Monday, April 29, 2013

black with two and feeling sketchy #57

Good evening! I am just popping in to put two cards that I created today on my blog and get them into the challenges..

BLACK WITH TWO challenge for April is to use these colors..
CURRENT CHALLENGE and this month I have created a card..

Get Well Soon.

and the other card is for FEELING SKETCHY and we are to use this sketch


and to also have some stitching on your card.. so I got my cranky sewing machine out and did some stitching!!!

Well I hope your Monday has been great! I can't believe a new month is just around the corner!!
Thanks for your visit and I always enjoy reading your comments too!!

Sunday, April 28, 2013


Hello there!
Can someone push the button and slow this merry-go-round down a bit! The days are going by a bit too fast for me! or perhaps I have just been busy like everyone else! I hope your weekend is going well.
I have managed in between everything going on to do the challenge for KIUP for April... and it is to use packaging on your layout..  Well I have used some prima flower packaging  for my re-cycled packaging..


I am sure if you have been a prima flower fan you will recognize the packaging I have used! (please excuse the shadows I took the photo out in the sun this afternoon...)

and a bit closer..

I cut the doiley out of the packaging as well as using the words flower backing and the packaging that is under the layers..

Thanks so much for dropping by and thank you for your lovely comments too....

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Hi there,
I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday wherever you are!
This week has not slowed at all for me, however I have been able to steal a few moments here and there for creating..

The April challenge for STG is
The April Challenge - 
and my take...
and the monday sketch for Feeling Sketchy #56 looks like
 with added criteria to make a male/boy card..

Well I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.. For us tomorrow is ANZAC day so we will be off to the 8 am service where my DD is reading a passage and also playing in the school band.. I am sure it will be a special and moving ceremony.. We will remember them...

Thanks so much for coming by, and thank you for you encouraging comments too...


Saturday, April 20, 2013


Goodness me another weekend, the weeks are flying by!

The challenge over at STB's is a sketch, and I do love a good sketch!
I have used photos of my sister's grandboys and pretty much stayed close to the sketch.. I used the old Little Toot papers from Kaiser..
This is the sketch..

To be a boy..

And over at FEELING SKETCHY the card sketch looks like..
#55 and there is an option to use dies or punches.. I have used dies to make my flower, the leaves and the warm wishes.

and just another card I made when I had a bit of time.. I used bits and pieces from on my desk..

Get well soon..
Well I hope you are enjoying your weekend.. Thanks for coming by and always appreciate your comments too!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

IN MY ARMS (at last) - OUAS April

A good afternoon to you all! I hope your day is going as well as can be!

I have just completed my layout for Once Upon A Sketch for April and the challenge is to create a layout about the best day of your life.. well as with everyone, there are so many 'best days' that I can think of but one of many days that really stand out for me and one day that I have wanted to scrap for a long time came to my mind...

We are to use this sketch for inspiration..

I rotated the sketch once clock wise..

Well the day I am scrapping is one I will never forget...Please excuse the extremely poor quality of the photo I have used.. My husband took this photo as I was walking down the tunnel to board a plane to bring my baby girl home so my DD and I are really dark in the original photo and I have tried to lighten it as much as I could to see our faces and yet still see the plane in the back ground.. It is the only photo I have (pre digital days..) so it is very precious to me even in this poor quality..

It was almost 9 years to the day from when we applied to finally taking custody of our daughter.. and the day we flew home was such a huge day..surreal in part, very emotional and one of the best days of my life!

In my arms..(at last)

and a bit closer..

I used the forget me not collection from kaiser and used the die cuts, the stickers and then some fussy cut flowers layered up with foam tape..I used 2 photos as per the sketch, I just put the smaller one on top of the larger one...

This layout was good therapy, as I was creating it I was remembering this special day after being overseas for 5 days I was so looking forward to getting home with my baby girl and getting her settled into her new life..It was only through the strength of God and knowing His promises that I waited for 9 years.. but it has been more then worth it with this beautiful girl as my daughter..

Thanks for coming by, and as always thank you for sharing your thoughts on my layouts..

