28 May 2017

Pretty in pink ...

Another pretty moodboard on Scrapbook Boutique this month.  Loved the pink, white and gold tones of this and decided to run with a simple card in these colours.

thanks for looking xx

Puppy clutching or not ...

Show us your stuff has a super cute moodboard this month - and I could not resist playing along with them.

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I was immediately drawn to the little boy clutching his puppy and pulled out an older photo of my daughter with our elderly cat (who wasn't much into the being clutched tightly at that stage).  I was also quite taken with the lovely quote and found one that contained "happy" and worked with that also pulling a lot of the colours from this onto my page. I used some handmade embellishments (super easy - punched circle, flower and button).

Thanks for looking xx

27 May 2017

A tight squeeze ...

Another freaking scrappy challenge has a challenge all about toys or pets which lead me to create a page about of rather excessive cat who likes going into the pool area because all manner of "exciting things" happen in there but has a little difficulty extracting himself from this environment - he's a little too fat to easily fit through the pool fence ...

These are papers and embellishments from Basic Grey.  I loved this manufacturer and was really sad when they decided to leave the paper crafting industry.

Coming home ...

Scrap the Boys have a Mother's Day theme happening for their challenge this month - including photos that include Mothers and Sons in whatever combination is meaningful to you.

Since the image had some pink in it I said :Why not!!" - no rules on including pink on a boys page, in fact I really like that added splash of colour - and since I was in there too it felt just right.  I am busy using older supplies this year in a vane effort to reduce my stash and have been mixing it with newer embellishments, not sure this is really working but at least I am trying!

I used an older photo of my baby son and myself on our final day in hospital - he's all dressed ready for coming home.  

02 May 2017

May at Pixels and Paper ...

This month on Pixels and Paper we thought we might have a change of pace and try our hands at creating our layouts in a vintage or shabby chic style. Our image is a nod to a Mother's love since we do celebrate Mother's Day here in Australia during May but really this month it is all about the style rather than the photograph. That doesn't mean you can't be inspired by our lovely picture - you can certainly use the colours, or the theme or the use of flowers / lace / ribbon for your entry.

CRITERIA - Vintage or Shabby Chic style

I was inspired by the pink, yellow and brown tones of the image and thinking of my Grandma.

Hope you can play along with us.

Easy as 123 ...

Our new May challenge is up on 123 Challenge Blog.  Hope you can find some time to play along with us during the month.