Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sassy Scrapper December Challenge

Wow what an awesome challenge Sassy Scrapper has you just have upload your favorite LO to their site so I have decided this is mine. It was certainly my 2012 favorite

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Archi-Scraps Challenge

Archi-Scraps is a new challenge site that a friend of mine has started this months challenge is  to take inspiration from a set of gates so I decided I could enter this challenge and here is my LO

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Blue fern Studios Give Away

Blue Fern Studios are having a Giveaway.The packaging is in, chipboard is being cut, we have lots of DT call submissions to wade through and we are still creating even more designs! Things are rolling on this end, but we need to get the word out there about Blue Fern Studios! It's time to give some gorgeous new chipboard to a creative home! Take a look at the fabulous prize package!!!

So here's the deal:
Enter once just for the chance to win (you must be a follower though). Share the giveaway on your blog and enter a second time. "Like" them on Facebook and come back for a third chance!

so why not hear oveer to their blog and enter.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sketchabilities Reveal # 80

This is the awesome new sketch from Sketchabilities and my DT LO why don't you give it ago. Sadly this is my last upload for this term with Sketchabilities but I would love to thank Karan for the fabulous sketches and opportunity to be on this amazing DT.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

New Reveal at Sketchabilities

This is the next awesome sketch at Sketchabilities  its fabulous to use so why not give it ago.
this is my DT LO and the sketch

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Scrapmatt's Makes Christmas Quick & Easy

Over at Scrapmatt's this month we are making quick and easy cards and tags here are my quick and easy tags plus a LO to share

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Show Us Your Stuff - Colour Yellow & Washi Tape

Yes the colour Yellow and Washi Tape is the challenge this month at Show us Your Stuff. Now wahi is the flavor of the month at the moment and the DT have found some awesome ways to combine these two challenges a well a something hand made so why not drop in and have a look at what the DT have created.

This is my DT sample

Sketchabilities Reveal #78

Reval #78 at Sketchabilities went up today and what an amazing amount of take on Karan's fabulous sketch the DT have done an amazing job as well as the guest DT from the new sponsor. Here is my DT LO and the sketch.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Rachael Funnell Class At Heirloom Scraps

Well tomorrow is the big day that Rachael comes and does a 4 LO class with us in Tarcutta Heirloom Scrapbooking looks forward to welcoming Rachael and her amazing style of work

Here is the sneak Peak of what we will be creating using amazing products from Glitz Designs, Scrapmatts, Petaloo just to name few

Saturday, October 20, 2012

sharing my LO that was publish in Scrapbooking Memories in July

This was my layout that was published in Scrapbooking Memories in July i just love the 7 Dots paper ranges

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sassy Scrapper October Sketch

I decided this month to enter the Sassy Scrapper October Sketch I have flipped the sketch over its a fab sketch here is my LO. I have used the Heidi Swapp Papers for this LO I just love the colours and lots of prima flowers and prima washi tape

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sketcabilities Design Team Reveal #77

The new Design Team Reveal is on show at Sketchabilities why not drop in and give this fabulous sketch a go here is the sketch and my take on it

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Scrapmatt's Altered Chipboard

Yes this month we have been asked to share an altered piece of Scrapmatt's with you, why would you alter you awesome Scrapmatt's well maybe you can visualize them as something else like what I hear you ask well when at the August craft fair I saw the snowflakes and could see them as flowers and layers with in a flower. 

The below sketch is using this months fabulous sketch over at Scrapmatt's  You just have to think that the parasol was designed with the Graphic 45 Bird Song range in mind wouldn't you
 so below is a card I would like to share with you using snowflakes as flowers

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Scrapbook Kits With A Difference

The challenges over at Scrapbook Kits with a Difference are awesome this month   here is my inspiration take which I took the banner and then some of the colours
 and her is the inspiration image
This is my take on the sketch
and this is the sketch


The new Sketchabilities reveal is up its a fabulous sketch so why not pop on over and give it ago
This is my take on the sketch and the sketch its self.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sketchabilities Reveal

Its reveal time at Sketchabilities its my 3rd term of the DT and I just loved the sketch and the awesome photo of my amazing cousin Trinity which just worked so well with the sketch with amazing Heidi Swapp products which come from Scrapping Clearly and the I have also used the awesome Scrapmatts on my LO  

So here is my LO and the sketch

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Why Black & White over at Scrapmatt's!

Why black and white many may ask well check out my post at Scrapmatt's to see many more wonderful creations using this colour combination.

Tones of grey, whites and blacks, like a old film on the tv are expressive, they have a lot of emotion caught up in them. The can be dramatic, or romantic, packed with action, take your pick. After a while of accepting the art for the way that it is, you stop even noticing it's not in color, just as a good film draws you in black and white or not, good art will do the same.

Art can touch your soul, inspire you, and bring you to know things about your self you never knew before. If you look deep enough, you can see that in any art, because that's what art is for, that's what it is supposed to do is make the viewer feel something, anything. Once a piece of art has done this it has done it's job.

