Monday, September 30, 2013

Blooming beautiful - Delish scraps mood board

Good day to you! Can you believe it is the last day in September?? I really do not know where the days are going!!

I have created one more layout for September... and it was inspired by the challenge over at DELISH SCRAPS to be inspired by their mood board and sketch...

this is how I used the sketch... and my layout..
I had a lovely day last week with Tracey and her DD and her friend and my DD in Toowoomba where we went to 2 gardens and just enjoyed the flowers and took some beautiful photos...and I have used one of those photos in my layout.. It was perfect for the blue/green colors in the mood board...

Blooming beautiful...

I have done some stamping and used mesh tape and some modelling paste in the back ground, the little white and green flowers are delish as is the oval doiley I have used..

Thanks so much for your visit and all the wonderful comments you have left me this month.. Have a special day!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Cardabilities #83 and Stuck?! 15th sept sketch

Well hello there! I can't believe I have not posted for a whole week! Things are always busy, but I thought I may have more time on school holidays..  well it seems not !!!
I have had a bit of scrapping time over the last week.. not as much as I was hoping for!! however...

The card sketch for Cardabilities #83 was an interesting one which I turned and used it like this..
and my card...
and the sketch for Stuck ?! Sept 15th was another great one.. I used photos that were taken in July by a photographer Hannah photography..  I have used a mix of Kaiser papers..

The sketch..

Hold that which you love with both hands....

Thanks so much for coming by and thanks for the wonderful comments you leave me too.. Have a fabulous day!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Life Paper Scrapbook, Orange Paperie and Pixels and Paper challenges..

Good day to you all!! It is friday here, and the last day for Miss 12 and then 2 weeks holidays.. oh so looking forward to it!

I have a few layouts for challenges so I shall stop yapping and put up the layouts!!

The sketch for LIFE PAPER SCRAPBOOK was a really lovely one with layers.. and it looks like...
and my layout using photos I took after the floods in January 2011... My DD is standing near some trees that had fallen in the floods in our creek.. I am especially sad about the huge tree in the second photo it is as round as my DD was tall.. but it was no match for the flood waters.. We were blessed to have the army come for a week or so and push the trees up out of the creek bed and they actually cut some timber and took it away with them.. we assumed they were going to cut it up to use to fix bridges or something..
Tall timbers.
 The next layout is for the challenge at ORANGE PAPERIE is to be inspired by the mood board which looks like..
Well what I saw and ran with was Paris and food so I scrapped a photo of my DD in Paris and she is eating.. guess what?? hehe can you see from the photo?? I added a couple of whimsical creatures to it!!

Bon appetit!
 Yes that is what it looks like... frogs legs.....!!

And the last layout is for the challenge at PIXELS AND PAPER is to be inspired by this picture..
I found a photo of my youngest holding some yellow flowers so I took out the colors in the photo except for the flowers and scrapped that...

Take time to smell the flowers.

 Well that is me up to date with my scrapping.. Just a little reminder of the SCRAP THE GIRLS September challenge is to use these colors for your layout....
you can use darker or lighter shades and a little black or white is ok too!! We only have 3 entries last time I looked !!

Thanks so much for coming by, have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for all the wonderful comments you leave me too!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New Word for BITW - DANCE!

Hello there,
It is reveal time for the new word for BIRD IS THE WORD and it is DANCE.. What a fun word to use on your layout.. There is an optional sketch if you wish to help you get started on your layout too..
There are fabulous layouts that may inspire you from the design team... and my layout...(inspired by the sketch)

Just dance...

My youngest used to love to dance and twirl around when she had a swirly skirt on when she was younger!!

I hope you can join in the fun and you have until the 14th October to get it done!

Thanks for coming on by, and thanks so much for the lovely comments you leave too!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

I am not lucky - OUAS Sept

Good Day to you! It is Monday here, already, why do the weekends appear to go so fast?

