Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Scrapping last Summer.

Hiya all.
dropping in for a quick share before the end of the month.
I need to get the rest of these layouts up here or it'll never get done and besides I have a heap of 
new things to share come the start of November.  ;)

I can't believe I'm still scrapping pictures from last summer holidays!  It's nearly time
for this years holiday, oh I can't wait!
Anyhow a couple of pics I scrapped recently. 
Andy spent a large portion of the time listening to Test Cricket on the radio!  Just like his Dad!

And another of the kids messing about in the water.

See ya
Be Back on the 1st of the month. :)

Sassy Sneak - Glitz Designs

My last layout with the Glitz Finnely range is up on the Sassy blog today. 
Go here to see the whole page.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Drawing with Dylusions Inks

Hello, still playing catch up with shares on here. 
This is one I scrapped at retreat earlier this month.  
Some pictures from camping last summer, I wanted to use all the colours that reminded me of the 
river so there are lots of different greens and red's and yellow for the heat of the sun.

I used Dylusions ink sprays on the background and let some of them drip across the page.  Most of the fine lines I made using a technique I saw by Dyan Reavely in a Youtube video.  
You unscrew the spray nozzle and use the pointy end of the straw to draw lines.
It looks really effective and something a bit different.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Scraplifting Myself...

Yep I scraplifted myself!!
Well it's not the first time I've done it, sometimes if I'm lacking mojo 
I will look at previous layouts and pick a favourite and copy it.
I guess it's sort of going by the adage of, 'if it aint broke don't fix it'!
Well if it's a page I really like I will use it as a base to start 
a new page and they usually end up slightly different anyway.

Years ago when I was scrapping the twins baby photo's and because they were invariably both in the same photograph I would scrap two near identical layouts, one for each of their albums!  
So yes I've scraplifted myself plenty of times before.
This time it was because I created a layout for someone else and totally loved how it turned out.
I knew I was going to create the same or similar page for myself one day.

Here's the original I created for Lisa Oxely.
the original post is here.

And here's my scraplifted version.

This flower started out bright yellow but with enough Dylusions sprays I guess you can cover anything!

The title is a quote from my daughter.  Totally random, out of the blue 
but very sweet and cute.  I had to document it. 

The background is done with a Prima Finnabair butterfly Stencil, Crayola watercolours 
and random rubons.

Do you scraplift yourself often? sometimes? ever?

Thanks for stopping by. :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sassy Sneak

Happy Hump Day people!

I'd love you to pop over to the Sassy Scrapper blog and check out my 
latest page with the Glitz Designs Finnley Range. 


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Scrapfriends October Sketch

Hello, I remembered I haven't shared quite a few layouts from the retreat I went on at the beginning of the month.  Just too much happening at the moment. 
Last term at school for the year and there are lots of various events already and it's only October!
For instance tonight I'm off to an information evening for my eldest who starts high school next year!
Eeeeekk! Last night was my niece High School Graduation, Sunday was my sons confirmation.
School Art Show next week,
then there's cricket and hockey training and.... ugh it goes on and on.

On to my page though, which is for the ScrapFriends October Sketch.
A picture from our Sydney trip last year, 
I had the Bridge and a Manly Ferry all lined up and a Seagull
flew through my shot!  Hence the title 'Seagull Photo Bomb'! ;D

Really not too sure about this page, it started out life with the stencilling in green and gold.  which I didn't like and proceeded to Gesso over the lot and then I just kept adding various things 
Gelatos, stamping, rubons etc until I was satisfied with it. 
Maybe my opinion is coloured by having seen the green and gold version but I'm still not sure 
the blue and red is working either! Ah well.

Close up of some of the stamping and rubons.

Here's the sketch itself.

 Thanks for looking and take care. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Halloween project

Hello Bloggers, 
How's your weekend?  It's going to be a beautiful day in my part of the world today and we
have a special celebration for my eldest son this afternoon.

Before I get busy preparing though I just want to hopefully tempt you over to the 
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog where my next post has gone up today.

 I have a little Off The Page project to share over there.

Hopefully these pics are 'Sweet' enough for you ;)

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sassy Sneak Wednesday.

My Sassy Scrapper post is up on their blog today.

Be warned!  It's not what you would normally see from me!

No paint, mists, or other art mediums were used in the making of this layout!!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Retreat Selfie

One of the many Challenges at the Savvy Delights retreat in September was to 
take a Selfie with the Instax camera provided and then scrap that selfie.
Cool huh! 
Of course now I want an Instax camera. Lol
Maybe hubby will read this and surprise me for Christmas. ;)

Here's my take on the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by to see my work. :)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Savvy Delights Retreat layout.

Hi bloggers, 
I'm sharing a layout I made in September at the Savvy Delights retreat. 
Just take a look at this group of Super Scrappy ladies. 
And the date has been set for next year so I'm going to pay my deposit and get in quick 
it was such a great weekend.

I used quite a thick coating of crackle medium on the background  and the next day when it was dry I sprayed with Dylusions. 

