Monday, November 26, 2007

Megans Fortnightly Challenge at scrapbook essentials

Here is my take on the challenges this was fun and a little time consuming cutting the squares out. Christopher was very lucky on a field trip so soon after starting morning Kindy.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Scrapbook Essentials monthly challenge November 07

Scrapbook essentials monthly Challenge was to scraplift a layout from one of the outgoing design team - I chose one of Neens as I thought of the photo straight away. thank you Neen. I have used basic grey, MM and belle products.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Scrapping with the stars part Five - Carole Janson

Well this is challenge Five and marks the halfway point. The challenge was to do a three D effect with no flowers. I have used paisleys and had fun with this it took a wile to cut the paper but it has been quite effective - I used a knife not scissors and found it much better.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

My first ever layout

Thought I would share my first ever layout to celebrate 18 months of scrapping. My sister gave me a craftworks kit for my birthday and this was my first creation. Never thought I would get involved as I have in scrapbooking but I really enjoy it and have spent far to much on it but it not only gives me enjoyment but my family loves looking at my layouts I have done too.

A few layouts to share

A double layout of the boys at a drink fountain at Auckland Zoo.

Kaitlyn at Rangitoto Kindy - she sure loves water.

Kaitlyn in Napier poor baby got sunburned because her naughty mummy forgot the sunblock - tut tut.

Another double layout of Christopher at the Hamilton zoo playground.

Christophers layout with the year of the sheep theme.

I was looking at my blog and thinking I have had so many posts with challenge layouts in that I thought I need to share some non challenge layouts.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

SCRAP THERAPY - Scrapping with the stars- part four

Here is my layout for Part Four of Scrapping with the stars at Scrap Therapy - see the link to the left. The Star for part four is Charmane Koch and her challenge was to use at least two patterned papers from different companies - use lace or fabric on your layout as well as having journalling and a date. Really enjoying this competition makes me try new things though I better do the next few layouts of the boys if it fits with the challenges.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Aussie scrapjack - CELESTE VERMEEND Jack

Here is my take on the CELESTE VERMEEND jack. It is a photo of Christopher after having his face painted at the opening of Albany Mall it was awesome. I have used basic grey paper recess range, american crafts thickners letters as well as scenic route letters, K and co words and a scrapkit of the madagascar movie word stickers.

Blogging along final Challenge a scraplift of Dallas Foley layout

Now I know Louise has only put up the challenge yesterday but my scrapping night is Thursday(I do scrap other times but this is my main night) and in Honour of Brendans 7th Birthday today I did a layout of him the photos fitted well with the challenge.

I used Amanda Blu paper provocraft stickers (one I put on chipboard) and Fancy pants chipboard shapes and basic grey and provocraft chipboard alphas which I painted with MM paint. Brendan thought it was cool. I cant believe it was seven years ago that we were so concerned about our not so little boy in nicu when he was born eight weeks early weighing five pounds nine ounces and look at him now doing very well at school and no effect from being a premmie. Happy Birthday Brendan.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

NZ Dare 34 - Alter a Photo Digitally

Here is my take on the dare. I have altered the photo using paintnet and put on wings and feelers and then popped the wings out on the layout. I have used K and Co paper and my minds eye letters - journalling block by fancy pants. I have to have more off a play with altering photos.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Scrapbook essentails Fortnightly Challenge 13/11/2007

Here is a different type of layout a circle - this was fun and so quick - less card to cover. This was Megans challenge for the fortnight at scrapbook essentials.

Scrap Therapy scrapping with the stars part three

Here is my take on part three of Scrap Therapys scrapping with the stars challenge. The star is Rhonna Farrer and the challenge was Your Goals right now. I dont have many photos of me and did this one myself. The layout turned out very different to what I originally planned (I was going to go for a black and white theme but changed my mind).

Louises Challenge part Two -sketch

Louise has put up her sketch challenge and here is my take. I got idea straight away with this one was finished by 10pm on Thursday -my scrapping night. Its colours I dont use often so ended up been a bit different. Christopher has just started miniball this season and is loving it and the coach is just amazing - the kids listen to her so intently and she chases them around a lot.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

November challenge 1,2,3 challenge

I thought I would try another challenge site - 1,2,3 challenge.
1- use no cardstock
2-writing on photo
3-hand made embellishment- my flowers on the bottom left hand drawn and cut out using basic grey blush paper and cut out circles from gin x paper.
Great challenge and i am rather pleased with the finished layout and Kaitlyns forced laugh is funny.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Jack Me Up - Andrea Senn

I loved this challenge and did it yesterday - did three pages yesterday which was great. I love the main photo in the layout yet again taken by Andrew at the zoo when as friends of the Zoo we went and saw the baby giraffe when she was first shown to the public (she is so cute). The writing and the sun shape are wooden and I found them at scrapbookers delight. I havent done a layout for a while with full patterned paper - have to do it more often quite effetive with the right piece. I have put cardstock at the back to support the wooden elements though they are light

Blogging along Challenge part One

Here is my layout for Louises challenge part one on her blog. I was lucky to be picked as the winner for the warm up challenge and got a lovely iron on bling star - thanks Louise.

With part one you had to use patterned paper you make yourself. My paper was inspired by one of my favourite outfits of kaitlyns that she is wearing in the photos. I painted the flowers and leaves and outlined and highlighted them with white and black pen. I used the paper as the backgound and pop out flowers with glitter on. I think I might try making my own paper again sometime - when I have a longer period of time to do a page that is.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

NZ Dare no 8 wired dare 33 Use two colours

This is another go with just two colours for NZ dare I really like how it has come out. My colours were pink and white - a lot easier to do a layout using these colours.

Here is my layout for the challenge at NZ dares. My colours as you can see are orange and green. The kids had a great time on this day and played outside for hours.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Scrap Therapy scrapping the stars part two

I am not a great journaller but I decided I would record some of Kaitlyns conversations for part two of the challenge which is to have journaling as your focus and a splash of red on the layout. Done early as got the idea and just had to scrap.