Saturday, 27 September 2014

Show Us Your Stuff September Challenge

What a gorgeous time of year!  I love spring (almost as much as I love summer) and the challenge over a Show Us Your Stuff is this gorgeous inspiration board:

And this is what I created:

I took lots of inspiration for the colours, the bright green of the grass, the teal of the bikes, the reds, yellows and oranges of the flowers. I love how the heart of butterflies on the inspiration board is dispersing and tried to replicate this with my teal mist and a scattering of chipboard circles.  And of course the flowers themselves.  I really like how this layout turned out!  I hope you like it too!

Friday, 26 September 2014

September 123 Challenge Blog

Good afternoon!

Whilst my darling daughter was taking her nap, I took the opportunity to have a go at the 123 Challenge Blog Challenge for September.  This months challenge is:

I have to say Khaki was definitely a challenge!! I had to dig around through my stash for a while to find something but I think the paper I used as my background works really well.  I used Emphasise as part of my title and I have a shipping tag that has hidden journalling on it on the right hand side.  I also have to tell you I have green spots on my face and hands. My spray ink was blocked and when I blocked it, I managed to squirt it all over myself.

Hope you are having a good Friday and you have an awesome weekend!!

Stuck?! 15 September Sketch Challenge

Good morning!!!

I was up last night working on the 15 September Stuck?! Challenge as the end of the month is sneaking up on me again!  The sketch looks like this:

You know when you work on a layout and you have a picture of it in your head - and it ends up looking nothing like it??  This is what happened to me.  I am not sure I am happy with it but here it is:

Thank you for stopping by :)

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Scrap the Girls September Sketch Challenge

I am slowly catching up on some challenges for September and I love Scrap the Girls so I had to have a go at this awesome sketch by Rikki:

This is the layout I created:

I have a doily, sequin bow and enamel dots from D'lish Scraps, chevrons and a page runner by Charm's Creations and the chipboard title is by Scrapalong. Thanks for checking it out!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

D-lish Scraps September Challenge

I am not a pink person, at all.  I am the first to admit it and when I had my daughter I wasn't going to dress her in pink!  But I have soften a little and when I saw the D-lish Scraps inspiration board for September, well I knew I was going to get the Just Add Paper kit!  But firstly let me share the inspiration board aptly named Pink Lemonade:


Gorgeous hey!!!  So I set to work and because the Just Add Paper kit was filled with so many beautiful embellishments, all I added was the cardstock, patterned paper, the pink crochet doily and the yellow twine.

I love the mason jar filled with sequins!!! And of course flair buttons are always one of my favourites!  The tear on the left hand side also has part of the yellow chevron bag behind it so I could do some hidden journalling.  Anyway thank you for taking the time to pop by!

Stuck?! September 1st Sketch Challenge

Good afternoon.  I had a very productive night of scrapping last night and completely the Stuck?! 1 September Challenge which looked like this:

And this is my layout:

The papers are from a paper pad that I 'just had to have' and has been since sitting collecting dust but I thought it worked quite well with theses pictures.  I used crackle paint on chipboard to create the title.  Thanks for checking it out!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Black with Two September Challenge

I don't usually get a chance to scrap much in the day but with both of my boys at school today and my little cherub having a longer than usual nap, I managed to get a whole layout done!!  I started working on the Black with Two challenge last night but wasn't feeling inspired but it came together today!  Their inspiration board and sketch looked like this for September:


The sketch is an interesting one and I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to do with the two black boxes but I think it all turned out ok.

I started out by adding some paint to some texture paste and used a mask to put the chevrons on the cardstock.  I stuck down a couple of stems of felt flowers (which are black) on the background.  I had a bit of an issue with fitting in all my elements so it doesn't reflect the sketch exactly.  I used a glitter foam polaroid frame to frame my journalling and a piece of patterned paper for my title which took the place of the two black boxes on the sketch.  I have used the word bold as part of my title as it suits my daughter so well!  I have used flowers and bows from D'lish Scraps and a flair button from Flutterby Designs.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

White with 1 September Challenge

Good morning!  I hope you are all starting to get some nice spring weather.  It has been so much nicer than the horrible Canberra winter the last couple of days!  I sat up last night working on the White with 1 September Challenge which is:


I was a bit scared as I am not good with pink but I found a lot of stuff in my stash when I sat down and had a good poke around.  This the layout I came up with:

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Scrap the Boys September Challenge

Wow - its the 15th of the month and I have only finished one challenge layout!!  I am going to be a busy bee for the next couple of weeks.  But on the upside I am completely up to date on my project life which makes me happy!! For September, Scrap the Boys set the challenge of creating a layout showing a man in your life being DOMESTICATED..... I knew exactly which photo I wanted to use as soon as I read that.  It has been sitting in my pile of photos for at least a year and fit the theme perfectly.

I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed creating it.  Thank you for stopping by!