Sunday 24 November 2013

24th Nov - Sketch

We have another lovely sketch from Valerie today, she took inspiration from Hilde's grid layout this time.

Here are the design teams takes;
I usually don't use skechs but anytime I use one I love how fast I can finish my layout, tha hardest part of the work is already done with a sketch! I decided to use only one photo and complete the grid just with papers and embellishments.

I love grids because you can use differents papers in just one work. The papers are from the collection "From me to you" from Pebbles and I simply love it!

Sketches are my favourite way to start a layout - always an easy way to get back to scrapbooking as well!
I kept quite close to the sketch except for the left bigger picture and patterned paper. The title fitted better on the bottom as well. And I DID include woodgrain - can you spot it?!

November is Movember, you knew that, didn't you?
My husband is trendy, and of course he lets his moustache grow the entire month:

You will recognize the over all design with the squares etc from the sketch, but I added a tag with the main photo, a banner an replaces the circles with tags.

I had to ink the wood flags in black, or they weren't visible at all. Masculine papers made it easy to make a masculine page.

Does your husband do the Movember?

I took a few liberties with my take, as it is very uncommon for me to have photos that would likely be trimmed to the tiny size of the squares in the sketch, but I kept the grid design...
and threw in lots of snowflakes for the circular elements...
as inspired by the trendy, chalkboard title from Simple Stories.  I just picked up their December Documented collection and can't seem to put it down.  LOVE!


I love a sketch challenge and decided to use a bigger photo over the grid the pattern using a chipboard polaroid frame.  I decorated each of my squares and then found this 'beautiful' photo of my kids.

This challenge was easy peasy for an engineer. I just took out my ruler and made a grid ;)

On this page I used Crate paper Flea Market and Crafter's Workshop stencils

Guest designer -Gosia

"In my country the beginning of autumn was totally perfect! Days was sooo bright and sunny, sky was azure and trees was full of colorful leaves. One day of October, after work, I took my Sister's camera and I went to nearby park. It was really amazing idea. For the rest of my day I remained in very good mood.

This one time, I didn't rampage with mixed-media, I focused on pure base with fine gold splashing.

To this scrap, I used mix of few papers like Glitz Design, Studio Calico and American Crafts.

I didn't stamp the background, as everytime, but I cut off stamped stars fro 3rd Eye. I also used arrows and space for journaling with wood theme.

Thanks to Gosia for being our guest designer this month, she did a great job!

Get creating and link your layouts up to the side bar for a chance to be our guest designer.

Sunday 17 November 2013

October's Winner

It is time to pick the winner for October and there were so many lovely entries it was not easy.

First a few that caught our eyes:

Mrude Magda Deberny 


And the winner is:


Elvira de Souza - congrats your page is just AMAZING ♥

 Elvira please contact Anna at, and she will arrange for you to get your prize.

Thanks to everyone that entered we love seeing your creations!

Sunday 10 November 2013

10th Nov - Tic TacToe

Today we have a tic tac toe challenge for you! All you need to do is pick a line from the gird, any line straight or diagonal and create a layout using them, easy!

Here's what the design team created:

I went with the middle line of the grid twine, buttons and triangles. With those things, I thought bunting was a must!! The photo is of one of my gorgeous nephews born in the spring!

For my tic-tac-toe challenge I chose Glitter-Washi tape-Chipboard. I use a photo of my cats playing along in this very fun pose, It looks like they were falling from the sky holding hands LOL. I mist the background and made a little layering behind the photo.
You can find the glitter on the tittle "C@TS", the washi tape on the layering and the chipboard on the green tag behind the photo

What a fun challenge! I haven't done a TicTacToe challenge before and it was quite hard to decide.
In the end I went for the first line: Glitter - Washi Tape - Chipboard

I picked the bottom horizontal line for my layout: Chipboard, triangles, gold.
Chipboard: a mix of raw, unpainted chipboard (title) and ready made patterned chipboard (Arrows and "documented)
Triangles: There are triangles in the mask I used for my inked backround
Gold: On top and bottom: wide washi with golden dots. Gold rubons (Arrows, circles, stars, month tag)

I went with masks, sequins and gold for my page.  I used the Tando sunburst mask with texture paste as a base then a golden tag and golden writing on chipboard from Crate Paper as well as a few blue sequins.

I chose to make my tic-tac-toe, vertically down the far left side, by using glitter, polka dot Washi tape, and chipboard alphas.  Once again, I was inspired by my October JBS Mercantile Papercrafting Kit and, of course, my cutie pies.  I know.  I'm completely biased ;).
LOVE the pie chart trend, and anchoring one in behind all that yummy word art with machine stitches...
worked perfectly with my mixed-alpha title.

I choose Glitter + Twine + Masks for my page and this is it:

For my tic tac toe challenge, I went with a diagonal line and used glitter, buttons and gold. I started with a 4x6 photo of my husband. I wanted to work with colors that would complement all of the blue in the photo (the water and the cloudy sky) so I chose papers with shades of cream, grey and teal.
The biggest challenge I faced while making this layout was figuring out how to get gold and glitter onto a masculine layout. I decided "subtle" was the way to go. I added a little splash of gold and just a touch of glitter. I used blue glitter letter stickers by Maggie Holmes and mounted my photo onto some charcoal POW glitter cardstock by American Crafts. I also dusted some gold glitter paint onto my black buttons.

Guest designer -Gosia
“In the beginning, I had very big problem! I didn't know, which line I should have chosen, because I appreciate most of possible combinations. So, I chose glitter, washi tape and chipboard. Therefore, everything was quite simple, and with smile on my face, I was splashing and stamping.
When I saw dreamcatcher - new chipboard and stamp from 3rd Eye, I knew, that I'm in love (one more time!).

For making a texture lo and feathers, I took acrylic modeling paste, in which I made stamps.

Chipboards were covered with glitter.

Please link up your lovely creations to the new linky over at the side bar, you have until 8th December to complete this months challenges, so that plenty of time to get creating and if you win you could be our guest designer for a month!
Happy scrapping!