Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Scrap the Boys February Challenge

Here is the last completed layout I completed while on our retreat.
This one was created for Scrap the Boy's February Challenge, which was a sketch challenge.

I have used:
*Fancy Pants Lilac House - Needlepoint and Photo Board Papers.
*Webster's Pages Country Estate - Restful Retreat Paper.
*Prima Printery - Monogram and Page 4 Papers.
*Delish rub ons.
*Fiskars Punch.
*Kaiser Natural Lace.
*Glimmer Mist - Riptide.
*Maya Road Tickets.
*Journal Pen.
*We R Memory Keepers Eyelets.
*Assorted Brads

I hope you like it!

Stuck?! Sketches February 1st Challenge

Here is my take on the first Stuck?! Sketch for this month.  I have had these photos for years!!

I have used:
*Prima Jack & Jill - Daisy Dreams, Green Fields and Day Dreamer Papers.
*Versa Color - Pine Cone Ink.
*Core'dinations French Roast Grid Cardstock.
*Velvet Ribbon.
*Glimmer Mist - True Blood.
*Arctic Frog Alphabet Stickers.
*Pink Paislee Holly Doodle - Chocolate Alpha Stickers.
*Spellbinders Flower Creations Dies.
*Paper Scraps.
*Prima Pebbles.
*Journal Pen.

I hope you like it!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Challenge Heaven - Heather's Sketch

 Another layout I created while away on retreat this weekend.  This was my favorite layout out of the almost 10 I completed.  I just love it and am so happy with how it turned it!!
I have created it for Challenge Heaven's February Sketch Challenge by Heather.

I have used:
*Kraft Cardstock.
*Kaiser Chanteuse - Con Brio Paper.
*Borderabilities - Classic Lace Die (thanks Sharlene love this!!).
*Bazzill Bling - In the Pink Cardstock.
*Glimmer Mist - Cadillac Pink, Bauble Light Green, Hula Hoop and Forest Green.
*Flower Trim (again from the awesome fabric shop in Cowes!).
*Basic Grey Nook & Pantry - Alpha.
*Kaiser Pearls.
*Versa Color - Black.
*Kaiser Sweet Nothings Paper Scrap.
*Heartfelt Creations Leaf Stamp.
*I-Rock Tool and Hot Rocks.
*Spellbinder's Butterflies Dies.
*Assorted Bling.
*Cork Butterfly (Thanks Felicity!).
*EK Success Punches.

I hope you like it!

Challenge Heaven - Becci's Bust Up Challenge

 My 6th Layout from retreat!  This one was created for Becci's Bust Up Challenge over at Challenge Heaven.  You had to use photos from accidents (cuts, scraps, bruises, broken bones, etc) and stitching (hand, faux or machine).
Great challenge, I have had these photos for years!

I have used:
*Kaiser Chapter 1 - Reflect and Belief Papers.
*S.E.I Kitty's Place - Cat Walk Paper.
*Blue Cardstock.
*Sewing Machine and Cotton.
*Tiny Attacher and Staples.
*Arctic Frog - Summer White Alpha.
*Mini Heart Buttons - Red (brought in the best little fabric shop in Cowes!).
*Embroidery Floss.
*Ek Success Flower Punches.
*We R Memory Keepers Eyelets.
*Martha Stewart Punch.

I hope you like it!

February 123 Challenge

 This was my 5th layout from our retreat, and it was also the 50th layout I have scrapped this year (finally catching up after doing not much scrappin' for the last few years!)
This layout was created for the 123 February Challenge, which was to use the word 'fresh' or 'free', the colour 'fuchsia' and the technique 'fraying' or 'frills'.  
As you can see I have used the word fresh in my title and I have used a lovely Spellbinders Borderabilities die as my frills.

