21 February 2017

22 ...

CSI (Color, Stories, Inspiration)

I just loved these colours - such a pretty combination.

Evidence = arrows, enamel dots, diecuts

Testimony = used the clouds as a inspiration point

also combining this challenge with one on Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge this month to use the word Today.

Love this photo ...

Got to say I really do enjoy a good Tic Tac Toe challenge - Picture this has a great one this month.

I've gone with straight across the top with enamel dots, sequins and spray ink.

I love this photo of my children when they were younger - they look so happy together despite the age difference (and they are still really close all these years later).

L is for learning ...

Scrap the Boys is asking us to scrap about something new ...

I took the "new" approach to scrap a page featuring my son with his brand new L plates and learners driving license - he was beyond excited to get these on the very day he was eligible!  His big grin says it all !

Sun kissed ...

Such a delightful moodboard on Scrapbook Boutique this month - just adore these colours.

I had to run with the beach theme, with water and sand and one very cute little boy - he's now 18, oh my, how time has flown.

09 February 2017

Guesting with Color ...

So happy to be guesting on The Color Sisters this month using this lovely moodboard.

Such unusual colours - not sure I have used this combination before.

White cardstock base, inked with mist and then I pulled out some old label stickers and decided I would build a vertical page in steps before adding in some embellishments.  Pretty happy with how this one came out.

Thanks for looking.

04 February 2017

123 in February ...

Hope you can swing past our challenge on 123 this month.

Here is my layout ...

31 January 2017

CSI #222 ...

A final layout for January and scrapping a winter page has made me so, so wish I was actually in that season right now as we are in a heat wave at the moment and there is simply nothing cool about our Australian Summer weather.

Anyway I loved the colours in challenge #222 on CSI - Color - Stories - Inspiration and decided I'd put together a digital page focusing on some pretty winter scenery where friends of mine live.

 The Scheme - all colours used

Evidence - Snowflakes, stars, pearls, flowers, leaves, glitter

Testimony -  Document something about winter

Just too hot ...

Occasionally when I run out of inspiration or am tired or in the case of today, just too flipping hot to think straight, I will pull out an older layout I have done and scrap lift myself and this is one such case.

It's a simple page but it's bright and colourful and works for the challenge on Scrapbooking Top 50 to use this quote (or part thereof).

Stay cool everyone :)

Off the rails ...

I don't normally use a lot of brown and monochromatic layouts are my least favourite of all but since I am on a dedicated mission to use old stash this year I pulled out all the brown "bits" from my scrap basket, dug through my dish of loose die-cuts, found a photo from my yet to scrap pile and put it all together for the challenge this month on Off The Rails.

It's simple but I think it works ...

Thanks for looking :)

30 January 2017

Some lovely lace ...

Playing along with the challenge on Archi-scraps this month which is to use lace with this page for my Heritage album featuring my parents on their wedding day.  I have intentionally left off the journaling here as want to double check the date before committing it permanently to paper.  I love black and white vintage photographs and scrapping them with a little shabby chic twist.  These are mainly supplies from JBS Mercantile which I am trying to use up from my stash.

20 January 2017

Freaking in January ...

Another freaking scrappy challenge ...

Use the colour grey in your work. January can be a grey, dreary month - let's celebrate grey!!

Well no, not here in Australia it isn't - we have it hot, hot, hot.  In fact too flipping hot even for us :)  44 deg C is a tad ridiculous.

But I have embraced grey and documented a fun day out for my son and members of his swim club - a great bunch of very cool kids!

18 January 2017

Show us ...

Seems we are all in a hot summery mood with a lot of the challenges here in Australia - and no wondering judging by the extreme heat conditions many of us are suffering through during January.

Show us your stuff has this vibrant moodboard.

I loved the colours in this one and searched through my paper pile on a mission to use some old supplies.  I've made a bit of a pact with myself this year to either use them or loose them - if these older lines are still in my stash by the time we move in the Spring they are going out!!

Anyway these are old Studio Calico but worked very well for the colours especially the gradient colours in the top left image.  I also pulled in the use of a large star (which is also my hand made item from Chantal Vandenberg) and the theme of Summer and Water of course.

There is nothing quite like a good water fight for a bit of fun and a quick cool off.  With the height and age difference my poor son came off a little wetter than his sister in this one.  I have yet to date this page (will go on label at the bottom - just can't locate the original file for them atm).