Saturday, January 31, 2015

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Going Places @ The Memory Nest

And what about this great sketch from The Memory Nest
it really appeals to me, just like it is two thin LO's on one page..
making one great memory!

It is fabulous isn't it?

I used these photos of Jade, her Pete & their Pippi going walking along the Brisbane River boardwalk  ...they had to stop for a breather under the trees, as it was such a hot day.

I have used these fabulous Kaisercraft 'Paridiso' papers & word stickers along with 
MME papers,  to set the scene.

Thank you Leslie for this great sketch...I reckon I will use it again!

Hugs xx

Friday, January 30, 2015

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Timeout Fun @ The Memory Nest


And here is another great sketch by Crystal Schneider from The Memory Nest - its a great name hey!

So I have been working on this today...needed to paint & mist the water colour paper & let it dry first.

 I had a jiggle with the sketch, as you do & used some large journaling cards from PL that I was given, bit of washi tape & some fab Kaisercraft titles.
This page is about my work mates & I having fun out at Pacific Bay - a work function, as a team builder....the Segways were the best!!

Thank you once again..

Hugs xx

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Life Is Great @ The Memory Nest

Leslie owner & operator of The Memory Nest, an online scrapbooking store is one great blogger & fabulous commenter...she always give me a smile at what she says!!

Here is the sketch for Make It Monday #30


and here is my page...I used this lovely photo of Jade on her 21st birthday...
just a few years back!

I have used MME as the background piece & not I even kept the bottom bit where the info is...I love those bits!

I have used a variety of Kaisercraft stamps under my layers, along with some fabulous Simple Stories Sn@p Life bits & bobs.

Thank you for a great sketch..I enjoyed it!

Hugs xx


Thursday, January 29, 2015

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OLW ME @ Scrap Africa

A wonderful challenge to start the year across at Scrap Africa.
Create a project that tells us what your "One Little Word" for 2015 is....what do you really aspire to...what do you dream about...what is 2015 all about for you?
Please share your thoughts with us and remember to explain about your OLW.
My 2015 word is
Here is my story.......sorry, a long one...
In 2014 it was discovered that I had a fungal nasal ongoing infection (for about 5 years) that I took numerous antibiotics & also cortisone to try & clear up.  
Nothing worked....and it was yucky!  
So I requested a visit to a ENT specialist & the ones here in my home town were booked out til February this this was last August! So I asked for a referral to a Brisbane ENT who I saw very quickly - professional & caring & thank heavens!
So Pete & I headed up in October for my operation called a FESS, but heavens the doctors found a problem with my blood  at the 11th hour the operation was cancelled, we drove home again....5 hours drive south from Brisbane.
I then had an appointment to see a fabulous & witty haematologist at the local North Coast Cancer Institute, & after many blood tests &  Bone Marrow Biopsy it was discovered in December that I have LGL,...Large Granulocytic Leukemia of the T cells.....but at the moment it is benign!! 
I am one of 6 people that have this on my town, & so from now on I have to be careful of illness around me as I am lacking in neutraphils that fight bacteria & fungal infections...explains why I couldn't fight off this thing!! And lots of blood tests...they already know me well at pathology!
So finally I headed back to Brisbane for the nasal op on 19 January, & before that had an injection of neutraphil stimulating stuff to help in my recovery....
So what's all this means that I must focus on ME this year...
do & think & be just me....not what anyone else wants me to be....
who knows when this LGL might no stress...(that's a hard one atm), but I know I will overcome that soon.
So back to the business in hand....

I have used my Gelatos on watercolour paper as the background,..gee I love that stuff. 
Then layers of papers..or perhaps layers of me??, leaves, bling...& just had fun cos I was making this page for me.
Great challenge...thanks so much for this inspiration...
Hugs xx
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When I grow up @ Archiscraps

Joining in with Archi-scraps this month with a LO based on this image...

I've always liked the look of this house. It is Cloud House in Melbourne.

and the requirements are clouds.

Isn't this the most fantastic Melbourne home...I have actually watched an item on TV on the building of this - I think it is marvellous!

So here is my page all about young me

The photo isn't a good one in quality, but it is a fantastic record as there were so few photos taken back then.

I had fun using this gorgeous gold pp, vellum & bits & bobs.

I have also entered this page over at Soul Scrappers FS2S challenge as well.

Hugs xx


Sunday, January 25, 2015

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Twins @ Scrap Our Stash

Playing with the January Word Challenge at Scrap Our Stash 
here is my page...very, very retro....
I have used these original photos of my hubby Pete (on the left here) & his fraternal twin Steve for this one...I just loved Pete's long hair...

The challenge is 

Stash Challenge #22~ Word Challenge

fabulous one isn't it?

