Monday, December 29, 2014

OLW / Pixels and Paper, Scrap the Boys and Feeling Sketchy #111

Hello there, it has been a while, but I have a couple of things to put up that I created before Christmas.. I have enjoyed a lovely family holiday at the beach for the week of Christmas, and now I am home and trying to get back into some sort of routine again..
I trust you have had a special time over Christmas too..

I just had to pop into my scrap room and grab a bit of scrap time to de-stress leading up to Christmas week.. I am sure you are all nodding in agreement!! hehe..  So I had better get them up before the end of the month.. and EEKK the end of the year too... !!

I came across THIS BLOG - OLW and the word was RELEASE and I thought I would do an art journal page, art journalling can be so freeing and it is always fun to watch the pages develop.. I did have a bit of a plan though for this word RELEASE.. I kept thinking about the poem..." if you love something.. set it free... if it comes back it is yours, if it doesn't it never was...."
And I went with the inspiration picture from PIXELS AND PAPER which allow their challenge to be combined with another, and I used the colors from this amazing picture..
How beautiful!! I used the blue, the green, the pink and the purple colors.... and my pages...

closer views of the texture..lots of layers..

Release.. if you love something.. set it free..

And just a little tip.. for the hands and dove, I printed out the images and then put some acetate on top of the image and traced it out.. there was no way I could draw on top of all the texture with all the lumps and bumps.. I used clear helmars glue to stick it down.. worked well!!

And over at SCRAP THE BOYS this month they have a fabulous sketch.. I have used some really old Kaiser papers and a photo of my son when he was 2.. (Next year he is did that happen...??)

The sketch..

and some closer views first.. I have fussy cut some images from the paper and layered them up with cardboard..

Love you to the moon and back...

And I needed a card for my Dd who turned 14 yesterday so I made one using the sketch from FEELING SKETCHY #111 which looks like..

 and my card...

(The stamp in the back ground is one of Gabrielle's)

Thanks so much for taking a moment to drop by, I hope you have a wonderful week.. If I am able I may get another challenge done for this month, but if I dont... then....I wish you all a .......

Monday, December 15, 2014

Kaiser December challenge and the last Once Upon A Sketch..

Greetings to you where ever you are.. and Blessings to you and yours this season of Christmas..

I have 2 layouts to put up today..

The December challenge for KAISERCRAFT was to use the sketch and the color scheme which look like this..

I used the sketch like this...
and we are to use these colors..

DEC_colours_blog Well these colors are very festive to me so I have used a few different ranges of Kaiser Christmas collections and created this layout..

Close ups..

Believe in the magic of Christmas..
 I have used all Kaiser papers including the papers used for the dies..  This photo was taken several years ago..but still a favorite of mine!!

And sadly the last challenge for ONCE UPON A SKETCH has gone up, I have tried to create for this challenge as often as I could and it was one that I looked forward each month.. So even though there are no prizes this month, I have still created a layout.

The sketch I have used like this..
and the theme is... December is...  Well for me December is a most special month... as are all the months my children were born, and my youngest was born in December so this is what I went with for this theme.. I have a photo of her on a birthday a few years ago.. I made a jelly cream sponge which has remained a favorite birthday cake ever since..!!

some closer views..

(That celebrate stamp is part of the stamps released by Gabrielle earilier this year.. )

and the journalling..

Keep Calm and Party

Thank you to everyone who helped keep ONCE UPON A SKETCH going.. I will miss the challenges... Thanks for the memories, and the layouts I now have because I was inspired to scrap them because of the challenges..

And thank you to everyone who has come by my blog this year.. I have appreciated each one of you for your comments and support.. If the busy-ness of this season keeps me from posting again for a while, I want to take this opportunity to wish you a Very Merry Christmas, may you enjoy spending time with those you love, and may the Love given in the first Christmas find HIS way into your heart and life... xx lizzy

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


A good day to you! thanks so much for taking in minute to come by!

