30 November 2015

It's random ...

I always like a good challenge so I liked this from Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge this month

Close your eyes and blindly grab 3 items from your stash and incorporate it into a layout. You may use other items, and you may re-colour your items, but incorporate all 3 items into the layout.  

The first three items to hand sitting randomly on my desk were two 3x4 project life cards, and ink pad, and a packet of enamel dots which I had neglected to put away.

But wait there's more ....

Nothing like uploading challenges at the last minute !!  I have had this one half done for a week or more and have finally finished it off this afternoon.  It is for Scrapbookit.

Plus Song Title and Stamping.

I have added tiny stamped flowers to my page and the title "It happens all the time" is a song by Tyler Shaw.

Oh Deer ....

Isn't it funny how your mind works some days.  I saw the inspiration image for November on Deer and Fawn Designs and after my initial - "oh this is so cute" ......

my very next thought was ... "Cute yes but this little guy sure looks peeved to be  having his photo taken - he looks like one angry bird"..... then my scrapbooking mind cut in and went ...."angry bird????"  hey ! I think I have a photo of my son wearing that on a t-shirt .... and a layout was born.

29 November 2015

Stuck with recycling ...

I am combining the first sketch from Stuck?! with the challenge from Off the Rails Scrapbooking (colour board and recycling / upcycling).

I have kept the basic premise of the sketch, replacing the 2 photos with 1 6x4 and using the same embellishment placement.  I have used rubons for the stamped circles.

I have used the brown, green and teak colours.  The paper strips  I actually fished out of my scrap bin under my desk and the brown cardstock base is actually another layout I hated so I pulled off all the patterned paper etc and reused the 12x12 base.

Reading ...

Playing along with the challenge on Unruly Paperarts this month.

Our Prompt for November is: The Written Word

Our theme this month is in honor of International Family Literacy Month, World Communication Week, National Young Readers Day, National Book Awards Month.

Are you inspired by Books, like to use book/text pages or do the the fluorescent colors of this image speak to you.  If so then this challenge is perfect for you.

I was inspired to do a page using both the bright happy colours of this image and the theme of reading. This is my daughter and I when she was little - she loved books (still does) and loved having someone read to her.  Never underestimate the value of reading to your children!

28 November 2015

In the Pink ...

I am joining in with the challenge on Kraft+ this month.

The challenge is to be inspired by  P!nk, the artist.
Maybe one of her album covers?  It could be a song title, or lyrics? 
Maybe you went to one of her concerts?  It is okay to be inspired by the photo.. 
BUT there must be something about P!nk on your layout. 
Please tell us when you upload your entry what exactly about P!nk inspired you.

I love PINK - one of my all time favourite artists but I thought a little outside the square on this one.  I was particularly taken with this album cover and have used it as inspiration for my layout.

I hope you can see the resemblance !

26 November 2015

It's beginning to feel a bit like Christmas ...

Such a great Christmas image on Scrapbook Boutique this month - yes I know it is still November but we have to get these cards done somehow!!

I don't have any candle stamps, the very closest I have is Christmas baubles so I took the red and green Christmas colours and this stamp and ran with it.  I even pulled out a Christmas ornament to stand next the the card just to give it that seasonal feel :)

Tea anyone?

Ok I admit it - I like colour boards and this one from Tando Creative took my eye this month.  I really like the muted feel of this colour combination.

I am finishing up random photographs for my daughter's album.  I have a small file box of odds and ends to add into various time periods of her life.  This is the only photo I seem to have taken of the period of many, many tea parties when she was little where she would set up all her teddies and stuffed animals and have serve them her special tea.  Just too cute and a memory worth documenting.

I have covered all the colours.

Also linking this up with the anything goes challenge on Clique Kits

Loving these colours ...

Playing along with Scrapbooking Top 50 moodboard this month.  It is a pretty one.  Love this colour combination.

I have covered them all in a slightly more subtle colour scheme.

16 November 2015

ARTastic in November ...

I have to say that the painting we have for you this month on ARTastic is one of my favourites for this year - It is just so vibrant and colourful.  It is called Weeds and is by Emma Uber - you will find no prettier weeds anywhere !!

CRITERIA is the use of FLOWERS on your work

I was inspired by the colours in this artwork and the random look of the background with splashes of paint here and there.  I have used a vintage photograph of my mother as a baby - one of very few I have of her as a child.

Hope you can play along with us this month.