Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Christmas Manger

The Alpha/Dictionary challenge this week at the Craft Barn is 'M'.  As I am still trying to finish my Christmas cards I went with Manger.


The challenge closes 25th December so lots of time to get crafting in between wrapping presents!
http://thecraftbarnblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/alphadictionary-challenge-2016.html

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Y = Yellow

The Alpha/Dictionary challenge this week at The Craft Barn is 'Y'. I have gone for different yellows and a saying by Maxine...who I love! I always say that I have too much in my brain already and I have to be selective what I remember now!!


The challenge closes 11th December so need to get your skates on to join in!! 

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Iris Flower Fairy

The Alpha/Dictionary challenge at the Craft Barn this time is 'I'....so I have gone back to my Flower Fairies for - Iris!!


The challenge closes 27th November so lots of time to join in!!
  
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Friday, November 11, 2016

Circus

Took the children to the circus in the summer......it is the second time we have taken them and they love it!!  Just shame that there are not any animals any more!! 

I started with the sketch from Stuck?!.......

 

....and used the colors....red and yellow....from the picture at Creative Embellishments and added wooden hearts and wooden words (enjoy and good times).

https://creativeembellishments.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/big_thumb_44a418de5658b64b61356cd49a6f83c7.jpg 

Both challenges close at the end of the month so lots of time to join in!!



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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Christmas card - Vintage

Christmas card for Craftyhazelnut's challenges......


I am entering the challenges at.......

This challenge closes 11th November so need to get your skates on to join in!!

You have until the end of the month for this challenge!

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Brothers who Lunch

I thought this a really natural photo....and I do like photos where people are not posing!!!  They probably don't even remember sitting nicely together eating lunch!!!


I am entering the colour challenge at the Scraproom......

 

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to join in!!

I am also entering The Clique Kits November challenge which is Anything Goes.

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to scrap!! 

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Reindeer Poop!

For a laugh I have made the children jars of Reindeer Poop.......chocolate raisins which they all love in mini sweet jars!


I got the poem from the internet....just in case you would like to make some too here it is!!


I am entering the challenge at Scrap & Craft...the subject is Christmas Time and the are looking forward to seeing lovely projects....don't know if this will count as 'lovely' but it should raise a smile!

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to get crafty!!

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Cherish

Love this photo of Cassie....even with no teeth!!!


I used the sketch from Me and Mine.....

sketch 

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to crafty!!

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Knickerbockerglory!

There is only one place to have this and it is Tomassi's in Southend.....delicious!!!


I am entering it in the challenge Freaky Fast Friday at The Scraproom.  It wasn't as hard as I first thought once I had sorted out my papers!!

 

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to join in!!

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Fast Food

I am doing a scrapbook for my SIL from when he went on Safari and took hundreds (!) of photos!


I took my inspiration from the sketch at Life in a Snapshot...very appropriate!!  It is difficult having to scrap so many photos on a single page.....otherwise I will be doing more than one album!!

 

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to join in!!

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Nicholas Birthday

Photos from Nicholas 10th Birthday.......


The Roll The Dice challenge at Paper Issues is two photos and two wood embellishments - 'N' and the star.

The challenge closes 7th December so lots of time to scrap!!

I am also entering the challenge at ARTastic where there is always a lovely painting to be inspired by!

 

I used Teal and White with a touch of Navy as in the picture.

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to join in!!

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World Book Day

World Book Day at school the children are allowed to dress up as their favourite character....this is Cassie!


I used the sketch from the Scrapbook Room - Throw Back Thursday November 3 and you had to use something that was at least a year old!  A few years ago I had a thing for Ruby Rocket and these papers are Bella! Paper Boy Paperz....they are definitely more than a year old!!

This is the sketch......


The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to scrap!

I am also entering the challenge at Country View Challenge who need stars!!

The challenge also closes at the end of the month so lots of time to get crafty!!

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Brothers

Love this photo of my grandsons!



I started with the sketch from Sketches in Thyme....

 

I was inspired by the dark blue and white from the Scrap Our Stash Book Challenge......

 

The Scraproom want you to 'Whip It Up' and use a frame.  I have loads but very rarely use them!!  I love these tiny ones and when I bought them.....eons ago....I thought they would be handy but this is the first time I have used them!! LOL

The challenges all close at the end of the month so loads of time to join in with them all!!!



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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Christmas Card - Trees

I have lots of die-cut trees so thought I would use a few up on Christmas cards!


I used the sketch from Scrapping Everyday Miracles....and it has a tree!!

 

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to join in!!

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Jump!

