Thursday, 30 July 2015

Lets Get Inspired Magazine - Submissions start today!!

Hi Crafty friends! Did you know that Let's Get Sketchy Challenge Blog has a magazine called Lets Get Inspired and submissions are being accepted right now for the Autumn/Fall issue.

Let's Get Inspired Magazine

Here is what we are looking for in this issue:

·         Gallery -Fall and Halloween themed projects
·   Triangles- (layouts using triangles in some fashion)
·         All in the Family (layouts using family photo9s)
·         Cards -Christmas/Birthday 
         Mood Board (Fall themed)

This is the gorgeous fall moodboard for one of the submission areas.

Please check out the blog post on the Lets Get Inspired blog for submission requirements and deadlines. I've put the link to the magazine above.


Submissions to -

I look forward to seeing your creations, so please give it a go!


Lets Get Sketchy Design Team

Hi crafty friends and those new to the blog. I am pleased to announce that I have stayed on for another term on the design team for Lets Get Sketchy !!! If you haven't popped over to this fantastic challenge blog I invite you to try today. Filled with awesome challenge sketches and inspiring creations, this blog will have you running to your desk to start scrapping.



Saturday, 25 July 2015

Sketchabilities Design Team Reveal #143

Hi Crafty friends and followers! hope you are all well. Time is in short supply for me at the moment so I am running late with this post but here we are with a layout I created about my mum. A layout with teal, gold, black colour scheme, lots of depth and texture with different materials used. The background was created with Black Gesso through a Maya Road Stencil with Heidi Swapp gold spray flicked over the page with Gold heart confetti sequins. I also used felt flowers (unknown origin) along with Kaisercraft flourish wood veneer and other elements are from A Piece of Cake Designs February kit - Crate Paper, Craft Market Collection including the background paper . Loved how all those colours and bling came together.
Make sure you pop on over to Sketchabilities blog and facebook pages to check out the amazing sketches, challenges and prizes (thanks to our monthly sponsors). Click on the links located below.
Sketchabilities Sketch #143
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Monday, 20 July 2015


It has come to our attention today that a site is using the images from our blog without our permission. This is a reminder to every visitor to our blog that each and every image on our blog cannot be used without our express permission. I understand that by running a blog and posting images online that we are all at risk of theft and that is why we must all try to get these thieves shut down and made to face the consequences of their blatant copyright infringement. From now on you will see each of our images with a watermark, hopefully this will help in some way.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Sketchabilities DT Reveal Sketch #142

Welcome Blog friends again! this is my second DT Sketch Reveal for Sketchabilities. What a fantastic sketch! love love love it. I wanted to combine a masculine layout with a beach layout for my eldest son who had the great opportunity to come up close and personal with a beautiful dragonfly at the beach recently. Of course mum had her camera ready!

I started with the background of Modelling pasted smoothed over a dragon fly stencil, then I used my trusty Tim Holtz distress stains to create a colourful backdrop along with Indigo dragonfly stamp and a Kaisercraft texture stamp.

The cardstock is Coredinations which is embossed and then sanded back to reveal the white core. The patterned paper is Studio Calico.

I was going to use a chipboard frame and stamp/emboss it for the photo but instead found in my stash a Ruby Rock-it Felt frame pack and used the ornate outside frame for the photo and then the inside frame for the top right hand cluster. I am loving texture and depth on my layouts at the moment!

Other products used - Crafters Corner Washi tape, black thread, Ruby Rock-it Journal Spot, APOCD journal spots.

Sketchabilities #142

Here are some close up shots:

The Sponsor for the month

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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Lets Get Sketchy Design Team Reveal July Week 1

Hi Elisa here just sharing my latest layout as part of the design team for Lets Get Sketchy Challenge Blog. I love this photo of my eldest son who is growing up way to quick mind you, so I wanted a more mature masculine layout. The background work is a combination of distress inks, sprays and Kaisercraft texture stamps as well as this nifty mixed media product called silks. The black frames are felt and are from Ruby Rock-it. The paper collection is Pink Paislee Portfolio. Thanks for stopping by the blog make sure you leave us some love!!


We are all out of bubblegum - Art Journal Page by Elisa Ablett

Hi stamp lovers! Elisa here again with my latest project for Ink Art Designs , a mixed media 'cheeky penguin' art journal p...