Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Color Combo's Galore, Challenge 110 & Latest Sketch @ Let's Scrap

This is going to be a long post, so I hope you stick around until the end!! :)

I am going to be sharing 2 layouts with you today. The first one is one I created with the latest color palette from Colour Combos Galore. I am combining it with the latest challenge at Let's Scrap, which is to create a layout with a woven background. Here is my layout:

Here is the latest color palette and challenge at Color Combo's Galore.

Next up is the latest sketch at Let's Scrap, it's another goodie!!!

And here is my layout based on the sketch, this is my oldest son Caide who celebrated his 12th birthday in June.

Product I used on this layout:

~ Paper, chipboard embellies, "hello" stickers - Basic Grey
~ "twelve" letters - AC Thickers
~ Martha Stewart border punch
~ Hero Arts zigzag stamp
~ Twine
~ Paper Frills by Doodlebug Design
~ Dazzles by Enmarc

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today. I hope you are having a good one. Thanks so much to those that leave a comment, they really make my day :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

A Card for a Few Challenges!!

Just a quick post tonight. I am trying to help Caide with his project that is due on Friday. He has quite a lot on this week, and Bryce is leaving to go on tour on Wednesday. I created this card for a couple of challenges, I wasn't too sure about it initially, but it really has grown on me!!!

I am entering it in the following challenges:

~ WILLOW SKETCHIE - Sketch (My friend Pauline is on the DT here!!)
~ PAPER SUNDAES - Show us your Magnolia's
~ SIMPLY MAGNOLIA - Love is in the Air (My friend Sharon is on the DT here!!)
~ JUST MAGNOLIA - Bingo (I chose Buttons, Flowers, Charms)

Thanks so much for dropping by today, hope you have had a good Monday, and that my readers from the US are safe and sound. Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment, it really does make my day!!!! :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

A textured Shawl for Creative Friday

Hi All.

It's been AGES since I shared a FO with you here on my blog. So today I would like to show you the Textured Shawl I completed recently. I am going to link this post up to my friend Linda's Creative Friday.

This shawl pattern is available for free on Ravelry HERE.

I am so happy with the way this one turned out!! I have been loving having something warm to wrap around my neck this winter!!

The yarn was the gorgeous yarn from the last Nuturing Fibres Club and is called Autumn Mosaic, isn't it stunning!?! Carle really does produce the most stunning yarn. I am a huge fan!!!

And just another quick share, this is the project I am currently working on. I am supposed to be knitting it with my sister, but she is streaks ahead!!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a lovely weekend, whatever you are doing!! :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bingo Challenge at Crafting for all Seasons

Hi all. I am back with my 2nd card since being a DT member over at Crafting for All Seasons. I am enjoying it thoroughly. Our challenge for the next 2 weeks is a Bingo Challenge.

Here is my card for the challenge:

I was lucky enough to be sponsored the lovely "daisies" image by

My card is inspired by the lovely Dawn from Thinking Inking, and I am so happy with the way it turned out!! The sentiment and ribbon I used on my card are from AnnaBelle Stamps.

Here is the BINGO BOARD you will work from

For my card I used the TAG-STITCHING-RIBBONS line.

We really would love for you to play along with us this week. We are an active DT, and you are sure to get lots of lovely comments from us. Check out this challenge HERE, while you are visiting, why don't you become a Follower!! :)

We can't wait to see what you come up with!!! :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I really need your help!!!

I am hoping some of you will please be able to help me. I have entered the Guest Designer challenge over at Some Odd Girl. I have been lucky enough to have my tag chosen in the Top 10, but now the Guest Designer is going to be chosen on votes. Please can you help me to get some votes. You will only be able to help me if you have a FACEBOOK profile. This is what you will need to do:

~ In Facebook type in the Search Bar (white bar with magnifying glass) - Some Odd Girl Digital Stamps
~ LIKE this group
~ Click on the heading AUGUST GET ODD GUEST CHALLENGE blue heading
~ Click on my tag which I have included a picture of here. Write that you vote for my tag.

Here are some more photos of my tag:

Here are the Copics I used on my tag!

I really would appreciate your help with this please, it is a dream of mine to design for this team. I tried out for their recent DT call but didn't make the cut, so this is the next best thing.

Thanking you in advance,

P.S. If you have any questions on how to do this, please send me a message and I will try and explain it better.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Color Combos Galore Layout - CCG #205

I decided to play along with the latest Color Combos Galore challenge, it is a lovely girly palette, and I don't often get to do this type of page! The photo I have scrapped was taken using the self timer on my camera, when Ray and I went away for the night for our anniversary in May. It was just lovely and such a treat for us!!

Here is the Inspiration Board for this challenge:

I am also entering this layout in the latest sketch challenge at ONCE UPON A SKETCH, my page is based on their lovely sketch!! An added challenge to the sketch is this: Journaling Criteria: Write AT LEAST 2 sentences from the lyrics of your favourite song.

I added the words from our wedding song - Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion to my page, it really does capture the way I feel about my amazing hubby!!

