Monday, January 16, 2017

D-LISH SCRAPS JANUARY..

Hello there! I hope you are keeping well.  We have been having heat wave conditions around my way, so it has been an effort to do anything! We have also had some wonderful rain so the grass is so green and today is quite pleasant and not as hot as last week..

I was blessed last month to win a JAP kit from D-LISH SCRAPS and so I went to work creating a layout for this months fabulous mood board which looks like..

How summery and fresh are those colors!!!

and my layout..

some closer views..

love the cute flamingo in the kit!!!

Summer days..
Ah beach photos... sigh..  the best place for lazy summer days!!!!

 Well thank you once again for coming on by,  I hope your day is going splendidly! Thank you too for the wonderful comments you leave me...  I do appreciate each one!!  See you next time!


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Saturday, January 07, 2017

123 CHALLENGE BLOG - January challenge.

Hello there,
I sure hope your day is going well!! With one week down for January I had better get myself organized and put up this months challenge for the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG and it is...
To use the color blue, use the word PROUD somewhere on your layout and stars...  The Design Team all had different ideas so make sure you check them out HERE!!!! 

and some closer views of my layout..
I went with a school theme...
Lots of school themed embellies..

School days..
My DD with both sets of her Grandparents at Grandparents Day at her school... They are all so proud of her!!

I haven't created a school themed layout for such a long time, it was good to use those embellies, which I have had for many years!!

Thanks so much for your visit, I know it is still a busy time of the year.. and thank you for the lovely comments you leave me too..  Have a great day!!

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

JANUARY CHALLENGES..!! 2017!!

My goodness, the new year has arrived.. Happy New Year to you all! Did you see the old year out and the new year in?? I did, just by watching tv and being on the ipad and then we watched the fire works from Sydney, and it was time to go to bed...  and just like that....

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And so with a new month the Scrapbooking challenges are being revealed..

The challenge for ARCHISCRAPS January is a easy and pretty one,

   and it is to use lace on your creation.. The sponsor this month is
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And I created a card using lace, a lace flower and bow...


The chipboard I have used is SCRAPMATTS!

And...  the new challenge for KRAFT+ is a fabulous one and it is..
"On your bike" !  You must use Kraft and have a bike on your creation somewhere.. and just for a refresher of the rules please CLICK HERE!!!  

And my first layout as a Design Team member...

some closer views.

I have gone a little bit vintage!!
I love this vintage chipboard penny farthing...

A step back in time..
The photo is of my Husband and I taken when we dressed for the occasion of our (then) church's anniversary, several of the congregation wore old style clothing.. I must say I am glad to be living in today's world, that long skirt and top sure was hot!!
Make sure you pop over and CHECK OUT THE DESIGNERS INSPIRATION AND LINK UP HERE!!

Well here we are in 2017! I hope this year is a good year for us all.. thanks so much for taking the time to come by and thank you too for the lovely comments you leave me too..

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

SHOW US YOUR STUFF - DECEMBER..

A very warm Hello to you in this week between Christmas and New Years...  It is so hot here today, I really hope we get some rain soon.. but well.. it is summer...

I have managed to get one more layout done for this years challenges and it is for... SHOW US YOUR STUFF which is a fabulous sketch and to use the word TOGETHER as well as something hand made on your layout..
The sketch..
I loved the splashes on the sketch and I extended that out a bit on my layout..

some closer views.
 I have made two flowers (the cream ones..) for my layout..  All the chipboard is from Scrapmatts.


Together..
My gorgeous girls!!

I just cannot believe how fast this year has flown, but I reckon we will all be saying the same thing in twelve months time...  I thank each and every one of you for your visits and wonderful comments during this year and I wish you all an amazing New Year and may God Bless you in the year ahead..

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Monday, December 26, 2016

D-LISH SCRAPS December..

Hello there,
I hope you have had a most wonderful Christmas day, doing what makes your heart happy, remembering the reason for the season and Gods great gift..
I had a lovely day with my Parents, my Husbands Parents and two of my older kids came as well...  our table was full and so were the plates of food which we shared together..  Later on we were able to grab a photo..

I am so blessed to be able to have our Parents come and join in with us.. each year they become more precious.  and yes I like my Mrs Claus apron which I wear each year as I prepare the goodies for every one to eat!! I am hoping I dont need to cook for a few days, and let the leftovers be our meal!!!

I was able to pop into my scrap room for some creating between all the preparations and I have created a layout for the D-LISH SCRAPS MOOD BOARD for this month.. It is another pretty color combo...

  Love these peachy colors.. I found a photo taken nearly 13 years ago of my youngest and I have used that for my layout...

some closer views..

I have used the JAP kit too, it was filled with such gorgeous embellishments..

I like this cluster of flowers and I really love those cute sequin bows in the kit!!

Adore you.

