Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Butterfly Birthday Card

Another card to add to my box!!!


This one is for the challenge at The Craft Barn who require you to use something from Tando.
I used the Tando Ink Splatters Mask with texture paste on a background of two different glimmer mists, then stamped a flourish and added a butterfly and some flowers.
The challenge closes on the 1st March so still time to dig out your Tando stuff!!

I will also enter this at Tando Creative 'Anything Goes' challenge.  There is a different challenge each week at Tando...so go check them out!!
The challenge closes 28th February so still time to get crafting!!

Thanks for visiting!!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Time to Celebrate card

Another card...how good am I???

This one is for the challenge at Time Out, who want something inspired by the words...Rock Around the Clock!!  I used my new embossing folder that I only had last week for my birthday!!


The challenge closes on the 4th March so lots of time to get crafting!!

I am also entering Sassy Scrapper challenge who have a mood board!!  Love the navy and pink...not colours that I usually use but was pleased with my card!!

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

Thanks for visiting!!!

Summer Fun

Love this photo of Alex and Nicholas!!  They look like they are deep swimming somewhere with their goggles...but they are just in the garden with the pool!!!!

I used the sketch from Stuck?! Sketches....and I think I was very good with it!!
I used MME kit Collectables.  Love MME!!!

 

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

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Life doesn't have to be......

Another card...on a roll with cards!! LOL  This one is for the challenge at Let's Scrap which is a sketch!!



I had a bird and vine stamp in pristine condition.....(unused!!!).....so dug it out...and viola!!!  Think I was very good!!!! Haha

The challenge closes 25th February...so best get crafting!!!

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Family Memories

Another layout for Sharon's album!!!  The journalling will go on the tag when she figures out the date!!!  They always go out for breakfast on New Year's Day...just have to work out the year!! LOL


I used the sketch from Scrapping Everyday Miracles although it has changed slightly!!  The paper came with 'Family Memories' already printed so had to work around it!!!


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

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Together

Photo of me and the children was taken on Nicholas birthday...how good am I scrapping a photo that is only just over a month old!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I used the sketch at Grand Diva's Creative Corner......


...and the Word challenge at Creating with Paper and More....

 
 ...and the TicTacToe at Rochelle Spears...


The third scrappy friend Rochelle had a TicTacToe and I thought I had done the centre line....Pearls, flower and love hearts!!  But printing it off the middle box didn't print well and I thought it was love hearts...but it was love theme!!!!!!!! Oops!!!!!!  Never mind!!!!

All challenges close 27th February so still lots of time to scrap!! http://granddivasscrappyplace.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/february-2015-sketch-and-scrappy.html

http://www.creatingwithpaperandmore.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/february-word-challenge-january-winners.html

http://rochellespears.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/february-tic-tac-toe-challenge.html

Thanks for visiting!!

Snowflake card

Made another card!!!!!!!!  This time I used my new Tando snowflake mask which I had for my birthday!!


I am entering the challenge at Tando, which this week is "Anything Goes".
As I used my new Tando mask I thought this was a good Anything Goes project...I am getting ready for next Christmas with this card! LOL
The challenge closes at the end of the month so still time to get scrapping!!

I am also entering the challenge at Red Carpet Studio 89 - A Winters Tale.  The criteria is snowflakes white paint/paste/gesso.
I used a snowflake mask with texture paste and then glitter stickles.
The challenge closes on 12th March so lots of time to get scrapping!!

Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Together

Layout this time of Sharon and I taken at a scrapping retreat!  We took time out to smell the flowers....well it was June!!! lol



I am entering the challenge at ARTastic challenge blog who have a picture by Josh Miels as inspiration.

 

Loved the soft colours and also used pink roses.
The challenge closes at the end of the month so still time to get scrapping!!

I am also entering the challenge at Red Carpet Studio 91 - My Fair Lady.  The criteria is 'girly' with lots of layers and I think I meet that!!
The challenge closes on 12th March so loads of time to enter!!

I am also entering the challenge at Vintage Utfordring - 96.  The theme is vintage and bird/birdcage and I have a lovely wooden birdcage and I have scrapped vintage style!!
The challenge closes 28th February so still time to scrap!!



What a Night!

Another layout for Sharon's album!!  This one is New Years Eve a few years ago!! I do make Sharon tell me what journalling she wants on the layouts I do for her albums!!


This is for the challenge at Red Carpet Studio 90 - Casablanca. The criteria is black and white and one other colour of your choice!  

The challenge closes on the 12th March so loads of time to scrap!!

Thanks for visiting!!
  

Saturday, February 14, 2015

My Scraplift Challenge

This post will stay at the top until 14th February!! Please scroll down for current posts!!

I have lots of fun entering challenges and I have increased my followers because of that!!  So I thought I would run a challenge of my own!!!  I would like you to scraplift this layout that I did early last year.....


...I think it is quite an easy one to lift.....uses up lots of small pieces of paper and you only need one photo!!!

