Monday, June 29, 2015

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See This @ Use Your Stuff

The challenge over at Use Your Stuff is to use WOOD!

So with that in mind I scrapped a photo from 1995 of my Jade & I visiting the family farm up on the Northern Tablelands of NSW.

This is a photo that just happened to be taken....we haven't any idea of horsies...but it looks great don't you think & it was a wonderful experience.

I have used some fabulous little wooden birdies, along with a wonderful Kelly Purkey wooden leaf. Plus a few layered papers...using my new WeR Memory Keepers embossing folders.

It was wonderful to scrap this memory today, & I thank you for the challenge.

Hugs xx

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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Noted @ Freshly Made Sketches

Over at Freshly Made Sketches is this great sketch...

And I made a masculine card for a friends upcoming birthday.

I have just purchased 4 x We R Memory Keepers Embossing folders & this is my favourite one! Love those angles & triangles!

Thanks for another wonderful challenge.

Hugs xx

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Daily Chino @ The Memory Nest

Well I had to laugh...I printed these photos this morning - but didn't resize them...and they were BIG!!

So I used that Simple Stories pack I have & created a double pager...

This LO is for The Memory Nest & this great sketch for Make it Monday 42

So I have 2 pages of my Pippi & her favourite frothy chino! And she has that froth everywhere...hehehehe

Thanks for another great sketch...although I have fiddled around with it! 

Hugs xx

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So Happy @ The Memory Nest

Leslie has another great sketch for Make it Monday 41 over at The Memory Nest  here is it...

So using some great photos I had to work on this one..

I just celebrated my 60th birthday with a wonderful weekend full of friends & family, & these photos of my Jade & I - I love!

I have used some Heidi Swapp papers, washi tape & those dabbers...I love them!

Thanks for a great sketch Leslie!

Hugs xx

Saturday, June 27, 2015

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WE @ Challenge YOUself

Over at Challenge YOUrself this month they have a new Design Team &an easy peasy challenge..

And I had to join in! Well, I did!

Here is my LO....


A happy chappy LO about our little grand daughter...she brings me so much joy! 

Thank you for this lovely challenge.

Hugs xx

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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Time Flies @ Off the Rails Scrapbooking

I haven't played along with Off the Rails Scrapbooking previously...but with such a terrific mood board for June, I had to have a whirl.

I think the colours here are just fabulous...

And I had to scrap this wonderful photo of my son-in-law Pete - using these criteria. Perfect I believe.

Pete is a great family man, & one fabulous top bloke! 

We couldn't ask for more for our darling daughter.

Here he is putting on his shoes just before their wedding....the photo was taken by Jade & Pete's marvellous wedding photographer Lyss & Her Camera.

I have used water colour paper cos I am in love with it, some squishy green paint I found at the local Op Shop last week, Heidi Swapp & ColourBurst sprays, Kaisercraft & Prima stamps & Wycin brick chippie sprayed & inked as well.

I loved this versatile!

The groom....

I titled my page 'Time Flies' as it was such a fun day getting ourselves ready & here the groom is putting on the 'ritz'.

And some repetition....

Thank you for a fabulous challenge..

Hugs xx

Sunday, June 21, 2015

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Time to Celebrate @ FMS

Here is another wonderful sketch from

It is open to really so much scope...

So here is my card...using lots of Simple Stories elements & pp & a big metal flower

Thank you for another great challenge.

Hugs xx

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I Heart This @ Sketchy Boards

Now when I saw this challenge over at Sketchy Boards Challenge, I just couldn't put it out of my mind...I loved the intense just spoke to me..

So I have spent a bit of most days of June, with paints & inks & texture paste & stitching on old book paper on this A4 canvas.   Just putting it on in dribs & drabs & letting it dry in between.

BUT I hadn't chosen my photo...& I wanted one on here, & my Jade gave me this gorgeous one of my granddaughter Pippa & myself is wonderful, 
& perfect to hang on the wall!

I have used the sketch my we scrappers do.

Happy, Happy with the result...

Thank you Heidi & the DT's at Sketchy Board Challenges...

Hugs xx

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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Pack Your Bags @ Scrap Africa

Another fabulous inspiration over at Scrap Africa this month....just look at it!

And it really made me want to play!

I have created a 12 x 12 digi page....
using photos of Pete & I, just after we had arrived at Heathrow 
after our first ever long haul flight...then we jumped on the train & changed at Earls a plane & a train in that 29 hours...phew.....

I choose to use the reds, bluey greys with some lovely muted map pp as my background...picking those from this inspiration.

I certainly enjoyed a play at the computer early this morning - thank you for a great challenge.

Hugs xx

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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Shine @ 4 Crafty Chicks

Well another fabulous inspiration over at 4 Crafty Chicks is 

Challenge 250 - Polka Dots

So here is my card......

I just LOVE all kinds of spots & dots & papers always call me to them! the black & while with pink is just fabulous!

I loved making this card...and know it will be given away with pride very soon.

Thanks for a great challenge.

Hugs xx

Saturday, June 13, 2015

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On Your Way @ Freshly Made Sketches

Freshly Made Sketches have another lovely sketch...and here it is

and I thought....I am going to play along with this one.

So here is my card using some fabulous Crate paper 'Open Road' - perfect for my card!

A small chippie from AZ Scraplets added a lift on top of my new Prima Finnbair stamp....

Thank you for a great challenge.

Hugs xx


Friday, June 12, 2015

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Hello Sunshine at Let's Get Shabby/Arty

What a great challenge once again over at Let's Get Shabby/Arty!

And I mean it is a beauty!

Challenge #64

Here’s our next challenge…….
To use:
‘Discolouration’  (Australian spelling)          ‘Discoloration’  (American spelling)

Dictionary:   discoloured/discolored :  marking or area with a stain.
So wow did I have fun!!
I began with the fabulous watercolour paper and I
a used a PG Tips tea bag of Petes, some Honey Chai (that has given my whole scraproom a divine smell) and one Impatients flower...
 Sorry that the flower broke though...

Lots of drying then - Voila! My LO about my dear little daughter in 1984.....

I used Prima stamps, & lots of Cocoa Vanilla embellies

And a few little closeups..

And a calico Prima flower worked on this discolouration theme as well...

Very happy with my creative was such a pleasure to play at my desk.

Thank you

Hugs xx

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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The Rocks of Tenterfield @ Pixels & Paper

Another fabulous inspiration over at Pixels & Paper this month....take a look!

There are many things here to inspire you.  The colours of the balloons, the balloons themselves or the feeling of space and light and freedom they may evoke.  The sense of country or of farming, wind, clouds and flat grassy plains, trees and grass, early morning and the stillness of those first few hours of the day.  Whatever the inspiration we would love to see your work in our gallery this month.

I have chosen the outside - the wide open spaces, as my inspiration - the air & the peace & the nature of the photo.

The beautiful rocks around Tenterfield in the tablelands of Northern NSW are just gorgeous....
My in-laws have always had an affinity for that area, so we visited so many times & took so many great photos.

Thank you for a great challenge.

Hugs xx

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Big Day Out @ 123 Get Scrappy

I am very lucky to have been asked to be a Guest Designer over at 123 Get Scrappy this month....just take a look at the tic tac toe board that was my inspiration...


Bet you cant guess what line I choose to use?? Hehehehe

Yes, of course...
Polka Dots, Washi tape & Paper Clip 

And I went overboard with the dots...

And I love washi tape...

And I even dotted my chippie alphas with my white Zig writer....

Do join in with this great June challenge.... it ends at 30 June.

Hugs xx

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