Sunday, November 22, 2015

Deer and Fawn Designs mini challenge by Amanda-Jayne

The lovely Amanda-Jayne Baldwin from Deer and Fawn Designs, has set a mini challenge this month, to use Christmas papers and products for a non-Christmas themed photo. Cool challenge, so I thought I would give it a go.
I chose this photo of my friends son, daughter in law and grandson, a selfie they took of their little family. It is such a cute photo, and I've been waiting to scrap it for a little while.
I used some My Minds Eye patterned paper, with die cuts form one of the older collections, as well as some Basic Grey paper. I added a patterned paper bag, Therese Collins die cuts, sequin bow, beads and Charms Creations lush lollipop.
I think my layout, actually looks a little like Christmas, but then again doesn't , if that makes sense, lol. Anyway, I had fun with it. Thanks for the challenge Amanda-Jayne.
Family Photo

Deer and Fawn November challenge

This month at Deer and Fawn Designs, the challenge is to be inspired by this sweet picture:
This one has had me stumped, even though the image is so lovely, and the colours are lovely, I just wasn't sure how to go about this one. Anyway, I chose this photo of niece Kathryn, with her new baby, who was about 10 days old in this photo. 
I am not still not sure where I headed with this, but think it went down the shabby chic road, especially with the Websters Pages patterned paper, the doilies and the Charms Creations heavenly heart and terrific tab in the silver. I added some little feathers, as well as the wood veneer birds, to tie in the birdie theme. I loved the Kaisercraft title for this layout, I thought it worked well. 
Anyway, I suppose it looks alright. Maybe it will grow on me.
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love is Sweet

Sunday, November 15, 2015

D-lish Scraps November-December cybercrop - challenge1 by Amanda Hartmann

This month, the D-lish Scraps cybercrop is on in the Scrap Suite found on facebook.
Amanda Hartmann has set challenge #1, which I had a go at:
This is a cool challenge, we often use geometric shapes, but don't deliberately think about it. 
Anyway, I used this photo from the E2C retreat I attended back in March for this challenge. The theme for the retreat was gold, with triangles, so this challenge was perfect for my photo. 
I've been wanting to scrap this photo for a while, so this challenge was perfect. The geometric shapes I have used are triangles, circles, diamonds and rectangles.
Thanks for looking at my layout and for any comments you may leave.
E2C group

Scrap the Boys November challenge

This month the challenge at Scrap the Boys, is something so different, to scrap our boys eating:
I love this challenge, after all boys of all ages eat - don't they? I can't keep my 22 year old son satisifed, he eats me out of house and home. Anyway, I had this photo of my cute nephew Lachlan from back in 2007, he was having a lovely time at a family picnic, and I snapped this photo of him hoeing into a cheese roll/hamburger. 
I thought the kraft cardstock would work well for this photo, and I added a bit of texture paste under my patterned paper. I embellished with a variety of items, but included some of my favourite items, Charms Creations embellishments, including a super star and a terrific tab
I really enjoyed this challenge. 
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave.
All Boy

D-lish Scraps November Challenge - Tracey's layout

This month at D-lish Scraps, the moodboard is black and white:
I am adding this layout, for my friend Tracey, who has not only used the moodboard, but also her JAP pack that goes with this moodboard. Tracey has done a great job, and I really love her layout, with a little bit of mixed media - Tracey doesn't do mixed media, so I reckon she has added just enough.Tracey was also able to stick just to the black and white theme, I couldn't do that with the layout I did. 

Cherish - D-lish Scraps Design Team share

This is is my last share for this month at D-lish Scraps, using my theme of scrapping special events. This last layout, is not a formal event, it is a truly SPECIAL event. 
My nephew Ethan was born premature, and my layout, is the moment his father, my brother Michael, got to first hold him. I can imagine how emotional this would have been for the family, having worked for a long time with premature babies and their families. 
In the first cluster you will see I have used a combination of flowers, including - Little Birdie boutique element flower, gardenia. hydrangea petal, and forget me not resin flower. I have also included in the cluster a sequin bow and monochrome journal pack journaling tag
The next cluster features hydrangea petal, forget me not resin flower, and monochrome journal pack journaling tag again. To the top of this cluster, you can also see a flair button and forget me not resin flower.
Under the photo and the cluster, I added a paper doily.
The end result gives a soft result for a truly special moment. 

Happy Scrapping. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Scrapping Outback November challenge

This month at Scrapping Outback, the challenge is to be inspired by this image:
I admit it, I don't like purple, and I struggle with green, although that's getting better. So this was a challenge, but I have done this combination before, so I looked back to that for some inspiration and it worked. 
I scrapped this photo of friends daughters. I started with texture paste, it solves all issues. I scattered glitter over that. I then applied the green and purple by using gelatos. I layed some cotton under the photo and mat, and then added strips of patterned paper to mat my photo, good way to use scraps. I had this lovely die cut border strip, which I placed under the photo. My chipboard piece I think is a Scrap FX piece, the packaging was missing. I coloured this with Wink of Stella brush. I also had an Imaginarium Designs heart which I also used the Wink of Stella on. I finished it off with a Charms Creations heavenly heart, and scattered flowers. 
I am happy with the end result, even this is not my favourite colour combination.
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave. 

