Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I am the mother of a 14yo - aarrgghh!

When did that happen? My beautiful boy turned 14 the other week and while I am not usually so quick in scrapping current photos, when I saw the challenge over at Scrapbook Boutique, they were just perfect. Having said that I got a bit worried when I did the blog hop of the DT as I think the image looks black and all the girls had seen it as blue until I got to the very last one :D
So here it is...
Enter Our Challenge - starts 10th each month See, it's black ;)
And here is my entry...
 Hope you are having a lovely day & thanks for looking..Jx

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A forgery in action

Back again. This month as CKC there was a bit of an extra challenge to use your forgery in a project. I was really pleased with my little kraft tags I made & decided to make a birthday card for a dear friend. There was a flower still on my desk that I had sprayed & misted but was leftover from a previous project & as I was starting to put it all together I noticed some packaging that I quickly decided would make the perfect background...
After that it came together in minutes. What I would prefer to call a "less is more" kinda card :D

Righto, now onto my sailors knot (I had planned to add this to my last lo but forgot to put it on! haha)
Have a great day & thanks for popping by..Jx

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

James - D-Lish June challenge

Wow! Amanda has done it again over at D-Lish. I don't buy a lot of  scrapbooking stuff atm as my room is stuffed to overflowing & I am trying REEAALLLY hard to use what I have but every month (when I am quick enough, as they sell out fast!) the D-Lish JAP kit is my little splurge. They are just such brilliant value! And every month I think it can't get any better and it just does :D
I have already finished 2 lo's using my kit and a third is forming quite quickly in my mind. This one is for their challenge...
This is a photo of my grandfather as a boy and I thought the colours were perfect for a more masculine lo and I could still use the flowers. I also used up some more of the Basic Grey papers on my desk. (You can't really see it in my photo but there is also some grey stamping in the background) Personally, I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.
Anyhoo, thanks for looking & have a great day..Jx

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Nothing but BG!

Well, not only did I use up some of my old Basic Grey stash of pp's thanks to CKC, but I didn't use any other papers to boot! So here it is....
These two are 14 & 10 now and I love scrapping these old photos and looking at how darn cute they were. Unfortunately a whole lot of my early photos are snapped on one of the most hideous couches in the history of couches LOL! A relic from my husbands single days that I didn't get rid of soon enough :D No matter how much I crop it still seems to be there. Oh well, what can you do? Just have to concentrate on those adorable little faces.
Hope you are having a terrific day wherever you are & whatever you are doing. Thanks for popping by..Jx

Stuck?! - June 1st challenge

Back again. This time with my share for the Stuck?! challenge. I have always loved this photo of my 2 on my sons first day of school.
 And after a fair bit of misting, spraying & pearly paint I was pretty happy with this little flower cluster as well (they were originally white)
Here is the link & sketch





 Hope you have had a wonderful weekend & thanks for popping by..Jx

CKC forgeries from the fourth


Well I have to say I have had a rather productive weekend so am feeling quite happy :D
Today I am sharing 2 of my forgeries from CKC. The first is the kraft tags. You know when you see something and you have an instant mental image of what you can do? Well that was me the minute I saw these tags...




Collect supplies...
 and voila... tags!


So next I tackled that gorgeous sailor's knot...
The sailor's knot tute: this is great for guy cards. Tutorial by Barbara Anders

Seriously, this took less than a minute! How cool is that?
So now I only have some flowers, paper clips, layered embellies, thumb tacks, tags & possibly those adorable little birdies to go! I have also completed 3 lo's but for now I think I better go start my families dinner. At least they always know where to find me! ;)

Thanks for popping by..Jx

Friday, June 5, 2015

CKC June kit

I have had a lovely day in my happy place today and decided to finish the day off with some blogging. Over at CKC they are counterfeiting some of the gorgeous Basic Grey collections and I have to admit to agreeing with Bethany in that I have had an on again  off again relationship with BG. So I decided to take a slightly different twist on this months challenge and pulled out all the BG papers I have in my paper box. And here they are...
I have even started a lo which I will hopefully be able to share with you soon, along with some of the forgeries. But for now, thanks for popping by & have a great weekend..Jx