23 December 2016

Picture This ...

The challenge on Picture This during December is about using shapes ...

 You can use any shapes that you feel, hexagons, circles, squares, diamonds you name it.

I decided to go with squares - 4 squares mounted on a square, mounted on a square, mounted on a square.

thanks for looking :)

Scrapbookit ...

They are having a December recipe challenge over on Scrapbookit.....

Your project must include the minimum of the following, 5 squares, 4 Buttons, 3 Flowers 2 Arrows and 1 Circle.

5 square chipboard embellishments, 4 tiny buttons, 3 flowers, 2 arrows and one circle all covered.  
My son likes playing on his PS3 in comfort - it's thrilling and cosy all at the same time lol

Thanks for looking :)

Top 50 ...

Such a lovely moodboard on Scrapbooking Top 50 this month.  I searched high and low for anything remotely foxy in my over flowing stash and could you believe it ... nothing.

So I focused on the russet red with green on white, used a large wooden heart and a scattering of wooden stars instead.

The OMG can stand for the 98% nice 2% naughty (although in the case of the tabby it may well be the other way around) but also for the fact that they NEVER ever sit side by side peacefully except the box the Christmas tree is stored in was too fascinating to resist!

21 December 2016

CSI #219 ...

I was drawn to challenge #219 over on CSI this month - perfect Christmas colours I think!

My son loved (still loves) anything Lego and Star Wars - combine the two and he was an extra happy chappie!!

Colour scheme covered.


Metal brads

Archi-scraps ...

Archiscraps and a December challenge criteria of cogs.  Hmm, getting cogs onto a Christmas page wasn't the easiest of tasks but since I was determined to only do layouts during December for my Christmas album I made them work.  I've used them in my cluster placement and they sort of blend in - I like to think they could be ornaments lol.

Thanks for looking :)

Some cards ...

Christmas wouldn't be complete without me making a dozen or so Christmas cards - it's sort of a bit of a tradition for me.  I used to give out many more but I came to realise that not everyone appreciates the time and effort it is to do handmade so now I usually send these send to like minded people and purchase charity cards for the others. Off the rails has a "Traditions" challenge this month with a sweet mood board featuring predominantly white, silver and red.

Here are 3 of the cards I made (there were 10 in total) using leftovers from a Christmas kit I have used to pre-make pages for my Christmas photos for 2016.  I love using up bits and pieces like this for cards.

Kraft +

Funnily enough Kraft + has a similar theme this month to our challenge on ARTastic, namely Home.

I did a page featuring our current home for this so I had to think a little laterally for this challenge on Kraft +.  Since I am desperately trying to reduce my rather large pile of yet to scrap Christmas photographs I decided to use one of my daughter in front of our Christmas tree.  I added in little house embellishments to my page to highlight the home aspect.  I guess I can be cheesy and say that at this time of the year "home" means family and surrounding ourselves with the ones we love.

Thanks for looking :)

STB ...

Happy to say I am making a dent in my yet to scrap Christmas photo pile.  Yay!!

My next page is for Scrap the Boys using this really lovely colour scheme.  Love the combination of blue and red.

I am really happy how this page came out - my son was equally as happy with his much anticipated Playstation game back in the day :)

Thanks for looking.

A song and a theme ...

Still working on completing pages for my Christmas album.  This one is done for the challenge on Scrap It With a Song and their Christmas music song "We wish you a merry Christmas", a happy little jingle if ever there was one.

Christmas Music

I have been predictable and simple used Merry Christmas on my page.

Also including this for the Christmas themed challenge on Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge.

Challenge Yourself ...

I am on a roll in my quest to complete Christmas pages.  My next challenge is Challenge Yourself with a Happy Holiday theme (which is Christmas of course).

And the photo for this page goes way back.  Can't believe how much my dh and I have changed (I also can't believe he still wears this particular t-shirt - aghh men!  they never let go of anything!)

Thanks for looking :)

The Color Sisters ...

Another two pages on my quest to fill some holes in my Christmas album.  This time for the two challenges at The Color Sisters this month.

The Tic Tac Toe challenge in Italian gave me a few issues but I finally worked out gomma is rubber so I have used the top horizontal line of rubber, vellum and wood veneer on my page.

The photo mat is vellum while the little present paper clip is rubber.  The veneer is self evident in the "Hello" title and the three little hexagons.

The second challenge is a colour one ..

I think I have covered them all in my layout.

Thanks for looking :)

A-Z ...

As I flipped through my Christmas album recently I realised I had so many missing pages I really needed to make an effort to get some scrapping done so I made a little pledge to myself that during December I would try to fill some of those holes before I took yet more present unwrapping, Christmas tree decorating and children posing snaps again this year.  And while I was at it I might enter the odd Christmas challenge or two :)

The first one is with A-Z Scraplets who have an interesting challenge based on a snakes and ladders board - hmm what on earth to do with this?

I decided to incorporate the red, blue, green and white colour base and was inspired by the idea of going up - in my case rising up a Christmas tree in embellishment steps.  I have included a chipboard saying (I am sorry I don't know if this is from A-Z as all my chipboard is lose in a drawer) which I have coloured by spraying with glitter ink.

Thanks for looking :)

17 December 2016

123 ...

Our December challenge on 123 Challenge Blog is a really elegant one this month which could have a Christmas slant to it if you wished - many of our DT took it in that direction ... myself included.

Merry Christmas everyone.

01 December 2016

Pixels and Paper in December ...

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas on Pixels and Paper and you guessed it - that's our theme this month with a difference, you can also include your furry and feathered friends.

CRITERIA - Christmas and/or Pets and if you are extra clever  ... Christmas Pets 

We have some wonderful inspiration from the team - some rather funny.  Hope you can find time to pop over and play along with us this month.

My page was inspired by the colours and the theme ...

Christmas - it isn't always about the presents, sometimes it is just about the boxes they come in !