Thursday, January 31, 2013

Inspired Blueprints DT

Hello everyone

My introduction post has gone up over at Inspired Blueprints today! So excited to be on this amazing sketch site with a fabulously talented Design Team!! 

As part of our introduction we were asked to create a layout based on a previous sketch. I chose Sketch 66

And created this layout: Hello Gorgeous Girl

Such a beautiful photo of Lily, I knew I wanted to scrap a large photo of this and sketch 66 was just perfect. I kept it pretty similar as I really wanted to keep it nice and clean with an emphasis on this photo. 

It's very exciting to have Inspired Blueprints back again, it was one of the first challenge sites I played along with and I am over the moon to be on the Design Team. The first sketch goes live tomorrow so make sure you check it out!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

2Crafty DT Call

Hello everyone

For those that might not have seen this yet, 2Crafty is having a DT Call. They are a fabulous company to design for, so what are you waiting for?


We are inviting applications from crafters
who are interested in joining the
2Crafty Chipboard Design Team.
If you love using chipboard in your scrapbooking and papercafting,
 then we would love to hear from you.
The term will be for 6 months, beginning in May 2013 and finishing at the end of October 2013.
Successful applicants  will commit to 2 new layouts/projects every 4 per weeks, including tips and techniques as part of your post.  As well you will need to have, and update, an active personal blog and facebook page.
In return for your commitment to the 2Crafty DT, you will receive a GENEROUS amount of 2Crafty chipboard to play with and use.
So if you think you are up for the challenge and would like to be part of our team, we would love to hear from you.

Internationals welcome to apply.
Please send us:
1.                  Three recent layouts/projects that show us your style and 
                                talent and what you have to offer .
                  (preferably using chipboard, but not compulsory)
2.                  All links to personal blogs and galleries.
3.                  Short Bio, telling us a bit about yourself, including any DT  
 past or present and any other experience etc.
Applications close on Feb 8th and successful applicants will be notified soon after so that you can get started on your projects and be ready for the 1st of May.
Please send applications to Vanessa at, marked DT Call.
 ** Make sure your photos are no bigger than 500kb each.
Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you.

Good luck to those applying!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Beginnings - CSI Case File 54


Been a bit neglectful of my blog, I have been doing a little scrapping but I seem to have less chance to play during school holidays, and most is for next month. 

I decided to have a little play along with CSI Case File 54  this week, I have lurked for a while but this is the first time I have played and I decided to have a go at doing a more mixed media style. 

This layout is documenting looking forward to a new beginning this year after a rather tumultuous year in 2012 with the end of my almost 10 year marriage. Onwards and upwards in 2013!!

The challenges at CSI are in 3 parts and it was lots of fun to combine these, even though I had been a bit scared to try it in the past!! The colour scheme, evidence of which you pick at least 2, and the testimony from which you pick one way to journal. This one also came with a sketch to use.

Lots of fun, I hope to play along with this challenge more this year. 


Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!! 

Hope the start of the new year has been wonderful for you all.  I have enjoyed a few days down the coast with the kids but it's all back to it now!

Today I am sharing my layouts that went up on the 2Crafty blog a few days ago. 

My first layout Today, is a fun page about my boy and I as I was teaching him to blow bubbles with bubblegum.

Some close ups: You can find all the details on the 2Crafty blog here.

My second layout is a Christmas page from last Christmas - thought I had better make a start on them while I was still in holiday mode. I love this title, so perfect for Christmas morning!

And a few close-ups:

Make sure you head on over to the blog for the techniques, and also check out the great new releases that came out yesterday!