Friday, 19 December 2014

Layout: Ella - Our Pink One

On holidays at last, so I have time to play and finally share some creativity.
It's been quite some time since I pulled out the paper and glue, but to have time to unleash some creativity is always good for the soul. I've missed it, although with our busy life I didn't know I had.

I hopped on Scrap the Girls Challenge blog to get some inspiration.
To say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement. Beautiful soft, feminine colours with a touch of sparkle. I loved it all.

So, I dug through my stash of photos and thought this one of Ella, when she was about 4 or 5 was perfect. Colours suited the look and style too.

So, this is what I came up with...

with some closeup's of course, so you can see the detail.

Loved playing with this challenge.
So pretty and girly.

Chat soon,

Friday, 24 January 2014

Layout: PS3 and COD

I know...Another layout...Loving these holidays!!

Even though I'm not a Scrap the Boys Team member anymore, I still love scrapping along.
This month's challenge was to scrap Something New about the boy/man in your life!

The boy child in our house has been begging for a PS3 and the game "Call of Duty"
or "COD". He's played it at his mates place and has been saving for quite some time.
Santa decided he wouldn't bring it as Zac was so close to achieving that goal.
The Christmas money he received from family got him there. To say he was estatic,
was an understatement! Home it came and he's loved playing it! Kept him occupied
for short stints at a time and he's even played with his sister. They both like playing it,
as does Dad. I can play on my scrap desk right near them(in the rumpus room) and
everyone is happy! Loving that!

So, Zac's "something new" is his PS3 and COD!

I played with my Dylusions inks again to draw the circle. Again using the
spray nozzle and getting this result. I like it. I'm not sure what's going on
with me and purple of late but it's featuring again. Mainly because Zac's shirt
was purple and our lounge is blue.

I used my Stampin' Up water crayons to create the blue and purple effect.
I added some doodling and a few rubons to the circle to finish it off.
I added a few splatters with my Dylusions inks using black and london blue.
I also used a turquoise mist I already had. Let it dry a little before adding some
Gesso and a circle template. Let it dry overnight then added my photo, washi tape
and my journalling. Simple layout but quite effective.

Promise my new next layout won't have any purple on it. It's going to be a bright one.
Just waiting for it to dry!

Here's my layout...

Thanks for stopping by!

Chat soon,

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Layout: Happy New Year

I love January!
Christmas is over. The kids are on holidays and we can fill our days as we please.
Gives me more time in my day, therefore time for creating!

I loved the challenge set by Show us your stuff.
It was a mood board and I had the perfect photo for it!

I've been playing with my Dylusions inks of late, so decided to give them a go with
this challenge. I unscrewed the lid and used the sprayer hose...the bit inside the ink
to create this background. I saw Dyan Reaveley's video about using your ink like
a drawing tool.

I used that idea to create a strip,sort of like a firework. Then I flicked it around to make
the splotches! Loved the result! Left it to dry, then ran my sewing machine up and down
with black cotton and a few across bits too. Added my photo, lettering, journalling, a few
bits of paper and washi, so not as to cover too much of my background. I also used some
very old rub ons that you can see near the stitching. Some splotches in black.

My handmade item is the diamond looking page pebble that I made a few years ago but
had never used. On it went, along with the "funny" pebble. Makes me laugh when I
see this pic, as we had such a fun time on New Years!

Lastly, time for sequins. I never use them on layouts, so why not?
Best part was I had them in the colours I needed!

So, here's my layout...

 Thanks for stopping by!

Chat soon,

Monday, 20 January 2014

Layout: Success

My lovely friend Sue set a Challenge over at Scrapchat in early January.
We had to choose a word for 2014 and scrap a layout about that word.
I chose "Success".

I turn 40 this year and I want to be fabulous at 40!
A few kg's have slipped on since my lowest weight so I am determined
to get them off and a few more before my 40th Birthday in November!
I can do it!

This was my inspiration!

 I LOVE the Rock...aka Dwayne Johnson! I saw this on his Facebook page
and had to use it. It was perfect!
This picture is now pride of place on my wall next to my PC.
Any time I'm tempted or haven't excercised that day, I have The Rock
glaring down on me! Motivation enough? I think so.

 Here's my layout...


Creatively, this layout was a lot of fun.
Started with white cardstock and used texture paste with the chevron template.
Once dry, I used "Postbox Red" and "Lemon Zest" Dylusions inks with water
to get the background runny and merging together. Waited for it to dry.
Then got out my white paint and a credit card and smooshed it over the
centre of my layout, as well as the chevrons. Used my finger a little too to
smoosh it around. Then flicked some more "Postbox Red" over the top to
add some more colour. LOVE IT!!!!

I need to use these inks more often. Love the effect they give.
Bold and vibrant colour...delish!

Thanks for stopping by!

Chat soon,

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

More Smash Pages to share...

Here's a few more Smash pages to share...

A page about some fabulous friends we have made through our children.

Here's one about my weight loss back in 2012.

I couldn't wait to use these photo booth pics that Ella and Jase took at
the kid's School Fete. They make me laugh!

Lastly, one about the kid's teachers from 2012 and a pic I took on
the last day of school.

Think I'm up to date now.
I'll see what else I discover when cleaning up my photos!

Chat soon,

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Smash Pages to share...

I'm currently sorting photos on my External Hard Drive and came across some
Smash pages from my 2012 Journal that I haven't shared yet.
Not quite finished the Journal yet either! OOps!

Here's a page about Zac's first School Camp in Grade 4 - September 2012.

Some fun photos from my friend Lex's 40th Birthday party back in April 2012.
 Such a fun night with my fabulous friends and hubby's/partners at Scrapchat!

Zac's very first ride on his new motorbike and the start of our motorbike addiction!

Lastly a page about our beautiful boy, Bud.

There's a couple more to share but I'll save those til tomorrow.

Chat soon,

Monday, 2 December 2013

Scrap the Boys - December 2013 Challenge

It's Challenge time!!

This is my last Scrap the Boys Design Team layout.
I'm stepping down at the end of this year. Mainly to have a break.
I've been on this team for about 2 years, so it's time to give someone else a turn.

I have loved scrapping with these fabulously talented girls on this team.
A big thank you to Mel Heather for giving me a go and to Wendy Smith for taking it
over this year and doing a wonderful job running it. Again, Thank you!

So, this month's challenge is to create a layout about the boys in our lives
and celebrate Christmas!
The theme is:
All I want for Christmas 

 I actually used this as the title of my layout and scrapped about what our
10yr old, Zac would like... A playstation 4 apparently!

There's plenty of prizes up for grabs again this month, so get your entries in
by midnight December 31st to be in the running!

Happy Creating!

Chat soon,