Sunday, 1 December 2013 for Splicing over at Scrapology this month...and the DT have all had fun cutting and slicing into photo's after being inspired by a super digital layout that was created by Miki Krueger. You can see more of her lovely work here

Here is my layout for the DT.....after binning my first 2 attempts ( I kid you not!!) I gave in and decided to cut a thin slice from several different photos all taken on the same evening at my sister's annual Halloween party ( which also doubles as a birthday party for our lovely Mum). We had a super fun evening with us all dressed up...we had everything from a zombie cheerleader, sugar skull zombies, a ghostly convict and Poison Ivy to a complete zombie family wedding, comprising of the bride and groom, Mother of the bride, 2 page boys and a flower girl!

I added some buttons, bling and a mix of doodlebug alpha stickers and some AC Thickers

Here is the original digital layout of Miki's that we scraplifted...

and this is the sketch that we followed.

As always there is a lovely prize that you could win, so why not pop over to the Scrapology blog and see what the rest of the lovely DT have created.....also we have our 2 new members who bring along digital and A4 designs to the mix. We would love to see you play along with us and look forward to seeing your designs....Good Luck everyone and thank you so much for visiting my blog

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Scrapology November Challenge...lifting Michelle Logan

This month over at Scrapology we are lifting the work of the very talented Michelle Logan. I really enjoyed playing along, but I am not a fan of too much *white space* so used patterned paper and also added extras to it here and there to fill in the blanks lol. The photo is of our youngest, taken when she was aged 6 on a visit to the beautiful Michelham Priory down here in East Sussex.

The technique/challenge is to use Chipboard this month, along the the supllied sketch, so please feel free to pop over to Scrapology, where you can also see the fabulous work of my fellow teamies on the DT!....there is also, as always, a super prize up for grabs. So pull out your stash and get creating :). We look forward to seeing what you design xxx

Sunday, 27 October 2013

a little sneak into November...

here is a little sneak of my DT layout for the month of November over at Scrapology.......if you pop over there you will see all the other DT sneaks too :)

Don't forget you still have time to enter the October Challenge 'B is for Buttons'....this is running until Nov 5th....we would love to see your layouts AND you could win a lovely prize if you are picked as the winner. Good Luck xxx

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 for Buttons!

This month we have been playing with buttons on the DT over at Scrapology. We have had the pleasure of lifting the fabulous work of Laura Vegas

Here is my offering for the DT this time.....the photo is of our eldest girly ( she is 18 now!) This was a Christmas photo taken at her playschool and we borrowed the lovely dress from a good friend of mine just for the photos.

Why  not pop over to Scrapology and see what lovely layouts the rest of my teamies have created, its lovely to see different variations of the same page.
We would love to have you play along with us and enter the challenge....and there is a super kit that you could win.... cram packed full of fab goodies. So come on, what are you waiting for!

Monday, 2 September 2013 for Starburst.......Sept at Scrapology

This month over at Scrapology we have scraplifted the talented Sandie Edwards. Sandie's blog 'Delightfully Crazy' can be found HERE.

Here is my entry for the DT this time....please do pop over to the Scrapology blog and have a look at all the fab examples by the DT once again

Here is Sandie's beautiful original page......

                                           and here is the sketch that we all had to work from.

Lynn and Linda have offered a super prize of a why not have a look at the DT ideas and hopefully they might inspire you to have a play and enter the challenge....if you do GOOD LUCK!

Warmest wishes Anita xxx

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Just This!

That is all!........

Friday, 2 August 2013

Aug at Scrapology...S is for Shabby Chic

This month over at Scrapology we had the pleasure of lifting a beautiful page created by Sandrine Dawes, you can see her BLOG here 

  Here is my layout I created for the Scrapology dt this month....I used gorgeous papers by My Minds Eye and just added a few flat backed pearls and some vintage lace.
The photograph was taken recently at some stunning poppy fields a few miles away from home....truly a beautiful sight.

This is Sandrine's stunning original that we lifted.

If you pop over to the Scrapology blog you can see the rest of the design teams work, there are some truly beautiful variations of the page.
Once again there is a super prize on offer, this time kindly donated by Lynn and Linda . We would love to see you join in this months challenge.....get scrapping!
Warmest wishes Anita xxx

Thursday, 25 July 2013

A little sneak of August....

Well its seems like its been an age since I have posted on here....not sure if anyone even looks at my blog....but I thought I would pop up a sneak of my August layout for the DT over at Scrapology....once again we have had fun playing and I am looking forward to the full reveal and start of the new challenge on Aug 1st.
Hasn't the weather been hard to cope with??? I know we shouldn't complain, because it IS lovely to actually have some proper summer weather, but boy oh boy it has come with avengence hasn't it. Don't get me wrong, I love blue skies and nice weather, but it has just been too extreme. The children have all broken up now for the summer holidays so hopefully this year there will be nice weather to allow them lots of lovely time for playing outside, hitting the beach, parks etc and just having fun. What are YOU looking forward to doing through the summer? TTFN xxxx

Monday, 1 July 2013

M is for Mixed Media over at Scrapology

We are scraplifting our very own design team member LINDA this month by creating a page using many different mediums together on one layout.
 I REALLY enjoyed playing with this page and adding all the various layers of paint, mists, webbing spray etc

 We started off with a 12 x 12" peice of greyboard, which was painted with Gesso.


 I then used a harlequin mask and some Sparkle Medium in Turquoise ( thanks Linda)......
and then just went wild with Cosmic Shimmer Sprays, some sprayed, some dribbled....silver webbing spray, large chuck glitter flakes, sequins, crystals, blossoms, buttons and headed pins. I also added some denim and organza scraps.....gosh I DID enjoy all the mess and sparkle.....and discovered in the process of creating this peice....that a little really DOES go a long way.....a LONG LONG way....but it doesn;t matter does it....because everyone likes a bit of sparkle in their lives ;)

The photo is of my 2 gorgeous girls, taken in the springtime in 2011, at Abbots Wood, when we were out on a walk looking at the Bluebells.

