Sunday, June 29, 2014

 photo post-mark.png

Family Ties @ ARTastic

With a little time over the weekend, I just had to join in with my beloved ARTastic.

I have been on the Design Team over there for over 2 years, finally saying goodbye in May...but couldn't help myself..I had to play there..

Here is the exciting inspiration..

JUNE inspiration - The Jam Session by Max Mannix 

Criteria - Distressing

and here is my page..

I used the colours of the inspiration, probably more pastel though, along with a family photo that I felt fitted the bill.

Thank you gals for a great challenge.

Hugs xx


Saturday, June 28, 2014

 photo post-mark.png

Pinterest is my Interest...

I have joined in again with Another Freaking Scrapping Challenge .

This challenge is to scrap or use your art journal about

What is your favourite pastime on your computer? 

And this is mine!

Oh I just love Pinterest, & what a great idea to journal about it...

so thank you for this great idea!

Hugs xx


Friday, June 27, 2014

 photo post-mark.png

Make a Wish @ 123 Get Scrappy

The inspiration for Challenge 11 at 1 2 3 Get Scrappy is -


I chose the 

Circle shaped picture/photo, the brads (cos I just found some lovely ones in my scrap room cleanup) & pastel colours...

I also used lots of flowers, lots of little transparencies, Heidi Swapp goodies, sequins, a used stick sheet, & this little photo of my daughter when she was 2.  Her own daughter looks SO much like her it is amazing!

Thank you for a lovely challenge.

Hugs xx

 photo post-mark.png

UROCK @ 4 Crafty Chicks

I haven't played across at 4 Crafty Chicks for a little while so I popped over to find a great challenge 200..

This week, I (Lori) am the challenge hostess and I want to see STRIPES on your project. This can be a card, scrapbook page, Project Life page, 3D altered long as it has STRIPES, you're good to go!
4 CCC #200 {Stripes}

So here is my stripey, stripey card titled URock!

I loved making a card this afternoon...they always make me relaxed!

Thank you for a great challenge gals.

Hugs xx

 photo post-mark.png

Pippa @ Scrap Around the World

With a few hours off work to create, I decided to play along with Scrap Around the World June challenge, & what a fantastic one it is too!

Look at this fabulous Mood Board by Di Garling....


Isn't it tempting?  Doesn't it make you just WANT to scrap?? Well it certainly sang out to me!!

Here is my page...about my darling little grand daughter..

I had fun with lovely inks & mists & stencils creating a perfect background using all the inspiration of black, white & shades of yellow to work in with this sunshiny photo of Pippa.
I love the yellow field of flowers, & my gesso'd & misted background reminded me of that, plus the gorgeous yellow flowers draping over the fence I had to 'drape' some flowers under my photo.  The whole inspiration is happy & joy, so added that to my title as well.
I have used some chevron straws to make a banner, & some divine little paper roses & buttons from a friend.

Thank you for a great challenge.

Hugs xx


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

 photo post-mark.png

Crisp @ Paper & Pixels

I decided to have a little play with the wonderful inspiration over at Pixels & Paper..

June inspiration

Criteria - Anything goes - please tell us what it was that inspired you from our photograph

I just loved, loved & loved the inspirational photo (would love having it on my wall at home) & so dug around in my photos til I found this one we took (probably the first selfie we ever did) taken on a really cold morning during a visit to Stanthorpe. 

So it was the colours & the crisp red that attracted me! That cool wintery goodness!

Thank you Jane & the DT's - a fabulous challenge!

Hugs xx


Monday, June 23, 2014

 photo post-mark.png

Sweet @ The Memory Nest

Scrapping along with the gals from The Memory Nest again, they have such great sketches!


And so splashed around with my mists & stencils, lots of colours & then fabulous washi tape & photos of my Pete & our GD Pippi...

Thanks for a great challenge..

Hugs xx

 photo post-mark.png

3 scrappy cards @ ScrapAfrica

Over at Scrap Africa

the challenge is -
How long have you had a certain paper sitting in your scrap room, that is just longing to be used and forever remains on that shelf?  What about those eyelets or perhaps rub-ons that aren't so fashionable anymore, that really just are waiting to be used?
I think we all are guilty of creating stashes that eventually are just waaay too big to get through! So this challenge is really a challenge to you, to get out those old papers and goodies and freshen them up!

I really had a fine time yesterday creating these 3 cards..
For my  'Love' card

I went a bit 'hippie' & used a some stickers that were given to me years ago, along with an older BG 6 x 6 paper pad...& happy with the results!
And old A2Z Scraplets chippie lamp was my next little card...titled Home Sweet Home

I used a older 6 x 6 paper pad from Simple Stories - Generations, along with a lovely lots of FWAB pearls & enjoyed 'covering' the lampshade.

And for my final card titled 'Hope'

I used another 6 x 6 paper pad, this time on older Websters Pages pad, an A2Z Scraplets chippie of a birdie inked & all flourished with lots of small flowers & hand rolled ones too.

This was a terrific challenge - thank you gals!

Hugs, xx


Friday, June 13, 2014

 photo post-mark.png

Oh Happy Day - Not! @ ScrapAfrica

I have a few online scrapping friends that have been showing me some snippets from a wonderful site 

Scrap Africa, so I thought I would play along with their sketch this I especially wanted to scrap this 'perfect' photo of my darling little grand daughter Pippi.

This sketch is by the lovely Denise van Deventer...I I love her style!


And here is my take on this....hehehehe

I used lots of bling to jazz up my page..a funny photo taken in a nationwide building warehouse that I think 1/2 of Australia shops at, Bunnings! You can see how she feels...

Thank you for a lovely sketch..

Hugs xx

 photo post-mark.png

Look at us! @ The Memory Nest...

Here is Make It Monday Sketch Challenge 18 across at The Memory Nest ...

so I had to join in on a Friday!

And here is my page...using 2 different lines of Kaisercraft pp along with some scraps that were waiting to be used!

I chose these retro photos of my sister in law & I way back in 1977, at our mum & dad in laws home...gotta love that wall paper, my mum in law sure did!

I layered flowers & patterns & had a good old play! Perhaps a bit too much...but was good for my overworked soul today!!

Fabulous sketch once again...thanks Leslie & your lovely team.

Hugs xxx

Sunday, June 1, 2014

 photo post-mark.png

Love @ Feeling Sketchy!

So I have used this fabulous digi stamp called 'Pink Polish' by Barbara Jensen from
StitchyBear Stamps

& with it - here is our next Card Sketch at Feeling Sketchy!  


It's great isn't it!! The gals have done a fabulous job, so check out their cards on the blog...

We are sponsored this month by -


I hope you like I loved working on it!! Do join in!

Hugs xx
 photo envye.jpg
envye blogger theme