Sunday, 24 June 2012

Easter cutie

Hello, everyone. Happy monday.
I hope you all has a good weekend.
It's been a pretty awful four days here for us.
With little miss being sick and then passing it on to me.
But thankfully we are both much better today.
I did manage to get some scrapping home while we were stuck at home getting better.

This is my take on Ant's june monthly sketch challenge.
It's an exclusive sketch from Page Drafts.

It was really fun to work with.
I rotated the sketch 90 degrees anti clockwise and moved the title to make the sketch my own. That was the extra criteria for Ant's challenge.

Here is the layout:

Products used:
Basic grey, Sassafras and Heidi swapp patterned papers
Sassafras alphas
Heidi swapp buzz words
Typo bull dog clips
Typo crocheted frames
Tattered angels glimmer mist
D-lish scraps washi tape, lace tape and mini roses
Rainbow splendour lace pinwheel and mini pinwheel
Charm's creations page runner
Acrylic paint
Machine stitching
3D foam tape
Helmer's scrap dots

TFL xo

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

My world

Hello everyone,
Happy thursday.
I normally would be at work right now. But my little girl is sick with a vomitting bug : (
She is tucked up in bed right now. So I thought I would use this time for some blogging.

The Group 2 june challenge is up at Show us your stuff. You should pop on over and take part.

The challenge is to take inspiration from this awesome paper art.  Additional criteria is as usual to use handmade goodies.

I found inspiration in the tree- I found a similar chipboard tree in my stash.
I also based my colour scheme on the image- I used predominately brown and bits of white and teal.

This project is rather mixed media.
I used lots of trinkets and bits of old jewellery I had been stashing, like a little bower bird : )
So it was great to get some of that used up.

Here is my DT example page:

Products used:
My minds eye patterned paper
Making memories alphas
Tim holtz buttons and distress stain
Dusty attic chipboard
Tattered angels glimmer mists
American crafts rub ons
Kaisercraft rub ons and script stamp
Rainbow splendour mini book paper envelopes
Opalettes embossing powders
D-lish scraps; swallow charm, measuring tape ribbon,washi tape, mini roses and tea dyed lace.
Old earrings and jewellery trinkets.
Tissue paper
Acrylic paints
Helmers scrap dots
Texture paste
Heat gun

Sarah xo

Friday, 15 June 2012

Ice cream fever

Happy saturday everyone! I hope you have a fabulous weekend.
You should pop on over to CSI and see the fabulous case file number 24 which has just been released.

Here it is, isn't it gorgeous!

So for my evidence I used:
Silver accents
Sparkly things
Gesso- white washing my paper
Red paint- around the edges of the paint and lightly on some flowers
circles- tried to make most embellishments circular and circular journalling spots

For my testimony:
I journalled about my daughters feverish love for ice-cream!
I was inspired by a number of things-
The inspiration word cool, the queen's meme post see here: point number 3. Asking "what is your irresistible temptation".
And I wrote my journalling in 3 circle journalling spots.

Products used:
Basic grey patterned paper
Prima flowers and cotton tape
Hambly journalling bits
Shimmerz coloringz
Kaisercraft lace
Evalicious badge
Co-ordinates by Michelle
D-lish scraps washi tapes
Pretty paper petals flower
Lovely bug bits n bobs button
ScrAp this fuzzy felt jotter
Acrylic painy
3d foam tape
Helmer's scrap dots
Laser printer


Monday, 11 June 2012

Scrapbooking roulette!!

Here is my take on Vicki's awesome challenge for our May cyber crop over at scrapbooking top 50 this month with a casino based theme.

The cyber crop is ending at Midnight tonight. So you still have some time to get entries in. And make sure to join in our our current monthly challenges.

We will also have another cyber crop starting next month.

So the challenge was based on the game of roulette. You had to pick either red or black as the dominant colour for your layout. And also have a 3 embellishment cluster, with one odd embellishment in there.

I went with red as my dominant colour.
I created my background by placing some alphas on my page and the surrounding them with randomly placed odd alphas. I then coated them all in multiple coats of red acrylic paint.
In fact it nearly took me a whole page as I used some dark coloured glitter alphas which were hard to cover.
Anyway I like the background effect and will try it again some time.
I have a few embellishment clusters. But my vertical one on the right hand side of my page has 2 red and white spotted buttons and 1 odd embellishment- a crocheted flower.

Products used:
My minds eye patterned paper
American crafts card stock and alphas
D-lish scraps washi tapes.
Charm's creations heavenly heart
Burdy's handmade black and white spotty flower
Purple pumpkin button
Lovely bug bits n bobs button
Eb's mums crocheted flower
ScrAp this fuzzy felt jotter
Vintage doily
Red acrylic paint
Helmer's scrap dots
Machine stitching

TFL xo

Sunday, 10 June 2012

E is for...

Easter 2012!!

Which is the theme of my DT layout for Case file number 23 at CSI.

This is the awesome case file:

And here is a little sneak peak of the case file that will be released this friday, you don't want to miss it, it is gorgeous!

Case file 24 coming out this friday:

Please make sure to pop on over to CSI and check it out if you haven't already and once you sign up you can take part in the awesome challenges.

Now back to the case. For this case I really didn't have lots in the way of the colour palette in my stash. So the free printable  co-ordinates design by Michele were perfect. I printed them of, on my computer at home and mounted them on card stock. I then layered them to create visual interest and used them to write my journalling on. Michele is an amazing digital designer and we are lucky that she creates free printable files for all members to use for each case.

So don't let the fact that you don't have the correct colours in your stash turn you off from completing the case. As the co-ordinates Michele designs are amazing and can keep you meet the colour criteria, evidence and testimony.

For my evidence I used:
a monogram

For my testimony I :
used a letter of the alphabet to write an alliterative caption.
Wrote my journalling in the form of a letter to my daughter.

Here is my layout:

Products used:
Rub rock it patterned paper
Co-ordinations cardstock
American crafts alphas
Pink paislee alphas and twine
Prima flowers
Manor house creations flower
kaisercraft rub-ons and acrylic paint
Rainbow splendour pinwheel
CSI co-ordinates by Michele Singh
3D foam tape
Helmer's scrap dots

TFL xo