Apr 30, 2012

A Little Spin...

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to share a couple of layouts that have been hiding away in my back room.  These are layouts that I changed up a bit, just to show you how to make it work for you.  One was a Grunge Class, and the other was a Blind CropVille.
All Day Brunch by Janet Watt (CT)
This had actually been sitting in my "Work in Progress" stash for a while, and I wanted to show how you can use different colours to change it up - or put a bit of spin on it.
There's quite a bit of distressing in this layout, using the distressing tool, distress inks and Glimmer Mist. Oh, and considerable violent scrunching on the flowers...
We also got to play wit the Cricut to do this layout, and that was a lot of fun.  The leaves look great cut in two parts with the tops adhered only at the stems so they sit up.
This is what we started with... 
Perfect by Sally Clark (CT)
and secondly...
Dinner and a Show by Janet Watt (CT)
Yes, very sad!  This is how we spend our holidays, camping and relaxing.  I was very tempted to call this layout "Dish Pig", but I got too much humour out of the current title!  Again, there was a bit of distressing on this layout, and a bit of Dimensional Magic for added shine.  The tree is a chip shape, and I covered that in Chalkboard Glimmer Mist, which I love.  The little fussy cut hearts are from the Jillibean Monster range that I was itching to use, and the pirate paper with it little embossed skulls just added a bit of aghhhrrrrrr.....
 I did Dimensional Magic a few of the eyes to make them pop up a bit more, then inked the edges and layered them.
Oh my goodness.... the chip letters were white, and I inked them red.  The papers are torn and inked and overlap.  The charming photos are mounted so that you can really get a good look at camping man.
and this is the initial layout... 
Love by Sally Clark (CT)
 This is a tad "prettier" than mine, but I did want to blokey it up a bit.
I used the same style leaves on my tree, and added dimension to the eyes.  I substituted the butterflies with random skulls, covered with Dimensional Magic and mounted up.  Instead of scalloped and straight edges I tore mine.

I hope you've enjoyed my little show and tell.  It's good to show you how to change things up a little to make a layout work for you, .... and I get to have a little fun scrapping every so often!


Apr 29, 2012

More Layouts to share

Hi Everyone, today we are sharing a layout from the Handmade Patchwork pack from LilybeeDesign, which has been used to complete the Sketch.  With such a variety of colours, this range really can be used to suit many layouts for either a masculine or feminie styled layout.  Anita has used the softer pastel range on her layout, and they look great.
My Girl by Anita Bownds
 A beautiful layout using the Sketch designed by Anita.
The soft pink pom pom trim and the elegant frame both make for a very soft and girly effect.  Well done Anita.
Dream by Jennie Seal
Jennie has used embossed paper in white and border stips in greys with punched edging.  These work in really well with the lovely B&W photo of her daughter.  The handmade flower and embellishments all work in well together.  Well done Jennie.

Don't forget everyone, pumpkin time is Monday night......  all Monthly Pack Challenge layouts/cards need to be in by then to be in the running for a prize.


April/May Layouts to share

Sketch Layout
Pay Back by Sally Clark (CT)
When it comes to Teenage Sons, Pay Back is clearly just Fully Sick!!  You need to read the journaling too!  Sally has used a bit of stamping for filling in the white space on the background cardstock.  She has also added some brads to each scallop for added interest.
Sally has hand stitched some ric-rac underneath and around a journaling circle, before using it to journal on. Sally has cut the ends off some bling brads and stuck them to the centre of some flower buttons.
Sally loved the bright colours in this range of papers from Jillibean Soup.  Layering of the borders with a bit of shape tweaking and a row of stitching adds a bit of dimension.  Lovely layout Sally.
Monthly Pack Layouts
Love Live Laugh by Judy Laracy
Leigh Beautiful Boy by Jennie Seal
Who would have thought you could get such a mix with this pack?  Wonderful work by the girls, they are all beautiful layouts.


Apr 26, 2012

More April Creations

Hi Everyone, today we are sharing more creations from our April Monthly Pack.  I hope you are lucky enough to have one and have been playing.
Homer by Sally Clark (CT)
1971 by Sally Clark (CT)

I hope you've enjoyed seeing the two very different layout variations using our Handmade Patchwork Pack from LilybeeDesign.  It's amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it, and we are lucky to have such talented girls on the Creative Team to show you how.  Looking forward to sharing more with you soon.


