Sunday, December 21, 2014

Off the Rails - December 2014

Off the Rails challenge blog had a great mood board this month... with these colours....

I created this page inspired by these colours:

Great colour combo, especially with the gold....
Thanks for looking,

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sassy Mood Board - November 2014

Hi everyone,

I loved this Mood Board at Sassy Scrappers:

Here is my page and a close up:

I was definitely inspired by this colour palette!
I created my own background with gelatos. I also did some stamping using the gelatos as well.
I layered some doilies with washi tape and plasters mesh under the photo and included some resin flowers, glitter bots and enamel dots.
AND I know, I have said it - but I love these Vellum Bows from Rainbow Splendour - they seriously look good on any page! LOL!

Thanks for looking,

123 Challenge- November 2014

This was a cool challenge at 123 Challenge this month. Copper as the colour was really interesting! Luckily I had some wire, sequins and beads in that colour!

Here is my page and some close ups:

A doily and some cooper wire to create the frame around the photo (an awesome photo of me and my mum!), and then I went crazy glueing sequins and beds!
And I used one of the beautiful NEW glitter tipped feathers from Rainbow Splendour, which looks perfect nestled amongst all the cooper and golds and stars and flowers!

Thanks for looking today!


White with 1 - November challenge

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I love Yellow... so had to do this months challenge at White with 1

Here is my page and some close ups:

White gesso through a stencil plus doodling to create this background, and then some beautiful clusters of embellishments,
including the NEW handcut feathers and a Felt Bow from Rainbow Splendour.
Flowers and sequin bow from D'Lish.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Rainbow Splendour - November Sketch #2

Hi again everyone!

This month the Rainbow Splendour Design team was asked to create based on this fab sketch designed by Chloe:

Here is my second page and some close ups. You can see that I rotated the sketch this time round.

Totally love the combination of using Rainbow Splendour bows, pretty pins, with some simple flowers and sequins.

Thanks for looking! Hope you have having a fabulous week.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Rainbow Splendour.... PERFECT for card making!

Hi Everyone,

Secretly I am a scrapbooker, who does not make cards as often as I should. When I buy a card from the shop to go with a present, I feel guilty because surely I could find time to make something super quick with stuff from my stash? The reality is, that I find cards a challenge, so I think I avoid it- so little space to make the card balanced and looking good! Luckily this morning I was inspired by our friend Charmane, from Charms Creations who has been sharing her awesome cards on her Facebook page.

She was using these Tim Holtz distress stains
 to colour the backgrounds for her cards.

This was just the inspiration I needed to get busy making cards this afternoon. Using some lovely lovelies from my Rainbow Splendour stash - namely Polaroids, plus a few bows and chevrons, these cards, with their Tim Holtz coloured backgrounds and some sequins, were so quick and easy to assemble. These six cards were done in an hour! Now I have some cards in my pocket, all ready to go for the next birthday!

Here they are:

So that was fun! And it proves it... Rainbow Splendour is a perfect embellishment for card making... even the most reluctant card maker (me) can do it!

See you soon,

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Show us Your Stuff - November Challenge

Hi everyone,

I love being on the design team for Show Us Your Stuff. There are lots of really different challenges every month, and lots of creative pages from the team. Plus it encourages us to take charge and make our own handmade embellishments, or alternatively to support some of the fabulous handmade scrapbooking embellishment businesses that we have here in Australia.

This month we are asking you to CHOOSE YOUR OWN SCRAP ADVENTURE:

Here is the criteria I chose and my page:
Word: Laugh
Embellishment: Button and Bow
Technique: Stitching
Photo Size: Square size printed from mini prints
Handmade item: Charms Creations Chevron.

I created this painted background using a DYI gelli plate (which I came home and did after an awesome class by the very inspirational Louise Nelson).
Then I finished the page with some brightly colour embellishments and stickers, as well as some wood veneer.

Thanks for looking today!

And remember, it is NOT TOO LATE - there is still time for you to join us at SUYS. So go ahead - Choose your own Scrap Adventure!


Rainbow Splendour - November Sketch #1

Hi everyone,

My turn to share at Rainbow Splendour this week!

