Tuesday 26 September 2017

Scrap our Stash: September Sketch Challenge - Our Boy

Scrap our Stash have a sketch and letter challenge running.  The idea being that you have to use something on your layout beginning with each letter of the word LEARN.
So I used... L - Letters and Layers.  E - Echo Park papers, This and That collection. A - Arrow.  R - Rhinestones and Rub-on (under the date). N - Numbers (on the paper by the arrow and in the date).
Challenge closed on 29th September 2017.


Let's Get Sketchy - September 15 Challenge - Chicks

I'm not a minimalistic kind of scrapper and find one small photo challenges quite hard, but I took inspiration from Brenshevia's sketch and came up with the layout below of Cassandra and Alex a few years ago (still behind on my scrappin') when we were at a fete with newborn chicks on show. 
I just enlarged everything!
Challenge closes at the end of Sept.

The ScrapRoom Throwback Challenge - Meeting Sam

I just love these photos of my little girl when she was 4 meeting Fireman Sam at Woburn Safari Park.
I used the sketch from the The Scraproom's Throwback Sketch Challenge below.
The challenge closes on 30th September - so not long to enter


Wednesday 20 September 2017

It's a girl hair thing...

Cassandra is now 8 and I'll be honest in that I've never really been able to do her hair in lovely ways like some of her friends.

No longer!  I've enrolled myself on a hair course and so last week and this week Cassie has gone to school with her hair in a French plait and today Dutch braids!

Get me!!!

Thursday 14 September 2017

The Scrapbook Room - Freaky Fast Formula challenge - Bundle!

I've never done this before, but I just absolutely LOVE this idea of being given paper measurements - makes things soo much easier and fun!
So the idea is to use the measurements on papers given and then create a layout with them.
I really enjoyed doing this and will so be taking part in the challenge again.

Details of the challenge found on their blog

Entries have to be uploaded to The Scrapbook Room's Facebook page


The Scrapbook Room: Jump Start Sketch challenge - Cheeky

So this is layout is a sketch challenge that's from The Scrapbook Room.

Gotta love my cheeky girlie!

Sketch n Scrap sketch challenge 136 AND Archiscraps "Use Lots of" challenge - Plait!

So another day spent scrappin' at Mum's meant that I managed to complete a few more challenges..

I used the sketch from Sketch n Scrap for this layout of Cassandra.  I'm trying to fill my scrapbook gaps and this one goes back to 2012 - when she was only 3!
I was quite pleased I managed to colour co-ordinate the papers and flowers to her dress!

Closing date is 30th September


I'm also entering this layout into Archiscraps September challenge to use "Lots of something" - mine being the flowers on my layout!

End of the month is closing date for this one

Monday 11 September 2017

Stuck? September Challenge AND Scrap our Stash Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Let's hear it for the boys!

More scrappin!

Stuck? have a sketch challenge that I really liked (I do like a tag or two) and below is my take on it...

Closing date is 29th September 2017.


I'm also entering this layout into Scrap Your Stash's Tic Tac Toe challenge as I used wood grain paper (background), arrows (left hand side) and a circle (the target) - so bottom line.
Again, closing date is 29th September 2017.


Saturday 9 September 2017

Lee's birthday...

Today was Lee's birthday and I know my hubby well, although Alex nearly fought me in giving this awesome Lego set to Lee as he wanted it for himself!
After the football team's match this morning, and Cassandra's new dancing, we all ventured into town to have yummy dessert at Creams.

Me, I had a cup of tea!

Happy happy birthday Lee, love you lots!!


FB Hey Little Magpie Border Challenge - 3rd Day of Christmas

Sam Ball has a challenge up on Hey Little Magpie's Facebook group to create a layout using a border of some description.
I'm running a little behind on my layouts - really need to get more up to date, but this is my entry - a Christmas one!

Closing date is 15th September 2017.

FB Paper Issues (Friends & Fans) Take 5 Tuesday - Ice Ice Baby

I am so on a roll!  The Paper Issues group on Facebook have lots of challenges and I've entered their Take 5 Challenge which is obviously to use 5 items from the list below..
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I used patterned paper, cardstock, stripes, bow and the date.
 Challenge ends end of the month!

Friday 8 September 2017

Let's Get Sketchy AND The Scraproom Colour Challenge - Nicholas SOS Winner

I've been meaning to scrap this photo of Nicholas for ages, he did amazingly well whilst he was swimming with SOS and picked up two trophy's in the Club gala.

I used Brenshevia's sketch and flipped it on its side..

Again, challenge doesn't close until end of September.


I'm also entering this layout into The Scraproom's September Taste of Colour challenge
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Paper Issues Sketchy Saturday - Hen night fun

One of the challenges over at Paper Issues, is a sketch challenge as below.  I'm not normally a minimalistic kind of scrapper, but I loved the background paper that I had specifically bought for this photo of my good friend Kelly and I to use for her Hen Night photos.
I was quite pleased with the result!

Challenge closes on 1st October 2017.


Grandiva Rewind Sketch Challenge AND Scrap & Craft Inspirational Challenge 7 - Cassie & James

So I was on a roll today and managed to complete this layout of my daughter when she was younger. Her best friend at the time was the little boy that lived across the road...  I used the sketch from Grandiva...

I'm entering this into Grandiva's Rewind sketch challenge which closes on 29th September 2017


I'm also entering this layout into Scrap & Craft's Inspiration Challenge 7 - to use autumnal colours: red, green, orange and yellow.
This challenge closes on 30th September 2017.

Sketches in Thyme - Sketch 291: Winner at swimming!

So I haven't scrapped for quite a while, but after spending today scrappin' with my Mum, I think I've got a little of my mojo back.

I do like a sketch, get's my creativity flowing, so I thought I'd try a layout using the sketch 291 by Shawn Lahr over at Sketches in Thyme.
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I've been going through my scrapbooks (as I scrap in date order) and trying to fill in the gaps, and this is what I created today of my middle child - Nicholas.  He's an awesome athlete and I took this of him when he got back to school after representing Blenheim in the Interschools Swim Gala.
Challenge doesn't end until end of September, so plenty of time to get crafting