Monday, 30 September 2013

Scrap the Girls

Well, it might seem that I have not been very active lately, but I have, I promise! I just can't share it with you just yet! But as we are almost at the end of the month there is not too much more of a wait! But besides my "required duties" I have managed to get the Scrap the Girls challenge completed, and uploaded just in the nick of time.

This month the challenge was based on a colour combo:

Great colours aren't they?! Well I thought so, I think that it helps that I am loving orange (and yellow) at the moment. So here is my page inspired by these colours:

A bit of everything in this page!  A bit of paint, a bit of ink, a bit of die cutting, a bit of mists, a bit of layering, well you get the idea!

So that is it from me for now. But stay tuned for the new month when I get to share some stuff!

Katie x

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

White With One

OK, back again so soon! I tell you, you have to take advantage of the creative juices when they are flowing or they dry up! So, I have completed the WW1 September challenge, just as I promised! If you remember the criteria was white + pistachio.

And this is what I came up with. Who knew I had so much "pistachio" green in my stash! Add a little black for contrast and of course white and hey presto!

I will have to go and have a look for another challenge now! We are only half way through the month after all!!

Katie x

Scrap the Boys Challenge

Well, the last couple of weeks have been absolutely crazy! Finally I have been able to sit down and start chillaxing and crafting! I grabbed one of my outdoor shots of Liam and joined in over at Scrap the Boys. That is all the criteria this month, too easy! We all have outdoor photos of our boys so why don't you join in too?!

There is a bit of everything in this page! Mists, stamping, die cuts, stickers! Lots of fun!

Even though I am not officially "on duty" until next month, I am still working on the White with 1 September challenge of White with Pistachio, which is a lovely shade of green! Remember too that if you enter this month you get a gift for your trouble, so it makes it even more worthwhile! Keep a look out, I hope to have my page finished soon.

And to finish off, here is my baby boy (ok he is not really a baby any more...), celebrating his 9th birthday with family. Isn't he a handsome devil, takes after his father!!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time.

Katie x

Sunday, 1 September 2013

More News!

Here I am back again so soon! But, now that the cat is officially out of the bag I needed to share some more news... I am on the new White with 1 creative team! I have been holding onto the news for a little while and at times it was hard! So make sure you come and check out WW1 regularly to see what cool things are going down, and there is lots planned too. My official duties don't start until October, but I will be playing along this month too.

Also, I can now share my Purple Pumpkin guest design spot page. I was given the sketch a couple of weeks ago (now up at PP) and I created my version of the sketch using some of my PP goodies. So here is the sketch -


And here is my take on the sketch -

The Purple Pumpkin goodies that I have used are - White ticket, spotty button, chick button, small heart button and satin flower. I created the background by mixing some Mr Huey's mist in with some texture paste and using with a Studio Calico mask.

And last for today, the September Inspiration Mood Board is up over at D'Lish Scraps and is ready for you to be inspired! It is a wonderful board full of summery citrus colours, a sketch and many other bits and pieces of inspiration! Don't forget to enter the challenge too, there are great prizes up for grabs! So here is the board -

And this is my page inspired by the board -

I was inspired by the colours, as you can probably guess! I love working with a white background and these fresh colours just work so well with the white. From the D'Lish store I have used the following bits and pieces:

Loose Sequin Mix - blossom
Lime Retro Dot washi tape
Motex Writer
Fluoro Green motex tape
Wooden Asterix button
Wood Veneer Heart
Freckled Fawn Dew Drops - arrows
Freckled Fawn Enamel Dots - black/white/grey
Journal It's - mini notes - cream,
Jouranl It's - sassy spots

A cool trick with the Motex Writer - after embossing your word/sentence/date gently swipe a black stayz-on ink pad over the top to make the writing stand out a little more! Also the tape doesn't have to be written on, use it like little flags or banners to add pops of colour to your page.

Well, thanks for dropping by to share all my news! Until next time.

Katie x