Wednesday, 31 October 2012

~ Happy Halloween ~

Unfortunately, the dreadful weather called off our plans to go treat or tricking, much to my wee one's disappointment! Oh well, there's always next year! TTFN!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

~ 365 Cards: Day 244 ~

Today's challenge is Card Recipe 54321. Here's what needed: 

Here's my card:


Saturday, 27 October 2012

~ Art Journal Caravan: Itinerary #24 ~

This art journal came about fairly quickly once I found the perfect image for the quote! 

Luv it when the it's that simple to complete! 14 prompts more to catch up! TTFN!

~ Art Journal Caravan: Itinerary #43 ~

For this Itinerary, I came up with 2 art journals and based it on the colour scheme:

Initially, I went for the quote and came up with this page: 

Studio 68 & Sherrie JD: Reflections
Tangie Baxter: Inktastic Week26, Ink Corporated
Vicki Stegall: Whimsy
Fonts: Tangie AJF Knave & Tangie AJF White Rabbit

However, I wasn't entirely happy with it. And so I did another one based on... 

And this was my page: 

Rebecca Mcmeen: Essie & Esmerlda
Tangie Baxter: Misty Inkover5, Splatter Graffiti She
Lifescapes Designs: Botanica
Fonts: Downcome & Tangie AJF Mad Hatter

I admit, I was watching X-Factor while doing my art journals hence that was why it appeared on my page! TTFN!

Friday, 26 October 2012

~ Simply Tiffany Studios: Modern Master Collection 29-32 ~

Tiffany recently came up with various sets of templates. I'm slowly going through them. Luv this particular template from Modern Master Collection, Template 29. 

I teamed up with a colour palette challenge over at Design House Digitals.

Here's my page: 

Simply Tiffany Studios: Modern Master Templates (n29)
Julianna Kniepp Designs: Hello Beautiful, Seasons Of Change, Love Is All You Need
Jen Maddocks Designs: Autumn Delight Photo Masks
Fonts: Xerography & Missed Your Exit

Gosh, I so luv playing with brushes! TTFN!

~ Mommyish Graphic Design & JM Designs: Sweet Side Of Life ~

Played with this collaboration kit entitled Sweet Side Of Life by Mommyish and JM Designs, available at Oscraps. 

I made use of Anna Aspnes' Artsy Layered Template No 73 and came up with this page: 

Anna Aspnes: Artsy Layered Template No73
Mommyish Graphic Designs & JM Designs: Sweet Side Of Life
Font: Teen Million Fireflies

My wee one recently had a sponsored walk in his school on the last day of term. Good to be able to document it. TTFN!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

~ Art Journal Caravan: Itinerary #22 & #23 ~

For Itinerary  #22, I chose the quote and came up with this art journal:

Deviant Scrap Collaboration: I'm With The Band
Anna Aspnes: Warm Glows No1
Fonts: Too Much Paper & VTKS Carrier

 I turned to my all time fav kit called I'm With The Band, a charity collaboration by Deviant Scrap designers and others too. I luv this quote! So true! 

For Itinerary  #23, I went with the word prompt 'epiphany'. While browsing through my mixed media kits, I came upon this glass box and the face and ended up creating this page: 

Studio 68: Reflections, Amici
Beth Rimmer: Backstory Collage
Fonts: Travel Diary & Ursula Capitals

I still feel that I'm not letting myself go completely when creating my art journals. I see some fantastic ones while surfing and it's so out of this world! Just brilliant work. Gotta let myself loose and just play without restraint! TTFN!

~ Art Journal Caravan: Itinerary #21 ~

For Itinerary #21, I went for for two prompts, a colour theme & the word 'frippery'. Here's my page: 

Studiomix 27: Sublime Spirit
Tangie Baxtie: Gesso Messy 9
Sherrie JD & Tangie Baxter: Flora Finery
Fonts: Varsity Playbook & Rustler Fancy

I'm currently having so much fun doing these art journals. I'm trying my best to catch up as the latest is #42 while I'm only at #21! Only 21 prompts to go! TTFN!

~ The Hidden Heart: Love & Grace ~

Renan released this mini kit today called Love & Grace, available at Oscraps. 

I did a quick page with this kit. Helps when you are working with a template. I made use of Fei-fei Stuff's Outlined No 4 template which is free. 

With mini kit, there isn't a lot of elements so I kept it simple. TTFN!

~ Art Journal Caravan: Itinerary #20 ~

Went for the quote on this itinerary. Here's my page: 

Maya de Groot: Zen & The Art Of Steam Machines
Fonts: Time To Scribble & Top Secret

Went for a steampunk style for this itinerary. It just suits the quote perfectly. TTFN!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

~ Art Journal Caravan: Itinerary #14 & #18 ~

Did a bit more art journaling today and went back to some missing prompts namely #14 & #18. 

I went for the quote in doing Itinerary #14. Here's my page:

Rosey Posey: Posey Art
Tangie Baxter: Misty Inkover4
Deviant Scrap Collaboration: I'm With The Band
Beth Rimmer: Junque Journal
Fonts: Route 3 & Snuff

Had a browse at my mixed media kits to try and use them. There are quite a few kits that have not been used yet! 

