25 January 2013

Australia Day Weekend!

Hi there 
What are you doing this Australia Day weekend? I am heading off to Brisbane to see Keith Urban in concert! I have followed Keith's career since before he was 'famous' and this will be the first time I have seen him in concert so as you can guess I'm excited...and hoping that the predicted rain doesn't play havoc with my plans!!

I have a few layouts to share today...
this one is for Karen's Stash Stomper challenge at ScrapBoutique, using a Page Drafts sketch!

And a couple of just because layouts that I have not yet shared!

DD and I clowning around on a car trip back to our hotel in Bali, using MME and Glitz Design papers...

A Prima layout of DH and I enjoying a Kuta sunset...

I'm looking forward to a visit to Ikea on the trip home from Brisbane too...I have my eye on an expedit shelving unit to hold some of my supplies! Hope you have a great weekend :)

17 January 2013

One little word...

Hello again
My 2013 word is Embrace!
I decided to post a random challenge in the Boutique forum. So come on over and join in the challenge to scrap a page showcasing your 2013 word and be in the draw for a RAK from me!
Had a lot of fun with this...
I started with stamping and mist splotches on the background sheet, added some lovely papers, washi tape *love*, vellum, stickers and cute little embellishments. Oh and how cute is the flair button from A Piece Of Cake Designs...seriously yummy!

And a closer peek at the layers! So love this Studio Calico stamp that came with a class kit :)

January ARTastic Challenge

Hi there
This year I am hoping to join in a few of the great challenges that are around and my lovely friend Debi told me about the fabulous ARTastic blog! 

This month their inspiration is: 
January inspiration,  My Blue Angel by 3D chalk artist - Jenny McCracken.

And the criteria is:
The use of chalk or the addition of wings on your entry
or be adventurous and use both :)

I decided to make a valentines card! 
I have coloured the background using chalks and a Crafter Workshop template, added layers of papers and vellum and embellished with the cute chipboard heart and wings.

I had a lot of fun with this...
So why not head over to ARTastic and check out their challenges!

12 January 2013

Soul Scrappers Art Journaling

Hello again

It's been way too long since I played with my mixed media stash so I decided the Art Journaling 2013 challenge at Soul Scrappers would be a great chance to get back into it.

The challenge this month was to use an image transfer and to be inspired by a choice of different prompts. I chose the prompt: Who are you now?
And this is my page using gelatos, paint dabbers, masks, stamping, rubons, washi tape, big brush pens and Tim Holtz word stickers! 
It's so much fun to just keep adding stuff to your page!!

Hope you are keeping cool in your part of the world. We reached the forties today...so thankful for air conditioning and our swimming pool :)

Boutique Life(Style)

Hi there
There is an exciting new challenge in the Boutique that will be starting next Tuesday! The Boutique Life(Style) challenge will run all year with great prizes and special offers only available to participants. So whether you are into Scrapbooking, Project Life or Mixed Media we would love for you to join in :)
Here are all the details:

Come and Join in the Fun throughout 2013!!!! :D :D 
This Challenge is going to run ALL through this year....... 
It's about documenting and celebrating the Good, the Great, the Bad, the Ugly, the Funny, the Everyday and the Meaningful parts of your life.

It's up to you whether you want to use this challenge as a sort of Project Life style album.... or pages to add to a 2013 scrapbook album..... or an art journal....... or a mix of everything!!!. Whatever you feel like doing :D :D 
The important bit is participating, being creative, spending some time on yourself..... and having FUN!! :D :D 

Our monthly Challenge "Prompts" will run from approximately the 15th of each month....... usually there will be a selection of prompts for you to choose from. 8) Again.... it's up to you whether you do 1 entry each month, or you can do as many as you like :D *Each person will only go into the monthly draw once, even if they do more than one entry.

Each month we will have 1 or more radomly drawn participation prizes (depending on number of entries in said month). With a major prize to be drawn at the end of the year..... along with aSpecial Gift for EVERY person who completes ALL 12 MONTHS!!

PLUS - Members of the Boutique Life(Style) challenge will receive EXCLUSIVE Offers and Specials from the Boutique throughout the year!!


Looking forward to having a great time being creative with our wonderful friends here in the boutique this year!! :D :D 

You can register your interest here in this forum..... then Stay tuned for our
First Challenge on Tuesday Jan 15!!!

Sounds great hey! So why not come over to the Boutique and register here.
Hope to see you there!!

11 January 2013

October Afternoon Farm Girl

Hello there!
Hope the school holidays are treating you well and you are enjoying some extra time with your loved ones.
I have been enjoying a long break from work and it was great to have the time this year to spend with family and just enjoy each day.
I have been playing with the gorgeous new October Afternoon Farm Girl collection and have produced a step x step that you can find in the Scrapboutique forum here.

The speech bubble is a die cut from my Silhouette Cameo machine.

I also cut some arrow shapes from vellum and included lots of machine stitching using my new Singer 160...love, love, love this machine! Thank you Santa :)