Friday 15 February 2013

CG scrap challenge #2

Hi all, it has been a long long time I have had to take a break from scrapping for personal reasons but I am slowly getting back into it. I have only the one layout to share with you and it is my entry for this months CG Scap Challenge as part of the DT. Thankfully they were happy with me having a break and are a lovely group of ladies who work very hard to set up the monthly challenges with lovely prizes so please have a go at joining in :)

The challenge this month is to scrap anything as long as it has some blue in it, the only rules are it has to be a scrap project, it has to include at least 1 photo and for this challenge it has to include something blue. My layout only has a little blue in it but after so long away I struggled to find inspiration until I openened one of my kits and found this fabulous sequin waste which makes a great "background paper" adding lots of texture and bling :)

Here is the entire layout once again featuring my daughter showing off :)

The kit contained fabric and I used some to cover some self cover buttons I have (you can find them at any good fabric shop)

Finally I just had to use this frame it suits the photos so perfectly :) They are from Prima and come in a pack of 12 with various little sayings and I am in love with them ;

So anyhow there is my return, hopefully I still have some readers left and please do pop by the CG Scrapbook blog to see the other DT projects, Michelle x

Monday 15 October 2012

October at the CG Scrapbook challenge

This month for the CG Scrapbook challenge we have the theme of Autumn and a wonderful sponsor with some lovely digi scrap kits for us to use from Stamping Dragon Designs. Now if like me you go DIGI ahh no and run and hide don't be scared as I will talk you through how a comitted paper scrapper who can't craft without getting messy can still use the gorgeous digi kits out there to create a hybrid page :)

Here is my page as you can see I was not literal with Autumn but adapted it to what I wanted to use this kit with, this gorgeous picture of my Nan who we sadly lost a few months ago;

To start with I decided I wanted to use the pretty frame that came with the kit and using photo editing software I added it to the photo. It is very simple to do all you need is to use your photo as the background then create a second layer and add your frame (or other element) to that layer. You can then size, and move the element to how you want it. Whilst you are fiddling with it don't worry if your photo in the background looks blurry once you are done it will sort it self out.
I printed out two of the pretty papers onto to normal printer paper and used some deckle edge scissors to pretty the edges up. The well what I call "The Bookmark" lol, the lady stamp and the boot (times 2) I printed onto plain white card as I knew I wanted to fussy cut them and pop them up. The "Bookmark" and lady stamp were simply cut out but the boot I had printed twice and cut out the rose on the second one to give an extra layer and dimension. I added a paper doily, Butterfly (it's a hat pin bought for £1.50 from a local haberdashery then the pin removed) and my title from my stash.
I am now far more confident to use some of the fabulous digi kits that are out there and hope you visit our sponsor and give them a go too x

Saturday 15 September 2012

CG Scrapbook Challenge

I am over the moon to announce that I have been asked to join the DT at the Card's Galore Scrapbook challenge and here is my first DT page for them. To join in the fun head over to CG Scrapbooking Challenge and give it a go. The challenge this month is to use Patchwork and is sponsored by the wonderful Judie at Crafty Emblies which is a site you should really check out.
Anyhow without further gassing from me here is my layout for this challenge;

The layout feature my daughter having a teenage strop at age 7 last year. It started off very patchworky then I kind of got carried away with it being the first time I had my scrapping stuff out since the move and used plenty of my new Quirky Kits kit, masks, mists and gesso and some Purple Pumpkin sneaked in there too. I followed the sketch at Scrapology and added hexagons to enter this into their challenge this month.
I hope you like my 1st project back in scrapping land and would love to hear your thoughts thank you for taking time to visit me x

Friday 14 September 2012

CCW September Scrapmap

I am a little late in posting my layout this month all the new school stuff is taking up so much of my time. If you pop over to the Creative Craft World challenge blog you will see the sketch and wonderful pages from the DT. Here is mine;

My layout demonstrates my youngest having one of his now all too common tantrums! He was not impressed we wouldn't let him take Lightening home but he grows so quickly he probably wouldn't fit in it now! I hope you will all join in the fun and maybe win a prize :)

Friday 7 September 2012

Creative Craftworld Blog hop winner

Just a quick post from me to announce the winner from the Rainbow bloghop. All names were put in a hat and the winner chosen by my three year old was.........


Congratulations Nicky I chose some fab sunshiney goods from Creative Craft World and Lou is going to post them directly to you so if you can email let Lou know you won my (Michelle's) giveaway on the blog hop and include your address she will get your prize out to you :)

Thank you everyone for all the wonderful comments x

Wednesday 5 September 2012


This is my first ever attempt at joining in with the "What's on your workdesk Wednesday". I have finally got my scrapping stuff out after the move and have my first Quirky Kits Kit, the Epiphany crafts tool I won and lots of inspiration along with some photo's I think will work;

I doubt it will ever look quite this tidy again but seeing as my "workdesk" is also the dining table it won't be too bad or else we won't eat lol.
Don't forget you still have time to enter the Creative Craft World bloghop giveaway and my own giveaway here so pop along and look at all the posts now they are up a couple of the other DT are doing little giveaways too so I think there are 4 chance to win over all :D

Saturday 1 September 2012

You are our Sunshine - Creative Craft World Birthday Blog Hop

Today it is my turn to share a yellow creation with you for the Creative Craft World Birthday Blog Hop.
As soon as I knew I had the colour Yellow the song "You are my Sunshine" jumped into my head, I remember my mum singing it to me and my brother and I always sang it to my monkeys it is a family tradition  which I hope my monkeys will continue as well  :)

I decided to make a canvas of my sunshine - my four monkeys and used a photo I made using Photoshop for the new facebook timeline big picture on the top of your page. Each of the photo's were from our trip out for Alex's 3rd birthday and show all my monkeys posing away especially the younger two!

I coloured the canvas using Dylusions inks and stencils and a white journalling pen for the stenciling. 
I deocrated the canvas with some American Crafts Amy Tangerine Sketchbook papers and trims with a bit of fussy cutting, some Purple Pumpkin buttons and a stamp about family. With the title I wanted to follow the sun rays and changed the my to our so that my husband didn't feel left out :)

I hope you like the project and it gives you the push to try taking your scrapping off the page :) You should have already seen the wondrous creations of Susi on day one with Red and Sarah on day two with Orange if you missed them then head back to Creative Craft World to start at the begining there are some wonderful prizes along the way and a grand prize if you comment on each day's post during the week. Tomorrow you have a wonderful project from Trish for Green and believe me you don't want to miss it!

Finally as well as everyone who comments on all the blogs over the week being in a chance to win their own pot of gold everyone who comments on my post during the week will be entered into a sunshine prize from me. All comments must be in by 6th September and I will and announce a winner on the 7th September. Good Luck to everyone :)