Saturday, April 27, 2013

Purple Pumpkin

Kraft it up

Kraft it up challenge for April is to recycle some product packaging onto your kraft coloured card stock. Here is my packaging, apart from the card stock these are the only paper products I used!  A bit of washi tape some stamping and a bunch of flowers and a sprinkling of pearls just about covers it.                                                                   

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Stuck blog!

This is my take on the April sketch from" Stuck", a photo of my grandson as a newborn, in a knitted outfit I had made for him.


Monday, April 22, 2013

"Project Life" well sort of!

I love the idea of project life, and for anyone just starting out in married life, having babies or anyone who takes a zillion photos its a great idea. But for me being in my late 40's with kids aged in there 20's my  youngest turned 20 early April, {no more teenagers in the house}  still plenty of dramas though! anyway back on track, my point being I don't take many photos and those I do take are of my 2 beautiful grandchildren, so project life in the format it is, is not useful to me, I love scrapbooking 12x12's, but could never catch up or indeed use many of my old photos, old meaning any pics of my husband and I,and our children as babies, simply because they are to random and of poor quality and also faded, no such thing as preserving photos back then, many of mine where stuck in those magnetic albums, so many were even thrown away. yet I still want to keep these precious photos and display them in a scrapbooking type of way, SO! I had a brain wave, why not use the concept of project life and use my old photos!
I have a zillion scrapbooking supplies so I don't need to spend money there, I did buy some of the divided plastic sleeves, although I'm sure I can make my own to the sizes I need. I started last night by sorting photos into piles according to who was in the photo, and of course not many of them have dates on them, that will be a difficult task working that out! anyway this is my great plan, I will post some photos when I start!

Scrap the boys.

This months scrap the boys comp is a sketch challenge, I have chosen photos of my grandson playing in the backyard, I have scrapped these pics before as I love them that much, and he is always on the move getting a photo of him standing still is a difficult task these days!
APRIL CHALLENGE Is a sketch challenge


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Challenge me happy

This is my first time entering a page into Challenge me happy comp, it is an online site, this months contest is a colour swatch
I raided my stash for anything in these colours, I found an old piece of paper a few doilies I had dyed with food colouring a journaling tag,a handful of flowers and some bits and pieces of bling.I added some gesso over a stencil before adding a photo of my granddaughter taken 4 years ago layered some bits of paper scraps in matching colours under the photo, then the flowers and bling I even found a skeleton leaf in a great colour to match.                                              

Sketches with a twist

This is this months entry for Sketches with a twist, this months twist is to use die cuts, for this I used pics of my grandson taken earlier this year inside die cut frames from kaisecraft, I had seen lots of die cuts with words cut out of them that looked pretty cute! I remembered a letter cutter thingy I had bought when I first started scrapping, I had never used it, because the letters were to small, I had a light bulb moment and new they would be perfect for this idea, so I gave it ago! on the sketch were there were flowers I used little groups of felt shapes, brads and buttons, I'm trying my hardest to use up all the old bits and pieces I just had to buy oodles of when they 1st hit the shops!

addit+ I have since corrected my spelling mistake on this layout!