Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas Crop....

Last Saturday was the last crop of the year at Papermaze.
 It's always packed with Christmas extras including a challenge kit, stash bingo and this year - 2 make and takes.

 I thought I'd be brave and have a go at the Altered art note pad as demonstrated by Carol. 
So, with kraft cardstock, paint, ink, stamps and chipboard butterflies we all set to work. I have to admit it was lovely to try something new and I was pleased with the result!

The Christmas crop kit had suitably Christmassy papers from Crate Paper and a lovely mix of embellishments. I added a few little extra bits of red and black.
I usually take some sketches with me on crop day and this one caught my eye on This Blog, designed by Sue aka MiniOwner on UKS.

and here's the layout - rotated and converted to 8.5 x 11 format.

When the girls were small we always had a family photo taken so we could put a photo in with the Christmas cards...this one was taken in November 2000 !

I'm hoping to get a group photo this year.....ready for me to scrap in a few years time!

Thanks for stopping by
Wishing you all a very jolly Christmas and a happy New Year,
Karen x

Monday, 16 December 2013

Scrapology December card challenge.....

The new Scrapology card challenge  for December is up and running...

Pop over for a look at all the design team inspiration.. the challenge is to make a Christmas card and as usual there's a super prize and entries can be don't need to have your own blog. 

 So, what are you waiting for send in a photo of one of your "makes" and you'll be in with a chance!

Here's mine...

.... made mostly with scraps , including Jillibean Soup papers in christmassy colours and some letter stickers. Simples!

Here's the Link
Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x

Sunday, 1 December 2013

December Challenge at Scrapology.....

The new layout challenge is up and running over at the Scrapology blog and you can find all the details right HERE :)

As always there's a whole host of fabulous DT inspiration to get you started as well as a sketch from the original layout by Miki Krueger.

Here's my layout , using only the tiniest amount of patterned paper I think I've ever used! 

 The girls had such a great time this Summer , and literally spent as much time as was humanly possible in the pool with their holiday chums. I was put in charge of the camera - capturing all their antics, games, stunts and simultaneous jumping. At one point I think there where 12 jumping and 4 mums with cameras !

The photo I chose was 6x4  and I simply used a wave blade in my trimmer to cut between the figures, then staggered the image.

This is the sketch and original layout....

Hope you'll raid your stash and enter a layout for the challenge, it's open till 5th Jan !

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x