Thursday, November 28, 2013

FWAB, Pixels and Paper and Kaiser Saturday Sketch...

Hello there! SO very nice of you to drop by.. I have a few challenges to put up before the end of the month..  Yep another month.. the last of the year.. I am still wondering how we got here.. but here we are!!

The challenge over at FLOURISH WITH A BLING is to use a door or window on your creation.. As time was running.. sprinting away I decided to do a card.. I found a Chipboard window from Kaiser and created this card.. It looks like you are looking out the window into a tree and seeing the nest.. the FWAB product I cut up into tiny bits and put around the outside of the window.. I hand drew the curtains..

Merry Christmas..

The challenge over at PIXELS AND PAPER is to take inspiration from this picture...
Well I took inspiration from the chickens and found this old photo of my older 3 kids taken about 1996 with 2 of the chickens we had at the time.. We have had several batches of chickens over the years.. They make great pets too by the way!!

Birds of a feather..
 The flowers and feathers are dies.. lots of stamping again.. I used Indie Chic papers..

And the last layout is a layout I have created for the SATURDAY SKETCH NOV #4 KAISER and this week is a scraplift and I choose to lift this lovely layout..

ka3 and my layout is 99% Kaiser product.. the only things I used that are not Kaiser are the ink, kindy glitz and punches. All the papers, die cuts, stamps, pearls are kaiser.. and I have used a few different Christmas ranges here..

And my layout..
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree - the presence of a happy family..
Thanks so much for comin by, thanks for all the wonderful comments too.. and hold onto your hat... we are heading into the season of Christmas.. whether we are ready or not!! 

Did someone say Christmas??

Monday, November 25, 2013

Scrapbook Boutique challenge and Stuck?! Nov 15 sketch

Hello there, so nice of you to come by! I cant believe how fast the days are turning into weeks and soon it will be the last month of the year.. How are you all going with Christmas? I have started in a very small way.. at least I am not in total denial!! hehe!!

The challenge over at Scrapbook Boutique is to be inspired by this picture..
and I have picked up the lovely blue and red and white color scheme and created a card for Christmas..

 And I created a layout for the latest STUCK?! Nov 15th sketch which is to use this sketch..
and my layout using  Kaiser papers and collectibles..

 and a closer view..
I have also used some wood embellies.. the mushrooms and bird cage as this challenge is also linked up with
SCRAP OUR STASH challenge which I have linked this layout to also..

Just before I go I would love to share the giveaway over at KEREN TAMIR's blog which is too good to keep to myself... pop on over and check it out!! Lots of wonderful goodies..  thanks Keren!

Thanks for popping by.. Thanks so much for your wonderful comments too.. Have a fabulous day!

Friday, November 22, 2013

New Bird Word - Always..

Good day to you! It is a pleasant day outside although we have storm warnings for this afternoon.. lets hope we don't get what we had the other day, a hail storm with hail the size of a 50 cent piece here.. I felt so sorry for my horse who would not come to us and go in his shed.. I guess the sound of the hail was too loud in there...

There is a new word for BIRD IS THE WORD and a bit of an announcement from Wendy the manager of the site.. She is overwhelmed with life and feels she cannot keep the site going and she is putting it out there if there is anyone who feels they could continue on with BITW otherwise it will close next year.. Please have a read and also check out the DT's layouts for this months word... HERE

There is a lovely sketch also if you would like to use it for your layout.. I have used the sketch..


My layout..

 I will love you....

Thanks so much for coming by.. There are a few days left to create for SCRAP THE GIRLS which is a quote challenge..

Thanks for your comments and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

123 Challenge November

Good afternoon or day what ever time it is for you!! It is a beautiful autumn day outside today.. perhaps a bit too warm!!

The November challenge over at 123 CHALLENGE BLOG is another fabulous challenge.. To use
Well I love stamping at the  moment and I love teal, but using the word cool was a bit trickey, until.. I found this photo of my DD at the park we went to in September with her hand in some COOL water in a pond....and my layout was created..