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Hi, and yet again the 3rd wednesday of the month has crept up on me!
and that makes it time for the new card sketch from SOUS.. The design team have created some lovely cards from this sketch..

and my card..

If you have a few moments and would like to create a card then this sketch might just be what you are looking for...

I also just want to share this post from the SOUS team..

Design Team Call for 2013

Hi crafty friends!
We are so excited to be announcing some new spots
opening up here at Stuck on U Sketches!
We are looking to grow our team which means even more
inspiration when you come by and visit!
Some of those changes mean missing some incredible designers
that will be leaving us. However we are excited for some
new talent to join us!
Will that be you?
We have a small opening with our Layout Sketch Team
and are looking for 2 new Design Team members.
You'll be creating with our original sketches every other Friday.
And with our Die Cut Team we are looking for 4 new 
Design Team members!
Again, you'll be creating every other Friday with a chosen
Die Cut Challenge. The great part about this is that you may
use ANY die cutting machine. Electronic, metal dies, etc.
You can take a peek around the site to get a better idea
on the challenges we do and if you have enough imagery
to join our challenges!
We are also looking for someone who would be interested
in being a Sponsor Coordinator.

Design Team Call will be open until May 3
and new teams will start in June!
Any questions? Please let us know!
We are asking for 6 month commitments to the teams.
You must be able to comment on all entires for your challenge.
We are very excited to also share a little tease and let you know
that we are planning some other changes for our site!
We hope this will be the inspiration and fun that will 
cause us all to really get excited about our awesome hobby!
We can't wait to share these changes and to see 
who wants to join this amazing team!

Please email Leah at
with your name, which team you'd like to be on,
your blog link and any gallery links.
Thanks so much for coming by today, and as always thank you for your lovely comments too..

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

MOMENT - The BIRD is Back!

Hello there,
It is with great excitement that we share with you the first word for BIRD IS THE WORD and it is        MOMENT....

New Challenge Word **MOMENT**

Bird is the Word is back and I am excited!!
Our first reveal is scheduled for today....and our new word is MOMENT!
The current design team did an outstanding job with their layouts for this word ---- see them below.  
Speaking of design team, we will be having a design team call very soon, I just have to put the details together.  Hopefully within the next week or two.  
So, what I do know is that our design team will be voting on five featured layouts and the first two layouts with the most votes will be receiving a prize package.  We will also be asking all five featured winners to guest design for Bird is the Word if they would like to.  Our unique featured winner badge will also be back!
We have prizes donated from Julia Cotrim:
Julia's website is here:
and this is a little bit about her company:
Julia Cotrim was born in 2003 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Their handmade patterned papers and canvases are unique and very special.
The patterned papers are texturized and printed on a very thick cardstock and coordinate with the patterned canvases.
They also produce chipboard, stamps, wood embellishments and hand made flowers. 

----and our new sketch designer, Heather Waldron also donated a prize of her beautiful handmade flowers!
Now on to our design team creations for this month! I was hoping to display them in large size, but something is off with the margins of the blog design. Hopefully I can have that fixed soon.
Up first.....the sketch from Heather!
(Sketch use is for inspiration purposes only. It is not required for entry into the contest)

and pop on over to the blog to see the other wonderful layouts from the Design Team..

and my take ...

 Cherish the moments that touch your heart..

This photo is of my Nephew and his new born son.. what a precious moment!

I hope you can join in with this challenge.. Would love to see what you create!

Thanks for coming by and always appreciate the comments you leave me!

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Scrapbook Store April sketch

Good Monday Morning to you! For me my DD has gone back to school and I have a lot of blog catching up to do after a busy weekend!

I have managed to do the sketch for THE SCRAPBOOK STORE which looks like..

April 2013 Sketch Competitionand my layout.. A christmas one.. using the gorgeous papers from Kaiser turtle dove..

Joy to the world!

 and a little closer view..

I lifted up the collectables with foam tape for dimension..

Well I hope your day is going great...Thanks for dropping in and thank you for your wonderful comments too!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

White with 1 and Feeling Sketchy #54

Happy Wednesday to you where ever you are! I hope your day is going as well as can be!

