Sunday, August 7, 2016

Big Smiles - Colour Stories Inspiration 208

Yet another layout of my beautiful grandaughter
She is a good subject to scrapbook.


Big Smiles

I used the following colour challenge and sketch to help me to put the layout together.
Evidence: Chevrons, Animals & Map Paper 
Journaling: Make a List 

Journaling on back of bunny card reads -

1. Cute as pie
2. Sweet as Sugar
3. Such a smiler
4. A cheeky money
5. Nanas little princess
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Berwick Bimble - Lets Get Sketchy

Berwicke Bimble - Lets Get Sketchy


 This super sketch is from Brenshevia @ Lets Get Sketchy

I love the simple, graphic design and adapted it for just one photo.
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This is what I made of it


 The journalling reads: 
We love taking our grandson on adventrures.  He especially loves going on the tag-a-long bike and telling grandad to 'go faster'  This trip we cycled from Pot a Doodle to Berwick.  We got a puncture along the way.


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Tobha Mor - Stuck Sketches

I loved this sketch from Stuck Sketches and couldnt resist having a go.

The photos I used I have been trying to scrap for ages and just couldn't get the right vibe.

I adapted the sketch to give the photos a more linear approach


and this is what I made of it!

The photos are of a hostel and surrounding area in Howmore (Tohba Mor in Gaelic), South Uist, Outer Hebrides.  We have stayed here a couple of times and loved it.

The journalling reads: We have been here on our cycling adventures.  A hostel small in size but big in character. 
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ferry Fanatics - Lets Get Sketchy/CSI296


I love this simple sketch by Lets Get Sketchy 
I found it so easy to get started

I really love the layout I have created 


I also used a colour challenge from Colours Stories Inspiration (below)

Evidence: Stars/Stripes, Flags, Circle 
Testimony: Thank you note 

Journalling reads:  To my husband - Thank you for going along with my enthusiasm for adventures, specifically to the islands of Scotland.  I has turned out to be a great love for us both and somewhere we are both drawn back to year after year.

And this is what I put together.....

The photo is of my hubby and myself on our way back to mainland Scotland from the Isle of Arran.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Brotherly Love - Creative Scrappers #296

Brotherly Love 
Creative Scrappers #296

This is sketch #296 from Creative Scrappers and the layout below is what I made of it!


The photo is of my two grandchildren - Jacob (aged 7) and Isabelle (a few weeks old)

He is besotted with her (and still is) many months later.  I love this photo of him sharing a tender moment while holding her.


I used: 

Bazzill Basics White Cardstock 
Papermania Alphas  
Unknown Alphas 
Bo Bunny Believe paper 
Organza Flowers
Punches 
Glitter Paper 
My Minds Eye Paper 

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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty 

I want a bit glitter crazy with this layout
I am totally loving having a grandaughter after growing up with no sisters, having a son and a grandson it is a joy to buy clothes that are pink, frilly and glittery.

 
This is my granddaughter Isabelle.

I loved the purple cast on the photo and used it as inspriation for the colour for the layout.

Kielder

I love this photo of my grandson Jacob.  He nearly always has a happy smiley face.

We'd been staying in the Youth Hostel in Keilder and had a cycle around part of the Kielder Resevior. 

My grandson was on a tag-a-long bike and the spray from the back wheel of the bike in front was pebble-dashing his face with mud.  I immediatley took a photo (18/10/14)



I used stamped gears to symbolise the bike element of the story and of course the journalling card with 'sweet ride' on it.  Arrows were used to indicate sped and the white splash to indicate the water element of the story.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Isabelle's First Day

Isabelle's First Day Layout

I used a sketch challenge from Stuck Sketches to put together the layout and a colour challenge from Colour Stories Inspiration. (see below)

This is the very first layout I have done of my brand new grandaughter Isabelle. I hope you'll all agree she is gorgeous (I know I'm biased of course) Isabelle weighed in at a whopping 9lb 8oz, so is truly a 'bouncing baby'. When my grandson was born I did a 'Jacob's first day' layout so it was only fitting I did the same for Isabelle.


This is the sketch that inspired the layout
 


Journalling on the back of the birth details tag reads:

Look at this Craftmanship - 10 perfect fingers, 10 perfect toes, beautiful eyes and a sweet little nose, cute as a button and as sweet as can be = one brand new girl in our family.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Don't Let Go

Don't Let Go

This is a bit of a mix up for me as I've not really tried mixed media before.  I didn't really intend to do mixed media it just 'sort of' happened.  I ended up glueing my paper onto some scrap cardboard as until then it did not have the 'structural integrity' to hold up to the sewing and whatnot.

I've had lots of fun playing around with bits and pieces and slapping on paint and mist.  I just sort of went with the flow and saw what happened.  Let me know what you think!

