Posted by: scrappininak | October 23, 2014

Sketch n Scrap Holiday Card Challenge

Here’s a card I created for the Sketch n Scrap  Holiday Card Challenge


Posted by: scrappininak | October 22, 2014

Let’s Get Sketchy Holiday Challenge

Loving the sketches recently over at Let’s Get Sketchy.  This one is for the Holiday challenge – winter/Holiday page based on this sketch

christmas edition challegnge sketch




Posted by: scrappininak | October 21, 2014

Why oh why?

can’t I just do a fast easy page.  I’ve been creating a lot of pages inspired by sketches by other people and I really felt like taking a break and coming up with some ideas of my own.  This ‘simple’ page turned out not to be so simple !!  If I’d gone digi it would have been fast but I wanted the texture of the handstitching so I created a stitching template and photo template then handstitched everything. Two days later …


Posted by: scrappininak | October 21, 2014

Having a Really Great Scrappy Month

I am now a proud member of the Let’s Capture Our Memories team – I really love their sketches – pages and cards and love that they have multiple challenges each month and some amazing inspiration too.  Hope you’ll come visit Let’s Capture Our Memories


Posted by: scrappininak | October 20, 2014

Crazy Ideas

Sometimes as I’m just drifting off to sleep or in the morning as I’m just waking up I have ideas – sometimes they work out, sometimes not.  Since I’ve been doing a lot of Fall pages I thought I would create a giant leaf and put it on the page, then I thought – what if it was a mosaic leaf made up from scraps – and here it is – I got to use up a lot of scraps.

This page was also inspired by the pagedrafts sketch 35.1 – hopefully you can still see the sketch in the page – the two angled offset squares became leaves in my page



UPDATE: this page just won me a $100 GC at for most creative project of the day – yeah!!!  Guess sometimes ideas do work out


Posted by: scrappininak | October 19, 2014

Fall Cleaning

Dan snored really badly and loudly for 5 hours last night, despite prodding, poking, kicking, shoving so I went to find somewhere else to sleep.  However, when I went into my son’s old room (he recently moved into the basement room) I discovered it had turned into the “not sure what we’re going to do with this but for now we’ll just put it here” room.  Consequently, the bed was piled high with stuff.  SO … my job for this morning was to clean out this room.  As I was cleaning I found some drawers that would totally suit  for storing scrappy supplies so I decided to reorganise my scrappy area too (I never do anything by halves!).  Anyway, it now looks 300% worse cos I haven’t put it all back into place yet .  Soon, though, it will be organised again.

I also managed to put together this Fall page , inspired by sketch 66 at sketch n scrap




Posted by: scrappininak | October 18, 2014

Tricky, Tricky !

Halloween seems to bring out the tricky kid in me – here’s a card I created inspired by Sketch n Scrap card sketch 35.


What’s tricky is that it opens on the LHS instead of the normal RHS.

I rotated the sketch, replaced the banner  with the boot, the circles with speech bubbles and Halloween creatures



Posted by: scrappininak | October 17, 2014

Greedy Cat

You really ave to keep your eye on your food at our house.  The minute you turn your back our cat Deshka has her face in it – she just loves people food, she even sticks her head inside the glass to get to the milk or water, loves crisps and doritos, loves cereal and porridge, will lick any remains.

This page is inspired by the Stuck Sketches  October 1st sketch

October 1 2014 Stuck Sketch

and the Color Me Scrappy October 1st color palette

colour me scrappy colour combo for october 1st sketch




Posted by: scrappininak | October 16, 2014

Let’s Get Sketchy October Week 2 Sketch

I loved the week 2 sketch at Let’s Get Sketchy.  As usual I monkeyed around with the sketch a little but I love how it turned out – this is one of my fav color combos.

For the circle I stitched with twine and added brads, then I wove in a transparency quotes through the twine for the title.





Posted by: scrappininak | October 15, 2014

Feeling Playful

You’re probably going to be seeing a lot of Halloween pages from me for a while – I found some older pics that I wanted to scrap.  This is my friend Susie at a party we had.

When I saw Brenda’s sketch it reminded me of part of a spider web so I got out my mists and sharpie, then covered the web with glitter glue to add a little sparkle.


I also used this page for Rochelles’ tictactoe challenge – using the diagonal; paperclip, orange and glitter (on web)


and  Kelly’s word challenge – I used the word Halloween


It also qualifies for the challenge at Scrap Our Stash challenge 19 – a bingo challenge – I used the second column; 1 pic, envie, enamel dots, polaroid and paint




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