Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Feeling Sketchy Card sketch #105 and Lets Get Shabby #60

A very good day to you, thanks for taking a minute in your busy day to call by... I hope you are doing well!

The card sketch over at FEELING SKETCHY  is another one I enjoyed using to create with and I made 2 cards again using this sketch..
and stuck to the sketch for my 2 Christmas cards..

 And the new challenge for LETS GET SHABBY #60 is to use this inspiration picture for your creation..

Well I knew what photo I wanted to scrap the minute I saw this picture and I created this layout of my DD on a rainy day...

Some closer views of the back ground... Can you see my clouds with the stencilled raindrops!?

and my layout..

You are sunshine on a rainy day!

Thanks so much for looking and as always thank you for your comments too..

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Scrapbook Store Sketch and Once Upon A Sketch October

Hello to you, thanks for coming by..  The days are not slowing down at all are they!!??

I have created a layout for the Scrapbook Store for October and the sketch looks like ..
October Sketch Competition 2014 I have used older photos and really old basic grey papers for this layout...

Turning Japanese..
 Lots of texture on the back ground and fussy cutting...

And the challenge over at ONCE UPON A SKETCH is to use the sketch and the theme of the women/girls in our lives.. well I saw that there were some DT examples of their pets, so I thought I would do a layout on the newest 'girl' in my life.. my horse Bess.. The sketch..

a closer view of the journalling which I tucked in the top and one of the back ground textures..

That big flourish is a new Kaiser die I got last week...and again.. older papers from the bottom of my paper drawer!!

Well I hope you are having a good day, and thanks so much for any comments you leave me too..

Monday, October 13, 2014

Scrap the Girls, Lets get Shabby and something exciting for me!

A big hello to you!

I feel like there has been a conspiracy to stop me from getting to my blog the last few days.. very busy..

 We had my Mums 80th birthday on saturday...
which was a wonderful family get together and special time.. and then last night we had my son and his new girlfriend come for tea... so the weekend has flown by and now is the first chance I have had in days to post on my blog..  I have 2 challenges to put up and some thing exciting for me to share!

The October challenge for SCRAP THE GIRLS is a fabulously colorful mood board that looks like..
I went with the 3 primary colors in the squares and created my layout...

Be your own kind of beautiful.

 and the latest challenge for LETS GET SHABBY #59 is to create a shelf.. humm I did not know what this meant until I saw the DT's creations and thought I would create a card...  a Christmas card..  I have used a wood chippie for my shelf and have created a window and my card...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..

I hope you can see my teddy sitting on the window shelf.. !!

And a bit of excitement for me to share at last!

Quite some time ago I applied to create for the new CREATIVE SCRAPPERS - CREATING WITH SKETCHES E BOOK

 and I am so pleased to say it has now been released and is available to purchase.. all the details can be found HERE..  When I saw the sketches and the layouts this morning I must say that this book is well worth getting because if you are like me and love sketches because I got to admit some days the mojo is hiding and I need a good prod to start a layout off, then this has 120 sketches and 60 international designers... and I am so excited to be amongst all that talent!! And I can show you my layout, but the sketch is in the book!! I enjoyed using the sketch and stayed true to the design..

Well I hope your day is going really well, and thanks so much for your lovely comments too!!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Feeling SKetchy Card #103 and Page Drafts Sketch

A warm Hello to you wherever you are on this wonderful big scrappersphere! I hope your day is very pleasant!

I have really been enjoying the card sketches over at FEELING SKETCHY and once again I have created 2 cards using this fabulous sketch..
Isn't that a beauty! and my cards... and yes.. they are chrissy cards.. just cos December is getting closer by the day!!

 Using older Kaiser papers and Christmas themed dies.. and a few sequins..

And.... I am putting my layout up that was  created for the October release of PAGE DRAFTS SKETCHES BY THE NIFTY PIXEL.. Another fabulous release of sketches.. I chose to create with Page Drafts Sketch #35.3 by the Nifty Pixel which looks like...
I loved the banners and it was  good challenge for me to use 3 photos.. I found these photos from my DD year 7 Dinner and went with them...

You Shine..
 And do yourself a favour and go check out the rest of the sketches and layouts.. they are all sensational... HERE

And as always thank you so much for taking a moment to call by and thank you for any comments too!!

Saturday, October 04, 2014

JOT Mood Board and 123 October challenge.

Hello There! I hope your day is going wonderfully well..

I was looking around for something different to get my creativity on with and came across this wonderful mood board from JOT and it is..
SEPTEMBERSomethingBoardthe something floral, something blue and something chevron got me and then I found these paper from Graphic 45 in my drawer and thought I dont know if I have ever used Graphic 45 papers before so that would be something new!! So I began to create.. some fussy cut flowers, the chevron is the back ground Kaiser stamp and the blue.. well it is there too...

Today I choose joy!

and if you didn't know Jot also has a wonderful online magazine full of outstanding articles and inspiring scrapping.. you can check it out..HERE

And I have to put up this months challenge for the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG  which is so pretty and I really enjoyed this one.. last months was a bit hard I must admit!! So this months is..

and my layout...

(a closer look..)

Sisters are forever friends..

You can see the other DT's layouts and other details HERE..

Thanks so much for dropping by and as always I am so thankful for any comments too!!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A new Month - 3 New Challenges!

Happy 1st October to you.. and I am not even going to mention how close Christmas is getting...!!!
However there is lots to do before then! I have 3 challenges to put up.. yes somehow I am on all these teams creating for your inspiration!! I was thinking of putting one up at a time, but then thought naaa!  So thank you for checking all these out!!

SKETCHY BOARDS now has a blog which will make it so much easier to find and the October Challenge is to use the board and the sketch and create your layout..

and my layout...
Think Happy...
 I have used old Kaiser papers for this layout!
Check out the new blog and the  DT'S creations HERE!

D-LISH SCRAPS have another wonderful mood board for October and it looks like..

Pardon the pun, but it looks fabulous! The sketch is optional but I used the sketch for my layout and I took all the colors in the circles along the bottom and used them..

and my layout..
You are fabulous..

 Those cutest flowers, the gorgeous sequin bow and yes I have used a FLAIR (I think I have been bitten by the flair fly!!hehe!) are all D-LISH STORE goodies.. (I think I have been bit by the D-Lish bug as well...sigh!!)
You can see the other CT layouts HERE!

And my first layout as Creative Team Member for WHITE WITH ONE and the challenge is to use.....

   WW1 White with Radiant Orchid!
And just for your information the rules have been updated ..HERE!

and my layout..

You can see the other CT'S layouts HERE!

If you have made to here thanks so much! If you are like me it is nice to pop down the challenges somewhere for when its scrapping time! All 3 challenges have wonderful prizes, but if you are like me it is just nice to get an idea to start with to create by using the challenges...and I have made lots of lovely scrappy friends along the way...

Thanks so much for any comments, they are all special to me!