CS#266 revealed


Yep it’s that time again to reveal the next sketch over at Creative Scrappers.  This is a fun sketch created by Jenny this fortnight – I really do love how sketches push my creativity on my layouts. I hope you enjoy playing along with this sketch as much as I did!
CS 266My interpretation of the sketch:
CS266 Michelle Whorwood bannerdetails:CS266 michelle whorwood detail
CS 266 Michelle Whorwood detail 2CS 266 Michelle Whorwood detail 1

To Win a prize from Scraptastic all you need to do is create a layout and enter the challenges using our inlinkz widget at the end of the reveals for Sketch 265-266.
Deadline to submit your layout is April 30th at Midnight EST


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Hope you have enjoyed the latest reveal.

Take care
Michelle xx


CS Sketch #265 revealed

Hi everyone,

It is reveal day for the Creative Scrappers Sketch #265.  This fortnight it is a very cool PL themed sketch:


How amazing is that sketch.  Quite daunting at first but I loved creating little ‘layouts within each space in the sketch design.  Lots of scope here to do lots of fun things.  The design team has done an amazing reveal yet again so do go check out the other designers work here.

My take:
CS 265 Michelle Whorwood bannerYes another scrapbook page about the ‘Color Run’ this one with the before shot taken from the ZM photo booth.

Little details showing some of the dimension on the page:CS 265 Michelle Whorwood detail 2 CS 265 Michelle Whorwood detail

To Win a prize from Scraptastic all you need to do is create a layout and enter the challenges using our inlinkz widget at the end of the reveals for Sketch 265-266.

Deadline to submit your layout is April 30th at Midnight EST.  You can visit  Scraptastic Kits on their Facebook / Blog / Shop pages.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you will all have time to play along with us at Creative Scrappers!!  Good luck everyone!

Michelle xx


More woodgrain

Can a girl really have too much  wood grain pattern paper?  Well this girl is seriously using up her stash!!

Today I am sharing a layout for Sketchabilities challenge #111.

Sketchabilities 111

Another layout of Nicole and myself at the color run.  This time the aftermath.  Believe it or not we have actually been through the cleaner to get rid of access colour (aka a giant leaf blower so not that effective at all).  Then on our way back to our gear, this guy just opened a pack of PURPLE color and flung it around and it hit Nicole full on and she was covered in purple!

If you are interested: the background wood grain paper is from Kaisercraft.  I have matted my photo using several layers of papers from the Crazy Monday March Kit, the Scallop Canvas Cut is from D-lish Scraps.  The grey card is from the Fitfh & Frolic project life kit.  The LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE and cut out hearts come from a digital cut file available at Two peas by iheartstudio and the feathers diecuts were cut using my Silhouette Cameo and then outlined in black pen.

close ups:Sketchabilities 111 detail 1
Sketchabilities 111 detail

Til next time!

Michelle xx

Creative Scrappers #264

Hi everyone,

It is reveal day again at Creative Scrappers for sketch #264.  A fun sketch by Jenny Evans this fortnight as you can see lots of options for using up bits and pieces on your layout.

CS 264Here is my take:CS264 Michelle Whorwood BannerOften I will find one of my girls fast asleep conked out on the floor or the couch. Taylor doesn’t nap any more but often falls asleep in odd places when she is really tired. Usually before I have to get Liam from school and at the most inconvenient moment.  Again, I have used woodgrain as my background paper.  I went out and got a whole lot of woodgrain patterned paper a few months ago and it has taken me ages to feel comfortable using it.  Now it seems i can’t stop using woodgrain lol.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Do check out the rest of the design team reveal as the team is sooo amazingly talented.  And don’t forget to play along with us this month to go in the draw to win the $30 prize from Chic Tags!


Michelle xx

CSI 113

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I am sharing a layout I did for Case File 113 over at Color Stories Inspiration.  This challenge has actually closed now but I haven’t had a chance to share my layout on my blog so here it is:

The challenge details:
113flatMy layout:CSI 113Evidence: Hearts, stripes, scallops, typewriter font, bird
Testimony: journalled about a memory of my Aimee and how MESSY she is when she eats. She is so independent which is great but also a nightmare when having to wash her down after every meal.

Actually, Aimee can still be incredibly messy at eating.  Except iceblocks and icecreams she is amazingly skilled and not dropping a bit.

A couple of detailed shots:
CSI 113 detail2 CSI 113 detail

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog today.  Tomorrow is reveal day at Creative Scrappers so do come back and see the latest sketch and my interpretation tomorrow.


CSI – 112


I have another layout to share with you today.  This is my last layout as a special investigator at CSI.  Check out the challenge details here. I’ve had loads of fun creating for these challenges – they really make you think about what you are putting on your layout including journalling.  Do come along and play with us if you have time for another challenge this month.

112flatMy special investigator sample:Michelle Whorwood112

Evidence used: Patterned Background, Something Sheer, Frames
Testimony: – Journal about a dream holiday. This photo was taken when Liam was about 3.5 years old at Tangalooma Island off the coast of Brisbane.  Journalling is hidden on the tag – “My favourite type of holiday is going resort style by the pool and near the beach – totally chilling out with a good book.  I love getting away from the cold winter – heading to the sunshine and  getting onto island time.  If it was me I would do this every single winter”

Details:Michelle Whorwood112 detail 3 Michelle Whorwood112 detail 2 Michelle Whorwood112 detail 1 Michelle Whorwood112 detailTil next time


CS #263

Hi everyone,

Creative Scrappers Sketch 263 has just been revealed.  This fortnight it is a full page number which slightly freaked my ‘I heart white space little self out’  But needless to say I managed to fill the whole page with things and loved taking part in the sketch this fortnight.  The sketch uses a large 6 x 12 ” photo but instead I used three 6 x 4″ photos in the one big space. I also love the stripes on the right hand side of the page as it is the perfect opportunity to line up some washi, some scraps and some other bits and pieces.  This is the perfect layout sketch to use up your scraps!!

CS 263My DT  example: CS263 Michelle Whorwood

details:CS263 Michelle Whorwood detail 2 CS263 Michelle Whorwood detail 1 CS263 Michelle Whorwood detail

To Win a prize from Chic Tags all you need to do is create a layout and enter the challenges using our inlinkz widget at the end of the reveals for Sketch 263-264.
Deadline to submit your layout is March 31st at Midnight EST.
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Thanks for stopping by today and hope you play along too this fortnight – perfect opportunity to scrap some larger photos as well.
Michelle xx