Monday, January 30, 2012

Challenge Heaven Sketch Challenge

Here is my layout for the Challenge Heaven January Cyber Crop Sketch Challenge set by Heather.
I have scrapped another layout from our wedding - almost 5 years ago!

I have used:
*Kaiser Sweet Nothings - Dozen Roses.
*Kaiser Sweet Nothings - Collections.
*Kaiser Sweet Nothings - Paper Pad.
*Kaiser Sweet Nothings - Brown Rub Ons.
*Kaiser Lace - Cream.
*Jenni Bowlin - Bingo Card.
*Teresa Collins Crush - Crush Notes.
*Pink Embroidery Tread.
*Needle.
*Prima Miss Kate - Ivory Flower.
*Lace.
*Glimmer Mist Cherry Blossom and Hola Hoop.
*Prima Coventry Roses - Printery.
*Kaiser Rub Ons - Moments.
*Organza Ribbon.
*Heart Pearl.
*Bo Bunny Crush - Combo Stickers.
*Black Gel Pen.

I hope you like it!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Donna's Puzzle Challenge for Challenge Heaven Cyber Crop

 This layout was created for Donna's Puzzle Challenge, at Challenge Heaven's January Cyber Crop.  Donna gave us four puzzle pieces to include in our layouts, a button, with sewing thread, a bow, a flower and a rectangle corner rounded shape.
Here is a close up of my hidden journalling.
I have used:
*Bazzill Bling - Diamond Cardstock.
*Basic Grey Urban Prairie - Bonnett Paper.
*Basic Grey Paper Scraps.
*Little Yellow Bicycle Love Letters - Grey Damask.
*Teresa Collins - Crush Papers.
*Button.
*String.
*Glimmer Mist - Cherry Blossom, Silver Sugar and Juneberry Wine.
*Lime Tree Creations Crochet Flower.
*Prima Essentials No9 Jack and Jill Flower.
*Kaiser Paper Bloom - Fairy Floss.
*Prima - Fairy Tale Roses - White.
*Kaiser Pearls - Pewter.
*Chatterbox Button and Bling.
*Tattered Angels Tag.
*Bo Bunny Crush Combo Stickers.
*Pink Bow and Ribbon from Christmas gift wrapping.
*Pink Cardstock.
Black Gel Pen.

I hope you like it!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Want to Win @ Charm's Creations?

Head on over to Charm's Creation's blog and just by sharing the news of her competition you could win an awesome prize pack shown above!
They are also having a handmade embellishment sale on the 3rd of February.  I love the extra little touch handmade embellies give layout, so head over!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Stuck?! Sketches 2nd January Challenge

 This layout is so not my usual style, colours, anything, but I guess that is the purpose of doing these sketches/challenges!  This one was for the Stuck?! Sketches blog 2nd challenge for January.

I have used:
*White Cardstock.
*Kaiser Party Animals - Sticker Sheet.
*Kaiser Party Animals - Paper Pad.
*Bazzill - Blue Jean Cardstock.
*Assorted Cardstock Scraps.
*Cuttlebug.
*Nestabilities - Circles.
*White Felt.
*Sizzix Stars #5 die.
*Glimmer Mist Chalkboard - Peacock.
*Glimmer Mist - Sunshine.
*Red Brad.
*Yellow Paper Ribbon (from Christmas Lush Gift Box Wrapping!).
*Red Button.
*Purple Pumpkin - Red Baker's Twine.
*Black Gel Pen.
Red Bling.

I hope you like it!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

CSI Case File #3

 Here is my layout for CSI's Case File #3.  
It is so muggy here at the moment, so what better was to pass the time than scrap!  The photo is my Great Grandmother (my Pop's Mother) although I never met her I have her tea cups.  They where something I have always loved when visiting my Nan and Pop's house, one day while visiting I was given them, they are now among my most treasured items.
The Case File looked like this:
 
From the Evidence List I used the following - Sheer Ribbon, Doily Print, Gold Metallic Element and Circular Element.  From the Testimony List I have used the following item - Journaling on Tags (My tag is hidden journaling under the doily at the top).