I haven't got a linky thingy but if you leave me a comment with a link to your entry I will add it to this post!!  If I get at least 5 entries I will draw a winner on Valentines Day 14th February and send someone a small prize as a thank you for entering!!

ENTRIES

Sharon
 
Beautiful layout!! Love the '10 things' and the wooden hearts!!

Jean
Love the Thomas theme and the train looks terrific...super layout!! 

Thanks for visiting and hope to see lots of layouts!!!




Tag card

Just made another card (!)...this one is for the challenge at Time Out.


This is the card that they are CASEing......


I embossed the background and then made the tag out of strips of Washi tape and added a charm under the ribbon....knew I would be able to use some washi that I have got somewhere!!!  Still not keen on Washi!!!!!

The challenge closes on 18th February....so best get crafting!!

Thanks for visiting!!

Wood Beads

Another layout for Sharon's album...this time when she went on the Scout Training weekend to earn her wood beads for being a Beaver Leader!!


I am entering the Scrap Our Stash challenge which is to use an item for each letter of W A S H I.....

Mine.....W.....Wooden beads (!) and tree
            A.....Alphas
            S.....Scout badge embellies and stitching on alphas
            H.....Hessian
            I.......Ink (all edges)
I am probably one of the few who didn't use 'washi'....really don't like it!!!!!!!
The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to scrap!!
http://scrapourstash.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/february-stash-challenge-washi.html

I am also entering the challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge.....their challenge this month is Anything Goes!!!!!
You also have to the end of the month to come up with something scrappy!!!!!
http://another-freaking-scrappy-challenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/new-challenge-for-february-and-new.html..

Thanks for visiting!!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Red, white and blue card!

Another card for a change!!  This is for the challenge at UnstampaBelles....the criteria is a National symbol and the colours of your flag...which I misread and thought I had to use the flag!!!!!!!!


So I got the colours...and flag!!...and teapot and teacup!!!!!!!!!!  Tea has got to be the thing for the UK...even though I drink coffee!!!

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to join in!!
http://unstampabelleschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/february-challenge44.html

Thanks for visiting...why not check out my challenge while you are here!!

Handsome Boy

Love this photo of Nicholas...although it is a few years old now!!


This week's  challenge at Tando is 'Use Paper'...so hope I have interpreted this right...I have used lots of different papers!!!

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

I am also entering the challenge at Clique Kits - Anything Goes!
The challenge also  closes at the end of the month so loads of time to get scrapping!!

Thanks for visiting...and why not check out my challenge while you are here!!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Meeting Nicole

I have been writing to Nicole for over half a century now!!!!!!  This photo was taken when we met for the first time after just quarter of a century in 1983!!
We actually started writing when I was in my first year at senior school and in my French class we were asked if we would like a penfriend in Paris.  At the time I belonged to the IFL - International Friendship League and had penfriends all over the world so another one was good!!  We still correspond although we more often use the internet now and not 'snail' mail!!


I am entering the challenges at Archi-scraps and also Pixels and Paper.

Archi-scraps require Vintage and Flourishes......pearl flourishes and definitely vintage!  This is the stimulus picture.....

 

Pixels and Paper have an inspirational picture....


I have obviously gone with Paris and the fact I write to Nicole....albeit emails not paper!!

Both challenges close at the end of the month so lots of time to scrap.....and get inspiration!!!



Thanks for visiting....and please check out my challenge while you are here!!!
 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

H2O Fun

I love these photos of Alex playing in the garden with the hose!!!!!! He was being so funny and had a blast!!!!!!

I am entering this layout in the challenge at Frosted Designs who require 'Direction'!!  The hose has a will of its own and goes everywhere in all directions.....and so I have followed this from photo 1 to photo 4 as it trails through the title!!  Hope this meets the criteria!!

The challenge close 11th February so still time to scrap!!

I am also entering the challenge at Scrap Around the World who have a mood board....

 

....I loved the colors and they went with my photos exactly!! 

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

Thanks for visiting!!

When I grow up....

Another double layout....I am being such a nice Mum doing these doubles for my Sharon!!!!!!!  These photos are from 2011!!!....Alex still likes going to the fire stations!!!!!!

I used the sketch from Scrap Much?.....

 

The challenge closes on 28th February so loads of time to scrap!!

Thanks for visiting!!

Winter Wonderland

Have been scrapping but not got round to uploading.....so today is the day!! LOL
 
This was an official photo taken when we went to Hyde Park for 'Winter Wonderland'.


I used the sketch from My Creative Sketches....although I had to tun it as my photo was portrait!

 

The challenge ends on 14th February...so still to time to scrap!!!

Thanks for visiting...and please check out my challenge while you are here!!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Mountfitchet Castle

Layout of school trip for Alex when he was in Year 3......2011!!!  These are Sharons' photos and as she is so far behind with her layouts I said I would scrap them!!!  I am being very nice as I don't do double layouts very much....need too much space....I prefer singles!!!  What a nice Mum!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL


I used the sketch from Let's Scrap.....

....and I didn't do too bad!!!

The challenge closes tomorrow....so best get cracking!!!!!!!

Thanks for visiting!!