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Friday, January 30, 2015

Last one for the month.

Well January has almost gone and I didn't get to make 30 layouts for this month but I am really happy that I achieved 18!!!  This for me is a huge amount as life can get so busy.  So considering this I thought I would share a layout I completed back in October just for fun.
I used this sketch...

Resulting in this layout which for me is a little different to my normal style.
Sketches are a fun way to kick start a new page & new ideas so when you come across one you like give it a go and see what happens.


So until next month Have fun Scrapping & enjoying those you love!


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

30 Days = 30 Layouts…?

Welcome to the last week of January…
(A long post with lots of layouts - so get comfy and enjoy)
In Australia this means Back to school.  The school holidays have been a blast, Sun, Sand & Surf…plus much needed rain.  Plenty of family time was spent on the family dairy farm & also at the beach!  It has been a wonderful 8weeks. 

This month I decided to take up the challenge and create 30 layouts for January…Just for the fact that I feel like I am not getting many layouts done & starting to get overwhelmed by all these photos that have been taken.  So my plan is to try & accomplish a set amount of layouts per month this year if I can.  If I don't achieve the target then what I have done is a bonus thankfully, otherwise they wouldn't be completed and the photos would still be looking at me.

For me as you know its all about the bling bling… This is where I am up to at the moment. 

If you have never been to D-Lish Scraps go and take a look at what is on offer in this online store… So many goodies for such a small price!  

These pink bows on this page are just one of the items in the store along with this massive 8" doily.
 Lots of texture paste & bubble wrap stamping was use on this layout...
 Love Heidi Swapp and her Color shine plus her resist papers = colour magic.  
These doilies were also from D-lish which I coloured with the colour shine.
 Chipboard works wonders as a border around photos.
Easiest background ever - kaisercraft paint & marbles in a pizza box … plus of course glitter.

 My sisters wedding - these layouts were so much fun to make.
 
Spellbinders dies used to border the photo.  Plus another big doily from D-Lish & I sprayed it Black.
 
The same Spellbinders die as above was used on this page too and silver doilies from D-Lish.
 So simple & easy using glitter ribbon as a background.

This Challenge sketch I just had to have a crack at...
Ending up with this layout from the sketch.

 Another challenge was 3 colours on the colour wheel I chose the Triade colour & came up with this… Lime, Blood Orange & Purple Blue.

Playing around with a kit from Scrappy Chat Designs where you buy the kits which have instructions & also a video tutorial…Creating 3 or more pages etc.  I added purple & the glitter background to personalise for my scrapping.
 Another one from the same kit that came with the layout above which I changed to suit me once again.

I was having a play around with these next three layouts.
Doilies, chipboard butterflies, string & a few well placed flowers helps create this layout.

These two have lots of gesso, texture paste, bubble wrap stamping with ink... 

Don't hold back the glitter on my layouts… 
In total for the month I have completed 18 layouts & it's already the 28th of January so not sure how many more I will actually get done but would love to have a play around tomorrow.  We made many wonderful memories over these holidays & try to create memories everyday.  So take the time to spend with your family as you don't know what tomorrow holds.

Until next time…Happy Scrapping.





Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy New Year - 2015!!!!!!!

Wowee Happy New Year!!!!!  2015 is here along with new opportunities & a fresh start.  
I did not make a new years resolution I just wish to spend more time with my family & scrap those photos that seem to get printed but nothing more… So I will be busy getting my scrap on.

To start off this new year our D-Lish Inspiration Challenge Board for January is ready to go!!
This is such a fun bright colourful challenge so come & join us & you could win a $30 D-Lish Store voucher to spend on some yummy product.  Who doesn't like to win?
Under the pump as I have had sick children in the lead up to getting this layout done I didn't think I could work so well under pressure…but oh yes I can!!!
Photo was taken on my iPhone so not the best quality as camera's have died & new camera only has a long lens for skating photos so need a shorter lens. 

Anyway I used all those gorgeous colours…
Making my background using one piece of white card stock & my dylusions sprays I built the colours from there.  Yes I did use glitter too you know I just can't let a layout go by without some sort of dazzle on it.

You & Me Together
You can find all these items that I used in the D-Lish store so go take a look at the lovely products with exceptional prices.

So welcome to 2015 where the possibilities are endless, photos are memories & life is to be lived with love.  Until next time find the glitter & have fun.



Saturday, December 27, 2014

Still time to Play...

Christmas is done & dusted again under the Australian summer sun… 
Such a special time that I hope you got many photos of fun & togetherness. 
 I have had one heck of a busy month…the lead up to christmas was insane.