I have used:
*A Paper Doily.
*Glimmer Mist - Snow Queen and Chocolate Covered Cherries.
*Core'dinations Essentials - Cream of Wheat Cardstock.
*Core'dinations - Chocolate Mocha Cardstock.
*Bazzill - Fairy Dust Cardstock.
*Dusky Pink Cardstock.
*Bo Bunny Et Cetera - Stamped Paper.
*Blingology - Buttermilk Grosgrain.
*Blingology - Vanilla and Rose Pink Organdy.
*Kaiser Pearl Brad.
*Purple Lace.
*Prima Gisbon Flower - Irene.
*Heidi Grace Pins.
*Making Memories (Note)worthy Glitter Die Cuts.
*Prima Bronte Blooms - Bisque.
*Prima Coventry Roses - Pixie Glen.
*Heart Locket - From a Swap Group.
*AS4E Pearl.
*Prima Flower Market - Printery.
*Shipping Tag.
*2Crafty Chipboard Alpha.
*Prima Alphas.
*Kaiser Rub Ons - Family.

I hope you like it!

Scrappy Sketches #2 for January

 This layout was created for the Scrappy Sketches blog #2 sketch for January.  These sketches are not to win a challenge, but just because sketches to get layouts scrapped and in your albums!
I have used:
*Kaiser Merry Medley - Chorus, Verse, Harmony and Sing-a-long Papers.
*Kaiser Merry Medley - Elfers Sticker Sheet.
*Kaiser Merry Medley - Goodies Sticker Sheet.
*AS4E Pearls.
*Copic YG67 Marker.
*Purple Pumpkin - Red Ticket and Christmas Twine.
*Christmas Tree Charm.
*Bow.
*Lime Tree Creations Crochet Flowers.
*Unknown green word Stickers.

I hope you like it!

My Double Take Layouts

Ok so as promised here are the layouts I completed last year for Double Take Class at Big Picture Classes.
 Week 1 Sketch 1.
 Week 1 Sketch 2.
 Week 1 Sketch 3.
 Week 1 Sketch 4.
 Week 2 Sketch 1.
 Week 2 Sketch 2.
 Week 2 Sketch 3.
 Week 2 Sketch 4.
 Week 3 Sketch 1.
Week 3 Sketch 2.

2 Double Page Layouts from my Big Picture Double Take Class

 Ok so technically I started this first one last year, but I finished it now and that's what counts!
 These layouts where completed as part of a class I took at Big Picture Classes, called Double Take and taught by May Flaum and Nic Howard.  I never do double layouts, so I took this class as a chance to get my Fiji holiday photos scrapped, all went well for the first two weeks, then I bummed!  I still have 1 week to finish.  And I hope to soon!

I will share the other layouts created soon!

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Color Room #94

 Here is my layout for The Color Room's newest Palette #94.
As soon as I saw the colours I new just wanted to scrap.  This photo is of me and Cari Fennell from Prima's Design Team who travelled from the US to teach classes for the Prima Road Show all over Australia and New Zealand.  We used the Alla Prima Collection in class and I had loads of scraps left over to create more with, so this seamed perfect.
Below is the palette and optional sketch we could use for the challenge.
 I have used:
*Core'dinations - White Wash Small Dot.
*Prima Alla Prima - 8x8" Paper Pad.
*Glimmer Mist - Sunflower, Forest Green, Ice Queen and Hula Hoop.
*Prima Miss Kate Flower.
*Lace.
*G.C.D. Fabric Brad.
*Prima Packaging.
*Ric Rac.
*Button.
*String.
*Flower.
*Prima Flower Market - Alla Prima.
*Maya Road - William Mini Chipboard Alpha.
*Prima Alpha's.

