Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Just Playin' Round

I have been doing a "Just 'cos" layout - just HAD to use this boooootiful paper from Sassafras Lass - I love the textures and colours, so soft, pretty and feminine "sigh"

Here are some close ups - I used some doileys from the Chip Chop Shop - and also made some flower backings with my Tim Hotz Tattered Floral Die - using pattern paper. Also popped on some paper doilies, and edged the diecut with pattern paper - which I ruffled!!
Had so much fun playing with all this pretty stuff for a change!!

This is a challenge I did for the My Mind's Eye Challenge on their blog - had to use black, and the sketch provided. Unfortunately, I didn't get this done in time for the challenge - my bad - but I finished it because I was just so inspired, and loved working with the Haunted range!

Well, that's it from me - off to do some more scrapping, think I'll use some more Sass Lass!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October Scrap the Boys

I finally managed to do both challenges for Scrap the Boys - I love that challenge site, and always mean to do the challenges, but somehow never seem to manage it!!
Anyway the first challenge was to scrap a layout keeping to the theme "Trick or Treat"
This is Connor's trick - he pulls all these faces conveying "mood" in order to get something I've said no to. Sometimes it's this one, sometimes it's a sad, pathetic face complete with tears. Hope he learns it doesn't work soon, it does get tiresome dealing with it - but boy he is such a Drama Prince!!!!
Whilst I was scrapping this photo, Connor came up and said, "oooohhhhh, here I am being Mr Grumpy Bum!" I asked him why he was Mr Grumpy Bum. His reply?? "I wanted something......"
There you go!
Hence the title, and journalling....tehe, I figure it is one for the 21st wall!!

The Devil in the Details Challenge was to use material. I pleated some material to make the yellow ribbon, and made a denim and material lollipop flower to blend.
Connor loved this lollipop - when he saw it, he said "Mummy, that is the biggest lollipop in the world!!"

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Meadowlark at Addicted to Craft

I got a gorgeous pack of My Minds Eye Meadowlark papers from Luisa - the boss lady at Addicted to Craft.
Here is what I've created with them.
First, a grungy boy layout with my cheeky little monkey posing with his Dad's sunglasses!

Now a softer, shabbier style with a photo of Connor I took a couple of month's ago - I love this photo, he just looks so cute pulling this face, goodness knows what he is thinking - LOL!

This is a close up of the flowers I made - Yep, I've well adn truly caught the make your own flower bug!!

These are just punched circles, folded in half, and threaded together, arrange the petals and play with it a bit to form the shape - I just popped a brad in the middle to finish it off :0)

I adored this range - it is soooo versatile, definately going to have more of a play with what I've got left!!

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Just scrappin'

I did this layout for the 1st September Challenge for Scrap the Boys. Just didn't get a chance to upload it in time due to certain internet issues....grrrr.....
Ever since Connor was born, Mark has called him Dudley Doodlebug. Have no idea why, but it is kinda cute, and Connor still gets Dudley as a nickname....

This next layout I did for this month's 123 Challenge - Must use the word "Go", a handcut title, and the colour green.
This is a close up of the handcut title "Go" I used a Tim Holtz Grungeboard letters to trace around....as I thought the letters I tried to draw freehand were a bit gumbyish - LOL
Here is the layout - most of the stuff I used I got out of last month's Boy kit at Bon's.

I also managed to do last week's Colour Room challenge - I find this site a real challenge, the sketches are challenging for me in themselves, let alone also trying to get the colour combo right....But I guess that is what challenges are all about. Right?
Here is a close up of one of the flowers. It is a black Prima Flower, but I have used my new favourite toy - glimmer glam to paint on it. I love the gorgeous shimmer it gives things :0)
The other flowers are Webster's trim, and Maya Road. I adore the new release of Maya Road - so many gorgeous embies... yummo!

That's all I can share at the moment - I am off to do some more scrapping sooon - hope to get a sketch challenge done, and the first October Scrap the Boys challenge.
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

October at Kraft It Up

Can you believe it is a new month already? I can't - the year is just flying by - dare I say the "C" word????
At Kraft it up this month there is a sketch to work with - here is the sketch, and of course it is with a Kraft base :0)

Here is my sample - sorry for the bad pic, I was staying at Mum and Dad's time at the time, and I still haven't found a good spot to take photos of layouts yet- Hehe.
Still working through photos of our snow trip - this is of our cheeky boy enjoying a snowball fight!

I have a couple more shares, but I'll come back later - it's getting late, and it is time for me to hit the sack, I think!
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