Saturday, 19 September 2015

1st Day at Daycare

Harrison has his first day at daycare last month and I couldn't let the moment go without a photo to scrapbook later. His personalised backpack was a birthday present from his Aunt Kirby and Uncle Leeham. I was more nervous than Harry on the day, he was happy to have new toys and people to play with! He is certainly a social little boy.
This month's challenge over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge is all about beginnings so I knew this photo would be perfect for it. Papers are by Kaisercraft and hexagon chipboard scatter is from Scrapmatts.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

The Best Gift Ever - Scrapmatts DT

I was going through my collection of pre-printed photos (which currently occupies TWO shoe-boxes, why do I keep printing more?) and came across this series of Christmas photos I took of Harrison last year. The DIY photoshoot was so much fun and I really liked the results but for some reason I haven't scrapped them yet. I couldn't resist this little face though. :)
This is my second Scrapmatts DT layout for this month. I loved the plain string circles Andrew and Sofie released a while ago but recently they made them even better by adding stars, dots and arrows to the circles. I've used the stars version here (CB5138 String Circles 02) embossed in gold, along with CB1097 Floral Spray 01, CB1212 Scrap Words 14 and CB6097 Assorted Words 19.
Kaisercraft has a Christmas-themed mood board as their September challenge, so the photo worked perfectly for this challenge. The layout has to be 80% Kaisercraft products so basically anything that isn't Scrapmatts is by Kaisercraft here. We have cardstock, Mistletoe patterned papers and stickers, lace, stamps, mist, rhinestones and a very old brad.
I used the current sketch over at Stuck?! Sketches for this layout as well, though I did deviate a bit. I rotated the sketch to the right, and then changed the placement of a few things. I think you can still see how I used the sketch as the basis, hopefully. :)
Lastly, Stuck?! has combined with Scrap Our Stash who are a new challenge site for me but I decided to give it a go anyway.
L - lace
A - alpha stickers
Y - yellow (gold)
E - embellishments (brad, chipboard)
R - red
S - stickers

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Escape Hunt - Scrapmatts DT

For my birthday back in May three of my girlfriends took me on a 'surprise adventure', they only told me to get Ben to look after Harry for a few hours and then took me away. We had lunch (at a sadly disappointing Greek café) and then went to Escape Hunt. It's an escape-the-room game where you have to solve a variety of different puzzles to get through three rooms to get the code to get out. It was quite a lot of fun.
This is my first Scrapmatts DT reveal for this month. I have used CB6105 Assorted Words 23, CB6106 Assorted Words 24 and CB5031 Mini Frames 01. The camera embellishment and yellow twine were also left over from a Scrapmatts class I did at an expo.

I used the current sketch over at Kraft Plus Challenges as my inspiration for this layout. I stuck fairly close to it but ended up changing it up at the end with my embellishments. I just feel like I have to add a scatter of sequins to all my work at the moment. :)
Sandra Wallace's photo.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Little Man @ One

I ordered some photos from Harrison's first birthday shoot (by Divine Life Photography) to put in a frame in our living room, but I accidently ordered the wrong size. I couldn't work out what I was going to do with five 10x8 sized photos, until I thought of scrapping them. Not sure why it took me so long to work that one out, I'm going to blame it on only using 4x6 photos for so long.

It's hard to believe my little man is already one! He's just a little bundle of energy so lots of fun but also exhausting. :) I really liked that our photo shoot captured some special daddy-son moments like this one.

This is a pretty simple design as I really wanted the photo and information to be the features. Papers and flair are from the Flying High range by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I'm going to use this layout for challenge #3 over at The Scrap Suite in their cyber-crop, the theme is 'Lets Hear It For The Boys'.