Sunday 28 January 2018

Scrap the Girls - Janurary 2018

Good Morning! Almost the end of January, can you believe it?! Today I am sharing my take on the inspiration board, more of a colour palette over at Scrap the Girls.

And here is my take (please note that my DD1 is not impressed with me using this photo!!!):

 I have used lots of gorgeous blue tones from the Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream collection, and also dies cuts and stickers. For my background I mixed some Duke shimmer dust from Colour Blast with some texture paste to create the perfect blue.

Also layered in there are some Charms Creations DIY Banners, which I cut up!!! Yes, I cut them in half and used them in two different places!

Here is the top half, just like a little tab!

And the other one, layered with other bits and pieces.

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Friday 12 January 2018

Scrap the Boys - January 2018

Well it has been a long time between posts. Many challenges are moving to Facebook now, making the blog less and less necessary, so I can see it is only a matter of time before it won't be used...

But until then I will still pop in with the odd post! Today I am sharing the January challenge for Scrap the Boys which is to use flowers on a boy page. Easy!


And this is my take:

 I had this great Boys Fort collection from Pink Fresh Studio that I had yet to use, so using that was my first challenge (for myself!). I had this great picture of my two boys and decided that some flowers cut from the patterned papers would be a good way to go. I used a free cut file from Paper Issues and cut some hibiscus flowers and leaves in a couple of different papers and sizes, then I was half way there. I used some distress oxide ink in antique linen with a triangle stencil to break up the white just a bit too.

 I used mostly the coordinating embellishments that I had for the collection, but added a Charms Creations black and tan arrow (which was a perfect colour addition by the way!) layered with a few bits and pieces.

Another little cluster with a wood epoxy, word sticker and some tags. I used some brown paper twine in the tags and secured them with my tiny attacher (one of my favourite tools!).

Well, that is all from me for now, thanks for stopping by and catch you later.

Katie x

Thursday 17 August 2017

Scrap the Boys August Challenge

Back today to share my take on the Scrap the Boys August challenge to scrap your boy/man using a 5x7 or larger photo. I chose to scrap my boy, here is my page:

This photo still makes me laugh! I caught the cats trying to "help" my boy eat his breadroll, yes they wanted some of his breadroll... our cats are strange! It was a bit of a challenge to scrap a photo this big, I am so used to 4x6 or smaller! But I am happy with the end result. Lots of Aussie products on this page too! Colour Blast, Cocoa Vanilla, Charms Creations, Rainbow Splendour, Burdy's Embellies and Flutterby Designs! Phew! What a line up!

Of course I had to use a cat Charms Creations heart!! I don't think there are any of these left now, but you can still get all kinds of different hearts here.

And how cute is the cat paperclip from Burdy's Embellies?! I love the felt chevrons from Rainbow Splendour too, so easy to use.

So that is it for today, thanks for stopping by.

Katie x

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Stuck?! August 1 challenge

Popping in to share my take on the first sketch on the Stuck?! blog for August. Here is the sketch:

And here is my page:

And since Charms Creations is a sponsor this month I have made sure to include a Charms heavenly heart in a newer combination of black and tan, I am loving this neutral yet striking combination.

I love how the cork works so well with the black and tan Charms Creation. And how cute is the little heart in texture paste?!

I also used some Rainbow Splendour goodies on my page that worked perfectly with the photos of my niece. I adore the bunny wood veneer and epoxy!

Well that's it for today, thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Thursday 27 July 2017

Show Us Your Stuff - July

I also manged to get the Show Us Your Stuff July challenge completed this month. This one was a theme of "Back to Nature", here is the mood board that went along with the challenge:

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I had some photos of lichen and fungus that I had been wanting to scrap and they seemed like the perfect choice for this challenge. This is the page that I ended up with:

I loved the intensity of orange and how they looked just like mini landscapes, so I tried to keep the page fairly neutral and let the orange shine. 

Lots of Rainbow Splendour bits and pieces on this page. Some new, some older but all fitting with the back to nature theme!

Love the wood veneer that Chloe adds to her kits (courtesy of Corbett Creations!).

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Stuck?! July 1 sketch

Well, July is quickly disappearing so I thought I had better get this page loaded before the month completely disappears! This page I created for Stuck?! Sketches first sketch of the month, which looks like this:

Charms Creations is one of the sponsors for this sketch, so I thought I should definitely add some to my page! This is what I came up with:

I am loving yellow at the moment, such a bright happy colour and also appropriate for this page about Hufflepuff! I found a "Harry Potter" type free font on-line and cut my title, and also found a Hufflepuff crest that I did a print and cut on to finish it off.

These pastel yellow "X's and O's" from Charms Creations were the perfect add for this page.

Besides lots of yellow, a touch of pink, black and craft helped round out this page.

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Thursday 20 July 2017

July Scrap the Boys Challenge

Well, it has been a while since I have managed a Scrap the Boys challenge, but with having a little down time between semesters I have managed to fit this one in! Yay me! This month is an awesome sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch:

I have used lots of Rainbow Splendour bits from one of their most recent kits as well as some Charms Creations. I also challenged myself to use only some papers from a 6x6 paper pad, this was an old Shimelle line, Starshine, the sketch was perfect for using these sized papers!

 A close up of the cluster with some Rainbow Splendour bits.

And the other cluster, using some tabs and a flag to make a banner, finished off with some more RS goodies!

It was great to finally get these photos of my boy scrapped too! Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x