Monday, 20 October 2014

Cyber Crop over at The Scrap Suite

So, if you haven't checked it out already, I think you really need to go and ask to join The Scrap Suite Facebook Group. It is a closed group and it is a community of D-lish Scraps people who love to create with D-lish goodies! Once a month there is a fab cyber crop with some inspiring challenges to get you our of your comfort zone.

This month the sketch challenge was set by Ros and looked something like this:

Isn't the page adorable! I decided to do something a little differently for my take on the page. Instead of creating  pie chart as drawn, I decided to use a large doily for my circle background and used strips of coloured paper with faux stitching to represent the pieces of the pie. So I ended up with this page:

Lots of D-lish goodies in here. The flowers, the bottle cap, the resin heart, the doilies, the motex tape and the Pink Fresh brad sticker.

So go and check out The Scrap Suite for yourself and join in on all the fun!

Katie x

Scrap the Girls October

Well, I have been busy at work creating all kinds of pages, it's just that I can't share any of them yet! But I have managed another challenge. I decided to play along with Scrap the Girls this month, I was really drawn to their mood board, the colours particularly. Here is the mood board:

As I mentioned I was drawn to the colours, specifically the pink, orange and aqua. Here is the page I created (inspired by a page that I had pinned ages ago).

I love this photo of Erin. It was from the day we played laser skirmish in the bush for Liam's 10th birthday, and given Erin didn't really want to play at first you can see by the pose she embraced it in the end!

I love how one of  Charm's Creations hearts matched beautifully with this page, throw in a few Pink Fresh wood hearts from D'lish Scraps and of course a bitty paper bag and the page was just about complete!

Definitely a fun page!

Thanks for stopping by.

Katie x

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Scrap the Boys October

Well, school holidays have finished and we are in the downhill run to the end of the year. It is hard to believe we are approaching the end of another year. I swear this one has gone by even faster than previous ones!

I managed to steal some time to myself at the end of the break to sit at my desk and play, and my go to place to start is one of the great challenge blogs that we have out there. Scrap the Boys caught my attention because the theme for the month is - Technology Savvy. And since my Liam bought himself an iPad mini with his birthday money and has been obsessed ever since I thought that was the perfect story!

So here is my finished page:

I have been having a great time playing with my Silhouette lately, more to come on that later, and decided to grab an apple logo and title to trace and cut for my title. Turned out pretty well, and it was a great finish to the page! There is also a little bit of D'lish goodies on there too, the flair, twine, star button and today tab. It is always easy to add a little bit of something from D'lish!!

Here are a couple of close ups too:

I also played with a new stencil, plus signs (I think it is called positive), a Kaiser Craft one. I used some pumice stone distress ink to give a subtle background and not overwhelm the papers.

Anyway, that is all for now.

Thanks for stopping by.

Katie x

Friday, 3 October 2014

Playing with Chipboard

A little while ago, back in August actually, I was a lucky winner of a Facebook competition with Imaginarium Designs chipboard. I was sent a generous pack of assorted chipboard pieces and was told to play! I have some special projects that will be shown on the Imaginarium Designs blog sometime during November so keep a look out for those. But until then here is one that I have created recently.

When I saw the train, I just knew that I had to use the photos from my nephews first birthday earlier this year! I coloured in the stars with a silver wink of luna metallic pen (amazing by the way!) and then covered in glossy accents to give some depth to the chipboard.

I also used some of the stars that were in assorted sizes. I covered the stars in red glitter Zing embossing powder from American Crafts. It added such a nice sparkle and finish to them!

I have had the opportunity to work with ID chipboard before in some of my WW1 projects, and they happen to be a sponsor this month too, so make sure you enter!

Katie x

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

White With 1 October

Well, I have been lucky enough to have another term with WW1 and there are a few familiar faces and a few new ones. Plenty of inspiring people no matter how you look at it! This month we have tweaked the rules a little to make it easier for everyone to understand and play along. So go and check them out here and then get ready to put your scrapping brain into action!

First up, a little shout out to the sponsors this month, these guys are offering some great prizes, check out the prizes for this month here:

Imaginarium Designs
2 Crafty Chipboard
Scrapbook Boutique
Scrapbook Fantasies

Now, for the colour reveal.... This month it is White with Radiant Orchid!

It is a lovely shade of purple, and right on trend this year too! And this is what I created:

(Funny I think my purple is a little pink... just goes to show you we all have some troubles matching the colour sometimes!)

So, make sure you go and check out the rest of the creative teams inspiration for radiant orchid and then have a go yourself!

Katie x

Exciting News!

So, I have some exciting news that I can finally share! I have been picked to be one of the D'lish Scraps designers! Yay me! Now, you may have noticed that I am rather fond of their products, so it seems like a good fit!

You can check out all of the lovely girls who I will be working with here. I say thank you to Amanda for giving me this opportunity and also Yay! I can't wait to get started and hopefully inspire some of you with my work!

Katie x

Monday, 22 September 2014

D'lish Scraps September Inspiration Board

As soon as I saw this month's inspiration board at D'lish I knew that I had to have a go, this was further cemented when I saw the kits that went along with it!

Aren't the colours just gorgeous?! Anyway, I was quick in and managed to score myself a kit and armed with that and little else I began! This is what I finished with.

I used a new Heidi Swapp hearts stencil with some Colour Shine sprays to create the background, and used my own hand writing to create a cut file for the title. I love the way it turned out!

Katie x