Saturday, January 30, 2016

Birthday Card

Another card using up the bits on my desk from my last project!!!  How good am I????  LOL


I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches - 336......


The challenge closes tomorrow (!) so must be quick to enter!!
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/tuesday-morning-sketches-336.html

I am also entering the challenge at Cute Card Thursday 410 - Ladies Only!!

This challenge closes on 3rd February so you have a little longer to join in!!
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-410-ladies-only.html

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Snakes Alive - Nicholas

Another layout of snakes...yuk!! This time with Nicholas....they are all fine handling snakes...me I prefer to be on the other side of the camera!!!!


I am entering the challenge at Tando - Animals....hope snakes count!!!! LOL
The challenge closes at the end of the month.

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Shopping Queen

This card is for a friend who I don't see very often.....but when I do we spend most of the time shopping!!!  Well......she shops and I watch/hold coats/bags etc!! LOL


This card is for the dictionary challenge at the Craft Barn where the letter is 'Q'!!
The challenge closes 7th February so lots of time to get crafty!!

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Monday, January 25, 2016

New Year 2015

I don't actually celebrate New Year as such.....but these photos I pinched from Sharon so I could enter the challenge at a new challenge blog I found....Our Creative Corner.... whose theme for January was Make Time - Mood board.  So I made time to scrap.....the ticking of the clock to a New Year!!


The Mood board......


The challenge closes on the 29th January...so need to get your skates on to join in!!
http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/make-time-moodboard-challenge.html

I am also entering this layout into a challenge on another new blog I found.....Dream Valley Challenges, their subject is New......hope New Year's Eve and the start of the New Year count!! LOL

The challenge closes at the end of the month.
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.ca/


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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Happy Selfie!

Alex loves using my camera to take selfies!!!!!!  He has his own camera now....but still seems to prefer mine!! LOL  This photo was taken in the car on the way to our holiday.....happy quiet children!!!


I used the sketch from My Creative Sketches.....

 
The challenge closes 14th February...so loads of time to scrap!!

I am also entering the challenge at More Than Words....a new challenge blog!!  They require a selfie + personality.....
The challenge close at the end of the month so still time to get scrapping!!

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Like Mother Like Daughter!

Love this photo of Sharon and Cassie!!!!


I used the Mood Board from Scrap Africa - Challenge 67....

 

....very pretty soft colors and I went with the pinks and green.
My wish for 2016 is that my family all stay as happy as this photo shows!

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

The challenge at The Studio Challenges wants patterned backgrounds. 
I have a few sheets like this one and find them difficult to use so as not to cover the image.....usually just keep them and look at them!!! But I loved how this came out!!

You have until the 14th February to enter this challenge....so loads of time!!!

I am also entering this layout at Scrap the Girls - Free For All!
The challenge closes at the end of the month....

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Play the Slots!

On holiday last year we managed to find an 'old penny' arcade!  We all had a lot of fun even though the slot machines were the kind that I played when I was a lot younger and not at all the kind of slot machines that they play now!!!!


This layout is for the challenge at Scrap Our Stash......

 

....I used arrows, blue and chipboard. The scalloped edge at the bottom is chipboard (as are the arrows) and they were all inked silver although they came out different colors as they were not all the same chipboard!! Also included some of the old pennies that I didn't put in the machines!!!  Had to save some for scrapping!! LOL

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

I am also entering the challenge at Tando - Anything Goes.....
This challenge also ends at the end of the month....so still time to check out their weekly challenges!!
 

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Rainbow Cake

Alex loves to bake....when Sharon heard of a competition to bake a cake/cakes at a bakery in Leigh, he had to have a go!!  He chose to make a Rainbow Cake.....each layer a different colour and it came out super!!  So much so that he won!!  Two tickets for Adventure Island in Southend...he was as pleased as punch!!


I used the sketch (Jan 15) at ScrapMuch?.....but as usual my photos weren't quite the same sizes so took up more of the page than the sketch...but apart from that I didn't do too bad!! LOL!!!

 

The challenge closes on the 29th January so still time to join in!!

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Man card!

The challenge at the Craft Barn is to incorporate a hat.....this is my take on it!!!


 I used my new Trimcraft dies and was happy with the outcome!!

The challenge closes on the 24th January, so time to get crafty!!

