Friday, February 28, 2014

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Opening Doors

I loved this photo from the moment I saw it...I was so inspired! 

This is the March inspiration at Archi-scraps  

THEN I found out we are collaborating with  
CSI Scrapbooking & we will all be CSI March Special Agents for this Special Case File 
- so woo hoo, I was thrilled!!!

The criteria for Archi-scraps is striped borders.

And here is my page using the CSI criteria too...

I have used the 6 colours of the colour palette
Evidence - strips, decorative border, achitechtural elements, clouds, & zig zags.
Testimony - I have documented about a print of doors, I bought from one of our local 'cheap shops' Crazy Clarks.

My journaling reads...

I have owned red doors, blue doors, old brown doors, glass doors & wooden doors. My son in laws architecture company is called 'Red Door Architecture'.

Welcome - come inside - lovely to see you!
No thank you
Oh for me!
Open Sesame..
my front door sayings

I have a fascination with front doors.
Coloured, woooden. 1.2 doors, big & little, metal doors on castles, homes, sheds, outhouses,commercial buildings, glass, old new, with handles, hooks, knobs & studs, well lit & numbered. They let you know where you are!

Then I found this el-cheapo print & it hangs proudly on my hall wall for all to see!

Safe & secure it keeps out the heat & the cold & the strong winds & blinding rain.

Open wide, come inside to my home.

Do come & join us at Archi-scraps for this fabulous & awesome challenge challenge!

Hugs xx

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Love You Buttercup


Isnt this Mood Board from JOT Magazine just scrumptious & delectable 7 it is not even food..I can feel the textures & love the was lovely to play..

I have needed to scrap this divine photo of our little darling GD Pippi & I thought all the colours were just perfect...she is really in thought here!! I do believe I added an extra colour to my page, yellow, but still I love it...

Hugs xx

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Happiness is Paris!

Challenge 124 over at Use Your Stuff 
is TRAVEl..

So I have worked on another photo of Jade's travel album...

I have used some quite old pp, along with some bits & bobs & young traveller Jade here. And this fabulous chippie title..

I really am loving working on her photos & ours as well..even though it was 9 years ago!!! Struth!

Great challenge - thanks gals.

Hugs xx

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Dreams Come True

And heavens - this is my last reveal as February Guest Designer over at 4 Crafty Chicks....
February has just gone too fast!!
So the challenge this week is -
Challenge #183 - Music
And here is my card that I made especially for this challenge

The music on this card, was part of my late dad's sheet music & most of it is so brittle...sad to see it fading away, but I am so pleased to be able to use it on cards & LO's.
I hope you can join in this weeks excellent challenge - there is so much scope!
Thank you so much 4 Crafty Chicks for having me as your February designer. 
I feel very flattered & chuffed!!
Hugs xx

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Awesome Audrey...

Another gorgeous photo from Lucy Muraca for her monthly challenge at YSMY...
isn't Audrey a wonderfully beautiful woman...
I had a terrific time finding just the right things to use for this work in with the lovely embellishments that Lucy sent..a fabulous mask, a great I sponged ink onto the title using the  mask...I think it worked well!
Hugs xxx

Sunday, February 23, 2014

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Scrap Lifting a gorgeous card!

Over at Scrap Lifting this time we have this fabulous designer

With this divine card...

So here is mine...& I loved making it!!

I just loved using the 3 main colours of mauve, pink & yellow on this purple base card...& had fun with finding all sorts of embellies to suit.

Thank you for a lovely card challenge - I will surely use this one very soon!
Hugs xx


Saturday, February 22, 2014

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What a Man!!

Well the fabulous Em Stafrace had a Valentines Page Drafts release,
so decided I would play along with one of her famous sketches..& here it is...

And here is my page...

I reversed Em's sketch & just loved using it!

I have taken lots of time on my background...I used a tute from Tone-Lill with using glue, & mists & happy, happy with the outcome...
With the strong colours, plus the blacks & greys I really love Pete's handsome face shining out from the page.

Its getting close to pumpkin time...but you can still join in!!!
Go for it!!
Hugs xx

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Congratulations! Challenge 182!

