Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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Her Heart is So Very Beautiful

I haven't joined in at 1~2~3 Get Scrappy before, but needed to clear my head with some sad news, so gave myself a couple of hours after work to work on this page.

So this challenge involves picking 3 criteria in a row off the board & working with them.
So I choose - stitching, the colour orange & more than 3 different patterned papers.
I machine stitched, used 2 shades of light orange & 4 pp's, plus lots of fussy cutting.
Because I am in such a thoughtful mood, I choose to scrap my beautiful grand daughter Tashi dressed so beautifully for her formal. Such a delightful photo my son took of her. She so wanted to wear a fascinator, so I made her this one to match with her gorgeous chiffon gown.
This was so lovely to work on today, thank you for this great challenge.

Hugs xx


Sunday, October 27, 2013

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Adore - Special Investigator at CSI..

Here is how I cracked the last case as Special Investigator at CSI Scrapbooking.
I feel so honoured to have been asked & thoroughly enjoyed my 4 October cases...
This was a beautiful inspiration & one I enjoyed cos I used some photos of my hubby & me on our wedding renewal a few years back when we reached 33 years marriage.

Beautiful colours in this palette..& loved using them.
I choose to wear light blue as my wedding dress way back in 1976, & when I went looking for something special for our renewal of vows, I fell in love with another light blue & blingy outfit -
such a similar colour.
Evidence - I used
fabric - net
book pages
tie something
Testimony - I used
I created a little book to hold our story, & tied it will a ribbon.
Inspiration words: reminisce & old.
Journaling in my teeny tiny book reads -

33 years ago we said yes to each other, the years have past so quickly, sometimes we are good together, sometimes prickly.
But as I reminisce of times old & new,

I know that there could have only be you.
Hugs xx


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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ARTastic Design Team & Guest Design Team

Hi gals

Would you like to be part of the team at ARTastic for 2014....
Well this is your chance to apply.
Please see all the details here.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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Heart & Soul

I have not played along with 123 Challenge Blog so thought I would have a go with this fabulous inspiration ...
October's challenge is
I used this wonderful photo of my Jade & Pippi that I took at Ballina recently.
I am madly in love with texture paste & Heidi Swapp Colourshine & Dylusions so used all those, along with stamping, Zig writer & lovely papers & plenty of embellies plus a clothing tag.
And lots of love too..
Thank you for a great challenge, & also taking a peek..
Hugs xx

Monday, October 21, 2013

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Sitting with Pah

I just loved Sharon's October inspiration over at ScrapBoutique
and enjoyed so much scrapping this page of Pippi & her Pah...isn't it gorgeous!
 Create a Layout inspired by the colours and textures in the photo above.
* Include at lease 20 words in your journaling
* Use an everyday household item on your page

Love the greys, & used the fabulous gesso, & texture paste..plus that lovely chair from Scrapmatts...isn't that one fabulous!
Thanks for looking...hugs xx

Saturday, October 19, 2013

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My Cats....at CSI

Let's get into the fabulous challenge 94 at CSI Scrapbooking....
here is the case...
I couldn't believe it when Debbi Tehrani sent me this one...I had just bought this book 'I Could Pee on This' for my sister for Christmas...now that is a total co-incidence!!!  So my 3rd week as a Special Investigator, a privledge I have so loved.
So I used 2 photos of my 2 kitties sitting on my knee one cold evening...snuggling together....something they NEVER do!!
And then wrote a poem...hehehe - I wont give up my day job! :)
With some fabulous scrapping supplies I had a load of fun working on this page!

Thank you for popping along...
Hugs xxx

Friday, October 18, 2013

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 Over at Black with 2 this month the challenge is -
As it is October which is Breast Cancer Awareness month, here is some fabulous information about Annette & her friends that began an organisation called Be Uplifted...
Be Uplifted Inc. is a registered Breast Cancer Charity founded by Barbara Zimmerlie and Wendy Paterson in 2009. Both Barb and Wendy are breast cancer survivors and their friend Annette Gearside helped with the founding of the charity. BUi. offers Support, Help & Understanding through Faith, Hope and Love to women and their families affected by breast cancer.
They hold many fundraisers throughout the year eg. cent auctions, afternoon teas, high teas, Melbourne Cup luncheons, sausage sizzles & in December they deliver Christmas hampers to oncology departments of two hospitals. 
 It was decided for the month of OCTOBER, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the team at BUi would be GLOWING PINK .. ..They are having pink swooshes, tips, flashes or streaks in their hair & one of them is going all PINK (that's Annette)..
who wants to sponsor them in this hair-brained scheme .?????....
All monies raised is used to assist women & their families who are on their breast cancer journey to cover some of their out of pocket expenses ....
They are a small charity with a big dream

you can follow them on FB 
So I decided to make a card...
I have used some black card, black & white ribbon, Kaisercraft paper, and a heap of wonderfuls from Tattered Inspirations - the lace & hand dyed seam binding, little roses & the hat fin...
Why don't you join in this month??
I might even get a chance to work on a LO....you just never know!!!
Thank you for popping by...
Debi xxx
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Hello You

It has ben a couple of months since I have been able to join in over at Let's Get Shabby a fabulous challenge spot with a very arty & clever Design Team.
This month the criteria is
Make buttons the hero of your Shabby project!!   
Remember – it still has to have some form of paper in it

So with my lovely big tray of buttons I got stuck in to create on this thankfully cool & wet day here....it is SO very dry.   I enjoyed scrapping this card for a friend.

