Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Scrapology - October Card Challenge

This months card challenge on the Scrapology blog has been set by Paula from Crafts U Love. Paula is challenging you to create a Christmas Card using blue and silver.Paula has also offered a £10 voucher to spend at Crafts U Love as this months prize.

For my card I decided to create a Christmas/Winter wreath using silver fern branches punched using a Martha Stewart branch punch.

I punched the branches from silver paper and arranged them in a circular shape on a piece of white card.

The 'wreath' was then decorated with silver and blue gems and a bow tied from satin ribbon. A silver snowflake charm was stitched to the bow. To finish off the card I fixed a 'Happy Christmas' die cut in the centre of the wreath.

Hop over to the Scrapology blog to see all the teams cards and for full details of the challenge.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Scrapology - October Layout Challenge

This month on the Scrapology blog inspiration has been taken from a super layout by Australia scrapbooker Julianne McKenna-De Lumen, otherwise known as Jules The Bling Princess.

The design team have created layouts incorporating 'label shapes' and the challenge this month to blog readers is to also incorporate 'label shapes' in a layout taking inspiration from Julianne's layout.

For my layout I used a recent photo of my daughter taken last month on her first day back at school.

I used patterned papers from Simple Stories and October Afternoon and the large 'label shape' was from Jenni Bowlin. The 'Back to School Journalling Cards' were downloaded from and printed onto cardstock. The layout was embelished with a Karen Foster sticker, Kaisercraft alphabet stickers, washi tape, brads, cork sheet and the title was cut on the Craft Robo.

Here is Julianne's original layout...................

................. and Lynn's sketch.