Saturday, March 23, 2013

Color Combos Galore 237 - Raspberry Delights

Hi Everyone,

Well Autumn has really warmed up here in Sunny Queensland, can you believe it!  We saw nothing but rain, day after day, and now the last two weekends have been quite warm and humid....go figure!!!

Anyway on to more exciting things Color Combos Galore has the new colours and challenges up and I'm sure you won't be disappointed   

This week is Designer's Choice with Design Team Member Jinny Newlin. Her two color choices were turquoise and raspberry. Thanks Jinny for giving me such beautiful colors to work with!!


My Design:

Inspiration Photo #1/Focus on Tools: Die Cutting
Other Inspiration:
Inspiration Photo #1: flowers (idea: floral arrangement) ;  Inspiration Photo #2: mixing fonts (idea: lettering) ;Inspiration Photo #2: trees (idea: wall art)

Focus here was on the die cuts you can see I have used circle rings using my Nestablilties grand circles.

Focus - Mixing fonts I decided to go with stickers and I have also cut from Collage Press "Pink Lemonade" Zig Zag die the months.  The photo was taken by my DD new boyfriend and Oct - Dec signifies the time they have now been together.

Top of the page close up, I have fussy cut a flowers from the Basic Grey "Lemonade - Flower Garden" and used my die cuts and prima flowers to create this cluster.

Product Use:

Basic Grey "Lemonade"Flower Garden
Bazzil Basics - White Swiss Dots
Collage Press "Zig Zag - Pink Lemonade"die cut
Websters -"Everyday Poetry" Messages to you, "Country Estate" Restful Retreat & "Sunday Picnic" Kite Tails
Prima - Blooms
Memory Box die cuts - Honeysuckle Vine & Bistro Label
Nestablilites - Grand Circles
PaperTrey Ink - Border Daisy
Kaiser - Mask Wheat
Echo Park - This and That Element stickers
Colorbox - Glacier Lake ink
Couture Creations Treasures - Adalyn Collection

Thanks for dropping and for you sweet comments that you take the time to leave and have a wonderful weekend.


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Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Friday Everyone

I just love Friday's, its like the week has finally come to an end and you can just kick back and relax.  Although I'm not really sure that ever happens but one can try.

I will try and make this post short and sweet, I just wanted to share with you my layout I did for over at Colorful Creations "So You Think You Can Scrap" Challenge we have going.

We are now going into week 12 so I'm looking forward to seeing what our next challenge will be when it goes up tomorrow.  In the meantime this was Challenge #11

Each week the challenge seems to get a little harder.  Mostly because they require more than 2 photos and I simply don't have that many and the limitations of product use can be very challenging when your used to using what ever you like.  Of course you can bend the rules or should I say exert your artistic rights, however if you don't want to be eliminated then the challenge is then to stick to the rules.


Occasionally yes there are and for some and this is one challenge site that does stand by the guidelines set, which then challenges you to step out of your comfort zone and maybe make you pull back a little when it comes to product use and challenge you that little more by creating something that is visually pleasing to the eye.  So maybe these pages are not all arty and loaded with product but I am enjoying the challenge and its been great to use photos that probably wouldn't have normally been used.


4 Photos (can be colored or b&w)  - done
Black & White ONLY - done
Quilling - little arrow heads on the string from the hot air balloon
Masking - dusty attic chipboard 
Paint - black paint on the hot air balloon
Swirls - doodled using a Crafters workshop template
6 Brads - little black ones right hand side
Handwritten Journaling - done
Make your own layered 3d embellishment - stamped a hot air balloon image and layered it on top of the chippie
stay true to the sketch - done


I decided if I had to use black and white only I would try and incorporate some colour with my photos.  Bare in mind my kids were not born in the digital era so photos are not dime a dozen. I was fortunate enough to have my sister in law snap happy with her camera when we visited in 2006 so these photos worked beautifully.

I was really happy with the overall finish of this page even though its on the simpler side of scrapbooking for me.

If you would like to see what the other 20 members did for this we would love for you to pop on over to Colorful Creations and check them out.

Thank you to all that stopped by recently and left me your wonderful comments on my previous post its always a joy to know others appreciate your work.

