Saturday, 31 May 2014

Happy Scrappy

I am not sure why but I am totally in the zone for scrapping at the moment, I love totally immersing myself in a page and I often lose track of everything else.... I actually think that can be a healthy diversion from some of the not so happy scrappy moments of life. The downside is I totally forget I need to cook dinner or clean the house.........ooops!

Each month over at UKS Simple Recipes suggest a palette of colours, a sketch and a technique. Thi month showcased green, grey and pink, using strips of paper, a fab sketch and dry embossing. I also combined it with another Sketch N Scrap birthday challenge this time from DT member Lisa challenging us to use 2 or more project life cards, it worked.....

I woke up thinking of scrapping this morning so got up and made another page in less than 2 hours (a miracle for me!) I used this sketch from the Memory Nest

and with a bit of twisting and turning and one photo instead of 2 I created a pretty page

Party poppers is a challenge from  Kelly, another Sketch N Scrap birthday challenge asking for confetti on the page so perfect for my Dandelion.

I wonder if I can fit another page or 2 in before the end of the day!

Friday, 30 May 2014

Scrap happy!

This week on UKS we were asked to 
Firstly - Scraplift a LO from UKS gallery 

and then Select one thing from each of the following...

Main colour - Green / Blue / Yellow / Brown / Purple
Theme - Spring / May / Nature / New beginnings 
Embellishment - Ribbon / Washi Tape / Buttons / Stickers / Handmade / Fibres
Technique - Stamping / Die cutting or Punches / Embossing / Tearing 

I scraplifted Laura Godfrey, went for a brown colour scheme, May theme, Washi tape and I used an embossed stamp from the HP studios punched into a circle shape...

I added glittery gold stars by Studio Calico and this fits the Sketch and Scrap 2nd birthday challenge set by DY member Kerry on her blog to use glitter/sparkle.

Each month I try and join in with Miniowner's sketch challenge

and I combined it with another of Sketch n Scrap's birthday challenges (I have loved doing these challenges this month!) from Um blog de Scrapbook using 2 of everything.....2 bits of doily. 2 lots of enamel dots, 2 layers of matting, 2 photos, 2 word title, 2 banners, 2 mists used, 2 lines of journalling, 2 cloud stamps and just 2 colours used and blue

Monday, 26 May 2014

Getting Messy with challenges

So I got some paint, some ink and some mist out and got messy....
I took this sketchabilities sketch

and SJ Crafts bingo game (need to complete a line to win/enter!)

and using vellum polaroid frames, a metal embellishment and stamping came up with this page.... as it also because I have gone a bit mixed media on this I am entering it into Sketch and Scrap's DT member Heather's challenge

 For this weeks UKS challenge we were asked to use stamping, paint, washi and a handmade flower, I knew this would work perfectly with this Scrap our Stash challenge, where you made your own background

I used a hole punch to punch circles and then made 3 flowers, sticking them in the bottom left corner of the page, I covered them in the blue paint that forms a border around 2 edges.  The doily from the layout above was used as a stencil and I used green and blue mists over the page. I stamped the circles and added 2 different washi tapes

I challenged myself ....instead of just completing a line on SJ Crafts bingo card I was going for 'full house' and I actually managed it! Using a border punch on one edge of the torn vellum, tying a metal embellishment to the page thus creating a knot and of course using mixed alphas in the title. Along with all the previously mentioned additions I used everything.....but I don't think it looks too much do you??

with all the circles on this layout I am also entering Sketch n Scrap's challenge to use circles from over at DT member Darcy's blog

Sunday, 18 May 2014

more challenges

For the monthly house challenge at UKS we had to use / be inspired by a given selection of winnie the pooh quotes..... I chose ''As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen''.  It fitted in perfectly with the story of us looking for the house in Lavenham that was the inspiration for Godric's Hollow and Harry Potters Home.

I used this sketch from Sketch n Scrap

these colours from colour me scrappy

and made this page

the journalling is now a bit straighter!!

Whilst on the theme of Harry Potter, I made another page with photo's taken at the Harry Potter Studios taking the colour palette from Jot's mood board

and using the sketch from Hilary's blog as a Sketch n scraps  DT member celebrating their 2nd birthday 

making this bright and fun page!

lots of scrapping.....

Sorry I have deserted my blog recently as I have had a few things on my mind.... my Dad is continuing to struggle with cancer and it has now spread further, DS had a bad couple of weeks and was feeling really fed up with constantly feeling unwell and then I got sick!

But I am back and I really enjoyed going to my local crop yesterday and making some pages.....

First up I used this sketch from Stuck

and I made this page featuring my 2 children

it also fits perfectly with Scap and Play's Flowers challenge (to use something on your page beginning with each letter in the word flowers)
F = flower
L = layers
O = one photo
W = washi tape
E = enamel dots
R = round sequins
S = stickers

I realised it also fits the bingo challenge bottom line from Kerry's blog as DT member  for Sketch and Scrap as they celebrate their second birthday

It also fits the bingo challenge at SJ Crafts (mixed alphas, torn paper and knots on my bunting) but I am entering another page for that as not sure if I can enter twice!