Cool water on a hot day..

Lots of stamping in the back ground - teal colors and the word cool...

Thanks so much for popping by and thanks too for your lovely comments!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Feeling sketchy, Cardabilities and OUAS

A very happy hello to you, thanks for dropping by!

The card sketch for FEELING SKETCHY #74 looks like..
and the card I created using this sketch ...
and while I had those papers out I created a card for CARDABILITIES #87 which looks like..

 and my card..
And the challenge over at Once Upon A Sketch November is to use the sketch and the theme of my happy place for your journalling.
 I rotated the sketch once clockwise to suit my photo...

 After thinking about where my happy place is I thought about where am I happy? And one of many things in life that I derive that feeling of happiness is in my little kitchen.. and one of those happy occasions is Christmas.. I spend hours and hours looking for recipes and then preparing the goodies for our Christmas lunch which is usually my family my Parents and any others at a lose end for  Christmas lunch.. SO that is where I have gone with this layout..

Christmas Cooking..

I have used 2 older Kaiser ranges of papers..  And if you cant read the journalling...
"Cooking makes me happy! Especially when it is for my family. And when the roast turkey and vegs cooks perfectly - I am happy! I spend hours preparing food for Christmas. Meats, vegs, salads, sweets, slices, lots of cooking to share at Christmas.."
Yes I get a bit frazzled too but I do love my family coming home for Christmas!!

Thanks for your visit and as always I love reading your comments ...
And thanks for the wonderful response to creating for Natalie too... God bless you!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Scrap around the world, The Orange Paperie and a litle favour to ask..

Good day to you wherever you are! It is friday evening here, and another week seems to have gone by oh so quickly... I have a few things to share with you..

The November challenge for SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD grabbed my attention this month.. perhaps it was the color, or perhaps it was the quote?? I am not too sure, however I did sit and create using the colors in the  mood board, the quote and the sketch for inspiration..

and my layout...

Keep looking up..

 I hope you can see where I got my inspiration for this layout from!! lots of color, I have used the quote and the sketch.. and hand made flowers...

The challenge over at THE ORANGE PAPERIE & CO is to use the sketch and use either die cuts or fussy cutting.. did someone say fussy cutting!!!?? You dont have to ask me twice!! hehe.!!!
The sketch..
and my layout... and I did some fussy cutting...

The Rose..
 and a closer view of the fussy cutting..
Cut and layered up with foam tape.. lots of stamping too...

Now normally I would not do something like I am about to do, however I just feel I should..  I know we are a community of scrappers and sometimes I feel like we are a large family.. When someone is hurting or going through a tough time, we all try to encourage them.. And so the other day when I was over at Natalie's blog HAPPY DAKS  (she is going through chemo for Ovarian cancer) and she mentioned she would like some inspiration layouts so she can look at and get some encouragement from.. Her post is HERE and her health journey is HERE. Please pop over and have a read and I think you will be touched by her courage and honesty and brave battle against the effects of the chemo..  Could I ask you to create a little page, she has asked for an A4 size and send it to her.. Her address is on the post.. There are lots of things you could do, and many wonderful quotes around.. Have a play with mixed media or something, but I would love to inundate her mail box with boxes of layouts of love and encouragement.. Now I would not ask you to do something that I have not already done and so here is my little layout.. A4 size and a picture and quote I got off google images printed on white cardstock..

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain...

I will be wrapping this up and posting it off next week.. Would really love it if you could create something too.. (Natalie does not (hopefully) know I have put this on my blog, not sure if she comes by here..) Thanks so much if you can help..

Thanks for coming by, Have a fabulous weekend.. and thanks for your comments too.. they make my day!

Monday, November 11, 2013

White with One November - 17

Good Evening to you all!
I hope your day is going well!

This months challenge over at WHITE WITH ONE is another wonderful color challenge.. it is...

ww1 blueberry Now if you are having troubles getting the right color there is also a digital download of various papers and I did print out some and used them on my layout..  I used a photo of my Dd when she turned 17..

