Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Keeping The Best Sketch 35#

Hey all =)  Hope you are all having a super afternoon. Just sharing a page created for Keeping The Best Sketch #35.

Take care girls xox

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Kaisercraft For Sassy Scrapper

Afternoon girls =) Hope you are having a great weekend ( what's left of it). It's a bit of a dark and dingy day here in Tassie, perfect day for some creating! So this weekend I have been working with the new Kaisercraft range, Timeless 2, for Sassy Scrapper and thought I would drop in for a quick share...

Product List
Paper: Kaisercraft Timeless 2 - Postmarks, Botanicals, Butterflies
Embellishments: Kaisercraft Iron Gates Wood Flourish, Prima Almanac Perle Bebe Blooms, Prima Vinetta Blooms, Prima Flowered Tendrils Dusty Pink, Prima Eminence Bloom, Prima Resin Window, Birdcage Trinket, Muslin (tea dyed), Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Title.
Stamps: Tim Holtz, TPC Studio & Autumn Leaves. 

TFL xox

Friday, 25 May 2012

Keeping The Best Sketch Challenge

Heya girls! Hope you are all having an awesome week. Dropping in to share a layout I have done for the sketch challenge at Keeping The Best. Got my mixed media grunge on for this one, love love playing with this style!!

I have a heap of journalling on the back of this one....So just in case your wondering what I mean by my title, 'Make Me Feel Something'. I am referring to scrapping. I love looking at other people's pages, getting a glimpse into their lives, their thoughts, their techniques, their styles. And what I love most, is pages that make me feel something. I could scroll through 100 pretty pages on scrapbook.com and not look any closer and then you come across one that makes you want to know more. To see the closeups, to visit their blog, to read the journalling, to wish you could scrap like that...anything really.  And funny enough these pages may not be ones that are the 'big name' scrappers or even in a style that is 'your cup of tea', just people that are innovative and creative and make you go WOW! I love seeing people's work that gives me an emotional response...it's one of the best things about this craft!

So anyway... Have a great weekend girls. I'll be back shortly with some more layouts =)

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Bird Is The Word Smile Challenge

Morning my blog friends =) Feels like ages since I have been here. I have been busy with lots of scrappy projects the past week, none of them I can show just yet. I have also had hubby around a lot more with his work winding up, so with company during the day I have spent less time shuffling papers and photos around ( probably a good thing!). I thought however I would get a quick entry into a challenge before the end of the month creeps up on me so at least I have something to show for all my time at my craft desk! This layout is for the current 'smile' challenge at Bird Is The Word...

I hope you are all having an awesome week!! TFL xox

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Once Upon A Sketch May Challenge

Evening girls =)  Have you all gotten your layouts into Once Upon A Sketch's May challenge yet? If not you still have time. The Design Team have some truly stunning examples for you as well as the opportunity to bag lots of awesome prizes and be a guest designer for our next challenge. So the challenge this month:

Theme: Mum
We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "Mum" however you like based on the following sketch. You can journal as little or as much as you like, but your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch.

Ideas for journalling: you as a mother, your role as a working/stay-at-home mum, sacrifices/benefits of being a mum, one day in your life as a mum, how your life has changed since being a mum, a tribute to your own mum, grandmother, guardian or someone you consider as close as your mum, your relationship with your mum or your daughter, one trait you have take from your mum, your desire to be a mum, your feelings on motherhood, what does it mean to be a mum?, what kind of mum do you want to be? , Mother's Day celebrations/traditions, your favourite Mother's Day gift given/receive etc..

Here's my example and this month's sketch:

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Scrap Friends Sketch Challenge

Afternoon my fellow scrappy addicts =) Hope you all had a great weekend and even better Mother's Day! Just dropping in for a quick share of a layout I have done for the current sketch challenge at Scrap Friends.

With everyone in my household being camera shy of late I am finding more and more my pages are more like diary pages for myself. Which is okay, it's kind of fun to be able to express what's going on in your world and share it without going into lengthy details. 

A little hidden journalling:

For this layout I have used mainly Pink Paislee Daily Junque & Spring Jubilee and my all time new favourite product, Elle's Studio! They make these awesome ranges of journalling cards, spots and pennants which I had wanted for so long but had found really hard to get here in Australia. I asked the gorgeous Olga at Sassy Scrapper to get them in and they where just as I had hoped. Starting from just $1.10 they are such good value and seem to go with just about everything. You can view them here

Friday, 11 May 2012

Twiddling My Thumbs...

