Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Show us Your Stuff, Off the Rails and Dusty Attic Feb challenges..

Hi there,  thanks so much for coming on by! February seems to be going ever so quickly, so I had better put these layouts up before the week is out!!

I have seen this site around but this is my first time joining in with SHOW US YOUR STUFF as the challenge this month was quite interesting.. and it is a countdown challenge.. which is..
and I have used all the criteria except I hope my title is ok, I misinterpreted the 2 different sized alphas as 2 different sized fonts in my title.. I hope that is ok...
My handmade embelly is a gorgeous heart from Charms Creations.. (very cute)
I am a mood scrapper, and I got the mood from these  photos of my neice who is just the sweetest little girl, so my layout is made using soft girly papers and colors..

a closer view..

 You are beautiful..

The February challenge for OFF THE RAILS SCRAPBOOKING was a lovely mood board with colors..


 I used 3 of the colors, couldn't quite get the mauve color to work anywhere on my layout, and I took the theme of Paris and used a photo of my daughter up top of the Eiffel Tower when she was over in the UK working for 6 months a few years ago..

a closer view
and the layout.. Paris..
 I have used some older Kaiser papers..

and I have created a layout for the DUSTY ATTIC FEBRUARY CHALLENGE and it is to use this mood board..

and my layout using DA chipboard for my title as well as a DA gate on my layout..

closer views..

Beautiful just the way you are..

All the flowers are Petaloo, some stencilling and some dies, used with Couture Creations Vintage Rose papers..

Thanks so much for your visit, and I really do appreciate all the comments you leave me.. I hope your day is going well!!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Feeling Sketchy #115 & Sassy Scrapper Mood Board Feb.

Hello there, so nice of you to drop in! I hope your day is going well..

The sketch for FEELING SKETCHY #115 is a another lovely one and it looks like..
and my card using the sketch looks like..
 Some stamping, dies and stickers..

And the mood board over at SASSY SCRAPPER grabbed my eye, I just love pink and navy blue together..
The board looks like..
and my layout...
Closies first..
 and my layout...
The letters "XO" are just old letters covered in glue and smothered in gold glitter..  very glittery in real life!!

I hope your day is going well..  And I always appreciate the comments you leave me too..

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


A very good day to you! Thanks for calling by..

The February challenge for SCRAP THE GIRLS is a fabulous mood board.. There are a lot of challenges these days using these boards and taking the inspiration from them for your layout.. Here is the board..
I have taken the shades of green and created this layout.

Live every moment.

I have used Kaiser papers, stamps, collectables and an overlay..

Thanks for looking and as always thanks for your comments too!!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Annas Craft Cupboard, The Scrapbook Store sketches for February.... and some news....

The very good day to you.. or evening as it is here for me!

Being in a sketchy mood I have created 2 layouts for 2 of my favorite online scrap shops..

The first layout is for ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD and the sketch looks like...
sketchlarge.jpg I have used some older photos of my nephew who went a bit silly when I was trying to get a good photo... but that was ok as I have used the photos anyway!!!

I didn't embellish this layout much as I didn't want to detract from those photos.. what a wag he is!!

And the other layout I did is for THE SCRAPBOOK STORE and their sketch looks like...

TSS_Sketch_-_February_2015-2.jpg Well I just used one photo and did some stenciling for where the tree was..  And my layout using a photo of my DD and our horse Bess... I have lots of photos of these 2 together so there will be more layouts in the future!!!

All you need is love..
This is a much softer layout using flowers I have had for years and mixing in some 3-d flower stickers.. (using old stuff is good.. !!!)

And just before I go I have some fabulous news that I keep pinching myself about!!!
I will be flying the aussie flag over at CARDABILITIES for 3 months from March.. yes I am ecstatic to be creating for these amazing card sketches..  If you had told me I would be on a world wide card challenge site design team 2 years ago I would have just laughed.. but here I am...  I love creating cards now and I look forward to being on the team creating next month...And the best part is to be creating with craft loving sisters from around the world.. that blows my mind... You can check out the details HERE!!

Thanks so much for taking a minute to pop by and thank you too for any comments!!

Monday, February 09, 2015

Feeling Sketchy #114 and KRAFT+ February

Hello there, thanks for coming by! A very summery day here today.. I hope things are pleasant where ever you are!

The latest sketch for FEELING SKETCHY is another interesting one which I have used like..
and my card..

And there is a new challenge on the blogs.. A fabulous challenge using Kraft as the base.. and the new Challenge can be found HERE - KRAFT + . The design team over there are amazing and the first challenge is this wonderful color board...Mango Breeze..

I have used all the colors for my layout...

some closer views first..

Beauty blooms..

Congrats to KRAFT+ on your first challenge and I reckon this site is gunna be a favourite of a lot of scrappers each month to get our Kraft on!!

Thanks for coming by!

Thanks so much for any comments you leave me!!

Friday, February 06, 2015

Sketchabilities #132 & Cardabilities #116

Good day to you, thank you for coming by!

I have always admired the sketches over at SKETCHABILITIES and then when White With One joined with them last month for a joined challenge I enjoyed creating with the sketch. So I decided to create with the latest sketch #132 which looks like..
and my layout using a photo I have used once before but a photo I just love of my DD and our horse...

a couple of closeups..
 Just walk beside me...

And then I thought I would create a card using the CARDABILITIES SKETCH #116 which looks like..

and my card..


I have used 3-D stickers for the flowers and a little bit of stamping and some mesh made with a die..

Well I hope your day is going well..  I really do thank you for any comments too..

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

123 Challenge Blog February.

Good day to you! So nice of you to click and come by!

The February challenge for the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG is a bit different in that it is colors I definitely do not use much of.. but hey... that is why it is a challenge right?? The criteria for this month is..
and now you can combine this challenge with one other sketch challenge only.. see RULES HERE.. So that is a good change to the rules I think..

Anyway.. I did find this one a bit harder.. however.. I created this layout with the 3 criteria..

some close ups..

I put glitter on my blue frame around the photo..
I made the blue flower with dies.. painted the chipboard pieces..

My Doggie Duo!!
Paint splatters and a few brads too!! These are my doggies in their christmas photo last year!!! One of them cooperates and smiles for me the other one goes all shy... just like kids!!!

Well I hope your day is going well and and I do appreciate your comments too!

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Sketchy Boards & White With One February.

A big Hello to you on this the first day of February! I am not even going to ask where January went!! (but if you know then feel free to tell me!!)

The February Challenge for SKETCHY BOARDS is this one..  A Sketch and a Board for colors, and just create how it inspires you!

And my layout..

Special Moment..

And the Challenge for WHITE WITH ONE is this wonderful color...

ww1 celosia orange and the Design Team have created some wonderful inspiration HERE!!
The Design team were given some little pots of TINBY MELTS from the lovely Bec Beattie and we had a play with some melts on our layouts..

I used the melts on my chipboard piece..  You just use some ink or glue and sprinkle on the melt crystals and heat with a heat gun until you get the consistency you are after..a fabulous fun product..

and my chipboard peice..

and my layout..
The prize for White With One is sponsored by TINBY DESIGNS and  also there are 2 packs from Cycloneboonty.

Thank you for dropping by and thank you too for your comments!!