Saturday, April 30, 2011

School photos

I have finally scrapped some of the kids first day of school photos…the first one is using Scrapbook Therapy room challenge… I used the pink, white with a touch of green room…IMG_6105

The second layout is using Sketchabilities #45 sketch…IMG_6106

The Scrappiest

I have done the Monday Memories challenge on the scrappiest blog for the first time this month … it was a sketch here is my take.


Creative Scrappers

Have given the sketches over on Creative Scrappers a go this month…some of them were very challenging for me …but I did my best.









Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Eggs–2 Crafty

I hope you all had a fabulous Easter Sunday … my kids had a ball on the traditional egg hunt…which got me all inspired to catch up on the previous years photos…and it made me laugh when I found these 2 as my hubby has the same jumper on. So I thought why not do them in the same paper range and title them in date order.

The 2 crafty component on the layouts are Easter Eggs - Cut Outs. I have used chocolate glimmermist on the chip pieces and then backed them with coordinating plain paper to make them pop.IMG_6081IMG_6080

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Savvy challenges

Anthea’s Sketch Challenge on Savvy is a fabulous sketch…here is my take.


I haven’t done Kerryn’s ABC challenge since A …lol …but fancied doing the Y challenge…yarn and year…IMG_6013

Friday, April 22, 2011

Anna’s Sketch

My sister, Wendy, creates the sketches for Anna’s Craft Cupboard and I usually struggle …but this one is very me… here is my take and can you pick the paper?IMG_6017

Thursday, April 21, 2011

2 Crafty Snaps

This month a friend of mine, Mel,  got a cute little polaroid camera which takes these adorable little pictures (all be them true to polaroid nature a little overexposed) and so I really wanted to focus on the them and thought a layout with a lot of paper would detract from the photos.

I have found the perfect way to draw attention to the pictures is to use this very cute frame … its new and so fine and ornate that it is the most amazing embellishment for a simple page like this one.  I have treated the chipboard with glimmermist and added some flourishes I had left over from a 2 Crafty tree. IMG_5995

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

the colour room #53 & #54


These are my takes on the colour room #53 and #54 loved the combos as sketches this month fabulous.


My take on the Stuck! Sketch for the 1st April…IMG_6015

Once upon a sketch

Here is my take on the second challenge for the month over on once upon a sketch… I have flipped this sketch on the side to accommodate the photo.


Crafty Sketches

I have played over on Crafty Sketches this month too…here is my take on the sketch have flipped it.IMG_6014

123 Challenge

Here is my take on this months 123 Challenge … criteria

really, lime green and fabric…IMG_6016

Scrap the Girls

This month I have done a few challenges the first of which is the Scrap the Girls challenge which has been a while…for this layout I had to take inspiration from a picture … I used the butterflies, colours, vines and tag as my inspiration. IMG_6020

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Guest Designer on IB

This month I was approached by Inspired Blueprints to be their Guest designer …I felt very honoured and got to create 2 layouts for them using the fabulous sketches… The first of which is here Sketch #69 and my take… the banner I have created using shipping tags cut and popped together upside down… Susan Longman #69 (2)Susan Longman #69 (1)

Saturday, April 09, 2011

New release frame

For my layout “a real connection” I have kept it simple…some background stamping on kraft and the focus on this amazing new release 2 crafty frame…simply inked and stuck around the photo of my 2.