Monday, March 30, 2015

Happy Birthday

Here's the birthday card I made for my Mother In Law (87 in 4 days time).
Hope she likes it.


A different colour combo than you would normally use, but I think it works well.

I used my White Gel pen to give the butterfly some interest.....LOL, I know there is an expression for it, but hey, you know what I mean!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Friday, March 27, 2015

QC46 AGE is but a number

Here's my entry into the Quote Challenge over at Soul Scrappers.

I used the Quote "Age is but a number".


I went and had morning tea with my Aunt on her birthday (ahmmmmm 80th) and her daughter had traveled down from her home (5 odd hour drive) with a cake - lovely surprise for all of us and great to catch up.

Why not play along, this one is open until 6th April.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Thursday, March 26, 2015

CUCC40 Springtime

I am lucky enough to be on the Design Team again for Soul Scrappers and will now be hosting the Cooking Up Creations Challenge.

Here is my sample layout for my first challenge.

 I have used Flowers, Patterned Paper, Die Cuts and Butterflies.

Here is the recipe, and all you have to do is to pick at least 4 (more if you wish) elements of your choice.

1. flowers... a photo or just flowers
2. patterned paper
3. die cuts
4. washi tape
5. butterflies
6. border punch
7. journal tag
8. wooden flourishes

I have to say a big thank you to fellow Design Team member Mary for helping me with my first CUCC recipe and inspiration.

I would love to see what creations you can cook up for this challenge!

Not a member of Souls Scrappers, no problem, click on the link above or message me your email and I'll get an invite sent.

Remember that for every Challenge at Soul Scrappers, if there are 8 or more entries, everyone goes into the draw for a RAK Prize. How  cool is that!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Monday, March 23, 2015

Thank You Gift Tag

Here's a Thank You tag I made to add to a bag with a chocolate bar inside to give to one of the Nurses I work with.


How stylish does that look!
I am suitable impressed and think I'll make some up ready with different sentiments on them.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Friday, March 20, 2015

ISDSELFIE

Here's my entry into the ISDSELFIE Challenge over at Soul Scrappers.
This is one of the current challenges for International Scrapbooking Day.

It is a fun challenge - only 3 criteria.

  1.  a selfie photo
  2. 6 words to describe yourself
  3. your age to be on the page somewhere


I used my copics to colour the coffee cup.
I used stamps I have and created a Ying/Yang effect with the words.



Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

TTT3 Special Birthday's

Here's my entry into the latest Tic Tac Toe Challenge over at Soul Scrappers.


I chose the diagonal line - Cake or Ice Cream, Gold, Number.




Until Gran Gran Jones passed, Nathan's birthday was always special as his is the day after Gran Gran's.
Here he is turning 2 with Gran Gran holding him having just turned 72.


Why not play along, this one is open until 7th April - I'd love to see how you play Tic Tac Toe!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Monday, March 16, 2015

SC87 Smart Girl

Here's my entry into the Sketch Challenge last month over at Soul Scrappers.
I thought I had posted it but seems I missed it.


My beautiful, smart daughter with her Cultural & Citizenship Award she received last year.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Saturday, March 14, 2015

SLC43 Never Grow Up!

Here's my entry into the new Song and Lyric Challenge over at Soul Scrappers.

Using the song "Never Grow Up" by Taylor Swift , you must use a word....OR a couple of words...OR a sentence OR even the song title on your page.

Here's my entry:



This is one of my favourite photo's of Nathan. He was at my brothers wedding and in a world of his own!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Friday, March 13, 2015

CC39 Hello Kitty Cutest Baby Ever

Here's my entry into the latest Card Challenge over at Soul Scrappers.

This time we are making a Baby card and get to choose either Pink or Blue.

I went with Pink - LOL, well there is some on there!


I used my cameo to cut out the Hello Kitty baby (way too cute) and a Stampin Up sentiment that I though was just perfect for the sweet HK.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Wednesday, March 11, 2015

FS2S3 Nathan

Here's the layout I made for this month's From Screen 2 Scrap Challenge (FS2S3) at Soul Scrappers.
March's inspiration is coming from the Movie Poster Sympathy For Lady Vengeance.


I scrapped Nathan's Year 12 Formal photo.


Here's a close up of the image ..... I actually did a trace on my cameo and printed this onto vellum.
Created a black silhouette and carefully glued the vellum on top.


I have to say I am extremely happy with how this has turned out and have framed it.

Why not give it a go yourself? I'd love to see what you come up with.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Monday, March 9, 2015

Masculine Birthday Card

Having a play around with some stamps, I came up with this background and thought it would look great as a card front for a male card.

Having a need for a male birthday card, here's what I came up with.


I used a few stamp sets and inks and created a collage effect.
Quite striking really.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Saturday, March 7, 2015

Foxy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my wonderful daughter Laura!!!!
14 today......

Here's the card I made for her using the Foxy stamp set from Jaded Blossom.


Isn't he just too cute!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Friday, March 6, 2015

Gelato's Tag Trio

This month over at Soul Scrappers, Joy is hosting a Art Journal Challenge using Gelato's.

These looked like a lot of fun so I set about getting me some different colours and then having a play with different techniques.

I ended up making a Trio of Tags.


They all turned out great!


Not sure of which is my favourite yet because they are all great and using different methods.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CC38 Hello You

Here's the double pouch card I made for the Card Challenge at Soul Scrappers.

Wow, these are easy to make - the hardest thing is to decide what to pop in your pouches.


I decided on some postcards that could easily be used as bookmarks.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Monday, March 2, 2015

STP1 Easter Wishes

Here's my entry into the new Stirring The Pot Challenge over at Soul Scrappers.


I used the new Springtime Greeting stamp set from Jaded Blossom and coloured using my copic's.

My stirring the pot as it is, was using my copic's - I am still very much a beginner, but am starting to feel that I may be on the right track with them. LOL, I guess only time will tell.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB