Shell’s Scrap Space

Friday, April 30, 2010

Early Bird

The challenges have been posted a day early over at Challenge Heaven. Tomorrow is National Scrapbooking Day and lots of the CH girls are going to retreats and all day crops. What's a crop without good challenges huh?! So, here is one of my layouts.

This one is for the Number Challenge.
How gorgeous is that OA Thrift Shop Paper!? LOVE IT!

This layout was inspired by a layout by Lisa Warren...thanks Lis for those gorgeous scrapware leaves!!

Shell xx

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Another Scrapbooking Memories Submission

I'm so excited!! After a rather crappy morning I arrived home to the news that another of my layouts has been accepted to Scrapbooking Memories Magazine!!


Shell xx

Friday, April 23, 2010

Challenge Heaven has its own blog!!

Finally...after 6 months of running Challenge Heaven it has it's own blog!! I no longer need to post a million Challenge Heaven updates, notes, shout-outs etc on here!

Head over and follow it

Shell x

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cyber Crop Blind Challenge

Last Saturday some lovely ladies and I met in the Challenge Heaven chat room and I gave them all instructions to complete this layout.

To check out their versions click here.


Shell x

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Cyber Crop Challenge #2

Challenge #2 at the Challenge Heaven CC is a Scraplift Challenge. You need to select a layout you like from the Challenge Heaven Gallery and lift it. I chose a layout by the very talented Julie.
Here is Julie's layout.
and here is my version

Come join in the fun. You have until midnight Thursday to upload your challenges.

Hope you're all having an awesome weekend!

Shell x

Cyber Crop Challenge #1

Just a quick post to show you one of the layouts I did as the sample for Challenge #1 at Challenge Heaven Cyber Crop.
The challenge is to use Chocolate Brown with one of the colours in the inspiration picture. Of course I chose pink. Love it!

Join us this weekend for 2 more challenges, bingo and a blind scrapping challenge in the chat room tomorrow night from 7.30pm (EST).

Shell x

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Come join in the fun this weekend...

Shell x

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

1,2,3 smash it!

I couldn't resist snapping a few pics of Abbey smashing her big dino easter's the layout

I've used the gorgeous hippity Hoppity Easter range from We R Memory Keepers and little bit of American Crafts (the scalloped edge paper & the flowers). If you're a Wollongong local pop in to Scrapbooking Delights at Dapto and pick some up!


Shell x

Monday, April 12, 2010

So Cool Man

Here's a layout using new Sass Lass. I really struggle with these bright and busy papers and I know after looking at this layout I should have only used very small amounts of them!! I had to share though because I really love this pic of 2 yr old Abbey.


Shell x

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pink Party Dress

This is based on an old Anna's sketch. Abbey was all dressed up ready to go to her friend Amber's 8th birthday (disco) party. She adores this dress and wore it to quite a few parties this past summer. I love how she insists on taking a cute little bag with her. She keeps lip gloss, her ventilin inhaler and some tissues inside. So cute!

Shell x

Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Night Crop

Last Friday night I sat next to the lovely Rachael at the Scrapbooking Delights crop and we both lifted a layout from an issue of Scrapbook Trends magazine.

She was even kind enough to let me go through her scraps to do the layout. (this girl has more scraps that I do stash and when I say scraps, well, there were almost full sheets of paper in there!) What a gal huh?? So this is what I came up with. I haven't journaled on it yet because I'm still wondering where to put the journaling!


Shell x

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

How cute are these!

My friend Marcia has been very busy creating new bits and pieces for me to change the look of Challenge Heaven.

Here are a couple of the gorgeous little buttons she created. Pop over to Challenge Heaven to see the new look for the site. It's super cute!!

Feel free to take copies of these little cuties to display on your blog!

Shell x

Challenge Heaven layouts to share

Some Challenge Heaven layouts to share.

Number Challenge 3 patterned papers, 2 circles, 1 bracket

Theme Challenge. Learning. Criteria, Hand cutting
Quote Challenge. "These are the moments I live for" Criteria: lots of layering


Shell x

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Abbey was sent on a treasure hunt this morning. She woke up to a letter from the bunny and little clues taped to eggs. she had to follow the clues to find her eggs and eventually she got there and it was well worth the wait...

Our Easter celebrations started on Good Friday. Every year my in laws host a seafood lunch and all the family and friends gather round for a fun day. The grandkids have a ball together and always enjoy the egg hunt and of course the adults enjoy the company and good food. Here's a couple of pics from the day.
the hunt is on!!
all the kids
my little family
my gorgeous but very cheeky niece Isabelle
another gorgeous little niece Chloe
(she was so funny on Friday)
my ratbag!!

Have a great Easter weekend. When the weather improves I'll have some layouts to share with you but in the meantime.....head over the the Challenge Heaven Gallery for some inspiration.
Shell x

Friday, April 2, 2010

April Challenges are up ...

at Challenge Heaven.

Word Challenge - Use the word RELAX in your title
Criteria: Paint Effects

Theme Challenge - Learning
Criteria: Hand Cutting

Quote Challenge - Use "These are the moments I live for" as your title
Criteria: Lots of layering

Number Challenge - 3 Patterned Papers, 2 Circles, 1 Bracket

Colour Challenge - Autumn Tones
Criteria: Rounded Corners

Ebony and Ivory Challenge - Black OR White with Lime Green
Criteria: Circles

Sketch Challenge - TBA (sorry when my PC crashed I lost all of my sketch designs. I'm working on a new one and will post it this weekend)

PLEASE NOTE: Layouts must be created for these challenges only and not to be used for any other challenges.

If you've been inspired by one of our challenges and you're sharing your work online, we ask that you credit Challenge Heaven with a link back to the site otherwise please don't copy images onto your site, forum or store or any other without permission.