Saturday, September 23, 2017

Renewal of Promise - Cassie

The Renewal of Promise this year was on Cassie's birthday....she wasn't too pleased but got to carry the flag so that was ok!!


I am joining in the challenge at Scrap Our Stash - a sketch and to use something beginning with the letters L E A R N!!

 

I think I was quite good with the sketch (!) and I used....L = Letters, E = Eyelets (got lots and never use them - thank you!!), A = Arrow, R = Rub-ons (the words for and of), and N = Numbers (date).

The challenge closes 29th September so still time to get scrappy!! 

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fun Times

Photos from last summer when the boys spent a day at the Southend Marine Activity Centre doing lots of water sports!!


I am entering the sketch challenge at The Scrapbook Room.....

 

I don't think I did too bad even though I had too many photos as usual!!
The challenge closes 30th September so still lots of time to scrap!!

Also entering the challenge at Lasting Memories - Polka Dots 8/27

This challenge also closes 30th September so lots of time to find some dots!!

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Remembrance Sunday

Layout of Sharon, Alex, Cassie and me taken after the service.


I used the sketch from Stuck?!......

 

The challenge closes 29th September so lots of time to join in!!

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Nicholas School - 2015

Didn't realise that I hadn't scrapped 2015 school photos, but I have done 2016!!


This layout of Nicholas is for the Scrappy Friends challenge!

GrandDiva's Creative Corner have a Rewind sketch from Page Maps this month.....
 

....and Rochelle Spears is hosting a Back to School.....

 

The challenge closes 29th September so lots of time to get scrappy!!

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Invested Underwater!!

Layout of Alex being invested into 1st Rayleigh Scouts underwater!!!  They had a diving week and as Alex does diving anyway they surprised him underwater!!!


This is for the challenge at Paper Issues.....

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I used green, brown, patterned paper, cardstock, 2 different size photos, date and chipboard. I love Take 5 challenge!!
The challenge closes 1st October so loads of time!!!

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Live, Love, Laugh

Layout of Sharon....a change from the grandchildren!!!


The challenge at Arch-scraps is to use lots of something!!! 

 

I used lots of banner thingys, lots of flowers and lots of buttons....oh and lots of pearls!!  Got carried away a bit!!!

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to sort out lots of things!!

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My Special Boys...

....layout of me with boys for the challenge at Let's Get Sketchy.


This is the sketch....and I was really quite good!!

 

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

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Growing Like a Weed!!

Alex is 13 and 6' tall.....just had to scrap it when we found a height chart!!


This is for the challenge at Creative Embellishments -  to be inspired by one of the elements in the picture and to use a stamp on your background!

 
I did do lots of stamping....but then covered up lots with papers!!  Originally I was going to go with the numbers and perhaps do a school layout.......but then I remembered that I had 'A' stamps so really suitable for 'A'lex and then I used orange and blues!!  The large 'A' is actually stamped under the paper....so stamped it again and cut it out!!

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

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Ant Farm

Been scrapping again as the weather has changed......winter is getting nearer!!
Layout of Alex and Cassie with their Ant Farm!!


This is for the challenge at Scrap Out Stash - TicTacToe

September Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge  

I chose the bottom line - Arrow, wood grain paper and Circle.

The challenge closes 29th September so lots of time to join in!! 

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Snowflakes card

The challenge at Tuesday Throwdown - 358 is Masking....


I used my snowflake mask and textured paste and then some stickles glitter!

The challenge closes 4th September.

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Anniversary Card

Card for the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches - 418.....


Here is the sketch.....

 

The challenge closes 3rd September.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Back to School - 2016

Every year Sharon takes a photo just outside the house of the three ready for the Ist day back to school......in a couple of weeks I will have 2017 to scrap!!  I had lots of left over alphas so used them for the background sheet!! At least I have now got rid of lots of the letters I never use!! 😀


I am entering the challenge at Paper Issues........

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....I used the cut file Back to School! 
The challenge closes 3rd September so still time to get scrappy!!

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Warhammer

Photos of Alex painting his Warhammer models.....very intricate and time consuming but he is very good at it!!!


I do like a sketch and this is Sketches in Thyme -289......well it is my interpretation...I do start out ok but I tend to go off at a tangent and I also usually have different shaped photos!!!

