24 August 2010

ScrapBoutique Cyber Crop Entries

I managed to complete a couple of layouts on the weekend for the Scrap Boutique cyber crop. This one of Mikala and her friend Jessica was taken under the Jetty in Coffs Harbour. It's a great place for taking photos and I got some really nice ones this particular day :)

I have used papers and embellies by the Girls Paperie. They really are gorgeous colours and patterns. This was a fantastic challenge by guest designer Lauren. We had to answer a few questions and the answers gave us our criteria. I was to use: cardstock base, three pattern papers, flowers, five buttons and a mixed alpha title...which I am not to sure about and may end up changing.

This layout was created from a lucky dip challenge. I was given designer Manon's criteria which was a monochromatic yellow layout with fabric and paint. Eeek! This one really scared me but now that it is finished it is growing on me and I quite like it.
I have used a mix of Cosmo Cricket and October Afternoon papers along with some Bazzill scalloped cardstock. I painted all the edges and glimmermisted some tulle for the fabric requirement. Do you see that cute little owl button? It is a new purchase from Purple Pumpkin. I am so in love with these and I have a couple of pink ones that I'm sure will show up on a layout in the near future.

I thought I would also share this layout I completed for the Scrap Boutique August Monthly Challenge set by Amanda. The criteria was to do a monochromatic (yes another one) with the theme of celebrating friendship. I chose to scrap an old photo of my two brothers who were also the best of friends. Last week would have been my brother Rodney's 50th birthday (he passed away when he was only 25) and I wanted to do a page about him in remembrance.
I have used Scribble Scrabble paper along with Buzz n Bloom, Collections and Twiddleybitz chipboard, Websters bloomers, Prima flower and a Tim Holtz key. I included this quote:

All for one and one for all,
My brother and my friend.
What fun we have,
The time we share.
Brothers 'til the end.
~Author Unknown

Thanks for stopping by and any comments xx

20 August 2010

Tarisota Giveaway

One of my favourite sites to visit for inspiration is Tarosita. Tamar's blog is a great read, full of interesting crafty things and lots of yummy recipes to try. There is a very generous prize on offer where one lucky person will win the following:

A copy of Apples for Jam.

A paper treasure collection.

And...entry to the Styling for Home class.

All these wonderful goodies are worth $165. What an awesome prize!

If you would like to win, head over here for all the details.

15 August 2010

Scrap The Girls Challenge Entry

This is my entry for the Scrap The Girls August challenge...Girls Getting Messy! We were required to do a layout that shows our girls being less than ladylike and include a messy technique. My problem was that after going through all my albums, I couldn't find any messy or bad hair type photos...guess taking those kind of photos wasn't the done thing when my kids were growing up! I eventually came across this one of Mikala when she was at playgroup in 2002. She looks very cross to have been interrupted from her painting for this photo. I have used Basic Grey Lime Rickey papers and some lace cardstock, along with Prima flowers and packaging, crochet trim, American Craft thickers and Kaiser paint to bubble wrap stamp and paint around all the edges.

Thanks for visiting my little blog.
Leanne xx

14 August 2010

Stuck Birthday Bonus Sketch

Good morning

I have just completed this layout for the birthday bonus sketch over at Stuck Sketches.
I am loving grungy style layouts atm and have used some great boyish papers I got in an older kit from Wicked Princesses...I think they are by Junkitz, but as I cut off the strips, I now can't remember. LOL. I did some stamping with my new Kasier grid stamp and made the embellishments with some hessian and Little Yellow Bicycle metal gears.
I love these photos of Jake with his Uncle Robert when they were about to set off on Jake's first ever bike ride on Robert's Harley Davidson Heritage Soft Tail. Jake was so excited and just a little bit scared...but came back all smiles.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for taking the time to stop by xx

12 August 2010

SFS Sketch Challenge

This is my entry for the Scrapbooking From Scratch monthly sketch challenge. I have used the gorgeous Crate Paper Paper Doll range. I love the texture of these papers and the colours are so beautiful.
I thought they went perfectly with this photo of Mikala that was taken at a style studio she attended. The girls (and one boy?) learnt about fashion and beauty...then got to choose accessories to match their clothes and have their photo taken by a photographer. Mikala had lots of fun while I got to shop nearby :-)
I have added some of the cute glitter chipboard from the Paper Doll range, a My Vintage Blossoms rainbow doily trim, American Crafts and Basic Grey letters, some Prima flowers and a lovely die cut I received in a rak from Debi...thanks again Deb.

Thanks for stopping by xx

09 August 2010

Another layout to share

A few weeks ago I got the chance for a quick scrapping session with my sister. I completed this layout of Miss Mikala using a photo I had left over from another page. I love these My Minds Eye papers, they are such bright and cheery colours! I have added some Twiddleybitz chipboard which I painted then smothered in kindyglitz (which I'm in love with atm).

Thanks for stopping by...

08 August 2010

Anna's Sketch Page

Hi, I'm back again with my layout for the Anna's Craft Cupboard sketch. I have used October Afternoon papers for this page about our chooks. I have always wanted hens on our little farm and we finally got around to building a hen house when Jake had the opportunity to bring some young hens home from the school ag plot. These are the first eggs they produced and they tasted great...free range eggs are so much better than store bought ones!

Hope you have had a lovely day and got to do something creative :)

Scrap Boutique Stash Stomper

I completed this layout for the August stash stomper at Scrap Boutique. The sketch is by Manon and we were required to use up our photos. I had these pics of Mikala dressed up for her school multicultural day sitting on my desk for a while so decided it was time to scrap them. I have used a Prima glitter paper along with a cherry blossom vine and some Websters trim. I made the accordion flowers from the offcuts so nothing was wasted of this gorgeous paper.

Thanks for stopping by and any comments :)

Another Purple Pumpkin Giveaway

Purple Pumpkin have another gorgeous prize to give away. Become a follower or post this on your blog for a chance to win. I am looking forward to seeing the new buttons and embellishment packs when they are released on Friday 13th August :-)

Scrap the Boys Giveaway

Would like the chance to win this fantastic prize? Post this image on your blog then pop over to the awesome challenge site Scrap the Boys, link up and leave a comment by 14th August and this fabulous boy pack could be all yours.

01 August 2010

Scrapboutique July CC Challenges

Good Morning

I thought I would share my entries for the Scrap Boutique July CC challenges. This one is for Manon's Sunday Roast. The chosen colours were kraft, green & blue...they say these colours should never be seen together but I think they look fantastic. I have used a mix of Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket and Fancy Pants papers along with Bazzill and MME kraft cardstock. I had another play with my Cuttlebug quilling dies to make the flowers, these are so easy and fun to make and I also painted and stamped chipboard letters for the title. I love how this layout of my sister and I turned out and I really like this 8.5"x11" size. I am definitely converted :)

I completed this layout for Emma's sketch challenge. I kept it very simple, using strips of Pink Paislee Starlight paper with some bubble wrap stamping and doodling around the photos and letters. The photos of Jake were taken after his first shift at Red Rooster...I was so excited to see him in his new uniform :)

Thanks for stopping by...
Hope you have a lovely day. xxx