I have used:
*Core'dinations - Love Potion Cardstock.
*Making Memories Pitter Patter Sophie - Newspaper Paper.
*Prima Pixie Glen - Pyske Cuts Paper.
*Kaiser Sweet Nothings - Devoted Paper.
*Bazzill - Tangy Taffy Cardstock.
*Blingology Grosgrain - Raspberry Rose.
*Prima Sweet Fairy - Chipboard.
*Making Memories Pitter Patter Sophie - Brad Combo.
*Assorted Brads.
*Assorted Kaiser Hey Birdie Paper Scraps.
*Sizzix Flourish Floral Die (thanks Tina).
*Kaiser Paper Blooms - Fuchsia. 
*Heartfelt Creations Leaf Stamp (thanks Sharlene!).
*Nestabilities Borderabilities - Classic Lace (again thanks Sharlene!!)
*Versa Color - Black.
*We R Memory Keepers - Eyelets.
*Glimmer Mist - Juneberry Wine.
*Kaiser Chipboard Alphas.
*Dimensional Magic.
*Webster's Pages Country Estate Alphas.
*Stickles - Diamond (thanks Penny!!).

I hope you like it!

White with 1 February Challenge

 Here is my fourth layout from retreat weekend (unlike my colour room layout I was much better prepared for this one!) was created for the White With 1 Challenge for February, which was to use - White, Lemon and 3 photos.  At first I was really lost when I saw this, and I even thought about no trying it, but then I found these photos of Imogen wearing my glasses the smaller ones are a lot older than the larger one, but it shows how over the years she always steals my sunnies!

I have used:
*We R Memory Keepers - Stitched Cardstock.
*Authentique Blissful - Paper Pad.
*Core'dinations White Cardstock.
*Assorted Lace, Ribbon and Bow.
*Prima E.Line Flowers.
*Kaiser Pearls.
*AS4E Pearls.
*Prima Got Flowers? - Easter.
*Crafty Koala Flowers.
*Tattered Angels - Ir.resist.ibles Alphas.
*Glimmer Mist - Candle Light (thanks Tina!).
*Martha Stewart Punch (again thanks Tina - this is why I love retreats!!).
*Prima Alphas.
*Journal Pen.

I hope you like it!


 My third layout while on retreat was this layout created for the CSI Case File #6.  
I have used all 5 of the 'Scheme' colours, from the 'Evidence' items I have used Wood Accents (the circle chipboard),  Fabric (the handmade large brown flower) and Metals (the brads and eyelets) and from the ' Testimony' items I have used the Inspiration Word 'clear' in my journalling.

I have used:
*Bo Bunny Mama-Razzi - Stripe Paper.
*S.E.I Park Buddies - Dog Run Paper.
*Pink Paislee Gypsy Chick - Butterfly Wings Paper.
*Brown Fabric.
*Bo Bunny - Brad.
*Scrapware Chipboard - Circle.
*Glimmermist - Sand and Tiger Lily.
*Pink Paislee Holly Doodle Alpha - Chocolate.
*Prima Alpha.
*Kaiser Chipboard Alpha.
*We R Eyelets.
*Kaiser Mini Blooms - Terracotta.
*Prima Printery Flowers.
*Dimensional Magic.
*Kaiser Bonjour - Jewels.
*Creative Imaginations Harry Potter - Scroll Die Cut.
*Journal Pen.
*Tiny Attacher and Staples.

I hope you like it!

The Color Room #97

 This is my second layout I completed while on retreat.  This layout was created for The Color Room's Palette #97, which I loved, but I just rand out of steam and mojo during the week to get it done, and with the late arrival at the retreat house due to the accident I was too late to get it uploaded on time to the site, but I had everything with me to get it done, so I figured it is another page/photo done!
I am not happy with this one, but I had trouble as I never had enough supplies with this colour palette with me on retreat, but I did use some chipboard that had been sent to me by accident instead of the item ordered, and I never thought I would use!

I have used:
*Absolutely Something - Pirate Party Paper.
*Bo Bunny Liberty - Printed Chipboard.
*Bazzill Cardstock.
*Brown Lace.
*Bo Bunny Double Dot Ribbon.
*Bo Bunny Cambridge - Combo Sticker.
*Bo Bunny Blast Off - Blast Off! Paper.
*Assorted Bling and Pearls.
*White Journal Pen.

