October 31, 2012

Creative Scrappers 229 and C'est Magnifique

I decided use this Creative Scrappers sketch to make another layout from the beautiful October C'est Magnifique kit featuring Ruby Rock it papers...

Here is my take on the sketch using the kit and photos of my oldest Aine when she was a baby :)

October 22, 2012

CR84FN Color Challenge Card

This is my first time playing along with this challenge and here is the card I came up with:

October 20, 2012

October SOUS Card Challenge

Stuck on you Sketches has another fun card challenge up!

I am on a bit of a G45 Ladies Diary kick this week, so here is my take on this sketch!


I joined in again this week for the CSI challenge, Case File 41.
Here is how I solved the case:

My evidence: gold elements, a flag for the journaling, texture with the molding paste, layers and the tassel.
My testimony: inspirational words of secrets and dreams and my title Dreamy.

I used the sketch from Sketches in Thyme design team call, and would love to be considered for this sketch challenge team. I love using sketches to base my work on, gives you a great focus and a chance to learn and try new things!!

October 18, 2012

Lets Get Shabby and Cheery Lynn Dies!!

I used the frame provided for Challenge 39 at Let's Get Shabby, and some yummy images from Graphic 45 Ladies Diary to make this card. I also took almost all the Cheery Lynn dies I own to make corner adornments: Celtic Whimsy, Fancy Flourish and Cutie 2 flower die!  I want to enter this into Cheery Lynn Chalenge 50 Thanks so much for looking!

October 14, 2012

CSI Case 40 - My Wish 4 You

I have joined in another case file at CSI, this time teamed up with Scraps of Elegance!
I am joining a challenge at the forum for the Scraps of Elegance as well, so doing this case with several papers and embellies from their kits! Here is how I solved Case 40.
The evidence I used: big flower, circle elements (nest, doilies,lacey circles), banner (title), number (title), scallops (edge punches doilies, lacey circles, doily lace punch outs, dots (tags behind photo), transparent overlay, and ribbons on the tags. My testimony is the word Wish and the journaling about my wishes for my youngest Aisling to stay true to her stubborn and unique self as she gets older!

I used the sketch at Stuck on U Sketches as my base, using the scallop edges and banners!

October 12, 2012

C'est Magnifique October Sketch Challenge

Nadia has done yet another beautiful sketch for this month's challenge.

Here is my take on it, using a gorgeous photo of my daughter Aine up in the hills above our home...I used some new Cheery Lynn dies (celtic knot and fancy flourish) here and the beautiful October kit from C'est Magnifique.  The Shimmerz mist, bed of roses, included in the kit made a gorgeous background and I added some chicken wire motifs with modelling paste as well. I really enjoyed making this layout and is a favorite of mine at the moment!

October 1, 2012

Haunted DT Layout for Paper Mixing Bowl!!

I had a lot of fun with this month's layout and went for a Halloween theme using a photo of the girls from last year and the fun pumpkin we carved...

For my utensils I:

  1. Carved Something: My skeleton framed image in the photo cluster
  2. Disgused Something: The frame that holds the title was inked with Versamark and embossed several time for a metallic look...
  3. Caught something in a Web: I used several web stickers and then added cheesecloth cobwebs around the layout...
  4. Steampunked it up: I added some screw head brads and a gear...
  5. Went Batty: I added some bats around the photo cluster...
I journalled about our Halloween memories from last year...I added some beautiful Prima flowers and some spiders crawling up the page onto the scroll which is also a part of the recipe... I misted the page with Hag's Wart Orange by Lindys Stamp Gang...

Please come by and join us this month at Paper Mixing Bowl!!

A Touch of Grace

This is another layout from the beautiful Scraps of Elegance Kit using their sketch designed for the September Nostalgia kit.

Here is my take on it using the kit contents and a bit of twine! Love the Prima wooden doors and resins and Renea's butterflies. I also made the smaller flowers and die cut the flourishes...was good to get out the dies I purchased and actually use them!!

I would also like to enter this layout into the Bird is the Word challenge for "Touch" and the Challenge me Happy Challenge #30, making your own embellishment, the small roses!