Monday, July 1, 2013

Daddy Dearest.......

Father's Day was celebrated a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to do a layout that focused on the relationship that my children have with their Dad.  I'd been pondering how best to capture it when I overheard the girls repeating one of their favourite sayings "Daddy's the Best & Daddy's the Best"! 

And I knew what I was doing. 

This is a saying that has been regularly used, since inception, a couple of years ago and I know that if I didn't record it - it would be one of the small things that gets overlooked and forgotten.....  I paired it up with a photo taken a couple of years ago, when we were in Beijing which really just summed it up. 

To create this layout I used the First Avenue June Kit from Scrapbook Circle, with a smattering of mist to add that little 'extra'.  This was a fun kit to work with......

This layout is my contribution to Scrapbook Circle's Challenge #54

thanks for stopping by

Friday, June 28, 2013

Time to Dust off the Cobwebs......

Goodness, it has been a while since I last posted.  It really doesn't seem like it was that long ago but it's been.....ahem......a while.  And so much has been happening that unfortunately, my little crafting corner has been neglected......

To get back on track thought I would share some fantastic, fun news. 

I have been published!!! 

Life. Paper. Scrapbook is an Australian quarterly online magazine that is FREE.  It's chocka-full of crafting inspiration.  Head over to their fabulous site for challenges, inspiration and of course the magazine click here.

Here is my layout that was accepted for submission.

If you go to Page 52 of the magazine you'll find it. 

The photo is one of my absolute favourites and I've been waiting for the 'right' paper, embellishments etc to use.  With the May kit from Scrapbook Circle I found the 'perfect' product for it.  It all came together so quickly, as just put it together and didn't try to second guess myself....which I know I do far too often.

Thanks for stopping by.....

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Page Maps: Ruby Rock-It Sketch Contest

I've been a follower (& user) of Page Maps for a long time.  This is the first time though that I created a layout for one of their challenges.  As soon as I saw the sketch I knew not only what photo to use (as it's one story I've been wanting to put down for a while now) but what I would use to create it with.  I used the latest Studio Calico "Sock Hop" kit. 

It's alot of fun using a sketch as it will give me a starting point...sometimes I follow exactly, sometimes I veer off but whatever the end result gotta love a fun sketch!

Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Simple Joy

Challenge #34 at Challenge Me Happy was to use a sketch.  I do enjoy using sketches as they help me kick start an idea, especially when I need a little help.

Here is my take on the sketch.  For some reason the photo isn't looking so good - for a better view please click on it.

I stamped the background for abit of interest - I love my French Script stamp.  I used the leftovers from a Scrapbook Circle kit & it all came together rather well.  Love those hexagons.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Paddling Pool is missing!

Challenge #33 at Challenge Me Happy was to use a colour combo.  I managed to find the colours in an older Scrapbook Circle kit, which I hadn't finished up.  I kept it quite simple as wanted the photo and the story to shine. 

I love this photo of the girls as well as the story behind it pleased I got it down!

Friday, November 2, 2012

a new card

I've been holding off putting this post up as I made this card for a friend and I wanted it to be a surprise for her, so waited until she had received it.

This is the card I made for Mum.  I really like how the orange and green work together.  These papers came from Amy Tangerine's Ready, Set Go.  The Hello There I cut from the paper & used some Stickles on the lettering to give some glimmer.  Not sure if that was a good idea but Mum liked the card which is the only goal. 


I thought I would also use this design for a friend.  I made the card smaller (I think 3 x 4 inches - might get her to confirm it as like the size).  Love the colour combo of orange and blue....
I really like the simplicity of this design so think this will be one of my go-to selections !!

Yay !!!

Just thought I'd share that my Pure Happy Delight layout was selected as the winner of Challenge #40 for Scrapbook Circle.  Was a great way to start my day this morning.