Sunday, November 29, 2015

Retreat Layouts

Earlier this month I managed to spend three fabulous day at Opal Cove creating, laughing, eating, enjoying cocktails and spending time with some wonderful friends.
I managed a number of layouts over the weekend for a few November challenges. I love having a challenge to inspire me and give me direction, for me it make the whole process so much easier!

This one was inspired by the current mood board at Scrap Around the World.

One for Scrap the Girls and the sketch challenge for November.

Stuck! had a great sketch this month too so I decided to give that one a go.

and the final one was for the Scrap the Boys challenge - Eating out.

I love the foiled chipboard in this one. I used a new product available from Scrapboutique and I love it, it comes in a range of colours and once you get the hang of it, is fairly easy to use. I think it will be featuring on many layouts in the future!

Thanks for dropping in to take a look.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Scrap the Boys

It's hard to believe it has been so long since I last published a post! I have rediscovered my love for scrapping and have decided it is time to start using challenges as inspiration to get memories documented.
I have always loved the Scrap the Boys challenges, so this was a great place to start!
I have adapted their fabuous September sketch to come up with this layout. Lots of Dylusions paint and ink and some stencils by Donna Downey and Dina Wakley. Lots of fun!

Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

July Stylist Challenge at ScrapBoutique

The July Stylist challenge is up at ScrapBoutique and this month we are scrapping about the things that bring us WINTER COMFORT.
You can find all the details here.

Think scarves and jumpers, roaring fires, warm curries, reading books indoors when it is raining.....the ideas are up to you.

The only extra criteria is to use at least two old items from your stash. 

I've scrapped about my love for long boots, denim and chunky scarves when the weather turns cold and used some very old Maya Raod snowflakes and Basic Grey rubons.

Get your entries into the gallery by the 31st July to be in the running to win a $20.00 voucher for the Boutique along with free postage

Hope you can find the time to join in, we'd love to see some new faces!!

Monday, July 1, 2013 update!

Well I knew I had neglected this blog but I had no idea it had been that long between posts! Sometimes life gets in the way of scrapbooking and finding time to be creative and I really must make more of an effort to be less bogged down by work and find more time to do the things I love!!
Anyway, a few layouts I have recently created for Chels at SCRAPBOUTIQUE.

I worked with the wonderful Elle's Studio 'Day to Day' products to create the following two layouts!

I love the papers and all of the little bits and pieces you can cut out and add to your layouts! You can find them here.

In this first one I used the mini folder and a bag to add extra photos and journalling so I have included a close up of that too!

I made this one using the same range, I love that there are both pinks and red and then more masculine blues and browns in this range!!

Thanks for dropping by! I really must make an effort to update more frequently!! 

Friday, January 18, 2013

A fabulous new challenge

Just wanted to share with you some exciting news about a new challenge now running at ScrapBoutique.The Boutique Life(Style) challenge will run all year with great prizes and special offers only available to participants. So whether you are into Scrapbooking, Project Life or Mixed Media we would love for you to join in :)
Here are all the details:

The first challenge for January is up in the forum HERE!
The forum is a very encouraging and friendly community and we have a stack of new members joining us for the year long challenges. Come on over and take a look!
Also a few layouts to share...just realised I haven't posted them before!
I Have Learned - Created for a challenge at CSI

The Uncooperative Subject - For Scrap the Boys

and Santa Hats - another one for Scrap the Boys

Hope you get a chance to join us at ScrapBoutique for the new challenge! I'm off to leave a little blog love, it has been ages since I've had time to browse!!  xxx

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ahoy Me Hearties

Recently we held our annual Bookweek Parade at school and I love to join in and dress up each year too. This year a few of us decided to go as pirates and I just had to scrap this photo of the event.

I just love that Julie Fei-Fan Balzer template I used with gesso in the background. Chels has them here in her shop along with many of the other new templates at a very reasonable price.
I made this layout for my CyberCropcolour challenge, all the details are here in the forum. Entries close at midnight tonight so there is still time to get your entries in. 
Thanks for dropping by, if you are in my part of the world hope you are enjoying this warmer weather, I love it!! 

Monday, September 24, 2012

CSI - Special Investigator

I was so surprised, and very excited, when Debbi contacted me to see if I would like to be a Special Investigator for the month of September at CSI.

I love the Case Files the super talented Debbi puts togther each month and jumped at the chance to join in! If you haven't had a chance to try her challenges pop over and take a look at the current file Case File No. 38.

I've already created three layouts and have been so busy with the end of school term that I haven't had a chance to share any of them here. So here are my layouts so far for September.

Case File No. 36 This first one is a photo of my youngest and his gorgeous friend taken just before they headed out to dinner. I've glued an old Maya Road chipboard alphabet onto the background and covered the letters with gesso and tissue paper to fit in with the criteria for the challenge.

Case File No.37. I found these photos of my eldest son and one of his friends on my computer and just had to scrap them!

 This is the most recent one for Case File No. 38 with a close up shot of the journalling. Photo of my hubby taken at the National School Rugby championships last year where he coached the NSW side to victory for the fourth year in a row!
There is still plenty of time to get this one in....take a look, it is due 30th September.

Hope that you can find the time to come and visit and take look at the amazing layouts created by Debbi and her very talented group of ladies who make up the design Team.
Thanks for dropping by and leaving comments, they always make my day!