Sunday, 23 March 2014

Craft-room Challenge

This time the challenge is Travel.
I made a card for a friend that is going to Africa...hence the elephant and I used alcohol inks for the background.!!!

The challenge ends on the 1st lots of time to get crafting!

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Alex thinks it hilarious to take photos of himself with my camera!!!!!!!!  They don't always come out that good....but these I just had to scrap!!!!!!!!

I used the sketch from Sketchabilities......although I love their sketches I don't always have photos that are suitable...this time I did!!!

I made the circle from cord and then also used my 'chicken wire' stamp (pristine condition!!!LOL)  I do find it difficult to stamp on layouts.....

The challenge closes on the 29th still time to enter!!

I am also entering this at Scrapping Everyday Miracles whose main theme challenge is 'Laugh'....they certainly did this taking this photo!!

The challenge ends on the 26th best get your skates on to enter!!!

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Alex goes to Waitrose cookery classes occasionally and then he cooks at home too!!  He fancied making made a shopping list for Sharon.....and then made it from scratch!!  The family voted it excellent!!!!!!!

Merly Impressions March challenge is 'Food' this fits it exactly!!!

The challenge closes on 2nd lots of time to eat and scrap!!

I am also entering this at StuckOnUSketches for their Die-cut challenge - Word Art.
'Alex Home Made Pizza' was all cut on my Craft Robo.

You have until the 4th April to join in this challenge!

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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Going dotty!!!

I don't do very many card challenges.....but I liked the sketch at Sketch-n-Scrap - Sketch 22....

This is my card...

This is the sketch....

The challenge ends on 31st still time to enter!!

I am also entering this at Scrapology who require polka dots and/or circles...think this is dotty enough!! LOL

The challenge closes on 15th April so loads of time to get crafting!!

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This is the sketch challenge for the 14th March.
I am still on school layouts....and although I liked the sketch unfortunately I always have too many photos....but it was my inspiration!!!

This is the sketch.....

The challenges closes on 28th March so still time to enter!!

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014


Sharon and Lee bought me a Kindle for my birthday......and although I have downloaded loads of books (very easy as they go straight to the Kindle and I don't have to do anything!)......I have yet to figure out how to work it!!!!! LOL
So thought I would scrap this!!!!!!!!


Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge.....(love this name!!!!!!!!)......had a sketch challenge (15th March)...and I do love a sketch!!


I didn't do too bad with it...actually used a 'real' doiley for the circle bit!!

The challenge over at Challenge YOUrself was 'KEEP CALM and'.......which was very suitable for this photo!!!!!!!!!! So KEEP CALM and PERSEVERE it was!! LOL
The main criteria here is that the layout must have a photo of YOU!!

Another Freaking Scrappy challenge closes on 31st still time to enter!!

Challenge YOUrself closes on the 5th loads of time to get scrapping!!

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Monday, 17 March 2014

Very 'PINK'!!

The challenge at Scrap Around the World is a mood board of pink!!!
This was just right for a layout of Cassie!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the board......

Although I did pick the darker pinks....probably more Barbie pink!!! LOL

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

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Scrap Africa

I have just found this blog and I loved the challenge!! 

This is my layout of again!

The challenge was an inspirational page and to use stars and stitching!


I actually got my machine out for this one.....shock horror!!!!!!!!!!  I think the stars are obvious...and all the colours from the inspiration are on the layout!!!!!!!!!

You have until the 31st March to join in on this one!!!

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Saturday, 15 March 2014


The challenge at UnstampaBelles is to use geometric shapes....and to use three different ones if you can face it!!!!!!!! LOL

Here is my layout....another school layout!!! I have a whole DCWV school paper pad....but I am getting through it!!!!!!!!!

I used circles...lots!....rectangles - photos and triangles - bunting!!!

The challenges closes on 28th lots of time to enter!!

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Scrap Much?

Scrap Much? have some super sketches.....this one is Sketch-y Friday (7th March)

Here is my layout.....still on the school catch-up....this is Nicholas 'Back to School' 2011....with his new class teacher and one of his classmates!!!

This is the sketch....

You have until the 29th March to enter this challenge!!

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Friday, 14 March 2014

Scrap Much?

I loved the Sketch-y Friday (14th March) had to do it now!!!!!!

This is my layout of the boys with the Horrid Henry Joke Books that I bought them.......we then spent ages with them reading out the jokes....and some were really 'horrid'!!!  But they thought them funny!!!!!

This is the sketch.....

You have until 29th March to participate in this challenge!!

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Thursday, 13 March 2014


This month's scraplift is one from Sandra Dry DT.....and they always do a sketch!!

This is the sketch....and the added criteria was 'Use Your Stash'!!


This is my layout....

This was a messy one.....I used a bubble mask and texture paste for the background....after I cut the middle for the photo and rolled the edges!!!  Then out came the paints and glimmer mist!!  So I used stash that doesn't come out very often though I have loads of paints/mists/masks!!!!  Quite pleased with the result!!

The challenge ends on 5th loads of time to enter!!!

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Birthday Boy

Layout of Nicholas 8th birthday...this year!!!

I am entering the sketch challenge at Me and Mine and also the 'Birthday' challenge at Scrap It Girl!

This is the sketch...

