Tuesday, December 27, 2011

ARTastic - Dec 2011, "A very family Christmas"

ARTastic's challenge this month was from the painting 'A blessing of Christmas', by Tom Kinkade. The additional criteria required was to have the word 'christmas', a snowman and a christmas tree. (My Christmas Tree is the letter "i" in Christmas.

Red Earth Scrapping A-Z competition: the final installment

OK here are my last few challenges for the RES A-Z comp. Thank you to Helen and her DT for a fun, and very clever set of challenges. Looking forward to what they put together for 2012.

Why no visit at http://www.redearthscrapping.com.au/ and join in the fun.

T is for Tradition
In our house it is becoming a tradition to make pancakes for brunch after everyone has had a sleep in.
This year they were buttermilk pancakes with marscapone and blueberries.

U is for UnChristmas
Here is my non-Christmas layout (that also has the letter 'U' in the title)

V is for Vintage (and some vintage tags)

W is for Wrapping Paper
and a shared story about what we use (last year's leftovers)

X is for X-Mas Eve Traditions

Y is for YOU and your family


If you made it this far....Happy New Year everyone.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Stuck!?Sketches Dec 1 "He's 100% Kid

We're already into December - how did that happen?
Here is my entry for the first sketch from Stuck!?Sketches.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Red Earth Scrapping A-Z Christmas Challenge

It's still happening and I'm still up to date
Here is L which I missed in my last post:

L is for LIGHTS

Q is for QUICK and EASYHere are some ideas for quick and easy little presents
(I also had some snowman poop but the pic is rotated for some reason).

R is for READING
What are you reading this Chistmas/ summer?.

Share a shopping story/ Christmas shopping advice

T is for "what's on Tomorrow"?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Red Earth Scrapping Dec A-Z

The challenges continue over at Red Earth Scrapping. With a new challenge each day, linked to a letter of the alphabet, here are my next installments:

H is for HOME MADE (truffles that is)

I is for "I'm dreaming of a ................"
What are you dreaming of?


K is for Kisses

L is for lights
(I'm still working on this one!!!)

M is for Merry Christmas Messages
(What do you write in your Christmas Cards?)

N is for Naughty or Nice

O is for Ornaments

P is for Paper Presents
(and a story about my secret Kris Kringle for my 2 bestie scrappy friends)

I wonder what Q will bring?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Screen to Scrap - Dec challenge - One excited Santa

Every Christmas, one of the grandchildren got to play Santa. This was Aidan's first year and he was soooo excited. In this picture is my mothers dolls house, that she did up in a Christmas theme to act as her 'Christmas Tree'.  Check out the cute little reindeer in the bottom right hand side.

The additional criteria this month was to have a Christmas Hat/s, a 2 colored title and white cardstock.

Crafty Sketches - Dec challenge - 'tis the Season

......... to be SILLY. This months sketch lends itself to a Christmas Photo. So it's back to 1996 and a pair of monkeys that loved to dress up.

RES A-Z of Christmas

Over at RED EARTH SCRAPPING ( http://www.redearthscrapping.com.au/) there is a neat little competition running over December. For each day there is a letter and a challenge attached to that letter. Here is some of my creations to date:

A is for AMERICA

B is for BOXES


D is for DECORATE something

E is for share something EXCITING

F is for share some FAMILY FUN traditions

G is for GREEN

I'll share some more as the month rolls on......

Sunday, November 20, 2011

CMIT November 2011 challenge - Christmas

The theme for this month is Christmas, so I have made some Christmas cards using some new reindeer die-cuts from ScrapMatts.

Card and a Half - Nov 2011 Sketch challenge

Another month and another card sketch. This month I have used the sketch to make one of my Christmas Cards. Thanks for the inspiration Helen.

Screen to Scrap Nov 2011 Challenge - 'I still call Australia HOME'.

This is the first photo from our recent USA trip to be scrapped. We were in Bryce Canyon in the snow!! The additional requirements for this challenge were (1) the word HOME (2) white journalling and (3) a photo of a family group.

Crafty Sketches - Nov 2011 Sketch Challenge - A Special Bond

I just love this picture of Leigh, at age 6, with Daren's Aunty Fran. The really did have a special bond. The PP's are from the new MME "lost and found' series.

Stuck!?Sketches - Nov 1 - Another year older

Another old photo, this time for Stuck!?Sketches November 1 sketch challenge. I've used the Echo Park 'SPLASH' range.

RES November - One lucky boy

Mistra's challenge this month is to use stickers- 3 different types of stickers. This layout is from 1993 when Leigh turned 5, and all he wanted was a party with his cousins.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Crafty Sketches - October - On the Go

A little late but here is my October layout for Crafty Sketches. Having just been overseas for 6 weeks, I didn't have time to put this up here before I left. The photo is my great nephew Cooper.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Crafty Sketches - September - Gold Coast Marathon

Here is my layout for Crafty Sketches September challenge. The photos are from 1995 and I can't believe how slim and fit I look (sigh, if only I was younger!!!)
I'm so excited to have won last months Crafty Sketches (August) with my layout "My boys". That makes me a guest designer for October, but I can't show you that one yet!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Scrapbook Boutique - Sept challenge

This month's challenge was based on inspiration from a plate of the most amazing cupcakes. The colors pink, and aqua with pearls...  here is what I came up with:

Sunday, September 11, 2011

CMIT Challenge - September - Spooky Faces

This is my layout for CMIT (Creating Memories in Time) for September. The theme is to be inspired by Halloween. A tough one to do when your children are grown and gone, and we don't really do Halloween in Australia like they celebrate in the US.

RES Mistra's September challenge - Lyla

I know I've used this photo before, but it's part of an album I'm giving to my gorgeous great neice for her first birthday. Mistra's challenge asked us to do some hand stitching.

RES/Stuck?!Sketches - September challenge - Turning 4

The September challenges are out. This is my first one for RES/ Stuck!?Sketches (I can enter both with this one). The photo is of my boys back in 1990, celebrating Aidan's 4th Birthday.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Random Cards -KaiserCraft "pink gelato" range

As you might all well know, I am NOT a pink girl, and this soft, pastel range is NOT something I would usually pick. However, I decided that if I was to sell my cards I would need to have a big range (as I do know that other people DO like pink and pastel). So here they are:

Friday, September 2, 2011

Random cards - KaiserCraft "Hunter & Gatherer' Range

I've had a little play with the new Hunter & Gatherer range from KaiserCraft. I'm not sure I actually like this range (other than it has some nice grungy backgrounds) but the fish don't do much for me. Needless to say I haven't used the fish as yet.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Using KaiserCraft "Velvet Ensemble"

I've had a play with Kaiser's new 6x6 pad from their 'Velvet Ensemble' Range. I love the earthy colors an even the fussy cutting was a page from the paper pad. I'm pretty happy with them and they wre cheap and quick cards to make.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Card and a Half - Challenge 4

The first challenge for this month is to use texture. I've used a cor'dinations cardstock with a clock emboss and some papers from the new KaiserCraft range - Black & White Timeless. The Monarch butterfly is my new punch.

Friday, August 19, 2011

RERT Week 12 - "1-today"

Happy Birthday to RES and congratulations to Helen for achieving this milestone with a smile still on her face and a lovely little store and forum to boot.
This weeks challenge is based on the balloon festival in Canowindra (where Helen lives) and I had to add a home made, paper pierced hot air balloon. This layout is of my youngest son's 1st birthday, and I love the look on his older brothers face.

The Red Earth Road Trip is now over, the only think left to do is to air out the sleeping bag, and start planning for the next trip (or perhaps that should say, clean out the scrap room and buy
some more supplies!!!)
Thank you to Helen and her creative team for a fun 3-month journey around Australia with some great company, some great challenges and lots of fun.