Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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Sea weed seekers

What a great inspiration from Sonia over at ScrapBoutique...to scrap summer fun pages, enhanced with some yellow.  

So the Sea Weed Seekers LO of Madi & Hayden was worked on.  Had fun with some papers from Leanne, as well as my stock & a lovely doily from Marg.


Friday, March 25, 2011

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My fave photo

Oh do I love & cherish this photo of my mum at her work in 1937 . She is 2nd from the left, side on to the photo knitting.  What a sweetie!
I have scrapped the whole photo previously, & also this portion before...but gee I think it is fabulouss, so scrapped it again.
I have worked on a sketch for Amanda's Stash Stomper at ScrapBoutique...what a lovely sketch it was too.
 I have used some Bella paper that was going really cheap at Spotlight & I really love the pink with the touches of brown & green.  Also I have used a lovely journalling tag from the lovely Leanne..
Oh see the great bottle cap?  That is handmade by Marg,  over at http://bitsandpiecescreatedby-marg.blogspot.com/.  Do check out her blog!!

Thanks for taking the time to hop by,

Thursday, March 24, 2011

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My garden room

Another fabulous challenge at Soul Scrappers & that was to scrap our favourite room in our home.  Well I cannot scrap my scrap room as it is way too messy & has to stay that way...hehehe.  
But really this is my very favourite room, our screened enclosure built about 6 years ago on the back of our home.  The reason I have this old purple curtain as a tablecloth on my lovely glass table is that just over that blue fence there is a 3 story home being built & the amount of dust that is being produced is phenomonal! This new dwelling will block our view to the bush reserve & our sun for lots of the year....sad isn't it!!

So I choose shades of purple with this LO...maybe that is how I felt too!!  A lovely Marg flower as well as a Tattered Inspirations one too, & some lovely Stampin' Up stamps & birdies.

Hope you are all doing well,

Take care xxx

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Happy Birthday wonderful daughter.......

Love always to you- you are such an amazing person!

Your mumsie xxxxxxxx

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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March Challenge for Sandie's Place

I am home a little early today so sat & finished off a LO & also a card...here is a Happy Birthday card to my friend, she will receive it belatedly.
Sandie's criteria was 'autumnal colours & leaves', so I  it just worked in well with what I wanted to make.
I used lovely BG & KC papers, lace & a gorgeous Prima flower, on lovely black CS.

Take care gals,

Monday, March 21, 2011

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When I was so small....

I had beautiful dreams....

I used a lovely kit from Carol at Tattered Inspirations to work on this LO of a little me.  This photo was taken in 1962 in the lounge room of the home I was growing up in Lismore, NSW. My lovely Aunty Val was visiting from Melbourne & had bought me that lovely blue taffeta dress....I looked a princess with my white gloves on!!  
I am so lucky to have such a wonderful photo.  In the background is a wall hanger, that I now have on my scrap wall...it has been everywhere with me, & my dear daughter used it while she was young too.

Thanks for dropping by,

Love Debi xx

Sunday, March 20, 2011

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Out of my comfort zone....

 That is the March CC at ScrapBoutique & it surely is!!

Manon's challenge was the criteria that Leanne found she liked the least, & so that was my challenge!  To scrap on very floral paper, machine sewing & rub-ons....so I actually enjoyed using this BG paper & lots of colours of jubilant Jadie & her birthday cake. 

My next challenge was inspired by a sketch from Sonia & it was to do techniques that I dont usually use...so I didn't ink, or add lots of embellies & DIDN'T follow the sketch - norty hey! I used some more gorgeous goodies given to me by Leanne...lovely, lovely paper & flowers.

Hope you got to do something you loved this weekend too!

Cheers, Debi  xxx

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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More wonders of the world....

I have been working on some pages & these were for the 4-7-11 Wonders at the LSBS.

This LO of Pete & I near the Airey's Inlet Lighthouse ( 'have you ever, ever felt like this, strange things coming, are you going Round the Twist' - we  loved that ABC show) is following an inspiration photo from Nic, of the Northern Lights which has a lot of 'green' colours & I added leaves & tulle...just suited the coolness of the LO.

This LO of Jade, is title Roaming Rome, & was from Tara's information & photo of the Colusseum...as I have said before I am not an artist, not giving up my day job for sure, but it all worked OK here. Added that shabby look...hehehe
I was so fortunate to have this great photo of Jade in Rome...it is fabulous hey!!