 

The challenge ends at the end of the month so still time to join in!!

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Selfies!!

Photos of Sharon and I on her birthday messing about taking selfies!!!  At least there were a few to print!!!


I started with the sketch 288 at Sketches in Thyme....but did take a few liberties with it!!! 

 

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

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Explore the Beach

A 'Beach' layout but no sun or sand....well it was April!!


The challenges at Lasting Memories this month have all involved animals and this one no.358 has to have something that lives in the sea....an octopus!!

The challenge closes 26th August so still time to join in!!
http://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/lm-358-in-sea.html

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Multitasking!

Layout of Alex multitasking....who says the male species can't do this???!!!  Well he is playing the XBox and sorting Lego so I suppose it counts!!


The challenge at Creative Embellishments is to be inspired by something in the picture and to add hashtags......


I was inspired by the yellow and turquoise and I used some paper with moustaches because they are above lips and it is a male layout!!!

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to get scrapping!!
https://creativeembellishments.com/blog/?p=13234

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Expo 2017

Layout of me at Scrapbook Expo 2017!!!!


Getting back into the challenges I love the Tuesday Take 5 at Paper Issues.

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I used orange. diecut, ribbon, patterned paper, more than 1 photo, cardstock, title and inked edges.

The challenge closes 3rd September so loads of time to get scrapping!!

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

On Safari - Giraffe

Another layout from Lee's Africa trip...love giraffes'!!!

The challenge at 'Lasting Memories' 357 is At the Zoo....these giraffes were in the wild but I think they will count!!!


The challenge closes 26th August so still time to get scrapping!!

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Decoupage lady card

Card for a change for the Cupcake Inspiration challenge.


 

The challenge closes tomorrow so need to get your skates on to join in!!

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Laugh....

......layout of Nicholas with one of his fav t-shirts!!  He thought it very funny to make me sit that side of him!!!


I started with Rochelle Spears August Rewind sketch......

 

The challenge closes 29th August so lots of time to get scrapping!!

I am also entering the challenge at GoGoGetaway who have a colour theme.....all the colours are in the papers!!

August Jo's Colour Challenge 
The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to enter!!

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It's a Girl card

The challenge at Scrap and Craft is 'New Baby'.....here is my card!


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

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Loves Bubbles

The weather is definitely scrapping weather....dismal and rainy!!
Layout of Alex playing in the garden with the bubble wand....everyone always seem to love bubbles no matter their age!!


I used the sketch from Stuck?!......

  

The challenge closes 29th August so lots of time to join in!!

I am also entering the challenge at That's Crafty who require anything but a card!!!
This challenge closes 18th August.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Well done!

I am on a roll!!  Layout of Cassie completing her Bikeability 1.


I used the sketch from Sketches in Thyme - 287....

 

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

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Snakes Alive

The challenge at Lasting Memories - 356 was 'In the House' to use an animal dog, rabbit, snake, cats etc but I do not have any pets so used a layout of Alex with a snake.....he loves them...yuk!!! Hope this will be ok!!!


The challenge closes 26th August so lots of time to get scrapping!!

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Friends

Layout of my friend Jean and I for the challenge at Grand Diva's Creative Corner for National GirlFriend's Day.


 

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

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Horsing Around...

this time a layout of Cassie horse riding!!


The challenge at Lasting Memories - 355 was 'On the Farm' and to use an animal cow, horse, pig etc. I went with Cassie riding and also added a horse...thought he looked a bit like the one she was riding!! 

The challenge closes 26th August so lots of time to get scrapping!!

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7th Birthday

My second layout is of Cassie at her birthday celebrations....


The challenge at Scrap Our Stash was a TicTacToe.....

 

I went with the top line.....map paper which I printed showing the venue for the party, I used Simple Stories Carpe Diem papers and the stick pin is in the flower.
The challenge closes on the 29th August so lots of time to join in!!

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Pain du Chocolat

Good grief....I know I haven't scrapped for ages but I didn't realise that I hadn't entered a challenge since February!!!!
Well my excuse is that I have been away a couple of times and the weather has been sunny....can't scrap when the sun shines!! The weather has changed to dull and rainy so my scrapping room has seen some action!!!
My first layout is for the challenge at Sketch-n-Scrap.....Alex with his Pain du Chocolat for his French homework!


I used the sketch...

 

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

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