Saturday, 26 July 2014

Scrap the Boys July Challenge - Boys and their Toys!!

Wow if ever there was a challenge with my name on it this is the one. With four boys, five if you include the hubby....BOYS and Their Toys invade this house. With all things that go BRRRRROOOOM.

Between match box cars, quad bikes, trail bikes and road bikes.  This girl is getting use to the fact that its a BOY THING LOL

So here is my entry for the challenge and it may surprise you which of my boys is playing with the toys!!!

I have a running joke in my house that my hubby makes up two children and now even YOU can see why!!!! Oh the joys......

Scrappy Canary July Cyber Crop - Challenge Number 3 - Laurens Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone!

This layout I creating. I had so much fun and it truly took me out of my 'normal' scrapping zone. Thank you Lauren.

What inspired me well a few things, firstly I would have to say GELATOOOOOOSSSSSSSSS. Wow who knew something so simple could be so fun. I actually had never, ever used them before and thoroughly enjoyed the process.

First I drew with Gelatos all over the cardstock, spritzed it with water, embossed it, distressed inked and then glimmer misted away LOL. Yep embraced the challenge with both hands!

Along the way I also found a how cute the twine looked tied into a little knot and it added to the nautical theme of my layout perfectly.

So after all that here is my layout.

This was the process along the way LOVED the effect it gave.

So after all the fun I had...there must be something in that...because I am very excited to announce I won this challenge(insert scrappy happy dance). Thank you so very much girls xxx

Scrappy Canary July Cyber Crop - Challenge Number 4 TIC TAC TOE Challenge by Linda.

Now finally my last entry for the cyber crop. Sadly I didn't get to finish them all like I had hoped BUT am pleased with what I did achieve. Next time maybe.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made the challenge possible and a big shout out to Ruth Bonser, Carol Fry and Manda. I enjoyed every minute of it and loved sharing ideas and looking at every ones layouts.

So here we have my layout by interpretation of Linda's Challenge. TIC, TAC, TOE.

Frame, Mist, Twine.

I look forward to the next challenge girls...SEE you there!!! Congratulations to all the winners and to EVERYONE that entered and shared their layouts. Such incredible talent out their and it was really inspiring to see each individual take on the challenges...I think its safe to say that we all learnt a lot from each others work. :)

Scrappy Canary July Cyber Crop - Challenge 2 Color Challenge by Kate.

With Kates Color challenge and with WA  in the midst of Winter, Summer a distant memory. It was lovely to be taken back to day of Summer Time fun which seems oh so long ago but so very special.

I enjoyed creating this layout and I dared myself to journal in my own handwriting on my actual layout.....I enjoyed this process and I love the personal touch it gives to a layout as well.

So here is my interpretation of the color challenge and I am very proud to say, the photo was inspired by my at the time 8 year old son who took the photo...his very first time behind the camera. A budding photographer in the making maybe??

Scrappy Canary July Crop Challenge number 1 - Sketch Challenge by Manda.

While I absolutely adore all the beautiful embellishments, paper ranges and all that the world of scrapping have to offer. I have to admit I am a online shopper and one of my favourite places to shop is Scrappy Canary (Formerly Polly Kits).

I love receiving my happy mail every release and am proud to say I have been a happy shopper for a very long time. But what good are all these beautiful kits if they are just going to sit on a shelf. So what better way to team my beautiful kits but with a Cyber Crop with Scrappy Canary WHOO HOO.

I love the inspiration that each new challenge brought and the girls in the VIP group are AMAZING and so incredibly talented ALL of them and so supportive and it has become like one little tight knit family.

The first challenge was a sketch challenge inspired by Manda.

This was my interpretation.

I enjoyed playing with this sketch and would like to thank Manda for her sketch challenge.

Even though the cyber crop is over now, I thought I would share my entries after all this is what our blogs are for LOL

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Dlish Challenge #7 by Wendy. Color Palette.

Blue, yellow and white. Of course I can play with these colors and play is what I did.

I suffer severely from not knowing when to step away from the layout syndrome. But I tried to keep this one simplistic and let the colors speak for themselves and I think I succeeded. Well at least I hope I did.

Thank you for the challenge Wendy and I hope you like it.

Dlish Challenge #4 by Angus.

Wow with four boys in the house this one definitely had me thinking as this color combo is usually very much out of my comfort zone.

So in the end I played with the colors and tweaked it till I came up with my own interpretation.

I love the end results when a mood board is set each individual scrapper comes up with something so unique and in the end I was happy with the result.

Especially the title as this is a song that I sang frequently to my boys as babies and I finally got to use it somewhere amidst my scrapping journey.

Thankyou Angus for the journey.

Challenge #2 Delish - Sketch Challenge by Kylie.

I had a lot of fun playing with this one, Not by nature a paint, mist type of girl. I pulled out my Mr Hueys, my distress ink and also some watered down paint and had a ball. I also used something I have never used on a layout before plastic buttons WHO KNEW they could be so effective.

I love the combination in this one of the black and the green and also the simplicity but effectiveness of this sketch.

THANK YOU so much Kylie for such a wonderful sketch.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Dlish Scraps Challenge #1 Scraplift by Tarrah.

Nothing sparks my scrapping creativity more then challenges and what could be better then a whole series of them. So with D'lish Scraps 5th birthday came much excitement with spot sales, and challenges galore so a big WHOO HOO here and here is my first challenge complete.

Challenge #1

I always love what these challenges bring allowing the scrapper to step out of their comfort zone but at the same time remaining true to their own unique style. My new element within my layout for me is handwritten journaling directly on the page.