Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Feminine/Masculine Colours

Have you ever done a boys LO using feminine colours or a girls LO using masculine colours? That's the challenge over at the MME blog right now!

Here's a LO of Scarlet that i have made using masculine MME papers:


 Blacks, greens, yellows and reds together aren't traditional for a girls LO, but i think they look alright here!! I've used a bit of netting from an orange net on this page too - it's very subtle, above the black dotted paper :D Love those doilies from Typo too - i've got these in red, blue and black - they're great aren't they!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sharing the MME Love

OK, how many of you scrappers out there just LOVE MME? I'm sure i'm not the first to admit to drooling over all the lovely sparkly papers and gorgeous embellies they put out!!! I also love following the MME blog, and they have a couple of monthly challenges, so i thought i'd give one a go this month!!!

Their first challenge of the month is to use brads in an unusual way (plus, of course, you have to use their product!!!) I had a BOTHER of a time trying to find my MME brad stash, which i only just used a couple of weeks ago when i was at a crop!!! Doh!!

ANYWAY, i ended up just using some generic silver brads to hold down some yummy Green Tara crystal branches, plus for the middle of some butterfly's which i'd popped up, and as just an embellishment cluster.





This page is going in my 'Krafty Koncepts' album, which is a class i'm doing over at Somewhere To Scrap. I'm using this class to scrap my wedding album (finally!!!), and here is what it looks like as a double spread in my album:


I'm really loving how this album is coming together, thanks to Mel who is a fantastic teacher!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

White With One

Have you visited the White With One challenge blog yet? They always have a great challenge every month, based on white + another colour + an extra element.

The April challenge isn't due until May 11, so you've still got a few days to get into it. I finished mine over the weekend - the challenge was "White + Grey + Tabs/Tags". Here's what i came up with:




Isn't my boy gorgeous? I just loved the fun way i've used the "You Colour My World" chipboard on a black/grey and white LO - isn't it cool!!!! I had a lot of fun with this LO, as i always do with the White with 1 challenges. Now to think about the May challenge:

White + Cream + Chipboard

Friday, May 4, 2012

May Challenges

Where is the year disappearing too? May already!!! Which means new challenges at all your favourite scrapping sites :D Here's a little summary. Unless stated, due date is 30th April :D

Pagemaps blog - due May 13

There's also going to be lots of giveaways this month over at page maps, to celebrate their 6th birthday, so don't gorget to keep going there every week!!!

April - White + Grey + Tabs/Tags (Due 11th May)

May - White + Cream + Chipboard

April - Use Kraft PP/CS plus 3 Kraft elements (Due 11th May)

May - Easter has been and gone, so this month i want you to interview your child/children/partner about what Easter means to them. You can use any products you wish as long as your creation is based on Kraft Cardstock or Kraft Patterned Paper.

April - Recycling - use some form of boy related packaging (Due 11th May)

May - You need to use a photo of your boy(s) getting dirty, this could be anything from mud, paint, dirt, cooking, eating and so on. I also want your photo to inspire your layout in some way.

Scrap The Girls

This month is a quote challenge :

"Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there" Amy Li

(Prize = various)

Scrapboutique Monthly Challenges

Monthly Comp -

Create a LO based on either how much you love your Mum or how much you love being a Mum. The title needs to have the word love in it somewhere as well.

(Prize = store voucher)

Stash Stomper - Use your alphabets in an unusual way (not just for the title)

(Prize = store voucher)

Stylist Challenge

Sketch challenge (prize = store voucher)

Scrapbooking From Scratch Monthly Challenges

Sketch Challenge

The April Sketch isn't due until May 4th:

And this is the May sketch:

 (Prize = store voucher)

Quote Challenge 

The April challenge isn't due until May 4th:

"The more you enjoy life, the more you find to celebrate!" Anonymous (Prize = store voucher)

And the May quote:

"Let your smile change the world, but don't let the world change your smile"

Colour Combo

The April challenge isn't due until May 4th:

Mustard Yellow, Teal, Kraft + White

And the May combo is:

Pink + Yellow + Orange


Vicki's Challenge

Sarah's Challenge  - Use a banner and a frame

(Prize = $20 voucher for Scrapbook Divas)

May Group 1 - Inspiration Challenge:

Sophies Corner - Circles

Stars - use stars plus Charm's Creations on a LO - due May 31st

I hope you've found LOTS of inspiration here - now you have no reason to not scrap LOL!!