Thursday, January 31, 2013

Scrappy sketches

Hi there..
Can you believe it is a new month tomorrow...  personally I hope it is a better month than January was.. for anyone affected by the fires or floods, lets hope things are on the improve in February..

I was just looking for something to do, no stress, no challenge, and so I thought I would do a sketch from SCRAPPY SKETCHES and I used mid week sketch 03-13, which looks like this..

Heather does such lovely sketches.

and my layout using older kaiser papers... the flowers in the top corner fussy cut and layered.. seems to be my thing lately!!

and just before I go one of the sites I am DT on is having a blog hop... 

 Most of the girls are being involved in this, and we are all creating from a sketch as well as having a RAK, so I am hoping you will enjoy seeing what we come up with.. I have not ever been involved in a blog hop before, so I hope I can get my post up in the right spot!!hehe!! I will have a little RAK for someone who leaves a comment on my hop post...

So get ready to turn the calender over again!!!
Thanks for coming by today and thank you for the wonderful comments too!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

My Creative Sketches and Feeling Sketchy

Hello all! I hope this finds you all well.. What a month January has been, extreme heat, fires and now floods...  I am thinking of those in flood areas especially those in Brisbane region as the flood waters make their way towards you.... again...  only 2 years ago we all were in shock at the floods we experienced.. and now... Queensland has had a battering again... please take care...

I have again created using sketches from blogs I have found.. the first is a layout made using the sketch from MY CREATIVE SKETCHES and this is the sketch..


Once again I have used  older ranges of Kaiser papers as well as an overlay..I used a gorgeous Manor House flower spray and prima flowers on top of the overlay...

Cindy and Me.

and I also created a card using the sketch from FEELING SKETCHY which looks like this

and my card looks like this..

 and once again I have missed the linky for this card... never mind I have another card for my stash!!

I hope you have a good week, thank you for coming by.. and thanks so much for the lovely comments you leave me too!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

One of a kind - Pamela's world of scrap sketch

HI there,

Well I don't know how I came across this site, some days I hop from blog to blog via other blogs and one such day I came across Pamela's World of Scrap and having some time to scrap and liking the sketches I saw, I started creating...

I have used the layout sketch and the card sketch...

The layout sketch...

and my layout...

I have used the old but still a favourite range of English rose papers by Kaiser..

I layered up the fussy cut roses with foam tape and put some kindy glitz on them..

and because there was a card sketch there as well and while I still had these papers out I created a card with the sketch..

and my card..

I had quite a pleasant day yesterday creating...

I hope your week is going well.. thanks for dropping by, and thank you also for the lovely comments you leave me..

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dare to dream - FWAB January challenge

Greetings! I hope this finds you well...

Among the many challenges that I like to check out is FWAB and for January the challenge is to use black white and one other color and of course a FWAB product..

I have used black white and red, and two FWAB products....the luke black flourish and the Grace black flourish...cutting them both up to suit where I wanted them to be placed on my layout.. and the photos are of my Daughter Hannah last year...

Dare to Dream..

I love the drama of black white and red!!

and while I had some scraps I thought I would make a card...

I created this card using the sketch from FEELING SKETCHY which looks like this..

and my card looks like this...

Oops I am too late to enter the card as the linky is closed.. I had better get myself better organized next time!  Never mind I got a card for my stash and used up some bits and pieces from the last layout!!!

Thanks for coming by, and wow your comments are so amazing! Thank you for each one!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Let a little sunshine in - The Scrapbook Store Sketch

Gidday! I trust this finds you all as well as can be... another weekend nearly over and another week about to begin.. I have been so busy, and have not been doing as much scrapping as I would like.. but here is one layout I did during last week..  It is the sketch for The Scrapbook Store which is for December, but thankfully it carries over into January..

The sketch..

December 2012 Sketch Competion

and my layout...

Let a little sunshine in....

 This is the first time I have made rosette flowers.. the two big ones I have made the two smaller ones are store bought..I have used Basic Grey Lucille papers, masking with texture paste, and bits and pieces from my stash...I really just enjoyed following the sketch.. it has been too hot to fuss too much for me!!

Thanks so much for coming by and as always I  read all your comments and appreciate each one!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

SOUS Card January 16th sketch

Hi there,

Can you believe it is already the second wednesday of January???!! Yes it is!! And that means that there is a new card sketch up on SOUS, so pop on over and see the lovely array of cards from the DT..

