Thursday, 17 August 2017

Scrap the Boys August Challenge

Back today to share my take on the Scrap the Boys August challenge to scrap your boy/man using a 5x7 or larger photo. I chose to scrap my boy, here is my page:


This photo still makes me laugh! I caught the cats trying to "help" my boy eat his breadroll, yes they wanted some of his breadroll... our cats are strange! It was a bit of a challenge to scrap a photo this big, I am so used to 4x6 or smaller! But I am happy with the end result. Lots of Aussie products on this page too! Colour Blast, Cocoa Vanilla, Charms Creations, Rainbow Splendour, Burdy's Embellies and Flutterby Designs! Phew! What a line up!


Of course I had to use a cat Charms Creations heart!! I don't think there are any of these left now, but you can still get all kinds of different hearts here.


And how cute is the cat paperclip from Burdy's Embellies?! I love the felt chevrons from Rainbow Splendour too, so easy to use.

So that is it for today, thanks for stopping by.

Katie x

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Stuck?! August 1 challenge

Popping in to share my take on the first sketch on the Stuck?! blog for August. Here is the sketch:





And here is my page:


And since Charms Creations is a sponsor this month I have made sure to include a Charms heavenly heart in a newer combination of black and tan, I am loving this neutral yet striking combination.


I love how the cork works so well with the black and tan Charms Creation. And how cute is the little heart in texture paste?!


I also used some Rainbow Splendour goodies on my page that worked perfectly with the photos of my niece. I adore the bunny wood veneer and epoxy!

Well that's it for today, thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Show Us Your Stuff - July


I also manged to get the Show Us Your Stuff July challenge completed this month. This one was a theme of "Back to Nature", here is the mood board that went along with the challenge:

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I had some photos of lichen and fungus that I had been wanting to scrap and they seemed like the perfect choice for this challenge. This is the page that I ended up with:



I loved the intensity of orange and how they looked just like mini landscapes, so I tried to keep the page fairly neutral and let the orange shine. 


Lots of Rainbow Splendour bits and pieces on this page. Some new, some older but all fitting with the back to nature theme!


Love the wood veneer that Chloe adds to her kits (courtesy of Corbett Creations!).

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Stuck?! July 1 sketch

Well, July is quickly disappearing so I thought I had better get this page loaded before the month completely disappears! This page I created for Stuck?! Sketches first sketch of the month, which looks like this:



Charms Creations is one of the sponsors for this sketch, so I thought I should definitely add some to my page! This is what I came up with:


I am loving yellow at the moment, such a bright happy colour and also appropriate for this page about Hufflepuff! I found a "Harry Potter" type free font on-line and cut my title, and also found a Hufflepuff crest that I did a print and cut on to finish it off.


These pastel yellow "X's and O's" from Charms Creations were the perfect add for this page.


Besides lots of yellow, a touch of pink, black and craft helped round out this page.

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Thursday, 20 July 2017

July Scrap the Boys Challenge

Well, it has been a while since I have managed a Scrap the Boys challenge, but with having a little down time between semesters I have managed to fit this one in! Yay me! This month is an awesome sketch:



And here is my take on the sketch:


I have used lots of Rainbow Splendour bits from one of their most recent kits as well as some Charms Creations. I also challenged myself to use only some papers from a 6x6 paper pad, this was an old Shimelle line, Starshine, the sketch was perfect for using these sized papers!


 A close up of the cluster with some Rainbow Splendour bits.


And the other cluster, using some tabs and a flag to make a banner, finished off with some more RS goodies!

It was great to finally get these photos of my boy scrapped too! Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Kraft+ July Challenge

So, I have only just finished the June challenge and here I am back with the July challenge! This month is an interesting challenge to use roses three ways.


And here is my page:

 So can you pick my roses three ways? I firstly used a rose stencil on the background with distress oxide ink, I just love the soft, chalky result of this ink. Second, I stamped roses on paper and coloured them with Colourblast shimmer cubes and then cut them out, and then lastly I turned a Charms Creations "O" into a rose with another stencil and Colourblast texture paste. I really love how the big rose turned out!

 Here is a close up of the Charms Creations rose, you can find "O's" in the shop here.

And here is a close up of the stamped and coloured roses.

Charms Creations is a sponsor this month, so make sure you have a go so you have a chance to win some goodies for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Friday, 30 June 2017

Kraft Plus June Challenge

Wow, two months since my last post. Life certainly has been cramping my crafting time and style lately! But back to share a last minute page for the June Kraft Plus challenge, which was to use Kraft plus one other colour (black and white ok). I chose to use yellow, one of my favourite colours at the moment, bright and happy!



And some close ups...



Lots of D-lish Scraps goodies and of course a Charms Creations, and my new favourite "toy" distress oxide ink on my background. Must say, I held off on the distress oxide inks, but now I am addicted and have just put in an order for the 12 new colours!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x