Jan 28, 2012

January Sketch Challenges to Share

Hi Everyone, here are a few more Sketches for the Jan/Feb Challenge.
Naturally Sweet by Debi Clark

Here is a better look at Debi's border strip, and the cluster in the corner using her mix of flowers.
Hugs & Kisses Card by Debi Clark
With Best Wishes Card by Deb Pulford (CT)
Deb has used the left overs from the Jan Pack and added a button and paper tag, as well as some stamping in Jet Black StazOn. The sentiments were stamped with alphabet stamps, and a black star border along the side with a bit of bling for added zing!  Great tones for a male card.  Thanks girls for your challenges.


Jan 24, 2012

BCV CT Style

Hi Everyone, here are the Blind CropVille layouts from the girls, who did this challenge with Sally.
Anita Bownds
 Claire Apostoloff
What do you think everyone?  I think they did a great job - well done girls, hope you had fun!


January Blind Cropville

The theme for this month's Blind CropVille was "Summertime", and as you can see we have a multitude of summery layouts.  Thanks to all the girls who attended, and to the girls who decided to take their creations home, thanks for coming along.  Now lets take a look at the Master Layout, and what the 2 classes created.
Sally Clark (CT)
Fussy cutting, mounting up, layering, scoring, folding, a bit of journaling and there you have it!
  A close up of the pinwheel flowers.
This shows the lovely bunting, which is mounted up, as are the word tags and border strip.  A touch of ink better defines the lines at the edges.
Angie Wenke

 Heather Bensley
Martine Linehart
 Jennie Seal
 Roz Langridge
 Max Rusk
 Dawn Collins
'Zan Boyle
 Beth Metcalf
Di Corbitt

This month we also have a couple of layouts that the Creative Team created in an online Blind Crop with Sally.  Check out what the girls came up with using the same instructions.  Their layouts will be uploaded to the Blog tomorrow....
Thanks Sally for running that!


Jan 20, 2012

Dec/Jan Sketch Winners

Hi Everyone, time to announce the Sketch Challenge winners.  With the help of the Creative Team girls we have chosen the following challenges as the winning entries.
Sketch Layout - Sitting Pretty by Gillian Hume
Sketch Card - 21 by Angie Wenke
Congratulations to both girls for your wonderful entries, and you can call into Scrapville to receive your Prize Pack, or email Janet for further details.

For those of you that have not yet done your Jan/Feb Sketch Challenges, go and have a look at Anita's gorgeous Sketches.  She's done a terrific job, so join in girls.


Sharing More Sketches

Hi Everyone, today we have some more Sketches to share with you all.  I hope you enjoy the creations completed by the Creative Team girls as much as I do.
For You Card by Sally Clark (CT)
Sally has used a bit of Sassafrass Lass to make her Card.  Her gorgeous image has been stamped and coloured by hand.  An eyelet lace border punch edges the top and bottom of the image nicely, and the flower and button hold the sentiment.
Sally has co-ordinated the inside of the card with the border strip from her PP, and inked the edges.  Thanks Sally.
High School Dayz by 'Zan Boyle
'Zan has used the Glimmer Mist Chalk ink to mist her background, using masks to the front.  The border punched strips are layered, and the B&W photo distressed on the edges and mounted.  The lovely half MS doileys, also misted with the chalk, look great.  The brads and 3D stickers work well with the OA rubons to embellish up the school theme.
The text paper on the bunting is joined with bling and string to adorn the corner.
Year Nine Graduation by Roseanne Cook
This one just missed out on beating the Pumpkin, but I wanted to share it with you anyway.  The colours work well, and I loved the Glimmer Mist on the Glitter Cardstock and masking the circles in the centre.  The photo of Sophie is further highlighted by the nested flowers either side.  Thanks Roseanne.

Don't forget to join in for our Jan/Feb Sketch Challenges.  This one finishes as the pumpkin strikes - with love, on February 14th.


Jan 18, 2012

More Krafty Layouts

Hi Everyone, I have more Krafty Layouts from the January Fun Day Pack to share with you all.  Just loving what everyone is doing with Fun Day, and very excited to see all these wonderful layouts coming in.
Hey Buddy by Anita Bownds (CT)
Anita has used a Fiskars Apron Lace border punch to shape the white cardstock, and doodled on the edges using a  Copic Multiliner.  The daisy flower was punched out of the Kraft PP's using a Fiskars Heidi Grace Medium  Palm Punch, with an added bling to the centre.  And isn't Buddy's colouring just gorgeous?  He looks very comfortable perched up there!

Anita has also made the leaves from Kraft PP, and used a template to trace and cut the large daisy from another Kraft PP.  The spattering of Paint in white and blue breaks up the black background.  The cluster looks very effective, and the use of colour against the Kraft works well.  Great page Anita.
1941 by Beth Metcalf
Beth has used a photo of her mother as a toddler as a focus for her layout, and such a beautiful photo too.  This pack really lends itself to a variety of themes, suiting this layout perfectly, yet also worked against Anita's bright contrasts above they give off a different effect.  I think Beth's use of a heritage theme has worked well, with the burnt tag and text paper, crumpled and folded, just enough.  A bit of bling in the black lace trim and the bright red paper rose are also a nice touch.

Well done girls, so excited to see what else comes in!


