Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Farewell to me as Co-ordinator at Feeling Sketchy

Hi dear Feeling Sketchys,

I am signing off as the Feeling Sketchy Co-ordinator as I have some lingering health issues,  

but I am handing over to the

clever & charming  Design Team member

I am lucky enough to be able to keep on as one of the Design Team.

Hugs, Debi 

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The Last CASE Study Challenge

CASE Study Challenge #210


And this is the last one as CASE Study has been suspended....oh what a shame! 
But I fully understand!
So here is the final card from the fabulous September Muse, Debby Hughes.



And here is my card 'True Happiness'.

I have made a wedding card, with lots of white & stitching, & beautiful little ribbon bow, along with some gorgeous white chipboard.


Thanks you gals for your every week wonderful inspiration.

Hugs Debi xx


PS...... woo hoo........




I am SO very chuffed!!! Thank you!!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

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The Best @ CASE Study #209

Another beautiful card inspiration from Debby Hughes at CASE Study 

So I had to play & here is my card...the best is yet to be

I have used a beautiful white card, along with some soft blue seam binding, with a sheet of acetate that I found in some packaging. 

The  gorgeous Scrapmatt's feathers here, I painted & sparkled.

Thank you for a lovely challenge.

Hugs Debi



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Let's Go @ THe Memory Nest!

Playing at The Memory Nest again...using their Make It Monday 23 Sketch this time.

Always a great sketch & lovely ladies over there..

So I decided to use a new 6 x 6 paper pad from Crate Paper, 'On The Road' & had a ball making this card...

I swiped the background paper with Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Bard Door' & then layered on top of that!

Hugs xx

Monday, September 15, 2014

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Us @ Let's Scrap

Here is the latest sketch at Let's Scrap

Here is my page based on the right hand sketch of the double..

using more of our old funny coloured original wedding photos...they are all scanned, but for some reason I just love scrapping these ones!

I have used Bo Bunny paper, along with some Kaisercraft woodgrain...

Great sketch one again..thank you.
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Wonderful Life @ The Memory Nest

Isn't this a fabulous sketch...

This is the September Sketch across at The Memory Nest. 
Katie Lamb has done a wonderful job on this one!

And here is my page from this sketch...but also I scraplifted a dear friend's page that has been published in Scrapbooking Memories magazine this month using this sketch.

Yay to the lovely Liz Hocking!

Little story behind this page...(it is tucked in behind the LO on a long tag)

The Jacaranda Festival in Grafton is very well known in Australia. It has been running umpteen years...from the last week in October to the first week in November...when the blossoms are doing their thing.

I grew up in Grafton & have great memories of my life there..

So this year 1967, they had an event called 'Party for a Princess', to choose the very first Junior Jacaranda Princess. It was a fancy dress party.

I had lovely long hair, & about a week or so before this I had it all cut short...

Then we saw the ad for this in the newspaper, & mum borrowed an old fashioned blue velvet outfit from the local theatrical players, that included a bustle on the back.  So the day arrives to dress up, & gee my short hair didn't fit the scene! Mum's hairdresser lived up the road, so mum popped up & saw her & came back with this lovely long 'switch' that she had..
My dear mum, bobby pinned this to my hair & made a quick bow & covered the 'join'..& voila I was ready to go!

So inside to the even in the Grafton 'Barn' as it was called..at the showground...with cakes & lollies & fizzy drinks.
Then all those wanting to to be the running for the Princess formed a circle & we walked round to funny marching music.
The newsreader from the local TV station based at Coffs Harbour, 1 hrs south of Grafton was the Judge. I really was stunned that I was chosen...I still can remember that moment, all those years ago.

This photo was the one the local newspaper 'The Daily Examiner' took & gee I made the news!

So where do I live now? Coffs Harbour.
So where do I work now? The TV station..now isn't that such a co-incidence!!

And all this & more, came about from my dearest mum...oh she was so fabulous!

Hugs xxx

Sunday, September 7, 2014

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Challenge 1 @ Let's Scrap

Another challenge over at Let's Scrap...this time a recipe challenge.

Please make a card or layout with the following items included:
3 patterned papers
1 Sentiment (stamped or chipboard/sticker) 1 image (you do not have to hand color) 2 buttons some twine.

So here is my card I choose to make

I have used a 6 x 6 Kaisercraft pad 'Be-YOU-tiful for my 3 papers on a Twiddlebitz card base, with a Prima leaf & flower, KC pearls, on old brown button with the twine threaded in it, & an old gold button as well.
The sentiment & clock just adds to the vintagey look of the card.

Lovely challenge - thank you Chriss.

Hugs, Debi xx

Saturday, September 6, 2014

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The New Rig @ Let's Scrap

A change is as good as a holiday they say, & there has been a big one at Let's Scrap

They have moved from a Ning site to a blog..

And the first challenge over there is this double sketch - you can do the double or just one & that is what I choose, the left hand side. Code 9-3-14

And here is mine...using 2 old photos of Pete & Ben, with Pete's new windsurfing rig...
back in 1990. Pete loves the water & his hobby has moved on to body boarding...but we spend many a windy day at the beach...hehhe

I choose to use some fabulous paper scraps & alphas & a gorgeous VW with board on top...thought that added the touch!

Why don't you check out Let's Scrap too?

Hugs, Debi

Friday, September 5, 2014

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Thanks...@ CASE Study

I haven't joined in with the CASE Study Challenges for a while & I am so low on cards, it was a great time this afternoon off work.

The card challenge is so beautiful..I really love the wonderful workmanship from Debby Hughes

and here it is...

and here is my take on the case..

I used a new Kaisercraft paper pad Be-YOU-tiful , one lovely sheet there along with an older Websters Pages soft vellum. stitching, & little flowers...

Thank you for a great challenge.

Hugs, Debi
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Feeling Sketchy - September Treats!

It is a celebratory month at Feeling Sketchy...as we reached our 

100th Sketch!

So here is my sketch...for Card Sketch 100

and my card using bling from our September sponsor -  Flourish With A Bling

Our here is our LO Sketch 101

and my take on this one.

Here is my FIL & MIL at our wedding in 1976...great photo! 
I have used lots of scrap papers & bits & bobs on this page.

Hope you can pop over to Feeling Sketchy & play along too!

Lots of extra prizes this month!

Hugs, Debi
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