Friday, March 26, 2010

Been Busy This Week

Finished my LO for Scrap the Girls Challenge for March.

The criteria for the challenge was:

The challenge..... use the following picture as inspiration for your LO – it could be the colours, the fashion, the women in your life etc.......
Extra criteria – use the word friend, friendship or friends in your title.

I was inspired by the word friends.  This LO is of my DD Grade 7 Graduation with 2 of her closest friends who are identical twins.  I love this pic.

Challenge Heaven - A few more for March

So far have managed to finish 7 of the 8 Challenges for March.

Colour Challenge - Had to use green, blue and orange + ribbon. I used MME pp's some gingham fabric as background for my photo and tied some ribbon in a knot for corner embellishment, also used Martha Stewart border punch.  I thought I'd try a bit of glimmermist with some butterfly stickers I had.  I like how it turned out.

Quote Challenge - Had to use the words "A Special Love", rubons and a decorative edge. I used Prima pp's & rubon frame with Fancy Pants hearts rubons on photo and birds on title.  The decorative border was a Fiskars border punch on green Prima packaging, then added some bling and glitter on flowers and leaves.

Word Challenge - Use the word Daddy or Mummy in title, at least 4 pp's and blue title.  I went a bit mental with the pp's on this LO.  Used K& Co., Prima, Kaisercraft, Scenic Route, Memento, & Bella Blvd.  I cut out the word Daddy on Cricut and used LYB alpha stickers & rubon for rest of title.  Added some chip embellies, Prima flower and knotted paper ribbon to finish off.

Number Challenge - Use 3 word title, 2 staples and 1 photo.  This is a LO of my DD.  She let me use her as a guinea pig, so I could play with my new camera.  Used Prima glitter pp with the title "In Full Bloom".  Had fun stamping quite of few different cut out embellies on this LO and had to add some Prima flowers.

Theme Challenge - Sunshine - had to use pearls and ink around photos which I do all the time. Lovely pic of DD and friend on holidays quite a few years back. Used Fancy Pants pp's with pearls, buttons and some Unity stamps.

I finished a few more LO's of holiday & Christmas pics.  OMG I took so many photos.

The family on Christmas Day at sister in law's property near Forster.

Brittany and Luke opening their presents on Christmas Day.

These LO's are pics from a photo shoot I managed to talk the kids into.  They weren't keen at first, but we ended up having a great afternoon and I snapped some great shots. 

I'm off to have a cuppa and watch a movie and veg out.

Til next time.



Thursday, March 18, 2010

Stuck Sketch - 15 March

This is my take on Stuck Sketch for 15 March - "I'm 2 Sexy for my Shirt".  As soon as I saw these pics of Luke the title popped into my head.  I thought it was hilarious, but Luke took a while to see the humour, although he did eventually come around as he knows he looks cool in these pics.  Used Fancy Pants Daily Grind, LYB Generation Z, WRMK Teen Angst & 7 Gypsies pp's, Doodlebug loopy border, Kaisercraft brad. Also added a bit of texture with Cuttlebug emb. folder on black cardstock, then finished off with some machine stitching.  

Teen Pages

Been working on some pages for Teen Submissions for Scrapbooking Memories.  Trying to catch up on all those holiday snaps.  These are a few of DS Luke.  On the "Wild Thing" LO I had a play with paint circles in lime green and black with a few paint splatters on the blue background paper, thought it went well with the WRMK Teen Angst papers.  The title on the "Seriously Cool" LO came from a recycled T-Shirt which I cut up.  I loved how it fit in with the LYB pp's.  TFL



I received an email from Scrapbooking Memories saying that were interested in TWO!!! of my layouts for the magazine.  I was so excited as I have tried a few times over the last year with no success.  I hadn't submitted for quite a while, as it's hard to know what they may like.  Anyway my sister said I should give it another go, and I'm glad I listened, as this time they picked 2 of them.


Sunday, March 14, 2010


Just a few more pics.





It's been raining on and off all day today, so I've had some time to update my blog and add a few pics of challenge layouts from Challenge Heaven Scrap the Girls and Stuck Sketches I have been working on.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Thought I should update my blog.  I'm a bit slack and have been very busy lately.  I've been entering quite a few challenges on various sites and it's been great for my floundering mojo.

Some of my favourite sites are Challenge Heaven -, Stuck Sketches - Scrap the Girls -

I was very excited to win 2 challenges with Stuck Sketches - one in December called Smile and I just won another for February called Beachcombing.

I have only recently found Challenge Heaven and it's a great challenge site as you get to choose from 8 different challenges every month - so it really get's the juices flowing.

Talk soon