Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Scrapbook Store

Another sketch by Nadia...this time for the Scrapbook Store ( previously Handmade by Suzanne) .
This is the sketch we used.
I have used a lot of my favourite products on this layout. I simply adore the Prima resins. I actually painted the little fairy and did a shabby little skirt from muslin. Love the clock faces and have also used a mask with texture paste and then sprayed with TA glimmermist.

Once Upon a Sketch

I managed to get this challenge done this month.
Another fabulous sketch by the lovely Nadia. We had to use this one plus a quote or part there-of.

A few close-ups.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Once Upon a Sketch

My goodness!! It has been close enough to three months since I have blogged...due to a holiday in Dubai with my family (who live and work there) and illness. Every time I go on holiday these days I seem to come back sick! Took six to seven weeks to get over what I had.
Anyway I have done some pages and challenges at last.
I so loved the sketh this month and I used the Graphic 45 Ladies Diary to do this layout. Am really happy with the way it turned out. I couldn't stop adding little bits and pieces to it. Also did lots of fussy cutting.
The music chippie is painted with pink paint and then covered with shabby pink embossing enamel. Love that stuff! Used texture paste and a mask on the background and then sprayed with mist. Also did some stamping around the edge.

A few close-ups

My journalling is hidden on the tag behind the dark die-cut and this is what it says.

Scrapboutique August Challenges

I have finally done some scrapping over the past weekend as I went away on two retreats...back to back.
The first layout is The Stash Stomper, where every month one of the DT gives us a criteria to use from our stash. I did actually cut these two die-cuts to use on my page.
Thanks Leanne.

The second layout was the Stylist challenge and provided by the lovely Karen Watson.
We had to use unscrapped holiday photos so I used these that I took at Niagara Falls in 2010.
Such an amazing place!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kilcoy Retreat

On the long weekend in May I went to a retreat at Kilcoy for four days.
Was lovely to get away with like-minded girls and we had a wonderful time.
So much laughing and frivolity!!
Thought it might be cold but we had beautiful weather. One night was down to 7 degrees and the next night was colder so I think probably about 5. I loved it as I really feel the heat.
Anyway, we did a class with the lovely Gail Lindner. Mine doesn't have any photos on it yet but you can get the idea.

I liked the design of this so much that with Gail's permission I decided to do another layout in softer colours, only this time I used one larger photo and I love how it turned out. This little sweetheart is the daughter of my nephew.

Sketches with a Twist

I really enjoyed doing this LO for Sketches with a Twist. The twist this month was to use sewing so I punched around the edge and stitched all around as well.

Handmade by Suzanne

I did the sketch for Handmade by Suzann this month as well.

Scrapboutique ay Challenges

I've managed to get these challenges done this month plus a couple of others.
The first one we had to do a LO based on how much we love our Mum or alternatively one on how much we love being a Mum.
Had to also have LOVE in the title.

The next one is a sketch challenge.

The third one is the Stash Stompers. I always like doing this challenge as it helps to use up a lot of things hanging around in our stash. This month we had to use Alphas in a different way other than a title.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

White with 1

A long time between posts!! Not sure I like this new blogger but will give it a go. Funny how we get used to something and balk at change.

White with 1 this month is White + Grey and Tags and Tabs. For my tabs I used a couple of small tags joined together.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

White with 1

The March challenge at White with 1 is white + kraft + layering.
This layout is very different for me and I just love the way it turned out.

A couple of close-ups.


Our Cyber Crop was on this past weekend and I was away on a retreat...AGAIN! Lol!
This is the only challenge (Sunday Roast) I managed to get done because it was on Sunday night after I arrived home. I was all scrapped out but got it finished.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Creative Scrappers #197

I absolutely adore this sketch and will have to use it again sometime I think!
I took this photo at the Butchart Gardens on Victoria Island, Vancouver, Canada. They are the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen any where. As usual when on day tours you never have enough time to visit so, I intend going back there some day.

Sketches with a Twist

This month at SWAT we had to use this sketch and use three identical embellishments.
I used three yellow buttons.

Scrap Boutique Autumn Challenge

Didn't think I would get this challenge done as these colours certainly aren't my favourite!
We had to use this pic for inspiration and the sketch for the challenge.

The Color Room #102

Oh gosh! These were definitely not my colours this week but was determined to go out of my comfort. The last couple of weeks I've done cards but thought I'd do a LO this week.

My Mind's Eye Card #33

For this challenge we could use a theme of our choice. I cut all these little hexagons out and stuck them to the background of my card then went around them with a pen.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Once Upon a Sketch

Another first for me this month. Have been wanting to do this challenge for a long time but just didn't seem to find the time!

A couple of close-ups.

The Color Room #101

Loved the colours this week but actually found them hard to work with. Maybe because I used the Kraft colour for the base of the card.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Color Room #100

The papers I used for this card I just love...that's why I did a card because I need to keep them!! Lol!!
I may do a layout for next week.
Took me ages to make this card and there are about ten layers but am happy with the result.