Monday, November 14, 2011

Black with 2 - Nov 2011

This is the 1st time I have joined in the challenges at Black with 2. This month was Black with Lime and Cream.

Day 2 of our camping holiday and Beau was racing around, not watching where he was going and smashed head first itno a tree. Taking off bark from both the tree and his face. Forever more this tree will be know as Beau's tree!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

White With 1 - Nov 2011

November challenge at White with 1 is - White with 1 bright colour + flowers
And here is my take -

My precious girl is growing up way too fast.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Scrap the Girls - Nov 2011 Challenge

November Challenges already???? - OK now that is scary. Less than 50 sleeps to go before the jolly man visits. I haven't even thought about Christmas yet.
This months challenge at Scrap the Girls was to create a girly layout using pink as the main colour, with polka dots and multi photos.

True to me - a simple layout. It's a bit hard to see from the photo but the pp has a light polka dot pattern to it and I have also cut larger polka dots from a coordinating Bo Bunny PP, along with the dots in the stamped heart.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Rainy Day Scrapping

Pupil free day + rain + 3 bored children would normally mean no time for me to scrap. But surprisingly with the help of a couple of DVD's the kids gave me some peace and quiet.
First up was Scrap the Girls October Challenge. The criteria was to use the word "love" and distressing.
Kaleah is at her happiest when she is creating and it doesn't matter where she is or what materials she uses. Here on the beach at Brooms Head she has created "Pebbles" using rocks, sticks and seaweed, along with writing out where we were holidaying.

Then Out of The Hat. Criteria was to use complimentary colour scheme, felt and paper tearing. I have gone with blue and orange, and used the bubble blowing technique to create the background.
Scott and Regan watching the pro surfers at this years Quiksilver Pro.

Thanks for looking, and thanks for the lovely comments. Happy scrapping!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Weekend Scrapping

Whilst the cars went round and round at Bathurst, the thunder rumbled along in the distance and the rain couldn't decide whether to fall or not, I managed to make a start on this months challenges around blog land.
First up - White With 1 - Criteria was white with black and paint / mists.
Regan enjoyed his early morning surfs at Brooms Head. He loved that he could just go for surf whenever he wanted whilst we were away. Surfing 4 or 5 times a day takes it's toll and makes for a very tired boy at the end of the day. Early to bed ready to start the next day again at sunrise.

Next was Challenge Heaven - Ebony and Ivory Challenge - Criteria Black or White with Pink and Purple plus lace.
Kaleah taking a leisurley stroll along the beach at Brooms Head.

And lastly (and not really happy with this layout) Kraft it Up. The criteria was to use Kraft background with 1 of the following styles - minimilist / monochromatic colour scheme or Romantic, Shabby Chic, Vintage. One would have thought that I would be comfortable with the minimilistic style considering most of my layouts are very basic, but even for me this layout is plain (even after I added the glimmer mist over the tree stencil)
A cheeky Beau at the park just before turning 4.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

White With 1 - Sept 2011

Another fab challenge from White with 1 this month. White with light pink and journal on photo.

Inspired by the VERY talented Louise Nelson (but doesn't nearly do her justice)I have created my own chipboard element for behind the photo and a strip of muslin under my beads and shells.
The quote reads - "There are many things in life that will catch your eye. But only a few will catch your heart. Persue those with passion"

Forever Always Sept 2011 Sketch

Here is this months sketch challenge from Forever Always.

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Once Upon a Sketch

Finally I have had a chance to complete one of these fantastic challenges at Once Upon a Sketch. Rainy weekend = no sport = time to scrap!!

Use this sketch and at least 2 sentences from song lyrics.

Challenge Heaven Aug CC

Sadly I only completed 1 challenge for this months animal themed cc. The criteria was to use 2 or more photos and a transparency.

An old photo of Regan and Kaleah feeding the kangaroos at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Challenge Heaven Aug 2011 Challenges

Regan and Kaleah had a pupil free day and went to play with friends, Beau was at kindy, so lucky me had a few hours to spare!!
I made the most of my time and completed 2 layouts for this months challenges at Challenge Heaven
Ebony and Ivory Challenge - Black or White with Red and Pink. Criteria - gloss.

