Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

I would like to wish all my friends and followers a very Merry Christmas.
Stay safe and enjoy yourself :)

123 Challegne

I am on a roll at present with all the layout I am creating :)
This one is for the 123 Challenge.
This month's 3 selection criteria is to use...colour: metallic + technique: bow + word: Joy.
Didn't have a lot of metallic elements to work with but I am please with I did use.
Had to take the photo in the late afternoon sun otherwise none of the metallic elements would of been seen to there full potential. Played with the mist on the background here, used a straw to blow out the large droplets. Looks okay I think.
This will most likely be my last share for this month so I hope you have all enjoyed what I have created.

Stuck ?! Sketch Challenge

I loved the second sketch in this month's sketch challenge over at Stuck?! so I just had to play along.
This is my layout...
Mia was so cute in this photo taken a couple of years ago, she was more interested in the tag then unwrapping the present, that is why I decided to title this layout 'is this mine'.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, December 23, 2013

All I Want For Christmas

Scrap The Boys blog challenge this month is to scrap a layout about 'all I want for Christmas'.
So this is what I did after finding this gorgeous photo of my oldest son taken a few years back.
I used up some older Christmas supplies here. Loved using the Basic Grey patterned paper for the background, it gives the layout a warm feel.
I am loving creating at present seeing has I have more time being on holidays :)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Another Layout To Share

This page is for this month's challenge over at Kraft It Up.
Had a choice of two different colour combo...
Aqua/Kraft/White/Silver or Pink/Kraft/ White/Gold.
So of course I went with the Pink/Kraft/White/Gold.
I used some stamps and rubons in white and pink on the background to add a bit of lift to the kraft cardstock. Raided my Christmas scraps box for the paper and some of the other bits and pieces.
Want to see a close up?
Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

White with Banana

Well I think my banana is a bit over ripe...lol!!!
White With 1 colour challenge this month is white with banana but my banana is off or over ripe I think...
Have a look and see for yourself...
Isn't it funny when I am looking for a certain colour in my stash I can never seem to find it, but at other times when not needed I can, very frustrating!
Anyway this is my layout for this months challenge. Here are some close ups to show some of the details.

This photo of Summah was taken on our Bali trip [Sept 2013] at the Waterbom park, Summah didn't want to get her photo taken with the local mascot 'the waterbom duck' but we talked her into it and it is a lovely photo :)
Thanks for stopping by ♥

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Candy Red and Crystal Blue

What a lovely colour combo when added to black. These are the colour combo for this months challenge at Black With Two.
I will get right into showing you my page, so here it is...
Don't know if I got the crystal blue colour right but this is the closest I had. This page started as a big disaster, you should see the back side of the black cardstock...big, big, big MESS!!!
But hey I just could throw out the cardstock, but I didn't I used the back side. It didn't have the texture but that was ok.
Thanks for stopping by :) 

Monday, December 02, 2013

Monkey Fun

Gosh December is her already, were has the time gone!
So seeing it is the beginning of the month that means that a new challenge has been posted up at Scrap The Girls. For this month you have to create a layout using....
multiple photos, a least 3.
This is what I created...
These photos of Summah were taken on our Bali holiday, she was unsure about the monkeys climbing all over her but she warmed up to it after a while.
Some close up to show you the details...

There are 3 great prizes up for grab again this month. Why not check out Scrap The Girls blog to see all the other CT layouts of this months challenge for inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Scrapbook Savvy November Sketch

This is the page I created for this month's sketch challenge over at Scrapbook Savvy.
This is the sketch.
And a close up of some of the details...
Kept is short and sweet for this post. Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Recipe Challenge

I did this page for this month's challenge over at A2Z Scraplets.
So what were the ingredients for the recipe...
The colour red 
Material or felt 
More than 1 photo 
Paint or mist 
A2Z scraplet
My sewing is in the form of a circle stitch stamp, hope this is acceptable.
I did go a bit Christmasy. I had these photos of Summah which I haven't scrapped so seeing has part of the recipe was the colour red they were perfect. So anyway here is my page...
Here are a couple of close ups.

