Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Scrap The Boys June Challenge

Another great sketch over at Scrap The Boys this month, this was the last layout I managed to get done at retreat as we were packing up on the Sunday afternoon...always so depressing packing up after a fantastic weekend with friends!  The sketch looks like this...

Toothless Terror - a funny photo of Cooper in his State of Origin jumper, the look on his face just cracks me up!  He is very obviously missing a big front tooth in this photo.

I have once again used various templates (both TCW and Kaiser) to create the background on this gorgeous October Afternoon paper, layering different colours of ink on top of eachother.  I have also used the gorgeous Prima splat stamp which I borrowed from Kellie ALL weekend, we were all in love with this stamp, I am definitely going to have to invest in one for myself.

(October Afternoon papers, Studio Calico alpha stickers,
StazOn inks, TCW template, Kaisercraft template)

A closeup of my background work...

Thanks for popping past my little blog today!


Monday, June 29, 2015

Anna's June Sketch

I loved the sketch over at Anna's Craft Cupboard this month and had no trouble scrapping it!

June Sketch

It helped that I had such a gorgeous photo to scrap along with a gorgeous range that I purchased from Anna's with my last sketch win over there - Bo Bunny Sweet Life.

Moral Support - a super cute photo of little Bronte with her arm around her big brother Cooper while he is playing a video game.  I love her little red shoes and her wings - so adorable!

American Crafts Thickers, American Crafts date stamp, Prima splat stamp, twine, TCW template)

A touch of journalling...

We had a discussion at retreat about mismatched lettering and how it usually looks terrible, but American Crafts have managed to create a mismatched alpha that actually looks fantastic!  Love this alpha, could use it again and again given the right colour palette on my layout.

Thanks for dropping by!


15th June Stuck Sketch

Another sketch layout, this time the 15th June Stuck Sketch which looked like this...

And my take -  Balloon Fun featuring both my girls when they were much smaller!  This layout was created using the April TSK Kit from The Scrappery called Alice.

( TCW templatePebbles Jen Hadfield Papers, Jen Hadfield Cottage Living Paper Flower,
twine, shipping tag, Gold Glitter Die Cut Shapes, Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine Black Foam Words, liquid pearls) 

And some closeups of the gorgeous products included in this kit!

More coming later!!


1st June Stuck Sketch

Last weekend I went away to a scrap retreat with a few of my girlfriends, just a low key budget retreat and we had the BEST time! It was lovely to just get away and do our own thing for a couple of days, no kids, no commitments....way too much eating & drinking, but thats the way it goes!

I ended up with 12 layouts in total, most of them challenge layouts for June, I will blog one at a time but there will be a blog overload for the next day or so to make sure they are up in time for challenge deadlines.

Getting in just in the nick of time before the cutoff for this challenge!  The Stuck Sketches challenge site has a slightly earlier deadline of midnight 29th June.  This layout was created using the 1st June sketch which looks like this:

Charlee is 7 - Georgia celebrating with her friend Charlee on her 7th birthday, a party at the studio, the kids had such a great time.  Its so lovely to see the girls at the studio growing up together!

This layout was created using the April TSK Kit from The Scrappery called Alice.

( TCW templatePebbles Jen Hadfield Papers, Jen Hadfield Cottage Living Paper Flower,
twine, shipping tag, Gold Glitter Die Cut Shapes, liquid pearls) 

A closeup of my journalling...

Closeup of my background which was done using liquid pearls through a TCW template along with the super cute gold diecut heart and shipping tag with twine threaded through.

Thanks for much for dropping by and stay tuned for lots more posts to come!