Monday, 28 September 2015

Kraft+ September Challenge

School holidays are in full swing and I am slowly starting to feel like I have time (and inclination) to start doing things! I tried my hand at the Kraft+ challenge for this month, being a sketch it is always a good one to ease you out of the doldrums!


A pretty cool sketch with the very on trend inclusion of triangles! I decided to rotate the sketch clockwise by 90 degrees to suit my photos better. This is what I finished with:

I just so happened to have a trio of gorgeous yellow triangles from Charms Creations that I layered with the same patterned papers to use for the triangles in the sketch, and my last triangle was simply from patterned papers.

The frame was created from some old card that was in with some patterned paper, thought I would continue the kraft flavour! I loved adding just a splash of pink on my page too, it really brings out the pink in the photos.

And also to continue the kraft theme the title with some cool thickers!

Well, that's it, a short and sweet post, but one to say I am still alive and creating, even if it is a bit more slowly right now! I will be back soon to share my last creations for D-lish Scraps too.

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Scrap the Boys September Share

Happy Wednesday! Yesterday saw the mid month reveal for Scrap the Boys so I can now share my sample for this month. We had an awesome sketch to work with this month, and at the time that I was creating this I was in a Pink Fresh Studio mood! (Actually it was a use up my ever growing collection of Pink Fresh products!)

Here is the sketch:

 And here is my sample:

I love how this page is full of non-traditional boy colours, but the colours work so well with the fun carnival feel in the photos!

 With the cloud theme to the papers/embellishments I was able to add in some of the cool clouds from Charms Creations too.

The Pink Fresh goodies are great to layer with. Here I have used a canvas pocket tag, enamel frame, puffy stickers and die cut.

 I decided that I didn't need a huge title so I simply wrote this on the label that I had layered with other embellishments.

So, there you have it, a great sketch to play with, check out all the other great samples here, and I can't wait to see yours!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Show Us Your Stuff September Challenge

Good Morning! I am trying to get back on track with my creating and slowly I am getting there. I have had a mini break (mainly because of other activities taking up my time), and as much as I want to get crafty again I am still feeling in a bit of an exhausted rut. But I know once I get a few pages up my sleeves and things slow down a little it should turn around.

Having said that I did just complete my first September challenge! I decided to do the Show Us Your Stuff challenge which was simply:

I decided to run with a hot pink colour for my extra colour and I used a Charms Creations star for my handmade embellishment. This is the page I created:

We had a new little girl join our extended family in June and I decided that some pictures of my eldest (and also eldest cousin) holding the youngest would make a good page, and hot pink worked well this too! I used some gorgeous Amy Tangerine papers, they were in just the right colour and some picked raspberry distress ink (also the perfect pink) in the mix with the black and white.

How cute is the little skull button on the Charms star?! I know you don't automatically associate a skull with a baby page, but it is cute and I think it works! And there peeking out is one of my favourite scrapping items, the D-lish journal spot!

Lately I have been playing with brush script and decided to use my own writing to create the title. I have found that a size 1 round brush with water colour paint has worked well for me. Loving the look and I plan on experimenting a lot more with this.

I recently purchased some cool stencils from Flutterby Designs (along with some other goodies!) and this word stencil is one of those. I have used gesso through the stencil (quite thick) as it is a good resist medium. Can't wait to play some more, and I might just need some more of their stencils!

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

Katie x

Monday, 14 September 2015

August Wrap Up at D-lish Scraps

Hello, a bit late with getting this up, but this time of year is a bit crazy for me!

August was my second last month with D-lish Scraps, which is sad, but I have had such a ball designing for them and a year has flown past! I will be sure to join in on the cyber crops though!

Here is a wrap up of the posts that I did in August.

The first page was based on one of the August cyber crop challenges, a tic-tac-toe challenge and this is the page that I created and you can read the details on the post here.

The second page that I created was also based on a cyber crop challenge, this time the sketch created by Sue. You can read the whole post here.


 And the final post for August was about using up the pretty things that we like to collect! I don't know about you but I collect lots of Pink Fresh Studio goodies, but often overlook them when I am creating, so I made an effort to use up some of these great embellishments and other bits and pieces and this is the page I finished with, you can read all the details here.

 So my posts this month for D-lish Scraps will be my last, sniff, but I am looking forward to seeing who will be inspiring us for the next six months!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Monday, 7 September 2015

Scrap the Girls September

I really did mean to get this up on my blog last week, but with my son's birthday on the first and kindy photo commitments last week it just didn't happen. But better late than never they say!

This is my first sample for Scrap the Girls so it is just a little bit exciting! This month the challenge is of the sketch variety, yay! Sketches are always a great way to get a page done quickly, and this sketch is awesome.

And this is my take on the sketch:

Where all the flowers are I decided to use a floral stencil with texture paste. I coloured the texture paste with a squirt of Heidi Swapp colour shine in the same colour as the spray bursts and drips. I also changed up the sizes and proportions of the main elements too so that it suited my photo and PL cards.

I think I just about always have a place to add a Charms Creation embellishment on my page! Teamed with some paper roses, resin heart and some gold enamel dots and you finish with a nice little cluster.

This PL card was from a Heidi Swapp set and I coloured it with colour shine and backed the word with some patterned paper to help it stand out against the background.

I love using my motex writer from D-lish Scraps and I had fun cutting the strips into individual words to make my journalling a little different!

So there you have it, my first sample for Scrap the Girls. I hope to see your pages for this challenge really soon too!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Charms Creations Sketch Challenge

Wow, September seems to be rolling around quickly! I am so glad that we are almost at school holiday time because I think I really need at least a few days of go slow to catch up.

But, now that we are in September that means new monthly scrapping challenges all over the place. This month Charms Creations has decided on a sketch challenge. I love sketches, it takes away some of the anxiety of putting together a page and usually they come together quickly!

I have also used some of the new products in the shop on my page. A fab skull star and also two of the terrific tabs. I can see myself using these a lot in the future too!

OK then let's start with the sketch (designed by Amanda):

And this is the page that I created using the sketch:

I decided that some Halloween photos of my DS friend were a great choice to use with the skull star and the star and the tabs were perfect for adding a pop of colour to an otherwise almost black and white page.

I love using my tiny attacher from Tim Holtz to add things to my page, but sometimes it doesn't have a big enough reach to do so. If that happens I add staples to the item first then glue/stick it down afterwards for the same effect.

You don't have to keep the tabs in the "upright" tab position, you can turn them on their sides and make them like little arrows. This one points to my journalling.

Don't you just love the look on that skull's face?! Perfect for Halloween or other boy daredevil type pages.

You have until the end of the month to get your challenges done so make sure you check it all out here for the details.

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x