Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Stuck?! Sketches November 15 sketch challenge

The mid month sketch at Stuck?! Sketches is just fabulous:
I loved playing with this one. I used these photos of myself and my nephew and Godson, Lachlan, who I don't get to see much, as he lives in another state. I recently went to visit my family, so got these photos. We were on a picnic, and it was a nice sunny day, so I used some bright coloured papers and embellishments for my layout, to capture that. 
D-lish Scraps is one of the sponsors for this challenge. I used to be on the design team, so I am lucky enough to have a stash of the fabulous products available. 
I have also used Charms Creations arrow and star embellishments, which I have circled with the wire.
I hope you have fun with this sketch.
You and Me

Saturday, November 12, 2016

A2Z Scraplets November challenge

I didn't know about the challenges at A2Z Scraplets, until it came up in my Facebook news feed recently. The November challenge particularly appealed to me. Create your layout incorporating the paper souvenirs you collected on your last trip or holiday. Make sure you use
at least one chipboard piece (please let us know if it is an A2Z Scraplets piece). Please include the technique used for decorating your chipboard.
Having recently been to Hawaii for a holiday, I thought this was a perfect opportunity to scrap a photo from this trip. I searched through my memorabilia, and found the tickets from our visit to Pearl Harbour. I placed an order with A2Z Scraplets, after checking out the chipboard, and found the perfect word title for my layout. 
I used patterned paper, stickers, brads, and a pocket from a Teresa Collins collection, which I feel were perfect for the layout. I added some texture paste to the background and sprayed it with glimmermist. I painted my chipboard title with glimmermist. 
I also added a Charms Creations map marker, which I sprayed with glimmermist. There is also a flair from Funky Flairs Studio, and a wood veneer piece from Rainbow Splendour
I plan to do a Project Life page to accompany this page. 
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave. 
Pearl Harbour

Monday, November 7, 2016

Scrap The Girls November challenge

This month at Scrap The Girls, there is a lovely sketch to use:
I love working with sketches, they provide a starting point, but also versatility to allow for your own interpretation, but quite simply you could just use them as they are. I pretty much kept to the sketch, but added my own little touches. 
For my layout, I thought about using 4 different photos, like the sketch has, but I decided on 1 square 5 inch photo in the end. I was on a retreat in August, and met the talented Amanda Hartmann, who I am on a couple of design teams with. There was an 80's dress up night, and Amanda had these awesome retro earrings, that we put on to ham it up a bit. I love how Amanda posed for this photo, she looks like she is posing for a fashion magazine, lol. 
Anyway, I tried to create a bit of a retro feel to my layout, using colours inspired by the earrings. I added some stamping and Colour blast colour paste. To embellish, I have added chipboard, crochet flowers, doily, feathers, ribbon, a Studio fourteen40 flair and a Charms Creations heavenly heart
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave. 
Gorgeous Darling

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Stuck?! Sketches November 1 challenge

I love working with sketches, and the first challenge for Stuck?!Sketches for November is lovely.
My great nephew Rome recently had his 1st birthday, and even though I wasn't able to be there to celebrate, I was given some photos from the party. I really like these ones of my sister with her grandson. They just adore each other. 
Anyway, I started with some Websters pages patterned paper, and misted it. I thought the stars matched the photos well. I added some punchinella under the photos, to add a bit of extra bling. To the chipboard I have added some gold foil. 
I have embellished my layout with Charms Creations cute cloud and DIY heavenly heart, the heart I sprayed and added more gold foil. I have also added a Rainbow Splendour wood veneer cloud and a flair from Funky Flairs Studio.
I loved playing with this sketch and the way my layout turned out. I hope you join in the fun with this sketch.

Show Us Your Stuff November challenge

Eek, it is November already! Where has the year gone?
So with a new month, a new challenge, and you are going to love this one at Show Us Your Stuff this month:
That's right, No People Allowed! Think of all the possibilities with this. Travel photos, pets, sunsets/sunrises, beach photos, flowers, gardens etc etc - endless things to scrap.
So I chose to scrap our dog Bonnie, who passed away middle of this year. I am just starting to scrap her photos again. She was a friendly dog, but she was a bit of dopey dog, always in the way. Kind of miss being shadowed by her now. 
Anyway, I created a mixed media background using stamping, texture paste, Ken Oliver colour bursts, old rub ons, plasterers tape, washi tape. 
I also added a flair from Studio fourteen40.
I really hope you have a go at this challenge, you never know what you will create.

Kraft + guest DT for Charms Creations

This month at Kraft+, the challenge is to be inspired by something in your wardrobe:
This month Charms Creations is sponsoring the challenge, so I am sharing my layout as a guest designer on behalf of Charms Creations
This is an awesome challenge, it opens up to so many possibilities. I had many thoughts going through my head about this, I thought about my leather boots, a lace shirt, denim jeans etc. I saw my striped dress in my wardrobe, and remembered I had this awesome photo of my great nephew Rome, 
who is wearing something similar. I knew I had some striped paper in my stash - too easy, lol. 
  I have used patterned papers from the Cocoa Vanilla Love Always collection, which were perfect for my layout. 
I used a sketch I found on Pinterest to assist me with my design, this is a gorgeous sketch from Laura Whitaker
My happy place...: The Boys | Stuck?! Sketches June 1st Design Team Layout:
I love how my layout turned out, so I hope you find something inspiring in your wardrobe, and give this challenge a go.