Saturday, September 29, 2012

I'M BACK!!!! and a new BIRD Word!

Hi all.. I have been away at the Gold Coast enjoying some time out with my Hubby for our 30Th Wedding Anniversary...  so hopefully life can be back to some sort of normal again and I can get back scrapping... OH how I have missed it...

While I was away a new word was put up on the BITW blog which is TOUCH....(touched)

I went with a quote which I love and I also felt like doing a white on white layout... so here is my take...

and a closer view.. I did embossing on the white card stock...Used Cherry Lynn dies, Manor House and other  flowers as well as other bits from my stash....

I hope you find some to join in with this challenge...

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments on my last post, I really appreciate them all...

Friday, September 21, 2012

I love to ride - STG's September challenge

The September challenge over on SCRAP THE GIRLS is to use an action or sports photo... well I had this photo I have been waiting to scrap and I reckon it fits the description of action... you can have plenty of action when you get on a beautiful horse and let it gallop away!! well I do anyways...The photo was taken in 1984 and that young rider is me!!! Oh this takes me back!!!

I love to ride...
and a little closer...

I used the DCWV stack called Lace and linen papers, scrap matts fence, a manor house flower in the corner, string, MS punches.. lace, and I found that pair of riding boots on an old sticker sheet!!

Thanks for your visit, and all your wonderful comments are appreciated so much!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bloom - The Scrapbook Store sketch

Hi there on this beautiful day!

so nice to get some scrapping done!!

The September sketch for the Scrapbook Store looks like this...

and when I was scrounging around my photo drawer I found these photos of my DD in the Jacaranda tree.. I have used old papers and some chipboard that I painted...texture paste and paint and a mask for the background...  and came up with this...


I hope your day is going fabulously, thanks for your wonderful comments too!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Scrap therapy September Sketch

The sketch for SCRAP THERAPY for September looks like this....

I loved the challenge of the white space, but in my typical fashion found it hard to leave it 'white'..

I also flipped the sketch once clock wise..

Lots of texture paste and  paint and then misting and then more paint on the back ground. Just could not make up my mind !! .Any ways, this is my layout for this sketch..

Short and sweet post today,  I hope this finds you all well.. and thanks for your visit and also for the lovely comments you leave too!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Your Formal - WW1 September challenge

The challenge for WHITE WITH ONE this month is to use White, with orange and black..

When my DD Bethany had her school formal, her dress was orange.. and she looked amazing in it.. So I have used a photo of her in her dress.. I have used a mask with texture paste and black paint for the back ground...MS butterfly punch for the butterflies..

Your formal..

The black roses were a gift from Lizzy Hill.. (thanks Lizzy they look wonderful in real life on this layout!!)

Thank you for coming by and as always I love reading any comments you leave me!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Have you got a photo that tells a STORY - New Bird is the Word release..

Good day to you!!
The new word for BITW is up on the blog and the word is STORY or STORIES..  I hope you pop back and have a look at the DT examples, and  you get some inspiration to play along..

I found this quote and I loved it so much I had to use it...

True love stories are never ending...

 I have used a photo of my Hubby's parents when they were celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary a couple of years ago.. I have just celebrated my 30th Wedding Anniversary, and so to get to 50 is such a wonderful achievement and blessing to still be together.. 

I have used those fabulous Authentique papers which entice me to fussy cut them...

I am so glad I created my DT layouts ahead of time.. and I am happy to say my Mum is out of hospital and doing well at home now.. thanks for your lovely comments on my last post, it really means a lot to see such good wishes for my family...
Take care too.. thanks for coming by!!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Stuck on U card sketch

HI there everyone..

 What a week I have had.. !!

 From celebrating Fathers Day on Sunday as well as my Dad's 80th birthday, my 30th Wedding anniversary on Tuesday, to a very anxious time with my Mum going into Hospital on Thursday with a suspected bacterial infection, and taking my dad to the hospital and other things that have cropped up from that.... there has been very little time to scrap.. but I have managed to do a card.. I needed an acceptance card for my nephews wedding coming up in October, so I took the opportunity of the STUCK ON U CARD SKETCH to get one done...

The sketch looks like this..

and my card looks like this..

I have scanned this as I usually take a photo... so it looks a bit flat..but you get the idea...

Thankfully Mum was much better today than yesterday, so we are hopeful she is on the mend now..

I do thank you all so very much for the comments you leave me, I do love reading them...

Lets hope the week ahead is a good one for us all!!

Friday, September 07, 2012

SCRAPFRIENDS amazing blog candy giveaway!!

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Birthday Candy Giveaway!

Woo Hoo! We're celebrating ScrapFriends first birthday in October. It was a wonderful year and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers and blog readers. I hope you enjoy our store and blog. 
Today we're starting our annual Candy Giveaway, we're giving 3 candies for our readers. I have so enjoyed your visits, comments and your inspiring blogs. This is a way to say THANKS!
This Candy Giveaway will close on October 3 and we'll have a huge birthday sale at ScrapFriends for 2 days Oct 3 and Oct 4, don't miss out! See rules at the bottom.
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Sunday, September 02, 2012

Sketches with a Twist - September

Its Spring! but still a bit wintery here in the mornings!!
The new sketch has gone up on the SWAT - September and it looks great.. it looks like this..

and the twist for this month is to use embossing, either heat or dry embossing...

My layout looks like this...

and I ran the chipboard flourish through my big shot with an embossing folder and then patted it with an ink pad so the raised edge picked up the ink..

and a bit closer..

and there is a special prize this month too..

$50.00 Prize Voucher up for Grabs in September from Scrapping Outback

Yes this is right for the month of September Sketches with a Twist and Scrapping Outback are teaming  together. What an awesome month this will be with even more chances to win

What you need to do is pop on over to Scrapping Outback join the site and load your LO you have created into the gallery at Scrapping Outback and make sure you say it is for Sketches with A Twist (SWAT) then also ujpload your LO on to the SWAT site as well and you will have a chance of winning the following;
A $50.00 voucher to spend at Scrapping Outback on anything you would like yes that's right a massive $50.00 on anything you like please note the postage is the winners responsibility as well as winning this awesome prize you are still in the running to win one of out other normal monthly prizes.
I looks forward to seeing all your amazing entries.Design team members from both site are also eligible for this prize  
HERE is the link to Scrapping Outback.

Wow that is very generous!! I hope you get time to try our challenge this month!

Thanks for coming by, and thanks for your comments too!