Sunday, April 11, 2010

Challenges - Getting There!!

Managed to get some challenges done in the last 2 weeks.... not as many as I would have liked.

It's been hectic here as DH has been getting some renos done.  He put in some fab floor to ceiling built in wardrobes in the kids rooms, so everything now has it's place.   The downside was the mess everywhere from the renos and pulling everything out of the kids cupboards.  They do look great, he's done a wonderful job.

Kids will be back at school on Tuesday, so I will get some peace and quiet again, and less running around as I've been dropping them here, there and everywhere.  Hope to get some serious scrapping done.

We had a wedding last weekend and I made this card.  I also got my Mother's Day card done while I was at it.

A few other cards.... I have a new niece and my SIL calls her "my little chickee", so I made this for the new babe and my Valentines card for DH this year.

Challenge Heaven challenges for March & April

I finished off the last few challenges for Challenge Heaven for March.  I managed to get all of them done, and I have started on challenges for April.

Scrap Yourself Challenge - March

Make a Wish

This was a difficult challenge for me as I had to be in a birthday photo.  I don't have a lot of photos with me in them as I am always behind the camera.  I went through some old photos and found this one at my friends place on my birthday.  You had to use brown tonings and have a tree on the LO.  I misted a few doilies on the background to soften the colours and used Prima papers and flowers.

Ebony & Ivory Challenge - March

Caputuring the Moment

This challenge was ebony, ivory and pink.  Had to have buttons and brads.  This was a LO of a great pic I took of my DD on a photo shoot.  Used Bo Bunny & Carolees pp's with prima flowers. I used crystal brads as flower centres and a gorgeous button on the large corner flower. 

Sketch Challenge - April (sketch from Inspired Blueprints)

Taking Time to Just Be

This was my take on the sketch challenge which is an Inspired Blueprints sketch.  Pics of DD on hols at SIL's property.  It's so beautiful out there.  There is always somewhere to take some time to just be, which was what she was doing at the time.  Used Pink Paislee & MME pp's with Basic Grey diecut flower sticker and some lace, ribbon and buttons.  I had just gotten this gorgeous new Martha Stewart punch, so I had to use it straight away.  Love how this turned out all soft and pretty.

Word Challenge - April


For this challenge you had to use the word relax and some paint.  Thought my DS looked very relaxed in this pic.  Used Cosmo Cricket, Bo Bunny and Sandylion pps, LYB embies, rubons, stamps, chip star & buttons.  The paint effect was done with bubble wrap on background paper.  Finished off with some machine stitching. 

Ebony & Ivory Challenge - April

You Are So Beautiful to Me

Had to use ebony OR ivory with lime green on this challenge.  I used Ivory and Green.  Used Prima pp's and flowers.  Punched the circles on the paper and went over it with grungy machine stitching in white.  I love this pic of DD.

Stuck Challenge - 1st April

My take on sketch challenge.  Pics of DD on hols at Christmas having a splash in the pool on a beautiful Summer's day.  Used lovely bright pp's from Fancy Pants, MME, Kaisercraft & Cosmo Cricket, Sassafrass & MME diecuts and some machine stitching.

Mad About Scrappin - Challenge 1 of 4 - Card Challenge

Just found Mad About Scrappin and decided to have a go at their April Challenge.  This is the 1st of 4 for the month, which was a card challenge.  Had to use some ribbon, circles and flourishes.  I used Fancy Pants & MME pp's with Prima flower which has a ribbon tied in a bow for centre and flourishes.  There are circles on the pp's and the button is a circle.  The stamp is from Stampendous.

Great News - Scrap the Girls Challenge

I just found out I won a prize from Scrap Therapy for the Scrap the Girls March Challenge.  I was very excited as they have beautiful work on this site.  This was my take on the challenge.

Cheers for now and TFL.


1 comment:

  1. love all those cards and LOs cathy, you are very talented, and i just love looking at your work