Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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Live & Love @ ARTastic

Well here I am after a few months. As I am feeling reasonable atm, scrapping was high on my 'to do' list.

So I have chosen this great challenge for September over at ARTastic

This month we feature this delightful piece by Donald James Waters called Spot on.  
Our criteria is a Tribute to Dad - any Dad anyway you might like to portray them.

I enjoyed scrapping this great photo of my fabulous son in law, & his 2 youngest Pippi & Hudson.

He really is a great man & I love that he loves my beautiful daughter, and all his family.

Thanks for this challenge.



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Adorable @ Pixels & Paper

Well today was a digital type of day for me.

So I used this lovely inspiration across at Pixels & Paper.

And played with MyMemories.


I choose this photo of my darling granddaughter Pippi, 
just about to enjoy her daily 'chino' with her mummy.

I have used some bright colours along with subtle pastels, 
and had fun 'gathering' flowers for my page.

Thank you for a lovely challenge.

Hugs xx


Thursday, May 12, 2016

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You Make Me Happy @ Scrappingclearly

My scrapping friend Tania Ballestrin posted on FB about  
Scrappingclearly's NSD Cybercrop challenges.  

I was only up to one challenge this time, a lovely card sketch & here it is.

And my card using an old kit, but a lovely one.

Scrappingclearly also have monthly challenges & for May, Chloe has chosen this 
sketch from the Maggie Holmes Open Book

Its a fun one that I like..

And here is my take


 I have used a KC kit that I was given, with different colours than I usually use, but I felt it went well with this great photo taken on Mothers' Day.

This little laughing girl is my granddaughter Pippi, with her Aunt Debbie holding my new little grandson Hudson while Debbie's grandson gets a laugh in too. A very happy photo.

 A lovely challenge, thank you!

Hugs xx



Sunday, April 17, 2016

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Good Nana @ Pixels & Paper

There is a beautiful challenge across at Pixels & Paper for April.


CRITERIA - Vintage style
I find this inspiration, somewhat gorgeous...
I have chosen to scrap a page about one of Pete's late Nana's, 
Good Nana as she was known. A beautiful woman that I had the pleasure to know for a few short years.

I was given a G45 paper pack & embellies from my lovely scrapping friend Leanne, & that is the basis of this LO.

Gorgeous products along with such a lovely outfit of Nana.....I am wondering if my late MIL made her hat, as she was a wonderful milliner?

Thank you for a great challenge. It was fabulous to be able to work on a page.

Hugs xx

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Sleeping Like a Babe @ Scrap the Boys

After a month of 'extra' illness added to my ongoing Leukemia, I had the most wonderful time back in my scrap room yesterday playing with papers, & bits & bobs for my first LO about our darling baby grandson Hudson.

I worked on a fabulous April challenge from Scrap the Boys.




My son-in-law was watching the football, with little Hudson stretched out & they both fell asleep - what a great photo!

So here is my page.

I so enjoyed getting into my new G45 papers from my dear friend Leanne, & lots of tags & embellies.

 Isn't scrapping good for the soul.....

Thank you for this challenge.

Hugs xx

Sunday, March 6, 2016

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Missing Scuzzi @ ARTastic

Another great challenge from ARTastic for this month - titled 

The Wild One

CRITERIA - Wood Veneer

A little about Mia Taninaka  - The little girl who once painted a forest all over her bedroom walls has grown up to be a wizard of fine line and expansive colour. Sydney born, Mia now lives and creates in the calm and elemental Bali. Painting predominantly with acrylics, watercolour and ink, Mia currently exhibits throughout Australia and Asia, always looking to expand her horizons. She likes to draw and paint on found wooden objects and panels, creating stunning colourful imaginative works inspired by her Japanese heritage and Australian roots.
Here is my digital interpretation.
I have used a photo taken in February 2016 of my hubby Pete, and our oldest kitty at 19, called Scuzzi. Poor Scuz had a stroke & died not long after this photo was taken.
She loved lying in Pete's arms like a baby....she was so loved. 

Thank you for a lovely challenge once again.

Hugs xx


Sunday, February 28, 2016

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Loved @ Sketchy Boards Challenge

Hello everyone,

Been under the weather in bits & pieces in February...and also some wonderful happening too. 

Life as it is!

and it is a fabulous one.

So using the colour palette here is my page about my beloved hubby, Pete

I have used loads of bits & bobs here, cos I love them on a LO.

A closeup..

And another to add to the party

Great challenge Heidi & her DT team

Hugs xx


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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Soul Scrappers 'Big Birthday Bash' cards.....

Over at Soul Scrappers to celebrate their 6th birthday, they are having a Big Birthday Bash.

So here are mine so far....

SSB1 - Add Balloons to your Birthday Card

SSB2 Add stamping to your BIRTHDAY CARD

SSB3 add a number to your birthday card

SSB4 Using Die-Cuts 


SSB5 Add something glittery

SSB6 Add a CAKE to your Birthday Card

SSB7 - FUNNY sayings or FUNNY image 

SSB8 masculine card

 There are 2 more card challenges...need to feel better than I do to complete them....

Hugs xx







Monday, January 11, 2016

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Dream @ Freshly Made Sketches

Here is the lovely design for the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge

It is very versatile, isn't it?

And here is my card using up lovely vintage style scraps in my stash... I have used a Heidi Swapp bubble sticker, so this card is named 'Dream"

Very happy with the colours on the silver card stock.

These pink flowers are gorgeous!

Great challenge - thank you,

Hugs xx


Friday, January 1, 2016

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Love So Big @ Feeling Sketchy

Happy New Year to all my friendly scrappers in this big wide world out there....

so to celebrate the birth of 2016 I decided to make a card from the Feeling Sketchy challenge blog this morning.


A great design by Michelle.

Here is my card...

I used a square KC card, & Paperlicious Wood Collection 6x6 paper pad.

And a little closeup...

Thank you for a lovely challenge.

Hugs xx

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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As every thread of gold @ ARTastic

December inspiration "Merry Christmas" by Alice Ju 

Here is the ARTastic

December inspiration "Merry Christmas" by Alice Ju

A little about Alice Ju ...

Alice Ju’s artworks are best known for her photo-realistic and dramatic colour, emphasising the radiant splendor of both the urban and natural world. She confidently employs dynamic artistic mediums in her works including oil paint, watercolour, acrylic, pastel, charcoal and pencil.
Alice was classically trained under renowned Australian artist, Kay Maloney.
Alice’s artworks have been displayed in various art galleries and public exhibitions including Mosman Art Gallery, Drummoyne Art Society and NSW Transport Public Art Exhibition. Her stunning works are regularly featured in support of charities and other non-profit organisations including the Exodus Foundation and the LEAD Group. Alice is the founder and director of Creative Einstein Education, a private education centre located in Campsie, NSW.
Now I decided to use my Art Journal for this one - working on a double page.....I work in it from time to time & intend to do more in 2016.
I choose to use the other bauble colours as well...such a pretty inspiration.
Here is my 2 page arty journal.
I began with a thin layer of Decorart Old Gold paint...then Finnabair gold crackle paint & a stencil.
Then Heidi Swapp stencils &  Colourshine Mint, Pink & Aqua

Stamping using about 5 different stamps (I never remember where they are from) & Dew Drop inks
 I choose this Old English quote
As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time.
I certainly enjoyed playing with these pages over the last few days.

Thank you for a lovely end of year challenge.
Will miss the outgoing DT's - always lovely work.
Hugs xx





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