A lot of the product I used on my page is from the latest Noel Mignon kit, I really adore Noel's kits because they are always jam packed with gorgeous goodies. Why don't you check it out!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you are having a lovely weekend so far. I am feeling pooped after spending a solid 3 hours in my veggie patch this morning!! Speak to you soon

EDITED TO ADD - My layout was chosen as Gallery Fave today (22-8-11). I am over the moon!!!

Color Combo #205

AnnaBelle Stamps is celebrating it's 2nd Birthday!!!

So as some of you may know I was on the DT for AnnaBelle Stamps for quite some time, I really enjoyed my time as part of the team and was really sad when my term came to an end. AnnaBelle Stamps will be celebrating it's 2nd birthday shortly, and as part of the celebrations has some awesome prizes up for grabs.

Check out what you need to do in order to be in line for the lovely prizes!!

- Copy and paste the code and add it to your sidebar.
- Include the blinkie in a post with a link back to the AnnaBelle blog letting everyone know about their Birthday Celebrations, and where they can pick up their very own blinkie.
- Go back to the AnnaBelle birthday post and add a link to your post in the Inlinkz box.
- On the 7th September they will select a random winner just before their party begins!

Click HERE for the link to the post where you can get your own blinkie!!!

I will be back later today with a layout, hope you will stop by again then :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I am the Guest Designer at Do You Stack Up!!!

I am so excited to be the GUEST DESIGNER over at Do You Stack Up today!!!!

I got a gorgeous image to play with, and this is the card I came up with:

The latest challenge is Challenge #33, and is "Thank-You", why don't you go and check it out and play along this week. DYSU really is a great challenge site, and I am honored to be playing along with them this week!!!!

For any new viewers of my blog, WELCOME, I am so happy that you stopped by :) I hope you have enjoyed your time here.


P.S. If you need any details on the products I used on my card, just drop me an e-mail, my e-mail address is in the side-bar.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The latest card sketch is up at Let's Scrap

The latest card sketch is up at Let's Scrap and it was another fabby one to work with, Debby really does know how to put a card sketch together I tell ya.

Check it out!!

For my card I decided I HAD to use one of the Magnolia stamps I got for my birthday, she is gorgeous, and I think is called Tilda with Straw Hat. I love her to bits. The patterned paper I used on my card was a gift from my very special on-line friend Sharon :)

Here is my card -

I was super pleased with the way this one turned out :)

~ Nestablilities dies by Spellbinders
~ Martha Stewart Border Punch
~ Fancy Floss by WeRMemory Keepers
~ Sentiment - Hero Arts
~ Flowers - Prima and others
~ Lace

So why don't you hop on over to Let's Scrap, become a member, and create a card based on the fun sketch!! One randomly selected participant will win this gorgeous prize!!!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

~Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Flowers
~ Just Magnolia - Holiday Fun
~ Stamp Something - Dog Days of Summer Somethings

Thanks so much for stopping by again today, and thank-you for taking the time to leave a comment, it REALLY makes my day!!! :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Color Combos Galore Layout

It's another freezing cold day here in Dundee, apparently there is snow in surrounding towns again. I don't ever remember getting snow twice in a season before!!

Anyway, moving on!! I have been a member at Color Combos Galore for quite some time, but I have yet to do a layout based on one of their lovely palettes. My fellow scrapper Helen Tilbury is on the DT at Color Combos, and I have seen some of her lovely layouts, and have been inspired. Here is this weeks inspiration board, gorgeous hey!?!

And here is what I came up with:

(Sorry about the quality of my photos, it's a very dull day today!)

I used an older sketch from Let's Scrap for my page, it's # 4-14-10.

~ P.P. - Prima 6 x 6 Paper Pad - Reflections
~ Chipboard stickers & RC letter stickers- BG
~ "Cars" cut with my Slice using the Home Sweet Home Design Card
~ Martha Stewart deep edge punch
~ Nestablities Dies by Spellbinder
~ Clear tickets came with my Noel Mignon kit
~ Fiskars border punch

I must also mention that I finally made it to 200 Followers!!! I am really happy about this and wanted to say "thanks" and "hi" to my new Followers, I am so glad you added your name to my list.

Speak to you soon,

Friday, August 12, 2011

Month Long Challenge @ Let's Scrap

As well as the weekly sketch challenges, and weekly DT challenges, there is also a monthly challenge that runs at Let's Scrap. This month's challenge is to create a layout based on this lovely Becky Fleck sketch.

There is also an awesome prize up for grabs, sponsored by the South African company Enmarc, look at this!!!

So... for the first time since being a member of Let's Scrap, I am entering for the August challenge, here is my layout:

This is my beautiful Mom (as the title of the page would indicate) on her wedding day last year. I love the way this page turned out too.

Product I used on my page:

~ A lot of the product, including - the butterfly stamp, p.p., most of the flowers, border stickers, word sticker and embossing powder used on the stamp came with the latest kit from Noel Mignon. I love these kits, and Noel gives GREAT service!!
~ Alphabet Stamps, and border stamp - Hero Arts
~ Orange letters - AC Thickers
~ Hot Tomato Dazzles by ENMARC!!
~ Pearls

Hope you have enjoyed your time here. Thanks so much to those that take the time to comment, you really do make my day when you do so!!