30 April 2019

Dream Big ...

Enjoyed putting a layout together for the challenge on Creative Embellishments this month taking inspiration from the below image and adding in wood.

I decided to concentrate on several of the colours in this piece - the orange, teal and blue as well as focusing on the face image from the image.  I also included a number of clouds on my page as well as wood veneer pieces.  I used a photo of my son with a group of boys from the swim club he belonged to a few years ago.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

28 April 2019

Archiscraps for April ...

Archiscraps have an interesting challenge this month to SQUEEZE SOMETHING IN BETWEEN.

I decided to go with the approach of putting something between the two photos on my page and I must say I do like the effect.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

17 April 2019

Soul Scrappers ...

Playing along with a few challenges on Soul Scrappers this month.

*  Participating in the Random Word challenge.

I used Today to showcase an "everyday" page - 1 chore today.

*  I love the concept of GRAB 5 - a great way to use up some older supplies.

Here is what I used ...

and this is the end result ...

* I always like Tic Tac Toe style challenges - great fun mixing things up a bit.

For this one  (TTT47) I used Yellow - Paper Scraps and Ink splatters.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

Scrap the Girls in April ...

Playing along with Scrap the Girls with their somewhat quirky challenge for April.

I took this to mean dressing up or putting your best foot forward for an occasion and did a page of my daughter dolled up ready for a night out with her friends.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

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