Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Scrap Boutique Postcards from around the World

Week 2 - Provence

Oh my, my, did I love this page...I have to say it was pink & pretty & I so enjoyed working on satisfying.  I scrapped Pete & I at our wedding 33 years & 11 months ago today...wooow....
Pete's lovely long hair, blue suit & so handsome, & we were besotted with each lucky, lucky, lucky we have been.....tears in my eyes.....

Used beautiful pp's, stamping, inking, bling, hand made flowers (Sweet Vintage), ribbons, staples, a mirror & pink hey!!!  But did you notice I have cut around our photo...oh Melinda & Helen...I love cutting out now.....gee whizz, who would have thought.....

So here it is... Forever Us

Love to you, Deb xxxxx

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Scrap Boutique Postcards from around the World

Week 1 - Venice

This is the most glorious challenge I have ever done...romantic & lovely, inspiring & fun.....I adored working on this first postcard.....I used a photo that Jadie took in 2006 of gondolas...& it is such a beautiful photo, glorious rich colours & structure.......made some of Melinda's paper rolling pieces, & just had fun working on each element...

Cheers, Deb xxx

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Scrap Boutique April CC

The theme was Heroes & Villiasn for this months CC & that could have left lots of openings....

My 12 x 12 LO is of my lovely Harry....using a great sketch that the marvellous Em organised.... what fun to cut out around a photo!! Used my little bit of Twiddleybitz retro chippie on this one...

The next was a male card using something shiny, so a simple card...thanks Chels

Then came a new challenge for me...puzzle pieces...what a top idea from Sharon. Had a number of certain shapes to add to a LO, so used a wonderful old photo of my bro Lance, when he was 16 & the bebe is me!!  Also a wonderful Sandie Daisy.

Cheers, Deb xxx

Monday, April 26, 2010

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Twiddleybitz LO

I was a lucky duck & received a little blog win from Tiff Sawyer, & here is a little LO I created using a couple of lovely photos... I used some old 3D stickers that I have had in my stash for years....I actually loved them, but didn't have the right Lo to use them on...they are just perfect here...

Cheers, Deb xxx

Saturday, April 24, 2010

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Scrapbooking Stock CC

A new spot I have found is Scrapbooking working on a couple of challenges for their CC this weekend...

Challenge 1  - a LO using brown, aqua & white....lovely Tashi on her board..

Just loving this KC pp - Utopia...went off to my local scrap shop this morning to buy more.

Next is a 'thank you card' - used some of the 'left overs' for this one.

Cheers, Deb xxx

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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My Country - Set of Canvases

Here is my 2nd canvas following on from the LSBS 'My Country' inspiration......Pete & I on horses, a rather unlikely event, but it looks like I know what I am doing!!!
Then I have popped up the first one....

Cheers, Deb xxx

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Scrap Therapy April Blind Scrap

Wow the herbacious (??) Helen (dear sister of the curvaceous Clare) organised a wonderful Blind Scrap over at Scrap Therapy last Friday!!  She had not only had a LO for us to work on, but a card....
It is a great design, that I made a couple of cards & a LO too.

Cheers to you, Deb xxx

Sunday, April 18, 2010

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Scrap Therapy April CC

Having a lovely time scrapping this weekend over at Scrap Therapy's Cybercrop...all about everything changes...and that is a sure thing!!

Cheers, Deb xxx

Saturday, April 17, 2010

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Harry's Family Cards

As a little Easter treat (with his little chick eggs) I made Harry some flash cards with his mum, dad, 2 sisters on one card each, & his grandma & pop sharing one, & his nan (me) & pa sharing one too.....

I just happened across a little clear box, & put a piccie of his  little face on it.  So all the little cards fit in that rather well.  These cards were 'scrapjacked' from Tania.  She made this gorgeous set of cardslast year...not quite the same, but I think OK.

Cheers, Deb xxx

Friday, April 16, 2010

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Cards, cards, cards.........

Using  some glorious Graphic 45 papers - Domestic Goddess & Le Romantique, & pinky card bases I hand cut out (thank you Helen) & used dimentional magic & tiny clear & black beads (thank you Allie) & produced some fun cards!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

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Cooking for a friend

Wow, our work mate Jamie & his love Kara became engaged & so I had a whirl at a Carmel Mudcake from the AWW, & what a lovely cake it turned out to be...making it was easy, just needed a little time & I have to admit it tasted yum too......

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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New blog header ....thanks to a friend

Mrs Fix-it Melinda certainly helped me out with my blog header - clever chickie she is, but Clare & I have said that all along!!

Thank you for your help...hope I can return the favour one day.  xxxx

Monday, April 12, 2010

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LSBS - The Seasoned Scrapper - Summer 10

Now I thought that I enjoyed scrapping & then I hit this challenge, courtesy of use the beautiful & evokative words from the poem My Country....& work on a canvas!!