We were ever so happy when Chloe designed a sketch for us, to use as inspiration!

Here it is.... (does it inspire you?):

And here is my layout and some close ups:

Page dedicated to my old cat JJ who we lost this year.
I used some of the latest Rainbow Splendour bows and the gorgeous hand cut feathers.
This morning, as my oldest daughter was getting dressed, I tried to put a spotty hair bow in her hair - she stopped me and said that because she was wearing a stripy shirt, there was no way she could use a spotty bow in her hair - spots and stripes don't go together according to her! Guess I didn't get the memo when I designed this page - spots, stripes, stars and hearts - total mix up of patterns! Ha!

Thanks for looking today! How have you been using your Rainbow Splendour bows?


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Once upon a Sketch - October...

I liked this month's sketch and prompt at Once Upon a Sketch...

The challenge also asked you to journal about the "girl" in your life.... I took a different tack - choosing to address myself as a girl! I found this old photo of myself looking so happy and decided it was a perfect time to remind myself to embrace happiness!


 Gesso background with stamping to create texture. Mist plus water for washed effect. More stamping and mist splatters to finish the background.

Journalling: Message to myself!
Embellishments include: Rainbow Splendour bow, Studio Calico stickers and cork, resin flowers, American Kraft cork, brads.

123 Challenge OCTOBER....

A lovely little challenge over at 123 Challenge.....

Love this colour, so happily gathered my stuff to create this page.,.....

Honestly, these are such old papers, but combined with some mist spots (Heidi Swapp colour shine), old book paper, doily and machine stitching - I love it! I added some resin flowers and flair from D'Lish Scraps, a crotchet flower from Andi and Belle, as well as a few other bits!

I love embossing right now... which is what I did to my swirls, and I threw on some sequins while it was still hot so they stuck!
And love these October Afternoon stickers......
Great challenge at 123 this month - you should do it too!

October Sassy Scrappers Mood Board

Another beautiful mood board at Sassy Scrappers this month.

It's easy to embrace my inner pink, being Mum to 3 pretty girls!

Here's my page and a close up....

Gesso on the background and some circle and diamond stamping. Strips of washi and mesh to add layers to the background.

And finished with silver and pink embellishments - all inspired by the lovely mood board!
Embellishments from D'Lish Scraps and {scrAp this!}.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Show Us Your Stuff - Sketch challenge for October

Hi again,

There is a fab challenge over at Show Us Your Stuff this month... Do go and check it out as I am on the Design Team with some super awesome creative gals!

This month Chloe designed this sketch: (plus you need to ADD a handmade item!)

And here is the page I came up with:

I used a stamp and Prima ink to create the bottom triangle, along with some splats and random pink inking used Tim Holtz Distress Stain.

Layers of paper, tags and transparency behind the photo.
Finished with a few bits, including my Handmade items: Rainbow Splendour felt heart and pretty pin AND A Piece of Cake Design flairs.

Please join our sketch challenge at SUYS this month!


Sunday, October 5, 2014

MOOD board..... Scrap the Girls October Challenge

Hi everyone,

The beginning of another month and another chance to challenge your scrapbooking - all with a chance to win!

This month, at Scrap the Girls - there is a beautiful mood board to inspire you.

Here is my page sample for this month:

Texture paste and Dylusions spray background (a la the awesome and bright Lisa Oxley - I love experimenting with new techniques!)

 - plus gold embossing!

Used gold spray paint to colour chipboard and metal embellishments.
Hope you can join us at Scrap the Girls this month!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

WW1 September... did someone say PINK????

Just one of my favourite colours to scrap (but not to wear!)...

The challenge at WW1 was this:
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And here's what I came up with:

texture paste, gesso and mist on the background... lots of layers of vellum and papers and transparency behind the photos.

Lots of pink in my stash to embellish the page!
Thanks for looking!

Sassy Mood Board- September

Love the bright, beachy theme on the Sassy Mood Board....
September Moodboard Challenge

Inspired me to create this page at the recent Scrapbook Delights Retreat after doing a class with Lisa Oxley.

Finished with my usual clusters of pretties!
Thanks for looking!