Wednesday, 4 August 2021

ARTastic Challenge

I'm really pleased how this layout came out as I'm out of my comfort zone with only two colours AND mixed media!!
Cassandra and her BFF Izzy unknown to each other, ended up with the same cool outfit.  They were thrilled!

The challenge criteria was to take inspiration from the picture below, use only black & white and an insect of some sort.  I went with a butterfly.
Challenge runs for the month

Sharon

Stick it down - August sketch challenge

I've been a busy bee and got two layouts done this weekend.

Cassie's friend Olivia had a birthday party that had a photobooth the other year and all the kids had a brilliant time with all the props.  I just had to scrap some of them and the sketch challenge from Stick it Down was perfect, although I did rotate it to fit my photos.

Sharon

Stick it down - August double page sketch challenge

I haven't posted or scrapped for ages, so I'm quite pleased with myself that I'm doing both now :)

Way back in 2015 when Alex was a scout with 1st Rayleigh, he and I and Cassandra too, formed a team with some of his scout friends and attended their Summer Camp.  The theme was Pirates and we all got into the spirit of things with personalised t shirts and teamwork.  We rocked up on the Friday, pitched our tent and took part over the weekend in loads of activities, different challenges, sing-a-long's, we toasted marshmallows, won and lost in team games and even built a pirate ship! It was definitely a weekend to remember...

So I based my layout on Stick it Down's double page sketch challenge for August.


Challenge is open all month:

Sharon

Monday, 5 April 2021

Sketch n Scrap challenge no. 222

So I managed another layout this weekend and I was quite chuffed with the result as I've wanted to scrap the photos of Cassie and the chickens for ages!

I went from this sketch, which I feel I kept to pretty much spot on!
 

Challenge closes 30th April - Link to challenge:

Sharon

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Pawsome Pal

I am determined to get some scrappin' done over the Easter Hols and I spent some time with my Mum today, who's in my bubble, and I managed to get this layout of Alexander and our puppy completed.
I used Rochelle's sketch from Scrappy Friends and completed Stacy's TicTacToe challenge by using velum, word stickers and a heart (middle vertical line).
I also used a cut file from Peartree Cutfiles, which means that I can enter this layout into their Challenge 3 on FBs I splattered paint, had torn edges, used velum, multiple photos and layers. 


Links to both the girls' blog's.

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Creative Embellishments March Sketch challenge - Determined

I haven't really scrapped for ages, life, kids, work all in the way despite lockdown, but I loved this sketch and my creativity temporarily came back.
This was my inspiration:

I even managed to include a Creative Embellishment embelli.  

Challenge finishes at the end of March.
Sharon

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Studio Challenge - old stash: Play to win!

I must of had these papers in my stash for years, waiting for the right photos.  However, when I was going through all my papers, I decided that these photos of my daughter and her friend playing in the arcades down at Southend seafront would be ideal.
I'm therefore entering this layout into Studio Challenge's to use old stash.

Challenge closes 4th October 2020
Sharon

Lasting memories Challenge #516 - BFF

I'm not finding much time to scrapbook lately, despite not being in a full time educational role, but I managed to get this one done of my daughter and her bud from primary school.
It's a little out of my comfort zone as I'm quite a busy scrapbooker, but I was pleased with the end result, so I'm submitting it to the challenge - to use flowers on your layout.

Challenge closes 26/09/20.

Sharon