Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sketches In Thyme

I'm up on the Sketches in Thyme blog today using this awesome sketch by Brenda 

I turned the sketch 45 degrees to the left.

Why not head on over and check out what other members of Team 4 have done with the sketch

Thanks for dropping by

Deb x

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Scrap Room Challenge

I ventured over to The Scrap Room and checked out the sketch challenge for January:

The bonus of this challenge is that one person will be invited to be a Guest Designer and get to work with the awesome kits from The Scrap Room.  Unfortunately for me, this opportunity is only available to US and Canadian scrappers, but that hasnt deterred me from creating with the sketch.

And here is my creation:

Head on over and check out all the wonder that is The Scrap Room

Deb x

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Turtle Soup January Mini Crop

Good morning Lovelies

Over at Turtle Soup, the January Mini Crop is in full swing.  It runs from today until Jan 24, so there is plenty of time to get your scrap on.

The summary list is as follows:

Linda- Holiday Celebration 
Karen- Birthday 
Joan-  Calendar 
Toni- New Years 
Phillis- Resolutions/ word of the year 
Louise B - Out with the Old, In with the New 
Deb P - Year in Review 
LISA Jane BELL - Winter wonderland

Here is my challenge to you:

Good Morning All,

As part of the first mini crop for 2016, I have selected "Year in Review" as my topic.

There are many, many ways to scrap a review year but I have chosen to do a 12x12 layout, and that, my friends is my challenge to you.


Using 12 photos from last year, I would like you to create a 12x12 layout that highlights the year that was.  As an extra twist, please include some hidden journalling to explain the photos you have chosen.

If you arent a 12x12 layout scrapper, then please show me your creation using 12 photos from 2015 as well as the hidden journalling twist.

I look forward to seeing your challenge layouts/creations flooding the gallery :) and also linked back here so I know you are playing :)

You have until Jan 24th to play along

Thanks for joining me in this challenge


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sketches in Thyme

Over at Sketches in Thyme, Kim is looking for 2 new sketch designers.

Do you love to create sketches? Do you know someone who does? I am now taking applications for sketch designers through February 1, 2016. Here is all the info you need to apply:
* Send 3 of your favorite sketches to sketchesinthyme@gmail.com with DT in the subject line.
* Tell us about yourself. Where are your sketches featured? What other design teams are you a part of?
* Please include links to your blog and all scrapbooking  social media. 
Thanks and spread the word. I will be adding 2 new sketch designers to the team! 
And whilst you are over there, check out the fabulous DT examples for this awesome sketch:

I am going to have a go at this one, and I would love to see your take as well :)

Thanks for stopping by - come again on the 15th when the Turtle Soup Mini Crop challenges are released :)
Deb x

Saturday, January 9, 2016

WOW Challenge #3 - Colour + Quote + Circles + Arrows

Hi All,

I came across a challenge on FB from a group called WOW Creations, and I just couldnt resist it :)

I covered all the criteria, including the quote :)

You should join the group and check out the amazing WOW DT examples.

The circle is from WOW and is a Messy Circle Frame

Thanks for dropping on by

Deb x

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Turtle Soup Challenges

I have a couple of the weekly Turtle Soup challenges below for you to attempt :)

Tuesday Tools, Tips and Techniques



My challenge for you is to dig out your alpha stamps and use them on a card or LO. I found this idea on line using the rubber band and love the idea, it keeps them all in a straight line and I always had trouble doing that before.

Wednesday Scrap your Stash Challenge:

Who loves stickers??
Who's got boxes/draws/packets full of unused stickers?

Me, me & me!

Today I'm emptying my stash of some stickers!

Here is my collection of stickers:


Here is my layout:


Hope your inspired to join in with my very first post as a Turtle Soup DT member Wave


Some wonderful inspiration at the Pond - why not head on over and have a look around?

Deb x

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Turtle Soup Monday Sketch Reveal

Ooops, I' a tad late, but my first reveal is up at Turtle Soup, using the Monday Sketch so fabulously designed by Bev Code.


Think you need to head on over and check out all the inspiration on show :)

Deb x

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Sketches in Thyme

Its new sketch time at Sketches in Thyme.

The fabulously talented Bev Code designed this beauty.

There are so many options with this sketch - cant wait to see what you all come up with :)

Deb x

PS:  The prize pack this month is a
 Charlotte paper pack. These colors are so very soft and beautiful. Our redesigned packs now include 2 Picture My Life card pages. 
You have until January 31, 2016 to link up for a chance to win! 

Saturday All Sorts Challenge

Hey All

Hope 2016 is being kind thus far :)

Have you been over to Turtle Soup yet to check out the Saturday All Sorts Challenge?  You really should, its a great one

The fabulously talented Tracy devised this one:

Today's challenge is to make a tag and use it on a card or layout. 


I also tried a new technique. I dried out some used tea bags and then stamped and embossed them. I love the vintage look of them! 

You have til the end of the month to enter.

Ok, I think I will give this one a go 

See you soon

Deb x

Friday, January 1, 2016

Turtle Soup

My DT term at Turtle Soup has commenced, and I will be part of the sketch reveal on Monday.

Whilst waiting for that I suggest you head over to the forum and check out Danielle's Friday Inspiration Challenge - it is a rippa :)

There are so many challenges on offer at Turtle Soup from Sketches, to cards, to tools/techniques, to Stash (I so need to do a lot of those!!), to scraplift, Inspiration, and All Sorts. Each day until the Mini Crop commences there is a new challenge loaded.

The monthly mini crop has a theme.  January's will commence on the 15th and rus through to the 24th.  This months will be a real collection :)  Cant wait to share my project with you.

Here is a sneak peak of my layout for Monday's sketch reveal

Thanks so much for stopping by

Deb x

Happy New Year

Image result for 2016 best wishes

New Year is not about changing the dates but direction; it’s not about changing the calendar but commitment; it’s not about changing the actions but attitude. May each and every day of 2016 be renewed with lots of happiness and love.

Stay safe my friends

Deb x