The April challenge for WW1 is to use this sketch
WHITE + YELLOW + SKETCH (below)and to use white and yellow...

I pretty much followed the sketch, and used lots of dies on this layout..  The title is SONG BIRD because my youngest loves to sing.. she sings all the time, some times softly, but mostly at the top of her lungs!! haha.. and I just wanted to do a layout to look back on...

Song bird..

and the card sketch for Feeling SKetchy was to use this sketch.. as well as use purple and green colors..

Thanks again for coming by and thank you for your comments too.. bless you..

Monday, April 08, 2013

Today - 123 Challenge for April.

A happy Monday to you all!
The weeks just seem to be galloping by!!
The April challenge for 123 Challenge is another beauty!

I absolutely love this color blue and I have  not tried the white washing technique so I just HAD to do a layout for this challenge..


and a little closer..

I am not sure of the brand of that big flower I got it separately from a scrap shop.. and the bling flourish was from Lincraft so I am not sure of the brand of that either!! a kaiser frame and scrap matts star fish and shells.. and I hope I did the white washing ok, I googled what it was, so I used white paint and water and brushed it on my back ground..

Thanks for coming by again, and for all the wonderful comments you leave me a big thank you!! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 05, 2013

Life Paper Scrapbook and BITW is coming back!

Good evening! Just a little post to put up my sketch for the LIFE PAPER SCRAPBOOK latest challenge.. the sketch I turned once clockwise and used it like this..
and my layout using the Kaiser papers flora delight...

Love your smile!

and some back ground stamping!!

Also on the challenge site news, the BIRD IS THE WORD site is getting ready to start up again after a few months off while Wendy had her baby... I believe the new word is going to be revealed on the 15th April and there will be one word a month..  So stay tuned for the new bird word and hope you can join in!!

I also have put a link at the top of my blog for bloglovin'.. From July 1 blogger reader will cease to exist and as most of my blogger friends are joining bloglovin I have decided to try them also..  Hopefully if you click on the link (top left of my blog) it will enable you to follow my blog on bloglovin.. I am assuming that the blogs I have direct links to on the side of my blog will still be there after July 1.. but in any case I have transferred everyone to blog lovin so I hope I shall still see your posts go up!!

and just a big thank you, I noticed today I have 200 followers.. thank you so very much.. I really don't measure my blog by the number of followers but by the comments I get, but this was a lovely surprise for me when I came on here today.. so thank you for deciding to click the button and an extra thankyou for those who leave me a comment when you come by.. I really do feel so encouraged by the lovely words you say!! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!


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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

SOUS, my Creative Sketches and Feeling Sketchy

Hello to you! It is a wonderful Wednesday afternoon here.. I hope your day is going as well as can be!

The first Wednesday of the month means it is time for another wonderful card sketch from SOUS and the sketch was created by Nanne and looks like this.. The DT have created some wonderful cards this time..

and my card...

At the end of the month I was looking for something that was not due at the end of the month as I was busy with Easter, so I started the sketch at MY CREATIVE SKETCHES .. the sketch looks like.. and the layout I created using the Basic Grey papers Lucille...

A photo of my youngest at Australia Zoo (I will have to fix the journalling..) If there is a horse anywhere she has to say hello to it!!

and while I had some scraps left from the layout I did the card for FEELING SKETCHY.. The sketch looks like..
and my card...

 Well thanks for coming by and I always love reading the lovely comments you leave me!!

Monday, April 01, 2013

Sketches with a Twist April

A pinch and a punch for another month!!

Welcome to April... no joke!
                and as all the new challenges slowly get put up, the new sketch and twist is now on the SWAT BLOG and the sketch this month is amazing thanks to Jules!! The DT have created some wonderful layouts...

and the twist is to use die cuts from a machine.. eg big shot, cameo, cricut..

and my layout..

Little red riding hood...

my die cuts are the flowers the doileys the chevron and the chicken wire.. and thanks to book week for the photos of my DD!!

So I would love to see what you do with this sketch this month!!
Thanks for coming by and a big thank you for your comments too!!