Monday, November 11, 2013

123 november challenge....

I always make time each month for this challenge.... at 123 this month, here's what we had to do....

And here is my layout,,.,,,

Loved these new Maggie Holmes/Crate paper Flea Market papers! And a bit of gold!

Stamped with Glitz roller (chevron), and Stamping-it-up leaf design and Amy Tan stamp.

If you can't read the journaling it says: "No matter how busy life gets, one rule - always be cool and smile".... I like to think that I am pretty good at always keeping my cool! Always nice to do a random page like this every now and then. And use pretty stuff.

Thanks for looking,


Join us at Scrap the Girls for November...

Join our November challenge at Scrap the Girls, by creating a layout inspire by this quote:

Here is my layout for the month and some close ups!

Papers: My Minds Eye, Fancy Pants, Teresa Collins.
Embellishments: hand stitched circle, with paper roses, flairs, buttons, brads and shiny rubons, Washi tape.
Letters: Thickers, Jillibean soup, Carolee Creations, Authentique word stickers.

Loved using these earthy tones to create this page. My sewing machine was off getting a service, so I had to have a go at hand-stitching - been awhile since I did it, but I sure do love the effect.
Lots of GREAT prizes.. check them all out HERE- we have great sponsors and we would love you to support them as they support us!
Hope you have a special friendship that you share with us this month.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

123 october challenge

did not scrap nearly enough this month!

but here is the page I did for the very wonderful blog:
123 challenge

such a great challenge! Here is my layout...

Thanks for looking...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SBT50 Monopoly

Starting this challenge...

needed to get on the board with the "GO" challenge.

use the letters "GO" (I used got) and plus add tickets/game tags etc.

Here's mine!
ha ha ha.... MUM had to pick up 16! :)

Monday, September 30, 2013

SFS September challenges

Apologies for the really quick blog post. Been sick. wanted to enter these layouts before midnight!

Enjoyed the challenges at Scrapbooking from Scratch this month.

The sketch challenge.... Well... I kinda ended up doing it twice - don't think I meant to.... but... ah well... it was a good sketch!

And then the Quote challenge: "Life is Good"
Totally ran outta time to do the colour challenge. Next time.
Thanks for looking! Im back to bed!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Show us your stuff... September challenge...

the SUYS challenge....was to use RED & WHITE...
Yay! Love it!

Made this.....
White cardstock, with Hambly Studio transparency, MME red paper.
Found all the little red and white bits in my stash: flowers, brads, basic Grey tags, Elle Studios tags, beads.
Saved by the 3 beautiful APOCD flairs!
Great challenge!

123 challenge - September

This month at 123 Challenge...
Here's my page:

This is my kinda challenge.... :)
I used Fancy Pants background, with new MME Cut&Paste papers.
All my fun embellishments: APOCD flair, paper roses, Glitz bling, enamel dots, new puffy stickers from D'Lish, motex, etc. etc.
YOU MUST JOIN 123 Challenge this month... they need more entries and more support to keep it going!!!!

Kraft it Up- September challenge

This month was a sketch challenge at Kraft it Up!

I used mists/masks and rubons to create the background. Enjoying trying a bit more of this lately.
Then a few Kraft bits - Jillybean soup corrugated shapes, Ellie Studio circles, Maya Road tickets.
Staples, Washi, enamel dots, Glitz giant bling, and of course, an awesome APOCD flair.

Here was the original sketch:

Thanks for looking!


Monday, September 2, 2013

JOIN US at SCRAP THE GIRLS blog - New September challenge!

Another month... more challenges.... and if you LOVE colour challenges, then we would love for you to join us at Scrap the Girls this month.

This month you need to use this colour combo....

Think BRIGHT! like this.........

All the team have come up with lots of different designs and styles, I am sure you will find something to inspire. So create your layout and upload to the blog by the end of the month, and you will be in the running for some GREAT prizes - lots of wonderful sponsors again this month!

Anyway, here is my layout!

Olivia... aka "Killer Pumpkin" - costume of her own thinking for Halloween last year! Ha ha ha!
This colour scheme works perfectly for this little red-head!
Some close ups.......

The details:
Papers: Kraft background, LilyBee designs (pink&green), My Minds eye (orange)
Letters: Jillybean soup and Thickers, and Motex embossed tape
Embellishments: Orange Rainbow Splendour leaf, Pink D'Lish Scraps Bow, A Piece of Cake Designs Flair button, Studio Calico stickers, Basic Grey ticket, journal strip & acetate word, LilyBee word stickers, Green Tara paper rose, buttons, star sequins, copper-coloured staples from Typo.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Scrap the boys - AUGUST challenge

Hi all,

Honestly.... I rarely do this SCRAP THE BOYS challenge blog, for the simple reason that I have 3 girls and its not often I have a photo with JUST boys!

