Sunday, January 27, 2013

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First Christmas Card of 2013!!! Yay!

 
Thanks Carol for this great start to 2013 for our Christmas Card Club....the challenge was no pattered paper...so I made a Christmas tree with a few different washi tapes...cool hey!! A few buttons, ribbon & ink & voila 'Merry Christmas'!
 
If you would like to join in our fab exclusive little club & make a Christmas card or two every fortinght pop me an email.
 
Hugs to you lovely gals xxx
 
 
 
 

Friday, January 25, 2013

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A Trust of Tags

 
I have been having a wow of a time with making a happy lot of tags for my grand daughters friend.  I have been asked now to make more & organise a little tutorial too... I bagged them up & very happy with the results..



 
Hope you have been scrapping too.
 
Hugs xxx

Saturday, January 19, 2013

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Art Journals


Boutique Life{style} Challenge


So here is my first page of my 'visual journal' - my front page is not finished yet, but this one is about 'My Treasures'....like my blog, about the things I love.


So with that Joy at Soul Scrappers is also working on art journaling...

and here is my first page in my 'Life is about creating yourself' journal...the technique went wrong, but still I am happy with the outcome!



Hope you get to play this weekend,

Hug xx
 
 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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Scrapville Jan/Feb LO & Card Sketches..fabulous!


Anita just does a sketch so well, so why dont you pop over to Scrapville & join in!  These run til pumpkin time - Feb 15





This is my LO using some wonderful
MME 'Curious' Planks, Bo Bunny & Kraft & Bazzill for papers & CS. W
ith embellies from Tim Holtz, Pink Paislee, unknown &
alphas from Carolee Creations.






Pete surely is definately in his element - the surf - a board - & sunshine!


And wow, such a lovely card sketch...







For my card titled 'Made It', I used MME Lost & Found 'Sunshine' 6 x 6 pad, & Kraft as the card base, with Dew Drop inks, lace & mini flowers I was given...which I need more of!

So hope you can jump in and join us...

Hugs xx

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The Scent of the May bush


The beginning of our Childhood Memories with Jane at Soul Scrappers, and what a great way to begin!

I choose to use a photo of my home in Lismore from when I was 2 years old til 7.  I have no photo, so this is a Google map photo, & I just couldn't get over the fact that the May bush is still there - after all these years!


I used some '50's' style embossed paper, with some fab ribbon from a US friend Libby & lovely little Prima roses.

This is going to be such a worthwhile adventure this year...do join in if you like.

Hugs xx

Saturday, January 12, 2013

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STG - 2012 ie Do What Makes You Happy

Birthday month continues at Scrap the Girls, &

this challenge 4 is from

A GUEST DESIGNER - Jasmine Shea

Jasmine has set a RECIPE challenge
YOU MUST USE
Ribbon
Paint/mist

Circles

Flowers
AND A
 
Number Title – e.g. age, date,
number of something e.g. items
So I couldn't help myself, I have scrapped this one as what a fab recipe!




What fun Shelee, Rachel & I had at the Tattered Inspirations 'Autumn Escape' Retreat last April in Canberra.  So when the famous Mr McNeill wanted to take some happy snaps, we played like giddy gals under the trees, rustling in the leaves . Thus 'do what makes you happy'...


4 brilliant challenges at STG this month & I also have a big thank you to Mal too, as I am the lucky winner of the overall STG Blog Hop!
I am hopping around most excited.

Hugs xxx


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Scrap Boutique scrapping


The January challenges at ScrapBoutique are just fabulous!!

For Karen's Stash Stompers, the challenge is to use up our Christmas papers/embellies & this use this fab sketch of Em Stafrace from PageDrafts, Christmas Cheer range.



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And here is mine, using 2 great photos of the marvellous Madi & heroic Hayden in the Water Balls..


I love this sketch & I will use it again...I adore stitching on paper & this one was fabulous to work on

 
Plus I am so into banner & flags...they are so fun!
 

Then for Sharons Stylist LO we had a great recipe..

It can be any theme and any number of photographs, 
but only the ingredients below :D

1 x Craft cardstock
2 x patterned papers
2 x different alphas
2 x chipboard pieces
3 x flowers
1 x lace / ribbon
1 x transparency

So more fun for me as I had some time to scrap.  I used some embossed paper, that I just felt would go with the buidling in our photo.



This photo is of my brother Alan & his wife Jan, & we were out with family clebrating Jan's 60th just after Pippa was born in Sept 12.

 

Thanks for taking a look & happy scrapping, when it is not too hot!!

