01 February 2016

A new challenge for me ...

Really happy to announce I have joined the design team at 123 Challenge Blog.  Super excited for the year ahead and hope you can all swing on past and join in with some of our challenges.



February is now up and how could you not like these prompts ....



My version has lots of white space - my favourite layout technique.



Come and play along with us.


30 January 2016

It's green ...

Playing along with White with One using a sketch from Scrap it with Attitude FB group this month.




It has been a privilege and a joy watching these little babies grow.  From featherless little beaks barely raised above the rim of the nest to cute and fluffy little chicks precariously balanced on branches, we have watched over in awe at these new beginnings.

29 January 2016

A vintage summer ...

Couldn't let January slip by without doing a page for the monthly challenge at Off the Rails Scrapbooking.  I just love this vintage image - such happy bright colours and a summery vintage theme.

www.offtherailsscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au
and it is perfect for a bright, happy layout about summer from my childhood - after all I am vintage !!


this was based on a sketch from Stuck sketches.  I reduced the number of photos down to one 6x4.



There are a few days left to play along with these challenges - hope you can stop by too.


26 January 2016

A winters day ...

Playing along with Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge this month with this challenge ...

to scrap a winter theme or colour scheme
I have gone with the colour scheme doing a layout about a trip to Melbourne my daughter and her boyfriend took during winter a few years ago - it was a cold and wet couple of days but they had a lot of fun seeing all the inner city tourist sights.




Also entering this in the Anything Goes monthly challenge at Clique Kits.

 


04 January 2016

Pixels and Paper and paint ...

A hearty welcome to 2016 on Pixels and Paper.  We hope you had a wonderful festive season and are back eager to start another brand new year with us on Pixels and Paper.  We have more wonderful inspiration, fantastic prizes and guesting opportunities for you this year.

Let's start with this delightful bright and happy photograph.  This year we are introducing a criteria to each month - don't worry they are all super simple but are designed to just give you a little more challenge in the challenge :)

CRITERIA is to use PAINT on your entry

Here is my page ...

JANE
I loved the colours but was mostly drawn to the theme of being covered in paint and have done a cheeky layout about this :)

Lots more inspiration for you to view on the blog.  Hope you can come and play along with us this month.


An ARTastic summer ...

Our first inspiration for ARTastic in 2016 is this wonderful painting by Isabelle May Tweddle called Bondi Scene.  

CRITERIA is Summer theme

Please remember a Summer theme is YOUR Summer theme, it doesn't have to be beach related.  It can be anything Summer means to you - playing in the pool, watching Summer sport, walking in the park, ice creams, cold drinks, sunscreen and hats ....

Here is my take on the inspiration and theme ...

 Inspired by the red, blue, yellow and sand colours and the beach theme - I am so lucky to live so close to the ocean. I should never take that for granted.

We have some more delightful inspiration to show you on the blog, so hope you can come and play along with us this month.



01 January 2016

Guesting on 123 ...

Totally thrilled to be guesting on 123 Challenge Blog this month using this amazing recipe  ...

123 Challenge

I love yellow - such a cheerful colour - it's the colour of happiness, and optimism, of enlightenment and creativity, sunshine and summer here in Australia.  I am sure you can see that in my layout.


Hope you can join in with 123 Challenge Blog during January and show us your own love of yellow.

Renew ...

Last year my One Little Word was a phrase “Letting It Go”.  I had so much baggage in my life – both physically and mentally I truly wanted to sort through it all and remove some of it from my life.  In a way 2015 taught me that life is way too short to get weighed down by meaningless excesses – moving forward is easier when you aren’t carrying things you don’t really need or simply aren’t helpful to you - I needed to let it go and I did. 


In 2016 my One Little Word to try and live by is Renew.  Time to refresh my life – again physically and mentally.


31 December 2015

Some favourites ...

Well 2015 is almost behind us and what a mixed year it has been across the world - some highs, some lows, let's all hope for better things ahead.

I don't think I scrapped quite as much this year as in previous years.  I was time poor and tended to look more on quality rather than quantity and was more selective in what I dabbled in.  I also did a lot of finishing off - completed a number of projects that had sat for a while almost done but not quite. And I did a few larger projects (mainly travel related) in pocket pages rather than by traditional methods.

My favourite layouts for 2015 ...

PAPER






DIGITAL








28 December 2015

White with 1 ...

White with 1 this month ...



I love the combination of white and deep blue - it always seems so fresh to me and reminds me of colder climates, of frost and ice and cold.  When I think of ice and cold it brings to mind mind a song from my past - Cold as Ice by Foreigner which in turn makes me think of another moment in time ....


27 December 2015

For the Girls ...

An unusual colour board on Scrap the Girls for December - I love these colours.


I have used them in a less vibrant form but I really like the combination of the teal and red.


Also submitting this for the Anything Goes December challenge on Clique Kits.

Feeling a little blue ...

Love the colours on Words and Paintery this month.  They want us to think of cold weather, snow and crisp cold winters nights!



And a truly beautiful mood board on Scrap Africa this month.  I love the navy, soft blue, white and grey tones with touches of gold.



We don't get snow where I live but I have used a photo taken of my children at an ice hockey game we attended at the local ice skating rink and it sure was cold inside!

I have taken the basic colours and then added punched circles from the patterned paper, enamel dots and rhinestones to scatter across my page to replicate all the baubles and splots in the moodboard.  Really pleased how this came out !