Sunday, July 31, 2011

My Visit To Germany

I have been playing along in the Amazing Chook Race, over at Chookscraps.
This layout was for Round 9 - Europe.  I chose to go to Germany....  I love Germany, and hope very much to get there one day...
Anyway, since I picked to visit Germany, I had to use 3 colours, 1 large photo, and feature clocks/cogs on my layout.
This is what I did - using some Theresa Collins paper, I used a clock transparency, and a fabulous Steampunk chippy.....

Layout was about Connor and his gorgeous gappy grin - which he may not have for much longer, as he has his first ever loose tooth, which will probably fall out today and tomorrow....especially if he helps it along...haha!! 
My little baby boy is growing to fast...... "sigh"....
Thanks for popping by!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Savvy Cybercrop

The other cybercrop I've been involved in this week is the one at Scrapbook Savvy
It was a "Get your Mojo Moving" cybercrop - and it sure got my mojo flowing - lol....

The first challenge I did was Anthea's.
It was to use this Pagemaps sketch:

This is what I came up with:

Used some old photos of Connor doing his "Coolest Dude Ever" impersonations, and my favourite range ever - October Afternoon Rocket Age....
Then there was the lovely Sara's challenge, it was a colour challenge - you had to use the colours frome this picture:

I have to say, the colours in this picture were right up my ally - I am loving using brights at the moments.  I did this layout of Connor in the pool at Dolphin Heads resort - our summer us....

Then there was Kerryn's challenge - a puzzle challenge.  This was the challenge I found most challenging, IYKWIM....  We had to include these elements in our layout:

This is what I did.  I used a photo of Connor playing on this awesome playground in Bathurst.  I used Basic Grey Oxford range - which I love, and lots of bits and pieces from "A Lil Somethin'"

Finally, there was Renee's challenge - all we had to do was include stitching on our layout, which is pretty easy for me as I include stitching on just about everything I do
This is the layout I did - I used this sweet as photo of Connor - aged about 3, on his first set of wheels - a little red tricycle his Nanny and Papa bought him. 

I used Crate Paper Toy Box for this layout - another of my favourite ranges, sadly, I've just about run out of this one - oh, well - I've done about 4 layouts from what I bought, so at least I got my money's worth...
As you can see, I have been playing around a lot with Adobe Lightroom - I am loving playing with this - and I'm enjoying experimenting with the colours and lighting of my photos......
Thanks for popping by my blog :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cybercrop at Chookscraps

Been keeping myself very busy participating in Cybercrops this week.  These were the layouts I did for the Chookscraps Cybercrop.
The person of interest this CC was Sandra Bullock. 
This layout was for challenge 3 - had to show a picture of "booty," diagonal lines, pearls and stickers.

This is for the 2nd Challenge - Had to use lots of distressing, rumpling and tearing, stamping.... I really enjoyed creating this layout - lots of fun......
Finally - this is for challenge number 1

Monday, July 25, 2011

My Mind's Eye Sketch Challenge

Today I have been working on Sketch Challenge 25 on the My Mind's Eye Blog.  The challenge was to use this Sketch by Anam Stubbington, and the word "Celebrate" in honour of their 2nd birthday.

This is what I came up with - photos are of Connor New Year's Eve 2010 - his first introduction to Sparklers...which, after initial hesitation, he absolutely loved.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments - I absolutely love reading all of them:)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Stuck Sketch Challenges

I have even had time to do the fabulous challenges over at the Stuck sketch Challenge site.  I love that site - and always mean to do the challenges, sadly never seem to have time - but this month it seems the mojo is flowing quite well - so I'm just going with it haha!

This is the layout I did for the July 1st Sketch.....
Used gorgeous Fancy Pants Beach Bum range - just love that range, and it's perfect for doing beachy pages:)

This layout was for the July 15th Sketch - used some more gorgeous Bo Bunny Barefoot and Bliss - another go-to range for me at the moment, as I seem to be scrapping quite a few of Connor's beach days.....

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Last But Not Least.....

Is my Kraft It Up Entry. The challenge is to use this image as inspiration:

Here is the layout I created.  I used the colours in the picture as inspiration, as well as using the work "Cupcake" in my title....

 used the delicious Prima Madeleine range - and lots of othere Prima Goodness, as well as the obligatory Kaisercraft flowers, which I just can't seem to live with out lately...  I punched the border using a Martha Stewart around the page set, pity I mucked it up, but Oh well...
Can you believe the new CHA is around the corner....and as usualy I seem to still have stacks left from last CHA.... better get scrapping so I can justify buying more!!!
I've finished uploading my entries now, so I'll be back in a couple of days with a few new sharseys..
Happy Scrapping peeps!!

140 Posts now......

Oh my goodness, this is post number 140......  even with being slack for a while there, it's still some sort of record for me!!
As I said, I also did the Kraft It Up and the White With One Challenges too...  this is the White With One entry.  The challenge was to use White as a base with Aqua/Teal +Chipboard.
This is what I came up with:

I tried to emulate the style of the gorgeous Stacey Young's work - I am in awe of her ability to use colour, texture and multimedia in her layouts.  They are always amazing.  Don't think I quite pulled it off - will have to practise that style a bit more, I is lots of fun getting messy - I painted and sprayed glimmermist to my heart's  The chippy I used was the chain fence and the little chippy butterflies as well.....
Thanks for having a peek and my work!!

