16 November 2014

I love ARTastic this month ...

This month on ARTastic we are being inspired by this very cute, dare I say even quirky but truly delightful artwork by Antje Collis called Tra-la-la.  I love it on SO many levels.

Criteria is Doodling

We have some gorgeous inspiration from our talented design team up on the blog at the moment and more to come on the second upload on the 15th.  My page will go live then.

In the mean time can I show you this sneak peek truly delightful page from team member Lizzy Hill.

Pop over to our blog to see more !!!

and here is my page - I love chickens and doodling ....

and bright happy colours !!!!

Lasting Memories for November ...

Week 3 and Challenge #217 and we are looking at Favourite Game Shows on Lasting Memories

Hmmm  got to admit I am not a big game show person, most are on during the manic 5pm to 6pm timeslot when I am either collecting a kid from some afternoon activity (or sitting in the the car waiting for him) or dropping him off for squad swimming or running around like a headless chicken at home.  In fact I don't watch any daytime TV at all - our viewing starts with the 7pm news in this household.

Still I know my MIL likes this particular show and when I spent a week with her earlier in the year when she was re-cooperating from a fall we watched this one together each afternoon and it was good for a change.

So do you have a favourite game show?  

Our second challenge (#216) is  "In honour of Remembrance Day".  Do a layout remembering someone special (can be ANYONE special in your life).

I've done a page using a photograph of my Dad is his younger days.  He was what could be turned "a good looking lad!".   Miss you Dad.

Our first challenge for this month (#215) is a super simple one and one I do ALL the time - use only ONE photo

Couldn't be easier right?  Love to see your take on this one over on the Lasting Memories blog.

Some more Child's Play ...

Our mid-month challenge on Child's Play this month is one for the boys.  The ever popular Hot Wheels.  If you have brothers or are the mother of boys, you are undoubtedly very familiar with these miniature die-cast cars.  Heck, many of us probably got down on the floor and zoomed these little wheeled wonders around ourselves.

And here is my page ....

When I think of "hot wheels" I remember my son zooming around the kart track when we were on vacation a few years ago.  He loved it.

I've used lots of boy type embellishments pulled from my stash for this page.

Hope you can play along with us.

15 November 2014

UnstampaBelles for November ...

The November challenge for UnstampaBelles is a construction challenge - not a card challenge - and we ask you to 

Box It Up 

You can either construct something from scratch or repurpose/change something into a receptacle to hold something useful or pretty or both!

the TWIST is.......

.....show us how the box was made!  Show progress photos and add tips - make a photo journal of it!

Here is my contribution -  Christmas Boxes made with Christmas Cards.

We all have them - old cards kept from last Christmas (and the Christmas before that and before that and .... well you get the idea).  Sometimes we figure we will use them to make other cards or for kids craft but if you are anything like me ... well they sit there for years!

So grab one out ...

Cut the card apart (back from front) and draw diagonal lines from corner to corner on the inside of the card.

Now fold the top edge of the card into the center so it touches the X. Crease the fold with a a creasing tool or ruler.  Do this for the bottom and then both sides. 

Cut each corner from the edge of the card along the crease right until it intersects with the horizontal fold.

Fold the two wing pieces in and secure with tape.  Then fold the longer piece over them and secure.  I used tape runner.

Now repeat this process with the back of the Christmas card taking care when you fold in the sides to go slightly past the centre X (2mm) so the bottom becomes a little smaller so you can fit the top of the box over it.

Place some tissue into the base of the box (or alternatively you could cut a square of patterned paper and line the bottom) and use it for small items such as jewellery, ornaments, toiletries, sweets and chocolates.  Decorate with ribbon, lace, twine (whatever you like) and add a gift card and hey presto one little gift box.

**Remember the bigger the card you use, the larger the box when completed and vice versa.

02 November 2014

November on Pixels and Paper ...

Welcome to another month on Pixels and Paper Challenge Blog.

This month we are doing something a little different and holding a joint challenge with Child's Play Challenges.

We have provided the photograph to inspire you ...

and Child's Play Challenges have provided some criteria in the form of a recipe:

use something that is older than a year
3 patterned papers
 We would like you to use this photo AND incorporate these items onto your layouts and then you are welcome to submit you page to BOTH challenges to e in the running for prizes on both sites.

Here is my page ...

I took inspiration from the teddy documenting my son's love of all things bear related as a little boy.  The gold is in the brads I have used as well as in the colours of the three patterned papers, black rhinestones are my bling and everything here is older than one year.

and now it is your turn ....  have fun !!

30 October 2014

A little list ...

October challenge for Scrap Africa

 List It - You must create a project (layout, card or off the page) that includes a list. Your list must have at least 10 items. 

Aren't these little guys the cutest?  Hard to realise it is 20 odd years ago when the six of us would meet up for a morning of baby time. 

29 October 2014

Brrrrr ...

The challenge at Tando Creative this month is a theme of Cold as Ice.  And I was sure I needed to create something suitably cold looking.

White and ice blue on silver glitter showing a lovely wintery snow filled scene.  I think that might be cold enough :)

28 October 2014

A little night magic ...

I very much enjoy the tic tac toe style challenges on 123 Get Scrappy and try to play along most months.  This month we are working with a perfect panel pertaining to P's !!

And I have been a little cheeky this month - choosing to go on the diagonal using pink, pumpkin and purple with my own little twist :)  using pumpkin as a colour as well as a element feature on my page.

This dazzling display is part of a huge Christmas light spectacular held every year in the Hunter Valley Gardens about an hour from where I live.  And this gorgeous creation is Cinderella's "pumpkin" coach pulled by two magnificent magical steeds.  It is more than fit for a Princess !!

Hope you can find time to play along.

123 Get Scrappy is also holding a DT call - details can be found on their blog.

A final challenge at Lasting Memories...

Our final challenge this month at  Lasting Memories is Trick or Treat.  It can be about Halloween, or using Halloween colours, or just use the theme of  "trick" or "treat".  We tend not to celebrate Halloween in Australia where I live, so I have done my page all about treats.

Feeling hungry anyone?

Hope you can join in with us with this challenge or any of the others we have for you in October.

26 October 2014

Forever and always ...

Playing along with 123 Challenge Blog this month with this inspiration criteria.

I had no set idea when I sat down to create my page - it just sort of came together from bits and pieces I had on my desk and in my "throw it in here cause I can't be bothered to put it away" bowl and I have to admit I really like what has come from my creative play.

Some boy technology ...

The October challenge at Scrap the Boys is:

TECHNOLOGY SAVVY - think Ipods, Phones, Ipads, X Box! 

Oh yes plenty of photographs of those in this household - little boys with technology, big boys with technology, bigger boys with technology ... it never really stops!

Here is my page with son proudly displaying his new phone - thank goodness he saved up and bought this one himself.

23 October 2014

Sunshine and teal ...

Such a pretty mood board on Berry71bleu this month.  Such a vibrant use of colour.

While the focus for the majority of the entrants are on autumn (fall) and the coming winter, here in Australia we are most definitely welcoming warm weather and the ability to get outside in the sunshine which is what I have focused my layout upon.

I have been inspired by the colours in the image on the top right of the mood board and have used these to create my page.