Saturday, December 16, 2017

STUCK?! : December 15th Sketch.

Hello there!
How are you all going? I am just popping in to put up the new and really fabulous sketch for STUCK?! SKETCHES December 15th reveal which has seen the Design Team take quite a few different interpretations so make sure you check out the Designers inspiration over on the STUCK?! Sketches Blog .

A big thank you goes out to Creative Embellishments, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online store to one lucky participant!


 Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood and rubber stamp products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.

AND thank you to Scrapbook Nerd, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $20.00 gift certificate to their online store to a second lucky participant!

Scrapbook Nerd is committed to helping you find creative ways to capture and preserve your memories. We have a passion for scrapbooking and other paper crafts and we want to share that with you. Its our goal to provide you with quality products from companies you know and introduce you to ones you might not.
As part of our commitment to you Scrapbook Nerd has a forum & gallery. A friendly place you can connect with other crafters, share ideas and techniques that will help grow your crafty skills.
Sign up for our newsletter to see all the latest happenings here at Scrapbook Nerd.


ALSO, We want to show you how much we appreciate that you play along with us and share your designs and talent with us so we will be choosing one scrapbooker from each challenge to guest with us at a later date! For example, our chosen scrapbooker from our December 15th challenge will guest for our February 15th challenge!

And the sketch is..



And my layout using this wonderful sketch..


Some closer views..







Fussy cutting and some stamping on the back ground!





Life is full of wonderful moments!



Life is full of special moments! Perhaps you have some special moments you would like to scrap using this sketch from STUCK?! SKETCHES! 

I have just been away to Townsville where we witnessed my DD graduation from the Police Academy. What a special and proud occasion for all of us..  I would love to share a news report about it..  I certainly do pray for each of these new recruits as they begin their new employment in the next weeks.  Thank God for all our emergency services who give their lives to help others.. 

Thanks so much for coming by, I know only too well how busy this time of the year is... I have barely thought of Christmas but I am hoping to get my head around the fact that there is just over 1 week until the big day.. So thank you for taking the time to call by and thank you for the lovely comments you leave me too...


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Saturday, December 09, 2017

123 CHALLENGE BLOG - December.

Hello there,
How has your day been? I am just popping in to share my take on this months challenge over at the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG and it is..

to use these three colors predominately and the sketch for inspiration and the two words on your layout..

I thought of Christmas and have used an older photo of my children for my layout..

some closer views..
I have created the flowers using dies..
more dies and fussy cutting..

Celebrate together..
My goodness where has the time gone!!?? and it will only be a couple of weeks and we will have Christmas again!!!  You can check out the designers inspiration and link up over at the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG HERE!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by, I do hope you are not tooo busy for this time of the year! Take some time for yourself ... thanks to those who leave me lovely comments. I do appreciate each one!! take care..

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Saturday, December 02, 2017

STUCK?! DECEMBER 1ST SKETCH.

Hello again,
Just popping in to share the fabulous new sketch for STUCK?! DECEMBER 1ST reveal. Another lovely sketch that I enjoyed creating with.. and it is..
And before you get into the sketch I must share about the wonderful sponsors for this challenge ...

A big thank you goes out to Wycinanka, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a beautiful themed prize pack to one lucky randomly drawn participant!
In a small factory at the foot of the Izera Mounains,
with passion and involvement, we create unusual products to handicraft.  

In Wycinanka's offer you will find chipboards, stencils, stamps and ... just look at  www.wycinanka.net
AND a warm welcome and thank you goes out to Bramble Fox, a brand new sponsor for us here at Stuck?! Sketches!  Bramble Fox is offering a $25.00 (Pound) gift certificate to their online shop to a second lucky participant!

Bramble Fox creates beautiful and unique embellishments that are perfect for all memory keeping projects! Our ever expanding range of designs reflects current trends adding a timeless access to Scrapbook pages, Project Life, Planners and more.
In addition to our standard ranges, we can design products to compliment kits or one-off designs for that special occasion such as Weddings. Just get in touch with us: hello@bramblefox.co.uk
There is always lots of inspiration to be found on our website Bramblefox.co.uk or follow us on Instagram - @Bramblefox


Bramble Fox is also offering all of our readers 10% off in their shop with the code STUCK10, until December 31st!
As always, we want to show you how much we appreciate that you play along with us and share your designs and talent with us so we will be choosing one scrapbooker from each challenge to guest with us at a later date! For example, our chosen scrapbooker from our December 1st challenge will guest for our February 1st challenge!  

So make sure you pop over to the STUCK?! Sketches Blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from the other designers.. 

and my layout..

some closer views..

Some fussy cutting and a sweet dandelion stencil!!

Fly High.

I have used old papers for this layout, so good to use them!!

I hope your day has been a good one, thanks for your visit, and thanks for the lovely comments too..


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Friday, December 01, 2017

KRAFT+ DECEMBER - Photo Inspiration

Hello there,
well here we are... December...  This is the last month of the year, and I hope it is a really good one for us all!! I've got lots happening this month.... my Daughters baby shower, my other Daughters Graduation from the Academy and of course... Christmas.. and my youngest Daughters birthday... whew... I am tired just thinking about it... I hope I can get a few moments of creative time to escape!!!

The first challenge for this month that I would like to share is a fabulous one from KRAFT+ and it is an inspiration photo board.. now these can inspire lots of things, so make sure you check out all the designers inspiration over on the BLOG HERE!!!

Now the challenge photo..
soooo much you can take from this... I took the colors from the bottom circle.. the teal and the red and white and green and created my take for this month..

some closer views..





and my layout..



I hope your December is off to a great start!! Thanks for dropping by, and thank you to those who leave lovely comments for me to read!! Have a wonderful day!!