I hope you like it!

Daring You to Scrap - January Challenge

 This layout was created for a new challenge site that started up in January called 'Daring You To Scrap' their first challenge runs until midnight 31st January (so you still have time!) and was to use paper scraps to create a background.
For some reason this had me intimidated and I kept putting this challenge off, but I sucked it up over the weekend and had a go!
I have used:
* Authentique Journey - Itinerary Paper.
* Webster's Pages Ladies & Gents - Pretty Up, Tea Time, Framed Beauty and Sunday Afternoon Paper Scraps.
*Scrap FX Chipboard Heart.
*Seam Binding.
*Versa Color Ink - Opera Pink.
*Gel Pens.
*Glimmer Mist - Twinkle Yellow.
*AS4E Bling.
Copic Markers.
*Webster's Pages Ladies & Gents - Story Teller Alphas.
*Staples.
*Core'dinations - Aegean.
*G.S.D Bird.
*Kaiser Bling.
*We R Memory Keepers - Corner Chomper.

I hope you like it!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Challenge Heaven - Guest Challenge Dec/Jan - New Beginnings

 This was a quick layout I did last night for Challenge Heaven's December Guest Challenge, which was new beginnings with bling.
We moved into our new house in April 2011, and I had not yet scrapped these photos so I was happy to take on this challenge, which I did while the kids where watching Harry Potter last night.
I have used:
*Kraft Cardstock.
*Webster's Pages Country Estate - Calm Moments Paper.
*Prima Jack & Jill - Sunny Meadow and Green Fields Paper.
*Blingology Grosgrain - Fossil.
*Tree from a swap group.
*Maya Road Heart and Home Chipboard House.
*Versa Color Gold and Pine Cone Ink Pads.
*Webster's Pages Ladies and Gents Alphas.
*Delish Bistro Keys.
*Pearl Hearts and Circles.
*Pink Paislee Pixee Stix - Chocolate.
.*Stickles - Platinum.
*Bling Heart.
*Scrapware Key Hole.
*White Paint.
*Manilla Tag (for hidden journalling).
*4EverJoy Digital Element Butterfly (on journal tag).

I hope you like it!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Color Room #93 Layout

 This layout was created for The Color Room's Palette #93.  I thought I was not going to get this one done this week!!
I dug out an old photo of Imogen, I love this photo of her sleeping (not something she liked doing unfortunately!)
 I have used:
*Sizzix 3D Flowers Bigz Die.
*Sizzix Flower Layers #7 Sizzlitz Die.
*White, Green and Pink Felt.
*Glimmer Mist - Cherry Blossom, Lily Pad, Vintage Pink and Sand.
*Glimmer Mist Chalk Board - Strawberry Shortcake.
*Glimmer Glam - Private Meadow.
*Core'dinations - Rose Embroidery and Burgundy.
*Copic Markers RV69 and YG45.
*Tattered Angels Ir.resist.ibles  Custom Cutouts - Rockin Renaissance.
*Tattered Angels Ir.resist.ibles Paper Elements - Rockin Renaissance.
*Tattered Angels Ir.resist.ibles Chipboard - Rockin Renaissance.
*Graphic 45 Once Upon a Spring Time - Woodland Fantasy, Once Upon a Spring Time and Enchanted Forest.
*Paper Doilies.
*Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet.
*Resin Heart.
*Kut It Out Acrylic Mushroom.
*Bo Bunny Combo Sticker - Crush.
*Heidi Swapp Mirror Butterfly.
*Kaiser Child's Play Rubons.

I hope you like it!