Hugs xxx
 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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Chuffed to say the least...



I have to say I am mighty proud to be on Janet Watt's  Scrapville Creative Team...
I cant wait to get in & do some scrapping with the gals!!!


So pop over & check out the happenings at Scrapville
Yay!!!
Hugs xxx
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Water Balls at ScrapBoutique

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The krafty Karen at ScrapBoutique choose on of these delightful sketches from Em's 'Christmas Cheer' range at PageDrafts, and I really loved working with is one of course!!

Karen's criteria was to use Christmas paper & embellies, but not necessarily in a Christmas LO.



I choose 2 wonderful photos of our Madi & Hayden, and linked them with this gorgeous Glitz paper - dont you just love that hessian, & October Afternoon embellies - flags on flags fluttering, lots of stitching & created this happy page.



Do pop over to ScrapBoutique & PageDrafts, and check out more!

Hugs xxx

Monday, January 7, 2013

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Art Journaling at Soul Scrappers has begun!

Coming to Soul Scrappers in 2013




I have so looked forward to this & here we are, & it has begun!

Joy Anderson, arty to the core from Soul Scrappers, has led us with all the directions for the cover of our journals...




Do join in cos, getting messy is just great for the soul!

Hugs xx

Sunday, January 6, 2013

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The Graduate at Scrapville


 
 
 
Anita's sketches from Scrapville are always great & this one is just as fabulous as ever too.
 
I played with an old photo of Pete, Jade & I at her business school graduation back in 2003. Used some gorgeous light papers, MME & Websters, some lovely Flourish with a Bling, pretty flowers - Prima & great little alphas from Glitz Design.



 
Why dont you join in too?  It needs to be loaded by pumpkin time on 14/1/13.
 
Hugs xxx

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A Day at the Zoo, cos Harry was 2..for ArchiScraps!

 
 
      Take a peek at ArchiScraps this month with this fab architectual challenge using the Toronga Park Zoo in Sydney's main entrance photo.

Here is the criteria -

Your challenge is to do a layout containing at least part of a circle,or a whole circle and because it is the zoo,an animal somewhere.It can be any animal from a bird right up to an elephant.Perhaps you actually have a zoo layout or you've visited an animal park.


And here is my large double page...using photos of our Harry when he turned 2 & we all visted Alma Park Zoo in Brisbane..



I used some stickers that I have had for years, with all the colours were inspired by Harrys hat.

Do join in, wont you...

Hugs xxx
 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

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Naps at FS2S

 
Now how about this fun movie poster for January at From Screen 2 Scrap!
 
Now the criteria for this one is
 
1pt = White base card stock
2 pts= Large BOLD one word title (any colour)
3pts = A teddy bear on the page (stamped image, sticker, embellie)


                                                    and here is my page...

 
 
When I saw the criteria, I thought I have the perfect photo!  Here is dear little Pippa lying on her bear shaped floor mat, sound asleep with her daddy in the bean bag!!  I had fun with home made banners, and lots of machine stitching and added a dear little teddy bear charm from My2Angels.
 
Do join us, as this is always a ton of fun - great criteria, and delightful prizes...
 
here is my RAK for January
 


                                                       So see you soon!

                                                      Happy scrapping!
 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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Welcome to 2013 with a fab ARTastic challenge!

 
 
January inspiration at ARTastic comes to you from ... 
 
My Blue Angel by 3D chalk artist - Jenny McCracken.
 
Criteria – the use of chalk or the addition of wings on your entry
or be adventurous and use both :)
A little about 3D chalk art
 
3D chalk art is also known as pavement art, street painting, anamorphic perspective, optical illusions and sidewalk art.
 3D chalk art is traditionally produced directly on the ground. Images and footage of the artwork continue to spread a message online well after the work has been washed away. Traditionally it is a temporary art form but these days permanent artworks are produced on the ground and walls too.
 No question - Chalk art is a crowd-stopper – a great choice for a centrepiece at all kinds of festivals! 3D chalk art can be supported with public are workshops and competitions.
3D illusions can be produced directly on the ground, on canvas, or other surfaces. When canvas is used the artworks can be used for multiple events. Posing in 3D artworks for photos is engaging way to interact with an audience and to reach a larger audience.
 
 
For more information on Jenny …
International Chalk art tour
 
 
So with this fabulous inspiration and criteria here is my page..
 
 
 
I used chalk with a template, lots of hand cutting and some fluffy feathers with this divine photo of our dear grand daughter Pippa.
 


            So try your hand at this great challenge ...check out ARTastic now!!!

                                                               Hugs xx

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