Thursday, 26 March 2015

So Many Smiles - Show Us Your Stuff March Challenge

Hello and welcome!

I have another layout to share with you today, and it is my entry into the Show Us Your Stuff March challenge! The challenge this month is to use this quote on your project (as well as including a handmade item)...

Here is my layout...
"So Many Smiles"

These photos were from the newborn photo shoot that we had done when Eleanor was 2 weeks old... So precious!!

Here are some closeups of my layout...

My handmade items are the epoxy circles that I made with my Epiphany Craft tool :)

I created the title for my layout using a Silhouette cut file - it was perfect for this challenge!

The roses were also cut using my Cameo - I love this cut file!

Can't get enough of flairs at the moment - they seem to be my go-to embellishment! This green chevron one is by Fancy Pants :)

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my layout. Thanks to those who leave me a comment as well - I do enjoy reading them!


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Love - Sassy Scrappers and Picture This March Challenges

Hi there!

Today I am sharing my layout that I completed for the March mood board Challenge at Sassy Scrappers and the March 1st Challenge at Picture This!

The challenge at Sassy Scrappers this month is to be inspired by this mood board...

March Moodboard Challenge

Isn't it just beautiful!! I was inspired by the gorgeous colour palette as well as the lovely flowers!

And the challenge at Picture This! is to use: 1 Photo + Circles + Tilt

Here is the layout that I created...

I adore these colours and thought they would be perfect for a layout of my newborn baby girl!

For the Picture This challenge criteria, I used 1 photo, circles (including a flair and a couple of stickers/die cuts), and instead of tilting my photo, I tilted my title!

Here are some closeups of my layout...

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out these roses from white cardstock. Then I created a bit of a watercolour effect behind the cut out roses using distress inks... I really like the effect of it showing through and its super easy!!

My journalling :)

I'm really loving those gold thickers!! They make it so easy to create a really striking title!

I hope you enjoyed looking at my layout! Thank you so much for visiting!


Thursday, 19 March 2015

Happy Boy - White with 1 March Challenge

Hello there Scrappy friends!

Today I am sharing my layout that I created for the March challenge at White with 1!

This is the challenge for this month...

ww1 hemlock

I can't say that I've heard of the colour 'hemlock' before, but isn't it such a yummy colour!!

Here is my layout for this challenge...
"Happy Boy"

I really like the challenge of using only 1 colour with white! This layout came together quite quickly after I pulled out a selection of papers and embellishments in the right colour. Its a little hard to see in the photo but I also added some stencilling to the background using a green gelato and gesso mixed together.

Here are a few closeups of my layout so that you can see the details...

The word 'happy' came in a box of PL embellishments that I recently purchased - I mounted it with some foam tape to pop it up off the page. The word 'boy' is a very old Kaisercraft rubon that I've had in my stash for years!

My cluster of embellishments down the left-hand side includes some more PL embellishments and cards, a Maggie Holmes chipboard sticker, a Simple Stories sticker, BasicGrey sticker, October Afternoon flair, and Heidi Swapp ephemera! As you can see, I really just grabbed anything from my stash in the 'hemlock' colour and layered all the pieces together until I was happy with the composition.

Thank you so much for visiting today & for any comments that you leave for me!


Sunday, 15 March 2015

Stuck?! Sketches March 15th DT Reveal

Welcome and thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Today is the Design Team reveal for the March 15th challenge at Stuck?! Sketches!!! I am so excited to be on this team with such a talented group of ladies!!

Take a look at the awesome sketch that Laura has created for us to use for this challenge...

Here is my take on the sketch...

I really enjoyed using this sketch as the starting point for my layout! The photos are of Abigail on her 2nd Birthday. We bought her this Wiggles pop-up tent for her birthday and she loved it! She kept popping her head out to say "Hello" - hence my title!