CSI Color Stories Inspiration Case File #2

This layout was created for CSI's Case File #2.  
I don't normally go and take photos to create layouts, but this colour palette and the inspiration photo, just made me want a specific photo, so I packed my daughter and hubby up, as James loves photography, and off we went to Toorongo Falls, just near home.  I wanted a real lush green background to my photo, and this moss covered boulder was perfect!
I did also pack Immy's mermaid dress up, and was going to get a photo of her with the tail in the water while she sat on the rock, but the leeches had ideas of eating her alive, so that plan was scraped!
Above is the Case File we had to work with, I have chosen to use ALL the Evidence items!!  The flowers are obvious, the architectural element (window), sheer element (the acrylic ribbon through the center of the lace), swirls/flourish again obvious and the stone like object is my little purple tile near the heart on the left side that says 'dream'.
I have used two of the Testimony items, the inspiration word - Dream as described above and I have used Advice in my title as I believe everyone should listen to nature more! 

 I have used:
*G.C.D Studios Paris Nights - Saint Martin Paper.
*Core'dinations Buttercup and Aegean.
*Core'dinations Essentials Aquarium Butterfly.
*Bazzill Bling - infatuation.
*Lace.
*Glimmer Mist - Timeless Lilac.
*Fancy Pants Lilac House - Element Stickers.
*Sewing Machine and Thread.
*Prima Vintage Treasures Window.
*Copic Marker BV04
*Copic 0 Refill and Cloth (I coloured the window with the marker, making some places darker than others, then I took my refill and put a little onto a cloth them dabbed over the window to give it an aged mottled look).
*Clear Ribbon - Unknown.
*Dimensional Magic.
*Prima Flower Coventry Rose - Printery (coloured with Copic).
*Kaiser Paper Bloom - Honey (coloured with Copic).
*Copic RV69 Marker (for all flowers).
*Assorted Flowers.
*Kaiser Mini Blooms - Sage.
*RW Chipboard - Swirl Tree.
*Kaiser Sparklets - Princess.
*Perfect Pearls - Green Patina.
*Prima Sweet Fairy - Fresh Breeze Paper.
*Dream Disc.
*Cricut Machine, Gypsy and Gypsy Font.
*Computer and Printer.
I have based my layout around a sketch found on the Sketch Savvy site.

I hope you like it!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Show Us Your Stuff January 1st Sketch

As I said earlier, what more can you do in this heat other than scrap!!
I have completed this layout for Show us your Stuff's January first challenge, which was to use a sketch for your layout, and you also have the option of the 'try this technique', which I have changes from a heart to a number 8.  As always with SUYS your layouts must include handmade elements, mine are my 'Squishy' 8 and my little flag banner.

I have used:
*My Cricut Machine and Plantin School Book to cut my number 8.
*Kaiser Miss Nelly - Her Mind Paper.
*Simple Stories Happy Days - Make-a-Wish, Celebrate, 4x6 Journaling Card Elements #1, Birthday Memories and Let's Party.
*Yellow Embroidery Thread.
*I-Rock Tool and Glam Rocks.
*Tooth Pick.

I hope you like it!

Stuck?! January 1st Sketch

 I have completed this layout today (what more can you do in this heat!!) for the Stuck?! Sketches January 1st Sketch I found this sketch so hard to work with!  I don't know why, but I really could not get my head around it.  My photos did not work with it, so I rotated it and I am happy with the results.
I have used:
*Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante - Eclectic Emporium.
*Bo Bunny Et Cetera - Odds & Ends.
*Kaiser Madame Boutique - Bloomers and Pinafore Papers.
*Kaiser Madame Boutique - Alphas Sticker Sheet.
*Kaiser Madame Boutique - Antiques Sticker Sheet.
*Kaiser Madame Boutique - Collectables.
*Kaiser Madame Boutique - Paper Pad.
*Distress Ink - Vintage Photo.
*Delish - Peppercorn Rubons.
*Dimensional Magic.
*Bo Bunny Blast Off! - Jewels.
*Print out of the Pancake Parlor Menu.
*Jenni Bowlin Studio - Vintage Brown Stickers.
*Computer and Printer.
*Black Gel Pen.

I hope you like it!

