Friday, May 27, 2011

Lou's layouts for Sue's sketch & Meredith's colours

Hi Guys

Please find attached my layouts for Sue's sketch and Merediths colour challenge, [tho Im thinking that I need to add some string to the banner and some white colour splats to Sue's sketch LO LOL].

Im hopeing to have a go at Amanda's tucking challenge tho it might just beat me Im struggling for ideas LOL.

Cheers and Happy Scrapping

Lou xox

Wow Lou I love the colours you have used here! So yummy together!!

The white splats are really effective on the black cardstock too and love all the butterflies!!

Just gorgeous ... love the Hambly leaves and rubons  and the white on white "cut out"!

Thank you for joining in again :-) 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Amanda - Meredith's Mid May Challenge

Well i started with the Fibonacci design but it evolved into something a bit different. Oh well such is life.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Marika - colour challenge + tucked elements

Hi Amanda,
Just sending you a picture of my layout yah i finally have done one.  Not quite bottle green but i liked that colour green better.
Thanks Marika

WOWSERs Marika this is amazing. Love the spots and all the white space. The blue and green just look stunning here!! Cute photo and beautiful brown eyes! Love this design so much!

Mid month challenge - Sue

I have very loosely followed Meredith's mid month challenge with this was the basic principal that i began with....if you look closely you can see i started with the paper layout of Meredith design and then scrapped my photos etc on top of them all....... This is one of my fav photos of my friend in Berlin...i love the flukeiness of the sun flare that has come out in it.

Hope you having a great Monday...


Sunday, May 22, 2011

storage idea ...


This is a great, easy to make little project that you can have on your scrap desk to store all sorts of things!!

or take a look at this one ...


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Scrapbook Trends / Embellish give away

I have extra copies of the April edition of Scrapbook Trends and also of the latest Embellish magazine and thought i would give them away here on the ol' blog. These are completely new - un opened mags.

This is a commenting tag type of game - Hot or Not.

The idea is that i will start off stating something and someone will reply either 'hot' or 'not' and follow up with a question for the next person to comment and state wether that is hot or not.

You will need to read the last comment on this post to see what exactly you are reply hot or not to!

so it would go:

Amanda : Anchovies?

Jo Blogs : Hot.  Skinny Leg jeans?

Sammy Rose: Not.  5 Loaves vanilla slice?

Jackson Five : Hot. George Clooney?

etc etc.

It can be anything…. scrap related, food, fashion, colour. You name it.

The winner will be the person who has held the LAST comment for 12 hours. This may be quite an ongoing post / commenting relay if it goes along as it should.

ok so the start question is:

Leopard Print? 

(now reply hot or not - the first person to comment will be in response to me -after that my question is void and goes to the next commenter's question in a relay)

***Edited to add - you can post more than once to keep yourself as the last poster!***

Monday, May 16, 2011

Colour challenge - Sue

This colour challenge inspired me to dig out these photos of the day i spent flying a kite with my 2 grandsons....and i just had to add a wee touch of red and yellow to the page. I was also inspired by Meredith to use my mini alpha stash for my journalling - thanks M.x

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Meredith's middle of the month of May challenge ...

When I saw this post at Today's Nest ... Spiraling Out of Control: The Golden Spiral ... 

I was really inspired !!

It's called Fibonacci and I think it has been used in patchwork so why not scrapbooking!!

So take a look and then maybe give the design a try!!

I think an A4 / 8 1/2 X 11 inch layout would work really well but even a 12 x 12 inch would be great too!!


Images from Today's Nest

Can't wait to try this myself and look forward to seeing your creations too!!

Sue - tucked elements challenge

I have used elements from the 'on holiday' range by the girls' paperie ... i bought them last year ready for some of my travel pages...haha! i have added a ticket from the boat cruise (at the top) and a swiss flag sandwich pick that i happened to keep as well. This was quite a challenge for me, it took nearly all day for the page to come together....but i can tick that one off to think about the colour challenge.

Hope everyone has a great Saturday xx

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Zanny - card to share

Hi Sue,

Here are some photos of the card I made for A & A's wedding. I'm terrible at making cards as it takes me so dang long to create something that others would throw together in a minute. I was very happy with the result this time & enjoyed doing something a little bit different. The Tri-fold card idea is from "Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft vol 16 NO.6"


Wow,wow and Wow Zanny....this is just all the bits n bobs on it and the tri-fold is very effective & clever!! I love all of it as i am sure A & A would have too. Thanks for sharing it here with us, and sorry i haven't posted more of your photos but i had trouble down-sizing them .....(and i'm not as computer savvy as others!)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tiff - Sue's sketch

hi Sue,

At long last I've had a moment to get into your sketch challenge. I must say that although i am a nervous mister/splatter i do enjoy the 'randomness' of the effect.

Thankyou for the sketch. I do print them off each month and put on my desk for reference, so when i do get the chance it's there ready to go.


Wow, Tiff this looks great!! Do like the colours you have gone with and love your random splatters....i love to see how they are going to turn out. Love your banner, and off the page bit....and yep, those eyes are amazing, you have captured them very well!

Thanks for joining in and sharing with us all here.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

May challenge

I really love this layout by Diane Payne  :

I know most of those elements coming in from the side are actually on the paper but wouldn't it be cool to do a DIY version??!!!!

So my May challenge is 'tucked elements'.

Tuck all your elements down one side or peekaboo type of style from an edge.

Hope you can join in with this challenge and give the ol' blog a shot of enthusiasm!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The "use it and lose it" Colour challenge for May!!

Okay so after The Biggest Loser finale last night and heading back to the Gym this morning I got inspired by my Instructor's "outfit"!! LOL

So using these colours ... Create a layout - you can add white and / or kraft!!

yummy green, beautiful blue and black

I don't think she thought I was too strange when I asked to take the picture 
... she does have a sister who scraps ;-)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Amy - retreat shares and mug whereabouts

Hi Amanda, here are the layouts I did at retreat. 'Forever in my heart' is my version of a layout shown in scrapbooking memories volume 13 no. 4. The layout 'if u can  dream it, do it' is not supposed to have a wonky O lol!! I had an awesome weekend and cant wait til the next one!! hopefully there will be a mini retreat to pass the time by faster…..

Also, this is where my retreat mugs live. On my new scrapping shelf. Unfortunately my 09 mug has gone walk-a-bout. happy scrappin! -Amy

oh the layouts are beautiful Amy! Stunning colours and banner in 'remember this'. Totally WOW.
 The 'dream it' looks almost fairytale it's so whimsical and gorgeous,  the stitched circle in 'a girl on a farm' is fantastic and the distressed look of the papers look fabbo in 'many faces'.

Your heart layout made me do a double take! (i have done a similar one in the past week… and now i am wondering if i spotted yours at the retreat and filed that idea to use later without realising it! Sorry if you thought i had copied yours!) Your page is absolutely breathtaking - just stunning. I really love the stitching detail as well as the paint splats. Just amazing.

Thanks Amy!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Amanda - Sue's sketch

The different elements are all there from the sketch - you might need to squint a bit to see my interpretation of it though :)