Saturday, May 31, 2014

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Sent With Love ...@ CSI

I have joined in again over at CSI..

how could I not!

I have worked on my LO using a card I received in the mail from my Jade...


I have used lots of mixed media, & a lovely watercolour colour wash..for my background...

and here is the inside, Jade's wonderful words...

Hugs xx

Friday, May 30, 2014

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My beautiful gals with me @ The Memory Nest

Here is my beautiful daughter Jade, with my beautiful grand daughter Tashi & my youngest & beautiful grand daughter Pippi...the lights of my life...

I have used this fab sketch from Crystal at The Memory Nest to create my page....I loved working on this one..& used this great Prima pp, & Heidi Swapp embellies.

Hugs xx

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Right Now @ Scrap Around the World..

I have not joined in with the scrappers at Scrap Around the World before but with such a fabulous event of one year's worth of could I resist!

So this is my page....titled 'Celebrate Today, Right Now'...

I have used this photo of me in 1985, looking so joyous...but I know how insecure I was feeling! I felt I had the weight of the world on my shoulders....a little family whom I loved, & I really thought that I wasn't clever/confident/able to bring them up well.  So of course they are grown up & so independent...of course I need not have stressed myself out so much....if I had only realized that one foot follows another, & all is well with the world if you decide it is.

Here is the wonderful inspiration for my page -


I actually love this photo..even if it is of me, so thought I would use it in this context...

I have used gesso & texture paste on black CS, masks, Heido Swapp ColorShine, along with washi tappe, plasters tape, frames, Heidi Swapp embellies, Freckled Fawn enamel dots, tags, stamping, handmade tiny flowers, & a whole lot of thought at my life back then too.

And lots of layering which I love too!

There is nothing like a good time out to play with scrapping bits & bobs to make me feel great!!

Thank you gals for a fabulous inspirational challenge...

And right now, all is great with the world!!

Hugs xx

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Pip in a Box

I just love this Prima pp & these photos of my darling Pippi so with the great challenge at

I decided to join in too....

I have added a fabulous FWAB swirl & some points to my page...yes, bling is fabulous!

Thank you for a great challenge..

Hugs xx

Friday, May 23, 2014

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Every Day Is Beautiful...@ Orange Paperie & Co

This months challenge over at Orange Paperie is a wonderful one...& here is my page...

The challenge is -

to use these images to inspire you to create, whether it's the colours, products....
 from the first image
This image is by the very talented 
And to use this quote in some it the whole Quote or even just a word or two from it!
I have used a photo of my Pete's parents, Dirk & Garland at our wedding 37 years ago. I have been scrapping lots of memories today...& it is making me feel quite nostalgic!
I took inspiration from the 'love' feeling in the gorgeous goodies & used part of the quote 
"Every Day Is Beautiful' especially on your son's wedding day.

Thank you for a fabulous challenge.

Hugs xx
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Risk...@ Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge

Joining in again with the scrappers at another-freaking-scrappy-challenge.blogspot
with this page based on Anne Pennington's fabulous sketch...

This page is about my love on 29 May 1976...our wedding day...a nervous groom photographed at the motel he was staying in with his family....awwwww how I would love to go back for a 'look' again...


Thanks for a great challenge..I loved working on this one!

Hugs xxx
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If I Had Time in a Bottle.....@ 123 Get Scrappy

Here is my LO from the inspiration at 123 Get Scrappy.

Here is the board to choose from..

I choose a Blue Background, Gears or Cogs & Rectangle Shapes.

This is a photo of my Pete & I will our little 5 month old Benjamin, & my dear, dear mum..the photo was taken on a picnic day out in dad is behind the camera, & we didn't think of taking 'selfies' of us all way back then! Oh the missed photos...but they are in my memories forever.

My title is from a wonderful Jim Croce is a little YouTube clip...

Thank you for a wonderful challenge gals.

Hugs xxx

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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Glowstick Shine

Leslie at The Memory Nest has created this fab sketch for

Make It Monday No. 17 

& / or using this saying

So here is my page using both the sketch & the saying as inspiration..

I used Heidi Swapp ColorShine, plus a squirt of Dylusions Turquoise, & 
this thoughtful photo of dear Tashi.

A wonderful saying...thanks Leslie!

