Saturday, September 28, 2013

My Minds Eye - Cut & Paste Flair for Sassy Scrappers

Hope your weekend is going swimmingly!
I thought I would post my Design Team layouts I created this month for Sassy Scrappers.
I was given a kit of full of the My Minds Eye Cut and Paste Flair range.
I managed to cover a variety of different 
layouts, some girly pages, a heritage and a boy page!

Used some Shimmerz, Dazzlerz paint on this page with the Confetti stencil from 
The Crafters Workshop.

Thanks for stopping by.  :)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My turn again over at Sassy Scrappers.

A little sneak of my layout that went up this morning on the 

And if you haven't done so already there's still time to 
join in our September blog hop 
All the info is here.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Design Memory Craft and May Arts Blog Hop

Each day this week, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and May Arts Ribbon 
will post a new project on their blogs.  
Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page 
for more chances to win and more inspiration!
Leave a comment on the Design Memory Craft blog here and on the May Arts blog for a chance to win $50 in product from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and May Arts! For another chance to win, leave a comment on ourFacebook page and the May Arts Facebook page!
This blog hop will end at 12am EST on September 28th. Winners will be announced on the companies’ blogs on September 30th.

My post is up today on the 
                                                 Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog.
 Here are a couple of sneaks of what you will see. 

I used some gorgeous rosette ribbon from May Arts.

I have a technique video in my post on the Design Memory Craft blog about using 
the Glaze textural accent.

So to be in with a chance to win hop on over to the Design Memory Craft and May Arts Blogs and 
leave come comments.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Photo Swap Layouts

Hello blogger friends hope all is happy in your world.  
Just two days left here til the end of term and it's two weeks holiday for my kiddos.
Not sure that we'll be doing anything super exciting like holidaying because we had 
our holiday mid term.   Oh well it will be nice to spend time at home I wonder if they would be keen on weeding the garden for me? Probably not...unless there's money involved! Ha!

Ok so I have two layouts to share today and if you don't recognise the kids in them it's because 
they're not mine! I did a photo swap with a super talented Scrappy friend Lisa Oxely
We both love bright colours so it was easy creating a layout for someone else when you 
know you both have similar tastes.  Although I must say creating for someone else is 
still quite nerve racking!

Here's the first one.

The background is made using Jo Sonja's Decor Crackle which is quite time intensive as it needs to air dry but the crackle result is well worth the time it takes.
I love these Collections Butterflies I'm almost out of the packet I bought a few years ago. 
 They last for ages.
Anyone know if they still make them because they're gorgeous?  
Don't what I'll do when I run out of them!

This is the second layout I did for Lisa and I tell you what I had trouble handing this one over!
I love this background I created using Crayola Water Colour Paints, so I've decided I'll be 
scraplifting myself so I can have my own version. ;)

And a couple of close ups.

That's it for now thanks for stopping by and thank you for your 
kind comments on my work.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sassy Scrapper DT Layout.

Hi there, just a couple of sneaks today, because I'd like you to pop over to
the Sassy Scrapper blog and check out the layout there I have using 
the My Minds Eye Cut and Paste Flair range.

Happy Hump Day. :)


Monday, September 16, 2013

Cheers and Dawn Service - Last of the Mojo layouts

Phew I've made it through my shares of layouts I did at Camp Mojo a month ago. 
These are the last two I'm sharing today.

Next up are the 18 layouts I did at the Savvy Delights retreat this past weekend. Lol
Well probably not all at once but over the next few weeks. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft- My First post is up!!!!

Hello Bloggers Wow I'm just a little excited today to see my first post go up on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog.
Here are a couple of sneaks, but if you want to see the whole thing you need to head over here 
to check it out.

Don't forget to leave some love over there for me so I know you've been to visit. ;)
Thanks so much
hope you like what I created. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Pontoon Jumping

Just a fun layout to share today because its Thursday and I'm off to spend the weekend in Sydney
with a bunch of lovely scrappy ladies.

Have an awesome weekend, what ever you get up to.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New post up at Sassy Scrappers

I have a new post up on the Sassy Scrappers blog today.
I tested out these Dazzlerz paints.

I also used the My Minds Eye Cut & Paste Flair range. 

Also I just wanted to direct you to the Vic Masters Tour Blog.
You may know that Beck Beattie, Heather McMahon and Myself have been teaching 
classes in our home towns in Victoria over the last couple of months and their is a bit of a wrap up and 
an announcement on the blog today.  Along with some great pictures from our classes.
So head over and take a look at the Vic Masters Tour


Monday, September 9, 2013

Pre-Prepared backgrounds.

