Friday, 31 August 2012

Kraft it up august challenge

im really enjoying getting back into scrapping and wonder how i actually didn't scrapbook for over a year. anyway......i found a new blog challenge site and the sketch was just gorgeous i had to play along.kraft it up also had a theme of layers so i straight away though of doing a girly page to add butterflies for dimension. 

 hope you like it

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

scrapfriends challenge #4

I have found this site by looking at some gorgeous work from Nadia Cannizzo,
(if im not allowed to mention her name please let me know)
the layout is gorgeous and i wasnt scared at all by the multi photo layout as i knew exactly which photos i wasnted to use when i saw it. these photos are nowjust over 2 yrs old and i had a great layout for them but when my computer crashed and i lost all my saved sketches i struggles to find another layout that had so many photos in it. i added a few extra cos i found it hard to pick which ones i wanted to use and i already had them printed so i was able to start on the sketch straight away.
the title to this page is "just SIT still PLEASE" and the journalling (which is on the green pullout tag) says...i was silly to think that i could get a nice family photo with everyone smiling and looking forward. well, i didnt get 1 nice photo i got lots. who cares if they arent perfect with all smiles and looking forward, they are still great memories to me.

thanks for looking

TCR 119

because i havent been scrapping to put these up on the color room gallery i have been a little more relaxed about the colour combo. i loved these papers from fancy pants and i also have another photo that im using them for....but that will have to be tomorrow.
this one was a fairly simple page but i hope you dont think its boring!
its a photo i took of the kids and i as my husband was away. i couldnt get the camera far enough away to get us all in properly. this is a very typical photo of us though. our daughter with a huge smile on her face, our eldest son looking sweet and smiling, our second son sucking his thumb and our third son with his big gorgeous eyes staring at you.

thanks for looking.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Once upon a sketch ..... August challenge

this is a site that i have been looking at for the last year even though i havent been scrapping.
gorgeous gorgeous sketches and work from the design team.
so this challange came up the first week back at scrapping and it was perfect.
i hadnt scrapped any of our snow photos from the last 2 years so it was now time.
i loves the sketch so much i did 2 pages and tried to make them look different although having the same sketch. i turned them into a double page so the title does stretch over both pages and i have tried to incorporate some similarities. i have used the same paper so both snow men are the same and the chipboard is actually one that i cut in half so that worked in perfectly.
my journalling on page 1 is in grey gel pen all the way around the page
journalling on page 2 is actually in the snowman as he folds out.

thanks so much for looking.......

TCR #121

this is from a few weeks ago but i loved the idea of circle pictures and had the perfect paper for my photos of our sons first smiles. i just wanted this page to be fun and bright. i also found out that lions and elephants arent as soft or whimsical as birds and butterflies. LOL

i hope you like it and thanks for looking....

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

wow i cant believe a year has gone by and i haven't scrapped.
Such a shame really as i do enjoy it. i was scrapping for all the wrong reasons and now that i desperately want to start again i have my head screwed on and will stay focused. i scrap for me!! noone else. i scrap what i like, how often i like. no pressure to do all the challenges or to get submitted or featured.
so life got busy in that year and i have so many gorgeous photos i NEED to scrap.
i started with my gorgeous little man as he hadnt had his picture up on the wall next to his brothers and sisters. i love what i accomplished and it has only sparked my interest again.
i hope that you all love it as much as i do and i hope to leep this blog very active from now on.