  If you pop over to Scrapology you can see all the beautiful designs that the DT came up with, they truly are stunning.....and each so very different! We would LOVE to see you enter this months have plenty of time to join in the fun and get messy/sparkly/inky/shimmery :D. Warmest wishes ANita xx

Sunday, 16 June 2013


I just miss you so much :(.....xxxxxx

Thursday, 13 June 2013

You Make Me Smile.....

 This is the 2nd layout I made for the DT at Scrapology for this months challenge....F is for Framed.
I have used gorgeous papers from Prima and the word strips from Simple Stories, plus some printed out butterflies from Swirlydoos.
I used some bright gold acrylic paint and dry swiped edges and added lots of different  colours of Stickles and scattered flat backed crystals around the page to finish it off.
The photo is one I really love of Chloe, that I took in a play area at a local P.Y.O farm. Its gorgeous in full colours as its full of denim, daisies and worn blue paint on the tractor, but I printed it in sepia tone for this lyout.

There is still time to enter the challenge over at Scrapology, so why no pop over and check out the other DT work from my lovely and talented team mates.....I am sure you will find lots of inspiration and hopefully you will create a gorgeous page yourself and join in.

Warmest wishes
Anita xx

Saturday, 1 June 2013

F is for Framed....over at Scrapology!

Maria Featon was the super scrapper that we were lucky enough to scraplift this month over at Scrapology
The challenge was based on F is for Framed and this is the first of 2 layouts that I have created for the DT this month.
I used papers from the Prima 'Lyric' range, along with some of the co-ordinating crystal swirls and some irridescent lace.


The photo was taken at our youngest Nephew and God Son's Christening....such a cutie!

I raised the frame and various elements on foam pads to give some dimension to my layout.

Here is Maria's original, gorgeous layout that inspired us.

And here is the sketch that we worked from.

So, why not pop over to Scrapology and see what the rest of the DT have created....there are some beautiful layouts there.
And then wee would love to see you join in with the challenge, you have until the 5th of July to enter and there is a super kit that has been put up for the prize.

Warmest Wishes.....Anita xx

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

H is for Hand Stitching!

Over at Scrapology this month we have had the pleasure of lifting the work of Delaina Farr Burns, please do pop over and take a look at her blog, it's truly inspirational.
 We were challenged to use Hand Stitching on our pages....and, as always, had a sketch to work from. Here is my layout that I created for the DT this month.

I have been wanting to scrap this photo of my hubby and daughters for a while now and with these lovely papers by 'My Minds Eye' from their 'On The Bright Side' collection and some garden twine I created a layout that I am really happy with :)
I flipped the original sketch onto it side for my layout.

I took the photo on the beach at Camber Sands whilst on holiday there last year, we had a fair few giggles whilst trying to get them all in the air at the same time lol.
I had previously bought a natural cotton shower scrunchie, which I cut apart and inked slightly and then layered it under the photo and pennants.

I thought the garden twine was a good idea at the time....but it was an absolute devil to sew with as it kept ripping the paper....however it was worth it in the end and I do think that it worked well with the weathered wood look paper.

OOpps....sorry, I forgot to flip the sketch back round again.....but anyway, this is the sketch that we used and would like you to use if you decide to join in our challenge....which we hope you do.
And this is Delaina's beautiful layout that inspired this challenge in the first place....gorgeous isn't it!

So, if you would like to play along, you have until June the 5th to enter the challenge, using Hand Stitching on your page and bouncing off of the sketch above......we are all really looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
Why not pop over to Scrapology and see what the rest of the DT have created.....we have lots of layouts to look at :)
Warmest wishes Anita xx

Monday, 1 April 2013 for Ripped Apart over at Scrapology.

Over at Scrapology this month we are lucky enough to be lifting a super layout by Morag Cutts. You can view lots of her work by visiting her blog.
Our challenge was to create a layout using 'Ripped Apart' as the technique and lifting Morag's original layout which you can see here is my layout for the DT. I used some vibrant papers and stickers from the Bo Bunny Garden Girl collection and a fave photo of mine, taken at a Scrapbooking retreat a couple or so years ago with the 5 original members of our team, The Blossom Babes ( lovely, lovely friends of mine :) )

                             A few close ups to show parts of the page and elements.......

I created the flowers using my Tim Holtz tattered florals die and then a small punch for the flower centre and popped in a crystal to finish it off.

The ripped apart section is created using 4 layers of papers, which were torn and then rolled back.

The co-ordinating stickers were layered in various places about the page.

Why not pop over to the Scrapology blog and see what the rest of the DT have created. We would love to see you take part in this challenge and Morag has kindly put up a lovely prize.

Warmest wishes Anita xxx

Thursday, 28 March 2013

A little sneak as April is just round the corner.

Well blow me down!!!!!.....we are rapidly rolling into April! Where has the year gone to so far??? And more to the point.....where IS our Spring???? Are we ever going to get it??? Did I blink and miss it????
Anyway, as April is just a few days away I thought I would share a little sneaky peek of what is coming up for our April Challenge over at Scrapology this is a teeny look at my layout for the DT.

So do pop by on Monday ( in between munching on your chocolate eggs) and see all the layouts and the challenge that is going to be set.

                              Warmest wishes Anita xxx

Monday, 25 March 2013

Scrapology.....Peeking elements....layout 2

This is my 2nd layout for the DT over at Scrapology for the March challenge, which is 'peeking elements'

You have still got time to enter, we would love to see what you come up with. Closing date is 5th April.......go know you want to! xxx