Friday, October 31, 2014

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Live Your Life @ Let's Scrap

Well this week's sketch at Let's Scrap is yet another beauty

And I used the left side for my page about my Jade being in Paris in March 2006.... a selfie taken 'before they were fashionable'..hehehe

I have used some fabulous Studio Calico paper as my background along with October afternoon papers too. Good ol' washi made an appearance, & some fabulous Kaisercraft word stickers, & D'Lish Scraps dots. 

Thank you

Hugs xx

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Out & About at Let's Scrap

Here is this week's sketch designed by Michelle van Wyk at Let's Scrap

I choose to use the page on my right

and here it is

I have used this wonderful Glitz Cashmere Dame DS paper, along with some great washi, Studio Calico stickers,  October Afternoon die cuts & a lot of fun was had scrapping these lovely photos of my Jade, her Pete & their Pippi!!

Great sketch, thank you.

Hugs xx

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Thinking of You @ Let's Get Shabby

Here is my card for Challenge 60 @ Let's Get Shabby..

and here is the inspiration...

I actually got a sad feeling from this my card is a bit sombre..

Lots of Basic Grey paper layers & a sweet little Technique Tuesday stamp, some gorgeous black lace,
along with this gorgeous die cut umbrella/parasol...

Thank you for a lovely challenge,

Hugs xx


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Happy Together @ Use Your Stuff

When we married in 1976 our reception was in the local services club. & these dreadful coloured curtains were behind us...but after 38 years of waiting (perhaps I was, really :)) 
Kaisercraft bought out this fantastic Mix & Match paper collection....that matches those jolly curtains! And it also has lots of lovely doilies on the page....

So here is my page for Use Your Stuff Challenge 159...using doilies...

I just opened a new set of lovely King sized soft cotton white sheets for our bed, & this 'casual elegance' ribbon was on not wanting to waste it, I added it to my page.

Thanks for a great challenge,

Hugs xx

Sunday, October 26, 2014

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You Gotta Have Friends @ Sassy Scrappers

Now this is one fabulous challenge!!

The October Moodboard Challenge is just wonderful at


And using the criteria here is my page...

I have used some wonderful papers from Echo Park, Basic Grey & the envelope paper from Jade's wedding envelopes along with some Heidi Swapp goodies, Sassafras corners, Me & My Big ideas stickers along with Snap alphas. 

This is my lovely 2 year old Pippa with her dear little 4 year old friend Sally...

I thought that this lovely Moodboard summed up little girls fun & friendship well.

Enter the Challenge this month and Sassy Scrappers will donate $1.00 for each person that enters to the  Breast Cancer Foundation.
In addition, 5% of the value of all orders in the month of October will go the Breast Cancer Foundation this month.
Plus all those placing an order in the Sassy Store will also have the chance to win this amazing prize pack.. Valued at over $200.00. The Prize Pack includes:  One 12x12 Pink Simple Stories Sn@p Album, 1x Wescott Paper Trimmer, 1x Pair of Scissors, 1x It Factor Card Pack, 1x Prima Glitter Pack, 1x Prima Colour Boom Spray, 1x Pkt of Prima Flowers and 1x Pkt of Bo Bunny Jewels.
All as below... We will draw a winner on the 2nd of November and it will be announced on FB.

Thank you Olga & the DT's for a fine challenge.

Hugs xx

Friday, October 24, 2014

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Love at Creative Colour Challenge

I found a great looking site today called Creative Colour Challenge

so with this fabulous colour inspiration I have joined in...


Color palette

Orange + Brown + Ocean Green PLUS - Die Cuts

So here is my card...using all those criteria

I have made a mixed media background using lovely Heidi Swapp mists & AC templates, then laters some brown woodgrain paper, die cut feathers, BG flowers & bling...

I hope you can join in this challenge too.

Hugs xx

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Be Brave, Be Thankful @ Challenge YOUself

The challenge at Challenge YOUself is a wonderful one...

Challenge YOUrself #11: Scrap An Affirmation
Scrap an affirmation that YOU would like to attract into your life.
(Remember to include YOU in the layout)
So here is mine...actually there is lots of affirmations on this fabulous paper I have chosen to use. I have forgotten who makes it....perhaps Crate Paper...
& I have emptied my waste bin! Oh dear

I have also added this to Soul Scrappers Negative Space challenge, using this sketch by the wonderfully arty Joy Anderson


Thank you for a great challenge,

Hugs xx

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Ladeeze Brunch @ Child's Play Challenges

Joining in with the fun at Child's Play Challenges, & this fortnight it is Alice in Wonderland..

