Sunday, June 30, 2013

Crayola Watercolour Paints

Hello, I hope you're enjoying your weekend wherever you may be. 
School Holidays have just begun here for the next two weeks so with four kids home I'm not sure that much scrapping will get done but I have one more share from last weekend to post.

I created this layout using watercolour paints and embellishments from the 

The colours in the paints were so vibrant.

It was quite fun painting over these stamped images and I can see I'll be using these paints plenty
in my scrapbooking!

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for your lovely comments.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Echo Park - Here and Now

Hello, back again with another layout created this past weekend and yes it's another
'just because' layout. 

I used 6x6 papers from the Cupcake Kit I bought from Here
There are 12 6x6" papers in the cupcake kit amongst other things.  Like an awesome set of watercolour paints but I'll save that for the next post. ;)
This size of papers are so great for the way I scrap-
Because I use only small amounts of patterned paper I can tell these papers are going to go a long way.
This range from Echo Park is nice and bright so it's right up my alley too.

I used Gelatos on the base cardstock, using a technique I haven't tried before and I really
like the result!  And I thought after having the Gelatos for about a year now I'd tried just about 
all that you could do with them.  
Love discovering new things about products I've had for a while!

I added some ripped up pieces of washi and stamping to the background. 

Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Maggie Holmes - Crate Paper

Hello and welcome to a new week. 
I had a truly wonderful weekend with seven other arty/scrappy friends.  
We stayed at a lovely holiday house down on the coast and spent hours chatting, laughing and 
scrapping.  Thanks for a great weekend girls. 

I did manage to scrap a couple of DT layouts but the rest of the 8 pages I did were all
'just because' pages.
Not for any particular challenge, group or competition.  Just purely for the fun of gluing paper and photos and documenting family stories. Bliss.

Here's one page I scrapped using the lovely Crate Paper range by Maggie Holmes.

I used a Prima stencil, texture paste, stamping and Color Shine sprays on the background. 

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back to share more soon.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Heidi Swapp and Distress Paints

Thought I might pop in today and share a layout I created for a Camp Mojo challenge.  Just some challenges to get the 'mojo' flowing before we go on camp in August! So looking forward to this weekend in the Hunter Valley and it's only 57 days away. Not that I'm counting down or anything. ;)

So we had a challenge to use some Heidi Swapp Products on a page along with paint and more than two photo's.  Here's my take on it.

My Daughter came home from the school book fair recently with a recipe book for Cake Pops! So of course we had a go at making them and these are the result.

I used Distress Paints  on the background,  some Heidi Swapp Mistable banners and Buzz word stickers.

Some lovely HS papers. And Stamping with Distress Paints and Dylusions stamps. 

thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Teaching at Create on Ormond.

Hello Blogger friends, I'm just stopping by to share some exciting news with you.
I am delighted to be teaching a series of scrapbooking classes at a local scrapbooking store, 
The seven week series of classes begins next Thursday 20th June.

I'm really looking forward to sharing some of my favourite background techniques.

I'll be using a whole variety of different mediums from Faber Castell Gelatos, Distress Inks, Distress Paints, Dylusions Ink Sprays, Stamping with a variety of different inks and mediums and of course stencilling.

So if your local to Geelong or nearby regions I'd love you to come and join in the fun
as we explore all these fun techniques.
You can drop in to the shop or ring to secure a spot in one, two or all seven classes.
Each Thursday class is repeated the following Tuesday evening if you prefer evenings over daytime classes.
Details are all here
The Layout below will be the first weeks class. 

Thanks for stopping by. :)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Stamp It Masters Challenge.

 I think it's time I shared another of my Masters Layouts.
This one is for the Stamp It Challenge.  We each received some white cardstock, manilla tags, paper flowers, rubber stamps and a Dylusions stencil and mists.  I was really looking forward to this challenge.
Although the Pink and purple sprays I received scared me a little at first (not really my colours) but I added orange believe it or not and a touch of turquoise and I was happier with that combo.
It's still super bright though, but well that's how I scrap. ;)
I printed my photo's in black and white so although the colours are super bright I think the photo's still
make a statement and become the centre of the page.

I layered up the flowers we received and stamped on them, inked them lightly and added some stickles for a little bit of glitter.

Sequins are so easier to add and great to scatter about.

And a couple of close-ups of my journalling on the tags.  

This layout was in the mothers day issue of the magazine so I used the photo's that 
I took from Mothers day 2012. 

Happy Weekend everyone and thank you for the comments you leave, they are much appreciated.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Scrap For Help - June Challenge.

June Scrap for help challenge is up on the blog and I'm here to share my Layout for the challenge to
use wood/twigs on your layout.

Here's the page I created.  I was scrapping a layout of two of the kids playing in the fallen leaves from our Claret Ash tree so I went out and collected some of the leaves and small twigs from the same tree.
I used these on the background of my page, using Mod Podge to adhere them. Then adding some
splashes of Autumnal coloured inks.

I also bundled some of the twigs together with twine and used them as an embellishment under my Photo's, topping it off with a Green Tara flower. 

Just a close up of the inks and some stamping with Gelatos. 

So I hope you can find the time to join in our challenge this month.
Our sponsor for the month of June Is 13@rts.  A fabulous prize this month!
and the Prize pack for one Lucky winner.......

