Sunday, March 21, 2010

It is nearly over!!

The Scrapbooking Top 50 March '4 Seasons in 6 Days' cyber crop at is almost over!!  Entries are due by midnight tonight!! :-)   I have managed to squeeze in enough time to complete all the challenges, so here they are for your viewing!! :-)

Challenge 1: Sponsor's Challenge, was to create 2 handmade 'seasonal' embellishments to be used on later challenges during the crop.  I chose to make a 3D sun and butterfly!

Here is a close up of the layering:

Challenge 2: Is it HOT in here? was a summer based challenge, using a colour pallette of blues, yellows and whites.  It also had to include a white cs background, a sun embellishment and a handcut item (my handmade sun)!!

Challenge 3: Falling Leaves required us to use a colour pallette of autumn toned oranges and browns, and also to include a one word title, leaves and chipboard.  I was having so much fun making my own embellies for this crop, that i decided to make the cute little cat in the bottom right corner.  I spent ages googling images that would suit, and couldn't find anything, then my m.i.l. gave me a bag of new closes for my DD, and there was this goreous top with a little dog and cat on the front, so i just had to trace him off!! :-)  Things we will do for perfection!! lol!! :-)  The cat is actually layered but you can't see that very clearly in this pic!

Challenge 4: Got a Chill? was a winter based challenge, set by me!! :-)  This is my example page for the challenge.  The layout had to use a winter colour pallette of blues, purples and white.  It had to have a definate winter theme, include a stamped title, include spots and stripes, and a snowflake!! :-)

Here is a close up of the gorgeous flowers i got to play with from My2Angels!  The felt heart at the top of the photo in the above picture was also from My2Angels.  It was white, but i sprayed it with blue glimmermist! Thanks Tracy!! :-)

Challenge 5: Chantal's EXTREME Spring Challenge had to use a colour pallette of red, pink, purple and green.  It also needed to have a definate spring theme, a flower embellishment, 3 or more photos, embroidery thread (was not allowed to be stitched so made a hose out of it instead!), at least 3 eyelets, 3 buttons, use stamps (butterfly), bling and include a bug ont he layout!! Phew, that was a lot to include on one page!! :-)

Challenge 6: Seasons with reasons! was a criteria challenge.  We were given 12 pictures to choose from at the start of the crop, and we needed to pick 4 pictures which would relate to different criterias that needed to be used.  The gorgeous Anthea picked the pictures for me, as i already knew what the criterias were.  My criterias ended up being to use an outdoor pic, distressing, 3 different sized flowers and hand-written journalling!!  I'm really happy with how this one turned out, although this photo really doesn't do it justice as you can't see that all the pp is distressed, and the colours are all so much bright IRL then they are in this pic!!  The pp used is Kaisercraft Allsorts and can be purchased at My2Angels.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Top 50 Cyber Crop!!

Can you believe it is that time again??  Cyber Crop time at Scrapbooking Top 50!! :)

Don't forget to stop by the forum, check out the details and then join us on Monday night for games, prizes, live chat and our first challenge reveal!

Hope to see you all there! :)

Top 50 March Monthly Challenges!

March crept up on me this month, but i did manage to get everything organised in time.  So with a new month, comes new challenges.  You can find all the Top 50 march challenges here.  I decided to make my challenge a little different this month, by challenging everybody to try something they have never tried before, then write instructions for how to do it, so we can all give it a try at some stage.

For my layout, i created a layout with a chipboard alpha background.  Here is my layout:

You can find my instructions with step by step photos in the tips and techniques thread in the Top 50 forum.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

More Feb Layouts!

I finished a few more layouts at the end of feb, so here they are:

Sue's Top 50 monthly challenge was to use hand cutting, hand stitching and pearls.

Kathie's Top 50 monthly challenge was to use distressing, ink, an altered photo and flowers.

I also completed Julie's surprise challenge at Top 50.  Julie was our Guest DT in Feb, and set a blind scrap for everybody.  Here is my take on Julie's instructions:

I also squeezed in a few challenges from other sites.

I had a go at another challenge from Aussie Girls Gone Scrapping.  It was the jan cirlces challenge (time was extended to the end of Feb) where i had to use at least 3 circles, stars, and my own hand writing!!  I am so stoked as i actually won a Scrapwares Chipboard pack for this layout!! :)

I completed this layout for the Out of the Hat February challenge.  This layout had to include a butterfly, buttons and bows, and a four word title.  I also won a voucher to D'lish Scraps for this layout! :)

I completed this layout for the sketch challenge at Scrapbook From Scratch.  I love how this one turned out.  Slightly different to the sketch, but my layouts have a habit of straying from the original!! :)

And finally i completed this layout for the sketch challenge at Bliss!  Love how this one looks too!! :)