Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sketches in Thyme

Challenge #46 at Sketches in Thyme is a fabby sketch courtesy of So Sketchy
I love how my layout turned out. I'm off shopping today for more of that cardstock that matches the boys athletic uniforms perfectly.

Have a great Saturday

<3 Deb xox

Friday, April 29, 2011

I'm loving my life...

... the freedom to explore the blogging scrap world is so therapeutic. Lovin' what I find :)

And here is another challenge site to keep me busy - The Paper Variety

The current challenge is:

Our challenge this week is all about polka-dots or dots!
Polka-dots are a timeless staple in crafting and designing,
they're everywhere! And we want to see yours! :)
And here is my layout:

Thanks so much for looking

<3 Deb

Toot, toot

My layout for Lasting Memories challenge 35 was selected as the Reader Submission. Head on over and check out the inspiration on the blog :)

Deb xox

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Challenge 32 - Spring Themed

I have finally managed to upload my layouts for the Lasting Memories DT search.

This is the one for the Spring Themed challenge.
Ok, now to wish me luck :)

Take care all
Deb xox

Challenge 34 - Easter Theme

This challenge for the Lasting Memories DT search was to scrap an Easter theme - not necessarily Easter photos but it could have been the colours, the eggs, or even ducklings and rabbits :)

I have done a very, very simple layout using a pic of Mitchell from 2006. You may not see it clearly, but he has his hands wrapped firmly around his Easter chocolate, lol, I clearly remember the mess it made.

Thanks for looking

Deb xox

Challenge 33 - Journalling - Lasting Memories DT Call

Challenge 33 was a journalling one. My journalling is about Samuel finding belief in his athletic ability.

Thanks so much for looking


Nothing like leaving it to the last minute...

Found this site and saw they had a DT call ending at midday on the 29th - thought, why not, and then forgot, umm maa, so now it is a mad rush to get 4 challenges uploaded in time - wish me luck :)

It is Lasting Memories Layout Challenges, and here is my entry into Challenge 35, which is a sketch:

Deb xox

The Lollipop Ladies Challenge #19

Happy Wednesday everyone, time for another scrumptious challenge. And do we have a plate full of sweet for you this morning

You don't see Ribbon Candy around too much these days, mostly the sour strips the kids torment their parents with .... but these look so tasty!

Now the extra challenge this fortnight; yep, you guessed it, Ribbons! We want to see how you use ribbons on your project.

Now remember, you don't have to do a card, it could be a scrap layout, 3D project, anything really. Head over here to check it all out

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Have you been here?

Once Upon A Sketch - what a fabulous challenge site with prizes and an awesomely talented design team.

Here is the current challenge:

Your journalling criteria for this challenge is to write the reason you chose to scrap this photo
(e.g. to remember this moment, to remember someone, to send a message to someone, because this photo makes you smile, the photo shows a personal achievement, your child's milestone etc. etc. )

Your journalling can be any type i.e. handwritten, printed etc.. and as long as you wish it to be.

REMEMBER: If you are making a card or altered project you DO NOT need to include the journalling criteria BUT you MUST use a quote somewhere on your card or project.....

This is the sketch you need to follow..

Friday, April 22, 2011

Oops, almost missed this fabby challenge

Challenge #18 :: Easter Eggs at The Lollipop Ladies

Our Sweet challenge for you this week (as you may have guessed) is

EASTER Eggs... with some Glitter/ Sparkle

Wanna see some more?

I hope so :)

The Ch{all}enge Masters April Ad-Art challenge was to search through the Google Doodles and select one to use as inspiration. I loved this one from June 6 2010:

And here is my layout using the colours in the doodle
Also, the Scrapping the Boys challenge was to use the prompt "Its a guy thing" to create a layout.
As most of you know both athletics or basketball are my boys passion, hence an athletics layout:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ch{all}enge Masters Recipe Challenge

On a roll I am :)The Ch{all}enge Masters Recipe challenge was 2 use 3 different pp's - mine from My Minds Eye Meadow Lark range, 2 pics, letter stickers - from Carolees, chipboard - both the title BG Milk Chocolate Chippie Alphas and the chippie buttons and a decorative edge - using my new EK Success punch (which, unfortunately is not all that clear).

Have you checked out the challenges yet?

