Monday, 28 September 2015

K+ Challenge

I had some scrapping time yesterday where I actually scrapped! Yep, it kinda surprised me too. Inspiration and motivation has been scarce around here lately so cutting and pasting on a Sunday afternoon was a treat.
After a couple of warm-up pages I had a play with the September Kraft+
tri-hard challenge and came up with this....

This is the sketch, I mirrored it.

T'was fun.
Still time to have a go if you want.

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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Wonderful Gauche Inspiration

It's such an inspiring mood board at Gauche Alchemy this month, full of bright colours and sunshiney feelings with just a hint of snark. My project is up on the blog and it's a favourite, I love it so much, so head on over and check out the full page. Here is a sneaky peek...
I used some chippies from Words or Whatever and a background technique I learnt recently from the seriously fabulous Naomi Cox. If you want to get your hands on some cool vintage and retro art supplies for your pages check out the Gauche Alchemy shop here.
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Monday, 7 September 2015

Special Investigator!

I was so chuffed recently to be asked to be a CSI Special Investigator as a result of this page I did back in July. My first page is up here along with a myriad of exceptional talent from around the world, so exciting! You should head on over, check out the awesomeness, and play along. 
This is my page 

From this inspiration board
I love that they give you journal prompts, I had been struggling to scrap these pics for my youngest boy because I just didn't know how to tie them together, this board made it so easy!

There are plenty of other boards both old and new so if you need a kick start head on over to their ning site or their Facebook page and have a look.

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Thursday, 3 September 2015

WoW, excited much!

Exciting new things are in the wind for me. I have snagged myself a spot on the Design Team for Words or Whatever, an Aussie company that makes chipboard and stencils. I will also be creating some of my own designs.... So excited!!
I got my first lot last weekend and had a play while I was on retreat with some of my girls out at Lake Keepit.

On this page I used the World Map stencil with some red mist, Lighthouse Flourish stencil with Inka Gold, and Boot Print stencil (designed by me and available soon, yay!!) with a black inkpad. Also from Wow, some Chicken Wire chippy and the Hit the Road chippy (also designed by me, this one needs work I think).

I feel a whole new world of creativity opening up and I'm stoked!
I hope you follow along with me and see where it goes.

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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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