16 October, 2010

A little challenge from Nikki

Over at Nikki's Blog you can get a kit, called Sprout for free ! Part 1 for just downloading it, when you join up to Nikki's (Just Passin' Thru) Newsletter, and when you complete a layout and put your link on her Blog, you get the 2nd part, also for free :-) Only if you join up for the newsletter in October, though ;-)

This is Part 2 ...

Here are my layouts using the Kit - Sprout

So, hopefully lots of inspiration to come and join in the challenges at Nuts4Digi, or give Jen Reed and Nikki a visit. I'm sure they'd love to see you :-) Their Blog links are over on the right ;-)

CT layouts for Jen Reed

Jen has been a busy gal the last few weeks, increasing and creating more kits for us to play with :-)

This is a Breast Cancer Awareness display at out local Jumpers and Jazz Festival, held each July. Various communities make knitted items and wrap them around the bare trees to keep them warm, in the last two weeks of July. Thus came this layout, using a freebie that Jen has created, called The Orient, for the November Blog Train, which will start on the 1st of November. See Jen's Blog for details soon, and here are the layouts I did ... remember the roses from last post ... ;)

As well as The Orient on the Blog Train, there is also a participation prize for creating a layout for Jen's Ad Challenge, and letting her know where it is, and putting a link on her blog. This kit is called Golden Vanity, and here are a couple of pages I did, using this mini kit.

These sculptures truly were remarkable, and considering the huge hail storm that went across Melbourne, ripping roofs off new buildings, they did remarkably well to be there at all in the morning, when we visited them. The bottom left photo shows a worker repairing one of the displays. I have many more photos of these sculptures, you will probably see some more of  ;-)
This is my layout for Jen's Ad Challenge on her Blog ...

Still more CT layouts to come, for Nikki and Just Passin' Thru, so don't go away, too far, anyway ;-) Go on then, go and grab your coffee!

Till the next post,

October Challenges at Nuts4Digi

This month's challenges at Nuts4Digi were fun and varied :-)

For the Art Challenge, Caroline asked us to scrap "a family tree" which we were inspired by, in an example here . Well as I had already done my version of this "tree" I decided to do Candy and Peggy's tree, as shown here ...

For the Photography Challenge we were asked to take an Action shot :-) For a few weeks I had been trying to get a photo of the pigeon that came to visit and change shifts on the nest that was in my Bottlebrush Tree, and just as I pressed the button, off it flew ! Great for this challenge, but not so good for my pigeon photo ! Here is my layout for this challenge ...

The Scraplift was of Vickie06's layout of a wedding, and I just loved all the Black and White, so here is my version of Vickie's layout ...

The Sketch challenge was hosted by Traci (Prairie Woman Design) this month, and using one of her favourite sketches, we came up with lots of different pages, by turning and using each "photo" section for our own interpretation. Here is mine, which was turned on it's side ...

The Variety challenge was a lot of laughs this month, with Lesley (NutkinTailz Designs) asking us to find a photo of Adults acting like children ! Of course these photos are bound to embarrass someone LOL  Here is mine ...

How many blokes do you see letting someone take photos of them like this ! :-)

And the Word challenge, hosted by Jo (lebjs) was to do a lot of journalling ... well now I do lack a bit there, and find it easier to talk than write it all down, without typos ! So here is my effort, using Nikki's (Just Passin' Thru) kit called Sprout, which you can get the second half of, by visiting her blog and doing a layout, and telling her where it is ;-)
Here is my "bunch of Words" ....

Our beans are still alive, even after the inches of rain they have had on them over the last few weeks ...
Also the roses have never looked as good as they have this year, with all this lovely rain, well, for ducks and flowers, anyway. The mower hardly got a look at last summer, and this year it looks like getting used twice a week !

So, you know what is coming up on the next post, or two ;)

Till then, happy scrappin' !


03 October, 2010

This is pretty Spooky ...

Just when you are settling into the new year, you know it is 'well established' when we start talking about Halloween around the corner. Not traditionally an Australian celebration, but gettiing to be a more popular occasion, dressing the kids up in costumes for a little party. I am sure there will be photos of this in a post next month ;)

Jen Reed has been busy, creating a kit, with lots of spooky elements and papers, called Spooky Fun. You can find it here It is also at a special price for a short while too, and if you buy the bundle - you save 30% ! Here are a few layouts I created with Spooky Fun :)

So as you can see, you can get a variety of layouts from this kit :)

Next post I'll show you what Challenges are on again, at Nuts4Digi ... so don't go too far away ;)