I was determined to give it a go this month though... And ended up doing TWO pages!

August Challenge:
Monochromatic layout (one colour), twine and chipboard

Here was my first layout:
RED + twine + chipboard title.
Papers: Prima, Cosmo Cricket, Crate and other scraps from my "reds" bag
Letters: Old Buzz&Bloom chipboard, October afternoon, Bo bunny
staples (black ones I found at Typo), twine, buttons, brads, washi etc, etc.

Then I wondered whether "JIM" was technically a "BOY" or not and maybe it wouldn't qualify...

Then, I found this cool photo of my good friend Kath's boys and decided I had to scrap it. Here it is:

BLUES + Twine (knotted, and I created the circle of twine too) + Chipboard (word, circles, speech bubble)
Papers: Carolee creations, Teresa Collins
Fancy pants letter stickers, Teresa Collins diecuts & stickers, vellum envelope and bow from D'Lish scraps, buttons, sequins, Lilybee sticker word, paper rose.

So I did it!
Thanks for looking,


Scrap Friends AUGUST Sketch challenge

Another share,

This time I played along with the SCRAP FRIENDS Sketch challenge.... I might just do their colour challenge this month too as the colours are just FAB!
Anyway, here's my page:

Papers: Fancy Pants, Echo Park - and raided my scraps - so I can't remember all of them!
Embellishments: 2Crafty chipboard word, Ellie Studio circle tag, Lilybee designs word sticker, MME word sticker, fancy pants paper doilie, Studio Calico diecuts, MME enamel dots, Washi tape, Fancy Pants chipboard, Typo white tag, Mister Huey mist splatters, machine stitching.

This was the sketch:
 LOVE their sketches... I must join in more often!

Thanks for looking!

White with 1 AUGUST Challenge

Hello again.

Now sharing with page for the August challenge at White with 1.

This months challenge:
Here is by page:
Papers: White cardstock, Carta Bella
Letters: Simple Stories, Thickers
Embellishments: Studio Calico wood chip arrow, Freckled Fawn enamel dots, Green tara roses, Fancy Pants buttons and chipboard tag word, Studio Calico stickers
Masking: Faint circle created with OLD Heidi swap circle mask and Mister Huey Mist.
And butterflies created with NEW Heidi swap butterfly mask and Gesso and mist.
I like this soft pastel colour! Thanks for looking!

Kraft It Up! August Challenge

The challenge is easy at KIU this month... Last month you had to work OUTSIDE your usual style (I did it and actually won of the prizes- Yay me!)...

So this month:

This month  they want to see "YOUR STYLE" 
The creation must be on Kraft Cardstock or Kraft Patterned Paper

Here is my page:
Paper: Kraft background, Echo Park, Crate, MME
Some new felt stuff from Rainbow Splendour, and my usual mix of embellishments..
including new 2Crafty chipboard word.
My style:
Layers of Patterned Papers.
Clusters of Embellishments - I love word stickers, fancy brads, buttons and paper roses.
Thanks for looking.

123 challenge for AUGUST!

Got busy last weekend doing some August challenges... including this one:

123 Challenge

Another of my favourite challenge blogs... thanks to CHARMS CREATIONS for the extra push to get it done this month!

* Colour = Cream * Our Word = Old * Our Technique = Vintage

And here is my layout with an old photo of my grandad....

Papers: Prima, MME and Echo Park, plus old book paper
Embellishments: Charms Creation Lollipop, Lil Rocket flag, Lil Something Calico, charms, buttons, brads, twine/string, washi, Theresa Collins word stickers, Basic Grey Letters.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Scrap the Girls August challenge... come join us.....

So so so excited to share this page tonight.....

Because it is my sample inspiration for you all, because I am now on the Design Team at Scrap the Girls! I have always loved this blog challenge and its really lovely to be a part of the team.... AND I'd love all my scrap buddies to come and join us this month and have a go at our AUGUST recipe challenge... Scrap the Girls is all about scrapping the girls in your life, so pull out those photos and have a go - no boys allowed though!

The Recipe challenge: You must create a project using:
  • flowers
  • masking
  • doodling and
  • chipboard or wood veneers

  • So here is my layout:

    I used some OLD Heidi Swapp circle masks (for the big circle and spots), as well as my Mr Huey Chevron mask. I also created the "LOVE" word (as a part of the title) using a Crafters Workshop Mask and black ink. I doodled around the circles, which was kinda fun!

    Papers: Crate, Echo Park, MME, Studio Calico (lots of scraps!)
    Letters: Wood chip (from my APOCD kit), October Afternoon and Sassafras
    Embellishments: Flowers, sequins, seed beads, Freckled Fawn heart wood chips and enamel dots, American crafts glazed button, Greatest View flair, Typo black staples, 2crafty chipboard, Jenny bowlin sticker, some glitter tape.

