Posts Tagged ‘Challenge’

I See One Layer

Kristina Werner had a fun & very challenging challenge to create a 1 layer Card.  Not as easy as I thought.

I did have some fun with it, though & came up with this …

I used American Typewriter & Clarendon Blk BT fonts.

Thanks for the fun!

Little Layers

Paper Craft Planet is having their Sketch Challenge, sk031310, that I thought I’d give a go.  I’m not good with sticking to a sketch, but this was such a pretty layout, I really wanted to give it a go.

Here’s the sketch, from Susanna:

and here’s my take on it.

Neither Copics nor scissor cuts come easily to me either, but I did have some fun with the layering.  For “So Heavenly Tilda’s” arm.  I put a dimensional under where the shoulder is & the rest of the arm is adhered flat.  I thought it adds a subtle texture.  Oh my, I can see when I zoom in, just how off my scissor chops are … time for glasses.

Be sure to check out the sk031310 album for more fun interpretations.

Sketched hello

This is for a Paper Craft Planet Sketch Challenge by Lynn’s sk010910 beautiful sketch  Isn’t her sketch pretty?

Here’s my go with her sketch:

The PP is from Martha Stewart. The cut out is using my cricut machine with the Home Accents cartridge. Uniball White Gel Pen & Pearl Sticker Accents. Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set: In the Spotlight.

My 1st Template!

Hey everyone.  I told Jen that I would do my best to post this week’s Scrappy Sunday Challenge over at PaperCraftPlanet, while Jen’s out of town.

This week’s sketch might require a bit of rough draft so you can get the journaling around the outside of the page.  I think it looks cool ever since I saw Ali Edwards do it on her layouts & ESPECIALLY if you can do it in your own handwriting, how personal.  Digi scrappers & traditional scrappers, hopefully you’ll have some fun with this.  I did forget to sketch in embellishments, with all the pics on the page … um sorry :) I’m sure you’ll all be able to find somewhere to put them in (for me I just did it around the photos themselves).

The sketch is in 12″x12″ square format, but you can switch it up to fit your scrapbook (flip or rotate the sketch, and move things around a bit, but try to stay true to the basic outline of the sketch. Have Fun!!) I’ve always scrapbooked in 8.5×11″, but the basic square template is there.  Anyhow, I hope some of you will have the chance to play along.  We’d love to see some of you family & friends uploaded & tagged sb102509 so we can put them in album.

To Download a FREE Template click HERE!

Here’s my version (in 8.5×11″–cause that’s how I scrap!)

Used: a freebie from (Scrapbooks Etc) SBESweetYellowNewPaper with a white colour overlay, Wendy Type Font, Rhonna Farrer Rough Up Digi Kit, TwoPeas Old Type Font.

Pram Inspired

Well, it’s been ages since I’ve participated in a Colour Inspiration Challenge (family, housework & life gets busy no?) at PaperCraftPlanet, but this photo, that Millie chose, from hiren info, was so inspiring I really wanted to try & make something.  (I think this is pcpcolor39.)

Here’s my little pram.  As close to a copy of my own that my 3 babies all were in … sniff, sniff, just a moment.  We actually had a pink musical hippo pull toy on our pram, not a pink bear, but there ya go.

The blanket is textured Paper, embossed with an argyle Cuttlebug folder.

The template itself, was not a “pram” template.  I did find one free pram template, but it was sized oddly, so I couldn’t make heads or tails of it.  Instead I used a Car-Van template from the Crafty PC (& just didn’t cut the wheels out).  You can see it better if you hold the pram upside down … it sorta looks like a mini truck.  Or maybe not, but that was “the” template.

The Sun Shade part of it, I just eyeballed with a Coluzzle Oval Cutter.  I think I made them a bit big.

Used:  Night of Navy CS, Bashful Blue CS, Pink Pirouhette CS, Rhinestone Brads, Circle Punches 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/4″, Martha stewart Clear Dotted Stamps, White EP, Versa mark Ink, Marvy Bear Punch, Argyle CuttleBug Embossing Folder, Coluzzle Large Oval Cutter, Scallop Edge Punch, Pop Dots.

Awesome Friendship

Time for Tina’s Traveler’s Inspiration Challenge {six}.  This week’s Traveler’s Inspiration photo from a friend of Tina’s, Katie & her recent trip to  Ireland.

This Challenge had me rummaging through boxes in the basement to find old photos of my girlfriend & my pre-university trip to Ireland.  Looking through the photos reminded me of how awesome friendship is.

In the boxes in the basement & I must appologize, as these are photos (of photos) not great pictures taken by a teenager & my point & shoot camera, more interested in living the trip than taking photos. Oh yes, the hair, it was August 1990. Bad Perm & stand up bangs. Stove Pipe Jeans, baggy shirts, & peach lipstick.  Sigh. I will not say anymore on that.

This first photo was taken in Glendalough. Absolutely stunning there:

The second was in Donegal, um was it Rossbeg? Anyhoo, I LOVED Donegal. It was windy that day.

The third photo (my GF) was taken at Kilbride House in Castleknock Village.


