Sunday, 10 April 2016

Sketch Challenge over at The Studio Challenges.

The start of a new month of challenges over at The Studio Challenges blog today and we start the ball rolling with this cute sketch.

I started my layout with a background of banners that I cut with my Silhouette then backed with some gold glitter paper.

For my title I used a PL card and Ephemera from the MME On Trend 2 line that was part of my Like Forever Kit this month.

I also added some splodges with ink in a couple of places and place some of the elements of the sketch over the top.

More ephemera in the bottom corner.

The wooden words on my page were painted white and topped with 3D paint in subtle colours to compliment the layout colours.

I hope you will join us at The Studio Challenges this month and have fun using the sketch.
Here is the link to the blog and please check out the other DT members for inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.
Kerry. xx

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Friendly Challenge - Tic Tac Toe

Hi everyone, I am sharing another friendly challenge today between myself and my dear scrappy friend Helen.
The challenge (set by yours truly) was the Tic Tac Toe challenge below.

Here is my page and I chose the left hand column (sequin's, two photo's and stitching).
The two photo's are from when I attended a celebration evening for those of us who had received a long service award from Tesco.

Here is how many years I have worked at the same store!

Using this month's Like Forever kit for everything on my page except the sequins.

I attached the sequins with my stitching element of the challenge.

Some extra stitching to add interest at the bottom corner.

Here we have Helen's take on the challenge and she has used the bottom row of stitching, pink and grey and doily. The beautiful pink and grey papers are a stack from Hobby Craft.

You can see a doily pocking out from the side of the gorgeous photo of one of Helen's kitty cats wearing a bracelet Her daughter had just finished making.

These stitched hearts really have to be seen to appreciated, just devine!

Well, another month and another challenge under our belt!
Our next challenge is this mood board I put together for us.

Thank you for dropping by.
Kerry. xx

Friday, 1 April 2016

Sweet Peas.

I'm a tad late in posting the latest reveal over at The Studio Challenges which has a Spring inspired theme - scrap with flowers!
As Spring is in the air (in the UK anyway!) we would like to see flowers on your pages. Lots, little or somewhere in between!

For my layout I chose to scrap about my sweet peas. As my plant is a perennial variety I have them bloom year after year in beautiful pink hues.
The paper I found to use as a backdrop to my photo was a sheet I've had for years, I was obviously waiting for this perfect photo! 

I was doing well on scrap busting, this cute butterfly has also been in my stash for more years than I can remember!

I dressed up this wooden tag - a roller stamp with the perfect quote, a little length of twine and coloured the end pink with Sharpie.

This challenge runs until the 10th April so even though I am late sharing there is still time to pretty up those pages with flowers and join in with us at The Studio Challenges.

Thanks for stopping by.
Kerry. xx

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Sweet - but Dribbly!

I have a page I created for the current sketch challenge from Scrap The Girls blog to share with you today.

Here is the sketch.

And here is my take on the sketch using the 'Little Things' kit from Like Forever Kit club.

A close up of the cluster.

Love the acrylic ephemera in the kit.

For more details on this months challenge at Scrap The Girls head on over to their blog HERE.

Sorry it's  such a short post but I am being called to spend time with hubby!
Thanks for stopping by. xx

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Hero's at The Studio Challenges.

Today's challenge reveal at The Studio Challenges is to create a layout featuring your Hero/s or the hero of a family member.

I knew I had to scrap this photo of the two hero's in my life my husband and my father. They were enjoying a silly moment together on Christmas Day. Unfortunately my father passed away suddenly last month so scrapping this photo meant a lot to me.

I played around with the quote 'a dog is for life not just for Christmas' and rewrote it to fit in with this photo and the challenge.

I used part of a star cut file that I had designed and backed a random few with patterned papers. 

As the stars added a lot of interest around the background I decided to keep the embellishing to just the bottom corner of the photo.

I hope you can join in with our challenges this month. The Studio Challenges have this Hero's challenge and a sketch challenge that are both open until 13th March. Plenty of time to get your page linked up.
To see the rest of the DT's pages hop on over to the TSC Blog HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Kerry. xx

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Friendly Challenge - Stitching Template.

I belong to a kit club (Like Forever) and there is a lot of page stitching going on lately to inspire. So when my dear friend Helen found a stitching template and asked if I would like to use it on a challenge I jumped at the chance!
The template is concentric hexagons, which is a shape that never fails to look great on a scrapbook page!

Here is the page I created for this challenge and features three year old me and my brother dancing with one of my aunts. As I was using papers from my LFE Smitten kit I chose threads that complimented the papers. 

I tried to think outside the box when it came to the design of my stitched hexagons and although the sweep of them across the page is not so inspiring I created patterns inside them with each colour having it's own pattern.

In a couple of the larger ones I added some chipboard gold hearts.

Finally a little cluster under the photo incorporating my title.

Now to Helen's dramatic page of her and her partner at a Casino Night held in January.
The black red and pinks really make for a eye catching layout and with the addition of hearts creates a LOVEly page!

Helen has used the concentric pattern of the template to her advantage and created a frame for her title from several different coloured threads.

Helen's glitter heat embossed embellishments add a beautiful touch of sparkle that the photo just can't do justice!

Ok, that's our challenge for February shared with you and the next one will be a Tic Tac Toe designed by yours truly!
Hope you were inspired by us to stitch on your page, it really does look wonderful and adds soft texture!

For those of you living in the UK I have sourced the template on Ebay HERE in case you wanted a closer look.

 Thanks for stopping by today and wish you a crafty weekend.
Kerry. xx

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Christmas Layouts.

Hi scrappy peeps!
I am rushing around today flitting from one job to another and not really achieving much! 
But as I was on the computer (checking my overdue library charges!) I thought I would share a few Christmas layouts I finished last week.

They were all created using the 'Wish List' kit from Like Forever Kit Club.

Christmas Day pics 2014.

Our new Christmas tree for 2015.

Our gorgeous boy as calm as can be!

Sorry it's such a flying visit!
Thanks for looking in on me.

Kerry. xx