Friday, 27 November 2015

My one challenge page for the month!

Hopefully, with school holidays coming up and life slowing down a bit, I might get a few more done next month. I kinda need to get back into it and learn how to have fun with scrapbooking again.
This was inspired by the November challenge over at Show Us Your Stuff.

Requirements - Map paper, travel themed pics, something handmade (Charm's Creations doiley embellishment to which I have added colour.)
The title is a New Release from WoW (not loaded to the shop yet) which I painted and misted, and the arrow is also a WoW chippy.

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Catching up!!

OMG it's been a long time since I posted! There is so much to share that I'm not sure where to start. Let's see...

Still time to get in on this one, post your creation to the Wow FB page.

My Triple Treat challenge

And then there is my final, leaving post for Gauche Alchemy. I am gonna miss those awesome girls! I spent 3 years creating with them and felt it was time to move over and make room for some fresh creativity.
So the steampunk themed November challenge is my last. Still time to get in on this one too, post your creation here.
This is mine, there are more pics and details if you follow the link above.

And in amongst everything I had a trip to Hong Kong with my youngest. An opportunity to hang out with a long time friend and his young family, see the sights and catch up on several years worth of each other's lives.

Yum cha at the Sai Kung waterfront

A visit to Monkey Mountain, Tai Po Rd.

After a walk through the Sai Kung Old Town.

The amazing cable car ride to the top of the mountain to see..........

The Big Buddha

Mick & Me

We also did The Peak, the ramps, Mon Kok markets, and had a special visit to Mick's place of work to see the Cathay flight simulators, Ed's eyes nearly popped out with excitement! It was only 3 days but we packed heaps into it and had a fantastic time. Many thanks to our gracious hosts xxxx.

Well I think that's enough for one post, I'll put up a challenge page I managed this month shortly.
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Monday, 12 October 2015

A Different Take on Haunted Glamour?

Being the month of October the Gauche Alchemy challenge is all about Halloween. Being an Aussie, I am not. That said, I really did enjoy myself with the mood board this time around and got a little bit naughty. Yes, like this sneak peek says, "It's all about the boobies"
You can see the full page and details here, enjoy.

This is the mood board, click on it to go to the Gauche release post. 


Come and play along, as usual anything goes, post your project here.
Check out the Gauche blog throughout the month to see how the Alchemists are being inspired and have fun!

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Monday, 28 September 2015

K+ Challenge

I had some scrapping time yesterday where I actually scrapped! Yep, it kinda surprised me too. Inspiration and motivation has been scarce around here lately so cutting and pasting on a Sunday afternoon was a treat.
After a couple of warm-up pages I had a play with the September Kraft+
tri-hard challenge and came up with this....

This is the sketch, I mirrored it.

T'was fun.
Still time to have a go if you want.

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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Wonderful Gauche Inspiration

It's such an inspiring mood board at Gauche Alchemy this month, full of bright colours and sunshiney feelings with just a hint of snark. My project is up on the blog and it's a favourite, I love it so much, so head on over and check out the full page. Here is a sneaky peek...
I used some chippies from Words or Whatever and a background technique I learnt recently from the seriously fabulous Naomi Cox. If you want to get your hands on some cool vintage and retro art supplies for your pages check out the Gauche Alchemy shop here.
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Monday, 7 September 2015

Special Investigator!

I was so chuffed recently to be asked to be a CSI Special Investigator as a result of this page I did back in July. My first page is up here along with a myriad of exceptional talent from around the world, so exciting! You should head on over, check out the awesomeness, and play along. 
This is my page 

From this inspiration board
I love that they give you journal prompts, I had been struggling to scrap these pics for my youngest boy because I just didn't know how to tie them together, this board made it so easy!

There are plenty of other boards both old and new so if you need a kick start head on over to their ning site or their Facebook page and have a look.

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Thursday, 3 September 2015

WoW, excited much!

Exciting new things are in the wind for me. I have snagged myself a spot on the Design Team for Words or Whatever, an Aussie company that makes chipboard and stencils. I will also be creating some of my own designs.... So excited!!
I got my first lot last weekend and had a play while I was on retreat with some of my girls out at Lake Keepit.

On this page I used the World Map stencil with some red mist, Lighthouse Flourish stencil with Inka Gold, and Boot Print stencil (designed by me and available soon, yay!!) with a black inkpad. Also from Wow, some Chicken Wire chippy and the Hit the Road chippy (also designed by me, this one needs work I think).

I feel a whole new world of creativity opening up and I'm stoked!
I hope you follow along with me and see where it goes.

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Color Stories Inspiration

I haven't played at CSI for quite a while. Usually the challenges feel too constraining, not enough room to move. Lately however, this is exactly what I've needed. Mojo has been at an all time low with even the desire to create being absent a lot. I have had to force myself to do it because I know that it makes me feel happier and keeps me sane. So a tight guided challenge is just perfect.
This page is for Case File No. 169

I designed and cut my title on my new Silhouette Cameo (I think I'm in love with this machine!)

This is the summary of the challenge from CSI

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Best Dishpig ;-)

This layout is for the Stamp It Up challenge at Berry71bleu for June.
A story that makes me laugh. Love this boy so much!

I used some Tim Holtz stamps and Ranger Dylusions ink sprays for the background. Correction tape too so you can read the journalling.
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