So from my stash I used is
T  - twine
w- washi tape
I - Inks...all around the edges of my CS
N - numbers - 21
E - ephemera....dots, transparency, stickers

I loved playing with these papers from my friend Leanne, & working on scrapping this memorable time.
Thanks for a fab challenge..

Hugs xx 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

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Live for the Moment @ Fusion Card Challenge

I found a new card challenge site (for me) the other is Fusion Card Challenge

and it really looks fabulous!

So I have joined in with their are the details..

You can use the sketch...or use the inspiration or use both...the Fusion!

And here is my soft & romantic card..I went with the Fusion!

I have used Kraft as my base, with that delightful vellum from the Beautiful Chic range, Crate Paper Short Story pp so little wood veneer hearts that a lady I know makes, washi tape & little sparkly hearts from some old stickers in the drawer.

I loved making this card today - it lifted my spirits.

Thank you for a lovely challenge,

& hugs xx

Friday, January 16, 2015

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Lovely @ CSI

Oh I was so impelled to join in with this fabbo challenge at CSI....I really loved this colour combo...then all the case here is case 152


Here is my page...

Please note I used my new Zutter Distrezz-it-all on most of the edges...& achieved marvellous results...but struth - the paper bits & balls was phenomenal! hehehe

Evidence - jewels, mesh, paint, triangles,stacked papers, water colour painted background, with starbursts of paint too

Testimony - Paper Wishes prompt - someone I beautiful daughter.

Journaling reads..

Jade was window shopping in Florence, Italy & came upon this snazzy wedding dress. 20.02.06
Her taste in clothes & her style amazes me! My daughter - a wonderful woman.
I know she will shine on her wedding day this coming March 2015.

  Thanks for a great challenge...once again...

Hugs xx 


Sunday, January 11, 2015

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All Grown Up @ 123 Get Scrappy

Here is the challenge board across at 123 Get Scrappy for this month.


I choose the left hand column - clock, white background & rhinestones
for my LO about my lovely niece & her family...

I have used white watercolour paper...I love using it...with a wash of very light blue watered down Glimmer Mist & a spray of Heidi Swapp green too

 I have used a couple of Kraft clocks, Prima chevrons, a wood veneer round word, little enamel dots as well as Flourish With A Bling swirl.
I really enjoyed scrapping today...fabulous challenge.

Thank you & Hugs xx

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Always @ 4 Crafty Chicks

Over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week the challenge is

So show us your Anniversary Cards this week!

So here is my card..

I have gesso's my card stock, then used a script mask with white paint....then when it was all dry..added some other inks with a sponge...just to give this effect.  
A couple of punched hearts from cardstock I have also worked on...& a Heidi Swapp word...Voila!

Thanks once again gals for a great challenge.

Hugs xx


Friday, January 2, 2015

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RAD @ ARTastic

Joining in over at ARTastic...I am on holidays til 5th January....& it is brilliant having some calm days at home...

Here is this months inspiration...

Different hey! But so fabulous too...

A little about Fintan Magee ...

Fintan Magee is an Australian street artist known for his murals throughout Queensland and later in New South Wales.
Magee grew up in Queensland and gained a reputation as a graffiti artist before obtaining a Fine Arts degree and moving to Sydney. He now works out of "The Tate Gallery" above the Toxteth Hotel in Glebe. He received national acclaim for his mural depicting Felix Baumgartner in Brisbane. Described as "Australia's Banksy", Magee's work is recognised for its lack of a political message, compared to other street artists, and its humour.
Along with other recognised street artists from around Australia, Magee contributed to Toowoomba's "First Coat" program.
This is a free scrap with no set criteria so make of it as you will but don't forget to tell us what inspired you about the painting - the brickwork, the super hero costumes, the little boys, the colours ... whatever you like.
So here is mine...
Here is my son Ben, with his friend Tim way back in 6th class preparing for the school dance, which was a dress up. Now Benni & Tim raided my jewellery, & 'graffitied' their arms to look like punk rockers....I loved that they had so much fun getting ready...

My Benni then & now (aged 35) is definately awesome!!

I used the 'likely lads' in the inspiration, along with the textures of the brick wall to create my page.

 Fun with some buttons & masks & texture paste & mists....ah, to scrap, how blissful!
Great challenge...thanks!
Hugs xx

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Remember This Moment

I saw this fabulous sketch & inspiration come through on Facebook for Sketchy Boards Challenge, so thought I would have to scrap...cos it is fabulous!

And the piccie inspiration

And my page..using some beachy photos with my mum, & my kiddies when they were young. A Happy Mothers Day picnic at Brooms Head..with my dear mum, who has passed away since...

Gorgeous sketch thanks Heidi, & love that shelly beach....

 Some inking & stamping & splotting....

Some happy journaling

And lovely Glitz paper with rips & stamping & little tiny bits....

Thank you for a great challenge...

Do join in at 
Sketchy Boards Challenge, wont you?

Hugs xx

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