22 January 2012

Another CC page to share...

Well it's a funny old weekend here...raining one minute and steaming hot the next! A good excuse to stay indoors and scrap :-)

This is my page for Christine's CC paint challenge at ScrapBoutique. I have used an old debit card to scrape three different paints across a chipboard base. I love this photo of my nephew Beau doing a tandem dive for his 21st Birthday in 2008. How brave to jump out of a plane...I for one could never do that!

Once again, thanks for taking the time to stop by my little blog and for any comments you may leave. They really make my day :-)

21 January 2012

ScrapBoutique January CC is on...

Good morning! Hope you are enjoying a great start to the weekend :-) 

The ScrapBoutique January cyber crop is under way in the forum. We are having an 'Aussie Style' weekend with some great challenges and store vouchers to be won!

I am hosting an inspiration challenge! The challenge is to be inspired by the great Australian poem My Country by Dorothea Mackellar. I have chosen the second and most famous verse.

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! 

I added the extra criteria of the colours red, white and blue to represent the Australian flag!

Here is my page using October Afternoon Seaside papers....

Mikala enjoying some time at the beach! We are so lucky to live in this beautiful country :-)

Hope you can pop over and join in the fun! We would love to see you there! You can check out my challenge here.

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating.

09 January 2012

January ScrapBoutique Stash Stomper

This month I have set the stash stomper challenge at Scrap Boutique. I chose a sketch by Basic Grey with the criteria to use those gorgeous papers that you purchased and have never used. I also want to see lots of punches used just like in the sketch.

this is the sketch...

and my page using Pink Paislee papers.

I love these photos of a young Mikala dressed as a fairy. She loved this outfit and always wanted to get dressed up and venture out into the garden :-) I can't believe it was almost ten years ago!

I hope you can hop over to the ScrapBoutique forum and check out the challenge. Entries are due 31st January to be in the running for a $10 store voucher.

Just thought I would share a little quote card stand I decorated with October Afternoon Farmhouse scraps from my stylist pack. I love these little quotes that you can change each day but the plain wooden stand was annoying me, lol. So I painted it, added some paper scraps with stitching, a sticker and alphas and a Prima rose. Much prettier than before :-)

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating.

08 January 2012

January Kraft It Up

It is mega hot here today...what better excuse to stay indoors and play at my desk :-)

I thought I would have a go at the Kraft It Up colour challenge.

These are the colours...

...and my layout of my niece and nephew playing in their sandpit! I have been having fun creating messy pages and love to recycle stuff at the moment. This page has baking paper, and onion bag, masking tape and a great piece of corrugated card that I rescued from a nail brush package. I just can't seem to put my sewing machine away and am having great fun adding messy stitching to my pages.

Hope you are finding the time to create this weekend :-)

07 January 2012

January Scrap the Girls

I'm back with another challenge...my second today! I'm really enjoying these holidays spending time at home relaxing with the kids.

Scrap the Girls challenge this month is Monochromatic. I have scrapped my favourite girl Mikala using Studio Calico Memoir papers. I love these photos I took of her during a walk on the Jetty. She was looking at a huge boat that was moored in the harbour and looked back over her shoulder smiling. How sweet she is!

I'm now heading out to dinner with the family to celebrate DH's birthday...looking forward to eating out! I love a night off cooking duties :)

Thanks again for stopping by.

Leanne xox

January Scrap the Boys

Yay!! I have found the time to complete a challenge :) Scrap the Boys January challenge is to scrap about your boys favourite summer past times. I decided to scrap this cute photo of my nephew Riley on his way down to the beach. What a cutie he is carrying his board, bucket and spade!

I have used Fancy Pants papers! Lots of fussy cutting and machine stitching here. I decided to challenge myself to using just the pattern papers and few other additions...which are a few OA alphas, some coloured starfish that was a gift, a piece of an orange bag and string. All in all a very economical page :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy creating,

Leanne xox

04 January 2012

New layouts for the New Year!

Happy New Year!!! I hope all your dreams come true for you in the coming year :)

I have been playing with some gorgeous new October Afternoon for ScrapBoutique. This Farmhouse range is so versatile and I just love the colours and patterns.

My beautiful girl is growing up way to fast for my liking! She will be in high school next year so there will be some big changes on the way for her.

I love heritage style pages and this range was just perfect. I love the little squares of  paper with vintage images...I knew straight away that I wanted to cut them up and add machine stitching.

The little flags and stickers in this range are gorgeous too :) This is my maternal grandparents on their wedding day in 1928. I am really enjoying working with the smaller 8.5 x 11 size.

I used lots of stitching here and added some jute ribbon for texture.  I just love the Crafter's Workshop chicken wire template.

And a few cards...

I have made little pockets for gift cards for the inside of two of these. All I have to do is add a gift card and I have a nice and easy gift for someone special!

My lovely Mum has been collecting vintage buttons for me. DH bought home this jar containing honey so as soon as it was all eaten I grabbed the jar to decorate. I have used papers and stickers from the range, some tassel ribbon, Prima flower and Kaiser pearls...now I have a pretty home for my buttons.

And I have been playing with mixed media again...

Chelsea sent me a canvas and some cute Stamping Bella stamps. I have used 7 Gypsies tissue paper and acrylic paints for the background and added lots of stamping and random rub ons for texture. This is based on a Christy Tomlinson tutorial that you can find on You Tube.

I have really enjoyed playing in my art journal. I have learnt so many new techniques from the 3 Hearts workshop! Here are a few of my pages using alcohol inks, pan pastels and paint dabbers...

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating!