Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Last one

for the month was a sketch challenge over at The Scrappiest, #111. More yummy Chalkboard Mists from the new Tattered Angels range. I used the leftover 12x12 frame from a die-cut sheet as a mask, quite happy with the result :-)

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Fabric + Tattered Angels

This is my favourite project for March, a discarded dress-form prettied up with fabric strips coloured with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, a couple of chipboard swirls from Memory Maze were used for wings, some buttons, silk ribbons, a flower, and some pearls.....

and a couple of close-ups

Thursday, 24 March 2011

New Favourite Photo!

I went out after dark last night for the first time in a long time. To the UNE Bistro in Armidale to see my besties DS play with his band 'Watussi'. I knew they were good, I had heard a little online and was aware that they were on their way to Brisbane to back up Santana! I love the rhythms in Columbian music and there is something so sexy about singing in Spanish, I probably well needed a good dance, and I was hanging to take some gig-pix, it's been decades!
The venue was dead when us oldies arrived, way too early, at 9.30pm. The back-up band still had an hour before going on and Watussi would be on an hour after that. In the break I moved up to a good spot at the front of the mosh-pit. I was in heaven amid the swinging bodies and arms, swaying plastic mugs of piss, pushing and shoving excitement of youth in celebration of music, sex, alcohol and hormones. I had a camera for armour and surprisingly the kids respected it. A handful wanted me to take their photo, it was easier to say yes than try to explain that they would probably never see it. I uploaded a couple to the uni's FB page but it doesn't look a very frequented place.
So this is where my most recent favourite photo came from...... It was a great night, a night I am thankful for regardless of only having managed 4 1/2 hrs sleep followed by a long and busy day......

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

and another challenge

for Show us Your Stuff blog, something you can't live without and add something home-made. I made a paper button from an old comic book page, tied with a ribbon.
I misted a Prima Mask with Tattered Angels Decadence Chalkboard and pressed a piece of white Bazzill onto it for the background.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Have never played here before....

The Scrappiest blog. But I have been a lurker for a long time because the DT is fabulous. I'm generally not much of a sketch girl as my photos usually dictate how the layout turns out. That said though, this sketch just happened to fit quite well... This is #110
The background was done with a mix of Tattered Angels Mists - Sprout Chalkboard
Alaskan Salmon Chalkboard
Grape Ape Chalkboard
Candy Apple Red Glimmer

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Monday, 14 March 2011

this one...

is for Scrap The Boys
lately I have been making the most of my overspray by wiping my messy mat with a piece of white Bazzill to clean it (the mat that is), they make great backgrounds :-)
on this one I have Sprout and Alaskan Salmon Chalkboard mists (new at CHA) then some Cinder Glimmer Mist with a Crafters Workshop template, hmmm, love it :-)

Sunday, 13 March 2011


This time for NVS with this inspiation board. I took from it the black and white, circles and repeated images. I used a large and a small photo and kept it clean and crisp.


over at Get Picky. The challenge was to be inspired by this image. I took from it the blue and pink colour scheme, flowers and fabrics, and came up with this page using some old photos of Ed as a bubby....

Friday, 11 March 2011

My page for...

Artastic this month, LOVE these challenges!
More yummy Tattered Angels Mists, I seriously cannot get enough of them!
Sun Sisters Ltd Ed. Spring 2011
Puerto Rico Ltd Ed. Spring 2011
Polka Dot Pink Chalkboard Mist
Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mist
and some...
Tim Holtz Stamps
Ranger Distress inkpad
Dymo labeller and tape
Basic Grey alpha stickers
tfl :-)


White With One this month was Pink, Artisan shapes and white.... Yum!
I used a WoW Chippy frame as a mask with the gorgeous new Polka Dot Pink Chalkboard Mist from Tattered Angels. Some Pink Paislee Artisan Elements, Prima flowers, Kaiser Pearls, handstitching with cotton twine, and Carolees Creations/Adornit alpha stickers and American Crafts thickers.
Oh, and a little bit of cheap-shop ribbon :-)

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


was where I went for the weekend. A sheep station called The Dag to be precise. A retreat with only 17 attendees, no phone service, no internet, no shop, no distractions..... Heaven!
This was the scrap room
And this was Ruby, our little inquisitive evening visitor, so friendly and cute!


I got busy with my AWESOME 2Peas Imaginisce prize pack on the weekend and this is what I did :-)
With a few flicks and squirts of the luscious Spring Ltd Ed. Tattered Angels Sun Sisters Glimmer Mist.
And these papers were just crying out for some of the brand new Polka Dot Pink Chalkboard Mist and Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mist, a match made in heaven!

With the prize pack I also got a new i-bond cordless hot glue gun which is amazing and my new favourite tool! It is weighted because of the batteries, so it doesn't tip over and it also doesn't dribble while waiting for me to use it. It is THE best way I have ever attached Prima flowers, I even used it for the lace on the layout above, LOVE it!

Thanks so much for dropping by :-)

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Boy-Style Shabby

I was so inspired by the brief and the gorgeous DT work over at Let's Get Shabby this month that I literally ran to my scraproom and did this page.
I started with white Bazzill, added some black acrylic paint and then Glimmer Misted 'Denim Blue' over a Crafters Workshop template for the diamonds. I used a combination Mustard Seed, Gold and Coffee Shop Glimmer Mists to colour the crepe. I cut up a worn-out pair of jeans (after making wheat bags out of the legs), added some lovely silvery grey/brown lace, found those ancient Heidi Swapp chippy letters and a couple of FTI screw brads and.....
   I love it!
Thanks so much to LGS and their DT!