Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Life. Paper. Scrapbook. September Challenge

I found a new sketch challenge this month: Life. Paper. Scrapbook. (

I had a lot of fun with this one as I had two fabulous photos of my second boy with his trucks that I wanted to do something bright and playful with. I got to use some of the papers and embellishments that I wanted to use for this kind of layout, that have been sitting in my stash for ages.   I am very happy with how this turned out:

Scrapbooking from Scratch Quote Challenge

The quote challenge at Scrapbooking from Scratch ( was use the quote "Life is Good" somewhere within your layout.  This is the example that Charm created:

I created the below layout from a photo on the day my second baby was born:

Scrapbooking from Scratch September Colour Challenge

This months colour challenge from Scrapbooking from Scratch ( was to create a layout based on the this colour palate:
More pink!   I don't think I have used this much pink ever in one month!  And I have just looked at this layout and realised I didn't put a title on it.  But I am actually quite happy with it without one.  Hope you like it.
I have used texture paste with some paint thru it to make it blue.  I love my little girls big blue eyes and chubby cheeks!

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Scrapbooking From Scratch September Sketch Challenge

Over at Scrapbooking from Scratch (, Anita has put up the following sketch challenge:

I really like this sketch as it has a fair bit of clean space in it which is right up my alley.  I went with kraft with red, teal and yellow as the picture was fairly neutral so I could go with whatever took my fancy.  I am quite happy with this one:

I used Bazill card stock, My Mind's Eye papers, Dylusions Mists, Prima and American Thickers Alphas, Charm's Creations Heavenly Heart and Fabulous Flower, Purple Pumpkin tag and flower, Fiskars border punch,  A Flair for Buttons Flair Button, Flutterby Designs tab, WOW chipboard,  Twine, Staples

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Scrap the Girls September Challenge

I did struggle with the Scrap the Girls ( challenge for this month.  It was to create a layout using orange, pink and green as the colour scheme!  More pink!  Anyway I had a go and I got to try out my new chevron mask with some texture paste too. 

Monday, 9 September 2013

Kraft It Up September Challenge

Kraft It Up ( had a sketch challenge this month as follows:

I had to take a bit of time to think this one over as its a very detailed sketch and I usually have quite a bit of clear space in my layouts.  This is how my take came out:

Saturday, 7 September 2013

123 September Challenge

This month's challenge from 123 ( was:

This months challenge...

I have to say that pink is not my colour at all!!  The clothes my daughter are wearing in this pic were all gifts because I avoid pink! But I still managed to have enough stuff in my stash to put together a layout.  Its not as pink as some of the other entries, but its about as pink as I am going to get!

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Show Us Your Stuff September Challenge

This month the challenge from Show Us Your Stuff ( is to create a red and white layout.  I have to say the examples put up by the creative team are out of this world and one day I hope to be able to create things of that calibre.  In the mean time I am just enjoying joining in! Red is such a lovely colour and not one I use on a regular basis and one that is just fantastic in these monotone challenges.  Here is my layout:

I hope you like it! My little man is now a big 5.5 year old - how the time flies.  He is such a sweetheart and I am so proud of the little man he is turning into.....

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

White with One September Challenge

This months challenge from White with One ( is white plus pistachio.  It was the perfect colour for this picture of my eldest son from several years ago.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Scrap the Boys September Challenge

Well I was lucky enough to have all the kids in bed relatively early last night so once again I started my month with the Scrap the Boys challenge (  This month's challenge is to scrap an outdoor activity.  This is an old photo of my eldest son and it is a view of part of our back garden from before we had our extension.