11 February 2019

Scrap the Girls ...

A pretty mood board / colour palette on Scrap the Girls this month with an interesting quote.

Current Challenge

I loved the colours and was particularly taken by the line "heart of a warrior" as all these beautiful girls (along with my own daughter) a decade later have grown up to be amazing, strong women, with successful careers and really bright futures.  

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

30 January 2019

So tiny ...

You forget how tiny they were, how absolutely precious and oh so very small.  This is how I felt as I was looking through some albums trying to find a suitable photograph for the January challenge on Off the Rails Scrapbooking this month.

January Challenge
I liked the peachy pink and aqua tones with touches of yellow in the moodboard and based my page on this colour scheme using up some older supplies. I have made a pact with myself to try and clear what I have in my stash before buying more in.

 (you all know how that is going to end now don't you !)

thanks for looking,

01 January 2019

ARTastic for January ...

Our first inspiration for 2019 on ARTastic is this fantastic abstract painting by Chris Vella called Joy.

The Criteria is to use yellow, blue and orange.

Here is my take on the challenge inspired by those colours ...

Hope you can play along with us this month.

thanks for looking,

31 December 2018

Sweet fairytale ...

Sharing my layout for CSI Case File 267 - loved the colours of the inspiration and the magical whimsey of the little countdown calendar :). 

There is nothing quite so magical as a Christmas light display!

thanks for looking,

Naughty or Nice ?

Playing along with Scrap the Boys this month where the theme is Naughty or Nice.

The OMG could stand for the 98% nice 2% naughty (although in the case of our tabby cat it may well be the other way around) but also for the fact that they NEVER ever sit side by side peacefully - however the lure of the box the Christmas tree is stored in was just too fascinating to resist!

thanks for looking, Jane

20 December 2018

An unstampabelle Christmas ...

Joining in with the challenge on Unstampabelles this month where they are asking us to portray a ...

Christmas theme for your Country
Twist - explain the theme in your blog

I am not sure we in Australia have a particular theme - it is more about what we don't do than anything else. As it is summer here at Christmas time most of the country is hot, hot, hot so we don't relate at all to snowy scenes, snowmen, snowflakes or anything else wintery. Hot chocolate is replaced with cold drinks and pine forests glittering with snow with beach scenes of kids in swimming gear. I guess we also tend to use brighter, happier Christmas colours for our cards and layouts - it is just a shame so many of the Christmas themed products are all geared to the northern hemisphere winter.

I have used bright and happy papers to show my children opening their stockings Christmas morning.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

20 November 2018

Fun ...

I am playing along with the Scrapbookit challenge for November which involves ..


I think my family up a tree can be classed as fun :)

I have flowers on two of my patterned papers as well as physical flowers on my page.

My five embellishments I took as meaning five types of embellishments as this wasn't clear and it appears the DT went this route.

Spray ink on the background
Die cuts
Enamel hearts
Journal spot stickers

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

19 November 2018

This happened ...

Loved the bold colours and strong use of black on the November moodboard for Scrapping Clearly this month.

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I decided to run with these colours for my own page featuring our rather spoilt felines.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

01 November 2018

ARTastic November ...

Our November inspiration on ARTastic comes to you from Arthur Baker Clack with "The Citadel, St Tropez".

Image may contain: plant, outdoor and nature
CRITERIA - Use paint or ink

The painting held a real holiday vibe for me so I have used some happy vacation snaps of our trip to Tasmania a few years ago.  There is no patterned paper on this layout - my background was created using ink and stickers.

Hope you can play along.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

30 October 2018

Awesome ...

Sharing my page made for Off the Rails Scrapbooking this month using this moodboard and criteria of "Recycled".

October Challenge

I pulled out a draw I have that contained pieces f ephemera - old tickets, library cards, receipts, vouchers etc to use in place of patterned paper and then added in salvaged buttons from my button jar and a few other bits and pieces.  I used the teal, green and yellow from the moodboard.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

28 October 2018

Sweet Boy ...

Joining in with the challenge on Scrap the Boys this month with this rather lovely blue and pink moodboard.

I loved the whimsical feel of this colour combination and more to prove to myself that it was indeed possible to create a boys page in these colours decided to have a go.

I pulled out some papers from Shimelle's Starshine collection along with a selection of sequins, enamels dots and hearts and acrylic stars and basically went to town.  I really like what I have created.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

27 October 2018

Snow and wood ...

Archiscraps have based their challenge for October on this image ...

Snow and wood ... so I pulled out a series of photos of my kids experiencing snow for the very first time, teamed it with some wood veneer snow flakes I had in my stash and was beginning to think I would never get used and also used the colour scheme seen in the photo.

thanks for looking,
 Jane xx