Now that is why I like black and whites so much, this is why I don't feel the need to put color into a lot my work. I know a lot of artists who feel this way as well. So whether you are looking into drawing black and white drawings or you are just trying to learn why artists don't always use color, I hope this has helped you and you found what you were looking for

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Show Us Your Stuff September Challenge

Wow this months challenge at Show Us Your Stuff was so inspiring a quote and it was just so easy to use here is my DT sample

Scrapbook Kits With a Difference

This months Scrapbook Kits with a Difference is celebrating spring with lots of colour
here is the inspirational image and my DT take on the image

I have also used some of the amazing new Scrapmatts the birdbath, angle and the bridge are from the new ranges just released the title is also from Scrapmatts
Here is the Inspiration Image

Monday, August 13, 2012

Scrapmatt's Creation

The new Scrapmatt's is just amazing and the new frame and chairs are  to die I know I have always love the wicker chairs in a sunroom check out all the other new releases from them as well I will load more this week as time permits

Sketchabilities Design Team Announcement

How is exciting is it to be asked for a 3rd term on this amazing site. Yes I got a 3rd term
It is incredible to see how many scrappers enjoy working with sketches!
I am very excited to announce my next Design Team!
Please give them a warm welcome!
Enit Kessler- ISRAEL
Patricia Kleijn-NETHERLANDS

Becky Litz-CANADA
Yumi Takasaki-JAPAN
Sanna Lippert
Leanne Nankervis- AUSTRAILIA

Please be sure to check back Sept 15th for their first reveal!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Scrapbook Kits With A Difference Sketch Challenge

This month has a fabulous sketch over at Scrapbook Kits with a Difference  here is my take and also don't forget the kit from the amazing Hetty Hall that is on sale this month.

I have also included more awesome Scrapmatts on this LO

White with a Twist at Scrapping Outback

This month was my turn to set the Twist and I have decided that I would go with the following, I would love to see what you come up with so would the rest of the team at Scrapping Outback
I have also included some awesome Scrapmatts on this LO as well

White Kraft Black and One other Colour
 I have selected orange and here is my DT LO

Crafty Sketches August

This month sketch over at Crafty Sketches is a fabulous to use here is my DT take

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Did you See my LO in this Issue of Scrapbooking Creations

Scrapbook Kits With A Difference Blog Hop

Scrapbook Kits With A Difference, and the Design Team, would like to welcome you to our first ever Recipe Layout Blog Hop. We'd like to share this special event with you, and to celebrate, we are offering three kits from Scrapbook Kits With A Difference, for 3 lucky people.

The blog hop begins at the Scrapbook Kits with A Difference (SKWAD) blog. On the SKWAD blog you will find a complete list of all the designers participating in the blog hop, in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play with us, just follow along the blog path. Each SKWAD designer is linking to the next designer, and that designer is linking to the next, and so on. Be prepared to find lots of inspiration along the way. Our 3 lucky winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. Woot! Woot!

The Blog Hop starts today, July 15th and runs through until 22nd July (midnight AUS Eastern Standard Time). The three winners will be announced on the SKWAD blog on Tuesday 24th July. All you need to do, to be in the draw to win one of the fabulous Scrapbook Kits kits, is the following:

1. Become a follower on our SKWAD blog.

2. Like us on our Facebook Page (link can be found on the top right side of the blog).

3. Add our SKWAD blinkie to your blog.

4. Leave a comment on each designer's blog, and on the SKWAD blog too.

5. If you create, and share a layout, using our Blog Hop Recipe, you will receive 5 extra tickets in the draw. Please link your layout to the Recipe Blog Hop post.

Here is the recipe:-

3 photos, 1 cardstock, 2 patterned papers, a wet medium, a mask, raw chipboard, 5 buttons (or brads), 3 rows of text, twine (or string), and 2 butterflies. Flowers, ribbons, and bling are all optional
The blog hop begins here: Scrapbook Kits With A Difference

Your next stop is here: Erin Reed

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us. I hope you have been inspired to go have fun and create. Don't forget to drop by on Tuesday 24th to find out who the lucky winners are!!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Scrapmatt's and Why we send a Card

Have you ever wondered why we send cards well this is why it is my DT post over at Scrapmatt's where cards are the theme this month, I hope you enjoy the post.

The ancient Chinese were known to give messages for the New Year, the ancient Egyptians exchanged written greetings on papyrus. Wood-block printed cards were used in Germany in the 1400’s, but machine-printed greeting cards were not developed until the 1800’s. Sir Henry Cole (1808-188) is credited with being the first person to use mass-produced greeting cards, in the sense that we know them today.

Sir Henry was a philanthropist and wanted to ensure that his friends, family and business associates had the plight of the poor and needy at the forefront of their minds during the Christmas season. Probably not an easy thing to achieve, especially in Victorian London.

He commissioned John Calcott Horsley, an accomplished artist who studied painting at the Royal Academy, to create this image for a Christmas card which he could use for all his acquaintances. It was to depict the contrast between a comfortable family at Christmas time – the warm, well-fed, contented and merry against the deprived, uncared-for of London. As you can see, it does that quite well. The rosy-cheeked, satiated warmth of the well-to-do family is palpable, contrasted with the colourless, ragged, beggarly resignation of those who had nothing.

In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s Holiday greeting cards became popular in England, in no small part due to the development of the Penny Post. Many were elaborately shaped, folded, decorated and frequently illustrated by artists such as Kate Greenaway and Walter Crane.

Advances in printing processes in the 1930’s assisted the mass manufacture of greeting cards, making them faster and more cost-effective to produce and more affordable to buy. It wasn’t until the 1970’s other small ‘boutique’ card manufacturers began to emerge.

Today we are blessed to have so much choice in terms of appearance, message and occasion.

Affirmations Publishing House produce many diverse ranges including photographic, mixed media in our Vintage range, hand illustrated, water coloured characters, calligraphic and font driven designs.

Greeting cards are now an art form in every sense of the word.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Show Us Your Stuff July Challenge

This months inspiration at Show Us Your Stuff is awesome its thisa fabulous Typewritter here is my take on it and the image as well I look forward toseeing what you create

Sunday, July 1, 2012

White With A Twist

Scrapping Outbacks White with a Twist This month is to use White and Black  what an inspiring colour combinations here is my DT sample

I have use lots of paint to make my back ground and Scrapmatts title and Hambley overlay from Scrapping Clearly, love this LO.


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