Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Serious Fun.

I am flitting here and there at the moment, doing DIY, shopping and trying to pack and plan for a weekend crop this week.
No time for actual scrapping at the moment but hopefully will get a couple of pages done over the weekend!!
Today I have a layout to share that I created a few days ago and have only just got around to posting it. It was influenced by the current mood board challenge over at the Sassy Scrappers blog.

There are lots of elements from the mood board that I have incorporated into my page.
The first was from the Disney quote - I used photo's from our trip to Disneyland Paris last year.
The colours of course - lots of lovely pink, blur and yellow.

The striped black and white table cloth is expressed by the addition of some stripey strips of paper.

For the flowers I added some chipboard blooms plus a couple of these sweet flower brads that have been in my stash longer than I can remember!

I am dashing off again now as I am cooking the family's dinner then I'm off to work but if you would like to play along with this wonderful mood board challenge, hop on over to the Sassy Scrapper Blog HERE and check out all the inspiration to be had as well!

As always, thanks for stopping by. xx

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Happy Birthday Sketch N Scrap!

All month long the Sketch N Scrap Design Team gals have been setting Birthday Bash Challenges and today is my turn to set one.

Because it's all about the number three, this challenge must only include three of things; 
3 papers, 3 buttons, 3 photo's etc.
I have also set a theme - that triple sided, trendy shape, the humble triangle! 
So to enter my challenge you must make a scrapbook layout focused on TRIANGLES as well as the number THREE!

Here is the layout I created for this challenge for which I used three different papers from the American Crafts Polka Dot Party line, three photo's, three flowers and three word printables.

I recently purchased a triangle mask, so used it to make a subtle bit of interest using texture paste. 
In three different places of course!

My three word title is also made up of three different materials - foam, cork and paper!

 I have also made a sketch of my layout. 
You are not required to base your page for this challenge on it, but feel free to use it at any time! 

Now, so that I can offer this challenge out to International players too I have created this prize out of wooden shapes so that it will be nice and light in case the winner is overseas (I am in the UK!).

So let's go over the RULES!

1. You must make a scrapbook layout focused on TRIANGLES as well as the number THREE!
2. You may combine my challenge with other challenges EXCEPT Sketch N Scrap ones. But NO BACK LINKING!
2. You must provide a link of your entry in the comments below, directing me to your actual blogpost, not just your blog.
3. There must be a link back to this page on your blogpost.
4. Challenge ends at 11.55pm on Tuesday 2nd June, British Summer Time.
5. A winner will be picked at random and only if there is five or more participants.

 Don't forget to check out the Sketch N Scrap blog for more challenges from the DT as well as the usual sketch challenges!
Hope you can join me with this triangle challenge, love to see your layouts!

Friday, 15 May 2015

Oh The Places You Go!

My cats are photographed far too much but we just can't help going ahhh at their cuteness!
I have used the new sketch challenge over at Sketch N Scrap to showcase several pics of two of our cats.

Here is the sketch Kelly has designed for us to play with.

Even though the sketch already had four photo's in the design I still had another four pic's to display so I simply doubled the sketch to incorporate them all.

A better look at the left page and yes my cats go in/on the dishwasher, in cupboards and even try to squeezed themselves into spaces that they obviously are not going to fit in!
These two are the worst of our three cats for getting into odd places but I'm sure most cats are the same!

In this selection we have - on the stereo, in front of the computer monitor, in my kitchen cupboard where my mixer goes and lastly inside a drawer that holds my inks and glitters!

A few little close-up's of around the pages.

I hope I have inspired you to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap.
Details of how to play along and what prize is up for grabs this month head on over to the blog HERE.

Always happy that you stopped by.
Kerry. xx

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Disney Magic.

I have just finished a layout I created based on the awesome sketch challenge over at Scrap The Girls, lots of lovely layers and girly details!

Here is the sketch.

Here is the layout I made using the sketch and Heidi Swapp Mixed Company papers.
Please excuse the grey photo, we are having a rainy overcast day here is the East of England. No matter how much adjustment I make on the contrast the background is determined not to be white!
 Our trip to Disneyland Paris last summer wouldn't be complete without a photo of the iconic Disney Castle!

A dear friend cut me the word 'Disney' out on her Cricut, the word is just not the same in any other font! 

I love the beautiful flower papers in this Heidi Swapp line, perfect for cutting for embellishments. 
I haven't added butterflies to my pages much lately so thought some glitter ones were in order!

Hope you liked my page and if you want to play along with this lovely sketch challenge over at Scrap The Girls (open until the end of the month) just head on over to the blog from this link HERE.

Enjoy the rest of your week.
Kerry. xx

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Friendly Challenge.

