Sunday, September 29, 2013

Just squeezed this one in...

I managed another layout last night! Think I needed some "me " time away from panadol and vomit!
So I played along with the "Kraft it up" challenge this month which is this sketch.

  And here is my interpretation of the sketch.......

I had fun with this one. I have trouble using kraft at times but I was happy with how this turned out. I think it's actually more clean and simple than my normal style. What do you think?
I have used some cute products from flutterby designz too! Thanks Anita !
Anyway, I'm off to complete my last unit for my certificate while we are resting with my little poppet.
Thanks for stopping by and for all your kind comments!
Eb xx

Skissedilla sketch #226

Well I have a poor sick little poppet today who has slept on and off most of the day and another son who was more than happy to play with his lego and xbox all day so I snuck into my scrap space to scrap this layout based on the sketch at "skissedilla".

I decided to create a crazy, colourful background using gelatos, mists and stamping.

I have scapped these photos before but I love them so much i scrapped them again! Do you do that too?
Anyway, better go and check on my poppet, Eb xx

Friday, September 27, 2013

Bright and fun....

I loved the colours that were part of the "scrap the girls "challenge this month! And as I LOVE bright colours I used fluro versions of these colours! I have to apologise as in my photos my fluro green which is a SEI neon spray looks more yellow than green but I promise it is green! it shows up as green on my butterflies but no where else...weird...anyway here is my layout!

Lot's of machine stitching and bright sprays to match the colour combo. I stamped my butterflies onto book paper and then painted them with the same mists I have used on my background.

I used an extremely old Making Memories rub on as part of my title! I love how after even 6 years or so they rub on perfectly!!!
Anyway, off to get ready for the big AFL grand final this afternoon! GO HAWKS!!!!!!
Eb x

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Anyone for pie or should I say a cupcake!!

I am back to share another layout created with the latest "cupcake kit" from "a piece of cake design kits".
This time I wanted to use the gorgeous patterned papers in the kit so I used the old fashion design of a pie graph!

 To create my background I decided to experiment with the gorgeous colour in the fluid ink chalk ink pad. I rubbed the pad over my craft mat and sprayed with water. I then took some white cardstock and placed it over the watery substance now on my mat! I loved how it turned out! So many ways to use those type of ink pads!

I used these 2 awesome "cherry flairs" and added in a title sticker from my sticker book from Mambi.

This layout I created last night in an attempt to have some "me" time. I'm struggling to get any time for myself at all at the moment and although it's school holidays and I do not have to go to work I seem to be always trying to entertain my children. I feel like they have forgotten the art of just playing on their own. Is anyone else having this problem? Add in study to finish , the million and one jobs that I need to get done while I have time at home and a massive ironing me time:(
So I decided to take an hour before dinner last night and I created this based on the challenge at "scrap the boys". The challenge is to use an outdoor activity photo.

This photo was in one of our local papers of Will competing in a soccer competition representing his school, so yep it passes as an outdoor activity!!

Thanks for popping by, Eb xx

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

More mojo shares....

Yep, I know!!! Bad blogger!!!! But I am back to share some more layouts that I created at camp Mojo and better still two layouts that were created for me by two amazing people :)

So here are some of my layouts first!!!

Before I went to camp Mojo I decided to do some crazy machine stitching on some white cardstock. Just random with no real plan for the page! I LOVED how it worked for me! I used these backgrounds to create nearly all of my layouts on while i was there and I found it both challenging and fun!!!
Here is a layout of Will 10 pin bowling!!! I printed the quote from the Rhonna Farrar app!

 This one I created for a challenge at the retreat! It was to use envelopes on a page! Thanks Tarrah McLean for giving me these cool envelopes to play along with!!!
Once again lots of stitching and watercolours!

Another with stitching and some misting! Our trip to watch the Hawks play at the MCG!

This was my first layout of the retreat. More stitching this time in a checker pattern and some watercolour paints! 
( and no the embroidery cotton isn't meant to be over her face!!! LOL! I realised while editing !! Oh well you get the idea!)

 I LOVE when there are photo booths set up at retreats!!! I love being able to print photos of my gorgeous scrappy friends and scrap them while i am there!! Thanks to Peta for printing them out for us all!!!

Now as you all know I am blessed to have Marelle as my dearest friend. She is always my rock and I love her to bits! She organised a photo shoot with the talented Jen Hall while at Camp Mojo and then secretly had a pic printed and scrapped for me. Yep, I cried  xxxxx

Another aspect of retreats that I love is creating for other people. I created a layout for Lisa Oxley and she created a beyond amazing layout for me!!!

Here is my layout for Lisa first!
 And the awesome layout created by Lisa!! Thank you so much Lisa!!!

I also created one for Sherry Mendoza. ( sorry about pic quality. I only had one on my phone!)

I also created a layout a layout for Peg Hewitt but I need to track down  a pic of it!!!

Well I'll be back soon with another layout using the cupcake kit from "A piece of cake designs".
Eb xx

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Peek a boo!

I love scrapping a funny photo!!! One that tells a little story!
This layout is one of those layouts! You see i found this photo and first glance I thought it was just of Maya with some of our close friends. But then I had a closer look and there he is!!! Master Will's little head peeking around the corner!! This made me laugh!!!!

  So I created  this layout using the latest cupcake kit from " A piece of cake designs!"
I am loving these kits so much!! The smaller 6x6 paper pads work well for me ( when I use patterned paper lol) and it is so full of cute embellishments!

Once again I sewed some messy stitching on my page and then with some glimmer mist and a spray bottle I created the blue effect on the background but dropping droplets of the mist into water on my cardstock.

 I LOVE these new "Real life " cherry flairs too!!!!!

I have added a few wooden veneer items once again saved from previous kits but I love how you can use the minimal of items from the kit and still create a fun layout with still HEAPS of product left over!!!!

Real life cherry flair
Jilliebean soup alphas
Teal damask fluid chalk ink pad
Glitz design roller stamp
Echo Park patterned paper and journalling card
washi tape

Be back soon! Eb x

Thursday, September 5, 2013


Hi again!
I'm back to share a layout created with this months "CUPCAKE KIT" from a "Piece of cake designs"

Once I again I loved this kit!!! You will see in my first layout that I haven't used any of the papers , just the embellishments.
To create this layout I used white cardstock and sewed some messy stitching in the form of two rectangles. I then misted with yellow mist. I then used a small dot template with chalk fluid ink pad from the kit and dabbed it onto the template.
TIP: I found the ink pad very wet to begin with so go carefully and I think it would work better with a larger mask or stencil. But I love the colour!!!

 Another TIP: When using your roller stamp only roll one way. Don't go back and forth!
So I then added my two photos and underneath I drew some hearts in black pen. I used various colour mists with a paint brush to colour mine in but you could also use your watercoloured paints from a previous kit :)
I then used the various washi tapes from the kit and some from previous kits.

I then cut out the "ONE WORD" speech bubble from the patterned papers in the kit and added a gorgeous flair from this months releases! 
The title is using the funky alphas from the kit too!!!

Throw in some sequins and some stamps and there you have it! Ans still HEAPS of supplies left over to create many more layouts!!!

Chalkboard camera flair
Jilliebean soup alphas
Washi tapes
Teal damask fluid chalk ink pad
Glitz design roller stamp
Echo Park Journalling tag

I will be back soon with another share!
Eb x