Sunday, 28 August 2011


Just a wee quickie to share with you all today - I created this layout quite a while ago but came across it again today and it made me smile all over again!

The wee lad in the picture is my little brother (he is now 14!) and I think he looks adorable! There are just over 11 years between myself and Jamie and I absolutely love having such a younger brother ( I also have another brother who is 21). I think this is the second time I have scrapped this picture - I just love it! I used the Studio Calico Lawn Party kit and add ons for this layout and used some Zing! on the stitching of the octagon paper and on the 'Happiness' chipboard.

I'm getting that Sunday night blues feeling...however only 5 weeks at work and then we are off again for school holidays! Can't complain really...

Kirsty :)

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Back again...

More scrappiness to amuse you with!

This one is for Shimelle's Signature Challenge. For this you had to incorporate either a technique or product that you use a lot. For this I used my favourite Mister Huey on the background piece, I also used some Zing! which I am loving right now and I seem to be using lots of banners and my Tim Holtz Tiny attacher a lot recently too.

I have zinged all the chipboard letters and used 3 different colours for this. I also created a zinged sun with yellow and orange zing and zinged the wood veneer butterfly. This was also made with my favourite kit company, Studio Calico, so you could say that they are another one of my signatures!

I also tried my hand at the 3 is the Magic Number Challenge. For this I created 3 embellishments using paper, my Zing! and some punched butterflies. I also included 3 Crate Paper buttons too for good measure.

Not my usual bright colours but felt that the colours used went well with the pictures and the boys themselves! Again, I used a Studio Calico kit, Paper Moon, for this layout. I can't recommend Studio Calico enough.

Would love to try and complerte some more of Shimelle's Challenges but unfortunately I have to plan for school and also try and complete my Twilight book!

Kirsty :)

More Scrappy Challenges...

Shimelle's Scrappy Weekend has provided my mojo with just the kick it needed to get back into scrappiness! I managed a few during the Scrappy Weekend but wanted to try a few more - starting back at school this week meant I didn't have a chance until yesterday and today but so far I have managed another two challenges - yay!

This one was for the Grid It Up Challenge - I recently invested in some punch all over the page punches from Studio Calico and wanted to use the square punch to create a window type effect. The punches are really easy to use although my skills at lining it up straight are pretty rubbish. I tried to create the window effect as this picture is of one of the many snails who like to crawl up out front window after it has been raining! A little random I must admit but I love scrapping these kind of everyday type things.

The next challenge I completed was the Half Page Challenge...not something I would usually do but I loved it all the same! It's actually very hard to restrict yourself to half the 12x12 page but I hoped the misting didn't make the page look so bare.

This is also a very retro photo - I think I am only around 2 here! Myself and my parents were dressed up to raise money for charity, Children in Need I think. How the times have changed...

I may be back with more of the challenges depending on is 11 months until I get married! To say I am excited is an understatement. We have been planning since May 2010 and now I can say the wedding is less than a year away. I love it!

Kirsty :)

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Shimelle's Scrappy Weekend!

Happy Sunday all,

This weekend Shimelle has been hosting an online crop with mountains of inspiration for scrapbookers! I have managed to complete a couple of the challenges so far and hope to get some more completed today. I plan to have a nice relaxing day as it's back to school time tomorrow...after 6 weeks off, this is a bit of a thought!

Here is my take on Shimelle's Stickery Challenge:

I used some Crate Paper and Studio Calico stickers on this LO and also some AC Thickers ( not sure if they count but they are sticky!). I love the colours of this LO - I used Studio Calico Boardwalk kit and the pinks, greys and turquoises are gorgeous!

I also managed to complete the Starting Point Challenge and I loved this! The starting LO was really simple but effective and I just kept adding emebellishments to it!

So there are my two LOs so far - I have spied another few that I would like to try out before the weekend is up. I have also created my next sketch for Twisted Sketches so watch out for that appearing on Wednesday.

Kirsty :)

Friday, 12 August 2011

Shimelle's Sketch of the Week!


So the last time I was here was December 2010...can you tell I'm not so great at this blogging malarkey! In an attempt to get back into it all I am here to share my take on the latest Shimelle sketch

I used the latest Studio Calico kit 'Boardwalk' (which only arrived yesterday) and I love all the colours and exclusives included. Studio Calico kits really seem to spur on my scrapping, which can only be a good thing! I use my Studio Calico kits each month to complete my Document 2011 album and will try and photograph the LO's to show you all!

Kirsty :)