Monday, 23 January 2017

Holidays Have Come To An End!

Hello all,

Well all good things come to an end and school holidays have ceased for me today. I was officially back at school to attend meetings and set up my classroom, I say officially because last week I was in for a number of days sorting things out in my new classroom.

However, I did manage to get another page done last week. I even started recording the process as I have set myself a goal of uploading videos to my Youtube channel this year unfortunately half way through I got so engrossed with what I was doing I forgot to press record! I did use a sketch from Stuck Sketches however I flipped it as my photo was more suited to being on the right of my page.
Well here is my take on the sketch:

On another note, I have been asked to create a canvas for a group of ladies to give to their friend for her birthday so later this week when it is finished I'll show you all how it turned out.

Also I wasn't successful with my last design team submission but it hasn't deterred me and I'm throwing 'my hat in the ring' again, here's hoping I have some success soon. I have a guest design team spot later in the year and am going to be a Growing in Unity gal again for a week but I would love a regular design team spot.

Well that's all for tonight, I'm off to clean up after my boys and then off to bed.

Take care and happy crafting,

Helen xx 

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Colorful Creations Design Team Call

Hi all,

Well here goes, I'm throwing my hat in the ring so to speak and applying for this design team call. Let's see what happens!

Colorful Creations

Design Team Call

We’re bacckkkkkkkkkkk!!!! 

Hello everyone and welcome BACK to Colorful Creations!  Some of you may remember us from the days of old and many of you may not.  Colorful Creations was original formed in 2008 on the Ning Forum.  We enjoyed a successful run but closed our doors in 2011 due to hectic schedules and life changes.  Well guess what, we are back and we are looking for a few talented and creative scrappers/crafters to be on our design team.

Colorful Creations will consist of a variety of challenges ranging from sketches to layouts, from mixed media to off the page, from color combos to mood boards and whole lot more! There will be something for everyone! 

So if you are a Jack of all trade and a master of none, then this is the team for you!  LOL.  Our terms will run for 3 months with the initial term beginning February 1, 20176 to May 1, 2017 and could very well be extended after that time. The design team would be asked to complete 2 projects per month.  You must be a flexible crafter as our projects will have a wide range.  You will also be asked to comment entries each week.  I am only looking for dedicated members.

Why apply for our team? 
  • To be inspired and to inspire others 
  • To be on the ground floor of an up and coming blog 
  • You will be a part of an amazing group of women and develop lifelong friendships with women from all over the world. 
  • Your work will be featured on Facebook and Pinterest. 
What is expected of our Design Team? 
  • You MUST be a follower of our blog
  • Complete 2 projects a month (you will be given challenges at least a month in advance). 
  • Comment on participants entries (THIS IS A MUST!).  Any team member not adhering to this rule will be promptly removed from the team so please make sure you can do this before applying. 
  • Commit to a 3 month term (Beginning  February 1, 2017 thru May 1, 2017 
  • Keep an active blog that is updated frequently 
  • Post our challenge and your project on your blog on reveal day and link back to the Colorful Creations blog.
How to apply:
  • FIRST become a new follower of this blog
  • Leave a comment below indicating you would like to apply 
  • Add our link and DT call to your blog
  • Email 3 samples of your work that best represents your style to with DT call in the subject line
  • Provide links to your blog and any online galleries. 
  • Place our DT call on your blog to help get the word out.
  • You MUST have a Facebook account as we will have a private DT group on Facebook
No previous DT experience needed to apply.  Call will be open until January 15th. The first challenge will go live February 1st!  This is an open call, when means that the call can be closed at any time we feel all slots have been filled.

 International members ARE welcome to apply!

You have to be in it to win it as they say. Now off to email Colorful Creations.

That's all for now. Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Holiday Scrapping

Hi all,

I have managed to complete a few layouts during my holidays. However, I'm not finished yet, still more I want to do.

Here is a current one of the boys receiving their awards at the end of last year's school year.

This page documents a running bathroom battle between the boys.

This page is all about my tiling adventures at my mum's house.

Finally, a cute layout for my mum about her great grandson playing in the backyard.

That's it for now, well until I complete some more!

Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Let's Get Sketchy Guest Designer Call

Hello All,

Happy New Year to you all and I hope 2017 is a wonderful year for you. I don't make New Year's resolutions, however, this year I am aiming no I will get more scrapbooking and mixed media work done as I will find more time for myself and not spend it on work for my classroom.

Anyway I saw the post for the guest design call at Let's Get Sketchy and couldn't resist applying so here goes.

Let’s Get Sketchy is having a Guest Designer Call.  We are looking for Guest Designers for the 2017 calendar year. If you think you have what it takes to be a Guest Designer here at Let’s Get Sketchy then here’s what you do! 
  • Leave a comment below indicating you would like to apply 
  • Create a layout from the sketch below and email it to us , please put Guest Designer Call in the subject line
  • Add our link and GDT call to your blog
  • Provide links to your blog and any online galleries. 
Call sketch:

The brief was to make a layout from this sketch so here is my take on it.

Here are some close ups of the embellishment clusters.

Well that's it for now as I'm off to email Let's Get Sketchy then I am taking my gorgeous 16 year old twin boys to the movies to see Passengers.

Take care and keep crafting,
Helen xx