I am also entering the challenge at Cute Card Thursday 408 - A Bit of Fun as I think this fits exactly!!!

The challenge closes 21st January...so need to get your skates on!!

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Senior School

Alex started at Eastwood Academy in September.....walking on his own!!  I think Sharon would have followed if she could!! He has to cross the A127, but there is a footbridge, and he is the sensible one of the three grandchildren so really we knew he would be ok!


I incorporated three challenges in this layout.....I would normally find that difficult but it just seemed to come together!

I started with the sketch (Jan 8) at Scrap Much?....

 

The challenge at Scrap Our Stash - 34 is to be inspired by.....

 

.....I love Dr Seuss and chose to use some of the sayings from his books which I thought were appropriate.

And last but not least the monthly challenge theme at Lasting Memories is New Beginnings and 17th  Jan week is New Life Event and this certainly was for Alex!!

The challenges close at the end of the month so still time to get scrapping!!!




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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunflower card

This card is for the challenge at Feeling Sketchy.....


This is the sketch - 137......

SKETCH #137 

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

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Snow!

This photo is of Alexander with his first 'girlfriend' Rebecca taken in 2012 when he was 8 and we had some snow!!!  We seem to have avoided the the 'white stuff' so far but we have been known to have snow in April so I won't put my boots away yet!!!


I am joining in with the challenge at Creative Embellishments where there is a picture to be inspired by and to use at least one element and the extra criteria is something round.....

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....I was inspired by the snow and my round element are the doilies either side of the photo.

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to be inspired!!
http://creativeembellishments.com/blog/

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Winter kisses card

That's Crafty challenge is to make something that is winter but not Christmas!!!!  This is my offering.....


I used textured paste with a mask for the background and then glittered over it!

The challenge closes 22nd January so still time to craft!!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Birthday Card

When I finish a layout I am going to try (!) to use the odd bits left over to make a card!! Hopefully this will help me not keep loads of bits (just in case!) and also stock my card box!! This is the first one.....I used the papers left from my 'Ice cream' layout.


I used the sketch from Scrapping Everyday Miracles...

 

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

I am also entering the challenge at the Craft Barn.  The challenge is an Alpha/Dictionary challenge and this week the letter is 'B'. You have to pick something beginning with the week's letter, cut the definition from a dictionary and incorporate it in your project!!

I chose B - Birthday!! This seemed easy this week.....will I be able to continue as it gets harder???? LOL  Looking at the 'B's' that others have used I think I chickened out!!

The challenge closes on the 24trh January so time to join in!!

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Pancakes!

On a roll today!!  This time Pancake day last year....not too long and we will be having pancakes this year!!! LOL


This layout is for the Scrappy Friends challenge.....

Brenda has a sketch...and I used the right hand side.

 

 Rochelle has 'This or That'.......I used twine on the tag.

 
 Kelly has a Mood Board.....I used the colors from the flower bouquet, pink, teal, brown, white.

 

The challenges close at the end on the month so lots of time to join in with one or all the challenges!!

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Ice Cream Time

This photo is from last year's holiday....so I am getting nearer!! LOL  We had a photo taken in the same place the year before....but I have already scrapped that!!

I used the sketch from Sketches in Thyme - 180.....and I was quite good!!!

 

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

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Pool Time

Holiday photo from a couple of years ago....I will catch up eventually!! LOL


I am entering the challenge at ARTastic where there is a painting for inspiration and the criteria is summer....

 

...I thought this was good although I have a pool and not the sea!!!

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

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Snakes Alive!

Holding snakes...yuk!!  Cassie didn't seem to have a problem although she doesn't like spiders!!!


I am entering this layout in the challenge at Scrap The Girls who are doing a 'Anything Goes' challenge with an optional sketch.....

 
...I did start off with the sketch but seemed to stray!! LOL

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

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Alex and Cassie

Layout of Alex and Cassie.....very minimalist which is unusual for me!!!  But I am pleased with the result!! There is no title because I didn't think it need one!!! LOL



I am entering this layout in the challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

 

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

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Cassie is a Beaver

Cassie has left Rainbows and become a Beaver!!!  She decided that Rainbows was too 'girly' and as she has two brothers thought it more exciting to join the Scouts!!!!!!!!  So a NEW venture for her!


This layout is for the challenge at Lasting Memories 274 - New Beginnings.....so definitely suitable!!

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

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