Sunday, November 30, 2014

123 Challenge

Like many others the colour Copper scared me.  I've been thinking about this challenge all month and had decided that it was too hard.  Don't know what happened today but I decided to give it a go and see what I could come up with.  I've used a mixture of brown stains and orange mists to create the background - sort of copperish!!  Also used some very old copper embellies as well as the leaves.  Included stars and the word good.

In the end had a lot of fun creating this one.

Love the sneek for next months challenge - can't wait to see it.

Show us your stuff

We had a choice for this months challenge at Show us your Stuff.

I used:
Work - Love
Embellishments - Buttons (although I have used a bow and butterfly buttons)
Technique - Stencilling
Photo Size - Square photos

I have included a D'lish flair and Charms oval as my hand made items.

I got stuck on this one and just left it on my desk.  Walked passed it Friday night and just pulled some things out and it magically came together.

Black with 2

This months challenge at Black with 2.

here is my layout.  Have used the colours, sketch for inspiration although not happy with how my circle tuned out, and the word Escape (also used it in the journalling).


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

D'lish July challenge

Love this colour combo -

Black, Red, Kraft & White.  Usually when I use these colours it is on kraft cardstock, but this time I thought I would do it differently and use black cardstock with kraft embelishments.  Have used some bits from the July Just Add Paper kits.

Hubby and I spent a lovely day on the Monday of the June long weekend at Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens, although the weather wasn't co-operating.  Love the uniqueness of these black plants.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lunch with my Baby

I must admit that the colour scheme for this months challenge didn't really inspire me.  Until I had a look at the site again over the weekend after I downloaded some recent photos off my phone.  This one I took of my daughter last week fitted in perfectly.  I love how it turned out. Loved the flower challenge last week at D'lish so the flowers came out again.

I have used all the nominated colours.  There are a number of handmade items - the heart, little crochet doily, the butterfly and the pin and bow.  Love it when you have had things in your stash for a while that you overlook then all of a sudden they are perfect.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Challenge 8


Last one and the messiest.  Thanks for the challenge Karyn, don't know if I got the right effect but enjoyed giving it a try.

I am please how these photos came out as I took them from the beach.  These $1 inflatable tubes gave the girls hours of fun - even if they thought they were too cool to carry them down to the beach inflated.

Used a journal it tag and some d'lish embellies


Challenge 7


Blue, yellow and white are not my favourite colour combination, but they did suit these photos.  We had a lovely day out on our beautiful harbour with some friends in January.

Have used some D'lish flowers and date tag.


Challenge 6

Struggled with what to do for this one.  A couple of weeks ago our Sooty cat had surgery to fix his ACL (ligament in his knee).  Its still funny that in a family of netballers its the cat who does his ACL.

After much deliberation I used the 2nd horizontal line - paint, journal spot, buttons, stars and chipboard.  Loved going through all my chipboard bits and used some very old pieces.


Challenge 5


Another great challenge Leanne.  Some of the ingredients of the recipe challenged me a bit, but I got them all and again enjoyed getting messy - so is my desk!!!!


Challenge 4

Happy Birthday Day

Love bright rainbow colours. Thanks Agnus for a great challenge. There was lots of inspiration in it.

My initial thought was to do all the challenges with photos from our day at Catherine Hill Bay, but this one fit perfectly.  We had a great family dinner for Dad's birthday which is on 31 December.  We always celebrate it but not often on the day.  This photo was taken just on sunset and I love the light.

I loved getting the paints out and doing the background.  I don't often use paints in this way so was good to stretch myself.

Used some D'lish buttons, veneer heart, journal it


Challenge 3

Capture Life
Another photo from our day out at Catherine Hill Bay.  Love this one of DH and I love flowers.  I had no hesitation about putting flowers on a masculine layout.  He love to garden so it is quite appropriate.  There are definitely more that 5 different types of flowers, I think they are all D'lish flowers.

Love this layout, TFL

Challenge 2

A great sketch, thanks Kylie. 
I just love the patterns in this burnt pylon at Catherine Hill Bay.

D'lish products used - wood veneer, button, journal it library card


Challenge 1

Thanks Tarrah for this challenge. A great way to start off the birthday cyber crop.

One Day we will be retired and live by the beach.  Tim can go fishing at any time just like these to guys we passed on a day out to Catherine Hill Bay.

D'lish products used - veneer heart, tag, journal tag

Friday, June 27, 2014

D'lish June Inspiration Board

Just love all the bright happy colours this month.

I have used the sketch and the colours for my inspiration.

June 123 Challenge

Haven't done a challenge from 123 Challenge Blog for a while.
This month the criteria is:

 Here is my layout - Valentines Day.  We had a great day out.  Lunch at the Catho Pub, then took some photos at the old wharf on the beach.  We meandered back home stopping for a yummy cake and a walk around Nora Head lighthouse.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Yr 12 Fun

Loved the Show us your Stuff recipe challenge this month.

My handmade item is all the little stars. Love how this one turned out.  TFL

At least one hand made item.
A sprinkling of stars

A dash of sequins
A title that includes at least 2 different types of alpha stickers
3 buttons/flair
2 photos
1 arrow

Friday, March 21, 2014

Show us your stuff - March challenge

The last one is this fabulous green challenge with an handmade item.   This one just fell into place as well.  Love it when they all come together easily.

This is the inspiration board:

inspo board
And my layout:


D'lish Scraps - Tropical Twist March challenge

Here is another layout.  Just love these colours on the inspiration board at D'lish scraps.  Loved the sketch too.

This photo went so well with the colours and positive vibes they give off.  Just a great way to start 2014, Tim went and played golf and Kaitlyn and I went to the beach.  Just beautiful.

Used the sketch and colours as inspiration.  Added in some chevrons and flowers.  Bright and happy.

123 Challenge - March

Another layout!!!  This time I did the 123 Challenged.  I was a bit hesitant at first with the criteria:

  I don't really do pastels!! but I love how this one turned out.


Black with 2 - March Challenge

Its been a looooong while but I have scrapped again.  Had no inspiration at all and then a couple of weekends ago it was the only thing I wanted to do!!!!

Just love yellow & green (lemon & thyme) so did the Black with 2 March challenge.  Here is their inspiration board & sketch.

Just loved both of them!

And here is my layout.  Had so much fun doing the texture paste circle.  TFL