Monday, April 19, 2010

A2Z Scraplets April Release

Wow!! a huge month of new releases over at A2Z Scraplets. So many fantastic chipboard products with so much inspiration from the Design Team.

These are some of my layouts for the April release

3 new releases on this layout - Happiness is..., corner flourish and film strip

New release shapes - Seahorse & Fish
New Release shape "Shield" and previous release word "Journey"

Head on over and check out all the inspiration from the A2Z Scraplet Design Team
just click on any layout above to visit the A2Z Blog.

Thanks for stopping by

Love Ness xx

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Scrap with V Cyber Crop Challenge

Well I managed to get one more challenge done over at Scrap with V Fabric Frenzy Cyber Crop.

This one is challenge 2 with Kim Kendell.

Kim's criteria was -

Using the following sized pieces of fabric create a LO

1 x 13” x 13”

1 x 10” x 10”

3 pieces 2” x 12”
ribbon to match (optional)
Some fabric in a shade of green to co-ordinate

Now for the twist

NO pattern paper or cardstock to be used (other than as a base to support the fabric There is to be no visible CS/PP showing)
It must have at least 3 handmade fabric flowers and Leaves
Journaling block

this is my take on Kim's challenge

I stuck to the criteria, made my flowers and I even did hand stitching on the layout, the very first time I have hand stitched on a layout. However you can barely see it LOL!! but I did it.

Has been a fantastic Cyber Crop and I can't wait for the next one on the 7th May.

Thanks for stopping by .

Love Ness xx

Monday, April 12, 2010

Scrap with V April Cyber Crop Challenges

Another great Cyber Crop over at Scrap with V this month the theme was Fabric Frenzy. Although I don't sew and don't have much in the way of fabrics I did find some from which both Sarah and Shannon had to use for sewing at high school so managed to get some challenges done.

My challenge was a sketch so I have given everyone a sketch from Liz Qualman, I love her sketches.

This is Liz Qualman's sketch
and this was my take on the sketch

I have also got Challenge 1 done. Criteria by the lovely Phillipa was

Journalling and a
Buttefly somewhere on your layout.

Loved this challenge
this is my layout below for Phillipa's challenge

now for the card challenge with Millie
not exactly what was asked for in the criteria but I like the end result

Now to try and get the other challenges done

Thanks for stopping by.

Love Ness xx

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A2Z Scraplets April Sketch Challenge

Another great sketch this month over at A2Z Scraplets. Plenty of time to get this one done.

Here is the challenge info.

A NEW Month means a NEW Challenge. Due to popular demand, we are sticking to the sketch challenges.

The Sketch for April 2010

(Sketch by Liz Qualman)

The Rules:
You need to create a layout based on the sketch above.
Its open to your own interpretation, but it must be recognisable.
One entry per person.
You do not have to use Scraplets on your layout BUT if you have some in your stashes, feel free to put them on your page.
This competition is open to EVERYONE!!

How To Enter:
Email your layout
by 30th April, 2010
Please make sure images are re-sized to max of 600x600 pixels and no larger that 200kb,
and that you name the file with your name.

The Prizes:
There are 3 prizes up for grabs.
Each prize is a mystery pack of Scraplets.
First prize is selected as the "judges choice".
Second & Third prize will be selected via random prize draws.
You have to be in it to win it, so what are you waiting for !!

This is my take on the A2Z Sketch

I have used lots of Scraplets here as follows:
Paisley 37, small butterflies, scallop border and word "Breathtaking"

Now head on over and give this one a go!!

Thanks for stopping by

Love Ness xx

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Screen 2 Scrap April Challenge with the funniest thing LOL!!

Been giving these challenges a go this month and got this one done over at Screen 2 Scrap. Loved the challenge, included all the criteria in my layout so emailed it over to Shazza.

Wasn't until I saw it up at Screen 2 Scrap that I noticed a darn ant had made it's way onto my layout when I took the photo LOL!! so my car now looks like it's blowing ants LOL!!

