Sunday, July 15, 2012

Scrapbook Kits With A Difference Blog Hop

Scrapbook Kits With A Difference, and the Design Team, would like to welcome you to our first ever Recipe Layout Blog Hop. We'd like to share this special event with you, and to celebrate, we are offering three kits from Scrapbook Kits With A Difference, for 3 lucky people.

The blog hop begins at the Scrapbook Kits with A Difference (SKWAD) blog. On the SKWAD blog you will find a complete list of all the designers participating in the blog hop, in case there is a glitch along the way (see further down). If you would like to play with us, just follow along the blog path. Each SKWAD designer is linking to the next designer, and that designer is linking to the next, and so on. Be prepared to find lots of inspiration along the way. Just for you, each of our designer's have created a layout using the Blog Hop Recipe (below). Our 3 lucky winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. Woot! Woot!

The Recipe Blog Hop starts today, July 15th and runs through until 22nd July (midnight AUS Eastern Standard Time). The three winners will be announced on the SKWAD blog on Tuesday 24th July. All you need to do, to be in the draw to win one of the fabulous Scrapbook Kits kits, is the following:

1. Become a follower on our SKWAD blog.
2. Like us on our Facebook Page (link can be found on the top right side of the blog).
3. Add our SKWAD blinkie to your blog (found on the top left side of our blog).
4. Leave a comment on each designer's blog, and on the SKWAD blog too.
5. If you create, and share a layout, using our Blog Hop Recipe, you will receive 5 extra tickets in the draw.  Please link your completed layout to the Recipe Blog Hop post. (To qualify for the extra tickets, it must be a direct link to the layout, not just a general link to your blog). Alternatively, please send your completed email to

Blog Hop Recipe:
3 photos, 1 cardstock, 2 patterned papers, a wet medium (eg. paint, gesso, spray mist), a mask (purchased or home-made), raw chipboard, 5 buttons (or brads), 3 rows of text, twine (or string), and 2 butterflies. Flowers, ribbons, and bling, are all optional.
Here is my layout that I created from the blog hop recipe....
*I have cardstock for my background (of course) 
*my 2 pattern papers are from Sandylion and the free paper from Australian Scrapbook Memories. 
*the wet medium I used is textured gel medium that I splashed all over the cardstock, it dried clear and shiny so that is what you can see on the background
*my mask was a circle mask that I placed down and went around with a paint pen 
*the raw chipboard is the flourish from a pack of grungeboard
*I used 5 buttons from my massive collection of buttons
*3 rows of text are there
*I wrapped string around my fingers and roughly glued it down and threaded twine through the buttons
* I punched 2 butterflies from the free paper that I used and outlined them in red
*and I added a bit of bling around my photos.

The blog hop begins here: Scrapbook Kits With A Difference
You should have come from here: Lisa Kamphuis
Your next stop is here: Petra Offrell

Juanna Hope Sia
Lisa Kamphuis
Nicole Knopke
Petra Offrell
Kim Kendall
Erin Reed
Kirsten Casey
Doris Lee Widder
Michelle Wallace
Rebekkah Lynch
Annette Gearside

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us. I hope you have been inspired to go have fun and create. Don't forget to drop the SKWAD blog by on Tuesday 24th to find out who the lucky winners are!!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Scrapbook Kits With A Difference

Hey y'all

I'm here again...

This time for Scrapbook Kits With A Difference Sketch Challenge.

Here is the sketch


And here is my page from the sketch

I had fun doing this one...I just slapped a bit here and a bit there and liked how it ended up. And I liked these colours together...that was a happy accident :)

So head on over and see what you can do with the sketch!!

Scrapbook Kits With A Difference

Have you ever thought about buying a kit from an on-line store??
Well if you have (or haven't), have you ever looked at the kits available over at Scrapbook Kits With A Difference??

Jules makes up the best kits!! And how do I know?? Because I create pages from the kits that Jules makes!! 
When you buy a kit you get everything needed to make the layouts featured in the kit, photos of the layouts and instructions to make the featured layouts. So if you looking at getting started in the scrapping world, or just need to give the mojo a kick start, then why not try a kit??

Here are the 2 layouts I created from my kit this month

 Ok, so those that know me will know that they aren't my children in those photos....I had to borrow some girl photos this time because nothing I had was suitable. The photo on the left is Jules' (the boss lady) daughter and the other photo is the girls of a fellow Design Team member, Petra. Thank you ladies for allowing me to use your beautiful girls on my pages at such short notice.

I also have pre-made layouts available at the online store for sale...all you need to do is add your own photo/s.

Crafty Sketches

This time I am here to show off the sketch I chose for this month at Crafty Sketches
 I chose a sketch from Beggahuna
I love her sketches because they are always different.

Here is the sketch I chose

 I loved the heart on the page and thought it left a lot open to interpretation!! 

So I created a little wall hanging for Braiden to show off his latest award from school (he is always bringing home awards).

Because of the limited space on the clipboard I pretty much followed the sketch as is and had some elements hang off the edge. 

