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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

scrapbook challenges - sketch 305

Dear Bloggers

thank you for visiting today. If you are looking for a sketch challenge, pop on over to scrapbook challenges for this weeks latest sketch. Sketch 305 is due in on Sunday.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I used a sepia photo together with the 'fabulous' range by simple stories. i fussy cut the bottom border, made a photo mat, misted my doilie and cut the tags on the side and the tag behind the photo.

the bottom strip is a quote from dr Seuss: "today you are you. that is truer than true. there is no one alive who is your than you." just love it!

The alphabet stickers are from the same simple stories range.

Here are some close ups ~

The sketch in question is:

Hope you enjoy playing along with this sketch. Be sure to upload your take on the sketch to the Scrapbook Challenges gallery. There are also many challenges going on too - will keep you busy and give you lots of inspiration!!

Have a scrappy week everyone!

Much love,

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

sketch 304 - picture perfect


thank you for dropping by my little corner of creativity!

this week's sketch at scrapbook challenges is sketch 304. see it here:

Here is my take on the sketch. I had to rearrange things around a bit to fit into my embellishments, which is the point of a sketch isn't it?

I used the Bo Bunny Razz Matazz range, which i have kept for about 2 years. I knew the paper would be perfect for my sister, who is currently a professional photographer on a Royal Caribbean Cruise liner. I am so proud of her, but do miss her terribly. But that will all end soon - as SHE IS HOME THIS WEEK! :) 

There is a journalling card with some thoughts for her. i fussy cut out the cameras from the paper to use as embellishments.

I distressed the background pages, and inked everything. The photos were sanded, in order to 'pop' off the page. (love that technique). Doillies are so popular at the moment, and i left this one white, but usually ink or mist them to blend more. 

I had a small camera charm which i've kept for years, and i knew it would be perfect on this layout. The border punch i used on the cardstock on the right was my fiskars punch.

Please pop over to Scrapbook Challenges to view all the wonderful layouts by the other design team members. You can upload your take on the sketch to the gallery.

Remember the weekly sketch is up every Monday, so you have until Sunday night to complete this sketch.

Have scrappy fun!


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Scrapbook Challenges sketch 303 - I love u beyond measure

Hello friends

I'm writing from a very cold South Africa! We are in the mist of a desperate cold spell and the rain fall has been exceptional. They have predicted 100ml of rain - and we are probably at that now! it has been raining for 2 days and some parts have even had snow, even though it is so unheard of in these parts!

Sketch 303 is due over at scrapbook challenges. Here is my take on the sketch:

I used various scraps of graphic 45 papers, from the communique range and hallo'ween, as well as alphabet stickers from the tropical travelogue. The glazed brads are Basic Grey and the small tickets from Kaisercraft. I adore flowers, can't do a layout with out them! These are a Prima branch and Petaloo Floral embellishments.

The stamps are all new - beyond measure and the ruler are from Glenda Viljoen. The Cherish stamp is Kaisercraft and the tile border (on the top right and bottom left) is from Teresa Collins. I used archival ink on all the stamps.

And this is the sketch:

Your layouts are due in this weekend, so be sure to upload them to the gallery. Here is the link to view all the wonderful creations from the other design team members.

Tomorrow we will reveal Sketch 304, so be sure to pop back again!

Have a warm, scrappy weekend.

Much love

Flowers supply List:
Prima bretton vine parchmment #552664
Petaloo Floral Embellishment mini canterbury assortment # 1823-303
Petaloo Floral Embellishment Darjeerling Mini Max #1462-001

Monday, July 9, 2012

Exciting News

Hello Friends!

Where does the time go? its been ages since i last posted here. So much has happened this past month.

I have some Truly Exciting News!!! I am on the Scrapbook Challenges Design Team, for July - December. How awesome is that......

Head on over to their blog, for the latest sketch. Sketch 302, which is due on Saturday. There is a new sketch challenge each week as well as a gallery of inspiration, various challenges and other games for you to participate in.

Be sure to join in some of the forums and online chats, its a great place to visit.

I hope to see you there soon. The SC have some awesome layouts to inspire you.

If you do participate in the latest sketch, be sure to leave a comment here.

Scrappy Love,