Check this out. See if you can find the ant LOL!! just click on my layout and have a look LOL!!

Now that I have the funny side out of the way, it was a fantastic challenge that I did enjoy. Here is the April Challenge

Aprils 'Little Miss Sunshine' criteria
Added criteria:

1) Must use yellow on the page, either the title, base cardstock or photo matt = 1 bonus point

2) Must use as part of your title 'Little Miss'....... or 'Little Master'....... Example: Little Miss Happy. Little Master Grumpy or Lille Miss Megan or Little Master Connor = 1 bonus point

3) **Movie Diva Demand** for an extra 3 bonus points.... give me either a car, truck, train or van somewhere on the page

Total bonus points for the month = 5 bonus points

Pretty sure I covered all the criteria in my layout

My yellow mazda6 is the car on my layout which I have used photoshop to add
a face to her (just like on the movie cars). Love my car.
I used photos of my girls that I took at the beach the other day and cut around them both and added them to the layout leaning on the car.
Yellow background cardstock
and Little Miss in the title

Thanks for stopping by hope you got a good laugh too

Love Ness xx

Monday, April 5, 2010

Scrap with V April Class Kits

Another month has passed and another month of fantastic releases of Class Kits over at Scrap with V where the Design Team have been busily creating more fabulous kits.

My kit was Baby Boy, I enjoyed doing this kit as I normally do girly layouts due to having 3 girls of course but this kit allowed me to scrap my nephew Jarvis when he was newborn baby.

This was my kit for April (4 layouts) using Creative Imaginations Patterned Papers, loads of product in this kit for just $39.95.

Why not head on over to Scrap with V and check out all the fantastic kits designed by the DT for April. Just click on any of the layouts above to check them out!!

Love Ness xx

Sunday, April 4, 2010

ARTastic April Challenge

Well I've finally managed to get an ARTastic Challenge done. Go check it out, fantastic inspirational challenges.

This months challenge

Aprils inspiration will come from the painting 'St Nicholas Circle' by Thomas Kinkade

St Nicholas Circle criteria:

Use this inspiration to scrap your house, the street where you live, beach house, street scape etc......

Note - this does not have to be a winter scene

Added criteria - Each item added to your page = 1 bonus point
1) Lamp
2) Arrowed sign post
3) Bridge
4) Rotunda/Gazebo
5) Green roofed house Total = 5 points

All items have been taken from the painting


my take on the challenge

Here I used the actual inspirational painting and smudged it in Photoshop to make the background patterned paper.

This was our house for 10 years,
in the gardens were lovely purple daisies
the Criteria I covered as follows
the green roof - being in the photo of our house.
The arrow sign post which I added our street name
the lamp I added our surname to pose as our outside welcome light
The funny thing though is that I have minature paintings from Thomas Kinkade which were given to me from my American friend many years ago, I have used them here on my layout (being the gazebo and the bridge) these were displayed in our house at that time.

Was fantastic that I finally got to scrap our old house.

Thanks for stopping by.

Love Ness xx

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Crafty Sketches April 2010

The April Crafty Sketch is up. This month it has been designed by the lovely Kylie Howland, fantastic sketch, so be sure to check it out and give it a go for your chance to win a $30 voucher over at Scrap with V.

Here is Kylie's original sketch
Kim Kendell converted the sketch to digi for Kylie shown below

and this is my take on Kylie's Sketch

Check out all the Creative Team layouts in the Crafty Sketches Gallery, just click on my layout above.

To find out all the details of this month's Sketch, just click on the sketch images above.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a safe and happy Easter weekend!!

Love Ness xx

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pencillines Sketches for March

Well I thought I would give Pencillines Sketches a go this month. I managed to get 2 of the sketches done so far hoping to get the rest done over the Easter weekend. Prima is the sponsor for March so it was using all Prima products.

Sketch 177
this is my take on the sketch

Sketch 178
My take on the sketchThanks for stopping by.

Love Ness xx