Monday, May 31, 2010

Just made it - Prima BAP for May

Well I nearly didn't do a layout this month but whipped one up this afternoon - it was nice to scrap for a change - been really busy so not much scrapping done.

Here is my layout for the prima build a page sketch for May:

Tomorrow I will be scrapping - hope to get cracking with my latest kit from Scrappin' Patch.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Its Sketch time again!

Sketchy Thursdays new sketch is up a multi photo layout and you have until 10pm(EST) on Wednesday the 2nd of June. The prize this month is a 6 months subscription on a photo editing site called PICNIK. I have used some of the free features on the site and it is really cool.

Here is the sketch

and my layout - it is sometimes a tricky thing to get a photo of both kids smiling and I didn't on this day

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Our Girl is turning Six Tomorrow

Wow - our baby will be six tomorrow. Sometimes it feels like yesterday but at other times it seems so long ago that she was a baby.

Happy Birthday Honey I hope you have a great day and you enjoy your icecream cake you wanted. Love you so much.

Friday, May 21, 2010

New Sketchy Thursdays Sketch - This ones a double!

The Sketch

My example with lots of lovely Prima!

As you can see this weeks Sketch is a double over at Sketchy Thursdays. You have until 10pm EST next Wednesday the 26th of may to have a go and my fellow New Zealanders you can be in the chance to win also! For those of you who don't do doubles you are allowed to do a single so don't be put off as there is an awesome prize up for grabs Just check this out - the whole April Kit from Paper Poppy Kit Company:

And here's a list of the prize contents:
Mulberry (Bazzill)
Black (Bazzill)
Lime (Bazzill)
Patterned Paper
Recycle (Basic Grey Green at Heart)
Jungle (Bsic Grey Green at Heart)
Pea (Basic Grey Green at Heart)
Emerald (Basic Grey Green at Heart)
Envy (Basic Grey Green at Heart)
Flower Garden (Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage)
Picket Fence (Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage)
Front Porch (Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage)
Trellis (Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage)
Porch Swing (Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage)
Blue and White Grid (Scenic Route)
2 Sheets Vintage Sheet Music (Etsy)
1 Vintage Music Flash Card (Etsy)
1 Package Chipboard Flowers (Scenic Route)
1 Package Green at Heart Sticker Pops (Basic Grey)
1 Artisan Elements Frame (Pink Paislee)
1 Chipboard Music Key Chain (Maya Road)
3 Journal Tags, Colors Vary (Pink Paislee)
1 Clear Stamps Book Page (Prima)
6 Bella Brads (Pink Paislee)
2 Green at Heart Clips (Basic Grey)
6 Pink Flower Trinket Pins (Maya Road)
1 Package Chipboard Nook and Pantry Alphas (Basic Grey)
1 Pleated Ribbon Strip, Purple or Green (Pink Paislee)
4 Pipe Cleaners (Craft Factory)
18" Black and White Grossgrain Ribbon (May Arts)
16 Green at Heart Buttons (Basic Grey)
1 Square Black/White Houndstooth Fabric (Craft Factory)

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Budget to blitz challenge at Scrappin' Patch and a couple more layouts

Hannah has set a new Budget to Blitz Challenge over at Scrappin' Patch. A Budget to Blitz challenge involves making a cheap layout look more expensive. You can only use one piece of Patterned paper (can be double sided) a piece of cardstock and only handmade items or non scrapping stuff as embellishments. Hannah has added that you also have to include paint or ink on your layout. I have used medical gauze on mine - something I saw on Trinas blog and thought that was an awesome idea. Here is my layout:

Here are a couple of layouts that were in the last scrappin' patch newsletter for inspiration. One using Pink Paislee,Tim Holtz alteration and a new Martha Stewart Punch and the other using Girls Paperie paper.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays -SRM Stickers

Here is this weeks Sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays

This week the sketch has been sponsored by SRM Stickers and we all got a few stickers to play with and the prize will be from SRM stickers. You have until Wednesday the 19th of May at 10pm (EST) to have a go.

