Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Gotta Laugh


Bre has gotten to be good mates with Coopah - partly because she lives so close to us  - but also because they have a lot in common. Coopah came up to Auckland with Bre to see Panic at the Disco, and she wasn't even going to see Guns n Roses with us but we convinced her it was the right thing to do 😆 This photo was at Bethells Beach - a great wee spot 💗


The page is for the Scrap Our Stash sketch challenge...

And the stash word to be used  is "Mother ".

I chose
M-My Minds Eye (the enamel dots and glasses)
O-Orange
T-Tissue, thread
H-Heart
E-Enamel Dots, Ephemera
R-Rubber Banner

This is all from the Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart range - available here

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Be Impossible to Forget

My Hundredth post!!!

Well really - who could forget these characters??

And how many times would you get invited to a "Psychedelic Porn Party" ???

(My advice is don't google it to work out what to wear 😉)

Thanks to Simone for a great night, wonderful "slushies" and letting Dean And Wendy tag along with us so we wouldn't feel weird!

This page was done for The Paper Teapot May challenge, which was to be inspired by this photo

 And I used Bella Blvd Make our Mark collection available here, a Cuts2luv flair, and The Cut Shoppe cut file.

Have a go at this one - there's lots to inspire from this photo!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Explore

I really love this photo Shiloh took of Patch, and I knew when I saw it I wanted this page to look quite graphic. The only exception is the Charm Creation Heart and cat.


 This was made for the Scrap Our Stash May Tic Tac Toe challenge...

 
I used the left column - Journal card, Yellow and 4+ patterned papers. I love these acrylic words from Bella Boulevard!

Monday, 24 April 2017

Watch Out World!

Shiloh was so relieved to pass stage one  - she now has her learner's license 😁

This page was made with The Paper Teapot April Scrapbook kit - available here, all I added was an emoji charm, and a wooden arrow.


I love this technique using embossing powder on texture paste - it all puffs up and gives it even more texture! 😁
 

Sunday, 23 April 2017

A Ferry Nice trip to Devonport

For my birthday this year we went to Auckland for the weekend, and met up with Steve and Kate for lunch at the viaduct. We then decided to take the ferry over to Devonport and have a quick stop at the chocolate shop - Yum 🍫


This is for the April Scrap Our Stash Sketch+ challenge, here's the sketch


and for the stash items I used
F- Flowers, flair, flamingo, frame
L - Lindy's embossing powder, Letter stickers
O - Ombre paper
W - Washi Tape, woodies
E - Ephemera, embossing powder, enamel dots, Endless Summer (paper collecyion)
R - Ranger Distress crayons

I've also used some of my favourite things - Cocoa Vanilla papers (again!) and a Charm Creation arrow that I partially coloured - I wanted to use the music one as that's always one of our topics of conversation when we get together 🎵

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Miss Mess

My niece Immy is growing up so fast - last time I saw her she wasn't even crawling, and now she just runs everywhere! She's such a cruisey kid though, nothing fazes her 😊


This page was made for the Scrap Our Stash April Tic Tac Toe challenge,
I used the middle horizontal line - Stitching/flowers/ephemera - not much of a challenge as I use those on most of my pages anyway lol


Happy Scrappin'!


Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Sharon Newport classes

Last weekend I went to a couple of classes with Sharon, run in conjunction with a crop day for The Paper Teapot. This was the result....


 This one featured Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals, which I hadn't used before - always good to try new things!


And this one featured lots of Prima goodies including the paper range Wild & Free.

Not my usual style, but I still love them!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Shiloh

For some time I had been meaning to do a page about the meaning of  Shiloh's name, so when it was my turn to choose a challenge for The Paper Teapot, that's what I did, but with a twist.
Shiloh means peaceful, and as a baby she certainly was, maybe not so much now depending on which friends she's with!
 Your page also has to include something beginning with each of the letters N-A-M-E, and I used
N - Negative Space
A - Acetate
M - Mesh
E - Ephemera
I used Bella Blvd's Make Your Mark - I absolutely love the bright colours of these papers 💓


You can get this range from The Paper Teapot here😄


Thursday, 30 March 2017

Amazing Savarna

My most gorgeous great niece when we visited recently 😍


This is the first page that I've completed from The Paper Teapot's April Scrapbook kit...plenty left for a few more pages yet!
There are some really beautiful papers in it - check it out here!
I also tried out the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxides - likey, likey!!!

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Being Boho

I love this new collection from Kaisercraft, "Wildflower"! So many butterflies, such a dreamy feel! (and you can get it here from The Paper Teapot!)


I made this page for the March Scrap Our Stash sketch challenge - here's the sketch - 

and for the word "Charm", I used

C - Close to my Heart watercolours
H - Hearts
A - Acetate word
R - Ribbon
M - Mica Powder, Martha Stewart punch

Shiloh was a school friend's birthday party, and the theme was Bohemian  - what a great idea! I think the whole thing just looks so dreamy 😍