Saturday, October 14, 2017

Cassie

Love this photo of Cassie.....was super for the sketch at Sketches in Thyme - 296....


 

Challenge close at the end of the month so lots of time to scrap!!

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Owzat - Cricket!

Nicholas loves most sports....but plays more football than cricket!!  But this does make for a different layout!!


I am entering the FB challenge at Lottie Loves Paper who have several sketches...do love a sketch....this is sketch 3.

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

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

12 Today!!

Some (really!) old photos of Sharon celebrating her 12th birthday....her favourite colour even then was purple!!


I am entering the challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge (just love that title!!).....who want you to use the colour PURPLE!!!!

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to search out some purple!!

I am also entering the Scraproom Whip It Up challenge......

 

This challenge closes at the end of the month too so lots of time to find some doilies!!

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Shoulder Buddies....

I bought them all Shoulder Buddies a few years ago and last year Alex thought they would like another one!!  I forgot to wrap them for Christmas so they had them on Nicholas birthday instead!!!


I am entering the Freaky Friday challenge at the Scraproom......

 

All the elements are there....but I did cut the smaller circle in half!!

The challenge closes 31st October so loads of time to get freaky!!

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A Grey Day at the Beach

It was a very grey day in April but I do like this photo of Sharon!!


I am entering the challenges at GoGoGetaway and Paper Issues with this layout.
GoGo require to be inspired by 5 different things.....

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Did everything....painted the background blue...had to go and buy some watercolour paints first! Tore all the papers, have loads of layers and an octopus is sneaking up the lighthouse!! 

Paper Issues require more than one Font to be used.....I used 3!
 
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Challenges close at the end of the month so loads of time to get scrapping!!


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Just Singing in the Rain....

Alex is very good at larking about.....just loved this!!!  Leaping around the garden in the rain singing!!!


I used the Jump Start sketch at the Scraproom Blog......

 

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

I am also joining in the Take 5 challenge at Paper Issues......

 

I used orange, blue, cardstock, stickers, tag, stamp and twine. 
The challenge closes 5th November so loads of time!!

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Scout Pioneer

Alex really enjoys his scouting and he spent some time at Thriftwood doing a Pioneer course....learning different knots and then to build a bridge - and be able to walk on it! using the knots that they had learned!!
It is surprising what a few knots will let you do!!!  Reef knot is about my limit....but if you need a bridge built Alex is your man!!!  I got Alex to tie some knots for me......knowing it would be a good scrapping opportunity!!  He is actually standing on the bridge that he helped build!! 


I knew it would be a good scrapping layout and the challenge at Archi-Scraps is.....KNOTS!!!!

 

Don't you just love this knotty picture!!! How clever were the bricklayers!!!

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to get tied in knots!!

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Bert & Mary Aka Alex and Rebecca

Layout of Alex and his then girlfriend Rebecca when they were celebrating 60year anniversary of Blenheim School.  Each class has a different topic and their class did a Disney medley and Alex and Rebecca were Bert and Mary from Mary Poppins!!


I am joining the challenge at Creative Embellishments who always have a photo for inspiration + this month the twist was black and white.

 

I have some tiny butterflies in one of the backing papers and have used some flowers!! 

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

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Archery

Layout from Easter when they all went to Hadleigh Park to practise archery!!


I used the sketch from Stuck?!.....

 

The challenge closes 29th October so plenty of time to get scrapping!! 

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Warhammer

Alex and Lee went to Nottingham for a Warhammer convention and had a great time!!


I am joining in the Scrappy Friends challenge with this layout!
GrandDiva wants a One Word Title......
Rochelle has a Rewind Sketch challenge.......the sketch was by Susan Stringfellow from sketchsavy.blogspot.com.

 

The challenge closes 29th October so loads of time to join in!!

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Just Chillin'

Layout of Nicholas sitting in the garden listening/playing on his Nexus/Ipod??? Could be anything!!!  Anyway he looked comfortable!!


I started with the sketch from Sketches in Thyme - 295......

 

Challenge ends on 31st October so loads of time to join in!!

I am also joining the challenge at Scrap Our Stash who have a TicTacToe......

 

I used the top line...the color orange, cardstock (white, navy and orange) and staples (holding down the flags bottom left).

The challenge closes 29th October...so again loads of time to get scrapping!!! 

