Saturday, January 31, 2015

Create a scrapbook page about Grandparents, plus a movie challenge.

Yes, my new challenge is up at Soul Scrappers. It's really easy, just create a page about Grandparents using only your old stash. The challenge is called CUCC38. See the gallery at Soul to see my sample page.

I also have another challenge running called MM8, which is one in a series of movie challenges that Soul are running. There are some good prizes on offer.

My Movie is Thelma & Louise. Initially I thought to do a page about my Mum as her name happens to be Thelma, but I changed my mind and chose to do one about Brad Pitt, whom I think is pretty hot.

Here's my page.

For my challenge I would like to see you create a layout or card
*   the colours blue and white must be predominant; and
*   I want you to use brads (of course).

Hope you can join in my challenges.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Gone With The Wind

My favourite movie of all time is Gone With The Wind. Full of drama, fabulous costumes and really interest from a history stand point, actual history as well as film history. Terrific performances by Vivien Leigh and Olivia de Havilland. Wonderful ladies.

I've combined challenges to create this layout. Firstly, I used this week's sketch over at Studio Calico


and challenge MM7 at Soul Scrappers.  You had to be inspired by the movie plus use one of the selected quotes. I chose "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.", which was of course delivered by Rhett to Scarlet.

Here's my layout. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Thank You Card

Today I have made a card to thank a singing Coach who is coming to our Chorus tonight. The Chorus colours are hot pink and black so I've used those colours, plus some white. Of course I had to include music notes. The design for this card just popped into my head last night. I like how it has turned out.

I'm entering it in a challenge over at In The Pink, which is a new one for me.

Here is my card, the front and then the inside. It is joined together at the middle by some brand new washi tape I got yesterday.

Monday, January 19, 2015


I have created a thank you card for January 2015's challenge at Unstampabelles where I am a Designer. Their challenges are really terrific. I've had a peek at this year's schedule and they're really different. If you like a good challenge keep your eyes out for them. By the way, no stamping allowed.

This month the challenge is:

To create a Thank you card - the twist is to indicate where you live by incorporating something from just outside your window and blog about it.

I was inspired by the colours I see outside. We are going through a hot summer and what I see when I look outside my back door is my pool.  Now my pool is a green/blue concrete one. We've just been away and the garden is not reticulated so it is quite dry and brown. So my two colours to use are the green/blue brown. The first item I chose from my stash was the Thank You sticker by Carta Bella from their Hello Again range. It had the colours I wanted. I then matched it with a doubled sided paper by Sassafras Lass from their Serendipity collection, Hog Heaven. I have used both sides to create my card. I had also added another sticker from the Carta Bella Hello Again sticker (the heart/people chain, Prima Moss Lawn ink, white cardstock and sage ribbon to complete.

Here is my card, both inside and out.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Do you like a list challenge?

I have a new challenge set over at Soul Scrappers. It is CUCC37. I've created the above example for it. Go over an check it out. The winner receives a small scrappy prize from me. Hope you can join in.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Superheroes Kindy page for ARTastic

ARTastic January 2015 challenge

This wall art by Fintan Magee is the inspiration for this month's challenge.
All little boys like to dress up as super heroes don't they? Mine sure did.

My son Mark was very into the Thunderbirds when he was 3 and 4. My friend's son was too and she made Mark this costume for his birthday when Mark had seen one she had made for her own son. He found quite a few opportunities to wear it. 

Of course there were other character dress ups that were popular at that age, such as the Toy Story ones. This page was a mix of half and half. If the size looks different to you that is because it is done on a 12" by 15" page.