Sunday, May 31, 2015

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Wish You Were Here @ 4 Crafty Chicks

Challenge 248 at 4 Crafty Chicks is a SUMMER card....

So using a wonderful Kaisercraft Paridiso range of papers & embellies I created this summery & happy card....good to warm up the cool autumn day we have here today. A sprinkling of inked chipboard also helps set the scene.

Thank you for a lovely challenge.

Hugs xx

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Fabulous @ Feeling Sketchy

And another card for Feeling Sketchy.

This time for National Scrapbooking Day - Sketch 2.

 Sketch 2

I love a good sketch! 

So here is my card.

I have used the lovely Cocoa Vanilla vellum hearts, & die cut for this one.

They are very pretty aren't they!

Thank you for a great challenge.

Hugs xx

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Smile @ Feeling Sketchy...

Better late than never.......

I have joined in with Feeling Sketchy National Scrapbooking ay Challenges...

Sketch 1

Above is Sketch 1

And here is my card I have made...

I have used Studio Calico South Market papers, along with Heidi Swapp puffy stickers, Cocoa Vanilla enamel dots & a lovely chippie piece from WOW.

A really useful card is now waiting for me to use!

Thanks for the challenge.

Hugs xx

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Glamorous @ 123 Get Scrappy

Another fabulous challenge across at 123 Get Scrappy this month...

And I had to play along.....

I chose to use the Die cut piece, the Orange Background & the 'Cookie'
Now I honestly didn't know what a cookie for scrap booking was, & after searching the internet was no further ahead....but yet I liked the idea.  So I used one of my daughters' round labels she made for her wedding, plus I used a flair...perhaps they are cookies??

This is our beautiful daughter Jade, & our grand daughter Pippa with my hubby & I on her wedding day in March this year. Jade gave me this label of one of her snazzy clothes, & I thought it was perfect as the title for this one.

Thank you for a wonderful challenge - I enjoyed it so.

Hugs xx

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Time for some CSI Scrapping....

Lovely challenges are always found at CSI  so I was able to join in...

Here is the details for this fabulous Major Case File 163

Oh what a beauty it was too...

So I worked on a digi page for this, using my kittens photos.....

I enjoyed playing with 'My Memories Suite' & these little photos of the darlings....

Then I decided to sit at my desk with papers & bits & bobs.....and work on this next challenge...

And I knew I had the photos & of course I love the colours...

it's marvellous hey!

So here is my page using some photos taken with Pippi last week, when they were visiting.
Jade bought me a beautiful bunch of pink Snapdragons...and I couldn't help myself in giving Pippi Snapdragon 'kisses'..

I love the colour palette here & it just worked along with me...

And I made this mixed media tag, & thought it was perfect here...

Thanks for taking a look..

Hugs xx

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In 1971 @ Pixels & Paper Challenge Blog

With a boost of energy, & a day or two at home I was lucky enough to join in with Pixels & Paper this month.

A fabulous challenge..a lovely retro is the inspiration


Cast your mind back - do you remember hand-made clothing using tissue patterns?  Was your Mum an embroiderer or knitter or did she enjoy another type of craft?  Have you followed in her footsteps and enjoy doing similar things?  Do you like having tea in dainty little cups?  Does a cup and saucer filled with hot fragrant tea remind you of someone from your past?  Or are you inspired by the bright, cheerful colours in this image or are drawn to the blue birds and flowers?  Whatever it is we would love to find out what inspires you.

So I found an old photo of Pete's sister Sue, & her new husband....& used the enamel bluebirds as my inspiration...(plus I love Sue's pink suit, definately made by her mum).

It was great to work on this digi page....I find it good for the soul...

Thank you for a lovely challenge Jane & the team.

Hugs xx


Sunday, May 24, 2015

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99c Dreams at CSI & Archiscraps

Well here is a great collaboration between CSI & Archiscraps...& I felt well enough to join in!

What an inspiration....

  • periwinkle purple - 148.140.191
  • bright pink - 240.141.170
  • white - 254.252.253
  • pale periwinkle purple - 227.223.238
  • olive green - 163.1663.99
  • scallops
  • flowers
  • hearts
  • architectural accents
  • clouds
  • paint
  • wood
  • decorative borders
  • metal
  • punches
  • Topic: Journal about home.
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a Fairy Tale Journal Prompt.
  • Presentation: Use a heart-shaped journaling spot, or add hearts to your journaling.
  • Writing Format: Journal from two different points of view.
  • Inspiration Words: heart, quaint, bloom-- use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title.

I love it.....

So here is my page using some photos of Jade as 'Queen of Hearts'..

 I have used some fabulous Typo paper, along with Prima flowers, Bo Bunny metals, Little B Washi, Prima stamps & Dew Drop inks & of course my Zig writer.

Well thanks for looking, & happy scrapping to you.

Hugs xx

Sunday, May 3, 2015

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P & J @ Words & Paintery

I have not joined in with the challenges at Words & Paintery before, but I saw this inspiration - & I was inspired! 

Gorgeous colours.....

And with an extra sketch by the one & only Emma Stafrace & the Nifty Pixel.

So using some of my Jade's FIL photos from the wedding of the year, I created my page.

I have used American Crafts 'Save the Date' pp as my background, with Dew Drop inks & Heidi Swapp mists, & some quite hidden stamping to

I have used Kaisercraft tags, lovely scraps of pp, Theresa Collins embellishments..

along with Prima flowers & leaves, a fabulous dotty washi tape, & of course some wonderful embellishments 'Made by Mrs Jade'

I love the fact that I can use some of Jade's handmade beauties here...

My journaling mentions that my Jade & her love Pete just belong together...a garden wedding for a wonderful couple.

Thank you for this great challenge.

Hugs xx

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