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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Black and Orange.....but not Spooky!

Hi all!

Today my project is another lay-out, using traditional Halloween colours....but it's not about Halloween! I've used this great colour combo to scrap about my daughter's love for all things bouncy, she is just happy as a clam sitting on the see-saw in the playground or on my old rocking horse at home. I'm pretty happy with how this came out, combining one large photo and several smaller ones.

The black and white background paper was a little damaged in the upper right corner. I tried to fix it by adding layers, but it looked messy and distracting to me. Then I just tore the corner off and put a little yellow paper scrap behind that and liked it much better :)

My project fits well with our new challenge over at the Pinspirational Challenge, where we have this inspirational photo to work with:

It suits Halloween projects, but also projects about cats or scrappy pages about making pumpkin pie, or.....well, I'm sure you can come up with even better ideas! I used the colour scheme and the outside theme.

Our sponsor this fortnight is Digital Delights.

Hope you can join us! Remember, you can share any crafty project, it doesn't have to be a scrappy page or a card.

I am submitting to these challenges:
* Craft Your Passion (Always Anything Goes)
* Dream Valley (One for the Girls)
* Get Creative (Black and Orange)
* Love to Scrap (Anything Goes)
* Simon Says Stamp (Autumn)

Autumnal Birthday Card

Oh, how the weather has changed! One minute I was barefoot and rolling around in the grass with my little one, next thing I know I am desperately craving gloves and a hat on the bike this morning! Change of season also dictates a change of crafty style for me this week. Over at the Pinspirational Challenge Blog, we have the following inspirational picture:

Again, lots to take from this picture! I took the colour scheme, the plaid/tartan pattern, the leaves and the country feel. I used all of that for a birthday card.

Sponsor this fortnight is Fred She Said, prize is a 10 dollar certificate for their shop.Check out the challenge blog for more inspiration from my fellow teamies and all the crafters that will be playing along!  Hope to see you all there!

- Animal Friends Challenge (Fall/Halloween with an animal)
- Let's Craft and Create (Halloween/Autumn/Fall)
- Pink & Main Challenges (Fall/Halloween)
- Scribbles Designs (Woodland Creatures)
- Crafty Cardmakers (Birthdays)
- Critters and Creatures (AG with a critter or creature)

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

I´m back on a DT!

Hi all,

Yes, I am back in the DT swing of things, the Pinspirational Challenge girls asked me to join their ranks after I put myself forward and of course I said yes! If you are not aware of the challenge blog, there is a new challenge up every fortnight and all you have to do if let the (p)inspiration image start up your mojo! We welcome every type of craft in the challenge. Let us know how the image inspired you, always fun to see other crafter's take on the same challenge!

Check out the image for the new challenge @ the Challenge blog!

Lots of things to be inspired by in this image! Once I saw it, I knew right away I wanted to scrap the story of our little girl's first toy, which was a Miffy rattle (we call her Nijntje in the Netherlands). Here's the result, it's a 6x8 page, which I will tuck in between 12x12s in her first year book.

I used the blue and script lettering from the image on the wall, the wood grain and I tried to go with neutral colours (but had to throw in some shockingly bright enamel dots in the end!).

Monday, 29 August 2016

Blue and Green should never be seen......not according to me!

I tend to lean towards wood papers and such when I scrap outdoor photos, but I challenge myself today to use the characteristally blue-green combo that many scrapbookers use with these kinds of photo's (just not me). I'm quite pleased with the result!

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Those pesky frames!

I love chipboard frames, but have a real problem actually using them. I never really like the LO's where I include them, but this one might be the one where I can actually see how to incorporate them in my style!

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Precious stash

I've actually done it, I cut into this lovely Studio Calico houses paper and used it on a layout! I have the collection pack, but there was only one paper with the houses on. It became a little bit special when every time I came across it, I thought: no, I have to have a really special story for this. Rubbish of course and so I included it in the mood board kit from last weekend and just cut into it. There is still plenty left for at least two more layouts, so I think I will still ration it a bit (also because it's such a busy paper), but at least it's not special anymore!

Monday, 22 August 2016

Embossing Elements

New challenge: Dust off those embossing folders and use them! I used an stars embossing folder on a PL card and cut it in half to stretch it further on the page.