Sunday, July 31, 2011


SOOOOO.....I have been scrapping a bit lately.  NOT that I dont have other things to do but I have decided I need to make time to scrap and use up my HUGE stash!!!

Firstly I did a layout of hubby and myslef and  my dear friend who invited us to the MEN IN BLACK ball...She goes every year. Its raises money for male depression.

I LOVE this DA frame..I painted it with gesso and then inked and painted with glimmer glam...LOVE the effect...

Next is a simple layout of our eldest swimming with the dolphins in Bali. 

  Stella & Rose papers. A papers doily some crocheted green doileys and some wonderful thickers.  Like I said simple but I like the look of it.

Then  a pic of my hubby and I at the ball..I used some of the new Victoria Garden papers.  Another DA frame which I painted white and then used glimmer glam AGAIN to add the glitter effect on.

  I quickly made some flowers for this layout using the cut and roll technique.  The little heart flower frame I got in Vietnam and it just suited this layout so well.  The gold heart is a Collections piece that I embossed using gold emboss powder.

The next one is using the new Kaiser range Miss Nellie..its another quick layout but I still like it.

The flourish is from Collections.  I inked it silver and then embossed over it using moonglow embossing powder.  I really like how this turned out.  Of course some lovely bling and a cluster of flowers..

I have one more layout to upload but blogger is being a bit naughty at the moment and wont let me upload the photos so for now ...thank you for looking

Monday, July 4, 2011

Something Blue

The Grammar school our eldest goes to had a fundraiser with a difference this year..they had a wedding it was a fare with the theme being weddings through the centuries.  the highlight of the day was a parade of wedding dresses that people had sent in.  My daughter got to wear my dress ( a teary moment)..It fitted her perfectly..OH was I ever this tiny

A beautiful WEBSTERS page.. I decorated the form on it rather than use a chippies one. I punched out some paper and inked the edges blue to use as the backgroud..My signature bling (LOL) .

Dad N Brea

I ahve been scrapping a bit lately but just havent found OR made time to update my poor blog..apart form the challenges on OUAS... So here at last are a couple of the lay outs I have done recently.

This first one is a photo of our Eldest daughter and My hubby on holiday in Bali..there is just something about it I love..My hubby looks SOOOO relaxed in it.

lots of bling..a prima swirl, some of the buttons i brought in Vietnam...

Thank you for looking

July 1st Challenge

So ..I have become addicted to doing the challenges over at Once Upon A Sketch.  They are challenging and I am loving that they are making me do things I wouldnt normally in my layouts..ESPECIALLY journalling...I am shocking at journalling on my photos..I often hide it.
The July 1st challenge is as follows

Journalling Criteria: Who is in the photo? Name the person in the photo and at least 1 fact about them. This can be personality, character, talent , achievement etc. but it must be at least 2 sentences long. 

So, using a photo of our youngest , taken on her Birthday which she was lucky enough to be in Bali for, this is my take on the sketch

I have used FOR THE RECORD paper and embellishments for this one.  I made 2 flowers for the bottom corner..I love these they are so easy and look GREAT.  I don't usually spray on my page so this was another challenge for me here.  Very happy with how its turned out and cant wait till the 15th for their new challenge.  I have several more lay outs to upload....if I get some free time today.  Thank you for looking ....