Sunday, March 24, 2013

March Scrap the Girls

I had a wonderful time at a scrapping retreat last weekend. We had lots of laughs, I met some lovely ladies, we had some great food and best of all I managed to scrap seven layouts and finish a mini album. As an added bonus, it was reasonably local so I could bring as much stuff as I liked!
It's been a while since I have entered any LO but here is my entry for Scrap the Girls. The criteria this time was black, white and green.

And a couple of others from challenges at the retreat.

I played with lots of techniques on this one, texture paste, stamping,distressing, misting. Thanks for the inspiration girls.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back soon with the rest of my pages.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas is coming....

Just a quick post today to share some pics of our advent calender for this year. I had planned something different but I haven't received my order of bits and pieces so Darcey and I labeled these sweet little boxes that I picked up from Resource Rescue for next to nothing. I still need to fill most of them but I am trying to think of some ideas other than lollies or toys, such as a night at the movies or going to choose our Christmas tree (and plenty of inexpensive bits too)

 I have been busy sewing too but I cant share yet as most of it is for christmas presents. I have been slowely working through my stash and up-cycling my op-shop finds and have managed to resist the urge to buy any new fabrics ages :) Now I'll just have to remember to take pics before I give them all away!
See you again soon.....

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sept scrapjacked

I'm baaaaaack! I have been MIA I know and I have a few things to share :)
Firstly some exciting news from Scrapjacked. Our wonderful Bec Miller has handed over the reins to the talented Naomi Cox. Thank you Bec for your inspiration and for doing such a great job running the site.  Naomi has already been busy putting her own stamp on things so come on over and check out the new look Scrapjacked and play along to win some great prizes.  There are some of the same DT still around as well as some new faces.
This month we are taking of inspiration from this colorful layout by Natalie May.

I love all of the brightly coloured flowers that Natalie has used and took my cue from them when I scrapped my young niece. I also liked using one small photo.

Naomi also been busy busy busy setting up a card challenge to run along side scrapjacked so make sure to pop in and look around.

On the sewing front I have been doing some for refashions from my op shop finds, I'll post some pics very soon. I have to say though, that I have done more shopping than sewing in the last little while and have aquired quite a stockpile, oops. I can't resist a bargin.  My poor office/scrap room/sewing room is a total mess at the moment and it is difficult to be inspired if you have to clean up before you can create :(
I am counting the days until next month when I am heading of for a weekend of crafting, chatting and laughter next with girlfriends, I can't wait!

Thanks for stopping in.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

June Scrapjacked....

If you haven't already entered your layouts for Scrap Jacked , you still have time. My layout for this month?

My gorgeous girls with their cousins on Indi's 2nd birthday. Look at those little toes.
This was one of the many layouts I managed to get done on my crafty weekend away last month, it was so much fun! Great company, great food (that we didn't have to cook or clean up after) lots of laughs and chatter and of course lots of scrapping and other crafty inspiration. I am already counting down to next years.
Unfortunately my supplies have been completely neglected since then, having been dumped unceremoniously in the office and quickly buried beneath the boring but necessary paperwork that needs filing :( I can't wait to see what you do.


Monday, May 14, 2012

Where in earth has this month, this year, gone??? The new Scrapjacked challenge has been up for a while now, have any of you completed a LO yet? Here is my LO for the month, of the most recent addition to our family, my niece Tanika.

I haven't had too much time for scrapping lately but I have made a start on an album about our trip to the US last year using Destinations by Simple Stories. My biggest challenge has been choosing which photos to use. Thanks to the age of digital photography I managed to amass thousands of photos over the three week period. I am doing an album roughly 15cm x 20mm which I will put together with my new toy, a Zutter binder that I picked up for $45 on sale. I've wanted one of these for ages but the price had always put me off but now it is all mine :)

So what have I been doing with my time you ask, well I have been doing a bit of sewing with some great fabrics that I picked up at resource rescue. Here is a sneak peek.

I'll pop back with more photos soon I promise.
Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

March Scrapjacked Reveal....

It's that time again and the DT have some wonderful LO to share with you, so pop over to Scrap Jacked to check out the challenge for this month to be in the running for some great prizes. And my LO this month? I have gone shabby with this picture of my cutie.

I can't wait to see your take on this months inspiration.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Last minute entry....

Nothing like leaving it 'til the last minute. This is my LO for Scrap The Girls. The challenge was to use the word love in the title, turquiose as the main colour and chipboard.