Bye for now

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Color Combos Galore 236 - In The Navy

Hi Everyone

This week over at Color Combos Galore we have a bold and trendy colour palette. 
 Perfect for those looking for something a little more masculine, we also have our pretty girly pages followed by some adorable cards.  
How could you not be inspired by what our design team have created.
  Don't forget you have until March 31, 2013 to get your project into the gallery. 
 Hope to see you there!
This picture shows really tells are story of the mischief my nephew can get up to.
 I went with Inspiration Picture 1 using the banners, I was also inspired by the pattern in one of the straws and chose to use some twine with the same pattern. I drew inspiration also from picture 3, the embossed part of the plate. I made a sun burst mask and used it with some texture paste then went back over with glimmer mist.
For the rest of the background of this page I have also used a mix of stamps and mists. Tim Holtz, My Minds Eye and Inkadoo.
The word BOY was created using some really old metal letters that I sanded back before apply Tim Holtz alcohol ink watermelon.
Product use:
October afternoon Sprinklers - Twilight
Tattered Angels - Gold & Yellow Daisy mist
Quickutz - Katie alphabet die
Sizzix - Film diecut
Pressed Petals - Scrap Metal alpha
Tim Holtz - stamps and alcohol ink
Glitz - Peek-a-boos Unchartered Waters
Basic Grey - What Nots
Papers - Cosmo Cricket "Honey Pie" Quin, Kaiser, Crate Paper "Toy Box", Basic Grey "Boxer", Prima "Ledger", MME - On the Bright Side "Red Wood"
Maya Roads - Twine
Thanks for looking
Your comments are always appreciated
Have a great weekend

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Saint Patrick's Tag

Hi Everyone

Well the week is almost over and I hope like me you are all looking forward to a relaxing weekend. 
 A few weeks ago I had a fabulous night out at the Gold Coast with a good friend, daughter and boyfriend with a few others joining us later in the evening.  It was a fun night filled with plenty of exotic named drinks, loud music and dancing with us getting back to the room sometime after 3am.  So I think this weekend I will just have a nice quiet one at home.

I also wanted to share a Tag I created for the  "Pot of Luck Crop" over at Colorful Creations in preparation for Saint Patrick's Day.  Since its not something I personally celebrate, I realised leaving something like this to the last minute wasn't the brightest idea I've had.  My mind was drawing a blank even with all my stash.  A quick look on line I found that I could at least attempt to make some that resembled a 3 leaf shamrock using my heart punch.  

According to legend, St Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish people.

Products used:
Kaiser Vintage Fence single acrylic stamp & rhinestones
VersaMark Dazzle ink
Prima pearls and bloom
Nestabilities - banner & fancy tag
Tattered Angels Mist - gold green
Heart punch
Alphabet stamps
Luminarte pigments

Thanks for looking and for your comments that you leave.

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Color Combos Galore - Inspirational Board 235

Hi Everyone

Welcome to Inspirational Board 235 "Sweet Indulgence"

As you can see from these gorgeous inspirational pictures its totally about indulgences. 
 Who would love nothing better than to be able to step into of these pictures and simply indulge themselves!
Well since some of us cannot we have to settle with creating something instead with these gorgeous colours that Janet has put together.

Fi's Design:
Inspiration Photo #1/Focus on Texture: Dry Embossing

Other Inspiration:
Inspiration Photo #1: banner (idea: headboard) ; Inspiration Photo #3: border punch (idea: tag borders) ; ribbon (ribbon on tags) ; doily (tag border pattern)

I also used a mix of papers here as well as the cherry blossom "The Crafter Workshop" template that I used with textured paste before I coloured it with inks.

Hidden underneath the strip of washi tape and icon sticker was one of those whoops moments.
 I did some stamping and it didn't work out so I had to hide it. 
 Thankfully mishaps can be hidden. Lol

The little rusty coloured flowers and branch were cut from an old Sassafrass paper, it was a good match for the copper in the palette.

Other Products
Papers - Kaiser Pickled Pear, Making Memories  Sienne Ledger & Prima Ledger
Prima - Resist canvas, washi tape, chipboard saying and blooms
Graphic45 - Cutout
Matha Stewart - Border bubble punch
The Crafters Workshop - Cherry blossom template
Glitz - Peek A Boo "Love You Madly"
Couture Creations - Adalyn collection butterflys and blooms
Carta Bella - So Noted stickers
Studio Calico - Chevron template
Tattered Angels - Meadow green and gold glimmer mist
Nestablilities - Spiral Blossoms
Textured paste and stazon ink

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Thanks you always for your wonderful comments.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Blog Hop - Colorful Creations


What would Saint Patrick's Day be without a blog hop,
 well in the scrapbooking world it just wouldn't be.  lol

I wanted to share with you a page I created for "So You Think You Can Scrap #9"

This page was a little basic for my liking but when you have to use 6 photos and limited to product it was the best I could come up with.

