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

Finally.....an 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!



Friday, August 17, 2012

There is still time...

.....to get your August entry in for the Stylist Challenge at Scrapboutique.

This month we are scrapping about memorable holidays inspired by the London Olympics. The extra criteria is to use your own handwriting and to journal at least 30 words.

Get you entry into the gallery by the end of the month to win a prize voucher to spend in the store!

Here is the layout I created.



Lots of gesso, mists and a little stitching in the background (seem to be my favourite three at the moment!). Hope you get a chance to join us!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Playing Along at CSI

I just love the case files created by Debbi each week for the challenges at CSI. They are a great starting point for colours and I find the inspiration for the journalling (testimony) always gives me the kick start I need to tell my stories.
If you haven't played along pop over to have a look at the current challenge, beautiful beachy colours!!
Here are my entries for the two most recent challenges.

I love this underwater photo of my gorgeous niece Amaka and it was perfect for the colours in Case File 30. One of the things I love about these challenges is being pushed to use colours I would not normally use!



I used another photo I have been wanting to scrap for quite some time for Case File 30. The little girl in the photo is me, taken in our backyard sometime in the late 60's.



Thanks for dropping by and leaving comments, I know everyone says it but comments really do make my day! I hope you get a chance to be inspired by the challenges at CSI.