Take care xx

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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The Golfers

This page I worked on over the weekend for the LSBS CC - using recycled materials.
I have used a lovely photo of Jade & her Pete, with Prima packaging & a clothing label, plus some lovely goodies from a couple of RAK's & a bit of doodling too.  I loved the colours together, enhancing the great photo.

Take care xxx

Love Debi xxx

Monday, March 14, 2011

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My Pa....

This photo of my grandfather needed to be kept as it is disintergrating, so after a scan, I have it mounted with little tags, so if anyone else in the family does want it, it will be easily removed.
Such a wonderful photo taken in approx 1899 in Hawera in NZ, where he was living.  He was Captain in the local Fire Brigade, & here he is pictured with his uniform & medals. Some years ago, my mum gave me his medal on a gold chain that I wear with pride.

I have worked on this LO following inspiration from the LSBS March CC, that runs til 12midnight tonight..

Take care xxxx

Friday, March 11, 2011

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It is on a lean...must correct my picture taking...mmm
But this is my page for Soul Scrappers Soul Music this is round # 4...I just love this photograph taken looking at a Loch in Scotland, & it really fitted the name...maybe a little off the subject, but I am happy with the result.

Take care xxxxxx

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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Little sweet wonder.....

More scrapping for the Little Scrapbook Shop...4-7-11, & theme being Wonders...

Here is my take on Anna's inspiration of the Hagia Sofia....needed a mosaic look & I used the colours of the inspiration & BG Curio papers...yummy.... in scrapping lovely little Sally...

Take care

Love Debi xxx

Sunday, March 6, 2011

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My accomplishments....

The wonderful Erika from Soul Scrappers has for Week 8 of the Soulology Project - about our accomplishments....
So my double page here......I believe my best accomplishment is my two wonderful children....but I have to say I adore this photo of them as teens....so very special!

And then this is about what I also believe I have accomplished...

Take care....xxxxx

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My green cul de sac....

Lucky I had already taken a photo of the end of the street, cos during the deluge yesterday it was like a brown lake...did we have some rain or what!!!
Here is my next page in Jane Howden's 'My Place in the Sun'...& it is of my street.

I have used beautiful BG paper, KC flowers & Marg's Bits & Pieces flower & doily to highlight how lush the foliage looks this year.

Pop over to http:/scrapbeginnings.blogspot.com if you would like to join in.
Take care xx

Thursday, March 3, 2011

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Give me Vertigo..........

That's right...Vertigo!

This month this is the movie challenge poster at FromScreen2Scrap...isn't it great, & you should see the work by the Design Team...absolutely fabulous!

Added criteria for an extra 6 Bonus Points

 1) Orange background = 1pt

 2) A black silohouette figure (person) on your layout = 2pts

3) A spirograph shape or swirl on your layout = 3pt

Please email your layouts compressed/resized for web viewing to shazzaalleyes@hotmail.com
Here is mine...
Hope you will join in ...it is fun!

Take care,

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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Stylish Blog Award...

Delightful Dale from Daley's Dailies http://daleys-dailies.blogspot.com most kindly gave me this award... 
so thank you Dale & I need to pass it on.....to share about in this bloggy world

  1. I have been married for 35 years to my man, this May! Yay!
  2. I live at the beach, & love to swim in the cool, but very flat sea.No big waves for me please.
  3. I have 2 grown up children with families of their own, who don't live close by...boo hoo. But I try to see them often.
  4. I love Scrapbooking & Cardmaking & can't imagine my world with out these scrapping pleaseure.
  5. I work 4 days a week with Radio/TV & also one night a week as scorer at a local Trivia Night.
  6. I am not a great photographer, but I love trying.
  7. I am blessed to be alive & have a wonderful family & fulfilling life.
I now nominate the following talented bloggers for a Stylish Blog Award:

Leanne ....http://leannemcdonald.blogspot.com/







Take care xxx

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Arty farty at ARTastic....

This month at ARTastic challenge blog we have used a painting by Marc Chagall that was my choice...I loved the bright colours of all the performers, that definite brush style & the 'circus' about it too.

The Circus Horse by Marc Chagall 
(suggested by Deb Clark) 

Diva Demand for an extra 10 bonus points try and
work the following into your layout.

Total points = 10pts
1. A Bright colorful Layout = 1pt
2. An animal somewhere on your page = 2pts
3. At least 3 circles  = 3pts
PLUS  - ADDED Bonus Point... A horse somewhere on your page = 4 pts

So here is my take on the subject....
Dominant blues & oranges of the Crate Paper & that cartoon style feel, with my son & grandson having a jolly good time in the pool, while they were on holidays..

Take care xxx

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