Sunday, March 31, 2013

just gotta love you 2

March 15th Part 2
{just gotta love you 2}

The sketch...I have flipped it.

 Using lots of fabulous Twiddleybitz Chipboard and Show products.
Twiddleybitz Products
Twiddley Square Alphas   ALP004
Twiddley Bluebird Silhouette   BIR006
Twiddley Mini Multi Butterfly Pack   BUT008
Twiddley Flower Flourish Vine  FLOW007
 Products available at Shows...Buttons, Scroll and Baubles.

Janice xx

Saturday, March 30, 2013

my son

This month the challenge at Kraft It Up is to use the sketch below. 
Your layout needs to be created on Kraftcard or Kraft Patterned Paper
This is my take
{My Son}

 A fabulous Scrapfriends Sketch

Happy Easter.
Janice xx

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My daughter

 March challenge is a colour challenge
Use Black, White and Green.
{My daughter}

 Another new technique for me.
I squeezed random dots of  green coloured paints
onto the cardstock and using an old credit card I scraped  them across the page.
I saw this technique on the Creative Jump Start 2013 and loved the idea and the effect.

Thanks for all your lovely comments.

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter......
and if you are lucky enough to have 4 days off...Enjoy..... lets hope the weather is kind to us.

Janice xx

Monday, March 25, 2013

Good Friday Easter Family tradition

 The perfect sketch for all my Easter photos.
Sketches With A Twist and the twist is to use washi tape

 the sketch

I had lots of fun creating this layout
These photo have been in my pile for way too long.  Easter 2011
 As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew  I had to get them out and onto a page.
A very simple, easy page using washi tape, a black pen
 and some old embellies  (doily's and cloud buttons).
These photos bought back lots of wonderful memories....
probably not the best photos, but they bring a smile to my face as I recollect that day.
(Sorry for the poor photography).
Have a great week.
Thanks once again to all of you for stopping by. 
Janice xx.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

White With 1...... fabulous boy

 {fabulous boy}

Another  layout I made for this months White With 1 Challenge.
White + Brown + Doodling.
Join in the fun and upload your layout here.
Thanks for  stopping by.
Janice xx


Friday, March 15, 2013



A new technique and something very different......well for me anyway
 I was inspired to give this a try after seeing a little step by step
 by the very talented Artist Louise Nelson. 
Lou's creations are absolutely amazing, check out her blog if you haven't already.
 I'm sure you will be inspired and amazed at her creativity.
Thanks Lou for sharing your step by step.
This layout was created on greyboard, using  gesso, a template, texture paste, and mists.

Hope you all have a great weekend. 
Thanks for stopping by, I love reading all the lovely comments you leave for me.

Janice xx

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

the swimming pool

 Its time for another fantastic monthly challenge
 with a fabulous Page Drafts sketch over at Paper Stories
{the swimming Pool}

The sketch

I have decided to try a few new techniques on my layouts this month, 
Not sure where I saw this, 
 but loved the idea of using mod podge and a  piece of print paper
to transfer the print paper onto your  background..
it wasnt that east though,.  
I did get a little bit transferred but I ended up
 peeling my actual background paper away revealing the white....grrrrr.
.... I still love the idea and will give it another try later.

I feel very lucky to have so many wonderful online scrappy friends
and I really appreciate you stopping by and  leaving me such lovely comments.
Thank you.

Janice xx

Sunday, March 10, 2013


My take on the sketch challenge over at Scrapfriends
{this is a favourite photo of mine}

 sketch #11

Thanks for stopping by.

Janice xx

Thursday, March 7, 2013

White With 1 Sarah

 Are you ready for a new challenge?
Why not try out the  White With 1 challenge
The criteria for this month is
White + Brown + Doodling 
My Creative Team page

 I am not a doodler, well not on my scrapbook pages anyway.
I was playing around with a few ideas..
I have done a couple of other pages using this criteria but wasnt overly happy with them
this was a real challenge for me, but I still loved doing it...Thanks Mel
.this is my 3rd attempt at a page for this challenge
and it actually came together quite by fluke.
I decided I would  print a photo onto an inkjet transparency, so away I went.
.when it came out of the printer I realized I had printed it on the
 wrong side and it wouldnt dry.
.. I  got  a piece of white cardstock, 
flipped the transparency onto it and rubbed it onto the cardstock.
.....this is the result and I quite liked it..
. its probably not in the right spot but I went with it anyway...
.added a bit of doodling around the  edges, and through my clusters
 and around the buttons and all finished.
Click here to see what the other CT girls have created.
Hope you find some time to join in.

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Janice xx

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

sapsasa cricket

My page for the  March 1st sketch at Stuck Sketches  
{sapsasa Cricket}
I love this Twiddleybitz chipboard word, "cricket".
.Perfect title for your pages.
1.Here I have covered  "cricket" with gesso, using the tip of my finger.
 2. I outlined it using a black pencil.
3. Then matted it onto black cardstock and fussy cut with a sharp craft knife.
Hint: when cutting keep your knife in the same place and move the paper around...
.I still need some practice, but found this much easier and has a neater finish.

Thinking outside the square here with this Twiddley piece.
It is actually part of the Broken Fence,
 I have cut off two pieces and used as the cricket wickets.
The cricket shirts have stars on them so the Twiddley stars
 were perfect for my page....again covered with gesso
 and outlined and coloured in with a black pencil

Here is the sketch.
.A great sketch for multi photos.

Thanks for all the love lately, really do appreciate you taking the time to stop by. 

Janice xx

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

youre my bunny

 I have played along with Sketch #2 at
{you're my bunny}

Thanks for dropping by.
Janice xx

Monday, March 4, 2013

Grain Of Sand

This month  at  Twiddleybitz  its all about Chipboard Words and Phrases.
 I had a play with this one 
"For Every Grain of Sand A Story Is To Be Told"

The phrase is rather large, so I cut it into sections to fit my page.
 I added inks to most of it and the 
" Grain of Sand", I covered with gesso and sprinkled sand over it 
Visit the Twiddleybitz ning and have a look at  what the DT girls have created.
Will be back later with more..

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great week. 

Janice xx

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