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

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Summer holidays here I come!

Hi all,

Woo hoo! School is over for the year and I am now on summer holidays. So my plan is to do some scrapping and painting over this time, plus some dastardly organising and sorting of the whole house.

I did manage to scrapbook a layout as a present for one of my colleagues, it's of her first grandchild. I really enjoyed making it as I used a cut file from a Pink Paisley pack I bought at Spotlight and I backed all the cutouts in the heart with some patterned paper from my stash.
I used some embellishments from Simple Stories. The finished layout did have some sequins adhered to it in the bottom left corner and top right corner. My assistant at work and I gave it as a joint present and it is in a frame from Kaiser Craft so that hopefully Deb can put it on display somewhere.

Well that's it for now.

Take care and have fun crafting,
Helen xx

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Stuck Sketches

Hi all,

I am having my first go at a sketch challenge.

The November 1st sketch on the Stuck?! Sketches blog is this one:
And this is my interpretation of it:
I used paper and embellishments from Pink Paisley's C'est La Vie range, Shimmerz Aqua Hues Crazy Daisy and Distress Ink Pumice Stone.

Well that's it for now, have fun crafting.

Take care,
Helen xx

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Back again!

Hi all,

Is it hard to guess which won? Nope, didn't think so but I did get all the week's washing done.

I created a layout about my son's graduation from the iScience project he was part of last year. The photos are tiny as I only had my iPhone and I was far away. I started by making a messy background on some Shimelle Starshine paper but didn't like it. I used the packaging technique with some Shimmerz Vibez and Creameez but wasn't impressed with the outcome so decided to chop it up into stars. I also inked some stars onto the cardstock using an old Crafter's Workshop stencil and some Distress Inks, I think I was in a groove from this morning's layout. I found some chipboard stars that I painted with my Shimmerz products and some enamel dots to finish it off.

Well that's it for today. Now I have to go and fold that mountain of washing that the lovely spring day dried for me.

Until next time, take care.
Helen xx

Layout of a layout!

Hi all,

It's a lovely Spring day here in Perth and I am enjoying some alone time in my scrap room, none of this going out and enjoying the sunshine for me!

Earlier in the year I posted a layout on the Hip Kit Members Facebook page and received some lovely comments but the one that made me get all excited was left by Missy Whidden. I really enjoy her videos and admire her pages/talent thus loved having her comment on my work. So I took a screenshot so I could remember it and today I finally got around to scrapping it.

I copied some of the "Smitten" layout's composition in today's layout which I titled "Yay!". Plus I stencilled the hearts with Distress Inks and coloured the wood veneer with some Dazzlers from Shimmerz. Paper and embellishments are from Crate Paper's Hello Love range.

Well that's it for today, I'm just deciding more scrapping or housework? I think we all know which one will win!

take care,
love Helen xx