Tuesday 31 December 2013

Scrap Around the World December challenge

Whoooo!!! I can get one more post done and one more challenge complete before the close of 2013... this time its for Scrap Around the World December mood board and optional sketch. I must say I was a little worried that I could pull this off and the sketch was the life saver in this, hopefully I did this stunning board justice...


So how did I interpret the board? The colours I took from mostly the aqua frames and the navy blue in the image of the books. The glitter was reflecting the metallic in the ring and the grey colour was take from the stone under the ring. The flower is in the background.

Had to add one of my favourite song lyrics "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves you" - Sam Cook, also with the addition of the texture paste I wanted to mimic the art deco lady's background.

 The layers are my interpretation of the stacked frames and the addition of the doilies where taken from the ornate book binding

Hope you enjoy my interpretation and have a Wonderful New Year.


December 2013 challenge catch ups!!!

Arrggghhhh it the end of 2013 not that New Years is a bad thing however it makes that end of days to catch you all up with my latest work and the challenges that I pushed through to complete for the month of December.

Starting with Kraft it up December Challenge.
This month your challenge is to create a layout, "Christmas Themed" using one of the following non traditional colour schemes...
Heidi Swapp colour shine, Doily, Chipboard, Tim Holtz Distress Glitter,
Prima Flowers, Kaisercraft mask, gesso, sequins

The next layout is for 123 Challenge Blog
This background paper is metallic but didn't photograph well, the whole background was sprayed with Heidi Swapp colour shine Gold Lame.
MME Lost and Found 1 papers, ribbon,
Heidi Swapp Colour shine and acetate buzz word.

So that marks the end of 2013, however you are ringing in the New Year enjoy it and be safe.... See you all on the flip side :)

Monday 30 December 2013

Life Paper Scrapbook December Sketch

Another day another day chasing my tail trying to get the balance right when it comes to creating and blogging but I am determined to continue strong till the end of the year (hehehe). Over the Christmas period I have seemed to have lost my mojo, which tends to happen to most of use, there's only so much room in ones brain and creativity tends to be forgotten. My problem is the turning on of that part of the brain, for me the perfect remedy to that is to do challenges and challenges where the due date is really, really close..... that way you can procrastinate you just have to do it!!!

So to start this process I decided to use Life Paper Scrapbook's December Sketch challenge..... you cant go wrong with a sketch its just a matter of picking your papers and embellishments and follow a sketch....

Heidi Swapp; Believe papers and embellishments,
Studio Calico vellum, sequins

Tuesday 24 December 2013

Scrap the Boys - December Challenge

Well how's the Christmas predations going? Yesterday I hit  the shops late for all the groceries to attempt my first ever cooking of a Turkey!!! will let you know how it goes post Christmas.  But I have managed to scrap in the lead up and I am very proud to announce a new design team with my official term starting in the New Year .... .Scrap the Boys, pop over to the blog to see who else is on the team, and while you are there why don't you look at Decembers Challenge.

So I thought I would share my take on the "All I want for Christmas", a perfect warm up before the January start.

Sunday 22 December 2013

Stop, Capture to remember!!!

Merry Christmas everyone, I am starting to enjoy the festivities!!! I hope that you are enjoying the final countdown to the big day and that you are cherishing all those precious memories.... and capturing them with your camera of course.....  today on this day I though I would share with you something that I have been wanting to do but then time would allude me and it would go to the next year pile. I realised that I was running out of the next years especially with the Christmas tradition with the kids getting bigger, so this was the year to do it and I am so happy I did.
The inspiration came from #makestuffprettydownunder class that I am beyond grateful that I attending in November with Heidi Swapp and Kim Jeffress, I realised there was no time like the present and to just get scrapping those photo.


This is our family tradition Memory file, what start off as something that was going to be placed in a photo album evolved into a shadow box display to be brought out each year to show and to be added to as our traditions change and evolve.
It still is a work in progress as this year is about capturing those little things that make Christmas special in our house. So hopefully this has inspired you to stop, capture to remember!!!!

Saturday 21 December 2013

Scapbook Savvy December Sketch Challenge


Just a quick post today as time is a very rare and valued thing at this time of the year.... only 4 sleeps to go and I must say I think I am sitting ok time / prep wise but I am sure that will change as the weekend closes in. The ham and turkey are currently defrosting in the fridge and over the next couple of days will do the final checks of what I need to get to complete the Christmas meal.

Over at Scrapbook Savvy they have there December Sketch challenge happening and I must say I am honoured and humbled that the sketch was based on a layout I did for a cyber crop challenge that I completed.
December Savvy sketch

''Merry Christmas"
Heidi Swapp Believe pp, banners, Buzz words and rubons


Friday 20 December 2013

Inspired Blueprints Sketch #115

Good morning.... another Friday and this Friday is special.... No more Teachers, No more Books, No more Teachers dirty looks.... schools out for Summer!!!! yes that is right we have officially started school holidays and yes, I am one of those mums that love holidays... especially no more school runs no early dinners and no routines!!!!
So to celebrate the fun.... here's Inspired Blueprints #115 Sketch reveal.
"insta love"
Pink Paislee colour wash chipboard title, AC Dear Lizzy pp & tags,
Mr Hueys mist.

Friday 13 December 2013

Inspired Blueprints Sketch 114

Its FRIDAY !!! again seriously starting to feel like I am chasing my tail and I am losing time or is it the silly season... but enough about me and my time issues how are you all going? how are you coping this silly season... any tips to share?

With it bein another Friday, its Inspired Blueprints #114 sketch reveal and its perfect of the project lifers or those who want to be creative this close to Christmas but are having time issues....

Bella Boulevard Snap shot papers and stickers, Queen and Co washi tape.

Saturday 7 December 2013

Scrapbook Savvy November Challenge

I love when I get time to do a just for fun layout however it always seems to be right when a challenge is due and I always cut it close.... this layout was no exception but it did allow me to use some papers that I have had in my stash for awhile but didn't want to waste because I love them so!!!
This was Scrapbook savvy's November big sketch challenge and it was perfect for those paper.

"This is awesome"
Bella Boulevard Snap shot pp, stickers and diecuts

Friday 6 December 2013

Inspired Blueprints Sketch 113

Good morning..... its Friday, Friday, Friday, love when the end of the week just comes around fast but that means the weekend will come to an end too and way too fast. But with Friday being here this means another reveal for Inspired Blueprints Sketch #113.... so if you have been playing along with Inspired Blueprints this year you would have created close to 32 layouts for the year....

''Update Status"
AC cardstock, Tattered Angels Mist, Bella Boulevard Snap shot pps,
stickers and boarder stickers


Thursday 5 December 2013

Scrap it with Attitude December's challenge

Scrap It with Attitude this month is one to get you inspired to use those Christmas photos and if your anything like me I tend to take a large amount of photos and then only scrap one or I have a huge amount of photo in my stock pile, so this is a perfect way to find your festive spirit and get scrapping it.

This is Amelia's first Christmas but I didn't want to do something too traditional so something hot pink it is and the range of papers aren't even Christmas but the damask when cut out makes perfect Christmas decorations....

Echo Park pattern papers, silver thread
Heidi Swapp Buzz word & rubon.

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Scrap FX mood Board Challenge

Scrap Fx has been running some mood board challenges, and I must admit I do struggle with these types of challenges, this one was no exception. Its a stunning mood board and half way though doing my layout I was very, very concerned about I had started to create hence a brain wave of rainbow coloured butterflies. It one of the brightest pieces I have ever done, and I am extremely happy with the results.  


Use Mood Board as inspiration to create a project of any type
- Use stencils in the creation of project