Monday, 25 January 2016

New Challenge Blog

A brand new challenge site hit the blogosphere this year, More Than Words.
It's fresh and funky so I thought I'd play along, having extra creative time thanks to school holidays.

I used these Words or Whatever Chippies - Title, summer themed.
This was the challenge, click on the image to go to the page
and come play along too.
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Lucky Shot

Playing along with Kraft+ again this month, I scrapped a pic from the Artist retreat at Norah Head last year. This was something I got to cross off my bucket list, an intimate retreat with a spectacular venue, I could've stayed a lot longer!

The tissue paper I used was acquired in a Paris fashion shop 4 years ago,
ain't it gorgeous! And the title I designed and cut with my Silhouette, Words or Whatever now sell them with an added shamrock.
The challenge was to use your own handwriting.
Click on the image to go to the challenge page.

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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

A Weekend in Honkers

Another travel themed page this month, this time for the Kraft+ challenge blog. Using some pics from a weekend trip to Hong Kong in November with my youngest. Yes, it can be done, we had 3 very full days of fun. The flights are not much longer than the train from our place to Sydney, which is easy done for just a weekend, so I thought "why not?".
Eddy had not been so it was his turn. He had a blast hanging out with Mick and Tania's boys and experiencing a different world despite having a nasty head cold the entire time. He was so distracted by his surroundings he completely ignored his headaches and snotty nose for the most part, what a trooper!

The challenge was to use map paper, a kraft base, and travel theme.
I printed out a map of Hong Kong as a reference to places we saw and used some Bazzill Swiss Dot kraft card for the base.
Click on the image below for a link to the challenge post.

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Friday, 27 November 2015

My one challenge page for the month!

Hopefully, with school holidays coming up and life slowing down a bit, I might get a few more done next month. I kinda need to get back into it and learn how to have fun with scrapbooking again.
This was inspired by the November challenge over at Show Us Your Stuff.

Requirements - Map paper, travel themed pics, something handmade (Charm's Creations doiley embellishment to which I have added colour.)
The title is a New Release from WoW (not loaded to the shop yet) which I painted and misted, and the arrow is also a WoW chippy.

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Catching up!!

OMG it's been a long time since I posted! There is so much to share that I'm not sure where to start. Let's see...

Still time to get in on this one, post your creation to the Wow FB page.

My Triple Treat challenge

And then there is my final, leaving post for Gauche Alchemy. I am gonna miss those awesome girls! I spent 3 years creating with them and felt it was time to move over and make room for some fresh creativity.
So the steampunk themed November challenge is my last. Still time to get in on this one too, post your creation here.
This is mine, there are more pics and details if you follow the link above.

And in amongst everything I had a trip to Hong Kong with my youngest. An opportunity to hang out with a long time friend and his young family, see the sights and catch up on several years worth of each other's lives.

Yum cha at the Sai Kung waterfront

A visit to Monkey Mountain, Tai Po Rd.

After a walk through the Sai Kung Old Town.

The amazing cable car ride to the top of the mountain to see..........

The Big Buddha

Mick & Me

We also did The Peak, the ramps, Mon Kok markets, and had a special visit to Mick's place of work to see the Cathay flight simulators, Ed's eyes nearly popped out with excitement! It was only 3 days but we packed heaps into it and had a fantastic time. Many thanks to our gracious hosts xxxx.

Well I think that's enough for one post, I'll put up a challenge page I managed this month shortly.
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Monday, 12 October 2015

A Different Take on Haunted Glamour?

Being the month of October the Gauche Alchemy challenge is all about Halloween. Being an Aussie, I am not. That said, I really did enjoy myself with the mood board this time around and got a little bit naughty. Yes, like this sneak peek says, "It's all about the boobies"
You can see the full page and details here, enjoy.

This is the mood board, click on it to go to the Gauche release post. 


Come and play along, as usual anything goes, post your project here.
Check out the Gauche blog throughout the month to see how the Alchemists are being inspired and have fun!

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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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