Monday, August 19, 2013

Scrap the Boys - August Challenge

Good afternoon!  This is going to be a super quick post before I pick up my eldest son from school... while his little brother is chilling in his favourite spot (on the couch watching telly).  So I had my beautiful friend come over Friday night to spend some quality time together crafting.  I haven't been overly crafty lately, so I thought I would do a challenge to get my mojo happening.  Scrap the Boys August challenge was to do a monochromatic layout and also use some twine and chipboard.  Now, I must admit, monochromatic really isn't my style... but I did have a browse at the DT's work and VOILA!  Inspired!!!  The very last layout by Michelle got me thinking.  I had just bought a new Clifford book for Royce... and it happened to have stickers in the back... and my little boy is such a great sharer.  So with the inspiration from Michelle's layout and a very cute photo of Royce with a picture of Clifford he drew at kinder I set to work!

I was slow starting.. but in only one evening this was the result:

Sorry about the photos... They're a bit dull as it's really crappy weather atm.  And the close up of my chipboard letters really don't do them justice :-)  These look AWESOME in real life, even if I do say so myself :-D  Very simple... red paint, glossy accents and black texta around the edges.

Well that's it from me.  I better get organised for school pick up!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a terrific day!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch

Good afternoon!!!  Well it's been a while!  Life has been happening :-)  I've done a little scrapping and card making here and there, but haven't shared.  And, every now and again, I've been on the net looking for inspiration... it can be a little addictive... and a little distracting lol.  Anyway, along the way I found a card challenge site.  CAS(E) this sketch.  CAS stands for Clean and Simple... gotta love that :-) The sketches are awesome!!!  I actually made a couple of cards a few weeks ago using sketch #37.  Loved how they turned out.  So I thought I would have a go at this week's sketch. 
So here is the sketch:
And here is my take on it:
Gorgeous!  Used up some of my scraps too.  I have heaps of scraps, so I'm definitely going to try and sit down and make a few more over the next day or so.  The simplicity of the sketch makes it so versatile... I already have a few more ideas up my sleeve ;-) 
Well that's it from me today, as I have to head off shortly to pick up the youngest from kinder.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a beautiful day xoxox