Saturday, 28 April 2012

Simply Stampin' Challenge #57 - Theme

Hi Everyone!

This week at the Simply Stampin' Challenge we have another Theme to inspire you....

Perfect Pairs

I couldn't decide on what to do with this one to start with, so there I was pulling out all of my stamp sets to see what was the best image to use as a pair... I ended up going back to a favourite Christmas stamp set of mine, Delightful Decorations and this is what I came up with...

Products used (all by Stampin' Up! unless specified):
Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Whisper White
Ink: Poppy Parade, Choc Chip, Pear Pizzazz
Marker: Choc Chip, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Lucky Limeade Designer Printed Brad, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Choc Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon, Pear Pizzazz & Poppy Parade Stitched-Poly Ribbon
Stamp Sets: Delightful Decorations

So why don't you give it a go and send in an entry to this week's Challenge!

Thanks for looking!
Kirei x

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Simply Stampin' Challenge #56 - Colour

Hi Everyone!

Thanks to everyone for entering in with last week's Sketch Challenge, we love looking at all of the different designs! Let's see what you can do with this week's Colour Challenge...

I used the lovely Aviary Stamp Set and here is what I came up with...

A close up shot of the detail...

Products used (all by Stampin' Up! unless specified):
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Paper: Designer Series Paper Stack - Neutrals
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Soft Suede
Accessories: Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Marina Mist Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Stamp Sets: Aviary, Petite Pairs

Why don't you pop on over to the Simply Stampin' Challenge and get stamping, we would love to see what you can create!

Thanks for looking!
Kirei x

Friday, 20 April 2012

The last GoGoGetaway layouts!

Hi Everyone!

Finally I get round to posting the last lot of layouts from the classes I did at GoGoGetaway in March!

The fifth class was 'Cotton and Calico Chronicles' with Sheena Rowlands and we made her fab mini album using homemade masks so lots of spritzing and getting messy! I had the perfect photos to use from the tree planting that we did in February.

The sixth class was 'Faux Flux' with the lovely Sam Ball again and for this layout I used one of our wedding photos...

Close up detail of the scroll, we cut that all out from a 12" x 12" paper!

Yes, they are real dice!

The final class was 'TV Times' with Lorraine and I had a cute photo of Lee with his godson Oscar...

I did one of the GoGo challenges where we had to make a layout using only the scraps from the classes we had and the group photo we had taken outside...

So that is all of my GoGoGetaway layouts!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Pages of Memories layouts

Hi Everyone!

I haven't posted my DT layouts for Pages of Memories for a little while so here are the last 3 that I did....

The first one was using the lovely and bright 'Lime Twist' papers from My Minds Eye. I had a cute photo of my friend Nicki and her daughter Phoebe that went perfectly...

My next layout was made using the fab Echo Park 'This and That' range and I had a great photo of my brother-in-law and his fiance on the TV while at Wimbledon. I was watching it and the cameras did such a close up shot that I spotted them, so as I was recording it I went back afterwards and took a photo!

My final layout was from the lovely Prima 'Cornwall' papers and I had a lovely photo of my friend Andrea and her son Joe that I thought went perfectly.... it just goes to show that pink can work for a boy!

All these Kits are available for a short time over at the Pages of Memories Online Store, and to see more layouts made with these Kits pop on over to the Pages of Memories blog.

Thanks for looking!
Kirei x

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Simply Stampin' Challenge #55 - Sketch

Hi Everyone!

So this week over at Simply Stampin' Challenge we are back with my favourite challenge... a Sketch! And this is what we had to work with....

I decided to use an old favourite stamp set 'Flight of the Butterfly' and paired it up with some of the lovely Stampin' Up! Brights colours. This is how it ended up...

A close up shot of the butterflies...

Products used (all by Stampin' Up! unless specified):
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point
Accessories: Brights Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)
Stamp Sets: Flight of the Butterfly, Curly Cute

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

More GoGoGetaway March 2012...

Hi Everyone!

As promised here are a couple more of the classes that we did at the fab GoGoGetaway weekend...

The third class was with the lovely Sam Ball and her 'Shelf of Memories' class. I picked a photo of me from a photo shoot by Kirsty Wiseman that was taken at one of last years Getaways.

Close up of the little shelf detail, only Sam could think of this!

The fourth class of the weekend was back with Nicola for a bit of spraying/misting through cutlery! My pic was taken when we were in Vienna last year and visited the Cafe Sacher which is the home of the original sacher torte!

There are still more layouts to share but I will save these for later in the week!

Thanks for looking!
Kirei x

Monday, 9 April 2012

GoGoGetaway March 2012

Hi Everyone!

I was away with Niki at the fabulous GoGoGetaway scrapbooking retreat last weekend. We get to spend from Friday 6.30pm until Sunday 4.30pm just scrapping! Over the course of the weekend we attend 7 classes and then spend our free time finishing off the class projects or working on our own layouts! It's also a chance to catch up with other scrapping friends... Rachel and the two Wendys which is always lovely :-)

Me and Niki in the crop room....

And Rachel...

The 2 Wendys busy scrapping...

Niki pondering a layout...

The layout challenge wall...

And in close up...

My first class 'Magic Roundabout' with Nicola Kerridge was a fab mini album and I had the perfect photos of our godson Freddie's 1st Birthday to go in it...

The second class was 'Life's A Beach' with Rebekah Day. I used some cute photos of  our friend's Chris and Amy's two girls, Sophie and Hannah at the beach near their house in Devon ...

I will post the rest of my classes later this week!

Thanks for looking!
Kirei x