Friday, 3 July 2015

June D-lish Scraps Share

Now that the month has finished I am sharing my June creations for D-lish Scraps. This month I took inspiration from the June Inspiration board and some of the challenges up at the Cyber Crop.

First up is a page inspired by the inspiration board:

You can see the full post here.

Next I decided to run with some cards, one inspired by the sketch in the current cyber crop.

You can read the full post here.

And last of all, this page was created using the cyber crops tic-tac-toe challenge and features my old man cat Rhubarb!

The full post and details of the challenge are here.

So that is what I have been up to for D-lish Scraps. Thanks for stopping by.

Katie x

Thursday, 2 July 2015

New Scrap the Boys Challenge

Well, it is a new month so that means it is time for a new challenge at Scrap the Boys! This month is a gorgeous mood board:

Now my sample will be up mid-month so I will only give you a sneak peek today, but make sure you go and check out the samples up now there is plenty to inspire you!

Make sure you come back mid month for a full reveal!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Mid Monthly Challenge for Charms Creations

Holidays! Lazy mornings and relaxed days, that is what is happening in our house right now and I am loving every moment of it! That and being able to sit at my desk all day (should I choose to of course!) is a luxury that I am taking while I can.

Now if you have the luxury of being able to scrap then you need to check out the Charms Creations mid monthly challenge. This time around it is a tic-tac-toe challenge which makes it a fun one to do, and do again even if you feel like it!

PicMonkey Collage 

 I decided to go the diagonal starting at the bottom left corner - Glitter/Something New/Mini Prints.

I used glitter washi tape, new Charms Creations noughts and crosses and some smaller 3x4 prints to complete my page. I love how it came together and I love these out take photos of my family!

For some extra glitter I also added some gold glitter enamel hearts to the centres of some of my O's in the cut out piece. I created this cut out piece in Silhouette Studio, very easy, just needed to decide the best font! And the X's and O's left over were used too.

I decided to use this special O with the cute button as a letter O in the title, the rest of the letters I simply drew onto cardstock and cut out then outlined with a white gel pen to look like the fabric one.

I just had to add another X and O to represent hugs and kisses for my family! Now make sure you head over to the shop and get yourself some of these great new shapes and have a go at the challenge too!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

White With 1 June

Did you know that Charms Creations are a sponsor for White With 1 this month?! So, I thought I had better make sure I did this challenge and it is such a gorgeous colour too, Biscay Bay, a beautiful blue to remind us of summer in these colder winter months!

So this is what I ended up with:

I found that the new distress ink Mermaid Lagoon was a pretty good colour match so started with creating my background. I used a new stencil that I picked up at the Craft Show by Stencil Girl and used it with gesso on my background. Once dry I swiped my ink pad onto a piece of plastic bag and spritzed with water and painted onto the stenciled area, I love how the gesso resists the ink. I wiped over the gesso area with a baby wipe afterwards to clean it up a bit too.

I have some older Heidi Swapp watercolour shapes that I coloured up with the ink, I also used this as my title.

This one is one of the Heidi Swapp resist shapes (colour magic I think?!)  They came up a treat with the ink.

Of course I had to use a Charms Creations on my page. I chose a white felt star and layered it with a coloured star that I stapled on for interest.

The only other addition was some black stripe washi tape for contrast and some enamel dots to finish.

Oh and the little cutie is my nephew! I think he is on his way to being a ladies man!

Make sure you check out the WW1 challenge and inspiration and maybe you can win some Charms Creations too!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Off the Rails June Guest Designers

Not only have Charms Creations been guest designers for Kraft+ this month we are also guests over at Off the Rails Scrapbooking! This month their challenge is quite a challenging inspiration board, and to be honest it threw me a little. I think the colours were not quite my thing, but there is nothing like a good challenge to get you going!

And this is what I finished with:

So where did I start with this one, well, the colours (more or less!) and the family theme.

I coloured a DIY Charms Creations with distress ink to have it match as best I could and it turned out beautifully. To do this I swiped the ink pad on my craft mat a couple of times and spritzed with water, then I dragged the heart through to cover. After I did this I used the ink pad directly on the edges to deepen some of the colour.

I decided to add some wood veneer people, which was inspired by the paper cut out people on the board.

And lastly I also decided to make my own hand drawn heart using the end of the sprayer in my mist bottle to draw with. This kind of looks like the chalk drawn hearts on the board too.

So, there you have it, my take on this rather challenging inspiration board!

Make sure you go over and look at the other designers inspiration and maybe challenge yourself to have a go too!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Scrap the Girls - June Challenge

Good Morning!

So, after a crazy long weekend helping out Craft Queen at the Papercraft's Show, where I also got to meet many of my FB friends for the first time, I needed some recovery time!

But now, I am back into the swing of things and have a page to share. I decided to try my hand at the current Scrap the Girls challenge which this month is a gorgeous mood board.

Now the colours are obviously the first thing that catches your eye, but I was also drawn to the radial patterns on the saucer in the picture of the crockery. And based on that this is what I came up with:

I used my new Scrap FX stencil both as a stencil and a stamp to create my background with some beautiful HS Colour Shine (Raspberry and Peach). A little bit of patterned paper layering to mat the photos and the page was almost done!

Charms Creations is a sponsor of Scrap the Girls this month, so of course I had to add in one from my collection and this hot pink mini arrow was perfect, topped with a little white butterfly button from D-lish Scraps. I layered these on a die cut flower from an Amy Tan collection that seemed to be the perfect colours and also fit in with the cushion in the mood board.

Splashes of black really add some drama to a page like this, so I painted some chipboard feathers (from a just add paper kit from D-lish Scraps) and added them under a flair button. The feathers also feature on the mood board!

Another bit of painted chipboard for the title (also from the same kit) and my page was completed!

So, there you go, a challenge for June done and dusted. I am hoping to get another one done if I can!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Another Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Share

Wow, the months keep rolling around. Pages keep being created and articles written! I can't believe that I am getting ever so close to finishing my time of writing the How To: Graphic articles for Scrapbooking Memories Magazine.

Now that they have been out for a little while, I thought I would share another couple of pages from one of these articles, it was from Vol 17 No12 and the article was about my favourite things to scrap with.

These are the pages that I created:

Can you see the things in common? My favourite things?

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x