My Country
by Dorothy McKellar

The love of field and coppice,
Of green and shaded lanes.
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins,
Strong love of grey-blue distance
Brown streams and soft dim skies
I know but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me!

A stark white ring-barked forest
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold hush of noon.
Green tangle of the brushes,
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree-tops
And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When sick at heart, around us,
We see the cattle die -
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady, soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back threefold -
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze.

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land -
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand -
Though earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

I just loved working with paint on a canvas....just found it needless to say it was a wonderful challenge & here is mine......

A little closeup, showing you my recycling of cardboard (my other favourite medium to work with) & paddlepop sticks...loved working with paints, & Glimmermist, inks.  I have now completed a 2nd canvas tonight, to be a'set' or a cousin piccie to this one.  I will photograph in the daylight & pop it on here.

Cheers, Deb xxxx

Sunday, April 11, 2010

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LSBS - April Cybercrop

Had some time this weekend for between gardening, & the usual housework.

Challenge 1, was a sketch by Belle.....& used a new piccie of my son's family...I titled this on 'Gems'.  I used Kaisercraft pp's Prairie Lane, plus a lovely lot of embellies.

Challenge 1a, was a card sketch by Tara...but I did change it somewhat...using the words from Alice in Wonderland 'No Wonder I'm Late...'

Next was Tracy's lovely challenge to scrap our furry my kittens feature here, of course. 'Catitude'...including my lovely Sophi who is no longer with us. Big Bob & Scuzzi are smiling along.

Challenge 3 was a fun one...needed to use conversation in a LO...great idea Kerryn!  I had some photos of the H & my laptop, during last visit....

Challenge 4 was a 'step-by-step' set by Nic & this was great.  Made our own embellies using paint & transparent hey!! This one is of Mr H, playing at the beach...

I recently won a pack of marvellous Imaginisce pp's & embellies from a 'Blog Hop'.  They have just arrived & so I really have enjoyed playing with all the pack...lucky hey!!!

Dee set challenge 5, & I decided to make a card.......and some little face cards...rather frivoulous...but so much fun!!!  I came upon these large playing cards, during a recent work cleanup....they were headed to the bin, so I bought them home!!  They were great to use, & have a play for this challenge.

Friday, April 9, 2010

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Sandies Card for April

Gee what a terrible piccie!!! Anyway it is Sandies 12 month of cards/pages from an old calendar....

Used black bazzill, with a piece of left-over pp in black & pinks, then the little frangipani piccie & some buttons & ribbon.  Looks better IRL!!!

Thank you Sandie xxx

Thursday, April 8, 2010

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Carole & James - just the best!!

James Taylor & Carole King sang so well, so fabulously at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 6th April - we were so lucky to attend & be apart of the huge audience, but feel that we were being sung to personally.......really & truly what a treat!

Monday, April 5, 2010

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LSBS - Easter Fab 4

What a treat these challenges turned out to be...I really enjoyed scrapping the famous Beatles..

Challenge 1 was using John Lennon's song lyrics from Imagine..

I scrapped another page of the photos I have for Min & Dave's 2009 wedding.....such a beautiful photo.

Challenge 2 was using Paul McCartney's song lyrics from Yesterday...I used a wonderful, marvellous photo that has just made its way to is my great grandfather at his boot makers establishment.  Possibly my great grandmother too.  More about all this find in a later post.

Challenge 3 was the George Harrison song lyrics ' Here comes the Sun' - I scrapped a piccie with my mum & dad & young Benni, at Benni's birthday - oh heavens ......

Challenge 4 was the Ringo Starr ' With a little help from my friends' & thus I have titled this LO just that.

This lovely piccie was taken last year with Tina, Jan, Mon, Linda & Roby...I do love it!

Last but definately not least is the album cover off 'Abbey Road'.....

What a great photo taken at Madame Tussards in London in December 2005! Pete was giving John a few pointers!!!

I so enjoyed these challenges...marvellous!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

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LSBS - The Seasoned Scrapper - Summer 9

Tracy set this great challenge with 'summer essentials' in is my take on the subject..

I used mainly all scrap pp other than my CS  - a lovely Coredinations one that when distresses showed the pink through the black - & most embellies I received in lovely RAK's.


Friday, April 2, 2010

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Tiff's Grand Giveaway - I won 4th prize!!

How about that.....woo hoo...I am such a lucky duck.....

Thanks Tiff!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Scrapville March Blind Scrap - Quiet Time

Over at Scrapville, Janet ran a Blind Scrap that was brilliantly orchestrated by the talented Miss Melinda....I didn't get this done in the time allotted last weekend, but I thought it sounded fabulous.  So I worked on this yesterday morning, & then after work & here it is...  it really is a lovely 'sketch'.

This is my lovely Harry & a lovely group of photos that his mum sent to us.  The blind was for 2 photos, but I used the 3 in the set....

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