Monday, May 27, 2013

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I worked a little differently with my card this Feeling Sketchy. A a card for next year now...
Here is the sketch & do join in with us!
I did the rule of thirds, & not the card in thirds...but do take a look at the gals inspiration, it is marvellous!
Hugs xx
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So Cool in That Pool..

Another terrific challenge from CSI this week...aren't those colours, 'the scene' fabulous!

I had this photo matted & out on my desk for another LO & then saw this, & went wow! perfect!

So here is mine -

I masked, & stamped with my toilet roll stamp & used the fabulous pp & accessories that CSI provide each week, along with a bit of bling...why not I say..
Sandie's Daisy fitted in perfectly hey!
One of the pieces of evidence was something upside down, so I reversed the letters in cool...interesting!
Thank you for looking,
Hugs xxx

Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Product Review for Alacraft No 1........

I was so chuffed to be able to help James from Alacraft out on a few product reviews...& had a wow of a time getting into some scrapping I have to say!

Alacraft online store has a huge range of scrapbooking products along  with lace, ribbon, yarn, stickers, iron on motifs, quilting fabric, craft flowers, bridal accessories and much more.

In this LO of Pete & I under the Jetty that I worked on this week, I have used some lovely Smart Kraft bling - I chose to use one frame, & 1/2 of the other frame.
Some of these glorious flower sprays - the folded red roses & large white flowers with drops of 'water' on sweet &
some Smart Kraft small white flowers with bling centres
and of course a wonderful black butterfly!

Sorry, that photo is bad....
The butterflies bodies are separate, so you can add it if you choose...which I did.

I have found each of these products sturdy, well made & really all that I ask for on a page or why not check out the website & see for yourself..

Go to  Alacraft & you will even receive a 20% discount using my own special code DEBI20 on your order!!

Alacraft also has a monthly giveaway of $25 of free craft products for anyone who enters their email address into the raffle.

My next review will be with some more lovelies & a couple of cards...

Hugs xx

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You & me & our treasure....

What a wonderful Case file this week (as if there never is!!) at CSI.  Brilliant!

Do pop over & jump in...they really are fabulous!

So here is my LO using the criteria...I have to say I have begun to be really addicted to these amazing challenges...& always now waiting for the next one!
Bring on Saturday morning I say! :)
I used this wonderful sunshiney & happy photo of our Pippi with us taken on 3/4/13...and just really enjoyed looking for ephemera in my stash that all went together.
I am also 'in love' with texture paint & crackle paint, so used my fave stencil to create that sunshiney feel to my page.
I used this fab Kaisercraft bird cage rubon, & I finally found my 'little birdies flying' stamp (been MIA for ages) to add that freedom feeling
I layered the KC rubons with Prima flowers, & leaves & metal flowers & button, plus some lovely confetti & really am happy with how it all turned out.
Do join in!
Thank you for looking,
Hugs xx

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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Tattered Inspirations Sale!!!!!!!!!!! Hurry!!!

Tattered Inspirations is now on sale

Only 2 days to go

So pop into the shop for amazing value

The coupon code is maysale15 and if you enter this (where the payment options are) you will receive 15% off all stock

Here is the link to the shop :)
Tattered Inspirations
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I am on the 'Watch List' at CSI!

With this page about little me, using all the wonderful weekly inspiration at CSI. I was very chuffed!!
A glorious palette with great evidence & testimony, make it such a pleasure to scrap.
I was so lucky to have 'met' Debbi Tehrani the owner of CSI through a guest spot at Soul Scrappers, & now I am 'addicted' to their inspiration!
Here is last weeks page of mine from the most glorious inspiration 71, over at CSI . And I made it to the watch list say I am excited is an understatement!
So gathering supplies for this weeks challenge!
Do pop over & take a look!
Hugs xx

Monday, May 20, 2013

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Life Cycle...

Now this is a wonderful sketch no 60 at Feeling Sketchy, I really was inspired & so here is my card..

I used some plain cream CS woth some brown Bazzill, a lovely KC stamp & bling, pretty lace, cotton flower & felt this card could be a Sympathy/Condolence card.

The DT's cards are just marvellous & I so love the variance of styles..

So do join in with us - cos it is always fun!!

Hugs xx

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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A Smile is the best makeup a girl can wear....

What a fabulous saying  for this months challenge at
Scrap the Girls   a Smile is the best makeup a girl can wear....
So I had to scrap this fab photo of my Jadie & Pippi...aren't they both so gorgeous!
Am I biased or what! :)

I used plain white CS & gesso's some hexagon shapes, misted pink GM across the top & wiped off, misted again with aqua & wiped some away, & then blew the runs across the page with a that was fun!
I needed to do this magic photo justice!
Thank you for looking..
Hugs xx

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Lets get shabby...

