Saturday, 28 December 2013

My creative sketches Challenge Dec.

My Creative Sketches Dec. 2013 Challenge.

  I will take more care with my photo taking {next year] I will, I will..I have so much trouble sometimes in finding just the right bits to go with what I want to do in my layouts.Much thought has gone into this one. I felt the photo was not calling out to be fussy .

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Freshly Made Sketches 117

A card for "Freshly Made Sketches 117"  Plain & simple...
Just thought I'd have ago with a few bits that were in front of me...I had it up now it's gone...back again..

Scrap Around The World Dec. Challenge.

Scrap Around The World Dec, Challenge.

I was going to go with a canvas but ended up with a layout. I played as usual . I was inspired by the mood board, the colours & the frame pic caught my eye then I was attracted to all other parts of the board. my mind was going around in circles & was having trouble making it up . I had so many ideas in my head & because my craft area is in chaos I could not find what I was looking for , I came up with this layout a photo of my mother & I having time together over lunch in her flat in Echuca... I have a tiny title....
                                                                                                        "A Moment inTime" ,
as this moment will never be again as each time is a different time....

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Sketches with a twist.

My layout for Sketches With a Twist.
..Twist being a Christmas layout in non Christmas colours .
I found this very challenging as trying hard not to use the traditional colours was not easy.

Purple Pumpkin Dec. Sketch Challenge

My effort on this Purple Pumpkin Dec. Sketch. Three face pics of Leah my youngest grand daughter . I cropped them from a larger photo so as to fit in the frames[taken when she was only a little dot.]
Thought I would have a play with this sketch but nothing would come to me as the photos seemed to be almost enough other than the embellishment down one side as per sketch, anything else was going to be a muck up.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Scrapbook Boutique Dec. Colour Challenge.

Here is my layout for this months Challenge.[ I hope].....I have been trying to get this layout up for ages ...but it is just soooooo slow I will have to go to  bed now and try in the morning..
Well it now it's up 
position not good but it's there. A traditional family Christmas lunch . it was a great day every one enjoyed a wonderful meal and togetherness.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Scrapbook Boutique Dec. Challenge

I've started with a card for this months challenge as I will have to think about a traditional layout.
This card looks pretty traditional to me. 

Creatalicious Challenge

I was going through the blogs I follow & came across Creatalicious Challenge I thought I would enter one of my cards I'd made .Having trouble in uploading this it is...

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Papertake Weekly Challenge

I have a Card for this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge...anything goes.Have not participated in this site before , I have browsed it many times so i thought today was the day.
Seem to be having uploading problems here , must be the weather I'll have another go.. and here it is.
I will be sending this to my sister who's birthday is this month....

Thursday, 28 November 2013

My Creative Scrapbook Dec. Sketch Challenge.

At it again , as I keep having all this inspiration coming at me from blog cruising I just have to keep on scraping. I know I should be getting my craft room in some sort of order but when I attempt the task I find something that "NEEDS" to be used be it a photo or papers or an idea I've seen.
This layout is using a photo of my grandson sitting in a shopping trolley eating his first ice cream cone .
 So gorgeous it  was regardless of the mess.Photo not real good as the lighting was rather bright & my then [as now] camera was not of top range. The memory of that day is something I will never forget as it was such a great day and to see this photo I can still remember...

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Scrapbook Boutique Nov. Colour Challenge

Scrapbook Boutique Nov. Colour Challenge

I have another card for this challenge. I was playing around as usual trying for inspiration for a layout
 was a little on the" STUCK" side so I put together another card , should have all I need for this year.
I can never remember how I get to link back to the Scrapbook Boutique blog.
I think I've got it....

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Scrapbook boutique Nov. Colour Challenge

A Christmas card for the Nov. Scrapbook Boutique colour challenge.
 I made this card with a few odd bits I had on my desk that were in my way . I've done a few like that.

Purple Pumpkin November Sketch Challenge.

Purple pumpkin Sketch Challenge Nov.

Not a great photo quality wise , but it happened , a lovely pic of my mother & her great granddaughter. Ashleigh. This was taken quite a few years back.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Scrapbook Boutique Colour Challenge. Nov.


 I went with red, green, white with a splash of gold in a flower. I have not many Christamasy photo's I had best change that this Christmas & photograph more.

