Thursday, 19 January 2017

Stuck Sketches - 15 January 2017

Wooohoo! Not only another layout for the month but another layout for my Singapore holiday album. This layout is all about our favourite place to eat in Singapore - Clarke Quay. I've chosen to write the journaling after submitting this layout but basically it will be about how close Clarke Quay was to our accommodation and how many times we ate there.


Please excuse the shadow on my title, it's 5.15pm and the sun is getting low, so mega shadow. Anyway, this was a fun layout because I took a lot of photos of this location and it was a large part of our holiday. Got to use up lots of papers and embellishments from lots of different brands so there's a plus too. Yay, feeling good.




Friday, 13 January 2017

Stuck Sketches 1 January 2017

Whoa, I have had a huge slump in creativity of late. I found it hard to sit in one spot for more that a few minutes because of a terrible pain in my knee so scrapbooking went on hold. I have now found out that the pain in my knee was caused by advance arthritis. So now I am on some amazing medication and my knee has stopped hurting and that means I can walk and sit and stand and just be "normal" again. So with that my creativity is back.


For this first challenge I wanted to showcase the cutest little piñata that my daughter made recently. I felt that the Kaiser Craft papers were the perfect showcase for this. I guess I have strayed a little bit away from the sketch but I feel it has a similar vibe. So glad to be back with creativity.



It was great to finally find a use for the gorgeous unicorn from the Cute Girl chipboard. Got to use up some Heidi Swapp PL too. Gotta love the black glitter.


I really liked the way this layout turned out but to be honest something was bugging me about the left hand side. I liked the white space but I felt something was missing. I slept on it and then had a think about it this morning. Still couldn't pick the problem. Then it dawned on me to go through the HS embellies and find something to use in this space. The banners were the exact same colour and glitter as the Love This arrow and I found them to be exactly what I felt was needed in this space. To me it just adds a little something and draws your eye to the mini piñata. Happy now!!!!

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Stuck Sketches August 1







This months sketch is so perfect for me. I knew straight away which pictures I wanted to use. I don't tend to scrap many Christmas photos mainly because there is only the four of us and we have a very simple relaxed Christmas. However, every year for the last 6 years or so we make two small gingerbread houses and the kids love to decorate them and pretty much demolish them as soon as the icing dries. My tradition is to have the kids hold up their gingerbread house standing in front of the Christmas tree.
The papers I have used here are one of my favourite Christmas papers and I have no idea what brand they might be but they would have to be about two to three years old. I'm so pleased to have scrapped these photos and I will add them to my Christmas album.






Here's the original sketch











Sunday, 24 July 2016

Scrap the Boys JULY

Hey there, although the theme is ocean I have gone with an ocean in winter photo. OK you can't see the ocean but we are there. We live in the northern suburbs of Perth, very close to Hillarys Boat Harbour. We used to like walking the dog (he's too old to go travel in the car now, but that's another story) there along the groin. Ben would always walk along the top of the groin while the dog and I stuck to the footpath. I love this photo of my son with the beautiful blue sky for a background. I have gone for a  nautical theme rather than really beachy because it's a photo taken in winter. I used some really old "wave" pp from Echo Park and nautical PL cards from Becky Higgins. Thanks for stopping by.



Friday, 15 July 2016

Stuck Sketches July 1st






Sometimes my son and I like to pop out of the house, on the weekend, for a spot of morning or afternoon tea. Sometimes we like to go to Krispy Kreme.


I have been waiting for an excuse to use my new Amy Tangerine ephemera (from the Better Together collection) and this was the perfect set of photos.


Instead of spotty patterned paper I went with a spotty doughnut under the main photo. I love the look of that Amy Tan patterned paper, it already reminded me of sprinkles. So what goes well with doughnuts, coffee of course (for me, not my son) and that Shimelle background pp of take away coffee cups felt like a perfect combo with the bright doughnut.


I love it when a plan comes together.


cheers
Natalie

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Stuck Sketches June 15

Yay, I managed to get this layout done in plenty of time before the challenge ended. I couldn't find any recent photos that I wanted to use so instead I did some time travel. I came across these adorable pics of my son and our dog from 2013. Ben and Cooper have a very close bond and it really shows here in these photos.
I've used an older Basic Grey paper pad for the patterned paper which is called Hey Boy. I got it on sale ages ago and have only really started using it recently. I really love the colour pallet in this range and it goes with so many things in my stash.







Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Stuck Sketches June 1

I love my daughters hair! She gets it from me. Unfortunately for me, mine was never so thick and luxurious, just curly. I could never grow my hair out this long either. Oh well, I will live vicariously through her. I was walking behind my daughter one afternoon when I begged her to let me take a photo. Being a teen she wasn't too keen on the idea but let me have it because it was the back of her head after all. LOL.


I'm loving these papers from Kaisercraft. They're from last year so I guess they're now classified as vintage. The yellow spot acetate is actually a Project Life divider with the holes trimmed off and the label repurposed to go alongside the photo. I got a little risqué with some texture paste on the edges of my white cardstock. So grungy, NOT. I just wanted to add some texture.