17 September 2014

Lasting Memories #208 ...

Gosh another week flashed past.  This is my DT page for Lasting Memories challenge #208 where the challenge is to add leaves to your work, an easy one for everyone this time around.   I kept my page simple and included this lovely quote 

Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles by Mike Greenburg. 

My leaves can be found  in  the patterned paper and the ribbon underneath the photograph.

Hope you can find time to play along with us.

14 September 2014

Lasting Memories #207 ...

Our next theme on Lasting Memories is Let's Celebrate ~ scrap a layout about any celebration ... Birthdays, Christmas, festivals, weddings, anniversaries,  etc etc.  I've done a page about for my son's 15th birthday.

Hope you can find time to play along with us. 


03 September 2014

Pixels and Paper for September ...

This month we celebrate Father's Day in Australia so as a tribute to Dad's everywhere Pixels and Paper Challenge Blog brings you a little male focused inspiration.  That doesn't mean we expect male dominated pages - oh No!  In fact you can select anything that inspires you from this image on which to base your page - it could be the fishing or the silhouette, perhaps the sunrise or sunset or the lovely water scene.  Maybe the muted colour scheme attracts you - whatever the inspiration we would love to see your pages.

I was inspired by the sunset/sunrise aspect of this photograph.  It is a magical time caught between night and day, when the earth is still and tranquil like it is just catching it's breath.

Please come along and join in with us this month.  We would love to see your entries.

An ARTastic September ...

This month at ARTastic  we are being inspired by an artwork with a difference.  This amazing piece by 
Dominique Falla called Tipografia and yes this is all about the string !!  Although you may well also be inspired by the words or the colours of the image.

Criteria is to use string or twine on your work

Please pop by the blog to see the wonderful inspiration from our talented design team.  You have all month in which to create your entry.  We'd love to have you come and play along with us.

Lasting Memories #206 ...

Gosh another month is upon us and we have more fabulous challenges in store for you at Lasting Memories.  
Let's get started with #206 ...

Asian Theme!
Add an Asian touch on your LO for example Washi Tapes, vacation pictures, PP with japanese motives or other typical asian things

These gorgeous little items are on display at my local Japanese Gardens and I couldn't resist taking a few photos on my last visit.

You have all month to enter our challenges - can't wait to see what you come up with.

01 September 2014

And finally ...

A final August layout from me - one for 123 Get Scrappy.

I've used Stars, Grass (in the photograph) and stripes for my outdoor birthday page.

28 August 2014

Happy Days @ Sassy Scrappers ...

Such a pretty mood board on Sassy Scrappers this month ...

August Moodboard Challenge

I loved the pink and teal colour combination and have used this prominently on my layout Happy Days also adding in grey and touches of mint green to my page..

Scrap & Play - Pitter Patter ...

Another fun challenge on Scrap & Play, this time featuring our furry (and not so furry) friends.

Since we have had such disgusting cold and wet conditions this past week or so here in wintery Australia I couldn't resist doing a page featuring our cat taking shelter under an umbrella a few years back  - it certainly would have made more sense had he been outside in the wet at the time but well - you know what cats are like!!  

27 August 2014

Three or more ....

Playing along again with Three or More where this month this month we are creating a layout using
3 or more photos and Pockets or Envelopes ...

I've used a tiny envelope I have had in my stash for many, many year as I was never really sure what to do with it, then I realised it would work well not  only for this challenge but to also highlight the number (age) my daughter was celebrating.

Please excuse the terrible lighting in the photograph - it has been raining here for two weeks and it is near impossible to get a decent photo.

25 August 2014

A Creative Blog Tour ...

Good Morning and Happy Monday to you.

I’ve been invited by Adele to be part of the Creative Blog Tour where we are asking and answering a series of questions about each other to find out a little more about the creative process.
1. What am I working on?

I run two challenge blogs  ...

and am currently serving on the teams of


so I am always working on something scrap related, either producing layouts or setting up posts.  

I also like to do a few challenges myself  for other blogs  -  I figure I can't expect people to support mine if I don't also support some of them so really my craft time is well and truly taken up.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I think we all have our own personal styles - sometimes we break out of these and try something different but we probably are all guilty of staying close to what makes us comfortable and happy as crafters.  My own personal style is clean and simple.  While I admire those that cover their pages with product and produce wonderful mixed media creations, this style just isn't for me.  I like a non cluttered, minimal look, heavy on white space and light on product.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

I like to be creative and I think we all need some form of outlet that makes us feel good. Some people may play sport, others might persue another form of craft but for me it's scrapbooking.  It's my go to place to let the stresses of daily life wash over me and to feel content in myself.  And of course it is always about preserving those special memories for myself and my family.

4. How does your writing/creating process work?

I think this differs depending on what I am undertaking at the time.  My design team commitments mean I have to follow a certain criteria in the layouts I produce so that is first and foremost in my mind when I set down to create - finding an idea that will work with set criteria or a sketch design.  Working with a particular colour palette or a technique can be challenging at times but makes the whole process all the more  interesting.

I've tagged  Wendy O'Keefe and Tracey Campbell and  for next Monday's post so please make sure to check out these VERY talented ladies to see their posts on creative process.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day.

Lasting Memories #205 ...

For this final week in August on Lasting Memories we are showcasing vacation memories  I am sure we all have many of those in our scrappy repertoire we can share.

Mine is of a vacation my family took to Coffs Harbour on the far north coast of New South Wales in Australia back in 2011.  One of the places we visited was the Smoky Cape Lighthouse in the Hat Head National Park and these are the stunning coastal views from that point.

I have also submitted my layout at Life Paper Scrapbook using the colours from their August mood board for my page.

24 August 2014

Sunshine Power ...

Stunning colours in the mood board for Scrap & Play this month.

Love happy colours especially since it is dull and wet and cold here in our Australian winter.  I yearn for some colour in my life!

I have scrapped a warm and colourful scene from another summer.  Blue sky and golden sand do it for me every time and spending time with family make it even more worthwhile.

Also entering this page at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge  where we have been asked to Scrap or art journal about a favourite summer memory - from your long ago past, or recent past or right now!!!