Thursday, 31 May 2012

~ Mr Whiskers: Midsummer Nights Dream ~

That man has done it again! He came up with another kit called Midsummer Nights Dream, available at Deviant Scrap.

I went for the Shakespeare's theme and here's my art journal:

The quote is taken from As You Like It. One of my fav quotes from Shakespeare.

Today marks the last day of May! Gosh, time has flown rather quickly. Nearly half the year has gone. The weather today was rotten! It has gone cold again. The bane of British weather.

Woke up this morning to a surprising email! Talk about an instant alarm clock! Well, more will be revealed later......TTFN!

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

~ 365 Cards: Day 90 ~

This week we are sponsored by Heidi Stock Design. She designs patterned papers and sells them in her Etsy store. I chose the Summer Honey papers.

Isn't it gorgeous! By the way, they are digital papers.

Anyway, here's my card created using these paper. The challenge for today is "Layered" i.e. creating 4 layers of any elements:

Those bees were calling to be cut up!


Monday, 28 May 2012

~ On Display: Art Journaling ~

As the sun shone, we made full use of it. Hence, didn't touch my Mac at all! Not often you get such glorious weather in the UK and as the saying goes... make hay while the sun shines!

Anyway, recevied a Deviant Scrap newsletter and did a bit of shopping! Bought 3 art journaling kits and had a play tonight. 

The first by Finecrafted Designs called Stylish Attractions. Absolutely loved the elements in there. Here's my effort: 

AJ_Belle Vie

The second kit is by Rucola Designs called Don't Panic. Here elements were based on science fiction characters of Douglas Adams, notably, The 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' so quite a lot of cute stuff! Here's what I did:

AJ_Mad World
In case you're wondering, the word art spelt 'thought' wrongly! Not me!

Finally, the last kit is by Crowabout StudioB, called Pods. Not a new one but she had 20% off today and that was on my wish list. Here's my art journaling: 

AJ_Seeds Of Imagination

It felt so good to just play for fun! Haven't done any art journaling for a while. I'm so way behind my Art Journal Caravan at the moment! Looking forward to catching up during the half term. TTFN!

~ Mr Whiskers: Forrest Stump Toon Invasion ~

Mr Whiskers came up with a second kit to complement his first Forrest Stump. Forrest Stump Toon Invasion is available at Deviant Scrap.

Here's my art journal: 

AJ_Magical World

Had fun playing with this kit. I did mix it up with Forrest Stump and Special Effects, all by Mr Whiskers. Also added Cool and Warm Glows by Anna Aspnes. TTFN!

Friday, 25 May 2012

~ Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Bicycle ~

Anna came up with a set of new kits together. The ArtPlay Palette Bicycle is absolutely superb! I've got lots of photos of the kids on bicycles and this kit will be simply perfect! As usual, I got the set of kits she has on offer:

This set is available for a week at a discounted price.

I also did this LO for a scraplift challenge at Design House Digital.

Gosh, it has been a long time since I scrapped so doing this LO was fun! TTFN!

~ Pink Reptile Designs: Noted ~

Pink Reptile Designs released a kit today entitled 'Noted': 

Luv the papers and elements in this kit. Had fun doing this page: 

The eldest is having cooking lessons in school and he loves it! That day he made fajitas and it was delicious!


Wednesday, 23 May 2012

~ Ju Kniepp: Always Spring ~

Saw this kit by Ju Kniepp and couldn't resist getting it... Always Spring.

I combined her stuff with Anna Aspnes' and here's my LO: 

This LO was also done for the Digi Dare #275

The weather today was brilliant! Sunny and warm. Not surprising, the wee one wanted to cycle to school and we did. When we got home, the boys had a water balloon fight in the garden. Well, it's been so long since they went into the garden so they had their water fun. Let's hope we get more such weather please! TTFN!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

~ Mr Whiskers: Forrest Stump ~

Mr Whiskers came up with a new kit entitled 'Forrest Stump', available at Deviant Scrap.

When faced with such a kit, I usually let my imagination go wild. Here's my art journal:

That quote kinda stuck in my mind and I made it work here! Guess who's the Englishman!


~ 365 Cards: Day 83 ~

Today's challenge is entitled 'Opposite Attracts'. Basically two opposing elements on the card. Well, I went for colour... black and white. Here's my card: 

Made use of Anna's new ArtPlay Classico kit as well as her new Multi Media FlutterBys No2. 

Kept the card as generic as possible... never known when such card might come in handy! TTFN!

~ Val C. Designs: Celebrate ~

Val C. has got a new kit, Celebrate, out today in honour of her birthday.

Not only that, all products in her store are off 30% till 29th May. And when you get a product of hers, you get a free kit that compliments the Celebrate kit, as seen here! It will automatically be added in the cart.

Here's my LO using both the kits: 

Now that's not all. 

As part of her birthday celebration, yours truly is also hosting a week of games (with prizes attached to them too). Check out the Zig Zag Scrap forum here. And if you fancy creating a LO, join in the LO Challenge here.

Gonna be a busy week for me .... lots of LOs to create! TTFN!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

~ Mr Whiskers: Chalkboard ~

Mr Whiskers came up new kit entitled 'Chalkboard', available at Deviant Scrap.

Reminds me of going back to school! Here's my LO which I combined with Ocean kit:

Fun kit! TTFN!

Friday, 18 May 2012

~ Pink Reptile Designs: Rain Or Shine ~

PRD and Stolen Moments Designs came out with a new collaboration kit entitled 'Rain or Shine', available at Zig Zag Scrap. 

With the kind of weather we are having at the moment in the UK, this kit couldn't have come at the most appropriate time. Here's my LO:

We had hail a few days ago, in mid-May!

