16 January 2016

January 1 - Stuck ?! Sketches Challenge

Having a holiday is wonderful for getting back into the craft room and creating some pages. This page for the 1 Jan Stuck?! Sketches challenge. I always love Laura's sketches - and appreciate the challenge they are to me ....... I always struggle with ideas for multiple pictures and I find myself using these templates over and over again..  I managed to locate some old photos of my young grand-daughter Shante' and her beloved Pop.

A little license taken on the tag placement but overall I really enjoyed the triple.
 I've used papers from another of my pad collections and my Martha Stewart punch, some Prima flowers and Wycinanka chipboard (totally amazing products - you have to take a look at their website) with I touched up lightly with a little kindy glitz.

Thank you for stopping by ..... I hope you found something to inspire you.

10 January 2016

Scrapbooking Memories Masters 2015 - Honourable Mention

So there was I heading off to work after my Christmas holidays .... not feeling particularly well but determined to get into the paperwork that had multiplied during my absence. Right on top of the pile was this months New Year edition of Scrapbooking Memories (I have a mail subscription). I opened the packaging intending to have a quick peek before I launched into the days work when  ..... WOO HOO there was one of my pages with an Honourable Mention from last years Masters.  So - my new boss now thinks I'm a little loopy (doing a happy dance at my desk) but I am so thrilled. They did (unfortunately manage to spell my name wrong - but that's OK ..... I know its mine.  So here it is: 

5 January 2016

123 Challenge Blog - January Challenge

Yellow yellow everywhere ..... I nearly ran for the hills when I saw the requirements for this months terrific competition at 123 Challenge Blog - I ADORE yellow but always struggle with scrapping it on a major scale. Adding texture is always interesting however after staring at my various tubs and tubes of paste for half an hour I opted for a more subtle use of embossed cardstock, silky petals mixed with paper and layered die cuts.

This is a favourite picture of big sister Cait and Bree. If I have one wish for this pair it is that they are always there for each other.

I really love playing about with my big jars of petals and creating flowers ..... yellow is a colour both my grand-daughters love so that added to the creative fun. I've used a wonderful piece of die cut from K&Coy (Que Sera Sera) and embossed Bazzill cardstock. It feels really nice to run your hand over.
 Thank you for stopping by ..... I hope you like what you see.

Scrapbookit - January Challenge

My very first challenge for the year (actually it's been five months due to relocating, work and family commitments).  Really enjoyed this months challenge from Scrapbookit -  working with a terrific sketch from Page Maps.  I started out with the best intentions to keep it neat and clean ..... and naturally quickly resorted to my favourite shabby chic (with pink) style.
I've used some lovely old K&Coy papers from a pad (love my stash) and Martha Stewart punches and my very very favourite dies - part of the Catalina collection from Memory Box. Some pearly bling (naturally) and its all done. Two lovely photos from Mossy Point taken a few years ago.

Here are several close-ups.  I just adore the Catalina range - really delicate and so pretty. A few pink flowers to complete the look.

Thank you for stopping by - I hope you find something to inspire you.

3 January 2016

Welcome to 2016

It seems like forever since I managed to enter a competition, spend some serious time in my scrap room or just really relax. I've now entered the final run up to my retirement from full time Defence work .... all I really want is to spend more time crafting - it's the only thing that really chills me out after a challenging day with some of my transitioning clients - or the endless Defence maze of paperwork.

I have managed to complete a few cards over the last couple of weeks - a little bit here and there. I'll pop them in a post later this week.

I trust and pray 2016 will be a positive year for all my family friends and crafters alike. Not without challenges - but with the skills and support necessary to meet them.