Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Somewhat Sketchy!

Great sketchy hey!!
This is Week 57's sketch over at Feeling Sketchy this week...
and here is my card
I used some lovely paper, fussy cutting, with machine stitching & used a large flower embellie, as well as a scalloped circle for the sentiment.
Love the versatility of each sketch.

Do join in with us.
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Tea at Windsor...

Isn't this just divine!! It is the May inspiration at Archi-scraps, & I love it!
The main criteria is LEAVES
Here is my page about a day out at Windsor Castle in the UK with Jade, Pete & myself back on 26/12/2005
I have gently inked & misted Kraft, as my base with leaves & flowers climbing up the side of Windsor Castle. Plus that adorable chippie fence!
Do join in with us, cos it is a fun inspiration...just check out Archi-scraps today!
Hugs xx

Monday, April 29, 2013

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The local Coffs Harbour Agricultural Show was on this weekend, & I entered the Papercraft section...and wow was I lucky!!

9 x 1sts, 9 x 2nds, 2 x special awards, 2 x championship ribbons, & a voucher at a local photo shop...plus some cash too..do I feel chuffed or what!!!

Just doing what I love...  

It is because of all the wonderful gals that inspire me!

Hugs xx

Saturday, April 27, 2013

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Exciting News!!!!!

Have I some wonderful & marvellous news to share!!!
I have joined some lovely gals & now on the
Do pop over & join in with our inspiration wont you?  It will be great to see you there.
Hugs xxx

Thursday, April 25, 2013

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U Rock

Here is yet another fab sketch over at Feeling Sketchy, so decided I would love to join in & make a card...optional extra was to make a boys/mens card...so here is one I have made for my Pete's birthday in November...I am an early bird aren't I!!

I used Kraft as my base, with Bazzill CS & then that fabulous Kaisercraft Base coast pp, with some rocking good embellies given to me by my family last year...perfect for Pete!
Why dont you join in too??
Thank you for looking,
Hugs xxx

Saturday, April 20, 2013

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The Past brings in the Future

An awsome challenge over at Mystical Scrapbooks, lead by the talented Anita Bownds
using baking paper on cardboard.  And as I really love using cardboard, I so enjoyed this project!
This photo is of an old unused petrol bowser on Norfolk Island, & I just loved it vintageness! It was nearly the last photo I took on the island, as we were on our way to the airport to fly back to Brissie.
I gesso'd, masked & misted, & had fun layering.
You can join in with as well...just pop over to Mystical Scrapbooks.
Thanks for looking, hugs xx
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Love Always

Over at Mystical Scrapbooks this month was one of the most wonderful inspirational picutres that Tracey used...I would show you but the link doesn't seem to work.  So I created this page, using this beautiful wedding photo my Jadie shot recently.
I used a pretty mask & fingerpainted texture paint on my CS, then when dry used that mask again & misted, or fingerpainted with colour.
Really happy with how this worked out, so worked on a 2nd page for ScrapBoutique this time, with Sharons great challenge of no pp's at all....and here is it..
Really happy with my double LO - as the pages can be placed either side, with Love Always or Always Love.
Hugs xxx
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Rusty Beauty

I am so enjoying scrapping on a cardboard base - eco friendly too, that I decided to join in with the lovely laydeez at Lets Get Shabby.
The criteria for Challenge 44 is really diverse so I choose
A subject, an embellishment and a technique. 
List 3
Subject - a beautiful rusty 'lighter' boat sitting on the shores of Slaughter Bay,
Norfolk Island
Embellishment - chipboard, journal tags used as a background layer
Technique - I have gesso'd, masked & misted, inked, stamped, distressed & painted my project.
I am very happy with how this turned out & I have it already on display at home!
Thank you for looking,
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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One Happy & Proud Mummy

I decided to join in with Scrap the Girls and here is my page.
The criteria for April is
I have misted with 2 masks & 3 colours, plus used the wonderful Kaisercraft range 'Pickled Pear', of bits & bobs with a handmade rosette flower from Tattered Inspirations, alphas by Snap with this beautiful photo of my daughter & her darling daughter. 
So the title 'One Happy & Proud Mummy' also applies to me as well as my Jade.
This was a joy to work on today!
Hugs xx
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Sketchy card 55


This is Sketch 55 over at Feeling Sketchy - it is great hey!!
Here is my card, using lovely Bella pp's & some crystal drops

You can join in too..pop on over to Feeling Sketchy!
Hugs xxx


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Hibiscus Hotspot!!

Now isnt this a fab sketch for April / May?  A wonderful sketch by Anita Bownds over at Scrapville.
And here is my rendition this month

Lovely Norfolk Island hibiscus..with stamping, and us too!
And the Scrapville card sketch - another beauty!
I used this gorgeous Kaisercraft 'Needles & Threads' pp...oh I love it!
Hugs to you for looking,

Friday, April 12, 2013

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Well I had a little jigger at the sketch - as I am know to - from over at Feeling Sketchy and here is what I came up with.
A happy card for my friend using the beautiful purple & green colours.
You can use this sketch for wither a card or a page...so why not join in too!!
Hugs xx

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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Bursting with cards & LO's

Over at Scrapville, Janet is running CardBursts & Scrapbursts!!!!

Here is my take on some of the 8 challenges...yes eight!! Fabulous!

3 cards...each one will be used...

Then 3 more LO's...only a couple to go - but you have til April 30!!!
And isn't out Pippi the sweetest!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

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Silver & red Christmas card..

My card is silver...looks blue here...sorry! And I of course chosen red, my fav colour.
With a few bows & pontsettias & the old christmas tree, I am happy with this one.
Hugs gals, & I will get around to your blogs this week...promise!!
And I am also entering this one into Hazel's Crafty Christmas Challenge

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Christmas Card Club - Clare's Kraft

I forgot to schedule all my blog posts...so very late, cos I have been holidaying...but here we go now
Card 1 of Clare's Kraft cards..
Using Basic Grey pp, stickers, KC flowers & tickets on a Kraft card.
Card 2 - Using some fab BG pp, lots of Kraft pp as well as CS.  Love the little doggie.
Hugs to you lovely gals xxx
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Dressed to Impress!!

How is this for that spooky, creepy feeling?? Well this is the April inspiration from Archi-scraps!!!

I decided to use a photo of my grand daughter 'Dressed to Impress' at her 21st birthday last year...using the height of the castle & the cool colours as my inspiration.

So here is my page -

I loved working with this colour scheme, the purple, greys & blacks & will use this again.

Do play along with us in April, as these are great challenges!!
Hugs xxx


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