Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Color Stories Inspiration

I haven't played at CSI for quite a while. Usually the challenges feel too constraining, not enough room to move. Lately however, this is exactly what I've needed. Mojo has been at an all time low with even the desire to create being absent a lot. I have had to force myself to do it because I know that it makes me feel happier and keeps me sane. So a tight guided challenge is just perfect.
This page is for Case File No. 169

I designed and cut my title on my new Silhouette Cameo (I think I'm in love with this machine!)

This is the summary of the challenge from CSI

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Best Dishpig ;-)

This layout is for the Stamp It Up challenge at Berry71bleu for June.
A story that makes me laugh. Love this boy so much!

I used some Tim Holtz stamps and Ranger Dylusions ink sprays for the background. Correction tape too so you can read the journalling.
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Coming Soon!

I am sooooo excited about the Gauche Alchemy shop re-opening soon.
You can be in on it as it happens by following on Facebook here.
Or follow the blog here.

shop SNEAK


Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Gauche in June

The new mood board is up at Gauche Alchemy, it's cool, colourful, and Asian inspired. Here is a sneak of my layout, you can see the whole thing over here.

And did I tell you that the shop is to be re-opened soon!
I can.not.wait to see what funky and unique arty finds they will be stocking *squeeeee*

This is the June Mood Board, link up your project here and remember it can be anything inspired in some way by these images, that includes colours, shapes, patterns, etc...

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Sunday, 31 May 2015

A Mum's Challenge

Berry71Bleu is having a Mother's page challenge this month, and having been fortunate enough to have had a scrapbooking retreat earlier in the month, I managed this page.

from this board

I did a few other pages too but have posted them on my FB page this time.
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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Getting messy with Gauche (and a DT call!!)

There's a new challenge over at Gauche Alchemy for May and the Alchemists are sharing how-to's. Lots of interesting posts are going up.
Mine has a bit of a run down on how I create my unique backgrounds, you can check it out here.
This page was the final result.

There is also an open call for the Gauche Design Team, you can check out all the details here. I must say that this team is truly one-of-a-kind AWESOME!
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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Hobart, Tasmania

A post about our holiday with a scrapbook page at the end. 

This is one of the reasons April disappeared so fast in our house.
Hubby and I took the two younger boys to Hobart for a week in the school holidays. Rather than drive around, this time we based ourselves in a cute terrace found on AirBnB, it was cosy and warm and had all mod cons (including a spa) and was an easy stroll to Elizabeth St Mall and the Waterfront

We splashed out and got tickets for the 'Posh Pit' on the ferry to MONA. Very nice with complementary bevvies (hot, cold, and alcoholic) and canapes.
I didn't manage to get in many photos but here we all are, feet at least.

And the boat...

This was the exhibit that impressed the most. Laser-cut steel, a life sized low loader rig with a cement mixer on the back.

There was a lot to see inside, a very interesting and eclectic mix of modern art to get you pondering, inside an amazing building, underground.
Dex found an old piano and treated us to 40 mins of his virtuosity, acquiring a bit of an audience and a round of applause at the end. All just practice to him.

We went on a wilderness 'cruise' to the Southern Ocean to see wildlife in its natural habitat, seals, albatross, and shags on rocks. This was awesome fun, we got to taste fresh-from-the-sea seaweed, quite good and nowhere near as salty as I expected, and wear head to toe raincoats to protect us from the wind and spray when the boat was a rocket.

We took a bus to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, this was Eddy's activity pick, he wanted to see some devils. We got up close and personal with a wombat, a devil, a koala, some native birds, and lots of roos!

and then on to historic Richmond.

On the weekend we wandered around Salamanca Market 

and caught up with my wonderful scrappy friend Sharmaine when she picked us up and took us home to enjoy a delicious lunch with her lovely family.

The boys and I had a marvellous time. Not quite sure about Phil, he seemed to lose his happy half way through and didn't find it again until we got to the airport to come home. It's not the first time and it inspired me to scrap this page when I went to retreat (also in April).

I see separate holidays in our future, it's a good thing.

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Sunday, 3 May 2015

Ooops, running late

April was a mad month, in the BEST way possible :-D
With a school holiday family trip to Hobart, Tasmania, and a long-weekend art retreat with my most awesome gals, I have spent a fair bit of time without screens. It has been GOOD!
I will catch you up on my fun in a little while but for now here is my Gauche Alchemy project for April. 

You can look here for more details and the amazing mood board. Then check out the blog home page for what the other Alchemists have done. There is some seriously amazing work to inspire you in your creative pursuits.
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