Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sketches in Thyme #270 Reveal




Hello Scrappy Friends

It is reveal day at Sketches in Thyme with this awesome sketch designed by Jenessa Franco.

I have used a piece of Kaisercraft All That Glitters - Polka Dot Glitter as the base and layered pieces from Cocoa Vanilla Studio Free Spirit - My Way (both sides) and Simple Stories Forever in my Heart - Heart.  I covered a large chipboard heart with Simple Stories Laugh Lots - Posh and cut some hearts out of this paper for embellishments. I added a doily, some Kaisercraft Mini Paper Blooms in Coral and some sequins.  The title alphas are Kaisercraft in Sea Breeze.  All these items came from The Scrappery Kit - Jade.

Thanks for stopping by today - hope you get the chance to play along at Sketches in Thyme.  There is a $30 Creative Embellishments voucher up for grabs.  (Wish I could win it).  Entries close 31 March.

I'll be back in a couple of days with my reveal for the My Time to Craft challenge.

Till then - happy scrapping



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Scrap Plezier Blog Reveal

Hello Scrappy friends,

I am up on the Scrap Plezier blog with a Kaisercraft layout.  Hope you enjoy it :)

We were fortunate enough to adopt a kitten from the shelter and bring him into our family.  He was names Mojo, and was a bundle of energy, except when basking in the sunlight on the back deck, or asleep on my scraproom chair.
 
I have used layers from a 6x6 paper pack – Ubud Dreams from Kaisercraft, along with diecuts from the Collectibles packet.  I added some pretty pale green sequins, a few splashes of Colour Blast Australia Colour Shimmer Spray in Deep Water, and Dylusions Ink Spray in Polished Jade.  The alphabet stickers are Jillibean Soup.




Thanks for dropping by



Friday, March 17, 2017

Creative Inspirations March Mini Crop

Hello Scrappy Friends

It is March Mini Crop time at Creative Inspirations, and this month the theme is "Stash".

My stash has a whole lot of washi tape that I hardly ever use, so I decided that I would use this Mini Crop to challenge us all to use some of our washi.

I made some cards, yes, me, made cards!!  And I would love it if you joined in at Creative Inspirations and used your washi tape to make some cards too.

I have 2 blanks that I can use for any occasion as needed.




















You have until the 26th to join in.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

My Time to Craft Reveal

Hello Scrappy friends,

It is reveal day at My Time to Craft, a fortnightly challenge blog I am fortunate enough to design for. This fortnight we had a sketch -  a card sketch I might add that I adapted for my layout.



I used some of my most precious 7 Dots Studio tags and stickers, along with some Tim Holtz rubons, Jillibean Soup Alphabets, a The Crafters Workshop Dots and Dashes stencil with the most yummiest Colour Blast Colour Paste in Leather.  It is beautiful.  The sheen is amazing.



















 If you dont have any Colour Blast products then I suggest you head over and check them out.  There are plenty to chose from.

Hope you have a go at the sketck, I would love to see what you come up with


Friday, March 10, 2017

Guest Designer spots available at Scrap Plezier

Hey there scrappy friends

How would you like a Guest DT spot?  Scrap Plezier would like your application :)  Send an email to:  dt@scrapplezier.nl with your expression of interest.  Tell them Deb sent you :)

And, here is my very first reveal for Scrap Plezier.

First the sensational moobboard


And my interpretation:
I am so excited to be bringing you all my first layout as a Design Team
member here at ScrapPlezier.  I was beside myself with joy when I was shown
the moodboard and requirements for this layout.
The colours are beautiful and I have a large supply of KaiserCraft products.

I went through my stash of Kaiser 6 1/2" paper pads (of which I have very
many) and chose papers from a variety of collections - Bow and Arrow,
Vintage Timeless, Kaleidoscope, #Me, Blue Bay, and Seabreeze .

I used a Carta Bella stencil and Nuvo Embellishment mousse on the
background, and when that had dried I splattered some Heidi Swapp
Colourshine in Tinsel all oveLiquid Pearl r.  I printed my photo in black
and white and began layering the patterned papers underneath until I had
achieved the look I was after.  I mounted my photo with foam dots to give a
bit of separation with the papers.  I then used the same papers to create
the embellishment cluster.  I added some Liquid Pearl drops, and stuck on
some random buttons.  I am really happy with how this layout turned out.



Some closeups:  



Thanks for dropping by today



Lets Get Sketchy DT Call

2017 Design Team Call!



Hello everyone!

