Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Right Now...

Shiloh had wanted boxing gloves and a bag since she was little, so we finally got her the gloves for Xmas last year, and started her off in lessons at our local school.
One lesson.
Oh well, she still loves to put them on and pose for me, so I can live with that :)

Another layout with Scrap Yard from Kaisercraft, Mica Flakes and chipboard all available from The Paper Teapot. Who said girl layouts had to have flowers and other pretty things???
The sketch comes from Sketchabilities - I love this challenge site, 2 great challenges each month.
Here's the current sketch
Thanks for the look and as always, feel free to comment!

Matey (matey...matey...) aka Bobby

Bobby Walkinshaw was one of Dad's best friends once he moved to Invercargill after the war.

Originally they worked together at Richardsons Builders but then went to Ocean Beach, where at one part they asked Dad to fire Bobby. He wouldn't, so they left together and went to Steel & Tube. This photo was taken in the tea room there in the 1960s.

Bobby used to call Dad "Matey", except that he never just said it once, it was always "Matey Matey Matey". I can remember whenever he came to visit us after we left Invercargill he loved to play cards, share many a flagon with Dad, rub his hands together all the time with the cold (really? it was Nelson, and he had come from Invercargill!) and generally drive Mum crazy lol.
I love love LOVE this paper - Scrap Yard from Kaisercraft...I'm sure this won't be the only page from this collection! And it's all available here from Joanna at The Paper Teapot.
The Barbed Wire Chipboard is from 2Crafty, and the cog wooden veneer is from WOW.
Also LOVE the Prima Mica Flakes which I have set into the coloured gel. The gel, flakes and veneers are also all from The Paper Teapot.
Here's a close-up for you
I hope you like this - have fun creating with it like I did!

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Botanic Gardens

Tori and Jenna may have moved away to Auckland but when we see them again everything just gets picked up where we left off.
In fact I think Shiloh and Jenna probably chat now on facetime more than ever!
There is only one patterned paper on this page - an old denim one from Kaisercraft's Base Coat III, the rest is mostly a composition of gelatos, texture paste, distress ink and pen. The wooden flourish has been in my stash since not long after Kaisercraft became available in NZ!
I've used the current Scrap Our Stash Challenge for this - here's my list of items that I've used
E - enamel dots
M - Mat (for photos)
B - Brad (as a flower centre)
O - OLD wooden veneer (hope that qualifies!) otherwise Overlay
S - Smiley
S - Sequins

Thanks for the look!