I am still over the moon that I am on my first ever Inspiration design team at D-lish Scraps… I was blown away that I have been given this incredible opportunity to share my layouts on this wonderful blog… 
You can read all about the new team Inspiration Team & Current Board Here and join in all the fun & create a layout to share.  Plus there is a Facebook page as well!!!!  
Isn't the Summer Sorbet board just lovely & mouth watering… Yummy.


This is my layout that I created for this board… I just had to use these 8 inch doilies that I got from the D-Lish online shop… Yes you read that right online store & I used my Heidi Swapp Color shine to change the colours so that they reflected the colour of the board.


So pleased with how this turned out… 
What I used from D-Lish Store; 
Paperclip arrows, Flowers, 8inch doilies, glitter, small foil hearts & mini confetti words.    
You know I would used glitter I can't help myself and the store has lots of glitter in sweet little glass bottles so I can get more & more & more.

So come over & join in the fun there is lots of inspiration from our team & also the design team… Cybercrops once a month & so much more.



Thursday, October 9, 2014

It's all about the Bling … Right?

Well what a week of Scrapping fun…

 I have had ideas flowing from challenges I have seen & just basically getting some pages done.
You know I love bling but really is it all about the bling - hmmm YES!!!!  Plus the people that I scrap about… love my bling!

First up was for ScrapGirls online cybercrop…
Yellow, Grey & Turquoise 
I had so much fun with this & of course Heidi Swapp's papers & ephemera were used…lol
This page is simple for me but full of colour shine. Glittery words from Heidi Swapp - aha yes Bling.

The next page was a Tic Tac Toe challenge - wooohooo I love these challenges so I chose
Mist, Sequins yes sequins & Turquoise
Hence I went mad with the sequins - common it's me = bling bling & sequins are definitely bling plus I used Heidi Swapps Colourshine mist on the background.

 This next challenge is for Once Upon A …Sketch  - really loved the sketch this month.  Yeah okay I got carried away but isn't that what scrapping pages is all about… Lots of journalling which I need to do more of.  My butterfly background is stencilled  the layered in Glitter embossing powder…Bling!

Lastly for this post is a page that I couldn't help but follow the sketch on the Inspiration Challenge board for D-Lish but first before I made this page I bought the D-Lish Scraps Just add Paper kit for the month…I love these kits.  I used not even half of this stunning kit.

I did add some pink washi with the green washi… Loved how this worked out another simple page for me that is for sure but the sequins give me that bling!!!!

Enjoy your week as I have fun scrapping during mine & enjoying the BLING!!!!



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

White with one - Radiant Orchad

Well another month is here, October and the end of the school holidays today… I have been creating up a storm & enjoying these creations!  This is my layout that I made for the  WW1 challenge which was Radiant Orchid.  I tried to get as close to the orchid colour as I possibly could, thankfully I had an orchid ink pad that I have used around the edges of the page helping me build on that.
I used a Heidi Swapp Colour Shine Resist Folder as my background & built up from there.   I love this challenge site it really does make me think & sometimes get out of my comfort zone.

Life is meant to be lived so do so with the ones you love, making memories to be scrapped that will last a lifetime!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

D-Lish is D-Loverly...

As I sit here I am listening to my Rainbow Lorikeet & Scaley Breasted Lorikeet talk & carry… 
Life is good - school holidays have started & we have lots of plans!!!  I love school holidays it means there is all sorts of things happening everywhere you look just for kids.

Finally got around to scrapbooking a wedding layout years & years later have been to scared to stuff them up don't know why as I can re-print them all…  I think these photos can be most precious & we worry about wrecking them but if we don't scrap them they seem to sit in a box hidden where no-body can see them.

D-Lish Scraps an Aussie online store that I find D-Loverly had a Facebook cybercrop at The Scrap suite this weekend which I thoroughly enjoy, but seeing as all in this house has been sick the whole week I have been unable to get all completed but I did manage to get 3 layouts done… Pretty good considering.
My take on using Tags - Heidi swap tags no less…lol Used the sequin rope & Glitter Washi tape from D-Lish...

 This next layout surprised me on how well it worked out…Orange, Blue & Green colours - I don't usually scrap with orange as I dislike the colour it reminds me of my grandpa who I dearly miss & always think of him when I see it - think that has a lot to do with the reason I don't scrap with it… But this layout I really Love!!!  Doilies, D-Lish Dots, Blue Glitter & The Love word is a Paperclip all found in the D-Lish Store

 This next layout is a deviation away from how I usually scrap but I had an idea & just ran with the flow to see how it would work… Had to use - 3 different shapes & numbers.  So I used circles, hexagons & arrows plus numbers too.  
I didn't like this page at first but kept adding to it & it has worked out - my hubby loves this so I must have done something right ;-)

Anyway no matter what your weekend holds I hope you have time to cuddle & be with your loved ones whether you find time to craft or not enjoy every moment you can with them.

Until next time...