Sunday, February 26, 2012

Red Earth Scrapping - "Thickers" weekend

Over at Red Earth Scrapping they are having a product focus weekend - with THICKERS being this month's product. Well I have over 80 packets. collected over the years and never thrown out. Many are almost empty packets (but you never know when you might need a few letters). Here is my "thickers" challenge. This photo was taken in New York, on Broadway before we went to see Mary Poppins. Yes, It's a corny photo.....

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Soul Scrappers - STYD Travel challenge

Another Soul Scrapping Challenge, this time a Shop Till You Drop Challenge, visiting a travel agent. The criteria was: 3 photos, 5 embellishments and a journal tag. This is my entry:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Soul Scrappers - 'New York' (SLC6)

I was cruising around the internet for a challenge to do, and found the perfect one as Soul Scrappers. For this you had to take inspiration from R.E.M's song title "Shiny, Happy, People". I thought these photos of Times Square, in New York, and in the rain perfect.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

CRAFTY SKETCHES feb 2012 - Just add water

Daring you to Scrap - Feb 12 - Child of Mine

This is the first time I've done a challenge on Daring You To Scrap, a newish blog challenge site. The challenge was to use a song title/ lyrics as the main design element on the page. The photo is another 'oldie', taken in Dec 1991 and the song is from Carole King 'Sweet Child of Mine'.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Scrapbook Boutique - Feb Inspiration Challenge

And another inspiration challenge from Scrapbook Boutique. Firstly they have a fun blog hop to do, visiting the Design Team's blogs to see how they interpreted this months challenge. Why no visit:, the work there is wonderful.

This months's inspiration again comes from 'cupcakes' with the colors of pink/ red and white. Well I didn't do so well with pink and red, so stuck with pink/ black/ grey and white from the Echo Park "BE MINE" range.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

ARTastic: Feb 2012 'Molly Duker'

This months challenge at ARTastic is to take inspiration from the painting 'heart and soul' by Brenda York. The additional criteria was a) predominately red with a touch of green (yes I have used more that just a 'touch' but the lettering was better in green!), b)red hearts (on the ribbon) and c) a black and white photo.
The photo was taken on Christmas Day in 1988, when we discovered that Aidan really was left handed.

Screen to Scrap - Feb. 2012 - I {heart} Australia

Screen to Scrap's inspiration this month comes from the Movie Poster - Valentine's Day. The criteria included a) lots of small photos, b) black background and c) 2 red hearts.
The photos come from our local Australia Day celebrations, where friends of ours, Shirley Swallow and Kevin Smith, were awarded the local citizen/s of the year.

Show Us Your Stash - Feb Sketch - "Three"

This is the first time I have done a sketch with "Show Us Your Stash". It's a lovely site with some awesome inspiration. My layout features my youngest son, Leigh, on his 3rd birthday (he's now 23!!). Gost these old photos are hard to work with.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Arts & Frames Scrapping Class

I'm so excited to have been asked to teach a class at our local art shop "Arts and Frames" in May. After discussion with the owner, Louise, I have decided to run a 'technique' based class, demonstrating lost of different techniques and giving the participants the change to plays with different tools.

These are the 2 layouts that I will be teaching from:

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Just some cards....

I made these cards today and just loved how they turned out. I've used the MME 'lost and found' 6X6 papers, with some new die cuts I recently bought.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Stuck?!Sketches - Jan Challenge - 'Excuse Me!'

Another month, another Stuck?!Sketches challenge. This photo is of my great neice, already 3 years old, with her new baby brother in the pram.