On the mundane side, my boys are off to Scouts/Cubs camp this evening. It started to drizzle when we got there and the poor souls had to build their own tents (parents weren't allowed to help). Let's hope they will somehow get some outdoor enjoyment despite the rain! As for hubs & moi, we headed off for an Indian meal before watching the Avengers. Great movie! Nice to be able to go out without worrying about the boys for once! TTFN!

~ Val C. Designs: Summer Notebook ~

Val came out with a new kit called Summer Notebook, available at Zig Zag Scrap. With the weather so cold, it's hard to think of summer at all. 

Luv the colours in this kit. Here's my LO: 

Dig out some summer photos just for this particular kit. I can only envy the sun in the photos!


Thursday, 17 May 2012

~ Mr Whiskers: Steampunk2 ~

Mr Whiskers came out with another Steampunk 2 kit. Steampunk images seem to be rather popular in art journals. The kit is available in Deviant Scrap. 

Here's my art journal: 

Boy image came from Hidden Vintage Studios' All Ears. The rest is from Steampunk 2.


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

~ Simply Tiffany Studios: New Templates ~

Tiffany Tillman is well-known for her templates. Recently, she came up with some new ones and lucky me got a chance to play with them. First on the list: Layered Looks Pack 1, available at Design House Digital.

Here's my LO using one of the template: 

I rotated the template to fit my photos.

Tiffany Tillman: Layered Looks Pack1
DHD Collab: Retrospect & Spring
Anna Aspnes: Birthday Word Art, ArtPlay Palette Concerto & 12x12 Textured Overlay No6
Katie Pertiet: Double Decker
Crystal Wilkinson: The Room Collection Elements
Fonts: Mandingo & League Gothic

The next set of templates is Sublime Templates Part 2.

This is actually a part of a kit called Sublime. 

Here's my LO using the first template on the left: 

Simply Tiffany Studios: Sublime Templates
Mellybird Designs: Belle Epoque
Katie Pertiet: Winged Clusters No2
Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Friends, Month Word Transfers No1, Distressed Dates No1, Days2Months No1, LoopDaLook Arrows No1, Friends Word Transfers No1, Life Word Art No1 & Artsy Clocks No2
Fonts: Brady Bunch Remastered, Brody, Xenography & Rustler Fancy

I luv using templates... takes the hassle off from designing a LO from scratch! TTFN!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

~ 365 Cards: Day 76 ~

Today's challenge is to use 3 squares on the card but they must not overlap. Here's my card:

Made use of Anna Aspnes' ArtPlay Palette Metro Graffiti kit for the background and squares.


Saturday, 12 May 2012

~ Art Journal Caravan: Itinerary #17 ~

Have been slacking on my Art Journal Caravan entries. Then in a flash, I had this vision and thus, my art journal came about rather quickly. I chose to do the quote:

Image of Steve Jobs taken from the Internet. 
Anna Aspnes:
- Artsy Kardz Adventure
- Script Tease Learn No1
- Hand Of Time No1
- 12x12 Polka Dot Edges No1
Maya de Groot: Nuts N Bolts
Deviant Scrap: I'm With The Band
Fonts: Boxpot, AppleScruffs & Xerography

Man, I do miss this guy... a real genius who revolutionised the world literally! Never before has a phone become such an important part of me but he made it an indispensable tool! He made the world smaller and cheaper, thanks to FaceTime! Shame he passed away so early, in his prime too! God knows what he could have come up with! TTFN!

~ On Display! ~

Where do I start? I'm so far behind my posts but since the failure of my external hard disk containing my digi files, I have been busy rebuilding them and organising them properly. I'm just glad they are digital files as I've at least over 10 000 papers alone. Guess I'm a paper hoarder! 

Last weekend was (inter) National Scrapbooking Day (iNSD). Talk about sales galore at most of the digital sites. Not only that, there were lots of challenges, blog hops and prizes to win!

At Deviant Scrap, I got involved in some challenges. 

Here's me as my Zetti self.

My challenge avatar.

The box was given as a freebie to be used creatively. Here's my take on it.ell

The challenge was to use speech bubble and here's my take on it. Also made use of Mr Whiskers' Candy Party kit, available at Deviant Scrap.


Over at Design House Digitals, there was a blog hop to collect a letter which will result in a free kit. That was fun! Along the hops, I also collected a requirement for a LO. There were 26 in total. Well, not one to resist a challenge, here's my LO incorporating all the 26 requirements!

I'll be updating over the next few days. TTFN!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

~ Pink Reptile Designs: New Perspective ~

Mirjam of PRD came up with this kit called New Perspective, available at Zig Zag Scrap.

Here's my LO: 


Tuesday, 8 May 2012

~ 365 Cards: Day 69 ~

This week we are sponsored by My Heart Pieces.

Today's challenge focus on the 3 Bs, namely Blue, Black and Button. Here's my card:

The girl image is from My Heart Pieces. Background paper is from Anna Aspnes' ArtPlay Palette Wanderer kit.


Monday, 7 May 2012

~ Val C. Designs: Secret ~

Val came up with a new kit entitled Secrets, available at Zig Zag Scrap.

Accompanying this kit is another one called Secret Indulgence, available during the ZZS iNSD blog hop.

Here's my LO: 

My secret indulgence... shoes!!!


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

~ One Little Bird Designs: Metro ~

I'm catching up on all my posts today!

One Little Bird recently came out with a new kit called Metro, available here at Oscraps.

I had a chance to play with the kit and here's my LO. I tried something completely different:

Destination Unknown

This is such a fun kit! TTFN!