The papers that I used are Glitz Design - I think that they are so fun and pretty! For the circular element on the sketch, I used a Silhouette cut file to create a large doily from the yellow paper. The embellishments are a mixture from my stash including Maggie Holmes stickers and chipboard, Simple Stories Bits & Pieces, My Minds Eye Sticker and Enamel Dots, BasicGrey flair and sticker, American Crafts Thickers, as well as some co-ordinating stickers from Glitz Design! I wanted to create a bright and fun page with lots of colour!

Here are some closeups of my layout...

How awesome are enamel dots!!

I'm loving adding gold embellishments to my layouts at the moment and the sparkly gold thickers are so eye catching!

My title is another Silhouette cut file that I cut from black cardstock and then mounted with foam tape to give it some dimension.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my layout. Please do pop on over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog to check out the other design team members' layouts - they are amazing as always! And we would love you to join us by creating a layout with the sketch and linking it up. There are some great prizes up for grabs from our sponsors:

Well that's it from me! Thanks for taking the time to visit and for any comments that you leave! I do appreciate them!


Monday, 9 March 2015

Picture This!

Hi Scrappy Friends!

In case you haven't seen it already, there's a new challenge blog that started up this year called Picture This and they are currently having a Design Team Call! Go and check them out!

Here are the details for the Design Team Call that you can find on their blog...

We do hope that you have been enjoying our challenges thus far!  It has been 3 months and so far we are doing pretty well and I know it’s only going to get better.  We are not looking to add 2-4 more members to our already fabulous Design Team.  The DT term will run from April 1 through July 1.  You will be responsible for at least 2 layouts a month as well as commenting on entries each week.  I am only looking for dedicated members.   If you are interested and would like to be considered for a position then here is what you need to do:
Why apply for our team? 
  • To be inspired and to inspire others 
  • To be on the ground floor of an up and coming blog 
  • You will be a part of an amazing group of women and develop lifelong friendships with women from all over the world. 
  • Your work will be featured on Facebook and Pinterest. 
What is expected of our Design Team? 
  • You MUST be a follower of our blog
  • Complete 2 projects a month (you will be given challenges at least a month in advance). 
  • Comment on participants entries (THIS IS A MUST!).  Any team member not adhering to this rule will be promptly removed from the team so please make sure you can do this before applying. 
  • Commit to a 3 month term (Beginning of  April to the beginning of July) 
  • Keep an active blog that is updated frequently 
  • Post our challenge and your project on your blog on reveal day and link back to the Picture This! blog.
How to apply:
  • Leave a comment below indicating you would like to apply 
  • Create a layout based on the design team call challenge below. Email that layout  In your email also provide links to your blog and any online galleries. 
  • Add our link and DT call to your blog
(Picture This:  1 photo + corners+ splatter)

You MUST have a Facebook account as we will have a private DT group on Facebook

Anyone interested in applying please send your application to  Make sure you put DT call in the subject line.

We are accepting applications through March 15th.   New design team members will be notified by March 16th.   This is an open call, what that means is, I have the right to close this call at any time if I feel all the positions have been filled.    The first reveal will be April 1st.

No previous DT experience needed.

I can't wait to see what you come up with!  International members ARE welcome to apply!

Friday, 6 March 2015

Exciting News!!! Stuck?! Sketches Design Team!!!

I am so very excited to announce that I have been invited to join the Stuck?! Sketches Design Team!!! I am so thankful to Laura Whitaker for giving me this fantastic opportunity as I did not expect to be one of the lucky people chosen for the team!! Laura's sketches are amazing, she is very talented, and if you haven't yet joined in on the bi-monthly challenges at Stuck?! Sketches, I would highly recommend you give it a go - you will love using Laura's sketches for inspiration!!

If you would like to see the announcement on the Stuck?! Sketches blog, click here. There are three other new design team members- Carmen Cohen-Henriquez from Brazil, Nadia Meyer from Switzerland, and Vasso Sofou from Greece. If you get a chance, go and visit their blogs - you will be very inspired!! We will be joining in on the March 15th challenge, so stay tuned for my first DT layout!!