Thanks for stopping by :)   

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Black, Cherry Reds and Coffee Browns.

I really didn't know how these colours would all work together, black and cherry reds ok I could see them working but throw in coffee browns as well....ah well not sure!
So why am I going on about these colours, well they are the colours for this months challenge over at Black With 2. I created and they worked...woohoo and I am very pleased with how they turned out!
Look for yourself...
So what do you think, looks ok doesn't it!
Here are a few close ups to show you some of the details.

So that is my little scrappy share for today :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Scrap The Boys

I decided to have a go at this month's challenge over at Scrap The Boys.
Who or what is your Man's Best Friend, that is the selection criteria. 
I interpreted this along the lines of gadgets are my oldest sons best friend.
So this is my page...

I found some hardware washers in my desk and they were perfect to use some on this page, they added that little bit of extra masculine element to the page I thought.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Scrap & Music

This is my take on the sketch and music challenge #13 at Scrap & Music, had to include part of One Direction song lyrics 'What Makes You Beautiful' as the title. I selected the words 'but when you smile'.
Used some older Basic Grey Pheobe papers. Seeing has the papers are rather busy I didn't add too many embellishments.
So that is another layout done for me this month, rather proud with what I have done.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

White and Watermelon

Another colour challenge I had fun with over at White with 1.
Watermelon was an interesting colour and I don't know if I get it exactly correct but I had fun creating my layout.
Oh the colour has come out more red in the image than it actually is on the layout :(, that is a bit of disappointment. And don't laugh at my letter "e", I had to improvise and cut up the letter "g". So that is my layout for this month's challenge at White with 1.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Candy Pinks and Gold

Mixed with black.
That is the challenge over at Black With Two. 
Wasn't so sure I liked the sound of these colours mixed together but once I get started I was rather pleased  with how they looked together.
Si his is what I came up with as my entry for this month's challenge.
I even found some gold gems in my stash that I used randomly on the gold paint.
My gold paint was a bit on the old side, and it was a bit difficult to apply even with texture paste, at least I got enough out of the tube to complete this :)
I think my scrapping mojo might be coming back, this is the most I have scrapped in awhile!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

123 Challenge

I decided to have a go at the 123 Challenge this month.
October Selection Criteria is to use...
1. Colour: Yellow
2. Word: Heart
3. Technique: Used mixed alpha title or journaling.

Used up bit and pieces on this layout, it is amazing what you find laying around, lol. Even this photo which was taken on our India trip was on my desk. Had fun doing this page :)

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

A Puzzle Challenge

For this month at Scrap The Girls you have to use these puzzle pieces on your layout, so the pieces are...


You can use them anyway you want as long as you use all these shapes on your page.
Here is my page...

Has you can see I have used my favourite shade of blue again :) Check out the STG blog for lots of other fantastic layouts from the other CT members.
Also remember that you layout must be exclusive to the STG challenge, if you enter it in another sites challenge you will not be considered for a prize.
And once again there are some awesome prizes up for grabs so do play along we would love to see your creations.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A Colour Challenge

Is this month's challenge over at Scrap The Girls.

A great colour combo, I just loved these colours together.
So here is my page...
Had fun playing with texture paste and paint again. My palette is a bit more softer has you can see. I used a photo from my 40th birthday [which was many years ago now, lol], my youngest daughter Zoe and my sister-in-law are pictured with me.
Here is the palette, gorgeous colours...
Lovely bold and bright :)
So once again there are lots of fantastic prizes up for grab this month, so join in. Would love to see your creation.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Sun & Sand

My take on this month's challenge at Black With 2.
Has you can see it is a colour challenge.
Black + Sunset Orange + Tropical Waters.
Didn't think this colour combo would work together but once I got started I really loved it. I got carried away adding lots of goodies so my page sort of got a bit busy.
Thanks for stopping by ♥

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pastel Colours Plus Masking

Had fun working with pastel colour for this month challenge over at White With 1.
My yellow texture paste did turn out a bit brighter than I had hoped for but I still  love the overall effect.
Loving using masks on my pages, they just add that something extra to the page :)
Thanks for stopping by ♥

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Oh Dear I Am Late Posting!!!!!

