Sunday, 15 December 2013

Orange Paperie December Challenge

I have attempted Kim's December challenge for Orange Paperie.
Gold Silver and white.

I have tried to create my own background on white cardstock and have used lace and trims across the centre. I have stamped a honeycomb in silver and gold onto the inked background. Then embellished with gold pearls and silver gems.

With the gorgeous photo it was easy to find a title with Mary's help! Little music man. And thanks to Annette for the tiny letters to make the title coming out of the saxophone!

First layout for a couple of months from the looks of it, I need to get back to practicing. Lol. Oh well. Practice makes perfect.

Thanks for stopping by.

Love Bec

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Orange Paperie October Challenge

Good afternoon,

Finally had the chance to finish my attempt at the Orange Paperie challenge

October challenge was Black and White with a Splash of Colour.

Had the day off today to finish my layout, I started last weekend.

I was thinking of turquoise as my splash of colour however I fell into the trap of using my favourite colour, teal.  I love it and feel it keeps my layout neutral rather than zingy.  I want the photo to be the focus!

Here it is followed by a few close ups.  I have also experimented with a new technique of watercolour around the edges of all my pattern papers, also used lots of texture plus crackle medium from Craft Queen. 

Thanks for popping in

Love Bec 

Monday, 30 September 2013

Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch September #4

Good Afternoon People,

I am cutting it fine but would like to upload my attempt at the most recent Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch #4 for September.

Here is the link to the Kaisercraft blog

I have used the sketch in at a different angle so I have uploaded it to show you the way I have looked at it.

Here is my attempt at this sketch...

I have used the technologic collection, with PP's Gigabyte and Delete.  Also used the cogs wooden flourishes from Kaisercrat

My title is from Dr Seuss, saying TODAY was good TODAY was fun, TOMORROW is another one!

I have used ribbon and metal embellishments.

Once again I have had a fabulous time on this Kaisercraft Sketch, I have enjoyed every sketch this month using up some fab photos of my gorgeous nephews. 

Have a great week guys
Thanks for taking a peek.
Love Bec

Friday, 27 September 2013

Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch September Wk 3

I have spent yesterday and today on my attempt for Kaisercraft's Saturday Sketch for week 3.
I have attached the sketch to work from and attached my attempt layout.
My layout uses Kaisercraft's Save the date range.
Pp's include Streamers, Burst, and Milestone. I have also used the Save the date alphas.
I think these papers suit the photo of my nephews first birthday perfectly. They are bright and yet retro. Great designs from Kaisercraft!
Hope you like it.
Thanks for taking a peek!
Love Bec

Friday, 20 September 2013

Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch September #2

Good Morning Folks

This weekend I have worked on another one of the great Kasiercraft Saturday sketches,  I am really enjoying using these sketches to create really bright funky pages and loving my finished product.

Here is the link to the 2nd September Saturday Sketch

Here is the sketch...

And this is my version....

With a few close ups,

I have use papers and tags from the Blast Off Paperpad

My title is a quote from Lightning McQueen as my nephew is on his new LMQ bike.

I have used Kaisercraft's Blast Off PP's including Orbit, Outer Space, and Spaceship. 
The Paper Pad provided tags and pp's for me to punch out all the stars.
I have also used Kaiser's Basic Cardstock Tomato, to add a bit of texture amongst the patterned papers. 
The title is made from Kaiser's chipboard Alphas.

I have used buttons and navy tiny twine to connect the embellishments

Thank you for popping in to take a look.

Love Bec

Friday, 13 September 2013

Orange Paperie Challenge - September

Good Evening Folks,

I have used my day off today to focus on the Orange Paperie Challenge for September set by the Marvelous Mary Bennetts

Pop across and take a look, it's a challenge based on a mood board.  I normally try to relate my layout to the mood board quite literally however this time I have thought outside the box and taken only an element from the image.

Here is the mood board below...

And here is my layout...

Hopefully you can see my inspiration here...

I wanted to use a pie chart to document a day in the life of my 4 yr old nephew so here is my title

And I could have focused on daily tasks of a 4 yr old however I chose to use verbs about learning and discovery for a 4 yr old.  

I came across a saying last minute and chose to hand write it in the corner because I believe my brother and sister-in-law are nuturing two perfect little boys, here is the saying below...

I hope you enjoy this layout which could be considered a different interpretation of Mary's mood board.

Thanks for coming over for a peek

Love Bec

Monday, 9 September 2013

Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch

Here is my attempt at Kaisercraft's Saturday Sketch, posted on the 7th September.

I have attached the original sketch and the pictures of my layout.

The close ups features Kaisercraft shells, which I have added holographic embossing powder to.

I have used
- Kaisercraft Basic Cardstock, Marine, Spearmint, and Lagoon.
- Luna, from the Hippy Girl Collection and Entwine from the Summer Breeze range.
- The parasol and shell wooden flourishes.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Cardabilities Challenge 82

Good Evening All,

I have been watching the Cardabilities Blog for sometime and have been building the courage to attempt one of the challenges.  The quality of cards from everyone are so good.  Anyway here is the blog below for you to have a look

and here is my card and the sketch under that.

I have used a Kaisercraft range of Christmas papers from last year, called Believe.
The chippy flourishes are from Scrapmatts.

