Sunday, 8 May 2022

Sketch n Scrap Challenge - NSD exclusive sketch

Even though it's National Scrapbook Day (weekend) I've only managed to do one layout, but I followed the sketch from Sketch n Scrap, although you can't see the bottom piece of paper due to flowers!  These are photos of my daughter and her friend as a birthday party last December.

This was the original sketch:

Plenty of time to enter their competition as the closing date isn't until end of May 2022.


Friday, 18 February 2022

Artastic February 'window' - Good for the Sole!

The 'window' at Artastic this month reminded me of school with all its primary colours, however, with a bit of creativity and the perfect photo of everyone's feet, including Endor's paws, that I took last October up in the Lakes, I think I met the brief on this one!

Challenge can be found below or on their FB page 

Monday, 14 February 2022

Stick it Down Challenge - February Single page sketch

As it's half term, I'm taking some 'me' time and getting in some scrapping.  This photo of Lee and I is one of my all time fav's.  I was pregnant with Alex and we were spending time with Lee's parents over in Germany. 
I hand drew the hearts and I'm quite pleased with the result.

Challenge is open until the end of the month.

Sunday, 13 February 2022

Lasting Memories Sketch Challenge 505 - These are my favs

I really liked this month's sketch challenge at Lasting Memories and thought a photo of Nicholas and Cassandra was perfect for it.  Bar the 2 photos (I used only 1) I think I've kept to the sketch pretty well..

Challenge goes on until 26th February 2022.


Friday, 7 January 2022

Stick it Down - January single page sketch

So even though it's only the beginning of Jan, I've done 5 layouts already!!!  Get me.

I have no toner in my printer either, which means I HAVE to use up all the photos I've already printed off, which is a good thing!

I used this sketch for a couple of photos of Cassie in her Expressions dancing show a few years ago (I'm a little behind.)

Challenge runs until the end of the month

I'm back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy 2022!!

I've not blogged for what seems like FOREVER, so I'm determined as I am every year, to do better.

Christmas was good, and for me relaxing for once as I handed in my notice at my school and therefore didn't need to stress over planning for January, pupil progress, marking, displays, or anything else.  The plan is to go and do supply work and check out lots of different schools.  

Onwards and upwards this year.


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


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.