Thanks for looking!

Retreat Weekend Layouts - Daring You To Scrap

 I just got home from an awesome retreat weekend in Surf Beach, Phillip Island with 7 other wonderful scrappy ladies.  I almost got 10 pages done, so that makes me happy.  But I have heaps to load now!!
This as my first layout for the weekend, it was created for the Daring you to Scrap challenge blog.  Their February Challenge was to use Song Lyric's.  
I have used song lyrics for my title - 'Welcome to my silly life" from the song 'f**king perfect' by Pink.  This song really sums up Im, even though she is crazy and insane, she is perfect and we love her just how she is (messy room and all!).
The story behind these photos is that Imogen likes to clean (or pretend to!) her room with her tights on her head as a bunny.  This apparently helps her clean up her room in her mind, but we just never see the results!!

I have used:
*Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Garden Gate, Sunshine, Garden Gate and Delightful Doilies Paper.
*Prima Note Cards - Paisley Road.
*Glimmer Mist - Lily Pad and Sunshine.
*Glimmer Mist Chalkboard - Peacock.
*Prima Canvas Resist Shapes.
*String Flower (made by the lovely Tina!).
*Purple Pumpkin - Button, crochet flower and resin flower.
*Prima Essentials Flowers - Mixed.
*Paper Ribbon (from my LUSH Christmas present!).
*Making Memories Ribbon.
*Martha Stewart Punch.
*Prima Alphas.
*Kaiser Tiny Alpha - Blue Heaven.
*Journal Pen.

I hope you like it!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Home & Scrapped Friday Night Step by Step

 Another layout done this week, I can't wait until Friday for our beach retreat!  This one was for a new forum I have joined called Home and Scrapped and their Friday Night Step by Step page.
Mine is a little different than all the others, I never had any photos printed that suit the embellies used in the sample layout.

I have used:
*Imaginisce Dino-Roar - Bed Rock, I Dig Dinos, Stomping Ground and Primordial Ooze Papers.
*Yellow Cardstock.
*Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge.
*Imaginisce Dino Roar - Denim Stickers.
*Imaginisce Dino Roar - Rub Ons.
*I Rock Tool and Hot Rocks.
*Black Journal Pen.

I really enjoyed this layout, it was nice, quick and easy.  Perfect for me at the moment!!

I hope you like it!

Kraft It Up February Challenge

 This layout was created for the Kraft It Up February Challenge, which was to use Pink, Love and Kraft.
I have used:
*Kraft Cardstock.
*Cricut Machine and Love Struck Cartridge.
*Glimmer Mist - Marshmallow and S.W.A.K.
*Fabric Handmade Flower - using fabric from our Flower Girl's dresses.
*Kaiser Sweet Nothings - Paper Pad.
*Purple Pumpkin Button.
*Grunge Board Heart.
*Twinkling H2O's.
*Bo Bunny Wraps - Pink Rose and Pin.
*Heidi Swapp Stamp.
*Ranger Embossing Ink - Clear.
*Distress Ink Pad - Black Soot. 
*Blingology Grosgrain - Icy Pink.
*Blingology Organdy - Rose Pink.
*Kaiser Paper Bloom - Sage.
*Tim Holtz Button.
*Green Tara Flower.
*Kaiser Resin Blossom - Lily.
*Prima Alphas.
*Black Journal Pen.
*Dimensional Magic.

Another Wedding layout done for my album!
I hope you like it!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Scrappy Sketches #6 Layout.

 Yeah!  Another layout completed for my Wedding Album!
This layout was created for the Scrappy Sketches Mid Week Sketch #5.
I love the idea of the two circles so I have stitched them down, painted on some water then pushed and rolled the edges with my hands to raise and distress them adding some texture and dimension to the layout.

