Monday, September 29, 2014

Inpirational Post from me over at Bearly Mine Designs challenges & inspiration blog

Good evening everyone

So I promised everyone over at Bearly Mine Desings Challenges & Inspiration blog that I would do something a little bit different this month instead of just a plain square card so I created a box card for my mum's birthday which is tomorrow.

I love how this one turned out and I already had the coloured image from Sherry Baldy Art on Etsy which I had a coloured while I was on holidays in May.

I worked on this creation before and after work last week and managed to get it completed on Saturday while I had the house to myself for a few quiet hours.

So onto my creation


I really hope that mum's going to like it as I'm really happy with the way that it has turned out.
The papers that I used are from Bearly Mine Designs of course and I used Summer Floral Delights which is a new one for this year and Plain & Simple which is a must have in your stash.
So the products I've used in this card are
American Crafts cs
Bearly Mine Design's pp's
Sherry Baldy (My Besties) digital image
Copic markers for image
Petal Lu flowers
I Am Roses flowers
Kaiser pearls
Lilly Of The Valley sentiment stamp
Marianne Designs, Joy Crafts & La La Land dies
SU ink
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Glitter & Sparkle - Use some Flowers
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes with a Flower
Stamping Sensations - Things with Wings
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
My Sherry CRAFTS - Birthday Celebrations
So that's it for me tonight, very early morning and a very long, busy and tiresome day at work so I'm off to bed as soon as the dishwasher, dryer and washing machine finish. Here's hoping for a decent nights sleep tonight cause I really need it.
Happy crafting

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Stuck for Sketches challenge September

So yes I'm back already like I said I would be with my layout for the "Stuck? Sketches" September challenge which I stumbled along when I was looking for some inspiration for another challenge on Facebook and they both ended up working out great together.

The challenge on Facebook for Scrapsidaisy Scraplift Challenges was a "Sport" theme and this was a difficult challenge for me as there are no sporting photo's of me, cause those of you who know me I'm not sporty at all. Then the light bulb went off and I remembered we had a photo in a frame of David (hubby) when he is a young boy playing Rugby. With some new pp's in hand and also some amazing new embellishments the layout came together beautifully.

So the sketch which I've used for Stuck? Sketches is


As you will see in my layout I haven't used any butterflies or anything pretty as it is a sporty, boys page.

Not a bad interpretation considering I only used one photo and made it masculine.

I actually loved doing this page and it came together so quickly with all these wonderful new embellishments I have and also the very new pp's after a quick trip to Taree yesterday morning before getting started on the layout.
So that's it for me this weekend, I will be back later on in the week to upload a few more challenges and also to do my Inspirational Post for Bearly Mine Designs.
Have a great week everyone and hopefully you'll get some time to be creative.
Happy crafting

Challenge layouts I've been creating

So I've been getting a little creative over the last month or so but I've been very slack and haven't uploaded any of my layouts to my blog so I thought it was about time that I did so.

The first layout is one that was created for a group on Facebook called Aussie Craft Creations and Challenges and it was last months challenge and the criteria was Ă„ussie" colours GREEN/GOLD (YELLOW) and I was actually lucky enough to be the winner. Woo Hoo

This photo was taken at a Family Fun Day at Forster Keys which is just down the end of the street and a bit further to where we live, we meet up with our good friends and spent the arvo watching the speed boats. It was a great afternoon out and the boats where especially noisy but that was half the fun.
This was my first entry into the challenge site and I'll be hopefully working on the next one tomorrow which will be pushing it before the end of the month. Why don't you come along and join in the fun, they are a bunch of lovely ladies Aussie Crafts Creations and Challenges.
The next lot of layouts that I'm uploading are also for a challenge site on Facebook Scrapsidaisy Scraplift Challenges and I have also been lucky enough to win one of their challenges as well. Their site is a weekly challenge and for me I can not always get to do a layout for these guys as sometimes work gets in the way. The following layouts are what I have entered so far.
This challenge was "Bling", I always love bling challenges and I had only recently purchased some silver and gold pp's for my stash so it worked out perfectly and I also had the perfect photo as we'd recently been to a 50th Birthday party and the theme was "Hats" and I had worn a silver one PERFECT.


