Sunday, August 26, 2012

Final Two

My final two layouts for Olympiad challenge:

This challenge was for weightlifting, the extra criteria - the word weight (mine is on hidden journalling), numbers and something heavy - chipboard & clay button. Love this picture of my boy who is having some struggles at the moment so this was perfect.

A close up of this very cool 2Crafy piece Tattoo Swirl 1 - just love it. 


My final one for the closing ceremony - the criteria was lots of stickers, flags, something round and the word celebrate or celebration. Great opportunity to scrap this photo I took of my niece lighting the candles on my mums 70th birthday cake this year.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

More Scrapz Olympiad

Here are a few more layouts I have done for the Scrapz Olympiad challenge over at The challenges are all sketch based with added criteria, the sketches can all be found here.

First up the event was Swimming, the criteria was Freestyle, Butterflies & the word Breathe. My Freestyle interpretation was the way the butterflies are scattered. 

This next one is for the Cycling challenge, the criteria: the word Ride, a chain and wheels. All the cog and gear pieces are 2Crafty chipboard. The large cog is part of a pack of 9 nested cogs.

And my final one for today, Gymnastics. The criteria was the word Balance, ribbon (my blue flower), bling (on the butterfly), mat your photo & strip journalling! Very pleased with how this one turned out, love the blue & yellow of this range - Lily Bee Buttercup. 

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Full Reveal - 2Crafty

Just popping in with a quick post today to share the full reveal of my layouts on the 2Crafty blog that went up last week. 

First up, Remember When:

This layout uses the fabulous new Chicken Wire Panel and the larger of the two pack of the very cute Mini Bicycles

A close-up of the Bicycle which I have inked in pinecone and then used a fine coating of Rock Candy distress crackle paint over the top & added a small bunch of flowers to the basket:

 My next layout is Make A Wish:

Using the beautiful Ornate Window FrameOlivers Border along the bottom of the photos and acute little Frames Tiny Henri's. Both the Ornate Window Frame and Olivers Border I have treated similarly by using thick, heavy coats of white crackle paint. 

The Tiny Henri'sFrame I have inked the outside frame in purple ink then the journalling part I have inked in white and used some clear distress crackle paint to give a finer crackle before adding a rub-on to it to finish it off. 

My final layout is Choc Tops:

I have used the funky new Fencing Wire Panel, which I have cut into three pieces and then roughed up the edges of the chipboard with the ends of the scissors, roughly inked it with some white ink and tucked it under my photos and added a small section to the lower left of the layout as well.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Scrapz Olympiad

I have been playing along with a fabulous olympics inspired challenge over at Scrapz. The challenges are sketch based with some extra criteria aswell based on an olympic event. All the details and sketches are here.

Challenge 1 -  Opening Ceremony - to use banners, the word start or begin and something that opens (I've used an envelope to mat my photo).

This layout is from our trip to see Annie earlier this year. I snapped this photo as we were in waiting for everyone to get seated, I got in trouble for taking a pic inside the theatre - oops! I hadn't realised it included before the show began! Glad I did it though as it was the first time the kids have been to a proper show and they loved it.  They were both waiting very excitedly with their Sandy stuffed toys! 

I bought some super cute doilies in the dollar shop the other day which is in the background, finally found some a bit nicer than the regular ones. The fab musical notes chipboard piece is 2Crafty.

Challenge 2 - Archery - to use a bullseye design, arrows and the word Aim

I was given these gorgeous doillies recently and have been just waiting, waiting to use them!! Love this quote and wanted to keep the page simple as the quote tells the whole story. The photo was from Lilys last day at preschool. The scallop circle is party of a nested set from 2Crafty.

Challenge 3 - Triple Jump - to used 3 photos, ruler or measuring tape, and one of the words hop, step or jump.

Gotta love it when a sketch comes along and its perfect for some photos you have sitting around!! Had these from earlier this year of Zane learning to tie his shoe laces. He only got lace up shoes this year and it was a bit frustrating trying to get him to learn but he finally got there, now we just need to work on doing them a bit tighter. 

Currently working on a few more layouts for this challenge as it still has well over a week and half to go. Will be back in the next day or so to put up the full reveals of my 2Crafty post from the other day!



Saturday, August 4, 2012

New Post as part of the new 2Crafty Design Team!

This month sees the start of a fabulous new design team over at 2Crafty! Today it is my turn to show off some layouts using their fabulous chipboard.

I have 3 layouts up today, here is a sneak peek:

Head on over to the 2Crafty blog here to see the full layouts and be sure to become a follower, if you are not already, as there are some amazing designers on the new design team, you won't want to miss out on seeing their work! You can also find 2Crafty on facebook here.

Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New Scrap the Girls Creative Team

There's a new creative team over at Scrap the Girls this month and I am very happy to say I am on the team again for another term! It's a great new team which you can check out here. We have some fabulous challenges coming up, here is my take on the first one:

I've used a combination of Crate Paper and October Afternoon papers on this layout of my dreamy child looking towards the sky. We always say we love each other more than all the stars in the sky, an expression that came from my Mum. These 2Crafty chipboard stars were the perfect embellishment.

So...can you guess what this months challenge is? Pop on over to the Scrap the Girls blog here and see all the other creative team entries and see if you can work it out. There is a prize up for grabs for the first person to work it out!