The December challenge for SCRAP THE GIRLS is irresistible to me! So pretty and I just had to sit and create for it.. It is a wonderful mood board that looks like..
How gorgeous is this!!! I was inspired by the silver bling, the pinks, the creams, the peachy colors and I also put a butterfly on my layout..  The photo I have used is of my DD taken about this time last year.. I can't believe how much she has grown in a year!!!

Some closer views first..

The large flowers are hand made with a die and the smaller ones are made using old kaiser flowers layered up..


Thank you STG for such a pretty mood board this month!

Thank you so much for coming by and thank you too for any comments you leave me.. Have a great day!

Tis the season to be jolly... tra la la la la la la la la !!!

Saturday, December 06, 2014

123 Challenge Blog DeCeMber

A very good day to you!

The December challenge for the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG has well and truly gone up and it is another REALLY nice one!!! hehe..

To use the word REALLY, the color watermelon and also tags...  I have used a photo I took of my DD with my Dad and created this layout..

Closer views first..

 Someone REALLY loves her Pop!

Kaiser has a cardstock called Watermelon and that is what I have used for my chevrons and die cut behind my photo, I  have tags under and around my photo..

I know it is a REALLY busy time of the year, so thanks for coming by and for any comments too!!

Monday, December 01, 2014


A very good day to you! And yes welcome to December!!
Can you believe it!?? 
The last month of 2014!!!
And with the new month, comes the new Scrapbooking Challenges!

The December challenge  for SKETCHY BOARDS has a real festive feel to it, however you dont have to create a Christmas layout if you choose.. 

The Sketch..
and the board for inspiration..


and my layout... I went with Christmas inspiration..

Joy Peace Love

 Using mainly the red colors...
You can also find SKETCHY BOARDS on Facebook  HERE!
And there is still an RAK up for grabs when Sketchy Boards reaches 30 followers.. It will be a random draw from the names of the 30 followers, so if you can we would love for you to become a follower and show your support for this relatively new aussie challenge blog.. thanks so much!

Once again Em from PAGE DRAFTS has created 5 outstanding sketches to inspire as well as Tips and Tricks to do with the festive season. I have created 2 layouts using 2 of the wonderful sketches.

Page Drafts sketch 37.1 by the Nifty Pixel
and my layout..

Christmas 2013


and Page Drafts sketch 37.2 by the Nifty Pixel


and my layout..
Treasured Memories

I have used older Kaiser Christmas ranges on my layouts...Pop on over and have a look at the wonderful sketches and inspiration at PAGE DRAFTS HERE and be sure to link up any creations using Em's Sketches..

And the December color for WHITE WITH ONE would have to be one of my all time favorites..
and it is..
ww1 paloma 
That color looks so pretty with white.. 
and my layout..

Baby it's cold outside..(college of closies..)
 The design team were lucky to receive some gorgeous embellishments from CHARMS CREATIONS to use on our layouts and I used the whole set on my layout.. Thanks Charms Creations..

my layout.
The grey color just made me think of a wintery layout! Lots of dies, a hint of texture paste and Charms Creations embellishments..

Well I hope your day has been good and December is off to a great start for you..
Thanks so much for coming by and as always thank you for your lovely comments too..

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Feeling Sketchy Card #108, Creative Scrappers #282, Dusty Attic Nov sketch

A warm Hello to you, thanks for dropping in!

I have a few things to pop up on my blog today..

The Card Sketch #108 for FEELING SKETCHY is another good one and I have made 2 cards, both Christmas cards.

The Sketch.
and my cards..

 And I have created a layout for the  CREATIVE SCRAPPERS sketch #282 which looks like..
and my layout using papers I have had for a long time..

 And I really loved the layers in the November DUSTY ATTIC sketch which looks like..
and I found a large DA flourish which I painted with gesso and then yellow paint and used that on my layout..

Some closer views.. love the softness of these flowers..petaloo, Manor House and Bo Bunny..

I do appreciate your visit and thank you too for any comments you leave me..