Monday, November 29, 2010

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Scrapping with Soul.....

What an amazing time I have had with scrapping over at Soul Scrappers....
I had my first ever challenge to upload on Saturday morning & my theme challenge was 'Monochromatic' & this is my LO for the is titled 'Embraced with Love'. I thought long & hard as to a theme I liked, so I could start of with a 'bang' & hopefully a couple of the crew there will enjoy trying this one out. Very different setting a challenge, than just doing it...I want it to be fun & be able to have the gals interested enough to complete as well.  

 My next LO was for Shazza's challenge of scrapping someone 'famous' so here is mine.. you know who he is...sings so well with a whiskey & a cigarette at the Planto....phew!!!

 Here is Marisa's challenge of repeating a B & W photo more than 3 times, plus painting a had fun with this photo of me at Bernard's June Curry Night!  What a great night we had!

  Here is our old mate Mick, with his inevitable guitar....being cool.  This was based on Justene's sketch & colour choices..

Here is my go at Gwen's technique challenge using an embossing folder, texture paint, ink & acrylic...worked out quite well I this & will use it again.

Lastly for this week is Mary's challenge to be titled 'Believe' with a piccie of self & our beliefs..And that glorious Glitz paper!!!

Til next time....

Sunday, November 28, 2010

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Lovely weekend for scrapping.....

I am 1/2 finished with a few Christmas eating treats, but had to scrap for ScrapBoutique have their very royal & regal CC this is a couple of LO's.

Em's challenge was to use your Prince or Princess in a this lovely photo taken when they were tiddleywinks just was perfect...such a pretty lot of embellishments.

Princess Kate's challenge was to use Kraft, Pink, Black & White plus an Elton John my lovely Scuzzi was perfect for this one!  She is such a doll of a kitty!

Next I worked on a photo of Pete, his bro Steve & their ex-BIL at a wedding recently.  The photo was a bit dark, but had a jig around in PS & it is slightly better...Manon chose the 8.5 x 11 size which I have to say I really like now, & she had provided a great sketch too.

Til next time!

Love Deb

Friday, November 26, 2010

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Happy 1st Birthday Scrapville!!

Beautiful Janet's shop Scrapville is one year old...who can believe where that time went!
She is having a Birthday Sale Giveaway with a marvellous pack of Echo Park Wintertime Collection up for grabs to one lucky gal.......

So pop over & say Happy Birthday to Janet & this just might be yours!



Thursday, November 25, 2010

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ScrapBoutique Retreat

What a great weekend I had with marvellous & talented scrapping women up at Darlington Park, a mere 30 minutes away from home! I took a mass of photos, that I somehow happened to delete (what!!) but here is a group photo of the lot of us...

Beautiful Chels organised the whole weekend wonderfully & what a job she did!  I met up with my local friends Tam & Leanne, & really enjoyed learning from Leanne..she is so neat & precise & a beautiful scrapping lady, & also meeting up with the loveliest Lisa & enigmatic very clever & creative...I am so lucky to know such grand women!

I worked on a few LO's but chatted lots too...

This is Em's challenge for the month...using a male photo with a moustache as an embellie, no I used an old photo of Pete with his twin brother Steve for this & chuckled as I worked.

Hope to see you real soon,

Love Deb xx

Monday, November 22, 2010

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A Scrapper with Soul....

Well, I have been asked to join in with the Design Team at Soul Scrappers...& have accepted the challenge!! This was announced a couple of days ago, & my first challenge goes up this Saturday...shock, horror!!!  But working slowly on my theme challenge, & organising my words accordingly....hope it all works out!! 
Lots of great challenges to work on I am happy!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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My Pete's Birthday

We had such a fun time celebrating Pete's birthday with a party with our friends last night (yes, a school night) but turning 55 is so auspicious that it was so worth organising a do!

And his beach cake complete with little scrapped wind surfer that I knocked together...was a Boiled Chocolate Cake covered in very coloured buttercream....went down well...everyone had blue lips & tongues!!

Pete had a fantastic night! xx

Cheers, Deb xx

Sunday, November 14, 2010

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White with 1 blogspot.....

Well decided I would have a go at this months challenge over at White with 1, which has just begun setting challenges again....I have to say that this blog site was the very first one that I ever saw, & I really like feeling confident enough to have a whirl now.

The challenge is to use white of course, with yellow this month....

 I had fun with yellow paint over a doily mask, then using ribbon & lace & Marg's Bits & Pieces yo-yo flower - gorgeous isn't it, Tattered Inspirations pin, BG paper, alphas & chippies, journalling card & my faithful Zig writer.

Why not check out -
Love Deb xxx
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Lucky me....

I was very fortunate to have a couple of little prizes awarded for a couple of my LO's lately.....

At Janet's gorgeous shop Scrapville, I managed a lovely prize of Sandies Handmade Daisies for a little LO of my Benni when he was 4 years old.  Janet loved his 'flanny' did he! Oh &  I just love these October Afternoon papers too!

And for October over at Scrap the Girls, I was fortunate to score a little prize for this LO of wonderful Tashi - just being herself.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Life runs by in a Blur....

My take on Scrap the Girls for this month....

I used 3 great, but blurry photos taken when Jade was just a little girl running around in my parents garden, under the magnificent frangipani tree.  Oh those were the days!! I used all the elements that were required on this months challenge & happy with my colourful result.

 Had to use all of these shapes, & with a few changes here is mine...

Thanks for taking the time to look,

Love Deb xx

Monday, November 8, 2010

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So Much Fun at Kraft it Up!!!

The criteria for KIU this month November is 'decorative edges' I really enjoyed playing around with a gorgeous photo of Tash & Monica, having so much fun being 16 year olds!!

I sewed & used lace & inked, & scratched & glittered, & cut - that I really did enjoy it so much too!

Thanks for having a little look see,

Love Deb xx

Sunday, November 7, 2010

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That is the movie poster inspiration From Screen 2 Scrap this month....gorgeous old film....loved this one too...just so classy! Ingrid was so beautiful!

& here is the criteria...

Added criteria for an extra 6 bonus Points
1. An Aeroplane somewhere on the page = 1 pt
2. Two colours in the title = 2 pts
3. Use two photos or two figures cut from a photo = 3 pts

This is my LO for this month..... titled 'Through the eye of a Lens'.......

A photographer friend took this photo a little while ago, while we were looking at a photographic exhibition at our local Art Gallery.....they have used this very one on their awards, for their latest we are famous!!! Hehehe

I loved using the browns, the glorious autumnal tones, masking...& I have cut out a piccie of Pete & I, & adhered it over the large photo...but I can see that is hard to tell!!  And that is a strange thing with that...I am with my Pete, & when cutting out our silhouette I trimmed to close to his hair line, & now looks like I am with my son Ben!!! Wow they look alike!!

Used a delightful selection of lace & flowers & even the string that binds the parcel, from the one & only lovely Carol from Tattered Inspirations... aren't they gorgeous floral wonders!!

Love Deb xx

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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November at ARTastic - The Beach

November's inspiration is a fabulous painting by Chris Wake titled 'The Beach'

The Diva Demand for an extra 6 bonus points try and work the following into your the following into your layout.

Either a sandcastle, bucket and spade or beach towel =1 pt
A few Seagulls = 2pts
A family beach photo or similar = 3pts

This is what I came up with - & used a very old family photo taken in 1958 at Evans Head, in fact I think it is only one of 2 family photos of us Peters clan. I am the little one in front...

Why not pop over to & join in with us this month??
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