Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Little Red Wagon #239 - Buttons and Bows

Hi's Wednesday which means it's time for this weeks challenge over at............

I'm leading the challenge today and I'm going nice and easy on you!

I'd like to see you use that dependable duo that's a staple in everyone's stash I'm sure, and definitely one of my 'go to' faves.......buttons and bows.

You can use a little or a lot - the choice is yours.

Here's my offering:

I love this cute little clothes line set I found over at the Silhouette store quite a while back.

I resisted the urge to couple the buttons and bow together as I would have normally, on say...ohhhh probably every other card I've made!

Nope, this time they were separated a very healthy distance apart.

Papers are from the Family Ties collection by Pebbles which joined my stash maybe a year or two ago, and the sentiment was drawn with a Sketch pen and my Cameo.

No excuses this week as we all know you have plenty of buttons and ribbon laying around, so why not get creating and link up your project over on the blog.

I'll be sure to stop by, so check back there again on Tuesday for our Featured Faves.

I'll be back here again Friday with a page of the happiest place on Earth!

Till then, enjoy your week,

Friday, May 23, 2014

Scrapmuch? Sketch-y Challenge - It's All About The Mustache!

Nope, the new Sketch-y Challenge over on the Scrapmuch? blog.......

is not really 'all about the mustache'.........however my page is!

If you hop on over there, you'll find Laura Whitaker has created another fabulous Sketch for you to work with, but just for your viewing pleasure, here it is:

I had the perfect photo's for this one, plus a generous helping of facial hair! (Not on me thankfully!!)

It's All About The Mustache.

I started by 'painting' a little black Dylusions mist through a stencil, to add a little interest to the background.  Also, many months ago my scrapping bestie Carola gave me a roll of Washi when I said I had a 'tache' LO to do.

I couldn't believe my luck when I finally dug out the photo's and found the design on the Washi matched that on the t-shirt perfectly!

Thanks was meant to be!

Instead of using a scalloped border, I opted for chipboard circles (Creative Embellishments) cut into halves and coloured with a black Copic marker.

I created a chevron strip and mustache photobooth prop for embellishment, using my Cameo.......

The title is also created using my Cameo too.

Papers are last years Winter Wishes collection from Echo Park......I knew I would never use the themed mittens/penguins print (you know me and themes!!!!) but I LOVED the mauve/blue/grey colour scheme on the reverse!

I think that covers everything, but feel free to check out how the rest of the Team interpreted the Sketch over on the blog.

We would love for you to join in with this weeks challenge too......the final Sketch for this month!

Have a wonderful day/weekend and I'll be seeing you next week,

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Little Red Wagon #238 - Use a Feather.

Good morning!

As promised I'm back for the second day in a row for this weeks challenge over at..........

Rosanne has a quest for us which is to use a feather on your project..........yum!  I love feathers.........chipboard, wood, paper or the real deal......don't care really and I know I have a fair few in my stash.

However I decided to go with the paper variety, and cut a couple using a freebie Silhouette file I picked up months ago.

My card is of the (most definitely) CAS variety - no doubts there, and as much as I'm itching to add a little more I WILL NOT!

This is me walking away..........

Here goes:

I'm hoping the feathers make up for a lack of embellies.....they really are lovely IRL, so realistic.

So that's about it from me but if you feel inclined to dig out a few lucky feathers, why not join in with this weeks challenge and link up over on the blog.

I'm off to check out a little inspiration from the rest of the Girlfriends.

Have a great day and I'll see you Friday for this weeks Sketch Challenge over at Scrapmuch?

Till then,

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Little Red Wagon #237 - How Charming!

Yes......I am rather late with my posting of last weeks challenge for........

but the reason is that we took a little mini break for a few days over to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

My intention was to take my laptop and put my post in order whilst we were there. Unfortunately my Wifi and Blogger decided not to co-operate with this I gave up!

Till now, when I've just remembered that I still need to post it, preferably before tomorrow's challenge!

So here goes:

It was Jan's turn to host and she wanted to see a 'charm' charming!

Here's my effort:

And as the photo shows a pretty bad representation of the charm, here's a close-up:

Papers are oldies from Authentique........'Genuine' or 'Original'.......I can never remember which, and the charm is by Tim Holtz.

That's it from me but I'll be seeing you tomorrow for this weeks challenge.

Till then,

Thursday, May 15, 2014

This Is My 60 Minutes.

Good morning!

It's a happy day here because I have some exciting news to share...........

I'm delighted to say I have joined the epically talented Design Team over at Inspiration Elevator!  I can only hope to fill some seriously big shoes when I take my place amongst these ladies.