Photos from when they went to a trampoline centre and had a high old time!! LOL

I used the jump start sketch from The Scraproom which was exactly right for the photos.....

 

The challenge closes at the end of the month so loads of time to join in!!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Special

Photo of my very Special grandchildren taken last December.


I used the sketch at GrandDiva's Creative Corner......

 

...and added some Jillibean soup cork bits (hearts and 'cheese') to meet the requirements at Rochelle Spear's blog who wanted wood or cork.
 
Both these challenges close 29th November so lots of time to join in!!


I am also entering the challenge at More than Words.....

 
I used the word Special as the title and from the quote I used Heidi Swapp Serendipity paper pad which was made about 2013 and I have had for ages so definitely 'old', the photo is matted on blue cardstock and the title is new....didn't actually 'borrow' anything!!

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to get scrapping!!

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U = Upside Down!

The Alpha/Dictionary challenge at The Craft Barn this week is 'U'......and I couldn't resist this.....made me smile!  I think if we get snow will have to try and get the grandchildren to build an upside down snowman!


The challenge closes 13th November so lots of time to craft!
http://thecraftbarnblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/alphadictionary-challenge.html

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Another Christmas Card!

This one is for the challenge at Crafthazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 305...


The challenge closes 4th November.

I will also enter this card in Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge which closes at the end of the month.

Also the Christmas Extra Challenge which closes at the end of the month too.

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Birthday - blue

For the challenge at Sketch Saturday - 436 you had to choose a sketch from the archive.  I chose sketch 217 - 21st July 2012!



This is the sketch......




The challenge closes 4th November so still time to join in!

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Mega Rigs

Some old photos of Alex playing with the Matchbox Mega Rigs that I managed to get for 99p (that is less than $1 for my American friends!) on Ebay!  There were so many that they more than filled the red box that you can see and was the bargain of the year!!


I am entering the challenge at Archi-scraps where the requirement is to put something on an angle - the photos!

The challenge closes at the end of the month so loads of time to scrap!

I am also entering the challenge at Paper Issues - Take 5 Tuesday.

 

I used yellow, cardstock, chipboard, stripes, banner, stickers, title and more than 1 photo.

The challenge closes 5th December so loads of time to scrap and pick 5!!

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

SOS Winner

Nicholas took part in Southend Swim Club Gala at the end of last year
and he won TWO trophies for coming 1st and 2nd in different swims....way to go Nicholas!!



I used the sketch from Paper Issues......but did turn it as my photo was portrait

  

The challenge closes 5th November so still time to join in!! 

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Be Merry

Another Christmas card....this one for the challenge at Feeling Sketchy!!

This is the sketch....

 
The challenge ends at the end of the month so need to get your skates on to join in!!!

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Just for You

Card for a couple of challenges.....


Cute Card Thursday require Lace and Pearls and the challenge closes 2nd November.

Dream Valley require 'One for the Girls' and the challenge closes 6th November.

Tuesday Throwdown require a border and the challenge closes 31st October.

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Wales

Photos from Wales holiday when they went walking....hiking was for August!!


I used the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy - Week 4.....

 

Challenge closes at the end of the month so have to get your skates on to join in!!!

I am also entering the challenge at Scrap & Craft where the topic is 'Keep Memories'.  This is what I think scrapping is all about and not just the big occasions like weddings, birthdays etc but all the little things too!  These photos from the walking weekend in Wales will hopefully bring back lovely memories in future years!
The challenge closes at the end of the month so need to hurry to join in!!

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Christmas Card - Words

Scrapping Everyday Miracles also have a card sketch...this is my interpretation!!


This is the sketch.......

 

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to join in!!

I am also entering this card in the challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge....the requirement is a Sentiment....and Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge 2.

The challenge closes 28th October so still time to get crafty!!
Challenge 2 closes at the end of the month so lots of time!!

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Nativity

It really makes me cross that we can't call our Christmas story the Nativity but have to dress it up under another name in case we upset someone!!!  Last year Cassie's year was 'Midwife Crisis' !!!!!


I used the sketch from Scrapping Everyday Miracles....

 

The challenge closes at the end of the month so still time to get scrapping!!

I am also entering the challenge at Paper Issues - Mix It Up Monday who require a stencil to be used!  I uses paint and texture paste for the background honeycomb pattern
The challenge closes 5th November.
 


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Christmas Day

Photos from Christmas Day 2015...wow I am catching up!!!


I used the sketch from Scrap Our Stash and went with the colours and also used a Fiskars punch for the border on the green and the trees are diecut.

  

The challenge closes on the 29th October so lots of time to scrap!!

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