Thursday, 28 November 2013

Smile please...

Every time my daughters and their cousins get together, which is only about twice a year, we love to get their photo all together. 
I think they all find it a little tiresome, but they always manage to oblige !

For this layout I followed the sketch over at Scrap our Stash challenge blog, which has joined up with another challenge blog Stuck?! sketches
The extra challenge was to add any type of  wood to the layout.

So I found some really pretty pink embossed woodgrain paper by Pebbles, and used some patterned papers by g.c.d - vintage charm.The wooden heart is a button.
The sketch is rotated to fit onto my 8.5 x 11 format...

 Thanks to my blogland friend Kerry  for posting the challenge....if you haven't seen her blog - pop over for a browse for some fabulous won't be disappointed !

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Scrapology card Challenge.... November

 The November Card challenge is up and running over on the Scrapology blog.  
The invitation is for you to create a card based on one provided by Paula Pascual.

Make sure you pop over there to check the details, as usual there's a prize up for grabs and you have until 15th dec to submit your entry!  There's plenty of super inspiration from the design team to get you started and even a what are you waiting for ?

My DT card uses the basic grey Lucille collection with kraft cardstock and I made good use of my dotted swiss embossing folder and corner punch.

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

not 1 but 2 giveaways......

Hello there,  2 giveaways to share today....

Over on facebook my local Craft store Papermaze  HERE has some terrific scrapbooking /cardmaking goodies up for grabs,  but you'll have to be quick - closing on Saturday 9th Nov 
Good luck  :)

And over at the Scrapology Blog, a stash giveaway to get you in the Christmas spirit....HERE ..simply comment on the blog and become a follower and you're in with a chance!

On another note, you may have noticed I'm not a huge card maker, but do on the odd occasion like to have a a scrapbooky kind of way. So here's a couple to share...

Made with a HOTP 6x6 pad that was free with a magazine!

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x

Friday, 1 November 2013

November Scrapology Challenge......

On the 1st of each month the new Scraplift challenge at Scrapology is revealed.
This month the team has chosen this gorgeous layout by Michelle Logan, and the added challenge is to use chipboard on the layout.

Below is my first page as part of the design team, and I stuck quite closely to the original although as you will see it looks very different to the 12 x12 layouts since I had a much smaller space to use for my circle. 
I'm not a painty /inky scrapper so I chose an alternative way to add the circle motif to the layout.
I raided my scraps drawer and pulled out lots of patterned paper pieces in coordinating colours along with some dew drops, buttons, gems ,ribbon and postage stamps. My chipboard pieces are from a set by Fancy Pants,  and I simply coloured them with a blue pro-marker and added crackle glaze to the surface for a watery feel....

There are some lovely layouts on the blog for further inspiration for this months challenge, including 2 digital projects, so there really is something for everyone .
 Pop over to Scrapology  for details of how to enter - there's a great prize, and you've got a whole month to submit your layout :)

Don't forget to have a look at the Scrapology October Card challenge too which is  open until 15th November, and is on the theme of Autumn. 
If you have the latest copy of the Scrapbook Magazine, I have an Autumn inspired layout and ideas for making the most of your autumn projects - as a source of further inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x