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Sunday, December 30, 2012

I've been framed

Did some more inking today then had to go out and spend some money on some more ink. this is the website that I am linking to http://creativescrappers. here is the sketch that I am working with
 this is a very cool sketch and one that I am sure we will be seeing more of. This is what I have done with this sketch

hope every one has a safe and happy new year and makes lots of positive resolutions that last longer than mine normally do.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

let sleeping babies lie

decided to try a bit of misting with this layout and was so pleased with the results that I got a bit carried away this may become my new favourite technic. this is the website that I stumbled across that I am linking to http://myscrapsandmoresketches  and this is the sketch that I am following
and this is the design that I came up with
hope everybody is having a safe and happy festive season. Thanks for looking Kirsty 

birthday photo

every year I take a photo of Hannah on or around her birthday and these photos were left over from june so they fit the sketch well. I Am keeping to my goal of scrapping a page a day and have scrapped close to twenty photos in a week (go me) This is the website that I am linking to http://scrapfit.blogspot. have heard of this website but never enough hours in the day to take part, so this is another plus for scrapping lots exploring new website. This is the great sketch that I was using
and this is what I have done with it
hope everyone is enjoying the festive season and have a safe and happy new year. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A hand in who I have become

the challenge with this layout was not the sketch as I do sketches all the time and it wasn't the colour combination which was a bit of a restriction but the biggest challenge was finding male photos. I have 100 photos in my too be scrapped tin and three of those a male photos whats going on here. So thanks to this website for making me aware of this http://sketchwithcolor ... doing well with my challenge to scrap every day of the holidays but need some suggestions for some good sketch challenges. Anyway here is what I created
thanks for looking and the wonderful inspiration hopefullly I will have time to pay a visit to this site again kirsty

teletubby land

these windmills always remind me of a prgramme the children used to watch as kids called the teletubbys and so that is why I have named the layout that way. A little out of my comfort zone here with making my own pinwheel embalishments but we cant always spend life sitting on our comfort fence and sometimes we have to take that extra step or else how do we learn. Here is the link to the website http://sketchabilities and this is what I have decided to do with it.
thanks for looking and providing us with a cool sketch

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

au natural

not very good photos but it is a memory and it needed to be scrapped so here it is. The website that I am linking to is http://creativescrappers and the sketch that I am following looks like
and this is what I have produced
enjoying my three week break especially time to be creative and I must have taken over two hundred photos in the last three days and once I get through my stash then I can do a big print out. Hope everybody has had a great Christmas and are looking forward to a safe and happy new year. 

bluff hill

the minute I saw this sketch I knew exactly which photo I wanted to use this is the website that has  provided my inspiration http://www.letsgetsketchy this is the sketch that I followed
and this is what I have decide to do with it
loving the colour combination and the squares and am pretty proud of the buttons on this layout as they don't feature much on any of my work. Thanks for looking Kirsty.  

upon reflection

it feels funny posting in the middle of the week but like I planned I have been doing a page a day since I was on holiday and so far I have only missed christmas day and my photo total is 12 so I am not doing to bad. this is a layout for http://mycreativesketches this is a website that I don't use that often bacause I normally stick to familiar ones but this one does look cool. if people could give me links to sketch related challenges then this will make my goal easier. this is the sketch
and this is what I have done with it
those that know me and follow my blog know that I stuggle with the colour yellow and also that I hardly ever am on this side of the camera so these were a challenge for me and I am pretty pleased with what I created. 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

the future belongs to you

this is the website (my favourite) http://www.letsgetsketchy 
this is the sketch 
and this is what I have done with it 

merry christmas

last years Christmas photos seemed to fit well with the sketch at http://creativescrappers
am really pleased with the finished product the quality of the photos was not very good too much clutter in the background but once I shaped the photos and removed some of the background it all good. man Christmas can be a stressful time of the year and I am finding that finding space for me and scrapping is a great release  hope everybody is coping well with the silly season and before I go I should really show you the layout that I did

big things come in little packages

the challenge at http://challengemehappy is a word challenge and the word is little. finally got to scrap a very old picture that was in my box of the girls as babies and this is what it looks like
am hoping to do a layout a day over the next three weeks so be prepared and this will make a dent in my stash. anyway two days to go till Santa comes down the chimney I hope everyone is having a stress free Christmas.  

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hannah at thirteen

Love this layout for this website http://creativescrappers only one more week to go then a three week holiday and boy do I need a holiday so over this year at least I have my scrapping to take me to a different head space. Here is what I have created this week
 thanks for looking have a great week. 

its summertime

Hi there the challenge this week at http://southerngirlschallenge. is to use summer inspiration. the photo that I used was not of the best quality but I am pretty pleased with the final outcome this is what I have done
this makes me really feel like summer. thanks for looking and the great comments really appreciate it. 

too much bubble

Having some beautiful weather here at the moment and the countdown till Christmas is on. Did most of the Christmas shopping today and this week we took the children to sing to the elderly. We have only been practicing our Christmas songs since the beginning of October so only one more week of jingle bells thanks goodness. this week I have done this sketch from http://www.letsgetsketchy it is actually a photo of my dad and if you haven't notice yet I don't often scrap boy pictures or male layouts and I didn't know weather to put  flowers on the layout or not this seems to be a discussions that others have blogged about some can and others don't what do you guys think. here is the sketch
and this is what I did with it 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

jess and emma

 isn't this sketch enough to take your breath away I hope that I did it justice this week. love the flourishes and the flowers and again the opportunity for the use of two photos making a dent in my photo box. this is a link to the website http://creativescrappers and this is what I did with the sketch
have a problem finding a title that I haven't used before for this layout. Do you guys ever have this problem is there a site where you could get a starting point . Any way will catch you guys again  next weekend thanks for looking. 

