Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Basic Grey scrap lift challenge.

The recent challenge over on the Basic Grey blog is to scrap lift this page:
I used the general layout as a starting point and rotated it 1/4 turn to the right so my photos would fit. I used the patchwork and horizontal stripes, and the labels as inspiration. Here is what my page turned out like:
I used the Basic Grey 'Sweet threads' collection - thank you Rochelle for this DT package! :-)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

3 challenges rolled into 1!

I have combined 3 challenges for this layout (they all went to gather perfectly!!
The first is another from Bella Blvd - use punched circles. I also used their 'Midterm' collection of papers.
The second is from Frosted Designs - shape it up (use a geometric shape - it says 3 times but I did 9 - hope this still counts??!)
And the third is a sketch from The Paper Bakery Kit club:
 Here is my layout:

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Guest Designer - Cute card Thursday

I have just been asked to appear as Guest Designer for Cute Card Thursday for the month of March!!! Thanks Deb :-) I will be completing 5 weeks of cards for their challenges. Check them out:

Hope to see you there!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Bella Blvd & Boys Rule kits (another challenge!)

The next challenge over at Bella Bvd was to use pattern paper as embellishments. I used the Bella Bvd 'Midterm' collection to make the stars and banner. I paired this with the challenge over on Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits which was to use this sketch:
Here is what I came up with:
Thanks for viewing! Have a great day :-)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Bella Bvd & Boys Rule Scrapbook kits

The challenge over at Bella Bvd was to use cute cuts on your layout. I used the Bella Bvd 'Super Stud' collection! I paired this with the challenge over on Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits which was to use this sketch:
Here is what I came up with:
Hope you like it! :-)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Let's Get Sketchy Impromptu challenge!

The grand opening of the 'Let's Get Sketchy' site is right around the corner, but they wanted to give you something to tie you over until then!  They are presenting you with this impromptu sketch challenge.  This challenge will run until the 28th of February.  Please check out the site and use the links in their post to upload your entries.
Here is the sketch you will have to work with:

Check out the beautiful inspiration our Design Team has put together for you:


















Check out the impromptu challenge, it will only run until the 28th!

I am also entering MY layout into the Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday challenge - use brads and/or eyelets.

Monday, February 13, 2012

My Little Shoebox 'Sweetheart' Sketch

My Little Shoebox are currently having a 'sweetheart' sketch competition - I've only just finished mine in time! The competition closes at midnight tonight!!! Whew! Nothing like cutting it fine!!
Here is the sketch:

and here is my take on it (I used the 'city by the bay' collection):
I'm sorry for the bad lighting on this photograph - it is now 8pm and all the good lighting has gone! But - I needed to get it photographed and entered before the morning! Sorry :-)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Frosted Designs blog hop! & My Little Bit of Whimsy

Frosted Designs are currently having a blog hop with some fantastic prizes! If you get chance stop on by - It runs until Thursday 16th February.
As part of their hop, they are also having a 'Fabulous Friday 'LOVE' challenge'. You must use the word "LOVE" on your layout. Here is mine....
I am also entering this into the sketch challenge over on My Little Bit of Whimsy - which was to use this sketch:
I flipped the sketch 180 degrees.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Let's Get Sketchy Design Team!

WooHoo! Great news - I have made it on the Design Team for the new site Let's get Sketchy! This is a fun new site, with sketch inspiration each week! You must come on over and check it out - the DT's are fab! I've really got my work cut out to keep up with them - they are SO talented!
Challenges start March 1st, but there are mini challenges going on right now!
Come check us out :-)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Happy Birthday card

Here is a card I made for a friend:
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Mo's digital challenge #121 - BINGO with a Mo image (I used the bottom row of the grid which was to use dies/punches - the grey cutout behind the picture is using spellbinders nestabilities deckled rectangles; brads and dry embossing - the white background)
Cards for men #3 - seeing RED
Papertake weekly  - anything goes
Paper Secrets - card sketch (I rotated the sketch 90 degrees anti-clockwise.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Imaginisce & Child's Play challenge!

