Friday, 18 April 2014

Love scrapbooking......

UKS monthly challenge for March was to use this fabby sketch

and I made a page featuring these gorgeous children 

This palette from colour me scrappy

was used to create this page

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Sharing scrapbook pages on Sunday

The weekly challenge was a bit challenging this week over on UKS.  I was fine using a photo of a pet/animal and I was happy with using circles (or cogs) but using the title of a song from a musical had me thinking!

I decided to use a page kit I had put together from the Counterfeit Kit CSI file

I used all the colours in the scheme, for evidence I used a patterned background, sheer pale blue netting cut into circles, wood buttons and a wood veneer, 3 blue flowers under the buttons. My testimony is in the form of the vellum envelope which holds my journalling on a tag.

In the end I came up with this page

I realised I had never scrapped about how my cat was going to be 'Tinkerbell' as chosen by my then 4 year old daughter.....but when the cat arrived it was a boy so his name was changed to Tinker and that has really suited him! So using the title 'the naming of the cats' was an easy choice for my page.

Another page I made at my crop yesterday was based on this sketch by my teamie Niki over at Being Scrappy

and this colour scheme from Kreative Concepts (though I think I may be too late to enter this challenge as usual!) a good challenge for me to use gold and pink on a LO but actually really liked this combo and will use it again

The colours were a perfect fit for another Harry Potter page this time featuring Dolores Umbridge

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Sharing scrapbook pages on Sunday

The weekly challenge on UKS has been set by my talented team mate Niki....

use the sketch, use stars, use square photos and chevrons.

I always use stars on my HP pages so this just had to be another page from the HP studios....

One of my other teamies kindly cropped and resized it so I could add it to UKS and then upload it to my blog as I am still on the ancient lappy!

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Scrapology challenge

Another page created at my retreat last weekend was using the Scrapology sketch for their March challenge, closing today...

Unfortunately I am on the old slow unhelpful laptop and I am unable to crop or resize photos with it (ys I have put in a request for a lappy of my own that works, works all the time and can actually do some simple things that I need lol!) so I have had to share a not so great photo of my page.....when/if I can access another pc at home I will improve the photo.  So for now this is my take on the sketch...

I have made the photo extra large so you can see the layout.... I love how this one turned out and it used lots of stash!  I stripped the sketch right back to being really simple and unusually for me haven't added any jounalling.....looking at it now I think I will add some along the bottom within the frame.

Thanks for a great challenge Scrapology!

Monday, 31 March 2014

A weekend of scrapbooking.....

I got back last night from a weekend away with some amazingly talented crafty ladies.  So inspiring to watch people express themselves artistically though various mediums..... there were scrappers, cardmakers, origami makers, quilters, minibook makers, mixed media, gelly plate users..... so many new and exciting crafts.

I learnt some new things and some tried some new things that I will share another time but today I just wanted to show you some scrapbook pages completed for challenges closing today.....

Over on UKS Mini Owner is a well known scrapper and she has a blog and runs a monthly sketch challenge as I shared before.  This is the March sketch.....

and this is the page I made

Over at SJ Crafts Blog there is another challenge to be inspired by .....

I took my ideas from the colour palette....shades of brown,  blue and cream, using several photos, using square photos and images of water.  I really love the page I made of my hubby and son when we all went on a local walk.....


I turned this image from Sketch N Scrap......

into this layout that doubled up nicely as my weekly UKS page using the photo from 1 photo 20 words (we had to use numbers as part of the challenge, feature yourself, pic of yourself and visible journalling)

I loved being away for the weekend and can't wait to do it again (sadly not for several months I suspect!).  I will be back to share more pages and something else I made soon.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Sharing Scrapbook pages (not on Sunday!)

We are a family with laptops..... hubby has a laptop and a note book and both children have a laptop of their well I have 2 laptops to choose from....the oldest and slowest laptop in the house (probably in the world!) or the faster one that only turns on about once in every one hundred attempts!  I have never actually had a laptop of my own but I am hoping this may change.

So one laptop is no good for sizing or cropping or editing photos in any way or for using any software from after about 1980... the other one can do all these things but I cannot turn the bloomin thing on.

I have lots of scrapping pics stored on the newer laptop.... shame on me as I now cannot access them..... so I am trying to share photos via UKS which I think will work..... here goes.....

This week over at UKS we had to use the Theme of Good Times, Use at least 3 colours, use Fabric and/or thread, use Flowers and Use a pen.

I used a sketch from Being Scrappy

and came up with this page

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Sharing scrapbook pages on Sunday

Over at UKS the weekly challenge involved so many choices....

A - Sport - Inspired by the Cheltenham Cup - Horse Racing/Televised Sport/Personal Exercise/Other Sport Related LO
B - Charity - Inspired by Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - Any kind of charity (not just cancer)/Helping Others/looking after animals
C - Lifestyle - Inspired by National Veggie Month (Vegetarian) - Home Grown Food/Home Cooking/Changes to your own lifestyle

and to include the following on the LO:
1) Doodling
2) Ribbon, lace or washi tape
3) Brads, eyelets or buttons
4) Altered flowers - eg punched/cut from PP/inked/handmade/made into something else

I made this page...

It is all about the challenge I set myself for February ( a month of letters) to send a piece of mail every day that there was post. I managed to use 2 lots of washi tape, doodling around the boxes of paper and a small envelope doodle and I added some red buttons.  I didn't manage to use any flowers though!

I sent post to 4 countries including the UK, using 4 different post boxes (most in my local area) the photograph shows the post box just outside the Craft Barn so I got to shop and take part in the challenge on the same day! I sent 7 birthday cards, 4 other cards and 15 smart women postcards (you may even have received one!) 

I included how much all the postage cost (£14.82) and showed first and second class stamps and their prices. I also had tiny copies of some of the postcards which I used a mini embellishments.

I also managed to work with the colours in the Jot magazine mood board challenge so ended up with a very bright layout!