Saturday, 31 May 2014

Something Old, Something New....

...something borrowed, something blue.

That was the inspiration piece over at Scrap the Girls this month. And look at me, posting in the nick of time! I did finish the page a day or two ago, I just was distracted in the mean time!

So from the saying I went with something old as my main focus. I used an old, old picture of me and I used an older collection from October Afternoon. I also added a little blue for good measure!

So without further ado here is the result:

Wasn't I a little cutie??!! Such a long time ago, and before you ask I do not know who the people are in the photo. I was born in Papua New Guinea and we lived there for a while when I was little, so no doubt these are people my parents knew while we were there!.

Thanks for stopping by!

Katie x

Thursday, 29 May 2014

A Share

So, a little while back Scrapbooking Memories magazine asked me to create a layout and a card to go with a sketch for their Easy as 1 2 3 feature. Well, it came out in last months mag (Vol 16 No 10) so I thought that I could share it with all of you now!

Here is the sketch:

And here are the layout and card that I created based on the sketch:

It was such a fun challenge and a bit of a surprise to be asked!

Katie x

Monday, 26 May 2014

Playing with Anna's Sketch

I decided that I needed to play some more, all a result of the many videos that I have been watching lately! There is so much talent and inspiration out there and it is all very infectious! Anyway, I decided to try my hand at Anna's Craft Cupboard May sketch which looks like this:

And this is what I ended up with:

I am really enjoying creating interesting watercolour backgrounds and I have just ordered myself a set of watercolours and brushes that I cannot wait to get my hands on. I am also loving using my stamps too, I have a rather large collection of stamps, so it is nice to put them to use!

Katie x

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Getting Messy

Scrap the Boys this month is all about getting grungy and messy, pretty suitable for most boys! I did find myself a little "blocked" when I first started thinking about this challenge. My pages are pretty clean, even if there is paint and mists involved. I decided I needed to channel my inner Tim to get this page to work, and I think it worked! Lots of layering with washi, texture paste, paint and stamping to end up with this:

You know, it's funny, I still see a pretty "clean" styled of page when I look at it, yes it does have it's grunginess about it, but it is still definitely my style!

Anyway, enough analysing!

Til next time, thanks for stopping by!

Katie x

Thursday, 22 May 2014

A little "Peach Cooler".....

So, I have managed to get a challenge done for this month. Not sure if I will get to do any more, the month keeps disappearing on me! Throw in busy kids, sick me and it's not very conducive to sitting at my desk....

Anyway, enough of the "woe is me" attitude! I have completed the challenge for the May inspiration board over at D'Lish Scraps. The name of the board is Peach Cooler and it is just gorgeous!

I just love these soft colours, especially the mint, one of my favourite colours at the moment! I decided to base my page on the sketch this month, and this is what I ended up with:

I have been playing around with some different techniques too, after watching lots of videos from the new facebook page - Watch, Be Inspired and Create set up by the lovely Sandra Wallace ( a co-conspirator on the White With 1 challenge site!).

I also have another page that I finished a while ago that was a just because page. This one was all about the photos!

So, that is it from me for today. Maybe I will get back again before the month is out.....

Katie x

Monday, 19 May 2014

Gold Gold Gold!

I know it's the middle of the month already, but here I am to share my White With 1 sample for May! And you may have guessed from my post title what that colour is! It is of course GOLD! I love gold at the moment, in fact I had way more gold at my disposal to complete this page than I thought I would have! Oh well, I guess that is how we roll in scrapland!

We were also very lucky to be given some goodies from Flourish with a Bling to use on our pages. My goodies are the gorgeous gold flourishes and also the white flower.

Make sure you go and check out the blog for lots of inspiration from the other team members and then get your gold on too!

Maybe, just maybe I will be back before the month is out with some completed challenges!

Katie x