So, I decided to combine a couple of challenges again!
The Imaginisce challenge was to use this sketch:
along with 3 different patterned papers and 3 different types of embellishments. 
The challenge at Child's Play is to be inspired by 'Lincoln logs' - I will admit that I had no clue what they were and so had to look them up on the internet!
The challenge at Frosted Designs was to use ribbon or twine on a layout.
Here is what I came up with:
Hope you like it! :-)
Happy scrapping x

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sketch and manufacturer challenge!

I combined a number of challenges to create this layout.
I used a sketch from Grand Diva's scrappy corner:
I combined it with a manufacturer challenge (Basic Grey) over on Paper secrets, I used 2 pins which is a challenge over on Colorful Creations, and then used torn paper and handwriting which is one of the challenges over on Basic Grey! Whew! I must say though - this is one of my favorite layouts and I just ADORE this photo!
Here is my layout:

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New site - Let's Get Sketchy

So, I've heard of ANOTHER new site just getting up and running! This one is called 'Let's Get Sketchy' and consists of 2 sketch challenges per calendar month! Another great one for me as I rely SO heavily on sketches! 
Their first sketch is as follows:
And here is my take on it:
They are also having a DT call - go and check them out! :-)

Design Team member for Child's Play challenges!

WOOHOO! I just wanted to let you all know that I was chosen as part of Team B's Design Team over on Child's Play challenges!

If you don't already know about them, they are a new site just getting up and running, with challenges all inspired by children's toys, books, games, craft, movies - you should check them out - looks like we will be having fun!!!
Challenges start February 8th. See you there! x

CC Greetings "KennyK" sponsored challenge @ Colorful Creations

My card challenge over at Colorful Creations:

Hello all and welcome to February's CC Greetings challenge. As it is Valentine's this month, what better card to make than a Valentines card! 
This month's CC Greetings challenge "Valentine" is being sponsored by KennyK downloads. They have some fantastic images for this challenge - please head on over and check them out!
KennyK downloads will be generously awarding the random chosen winner of this challenge, 5 digi's of their choice!
Please take some time out and visit their online store!!!
Create a VALENTINE CARD and the following must be included:
(1)   A STAMPED or DIGITAL image.    
(2)   MUST be a valentine card
(3)   MUST use the following color combo (Echo Park "Your's Truly" collection):
It is not compulsory to use an image from KennyK downloads, although if you do use an image from KennyK to complete your entry you will receive an extra entry into the prize drawing.
(1) Must be new as of Feb 1st, 2012
(2) Cannot be combined with any other CC challenge.
(3) Must ONLY be uploaded into the gallery. Please post ONLY the link to your card here, no later than February 29th, at 11:45 PM (EST)
Here are examples from our DT members:
Have fun & Happy scrapping :-)

Inspired By - Valentines!

My next Inspired By challenge over on Colorful Creations is Inspired By Valentines! (Of course!! We are now in February! Where did January go??!) Here it is:

Welcome to the first of 2 Inspired By challenges for the month of February! With Valentine's Day approaching and romance in the air, what better inspiration than a Valentine's party inspiration. Your challenge is to create a traditional or digi layout, card or project, using the picture as inspiration. You can choose the colors or elements (e.g.. the owls) as inspiration.
Here is the inspiration picture:
And here is what I came up with:
Here is the RAK you are playing for (12 double sided American crafts papers, Making memories alphas, 5x5 pockets & 10yd ribbon):
Here are the rules:
-All entries must be new as of February 1, 2012.
-Entries cannot be combined with any other CC challenge.
-Please upload your entry to the gallery, tag it, and then place only the link in the event area no later than February 14, 2012, 11:45 (EST).
-Please read and follow these directions carefully. If your entry does not follow the guidelines, you will not receive credit for your entry.
This is the first of 2 'Inspired By' challenges this month. You will receive one entry for each challenge you complete, therefore if you complete both challenges you will have 2 entries into the draw.
Have fun and Happy Scrapping :-)