The next challenge was "Purple & Green", this one was a challenge but I didn't go with the traditional green I went for Aqua and again I was lucky enough to actually have another photo of myself in a dress no less when hubby and I went out for Valentines Day dinner.

This is the challenge that I actually won and I was so very happy as I was so impressed with my layout especially considering it's very rare I'll scrap a photo of myself without someone else in it.


The next challenge was an interesting one it was a 1, 2, 3, 4 challenge
1 button (only)
2 circles (only)
3 photos (only)
4 flowers (only)
you could use anything else on your layout just nothing more of the above four elements. This one I had some great photo's of David from out day out at the Honeycomb Farm in January this year with Leane & Tom, it was an awesome day out even though it was very hot.
The good thing about this challenge was I actually used mainly old things from my stash, the only new product I think was the flair button with the bee everything else is years old as you can all probably see. (that's any old time scrappers anyway)

The next challenge was an inspiration challenge, we had to use the following

For this challenge I had a photo of my Nan, and I don't think we actually have many more of her, she past away when I was only 8 years old so 35 years is a long time ago. My mum's family came from an era when it was a struggle for money so photo's are few and far between as they didn't have the money for a camera let alone having them developed.

I actually used some of my own Cremen Creations products on this layout and went vintage.

So this one is the last challenge for this post as this weeks challenge I will be entering into another challenge as well which means doing a post just for it.
This challenge was to use Brown/Green and at least 10cm of lace, the week that this challenge was due my god daughter came along with her mum to bingo with mum and I on Tuesday night and we took selfies when the night was over. The photo turned out perfect for this challenge and the papers I had chosen to use.
One thing I loved about my layout when it was finished was the combination of old and new products, always good to use stuff from your stash but it's also nice when you've got new goodies to play with.
So that's me for this very long post, to all of you who pop by I look forward to your comments.
Happy Crafting

Saturday, September 20, 2014

End of Summer Sale over at Bearly Mine Designs

So why don't all you wonderful crafters out there head on over to Bearly Mine Designs and grab yourself and an amazing bargin as there is a great sale happening at the moment.

I'm sure you will be able to find a pack of digital pattern papers that will suit your needs as they are all beautiful papers and there are also plenty of new ones to choose from as well as the older ones.

I also hope that you all pop on over the challenge blog and have a go at the current challenge for this month which is a colour challenge.

There are some great prizes up for grabs from our wonderful sponsors

the winner also wins a £15 voucher to Bearly Mine Designs shop.

So come on over and join in the fun and also make sure you pop into the shop and pick up a bargin or two.

Hope to see you all entering the challenge.

Happy crafting.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Autumn Colours at Bearly Mine Designs

So I've already been back at work for two weeks and I have no idea where the time has gone, I've been really struggling everything at the moment even though I'm only committed to two cards a month.

I've actually been trying to spend at least one of my days off with my hubby having date days or nights if we have the same days off together and trying to find time to get into my craft room is sometimes really hard with working full time, I've sometimes just got nothing left after a day at work.

I would like to firstly say thank you to all the amazing entries into last months "Anything Goes"challenge there was an enormous amount of entries.

So this month we have a lovely challenge over at Bearly Mine Designs at it is a colour challenge which can be a lot of fun.

The colours to use are

I found these to be beautiful colours to work with and again I was really lucky that I had the perfect image already coloured to use making my life a little bit easier and quicker.

I enjoyed making this card but it did take quiet a while for everything to fall (no pun intended) into place but we got there in the end.
The products I've used are
Bearly Mine Designer Extreme Disc pp's
American Craft cs
All Dressed Up digi image
Freckled Fawn wood veneer embellishments
I Am Roses flowers & leaves
Robins Nest dew drops
The challenges I would like to enter this card into are
Crafty Ribbons - Birthday with Ribbon
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Always Anything Goes
Really Resonable Ribbon - Autumn colours with Ribbon or Trim
So that's me for tonight, I'm off to watch Breaking Dawn part 1 & 2 as I'm having terrible withdrawals as I haven't been watching them ALL as often as I would like, yet another thing I'm not finding the time for.
Have a great weekend what ever you are doing and I hope you find sometime for crafting.
Nitey Nite