Back later

Deb xox

Ch{all}enge Masters Stash Challenge

This is my layout for the Ch{all}enge Masters Stash Challenge. The challenge was to use a diecut or printed title on the layout. I fossicked around in the layers of dust in the back of the cupboard and found a this and that tile by My Minds Eye which I felt was totally appropriate. The older my boys get the worse they fight :( so moments like in the pic are few and far between.

I hope you have a gorgeous Easter and the bunny is good to you.

I will be back over the break with a few more completed challenges

<3 Deb

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sketches in Thyme Layout

Above is my layout for the Sketches in Thyme DT call. Unfortunately you cant see all the Glimmer mist on the background, nor can you see that all the edges have been distressed. Oh well, I hope its enough :)

Catch you all later

Deb xox

Sunday, April 17, 2011

DT Call at Sketches in Thyme

Check this out:

A Sketches in Thyme DT Call!!!

The 4 month term for our talented design team ends the end of April, and we are looking for new members to join our Sketches in Thyme design team! If you enjoy creating layouts from sketches, partipating in blogs and motivating others to take part in fantastic challenges, this might be your chance to be a part of our fantastic Design Team! Your term would run May-August, and you would be asked to complete 3 layouts per month. If you would like a chance to be considered, here's what you need to do:

1-Create a new layout based on our sketch below.
2-Post about our DT call on your blog, along with your take on our sketch.
3-Leave a comment here telling us that you would like to be considered for the DT, along with a link to your blog post!

The deadline for this call is April 22nd, and our new Design Team will be announced on April 28th! We look forward to seeing what you come up with!!

Think I might just apply - how about you?

Deb xox

PS: Will be back soon with my creation :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Week 4 Chopped Challenge

Yah me - I made it through to the final week of the Ch{All}enge Masters Chopped contest. This week we had to use at least one ingredient from the previous 3 weeks.

I used all of the week 1 ingredients: Lime Green, circles and paint. From week 2 I used Yellow, dimensional flowers and scallops and from week 3 I went with White and cardboard. The only ingredient I didnt use was stitching from week 3.

I absolutely love how this layout turned out, although the pic above does not do it justice :(

The winner of the contest will be announced on Monday (US time), but I doubt it will be me!! However, I have loved this comp for getting me back into scrapping. Thank you Terri :) :) :)

And......have you checked this out: Crop Bootcamp has started again at Blue Bazaar. How about it? I will give it a go again and hope to finish more than the 3 or 4 I did last year.

Anyway, better go and feed the family.

<3 Deb

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Challenges galore

have been doing a bit of blog surfing instead of the washing, lol, and came across this fabby challenge at The Lollipop Ladies:

One of the few desserts that sorts the Masterchefs out from the Wannabechefs! Nothing like a nice, gooey meringue filled biscuit to get you your sugar hit! This fortnight we are looking to macaroons for inspiration.

What pretty colours too. Alrighty, we want you to be inspired by these sweet treats, with the extra challenge of Gloss. Yep, we want to see some gloss on your goodies!

OMG, isnt it just divine, and not only the challenge, lol

And then, there is: 123 Challenge


And who would not be interested in the challenges at: Challenge Heaven

Word Challenge - Use the word BABY in your title.
Criteria: Use a doiley

Themed Challenge – Everyday moment
Criteria: Use twine a candid photo

Sketch Challenge - Use this sketch as your inspiration.

Quote Challenge – "Only you......"

Criteria: Use masking tape

Number Challenge – 3 pics, 3colours, 3 different alphas
Criteria: Use a paper clip

Colour Challenge – Light blue, pumpkin = 1 colour of your choice (small amounts of black and white may be used)
Criteria: Use a butterfly

Ebony and Ivory Challenge – Black OR White with a pastel colour
Criteria: Pearls, brads or gems

Wow, over at Scrap the Boys, there is a great challenge for April:


** You need to use the photo of the outfit (obviously being worn by your son or hubby) inspiration could be the colours, patterns, textures etc...

Gee, how many other awesome challenges will I be able to find, and will I have time to do any of them, lol

What do yo think?

<3 Deb

Been quiet this week...

but have finally finished the layout for Chopped Challenge #3.

We had to use white, cardboard and stitching:

This is Mojo (named by Mitchell) who joined our family on Monday 28 March. He is 9 weeks old and totally adorable

Enjoy your weekend, I am

Deb xoxo