Hugs Debi xx
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Perfectly Happy @ CMS

Here is my last reveal for Color Me Scrappy, as my 3 month term is now up..


And here is my page...

I really loved working with these shades & I felt that my Pete's photo suited it so I just love woodgrain pp!!

Do join in with us...

Hugs Debi
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Liebster Award to me, & now passed to my friends...

I am very excited that I have been awarded a Liebster Award from Crystal, one of the lovely scrappers I have met along the way over at The Memory Nest
It is a thrill that one other scrapper takes a peep at your blog & leaves such kind words.

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. It is a way to bring attention to these blogs and build the blogging community. 

The meaning of Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. How nice is that? 

As a recipient of this award I need to do the following:

  1. Answer the 8 questions the awarding blogger has asked me.
  2. Nominate 8 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) for the award and link to them in my post.
  3. Create 8 questions the nominated bloggers have to answer.
  4. Let the nominated bloggers know they have been nominated.
(These are the requirements for the people whom I nominate as well)
  1. What is your favorite color? RED
  2. What is in a must have I item you have in your purse? CREDIT CARD
  3. Salty or sweet treat?  SALTY
  4. Do you watch t.v. or listen to music when you scrapbook? OFTEN JUST SILENCE...& I LOVE IT, & THEN SOMETIMES SOME BOOMING MUSIC..DEPENDS ON MY MOOD!
  5. Can you dance? NOT REALLY...
  6. Favorite memory from your childhood? GROWING UP WITH KITTY CATS
  7. Do you watch t.v and if you do what is your favorite t.v. show ever? I WATCH TV ONLY SOMETIMES, & I RECORD DOCUMENTARIES - SO THAT'S MY SORT OF PROGRAM.
  8. Your dream job if you could do anything? BE A NATURAL HEALER
  9. favorite hobby other then scrapbooking? OH IS THERE OTHER HOBBIES??? READING.
  11. One food you would eat everyday if you had to? SALAD

Thanks you for nominating me Crystal & I enjoyed answering your questions. 
I nominate the following good folk for this award -

Dale Tiernan

Michelle Lark

Leanne MacDonald

Mary Steinmetz

Shazza Bishop

PB Libby

Tarrah McLean

Anita Bownds

And here are your 8 questions!

1. How long have you been scrapping?
2. Can you remember your first page you scrapped?
3. What is your favourite dinner?
4. Can you survive without your mobile phone? :)
5. Do you like shopping online?
6. Do you have pets?
7. Do you enjoy scrapbooking retreats or crops?
8. Your favourite fruit?

For those of you who I have nominated, I really hope you accept and participate. This is such a fun way to spread the word about different blogs and learn a little about the bloggers themselves. Please leave a link in the comments if you do participate so that I can read your answers to my questions. 

Hugs Debi xx



Thursday, May 15, 2014

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Lookin' Good @ Feeling Sketchy


Hey, what a fabulous card sketch for Feeling Sketchy this fortnight!

Doubled with a fun digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps here is my 'Lookin' Good' card!

The sponsors for Feeling Sketchy


Do join in with us...

Hugs xx


Sunday, May 4, 2014

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National Scrapbooking Day - so I scrapped!

An annual event that means we scrappers need to add piccies to paper!!

First up is a LO I worked on for Let's Scrap.  I am new to this Ning site..dear Cathy steered me over there..

I have used one of Debby's sketches

 & this is what I came up with

I really had fun 'doing my own thing' with these photos & embellies...& that is what NSD is about I would say!

My next LO at Let's Scrap is using this sketch of Debby's as well


And now my version...

Then a 'Heidi Swapp' LO....using an old old photo of my little children

We were such a little happy & independent family then...reliant on each other.

Then a fun LO about me that I worked on for Soul Scrappers

I hope you could get your scrap on too...

Hugs Debi

Saturday, May 3, 2014

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No 4 @ Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge

Over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge the challenge is

Scrap or art journal your baby picture.  Journal anything unusual or interesting – were you a twin? Sickly? Curious?

So I scrapped the only baby photo of me & journaled about how I was the last of 4 children in my family ...

My journaling reads..

When I was born I came into the world with a brother Lance who was 16, my brother Alan was 15 & my sister was 14. I was the surprise baby!

