Monday, May 10, 2010

Hello from the USA!!

The girls from Scrapboutique sent us a Postcard from the good ol' USA. Here is our inspiration:

This is my interpretation - I loved these Webster's Pages the moment I saw them, and when I saw the Postcard, they were what I thought of instantly.

Here is a close-up - this is the homemade flower I made a few weeks ago.

Oh well, that's it from me for now - I have a small boy to get off to bed, then I MIGHT get some scrapping in.

Wish me luck - and thanks for popping by!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Kraft It Up Challenge

The May Kraft It Up challenge is up on the blog now.
You have to use Kraft as a base, of course, and then create your own patterned paper through stamping, masking, painting etc.... There are a heap of fantastic examples up on the blog.
This is what I did:

I stamped my Kraft Base with a Prima stamp, which I brushed with paint. Then I sprayed some purple Glimmermist over the base, too.

Bit different to what I normally do, hey? That's why I love this blog - I am getting challenged every month, and am constantly forced to leave my comfort zone.

Think I'll change the lettering to black, though - can't really see the title properly...... I'll mull that idea over a bit now..... LOL!

Thanks for popping by!

Monday, May 3, 2010

I Have Visited France!!

Scrapboutique is running a wonderful competition at the world. The Postcard competition has us travelling around the world, visiting beautiful countries and scrapping layouts inspired by them.
Last week, we visited France - and this is the Postcard we received for inspiration.

Here is my layout - an older photo of Connor (before he had is curls cut off "sigh") enjoying some flowers.
I used the stunning Prima Shabby Chic Range - yet another beautiful range from Prima this year. Can you tell I'm just a wee bit addicted to Prima atm?? LOL!

I did lots of fussy cutting, and had loads of fun playing with flowers. I have WAY too many flowers - especially for someone who mainly scraps boy layouts, lol, so I am making a concerted effort to use them up!

Don't you love these birdies?? I cut them out from a Shabby Chic paper - they are so sweet!! If you can catch a glimpse of the fence, I painted it in Distress Paint, Picket Fence, and inked it in some Distress Ink - AntiqueLinen. I then wove a Prima vine in amongst the pickets, to give a shabby sort of look to the fence.

I had loads of fun with this layout - it's not often I can play with so many pretties, so I live it up when I can!! Hehe!

Thanks for popping by :0)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Some Sketch Challenges

Well, we've come to the end of another month, scarily enough - where is the year going, I want to know -
Anyways, I managed to do a couple of sketch challenges, I love sketch challenges - they are so good for getting the mojo flowing... I have been a bit under the weather this week, and I had lost a bit of inspiration. These sketch challenges were perfect for getting things happening again!!

This on was done for the WIOIN sketch challenge blog. The sketch was provided by the lovely Wendy, and I used last month's delicious boy kit from WIOIN.
I love how this turned out!! Thanks Wendy and Mel!!

This Sketch Challenge was the monthly challenge at Anna's Craft Cupboard. Again, this was another sketch done by the talented Wendy.
Speaking of challenges, keep your eye on the Kraft It Up challenge blog, here is a peek at what I did for this month's challenge reveal:

Thanks for stopping by my blog, don't forget to leave some comments - I love reading them all!!
I should be back soon with some more scrappy shares.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Gorgeous Prima Eye Candy

If you are looking for some gorgeous eye candy as inspiration, pop by the Addicted to Craft Blog, the Design Team were given some gorgeous Prima Stamps, and challenged to use them to make cards, a layout, or any other OTP.
Well - what those ladies came up with was STUNNING, soooooooo much inspiration, you really should check it out.
This is what I did - I made two cards, which I will probably give to Mum and my MIL for Mother's day.
I had loads of fun, using the Prima Green Leaf Stamp. On the pink/green card, I clear embossed the stamp imprint, then rubbed a Time Holtz Distress stamp over it - the clear embossing resisted the stamp, creating a resist design.
On the brown/pink card, I stamped a leaf swirl in brown, then added some Crystal Distress Stickles.

Thanks for looking everyone!!