Thursday, July 9, 2015

My Creative Sketches June

Another post, another sketch!  This time a really cool one over at My Creative Sketches, I love the options in this, you could use one photo, three photos...whatever!  The sketch looks like this...

My take, a photo of my friend Nic & I out for dinner, just one of those selfies for Facebook, not a great shot and a bit blurry but still a memory!

Smile - Using the Basic Grey Aurora range plus some old chipboard & washi out of my stash, a flair button, Prima flower and the awesome new Prima Cling Stamp that I borrowed from Kel at retreat, its called Spills and I've just ordered my own from The Scrappery which should arrive soon, lucky I got in quick as they are now sold out on the site!

(Basic Grey Aurora papers and stickers, American Crafts embellishments, cabachon,
flair, washi tape, Prima stamp, StazOn ink, Prima flower)

A closeup of my cluster and journalling plus that gorgeous stamp...

(cabachon, flair, washi tape, Prima stamp, StazOn ink, Prima flower)

Some texture paste through a TCW template then stamped over the top...

(Basic Grey paper and stickers, American Crafts flower, StazOn ink, Prima stamp)

There is still time to enter this challenge at My Creative Sketches which is due on the 14th July.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Let's Get Sketchy June Week 2

The second sketch released for June over at Let's Get Sketchy looked like this...

I See The Light - a couple of recent photos of Georgia in her modern costume, she has had this routine for over 12 months now but its only just seemed to click the last two times she has performed it, placing 2nd both times in super tough sections with lots of very talented Sydney kids. This is another layout created from the January TSK Kit from The Scrappery called Cleo, and another gelato background I prepared earlier.

(American Crafts papers, alpha & ephemera, Prima flowers, twine, washi, gelatos)

(American Craft ephemera, diecut tag, Studio Calico alpha, Prima flower, twine)

I'm pretty sure this cute little butterfly was a handmade one by my Mum :)

I am off work this week on holidays with the kids, running back and forth to the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre  for Wollongong Eisteddfod.  I have planned to get some scrapping done in between sessions but so far we are halfway through the week and I haven't even looked like pulling out my stuff!  Will try again tonight!


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!


Thursday, April 30, 2015

April Challenge @ Scrapbooking Top 50

This month's challenge at Scrapbooking Top 50 was super easy, the only criteria was that we had to use the word HAPPY somewhere on our layout.  Super easy for me, soooo many photos to choose from, but this one of my baby girl and her 4u jazz troupe after they'd performed it for the first time.  Seems so long ago with some of these girls including Bronte now in 8u.  They've been friends for years now, how lovely for them to have such special friendships from such a young age.

Happy Babies - This is my fourth layout using the new TSK Kit from The Scrappery called Indi, and the BPK Aria Kit.  I've used another one of my backgrounds created with gelatos from my SFS scrappy visit.

(Crate Paper paper, Crate Paper Ephemera, Maggie Holmes puffy stickers, American Crafts Thickers, Rainbow Splendour  bow,  TCW templates)

(Crate Paper Ephemera, American Crafts Thickers)

(Rainbow Splendour  bow, metal embellishment)

(Crate Paper Ephemera, Crate Paper word stickers)

I love this kit so much and can't wait to play some more...this weekend is not looking good though with a massive troupe day Saturday and a solo eisteddfod all day Sunday.  Hopefully I can pull my scrapping out again soon.