Here is my layout

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Prima Build A Page for May

Well Prima put the Build a page sketch up overnight so I have created mine this morning. I flipped the sketch to work with the paper better. With some of the bits of mulberry paper that I had used on the layout, I made some spiral flowers to add to the layout.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My Minds Eye blog Challenge

My Minds Eye's Blog has a new challenge up which is a sketch challenge and you must use at least 80% of their product. I decided to have a go and used the new So Sophie collection with a few embellishments from the Abbey Road collection. My alphas are from Basic Grey.

Here is my layout:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Recipe challenge is up at Scrappin' Patch

Annelies Challenge this week is a recipe challenge over at Scrappin' Patch. you have until midnight the 24th of May to upload your take in the gallery to be in to win a RAK from Scrappin' Patch.
The Recipe is as follows:

0 cardstock
1 flower
2 words in the title
3 photos
4 patterned paper
5 buttons
You can of course add anything else to get your own "personal spice" on your page!

Here is my layout:

Scrap Tech Tuesday - Embossing on layouts

Welcome to Scrap Tech Tuesday for May over at Scrappin' Patch. Today the technique is embossing on layouts. This is not the embossing that you do with the cuttlebug but embossing using embossing powders,stamps, versamark pad and a heat gun (some people use a toaster). Please be careful when using a heat gun or a toaster for this - we don't want any burns or houses on fire! For this technique you need a versamark pad which is a sticky pad like a stamp pad which the embossing powder sticks to, embossing powders, stamps and a heat gun

Firstly I will show you how to transform a piece of chipboard using the embossing powder.

Chose your chipboard piece - mine is a Dusty attic corner frame:

Stamp the versamark pad all over the upper surface of the chipboard. Then place the chipboard piece on a piece of paper so you can put the excess embossing powder into back into the bottle. Then liberally sprinkle the embossing powder on the chipboard - I have used a platinum embossing powder.

Pick up the piece of chipboard and tap lightly onto the paper to get excess embossing powder off. Then put all the excess powder back in the bottle.
Get the heat gun ready and heat the whole chipboard piece until the powder goes glossy.

Here is the finished piece.

Using this piece I made a layout and included some other embossing techniques. In the background I have stamped images using the versamark pad as the stamp pad and then sprinkling embossing powder over them. I have then removed the excess powder and used the heat gun over the images. The black grid and the flower stamps are done using this technique.

Notice the butterfly in the left hand corner - this is also done using a transparency which I stamped a butterfly on using Psychadelic embossing powder. This powder changes in the light. I outlined the image with a black pen. sorry not a great photo!

In the following layout I have also used an embossing powder on the guitar. Firstly I coloured it with pencil crayons and then stamped it with the versamark pad. I then put a clear embossing powder on it and set it with the heat gun. Clear embossing powder is great as you can put it on objects and they retain the colour underneath. It is similiar to glossy accents but dries quicker. The stars also have red and black embossing powders on them.

Here is another example with some Raspberry glaze embossing powder (kiwi stamping brand) on chipboard for one of my May Jumbo cards

All the embossing powders I have used are Stamp Effects brand other then the Raspberry one.

Thanks for looking

Friday, May 7, 2010

New Sketch is up at Sketchy Thursdays!

The new sketch is up over at Sketchy Thursdays and the prize is somes stamps from Ippity and you have until next Wednesday 10pm(EST) to have a go.

Here is the sketch

and here is my layout - lots of White space again!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

National scrapbooking Day and Fancy pants

Fancy pants has a competition going on their blogand you can win some Fancy pants product if you create a layout using their products - here is my layout using the new Road Show paper.

New sketch inspiration over at Scrappin' Patch

The new sketch inspiration has been put up over at Scrappin' Patch by Heidi. You have until midnight the 17th to load your interpretation of the sketch into the gallery -here is the sketch:

and here is my take:

Monday, May 3, 2010

Make it Crafty

I cam across very talented lady called Zoe on her blog Make it Crafty - her creations are stunning! One of my favourites is this Carousel horse not only are the creations stunning she has some amazing Blog Candy to giveaway just look at this:

Saturday, May 1, 2010

New Sketch up at Sketchy Thursdays!

The new sketch is up at Sketchy Thursdays.

Here is the sketch

Here is my take

and here is the awesome Prize from Your Memories Here

You have until 10pm(EST) next Wednesday to put your entries in. Have a go!