Saturday, July 26, 2014

Show Us Your Stuff July Challenge

The Show Us Your Stuff July Challenge was a colour challenge, to use the colours inspired in the photograph below:

The colours being charcoal, mid blue, cream, light grey, teal. Very wintery looking board for inspiration, but I chose to go away from winter, it's already been too cold here in Melbourne.
I chose some photos of my mother and my nephew Lachlan, taken quite a few years ago now. Lachlan being a little 2 year old, and still learning his words, but to say Grandma, he would say Gamma - this has stuck, and now we all call her Gamma (Sorry Mum).
I have met all the criteria including all the colours, and of course the handmade items, which I have a handmade felt bracket, and 2 handmade fimo buttons.
Thanks for looking at my layout.
Love You Gamma

Sunday, July 13, 2014

D-lish Scraps July inspiration board challenge

The challenge for D-lish Scraps July inspiration board is a beauty, with a really cute kit that was available for sale, but sold out really quickly because it was so cute. I was lucky enough that a friend of mine ordered one for me at the same time as getting one for herself, knowing that I would love it. Thank goodness for friends who know us well. lol. The inspiration board with sketch is as below:

I really loved the colours in this inspiration board, and the sketch was also fun to use, as well as the kit. I used this photo of my sister and her two adult children, taken on Mothers' Day this year. My sister doesn't normally celebrate Mothers' Day, but this year, I was able to travel interstate to be with my family for Mothers' Day, so she had to, lol. So glad I got this photo of the 3 of them, along with another couple of kooky photos that they did for me. Thanks D-lish Scraps for the inspiration. Thanks for looking at my layout.
Luv u Mum

White with 1 July challenge

The colour for the White with 1 July challenge is duck egg blue, such a pretty and soft colour to play with. For this challenge, I had chose a photo of my mother in law and sister in law, and I think this challenge worked well for the photo. I have also recently bought some Theresa Collins patterned paper which worked well for this challenge. Thanks White with 1 for the inspiration. Thanks for looking at my layout.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

D-lish Scraps cybercrop challenge 8 by Karyn

The last of the 8 challenges, and I managed to get all of them done over the weekend - mega impressed with myself. This one was fun - such a free and easy way of scrapping, the technique challenge by Karyn. I loved this, and was so quick to do, am going to have to use this technique again.
So for this challenge, I chose a very old photo of my two kids, (back to 1997) but a photo that makes me smile so much - the cheeky looks on such young faces. I chose the colours to blend with the colours in the photo, and just threw it all on the page.
The D-lish scraps products I used for the layout are a handmade bottle cap, flair, journal it's and motex tape and Freckled Fawn wood veneers supplied by D-lish Scraps.
Thanks Karyn, I've learned a new technique this weekend, and it was fun!

D-lish Scraps cybercrop challenge 6 by Ros

Challenge number 6 for the D-lish Scraps cybercrop was a puzzle by Ros. This meant using inspiration for your layout from the bingo board as below:
I chose the bottom line to use wood veneer, banner, more than one photo, twine and polka dots. I initially did not want to give this challenge a go, I was struggling to choose a row that appealed to me, but I started thinking outside the square - often a much better way to think than thinking how difficult something is going to be.
So I put together this layout of our friends daughter Charlie, washing her little car, obviously she was having fun with lots of suds, so I tried to emulate this in my layout, and it kind of gives me my polka dots - lol. I have met all of the criteria for the line I chose, to create a bit of a fun layout.
The D-lish Scraps products I have used are bakers twine, and Freckled Fawn wood veneers supplied by D-lish Scraps.
Thanks Ros for making me push my boundaries.
At the car wash

D-lish Scraps Cybercrop Challenge 7 by Wendy

The colour challenge by Wendy, challenge number 7 for the D-lish Scraps Cybercrop, was a fun challenge to do late last night. The colours to use were inspired as below, such fun and bright colours:
I think my tiredness was kicking in though when I created this very whimsical layout of my nephew playing in the rain, not how I had thought this layout would turn out at all, but looking at it with fresh eyes this morning, I like it's touch of whimsy.
The D-lish Scraps products used in this layout are- umbrella wood veneer, bitty bags, flair and journaling card.
Thanks Wendy for the challenge.
Playing in the rain