Hey girls =) Hope everyone has had an awesome week. Mine has been..well mind numbing boring to be honest. I really do have too much time on my hands right now and am driving myself a little nuts. I really feel for those girls with lots of little kiddies, housework stacking up, work or study to do + lots of DT stuff. I almost feel guilty reading blogs these days as my days are becoming more and more pure leisure as my nest is almost empty and life here is all pretty low maintenance! So anyway...a layout to share. This one is for the sketch challenge at Scrap Africa. I just discovered this site not so long ago and really love their sketches as they are so easy to interpret to suit your own style...

This is a bit of self motivating layout. I have a fairly big new exciting project coming up but tend to be my worst enemy as I don't always believe in myself or my abilities. I could achieve so much more if I had a little faith in myself and this LO is to remind myself of that!

Have an awesome weekend girls, thanks for stopping by and as always thank you so much for your fabulous comments! G xox

Monday, 7 May 2012

Busy Busy!!

Happy Monday morning everyone! First things first..a layout to share for the new challenge at Glitz Design & Get Creative. At both of these sites this month the theme is all about Mum's, with the added use of flowers at Get Creative. I had lots of fun with these challenges and it was also a good excuse to purge my flower stash which I seem to be using less and less of these days. I have used the French Kiss range from Glitz along with a Pretty In Pink stamp for my title. I have also used a Prima mask that I won in a blog giveaway from the very talented, Erin Blegen (thanks Erin!)

Speaking of flowers, if you drop by here on a regular basis you probably would have noticed that my scrapping style is well...a little schizophrenic . I can go from uber girlie ladden with flowers to super grungy mixed media in a heart beat. I love all styles ( not so much clean & simple) and have never been able to choose just one. I have always beaten myself up about this, feeling like I really just need to pick a style and stick to it. A small amount of time I think... maybe this is an advantage as I can work with most products out there?

 I have noticed more though I am moving away from modern romantic and enjoying a more eclectic arty style of scrapping. I would call this style, Scrappers Scrapping. In other words, unless you scrap yourself you probably would look at it and think it looks like an unholy mess. I really like how this style feels more creative ( not to mention it is always a bonus when you don't have to drop $20 worth of flowers on a page!). So I have heaps of new ranges and products on their way, which 6 months ago I never would have thought of buying and can't wait to start experimenting. It could be a total disaster or I might be able to finally 'find' my style =) 

Have an awesome day guys! TFL xox

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Keeping The Best Challenge

Heya girls =) How's everyone's weekend going? Mine is going way too quickly without much being accomplished but I guess that is the whole idea of a 'weekend' isn't it. I did come across a new challenge site which I think might become a favourite of mine. It's a Russian site called Keeping The Best and this is my take on their current sketch #33 challenge... 

And this is the sketch which I have mirrored..

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend. TFL xox

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

New Challenge & Page Kit @ Sassy Scrapper

Evening girls. Just dropping by to let you know that the new sketch challenge at the Sassy Scrapper blog has now gone live. And this month, I've done the sketch ( my very first!). I've kept it simple so it is super easy to work with and adaptable to your own style. So here is my take on the sketch using the new Prima Nature Garden range which is now available in store.

And here is my sketch...( as this is my first sketch any feedback, good or bad, would be appreciated).

The winner will find themselves the lucky owner of a $20 voucher to spend in store so I hope all you talented girls out there give this one a go! And also a new page kit for you all. You may remember this layout from a few weeks ago for a challenge, well as requested by quite a few people, it is now a page kit available for purchase here. It has been created with one of my all time favourite new releases from CHA, Spring Jubilee by Pink Paislee and comes with all embellishments, gesso and full color instructions!

Well I am off to watch Biggest Loser...go Margie! lol TFL xox

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Sketchabilites & Let's Capture These Sketches

Hey girls =) Just taking a much needed break from my most dreaded household chore..cleaning the oven. I am now on day 2 of cleaning it and I swear my lungs are going to explode from the cleaner fumes. You may be asking yourself how dirty is your oven that it takes 2 days to clean? Well not really that bad, I just have this annoying OCD/perfectionist trait that when I clean something, every millimeter has to be shiny sparkly, you can see yourself in it, ready to eat off sort of clean. I create so much extra work for myself seriously!

This one is for sketch challenge #130 at Let's Capture These Sketches.

This one is for Sketchabilites, sketch #70.

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to those that left hubbie & I well wishes on my blog yesterday. You guys rock! So anyway, back getting back to my oven xox