Now, I don't mind being the first to admit that I have followed their monthly challenges for a while and that they scare the absolute living daylights out of me, BUT I'm all for stretching the creative process and growing as a scrapbooker, so this is kinda like my own personal challenge.

Before I waffle anymore, here are the details for this months challenge as explained over on the IE blog:

"May is here! Hopefully it means more sunshine and warmer weather.  More daylight hours means more time for me to be creative too! And at Inspiration Elevator, it means the start of our 3rd year as a challenge group - how exciting is that!!

We are beginning a new season of Inspiration Elevator, with some new designers, familiar faces and amazing challenges. Our main purpose here at IE is to challenge ourselves, each other and YOU to take the creative process to the next level;  to inspire growth and change in our scrapbooking beyond the mundane.
You can see all of Inspiration Elevator's previous challenges at our blog and catch us on Facebook and Instagram (soon!) too.

This month we welcome Shelby Dwyer to join us as a Guest Designer. Shelby is a very talented scrapbooker who is famous for her creations at Two Scrapbook Friends where she creates kits and other inspiration for the very busy store. We are so thrilled to have her joining us!

This month's challenge is issued by the innovative Joanne Burton. Joanne's style is classically elegant blended with a touch of current trends, and garnished with her signature love for buttons. Here is her challenge for us, in her own words:
"Currently. That is the topic for our next challenge!
Social media and digital cameras inspire us and make it easy to capture the everyday and that is the reason for my challenge. It used to be that pictures were only taken of special events or during vacations. Now, photos are taken all the time. Whether or not we agree with the number of photos that people take now, it is fun to document an ordinary day. It is interesting to capture a moment in time and I am sure we will enjoy looking back on it someday.
So, I want you to pick a day, grab your camera and take a few pictures of your surroundings. I want you to document what you are currently: Eating, Reading, Loving, Wearing, Listening, and Hoping. I would like you to include the date on your design, the complete list and at least one photo. Otherwise, make it your own and have fun!"

Here's a complete list of this month's participating designers, including some new faces! Please welcome Jayne Morgan, Katherine Sutton and Wendi Robinson as regular creators.  We sure are lucky to have them creating and challenging us this year! We encourage you to check out each designer's creation this month, then come on back and give the challenge a try yourself!
Shelby Dwyer - Guest Designer
We'd also like to say goodbye and a heartfelt thanks to those leaving us this month: Laurel Seabrook, Cathy Harper and Laura Whitaker. We have been inspired by your challenges and your designs."

OK, so now we have all the relevant deets covered, lets get on to my interpretation of the challenge.

When the details of the challenge were  posted to the DT, my first panicked thought was "I am doing absolutely NOTHING interesting this week.......NOWHERE special to go, just the usual crazy busy goings on of our normal weekly schedule"!

So..... Plan B.......what do I want to remember from our usual crazy busy regular weekly goings on?

One thing came to mind.

One little hour, twice a week where I get to do nothing!

I'm hoping my page will explain.

This is my 60 MINUTES.

Here's a close up of the journalling for you to see where I'm coming from:

The background has a fair bit going on........stencil and white acrylic paint to create the brickwork, lots of stamping........

The title is cut with my Cameo and an awesome free 'Grafitti' style font I found over at Dafont.  I threw together a few flower layers then stippled with Gesso and drizzled with a little black Dylusions mist to keep with the grunge feel.

Finally, as the challenge requires I added my 'Current' list via a journal tag.

Phew!  My first challenge onto the next!
Please feel free to join us over at IE this month with your own interpretation of 'Currently', and I hope you'll stop by here again to follow my own creative journey..........moral support will be greatly received! Lol
Have a wonderful day,

Friday, May 9, 2014

A First Reveal.......Hello My Name Is Charlie!

Today marks my first Design Team reveal for Scrapmuch?, which also means there is a brand new sketch waiting there on the blog for you to play along with!

Here is the fabulous sketch designed by the talented Laura Whitaker:

And here's my creation.......another page featuring some of my favourite photo's of my furry buddy!

Hello.......My Name Is Charlie.

I swear he is actually smiling for the camera!

I used another old fave collection........'Note To Self' by Echo Park - I think I'm down to the last scraps now.

I swapped out the third photo on the sketch in favour of a sentiment I found on the reverse of one of the patterned papers.

I also made use of some arrow stickers I had left over, and cut a couple of Viewfinder discs with my Cameo.

Another border sticker here and I also managed to sneak in a little stitching too.

Finally, lots of layers as the sketch suggests together with more Silhouette cuts.......stars and paw prints.