Scrap The Boys

As I've mentioned before, I seem to be on a scrappy roll of late - probably because the housework and yardwork are much neglected, LOL...
This is the layout I've done for this month's Scrap the Boys challenge - the challenge was to use tape and the word "play."
Loved doing this challenge - I used a photo taken of Connor this summer at the water park - face smeared with suncream and all...haha!
I've used Bo Bunny's Barefoot and Bliss range - I love love love the colours in this range - I'm just loving brights at the moment.

Righto, well, I'll be back later with some more shares - I've also done the Kraft it Up and the White with One challenges too....
Thanks for popping by!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pottering Along

I've been having a lovely scrappy time of late, just pottering along, doing my own thing....doing challenges, sometimes doing a "just for fun" layout....I am really enjoying the break from work, the relaxing has really helped me clear away cobwebs, and for a while some little glimpses of the real "me" come out..which is nice, first time in years actually.
As I said, I am making my way through my challenge list at quite a good pace for a change.  This one is for the sketch challenge over at Anna's Craft Cupboard.  The sketch was created by the very talented sketch maestro Wendy Smith.

This next layout was for Sar's Random Kit Challenge over at Scrapbook Savvy.  The challenge was to use a WOW chipboard, 3 Cabouchens, a doodled border, and some twine in a double thread bow.
This is what I came up with - using the "He's Savvy" kit.  I adore this kit, just love the colours...and this photo is one of my faves too.....

Finally this layout was "just for fun."  I used some gorgeous Echo Park Dots and Stripes and Jillibean Watermelon Gazpacho papers.. with a few "A Lil Somethins" thrown in too....
Seem to be going through a real love of brights over the last few weeks....not hard when there is so much yummy product in bright colours going around...

Oh, well, that's it from me at the minute... Don't forget to leave some love - I adore reading your lovely comments:)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Seem to be on a Roll....

Scrapping wise, at least - I created this layout because I was just so inspired by the new Basic Grey range, the colours, and patterns - just perfect for masculine and school layouts!  I actually stenciled the Harlequin pattern on the lighter paper, to match the maroon and gold paper....I had a Crafter's Workshop Template to do it....I just love this photo of Connor - such a cheeky grin, and so him!!

I did this layout using a photo of my step-niece's Babies...they are gorgeous children - and the girl looks so much like Bianca did at that age, it's scarey.  I used Bo Bunny's Gabrielle range - and some gorgeous Prima and Kaisercraft flowers, and some Prima Bling....I used last week's Colour Room challenge as inspiration - but couldn't upload it to their gallery, sadly:(

I have also made an early start on challenges - lol - this one I did for Scrapbook Savvy's July Sketch challenge - it is an awesome sketch, and I've used the gorgeous October Afternoon Rocket Age range - and it's fast becomming an all time fave, I can tell you!!  Haha!  How many times do I say that???

Thanks for popping by my blog - don't forget to leave a comment, I love reading them:)
I won't be posting much in the next few days - I am getting things ready to have my first stall at the Troppo markets Mackay - selling handmade embellishment, canvases, ready-made pages and kits.... trying to get rid of my considerable stash in a profitable way - haha!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Little Late, I know....

To enter the June Scrap The Boys....but this is what I did for it.
The challenge was to use Teal, Red, Yellow and White - I just love using brights, so I jumped at the chance.  I used a firm favourite - Echo Park Paper Company..they do brights soooo well.
I made the little banner at the bottome of the photo - and made the sun from some scrap paper as well.  Connor really is my little ray of sunshine in the day, he is such a bright, happy little personality - even though, at times I would love him to not be so, ummmm noisy - I love having him around while he's on school holidays, and I'm enjoying spending special time with him.
Love you, little man!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Scrappy Goodness From Scrapbook Savvy

This month, I have been lucky enough to be Guest Designer over at Scrapbook Savvy.  Sar sent me the truely stunning We're Savvy kit to play with.
It is absoulutely beautiful - full of gorgeous Vintagey - Inspired Goodness.  The Papers are from the NEW range of Cosmo Cricket - Odds and Ends, plus some sweet cabouchens, and Martha Stewart doilies... 
This layout would have to be one of my favourites from this year - I just love it.  The photo is of my Mum and her big sis, Elaine.  I handmade all the flowers, and added a few leaves and pearls from my stash.

With this one, I stuck with a Vintage feel - but added a few masculine touches - I wanted to continue the them of old-fashioned games, so I made a little kite from the papers and twine in the kit.  The buttons came from my stash.

I love the whimsical feel of this photo - which I altered in Lightroom - so I did something I don't usually do, and added flowers to Connor's layout.  I handmade some paper roses, and also made flowers using a scallop punch,  Scallop punch flowers are gorgeous - turn out looking very Priam - ish - I just love them!!
I also added some lace and some Kaisercraft flowers from my stash.  The butterflies were punched out of scrap bit of paper from the kit.

Well, that's it from my - hope I've inspired you!
If you would like a stepxstep posted for the scallop flowers, let me know in your comments, and I'll post one. 
Cheers - Happy Scrapping!