I put the layout together with the help of Colour Stories Inspiration challenge #143 (below)
Scrap it with a Song Pop challenge - Demi Lovato's - Let it Go
I used the title of the song to inspire my title of Don't Let Go
Colour Scheme: All colours used
Evidence: Mixed Media, Pen Work, Cogs and Circles.
Testimony: Handwrite your story


I didn't use the sketch ahove - instead I used the one below from Show Us Your Stuff as inspiration. I rotated the sketch 90 degrees.

Here is a close up
and another
and another
and just one more!
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Products used:
Scrap Cardboard
Mambi 12 x 12 paper
TCW 6 x 6 Stencil - Coffee Splotch
TCW 6 x 6 Stencil - Metawork
Distress Ink - Faded Jean and Worn Lipstick
Cosmic Shimmer -  Lava Red and Ocean Sunlight
Craft TProducts - Lustre Rub ons - Russet
Stampers Anonymous Stamps - Classics #6
Liquid Pearls - Mint Green, Daffodil, Ruby Red and Ocean Blue
Maya Road - Mini Gears
That Special Touch - Stencil - Nuts Pattern
Adirondack - Dabber - Silver
Ranger Dylusions - Stamps - Bordering on the Edge
American Craft - Amy Tangerine - Ready Set Go - On the clock
Brand unknown - Cardboard Arrow
Dymo lettering
American Craft - chipboard dinosaur
Brads
Windsor and Newton - Gesso 
Twine
Uniball Signo - White
Magic Mesh - Red

Ain't it Fun

 Ain't it Fun

I hope everyone has had a easy week and will have a nice relaxing weekend.  I brighted up my week by creating this colourful layout with the help of Colour Stories Inspiration #142 and Scrap it with a Song - Rock Challenge song - Ain't it Fun.

Colour scheme - All colours used
Evidence: Arrows, Stars & Circles 
Testimony: Insp word - Team

I had great fun scapping this layout and reliving the memories from this photograph.
The photo is of my son and his 3 friends playing in a neighbours back garden. The four of them were 'as thick as thieves' growing up and playing together and used to get up to all sorts of mischief.
I love using masks and decided to use two on this layout and spongue ink through them. I also used something called 'Wordle' which creates 'word cloud' using the words you type in.

For the title I decided to include the little letters on the big letter of the word fun.

I plugged the holes of most of the buttons with liquid pearls in contrasting colours.

The multicoloured 'masked' bricks reflect the bricks in the photograph and the masked circles represent the sunshine they were playing in on the day.

Used - http://www.wordle.net/ to create the ‘word cloud’

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Products Used:
Wooden Star Buttons
Echo Park – A boy’s life – small orange alphas
Basic Grey – Lime Rickey – Large Alphas
Fancy Pants – About a Boy – Rub Ons
Scenic Route – Garden Grove – Die Cut Arrows
Making Memories – Boy Primary – Epoxy Shapes
That Special Touch Mask – Stone Wall
Clear Scraps Mask – Spiral Dots  
Craft Planet – Fuzzy cord – Yellow
Ink it Inkpads – Orange & Blue
Brilliance Ink Pad – Pearlescent Yellow
Washer Word – Adventure
American Crafts – Foam Arrow – Orange
Liquid Pearls – Key Lime, Daffodil, Pumpkin, Ruby Red, Ocean Blue
Embroidery Floss and loose threads
Journaling – MME – Bloom

Used - http://www.wordle.net/ to create ‘word cloud’

Monday, October 13, 2014

BOO!

BOO!

Scrapbook layout put together with inspiration from Challenge 141 from Color Stories Inspiration and Sketchabilities.

This photo was taken at Alton Towers on the Haunted House ride in 1995.  I just recently rediscovered it and had a good laugh at my face.  At the point the photo was taken a huge spider dropped down from the ceiling which is why I look so scared, strangly my husband looks quite amused!

Journalling Reads: 14th Sept 1995 - We got tickets for Alton Towers, so with Jason at school we headed off to have lots fun on all of the rides.

We hopped into the 'Haunted House' car and set off through the house. The main thing I remember was the absolutely 'HUGE' spider that dropped down from the ceiling (which is when this photo was taken) hence the very scared look on my face and the amused look on my husband Pauls face. Such a fun day.

 This is the colour challenge I used

I used all the colours in the scheme 
For the evidence I used: Cogs/Gears, Lots of Layers, Something Unexpected (postcard)

Testimony: Tuck your story between layers

I also used this fantastic sketch
124 from Sketchabilities 

I used white tulle to give the illusion of spider web which I tore and stretched and I decided to use cardboard which I cut into letters for the title and then 'spooked them up' a bit by adding green and orange liquid pearls.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Love - You and Me

I'm on a Roll
I've managed to combine 8 challenges for this layout!!
~see challange list and details below~

First of all - this is what I created
After getting the layout 'more or less' how I wanted it I decided it was too 'clean'.   So I smudged some pale blue and pink Stickles glitter around the two photographs to mess it up a bit.

