Wednesday, 28 February 2018

CSI - Case File #247

Hello Everyone,

I think I just make it in to the CSI Case File #247 for this month. It's been crazy busy around here, partly due to the fact that my mother is getting married on Saturday! I've been busy stitching and helping with the preparations, in between working and life with 3 growing children.

Anyway, the colourful case file:

I went with the easy-going summer style and colours:
Template: Just Jaimee | Template Challenge October 2014
Studio Flergs & Studio Basic Designs | Destinations Vol.4

The challenge ends today, so you need to be quick to enter. Go HERE for more details.
Thank you for popping by.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

February Challenges - The LilyPad

What better way to get moving into scrapping, then joining a challenge? I have been inspired many, many times over, by the gorgeous layouts of Em Stafrace, and was reminded by her recent scrapping, of the challenges held over at The LilyPad.  For February, there are 8 in total for the month.  I'll see how I go.  I have done half so far which is a pretty good start. :)

Random Challenge: Choose a MOC Challenge from January 2018: Jan 7 - Include 20 Photos on a layout  (This was a definite challenge!)

Happened Today
Bella Gypsy | Moving Forward BYOC January 2016
Allison Pennington | Mighty (Elements)
Lauren Reid | Wonky Pie Templates
No longer available instore
Mommyish | I'm So Fancy

BYOC Challenge: Use products from at least 4 designers from February 2018 BYOC

Allison Pennington | BYOC Feb 18 - Olive Juice [Papers]
Allison Pennington | BYOC Feb 18 - Olive Juice [Elements]
Allison Pennington | BYOC Feb 18 - Olive Juice [Journal Cards]
Amy Wolff Designs | BYOC Feb 18 - You're My Person [Elements]
Becca Bonneville | BYOC Feb 18 - Happy Hearts [Elements}
Lynn Grieveson Designs | BYOC Feb 18 - Crazy Little Thing [Papers]
Lynn Grieveson Designs | BYOC Feb 18 - Crazy Little Thing [Elements]
Rebecca McMeen | BYOC Feb 18 - You And Me [Kit and Pockets]
Scrapping with Liz | BYOC Feb 18 - Love Cut Outs
The Nifty Pixel | A Tad Torn V.1 Photo Clipping Masks

Scraplift Challenge: Scraplift a layout from the gallery of someone who has posted just before you.

Hey You
Please note: some papers and elements have been re-coloured
Allison Pennington | MPM Jan 18 - Shiny & Happy [Papers]
Allison Pennington | MPM Jan 18 - Shiny & Happy [Elements]
Dawn Inskip | Photo Border Templates
Dawn Inskip | Painted Page Masks
Sara Gleason | MPM Jan 18 - Sparkle
Tangie Baxter | Love Blooms [XL Graffiti]
Lynn Grieveson Designs | Crazy Little Thing [Papers]
Lynn Grieveson Designs | Crazy Little Thing [Elements]
Rebecca McMeen | You And Me [Kit and Pockets]

I scraplifted this layout by 'wenckechodan':

Template Challenge:
Tangie Baxter | February 2018 Template Challenge (supplied)
Mommyish | #SoBasic [Papers]
Mommyish | #SoBasic [Elements]

That's it for the moment.
Thank you for taking a moment to pop on by. :)

Jen Maddocks - January Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I have had a break from scrapping and from the computer for almost a year. Sometimes a break is needed to deal with personal things happening and to reassess what is important.  During that time, I did a lot of sewing, which I love to do, and shall be sharing some of my makes as well as some scrapbooking that I have just started up again. I found that not scrapping, left a little void.  It reminds me to be thankful and is therapeutic for me in a different way than sewing is. So I'm going to just poddle along and see what I feel like doing and sharing at the time. :)

To get back into scrapbooking, I joined a Jen Maddocks challenge over at Digital Scrapbook Studio. Each month, she holds a challenge and supplies a few items that must be used in the challenge, and the rest is up to the creator.

At the end of January, I joined the January Bricolage challenge with this layout:

This is what was supplied for the challenge:
I also used:
Jen Maddocks | Bricolage Monthy January 2018 (Bundle)
Jen Maddocks | Bricolage Monthly January 2018 (Add-On)

And then I joined the Art Therapy Challenge for January with this layout using the same kit:

It was a great way to get back into the digital arena.  I accidentally deleted all my brushes, and forgot some techniques and where things were in the program....but it was enjoyable to create again.

Thank you for popping in.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Kraft+ March Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Kraft+ has released its new challenge for the month:

So the challenge is to use denim somewhere on the layout.  Fortunately, I found a fabulous digital kit from KimB Designs over at The Digital Press, which had some gorgeous denim bits to use. And this is what I created:

Hello Handsome
Credits: Mainly from:
KimB Designs | Standing Tall
The Nifty Pixel | Page Drafts: Simple Stacks V.1

Head on over to the Kraft+ challenge blog for more information. The challenge closes at the end of the month, and there are some generous prizes to win. Open to both paper and digital scrappers! Hope to see you play along. 😊

Monday, 20 February 2017

The Nifty Pixel - Hearts Afloat

Hello Everyone,

Today I would like to share my last layouts for The Nifty Pixel.  Over the last few years I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Em Stafrace and her products, but I have a lot of other things going on at the moment, that I feel it is now time to let it go....and what a gorgeous bundle to use as my last on the Creative Team:

Hearts Afloat
Available here:

My layouts, the first using only the digital kit:
The Nifty Pixel | Hearts Afloat Elements Pack
The Nifty Pixel | Hearts Afloat Paper Pack
The Nifty Pixel | Page Drafts: Just A Little Different

The Nifty Pixel | Hearts Afloat Bundle
The Nifty Pixel | Page Drafts: Simple Stacks V.1

On a final note, I would just like to say a big Thank You to Em Stafrace for having me on her team, as well as what a privilege it has been to work with her fabulous products. Thank you, Em. Always love what you create. 

Please head over to The Nifty Pixel blog to see more creations using this happy bundle.