Thursday, November 25, 2010

great giveaway


I just wanted to let you all know about a great giveaway that is happening at my local scrapbooking store 'Scrapville', they are celebrating their first birthday and will be having a fun birthday sale this Saturday 27th November with lots of great specials, a door prize, a raffle and giveaways, but wait there's more.........

Janet is also giving away a fantastic prize pack on her blog, and all you need to do to be in the running is hop on over to her blog, become a follower and send some birthday wishes her way, too easy............

Good Luck.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

sweet dreams

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick one to show you all my latest layout, it is for a challenge over at Scrapbooking Top 50, the guideline was "Recycled" So for me this was a huge challenge once again but in saying that I had a blast.

The 12x12 card stock was rescued from a garbage bin at Steve's work which I inked and distressed. The map is from a real map that was no longer needed (you've gotta love GPS), the green card stock is from some packaging from some Prima flowers and the other paper was torn from an old book. I have inked and distressed all the papers and hand sewn them onto the card stock. The doilies are cut from an old table runner that I got from the op shop, the clock hands were from a broken old clock destined for the bin, and the string was floating around in the bottom of the junk draw in the kitchen, the only thing I used that was not recycled where the bee's and the alpha's. A little cream paint splashed here and there............

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

over the rainbow

Here is my layout for a dare challenge over at Scrapbooking Top 50.
The criteria was.....
* a rainbow
* grunge
* wire
* 1 pattered paper, 1 card stock

So for me this was a big challenge because I love pattered papers, but I gave it ago and I have to say I am really happy with the way it turned out.
All of the coloured sections have been distressed using texture paste and paint then inked with black to try and make it look more like grunge, this was my take on a rainbow, all of the bright colours. I had never used texture paste before, so that was a lot of fun and I am sure I will use it again. The photo is mounted on fly wire and I have also added a little fly wire to the larger butterflies which I was really happy with, a few staples here and there and.............

Friday, November 5, 2010

2 new layouts!

Hi Everyone,
I am really going to try and upload my blog more often, but I will admit I am still terrible at the whole thing. My plan is also to update and redesign it a little but I think I need Steve's help because it is all a little confusing to me LOL! so stay tuned........ In the meantime here is a couple of layouts I have just finished, or should I say... Steve just took photos of for me hehehe!!!!
The first layout was for a sketch challenge at Imaginisce and the second is a sketch for this months sketch challenge at Scrapville which you will recognise from the previous post but I did Noah this time, I really liked the layout so for the first time ever I did one for each of the boys, I don't think they will mind hehehe!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Just a few more layouts to share, I am really trying to get the hang of photography my layouts (Steve helps me, well he does most of it LOL!) but I am watching and learning so hopefully I will be able to do it myself soon, and I will be working on my blog to make it a little more like some of the other wonderful scrappers out there who have there own blogs, but please be patient with me.
Noah is a little upset with me at the moment because I have been scrapping Josh the last few layouts, which I may add is a change, Noah has had his fare share of layouts over the last few months LOL!

kraft it up sketch

Hi all,

I decided it was time to stop looking at all the wonderful challenges uploaded by different sites and give one ago for myself, and I have to say, I had lot's of fun doing this sketch challenge. I have tried to do something a little different from my usual style and I am happy with the way it turned out.

Here is the sketch.....

Here is my take on it.......