Friday, 11 April 2014

Not much to say...

And not much creative time lately so I'm just sharing a few pages published in Scrapbooking Memories magazine last year.....

Hope you are having plenty of creative time, thanks for coming by

Friday, 4 April 2014

Not my colour, but.....

It's FRIDAY!!!!
I'm pencilling in some me time to get messy today but before I do I just wanted to share my page for the Gauche Alchemy blog last month.
Purple is not a go-to colour for me so I was pleasantly
surprised at how well this worked. 

I spread some clear crackle on my background first and then went to town with Tattered Angels purple and Maya Rd green mists. Combined with the cool doodads from a Gauche Alchemy Purple People Eater mixed media color kit and some flower punchinella it came together really well.
You can see some more detail here in the close-ups.

Thanks for dropping by
Hope you have a crafty weekend

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Little by Little

It's been a rough month in my head what with jury duty and all, so scrapping mojo has been hit and miss. I managed some solid shed time over the last weekend and got some gorgeous paint under my nails so things might be looking up.
I will share when the (awesome) rain clouds clear and I have
better-than-gloomy light for taking photos.
In the meantime here are a couple I made earlier.
A page for Sherry, at Graphic Girl Design, using her #Tuesday card

I have used my new favourite product alpha stencil-masks from Hazel & Ruby, they come in other fonts and shapes too, so delish! The background was done with a couple of The Crafter's Workshop stencils - Solace TCW331 and Sunburst TCW166, some mists and black ink, that's all. 

And this one just because.

Again I have used The Crafter's Workshop stencil this time with Faber Castell Gelatos, a few bits of scrap paper left over from a Christmas themed pad, and some punchinella from Gauche Alchemy.

Have a nice day and thanks for coming by

Friday, 28 February 2014

Mixed Media @ Berry71bleu

Another post today......
yes, I'm catching up on a month's worth of challenges at the last minute,
I should have spread them out more but
sometimes life gets in the way of blogging
and getting creative, for sanity's sake, takes priority.
So here is another page, this time created for the

There are layered papers covered with gesso, mists, inks, embossed chipboard,
ribbon, string mesh, washi tape, flowers and touches of paint.
A messy and much fun page to make.

Thanks again for stopping by

UmWow, I flaired!

I had some fun with UmWow this month too.
Playing along with their sketch challenge with this page

I have used a piece of chunky chevron border
(painted with distress stain in brushed pewter),
a view finder film reel (coloured with a black Copic marker),
some heart confetti (with black Kindyglitz),
and a couple of sidewalk chalk flair.

This is the sketch

Gorgeous, right!

Thanks heaps for coming by

Page Drafts

There were 5 gorgeous sketches at Page Drafts for February
and I had scrapped 2 before I realised they were
supposed to be about something I love.
So.... I had to do a third...

I really love that my husband has a big shed full of tools
and that he allows my boys free reign to explore and build.
I love that they would rather do this than
sit in front of a screen all day like some of the other kids we know.
This warms my heart and gives me confidence that they will grow into
capable, well-rounded men full of heart (and skills).

My page is based on this sketch

Thanks for coming by

Saturday, 22 February 2014

twisting it up

I have missed the challenges over at Sketches with a twist
since leaving the team, they always stretch me scrap-wise.
So...having a little extra time this month
I had a play with the Feb challenge.

This is the sketch, the twist is to use ric rac.
as you can see I spun it 180 degrees.
Not much on it, ric rac, cardstock, ink sprays,
a bit of patterned paper behind the gorgeous Fabscraps 
phone booth given to me by my lovely friend Sharmaine.
The splats are done with a Tim Holtz distress paint dabber, and I used some awesome houndstooth washi I got from Blitsy under the photo.

February was a good month for scrapbooking challenges.
Thanks so much for coming by

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Dusty Sketch

So I found a sketch challenge on the Dusty Attic blog.
I haven't played there before and I have a few of their delightful
and whimsical chipboard pieces so
enticed by the gorgeous sketch I put this together.
I didn't go with the extra criteria of Valentines
and kept it fairly simple.....

Some paint, ink, a doily, butterflies from Clear Cut Crafts,
Kaisercraft bling flourishes, Pink Paislee trim,
a Tim Holtz stamp, chevron bag from D-lish Scraps,
 Dymo, Thickers, old rub-ons, and a
beautiful piece of Dusty Attic chipboard,

Here is the sketch

So nice to have a pic of my beautiful girl to scrap,
they are pretty rare these days.

Thanks so much for coming by,
leave me a message so I can come visit you too.

Christmas Sparkle

using some Christmas photos. Apart from my December Daily mini album
I haven't scrapped any of these pics yet so when I saw
the sparkles mixed with neutral colours....
February's Inspiration Board Challenge
I put together this page

Using patterned papers from a Prima 12 x 12 script pad,
Tim Holtz Distress Paint, some gyprock tape,
my new favourite punch (chevron from Stampin' Up),
some vintage buttons, Dymo, and wood grain
chippy alpha (Studio Calico?).

I'm loving these inspiration boards!
And thank-you to Scrapbook Creations Magazine
for my awesome Lincraft prize last month.

Thanks for coming by