This is the 1st time I have managed to scrap a photo of our wedding.  I've always struggled on where to start so I am quite pleased hwo this turned out.  With a brother, son and grandson I am so used to doing 'boy' layouts, so it was fun to do such a girly layout.
I used a the September sketch from Stuck Sketches


Remaining Challenges

Scrap around the world: September Mood Board 
I took inspiration from the wings, pink and metal and used them on my layout.

Colour Stories Inspiration - Case File: 138
Colour Scheme - All colours used
Evidence – Woodgrain/Damask/button/Paint
Testimony – Tuck your story into an envelope

Song Title/Lyrics Challenge – Imagine Dragons – On top of the World
    inspired by lyrics: love somebody and title ‘on top of the world’ which is how you feel on your wedding day.  

Scrap it Girl – Use Stencils or Mask - I used a TCW – Mini Wood Grain Stencil on scrap white paper with shimmer mist.

Paper Wings – Use Ribbon Twine or Trim – Used bakers twine on journaling tag, l on love and wrapped around woodgrain heart.

Challenge YOUrself  - You must be included in your layout - the photograph used is of husband and myself on our wedding day.  The link to fall is that my husband and I got married on September 7th (we've just had our 18th wedding anniversary) so this is a favourite time of your for me.  Also we tend to visit the west coast or the islands of Scotland around this time of year which holds many happy memories for me!

ARTastic Challenge Blog – Use string or twine on your work

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What I used to put together this layout:


Products used:
Hampton Art – Ditto - 5x7 Envelope
Glitz Designs – Love Nest – Damask
Mulberry Street – Petaloo – Wild rose – Pink
Riff Raff Designs – Love – Wood die cut
My Minds Eye - Lime Twist – Happy Go Lucky – Perfect Activities
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink – Faded Jeans
Impress die ink pad – Chocolate
Cosmic Shimmer Mist – Ancient Copper
Ranger Stickles – Baby Blue
Ranger Stickles – Glam Pink
7 Gypsies – 97% complete – Journaling tag – Celebration
Core’dinations – Great White
Papermania – Bakers Twine – Blue/White
Metal butterfly – make unknown
Metal photo corners - brand unknown
Button - brand unknown

Tools used:
Tonic – Square Layering Dies
Martha Stewart - Heart Edge punch
Heart Dies
Tonic Corner punch – Fancy
Cuttlebug  - Embossing Folder – Damask
TCW – Mini Wood Grain Stencil

Sunday, September 7, 2014

School Days

Time for 5 combined Challenges

Challenges from:
Squigglefly - Use Stars
Scrap Our Stash - Use school themed embellies/paper and create school themed layout.
Childs Play - Classic Craft Challenge - Sequins
Love to Scrap - create a project featuring something that flies (owl image from Squigglefly)
Once Upon a Sketch - Sketch Challenge (see sketch below)

This is what I created
 I had a lot of fun using embossing powders on this layout, which is something I should do more often.  I used an owl image from Squiqqlefly to signify learning and the stars represent how fantastic my grandson is and and how much he has learnt in the last year. (he is such a star!)

The used the sequins as they remind me of how 'sparkly' my grandson is each and every time I see him.

I also used: Ledger paper, paper clip, alphas, numbers.
(1) or more items from list A: 
Lined or ruled paper (striped paper does not count)
Chalkboard paper
Dictionary paper or a page from a book
AND…
(3) or more items from list B:
File Folder
Library Pocket and/or card
Pencil or pen
Paper Clip
Alphas
Numbers
Apple
Book
Ruler
Chalkboard embellishment
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/love-you-from-to-z-layout-by-dt-kate.html?showComment=1410109094804#c7479320685633799863
(1) or more items from list A: 
Lined or ruled paper (striped paper does not count)
Chalkboard paper
Dictionary paper or a page from a book
AND…
(3) or more items from list B:
File Folder
Library Pocket and/or card
Pencil or pen
Paper Clip
Alphas
Numbers
Apple
Book
Ruler
Chalkboard embellishment
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/love-you-from-to-z-layout-by-dt-kate.html?showComment=1410109094804#c7479320685633799863
(1) or more items from list A: 
Lined or ruled paper (striped paper does not count)
Chalkboard paper
Dictionary paper or a page from a book
AND…
(3) or more items from list B:
File Folder
Library Pocket and/or card
Pencil or pen
Paper Clip
Alphas
Numbers
Apple
Book
Ruler
Chalkboard embellishment
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/love-you-from-to-z-layout-by-dt-kate.html?showComment=1410109094804#c7479320685633799863


I used a sketch from Once upon a Sketch as the basis of the layout but I decided to link the photos together and add the owl as an additional element (representing wisdom) on the top right of the page.

