Saturday, October 29, 2016

SOS Winner

Nicholas took part in Southend Swim Club Gala at the end of last year
and he won TWO trophies for coming 1st and 2nd in different swims....way to go Nicholas!!



I used the sketch from Paper Issues......but did turn it as my photo was portrait

  

The challenge closes 5th November so still time to join in!! 

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Be Merry

Another Christmas card....this one for the challenge at Feeling Sketchy!!

This is the sketch....

 
The challenge ends at the end of the month so need to get your skates on to join in!!!

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Just for You

Card for a couple of challenges.....


Cute Card Thursday require Lace and Pearls and the challenge closes 2nd November.

Dream Valley require 'One for the Girls' and the challenge closes 6th November.

Tuesday Throwdown require a border and the challenge closes 31st October.

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Wales

Photos from Wales holiday when they went walking....hiking was for August!!


I used the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy - Week 4.....

 

Challenge closes at the end of the month so have to get your skates on to join in!!!

I am also entering the challenge at Scrap & Craft where the topic is 'Keep Memories'.  This is what I think scrapping is all about and not just the big occasions like weddings, birthdays etc but all the little things too!  These photos from the walking weekend in Wales will hopefully bring back lovely memories in future years!
The challenge closes at the end of the month so need to hurry to join in!!

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Christmas Card - Words

Scrapping Everyday Miracles also have a card sketch...this is my interpretation!!


This is the sketch.......

 

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

I am also entering this card in the challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge....the requirement is a Sentiment....and Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge 2.

The challenge closes 28th October so still time to get crafty!!
Challenge 2 closes at the end of the month so lots of time!!

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Nativity

It really makes me cross that we can't call our Christmas story the Nativity but have to dress it up under another name in case we upset someone!!!  Last year Cassie's year was 'Midwife Crisis' !!!!!


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

 

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

I am also entering the challenge at Paper Issues - Mix It Up Monday who require a stencil to be used!  I uses paint and texture paste for the background honeycomb pattern
The challenge closes 5th November.
 


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Christmas Day

Photos from Christmas Day 2015...wow I am catching up!!!


I used the sketch from Scrap Our Stash and went with the colours and also used a Fiskars punch for the border on the green and the trees are diecut.

  

The challenge closes on the 29th October so lots of time to scrap!!

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Feather Card

The sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches is super and ideal for so many cards!


This is the sketch 374......
 

The challenge closes on 23rd October so still time to get crafty!!

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Tomassi's

We went for dinner at Tomassi's when we were on the way to see Father Christmas.

I used Week 3 sketch at Let's Get Sketchy.....

 

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

I am also entering the challenge at UnstampaBelles who require a different edge....I used a scalloped edge backing paper of which I have loads but never use!! LOL

The challenge closes 28th October so lots of time to sort out your edges!!!


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Monday, October 17, 2016

V = Vampire

The Alpha/Dictionary challenge this week is V....had to be Vampire as it is October!!!!


The challenge close 30th October....just before he is due to come out!!! LOL 

I am also entering the challenge at Paper Creator's Crafts - 52 who require 'Anything Spooky' ....a Vampire in his coffin is definitely spooky I reckon!!! LOL

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

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Rally Driving

One of Alex birthday presents from Sharon was a Rally Driving lesson which he had in July!! He had a whale of a time and because he is so tall had no trouble reaching the pedals!!!!

I used the sketch from My Creative Sketches........and was very pleased with the outcome!!

 

The challenge closes 14th November so loads of time to scrap!!

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Christmas Card - Recipe

On a roll with my Christmas cards.....well made a couple now!! LOL
This one is using the recipe from Cute Card Thursday....although don't know if it is 'cute' enough!!


Challenge 447 is a recipe.....3 gems/brads. 2 papers and 1 ribbon.
The challenge closes 19th October so still time to get crafty!!

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Christmas Card - Cute

Got to get going on some Christmas cards.......so here is one for the challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.  The requirement is 'Cute' or anything goes as long as it is Christmas!!!  Think this one fills the criteria!!


The challenge closes 21st October so still time to get Christmas crafty!! 

I will also link this card to Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra where the challenge closes at the end of the month.



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Friday, October 14, 2016

Merry Christmas

Photo of Sharon and I taken when we took the children to visit Santa last December.


I used the sketch from The Studio Challenges.....

 

The challenge ends 6th November so loads of time to get scrapping!!!

I am also entering the challenge at Scrap Our Stash a book inspiration challenge....

 

...I have used a clock, key and the tags are tied with string.

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

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Sports Day - Cassie


The sketch at Let's Get Sketchy is all about circles and I thought it very suitable for a Sports Day layout with balls/hoops etc!!



This is the sketch.......
 

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to join in!!
http://letsgetsketchy.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/october-week-2-team-b.html

I am also entering the challenge at Paper Issues - Take 5 Tuesday.
I used White, green, orange, layers, cardstock and 3 photos.
The challenge closes 5th November.
http://paperissues.blogspot.co.uk/ 

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Noel

I have been helping Sharon get more (!) up to date with her photos for scrapping.....and yesterday we did Christmas!!!   I scrapped the layout of Boxing Day last year when Sharon and her family visited her in-laws.  I think we still have 2013 to do!!! LOL


This is the Mood Board at Scrap Africa......I loved the mood board and used the colours, and the snowflakes on my backing paper add to the wintery feel.

 

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

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Spooky!!

There are quite a few Halloween challenges this month....must be because it is October!! LOL 


The Craft Barn want Pumpkins and bats......lots on the ribbon!!!
The challenge closes 23rd October so time to get crafty!!

Country View Challenges require 'All Things Spooky'...the children definitely look 'Spooky'!!
The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to enter!!

Paper Creator's Craft require 'Anything Spooky'.....so this fits the bill!!!
The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to get crafting!!


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Sew Special

I liked the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches and made this card......


This is the sketch...... 

 

The challenge closes 16th October so still time to get crafty!!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Countdown.....

.........to Christmas 2014!!! Photo of the children with their Lego Advent calendars.


I am entering the challenge at Life in a Snapshot (love the name - so true!!) where they have a sketch....

 

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

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Pumpkin Carving 2013

Photos of the children pumpkin carving....some liked it better than others!!!  LOL


The challenge at Creative Embellishments is a picture to inspire!!  I obviously chose the pumpkin and I think the final carvings were super!!

pumpkin 

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

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Elderberry

The Alpha/Dictionary challenge this week at the Craft Barn is 'E'....and I have gone back to my Flower Fairies for the Elderberry fairy.


The challenge closes 16th October so lots of time to craft!!

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