Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Final monthly layout!!

This is my final Top 50 monthly layout.  It is for Judith's challenge which was to create a layout that contains a banner/pennant, chipboard (more than 1) and a multi alpha title!!

I went a little away from the norm with this one!  The pics are of Jorja painting at playgroup at her kindy, and the 'banner' reminded me of the paintings hanging from the ceiling at the kindy!! :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Scrapping to Share!

I have completed two of the May monthly challenges, Sue's challenge and the DARE challenge!!

Here is my layout for Sue's challenge which was to use a sketch by Pagemaps, as well as include some lace and a playing card.  I love how this one turned out!! :)

And my dare ch layout.  The criteria was to use ONLY 1 piece of CS and no pp, use buttons in at least 2 different colours, doodled or stamped border, and an embellishment cluster incl. diecut or journalling spot, as set for us by the forum members!! :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

May challenges at Top 50!

The May challenges are all up at Top 50, and can be found here.  The challenge i have set this month is to create a layout using a form of measuerment (eg. age, height, length) somewhere on your layout. You also need to use decorated masking tape and staples!! Pretty easy one for you this month!!

This is my example:

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Top 50 April Monthly Challenges!

I also got through all the Top 50 April monthly challenges as well.  I have shown my example for ch 1 previously, but here are challenge 2 and 3, as well as the dare challenge where the members get to set the criteria!! :)

Challenge 2: Sue's challenge was to scrap a layout 8.5 x 11 inches (something a little different), use a blurry or imperfect photo, handwritten journalling and doodling.  This is what i came up with:

Challenge 3: Anthea's Challenge was to use the word "sweet", use fabric, layering and spots!  I decided to scrap my easter pics while it was all still fresh in my mind!! :)

Our April dare challenge, where the members get to set the criteria for the DT, end up with the following criteria:
1. Use lots of ribbon - Bec

2. No cardstock, use pps only - Janine
3. Use rubber stamps - Julie
4. Shaped layout - Joy

And this is what i came up with!! :)  I love how this layout turned out!! :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Uh oh, back to old habits!! :)

I don't know where April went.  It seems i shut my eyes and it passed me by!! :-(  We were so busy doing not a lot, that it just doesn't make sense, but i guess that is what happens when you have kids!!  Dad has always told me that kids are excellent time wasters, and i am beginning to believe him!!  Thanks Dad!! :-)

So i last blogged at the start of the Top 50 April cc, and i am pleased to announce that i did manage to get all the challenges completed!! :-)  So here they are:

Challenge 1: Reflecting in the Post - create a card using reflection!!  So.. i went with the mirror image!! lol!!  Nice and easy!! :)  I made this for my friend who had just had a baby girl!

Challenge 2: Mirror, Mirror... was set by guest DT Anthea.  We had to use bling, distressing, buttons and a photo of someone in a mirror.  Jorja has just started dressing herself, so this layout is about that!  Thanks for the challenge Ant!! :)

Challenge 3: It was important to me.. this was the ch i set for the crop.  The challenge was to create a layout about an important event in your life and to include at least 100 words of journalling.  This was my example.  All materials used on this layout are from Tracy at My2Angels! Thanks Tracy!! :-)

The journalling was hidden under the photos.  The whole photo flap lifts to the right to reveal.....

Challenge 4: When your shining.. was set by Sue.  The challenge was to create a layout using alfoil (yes, from the kitchen!), glitter, bling, and the word "shine"!  Here is mine, i have used the alfoil in the lolipop flowers!! :-)

Challenge 5: Times gone by... was set by Kathie.  For this one, we need a vintage style layout, ribbon and an embellie cluster!  I wasn't sure where i was going with this one, but i love how it turned out!! :-)

Challenge 6: What about You?  For this one we had to use a photo of ourselves, the title At (age), and 5 random facts about ourselves!! :-)