11 March 2015

Guesting with 123 Get Scrappy! ...

Thrilled to be guesting on 123 Get Scrappy! using this wonderful tic tac toe board.

OUR MARCH BOARD

I have used lace, mint background and feathers.

Hope you can swing past and play along with us.  You have until the end of the month to join in.

28 February 2015

Scrap the girls ...

Loved the green themed mood board on Scrap the Girls this month and was compelled to give this one a try using teal and variations on the green.




25 February 2015

Scrappy Friends ...

Participating in two of the Scrappy Friends challenges this month.

Firstly Rochelle Spears with her tic tac toe ...


where I have used the middle horizontal line of Pearls, Love theme and Flowers

and  Kelly's Creating with paper and more word challenge ...


where I have used the word  Love


A page featuring my daughter and her boyfriend who celebrate 5 years together in May.



21 February 2015

That's Life ...

Love this very bright inspirational moodboard from Scrapbookit this month.  There is something about this one that just feels super positive.


I was drawn to both the colours and the word LIFE and have done a page featuring both.  I stamped the chipboard with a patterned stamp - this gives a really nice texture to the chipboard rather than fully covering it in ink.  The papers were left over from an old kit and needed to be used up.



I am also entering this page in the February Anything Goes challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge.

A little fantasy ...

Scrapbook Fantasies for February ....


A quick page using an older photo of my dd from my box of "left to scrap" photos of her childhood. This was put together using bits and pieces from my scrap paper basket and using scallop, circle and heart punches to create a few "embellishments".  The title was cut from a piece of patterned paper left over from a project for my ds.




We go a little crazy at our local scrap retreat - each one has a little theme for Saturday night dinner and this one was all about being a Princess for the night.  Some of us came with tiara's and others went the whole hog dressing up as their favourite princesses,  We even had the odd frog croak on by but unfortunately no amount of kissing produced anything the least bit charming!



Vintage Skegness ...

Such a pretty colour board on Scrap Much this month - I just couldn't resist using it for a page.



I played up the blue and green tones and added highlights in the pink/red.  I used the neutral as my background paper.


I love working with older black and white photographs - I find there is just so much character to be found in them.  They truly were snippets of everyday life.  Many photographs I have from my parents and my husband's parents are the "street" variety.  Professional photographers would take random photos of people passing by and then sell these photos on.  Owning your own camera was rare in those days and this was a great way of securing an image or two for little cost.

This photo is of my MIL and her sister walking down the street at Skegness, a popular summer holiday destination on the east coast of England.  

I am also submitting this page to the February challenge at Scrap it With Attitude which, yes you guessed it, is a vintage one.

19 February 2015

Scrap the boys ...

Scrap the Boys with a cute challenge this month ...



The things those boys of ours say ...

I decided to use up a few photographs from my son's toddler period.  He was such a busy little boy - totally full on as many are and both her (and me) needed some down time if only for a hour or so in the afternoon.

He would, of course, tell me quite forcibly that he didn't need a nap and that he wasn't the least bit tired but invariably as soon as his head hit the mattress he was out like a light.


14 February 2015

By two ...

Enjoying playing along with Picture This during March.

Their first challenge this month is to use 2 photos + Photo Repetition + Splatters on your page.

I decided to use both a normal coloured photograph and a black and white version on my layout. Pink paint splatters across my background and some well placed brads and voila !




Hope you can play along too.



07 February 2015

Baby it's cold outside ...

Joining in with this challenge on Soul Scrappers.  Each month a movie poster is featured with some set criteria to follow ....

February's inspiration will come from the movie poster....
FROZEN
Added Criteria
1pt = Predominately Blue and white
2pts =  snowflake/s
3pts = Use one of the words -  Frozen, Freeze, Freezing on your page (Can be in title or journaling)
4pts = A snowman/s


I have covered all the criteria and also blogged about the experience as per the additional challenge to this challenge :)

Pop over and join in too.

31 January 2015

123 ...

I love tic tac toe types of challenges and try to play along with 123 Get Scrappy each month.


I have used the bottom line of rhinestones, 3 different patterned papers and a stamped image (in my cash splatters).


At the last minute ...

Doing my last minute Nellie thing as per normal.  A final card for January using the #113 January sketch from Feeling Sketchy



Love this saying and it is so true - you will realise that as you grow older :)



Also submitting this for the anything goes challenge at Clique Kits

30 January 2015

Mother love ...

The second challenge on Picture This! is one close to my heart because I love (with a passion) using vintage photos and doing so will fit in nicely with the challenge requirements.

Picture This! - 3 photos + black & white + lace

This is little me and since I just said  these were vintage photographs I guess that puts me in the old category.  My Mum always told me "you are only as old as you feel" so I will own up to some days feeling 25 and others, older than Methuselah.


So three black and white photographs and a line of cream lace.   

I spent the first two and a half months of my life in hospital and these are the first photos taken of me when I was finally at home.