Monday, October 29, 2012

A Little Weekend Challenge

Last friday, I sat down to print out a couple of photos so that I could scrap. My printer died when printing the first photo! So I gave up on the idea of scrapping and got on Facebook instead - as you do! lol I put up a status about my failed attempt to scrap. One of my lovely scrapping friends and former fellow LSBS DTer, Belinda Comerford, set me a challenge. She challenged me to go digging out some of my pre-printed photos and use them to scrap with. She then added some extra criteria - monochromatic colour scheme plus one other colour. I am always up for a challenge so I accepted - and she said she would do it too and we could share our layouts on FB by the end of the weekend. So this is the first layout I created.  

I've used blue as my main colour with black as the other colour. The photo is from my wedding day in 2002. Here is my journalling.

And here's a close up of some gorgeous new D-lish Scraps flowers that I received in the mail last week - how pretty are they?

This layout is a little different to my usual style but it was nice to mix things up a little. :)

And this was my second layout. I've used Pink and white as the colours on this layout. The photos are of Michala at Playgroup when she was about 2 and a half.

Here's a close up of some of the details and my journalling.

As you can see the sewing machine got a good work out on this layout too.

I've used lots of scrap paper and created a few layers behind the photos. I really enjoyed scrapping these old photos. Belle and I have decided that we will be challenging each other again.

Thanks so much for stopping by...

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A D-lish Catch Up

I have been a little slack at sharing my creations for D-lish Scraps here on my blog. I have a couple of layouts that have appeared on the D-lish Facebook page but I haven't shown them here. Whoops! This layout is from Michala's birthday. 

The pink and blue flowers are available in the D-lish Store, as well as the pink crochet trim.

Here is a close up of the journalling:

And a close up of a resin flower also available at D-lish.

A couple of months ago, Luke got a new farm truck. That man has far too many 'toys'! lol 

I have used some washi tape from D-lish. This distressed grey spotty tape is one of my favourites.

And I've used some twine as well.

 Don't forget to pop over to the D-lish Facebook page and the blog to see what the rest of the DT have created with these gorgeous products. Thanks so much for stopping by...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Good Times

During the last school holidays, Luke went off and had a boys weekend down at Bathurst for the Bathurst 1000. I decided to take the kids down to my parents in Brisbane for a few days. We got to spend a day with one of my dearest friends and her 3 beautiful girls. We took the kids to the beach and had a little picnic in the park. Everyone had a great time. Here is a layout I have created using one of my friends Instagram pics from the day:

I have done a little subtle misting on my kraft cardstock. I love the colours in this paper range from Studio Calico too. I've added some machine stitching as well.

I am loving these little alpha stickers from Jillibean Soup too. The wooden butterfly is from D-lish Scraps.

And here's another close up of my Prima flowers. They were the perfect colour match for this layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Our Little Dancer

Towards the end of last term, the kids at our little school did a little performance for the parents. Michala has always loved to dance, but because of where we live, she's never been able to have proper lessons. She loved performing. This is a 'just because' layout:

Once again I have used a black cardstock background which I have sprayed with some white Mr Hueys. I've used American Crafts papers and a Prima flower.

And a close up of my title.

Thanks for stopping by...

Friday, October 19, 2012

Little Blondie

Last weekend a couple of my scrapping buddies, Donna White & Sarah Hemmings, came out to the farm for a scrapping weekend. I love it when these girls come to visit me. :) I had a pretty productive weekend and have a couple of new layouts to share. This layout is for this months challenge at Scrap The Girls - to use flowers, 2 different alphas, more than 1 photo and staples:

I have had these Prima flowers in my stash for a little while now and kept putting off using them, so I decided to give them a go on this layout. The colours matched perfectly. (You may see them feature on some other layouts in coming days. ;))

and I'm trying to use up my button stash too! lol

The idea for this layout was totally pinched from Tara Coles. I noticed that she had used black texture paste and templates to create a beautiful background. I found my stash of black texture paste and decided to give it a go. The result was this very simple layout:

And here's a close up of my title.

 Thanks so much for stopping by...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

That's It!

These are the last of my layouts from the Savvy Delights Retreat. This first layout was for one of the challenges - to use the peacock feather on a layout. I have kept my layout very simple:

I have just added a little Mister Hueys mist to the background paper and stuck the feather over the top.

I have sanded the Thickers for a bit of a distressed look as well.

And finally, this was a 'just because' layout. I have used some Basic Grey on this one.

Here's a close up of my title and journalling. Men! *sigh*

And another close up of some of the details:

Thanks so much for stopping by...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Have I Mentioned...

how much I love October Afternoon?? I just love every range they bring out and I think I have most of it in my stash! lol These are a few layouts, still from the Savvy Delights Retreat, using some more of their stuff. ;) This one is using 'Cakewalk' - perfect for birthday layouts like this one:

I am loving scrapping Instagram photos at the moment too. Love this one of the kids. And here are some close-ups:

For this layout, I have used a mix of '9to5' and 'Woodland Park'. 

And I've used some Bella Blvd alphas that were in the He's Savvy Retreat Kit.

and some more close-ups of my embellies. How cool is that background stamp?? (Thanks Donna for lending it to me!)

I still have a few retreat layouts to share so I'll be back soon. ;) Thanks for stopping by...

Monday, October 8, 2012

Blind Scrapping

During the Savvy Cybercrop, Sara hosted a blind scrap and I was able to play along. I have gone a little crazy with my sewing machine on this layout. I really should pull it out and use it more. So here is my layout, using some October Afternoon 'Woodland Park'.

Mum took this photo of Luke and I when we went out for lunch over the holidays. We don't have a lot of photos of the 2 of us together. I decided to make my own flower for an embellishment.

I've used some stitching on my title.

And replaced all the doodling with machine stitching as well.

I really love how it turned out. Thanks Sara. Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

More Savvy CC Layouts

Here's another 2 layouts that I created over the weekend for the Cybercrop at Scrapbook Savvy. This one is for Sar's recipe challenge - to use a masked background, ribbon and tickets.

I have used a few D-lish Scraps goodies on this one too. Love these resin flowers and stars and the cute little wooden butterfly. I haven't used ribbon on a layout for ages - I really had to go hunting to find some! lol

And once again, I have added some machine stitching.

Here's a close up of my masked background.

And this is my layout for Sara's puzzle challenge. We had to use a hexagon, an arrow, a heart, a number and ripped paper. 

Everytime I see these photos of Lachlan, I can't help but smile. The title says it all. lol

And here's a close up of some of the details including some more embellies from D-lish.

I still have one more CC layout to share but its was for the blind scrap and I can't share it just yet. Thanks for stopping by...