Wow, the 3rd week in February already!! This year is just whizzing past!
Well this week while I still am February's Guest Designer,  over at 4 Crafty Chicks the theme is -
Challenge #182 - Things With Wings!
Isn't that just a fab challenge??
And here is my card that I made -

Sometimes making a card is the most restorative thing I can do...& this card was just one of those!
Some fussy cutting & flower hunting & a card was born!
Do play along with is fun!
Hugs xx


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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The Cast. My Dad.

And here is the fabulous board

Isn's it just much to choose from!
I choose the bottom row - more than 2 clusters, music notes & vintage style
So here is my page..

I really enjoyed scrapping this page in this ornate & floral way.
Hugs xxx


Sunday, February 16, 2014

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Live Fully

At Color Me Scrappy this week the palette is just yummy...well, it is!!!

The Twist:  Use Wood.  
(Paper, wood chips, twigs ... be creative!) 

So I had a little play with this gorgeous inspiration & here is what I came up with...

I have embossed a white tag with my wood folder as well as using a Prima Bark heart.
Fabulous challenge so do join in!!
Hugs xx

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Smile for Sketch 81!

We have a brand new challenge for you today at Feeling Sketchy -
A layout sketch!
Our current challenges are usually based around a card sketch (but can be used for either), so I thought I would add in a sketch just for the scrapers out there.
We will continue to have our 2 card sketches (1st and 15th of the month) and we will now also have the layout sketch on the 16th.
This new challenge will run for a month and end on the 15th of the following month (prior to the new challenge starting).
Your entry into the layout challenge will gain you entries into the monthly prize draw.
So here is Sketch 81..

And my take....
Great school photos of Crys & Tash way back in 2006...I had fun with this one!!
Do join in with us for either 2 x card sketches per month or 1 x LO sketch - choice!!!
Hugs xx

Saturday, February 15, 2014

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Love - a great sketch!!

Another fabulous fortnight has come round & here we have Sketch 80 at Feeling Sketchy

Another great sketch - thank you Morgyn!
I turned this & made this card using the fab digi stamps from Bugaboo.
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I also made another card for myself using this sketch....


Hugs xx


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A beautiful & apt challenge for February at Orange Paperie

Seeing February is the month of Love I would like to see Hearts and journalling on your page this month. 
And here is my LO...speaks for itself I think..
I loved working on this one - thanks gals for this lovely challenge.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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May All Your Wishes Come True...

Well what is the challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks you might ask???
It is -
Challenge #181 - Pearls
Now here is what I came up with as February Guest Designer..

A really romantic, vintagey, soft spoken card with lots of embellies & beautiful pearls, of course!
I had fun with gesso & a mask & a lovely vintage tag too.
How about you join us??

Always a fabulous challenge here at 4 Crafty Chicks.
Hugs xx

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Neon Cards from Grant Studios


I am very fortunate to have won a gorgeous card set from Grant Studios, & this is the treat

THis & That - Neon assorted cards
The This and That Neon card set by Grace Taylor provides you with all the bits and pieces to create personalised cards in a way thats simple    .
Please Click the image for more information.

This & That Neon assorted cards 
So here is mine all made up...
I used some American Craft embellies, some bright neon resin flowers plus on a couple some tags I made using my Gelli plate & lovely bright paint.
And with the pages of stickers that come with the card blanks they work so perfectly together.

I love them...
I know these products are available at BIG W & pop out & purchase them...
Hugs xxx

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Another immensely beautiful challenge at Scrap Lifting -
Georgia Heald is such a wonder...

Take a look at this fabulous page..oh the detail!!! Stunning, fantastic..

So trying 'big things' this here is mine using a photo of young us in 1976.

I just LOVED working on the background!
I used Tone-Lill Angelskar  tutorial from
ARTastic this month & just so enjoyed that later of glue & then layer upon layer of colour & texture!!
Thank you Georgia & the Scrap Lifting gals...what a beautiful site you have!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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Picture Perfect

Now there is a completely different colour palette at Color Me Scrappy this month...a delightful array of colours...

And ...& the twist is the fabulous sketch...

So here is my page....

I have used this gorgeous flower shaped postcard that my lovely friend Trish bought back from Holland after visiting her daughter who is working there...she knew I would scrap it!!!

I think the palette was perfect for this...don't you??

I have used some scrap paper, washi & stitching as well.
Why don't you join in too!!

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