Monday, January 31, 2011

NVS Challenge

I decided to enter this one in the Nerdy Victorious Scrapbookers January challenge.  This is the inspiration collage.

We could take anything fromit as our inspiration.   And here's my take...
The elements I used were the dots, butterflies, pink, white, flowers, fabrics (with the ribbons, & felt), girl holding a flower.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Funday Sunday

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Hope you've all had a lovely weekend.  I haven't had the chance to scrap since Tuesday, so I'm having withdrawals (LOL).  Have to go mow the lawn, then there's gonna be some scrapping time!

Here's some of my favourite CHA releases.
From Bo Bunny "Timepieces"

and ""Gabrielle".....I seriously LOVE this whole range, yum!

And did I ever tell you I love butterflys?  Check out  "Butterfly Garden" from Pink Paislee.
And this kraft resist cardstock (ready for lots of fun with inks) fromTim Holtz

And I love this die.
 Love these flowers from Prima
The "Trendsetter"collection from Webster's Pages is a  little bit different & lots of fun. 
Don't forget to get your entries in for the Scrappassion International challenge

New and exciting stuff happening at the Artfull Crafts blog with our Love theme. Keep an eye out for our DT member spotlight, Design Team posts, & Tuesday Tips.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Win a guest DT spot, or Crate Paper kit at Scrappassion!

How to win the Crate Paper kit above!!
PLEASE NOTE: this RAK is not for Dutch or Belgian participants ...
Now not only can you win a Guest Design Team membership for March, but you could win this kit too at Scrappassion Challenge Blog International!! There are up to three chances per person to win this!
One chance: All you have to do is become a follower at Scrappassion Challenge Blog International and we will add your name to the drawing !!
Two chances: f you want your name added for a second time and a chance at the becoming a member of our Guest Design Team, join in on this month's challenge and have it mailed to Ria by January the 31st, 2011.
Three chances: if you promote the Scrappassion Challenge Blog International on your own blog (please leave a comment with a working link to your blog) your name will be added for the third time! How cool is that?
Please note: this RAK will end on January 31, 2011. The winner will be announced on February 1st or 2nd.

Have a wonderful day!!

This post will stay at they top of my blog for January so please scroll down for new posts.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lots to share

Its been a week since I last posted, so I have lots to share.  I received two surprises in the mail yesterday, my prize from A2Z Scraplets December challenge (with lots of cool chipboard), and a RAK from The Netherlands with a stamp and lovely card (from Jolanda at  It made a wonderful change from the bills and junk-mail that the postie ormally brings!
Here's my take on the 123 Challenge for January, which was to use punches, the word "beautiful", and purple (a colour I rarely use). I found a photo I'd taken near our fishing spot, just down the road from our house, which was perfect for this.

I used Dusty Concord Distress Ink on  the edges, Creative Imaginations rubons, Thickers, and Martha Stewart punch.

A layout which came together quickly using the sketch from Scrapbookit.  I have inserted a tag for my teenage daughter to journal on (these are her photos & she's not interested in scrapbooking, but is very good at writing).

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Two new layouts

My first layout is my entry for the challenge at Lets Get Shabby where the inspiration for this month is architecture.

I started off using Distress Ink on all the edges, then I got carried away with the different paints, and inks and the layout kind of evolved. In the end its probably ended up more artsy than shabby, but I had fun creating it, and I think it shows off the photos. I have two journalling tags tucked behind the photos.

I used Alcohol Inks over the German Scrap archway to give it some golden tones.

This one's for the Born 2 Create challenge which was to get shabby again'' and create a shabby chic layout using the following...... lace, stitching, flowers, fabric, a lovely journal tag, paper tearing and distressing, layers, and the word Special.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

More floods for Queensland

My heart goes out to all those affected by the floods in SE Qld.  (They are saying on tv that the first wall of water that hit Toowoomba was 8m high.)  Many areas are being evacuated right now, as the flood waters move down river.  For those of you who read my blog from overseas, the extreme flash floods that happened yesterday/last night are within 140km of my house.  We are lucky we are on higher ground.  The scary thing is it's still raining, and there is a king tide tomorrow, which will cause the river levels to rise even more.  7700 properties have been identified as being at risk from these floods.
We've been told we our suburb is cut off, so are going out to check/buy some food supplies.

Back again, ....we are cut off on two roads, & almost cut off from the township, but the other road is fine.

I've got a few layouts I've done in the past couple of days. 

This layout is using a Page Maps sketch for Paper Secrets Dec/Jan Sketch Challenge.

This is the same creek that was in my "flooding" picture last week.

And a card using only scraps.  The ribbon is recycled from a Christmas gift, and the other bits were still on my table from other projects.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

January Challenge entries!

Its still raining, so I've been scrapping.  Got this layout done for Scrapping Outback's "White with...    'challenge.  I love the colour combo which was white with a touch of pink, blue, purple, and brown.  Check out their blog for the DTs gorgeous examples.  Heres my take on it....

I Glimmer Misted my white cardstock, and added hand-dyed crochet doiley and lace, plus cut some flowers using Tim Holtz Tattered flowers die.  I added a few more flowers, some pearls, and The Paper Studio "Spare Parts"letters.

 The next challenge I had fun with was for the  Brittannalee Stamp & Scrap January sketch challenge.  I loved the sketch, think it worked really well for my LO.  Here's the sketch...
And here's my layout....
 I hand-dyed the laces, and used Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam on the chipboard, and pink flowers.  It gave it a really nice sparkle.

And I did a third layout, this time for the Manufacturer Challenge at Paper Secrets, with the fab Webster's Pages.  I love their products!

While you're surfing the net make sure you check out Graces blog where she's generously giving away some blog candy.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Happy scrapping.


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