Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Glad Tidings - A Christmas carol layout


I've created this layout for the November 2015 challenge at scrapbookingtop50. I got quite a happy vibe from their mood board (see below). I've used all the vibrant colours and added some patterned papers that had some shapes. The last thing I added was the little coloured circle stickers inside my inked circles which I thought matched the umbrellas quite well.

November Challenge

Thanks for looking.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Card for Unstampabelles challenge


November Challenge #52: Anything Goes - with a twist to use a flower or flowers

We are remembering the 100th anniversary of WW1 this year, so perhaps that would fit
or you can remember a loved one. It can be a keepsake box, or a scrap page or a card.
Things happening this month are the Melbourne Cup, DiWali and Remembrance Day 
(on the 11th of the 11th). The twist is to use a flower on your work.  This is the prize.

Here is what I created. I made a card using some of the Ruby Rock-It Nostalgia kit. 
I've also added a pretty pink ribbon, a Bo Bunny button with embroidery floss and a 
hand made ribbon rose flower.

I'm thinking I may give this to my Nan for her 93rd birthday on the last day of this year.

I hope you think of joining in this month.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

A Singapore layout

It's been so nice to sit at my craft desk today and create.  Here is another page from my Singapore album. I have nearly finished it.

This one is for Pixels and paper challenge.  I have used the four blocks of colour in order for my background. They I cut a cream circle to represent the mat on the floor of the insp pic. It is also appropriate as my page is about going to dinner and it has a double meaning for me of a dinner plate.

A layout for Anna's Craft Cupboard's Nov sketch challenge

I have created a layout today for the November sketch challenge at Anna's Craft Cupboard. Here is the sketch.


Here is what I created.

I like green and white together. I made the butterfly using an interesting stamping technique.
Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Christmas cards with a northern flavour

Aren't these sweet little images? I've fussy cut them from a wonderful magazine called Daphne's Diary. I've also added some background paper, a large snowflake sticker and some rhinestones.

I'm entering these two cards in a competition at Soul-scrappers

Friday, October 30, 2015

Bird layout for Archiscraps


I have created this double pagespread for my Singapore travel album. We had fun feeding some birds mealy worms. The little birds would land on our hands as we held up the tiny container of treats and eat the worms.

I'm entering this in the October Archiscraps challenge. Here's the insp pic:

The twist is to add crackle of mosaic. I chose mosaic. I've created some mosaic in 3 places on my layouts using a decorative square punch and different papers. The photos themselves also have mosaic flooring.

Thanks for looking and happy creating.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Girls, gold and glitter

A terrific challenge at Scrapbookit this month. It's girls, gold and glitter.  Here is what I came up with.

My Chorus, A Cappella West, went on retreat at Swanleigh from Friday evening til Sunday lunch time. At the end of the weekend we all jumped on the risers and took a fun photo, all 75 of us. |I love the background paper I've used for this, just perfect. I'm in the middle. I wonder if you can spot me. I have a black top on, which is a big hint. Our Chorus colours are black and pink. I actually like the gold I've used with pink to create this page. I think it's much cheerier than using black would have been.