Another layout from the same weekend also with some crackle accents on the chipboard circles. 
and more dylusions with a Crafters workshop stencil.

Just another call out to the winner of my prize in the Sassy Scrappers blog hop
I haven't heard from you yet.

Anne-Louise Congratulations can you email me your 
details and I'll post the RAK out to you. :)


Thursday, October 10, 2013

S'traya Day Yobs!

A photo of my 'darlings' last January taken on Australia day.
All behaving like a bunch of Yobbo's!!
Honestly I don't know how I cope sometimes, how's a scrapbooker supposed to 
take a decent photo she can scrap when children behave like this!?
So I just scrapped it anyway of course! ;)

For those unfamilar with the term Yobbo the Urban diction defines it as:
Aussie slang for Young Offensive Bloke.  An Australian lout, generally uncouth, prone to swearing and constant use of Aussie vernacular.  A person with no class, no fashion sense...


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sassy Scrapper Sneak

Click over here to see my full page on the Sassy Scrapper blog.
I used the Glitz Designs - Finnley Collection.


Monday, October 7, 2013

Some Clean and Simple

I just wanted to share a few pages that I did at last months Savvy Delights retreat.
I know they don't look like my usual style.
Well although I love adding lots of mediums and multiple techniques to pages
I don't always have the time to spend hours on a layout and there are photo's and stories that I just 
want to get documented. 

So here are a few pages - Clean and Simple!

My son showing me that according to Bear Grills this is how you are supposed to go into a forward roll when you fall from something - a fence in this case!

Just a selfie with one of my boys while enjoying the spring sunshine at the park.  He loves being up-close and snuggling any chance he can get this one. 

A fun day spent showing the kids around Circular Quay and The Rocks last year.

My kids went back to school today for the last term of the year. 
So it's very quite here this morning.  
I'm off to bask in the peace,  Happy Monday to you all. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sassy Blog Hop Winner.

Hi All,
I have a winner for my September RAK in the Sassy Scrapper Blog Hop.

the winner of the RAK pictured above is

Anne-Louise Congratulations can you email me your 
details and I'll post the RAK out to you. :)

Head over to the Sassy Blog to see who the major prize winner is


Friday, October 4, 2013

Show Us Your Stuff October Challenge.

Hello Blogger friends, 
as always I thank you so much for stopping by to see my work.
I love to read the comments you leave it always makes me happy to hear your thoughts
on my scrapbooking so I do thank you sincerely for that. :)

I'm sharing my page today for Show Us Your Stuff October challenge.
This month we would like you to create a multiphoto page with one or more arrows on it.

My handmade item is the flair from Flutterby Designz who are also the sponsor for this month at SUYS
Flutterby Designz very kindly gave each of us designers a little pack of goodies to use on our layouts.
I actually had plenty left over to use on other projects as well so thank you very much. :)
Please pay them a visit to check out the wide range of Flair buttons they have available.
I have a little wood veneer arrow there plus I guess you could count the stencil work, herringbone sort of looks like arrows doesn't it?!

Hope you can play along link up your pages here.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Scrap Around The World - October challenge

Welcome back to Scrap Around The World Challenge SIX,
hosted by Design Team member Jessy Christopher from Malaysia!

Last month we made some IMPORTANT RULE CHANGES 
so if you haven't checked them out yet please look HERE.
Here is Jessy's lovely mood board!

Feel free to interpret the mood board in any way you like, 
using one image, several of them, all of them or even just 
one aspect of an image, using ANY COLOURS!   Please
do let us know HOW YOU WERE INSPIRED!! 


To be eligible for judging:-

In your blog post:-

1)  Please share our mood board image.
{you may show the sketch image but ONLY IF YOU USE IT}

 2)  Please mention  that you are playing along at 
Scrap Around The World & LINK BACK to the current challenge.

{Please link to YOUR BLOG POST NOT your entire blog & please
 turn off word-verification if you would like some of our Design Team 
members to comment on your entry}.

3)  Please check our RULES OF PLAY HERE before entering.

Here's my layout for the October Challenge.
It's called 'Making Garbage Glamourous' 
Hehehe it makes me laugh, my daughter taking out one of 
our rubbish bins in her sequined dress-ups! 

 The background is made with Crayola water colour paints and was lots of fun putting together. 

**This month we are offering SIX PRIZES - 


As well as a Guest Designer position in November the winner of this challenge wins
 this prize pack from Donna Salazar & Blue Gene Babyher daughter's Etsy Shop!

You can LIKE Donna Salazar Designs on Facebook HERE
You can find her on Pinterest HERE & follow her on Instagram HERE
You can subscribe to her YouTube channel HERE  
This selection of chipboard valued at $30 sponsored by 2 Crafty!

A selection of chipboard to the value of $25 from Scrapmatts!

YOUR CHOICE of products, to the value of $15 courtesy of Purple Pumpkin.

Purple Pumpkin

This lovely prize-pack sponsored by Design Team member Juraci Falcucci - thank you!

3 packs of Prima flowers donated by our generous Design Team member, Eila Sandberg.

The deadline for this challenge is Thursday October 31st 2013