These are the photos we don't always remember to take even though it happens every year!!!
So this layout was really suitable for the 'Time' challenge at Pixels and Paper.


I loved the clock with wings which came from Creative Embellishments.

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time (!!) to enter!!!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

EEK!

I love this photo of Sharon which was taken at Halloween 2013 when we went to Barleylands for their Scary night!!!  Sharon doesn't like reptiles very much but as all the children held a snake she had to be brave!!!!!!!!!  But I think the face says it all!!  LOL


This layout I am entering in the Colour challenge at ScrapMuch?

 

They used the colour board from Design Seeds and I think I used them all!!
The challenge closes 29th Ocober so lots of time to scrap!!

I am also entering this layout in the challenge at Creative Embellishments which had a photo for inspiration and the twist is to add metal.  I added brads and went with the Halloween theme!

steampunk_Halloween_art_pumpkin_ghoul_2008_by_x_catman 

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to be inspired!!

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Flapper

This card is for the card sketch challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.


 

I used the card the other way round to accommodate the stamped imaged!!

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to enter...there are also another couple of challenges to have a go at too!!

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Birthday - Friend

Here is a card for a change.....this one for the challenge at Tando - Embossing.
I used a flower embossing folder to go with the vase of flowers on the front!


The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to get your embossing folders out!!


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I feel the need.....

...for speed...so said Nicholas when he went Karting for his 5th birthday!!!  It is definitely a boy thing!  So I am entering this layout in the challenge at That's Crafty - Boys will be Boys!!


The challenge closes on the 23rd October.

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It's a Baby....

....was the title of the school nativity play when Alex was in Year 2.  He was very pleased to be chosen to carry a Christ-tingle.


I am entering the challenge at the Craft Barn - Light.
The challenge closes on the 18th October.

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@ the Beach

I have just realised just how long since I have scrapped and joined in challenges....since May!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This is what happens when the sun shines and I sit in the garden! LOL
This layout is for the challenge at Another Freaking Challenge.....you had to finish in 1hour!! This is not usually me but these photos of Alex didn't seem to require much more so I found this easy!!!  I used 'busy' paper, giant ric rac and sprinked real shells around his feet!! The title was from The Cut Shoppe which I printed on clear self adhesive.


The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to 'speed' scrap!! LOL

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Lights, Camera, Action

I haven't scrapped for so long I was getting worried I might forget how!! LOL
But I went to a retreat with my daughter at the weekend and really got back into it!!!!  So now to get back to the challenges!!

This is my layout for today for the 1st challenge at Picture This, which required 3 photos+chipboard+stamp (date is stamped). The 'Memories' card will probably have journaling on it when I get round to it!!


 The challenge closes 26th October so still time to scrap!!

I am also entering this into the challenge at Scrap Our Stash - I N K S.
I - Inked distressed edges
N - Numbers (date)
K - Kraft 
S - Stars

The challenge closes 29th October so plenty of time to scrap!

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Monday, May 25, 2015

You are my Sunshine

This layout is for the challenge at Challenge YOUrself which has to have yourself in the photo!!!

This month it was also a sketch...do love a sketch!!  Didn't manage the three photos but I was pleased how it turned out!!

  

The challenge closes 4th June so lots of time to scrap!!

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Housework card!

I made this card for a friend for a laugh and thought it suitable for the challenge at Scrap Africa!!


The challenge is Pinterest Retro Mood Board - 51.......

   

....I thought the lady drinking tea was having a break from housework and had a turban the same!!!
The challenge closes 31st May so still time to get crafty!!

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Another card....

....this time for the challenge to celebrate the 3rd birthday of Sketch n Scrap over at DT Marie-Christine blog.  She wanted blue and orange with three different buttons!!  The 'different' buttons were difficult as I like things to match!! LOL


The challenge closes 31st May so lots of time to get crafty!!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Handbag!

Over at the Craft Barn this week the challenge is make a bag!!  I went with a handbag card......


......the front flap has velco to keep it closed!! 

The challenge  closes 24th May...so still time to craft!!
http://thecraftbarnblog.blogspot.fr/2015/05/weekly-challenge_17.html

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Live Long and Prosper

Sharon and Lee love Star Trek...well anything sci-fi really!!  This photo was taken when they went to a fancy dress do!!!!!!!!


I am entering the challenge at The Weird Scissors.....the criteria anything sci-fi or not real!!!  The challenge ends at the end of the month so lots of time to scrap!!

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U 3 make everyday Awesome.

This layout is for Sharon's album...but I chose the title!!!


I used the sketch from Scrapping Everyday Miracles....


The challenge closes at the end of the month so still lots of time to get scrapping!!

I will also enter this at Jennifer's craft blog party......I used her inspiration to use square photos and also a vintage camera. 
I have lots of these vintage camera's in wood/chipboard and I never remember to get them out!!!!!  I also used a saying from The Cut Shoppe that I printed onto clear self adhesive....I so love this stuff!!
You have until 24th May to join in at Jennifer Grace Creates!!

This is also being entered in Wendy's challenge which is celebrating the 3rd birthday of Sketch n Scrap. Wendy just wants a number 3 on the layout somewhere!!
The challenge closes at the end of the month so still time to scrap!!

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