Lately I've been creating backgrounds on cardstock without really planning 
what photo's or papers I will use on them.
It's usually when I want to try a new technique or mixed media product or if I just want to 
create without having to think too much. Lol 
There are no expectations that I have to create it for a particular challenge, team or special photo.
 So then if it doesn't turn out...well it's just cardstock and can go in the bin if I really don't it!!

Here's one such page. 

 What usually happens with these pre-prepared backgrounds is they go on the shelf 
until along comes 
a photo, or papers, or a challenge that it completely works with.

I took a few of these backgrounds to Camp Mojo and used them to create a couple of pages.
This background is made up of Distress Inks, Gelatos, stamping and 
washi tape (i'm really loving this combination lately). ;)

And here's the second pre-prepared background I used.  
This one has actually been sitting on the pile for at least a year or more I think!  

I can tell because there's not as many mediums on it!!  No texture paste or Gesso and no Gelatos. Lol
Just some stencil work with Distress Inks. 
But, it was perfect with the papers from this kit at Scrappy Chat Designs.

 I just added some tags, frames, gauze and a flair button.

Do you often create backgrounds for no particular reason or it just me being strange?
Give it a go if you haven't it's quite fun. 


Friday, September 6, 2013

Camp Mojo 2013 - Faber-Castell Gelatos

I think this layout is my favourite from Camp Mojo!
I just love how it turned out.

Myself and some of the girls on our table had some fun one morning at the Photobooth. 
And with the help of Peta's (of Scrapbooking From Scratch) cool little printer we were able to print the
photo's to scrap the same day.

I created the background mostly with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos and a few squiggly ink drips (very technical term I know!) of Dylusions Ink Sprays.

Thanks for an awesome weekend Tarrah, Melissa, Marelle and Ebony.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sassy Scrapper Sneak...

Hello just to let you know my first DT post has gone up on the Sassy Blog.
If you're here for the Sassy Scrapper blog hop then head over here.

If you want to see the whole of this layout you'd best head over here. ;)
Call me a tease it's ok I don't mind.  Ha!


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September 2013 Challenge 5 - Bold & Graphic Mood Board from Gayle Price, Rule Changes & HUGE & HUGER NEWS!

Welcome back to Scrap Around The World Challenge FIVE!

Some of our rules of play have changed

 1)  The sketch is now OPTIONAL - you do not HAVE to use it 
{but of course you are welcome to use it as a starting point
 & for your inspiration if you like!}, this makes it easy for you to 
combine our challenges with sketch challenges if you want :)

2)  We now accept art journaling pages BUT only double-spreads with a 
minimum single page size of 14 x 19cm (5.5 x 7.5 inches) per page.

3)  Our challenges will now run until midnight EST on the last of the month
     {this means you have an entire month to complete the challenge - woohoo!}.


Our HUGE NEWS is that we have a 
Facebook Subscriber Giveaway
launching TOMORROW {Monday 2nd September 2013} so make sure to
LIKE us on Facebook & come back TOMORROW 
to see what you can win!


Our HUGER NEWS is that we have a MYSTERY GUEST
creating with this month's mood board on TUESDAY NIGHT!
{that's your HINT - anyone guess WHO IT COULD BE?!}
Come back on Tuesday to find out & get the link!!

Here's my take on the September Challenge.
I started out intending to stick to the black and white theme but in the end decided to add pink.

The winner of this challenge will be invited back to be our October Guest Designer, 
as well as winning this huge prize pack of 20 PIECES of chipboard from our sponsor 

studio cutout

Wycinanka is a Polish chipboard manufacturer whose products can be viewed HERE.  
You can find a list of retailers stocking Wycinanka in other countries HERE.
You can follow the Wycinanka blog HERE & follow them on Facebook HERE.

2nd place will receive paper collection 'Grey Rainbow' from Polish company 

Company Shop

See their full range here in their online store.

3rd place will receive a $25 chipboard prize-pack from

 in Australia,containing a selection of their latest releases!

Some of the awesome products they stock HERE.

4th place will receive a $15 prize-pack of your choice from 

Purple Pumpkin!

They stock a huge range of embellishments, washi tape, motex tape, etc 
in their online store HERE

Purple Pumpkin

Our RANDOM WINNER will receive this amazing pack of goodies
 from the very generous Natalie May, owner of Etsy Store

The deadline for this challenge is Monday September 30th 2013

We would love to hear your comments & please remember to click on the
DESIGNER'S NAMES to go through to their blogs for more details
 & close-up shots of their layouts. We cannot WAIT to see what you create!