Scrappy Sketches 'Just Because' Sketches

 I completed this sketch today, as a 'just because' sketch created by Heather Waldron over at Scrappy Sketches.  She has started to create a new sketch each week and it's not for any reason other then to help inspire you!  My page is quick and simple, but I love it!

I have used:
*Kaiser Cock-a-doodle-doo - Paddock Die Cut.
*Kaiser Cock-a-doodle-doo Neigh! Gloss Paper.
*Kaiser Cock-a-doodle-doo - Oink!, Meow!, Moo! and Baa! Papers.
*Kaiser Cock-a-doodle-doo Clear Stamps.
*Kaiser Cock-a-doodle-doo Collectables.
*Kaiser Cock-a-doodle-doo Layered Chipboard.
*Distress Ink - Vintage Photo.
*Color Box Chalk Ink - Charcoal.
*Purple Pumpkin Red/White Baker's Twine.
*Black Gel Pen.

I hope you like it!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

123 January Challenge

 I have created this layout today for the 123 January Challenge.
The challenge this month was 
1: The word Joy
2: The colour Silver
3: The technique Splats
I have used an old Color Room Color palette and sketch (#90) for this layout.

I have used:
*White Cardstock.
*Bazzil Tangy Taffy Cardstock.
*Cuttlebug and Circle Nestabilities.
*Glimmer Mist - SWAK.
*Kaiser Color Paint - Black.
*Silver Glitter Cardstock.
*Silver Mesh Ribbon.
*Crop-a-dile.
*We R Memory Keepers - Large Eyelets.
*Core'dinations Love Potion Cardstock.
*Silver Paint.
*Fern Laser Designs 'Joy' Chipboard.
*Silver Cord Ribbon.
*Black Organza Lace.
*Doodlebug Simply Sweet Beetle Black Mini Rubons.
*Black Gel Pen.

I hope you like it!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Scrap the Boys January Challenge

 This page was completed for the Scrap the Boy's January Challenge, the theme was 'Your Boy's summer holiday pastimes', and I have used some photos taken just before Christmas of Ethan trying to perfect his handstands after fish and chips in the park.  I have been trying to create more layouts with more than 1 photo, so I have used a sketch from Sketch Savy to base this layout off.

I have used:
*3 Bugs in a Rug Tool Time - Robots Paper.
*Imaginisce Dino Roar - Primordial Ooze Paper.
*Kaiser on the Move - Accelerate Paper.
*Prima My Mummy and Me Paper.
*Fancy Pants Beach Bum - Pipeline Paper.
*Bo Bunny Combo Stickers - Whoo-ligans and Ab Lib.
*Green Journal Block.
*Black Gel Pen.
*Heidi Swapp Sticker.
*Making Memories Pitter Patter Oliver Felt Stars.
*Assorted Buttons.
*Doodlebug Simply Sweet Beetle Black Mini Rubons.

I hope you like it!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Show Us Your Stuff December 15th Challenge

I found a new challenge site 'Show us your Stuff', they require you to use at least 1 homemade (by you or someone else) on each challenge.  The December 15th Challenge was still open and was a blue, white and a splash of red colour challenge, perfect for doing a layout on Ethan!
I have made my little pinwheel embellishment for this layout.
I have used:
*White Cardstock.
*Kaiser Class of '87 - Assembly.
*Bo Bunny Blast Off! - U.F.O., Galaxy and Starburst Papers.
*Stampin' Up Ballet Blue Ink Pad.
*Versa Color Sky Blue Ink Cube.
*Sewing Machine and Thread.
*Glimmer Mist - Red Nosed Reindeer.
* Arctic Frog Alpha.
*Doodlebug Simply Sweet Beetle Black Mini Bub ons.
*Blue and Black Gel Pens.
*Chatterbox Buttons.
*Making Memories Pitter Patter Oliver Felt Stars.
*Twine.
*Assorted Buttons.
*Bo Bunny Blast Off! Jewels.

I hope you like it!