Another lovely challenge at Lets Get Shabby
this month...the criteria is to use
So I used some lovely Candi given to me by dear Clare, as well as a few KC pearls to enhance my card.
Hugs to you xxx

Monday, May 13, 2013

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Just hearts...

Well here is my card from the Feeling Sketchy
sketch 59 this week.
I have been gesso'ing & stamping & inking lots of tags lately, so jiggered the sketch to include them.  Plus this lovely soft pastel paper was a treat to use - Kaisercraft of course!
Do join us!!
Hugs xx

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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Hello Sunshine...

I have been scrapping over at Mystical Scrapbooks for their May CC...

Although I cannot take a good photo I am really happy with my double page, about the one & only Miss Pip.

Then using some oldie photos & some creativity on chippies, here is another page.
Then here is a fairy at the bottom of the garden....
I have so enjoyed scrapping lately!
Hugs xxx

Monday, May 6, 2013

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Sew Glad we are Friends...

Now I think this sketch from Feeling Sketchy is a great one...very versatile!
Check out the gals inspirational cards on the site - they really are fabulous!
Here is my card -
I have used the Kaisercraft paper Needles & Threads which I adore, plus a Websters teal flower...a lovely card for my friends birthday.
Do join in - fab challenges!
Hugs xxx

Sunday, May 5, 2013

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It started with a sneeze...

What can I say but that I love this dear little girl so much...she has the most wonderful nature...
Hugs xxx

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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When I am scrapbooking.......

Over at ARTastic we are holding a special National Scrapbooking Day challenge...
When I am scrapbooking I am in my own wonderful world, I create for me & my tastes, & I so love that ‘immersed’ feeling in this beautiful ‘lifestyle. 
So pop over & take a peek at our NSD extra challenge, plus our fabulous monthly inspiration as well.  You will be happy you did!!
Lets hope you can get some scrapping in!!
Hugs xx
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It is National Scrapbooking Day!! Hooray for us!!

Over at Soul Scrappers from today May 4 til May 12

we are having our own little National Scrapbooking Day challenges.

There are 7 challenges in total and you are required to complete three of the challenges to be considered for the Random Draw Prizes (see below)

The DT's will upload there individual challenges over the next couple of days.
We will keep a list of the challenges completed be members here in this discussion.

NDS1 - National Scrapbooking Day TRIVIA hosted by Debi Clark
NSD2 - Scrapbooking Quote challenge hosted by Libby
NSD3 - Sketch challenge hosted by Joy Anderson
NSD4 - Scraproom challenge hosted by Karen Findlay
NSD5 - Card challenge hosted by Angie
NSD6 - 'AWESOME' challenge hosted by Shazza
NSD7 - Photography challenge - 'Sharing those scrappy moments' hosted by Jen

All members and DT's alike are eligible for the Random Draw prizes!
So join in our join up, so you can join great to see you there!!
Hugs xx

Friday, May 3, 2013

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The Great Perk about Being a Parent...the grand children!!

The Perks of being a Wallflower
(Suggested by Dale Tiernan)

May inspiration at FS2S

1pt = A bit of Green Cardstock somewhere on your page.

2pts = Black Title

3 pts = Bricks (Stencil, mask, handmade from pp, painted)
What a great inspiration - thanks Dale!!
Here is my page
Used this fun selfie taken with Pete, Jade & Pippi in early April & it is true, the great perk of having children is the grand children!!
Do join in!!
Hugs xx

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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Butterfly Dream

I absolutely love this painting by Michael Duncan & it is the marvellous inspiration for
April at ARTastic! 
Additional criteria - The use of stencils/masks
A little about Michael Duncan
In 2010 Michael completed his Fine Arts (Sculpture) degree from The Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Michael started stencilling in 2009 during his spare time at the VCA. Michael’s accomplishments include being a finalist for the past two consecutive years for the Australian Stencil Art Prize, completing a multiphase commission at Tramp Bar in Melbourne’s CBD, and exhibiting in A Cut Above II: International Stencil Exhibition at Espionage Gallery which featured some of the best stencil artists from all over the world. Michael is currently preparing for his first solo exhibition which will open in Melbourne on the 17th of May at Off The Kerb Gallery.

“I always like to include a quirk of humour in my stencils, I find it helps to develop a connection to the work. Form, high detail and bold imagery are probably the main things I consider aesthetically when developing my works while at the same time with the aim of provoking thought. Many of my stencils are up to 35 layers and it is really satisfying to see all the layers build up to the final image. Each artwork can take up to two months as I have to hand cut each layer. I strive to create stencils that are extremely detailed in an effort to really push the boundaries of the stencilling art form potential”.

For more information please visit his blog at

So I really had fun with my craft stencils on CS, & some mixed media work with gesso & mists & came up with this title Butterfly Dream

My journaling reads...
Circles, rain falls, wings flutter, life moves, loves lost.
Times past & so it goes on.

Do join in cos it is a lovely inspiration!
Hugs xx
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