That just about covers it, so why not head over to Scrapmuch? and check out the rest of the DT creations?  You might even grab yourself a little time to play along with this weeks Sketch to be had and of course there's a prize involved!

I'm off to get prepared for a busy weekend in our house, but I'll be back next week with something or other!

Have a great weekend,

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Little Red Wagon #236 - Seeing Spots!

Good morning!

For once I'm prepared ahead of time for this weeks..........

Joanne is our hostess this week and she is 'Seeing Spot's which means of course that she'd like to see a few of them on your project.

I took a fairly easy route and chose to use a little polka dot paper.

I used one of my favourite paper/sticker collections from my stash......."Fabulous" by Simple Stories.

I think I've managed two layouts and two cards so far using this collection, so I'm wondering how much more I can stretch out of it!

Why not assemble a few spots before your own eyes and get creating for this weeks challenge.  Don't forget to link up over on the Blog and check out the crafty goodness from the rest of the Girlfriends too.

I'll be seeing you at 6am on Friday for my first Scrapmuch? reveal!

See you then,

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Hello Specs!.......and a Sketch.

Hey how's it going?

Time for another layout on here today, and continuing with my theme of sharing my sketch too........I'm sharing the Sketch!

So, this is my final page using the Bo Bunny "Modern Miss' collection, from a recent Two Scrapbook Friends DT Kit.

The whole layout was inspired by a single sheet of patterned paper covered in spectacles........perfect for photo's of my eldest who had just acquired two new pairs!

Hello Specs!

Pocketbooth came through again for the photobooth style that App!

I cut a honeycomb background using my Cameo and snipped out random pieces.  There's also plenty of stitching here and there.

Some subtle stamping in the background, and I also made use of a few chipboard elements included in this collection.

Finally, the title is one of my faves cut again with my Cameo using a font called 'Lemondrop' snagged from Dafont (free btw!), and of course I had to add those sequins.......perfect!

Well that's about all for that, but I did promise the Sketch so here goes #23:

I hope you can use it....just drop me a comment if you do and I'll be extremely nosey and come and take a peek! Lol

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow as it will be Wednesday already and time to dig into my Little Red Wagon!

Take care,

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Hello and welcome to the Two Scrapbook Friends National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Amanda's blog and I'm sure she 'Wowed' you with a little creative goodness!

If you've arrived here by chance and would like to catch up on what's going on, you might want to head over to the Two Scrapbook Friends Blog where all will become clear!


Our theme for this years hop is the word 'SCRAPPY' with each member of the team taking a letter from that word and incorporating a relevant technique or embellishment into their creation.

Got it?!

I'm second in the lineup therefore my letter is 'C' and my technique is 'Cut It Out' referring to the use of a Die Cut you've produced yourself.

No pre-cut, pre-packaged cheaters please!!

My page incorporates a number of elements I cut using my Cameo, and I had lots of fun with this one so here goes.............


Oh this Mamma is feeling old!  The photograph is of my eldest who's now rapidly catching up to me in height!

At this age she was permanently attached to her bear 'Harvey' and everywhere we went people knew the name of her best buddy.

I'll quickly run through my collection of die cuts.

I began by cutting circles into the background, and reversed the cut out on those surrounding the photograph.

I then cut a few cute little clouds and some sunshine......goodness knows we need some with our current climate!

Finally, the title is another Cameo cut out.

Well that's it from me so why not hop over to Tracy's blog for a little more scrappy inspiration.

Remember to leave a comment on each blog as you go, this way you will be entered in a draw for a chance of winning a fabulous blog hop prize!

Our 'SCRAPPY' challenges will also be open all week in order for you complete your own scrapbook pages.  If you link up your creations over on the Two Scrapbook Friends Blog, you'll be in with a chance of winning further prizes!

Here's the complete list of blogs you'll be hopping to, should you get a little lost en route:

             Jayne  - that's me!

Have fun hopping and and enjoy your creative day,

Friday, May 2, 2014

Get Inspired!

Yesterday was a happy day as it marked the new publication of Issue 3 of 'Get Inspired'.

In case you're not familiar, this is an online magazine produced by Let's Get Sketchy which is always filled with sketches and loads of inspirational layouts and cards.

Yours truly is fortunate to have 3 pages included this time around (Pages 20, 85 and 86 if you happen to be interested).....wooo hooo!

You can check out the magazine here as it's free to view and you will not be disappointed.

A special note to my might want to check out Page 20 as you may see a familiar face (and don't get mad!!).

So that's all for now but I'll be back at 8am tomorrow for some very happy International Scrapbook Day celebrations.

Hope you can stop by.

Have a great day,
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