I have used some fabulous Teresa Collins Memorabilia them!

Hugs Debi xx

Friday, May 2, 2014

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Remember When @ Scrap The Girls

Last official day of my I have scrapped...& of course loved it!

The challenge over at Scrap The Girls is

Take inspiration from the following quote : you may choose to go with the colour, use the whole quote etc - just have fun with it!  

" Something old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue"

So here is my page, I have used one of my fave's Kaisercraft Pickled Pear pp & embellishments with some Prima flowers & WOW chipboard

...I choose to use those words in my journaling..

Something old - mum's pretty antique brooch
Something new - my winner's sash
Something borrowed - my long hair extension (I had just had my hair cut short!)
Something blue - my period velvet & lacy outfit.

And a little more detail about me in this photo...

This was the very fist Junior Jacaranda Princess quest in Grafton in 1967, & I won mum's dressed me up beautifully in this period outfit, & to this day I still cant believe it!

Thank you for a gorgeous challenge..

Hugs Debi
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Feeling Sketchy - LO Sketch 89

And for our LO Sketch for May here is the fabulous sketch - if I may be so bold, this is the first one for Feeling Sketchy Challenge Blog.

So here is my page..

My beautiful Pippi with these bright & happy colours...oh I love the warmth of these 
Amy Tan papers!

Come on over to Feeling Sketchy & join in with us!

Hugs Debi xx

Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Capture A Moment @ BW2

What about this fabulous May Mood Board from Black With 2!

 Entries must be created on black cardstock using only the 2 colours stated , shades of these colours are allowed with a use of 5% white ..
Our colours for may are -


I am especially excited as my dear friend Michelle Lark is now part of the fabulous Design Team!

So here is my page...

This is a young me, at the Grafton Junior Debutante Ball in!!

I loved working with this mono colours & loved scrapping this old photo too.

Thanks for looking..

Hugs Debi

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Beautiful Memories @ ARTastic

This month in honour of Mother's Day which is celebrated in many countries around the world sometime during May, we present to you  Amarys by Robert Hagan.

Criteria - Mother and child

A little about Robert Hagan

"I’ve been pushing paint around for about 30 years and still enjoy every moment of it- so its still a hobby I guess. My boyhood was spent exploring the rainforests of the Tweed Valley in Australia while stepping around snakes that basked in the midday sun. School was as little bookwork as possible and moments of unconsciousness on the football field. A 16 hour steam train trip to the ‘big smoke’ and 4 years later I graduated from University with a bit of knowledge about history, economics and drinking. Painting started about the same time as I started working and it increasingly challenged the latter as the most relaxing and rewarding way forward. It finally took over and traveling the world followed. A number of great relationships later, 2 fabulous boys and painting in USA, the UK and Asia and the years slipped by. A few books about painting then a glancing shot at a TV series and I’m here!"

So with this wonderful inspiration I have created this page..

This is a photo of my wonderful daughter Jade & I at the headland at Lennox Head a few years back.  I love this photo..says it all to me!

I have to say I have used flowers on this LO, like I never have before!

I do hope you pop across & join in with us...such an apt inspiration!

This is my last month with ARTastic as well...I love the Design Team, they are all so very talented & will miss them.  Thank you Jane!

Hugs xx

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Tobermory @ Archi-scraps

Isn't this just a great inspirational photo! This is the challenge this month over at Archi-scraps .


So here is my page using a photo of Tobermory my sister Judith took... this is my last month on the Archi-scraps DT - it has been a pleasure to work with the fabulous team.

I really had fun with mists & masks with this one....

I hope you join in, as this is a tremendous challenge.

Hugs xx

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Feeling Sketchy...Card Sketch 88

What about this great sketch...

Bought to you by my now very own Feeling Sketchy Challenge Blog

Isn't it a wonderful card here is mine.

I have used this delightful cake stamp from


I made this card for my dear friend Trisha's mum - dear Dorothy, who recently turned 90..Dorothy is my 'other' mum, as I dont have one any more...she is just a darlin'!

I hope you join in with me & my Design Team this month - we have 2 cards sketches on 1st & 15th May, & a LO sketch on 2nd May.

Thanks for peeping..

Hugs Debi


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