So I dare you to head over there and have a go at the sketch for yourself!!! :)

Scrapbook Kits With A Difference

Hello there lovelies!!
It's the first day July and you now what that means....challenges!!!

So first up we will start with the Inspiration Challenge at Scrapbook Kits With A Difference

This month we had to take inspiration from this cute little picture found on Pinterest....Oh my how I love is one of the best time wasters there is on the net!!

Here is the picture

A very different colour combination but still very versatile.

I did something different this month and completed an Off The Page item instead. I get bored doing pages all the time so I like to step out of the zone and create something a bit different sometimes.
So this month I created this

It's a Twiddleybitz frame that I have had sitting around for the longest time. 
The quote says: 
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!!

The photo was taken during the big floods in Queensland at the beginning of last year. We got stranded on our way home from a holiday at Noosa. We couldn't do the last bridge crossing and had to stay overnight in a motel in a town only 20 minutes drive from home. This photo is that bridge crossing. A back road opened briefly the next day so we took the opportunity. We had to do a four hour round trip to get home. After that we stayed home!! LOL

So back to the challenge.........why not head over and have a go at the inspiration challenge yourself. I would love to see what you come up with :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Child's Play Challenges

Hello everyone out there in blog land!!!

It's time for the next challenge over at Child's Play Challenges

This time we had to take inspiration from this picture


Now, I bet you are thinking boys toy...boys page!! Not this little chicken!! hehehe

I looked at the colours of the cars and thought they were actually quite soft and pretty when put what did I create using the colours of the cars???

I used lots and lots of flowers (obviously LOL) to create this page about my friends that got married at Airlie Beach (Queensland, Australia) during a cruise we all went on a couple of years ago.
I've got great mileage out of the photos from the wedding, using them anytime I want to do something pretty.

So please head on over to the blog and have a go at the challenge for yourself....I would love to see what you create from the picture!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Child's Play Challenges

Hi everyone

Here is the inspiration over at Child's Play Challenges for this challenge....

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 

The good old Cozy Coupe....dunno about you guys but we had one in this house and boy did it see some milage!!!

So here is my page done from the inspiration picture

I used the car theme and tried to use the colours in the picture. 

Why not head over there and have a go for yourself....

Thanks for looking guys :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Crafty Sketches

Ok I'm back again....I'm enjoying how blogger works now and how easy it is , so it's not a pain in the rear end to do a post for all my DT spots like I have wanted to do all along!!

This time it's for Crafty Sketches

Here is the sketch for June


Nice one hey!! 
And from that, I did this....


My cheeky boy...he'd pull this face when you asked him to smile for a used to crack us up every time.

Head on over and check out everybody else's creations from the sketch and have a go for yourself.

Black With 2

Hi y' again!!

This time I am here to show you Black With 2's challenge for this month.

The site had a little time out for a while but is now back, which is fabulous if you ask me. I got my start on the internet with this little challenge blog and have always had a little soft spot for it and it's creator.

The challenge for June is


black base with white and any shade of blue you like - but it must strictly be these colours only

So I searched the photos and racked the brain and came up with this


A little grungy, a little graffiti like but very boy like....

So the DT and I would love to see you all have a go at the challenge too and load up your page and be in the running for the voucher....go on.....I dare you!!!!

Time for June...time for Winter...time for some new challenges!!

It's the 1st of June and that means a new month, new challenges!!

Over at Scrapbook Kits With A Difference, it's time for the Inspiration challenge, the Sketch challenge and new kit releases.....

This is the Inspiration challenge is taken from this lovely picture....


And this is what I did from the challenge...


Next is the Sketch challenge

Using this sketch designed by the gorgeous Annette Gearside

I created this....


Feel free to join in the fun...A RAK is given away every month to the chosen winner. I would love to see what you can come up with!!

Also at Scrapbook Kits With A Difference, we have different kits up for sale here

There is heaps of them so there is sure to be something that would take your fancy...

Here is my kit for the month of June


Any questions, just head on over and ask the lovely Jules and she will be only to willing to help :)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Some more of my work :)

Here's hoping this works.....last time I tried to do a blog post, I just could not get it to I gave up!!! But I'm back to try again, so here goes....

Here is some of my work that I have done since my Olde Curiosity Shoppe....

P.S. Our local show was on a few weeks ago and I put in 12 entries - pages, OTP and even a home made charm bracelet. I wasn't expecting much so got a total shock when I went to pick it all up and I had 4 seconds and 8 firsts!!! Needless to say...I CLEANED UP!!!!

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

My next little moment of creativity......

Hey everybody,
I've been at it again.....creating a little piece of cuteness!!! I got my DT kit the other day from Scrap Pile and in it was a paper pad from Graphic 45 - a company whose papers I constantly fall in love with. This paper pack was Olde Curiosity Shoppe and once again I was in love!!! Once I remembered that I had a shadow box and shop front kit from Twiddleybitz, my head went into major over drive!!
This is the end result......

Hope you enjoy my little moment of creativity :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Child's Play Challenges

Hey all,

Here is the inspiration for this month's challenge at Child's Play Challenges....