Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Been scrappin

It was so nice to spend the day today with my bestest scrappy friend!! We popped a bottle of toffee apple soda, and a packet of mini mars bars and got to work together...

I have been on a mega mission to get this holiday album finished  - photos from a Thai tour we did last year, run by my amazing sister at Nukzu Thai tours.
In my sketch searching I came across a few that I was very keen to do!

I found two fantastic sketches over at Scrapmuch -  a single page sketch for the title page, and a double:


And my versions....

The title page shows us leaving on our big adventure, and the double shows the temple our donations are assisting to build. We visited the (temporary) temple and received blessings from the monks while the middle pictures show us giving the donations and the half finished building... It was such an amazing experience!

My final page was based this months double sketch from Pagemaps - this one shows the fantastic Thai cultural show in the village. The entire village turned up and set up food stalls down the street. All the westerners were treated like royalty, and everyone was vying for a conversation or to touch hands with us - so this what celebrity feels like!!!

I am entering this one into the anything goes challenge over at clique kits!! Make sure you link up....

Monday, 17 August 2015

Stick it down double page August sketch

Im on a mission now to complete a few albums!!! I finally got another set of Graphic 45s "Come away with me" to complete the album I have been working on for months, from my Thai tour....

There are just so many pictures!!!

For this layout, the lovely double page sketch at Stick it down had a lot of space for photos of various sizes,so I decided to use all these colourful pictures from the Thai markets and add some pops of red from another collection to bring it together.

Below is the sketch and my layout:

Lets get sketchy August #2

For my final page of my baby album I needed to find a sketch which would use up the odd sized pieces I had left from the rest of the album.... I had no large pieces, but already had one cut into a banner  so I was thrilled to come across this sketch challenge over at Lets get sketchy, which was perfect for the papers I had!!

Its so good to complete this album, and sit it proudly on the shelf.... its my second completely coordinated album.... yay

Make sure you come and play along - especially if you have a few bits and pieces to use up!! You can enter at:

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Lasting Memories August #3

And its Sunday again (well its about half an hour until Monday here) which means its time to post my DT layout for Lasting Memories.... Each challenge is revealed on Sunday and goes until the end of the month

The criteria for this week is to use a star or sunburst on your layout so here is mine:

My final double pager for my daughters baby album. Feels so good to have things finished!!!

Cest magnifique August sketch challenge

I finally got a chance to flick through the many sketch challenges this month, looking for the perfect sketch for the title page of my daughters baby album, and this one piqued my interest - I love the floral frame around the photo! I decided to give it a shot with what I had.... I didnt have enough coordinating flowers left to quite pull it off but I love the way it turned out....

I had to leave a space for the photo, as the one I want to use was a professional shot, and it is at my mothers house which is two hours away. Hopefully I dont forget to pick it up!!!


You can enter this stunning sketch challenge over at:
Dont forget to have a look at the kit for this month - it is to die for...

Final DT Assignment for Lets Scrap

It is with great sadness that I am posting my final DT assignment for Lets Scrap! Sob....

I love this challenge site and the amazing sketches by Michelle Van Wyk, but I just didnt have time over the last month to submit for another term so now I will have to wait and see the sketches as they are posted just like everyone else!!! Make sure you dont miss playing along, this is the best ever site for double page sketches!!

This is the sketch challenge for 15th August, and its a very unusual one - It looks like a few of the DT found it perfect for sports photos, as I did!!

And my layout - I have endless photos from my daughters National club championship routines, as I purchased the lot..... so I thought this one was perfect for showcasing my daughters level 4 beam routine from last year. I kept it fairly clean and simple to highlight the many photos and love the result.

Now for the other 300 photos from that day....

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Lets Scrap August sketch


Another month, and another gorgeous sketch challenge over at Lets scrap!! Unfortunately I used very faint colours in this one and it was almost impossible to photograph, so I did the best I could...

Almost finished my baby album!!