I have used:
*Kaiser Sweet Nothings - Sincerely, You & Me and Love Letters Papers.
*Kaiser Sweet Nothings - Paper Pad.
*Kaiser Sweet Nothings - Collectables.
*Kaiser Sweet Nothings - Sticker Sheet.
*Delish Embellishments Ribbon Threaders.
*Blingology Grosgrain - Icy Pink.
*Blingology Organdy - Rose Pink.
*Sewing Machine.
*Paint Brush and Water.
*Basic Grey Nook & Pantry Alpha Stickers.
*Assorted Buttons.
*Embroidery Tread.
*Alcohol Inks - Ginger and Copper.

I hope you like it!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


 Another layout done for the year!!  This one was made for the CSI Case File #5.  I found the colour palette really hard to work with and the evidence and testimony items where hard to work in to my layout too!
I have used all 5 Scheme colours, my items used from Evidence where frame, corners and leaves.  My Testimony item was a back story.  I journalled the story behind these photos it reads 
"While in Civic Park you both wanted to do handstands, Immy was told no as she had a dress on, luckily I had spare shorts in the car!  The first photo shows her coming back from the car and lifting up her dress to show Dad she had shorts."
 I have used:
*Bazzill Cream Puff and Hummingbird Cardstock.
*We R Memory Keepers Stitched Cardstock.
*Lil Red Rocket - Kooky Owl Button.
*Spellbinders Impressabilites - Floral & Stone and Butterfly.
*Big Shot Machine & Accessories.
*Core'dinations - Mantis Cardstock.
*Versa Color - Olive.
*Assorted Ribbons.
*Crafty Koala Flower.
*We R Memory Keepers Merry & Bright - Holly Self Adhesive Glitter Lace.
*Glimmer Mist - Haunted Shadow.
*Lime Tree Creations - Crochet Flowers.
*Webster's Pages - Bling.
*Assorted Brads.
*Pink Paislee Expressions Chipboard Alpha - Cherry.
*Kaiser Tiny Alphas - Toffee Apple.
*Webster's Pages Ladies & Gents Alpha Stickers.
*Prima Leaves.
*Purple Pumpkin - Red Baker's Twine.

I hope you like it!

The Color Room #96

 Another layout done for The Color Room #96 this  color palette was so soft and feminine.  Perfect for this photo of Imogen and Heather (our two flower girls) at our wedding.
I have used:
*Prima Pixie Glen - Garden Gate and Pyske Cuts Papers.
*Webster's Pages Country Estate - Breezeway and Sentimental Journey Papers.
*Paper Doilies.
*Glimmer Mist - Creme de Cocoa and Cherry Blossom.
*Kaiser Sweet Nothings Paper Pad.
*Webster's Pages Country Estate -Journal Cards.
*Assorted Buttons.
*Tim Holtz Button.
*Webster's Pages - Resin Heart.
*Basic Grey Nook & Pantry Alphabet Stickers.
*GCD Brad.

I hope you like it.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Once Upon A Sketch February 1st Challenge

 I am loving all these February 'love' themed challenges it is really helping me get my Wedding album filled up (5 years on!).  This layout was created for the Once Upon A Sketch site's February 1st Challenge which was a sketch with the journal prompt "the 1 male you love"

I have used:
*Prima Printery - Signature, Folio, Pressman ans Page 4 Papers.
*Bazzill Swiss Dott - Pepper.
*Kaiser Wooden Flourish - Large Scallop Doilie.
*Prima Acrylic Packaging.
*Maya Road Lace.
*Prima Bronte Blooms - Strawberry.
*Prima Avon Roses - Printery.
*Kaiser Blooms - Orchid.
*Kaiser Paper Blooms - Fairy Floss.
*Basic Grey Nook & Pantry - Alpha Stickers.
*Black Journal Pen.

I hope you like it!

Challenge Heaven - Bek's February Challenge

 It is so hot and muggy here at the moment, so what better to do than scrap and watch movies with the air con on!
This layout was scrapped for the Challenge Heaven February Challenge set by Bek.  The challenge was to scrap something someone is obsessed with at the moment. No one in house has a deeper obsession (except maybe James) with something.  Ethan adores trains, he is going to be 9 this year and he still loves Thomas.  I don't think he will ever grow out of it!

