Friday, 30 September 2016

Heart & Soul and Untitled

These two layouts were done in a class at a recent retreat, taught by the talented Julie Best.
Lots happening in the first one, not quite so much in the second (phew!)

 Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Eat Play Sleep Repeat

Hi all - today I'm sharing a layout of my great nephew Cohen - he visited us in the summer, along with his Mum and big sister. He may not have been really talking but he always made himself understood! So busy too!

Here's the page....

I love the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection, and coupled with this emoji from Charms Creations and the ink spatters I felt like it was really "him".

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 23 September 2016

Sweet Dimples

This page was done for the Scrap Our Stash September sketch challenge..

I met my great niece Imogen for the first time a few weeks ago when she came to visit along with her Mum and Dad, big brother Zavier and sister Savarna.

I flipped the sketch on it's side to do this page to make it suit better. 

From the lists I used Air Balloons (maybe not Hot Air balloons, but still okay in my book ;)), Buttons - some of which have been in my stash for a good 10 years - and Crate Paper for all the patterned papers and woodies.

Thanks for the look!

Monday, 19 September 2016

The Happiest place on Earth

Hi everyone, this is first of my Disney layouts. Walking underneath the archway into Disneyland is one of my favourite experiences as I grew up with The Wonderful World of Disney on TV, and my stack of Disney comics is legendary By the time we left the girls both agreed with me it definitely is the happiest place on Earth

I got in quick with the Echo Park Magical Adventure paper range with all the red and black but of course when we were there it was still the 60th celebrations so everything was blue! It was still fine though . I brought the title back with me from a Michaels store but the edge was bright red so I just coloured it with a vivid to dull it down and was happy with that. And Nuvos make great Mickeys! I think I might put one of those on all my Disney pages as a signature lol.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Love This and Hello

These pages were done at a recent retreat, in a class taken by the gorgeous Belinda Leen . So simple to do but so effective!

The first one is of Shiloh and her friend Taylor when we stopped at the Darfield dairy recently. I've featured these ice creams on layouts before - they're HUGE!

And the second one is at SeaWorld in San Diego, a super hot day...

Loved doing these, very happy with the results, thanks Bee!

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Lucky Catch!

This photo is from years ago when we stayed up in Picton over the Xmas holidays. It was Bre's first catch, off the wharf at Waikawa Bay. Don't you love the look on Shiloh's face too?? Just hilarious!

I made this page as inspiration for The Paper Teapot DT September challenge, which is to use this book cover as your inspiration...

The background paper is a very  old Amy Tan one, but apart from that it was all Cocoa Vanilla Colour Me Happy, and the flair was from the Hello Sunshine range. The cut file is from Silhouette Studio.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 12 September 2016

No Smile

Hi, today I'm sharing this layout of my gorgeous little great niece Imogen. She was so smiley but as soon as the camera came out the smile disappeared lol.

This is for the current challenge at Stuck?! sketches...
...and uses Paige Evans Take Me Away paper - I love that it almost seems like there are two different ranges within one - one with these beautiful warm colours, and the other with lovely natural soft colours. I used watercolours in the background - my first real go at it - and I love how it ended up looking :). Of course my Nuvos made an appearance once again lol!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 9 September 2016

Year 11

We all get a ton of these posed school photos, so I thought that I should get some out of the box and into the album, starting with Shiloh's most recent one :)

This was done for the September 1st Scrap Our Stash challenge, this is the inspiration book cover - 
I used lots of lovely Tim Holtz products on this page - my new stencil,filmstrip tape, ideaology and distress crayons. I combined this with some very old Basic Grey paper and brand new Go Now by Shimelle.

Thanks for stopping by!