I have used stencils with modeling paste, Martha Stewart punches, dies and lace, and flowers from Dusty Attic.. And just a closey of the cluster in the top corner..
Thanks so much for coming by, the days are going by so fast, and I reckon busier days are ahead.. Thanks too for any comments I love reading them!!

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Stuck?! Nov sketch

A very warm Hello to you all.. I hope your day is going well..

The November 1st sketch for STUCK?! is another good one.. I pretty much followed it the way it is..

The sketch..
and my layout using photos I took in September this year..

You are my sunshine..

 I have used an older Prima range of papers, fussy cut the flowers, used a hambly doily paper and new Kaiser film strip stamps around the outside..

And a layout I did from last month for FWAB October challenge I have not yet put on my blog is a layout I did for their challenge which was to use mixed media..  I have used texture paste, masks and stamping on my back ground... and I have used a photo from the gardens we visited in September.. funnily enough I think it is the same as what I have used in the Stuck layout!! (I took over a 100 photos that day so I am sure to use a similiar photo more then once!!!)

Colors are the smiles of nature..

(Sorry about the glare on the photo.. I took a photo of this layout in the sun and that is a glossy photo.....)

Well enjoy your day, thanks so much for popping on by.. and thanks too for any comments you leave me!!

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Scrapfriends Nov SKetch - Chicken LIttle.

A big good day to you! I hope your week is going well... just a little post to pop a layout up for the November sketch for SCRAPFRIENDS which I found quite challenging but lots of fun!! The sketch looks like
I have kept pretty much to the sketch and the feathers are what grabbed me to create this layout..

Chicken little....

 I used a feather die to make the feathers!!

Well just a quickie! Thanks so much for your visit and thank you too for your lovely comments that make my day!!

Monday, November 04, 2013

Cardabilities, Feeling Sketchy and Delish Scraps..

Good day to you all! I hope you are having a great day!!  November is off and racing!!

The sketch over at CARDABILITIES #86 looks like...
and my card looks like...

The sketch over at FEELING SKETCHY #73 looks like..
  and my card looks like..

and I liked that sketch so much I did another card!

And lastly I scrapped a layout inspired by the challenge over at DELISH SCRAPS which is to use this sketch and mood board.. I loved the colors and the beachy themes so I found this photo of my daughter Hannah who is studying at the Sunshine Coast.. yes what a life I say...and she is staying with a friend who has a dog called rascal and Hannah takes him down to the beach for a run... yes it is a hard life.... hehe.. I have used a photo I got off Facebook.. where would us scrapper mums be without facebook.. good for getting photos!!

I have used the colors, pops of red and blue, and have a few of the things like an anchor, boat wheel, and rope..(twine)..

Beach walks with Rascal..
and the layout..

 Well I do appreciate your time here and thanks so much for the wonderful comments you leave me too!! Have a fabulous day!!

Friday, November 01, 2013

November Scrap the Girls Challenge..

Well hello! A pinch and punch for the first day of the month... EEKKK! November!!

The new challenges are all getting under way and the new challenge for SCRAP THE GIRLS is a quote.. but first I would like to share a bit about the sponsors because they are the ones who supply the goodies for the winners and we sure do appreciate them...


Thank you so much to our generous sponsors for November!  Please go and visit our Sponsors at their stores - they support us - please visit and support them! Thanks

SCRAP ADDIX is donating a $25 voucher for their store.

We have SCRAP FRIENDS donating a $25 voucher
Next we have a $20 voucher from ARTIFIED

Next we have CHARMSCREATIONS donating a $10 voucher

And on to the challenge.. it is to use this quote...

I know we all have a special friend we can scrap about and I have chosen to scrap about my DD's friend who has been a friend pretty much since birth.. They are cousins and they are only a few weeks apart in age and have grown up together..  I am sure they will grow old together too..

My layout.. ( a closeup)

I have used the gorgeous Kaiser Lady Rose papers, lots of stamping in the background and die cut flourishes..

I hope you can put STG on your list for challenges this month..  would love to see what you create!

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