The stamps I used: Banana Frog Stamps - Super Stars and Sassafras Lass Stamps - Mini Boy Talk - All Boy.

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Products used:
Squigglefly - Digital Stamp
StazOn - Azure, Royal Purple & Jet Black
Whispers Ink Pad - Green Green
Versa Mark Ink Pad
Fancy Pants - School Days Chipboard
Glitz Designs- Kismet - Ledger
Little Yellow Bicycle - Head of the Class - Geometry
Embossing Powders - Clear, Silver & Yellow and Black Sparkle
Craftime Additions - Simple Stars (wooden)
Studio G - Alphabet Stamp Set - V4191
Tonic Studio - Layering Dies - Circles
Banana Frog Stamps - Super Stars
Get Stamping Free Stamps - Row of arrows
Core'dinations paper - Blue 
Sassafras Lass Stamps - Mini Boy Talk - All Boy 
Zutter machine
Sequins
Watercolour pencils

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Friends


Triple Challange

I challanged myself to take part in 3 challenges - each one focussing on a different area.

Colour Stories Inspiration - Colour challenge with 'case file' requirements to attain (see attached colour/case file below)
Sketchabilities - Sketch challange #122 (see below for Sketch)
Scrap it with a Song - (Pop Gals lyrics Challenge) - Jackson Browne – Running on Empty - used the word 'Friends' for the title.

I also challenged myself to only use paper I had already cut into (scrap) - so the four different papers are all scrap.
This is what I created 

Friends

Layout with journalling tag on show


Journaling reads: 06/07/14 – Jacob handling an owl when he, Paul and I went to a car rally on the way back from our weekend in Berwick upon Tweed. He loved it!!
 
 Colour Stories Inspiration Challenge 137
For the evidence I used:                                For the Testimony I used:

Stripes (paper)                                             Tuck your story in an envelope                
Envelope (for journaling tag)
Dry Embossing (on metal shapes)
Metal (shapes)
 Sketchabilities - #122
 I pretty much followed the sketch for the challenge on this one
 
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Products used:


Core’dinations Great White 12 x 12 paper
AC Thickers Alphas – Niki Riki – Yellow Glitter
Brilliance Ink Pad – Pearlescent Yellow
Staz On Ink Pad – Azure
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Slate
Adirondack Lights – Alcohol Ink – Aqua
Adirondack Brights – Alcohol Ink – Sunshine Yellow
AC Amy Tangerine – Ready Set Go – On The Clock – Scrap
Graphic 45 – A Ladies Diary Collection – Afternoon Tea - Scrap
Blue/Yellow spotted paper – unknown – Scrap
Core’dinations – Spotted paper - Scrap
Darkroom Door Background Stamp – Splatter
Andy Skinner Stamps – Tempting Textures – Rings
7 Gypsies – 97% complete journaling tag – General Instructions
100% boy tag -
Brads – pink
Bottle cap – unknown
Photo Anchors – blue
Metal Shapes – Stars/Tag (used embossing folders for texture)
Fancy Pants – Swagger – Banner Die cuts - 100% boy tag

Monday, September 1, 2014

Woohoo 

I was picked as a winner for August with Scrap it with a Song



Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hebs 2014

Enjoying another challenge 


This is what I created 

This photo is from our trip to the Outer Hebrides - We were just pulling up at Scuribhal Campsite when I looked out of the window when I saw our cyles (which were attached to the roof) casting shadows but with this lovely view in the background.  I could resist taking a quick snap.

I really enjoyed making this layout and it just sort of evolved as it went along as apposed to me know what I am going to do ahead of time.
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Colour Stories Inspiration case file that I used
Evidence: Text Print, Floral Pattern, Butterflies, Leaves, Wet Medium (Moulding Paste), Wings.

Testimony: Document a solitary pleasure

Scheme: All colours used
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Show us your Stuff prompt I used
 The shapes I needed to include on my layout were - a square, a rectangle, bunting, a circle, a banner, a splash of paint or ink and of course, a handmade item. (It's not as hard as it may sound!) Each one of these items must be used at least once, and must be clearly visible. 

Square = Photogrpah
Rectangle = Seaside and Wayside 
Bunting = Hebs (title)
Circle = centre of butterfly
Banner = Scuribhal (subtitle)
Paint = used on butterflies and flower detail in bottom left corner 
Handmade item = cut flower shape from tissue used to blot stencil

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Fishbowl Fun

Fishbowl Fun

I used two challenges for this layout

The layout shows a photo of myself and my family on holiday in Faliraki, Greece.  We are enjoying a Fishbowl cocktail which is essentially a big cocktail in a bowl which you share with straws.

(I am late in completing this challenge but I still wantedto  do it as I love the colours)

and
Kreative Koncepts Sketch Challenge #28 - August 2014

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