Wednesday, 28 January 2015

SBM sketch and The Thrifty Thistle....

Things are a little slow on the scrapbooking front at the moment, however I do have a layout to share which appeared in a recent issue of The Scrapbook Magazine.

 It was the sketch challenge...and you know how I love a good sketch!

So, using the supplies in my stash and a super cute photo of my eldest daughter now 18, I created this page :)

I find that I'm generally drawn to blue paper collections and this was a favourite of mine from October Afternoon.

Even if my scrapbooking is on the back burner , I'm still putting my scrapbook supplies to very good use by making lots of bits and bobs for my rented craft shelf at "The Thrifty Thistle" shop in Felixstowe.
 It's a great little shop championing Suffolk crafters of all kinds, as well as being a showroom for handpainted renovated furniture.
Well worth a visit if you're passing :)

Thank you so much for stopping by
Karen x

Sunday, 4 January 2015

New Challenge for the New year!


Who's ready for the 1st Scrapology challenge of 2015?

This month's scraplift /sketch inspiration is from a super layout by Laura Vegas can see it HERE on the Scrapology blog.

This is my 8.5 x 11 layout.. using my kit from the Papermaze December crop in Otley.

and here's the sketch..

As you can see the added challenge is to use " Lots of letters" on the layout.( not too difficult for any scrapbooker!!)

If you'd like to share your project with us, pop over to the blog to see all the details of how to enter the challenge , Design team layouts and the fab prize that's on offer this month.

Happy scrapping.

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen x

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

December challenges....

Hi all,

Just in case you find yourself at a loose end over the next couple of weeks..( ! ) I thought I'd link you up to the current challenges running on the Scrapology blog this month.....

Here's the layout challenge " 5 of anything "  click HERE

and my version..

And here is the current card " Colour" challenge HERE

with my card....

I hope you get some time to play along, especially if Santa brings you some lovely new stash on Christmas day!!

Wishing all my blog friends a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and I look forward to catching up with you all in 2015 xx

Karen xx

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Colour challenge card .....

This month at Scrapology, the new card challenge was set by ... me  !!

I chose a fabulous colour board and you can see all the georgeous cards created by my Design Team buddies over on the BLOG.   

You have from now untill 15th of Dec to enter your card....good luck everyone....

Hope you like the colour board as much as I do and it inspires you to have a go at our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x

Thursday, 6 November 2014

H is for Hearts......

The new challenge at SCRAPOLOGY is up and running till 5th December.

This month we have a lovely bold and bright layout and sketch to inspire your creations...pop over to the BLOG for all the details, Design team layouts and prize on offer .

Also this month if you don't fancy hearts on your layout, you are welcome to use any other repeated shape .

My A4 page uses hearts but in a different way to the L/O and sketch, but suited my need to put lots of photos on the page !

this is the sketch....

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Scrapology Christmas card challenge....

Here's an easy one for you, just create a Christmas Card using Blue and Silver....

This months Scrapology card challenge runs until 15th Nov so you've plenty of time to get cutting and sticking!  

POP over to the BLOG for all the details and take a look at the prize on offer from our October Sponsor.....  

Here's mine....and don't forget check out the fabulous Design Team cards on the blog for some inspiration to get you started :)

Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to seeing your creations....
Karen x

Thursday, 2 October 2014

L is for Labels...... Scrapology.....

The new challenge at SCRAPOLOGY is now running till 5th November.... Hop over there to find all the details of how to enter your layout and take a peek at the super prize up for grabs.  

The Design team have been busy  too , to provide some fabulous inspiration to help get you started.....

As usual I rotated the sketch to fit into my 8.5 x 11 layout, and dug deep into my Basic Grey stash to find these perfect papers from the Wander collection....

...and here's the sketch....

You can use the sketch or the featured layout as your starting point or even a mix of the two, It would be lovely to see what you create.  

All projects submitted are published on the blog, so don't forget to share what you've made with us, we love to see how varied everyone's work is.....

thanks for stopping by
Karen x

Monday, 22 September 2014

Anything goes....

That's the current card challenge on the Scrapology BLOG, what could be easier??

Check all the details for the challenge, the DT inspiration and the prize for one lucky entry on the blog. 

Send us your links or emails and you'll be in with a chance - all the cards submitted are published on the blog too :)

  Here's my offering featuring a folded flower made from punched circles.

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x

Monday, 1 September 2014

T is for Trio.......of photos......

This is the latest scrapology challenge now starting over at the BLOG. You have until the 5th October to submit a scrapbook page which has been inspired by the featured layout , sketch or Design team layouts.
Pop over to the blog for all the details and check out the super prize just waiting  for one lucky entry.

I rotated the sketch in order to fit my 3 photos on my smaller scale layout....
All the papers are from the Crate Paper - DIY shop collection. The tiny chipboard camera is from a set from Dusty Attic, and there are still 11 more to use...Yay!

......and here's the sketch.....

I hope that once you've seen all the DT inspiration  over at Scrapology, you'll be tempted to have a go.

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen x

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Die Challenge... !!

The latest card challenge has been set over at the SCRAPOLOGY BLOG and features the work of Sue Wilson.  We would like you to create a card with die cuts as the focal point or use them in an unusual way. Sue has donated an amazing prize for the winner and all the details and super Design team inspiration can be found on the BLOG.
You have till 15th sept to submit a card......

As I only have a few basic sets of dies my card was created very simply.  I used a heart to make the flower and circles to make the rings.

I hope you join in and send us a card or two !  It's great to see how everyone interprets the challenge in their own way :)

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x