Monday, July 29, 2013

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Feeling Sketchy Challenge 66!

Have a look at this fabulous sketch for this fortnight at Feeling Sketchy!!

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So I had to use some more FWAB on my page...I really love all there is a great cheery card for a special 4 year old's birthday!

So pop over to Feeling Sketchy & join in!

Hugs xxx


Saturday, July 27, 2013

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Big Time

~ JULY CHALLENGE ~ at Scrap the Boys

 This month you need to create a layout using a black and white headshot of your boy(s) or man, everything else is up to you!

And with that great criteria & a top photo of our dear grandson Harry, I really had fun with texture paint, paints & brights!

I really love this photo, & loved playing with my stash to create this one.
Hugs xx

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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Be Yourself

I decided after a bit of a hiatus this year to join in with some challenge blogs I was going to just get in there & have a go.
The very first blog I ever saw when I started surfing the net for 'scrapbooking' was this one
So a good place to revisit.

The criteria for the  
and so here is my page using this fab photo of Harry at MovieWorld!
I really enjoyed painting & masking & stamping with a little doodling too.
You have til July 31 to join in, so why not?
Hugs xxx


Monday, July 15, 2013

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Congrats at Feeling Sketchy!


Another fortnight & here is our next card sketch at Feeling Sketchy. 

This is so very versatile as you can see on our blog...each of us has produced such different cards...

And here is mine - using Flourish with A Bling products. FWAB are sponsors of Feeling Sketchy during July.


A fab card for a new home!!
Hope you can join us...
Hugs xxx

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Man O Man!

I was lucky enough to see a gorgeous page on the wonderful  Heather Jacobs arty blog, for a new scrapping challenge run by the 'lotta wag' herself Lucy Muraca. It is called 'You Show Me Yours' isn't that a top title!!

Lucy emails a photo, a subject that I obviously have  had fun with!

And here is my page...about Hugh ...titled Man O Man!

I used some Kraft Core CS & madly sanded it, then layered the fabulous KC Pickled Pear papers, some machine stitching ( oh I love my Brother) some neat ornate embells, flower, leaf & tag that says 'Adored'! Hehhe
It really was fabulous to scrap this photo of Hugh...
Thanks for taking a look...
Hugs xx


Monday, July 8, 2013

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Mood Boards...Mystical CC challenges....

What a wonderful time I had scrappin' with the marvellous mood boards that the gals from Mystical Scrapbooks organised...
Here you will find your inspiration: that I used for the above LO of our Pippi... Fabulous challenge Anita!

Here you will find your inspiration: Here is Dale's first challenge on site...another terrific challenge.

Here you will find your inspiration: using this wonderful photo of my Benni in 1980...choice hey!!
Hugs xx

Monday, July 1, 2013

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Introducing Rock n Roll Party (charcoal and pastel) by Lorraine Lewitzka. This is our inspiration at ARTastic for July...I just love it!

Criteria - Black and White and predominantly one other colour

A little about Lorraine Lewitzka

Lorraine and her husband Terry have been teaching oil painting and watercolours in Victor Harbour, South Australia, for many years. Both multi-award winners, Terry specializes in oil and watercolour landscape. He also teaches creative drawing techniques for life drawing and other subjects. Lorraine teaches watercolour, mixed media portraits and figurative subjects.

Lorraine Lewitzka was born in South Australia in 1952, into a family of artists and worked as a fashion and illustrative artist in the late '60's, beginning watercolour painting with Marjorie Hann in 1985. In 1988, Lorraine was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts and began exhibiting in private and mixed exhibitions.

A significant highlight and turning point of Lorraine's career was the inaugural study award at the Victor Harbor Rotary Art Show. As a result, she was tutored by four distinguished watercolourists in the U.S.A. being Robert Wade, Betty Lou Schlemm, Christopher Schink and Alex Powers, after which she attended a summer school at the Slade School of Art, London, discovering the new medium of oils in life painting. Adding to her traditional drawing and watercolour skills, was valuable time spent with Leonid Vasin, Professor of Fine Art from China. Over the years, Lorraine has always endeavoured to produce works of substance, giving the viewer opportunity to grow with and into the painting. At present she concentrates on figurative landscapes, portraiture and interiors in watercolour and mixed media with her intimate oil interiors finding much popularity also. With good, underlying draughtmanship Lorraine enjoys capturing the moments and snapshots of everyday life, playing with the light or solitary moods in which the subject lives.

Lorraine has continued to participate in many exhibitions and consistently wins prizes in both watercolour and oil competitions. Her articles have been published in Australian Artist Magazine. She has demonstrated at the prestigious Camberwell Art Show and worked as guest tutor on several occasions for the Australian Guild of Realist Artists (also a member), and invited as judge for their final 2006 exhibition. Having tutored regularly in South Australia , Lorraine has also been called to teach in Queensland, N.S.W., Vic, Tasmania and W.A.. She has entered the Doug Moran and Portia Geach Portrait Prizes and was a finalist in the Alice Bale Travelling Award of 2008 and The Cricket Art Prize, 2012.

You can learn more about their work by visiting their blog.

And here is my page...

I choose to use the lemon yellows scheme, to work in with this lovely photo of Jade & Pippa. Isn't it wonderful to use a black & white scheme, & adding that touch of another colour!

I have used some lovely Belle B & W paper & embellies, along with a gorgeous card from Typo & BG & KC bits & bobs.

I really hope you can join in with this criteria - you will love it!

Hugs xxx

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A bit pointy - nointy, nointy...

Well, here is something completely different. This spiral building is in Cambodia. AND it is the inspiration for Archi-scraps for July.  The added criteria is to use a pin.

And here is mine, from my Norfolk Island travels. This is a photo of Lone Pine, a Norfolk Island pine that sits all by itself on Hunters Point.

I have used angled tree branch chipboard, a hat pin & diamond shaped bling using the inspiration of the spiral building. Plus I thought this photo was perfect..the sunrise & the pink CS.

I do hope you can join us, as there is so much scope with this one.

Hugs xx

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Have a Wonderful day!

Isn't this sketch so versatile for a card?? Well this is the fortnight sketch at Feeling Sketchy.

And the sponsorship for our winners prize pack comes from

So here is my card, using some altered FWAB and a lovely KC paper pad that Shazza gave me for my birthday.

I loved this sketch & love playing with this gorgeous pearlie swirl was lovely.

Do join in with us, you have 2 weeks!

Hugs xx

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