28 October 2008

Another Stylish class kit

... now in the store at Crafting in Style.


PS: Something very exciting is happening at CIS... coming VERY soon.

26 October 2008

Boutique scrapping

The Scrap Boutique had another fun cybercrop over the weekend.

I created this layout based on Liz's sketch:

For another challenge by Liz I stepped out of my comfort zone to create a shaped card:


Kate's challenge was to 'scrap like Kate' and use distressing, brads,brackets, staples, paint, and ribbon:


Manon's Sunday Roast challenge was a fun 'blind scrapping' challenge. This kind of challenge takes me out of my comfort zone in a huge way. I was thrilled with the result:


Some of the other monthly challenges at the Boutique ~

"Big O" challenge:

Creative Spark

I started with the 'Original' chipboard embellishment and built my layout around it, which was an interesting way to scrap :)

Stylist challenge:

Big Girl

The first part of the criteria was to use a non-digital photograph, and the second part was to incorporate this quote: “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

15 October 2008

Bits and pieces at CIS

Just a little summary about what's been happening at Crafting in Style, quite a lot really!

Ready, Steady, Scrap is just about over. The challenges have finished and the winners will be announced once the votes have been counted. This is my interpretation of Recipe 5 (cooked up by Tam):

Getting Out and About

A new mid-monthly challenge has been launched today. Something a little bit different ~ kind of like a scraplift, kind of like a puzzle, kind of like an inspiration challenge...

I really enjoyed scrapping the sample layout because it brought back some special memories of a fun morning out in Brisbane with some of the lovely CISters - Jolene, Leone and Ally:

Ladies' at Lunch

I've also been creating some more class kits. These two Stylish Class Kits are up in the store:

100% Original (Can you tell I still love orange??)

100% Original

Some Kind of Wonderful (I'm loving the Cosmo Cricket 'Fleuriste' range)


13 October 2008

Sweets and Treats

October cybercropping at Crafting in Style is all about 'Sweets and Treats'.

It's my turn to host the sketch challenge this month. This is my sketch, and my layout:


Sweet Blessings

I just love this sweet Irish blessing:
May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

This is my layout for Liz's technique challenge:

Cousins at Play

Once again the CISters have provided a DT challenge. This month the criteria is circles, OTP and pink. I made a simple Christmas tree ornament from a ribbon spool, inspired by a project I saw on Julie's blog last year.

And the last one isn't mine. It's a layout share from the littlest scrapper in our house, created for the Little CISters and Bro's challenge, with the theme of scrapping a favourite treat. I'm very proud of her because she took time to plan her layout this time, and even did a practice run with the stamped title:

Sweet Treat

10 October 2008

Sketching with the CISters

This is my contribution to the CISters Stylish Sketches blog for October.

It was my turn to do a sketch, and I also did a sample layout:


Buddies Together

Credits: I used elements from July Designs to create the digital sketch.

The fabulous sketch CISters have done some gorgeous, gorgeous layouts again this week; I just love how a basic sketch can be interpretted so many different ways.

08 October 2008

Mars Bar inspiration

Over at Scrap Boutique I joined in the Long Weekend Challenge and created a layout based on a Page Maps sketch:

Mars Bar Slice

Mars Bar slice:

3 Mars Bars
3 dessertspoons butter
3 cups rice bubbles
1 family sized chocolate block

* Chop up the Mars Bars.
* Add Mars Bars and butter into a bowl and microwave till melted together.
* Stir in the rice bubbles.
* Spoon mixture into a tray and press down.
* Melt the chocolate block and spread over the top of the slice.
* Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes, then cut into pieces.

04 October 2008

September round up (part 2)

Just a few more layouts from September:

This layout was for Manon's inspiration challenge at Scrap Boutique. I've been wanting to scrap those pictures for a while and I'm so happy with how the layout came together with hardly any product at all:


The next one was for a Basic Grey product challenge at Scrap Pile ~ everything Basic Grey except for the flowers and ribbon:

This one is based on the September sketch over at Scrap Lounge:

Girls' Day Out

01 October 2008

September round up (part 1)

Just a few layouts to share that I completed here and there throughout September ~

Over at Scrap Pile I completed two of the cybercrop challenges.

The challenge by Leone was to scrap a non-people photograph taken within ten minutes of home:

Logan River sunset

The challenge by Leah was to scrap a spring layout inspired by the qpac website. I made a digital layout based on a template by Queen of Quirk (Jan Crowley) and using some of her new Art Greco products, which I dramatically altered to suit my colour scheme:

At the Scrap Boutique "Spring to it" cybercrop I finished three layouts.

The first one was based on Liz's sketch:

The next one was for Kate's challenge to use products by only one manufacturer (I chose Scenic Route). My favourite part was doodling on the alphas to match the patterned paper:


The last one was for a challenge by Manon, to use spring colours, paint, and something found in a spring-clean of my stash (some old Heidi Swapp rub-ons). I scrapped the same photograph twice - this layout is for my mother-in-law for Christmas (and I can very safely assume she will not see this blog entry, not having a computer nor knowing how to use one!)

A Special bond