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Thursday, November 23, 2017

D-LISH SCRAPS OCTOBER Cybercrop layouts..

Hello there,
Oh wow the days sure are flying... I hope this week has been a good one so far...
I am just coming by to share the layouts I created for last months Cybercrop Challenge for D-LISH SCRAPS on FACEBOOK. There are 4 challenges to choose from and I managed to create a layout for each one..

The first challenge was a color one, to use a side of the color wheel. either warm or cool colors..
No automatic alt text available. I choose to use the cool colors, blues and greens and I used a photo of my nephew when he was much younger..



The second challenge was .

and my layout..




I have used strips of paper and washi, some ric rac and ribbon to create the strips..

The third challenge was..





and my layout..



and the fourth challenge was.

I needed a bit of help with my selfie, so my DD came to the rescue with a snap chat selfie she took of me!!


So I am just a bit behind in my blogging as these were last months challenges, but just thought I would share them anyways!

Thanks so much for coming by, and thanks so much to those who leave me lovely comments!!  Have a fabulous day!!

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

STUCK?! November 15 Reveal.

Hello there,
How is your day going? I hope this is a good week for you, and you can keep up with the days flying by!!!
The mid-month reveal is up over at STUCK?! SKETCHES and it is another fabulous sketch.  But a big thank you must go to the wonderful sponsors who make each challenge more fun by their fantastic prizes!!

A big thank you goes out to Lindy's Stamp Gang, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop to one lucky participant!
Lindy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned! With vibrant shimmery sprays, flat sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more! Lindy’s Stamp Gang is the creative” baby” of Lindy Plakinger. She passed away in 2008 after bravely battling illness. She was a self-made cartoonist, loved drawing, crafting, designing new products, and creating her funny cartoon characters! One of her greatest joys was traveling to stamping and scrapbooking conventions across the US, demo-ing to her heart’s content with her sister, and giggle partner, Vicki! Lindy’s Stamp Gang will continue, as was her hope, and dream. Her husband and daughter have taken over the company keeping her creativity alive. Tracey, (her daughter), has always been a “jar filler” in the background of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, but is now trying to fill some incredible shoes! 
For more Lindy’s Stamp Gang please visit: 
AND thank you to Scrapbook Nerd, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $20.00 gift certificate to their online store to a second lucky participant!
Scrapbook Nerd is committed to helping you find creative ways to capture and preserve your memories. We have a passion for scrapbooking and other paper crafts and we want to share that with you. Its our goal to provide you with quality products from companies you know and introduce you to ones you might not. As part of our commitment to you Scrapbook Nerd has a forum & gallery. A friendly place you can connect with other crafters, share ideas and techniques that will help grow your crafty skills. Sign up for our newsletter to see all the latest happenings here at Scrapbook Nerd.
ALSO, We want to show you how much we appreciate that you play along with us and share your designs and talent with us so we will be choosing one scrapbooker from each challenge to guest with us at a later date! For example, our chosen scrapbooker from our November 15th challenge will guest for our January 15th challenge! 
Now let's get started with the challenge, here is your sketch....
 
  I really enjoyed creating with this sketch and I have also used some really old papers from Basic Grey!

some closer views!!



 The colors of my papers were influenced by my photo..


Happiness..


Make sure you pop over to the STUCK?! SKETCHES BLOG to see all the wonderful inspiration from the Designers and link up your entry too..  This Sketch can be combined with a non sketch challenge such as a color challenge.. The prizes are chosen by random so everyone has an equal chance!!

Thanks for coming by.. I hope your day isnt too busy!! Thanks for the lovely comments you leave me too...
bye for now!

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Monday, November 06, 2017

123 CHALLENGE BLOG - November.

Hello,
I hope your week is off to a good start!! I am just popping up the new challenge for 123 CHALLENGE BLOG for this month and it is a fabulous one..
To be inspired by the sketch, use the 3 colors as your main color scheme and use the words "Awesome Adventure' somewhere on your page..

I thought these colors and words suited a boy layout so I have used some photos of my nephew who is a cool little dude and began creating..

some closer views..


 I have used some really old papers and stickers for this layout..


I love that fun photo!!


All the chipboard is from Scrapmatts..
You can see the other designers inspiration and linkup your layout over on the blog HERE!!!

Well enjoy the rest of your day.. thanks for dropping by and thanks for the lovely comments too..


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Thursday, November 02, 2017

STUCK?! : November 1st Sketch.

Hello there!!
Here I am today to put up the new Sketch for November 1st for STUCK?! Sketches which is a multi photo one and it looks like..
You can check out all the inspiration and interpretation of the designers and link your layout up over on the BLOG HERE!!!

And a big shout out to the wonderful sponsors for this sketch!
A big thank you goes out to Creative Embellishments for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop to one lucky participant!


Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood and rubber stamp products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.

AND thank you to Accent Scrapbooking, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop to a second lucky participant!
Accent Scrapbooking by kjkareen is a small business in Quebec, Canada. We offer flairs for all projects. Visit our site : www.etsy.com/shop/kjkareen to see all our products!

ALSO, We want to show you how much we appreciate that you play along with us and share your designs and talent with us so we will be choosing one scrapbooker from each challenge to guest with us at a later date!  For example, our chosen scrapbooker from our November 1st challenge will guest for our January 1st challenge!

And my take on this sketch.. a couple of  closer views first!!






Live the life you have imagined.
This sketch was perfect for these photos of my Daughter when she graduated from Uni...  A hint of stamping some gold flicks of mist just added to the back ground details.

I hope you can join in with STUCK?! SKETCHES this month, this sketch is open until November 29th!!

Thanks for dropping on by, I hope your week is going well.. thanks so much for the lovely comments too..

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