Monday, April 12, 2010

Top 50 Cyber Crop TONIGHT!!

If you haven't already heard, the Top 50 Cyber Crop begins tonight!!  Woohoo, i can't wait!!  It is always so much fun on opening night!!  We spend the night chatting up a storm in the Chatroom and playing games!!  You should drop by if you don't have anything else on!! :)

April Monthly Challenges

The April monthly challenges at Top 50 have been up since the start of month.  Have you checked them out yet??  The challenges are all very different, so there is sure to be something to take your fancy.

Challenge 1 belongs to me this month, and i have challenged everybody to let their kids loose with their cameras!!  A scary thought i know, but if my 3yr old daughter can do it without too much trouble, then surely it isn't too difficult!! :)  You can see the full challenge criteria in the forum.  Here is my example layout:

I have already completed Challenge 2 by Sue and Challenge 3 by our guest DT member Anthea, however the weather hasn't been very nice lately so i haven't been able to get outside with them to get a decent photo to upload!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Scraplift Challenge!

There are few forums that i drop by often to catch up on what is going on, and to have a go at their challenges if i get time.  I always check out Bon's Scraps, and always try to squeeze in a layout or two, but normally run out of time, however at the end of March i managed to get one of the challenges done for their March CC.  It was a scraplift challenge set by Charm, of a layout created by her Mum, Bronny.  The layout really appealed to me, so i decided to give it a go.  You can see the original in the forum, and here is my take on it:

Chantal's Challenge!

Chantal was the guest DT at Top50 for March and set us all a challenge to alter some dodgy pp and create a layout.  She gave us a tutorial on how paint the dodgy papers which you can see in the forum.  I painted my pp purple, then splashed some gold, pink and white paint over it.  I then created this layout with it:

Last few March layouts!

Ok, so i have been a little slack getting the last of my Top 50 March monthly layouts up here, so here they are....

Challenge 1 was to scraplift a layout by Sue, and to include a quote and at least two elements the same as Sue had used.  I flipped the layout as it suited my photo better, and used heaps of the same elements as Sue did.  Here is my lift:

Challenge 2 was set by Kathie and was a 5,4,3,2,1 challenge.  It needed to include 5 pattened papers,
4 buttons, 3 cut outs, 2 word title, 1 photo, 1 piece of felt or subsitute & I sheet/piece of cs and also
needed to use one of the pp's as a photo corner, and have inking and distressing.  Wow, that is heaps, but i managed to get it all in!! :)

We also dared the members to set a challenge for us.  The criteria we ended up with was to use NO patterned paper, use staples, circles and tissue paper.  This is what i came up with.  I use white tissue paper and coated it in glimmermist! :)