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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A New Month, A New Challenge...

Well this morning the school run has started holidays are finished.  We always spend as much time doing all we can on the holidays as a family, even working with hubby/daddy as well.   Now we are back into the schedule of the school routine.  Today will be spent catching up on housework - cleaning, washing, organising & planning.  I will also be scrapbooking since I didn't get to do very much at all on the holidays...

So on that note...this is the new challenge for the month of October at Sketchy Boards Challenge.  

 My take on the colours & sketch... I just love blue so I used that as much as possible & I even used the inside of a packaging box & painted it Gold using Kaiser Craft Paint. Well if you follow me you know my layouts have to have bling... so my background hearts are gold embossed glittery goodness lol.  Also there is lots more bling added & I even warmed up my Heidi Swapp Minc & made the gold tag & love this note bottom right of page.    
Come on over to the Sketchy Boards Challenge Page take a look at the inspiration of all the DT members & show us your take on this wonderful challenge.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Spring has Sprung...

Spring is here and with it comes a opportunity to be apart of my first ever Design Team (DT) for Sketchy Boards Challenge.  I feel so honoured to be chosen and be apart of this team of talented ladies...  
So here is the beautiful colour palette and Sketch for this month. 

 Here is my interpretation of the challenge - I saw the purple Shell on the bottom right of this picture.  This was then my main inspiration for this page along with white dots that covered the shell - I just couldn't go past the purple and as you know me I love bling so the pearls were added.  

I hope that you can pop over to the The Sketchy Boards Challenge and join us in this months Challenge.  Happy Scrapping!!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Rustic Charm...

Well it is a beautiful day in July here down under in Australia - yes it is suppose to be winter but we have seen some very unusually warm days...considering it is winter I had decided today that I would use the Just Add Paper Kit from the D-Lish Scraps store for this month.

Inconjunction with the kit I enjoy using the Inspiration board from the D-Lish Scraps Blog to play around and let my mind wander & see what I can come up with.
 Okay so this is definiately not my usual colour style but isn't that what scrapbooking is about - taking yourself out of the comfort zone & playing around.  I hunted down a photo out of my husbands albums and come up with this...and yes as you know me I snuck in some bling too - the black & white paper has glitter on it from the Heidi Swapp range & black rhinestones in the middle of the flowers.
I really enjoyed the challenge and I have yet to write on the journaling spot & on the Documented paper in the little packed but will have to wait for hubby for that information.  

Tomorrow is my husbands birthday so we will Love, Cherish and Adore some more... 


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Challenges for July...

Well howdy there,

It has been a little while but I am here to share what I have created in the last two days... I am kinda in the zone & the creativity is just flowing at the moment which is rather nice.  I decided to try a couple of a good challenge when my head is in the game - so to speak.

So first up this layout is my take on the the first sketch for July found here at Stuck Sketches, I tried to stay true to the sketch as much as possible as I really liked the design of this sketch... Oh well you know me Bling it had to have - so this will become a two page spread as I have more photos from this event which is christmas show skate 2015.

Here is the sketch challenge that is featured on the Stuck Sketch Blog.

Second page completed is for the next Stuck Sketch Challenge for July found Here - I really had fun with this having to create my own frames to suite sections of my photos I wanted to highlight.  This is a very special day that made us all cry as our daughter graduated primary school - Grade 6.  Using many pieces of paper a lot of it from the Heidi Swapp collections which I didn't realise until just now as I type this that most of these were her papers.  I kinda found my self on a roll just creating & I like it.

Here is the sketch from the Stuck blog that corresponds to the above Layout.

My last Challenge for this week that I had a go at was  
I used the colours that I had for this layout & they seem a lot darker in the photo but I had so much fun creating this & I got another page completed!!  So I am very happy with that.  I worked on a mixed media background on this - really building it up with glitter, embossing powders, heart sequins  & more bling.

While I am on a roll this is the layout that started it all again... Just playing around having fun can kick start the creating process once again.

Thank you for visiting my blog & may you find some inspiration to do what makes you happy!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Autumn is here = no more internet issues...

Well G'day I am back!!
After so many drama's with the internet we have been given a new little Mobile Hotspot and it is working a treat so now I can really get to sharing what I have been doing...

So I thought I would show you just a few pages that I have completed...
Starting with this page which was just so simple.  Lots of blue to compliment the photos.
Of course Heidi Swapp embellishments & Bling two of my favourite things.

I spoiled myself with a Heidi Swapp Minc machine, the 12x12 version when it was on a massive special which was a real treat.  So I foiled up the back page with the minc and then got to work with kaiser craft paints I love the silver as it is metallic and really worked wonders.  The love chipboard circle framing the girls can be found at D-Lish Scraps which I embossed white.   So many goodies to be found in this wonderful little online shop.

