Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday challenge at Scrappin' Patch

Hi everyone I hope you all have had a great Christmas - my Christmas was pretty quite this year other then moving house a few days before :CRAZY: .

The second holiday challenge that I have for you is to create a layout or off the page item which includes a frame of some sort. The frame can be around a photo, or an embellishment or around the whole layout.

In order to be in to win a RAK just upload your layout to the galleryhere by midnight on the fourth of January.

Here is my layout

Products used : Websters pages, Kaisercraft butterfly, flowers, wire and bead spray, Scenic Route alphas, Rose Moka alphas, green tara leaves and Jillibean Soup journal spot


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Prima Build a Page -December

I am stoked- I didn't win November's Prima BAP but my layout was one of only a few that was mentioned on their blog.

This layout is for the December Challenge - I just had to do some scrapping and this reflects the change about to happen in our house as we are moving a week before Christmas which means a new house, new area and new school for the kids:

Friday, December 4, 2009

Vintage Valentines by Fancy pants Inspiration

Well the courier arrived this morning with my order and some Vintage Valentine papers for me to use for inspiration. So instead of doing some packing (we are moving house the week before Christmas) I decided I needed to do some scrapping :ROLL:

The vintage Valentine papers are beautiful and have lovely colours to them. I can see heaps of potential for them and not just for valentines. They would be lovely for girly pages - if you have in countryside photos these papers would look great too. You can find a lot of the products I have used at Scrappin' Patch - go check it out as Prima products have 30% off at the moment!

Here is my first layout of my DH and my hands when we were newly weds

Fancy Pants Vintage Valentines paper,Prima Say it with Crystals Topaz,Prima flower andleaves,fancy pants die cut and stamp which is embossed with cocoa, white and clear embossing powders,black cardstock, American Crafts Alphas

My second layout with my daughter at the beach

Fancy Pants Vintage Valentines paper,Prima fluttervine,Tim Holtz tag,Jellibean soup journal spot,ribbon, heart charm, tag and string,cardstock and corrugated card

Monday, November 30, 2009

Scrappin' Patch Challenges

There are a few current challenges on at Scrappin' Patch first up is Heidi's designers Choice Challenge which is Shabby Chic using Pastel shades and two black & white photo's. I have done a layout about the children's grandparents - excuse the spelling of grandparents I reverted to my childhood spelling of it and now it is stuck! You have until the 11th to do the challenge.

Products Used which a lot can be found at the Scrappin' Patch shop
Prima art stitched mulberry paper, Prima essentials 7 Wink flowers,Prima cornflour blue leaves, Prima bling,Prima sanded turquoise mini roses,prima Journal spot,American craft thickers,Carolees creations alphas,7 Gypsies paper,Lace,Sky blue Shimmerz

My colour challenge to use Purple and black ends tonight at midnight and here is my example

Products used: Glitz papers,Prima flowers, bling and leaves, Green Tara flowers, KB chipboard shapes and American Craft Thicker Alphas

My Shabby chic challenge started this week and is to use shades of red, gold and green on a non Christmas layout.

Products used: Webster's Pages,Websters alphas,Prima bling, flowers and leaves,Kaisercraft bling, corrugated card

Websters 12 Days til Christmas

I recently took part in the 12 days of christmas crop over at the Websters forum. I love Webster pages and they go so well with Prima!

On Day one the challenge was to do a shadow box -instead of a shadow box I used the back part of the canvas.

On Day two was a gift card and box set

Day Three was a photo frame

Day four was another photo frame

Day 5 layout using photo cropping - the flowers are handmade

Day 6 was a mini album and I was so chuffed as I won the challenge!

Day Seven was an OTP snowflake but I did a star as I couldn't find a wooden snowflake

Day eight I skipped and Day nine was a design three ways so I did a card, a shadow box and a layout

I ran out of time to do the rest of the crop but it was awesome.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Me at Scrappin' Patch

Well I better update before I forget:

Over at Scrappin' Patch I have set a Multi Photo Challenge which ends midnight 20th of November. the challenge is to have 3 or more photos and it has to be a birthday layout - YES a birthday layout (it was Brendans 9th birthday on the 16th so I thought why not a birthday challenge).

Here is my layout (Brendans 7th Birthday)

Annelie has set the Boyzone challenge this week and It's all about love in this challenge...If you have anything/anyone MALE in your life - human or furry - you can participate in this challenge! All you have to do is to create a LO with the title starting with "Five reasons why I love...", and I want your journaling to be heartfelt.

My take

The other week I had Cosmo cricket boyfriend range in my design team kit and here is another layout that I did

With my other part of my Design team kit I got Glitz detour papers, glimmerz(stickers), pink paislee alphas and Jillibean journalling spots. This was to make up a take out kit which you can buy here and with it you can make four layouts.

Here is a sneak peek - to see the layouts I did you have to buy the kit!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Retreat News and layouts - very long photo heavy post !!


Last weekend I went to the Sketchbook Retreat. I had an awesome time not much sleep (about six hours),great company, heaps of inspiration, laughs and yummy food. I sat with Megan, Annelie and Heidi with Jane and Kelly nearby. I met a few more people and saw a few I had already met and didn't shop to much (had done to much prior to the retreat)

Thanks Megan for an awesome time - you were such a busy bee making sure everything was running smoothly and your layouts you did were awesome - I love the Jumbo Photo look - I need to give it ago.

