Sunday, 30 April 2017

Another quick blog

Been bogged down with uni assignment work and mid-semester quizzes so scrapping hasn't been happening.... insert sad face.... I did manage a couple of pages over Easter (made sure I had some down time!), but hadn't got to blogging anything. Popping in for a quick share of the page that I created for the Show Us Your Stuff recipe challenge.

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And the page that I created:

Bright and colourful! I love how the yellow background brings the pops of yellow in my nieces shirt out. Lots of handmade goodies on this page too. RS flag, pretty pin and wood veneer (courtesy Corbet Creations), pink banners from Charms Creations and flair from D-lish Scraps.

Well, need to get back to my assignment. Exams are looming!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Friday, 31 March 2017

Quick, get them blogged!

Getting in at the last minute to blog two challenge pages! I have Kraft+ and Show Us Your Stuff challenges for March completed and I thought I probably should blog them and submit them before it was too late!

The Kraft+ challenge was a denim revolution and many of the creative team and others were hacking into denim clothes for the challenge, me, well I decided to print myself some denim, so no clothes were harmed in the making of my page!


 I also have gone with the new motto of keeping my pages relatively simple, so I can actually get pages done in the small amounts of spare time that I have. So here is my denim revolution page:

So a simple page, with a printed denim pocket and some printed denim paper as a photo mat and also used to punch some butterflies from. I used some of the very pretty new Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart collection too, loving this one.

And how appropriate is the Charms Creations green and light denim heart for this challenge?! Loving all the light denim Charms at the moment, there is even a denim heading at the shop now to find all things denim!

So that is number one challenge, now for number two, this is Show Us Your Stuff which was a this or that kind of challenge.

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I went with - Stars, sequins, washi and spots, and my handmade items came from Rainbow Splendour and Charms Creations (yes denim again!). Here is my page:

 Stars on my washi tape and with texture past on the background and one big denim star! Spots on my bow and also on the star and sequins sprinkled around. All requirements ticked off!

 Can you see the spots hiding in the denim star? It teams so well with the bow from Rainbow Splendour.

And I love these chevron circles from Rainbow Splendour, the red was a perfect add for a pop of colour on this page about Lego.

So, that is it from my quick update. Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Scrap the Boys February Challenge

Back for another February challenge share. Today I am sharing my take on the Scrap the Boys challenge, which is to scrap your boys/men and something new.


I decided to scrap my boy and his first day of high school - a new school and a new phase in his life too. I also decided to use my new Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart collection, challenging myself to use it for a boy page, and it was no trouble at all! Here is what I created:

There were lots of lovely blue tones in this paper collection and they worked perfectly with my photo and Liam's blue shirt. I love the watercolour paper, it is just divine, I am starting to think I may end up needing more of this collection!

I used some of the chipboard and phrase stickers from the collection also, teamed with some Rainbow Splendour goodies here.

And my new favourites in the Charms Creations store, light denim, in this case with blue, teamed perfectly with this page. Add in a cool arrow from Rainbow Splendour and a few other bits and we have a great embellishment cluster.

And in the spirit of trying to use up things that I have, here is an old frame from a Crate Paper collection (I think...), a great way to frame the writing on the photo.

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Show Us Your Stuff February Challenge

Did you know that Rainbow Splendour is a sponsor this month for Show Us Your Stuff? They have a great sketch challenge this month so make sure you go and check it out and maybe have a go yourself.

This is what the sketch looks like:


And this is what I came up with:

I used some of the goodies from the newly released Sweet Day kit from Rainbow Splendour. The new release only happened a few days ago so there might still be some bits and bobs left so make sure you check them out here. I think the gold glitter bow is my favourite!

Check out the cool foiled epoxy! And the wood veneer triangles (from a previous RS kit) I foiled in rose gold for some extra sparkle.

How cool is the cat Charms Creation heart! There are still a few cat Charms here if you "need" one for your your fur baby.

So, that is my take on the sketch, make sure you have a go, you still have plenty of time!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Kraft+ February Challenge

Half way through February already, let me just say that is crazy! Only another week and a half and I will be back hitting the books. Four more subjects then my return to Uni will be complete, well for now, who knows down the track?!

But for now, I am here to share a page that I created for the current Kraft+ challenge, which is a colour scheme and a great sketch:


Such a pretty colour scheme and the perfect match for some new Charms Creations light denim embellies that had just arrived in the mail. So this is my take on the sketch:

I also used the gorgeous cut files from Cocoa Vanilla, I am hoping that Zoe will make some more to go with other collections soon!

Don't you love the light denim?! You can find them in the shop here, there are other colours too, pretty pastels.

Pulled out some pretty wire that I had sitting in my drawer, trying to use up the things that I have!

Well, that is it for now, until next time...