This is an old photo of my grand daughter being in one of her fun moods. she thought the Christmas Wreath would go better on her than the door. A beautiful smile .  I just love it when she smiles with her eyes & her heart.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

My Creative Sketches Oct. Challenge

Double layouts are not my thing , but I thought I have just the photos I need but after going through what I though was the" bees knees" I was stumped.So in desperation I chose these that I took whilst on a day in the city with a couple of friends. We came down by train for a meander around South bank , on to a craft market, then on to what ever we could find open as it was a Sunday. Had a really great day.
 splashed about with a little paint on this layout torn paper and in general I played.
My Creative Sketches Oct. Challenge.

Monday, 11 November 2013

What am I doing wrong

I have tried & tried again & again but cannot seem to be able to get SATW to link back properly. I will keep at it must get it right sometime as I've done it before.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Friday, 8 November 2013

Scrap Around the World Nov.Mood Board & Sketch Challenge

I had been thinking about this beautiful colourful mood board & thought what is my inspiration .. I was given 2 papers the other day & it came to me straight away ,well almost.. I had a photo I could use it was only a copy from a facebook phone photo so quality was not that great .I played with it & this is what happened.
 I used the beautiful colours & the rainbow words as  Jim & Jennie are a rainbow of happiness  to me ..

 I have written on the bottom & up the side of my layout. Jim & Jennie on their honeymoon {Maldives}..So happy together Jim & Jennie are one.My world lights up seeing them so happy...
Mood board for November Challenge. Scrap A The World challange blog.

Sketch With a twist. November

I am at it again, just cannot help it. This is challenge was a good one for me to try. I like using texture & paint but it just will not seem to go right for me. I did a textured piece using  a paper napkin holder as a mask , a lacy pattern I thought was nice. I also tried with a paper lace doily , it worked but not very pronounced. . splash a bit of paint about too.Did a fair job of the sketch. got a bit carried away & ran out of room.
My journal is down one side & across the bottom. "My fave subject at the moment , as they are so happy together. Jim & Jennie their wedding day on the beach .

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Sketches With a Twist Oct.Challenge.

My take on the October challenge . The twist being using Lots of PINK in Honour of Breast Cancer.
I have managed the PINK okay hope the sketch as well. This is a photo of ME at 3months old.1942.
I thought how else can one use "LOTS" of PINK other than with a baby girl pthot.

scrap around the world October mood board & Sketch Challenge

I  thought long  before I could manage this particular mood board , nothing really grabbed me.
I spent quite a bit of time checking out just what inspired the design team & others. I was finally persuaded by the colours , nostalgia & sketch which I have partly followed I got carried away as usual..
This photo is of me , actually a school photo [ one of many ] from when I worked at the local Secondary College. Eons ago.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Scrapbook Boutique Oct. Colour Challenge

I had to do it A card for the colour challenge. I had so much orange, purple & black around me , it had to be used , well that's my excuse .....

purple pumpkin Oct. sketch challenge.

Had to do it . This photo has been crying out to be scrapped I kept putting it aside it kept coming up I have always had in mind to use Dr Seuss " I Wish that I had Duck Feet" so here it is. Tried to follow the sketch as best as possible from what I chose to put on my layout. My grandson all dressed for playing in the rain I just love the look on his face..

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Scrapbook Boutique October Colour Challenge

I was not going to do any challenges for awhile, but I kept checking scrapbook boutique blog and was not seeing many entries so thought why not I have the perfect [not so good quality photo it was sent to me by phone] but the colour was just right. . So the brain went into overdrive this is my entry .
  My youngest niece ,, in this photo she just reminds me of a little bird in a nest....

Saturday, 19 October 2013

A Scrappy Layout. [literal]

I've decided to forgo challenges for awhile,  will still be looking tho & when I get the urge I will enter. I will just for now concentrate on using my odd bits & pieces that I have on my desk in various containers & on the floor of my space. This layout I did using some of the bits. A challenge for myself.  
 Brianna loved her bath anytime of the day it helped calm her as she used to get angry at times , this was the best way to deal with it & she would end up smiling & happy again.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Scrapbook Boutique Sept. Colour Challenge.

Just had to, tried not to think about it. but could not let it go by. A card for Sept. Scrapbook Boutique colour challenge.
Such pretty spring colours.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Scrap Around The World Sept.Challenge.