Thanks Heidi for being my table buddy and a huge inspiration source - you gave me some great ideas !! and it was lovely sending time with you.

Annelie thanks for inspiring me as well with your stunning creations and great company and helping me out with ideas too.

Jane it was awesome meeting you and having your company and talking to someone about Katie and I love the layouts I did see of yours.

Well I did 15 layouts one of which was a double and a canvas so about the same as the last retreat - page kits make it easier to get layouts done. I went through and found challenges beforehand and then made kits. I was so inspired from the retreat that I have done my design team kit of four layouts in less then two hours today!!

Well in the previous post your saw one layout and here are some more I can share - You can find a lot of the products I have used at Scrappin' Patch:

Whats old is new challenge:
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Scrapbook savvy Sketch Challenge

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Scrapbook savvy 54321 challenge ie five circles, 4 patterned papers, 3 brads, 2 photos and one hand made embellishment.

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Scrapbook savvy colour challenge - the new Prima Blooming retro was perfect for this:

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White with one challenge -

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1,2,3 challenge

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Whats that ad about challenge:

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Primas Challenge - the double layout

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Wicked Princess Challenge

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Layout for the current challenge at The Sketchbook

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Stuck? sketch

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Inspired blueprints Sketch

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And the retreat challenge pack

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lets get Shabby Challenge

Here is my take for the Lets get Shabby challenge this Month. The criteria was to have some hand made embellishments on your page. Mine are the little 3d flowers. Loving Webster Papers!!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cosmo Cricket My Boyfriend Collection Inspiration

In my kit from Scrappin' Patch this time there was papers and stickers from the Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend Collection and some journalling spots. I had so much fun doing my Poppet Page with the Karen Foster scrapbook line that I decided to do another. It is a great way to use photos with people in with busy backgrounds - Just cut the background out and you have a poppet.

Here is my layout

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Products that I have used and in the shop:

Cosmo cricket Cardstock Stickers - some of which I have cut out an image from the sticker.
Cosmo cricket Fitting in paper
Cosmo cricket Study Hall Paper
Cosmo cricket Tube socks Paper
Websters alphas

Other products - October afternoon weathervane paper (clouds), Prima mom and me paper (Sun) and MM bird, twine

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lets get Shabby challenge

Well I am joining the Shabby chic challenge over at Lets Get Shabby with hours to spare - I really love shabby chic and this challenge was to include something vintage. I have used an old ribbon from a collection a lady had that she had collected many many years ago and the music paper comes from a music score which was dated in the 1940's. I have also used bolder colours.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Sketchbook's New weekly challenge

This weeks Sketchbook challenge has been set by Annelie and it is to do a double layout. You have until midnight sunday to add your layout to the gallery. I decided to do a layout I have been wanting to so for all long time about Christopher bringing home Patrick the Panda from school for the weekend. I finally got the papers I had being looking for for this (Prima again!).

Here it is

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Left side

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Right side

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Prima Birthday Challenge over at Scrappin' Patch

Go check this challenge out over at Scrappin' Patch :

As you know I love love Prima goodies and I know it is a extremely popular choice for heaps of you and who can blame us when they are so BOOTIFUL. There are a few of us that would love to go into the Prima factory with unlimited times and funds. When Adrienne and Pauline load up the Prima stuff in the shop you have to be quick :CRAZY: .

So the third Birthday challenge is to create a layout, card or OTP project using at least 80% Prima products. You have until midnight Monday the 26th to upload to the gallery to be in to win a RAK from the shop.

Here is my layout - one of my most expensive!:

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A few of these products can be found at the Scrappin'Patch. There are going to be more products loaded today.

Look at these gorgeous product peeks from Prima!!

I love prima and cant get enough of it - and look at their awesome giveaway gorgeous colours.

"This time we have an AMAZING selection of gorgeous NEW products from Prima!

The orange and yellow hues in our choices this month reflect the changing leaves on trees as we enter into Fall, and are perfect for a variety of seasonal projects! Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving are just a FEW ideas for using these products. (They would also fit in for spring & summer for our international scrappers.)

If you would like to WIN a few of these products simply peek below for details!

Prima Product Pick Oct

Prima product pic

Today's Picks Include:

* Tropics Paper-840976
* New Alpha Letter Stickers in Orange and Yellow-531096, 531102
* Trellis Roses in Orange and Yellow-533144, 533151
* Jewel Box Butterflies-532376
* Say It In Pearl Centers-530679
* Sultan Centers in Autumn Gold-535094
* Gypsy Petals in Burnt Orange and Goldenrod-531621
* Donna Downey Wildflower Iron-On-920234
* Country Elegance Hydrangeas in Orange-533465
* Parlor Petals in Sunflower Yellow-534423
* Crystal/Pearl swirl in Burgundy-530471
* Gossamer Wings in Dark Orange-533953
* Medicci Flowers in Orange-532949

What would we like you to do:

1. Post this Prima Pick photo or whole entry on your blog (or other online gallery/site)
2. AND then post your link right here in the comment section.

(You are welcome to make a project with our PICKS too! We would love to see the link to your project.)"