Apr 25, 2012

Blind Crop Layouts

It seems this post got a little way layed  whislt I was waiting on some photos from both classes, so I have decided to just upload this and add the rest later.  Apologies for the delay to those of you who have been waiting.  With this month's BCV the girls had a bit of stitching to do, cutting and distressing, as well as a spot of painting. Thanks to Sally for designing the layout.
Turn Back Time by Sally Clark (CT)

 Parade Time by Roz Langridge
 Three Sisters by Julie C
Great Nan & Pop by Judith Young
Poverty Hut by Pam Whiltshire
Let's Party by Max Rusk
Turn Back Time by Dawn Collins
Beach Stroll by Zan Boyle

Thanks for playing along girls.


Sketch Challenges & Winners

Hi Everyone, with the help of the Creative Team girls we have chosen the following challenges as the winning entries for the March/April Sketch Challenge.  Thanks to everyone who entered, we love seeing what you come up with.  So without further ado, our winners are:
All Smiles Layout by Gillian Hume
Thinking of You Card by Kylie gW
Congratulations to Gillian and KgW for your wonderful entries, we are satisfied that the elements are in the right places and the sketch is easily recognized. 

You can call into Scrapville to receive your Prize Pack, or email Janet with your mailing details.  All challenges require a minimum of 4 entries before prizes will be awarded.  

We also have some current Sketch Challenges to share, and will share this post to show them.  Close off for the challenge is midnight 14th May.
 Truckloads of Fun by Claire Apostoloff (CT)
Claire has done a wonderful job with her sketch, using chipboard shapes, Glimmer Mist and Bakers Twine.  Turning the Sketch has given it a different perspective, and I love that the chipboard truck worked in so well with that great photo of pure joy!
 The chipboard and layering of the border strips, and misting.
Cherish & Delight by Zan Boyle
Zan has used lots of distressing on her papers, texture in the borders and layering.  Bright and happy colours for family snaps!

Thanks again for sharing girls.


Apr 17, 2012

More April Inspiration

Hi Everyone, we're back with more inspiring creations from our LilybeeDesign's Handmade Patchwork Pack.  Hard to believe that all these came from the same pack.  Look on and see what you think.
Quilt Stash by 'Zan Boyle
Zan has used her Handmade Patchwork pack to display her quilting stash. Although Zan has created a multi photo layout it still has lots of white space, the red frames and mounting up helps to draw each one to the eye, and she has used her journalling as a border around them all to tell the story.
Loving the bunting title and the patchwork block. Well done.

Here we can see the journaling around all the photos and shapes, and the layering.
For You Card by Zan Boyle
This is such a lovely card, beautiful colours, bunting, flowers, trims, decorative edges and patterns.
On the inside Zan has continued the bunting  with a little added quilting quotation.  This really is so nice IRL.  Well done.
Kloe by Deb Pulford (CT)
Deb has used very clean lines and shapes on her layout. I like the simplicity of this with all the white space (although patterned!) and the top and bottom borders bringing in a bit of red to balance it out. It works really well, nice Deb.
No. 1 Boy by Heather Bensley
Heather has given her background a dash of Red and Yellow Glimmer Mist, and added lots of interesting little bundles of interest all around her gorgeous photo.
Heather has used a piece of the gingham fabric to make the top of the bunting, made a brad with coordinating patterned paper with her i-Top and brightened it up with a handmade daisy.
 More gingham, some misting, inking and layering.
A touch of machine stitching, banners, more brads, misting and layering.  Lots of little bits of inspiration.

This Pack has such a great mix of colours to work with, and heaps of goodies that will give everyone something they can use with their own particular styles. I hope you are getting lots of inspiration from all these wonderful creations.


Apr 15, 2012

The Final Mar/Apr Sketches

Hi everyone, here are the final challenges for the March/April Sketches. Class commitments prevented me from getting this up earlier, but alas they did beat the pumpkin!
Sweet Tooth by Nicole McNamara
Chloe has obviously got a sweet tooth, and we all recognize the "without" photo as we imagine ourselves sitting there and not having chocolate! The colours work well together and the bees are very cute!
A light twisting of the ribbons adds a bit of softness and dimension to the page.
First Day of School by Roseanne Cook
Although a bit hard to see, the glittered border strips look great, as does the red machine stitching around the photo frames. The coloured pencils add a nice touch to school photos, and this sketch is a great way to get those photos on a page.
For You Card by Roseanne Cook
Roseanne has stamped and coloured her images, added scrunching, inking and mounting with lots of white space. Lovely colours.
 Fab Four by Melany (Naples)
"This is a LO named the Fab Four, because here I am with my boyfriend and our two dearest friends, Walter and Mario. They come from Rome (and I live in Naples). And they spent my birthday bash weekend with me."

We will be announcing winners in a few days, so stay tuned. In the mean time check out the NEW Sketch Challenges!