30 January 2013

Getting Creative ...

I wish I had more time in my day - I'd like just a little more, perhaps an extra hour just for me - to read or sew or scrapbook (or soak in a large hot bubble bath!).  Wouldn't that be nice :) 

If I had more time I might be able to complete all the wonderful scrapbooking challenges out there.  Get Creative is one such challenge site I really like with a nice mix of sketch and inspiration for both cards and layouts.  With four challenges a month I always struggle to keep up.  I'd love to do all four but realistically I might manage two or sometimes three - and that's OK.  I do what I can.  January is a difficult month for those of us in Australia with school aged children as we are always running around after them during the holidays.  I'm hopeful February will give me that elusive extra hour.

The first layout I did was for the joint St Valentine challenge Get Creative is having with Scrap and Grab Challenge blog.  This one is all about LOVE of course !!

 
My son dearly loves his Grandmother - she's the last of the Grand's and therefore all the more precious to us all.  I try to get a photo of her each time she visits.  This picture is from a few years ago but I think captures that special bond.
 
Second layout was based on this sketch ...
 
 
I thought I'd use a fun loving photo from my yet to scrap stash - this one shows my kids having a tickle fight in bed one morning.  From the look on his face I'd say that my daughter was winning! 
 
 
 
The final challenge was a cute card sketch ...
 
 
Since Valentine's Day is coming up I thought I'd be prepared :)
 
 
 
 



9 comments:

Elina said...

Beautiful clean and simple layout! I love the painting! Nice card too!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Get Creative!!! Good luck!

erinaki:)) said...

Beautiful creations!!!Your card is lovely!!!Thanks a lot for playing with us at Get Creative!!!

Athanasia said...

Beautiful creations! Love the painting!!!
Thank you for playing along with us at Get Creative!

baileyrosy.com said...

Thank you so much for giving up your bubble baths to join us at Get Creative with these super creations, each one a beauty.

Marie

elenigratsia said...

Jane all three of your entries are brilliant ... that tickle photo is priceless and I'll agree that your son has lost that war ...

I'm totally with you ... I want another 2 day weekend a week ... is that possible!!!??/!!!

Thanks for joining us at Get Creative and I hope you'll find more free time in February to play with us again!

AVC-CREATIONS said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!LOVE THE COLOURS!!!THANK YOU FOR JOINING OUR CHALLENGE AT GET CREATIVE!!!

Irini said...

Jane so nice to meet you and thank you for your kind comments about our humble challenge blog!
I am so happy our challenges inspire you to create.
I love everything you have created!
you have done a fabulous fabulous job!
thank you so much for taking part
hugz
irini

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

Hi Jane, how beautiful are all your creations! I love your style, both in layouts and cards. Love the photo you have used with your children tickling each other (indeed it seems like your daughter was winning!) and how it is highlighted with the clean and simple style you have chosen. And the card is so, so beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to play with us at Get Creative!

puccarina said...

Oh this card is such a beauty!!! I also love you clean and simple style!!! Thank;s for playing along with us at GC ;)