Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Yay, I scrapped!

Apart from Scrap Jacked, it's been so long that I'd pretty much forgotten how LOL!  Lucky for me, Mellie & her boys came for a visit.  The boys love hanging out with my hooligans & they all keep each other so busy that we found some time to play with paper.

I found inspiration at Scrap the Boys!  Their challenge is to create a layout using a piece of clothing for inspiration.  Well, this shirt could have been made especially for my boy ... it suits his mischievous personality to a "t"!

This month's challenge at Kraft It Up! is a 1,2,3,4,5 challenge ... 1 piece of Kraft, 2 photos, 3 alphas, 4 patterned papers & 5 embellies.  Hope you like what I came up with!

Oh & have I mentioned that I bought some Copics?!!  OMG, I should have stayed well away ... why are these things so addictive LOL.  Yes, I blame you & your stunning cards Julie!  Anyway, I've only just started using them & need heaps more practice so be kind about my colouring *wink*.

This one is based on this week's sketch at Cardabilities.

And this one is for the latest amazing sketch at Card Patterns.

One thing I've worked out very quickly is that Copics are very beautiful but hard to get the hang of!  Or maybe it's just ME LOL!!!  Luckily, I found an online Copic Beginner's class at Simply Scrapping Crafts.  Gosh, so much to learn & I can't wait to get started.

Lastly, don't forget there is still a few days left to enter this month's challenge at Scrap Jacked!  Lots of great prizes & the winner gets to guest design the following month.  Can't wait to see who you jack!  And don't forget that our hugely talented Mandy is holding a blind scrap over at Scrap Therapy Tuesday night ... check it all out here.

Phew, so if you made it all the way to the end ... yay for you :)!  Enjoy the rest of the Easter/Anzac long weekend & only four more sleeps until us lucky Queenslanders get another long weekend.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April Scrap Jacked & lots of changes at Scrap Therapy

Have you checked out the new challenge at Scrap Jacked yet?  Bec has revealed a few surprises which I'm sure you'll love.

Here's what I created for April ... hope that you'll get to play along with us!

There's been lots of changes at Scrap Therapy too!  A brand new forum & design team has brought with it lots of excited chat & fantastic challenges ... not to mention lots of new goodies in the shop.  Be sure to check it out here.

Other than that, I know that I've been a terrible blogger :(!  The last few months have been SOOOO hard ... both hubby & I work for the same insurance company & we've been inundated with claims resulting from TC Yasi.  It's easy for people to say that we need to take time out, but when you have so many people relying on you to get their lives back in order, it's much harder to do.  So until it's all sorted, life will continue to be busy days, late nights & weekend work ... with not much time left over for scrapping.  So looking forward to finding more time to catch up with my scrappy friends (both online & in real life)!