Lets Get Sketchy is looking to add 2-4 more members to our already fabulous Design Team. The DT term will run from April 15, 2017 through July 15, 2017 and  could very well be extended after that time. You will be responsible for 2 layouts a month as well as commenting on entries each week.  I am only looking for dedicated members.  If you are interested and would like to be considered for a position then here is what you need to do:
Why apply for our team? 
  • To be inspired and to inspire others 
  • You will be a part of an amazing group of women and develop lifelong friendships with women from all over the world. 
  • Your work will be featured on Facebook and Instagram.
What is expected of our Design Team? 
  • You MUST be a follower of our blog
  • Complete 2 projects a month (you will be given challenges at least a month in advance). 
  • Comment on participants entries (THIS IS A MUST!).  Any team member not adhering to this rule will be promptly removed from the team so please make sure you can do this before applying. 
  • Commit to a 3 month term (Beginning  April 15, 2017) 
  • Keep an active blog that is updated frequently 
  • Post our challenge and your project on your blog on reveal day and link back to the LGS blog.
How to apply: PLEASE TAKE NOTE TO ALL 6 OF THE CRITERIA LISTED BELOW!
  • Leave a comment below indicating you would like to apply
  • Add our link and DT call to your blog
  • Provide links to your blog and any online galleries. 
  • Create a layout from either of the sketch below
  • You MUST have a Facebook account as we will have a private DT group on Facebook
Design Team Call Sketch



Anyone interested in applying please send your application toletsgetsketchy@gmail.com.  Make sure you put DT call in the subject line.

We are accepting applications through March 23, 2017.  New design team members will be notified by March 24th.  If selected, your Design Team call entry will be your first reveal.    This is an open call, what that means is, I have the right to close this call at any time if I feel all the positions have been filled.    The first reveal will be April 15th.  
No previous DT experience needed.  

I can't wait to see what you come up with!  International members ARE welcome to apply!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Drum roll.................................


Scrap Plezier

It is with great excitement that I share the news of my appointment to the Design Team at Scrap Plezier.

I am so looking forward to this journey, and I hope you will join me on it :)

My first reveal will be happening later in the week, and I will tell you that it involved an awesomely fantabulous moodboard.  You must come back to check it out!!




Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Creative Inspiration Sketch Reveal

Hello scrappy friends

It is reveal time at Creative Inspiration for the  Monday sketch challenge.

The sketch was designed by our own fabulously talend DT Cordinator, Bev Code
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And my example:
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Why not head on over to the blog and have a look around, then mosey on to the forum, register, and join us for lots of scrappy fun

Till next time

Deb xx



Thursday, March 2, 2017

My Time to Craft Reveal

Hello there scrappy friends,

This fortnights theme has been revealed at My time to Craft, and it is TRAVEL.

Here is my layout:


Why not head on over to the blog and join in?

Deb xx

March Sketchathon

Kickstart your mojo by joining us at Creative Inspiration.  You can check out the blog here, or join the fun of the forum here
























Deb xx





Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Creative Inspiration Magazine

Howdy there scrappy friends,

Have you checked out the February edition of the Creative Inspiration Magazine?  It is chock-a-block full of fabulous creations sure to wow your scrappy senses and kickstart your long lost mojo.

Head on over for a looksee - you wont be disappointed



Sunny Day Crafting

Hello there scrappy friends

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Sunny Day Crafting has had a change to the timing and themes of our challenges.

Starting today, March 1, Sunny Day crafting will post a monthly challenge with a theme.  You now have all month to join us, but the "Anything Goes" theme is no longer.

The March theme is .....  Rainbows.

Here is my layout:
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I borrowed the photo off the internet, but it is a picture taken in my home town.  Isnt that rainbow just awesome?

For the background I used the "smooshing" method with packaging and Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  I was looking for a bit brighter and deeper colour set, but I am very happy with how it turned out.

Firstly I used a Crafters Workshop 6x6 stencil and some Gel Medium.  I only had soft gel so did not get the texture I was wanting (Heavy Gel Medium is now on my shopping list).  I then started with the 'smooshing'  - which I learnt from watching Youtube, and Nicole Jones here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3niZIIqF_8.  Nicole used Gelato's but I only have 4 and not the colours I wanted to use so went with the Distress Crayons.  I finished off with a Creaative Expressions stamp in grey.

Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with for our new monthly challenges at Sunny Day Crafting.

Thanks for stopping by today - I do appreciate it