Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Show Us Your Stuff August Challenge

The August challenge at Show Us Your Stuff is a "Shape Challenge". This month you need to use the following items on your layout - a square, a rectangle, bunting, a circle, a banner, a splash of paint or ink, and of course, a handmade item. You can use each shape as many times as you want and interpret them as you like, but each shape must be used at least once and be visible. You can also add anything else you wish.

Here is my take on it...

{Papers by Prima and Basic Grey; alphas by American Crafts}

I managed to easily incorporate several handmade items onto my layout. (Remember handmade items don't necessarily have to be made by you!)

{Fabric button from Lovelybug Bits n Bobs; satin flower from Burdy's Embellies; mini pinwheel from Rainbow Splendour}

{Icecream pin from My Little Bit of Whimsy; assorted flowers from D-lish Scraps}

That's all from me today, I do hope you will have a go at this month's 'Shape Challenge' at Show Us Your Stuff, you could win a fabulous prize from Rainbow Splendour! Happy scrapping, and thank you for stopping by! X

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A layout for for Off the Rails!

Just popping in today to share a layout I created for Off the Rails that was inspired by this month's challenge. August's challenge features a gorgeous mood palette with sketch, and despite it not being my turn to create a sample, I couldn't resist being inspired by it!

Here's what I came up with...

{Papers by Kaisercraft; Basic Grey & Glitz Designs; Alphas by American Crafts & Basic Grey;
Transparency by Hambly Screen Prints; floral vine by Prima from Wild About Scrap}

Here's what the mood board looks like...

{There is also a sketch available for this challenge, you will find it HERE}

Initially it was the colour combo that had me reaching for my supplies, but the flower photo caught my eye and had me searching for my own nature image (plus it provided the perfect excuse to use flowers on my layout! hehe) I also took the opportunity to use up some of my "vintage" stash for this layout - you have to love that!

Here's a couple of close-ups...

{That stunning feature bloom is from Manorhouse Creations; flair button by Flutterby Designs}

{Assorted flowers including Prima Princess Fairytale flowers from Wild About Scrap
and other blooms from D-lish Scraps}

I hope you find this month's challenge as inspiring as I did. There is a fabulous stamp set from Lawn Fawn up for grabs this month, so don't forget to visit the Off the Rails blog for all the challenge details, more inspiration from the DT or to link up your entry. Happy scrapping! X

Friday, 1 August 2014

Scrap the Boys August Challenge!

I can't believe we are now into August...eeeeekkkk!!!
I'm back today to share another great challenge from Scrap the Boys. This month's theme is "Profiling", so you need to include facts about your chosen "boy" (remember it can always be a grown up one!). We want to know what makes your boy tick, so include things like name, age, likes, dislikes, personality traits, etc.

Here is my take on it...

{Papers by Jillibean Soup, Glitz Designs & Graphic 45; photo is framed using a Flutterby Designs 'Fussy Cut'}

(Now I have scrapped this layout, I am going to have to complete another one for his twin brother!) Here are some close-ups...

{Flair button from Flutterby Designs; acrylic star by Heidi Swapp; heart from Lovelybug Bits n Bobs}

{Chevron from Charms Creations}


I had so many fun "facts" I wanted to include on this layout, but I still wanted to maintain a feeling of space, so I chose to print out my journaling and cut it into strips, then used it as extra framing on the layout. Here are a couple more of my favourites...


Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will play along with us at Scrap the Boys this month, as it's such a cool challenge and we have some fabulous prizes from D-lish Scraps and Scrapbooking From Scratch up for grabs!!! 
Til next time, happy scrapping! X

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Show Us Your Stuff July Challenge!

I am here today sharing my take on the July challenge at Show Us Your Stuff, which is a colour challenge - I LOVE colour challenges!
Here is my layout...

{Papers by Echo Park; Alphas by Jillibean Soup}

Seeing as it's Winter here in Australia (although some days you wouldn't know it where I live), this month's challenge is a Winter-inspired colour palette. And, as always, your entry must also contain at least one handmade item (not necessarily by you).

Here is the palette...

{Image source: Design Seeds}

And some close-ups...