For Itinerary #18, I went for the word 'quintessential'. Here's my page: 

Viva Artistry: Sign Of Times - Libra 
Crowabout StudioB: Pods
Tangie Baxter: Gesso Messy 9, Haute Soiree
Sherrie JD: Bare Naked Ladies
Fonts: Romeodn & Route 3

I absolutely adore this particular image! I've used it before. It just gives me ideas! Now onto to a few more itineraries! TTFN!

~ The Hidden Heart: Make It Snappy ~

Renan brought out this collaboration with Lauren Reid called Make It Snappy

Had a play with it and came up with this page. 

I wanted this page to have a touch of whimsical style. Hope I've achieved that! TTFN!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

~ Forever Joy Designs: Gathering ~

Renne came up with this amazing kit, Gathering, available at Oscraps. It's so beautiful.

I had a little play and also made use of Jen Maddocks Designs' Artisan Favourite Templates:

Here's my page: 

Renne created the kit with Thanksgiving in mind but we don't celebrate that event in the UK so I used the kit for something else instead. I missed my chiminea as it broke one day all of a sudden. I guess it couldn't stand the cold in this weather as we kept it outside. We are on the lookout for a new one. TTFN! 

~ Art Journal Caravan: Itinerary #42 ~

It's been a while since I've done my Art Journal Caravan. In fact, I've been neglecting it so today, I decided to have a go. I looked at the latest prompt and went for the word 'elixir'. Here's my page: 

Lifescapes Designs: Botanica
Maya de Groot: Zen & The Art of Hallows Eve
Joanne Brisebois: Toil And Trouble
Rebecca Mcmeen: Peth, Essie & Esmerlda
Fonts: SandroAL & Xerography

I have to say, I had fun doing this art journal. Think I'm gonna do a few more... TTFN!

~ 365 Card: Day 237 ~

Today's challenge is called 'Imagine This: Spooky'. The card has to be inspired by the word 'spooky'. Here's my card: 

Card created using Marta van Eck: Artistic Halloween Mini Kit.

I so loved the characters in this kit! TTFN!

~ Val C. Designs & T For Me: Summer Party ~

The Summer Party kit is in the Oscraps store today. It's not a new kit as it was previously sold at Zig Zag Scrap before but definitely new at Oscraps. 

Not played with this kit before so I had a go and came up with this LO:

There is a story behind this page. While in Shanghai, my best friend decided to have a BBQ on Saturday, the night before I was due to leave. So E and I went shopping to get food and we prepared everything, including the satay and the sauce, garlic bread etc. The man of the house cooked it and burnt it and even spilled the wine. To say dinner was tense was an understatement. Fortunately, their wee one kept very silent throughout the tense situation. I later broke the ice by commenting on it and we all had a good laugh over it! Oh well, nothing like a little drama to spice life up! TTFN!

Monday, 22 October 2012

~ GIS: What's Your Motif - Using Critters ~

A new article about using critters in LOs has come out in Get It Scrapped Blog as seen here. Here's my page using critters.

Julianna Kniepp Designs & Studio Basic: Hello Fall
Font: KG Legacy Of Virtue

Hubby bought the two boys this massive looking skateboards and took them to the park to try it out. Here's the wee one showing off! TTFN!

Saturday, 20 October 2012

~ Lifescapes Designs: Botanica ~

I saw this kit, Botanica by Lifescapes in the Oscraps store and had to get it. 

It screamed art journal to me and here's my page: 

Lifescapes Designs: Botanica
Font: Tangie AJF Mock Turtle

I've been neglecting my other wild side of scrapping so it was good to let go and just create outside the box! TTFN!

Friday, 19 October 2012

~ Marta van Eck: Artistic Halloween Mini Kit ~

What can I say, it's half term! Yay! A week's holiday but unfortunately my eldest don't start his holiday till next week! So looks like it's a quiet time for me and my youngest. Just as well as I need to do a lot of spring clean and sorting out of my stash as I now lost my scrap room (which I don't mind really). You can digi scrap anywhere including on the bed in front of the TV! :)

With a bit of time, I went digi shopping. While browsing the Deviant Scrap store, I came upon this delightful kit, Artistic Halloween Mini Kit by Marta van Eck. 

It was way too cute for words and I came up with not one but two art journals:

Did I say I luv Halloween images! I really do! I had so much fun playing with the kit! TTFN!

~ Pink Reptile Designs: Musings ~

Mirjam brought out a new kit today called Musings, available at The Lilypad.

Here's my page created using this kit: 

Supplies:Pink Reptile Designs: Musings
Fonts: Xerography & Tangie AJF Mad Hatter

Had fun playing with this kit! TTFN!

~ Val C. Designs: Happiness ~

To mark the opening of her new store, Val has come up with a new kit entitled Happiness, available at Oscraps. 

Here's my page made using this kit. Luv the colours in this kit. 

Supplies:Val C. Designs: Happiness
Font: Milk & Cereal

These ladies are moms in my son's school. We got together one evening and had a meal at a Spanish restaurant. We sure had a good time! TTFN!

~ Val C. Designs: New Home ~

Val C. Designs has finally moved to a new home and it's none other than Oscraps! I'm so happy as I call Oscraps my home as I do hang out there a lot! There are some amazing designers and this month alone, we have 9 new designers! Talk about lots of new kits to play with!!!

Anyway, to mark the move, Val has come up with this offer: 

So head over to Val's store for some awesome goodness! TTFN!