This is the sketch.

I have had a creative afternoon at home and here are my other creations, thought you'd like to have a look.

Thanks for having a peek!
Love Bec 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Week 3 with Mary B

Hello Folks,

I thought I'd use some of my spare time to show you Week 3 with Mary B at Marally Craft!
We are having such a fabulous time with her classes that I am falling behind with documenting the journey.

Mary's layout is above and mine below

It's really interesting to see the differences and yet similarities between them.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Triple S over at Orange Paperie

Good morning folks

Sunday morning here and it's warmer this morning than it has been over the last couple of days, no heavy frost to see this morning, thank god.

I am uploading my take on the Triple S challenge for July over at Orange Paperie.

The triple S stands for stamping, stitching and stencilling.

I feel I am running a bit behind this month and have pushed myself to squeeze this one in.  Not enough days off in a week to scrap.

Anyway here are the pictures of my rushed page.

I have used texture paste through the centre of the page with a chevron stencil changing the direction at the centre of the page, knowing I can cover the messy blobs with the photo. I have used washi tape, stitching and plasterers tape in the corners, I also smudged some more texture paste over to add a touch of white. Then I stamped using a row of stars over the dry texture paste. It came out quite bold so I stamped again lightly across the top and bottom to frame the page.

The canvas letters were hot pink to start with so they were inked black, you can still see hints of pink in this picture.  I went with monochromatic on this layout but if I had more stash and time I think I would have added one single colour in places to zing.  Like yellow, red or lime green.

I might do that at a later date.

Anyway I am off to get ready and make the house tidy for our sunday lunch guests of my OH's mum and brother.

Bye xxx 

Sunday, 9 June 2013

These boys are out of this world!

Hey Ladies,

Just here, uploading my entry to Orange Paperie for June's challenge set by Jo

Tags, Tabs & Texture

My layout uses the NEW Blast off Range from Kaisercraft.

I've chosen a set of photos of my nephews enjoying a playground in the Gibralter and thought they look like they are sat on planets.

I am sorry the photo quality is poor but the weather today is typically wintry and the light is appalling. 

I have used one main tag as my title, using the technique I learnt from the creative jumpstart yesterday, I used a blending tool, inks and bubble templates, to make it look quite planet like.  I have used lime twine to add another texture to the title.

I have used chipboard tabs and run them through my cuttlebugs to add different textures.  I have applied inks and embossing powder to give them a shine.

This was a fun layout with great bright colours for my two gorgeous nephews.
The pp's are perfect for such a fab challenge.

Hope you've had a good long weekend

B x

Saturday, 8 June 2013

The next installment...

Hopefully, you already know what mission I have chosen is, if not, the short of it is showing my scrapbooking development as a series of blogs to show you what I achieve in Mary Bennett's ( scrapbooking class at Marally Craft.

So I have covered week 1 already, so the 24th of November 2012, was our next class.

Mary's Miss You layout was using the Periwinkle pattern papers from Kaisercraft.

Here it is

Mary created here, a lovely layout of her father, with the title Miss You, adding blue to the page to sit well with the photo, and sewing around the edges of the photo to show us another technique used in recent scrapbooking.

I chose a photo of my nephew, which unfortunately couldn't be cut into a circle and as I liked the turquoise touches on the top PP, I chose to us the turquoise in my background paper.

Mary, showed us how to distress the edges of our photo frames and how to use other media to layer with like muslin and canvas.
Below is the torn edage with embellishments that we have used to add a point of difference to the page, you can also see the stamping better in the photo below.

Because of the beautiful photo I wanted to keep the layout simple to not attract the eye anywhere but the photo and without knowing it I created quite a fashionable layout with 'White Space'.

Believe me this was without intention. :)

Thank you Mary.

See you soon folks.

B x

It's time to catch up

Hello Blogland,

I am going to try this time to keep up with posting regularly, mainly because I enjoy reading so many of the blogs I find through friends so hopefully you'll be able to catch mine.

Catch up time is to start blogging about the scrapbooking class at Marally Craft, taught by the Marvelous Mary Bennetts (  So if you follow Mary you might find my next few blogs interesting because I want to take you through each class so track my own development and give you an insight to what a lovely class it is to be a part of.
Just in case you are ever travelling through Orange NSW, you could take part one day.

Ok, so I would like to travel all the way back to our first class on the 10th November 2012...

Mary's layout for us was made using Butterfly Kisses from Kaisercraft, as we are quite limited at Marally Craft to mostly Kaiser products so all future layouts will be more than likely to be Kaisercraft.

I think it is such a good starting point for a class, we were all beginners and the layering was perfect to set us on our scrapbooking journey.  We learnt to ink the edges of the layers to soften them, we also used a corner punch to round the corners for an even softer look.

Here is my layout from the day.  Because Butterfly Kisses was a little too bold for the photo I wanted to use I chose to branch out and use Save the Date pattern papers also from Kaisercraft.

Mary, showed us how to create bunting with cricles of pattern paper and bakers twine

In the Save the Date collection the sticker sheet has perfectly co-ordinated pin wheels so I chose to use these as my embellishments.
I had a fantastic day and it shows with me holding up the nearly finished page below.

Thank you Mary!
Hope you can see my simple layout is near to Mary's more detailed layout.

See you soon!

B x