Waihi falls

There are some beautiful waterfalls (and nature) around New Zealand and this is one of them. I went to these falls on a bus tour they were amazing but all I can remember is the cold drizzly weather. Must go back one day when the weather is more favorable. http://www.letsgetsketchy  is the website that I am linking to with this layout did a layout last week but got a bit confused with the closing being the end of the month so missed the link. Anyway only two more weeks of work to go till holidays and then be prepared to be inundated with layouts and creations I am so looking forward to it.
enjoyed do this layout got to use some new stash (the laminated leaves) and also another multi photo layout all good have a great week people will update next week. 

strike a pose

this was a scrap lift for this website http://challengemehappy  this is what I had too work with.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

butter wouldn't melt

always the first web site that I complete a layout for each weekend here's what I had to work with

you will find this sketch on this website http://www.letsgetsketchy. and this is what I created
wow three layouts this weekend. looking forward to a break over the Christmas holidays only three weeks to go then three weeks off. Put up the Christmas tree this weekend and it is beginning to look a bit like Christmas and this is a wonderful time of year in my opinion.  

would you leave your kids?

Once I saw the drippy banner coming from this sketch I immediately thought of scary halloween photos and I knew exactly which photo I was going to use. This sketch didn't take long to come together especially when I had been planning it in my head for the last week and I think that it work better then I thought it would. Thanks for the challenge, thanks for looking and thanks for the lovely comments. http://creativescrappers 

mother and child

Another old photo ticked off this was a pink and brown challenge from http://southerngirlschallenge. I don't use this colour combination much and I am pretty impressed with the finished product so it is probably something that I am going to use again. Here is what I came up with
once I saw the challenge I knew that I just had to use the brown pattern paper somewhere and I sort of built my layout around that. Do you ever have those moments when you have something in your mind and nothing will change it? Anyway off to link my other creations thanks for looking have a great week. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

next minute

this is the web site http://creativescrappers
this is the sketch
another very cool sketch to work with this week love the multi photo challenges . Not a lot happening here so I am off to enjoy the sunshine. Thanks for looking Kirsty 
and this is what I did with it

good friends

this is the webby http://www.letsgetsketchy
this is the sketch 
 just loved this sketch and the layout seemed to come together quite  easy. Nothing really interesting happening this week to blog about. Will reblog next week thanks for looking Kirsty 
and this is my creation

Saturday, November 17, 2012

All I wanted was a smile

Is it getting harder and harder to get a sensible photo of my teens lately so a goose y photo is better than nothing I suppose and this is exactly what this child is up to. this is the sketch I am working with
and this is the link http://creativescrappers and this is what I did with what I had
love all the clear space on this layout and the inking that I did. Been a busy week at work Hannah had a cold and was a real pain trying to get every day off school and Jess has her big exams at the moment she sat English and physics this week and has three more exams to go, so pleased I don't have to go through this again. We had our staff Christmas party yesterday I know it is too early for Christmas but it has definitely got me in the spirit. we painted ceramics and I achieved another goal where each year I make a Christmas decoration for the house and these will become treasured and a family heirloom and so yesterday I painted a Christmas decoration for this years craft will post a picture when it comes back from firing. Then we all went out for lunch which was really nice normally when I go out I stick with the safe option on the menu and normally order the chicken or the fish and yesterday I thought no I am not going to do that today and I ordered an alpaca burger much to the disgust of the others around the table. I can now say I have tasted alpaca which actually taste just like mince beef although someone did ask how do you know it wasn't.  

nan and pop and sophia

Wow finally got this photo scrapped, I mean the baby in the photo turns 4 on Tuesday so the photo has been hanging around for a while. Here is the sketch.
Pretty isn't it and this is the website that I am linking to http://www.letsgetsketchy. I have been so lucky with this website lately apart from it being my favorite and the one I always check first I won Octobers prize which hasn't arrived yet so I will have to let you know what I got when I get it. And then this morning I found out I won the fall blog hop and will receive a prima prize pack (I cant wait). there was so much inspiration from the other designers and even though in my part of the world we are heading in to summer it was quite easy to get into the fall spirit, mind you the weather we have been having lately help as well. this is the layout that I am posting this week
thanks for looking at my blog and I will blog again next week kirsty. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

fall of fun

Love the colour combination for this challenge. Even through we are on the other side of the world and are at the tail end of spring this was no excuse not to partake in the fall blog hop over at http://www.letsgetsketchy this is the colour combination and this is what I did with the challenge
thanks for looking. will update soon Kirsty 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

couching tigers

love the chevron pattern that seems to be tend this year. Therefore when this sketch came up
over at this website http://creativescrappers I just had to join in and so thats what I did. I initially thought that this would be an easy sketch to do there are not a lot of elements involved and lots of white space easy right. No I had about three attempts at this layout trying to match up all the chevron to exactly where I wanted them in the end I had to be happy to leave it as it or else I would just mess it up even more but I do like the final product so that's what I will stick with. Thanks for looking and will catch up with the website next week.
Ps nearly forgot the most important bit here is my layout

run cat run

This is the sketch on this website this week http://www.letsgetsketchy and this is what I have decided to do with it this week
am quite pleased with this layout. Just a short post this week as I want to do a layout for the websites blog hop. Also I won october's prize for the month so yet again this is my favorite website catch you next week Kirsty 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

playful you

this week on the http://challengemehappy website there was a colour challenge. I have only done one or two of these before and was pretty lost without my sketch to work from but I am pretty happy with what I finally produced this is the colour palette
and this is the layout that I managed to put together using these colours. I enjoyed this colour challenge once i got my head around the design of the layout and the items in my stash that I was going to use. thanks for looking Kirsty