Scrap the Girls November challenge

This month at Scrap the Girls, the challenge is to be inspired by this sketch:
Now I love sketches, so this should have been easy. I don't know why I struggled with this sketch, maybe I was trying too hard - probably; maybe it was that there was a lot of white space - possibly. Anyway, I did the challenge, and my daughter loves the layout, I guess that's what's important. 
So, I did scrap my daughter Melanie, from her birthday this year, still can't believe I am the mother of a 25 year old, it's gone way too fast, which the layout reflects. 
I stencilled the left hand side, possibly one of my other mistakes. I used a Charms Creations heavenly heart, and tucked some transparent clocks behind the photo, to reflect the time reference. I then scattered some sequins and beads around the layout. 
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave.
Time Flies By

D-lish Scraps Design Team share - Medieval Wedding

This is my second share for the month at D-lish Scraps,  following my theme of scrapping special events.
This layout is using a photo of my niece and her new husband. They were on their European honeymoon, and were given a gift by a friend, to have a traditional medieval wedding ceremony in a castle in Slovenia. They had to dress in traditional costume as well - what a lovely gift.
Underneath my photo and cluster, I have placed a paper doily, they are so versatile. In my cluster, I have used one of the Raw veneer eyelet frames, to put my journaling into. I painted the frame, to give it the gold tone. I added some Green Tara flowers around the frame, and added a resin bird.
In this cluster to to bottom of the photo, I have created a cluster using a number of different items. You can see next to the frame, I have placed a metal filigree corner, which I have tucked in under the flowers. I placed some blue paper leaves under the cluster, then layered using a pip berry stem, more Green Tara flowerswax blossom flowers, and a magnolia. Tucked into the cluster are some resin cabachon bead clusters and a chipboard mini word.
I really tried to achieve a medieval feel to this layout, I think it worked.  
Medieval Wedding
 Happy Scrapping.

Friday, November 13, 2015

D-lish Scraps November inspiration board challenge - DT share

This month for my shares at D-lish Scraps, I have decided to scrap about very special events. We all have plenty of them in our lives, and they very possibly are the only ones some of us scrap. So this month the inspiration may be helpful if you are a special event scrapper.
I would like to share the layout I have created for this months inspiration board:
It's a very classy moodboard, and to me it felt like it really did need an "After 5's"/formal style photo. I chose this photo of when my son was a partner to a girl at a debutante ball, quite a special event for a young person.
For my layout I was inspired by the flourishes in the cushions, the diamond image and the flowers.
I stamped with a flourish stamp onto the scripty paper, and used patterned paper that had a pattern similar to the 3rd cushion. I also added a paper doily, and a rhinestone flourish under the side cluster. I have also spread lots of glassy glitter around the page - representing the diamond.
To the side cluster I have used a variety of flowers including after 5's black flower, apple blossoms, sweet petitesmini roses, and heather sprigs
I repeated a small cluster to the bottom of the layout with the apple blossom and mini rose.
So you can see the moodboard really does like a special event, why not give it a go?
Debutantes 2010
Happy Scrapping

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Kraft + challenge November - Catch Me when I'm sleeping

This month at Kraft +, the challenge is to be inspired by Pink. No not the colour pink, the singer Pink:
So this can be inspiration by song lyrics, song title, attendance at a concert, etc. 
I must be one of the few who is not a fan of Pink, yes it's out there, I admit it. Sorry to all of you who love Pink, she's just not my cup of tea. So, for me, this was a challenge and a half. I very nearly sat it out. But a challenge is a challenge, and I haven't missed one of the Kraft + challenges yet. 
So, I researched her albums lists and came up with a song from her 2003 album title Try This. The title of the song I chose is Catch Me When I'm Sleeping, and this is what I was inspired by, the title, not the lyrics. 
This was a perfect opportunity to scrap a baby photo, and this one is of my new great-nephew Rome,. First layout I have done of him. 
I included on my layout, one of the gorgeous Charms Creations lush lollipops. 
I had some handmade paper from the E2C retreat this year, from Sirrah Sarrah, which became part of my mat behind my photo. I did include some token gesture bits of pink, in the flowers as well. 
I'm very happy with the layout, even though I found this a challenge.                                                    
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave.                                             
Catch Me When I'm Sleeping

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Charms Creations November challenge - creative team share

This month at Charms Creations, we have this really fun MOvember inspired layout to play along with:
So for this challenge, I chose to use a photo of my husband, way back when he used to wear a moustache, and he wore it when we got married, and were on our honeymoon. It was an 80's thing, lol. 
I chose to use an "O" and a terrific tab, found in the Charms Creations big cartel shop, to which I have added moustache buttons to. 

My overall layout design was inspired by this sketch:
Sketch Challenge
This is a really cool challenge, so I really hope you give it a go.
Happy scrapping.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Show Us Your Stuff November challenge - DT share

This month at Show Us Your Stuff, I was the creator of the challenge - and I really hope you like it, and that you will give it a go, this is the challenge:
I am still scrapping photos from a trip I did over 2 years ago to France with my husband, our first time overseas, and now we are considering another trip overseas next year, I better get a wriggle on with my album, lol. 
So with that in mind, I decided my challenge needed to be about travel. But not just about travel, adding other things to the challenge, to make it a challenge. 
I chose to scrap a photo of the Arch de Triumphe in Paris, my travel themed word was explore, and of course, I have done all of this on map paper. I used a lot of collage bits on my page, to really give it a feel of tickets and stubs etc. My handmade item is a map marker from Charms Creations
I loved reliving our trip with this layout, I hope you get the same feel with your layout and relive some memories. 
Happy scrapping.