Lovely to see you here...

Lovely to see you here...

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas Cheer...

Woohoo Christmas is almost here...
Along with it comes the last challenge for 2016 on the Sketchy Board Challenge.  I can truely say I loved this challenge since I went all out mixed media background on my white 12x12 page.

Here is the colour palette for December 2016 & the sketch. 

 My page where I started with white 12x12 paper & built up from there using - Faber Castell Gelatos plus glitter of course and Dylusion sprays.  I think went onto misting a large oval doily with Dylusions London Blue spray.  I wanted some of the circles from the sketch to enhance my lay in gold & glitter blue so I grabbed the KaiserCraft Circle Vines Die & I love the effect.  Added sequins & Diamonties plus the live happy love today timber words.

 Here is a close up of the background work that I did to make my page complete.  
 Come on over & join in having a little fun even if.  It is a great stress release to have glitter everywhere this time of year & even as my husband says "Honey it's in your hair did you roll in a bottle of glitter?".
Have a Very Merry Christmas & please keep safe during this festive New Year & I shall catch you on the flip side in 2017!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A New Month, A New Challenge...

Well this morning the school run has started again...school 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... 

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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 challenges...love 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.