29 November 2008

Some more layouts

Last weekend I created some layouts for the Scrap Boutique cybercrop, and these were my favourite ones:

Speed scrapping ~

Kate's challenge ~

And another one for the Almanac:

24 November 2008

Can't resist

... a challenge or two.

Scrap Lounge cybercrop challenge:

I won a voucher for this one, yay me!!

Sketch challenge over at Anna's Craft Cupboard:

The last three are all for monthly challenges at Scrap Boutique:

Stash Stomper challenge ~ using rubons:

Inspiration challenge ~ pink (!!)


November challenge ~ include a poem:

Family Font

For the last one, I scrapped some photos taken by other family members, which is really hard for me to do! I usually tend to put photographs back into their envelopes when I don't think they're "good enough" to scrap... but this time I decided I'd scrap them anyway, and I was pretty happy with the result. "Family Fun" photographs by Jean Brierley.

17 November 2008

Here and there

Just a few challenge layouts that I've done here and there...

For the Top 50 October monthly challenge: using two black and white photographs:


I won a voucher at Anna's Craft Cupboard for this one - YAY!! I do have my eye on something, just waiting for it to come back into stock.

Over at Scrap Pile I had a go at Mel's challenge, using Kaisercraft products:


And at Scrap Boutique I've been working through some pages for my 2008 Almanac:

Easter Fun

She Loves Footy

16 November 2008

Crafting in Style

Busy creating... two more Stylish Class Kits are up in store now:


Clay Play

I also had a chance to play with some Black Market Paper Society papers:

Minyon Falls

Green Hair

AND... I'm looking forward to teaching an online workshop next month, getting ready for Christmas with Stars and Baubles.

Stars and Baubles

08 November 2008

Buttons and Bows

The Crafting in Style Buttons and Bows cybercrop has inspired me this weekend, and I'm all over the place with my layouts... all different colours and styles, which is fun!!

Challenge 1: Sketch challenge
This is actually Manon's challenge, but I created the digi sketch based on her original LO:

Credit: digital elements by July Designs

My layout has heaps of product from the May Scarlet Lime kit, as well as lots of older product from my stash... still on a use-my-stash mission!!

Challenge 3: Technique challenge
Keeping with the 'buttons and bows" theme, I set a challenge to use handmade paper ribbons on a layout. This is my sample layout:

DT challenge:
Once again the CISters nominated three criteria for the DT to scrap - this month it was felt, flourishes and bling:

Mini challenge:
Scrapping a layout inspired by a tshirt - I chose the red/white spotty shirt, and this is my layout:

03 November 2008

New New New

Crafting in Style has moved to a new home. The format is new to all of us so, the CISters are learning together and decorating is still ongoing :)

Manon Keir and Laura Overdyk have joined the design team and I'm really looking forward to working with these talented ladies. I'm a little sad that my dear friend Liz has stepped down, but she has moved on to some new adventures of her own too.

There's also a new Stylish Sketch Blog team AND a new Stylish Card Blog team... so it's going to be lots of fun working with such a diverse group of creative people.

On the weekend we'll be putting the new forum through its paces with the November cybercrop: