Saturday, October 27, 2012

Colour palette challenge

Hi everyone...hope you are all well.
I have a layout to share today (I know, it's been a while!) for a challenge over at Scrap Friends.

The challenges over at Scrap Friends have been on my "to do list" for quite a while now, but the months always seem to run out before I get a chance to do them....but yesterday afternoon, I had a few hours to spare, so I got stuck into the Colour Palette challenge #6

And this is what I came up with....

This is the yummy colour palette....

I not only based my layout on the gorgeous colour palette, but I also took inspiration from the entire image itself...and kind of used it as a sketch :)
Some close ups...
Cluster of Manor House & Kaiser blooms...with some 2crafty chicken wire & skeleton leaves.
A better close up of the chicken wire
And some more 2crafty - Pretty Butterfly
This colour palette is a little different for me...but I really loved playing along & also love how my layout has turned out.  Pic is of DD & I...and journaling about our relationship & being more than just her mum :)
And while we're talking about Scrap Friends....lucky me was one of the winners of their Birthday Candy giveaway earlier this month.  I have received my goodies from Angela...and WOW it is jam packed full of such gorgeous PRIMA goodness.
Thanks so much Angela!! :)
Until next time....Thanks so much for dropping by & for your lovely comments :)  xx

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Week 3 - FMS Oct photo a day....

Hi there lovely peeps...I hope everyone has had a fabulous weekend!
I'm back to share another weeks worth of photos for the Oct photo a day challenge at Fat Mum Slim, so I'll get right to it!

15.  Dinner time - Oscar woofing into his dinner
16.  Something you wrote - list of scrap challenges for Oct that I'm hoping to complete (not liking my chances on all of them though!)
17.  Fruit - Grapes...and liquid
18.  Made you smile today - Finding this pic on hubby's camera :)
19.  Letters - AC Thickers
20.  4 O'clock - my watch at 4pm & drinks & nibbles we were having at the time.

21.  Calm - watering the garden, which I always find very relaxing & calming :)
Okie dokes....until next time, folks...thanks so much for dropping by!  xx

Friday, October 19, 2012


 Yay, I've finally had a chance to scrap!  And sketch #77 at Sketchabilities is just what I needed to get myself into my creative's another fabulous sketch by Karan Gerber :)

and here is my take on it....

Using some yummy Carta Bella "Beautiful Moments" papers & of course, some fabulous 2crafty chipboard...with some misting & texture past on the background...that again, didn't quite go to plan! lol

The sketch...

And some close ups...
The scroll under the photo is the 2crafty Wrought Iron....and I've simply given it a couple of coats of gesso (dabbed on rather than brush strokes) & then lightly inked to highlight with pinecone ink
and I've done the same thing with the piece I cut from the Ornate Fence
The Funky Hearts, I ran through my Cuttlebug using a script embossing folder...then gesso'd & painted the smaller heart with Burnt Red Glimmermist...and lightly swiped the edges of the larger heart to help it stand out against the white bits of the photo.
And the rest of my cluster
Pic is a family shot from a month or so ago in a local canola field <3
Thanks so much for dropping by....I'm planning to visit everyone's blogs over the next few days - fingers crossed that things go to plan!
Enjoy your weekend peeps... xxx

Monday, October 15, 2012

Week 2 of FMS October photo a day....

My goodness...where did the last week go?!
Well I know they say that time flies when you're having fun, so maybe that's why it went so fast...because for 1/2 of the week, hubby & I managed to get away for a few days to the Blue Mountains...and OMG it snowed while we were there...and it's supposed to be spring time!!! lol was a heap of fun & so beautiful to see everything covered in snow...loved it :)

Ok, so on with my 2nd week of pics for the Fat Mum Slim October photo a day challenge....

8.  Angle - One of the statues in my backyard, taken at an angle 
9.  Red - Juicy ripe truss tomatoes sitting on red checkered picnic plates
10.  Emotion - Sad - somehow he just knew we were going away & was so sad :( 
 11.  Up Close - A Waratah that I spotted while on one of our walks in the Blue Mountains National Park
 12.  On the table - the
 13.  Landscape - Bridal Veil Falls, Blue Mountains National Park.
(you don't wanna know how many steps I had to descend to get this pic!..which meant I had to climb them all, all the way UP to get back to the top of that cliff edge!)
 13.  Landscape - View from Evans Lookout - Blue Mountains National Park
(it was really hard choosing which pic for today - I took sooo many landscape photos while walking The Grand Canyon walk was hard enough to just choose 2, let alone 1, so you get 2 pics for the price of 1
14.  Makes me laugh - DH & DD, they are both as crazy as each other and ALWAYS making me laugh :)
I don't have any scrapping to share again this post....I've been too busy galavanting through the amazing bush in the awesome country of ours....hopefully soon I'll have something to share though :)
I owe lots of people a blog visit hoping to catch up on that over the coming days as well!
Until then.....take care & enjoy your week :) xx

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October - photo a day....

Ive decided to play along with the Fat Mum Slim photo a day challenge, so thought I'd share my photos here as well.

Here is the list of prompts for each day....

and here are my pics so far...
 1.  Where I stood - in amongst the branch clipping that I'd cut hacked from one of the trees in the backyard
 2.  Lunchtime - Outside under the pergola - cheese & vegemite on ryvita's, with a nice cold glass of milo - YUM
 3.  This happened today - grass cutting & new plantings - with the help of my pooch
4.  What I read - Australian Traveller magazine
5.  Shadow - of our new caravan
6.  I'm thankful for - living in a rural area surrounded by towns & villages like this
7.  Light - sun flare peeping through on of the chinese elms in the backyard.
(this photo was one chosen by Chantelle (fat mum slim) as one of the photos featured for that day...yay, so chuffed!)
So far so good....I've managed to keep up each day - but the month is only
Fingers crossed I can keep the pace up ...will be back next week with another 7 days of photos :) xx

Sunday, October 7, 2012

October sketch...

As I promised...I've given the October sketch a go at The Scrapbook Store  :)

Here is my take on it.....

I've replaced the large circle in the sketch for a hand cut hexagon frame.
October 2012 Sketch Competition
 Here I've used a 2crafty Motocross title....that I cut up into 3 pieces to better suit the sketch.
There are lots & lots of layers under what you see....because I just couldn't get the colours right, until finally I settled on
And here is the 3rd piece that I cut up....with the same layered treatment as above.
There's also a Lil'  Red Rocket spotted button & some LRR airmail twine in there as well.
Okie doke...that's it from me, keeping it short & sweet as it's getting quite late.
Daylight saving started here today, so I'm feeling a bit ripped off with time
Until next time...happy scrapping :)  xx

Saturday, October 6, 2012

October DT layouts for 2crafty

Hi everyone,

Last week I shared some sneak peeks of my October DT work using 2crafty chipboard...well now I'm going to share the full layouts for you.

"Magical Memories"
Lots of 2crafty on this one...5 pieces in total & I love that it doesn't look overcrowded :)
And I've used one of the fabulous 2crafty titles...I don't know why, but  I've never been a big fan of chipboard titles in the past, but after using this one, my mind has changed...I loved using it & I love the finished look!


"Smith O'Brien's Cottage"
 And 5 different pieces used on this one too...including some awesome chickenwire!
Photo is from Port Arthur in Tasmania...Smith O'Brien's Cottage.

For all the info & more details on which products I've used & the techniques applies, please pop over to the 2crafty blog where all is revealed over there! :)

Thanks so much for popping by!  Have a great weekend everyone :)  xx

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Scrapfriends Birthday Candy giveaway...

OMGoodness....there's 3 amazing giveaway's happening over at Scrapfriends for their 1st birthday celebrations.

This is just one of them <3

To find out the details & to enter Head on over to their blog to check it out :)

The Scrapbook Store - Grab our Blinkie Competition

Have you seen this???  Wow, what a great & generous competition!

October Grab Our Blinkie Competition

Here is what you need to do. If you have a blog make sure you have posted on your blog our blinkie below and link it back to our store. If you post the details of our competition on your blog you will receive a second chance to win! Then send an e-mail with a link to your blog to let us know you have entered –

Don’t have a blog? That’s not a problem – just post details of our competition on your Facebook Page then let us know you have done it!

Entries close midnight 31st October 2012 and a record of entries will be kept on our blog. Good luck!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012


I just love the challenge over at KIU this use mist techniques on kraft :)

Seeings that I managed to tie a few days off work, in with yesterday's public holiday, to give me a week & half off work (YAY)....I've spent the afternoon scrapping, and first on my list for this months challenges was the KIU challenge.

Here is what I came up with using Basic Grey "Clippings" that I bought as a kit from Paper Stories - I am loving this range!

The background masking didn't quite turn out like I had wanted - It kinda spread too
I've had this happen to me a few times....maybe I need to mark out where I'm going to mask before actually doing it or something...any tips???
Then I've randomly misted with a few different mists to try and give it a grungy type effect & to make the gesso masking not look so plain & so white.

 In my cluster I've used some 2crafty - chipboard cogs - gesso'd & then simply inked.
And there's also a gorgeous Lil' Red Rocket vintage tag that went so well with the theme of my layout.  Loving those alpha's too - Studio Calico - countryside printed chipboard alpha's <3
And the reason behind the Addicted title....because my DH is totally obsessed with cycling!  He even admits that he is addicted!  To ride over 100km on a Sunday morning is just like a stroll in the park to  He even takes his bike on the back of his truck & rides whenever he gets a chance ...especially if there's holdups etc.
Another piece of 2crafty chipboard cog - cut from the same piece in the main cluster. 
No point wasting it in behind where it's not going to be seen!
 And some more Lil' Red Rocket goodness...some grey & white bakers twine wrapped around the photo matt.
 And some stickers from the Clippings sticker sheet.
So, that's all from me for now....who knows when I'll be back to share some more creations.
Hopefully the mojo will stay with me and it won't be too long.
Take care...and thanks for dropping by! xx


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