Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Show Us Your Stuff December Challenge!

I can't believe this is the last Show Us Your Stuff challenge for 2014! And this month the challenge is to create something inspired by our fabulous Summer themed inspiration board (not forgetting to include a handmade embellishment!)

Here is the board...

And here is what I came up with...

{Papers by Echo Park and My Minds Eye}

Although it's not necessary to create a summer themed project, I just couldn't resist scrapping this cheeky pic of my boys that I took last summer. (Don't you just love little baby bums? hehe) When it came to paper choice for this layout I couldn't go past the aptly titled 'Perfect Summer' collection from Echo Park. I also used some of the cute coordinating stickers...

As the papers I used were quite busy already, I kept embellishments fairly minimal. I included a flair from Flutterby Designs, an acrylic die cut from Heidi Swapp and I even cracked open the old brad container and used a few of those!

I would love to see you all play along with us, we have a fabulous "Secret Santa" prize up for grabs this month! (Details on the blog HERE) :)

Monday, 1 December 2014

Scrap the Boys December Challenge!

So here we are - the last Scrap the Boys challenge for 2014, and this month it is a nice, easy one - a sketch! This month we are keeping it simple - you can interpret the sketch however you wish, and scrap any theme you like, as long as you are scrapping BOYS!

Here is the sketch...

And here is my layout...

{Papers by Simple Stories}

As you can see, I interpreted the sketch fairly loosely (as I do...hehe), but I am pretty sure you can still see the bones of it there?

Besides the Simple Stories papers which formed the basis of my layout, I also used a couple of Heidi Swapp ephemera pieces; a handmade star from Charms Creations; flair from Flutterby Designs and wood veneer stars & gold spot washi from D-lish Scraps. (Even I managed to keep it relatively simple this month!) ;)

Even though I know this month is super busy for everyone, I hope you will find a little time to join our challenge. (The sketch makes it really easy for you!) Plus we have THREE prizes up for grabs from our amazing sponsors - Scrapmatts, Scrappers Garden, and Scrapbook Fantasies, so get scrapping those boys! :)