Sunday, 27 March 2011

A little more playing.....

First of all I have to share this beautiful photo I took of the new baby in the backgarden the other week. This is Qaylie at 12 weeks of age and she is just gorgeous. I'm sure there will be plenty of other pics to share too. This weekend I ran a masculine card class and the ladies completed three cards. This uses some old TLC papers, Kaisercraft Script stamp and a greeting from the Sugarloaf 248 stamp set, some Kaisercraft pearls and a die-cut created in Design studio from the Storybook and George cartridges.
Love this Bird Call Cuttlebug embossing folder and it always looks good for a masculine card. Stamp is from The Stamps of Life banners4all set.
This one for a younger male is made with more stamps from the Sugarloaf 248 stamp set.
Last weekend I was involved with Cybercrops at both Scrap of Difference and Home and Scrapped. Scrap of Difference had the theme of Smiles, Frowns and funny faces, so the card challenge had to include scraps from one of our layouts and a face....... Trying to use up my old TLC papers all the time so this was fun.
The papers for the card came from this layout. This was the sketch challenge and I altered the plain yellow paper with paint, rub-ons and stamps. The frame was created in SCAL using a couple of cuts that I purchased from the SVG blog. The border punch is Fiskars lace which I love to use even on male pages.
This layout was a combination of two challenges. The technique challenge at Scrap of Difference required using masks or stencils on your background. I used the Cosmic Swirls Crafters Workshop template with glimmermist and the Cherry blossom template with chalks. The Home and Scrapped part of the layout was to create a layout using the title "I can't imagine life without you."
Back to some travel photos from my time in the Netherlands for Heather's sketch challenge which had to include some stitching and handmade flowers. Just one of the lovely families I stayed with during my trip.
Sarah at Home and Scrapped, asked us to create a layout using ephemera. I had some wonderful bits and pieces from my visit to Anne Franks house in Amsterdam. You are not permitted to take photos inside the house so I purchased a few postcards of the things I saw and included a couple of pics of the outside of the house that I took. There is also the online ticket that I purchased before I left Australia (thank heavens! - didn't need to line up) and the guide book that you receive upon entry.
Sarah also gave us an advertisement to use as inspiration for our layout. It was a Donna Hay recipe book ad and so I kept the food theme and the layout design for my afternoon tea photos in Frankfurt. Just had to eat a streusal cake in Germany. Yum!

I do remember being encouraged to eat lots of pretzels in Germany too...... funnily enough I did not feel the need to photograph those ;-)

I hope some of you are still planning to get a layout in for the Monochromatic challenge over at Scrappassion.... just a few days in the month left now to have a play.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Special giveaways over at Scrappassion International Blog

This month we have a special giveaway over at the Scrappassion International blog!
The company ‘Say It With Letters’ is our sponsor for the month and is offering the EAT letters (see below) as a giveaway for the month.

‘Say It With Letters’ is a company that creates shapes and letters.

These letters will be given away to a person within the US only.

For others from outside the US, you have a chance to win this cute little house shape:

Here is a picture of a decorated house to show you how cute these can look:

Obviously if you win, you will get the undecorated version … LOL ...
There are two ways to win:

•If you complete the monthly challenge, you name will be added to the drawing. Click HERE to read about the monthly challenge)

•If you become a follower of the Scrappassion blog your name will be added another time (new followers only, please)

•If you already are a follower, please mention the give away on your blog and you will have a second chance too!

So ... what are you waiting for? We'd love to see many, many entries and have quite a few new followers too!

I am looking forward to seeing what ideas you come up with on your own layouts.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

It's a new month....

Which means a new challenge over at the Scrappassion blog

This month there is a slightly more difficult challenge for you.... make a monochromatic layout with 4 pictures on it! Head to the blog to check out the DT's inspiration. Here is my example:

Looking forward to seeing some lovely layouts this month.