Sunday, October 27, 2013

CSI Case # 94 - "Wonder"

Hello lovelies i hope you are all enjoying some scrapping time. I managed to finish my page i started using Case File # 94. It has been a long time since i got to have a play over there.

On our recent trip to Melbourne we went to the zoo. In the zoo is a Butterfly House. We all sat around and waited patiently for them to land on us.

For my evidence i used a book page, which i scrunched, a black background and some alphas for a design element on my background. For my journaling i found a poem on Pinterest. So that is it from me for now TFL!!! Blessed Be!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

My Black With Two entry!!

Back again. I stumbled across the Black With Two blog sometime ago and have attempted to play along but have never managed. I forced myself to complete my page which i have been working on since the first lol. It is a page of my youngest painting. From a very young age my children have always engaged in art activities. They amaze me with their abilities everyday.


It instantly appealed to me and i set about covering my page with paints and mists. I added the finishing touches this morning and am happy with it!! Sorry for the glary shot but it is a little blah here today..not sure if it wants to rain or not!!

Take care xoxoxo

A new fortnight, a new challenge!!

Hello lovelies! Today i am popping in with this fortnights challenge at Scrap Africa. Challenge number 22 is being hosted by the ever talented Elena Smoktunova.

Elena Smoktunova
The challenge this fortnight is all about resisting, whether you use embossing, crayons, glue, gesso or any medium that resists paint, inks etc.
We have some wonderful inspiration from our Design Team and our Guest Design Team ladies. We would love to see what you create, so pop over ----------> here and give it ago :)
Today i am sharing a page i created with a white crayon and mists. It really is an easy and yet dramatic technique. I had so much fun creating this page, it was therapy for my soul not just beause the colours or getting messy but because i scrapped me!!! It is a page that represents who i am right now! 2013 has seen me evolve so much. I am a healthier and happier person for it. I give thanks to the higher powers for giving me the strength and guiding me along this journey!

So that is it from me thanks for dropping by. Hope you find some time to join in. Take care and until next time keep scrapping!!!!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

I have been Smash booking again!!!

I  have only just recently taken the plunge into the world of smash booking and was super pumped to find  a challenge blog for it!!  Life in Details this month has asked to use a sketch for inspiration this month and i was up for the challenge. I managed to finish this in an afternoon sitting which i was super stoked about too!!! My Smash book pages i finished were a dedication to my love of graffiti. I know most people think it is vandalism and tagging and that is ugly don't get me wrong but most graffiti really are amazing pieces of art work. Earlier this year upon my travels through Melbourne i was snapping photos of graffiti left, right and centre lol. But i chose to scrap one piece that was on a wall where we stayed. So without further adieu here is the sketch which inspired my pages....

To create my pages i used washi tape which i purchased from Typo. I love Typo!!! It is a little shop which sells vintage styled stuff as well as scrapping supplies. I have also added texture paste, paint, doodling, mists and some chippy alphabets which have been in my stash forever. I really love using mix matched alphas,it really creates a unique look!

Ok so thanks for dropping by. Take care and i will see you soon!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Life is Amazing!!!

Well lovelies i hope we are all keeping well and of course finding some lovely crafting time whatever it shall be. Life really is a amazing right now and it is about time!! I have been so busy experimenting with so much and my ideas have been swamping me. I think it was some much needed RNR camping. Camping really is an amazing thing, getting back to bare basics. It really does wonders for OCD tendencies as well!

So what have been up to??? Well I saw somewhere on Facebook that a lady had been making her own masks with her Cricut and some plastic. I thought this was a fantastic idea so i decided to try myself. In a desperate bid to recycle waste (insert the new planet saving hippy here) i tried to recycle some packaging from my daughters bday present. It was too thick but it still managed to make an score it, so i used my knife to go over the scoring. One broken knife and a few sore fingers later i did it! I even used it on the start of my page. Now i need to find something else to make my stencils with, any ideas???

Upon my travels the other day i discovered these 12x12 boxes, they are now home to my bulky pages. I love them more than albums right now!!! How do you like to store your pages??

I have also been playing with my camera, not just using auto lol. I bought my Nikon back in April because i had out grown my old digital camera and wanted some great photos while i was in Melbourne. I have absolutely no intentions to become a photographer but i do want to take some AMAZING photos of my beautiful family so i had a play on the weekend when we went camping. here are just a few i took that i love. As i said i am no photographer!!!!

Love this mans eyes :)

Marshmallows on the fire!

The fire

Our very unwanted guest lol!


Lastly a big shout out to my baby girl, who is not my baby anymore, who turned 6 on Monday. She was one extremely spoilt little girl. Happy Birthday honey!

Until next time take care. I am off to finish a few pages i have on the go.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Happy 1st of October and another challenge at Scrap Africa!

Wow can you believe how quickly this year is flying by? I was meant to post this the other day but i have been so busy, kids what can i say! We spent such a lovely afternoon yesterday at Jarravale Alpacas. I have loved  Alpacas for so long and discovered a place just outside of Mackay that has them, as well as a heap of other farm animals. The kids got the opportunity to feed and pat a heap of animals and they just loved it. We even left with our very own stuffed toy Alpaca, which has already earnt a place in the family!

Meeting Destiny
Feeding Barb

Feeding Barb
Feeding the Alpacas

Photo with Latte the Alpaca

There were so many more animals and photos but i have done enough photo bombing for now:) It is now on to sharing this fortnights challenge over at Scrap Africa. This fortnight we have a sketch for you from Page Maps, so pop over and give it a go!

Here is my page and yes still in use it up mode.

Ok lovelies that is it for me. have a wonderful day and i will see you soon. Until next time keep scrapping!!!