The Challenge for ONCE UPON A SKETCH is to use the sketch and the theme of "LUCKY". Well I don't feel I am lucky, and before you all shoot me down let me explain..  My title for my layout is... I am not lucky, I am blessed..  I have never been one to believe in luck, because if I thought someone who got everything in life was lucky, then I would have to also believe that those who have had many trials in their lives are unlucky..and I don't think that is the case.. sometimes we are dealt difficult things in life and I think that is the way life is, and we grow through these things.. and if someone works hard and makes wise choices they are rewarded for the fruits of their labour with the life they have.. And of course I also believe that I have been blessed by God even when I don't deserve it.. My Family, my life my home.. I am not lucky, I am blessed..

the sketch...
I have hidden my journalling only because I typed it out before I started creating my layout.. So during the process of creating my layout I realised I would have to have hidden journalling, but my photos were too small and it would not fit under them... unless I cut a slit in my back ground papers and slid my journallling through that..  so this is what I did..

This is the slit and my journalling pushed through it..
Then I had to create a pocket for it at the back and I used an envelope to hold it..
my journalling at the back of my layout..
The envelope to hold the journalling card.

 and my completed layout..

I hope your day will be a good one, thanks again for coming by and as always your comments are wonderful to read!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Feeling Sketchy, Stuck? and KIUP challenges..

Good Morning! Can you believe another week has flown by!!? My goodness.. !!
I have 3 creations to show you this time.. I think the way the days go by it is just as easy to put them on the one post..

The sketch for Feeling Sketchy #69 looks like
and I pretty much stuck to the sketch for my card..

Happy Birthday..
 The sketch for Stuck? Sept 1 looks like..
and I stuck (hehe) to the sketch and created this..

Free Spirit..
 and the challenge for Kraft it up  for September is a sketch..
and my take on it....

 One of hubby and I!!

Well if you made it to here then you are awesome!! Thanks for coming by and as always thanks so much for any comments you leave too!! Have a fabulous weekend!!

Monday, September 09, 2013

White with One, 123 challenge blog September..

Good Day to you all! So nice of you to drop by!
I have 2 challenges to enter today, 2 of my favourite sites!
The challenge for White with One is to use white and

ww1 pistachioHow lovely is this shade of green..?!


and a bit closer..
The big flower is a Manor House and the other large green ones I made..  I have also used MS punches, dies lace and plasterers tape as well as a stencil from Kaiser with texture paste...

The next challenge is another favourite site and I hope more people can join in with this one as it will close if there are not more entries.. and that would be sad.... :(

The challenge for 123 Challenge Blog for September is..SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE...
and I have used some old Kaiser papers with lots of fussy cutting!
Sweet treat..
and a bit closer.. yes there is pink, there is florals and the word sweet is there too!

Thanks so much for dropping by, I hope your day is going to be wonderful, and thank you too for any comments you leave me!!!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Getting a bit SHABBY!

Good Morning! I hope you are having a wonderful day where ever you are in our scrappy world!
I thought I would have a go at this months LETS GET SHABBY challenge which is about the seasons...

1.  Pick ONE season from the four-part picture below and scrap it
Yes.....only one! (told you it was fabby!)
2. Tell us how/what inspired you.

Be inspired however you like from your chosen season picture!!!
We need to see relevance (big smile)
****Remember to create your project only for 'Let's Get Shabby'***
without combining with other challenges or places
So I have gone with Winter.. I was inspired by the colors, the sheen and shine and the silvery snow..

a close up first..


 I have added torn old book pages, music sheets, bits of lace and plasterers tape and then masked over the top of that and also misted with silver..  I cut the snow flakes with my circut and covered them with kindy glitz for shimmer..

Thanks for your little visit and I do appreciate it when you take a moment and leave me a comment too.. Enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Tuesday, September 03, 2013


Good morning! Another month is off and racing away already!
The September challenge for SCRAP THE GIRLS is a fabulous one to welcome Spring here in Australia.. it is a color challenge...

All entries are due 11:59pm SEPTEMBER 30 2013 linked in the linky tool. Please link directly to your blog page that has your layout.
 The Creative team have some wonderful layouts for this challenge... and my layout....

Little girls are heavens flowers!

 I hope you get some time to put this challenge on your September to do list!!
Thanks for popping by today and thanks also for the wonderful comments you leave me!!