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Seaside - Hastings

The second challenge at the Studio Challenge is a layout with things beginning with 'S'!!


I started with a 'S'easide layout....and added sea shells, star fish, seahorse, used seaside photos, the sky is blue and used striped paper (and there are stones on the beach)!!!

The challenge closes 8th October so still time to get scrapping!!

I am also entering the challenge at ARTastic who have a painting for inspiration and the criteria is a Friendship theme.

 

Although the three of us are not in our swim suits....we are three friends at the seaside in Hastings! 

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

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Willy Wonka

They always do a World Book Day at school and Nicholas chose to go as Willy Wonka....he loves the book and the film!!!


At the Studio Challenge your layout is to be inspired by a book cover.  Nicholas looks just like Willy Wonka!!!


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The challenge ends on the 8th October so still time to enter!!

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Renewal of Promise - Cassie

The Renewal of Promise this year was on Cassie's birthday....she wasn't too pleased but got to carry the flag so that was ok!!


I am joining in the challenge at Scrap Our Stash - a sketch and to use something beginning with the letters L E A R N!!

 

I think I was quite good with the sketch (!) and I used....L = Letters, E = Eyelets (got lots and never use them - thank you!!), A = Arrow, R = Rub-ons (the words for and of), and N = Numbers (date).

The challenge closes 29th September so still time to get scrappy!! 

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fun Times

Photos from last summer when the boys spent a day at the Southend Marine Activity Centre doing lots of water sports!!


I am entering the sketch challenge at The Scrapbook Room.....

 

I don't think I did too bad even though I had too many photos as usual!!
The challenge closes 30th September so still lots of time to scrap!!

Also entering the challenge at Lasting Memories - Polka Dots 8/27

This challenge also closes 30th September so lots of time to find some dots!!

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Remembrance Sunday

Layout of Sharon, Alex, Cassie and me taken after the service.


I used the sketch from Stuck?!......

 

The challenge closes 29th September so lots of time to join in!!

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Nicholas School - 2015

Didn't realise that I hadn't scrapped 2015 school photos, but I have done 2016!!


This layout of Nicholas is for the Scrappy Friends challenge!

GrandDiva's Creative Corner have a Rewind sketch from Page Maps this month.....
 

....and Rochelle Spears is hosting a Back to School.....

 

The challenge closes 29th September so lots of time to get scrappy!!

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Invested Underwater!!

Layout of Alex being invested into 1st Rayleigh Scouts underwater!!!  They had a diving week and as Alex does diving anyway they surprised him underwater!!!


This is for the challenge at Paper Issues.....

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I used green, brown, patterned paper, cardstock, 2 different size photos, date and chipboard. I love Take 5 challenge!!
The challenge closes 1st October so loads of time!!!

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Live, Love, Laugh

Layout of Sharon....a change from the grandchildren!!!


The challenge at Arch-scraps is to use lots of something!!! 

 

I used lots of banner thingys, lots of flowers and lots of buttons....oh and lots of pearls!!  Got carried away a bit!!!

The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to sort out lots of things!!

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My Special Boys...

....layout of me with boys for the challenge at Let's Get Sketchy.


This is the sketch....and I was really quite good!!

 

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

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Growing Like a Weed!!

Alex is 13 and 6' tall.....just had to scrap it when we found a height chart!!


This is for the challenge at Creative Embellishments -  to be inspired by one of the elements in the picture and to use a stamp on your background!

 
I did do lots of stamping....but then covered up lots with papers!!  Originally I was going to go with the numbers and perhaps do a school layout.......but then I remembered that I had 'A' stamps so really suitable for 'A'lex and then I used orange and blues!!  The large 'A' is actually stamped under the paper....so stamped it again and cut it out!!

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

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Ant Farm

Been scrapping again as the weather has changed......winter is getting nearer!!
Layout of Alex and Cassie with their Ant Farm!!


This is for the challenge at Scrap Out Stash - TicTacToe

September Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge  

I chose the bottom line - Arrow, wood grain paper and Circle.

The challenge closes 29th September so lots of time to join in!! 

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Snowflakes card

The challenge at Tuesday Throwdown - 358 is Masking....


I used my snowflake mask and textured paste and then some stickles glitter!

The challenge closes 4th September.

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Anniversary Card

Card for the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches - 418.....


Here is the sketch.....

 

The challenge closes 3rd September.

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