{Flair button from Flutterby Designs; ladybug from My Little Bit of Whimsy;
resin rainbow from Lovelybug Bits n Bobs; satin flower from Burdy's Embellies}

{Heavenly Heart from Charms Creations; Lovelybug Bits n Bobs resin heart; flowers from D-lish Scraps}


Don't forget you have until the end of the month to enter this challenge. It's a really great palette, (and even if you aren't a fan of blue, it's not as challenging as you might think!) The winner this month will receive some awesome goodies from Charms Creations (like the Heavenly Heart I used on my own layout!) Be sure to visit Show Us Your Stuff for all the challenge details plus some gorgeous inspiration from the DT!
Happy scrapping! X

Button Art

Just thought I would quickly share a photo of my button art that was posted over on the Off the Rails blog. I won't go into details here, so if you are interested in how to do them, you will find all the info HERE.
I think they are pretty cute...


And don't forget about the current challenge at Off the Rails too, this month it is this gorgeous inspirational colour palette...


Such beautiful colours (and pretty gorgeous shoes too!), I would love to see your take on it! X

Monday, 14 July 2014

And Another D-lish CC Layout!

So I have just managed to squeak in before deadline and complete a third challenge for the D-lish Scraps birthday cyber crop. I would have liked to have done more, as the challenges were great, but time just didn't allow me to. :( Anyway, the final challenge I managed to complete was for Karyn's technique challenge, which was "painting with plastic". (You can find Karyn's description of this technique HERE.)

Here is my take on it...

{Papers from American Crafts & Glitz; title die cut from Heidi Swapp}

I created my background with Karyn's technique using my gelatos and some plastic D-lish packaging. I really like the effect it has given. (The little splatters were created by flicking the excess colour from my mixing brush.) 

As with my previous CC layouts, I managed to include quite a few of my favourite D-lish goodies on them. Here are some close-ups...

{The feature flower is a gorgeous 'Eternity' bloom; the others include Bitty Blooms,
Forget Me Nots, Cherry Blossom & Roses - all from D-lish. Acrylic heart from Heidi Swapp}

{Flair button from the 'Which Way Words' set; flowers & flower stamens all from D-lish}

Thanks for taking the time to pop in! Happy creating to you all! X

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Another D-lish CC Layout!

So I managed to find time to complete another of the D-lish Scraps CC challenges, this time it was Alz's Product Challenge. The challenge was to use at least 5 different types of flowers. (No problem with that here, I LOVE flowers!) I managed to use no less than 7 different types of flowers from D-lish alone! hehe (Plus some old 'flat' paper flowers from my stash and even a pearl flower pin.)

Here is my layout...

{Papers & die cut embellishments are from American Crafts 'Dear Lizzy - Daydreamer' collection}

Here are some close-ups...

{D-lish flair button from the 'Life in Bokeh' set;' D-lish pearl heart cabochon;
D-lish flowers include Cherry Blossom, Bitty Blooms, Forget Me Nots, Trellis Rose, Cosmos Daisy}

{More D-lish flowers - Roses, Cherry Blossoms; Cosmos Daisy;
Rainbow Heart resin from Lovelybug Bits n Bobs}

{And more D-lish flowers - Lilly; Rose, Cherry Blossom, Bitty Bloom;
Heavenly Heart embellishment from Charms Creations; pin from A little bit fANTsy}

I LOVED this challenge and putting together this layout...I love it when someone tells me I have to use flowers! ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by, and to everyone who takes the time to leave me feedback. X

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

D-lish Scraps CC Layout!

So, D-lish Scraps celebrated their 5th birthday over the weekend with a huge Cyber Crop and I had the best intentions of joining in the scrapping fun all weekend...but my sick children had other plans. :( Luckily though, entries are not due until next Monday (14th) so I still might get some more done!

The first challenge that I started was Agnus' gorgeous mood board. Here is what I came up with...

{Papers by Glitz; Little Yellow Bicycle & Echo Park. Transparency by Hambly Screen Prints.}

And here is the board I was working with...


I was drawn to this challenge instantly and just loved Agnus' take on it. I was inspired by a few elements - the bright colours against white background; the cake (hence my baking themed layout); the layers of cake & stacked patty pans (replicated by my layering); the balloons (which reminded me of one of the papers I used, even though it is actually lollipops on it); and the polka dots (which I included on a few elements). And although I didn't use all the colours shown, I did draw my palette directly from the photos.

I also managed to include lots of D-lish goodies on my layout...

{Flair button from the 'Which Way Words' set, purple pearl heart cabochon}

{Lots of gorgeous D-lish paper flowers; chipboard cupcake from Little Yellow Bicycle}

{This D-lish mini rose was just what this bow needed!}

{I even had this vintage D-lish pearl-topped fabric flag in my stash!}

(Chipboard 'love' mini word also from D-lish}

Thanks for stopping by, hopefully I will have some more to share soon. Happy scrapping! X