Saturday, April 23, 2016

Family time - CSI 198 guest designer


Here is case 198 from CSI and my take on it as guest designer for April. I love to scrap with a large photo every now and then and I loved this photo of my 6 kids having a blast at at our local trampoline park 'Jump'.
From the evidence list I used string and 'something hanging' (the label on the string) I also had music paper in my BG but I covered it over with paint and ephemera lol! I journaled usig 'hide and seek' journaling to fulfil the testimony criteria


Do head over to the CSI blog and check out the reveal. Debbi has just done a DT call and next months reveal will be introducing all the new talent that she has got onboard!


Have a great weekend


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Amsterdam in the Springtime - Guest designing for CSI


 Here is my second page as April guest designer over at CSI. I love this colour scheme - so bright and fresh. The accompanying sketch was also a lot of fun to work with.
The colours reminded me of our spring trip to Amsterdam last year so I dug out these photos of my girls sitting by the 'Fault in our Stars' canal. The pinks and yellows are so reminiscent of the tulips in the markets along the waterfront.



From the evidence list I used paint, stripes and a bicycle. I journaled useing the inspiration word 'spring'.

I do hope that you have time to head over to the CSI blog and have a browse through the DT members layouts. There are some amazing pages to view!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

7th Birthday Party - 196 CSI


 This month I have been lucky enough to be a guest designer at CSI. Here is the first challenge and my take on it.
The photo was taken at my little boys 7th birthday party. He loves animals so we arranged a 'pet party'. The children got to handle, groom and learn about a wide variety of animals including this cute wee tortoise.  Benji and his best friend Ariana were fascinated by it.
From the evidence list I chose labels and circles and I journaled a funny story about the two friends on a tag tucked behind the photo (to spare them any embarrassment lol).



Do visit the CSI blog and check out their amazing DT pages. We would love to have you pay along with this months challenges if you have a little time to spare.
Have a great April!

Friday, February 19, 2016

On an adventure in the Sunshine - Stuck? Sketches Feb 15




Check out the mid-month reveal at Stuck? sketches It is a really cool sketch (as usual from Laura).  I couldn't resist playing along. Here is my take. I kept fairly close to the original design and showcased this single photo of my daughters and little son out for a bike ride on Benjis 7th birthday. It was such a special day because Benji got a new 2-wheel bike for his birthday and he absolutely fell in love with it. 



For my background I spray inked a piece of white cardstock then mounted a sheet of cloud patterned vellum (which I have had in my stash for ages) over the top. I inked, stamped and added a selection of PP strips and washi tape to form a base for my photo.


I used up a lot of odds and ends on this page and I really love how it turned out. Thanks for visiting my blog today :)

Friday, February 12, 2016

7th Birthday Fun - CSI 190


My third page this week!!! Can you tell that the kids are back at school ?
Anyway this one is from CSI. I loved the color combo and thought it was perfect for holiday photos. Then I looked at these photos from Benjis family  birthday celebration last weekend and they were just crying out to be scrapped.
The papers that I used are a from combination of older Kaisercraft and MME collections



From the evidence list I chose stripes, stars, hearts and wooden elements.



I journaled on a hand-drawn journaling spot to fulfil the testimony criteria.
If you have time this month do head over to Debbie's awesome challenge blog, CSI,  and check out the fab prizes up for grabs.
Have a great weekend

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hello - K+ February challenge


I always love the challenges over at Kraft Plus and this months is no exception. I chose this cute photo of my adult son Jaime and his little brother Benji as the focus of my page.
The theme this month is 'Postage stamps. I was lucky enough to find this postage stamp shaped sheet of Kraft patterned paper in my stash from an old MME collection (I think!).
I had fun inking and splattering my background before building up the layers of paper and embellishments under the photo. I found some postage themed stamps which were great for adding detail to my background.
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Since my old sewing machine recently stopped working I used my daughter's machine to create a stitched circle to ground my photo and embellishments to the page. This was taking a big risk doing this because she says that her machine is strictly a 'no paper and sticky tape' zone lol !!!


Thanks for visiting my blog today :)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Our Summer - Stuck? Sketches Feb 1st and Kaisercraft Feb Mood Board





The kids are back at school this week and I finally have a little time to scrap. I have a huge pie of gorgeous summer photos - I have used most in my pocket scrap book but a few of my favourites deserve a page of their own. 
I love Laura's sketches over at Stuck? and this one was no exception -  plus I could fit 3 photos on my page using the design. The mood board for February at Kaisercraft also caught my eye as I love their 'Sandy Toes' collection and planned to use it for my page anyway! 
 The main photo that I used is a 'selfie' that I took on the beach. I love the way the kids are caught in the background making a sand pool. The photo of Daisy is a little special as it was her very first holiday with us. 
I used papers from the Kaisercraft 'Sandy Toes' collection (one of my all-time favourites).


Most of the ephemera and tags are also from this collection. I kept the design very close to the sketch and the page fairly simple to not overshadow the photos.


Do check out Laura's challenge - it is really a fun one. Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great weekend:)

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