Wednesday, 22 August 2012

I have been mega busy with work of late so have managed to squeeze in a page or two!
Our Guest Designer-Christa Paustenbaugh at Colorful Creations produced a lovely page from the sketch below:-

Here is my version of the sketch.

I used papers from chatterbox, Daisy D’s, Basic Grey & K&Co and some embellishments from Kaiser & Prima.  The white hexagons are from Screen Prints – they are printed on acetate and I think are quite effective.

This photo is part one of two of my DH step brothers & his grandma who live in Finland.  The second photo is a family portrait with the families combined.  My husband’s parents immigrated to Oz back in the late 60’s but all his family stayed in Finland. We have only met his Grandmother once but she certainly made an impression on me.  She is close to 100 and has survived a son (when he was only small), two husbands and a boyfriend!  She was living on her own up until about 2 years ago.  She was reluctant to move to a retirement home but is now thriving and has plenty of friends where she says she has to take care of them LOL! 

I would love to have combined this challenge with Fi’s colour palette but it is part of the rules of engagement for CC – not that I mind of course because it gets me to do more pages!!! LOL!   So the other challenge was Fi’s colour combo and she added a twist – we had to include stitching, 2 or more brads and journaling.  I really enjoyed this challenge also because I used one of Fi’s sketches that I kept from a sketch challenge a few months back.  You could say I got my money’s worth from Fi LOL!  Anyway so as you can see I stuck with the colours for the first page so the two pages matched.

So here is Fi’s colour palette…

....Fi's sketch....

....and here is my page!

Well off to do more work - blah!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Well I havent been feeling the best this weekend - I have been pretty good to get away from the dreaded flu that has been hitting most of my friends this winter - I managed to only have a head cold - which is not so bad - just a very sore head & lots of sneezing!  So I thank my lucky stars!

I managed to finish the Guest Designer Sketch - Lynn Shokoples - at Colorful Creations.  It was lovely to complete another page and get started on some great challenges that are in store at CC.
Here is the sketch:-

Here is my page:-

These photos are series of photos I took of Tommi the morning of his first day of preschool.  Since this is one of many I have decided to journal on the next page when I scrap the other photos.  He looked so cute in his little shirt & new bag!  I really enjoyed the sketch using my Simple Stories Awesome paper pack, some Dusty Attic cogs & dry embossed cardstock.

Well I planned to scrap a little more today but was feeling very ordinary *sad face but plan to get some more done during the week.

Trust you are all enjoying your weekend!

Happy Days!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Well another month has gone by very quickly and here we are at the first of the month – ALREADY!
I had fun creating a page with my October Afternoon paper pack – especially fussy cutting some of the characters from the page.  I have now created two pages with the same pack and loved keeping in with the theme of the photos of my daughter.

My event this month at Colorful Creations is to create a RECIPE for a monthly challenge.  I have listed a number of ingredients’ for the ‘recipe’ to get the creative juices flowing:-

·         Texture and/or Embossing
·         Stitching
·         Minimum of 5 circles
·         Journaling
·         Gems
·         1 Fussy Cut element (this can be ANYTHING as long as you find an item to ‘fussy cut’ from your paper stash)
Here is my example:-

-          I have embossed my cardstock in the background and I have embossed a strip of cardstock on the LHS of the photos.
-          My stitching is found as x-stitch on the rings of two circles
-          I have used a combo of ring & solid circles
-          The journaling is surrounding the circles
-          Gems are found on some flowers on bottom RHS of the page
-          The Fussy cuts are found around the page i.e. girl with balloons, butterfly and the dog.

So check it out it would be fantastic to see your pages and join a group of fellow scrapbook enthusiasts!

PS. Just to entice you a little more – if you join in the fun at CC you will be in the running to win a RAK from me!!