Sunday, December 20, 2015

December 123 Challenge

Love this months challenge at 123 Challenge.

123 Challenge

Have done a few black and white layouts lately.  It took me a while to find a photo, but just couldn't go past this one of the sunset at Turtle Bay in Hawaii - Just a perfect way to end a great day.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

October Kraft+ challenge

It took me a while to get my head around this one.  I must be the only one at the moment but I am really not into feathers.
Current Challenge

With inspiration from the lovely Paula Perry, sitting across the table from me at retreat, I gave it a go. I must say that I am really pleased with the result.

The photos is definitely inspired by nature - just love the elegance of a single tree.  Have also included twigs and gumnuts, a feather, a flower and leaves.

123 Challenge October

How can I go past a challenge that includes Lime!

Here is my layout.  As soon as I found this spotty paper in my stash I knew it would be great for this challenge.

Scrappingclearly October Challenges


Love retreats!! (as I think we all do)  Its great to be able to get lots of challenges done.  Completed both the moodboard and sketch challenge at Scrappingclearly for October.

I love the colour combo of this moodboard - orange, red & pink.

October Moodboard
These colours and the quote go so well with this photo and of course I added flowers.

Also completed the sketch challenge.  Love simple sketches.

October Sketch

The girls had played in the Netball Grand Final 6 times (4 years in a row) and never won.  They lost by 1 or 2 goals.  This year they finally won.  They finished in 3rd place, narrowly won the final and then smashed it in the grand final. There was even an article in the local paper which I have included in the bag.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Charms Creations September Challenge

Another first for me.  Love the simplicity of this sketch.


 It has taken a while for me to scrap this photo.  Just couldn't work out what colours to use with it.  I was playing with the paints and decided this photo just needed lots of colour.

Scrapping Clearly September Sketch Challenge

This the first challenge I have done at Scrapping Clearly.

Got messy with a new stencil.  Ended up with paint and mists everywhere!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

D'lish scraps August challenge

Two Hearts Inspiration Board.

Love this colour scheme.  I took inspiration from the hearts, flowers & love.

Love this photo from my daughters 21st.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kraft+ July challenge

This months challenge at Kraft + is all about yellow.
Current Challenge

Here is my take on it:

Have included circles and some white.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

123 Challenge

I love bright colours, so this challenge was right up my ally.

123 Challenge

 I had experimented with some gelatos (which didn't really work) on the c/s and I put away.  Dug it out and attacked it with sprays and water, then used some texture paste with stencils and I love how it turned out.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June 123 Challenge

 This months challenge at 123 Challenge Blog is:

123 Challenge

I really don't like stitching on a layout, but I did do some for this one.  Have used lots of gold - gold distressed mists, gold embellishments, wire, gold thread.  My inspiration came from the PL card that I found.  What a better way to showcase our first photo on Waikiki beach than with this colour combo.  I used the word Family in a chipboard tag.  I love the Gold, Teal and Kraft together.

Friday, April 24, 2015

D'lish April Challenge

Love the colours and inspiration in this months D-lish mood board.  They are quite different.

My inspiration came from the colours (especially the gold), the flower cluster and a feather. I wanted to include some triangles but they just weren't working for me.

Here is my layout:

123 Challenge April

Hi everyone

This is the April 123 Challenge.

Although I have two daughters, I am not a very pink person.

Here is my layout. I have used 2 types of grids, one done with mists and the other with texture paste & gelatos.

Monday, March 30, 2015

123 Challenge

This months challenge at 123 Challenge Blog is:

Here is my layout.  This was one of the best day of our trip to Hawaii - A bike tour of the Kilaeua Crater.
I have used the word SEE in my journalling, it is on embossed cardstock and the background is in different strengths of Aqua - just mists, with texture paste and a combo of gelatos.  Had lots of fun with this one.

D-lish March Challenge

Love this inspiration board and colour combo.

 Here is my layout.  I took inspiration from the cake and the flowers, the circle in the wreath,  as well as the colours.  I love the grey with the blue and yellow.  These girls, and boys, look so gorgeous as they head off to the Year 12 formal.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sketchy Boards Challenge

Loved the sketch and colour combo for the March Sketchy Boards Challenge.

My take on it is a bit different.  Used a diamond stencil with triangles and then added some triangle buttons.  Love the reds on the dark kraft.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Kraft+ Mango Breeze

Just love this colour combo for the first Kraft+ challenge.

Here is my layout:

this photo was perfect. Use lots of D-lish embellishments.

D'lish Scraps Feb Challenge

Beachside Bliss

Love this months challenge at D'lish.  Love the colours and the inspiration.  Love this photo and it fitted so well with the colours and the beach theme. The photo is from our recent holiday to Hawaii.  What better way to watch the sunset than with a cocktail.  Unfortunately it got quite windy and cool so I was wrapped up in the towel - made the surf spectacular though.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

123 Challenge

This months challenge at 123 Challenge Blog is

Although I love bright colours, I was a bit daunted by using primary colours & glitter.  Duo was easy.
Here is my layout

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

123 Challenge

The January challenge at 123 Challenge was:

It took a while for me to work out what to do with this one.  The word Appreciate and the folds scared me, but I love the colour Yellow.  In the end I like how it ended up.  Our previous trips are on my mind at the moment as we get ready to go on another o/s family holiday to Hawaii.  As the girls are now 18 & 20 it will probably be the last big one all together.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Tutti Frutti

Love the January Tutti Frutti mood board from D'lish.  Just love using bright colours.

I used the colours and the sketch as inspiration also added a few buttons.  This is the first layout in a long time where I haven't used any mists or paints - it was very hard not to use them.  DD 18 kept me away from them.  I love the crispness (her word) of the layout.