Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Life is good in '66 @ The Memory Nest

Well Life is Good when you are a child, when you are visiting your grandparents...

so I have scrapped my hubby & his twin brother & a little baby kangaroo that Pete tried to hand rear (but sadly died as they do without their mum...) 

I have used The Memory Nest's MIM Sketch 29

And I worked on this page..

Some stamping & doodling & wood veneers, & dots & misting...just what I love to do.

Hugs xx

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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Just a little bit of fun @ Challenge YOUrself

It's time for Challenge YOUrself..

Challenge YOUrself #12: Sketch Time
{Don't forget to include YOU in the photo}

And here is my take

I used white CS then some lovely black water colour paper, & my pastels with water splodged & splattered to make an arty base, & some shots of me wearing my fascinator at work on Melbourne Cup Day.

And another close up of me peeping over my glasses!

Thanks for a great challenge once again!

Hugs xx

Monday, November 17, 2014

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She is a Dream @ ARTastic

The challenge across at ARTastic this month is
Criteria is Doodling

Using this inspiration..
so sweet little artwork by Antje Collis called Tra-la-la.

So here is my page using doodling, water colour paper, pastels..& fun!

I wanted to use this gorgeous photo & just love fiddling with this paper & the doodling on the paint too.

Thanks for a great challenge.

Hugs xx

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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Jingle All the Way @ 4CC

Playing along with 4 Crafty Chicks this challenge & gee this is one clever idea.

Challenge #219 - BINGO!
Pick one letter and make a project using the items in that column.

So I chose the G column  

Here is my Christmas Card - 

Using die - rectangles with rounded corners, free - paper layers, ribbon - die cut ribbon, animal - reindeer, & 2 die cut feathers

Most of this card is made up from the Kaisercraft Christmas Basecoat range...I just love it!

Thanks for a great challenge.

Hugs xx

Monday, November 10, 2014

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Wet Washing @ Archi-scraps

I saw the criteria & inspiration over at Archi-scraps, & smiled at those amazing building & also this song popped in my head....
well it usually does, 
a daily song at the clothes line for me! :)

Firstly the picture for inspiration..

 - isn't it amazing! 

The CRITERIA is to use a song title.

So here is my LO...

 So with a chuckle, I have used a little preschool song, that is so apt at my home as it is so windy here!



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In Concert @ Stick it Down

Joining in with the scrappers at Stick it Down for my first time.

This is their Tuesday's rather great hey!

And of course, being a sketch I like it!

So here is my page..

I have used green cardstock, along with one of my art journal pages showing off this pretty good photo, taken at some distance of the amazing Carol King & James Taylor at a concert in Sydney a few years back. Some great washi & little embellies just set the scene.

Thank you for this great sketch,

Hugs xx

Thursday, November 6, 2014

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This Is Living @ The Memory Nest

Well Leslie's sketch for this weeks Make It Monday at The Memory Nest is one I know I will use again & worked so well on my 8.5 x 11 page.

I did tweek it a bit..I turned the sketch 90deg & shifted the title spot...but I like it!

So using some fabulous MME paper, & some KC PL journaling bits I realy enjoyed scrapping this page of my Ben when he was on a hike in the Dorrigo National Park in October 2014.

I used the grey woodgrain with greens. teal & blue...& just love that colour combo.

You can join in too...just check out The Memory Nest

Hugs xx


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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Best Friends Forever @ Scrappy Canary

And yet another LO for the fab CC at Scrappy Canary....

A great sketch hey!

I worked on a LO using these great photos of my GS Harry & his kitty cat Dolby

Such fabulous woodgrain pp by Simple Stories - I love woodgrain - along with some PL cards, gelato dots, buttons, brads & random stickers & that lovely Scrapmatts cat too!

Hugs xx

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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Love You Always @ Scrappy Canary

More scrapping at the Scrappy Canary & this time it was Manda Moore's challenge..

So I had to lift...Tarrah Maclean's gorgeous page, minus her lovely kit as I haven't got it...yet! 
It is in my Scrappy Canary cart now!

Here is Tarrah's page..

Isn't this just wonderful!

And here is my take on it -

I have used Kaisercraft collectibles along with some Basic Grey fabric ones & using this great photo of Pippi, Pete & I.

I really loved playing....

Hugs xx

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Wonder Full @ Kreative Koncepts

Well I have to say I am SO very honoured to be a Guest Designer at Kreative Koncepts for November...

 ScrapFriends button

Here is Jodi Thompson Hard's fabulous sketch

And here is my page....

My little granddaughter was visiting & created the background colour (water colour paper sticky taped to the wheelie bin) ....3 colours, red, yellow & blue painted over & over til we had black...and them I used Heidi Swapp mists & stencil for that lift in colour.

I wanted to use orange & yellow and kraft on this page..& I think it worked well with the photos.

Plus machine stitching & bling... of course!

Thank you for looking.

Hugs xx

Monday, November 3, 2014

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Treasured Memories @ The Memory Nest

Playing along with this wonderful sketch by Katie Lamb from The Memory Nest

and here is my page...using an older Santa photo from Christmas 1985...

I am 'in love' with Kaisercraft Basecoat Christmas range...
& just enjoyed playing with my papers & collectables & lots of machine stitching too.

Thanks for a great sketch & challenge.

Hugs xx

Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Be Brave @ Feeling Sketchy

Now here is my next Card Sketch over at the fabulous Feeling Sketchy..

And here is my card...

using this beautiful Digi Stamp from Aurora Wings
Some lovely water coloured paper I added some texture too, spotty dotty ribbon & a little gold flower..I used my Copics to colour her in & happy with the result.

Do join in with us...

Hugs xx

Saturday, November 1, 2014

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My Gals @ Scrappy Canary

The next challenge I worked on for the Scrappy Canary Cybercrop is this one...


And of course I loved it...

So I choose these great photos of my Jade & Pippi to work with the orange & black colour scheme.

I love these October Afternoon papers, mixed with some great black & gold sequins...oh I forgot to say sequins feature with me so much now - and of course some misted chevrons....totally Jade!

Thank you for another fab challenge.

Hugs xx

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What A Star @ Scrappy Canary

I am joining in with Scrappy Canary October CC & here is my first challenge....this photo was on my desk, just waiting to be scrapped...

Here is the fabulous challenge..


I choose Stars, Dark Background & Washi tape 

This is my 8 year old grandson Harry, who is excelling at he is with 2 awards, for the end of last term.

So naturally - What A Star!

Thank you for a fun challenge.

Hugs xx

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Happy Birthday @ Creative Colours

I have joined in with the next challenge at Creative Colours & this one was fabulous too.

Here is the inspiration...

Pick 3 colors from the Spools PLUS use Laces

Here is my card..

I choose to use the purple, green & gold....

Used lots of purple lacy ribbon, green satin ribbon & gold - flower & sequins...

Thank you for a happy challenge.

Hugs xx 

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