It has taken me awhile to get to this I knew what I wanted to do but just could not get it out. This is a "Selfie" of my granddaughter ;I have palyed around with it changed it to black & white & cropped it . I was taken by the face art on the the mood board . I focused on black & white. was starting to get carried away almost no room left for a title but I made it.

This is the mood board for sept. Scrap Around the World challenge.

My Creative Sketches September challenge

This layout is of my daughter & I . Not a great photo as did not think or know about scrapbooking back then .

Purple Pumpkin September Sketch Challenge

Played around with this using a bit of mixed media , mists, gesso ,torn book pages & lace. I used a gloss medium & varnish to stick down lace & paper.
The photo is of my youngest grand daughter & myself. I went to Japan for a visit & my first cuddle with her. This part of the house was our spot, where I nursed , fed, burped &
just enjoyed our time together.

Friday, 20 September 2013

once upon a sketch september 2013

I was over anxious again photography bad .I am having a bad time at the moment I hope this layout will bring me some "LUCK" in getting myself back into the groove of things.
Photo of my nephew Chris is a copy from a newspaper.  He was a small boy when he found the FOUR LEAF CLOVER in the yard at his home. It made the local paper quite a few years back .

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Scrapbook Boutique Colour Challenge September.

Scrapbook Boutique Sept. Challenge.
I chose to do a layout using a photo of new shoots on a Hydrangea plant. During 

Winter the leaves turn rusty & brown but come Spring they begin again with new green shoots then finally into flower.As my title states "Spring is the season of new beginnings"

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

My Creative Sketches; August Sketch Challenge

I found My Creative Sketches blog whilst browsing through other blogs I was tempted to give this challenge a go . I have quite few photo's of my son's wedding to scrap I love the colours & the setting of the wedding I cannot help myself. This pic is of my new daughter in law & her daughter as I have in the title "Dancing in the Sand" again I got carried away with flowers.[ I cannot do without them.]  Have just picked out some bits & bobs at random to give myself a challenge with doing with what I have, I like how it came out hope I've managed the sketch ok.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

scrapbook boutique colour challenge August.

Scrabook boutique August colour challenge.
Once again i had to join in with a card. I've left this male card blank . It could be used for any occasion - Birthday/Get Well /Just to say Hello or a Fathers Day card.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Scrapbook boutique colour challenge august.

My take on the colour challenge for August.  Leah models the perfect "moustache"
from a Christmas bon bon ..

Scrap around the world mood board & sketch challenge August

Scrap Around the World Mood board August Challenge.

The cake was the part of the board that took my eye , the cascading flowers down it & of course the bling from the hair arrangement.Colour from flowers , cake & feather in the flower spray . I gave my layout a title " The Wedding Cake" with a little info on the symbol of the same.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Purple Pumpkin August Sketch Challenge

Back again with a layout for purple pumpkin August sketch challenge.
It takes my sometime to get a layout together.  With this one I did not fussy it up too much
but it still took me an age before I was satisfied with it .My photography is not the best when it comes to layouts. It was too cold to go outside so I just did the best I could inside.
My son No2 & daughter inlaw taken at son No 1's wedding. 2013 a spot of journaling along the bottom & up the side. I have used a couple of pp embellishments the beautiful flower & felt circle.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

mojo monday 305 challenge

Was not going to but I still had time so here is my entry for Mojo monday 305 challenge.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Purple Pumpkin July Sketch Challenge

I will see if this will enter Just had to scrap this and really wanted to use orange.
A pic of me 20 years ago , I had a shock look I don't know why maybe because it was unexpected . It was taken at a suprise birthday party for my husband . A bad hair night? or maybe the fashion?

Saturday, 27 July 2013

mojo monday sketch challenge 303

Last minute creation.for mojo monday 303

scrapbook boutique colour challenge.july

Scrapbook boutique July Colour Challenge.
Thought I would have ago for a card as there are so many I felt left out.I will be sending this one to my brother who lives in Germany.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Scrapbook Boutique July Colour Challenge

Another great challenge, I like colour challenge even when in stipulates a theme , that then makes even more so a challenge. I was fortunate to have a great photo of my eldest grand daughter taken early this year whilst she was in London .I really had to work on the snow flakes tho until I remembered I had a punch only small but it did the job. She really does look cold.
scrapbook boutique july colour challenge.