My layout for this months challenge at Scrap The Girls.
So what is this months challenge you ask!
It is a recipe challenge...
you have to create a layout using:
  • Flowers
  • masking 
  • doodling and
  • chipboard or wood veneer.
Here is my page for inspiration.
Had fun playing with texture paste mixed with paint for the masking.
Love to see your creations. There are also lots of fantastic prizes again this month :)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

White With 1

This is my take on this month's challenge over at White With 1
Selection criteria this month is to use...
White + Navy + Arrows
Covered all three :)
Used a mix of arrows, some rubons and some handmade.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Oh My!!!

Now don't fall off your chairs but I have been scrapping...yep you heard correctly I have actually created :)
This is my take on this months challenge over at Kraft It Up.
The challenge is to scrap a layout that is not your usual style, so I did a negative space page.
Still has lots of layers but I only use a small amount of space on my background.
Have another share for you which I will post tomorrow :)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Only 6 Days

To get your entries in for this month's challenge over at Scrap the Girls.
Just use this lovely saying on your layout...
How Sweet It is To Be Loved By You
You can see lots of awesome pages from the creative team on the STG blog.
Would love to see your entries and there are so many fantastic prizes up for grabs :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Natalie Is Having A Giveaway

and what an awesome giveaway it is too.
Here is a link so you can check it out.. One Scrappy Doctor
One of the 2 prize pack Nat is giving away.
Love this!!!

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Gosh The Beginning Of The Month Already!

Where has the time gone, it seems only yesterday that I posted the June challenge for Scrap The Girls and now it is time to post the July challenge.
For this month you have to use a song title on you page.
Here is my sample page.
So the song title is 'How Sweet it is to be loved by you'. How you use the title is up to you, you can highlight some of the words as the title of your page like I did or use the whole song title has your title, it is totally up to you. You can see all the other CT creations here at Scrap The Girls.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The End Of Google Reader

So sad to see that Google reader is no more :(
I am personally going with Feedly after checking out lots of other options. I have seen lots of my blog friends/followers going with Bloglovin but I just wasn't happy using this reader so Feedly was for me. Sad to see Google reader go but so glad there were other options out their to choose from.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013


That is this month's challenge over at Scrap The Girls.
So use some winter colours on your layout and of cause photo/s of your girl/s.
Now no bright or pastel allowed...winter colours are warm, rich colours.
This is my page...
I did sneak in a little bit of bright colour in the blue and green just ot give the page a litle bit of pop.
Again there are some awesome prizes up for grabs, follow the link to check these out.
Would love to see your creations :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


That is this month's challenge over at Kraft It Up.
Vintage is so not my normal style of scrapping but I do have to say that I am very pleased how this page has turned out.
I even found so old skeleton leaves which were perfect to use here.
Love the stamped images in the corners too :)
Well thanks for stopping by ♥

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Half Way Through The Month Already

Gosh this month is going so fast but you still have time to get your layout in for this month's challenge over at Scrap The Girls.
Lots of awesome prizes up for grabs as always. So you have until the 5th June 11:59pm.
It is a quote challenge...
So do join in please, we would love to see your creations :)

Monday, May 06, 2013

When Skies Are Grey

I created this layout for the sketch challenge over at Stuck?!
When I first saw this sketch I just love the overall design, so I just had to play along.
How sweet is this photo of my grand daughter Mia, she has the most amazing facial expressions. Use up some more of an older Basic Grey Kit Olivia. I made these cute little arrows using tooth picks, love how they turned out! So until next time thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, May 05, 2013

I'm Late Sorry!

I am late posting my CT layout for this month's challenge at Scrap The Girls.
So for this month you have to use this quote on your layout...
"A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear."
What a fantastic quote the Mal selected for this challenge.
So here is my whole page.
I used some old papers that were just perfect for the photo, who by the way is of my mother-in-law.
Haven't done flower clusters of ages and they just worked on this layout.
So that is my layout for this month's challenge at Scrap The Girls, would love to see your creations so do play along, oh and by the way there are some awesome prizes up for grabs.
Thanks for stopping by ♥