I was instantly drawn to the image & the idea of a happy gathering, so I choose to use these photos from Jade's Baby Brunch, back in 2012.   Jade's friends are the 'ladeeze' (ladies) so thought that little bit of fun worked well too as the title.

So here is my page..

I choose to use yellows like the teapot & Alice's hair, along with a little bit of green & well as the 'rabbit hole' idea of the Cafe's front door.
I had fun with this lovely chevron pp that Jade is using to make envelopes for her wedding invites, plus these lovely photos that were taken on the day.

What a lovely challenge this was...thank you!

Hugs xx

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Scrapping at Mystical Scrapbooks 6th Birthday CC

3 fabulous challenges to celebrate Mystical Scrapbooks 6th Birthday!


So the first challenge from Tracey Campbell was to use my birth stone colour, Amethyst & birth flower, Rose to create a LO...

So here is mine- I was surprised how I enjoyed creating with these colours, using some photo's of my 50th birthday (ages ago)

The 2nd challenge was from Dale Tiernan, using my star can guess hey!

So being a Gemini, I used this fab Kaisercraft paper, & lots of my fave colours together.

With Jane's challenge it was to scrap about a period of I choose 1988...a hard year for was very catharic to write stuff down too.

Thanks Donna & the DT's for this fab CC! I loved each challenge...

Hugs xx

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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These Are The Days @ Feeling Sketchy

Here is my sketch for our next card over at Feeling Sketchy....must say I like it myself...hehehe

And here is my card...

I used a piece of white CS that was in my 'spray booth' as the background for layers of distressed scrap paper pieces & these Crate Paper stickers..& a KC flower.

You now have til the end of October to join in, so pop over to Feeling Sketchy Challenge Blog & add your creation to the Linkyz there...

Hugs xx

Saturday, October 11, 2014

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Brilliant @ CSI

Playing along at CSI with their challenge 142.  I couldn't not join in...just look at this inspiration!


So this is my page using the following bits from the criteria

Gloriously fab palette!
Evidence - plain white CS, arrows, triangles, words, enamel dots
Testimony - right brain, diagram of sorts, IW  - solve

I had fun with this divine Balzer mask, my Gelatos, & a bit of fussy cutting! And stitching with twine...

These are wonderful is fun to join in!

Hugs xx

Saturday, October 4, 2014

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Must Be Love @ Archi-scraps

Joining in this month across at Archi-scraps, with this fabulous inspiration.

And some of you might like to try Chip it colour scheme for our picture. Don't forget the bling.

So here is my page

I have chosen to use these photo's of my Jade & her gorgeous engagement ring, along with most of the Chip It colours & a gorgeous bling frame. I have used a KC chevron template on my cream CS, then paper scraps & some PL cards to make the layers. Also some transparencies from LYB...I have a 'thing' for transparencies at the moment!

This is a tremendous challenge, thanks Julene & the DT's!

Hugs xx
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Cherish @ ARTastic

The October challenge at ARTastic is one dear to my involves a Jacaranda tree...& as I grew up in the Jacaranda city of Grafton, you know why.

Here is the fabulous inspiration -

This month we are being inspired by this delightful artwork  
Under a jacaranda tree (1903) by R Godfrey Rivers.

So with the Jacaranda Festival at the end of October into the first week in November, when the blossoms are their best, I decided to use a photo taken at the very start of my street, under the approach to the Grafton Bridge...

We had a beautiful Jacaranda in our garden, that overlooked the Clarence River...but I have no photos of it - sad isn't it, so as I cycled past this one daily I thought that is so representative of my Grafton purple memories. You can see the smaller railway line viaduct in the back of the photo too.

I have used some Kaisercraft 'These Days' collectable embellies, with a few little sequins, that I am mad on at the moment, to give that vintage feel.

Thank you Jane & the DT's for fabulous inspiration.

Hugs xx

Thursday, October 2, 2014

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Happy Day @ The Memory Nest

Playing along with another fabulous sketch by Crystal

at The Memory Nest here is my page...

Here is my little grand daughter with her daddy....she is a little doll!

I bought some PL journaling cards from a Crafters Clearance on FB, & used those along with a fabulous paper from Echo Park, & some Heidi Swapp goodies too.

Thanks gals for a great challenge.

Hugs xx
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