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Scrapbooking Top 50 February Challenge

So here we are in February, a super busy month for our family. Hopefully not so busy for you so that you have time to complete the Scrapbooking Top 50 challenge this month. This month is a great sketch:

Charms Creations is a sponsor this month too, so a good opportunity to maybe win yourself some goodies to play with!

Here is my page:

When I picked out this photo, I just knew that I had to add some touches of purple to my page. I used some of the Colour Blast shimmer dust in velvet to create my water colour background and I also used it to colour my terrific tab from Charms Creations. The great thing about DIY or white Charms is you can make them whatever colour you need them to be, a great staple in any collection!

I also had a purple arrow that I had to use and I layered it with a flair from D-lish Scraps and some bits from Burdy's Embellies.

Here is the coloured tab along with a wood veneer from Rainbow Splendour and the insides of the arrow in the bottom cluster.

So, now you have seen my take on the sketch, it is time for you to have a go too!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Last Day for Scrapbooking Top 50 January Challenge

Did you get a chance to do the January challenge at SBT50? It was a great quote to inspire:

And you could be inspired by the colours and patterns in the image too, which I was! Love any opportunity to add a bit of gold to the mix! So this is the page that I created inspired by the image and quote:

I used part of the quote as my title and the colours of mint, blue and gold, lots of gold! Can you spy some of the Burdy's Embellies on my page too?  I used a rainbow splendour stencil with some gold texture paste and I loved how it came out.

There is a gold and black hexagon layered with a DIY banner from Charms Creations.

And check out the sweet gold spotty button near my title, perfect little finishing touch!

So hurry if you haven't done yours yet, you still have a little bit of time!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Scrap the Girls - January

So does anyone else feel like January is slipping by in a haze of heat and humidity?! We are on countdown for back to school and TAFE here. Plenty of running around being done as all those little back to school jobs get done.

But the upside to the heat and humidity is the days being locked inside in the air-con! Good scrapping days! Today I am sharing a page created for the Scrap the Girls January challenge which Rainbow Splendour is sponsoring. Here is the challenge:


 At first when I looked at this challenge my mind went blank, then I thought of some great doily stamps that I have (inspired by the henna tattoos) and then it was time to dig through the patterned papers and see what colours that I had to work in with the colour palette.

So this is what I came up with:

Turned out I had a few bits and pieces that worked with the colours, and of course you can never go past some ink or mists to help add colour.

I have used this gorgeous printed wood veneer from RS, along with the wood veneer word. Balancing it out is the banners from Charms Creations in music paper, very versatile!

This little cluster includes a pretty pin and epoxy from RS. Can you see the doily stamps peeping out? I used some distress inks for stamping these, faded jeans and seedless preserves, just about a perfect match don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a go at the challenge, you might even score yourself some great Rainbow Splendour goodies too!

Katie x

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Show Us Your Stuff January

Good Morning! Popping in today to share a page that I created for the current Show Us Your Stuff challenge. This month is a great bright summery inspiration board, and it was the colours that grabbed my attention and what shaped my page. Here is the board:

And here is my take on the board:

I loved the rainbow coloured boards in the picture and used that as my starting point creating a colourful fringed background. I also documented a summer story about how summer means cricket in our house (well for me at least!).

I have used a Charms Creations tab in this little cluster. These tabs are great for little clusters!

This cluster has some Rainbow Splendour goodies, a pretty pin, and epoxy and a wood veneer. The title is also hand made, by me! I created a script title that I fussy cut out to be part of my title.

And the final cluster with another Charms Creations, this time an arrow, a D-lish Scraps flair and more wood veneer from Rainbow Splendour. There is also a vellum card from RS peeking out from behind my photo and the hint of a D-lish Scraps journal spot. So much hand made goodness on one page! Can you tell where I get most of my embellies from?!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Monday, 9 January 2017

Kraft + Charms Creations Sponsor

Good Morning and happy Monday! Today I am popping in to share a page I created for the current Kraft+ challenge as a team member for the sponsor Charms Creations. This month is an interesting challenge of "On your bike" and here is the graphic inspirations:

I wasn't quite sure how to go about this one, but looking through my printed photos I found the perfect set of photos and I even had a few bicycle themed bits and bobs in my stash courtesy of Rainbow Splendour! Here is my page:

 So I have used some of the cute clouds from Charms Creations for my ourdoorsy page of my brother and his kids getting out on their bikes.

A close up of the clouds layered with some word strips and wood veneer stars. I also made a cloud out of a speech bubble wood veneer from Rainbow Splendour. I simply cut off the extra bit and smoothed it out. Can you spy the cute bicycle pretty pin from Rainbow Splendour in my embellishment cluster?

 The bicycle epoxy and wood veneer title also came from Rainbow Splendour. I even found a cute Project Life card with a bike that I added into my layering.

Make sure to go and check out the Kraft+ blog for lots of inspiration and maybe have a go yourself, you might even win some gorgeous Charms Creations goodies for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x