The card sketch looks like this...
I love this sketch and will probably use it again some time..

my card...

I have made this from scraps of paper, I had a little bit of a pearl flourish left over and the flowers have been in my stash for many years!! I hope you get some time to create a card!!

I hope your day has been good and thanks for coming by.. Thank you too for your lovely comments!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Anna's Craft Cupboard January Sketch


The sketch for Anna's Craft Cupboard is another lovely one this month..

It looks like this..

and I used some photos from last Christmas... opps I mean from Christmas 2011 for this layout!!

It all becomes Happy Memories!!

With the weather having been so hot I was just in the mood to follow the sketch and keep it simple!!

Thanks for coming by, and your wonderful comments are always appreciated!!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

White with ONE - Jan Challenge

Greetings.. I hope your weekend is going as well as can be.. I do think of those who have been battling the fires and I hope you are safe.. The weather here has been HOT.. but today I did some scrapping in front of the fan...

The January White with ONE challenge is to use white base, aqua and red colors and a summer photo..

My layout uses a photo of my youngest trying hard to eat an ice cream before it drips all over her.. definitely a summer photo!!

The taste of summer....

close ups...

and my layout....

Thanks for coming by and as always thanks so much for the lovely comments you take the time to leave for me!! Take care...

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Sketches with a Twist - January sketch..

Hi there,
The year is off and running and the new January sketch for SWAT is up....

Welcome to January this Month we have another stunning sketch from Jules and wow the DT have excelled themselves.

The Sketch

This Months TWIST is one most will love and its to use a Chevron in your layout..

My take... the photo is a 'selfie' that my Hubby and I took when we went away on a little break in September...

Love Actually...

and a bit closer..

I have used the Kaiser Secret admirer paper range for this layout..My chevrons are just popped in there each side!!

Thanks for coming by, and if you have some time would love to see your take on this sketch!!
Thank you for the wonderful comments you leave me too!!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Scrap friends Jan Sketch #9 - Our Family

Good evening!  or morning where ever you are!!

I really loved the January sketch for scrapfriends and thought I would create a layout for it.. I used the sketch like this...

and my layout...

Our Family..

I have used some authentic papers I have had for quite some time.. tags, old book paper, retro punch daisys, MS punch and stamps...

Thanks so much for coming by and I really do enjoy all of your comments too!!

Thursday, January 03, 2013


Hi all,
It is time for a new word for BITW and it is whisper... such a lot of possibilities for this word... Also a message from Wendy concerning BITW too...

Hi Everyone!  Our final word for a little while will be WHISPER. I like the sound of this is actually really, really cold where I live right now and sometimes when it is really cold and really dark I get the feeling that I need to whisper when I am outside because it is incredibly quiet and peaceful.  
I cannot wait to see what you create!  I think of soft blues and whites with this word.  What do you think of?
I am way behind with winner's announcements and over the next few weeks before my new baby arrives I will have all of the winners posted and prizes handed out.

Last week I had mentioned that I would be taking off the month of January, but then I started thinking that it will probably be a better fit if I start back up in March.  I am due February 15th, so who knows what the month of February will bring.  Thank you to all of you for hanging in there with me while I work through my personal life.  It means a lot!  

I am home all of this weekend so I hope to post winners then.

Take care and a happy, happy new year!

xoxo Wendy

So I hope you get some time for this last challenge for a little while..

My layout...

I love this quote.. "When your mind says to give up.. Hope whispers one more try..." so true in life too...

and some closeups..

I have used some really old papers and stickers and flowers, my mantra for scrapping this year is gunna be an adaptation of the song from Madagascar... ( I like to move it move it...) I am gunna be singing... "I'm gunna use it use it!!!" and try and use the older stuff in my stash... because the new ranges are so beautiful you better wish me luck !!haha!!

I hope your week is going great!! Thanks for coming by, and for the wonderful comments too...

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Lets start TWENTY THIRTEEN - with a card sketch..SOUS..

                                                   Happy New Year!!!

I trust you are all well and your year is off to a good start.... 

Today being the first wednesday of the month, there is a new card sketch out for SOUS and it is such a versatile sketch which could be used for any occasion..,,,

the sketch..

and my card..

A fabulous sketch to use up the little bits of paper that seem to be left after a layout has been created...

Well I am waiting for the new challenges to be loaded on two blogs I am on the DT for and so I will be back when they go live...

Thanks for coming by. Thanks for the lovely comments you leave too.... and Happy New Year...!!!