16 January 2018

Captured Moments ...

 How could I resist a challenge that features babies on Off the Rails Scrapbooking this month?  Well obviously I couldn't :)

 

and here is the result - my then baby daughter who is now a beautiful woman.

She was just so adorable (shh she still is but don't tell her I said that :) )  


thanks for looking,
Jane xx

15 January 2018

Coffee Love ...

Ahhh coffee, the elixir of life!  There is nothing quite so good as a quality coffee and I say quality because there are coffees and then there are coffees.  One of the most memorable for my dh and I was the Cafe Al Bacio aboard the beautiful ship Celebrity Solstice which served amazing Italian coffee with the most mouth watering of patisserie morsels.  We spent many a happy hour on the high seas, sipping slowly and indulging blissfully!


Enjoying the perfect challenge on Kraft + ...

31 December 2017

Show Us Your Stuff ...

Playing along with the sketch challenge on Show Us Your Stuff for December.

December 2017

I've gone with the same tropical feel of the sketch and used BoBunny Tutu glimmer spray on my background as spray and also as a scattering of droplets.

 

I had so much fun with this lovely group of ladies at a recent "Tropical themed" retreat - we were all so bright and colourful.


My handmade piece is a heart from Charms Creations.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx


Scrapping Outback ...

Enjoyed an hour to myself last night and managed to get a layout or two done for a couple of December challenges.

The first is for Scrapping Outback using this colour combination of white, red, green and a touch of blue.


I have had these photos in my photo file for years now never knowing quite what to do with them but when I saw this colour combination I just knew they would be a perfect match. 


My son is the resident cake cook in this household and he decided to have a go at a Cupcake Tree for Christmas 2014.  The icing was a little greener than he had planned but it all came our rather well and tasted delicious.


I have used a little chipboard heart (inked the heart part in red).

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

30 December 2017

Top 50 ...

Playing along with Scrapbooking Top 50 challenge for December with this gorgeous little moodboard.


I was taken not only with the colour combination but also the feathers and arrows which I have included on my page.


thanks for looking,
Jane xx

29 December 2017

Kraft +

The mood board on Kraft + this month is just full of possibility ... do I use the colours, work with the shapes, take something from the theme? ... oh the decisions.


In the end I was really taken with the cushion and the pattern within the pattern.  I picked up a few of the colours from these as well - the deep pink, green and brown and used a number of extra circles in the form of buttons and pearls around my scalloped design.  The only kraft cardstock I currently have in my stash is the really pale variety but I figure kraft is kraft regardless of the colour tone.


thanks for looking,
Jane xx

23 November 2017

Going BIG ...


I couldn't resist playing along with Kraft + this month.  Love the idea of going big!


I decided if I was going to go big then I may as well do it properly so I have used big, bold background paper, added in a bigger than normal photo and used BIG letters for a big title.


This is my local beach - it's big too :)

thanks for looking 
xx

30 October 2017

A few fancy F's ...

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Show us your stuff this month is all about using things that start with F.

My page is all about using up little bits and pieces left over from various other projects that I tend to just throw into a small bowl on my craft desk.  It was time to fish all these bits out and put them to use.  My F's are flair, fabric, flowers.  There are a number of handmade embellishments on this page, the fabric yoyo being the main one.


thanks for looking xx

Top 50 for October ...

Playing along this month with Scrapbooking Top 50 who feature this rather unusual moodboard for their challenge.


  A few years ago now I decided it might be neat to do an album and create a page on each international destination my husband and I visited for our honeymoon. It seemed like a good idea at the time but of course I rather underestimated the scope of work required and number of locations visited so many years ago now so it is still very much an ongoing project.  Every now and again I will pull out a photo or two and add another page to that album and of course with this wonderful travel themed mood board the opportunity was too great to pass up.

So this page is for my Switzerland section - Lucerne in fact, such a really pretty city with beautiful medieval architecture and surrounded by snow capped mountains and bordered by Lake Lucerne. The covered Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), built in 1333, across the River Ruess links the old city to the right bank.

Thanks for looking xx



22 September 2017

Bee.utiful ...

I simply could not resist the challenge on Kraft+ this month - I'm a lover of bees and all things honey :)

Current Challenge

I was inspired by not only the bee theme but also the hexagonals and the bright happy feel of the inspiration board to do a layout featuring wonderful Manuka honey.  


Mānuka honey is a monofloral honey produced in Australia and New Zealand from the nectar of the mānuka tree.  It is often touted as a "superfood" that treats many ailments, including allergies, colds and flu, gingivitis, sore throats, staph infections, and numerous types of wounds.  All this and it tastes devine as well :)



06 September 2017

123 for September ...

Think you will like the challenge we have on 123 Challenge Blog this month - it was certainly a fun one to put together.

September 123 Challenge

Here is my page featuring beautiful Russell in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.


Hope you can play along with us this month.

01 September 2017

White..with 1 ...

This month on White..with 1 we feature this really gorgeous colour called SOUL PEA - can't wait to see what you can do with this snazzy little colour!


and just to inspire you a little more - how about this moodboard to grab your attention.


I have actually played along this month rather than be behind the scenes and really enjoyed putting this page together - it is a lovely colour to work with.


Hope you can come join in with us.