I cant believe this photo was taken so long ago... my DD is nearly 16.... oh my goodness.. time just flies...  I have used older papers and flowers from the kit as well as from my D-Lish stash!!

I hope your day is going well, thanks so much for coming on by.. and thank you for all the comments you leave me too...

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Monday, December 19, 2016

KRAFT + ..

Good day to you! By crikey we are on the down hill run now sliding into Christmas!!! I hope your plans are all coming together..  I find these few days before Christmas Eve are like the quiet before the storm!!!  All the main work starts Christmas Eve when the salads are put together and desserts made... but until then...

I have some news! I have been keeping a secret for a little while now...  I am joining the design Team for
(Drum Roll !!!!!)

KRAFT +   You can see the announcement and the other new designers HERE!!!   

This is an aussie site with aussie designers and I am humbled and excited to be joining the team for 2017.

and so I would like to share with you the challenge for December and my take on it.




Home Sweet Home.. How does this inspire you and what do you think of when you think of  HOME!!?

Well I immediately thought of my family, my children who have made my house a home.. the marks on the wall from kids, the worn carpet or spots when something was split and we could never quite get the stain out..  and at this time of the year, there is no place like home for Christmas.. and that is what I went with..

some closer views..

my title... 


What is it about a white picket fence around your home??

Home for Christmas..
Happiness (to me) is having the kids home for Christmas...

Thanks so much for coming by, I know this week is gunna get very busy, so in case I dont get back for another post, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, filled with love and family and Gods Blessings and Peace. 


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Monday, December 12, 2016

SCRAP THE GIRLS - DECEMBER..

Well Hello there, so nice you could come by, I know how cray cray things can be this time of the year.. I think hiding in my scrap room and creating (aka avoiding reality) is a good thing to do! heehe.. I have got my recipe books out, so does that mean I am organized!!! I am not panicking ... yet!! still time!!!!

So in the meantime, I have a layout to share that I have created for this months challenge for SCRAP THE GIRLS which is soooo pretty, and it is...
I have gone with pink and gold for my colors and a photo of my DD when she lightened her hair up a bit this year...

some closer views.
 Soft pink flowers, gold die cut leaves, gold mist on the back ground..

Stencilling... gold mist...

Be your own kind of beautiful..
A mix of Kaisercraft papers and collectables..  and another photo I have 'borrowed' off facebook!!!

I hope your day is going well, I dont know about Santa making a list, I know I have to have a list too, otherwise I cant remember what I have to get and do before Christmas!!!

Thanks for your lovely comments, I appreciate each one!

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

SKETCHY BOARDS DECEMBER..

Helloo there!! How is your day going? I hope things are well with you!!

I have to put up the December challenge for SKETCHY BOARDS ON FACEBOOK and this will be my last month with them as I have been a part of the team since July 2014 and feel it is time to step down.. I have seen the upcoming challenges and they are amazing so I hope you will still pop over and check them out... but for this month.. the challenge is..

  this amazing board for color/ pattern inspiration, and this sketch...

  for inspiration.. now you can go with one or both, totally up to which grabs you!!! and my layout..

some closer views..
I love the pattern in the board as well as the colors!
I have had that piece of chipboard for years so I embossed it in blue..

Life is beautiful...

Stencils, dies, flowers and chipboard..  and my oldest Daughter..  I have enjoyed my time over at Sketchy Boards and I hope to one day join in with the challenges as an entry!!

Thanks for dropping on by, and I really do appreciate all the comments you leave me too..


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Thursday, December 01, 2016

ARCHISCRAPS & 123 CHALLENGE BLOG DECEMBER...

Well here we are ... December... let that sink in... December... hehe.. naaa i cant believe it!

And so a new month.. new challenges.. last ones for the year....  (naaa still cant believe it!!!)

The challenge over at ARCHISCRAPS is to use cogs/gears on your creation...
How cool is that photo??  anyhooo I made two cards.. and used lots of
Scrapmatts chippies...  and they are...



I have colored the cogs with black and brown ink pads.. easy!!

and the challenge over at the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG is such a lovely one..  and different interpretations too from the designers..
To use silver as a color, the word believe and layers...
and some closer views of my layout..


I love that gorgeous chippie from Scrapmatts covered in glitter glue..

Another lovely chippie from Scrapmatts - this star...

Believe

I enjoyed this challenge criteria and you can see all the other inspiration and link up HERE!!!!

Thanks so much for coming on by,  I know we are all so busy this time of the year!! My DD has finished school for the year, and at the moment I have my hubby in hospital, for the second time. He has been battling cellulitis in his hand and finger for a month now... He has had 3 surgeries and there will be one more..  We sure hope and pray he is on the mend really soon..   So each comment last month was really appreciated and so many friends have lifted my spirits greatly..  We all have seasons of mountains and valleys. In the valleys we learn so much and on the mountains we appreciate so much..   so thank you dear friends...

Thanks so much for any comments, it is nice to know you have dropped by!!

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