Tina at Travelingmama has posted her fifth Traveling Inspiration photo Challenge!  This week’s photo is from Clouds & where Claudia grew up in Belize.  Honestly, that is amazing.  No toboganing hills there, but gorgeous.

Here’s my take on the inspiration.  Just some time with Cuttlebug embossing die & Sizzix Die Cut & a few Shimmer Alpha Stickers from MM.  Very quick, actually, for yet another busy weekend.

Hang in there, Clouds.  My thoughts & Prayers are with you at this time of loss.

Used:  Kraft CS, Bordering Blue CS, Bashful Blue, & Brocade Blue CS, Sizzix Wave Die Cut, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Making Memories ShimmerAlpha Stickers, Suede LAce from Texjas Lace Company.

Traveler’s Inspiration {FOUR}

This weeks Traveler’s Inspiration Challenge {four}, hosted by Tina at Travelingmama, comes from Savitri, at Scrapbit, who has this gorgeous picture she took in Rothenburg, Germany:

I thought I’d try one of those fun Flower Pot Pocket Cards, from Stephanie at SplitCoastStampers.

It’s a twist on the regular pocket card, that I thought was such a fun idea.  Pull out yur dirt & flowers & there’s your message.  Honestly, people are so clever.

Used:  Picket Fence & Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Crackle Paint, Fabric Brads, Sage Ribbon from Michaels, Really Rust CS, EK Success Edge Punch, Silk Flowers, Garden Green CS, Super Sticky Tape, Distressing Ink:  Antique Linen & Weathered Wood.

Traveler’s Inspiration: {three}

Traveler’s Inspiration Challenge: {three}, from Tina at Travelingmama and I am excited to say that Tina picked my picture of Liam getting ready to jump off the Cottage dock on Lac McGregor in Western Québec for this week’s Inspiration!

Lac McGregor, is one of the many lakes in Western Québec.  Québec is absolutely beautiful, IMO, especially in the autumn with the rolling hills & colourful trees.  For me to simplify:  La Belle Provence is skating/skiing in the Winter, it’s hiking/biking/driving in the Autumn, it’s maple syrup in the Spring, and it’s outdoor markets and cottages by the lake in the Summer.  Warning: the roads can be brutal (relatively) to get deep into cottage country, but that’s what makes it so beautiful–it’s so far from suburban life for us & only an hour away.
We are blessed to have friends who invite us up every year to this serene & friendly lake.  They have a floating dock with a canopy that we putter around the lake & when you feel like it, the kids just jump in the deep lake to cool off.  I think the water was low (really low) 70’s (F)/ low 20’s (C) temperature the last time we were there, but perfect for cooling off.  My kids love it there.  MalcolmLiam, and Emma-Sian all love it because it means times with family & friends, with food & laughter in a gorgeous setting.
Here’s my card, made with some left over wool, sewing maching & thread, toothpick, Kraft CS, Really Rust CS/marker, Sahara Sand Ink/CS, Martha Stewart Clear Stamps, & some dimensionals.

I made one more for the challenge, because I love that dock.  Here’s my Woody Card:

Okay, okay, maybe I used a few too many brad/nails, but honestly, such a cool technique, for cryin’ out loud, it makes WOOD PLANKS!  How neat & super easy.  The tutorial is from  Kim Teasdale at SplitCoastStampers.  I forgot to sponge the edges of the planks & I didn’t use nesties, just a paper trimmer & an exacto knife for 45 degree mitres.  :)

I must admit, I own a few CB EFolders, but I didn’t have this one, because I couldn’t see what on earth I would use it for.  Psych!  I ventured out when I saw the SCS tutorial.  Here’s the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes close up:

Used:  More Mustard CS, Close To Cocoa Ink, Chocolate Chip Ink, & Creamy Caramel Ink, MM Antique Copper Brads, Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Chocolate Chip CS, Vanilla CS, Copics:  CO Cool Gray, N3 Neutral Gray, B06 Peacock Blue, B14 Light Blue, dimensionals, Clear EP, Versafine Black Onyx Ink.  One of a Kind SU Stamp Set, Pacific Point Ink.  I bought the little owl stamp & twig branch from Heather’s Stampin’ Haven, individually, but they’re from Hero Arts.

Traveler’s Journey

I was very excited when Tina mentioned she was starting a Traveler’s Inspiration Challenge, where folks to share their photos (see details here) & their crafts–all & any creations.  How FUN!  Especially for the summer!

The first challenge comes from these gorgeous shoes from Tina.  Man, she & her DH take AMAZING photos, especially with portraits, capturing their moments in time.

I went with some Grunge Board from Tim Holtz & some beads from my kids :) craft collection.  I used Tombo Glue directly onto the grunge board, then beads, then added Glossy Accents over top to secure the beads.  Except for the drying time of the glue (it’s MOSTLY DRY here), this was a fast card to make.

Used:  Tim Holtz Grunge Board, EK Success Edge Punch, Tim Holtz stampersanonymous clear stamps, Versafine Black Ink, White CS, Tombo Multi Glue, Glossy Accents Ranger Glue.