I have had a wonderful weekend which started early for me on Friday morning with a day of scrapping at my friend Helen's. 
With the usual chatting and eating thrown in for good measure of course!
Then on Saturday I had organised a craft shopping/pub lunch day for us Bradfield croppers and we all had a lovely fun filled, retail therapy outing.
By the time I got home an invitation to an evening bbq awaited to top off my wonderful day. 
Back to the scrapping, I have mine and Helen's challenge to share with you and this time it was a tic-tac-toe set by Helen. 

This is the choices we played with.

This is the layout I made using the challenge and my choice was the top row of stitching, buttons and doily. I came across this spotty paper and realised it would be perfect for the photo's of my girls in Disneyland Paris waiting for 'rain' at this outdoor prop.

In this photo you can clearly see all of my choices. 

I used my Sew Easy tool to make the holes in the paper for my stitching. I usually forget all about this great tool and glad I remembered it this time.

Here is Helen gorgeous take for the challenge and she used the options down the right hand column, doily, washi tape and paint splats.
Helen's photo stars her youngest daughter's pet gecko's Sid and Mollie. She had cleverly taken two separate photo's of her gecko's and joined them together in Photoshop!

This photo shows all of Helen's choices.

Helen had also used her Sew easy tool along with the circle attachment to create the great looking stitching in the background.

I do hope you enjoyed another Friendly Challenge courtesy of myself and Helen. We love setting these challenges with each other and this year we even set six challenges each at the start giving us a whole year's worth to play with!

Our next one is going to be adding beads to our layouts - something we haven't done in years!
Any ideas you have feel free to share with us!

Thanks for checking out our challenge.
Until next time. xx

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Double Dose of Doubles.

How have you been?
I have been MIA lately with a nasty cold that dragged on for four days, over the Bank Holiday too!
I did manage to add the finishing touches to three layouts that have been hanging around giving me the evil eye!
Two were double pagers and these are the ones I am sharing with you today.
They were not done with any challenges in mind as I find fitting in all my photo's around sketches can be too much of a struggle.

So here is my first double pager and I scrapped the momentous uphill climb we made on holiday last year in France. The uphill struggle was through woods that lead to waterfalls, which made the climb so worth it!

The top three photo's were taken near the beginning of the climb when everyone was enthusiastic and the bottom two were taken at the point when our daughters decided that this wasn't fun anymore! 

But here is proof that we made it to the top and lived to tell the tale!

One of my friends had donated a whole batch of gorgeous chipboard letters to our craft club that were perfect for making a quirky title.

A quick close up of the cluster on the right page.

My second double has a different feel with pastel colours and lots of white space.
This time we are in Annecey near to where we were staying in France, having a little explore of the beautiful and very old town. 

The left side. 
I wanted to have this photo on it's own as I love it, my youngest and me were standing on an old wooden bridge over a fast running small river. The scene was gorgeous and you wouldn't know you were in the middle of a town standing there! 

A selection of different parts of the town, old buildings with character, a market full of amazing fresh French produce and the beautiful river that runs down from the surrounding mountains and through the town. 

My dear friend Helen has a die for the view finder slide and I used one as a backing for some flowers and ticket below my title. Makes a lovely change from a doily don't you think?

Well, there you are my two latest creations, hope you liked them.
I am meeting up with Helen tomorrow so we will be sharing our Friendly Challenge with each other. This challenge is a tic, tac, toe that was set by Helen and I will be taking photo's to share with you in the next few days.

Thanks for dropping in.
Hugs, Kerry. xx 

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Always Snooze O'clock!

Wishing you a very Happy National Scrapbook Day!
Over at Sketch N Scrap we are celebrating with an extra sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch designed by Lisa Hidy.
We hope you will find the time to play along with us.

Here is the layout I created using the sketch, starring the cutest cat on the block; Ginger!
I added some masking down the right side before adhering my Crate Paper The Pier papers.

A couple of printed embellishments. 

Don't know what happened with my photography here it is all on the wonk! I promise it's straight in real life!

I hope you are going to be able to spend some or most of your day getting your scrap on and celebrating NSD and I hope this sketch will give you some inspiration!  Now what's a challenge without a prize?  For every one who completes a layout based on this sketch you will not only get ONE entry into our regular monthly prize drawing for our awesome chipboard stickers but you will also get ONE entry into our drawing for this awesome We R Memory Keepers Spring kit!!!
To see the rest of the DT's awesome layouts based on the sketch and to check out the details of this and yesterdays challenge head on over to the Sketch N Scrap blog HERE.

Hope you manage to find a little (or alot!) of time today to craft, hopefully I will join you later after I have set lots of seeds.
Toodles. xx