Thursday, 26 March 2015

Faces From The Past

I found this very old photo - circa 1955!!! The journaling reads -'Where are they now?  Who are they? We were friends 60 years ago!'
I don't know who took the photo but it is obviously us kids playing out in the street!!!!!  No-one plays out in the street any more!!!!!

I used the sketch from Sketchabilities - 135....
The challenges closes 29th March so have to get your skates on to enter!!

I am also entering the challenge at Tando - Anything Goes. I recently bought some of their mini arrows....used two on this them!!!  
The challenges at Tando....a different one each week.....close at the end of the month so still time to scrap!!

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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Flower Fairy Card

Another card...this time a decoupage flower fairy.

I am entering the following challenges....

The Craft Barn require an interesting background made with inks, paint or Brushos.  I used alcohol playing with them!!! Challenge closes 29th March.

Red Carpet Studio require a magical fairy tale theme  based on the film Ella Enchanted.  I have used a decoupage flower fairy.  Challenge closes 2nd April.

Scrapping Everyday Miracles have 3 challenges going on and this is the card sketch challenge.  Challenge closes 31st March.

Thanks for visiting and hope you have time to join in with one of the challenges!!!

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Garden Fun!!

Think Spring had sprung in February when the children got out into the garden for the first time with no coats!!!!  Sharon was gardening but they decided to get the hoppers out!!!!!! Fun time!!!!!

The challenge at Picture This requires 2 photos, dark background and a butterfly!!  Using a dark background is not really my thing unless I am doing black and white so this was definitely out of my comfort zone!!!!!

I used the sketch from Sketches in Thyme - 142..... good was I keeping to the sketch!!!!!!!

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

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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

By the beach...

Photos taken of Alex, Nicholas and Cassie on Southend beach!!!  Don't seem to go so much not so many 'beach' layouts!!

I took inspiration from the sketch at Scrapping Everyday Miracles...

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

I am off to a ScrapaGoGo weekend retreat at the end of the month and I will take this layout to enter in their challenge 14 - Stones...lots on Southend beach!!!

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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

4 Generations

I have done this layout for Sharons' family heritage album.....The photo is 4 generations of Butler men!!!!!!

I am entering the challenge at Archi-scraps who require a black, white and grey colour scheme and 'Old English'.  The fob watch, key and lock were my 'Old English' inspiration.

I was also inspired by the sketch at Sketches In Thyme - 141.

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

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Monday, 9 March 2015

Cupcakes - Especially For You!

Here is my card for the Feeling Sketchy ISD challenge.

Here is the sketch....

The challenge closes at the end of the month so loads of time to get crafty!!!!
Don't forget to do the challenge at Let's Scrap too to be in with a chance of the prize!!

Mine for Let's Scrap is 'Goal Ball'...check it out here...

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Goal Ball

Alex was chosen to represent Blenheim School for a Goal Ball inter school tournament.  He is not 'sporty' and when they came third and he got a medal he was over the moon!!!!!!!

I used the sketch from Let's Scrap - is a double layout sketch but you can just use one I have done!! The twist this month is that it is a joint challenge with Feeling Sketchy and you must do both challenges to be in with a chance of the prize!!!

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

Here is the link to my card for Feeling Sketchy - Cupcakes - Especially for You...

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Friday, 6 March 2015


This photo of Alex was taken last September....I think he is very photogenic...up a tree or not!!!!!! (I am told I am biased!!)

I am entering this layout in the following challenges....

Scrap Our Stash want an item starting with each letter of S T E N C I L...
I used S = Stencil
           T = Texture paste
           E = EK Success punch for scallops on corrugated 
           N = Numbers in date
           C = Corrugated card 
            I = Inked edges and sprayed over texture paste
           L = Layers
Challenge ends on 29th March so lots of time to scrap!!

Picture This! require 1photo + circles + tilt
One photo, tilt and the circles are my stencil and the clock and compass bottom right.
This challenge also ends on 29th lots of time!!

I used the sketch from Sketchabilities....


This challenge closes 13th only a week left to get scrapping!!!!!

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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Swim Gala

Photos of Nicholas from last year's school swim gala where he was champion boy!!!!

I am entering this in the challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge where the criteria is 'Blue'.  Think I managed that with lots of blue circles in the paper, blue in the ribbon  and blue water!!!
The challenge closes at the end of March so loads of time to get scrapping!!!

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