Monday, October 8, 2012

Back again ...

It seems to be pretty consistent of me to not blog (or scrap) for ages and then get back into it, well ... I'm back into it ! I don't know what it is, that makes me take a long break with little or no motivation to get creative.

Over the long weekend, I joined in the Savvy CC, it was a great way to get the mojo going again : )

Here are a few pages I'd like to share with you

This was a sketch challenge ...

This was a blind scrap, always fun !!

and this was a puzzle piece challenge ... hexagon, heart, arrow, tearing and a number ...

Thank for popping by x

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Scrapbook Store

Suzanne from the Scrapbook Store has 3 fabulous Kaisercraft Collections up for grabs so they are having a Grab Our Blinkie compeition for the month of October to spread the word about The Scrapbook Store.  The packs are full ranges including stamps, stickers, specialty papers, rubons and more!  Valued at approximatel $40 each plus free postage.

Here is what you need to do. If you have a blog make sure you have posted on your blog their blinkie below and link it back to their store.  If you post the details of their competition on your blog you will receive a second chance to win!  Then send an e-mail with a link to your blog to let them know you have entered -

Don't have a blog?  That's not a problem - just post details of their competition on your Facebook Page then let them know you have done it!

Entries close midnight 31st October 2012 and a record of entries will be kept on their blog.  Good luck!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Getting Savvy

Been a busy girl, the scrap rooms getting a lot of love x

I have completed 2 more challenges over at Scrapbook Savvy, the first is a sketch challenge, which is based on a LO from the gallery, so there are 2 examples : ) Here is what I've done with it ...

The next page I have to share is a colour challenge, I thought this was going to be super tough ... until my eyes caught these PP's which suited perfectly !

The photo doesn't really do the colours justice, might have to go back to using the ole camera instead of my phone ...

Thanks for looking x

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Well I have been getting my scrap on lately, and have found a few new places to gather inspiration, which always helps get the creativity flowing : )

I was lead to a promotion running by Words or Whatever (WOW) through Anna's Craft Cupboard, you needed to purchase a WOW chipboard during Feb/Mar and you'd receive a filigree heart to use. Prizes were given out weekly and there were some great uses on their blog and FB page.

This is what I did with mine ...

And I won a prize ... 10 pieces of chipboard of my choice ... that was the hard part, so much to choose from !

I have also found a new forum (well new to me) to hang out, I found it through Stuck Sketches, and when I had a look, I liked what I saw !! So here is my first LO for Scrapbook Savvy's a manufacturer challenge, and this month its Pink Paislee, I just happen to have some of the butterfly garden PP's, so here it is ...

I have also done the sketch challenge at Anna's Craft Cupboard ...

Well that's me, over and out, have a hoppy easter xx

Monday, March 5, 2012

Life is good ...

Hello again, yes so soon I know ...

Well, I had done my stuck?! Challenge, but it needs to be redone and has been removed from the blog, from now on I'll only publish my own children in LO's. Lesson learnt ooppps : (

Anyway ... here is my take on the Scrap the Boys Challenge !! I think this is possibly my first ever 'scrap the boys' but every month I am inspired by their challenge !  This month is the title "Life is Good", red somewhere and hand written journalling ...

My page has been inspired by a LO I saw while blog hopping, you can find Saraz LO here ! Credit where, credit is deserved !
I have used MME follow your heart and I have used a crafter's workshop template for the first time too ! Loved it so easy to use, will put some more on my wish list : )

So I have filled the criteria althou it's a little hard to see ... there is some red on a flag, on a tag and lightly stamped under the hand writing that reads, "and it always will be as long as I have you 3 in it"

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Does this thing still work ??

I guess I'll soon find out ... I have been AWOL from my blog for quite sometime, creativity was out the window in a huge way ... I even started to wonder if I had become a 'paper collector' instead of a 'Scrapbooker'.

While I have been away, I handed over Challenge Heaven to a new owner and then decided it was time to give my self a break.  I spent lots of time thinking about what Scrapbooking means to me and why I do it.  I have come to the realisation that I do it as a craft as well as to preserve my families history.  I often find my self (as I'm sure others do) admiring others work in magazines and on the Internet.  I have realised that there are SO MANY talented artists in the Scrapbooking world, especially in Australia.  I think for too long I have tried to compare my work to others, and I have been hard on myself that my Scrapbooking was simply not good enough.

I have now made a conscience decision to go back to Scrapbooking as a 'craft' and not try to be an 'artist', as this is better left to those artistic ones.

On that note ....  the paper rack has been dusted off and my creativity seems to be flowing once again ...

Here is a page I have done of my Nana, who is sadly not doing so well ...

I have used a bit of all sorts ... Kaiser and Bo Bunny PP's ... RW chippy ... Graphic 45 staples and some Tim Holtz bits ... Websters alpha's and some A lil somethin dress pattern flowers ! 

For something new I have covered the chippie in crackle and then added vintage photo distress stain, I really liked the effect ... here's a close up 

Pretty cool I thought : )

See ya again real soon, I'm going to have a go at the Stuck ?! sketch !!