Great prize hey?!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Scrap Around The World - June

Hello Scrappy friends, I'm here to share the layout I scrapped for the June Challenge
The team at SATW were blown away by the amount and quality of 
entries in our first challenge last month. 
Thank you so much to everyone that participated.
I wonder if we can top it this month?
It certainly is a cool sketch and lovely mood board this month as I'll show you.  
So I hope we inspire lots of you to come join in the fun with us. 

This is my page.

Here's the mood board from Design Team member Anupama Choudary, together with the sketch from our resident sketch artist Julianne McKenna-De Lumen.

The above image MUST appear on the blog post containing your challenge 

entry -you also need to mention that you are playing along with the current 

challenge at Scrap Around The World & LINK UP TO IT please,

On to some close-ups.
As you can see I was inspired by the vintage images of cameras in the mood board.
I used these Prima wood Veneer cameras as a banner under my photo similar to the sketch.

I was also inspired by some of the colours in the mood board, especially the turquoise and soft aqua.
I liked the vintage brown tones in image one and five so I added these to my layout by using 'vintage photo' distress ink and the wood grain patterned paper as a border around my layout. 
I thought my background stencil work with paint reflected the overall softness of the mood board as well.

And lastly although I decided not to use the banner across the top of the sketch I did scatter these stars across the top right corner as seen in the sketch with the circle shapes.

Now onto our amazing prizes this month!!!
Take a look at these-

This month our merit winner will receive this HUGE pack of papers
 (the new 'Faces of Spring' Collection) PLUS mixed media goodies from
 our generous Polish sponsor, 13arts, owned by our wonderful & kind friend
 Aida Domisiewicz who is a highly talented mixed media artist herself.

2nd place will receive a complete paper collection 'Home Sweet Home' 
from another awesome Polish company - Studio 75 - shipping included!
Check out their online store too HERE.

Company Shop

"We are dedicated to bring you happiness & satisfaction with every moment spent with scrapbooking items by Studio 75. We know that keeping your experiences positive is very important for you so we prepare our papers and embellishments with care for every single detail. Our Designers put their heart & soul into their work so we can offer you items that spark your imagination & give you endless pleasure - papers, tags, stamps, charms, chipboard, art journals, album bases & more!"


3rd place will receive a $25 chipboard prize-pack from Scrapmatts Chipboard
 in Australia,containing a selection of their latest releases - shipping included!

Australian Made Laser Cut Chipboard to compliment your scrapbook pages, 
cards & papercrafting projects. Scrapmatts has a ning site that showcases an 
amazing talented international design team who post daily on the blog there, 
a Gallery, customer challenges & an online store. Come join in the fun here!

This is just an example of the type of product you will win!
Available from their online store HERE.

CB4059 Nautical Designs 03  CB4058 Australian Federation Detail 03  CB1198 Scrapwords 06


4th place will receive 3 packs of Flairs OF YOUR CHOICE from A Piece of Cake Designs
 in Australia, including free shipping!

Cherry Flair - You {anchor} Me- Cherry Flair - My Girl Version 1- Cherry Flair - Everyday Black & White-

{Above are just a few examples of the wide choice available!}

A Piece of Cake Designs is a unique & scrumptious monthly scrapbooking kit club which provides kits that are jam packed with papers and cool embellies. Owner, Raquel Bowman, prides herself on the fact that all the hard work of combining and creating yummy colour combinations & brands is done for you, therefore making it 'a piece of cake' to start scrapping and creating in this busy world we live in! 

This year, APOCD have released an exclusive new product, Cherry Flair. These gorgeous 1" flat backed embellishments are designed and handmade with love and care by APOCD. These are the perfect 'cherry on top' of any scrapbooking page. APOCD releases a Main Cake Kit, a Cupcake Kit and new Cherry Flair designs each month on their website. 
Follow them on Facebook HERE.


Our random winner will receive this prize pack of The Crafter's Workshop 12x12 Templates kindly donated by Anupama herself.

Wow I wish I could win anyone of these prizes they all look awesome!!


The deadline for this challenge is midnight EST Tuesday 25th June 2013.

Please link your entries into our sidebar using our Inlinkz tool &
  remember to type your name AND country
(we REALLY want to know where you come from as this will help us
to see where the scrappy talent lies in this world!)

Please play along - our success depends on YOU!
To get great sponsors we need a LOT of players!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Show Us Your Stuff - June Challenge

Hello Bloggers,
welcome to June! Winter is here in my part of the world and thankfully it's 
crept up on us slowly and we haven't really had too many really cold days 
as yet, but I'm sure we will have!
On to my share for today which is for the Show Us Your Stuff Challenge.

Our Challenge this month is to use the following quote-
"Laugh as much as you breath and love as much as you live."
Here's my layout.

The sponsor this month at SUYS is Embellishment Avenue and the DT each received
some samples to use on our layouts.
Mine was the lime 'Denim Days' embellishment pack which I've used 
as a photo corner on my page. 

My quote- typed with my trusty little 'Stott model twenty' portable typewriter that my 
Dad picked up for $5 
at a trash and treasure market!
What a bargain!!

And a close up of my background on which I used Distress inks and Distress Paints.

As always thanks for stopping by, and thank you so much for the lovely comments left. 
They are vey much appreciated. :)