I have used:
*Martha Stewart Trsin border punch.
*S.E.I Beachouse - Baseball text/red Paper.
*Crate Paper School Spirit - Chemistry Paper.
*S.E.I Simple Sets - Stables Paper.
*Studio Calico - Documentary Die Cut Stickers.
*Jenni Bowlin Studio- Star Banner Multi Stickers.
*Scrapware Stars.
*Cosmo Cricket Lil Man - Jumpin Jack Paper.
*Embroidery Thread.
*Date Stamp.
*Versa Color - Pinecone Ink.
*Making Memories Pitter Patter - Oliver Felt Stars.
*Kaiser On the Move - Sticker Sheet.
*Color Box Fluid Chalk - Charcoal Ink.
*Unknown Paper (journalled on).
*Black Journal Pen.
*Purple Pumpkin - Red Spotty Button.
*Ephemera Train Ticket.

I hope you like it!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Scrappy Sketches #4

 I am really enjoying Heather's Mid Week Sketches over on her blog Scrappy Sketches.
A new sketch goes up each Wednesday and they are 'just because' sketches (although Heather has just given away a little prize on her blog - which I won!!).  These challenges are really giving me a chance to catch up on my ever growing photo pile, including our wedding photos from almost 5 years ago!

I have used:
*Kraft Cardstock.
*Kaiser Bonjour Collection Paper Scraps.
*Maya Road Lace.
*Kaiser Bonjour Alpha Sticker Sheet.
*Core'dinations Snowflake Cardstock.
*Core'dinations  Whitewash Pie Safe Cardstock.
*Prima Bronte Blooms - Strawberry.
*Kaiser Blooms - Orchid.
*Kaiser Paper Blooms - Fairy Floss.
*Prima Leaf and Vine scraps.
*Prima Avon Rose - Printery.
*Kaiser Sweet Nothings - Collectables.
*Purple Pumpkin - Heart Button.
*Prima Alpha Stickers.

I hope you like it!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Challenge Heaven Guest Designer Challenge - Alanna

 Here is my layout made for the guest designer challenge set by Alanna over at Challenge Heaven.  It was to use neutral tones, use two elements from her list (I have used Cogs and misting) and to include 'Who, What, When, Where and Why' in your journalling.

I have used:
*Core'dinations - Nightfall.
*Kaiser On the Move - Paper Pad.
*Kaiser On the Move - Propel and Take Off Papers.
*Kaiser On the Move - Collectables.
*Kaiser on the Move - Clear Stamps.
*Sewing Machine.
*Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
*Shipping Tags.
*Black Brads.
*Black Journal Pen.

I hope you like it!

Challenge Heaven - Shiralee's Guest Challenge

 Another layout, this one was created for Shiralee's Guest Challenge at Challenge Heaven, it was to use a household or handmade item on your layout.  I have used a paper doily as my household item.

I have used:
* Core'dinations - Purple Majesty.
*Paper Doily.
*Glimmer Mist - Bauble Green.
*Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Rose Paper.
*Kaiser Chanteuse - Con Brio Paper.
*Webster's Pages A Botanical Christmas - Oh Christmas Tree Paper.
*Prima Alpha.
*Prima Essentials #9- Jack and Jill.
*Assorted Buttons.
*Embroidery Thread.
*Webster's Pages - Resin Hearts.
*Kaiser Mini Blooms - Sea Breeze.
*Assorted Flowers.
*Prima Say It In Crystals.
*Impressablities Flower design.
*Cuttlebug Butterfly Die.
*Sizzix Rectangle Die.
*Big Shot Machine and accessories.
*Prima Pixie Glen - Devon Paper.

I hope you like it!