Lastly I just couldn't help myself with this one I used big silver doilies to make this page pop off the black background with lots of flowers mostly from Here in the D-Lish Scraps store & well you know me I had to add lots of bling as well.

I truely hope you have a wonderful day & enjoyed looking at these pages and maybe just gaining some inspiration to make a layout or two.
Happy scrapping & enjoy each day as you don't know what tomorrow will bring.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Spring has sprung...

Well today is a celebration for our youngest daughter, she has been skating for 3 years and to celebrate we are going skating.  Since she only came out of her cast last week because of her broken foot, She is excited to get back into skating. to Also it is spring holidays here so we are making the most of this glorious weather.

To celebrate such a wonderful day I have a layout I wish to share with you.  I used this sketch from a Facebook site that I am on and ended up with a layout that we love.  Okay so I only followed the main part of the sketch but a sketch doesn't have to be followed completely it just gives you a start if you need one.  Since my brain is in holiday I thought this would be a great way to get one layout done.

 My finished layout in all it's shimmering glittering glory…No journalling as this will go in an album with heaps of Project Life surrounding this event early this year of my step-sisters wedding where these two were apart of the bridal party as you will see from my previous post - Photos are a Big Deal.

I used Heidi Swapp scalloped ribbon that I sprayed blue in different hues on the big scallop I added lots of glitter to it which took about an hour to dry, I was too scared to use the heat gun in case all the glitter went everywhere & I had to start again.  Waiting, waiting until it dried then I got started & put it all together bit by bit.  I love working off the colours that are already in the photos…  This one was simply white, a beautiful bright blue & silver bling - diamonties.  It looks so much better in Real life plus this was taken with my iPhone 4s camera not bad quality for that.

Thankyou reading this post I hope you enjoy your time with your loved ones & scrap those memories… Now please excuse me whilst I go & make more memories to cherish - skating.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

It's so sweet to join in at The Scrap Suite...

I have figured this internet out…finally…lol
Early in the morning it is ready to rock and roll.  Whats the saying "The early bird gets the worm!"  Well here it's the Early bird catches the internet!  Now that being the case I shall be able to get back on track and share with you more often what I am up to with my layouts.

At The Scrap Suite on Facebook you can join in monthly cyber crop challenges & the ladies really come up with some brilliant ideas to challenge & stretch the brain…lol… What I love most about this monthly cyber crop is you have the whole month to do a challenge!! So if life throws you a curve ball you still have the whole month to join in & play along.  Plus there is always a kids challenge for our little ones who take an interest in your stash.
This first layout I wish to share was for the July crop… It was anything goes with a twist - now the twist was using D-Lish Scraps product… D-Lish Scraps you ask, well click on the link & check out the yummy supplies in this store.   
I really had fun with this layout using stamping ink with a template to create the dotted background.  The pink paint I used another dots template but then used a bread & Butter knife to swipe across the page.  Now you see all the embellishment on this page including the chipboard word & corners they are all from the D-Lish Scraps store.  I really like little flowers that are in stock in the store.   

This page for another challenge was using a technique that was on trend… So I grabbed out the gelatos that I don't use very much & used them like crayons on the background, using a paint brush & water I swiped over the top of the gelatos setting them into place.  Those blue dots I used another dot template & texture paste with some blue paint, idea taken from the daughters clothing.  Those gorgeous doilies are from the shop and so are the chipboard words love, fun.  Heidi Swapp arrows & chipboard chose Happy circle.  Plus my journaling which is on this page but this layout is also part of a bigger spread of 6 pages and some Project life too.

 Okay onto the August challenges which by the way are still up and running.  This next layout is a sketch challenge.  
Now I had issues with this layout from the beginning as I couldn't use any patterned paper that I had nor could I use any card stock other than white as nothing worked with this photo, it seemed to make her look really white & stark.  Then I had to figure out what colours to play with to achieve a suitable finish for the photo.  Well okay out came the gelato watermelon colour & gold embossing powder.   I then used gyprok mesh & coloured it black with a StazOn stamp pad.  Black glossy cardstock behind the photo & a hot pink ribbon boarder to match her shirt.  Heidi Swapp words for my heading plus some extra bling.  Worked out better than I imagined & don't I like that for an outcome.

The latest challenge I have completed was blue & green should totally be seen with a colour swatch to use.  Well I dived into hubby's photos from when he was 16 and this is what I came up with.  Mists, inks, texture paste, twine, gyprock mesh getting messy with it & loving the outcome!!!  I usually struggle with doing boys/man layouts but I am getting there thanks to the lovely Beck Beattie and her ideas from Scrappy Chat designs where she has challenged me to embrace my style.  Thanks Beck!

As another day is truly underway, be thankful for the little things as well as the big stuff.
Embrace your style & those you love.