29 November 2013

One last card ...

One final challenge this month for Feeling Sketchy - sketch # 74

Also entered into ...
Southern Girls - Lumps and Bumps
Less is More - Christmas theme with bird
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes

A little SFS ...

I wish I had more given hours in my week - I just don't seem to have time to do all the things I want to do - like all the challenges on Scrapbooking From Scratch this month! 

Only managed the quote and colour I'm afraid.

Quote was to use "You are amazing just the way you are" which I thought worked well as a saying on a birthday layout.
The colours were to use this palette ...
I know the second colour could be peach pink or orange depending on how your monitor picks it up - I've gone with an orange tone.
Journaling reads ..
Cats love catnip it’s true – it’s a herb from the mint family with medicinal qualities and for cats, the herb seems to be highly attractive.  What a lot of people don’t realise is that chlorine produces similar reactions in most of the feline population.  Miss Bella is totally unbothered, while Mr Zo will go wild with excitement.   He likes nothing better than to rub his head against Christopher when he comes home after a squad swimming session.  He will lick his hair and roll over on his feet in total cat bliss.

28 November 2013

All about friendship ...

The November challenge on Scrap the Girls is a quote challenge - use as a Title or in Journaling.

"Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things."  Author Unknown

I've used a lovely photograph of my daughter and a good friend of hers from school days.  I love their happy smiles.  As an added bonus I've managed to use up a BG lace paper I've had in my stash forever.

A boy's best friend ...

Scrap the Boys have asked for layouts about man's best friend although we are welcome to think laterally rather than literally :)

We don't own a dog but have two cats in the house.  One has become very attached to my ds and did so from the very beginning when he arrived as a small kitten.  This cat doesn't think he's a cat.  He has distinct dog like qualities - he begs for food, chases balls, runs to the front door when we have visitors (rather than going to ground like our other feline does) and follows us around constantly.  We call him our cog !!

Capture the moment with LPS colour ...

Love these happy colours for the Life Paper Scrapbook colour challenge this month - so versatile and fun.  I've used some carefree selfie photos of my kids and a combination of the challenge colours for my layout.   


27 November 2013

A little tic, tac, toe ...

I very much like the Tic Tac Toe or Bingo style of challenges - makes it fun working our which combination will win supreme.  The Studio Challenges this month has this one on offer.

I've gone with twine, buttons and triangles (on the patterned paper).

26 November 2013

Some 6x6 love ...

I have a little stock pile of 6x6 paper pads and I really love using them so when the November challenge of Scrap our stash called for some 6x6 love (and using 6 of one kind of embellishment - I used rhinestones) I was ready to create.

Also entered into

Use it Tuesday was an anything goes challenge.

A Krafty Christmas ...

The Kraft it Up November challenge is to create a layout using Kraft Cardstock or Kraft Patterned Paper showcasing one of these trending products...
* Flair's
* Wood Veneer's
* Enamel Dot's
I'm pleased we had a choice as I don't own a single enamel dot to my name.  I've been meaning to get myself some but have so far resisted.   I've used some great little wood veneer arrows and I threw in a flair just for the heck of it.
I'm on a bit of a mission at the moment to scrap a few Christmas layouts as I am always way behind in this department.  It helps to get me in the Christmas spirit although one quick trip to the local shopping mall and a few renditions of Bing dreaming of a White Christmas soon puts a stop to that !!

Feeling the Christmas spirit ...

Scrapping Outback are encouraging some Christmas spirit this month with their November challenge of a Christmas themed project and the use of chipboard and glitter.

This is a layout I have been wanting to do for quite some time, in fact I have a little list of Christmas themed projects which I pull out at this time of the year and try to mark off one or two.  I'm not sure how successful I am as I seem to jump all over the place as regards to time and place.  This one is from when my son was in Year 1 (he's the tea towel headed young shepherd in the back row!) and he's now about to complete Year 9 - better late than never I guess !!


The glitter is on all the journaling cards - you may just notice the shimmer although the camera doesn't pick it up well.  The chipboard is the butterfly.  The little squares are epoxy badges which have been in my stash for what seems forever and I am delighted to say I have used them up!!


07 November 2013

Tag - you're it ...

Frosted Designs are calling for layouts featuring tags and I have been happy to oblige although just making the deadline by a few hours - I really must stop leaving things to the last minute :)

I've used tags cut from patterned paper and placed onto a misted background with some pp strips and washi tape.  Add a few little odd and ends and I'm very happy with the minimalist look of this page.


02 November 2013

ARTastic November ...

This month on ARTastic we are featuring a delightful mixed media artwork called Listen by New Zealander, Jenny Grant.

Criteria - Free choice, make of this what you will
We have some simply amazing inspiration from our creative team to show you this month.
Julie has prepared an truly wonderful tutorial for you outlining her process for putting together this mixed media layout.  
 Come over and see what she has done and the other gorgeous work by the first group of the DT.
and here is my page ....
I was particularly taken with the use of printed media on the background of the artwork and the use of texture and paint across the canvas.


Pixels and Paper for November ...

Pixels and Paper Challenge Blog have a lovely little photo of a boy with his chickens to inspire you this month.

The whole idea is to let the photo lead you somewhere to create your own page - it doesn't have to be a literal interpretation of this photograph - just an association of ideas.

I had to use this photo of my father at about age 8.  They lived on a farm at the time and money was scarce so I have about four photographs of him as a child.  This one is a favourite - socks pulled up, hair neatly combed, clutching his cat like his life depended on it (and the cat isn't overly keen by the look of things).  I love the wicker chair he is sitting on, such an unusual design with it's sloping back and the vine in the background looks to be passionfruit or choko which might explain my Grandmother's  lifelong obsession with this fruit (but that's a story for another time!).

  Come on over and see what our Design Team have come up with. We'd love to have you join in with us.