Other requirments were:  

Use the sketch and stay true to it
1 word title - Perth
2 different stamps - centre border and and around page
2 recycle products - dragonflies punched from a coke cola can and seagull die cut from packaging
1 handmade element - stamped banner and cutout
1 pin - Maya roads star
1 rubon - placement under date

Each week gets a little harder but I have enjoyed the challenge.

I am looking forward to Friday tomorrow now if only the rain would clear up and give us some sunshine.

Thanks for stopping bye and for any comments you may leave me.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Colorful Creations

Hi Everyone, happy hump day.

Thought I would do a quick share of some pages that I have completed but haven't had the chance to show on my blog yet.
Both of these are for Colorful Creations, don't know who they are?  
Its just a fun site for ALL LEVELS of scrapping. 
We have a diverse scrapbooking  design team and loads of challenges for the whole of the month, I'm sure you will not be dissappointed.


We are up to week 8 for the "So You Think You Can Scrap"comp that is running.  Each week we are given a new task and as long as we follow it we won't be eliminated.  I think we started with about 50 players and now down to approximately 20 or so.  I have had a blast doing this, I find it interesting when you have to stick to guide lines and no amount of creative artistry or is it artist rights, will keep you in if you haven't followed the guide lines.

Our Challenge last week was to create our own paper, store bought patterned papers were allowed this also included making embellishments from it.  We also had to include a journalling card, punch, metal and some mixed alphas.

I created my background with stamps, textured paste, masks and glimmer mist.  It really wasn't the week to get down and get messy, nothing wanted to dry with all this rain and humidity about.  However I was happy with the end result.

This next page was created for a challenge that I host it was a combination of a recipe and colour challenge.  If you would like to read more come on over to CC and check it out.

Again a lot of textured paste, masking and glimmer misting went on with this one.  I figured I had all the supplies out I might as well keep using them.  This turned out to be quite a large recipe I think some of the members called it a feast and I cannot wait to see what they create.

Well off to create some more hope everyone is have a great week so far and I hope the sun is shining some where as its certainly not here in SUNNY Queensland.

Thank you for dropping by!
Take Care

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Color Combos Galore Palette 234 - Moonlight Serenade

Hi Everyone! Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend with a side of sunshine! 
I think Queensland has lost its sun, its been weeks since we have had a good does of sunshine and now Summer is official over.  
Weather reports are saying we still have more to come!

At least this weeks CCG are anything but dreary!  Why not pop on over and check out what the creative team did this week, STUNNING is all I can say.

I was really drawn in by the 3rd inspirational picture and decided to create a really grungy page.  Not the best decision I made, with all the rain and humidity in the air I thought it was never going to dry. 
I took this picture to show how I first started creating my page.  


The picture is of my DD legs, I was messing around with my new camera and captured this one. 
 She spotted the finished page and asked my why I used pictures of her fat legs.  
Normally not something I would scrap, 
I thought it would be a great way to represent all her new adventures she will have turning 17. 

I love this Prima stamp and thought it was the perfect accent.

I have dried embossed the words LIVE, LAUGH & LOVE, then dusted it with LuminArte pigments.


LuminArte Sunflower, SC Huey's Masks chervron, Prima Doll stamp & Blooms, 
Glimmer Mist - Gold, Route 66, Espresso Brown and Blue Patina, 
PP resist canvas, MF Fairy Dust glitter, DA Flowers,
 Nestablities diecut handmade flowers, 
Scenic Route chipboard, Moments stamp,
 Paper used are from WeR Memories, Bo-Bunny, Fancy Pants and Crate paper.


To Sandra from Kiandra Creations if you click on the award it will take you to her lovely site,  Its really appreciated not only when  people take the time to comment on the work that you do but show their appreciation by passing this award around.

About this award,  It was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion. 
 Once you have been nominated you award it to blogs that you like that have fewer than 200 followers to encourage new visitors to these blogs.  
Rules for Acceptance, thank the person who gave you the award and link it back to their blog.  
Post the award onto your blog and give the award to 5 fellow bloggers with less than 200 followers. 
Leave a comment on their blog to let them know that you have given them this award.
The people I would live to give this award are:

And if you have a little time why not check out these ladies blogs.

Thanks for stopping by today and  your comments are always appreciated!

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