A Walk in the Park sketch scanned 

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

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

S J Crafts

S J Crafts March challenge is a photo collage!

So we have another beach layout.....lots of stones on Southend beach!!!

The challenge closes on the 31st lots of time to enter!!

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At the Beach

Scrap Much? sketch-y Friday (28th Feb) is a double layout!!  I don't do a lot of this was a challenge!!!

This is the sketch.....

I didn't do too bad....I did have to add an extra photo...not good at cutting photos in half!! LOL  The title 'At the Beach' is in the top left doesn't show it too well!! 

The challenge closes at the end of the lots of time to enter!!

I am also entering this at the Sassy Scrapper.....who had a super mood board!!


This challenge also ends at the end of the lots of time to enter!!

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Monday, 10 March 2014


Loved the sketch challenge over at Scrap365...will probably use the sketch again!!! 
Here is my take on the sketch....Cassandra in 2011!!!

Here is the sketch...

The challenge closes on 16th March so a few more days to enter!!

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Tando Creative

The challenge this month is to use brown, yellow and green!!

This is my layout of Alex on holiday last year.....I went with the 'soft' options of these colours as it is a beach layout!!

The challenge closes on the 31st lots of time to enter!!

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Sketches with a Twist

Here we go with another school layout...this time for the sketch challenge at Sketches with a Twist...the twist is to use packaging!!

The packaging is the basis for the left cluster and was the backing card for Prima Pearls!

This is the sketch...


The challenge closes on 31st loads of time to get your entry in!!

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Sunday, 9 March 2014

ScrapMuch? Colour Challenge

I am still scrapping official school photos so this colour challenge was just right!!!


The challenge closes on 29th loads of time to get your entry in!!

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Craft-room Challenge

The challenge is 20th Century!  Lots of things happened during the century but I think one of the biggest things to impact on many peoples lives and to shape our world as it is now was World War Two.
My Father was one of 10 children and my layout for this challenge shows 7 of them that fought in the war! The eldest was 35 and the youngest only 17!!  We were lucky that they all came back...but lots didn't!  The badge is one of my Dad's....he was in the Royal Artillery.

The challenge closes on the 17th lots of time to enter!

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Scrapping Everyday Miracles Card Sketch

Another PageMaps sketch...this time for a card!

This is the sketch....


Here is my card....

Challenges closes on the 26th lots of time to enter!!

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Saturday, 8 March 2014


I am having lots of trouble photographing layouts when colour matters!!! The papers on this layout of Nicholas are yellow and green and the flowers are green!!
Sharon is way behind with her scrapping so I have done this layout for her for Nicholas album....hence the title!!!

I am entering this into the challenge at Black with Two and the criteria was....

...I just hope that they won't mind that I spelt sunshine wrong!!

I am also entering it in the challenge at Show Us Your Stuff who had a mood board too....

inspo board

The added criteria is a handmade item.  The monogram 'N' is chipboard and I covered it with the paper from under the photo and distressed it.

Black With Two have teamed up with the Scrapbooking Hut so I will also enter it there!!! Their challenge closes on 14th April.

Black With Two challenge closes on the 15th loads of time to enter!!

Show Us Your Stuff challenge closes on the 31st again lots of time to enter!!

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Creative Embellishments - March

This month the challenge is an inspirational picture and a sketch!

ce march mood board 

ce march sketch

Loved both of is my layout....

For some reason I had lots of problems photographing this to get the colours right...and I am still not totally the end Sharon took the photo at her house and it came out a bit better!!
I went with the pinks/mauves/grey from the colour palette and added fairies, butterfly, flowers and lots of layers (and distressing) behind the photo!  I love the layout....just wish the photo looked like the layout!! LOL

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

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Friday, 7 March 2014

Scrapping Everyday Miracles

I have been doing lots of scrapping but not getting round to today I am on a mission!!!
This challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles is their sketch challenge - March.

Another school layout...this time Alex!!  I will eventually catch up with all the official photos!! LOL

This is the sketch.....from PageMaps....

I think I did quite well keeping to it!!! Haha

The challenge closes on the 26th lots of time to enter!!

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Archi-scraps and CSI Case File CC-1

Archi-scraps are doing a joint challenge this month with CSI.
I still am not sure if I am doing them correctly but here is my layout that hopefully I have combined the two challenges!!

Another official school photo...this time Nicholas!!

Archi-scraps have an inspirational photo and the added criteria is to add stripes.


All the colours are there and the stripes are across the bottom and also on the left side!

CSI Case File CC-1

I used all the colours from the SCENE, The EVIDENCE is stripes and decorative border (all the feet!), and the TESTIMONY are the VISUWORDS to do with school on the right.

Both challenges finish at the end of the month so lots of time to enter!!

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CSI Case File 112

I have never done these challenges before...although I have looked at them!!!  I thought  would give this one a go, but whether I have done it correctly is another matter!!  LOL

My layout of Nicholas at the school swimming gala.

This is the file....

I used all the colours from the SCENE and the EVIDENCE was patterned background and buttons. I wasn't sure about the TESTIMONY but in the bottom right cluster it lists the benefits of swimming so hope this comes under VISUWORDS!!

The challenges ends on March a couple of days left to play detective!!

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