Thursday, 29 May 2014

Black with Two May Challenge

I have not join in the challenges at Black with Two ( before but I love using black as my background so I thought I would join in this month and see how I went.  This month the challenge was to use the following sketch:


Using a black background, create a layout using black, slate grey and light grey and up to 5% white.   Its funny how sometimes you think that you might not have lot a certain colour in your stash and then you find that you have lots.  That was me with grey. The flower in the lower left and the flair button background are a light shade of grey although that didn't come out very well in my photo. Anyway, I hope you enjoy :)

Grub Monster

This layout isn't for a challenge but I thought I would share it anyway. I am not even sure if anyone will see it but hey, its worth a try. I bought a 6x6 paper pad and die cuts from Pink Paisley called Hey Kid as I loved the colours.  It had both girls and boys papers in it which is perfect for me.  The die cuts had lots of vellum shapes and I have never really used vellum before so I did a little bit of experimenting and this is what I came up with

I also bought a new mask by Tim Holtz which I used in the background which I just love!  Thanks for looking!

Monday, 19 May 2014

1 May Stuck?! Sketch Challenge

I went back to the Stuck?! site ( to find that they do two sketch challenges a month, and I had done the second one and I could still do the first one :o)

This is the 1 May sketch.  I love these sketches!

And this is my layout:

Thank you for taking a look!

Friday, 16 May 2014

Stuck?! 15 May Challenge

I found a new challenge blog thanks to Charm at Charm's Creations.  Its called Stuck?! ( so I thought I would give their sketch challenge a go.  This is the sketch:

I used a couple of older photos of my partner and our sons (they look so little in this photo) which have been sitting in my pile of photos for quite some time. I am quite happy with how it all worked out.  Thanks for having a look.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

May 123 Challenge

The May Challenge at 123 ( is

I created the following layout.  I love green and I teamed it with black and white and this combination was greate for my photo.  I have journalled on the right hand side and included the word time in the journalling.

  A close up of the flair button I used (from Flutterby designs) and mini doily.

Another close up of the buttons and enamel dots I used.  Thank you for checking out my layout.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Scrap the Girls May Challenge

The Challenge at Scrap the Girls ( this month is to:

 Take inspiration from the following quote : you may choose to go with the colour, use the whole quote etc - just have fun with it!  " Something old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue"

I decided use the part of the saying something blue - there is a small amount of blue in the paper under my title but the majority is the colour I added to the texture paste for stenciling the stars. The towel my daughter is wrapped in is baby blue although it doesn't show up very well in my photo.  I also used the something old part of the sketch in my use of the old fashioned script stamp that I stamped in silver across my layout.

Thanks for taking a look :)

Monday, 5 May 2014

Show Us Your Stuff May Sketch Challenge

Show Us Your Stuff ( have put up a wonderful sketch for their May challenge.  We also have to include handmade embellishments and flowers for Mother's Day.  This is my layout:

I made the flowers in the lower left hand corner and I also included a Charm's Creations Heavenly Heart.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Scrapbooking Top 50 May Sketch Challenge

I have also completed the sketch challenge over at Scrapbooking Top 50 (  I really like a sketch challenge!

White with 1 May Challenge

I have done a very simple layout for this month's White With 1 challenge.  Gold is not a colour that I usually use and I don't have a lot in my stash at all.  The photo doesn't show it up the best but some parts of this are gold foil.

Scrap the Boys May Challenge

Wow, its been a long time since I have been on here.  I lost my mojo.  I didn't have much time.  Not good excuses I know, but I have finally gotten my act together. The Scrap the Boys ( challenge is to create a messy/grungy style of layout.  This is outside of my style but I really enjoyed creating this and I quite like the outcome.

I hope you like it!