D-lish Scraps Cybercrop Challenge 5 by Leanne

Challenge 5 for the D-lish Scraps cybercrop was a recipe challenge by Leanne. Now ordinarily I don't like recipes to follow for layouts, I sometimes feel a bit restricted. However, this recipe was awesome to play with, and this is my favourite layout that I have done this weekend.
The recipe is as follows:
I used this photo of myself, my mother and my sister, from my mother's 70th birthday. We don't get together much as a family, as we live in different states, so it's really nice when I do get to see my family, this photo means a lot to me.
The D-lish Scraps products I have used are the 3 flowers - FWAB Elise,  resin and cosmos daisy. I have also used a D-lish Scraps flair and Freckled Fawn wood veneers supplied by D-lish Scraps.
Thankyou Leanne for giving me the inspiration to create this layout, and allow me to not feel too afraid of recipes.

D-lish Scraps Cybercrop challenge 4 by Agnus

Challenge 4 for the D-lish Scraps Cybercrop was a real challenge - I'm just lucky I've got photos to play with from my recent 50th birthday party, which was a wacky 60's themed party, lol. The mood board by Agnus, is a very colourful inspiration board,  as below:
So for my layout I was inspired by the balloons and the colours to create another vibrant layout of my party. 
The D-lish Scraps products I have used on my layout are a fabric flower, resin flowers and a flair. 
I used a couple of cellophane lolly bags, (left-overs from my party), as part of the background. 
Thanks for the inspiration Agnus. 
50th Birthday Speeches

D-lish Scraps Cybercrop Challenge 3 by Alz

This is another one of the challenges from the D-lish Scraps Cybercrop from this weekend, a product challenge by Alz, to use 5 different flowers on a layout. Now I have no issue with using flowers, or varieties of flowers on a layout, so this one was right up my alley, and flowers go so well with wedding photos, lol.
I used a variety of D-lish scraps flowers  - mini heirloom, cosmos daisy, aster, rosebuds, forget me nots, azalea, FWAB Elise, sweet petites, and sweetheart blooms. Other D-lish scraps products used on the layout include a resin cabochon and dove.
I used this vintage photo of my grandparents wedding, to create a not so vintage layout, with lots of other technique as well - using the glitter and ferrous paint.
Thanks Alz for the challenge.
Carl and Ivy

Saturday, July 5, 2014

D'Lish Scraps Cybercrop Challenge 2 - sketch challenge

Challenge 2 at the 5th birthday cypercrop for D'lish Scraps is a sketch challenge by Kylie, which was a lot of fun. The sketch as below was to be used for inspiration for the layout:

I had some really cute photos of my nephew Ethan, doing what babies do best, make a mess with food, lol. Thanks for the challenge Kylie, I did enjoy it.
The D'Lish Scraps products I have used on the layout are flair buttons, and bakers twine, and the Fresh Studio Instaframe.
Baby Led Weaning

D'Lish scraps cybercrop scraplift challenge 1

This weekend is the 5th birthday for D'lish Scraps, so a cybercrop was in order. Love a good cybercrop. The first challenge was the Tarrah's scraplift challenge, in which the challenge was to find some inspiration in her layout that is inspires our own.

I loved Tarrah's use of the chevron background and this is part of what inspired my layout, but also the natural hues and colours that Tarrah has used.
For my layout I have used the following D'lish Scraps products - journal its - tabs, wood veneers, button flair.
I love the way this layout of my daughter and one of her longtime school friends came together. Thanks Tarrah for the challenge.


Friday, July 4, 2014

Lets Get Shabby Challenge #56

So the Let's Get Shabby challenge # 56 is to use transparency. I love using transparency, but do not use it often. I love how it adds detail, but without covering over too much of the layout. With the variety of transparent embellishments available now, we are spoilt for choice.
For my layout, I chose to use some detail from a Kaisercraft sheet of transparency that depicts travel, which I have used behind my layout and also in the top left hand part of the layout, along with a Heidi Swapp transparent heart on the photo. I also used some Hambly transparency to highlight the words Notre Dame under my photo, along with a bit of washi tape that is semi-transparent.
Thanks for looking at my layout.

 Notre Dame