    Most importantly, this layout has a cool photo of my BFF, Kylie. As the layout suggests, I love this girl! Totally!

    Thanks for looking and let me know when you get your challenge done, I'd love to see it! PLUS... you are in the running for some FAB prizes!!!!


    "Hello cake" - Layout for Show Us Your Stuff challenge - AUGUST 2013

    Hi everyone,

    Just sharing this layout for the August challenge at SUYS.

    This was a sketch challenge.... and of course to use something handmade.
    I have a APOCD flair button in there,....
    But also is a hessian/muslin twisted flower, made by me! Yay!

    Papers and embellishments from the lastest APOCD kit.
    There's a studio calico bow in there, some fancy pants stickers, wooden bits, and even a really really old diecut flower from Sassafras....

    Loved the sketch and loved the colours of this layout I created!

    Thanks for looking,

    Monday, July 29, 2013

    SCrap the girls - July Challenge

    I do LOVE this challenge blog SCRAP THE GIRLS....  finally getting the challenge done this weekend....

    Used up lots of embellishments from last months APOCD kit (not to mention the cool Jillibean soup polaroid frames that are main feature of the page) and I must say I love this colour scheme!!!

    And ain't it true.... so sweet to be loved by my three girls!


    Friday, July 12, 2013

    Kraft it Up - JULY challenge.

    Hey there!

    Did the Kraft it Up challenge last night!

    This month your challenge is to create a layout using a different style than you normally create.

    So I made this page... I made a messy, mixed background, rather than my usual cleanish, patterned paper backgrounds.... It was fun!

    Background created with washi, gesso, mists and masks, stamps, paint circles, splotches. And not one flower or brad or bling... ha ha ha!

    Embellishments and stickers all from this months A Piece of Cake Designs Kit.
    Thanks for looking!

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    Scrap the girls - JUNE challenge

    So I have had a random Tuesday night scrap. Decided I needed to do Scrap the Girls June Challenge... to use winter colours.... I had this photo of my little sister (little in this photo, but who is now 24!) on my desk and it kept calling out.... scrap me, scrap me.... it had perfect colours for this months challenge.

    Here it is....

    Papers: My Minds Eye, Basic grey, Crate paper
    Letters: Basic Grey and Authentic word stickers,
    also used  Motex tape embossing thingo for the lines of journaling.
    Some Studio Calico stickers, Freckled Fawn arrows, MME enamel dots
    and a few other bits and it's done.
    Well... that was a fun way to spend a Tuesday night!

    Thursday, March 21, 2013

    ScrapFriends - Sketch challenge

    This month there is a FAB sketch over at Scrapfriends:

    Here is my page:

    based on this sketch:

    I created my background with bits of paper and fabric and stickers.

    I kinda love it!


    Show us your stuff - March challenge

    Another challenge that I did during my weekend was for Show Us Your Stuff....

    I do love this challenge blog.... inspiring us to create our own handmade stuff for our scrap pages.... although I must confess that I feel like I cheated this month.... You must used handmade goodies to qualify for this challenge and I did... I just used someone elses handmade goodies....!!!!! But I did handstitch by banner! I promise next month to make my own :)

    This month we had to create a layout with handmade products AND the words EXCITE/EXCITED/EXCITEMENT. Here is my layout:

    Handmade products on this layout:

    Flair buttons from A Piece of Cake Designs
    Felt goodies from scrAp{this}
    Butterfly from Chelley Bean Designs

    Thanks for looking..... I SOOOOOOO am looking forward to scrapping more and doing monthly challenges again!


    Scrap the Girls - March 2013

    I can admit it... I have been TOOOOOOOOO busy. House neglected. Scrapbooking neglected. Blog VERY neglected. I am loving my work right now, which is one good thing. :)

    What is one great way to bring back your MOJO and get your Scrap on? Fly to Melbourne and spend the entire weekend laughing and creating with an AWESOME group of girls. Girls that I had known online, that I finally got to meet in real life.

    I planned and prepared lots of layouts and got 36 layouts done in the weekend. Power scrapping and all that.

    One of the challenges was SCRAP THE GIRLS, and I loved the colour scheme in this months challenge - Green, white and black. And inspired by those around me, here is the page I created that weekend for the challenge,....

    not my usual style.... but that is good right? to paint and be messy?
    And not one piece of patterned paper. Shock horror.
    I used rubons and paints to create the background.
    Embellishments: Washi tape, Thickers, sequins and paper roses.
    felt person and tag from scrAp{this}
    Fabric sticker from Handmade Halo
    fabric button from Purple Pumpkin
    Thanks for stopping by,