Showing posts from June, 2011

Moving along with some travel layouts

I can't believe that it has been two years since Heather started our little ning community of scrappers. In line with our second anniversary there, we have had a few challenges for June and the anniversary to play along with. I am trying to wrangle most of them to work in with my travel photo collection which I have of my holiday last year. Not so exciting for some as they are mainly 4" x 6" photos and lots of photos of streets and buildings but I wanted to scrap them none the less. My arrival in Amsterdam where I look rather bedraggled at 6.30am out the front of the Airport. The shuttle bus driver kindly offered to take my photo after a 26+ hour flight with stopovers.This is done using a sketch from Heather for the June sketch challenge. I've decided that twinchies and inchies are not my forte. Must be something to do with the size cos I don't do ATC's well either.
This is a quote challenge for June where I have used the quote: A good friend is a connection to …

Finally got my Chrissy cards on the go.

I have been keeping note of some challenges from Fab's Big Christmas Cards Challenge Blog and Craftyhazenuts christmas challenge blog until I finally found time to start on them. Here is my small start.....

Craftyhazelnuts #4 - use bling Craftyhazelnuts #3 - use trees Craftyhazelnuts #2 - use a recycled card or freebie. Fab's challenge - June - Use a fun sentiment Fab's challenge - May - Pastel colours and/or embossing Fab's challenge - April - Baubles and ribbons Fab's challenge - March - Curled paper strip and/or pictures Fab's challenge - February - Peel offs or outline stickers. The card above is a recycled hand-made card from a friend which I have added to and the one below is a newly made one with a little smooch and kindyglitz for fun.

Hope you enjoy my creations and have some fun making your own.

Scrappassion challenge for June and the news of the month

As you may have noticed we didn't receive many entries for Scrappassion last month. It seems that the interest to participate in the Scrappassion blogs isn't there anymore. Combine the lack of interest with some personal things that the blog owner is dealing with and there is only one conclusion: Scrappassion will end on June 30, 2011.

There is however a final challenge for this month:

Take the advertisement shown below as inspiration for your layout.

You can choose to be inspired by certain colours, the design with the 8 rectangles, shapes like the swirls and butterflies, pictures of angels, coke bottles, whatever really. You can also choose to get inspiration of one of the eight pictures, the words (like Love, Play etc.) This challenge really has no limits!

Once you have made your layout, please send an email to Ria before the 30th of June. Visit the Scrappassion International blog for further details.Here is my example inspired by the bottom left image.

I hope some of you have a…

Catching up for the month of May

May has been a busy month and I really haven't done much in the way of scrapping and cardmaking until the weekend before last when I had a mad weekend of two cyber crops. First I have to share the cards that the ladies made for the kids card class the other week:

The ladies enjoyed the fun of making them especially the dinosaur Cricut cut with googly eyes.
I had this old card that I had half done sitting around in my stash after teaching a class using emboss resist techniques. I figured that I should really finish the front off and use it so played with some distress inks and then an old stamp from a Sugarloaf set that I have never used before.
Scrap of Difference had a cyber crop and we had to make a card with the word Friend and something with wings. I was working on a card class plan for distressing techniques so added a little extra to make the card for the challenge.
Jo's technique challenge was to use stitching on a layout. I also had a challenge at Home and Scrapped to scra…