I have used a lovely journaling tag with an acrylic sheet, some lovely Jillibean words..

And lots of gorgeous buttons - most of them given to me, & some lovely pearls too.

Thank you for taking a peek,
Hugs  xx



Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Today, High Flyers

Well lucky me is still on the case as Special Investiggator at the fabulous CSI & this week's challenge is just as amazing as ever!
Here is a view from our Air New Zealand plane, across the wing as we waved goodbye to beautiful Norfolk Island earlier this year...and a snap of us happy flying travellers
I have used a clear envelope (from my purchase of postcards) under all my embellies & it is holding our tix & other memorabilia. So a great page of memories here for sure.
Isn't it marvellous! Plus Em Stafrace's  Page Drafts sketch thrown in the mix as well!!
Pop along & check out the most amazing pages!!
Hugs xxx

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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Tea Too...

Can I say I am even more super dooper excited!!! Woo hooo
I am on this weeks 'Most Wanted' list at CSI Scrapbooking.
I cant believe it.....
I have used my late mum's gorgeous china cups that I adore so much on my page along with gorgeous laces, flowers, doily & little wee cup & saucer from Tattered Inspirations, the best & most gorgeous vintage ephemera available...Carol's goodies are just delightful & very available on her Etsy shop. Can I say that I just love being on Carol's Design Team!!!
I have also used one of Marg's little flairs from her lovely stock at Bits & Pieces by Marg.
I just loved creating this page...& you know what?  There is another CSI weekly challenge running right now..check it out HERE !!
Many hugs xxx

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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Sad face...

Such a sad, sad face of my little Pippi...but had to scrap this photo for the fabulous criteria over at Archi-scraps this month...
Here is the inspiration

The extra criteria is a face somewhere on your layout.
It can be in the photo or on the embellishment somewhere. You can use these colours or any other that you like.

I used this saddest face of Pippi, plus the warm oranges, tones of pinks & black.
I used an arrow to represent the spiky top, with some dots to represent her tears, & the wet path in this inspiration.
I really hope you can join in this month...
Hugs xx

Sunday, October 6, 2013

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Just 3 Faces of Phyllis...

The fabulous & talented Lucy at Red Chi Chi has done it again with another terrific You Show Me Yours, for October...

Lucy has sourced some photos of a lass called Phyllis off the net & our challenge was to use 2 or more of these 6 photos & work up a LO.

So here is mine using the beautiful young Phyllis..

I loved this Prima paper, I just couldn't stop fussy cutting out the journaling tags, so used them as layers...plus a spray with Heidi Swapp colour shine in red & gold, & a great KC stamp too.
If you would like to join in too, feel free!
Hugs xx

Saturday, October 5, 2013

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So chuffed as a Special Investigator at CSI!!


Oh I was SO very excited to be asked to be a Special Investigator at CSI Scrapbooking by Debbie Tehrani....and so I jumped at the chance, of course!!

What a brilliant scrapbooking challenge site this one is, & I just love it!! I cant wait for Saturday mornings here in Aus for the next challenge to appear!!

So this is the fabulous challenge this week...

And here is what I worked on, & so enjoyed it...

I loved the soft & gentle palette, & the criteria that I used on my page...
I have a few old books that I treasure, al well as a new book from my lovely friend Shelee, titled 'Reflections for a Special Friend'.
I machine stitched, used texture paint & some mists, along with some glorious laces from Tattered Inspirations & Karen from Calgary, a cameo, a dangly charm on velvet, plus a lovely handmade blue flower from dear Mary from Wisconsin. I really have wonderful friends!
I would love to see you join in this week, so here is the link for Case File 92 at CSI Scrapbooking.
Hugs xx


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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Fur, feathers & fins..

What a great challenge from ARTastic this month...& her is my Tashi showcasing her dear little Mahlou, who sadly died recently. Dear Tashi is heartbroken. But these are lovely photos nonetheless.
This month we feature Salvation by Mia Taninaka.
Criteria - Wood and/or feathers (real or otherwise)
A little about Mia TaninakaThe 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.
I hope you can join in this lovely challenge with us this month...its fabulous!
Hugs xxx
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Happy Birthday card

I  had a lovely play with papers for this #71 Feeling Sketchy sketch that runs til
14 October
Here is the sketch - interpret your way..
The optional challenge for this one is to use only 2 colours
(different shades of the 1 care are fine e.g. light and dark blue).

This month we are being sponsored by:

Whimsy Farm Twine is a little Australian business run by a little lady in a corner of her little house. I put my heart and soul into Whimsy Farm Twine; I love twine and I love meeting new people who also love twine.
So do join in with us - it is always fun!
Hugs xx

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