The gloss I have used on my hand made polymer clay hearts.

Sketch challengeFor this challenge I got use some of my goodies from Lovely Bugs Bits n Bobs

Forever Always August 2011 Sketch

Sonia has been doing alot of home reno's lately and she has created this months sketch inspired by belle magazine cover

And here is my take - Lipstick Baby, using some new products from FA Online Store
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Happy Scrapping

Saturday, August 6, 2011

White with 1 - Aug 2011

I have started this months challenges by completing White with 1 layout.
Criteria - White with purple and doodling.

I love this photo of Beau and Noah happily playing on the beach at Brooms Head, on our wet camping holiday last year.
A swipe of bright purple paint, some crochet doilies and a doodled border.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Weekend scrapping

Happy to have found time to scrap this weekend.

Challenge Heaven Theme Challenge - NEW BABY - Criteria use butterfly and bling

And a close up of the embellies. I have used the packaging from prima flowers as the doily and background for rubon.

Out of The Hat July Challenge - Criteria was to use Monochromatic colour scheme, negative space (just my thing) and a doiley.

And a close up of the mesh mat and doiley that I coloured using glimmer mist.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

White With 1 - July 2011 Challenge

Slowly getting back into my scrapping, and loved the criteria for this months challenge at White with 1.
White with Aqua / Teal and chipboard

An old photo of mum and I that I always loved. Add some glimmer mist, some gorgeous Kaisercraft flowers, and some chipboard embellies, Voila!! feels good to be scrapping.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Latest Scrapping

Again it's been a while between layouts, but here are a few that I have completed over the last month.

Challenge Heaven June CC
Sketch Challenge

I was lucky enough to win a gorgeous prize from Lovleybug Bits and Bobs for this layout. Thanks Sue

Number Challenge - 1 Sun, 2 Clouds, 3 Photos, 4 pps & 5 Flowers

Challenge Heaven - July
Colour Challenge - Black with brights and torn paper

(sorry about the blurry photo - taken very late in the day without a flash)

Sketch Challenge - another fab sketch by Heather

Friday, July 1, 2011

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Challenge Heaven JUNE 2011

WOW can you believe we are already in June??!! A new month of challenges is now up at Challenge Heaven
This months Ebony and Ivory challenge is to use Black or White with blue and purple. Criteria - use 3 ribbons

It's a bit hard to tell from this photo, but the bling is purple. (Too much rain lately to be able to take the photo.) 1 ribbon on title banner, 1 ribbon tied around pin, and the butterflies are felt ribbon.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Challenge Heaven MAY 2011

A new month of challenges are ready at Challenge Heaven

WORD challenge - "CHEEKY" / Criteria - use pp as your base

and a close up of the denim photo mat and fabric flower

THEME CHALLENGE - Cool Weather / criteria - use a border punch
To say that I struggled with this one was an understatement. I really didn't have any photos to suit the theme and after completing my 1st attempt, apart from not being happy with the layout anyway, I had used warm colours of yellow and red. But in reality there are no right and wrongs in scrapbooking and you can interpret the challenges any way you like.

And my 2nd attempt

Here's hoping my mojo returns soon and I scrap more this month.
Happy Scrapping

Sunday, April 24, 2011

White With 1 - April Challenge

Well it's been a while since I have scrapped. Over a month I think?
This months Challenge at White with 1 was to use White with Olive Green and twine.

And a close up of the twine wrapped around a stick with chipboard snake.

(Sorry not sure why that has turned but I can't seem to get it to upload the right way??)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Challenge Heaven April 2011 Challenges

April's challenges are up at Challenge Heaven.

Colour Challenge
Light Blue, Pumpkin plus one other colour. Criteria - Butterfly

Ebony and Ivory Challenge
White or Black with a pastel colour. Critera - gems, pearls or brads

Happy scrapping!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Princess turns 8

Kaleah celebrated her 8th birthday this weekend, and had a party with some friends at the Creative Craft Centre. The girls (and Beau and Regan) all had fun happily creating and chatting away.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

April sneak peeks

Here are a couple of sneak peeks for next months challenges at Challenge Heaven. There is still 1 more week to get your March challenges in.

Happy Scrapping!!!