Monday, November 30, 2009

Scrappin' Patch Challenges

There are a few current challenges on at Scrappin' Patch first up is Heidi's designers Choice Challenge which is Shabby Chic using Pastel shades and two black & white photo's. I have done a layout about the children's grandparents - excuse the spelling of grandparents I reverted to my childhood spelling of it and now it is stuck! You have until the 11th to do the challenge.

Products Used which a lot can be found at the Scrappin' Patch shop
Prima art stitched mulberry paper, Prima essentials 7 Wink flowers,Prima cornflour blue leaves, Prima bling,Prima sanded turquoise mini roses,prima Journal spot,American craft thickers,Carolees creations alphas,7 Gypsies paper,Lace,Sky blue Shimmerz

My colour challenge to use Purple and black ends tonight at midnight and here is my example

Products used: Glitz papers,Prima flowers, bling and leaves, Green Tara flowers, KB chipboard shapes and American Craft Thicker Alphas

My Shabby chic challenge started this week and is to use shades of red, gold and green on a non Christmas layout.

Products used: Webster's Pages,Websters alphas,Prima bling, flowers and leaves,Kaisercraft bling, corrugated card

Websters 12 Days til Christmas

I recently took part in the 12 days of christmas crop over at the Websters forum. I love Webster pages and they go so well with Prima!

On Day one the challenge was to do a shadow box -instead of a shadow box I used the back part of the canvas.

On Day two was a gift card and box set

Day Three was a photo frame

Day four was another photo frame

Day 5 layout using photo cropping - the flowers are handmade

Day 6 was a mini album and I was so chuffed as I won the challenge!

Day Seven was an OTP snowflake but I did a star as I couldn't find a wooden snowflake

Day eight I skipped and Day nine was a design three ways so I did a card, a shadow box and a layout

I ran out of time to do the rest of the crop but it was awesome.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Me at Scrappin' Patch

Well I better update before I forget:

Over at Scrappin' Patch I have set a Multi Photo Challenge which ends midnight 20th of November. the challenge is to have 3 or more photos and it has to be a birthday layout - YES a birthday layout (it was Brendans 9th birthday on the 16th so I thought why not a birthday challenge).

Here is my layout (Brendans 7th Birthday)

Annelie has set the Boyzone challenge this week and It's all about love in this challenge...If you have anything/anyone MALE in your life - human or furry - you can participate in this challenge! All you have to do is to create a LO with the title starting with "Five reasons why I love...", and I want your journaling to be heartfelt.

My take

The other week I had Cosmo cricket boyfriend range in my design team kit and here is another layout that I did

With my other part of my Design team kit I got Glitz detour papers, glimmerz(stickers), pink paislee alphas and Jillibean journalling spots. This was to make up a take out kit which you can buy here and with it you can make four layouts.

Here is a sneak peek - to see the layouts I did you have to buy the kit!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Retreat News and layouts - very long photo heavy post !!


Last weekend I went to the Sketchbook Retreat. I had an awesome time not much sleep (about six hours),great company, heaps of inspiration, laughs and yummy food. I sat with Megan, Annelie and Heidi with Jane and Kelly nearby. I met a few more people and saw a few I had already met and didn't shop to much (had done to much prior to the retreat)

Thanks Megan for an awesome time - you were such a busy bee making sure everything was running smoothly and your layouts you did were awesome - I love the Jumbo Photo look - I need to give it ago.

Thanks Heidi for being my table buddy and a huge inspiration source - you gave me some great ideas !! and it was lovely sending time with you.

Annelie thanks for inspiring me as well with your stunning creations and great company and helping me out with ideas too.

Jane it was awesome meeting you and having your company and talking to someone about Katie and I love the layouts I did see of yours.

Well I did 15 layouts one of which was a double and a canvas so about the same as the last retreat - page kits make it easier to get layouts done. I went through and found challenges beforehand and then made kits. I was so inspired from the retreat that I have done my design team kit of four layouts in less then two hours today!!

Well in the previous post your saw one layout and here are some more I can share - You can find a lot of the products I have used at Scrappin' Patch:

Whats old is new challenge:
P1000275 copy

Scrapbook savvy Sketch Challenge

P1000276 copy

Scrapbook savvy 54321 challenge ie five circles, 4 patterned papers, 3 brads, 2 photos and one hand made embellishment.

P1000280 copy

Scrapbook savvy colour challenge - the new Prima Blooming retro was perfect for this:

P1000274 copy

White with one challenge -

P1000281 copy

1,2,3 challenge

P1000286 copy

Whats that ad about challenge:

P1000282 copy

Primas Challenge - the double layout

P1000285 copy

Wicked Princess Challenge

P1000277 copy

Layout for the current challenge at The Sketchbook

P1000258 copy

Stuck? sketch

P1000279 copy

Inspired blueprints Sketch

P1000278 copy

And the retreat challenge pack

P1000283 copy

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lets get Shabby Challenge

Here is my take for the Lets get Shabby challenge this Month. The criteria was to have some hand made embellishments on your page. Mine are the little 3d flowers. Loving Webster Papers!!

P1000284 copy