CSI Case File #4

 This is my layout that I have created for CSI's Case File #4!  The colour scheme and prompts are below...
 I have used all 5 colours, from the evidence list I have used a frame (blue in bottom right), wet mediums (Glimmer Glam and Dimensional Magic on frame), stripes (black and white ribbon pleated under the bird) and something shiny or reflective (Mirror Mushroom and the bird).  From the Testimony I have used journal in a frame and the inspiration word - Wonder.

I have used:
*Kaiser Ornate Frame.
*Glimmer Glam - Island Spring.
*Dimensional Magic.
*Fiskars Punch.
*Prima Printery - Signature Paper.
*Prima Alla Prima - 8" Paper Pad.
*Copic Marker - E43.
*Purple Pumpkin - Plastic Doily.
*Velvet Ric Rac.
*Prima Sugar Plum Roses - Carribean.
*Stripy Ribbon.
*Prima Flower.
*Prima Bird.
*Kaiser Mini Blooms - Sea Breeze.
*Kaiser Pearls - Pewter.
*Delish - Rub ons.
*Embroidery Tread.
*Heidi Grace Pin.
*Big Shot Machine.
*Sizzix Curlz Alpha Dies.
*Stickles - Star Dust.
*Kut It Out - Mirror Mushroom.

I hope you like it!

Challenge Heaven Cyber Crop - Becci's Challenge

I have scrapped this layout for Challenge Heaven January Cyber Crop - Becci's Challenge.  Which was to scrap 'your wish for 2012 with a minimum of 100 words journalling'.
I have taken a bit of creative license when doing this challenge, as it is my Christmas wish for my son not just for this year but every year!

I have used:
*Kraft Cardstock.
*Bubble Wrap.
*Glimmer Glam - Private Meadow.
*Kaiser Merry Medley - Verse Paper.
*Kaiser Merry Medley - Elfers Sticker Sheet.
*Kaiser Merry Medley - Goodies Sticker Sheet.
*Simple Stories Happy Day - 4x4 Quote and 6x8 Photo Mat Elements Paper.
*Core'dinations - Asparagus Alpha Cardstock.
*Webster's Pages A Botanical Christmas - Dazzle Me Gems.
*Kaiser Mini Alpha Stickers - Black & White and Cherry.
*Webster's Pages A Botanical Christmas - Oh Christmas Tree.
*Silver Bling.
*Computer and Printer.
*Purple Pumpkin - Santa Doily, Twine and Heart.

I hope you like it!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Scrappy Sketches #3

 Another layout scrapped for Heather's Scrappy Sketches blog.  I enjoy Heather's sketches and doing them without the pressure to 'win'.  This is my crazy cat Cinder's.  She will not drink plain milk, that would be beneath a 'people cat' no she will only drink flavored milk, preferably from the kid's cups when they are not looking!

I have used:
*Fancy Pants It's the Little Things - Gerber Daisy, Pecking Order, Shuffle and Spring Fever Papers.
*Purple Pumpkin Tag (I will add a rub on to it).
*Assorted Buttons.
*Webster's Pages Ladies & Gents Alpha Stickers.
*Sassafrass Lass Fawnd Off You, Too Cardstock Stickers.
*Kaiser Bonjour Jewels.
*Prima Bling.
*Metal Photo Corner.
*Photo Turn and Brad.
*Bazzill Hummingbird.
*Black Gel Pen.

I hope you like it!

The Color Room #95 Challenge

 I was so glad to have Jean at the shop with me today, I really needed the company and the mojo kick up the butt!
This layout was completed for The Color Room Palette #95.
I have used:
*White Cardstock.
*Core'dinations - Raspberry and Sugar & Spice.
*Glimmer Mist - S.W.A.K and Cherry Blossom.
*Echo Park Victoria Garden - Rose paper.
*Kaiser Sparklets - Crimson and Fern.
*Prima Coventry Roses - Pixie Glen.
*Prima Avon Roses - Pixie Glen.
*Sizzix Bigz 3D Die.
*K&Co Hopscotch Chipboard Alphas.
*Bazzill Hummingbird.
*Assorted Buttons.
*Black Gel Pen.

I hope you like it!