Jan 17, 2012

More January Pack Creations

The January My Minds Eye pack has been fantastic, the girls are getting so much out of it.  I hope you all are being inspired to get into some serious creating with this one.  I have some more to share with you today, so be sure to leave the girls a comment - they LOVE comments...
Congratulations by Anita Bownds (CT)
Anita has made this beautiful card using a Fiskars Lace border punch, BasicGrey stamp and Papercraft sentiment stamp.  Complimented with the pack by stamping onto the MME Kraft give it a natural feel, and the bow sitting on the border strip softens it even more.  I think this card looks stunning.  Well done Anita.
My Boy by Deb Pulford (CT)
Deb has turned a simple design into a stunning layout.  How easy is it to usilize all those extra little bits and pieces from your pack to create a layout like this?  Adding a bit of dimension by mounting up the pinwheels once backed onto black cardstock has tied them into the theme of the circles, which are also backed with black cardstock.  The multi photo strip sitting on the strip of black punched cardstock looks really nice, and a nice touch to a boys layout. A little doodling in white onto the cardstock title is also another way to get a bit more mileage out of your diecut letters.  Well done Deb.

Thanks for looking everyone, and please feel free to leave the girls a little comment.


Jan 16, 2012

CT Sketches for Jan/Feb

How are you going with those Sketches?  Today we are sharing some more Sketches from the girls to give your inspiration a little boost. I hope you are enjoying the challenge as much as I am enjoying seeing all these wonderful layouts and cards.  There's plenty of time to get on board, so come on girls......
Dylan by Sally Clark (CT)
Sally has used a very boyish range from Prima to complete her layout.  A border of light inking and baker's twine stitching brings in the colours from the PP's.  Scallop punches and scallop border punches tie these papers in together.
The bunting uses the woodgrain paper, which Sally has then tied together with the Jillibean Bakers Twine.
Here we can see better the mounting of the journal tag and scallop border, which is also layered.  Well done Sally.
Bloom by Claire Apostoloff (CT)
How many of us can remember this day?  My oh my - they were SO little!  Claire has done this little girl proud with Crate Paper and Echo park layered PP's, Webster's and Imaginisce embellies, a MM brass dragonfly punchies.  A great combination.
Using a Twiddlybits flourish and layering some flower punchies with a bling or button in the centre is a nice corner adornment for the photo.
An interesting take on the bunting is the floral kind; punchies, ribbons and trims, some pearls and you end up with a very fresh floral bunting.
The border embellies include this fine little metal dragonfly by Making Memories, a doily cut in half and a strip of PP for a ribbon.  Another inspirational layout Claire, well done.

As for the Card Sketches, we would also like to share these little gems.
Make a Wish by Anita Bownds (CT)
It's great to see just how much the girls are getting out of their Monthly Packs.  Anita has used a stamped cutout of the castle, handmade leaves behind the crocheted flower and some cut outs from the text paper which blend in with the white doily.  The border punched strips add a nice layer, well done Anita.
Card by Claire Apostoloff (CT)
Claire has tried a bit of stamping onto black cardstock, then coloured the petals.  The colours help define each area in this card, and the flower and pink border strip really make it pop.
Here we can see better the white and yellow colouring on the flowers.  Well done Claire.

Jan 15, 2012

January/Februay Sketches

Hi Everyone, and welcome to the latest Sketch Challenge for January.  I would like to thank Anita (CT) for creating the Sketches for Scrapville's Jan/Feb Challenge, and I know you're going to love them!  With our Sketch Challenges you will have until Pumpkin Time on 14th (............... love is in the air.......) February to get them in.  Plenty of time to get creative, so let's see what you can do with these wonderful Sketches created by Anita.
Jan/Feb Layout Sketch
Jan/Feb Card Sketch
Now let's take a look at what the girls have done.
Sport's Day by Anita Bownds (CT)
Anita has used most of the January Monthly Pack to do her Sketch, and isn't it just stunning?!  A great combination of the papers, lace and layering.  The handmade doilys have come up a treat too.
Detail of the beautiful bunting, layering of the text paper, border punchouts and punched flowers.  A bit of bling, some string, stamping, DM and a spattering of black paint finish it off.
Just beautiful Anita.

Model Material by Deb Pulford (CT)
Deb has used a photo of Kloe, a friend's daughter, and what a stunning photo - that teenage distant look....  I love the colours in this layout, they really compliment the white space and focus on the photo, which is what we want.  The Japanese papers in the border cutouts and along the photo blend in well, as do the hand made flowers and butterfly punchies.  Gorgeous Deb, well done.

I will share more of the girls beautiful work shortly, and hope you will leave the girls lots of comments about their work as they continue to inspire your creative world.


Last Sketch

Hi Everyone, here are the final challenges for the Dec/Jan Sketches.  Thanks for playing along everyone, we've seen some creative and interesting layouts come through.
Sitting Pretty by Gillian Hume

I like the black & white theme Gillian.  Your flowers and bling give it a burst of colour, drawing the eye to the black & white photo.  A nice balance of colours in the middle circles as well.  Well done, and thanks for sharing.

Life Moments Card by Roseanne Cook
Roseanne has used a lovely mix of pink, red and green on her sketch card.  She has used stamping, and added to these by giving them a bit of clear dimenstion with DM.  Well done, and thanks for sharing.


Jan 13, 2012

More Fun Day Creations

 Love of Cars by Roz Langridge
Roz has put together a eclectic collage of the Kraft papers, using double prints of the same photo to emphasise the story.  Handmade flowers from the text paper, lightly inked, also add to the theme.  The black cardstock cutouts add to the floral cluster.
Here we can see the lovely lace trim border and the cutouts, along with the handmade flowers.
Cousins by 'Zan Boyle.
'Zan has used her pack to do another layout, this time of her siblings and cousins at a very young age.  The background paper and the pinwheels certainly tie in with the theme of this era, and the remember tag is telling the story.  The text paper is torn and lightly inked, and layered on a bit of Kraft.  The already has an appropriate definition which adds to the story.

Well done ladies, we certainly have some wonderful layouts using the My Minds Eye Monthly Pack.  Don't forget, if you don't have yours yet, pick one up or order it now, you still have until the 31st January to get your challenges in.