Thursday, March 26, 2009

i love to Doodle..........

I have set the weekly challenge over @ the BOXX and its a Doodle Challenge..... I want you to show me your Doodling..... it really is totally fun! So if you want a head start feel free to scrap lift one of my designs. Now is the time to show me your tricks with your doodling pens!

"Little Princess Holly"

"Me and Joey"

My Tips on Doodling:

1: Always doodle a draft copy - this way you can work out where the photo goes.
2: Doodle in pencil first - says a lot of mistakes.
3: Outline your doodles with a good gel pen. Rub out the pencil lines.
4: Color in with water color paints or pencils, felt tips, colored pencils, pastel crayons and acrylic paints - just water the acrylics down.
5: Now this is where you add the finer details of the doodles - those are the dashers, spots extra lines etc.
......................And last just have fun with it - Go with the flow!!!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sugar Candy Combo.....

"Colour Combo 114"

"i (heart) u"

Oh I just love making shaped LO's...well circle ones anyway! So this is this weeks Color Combo Galores Challenge... and boy it just looks like sugar candy to me.... "yummo"... so if you have not played before why not come over and have ago - it's a great way to get those's photo's scrapped!!!

A couple of Easy Peasy How to's.....

Tissue Paper Fringe:
1: Sew 4 - 2 inch strips of tissue paper (2 different colours) together down the middle.
2: Now fringe with scissors.
3: Scrunch in hands...and scrap it!

Decorative Transparecny Frame:
1: Use any size cardboard boxx and apply paint to the edges.
2: Stamp onto transparency about four times.
3: Use a scroll stamp and stamp in a corner.
4: Allow the paint to dry and then cut it out...and now scrap it!

Thanks for looking...Mwah xx

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Challenge blog.....


Here's my take on the White with 1 challenge blog... 1 x white - (dominant color) with 1 x Navy & 1 x Stars. I have had these chipboard Bella stars for a year so I am glad I have used them up along with some old Kaiser rub-ons plus an old plastic flower I found which I just trimmed up to sit flat on the LO, some denim from old jeans, hand cut scallop foam boarder and felt butterflies. So go check it out and play along too!

Cheers..... Mwah xx

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Color Combo time.....

"Combo 113"

"You Rock"

It's time for another play over at Colour Combo Galores..... come over and check it out and play along... plus they have a new DT team for 2009 with awesome samples of the combo!

So here's my take on the combo and some detail shots!


Friday, March 6, 2009

Aussie Scrapjack and leftovers....

"Today's memory makers and tomorrow's story tellers"
Pumpkin Pink balloon arrows used on this LO.... I have just hole punch them!

It's time for Aussiescrapjack... this month we are jacking the talented Helen K... she is totally awesome and has such a funky freestyle I just love it!!!! So come on over and give it ago!
Our Guest DTer this month is Mandy Dodd..... Come and play!

"Make a wish"

Make a wish LO was actually a mistake! Do you remember when SC had the colour comp on you had to create one 12 x 12 LO or 8.5 x 11 LO or a Card. Well I created all three because of the wording - (there was no OR). Anyway long story short I had already posted them and had to ring them and pick one from the box! Crazy me went for the CARD!!! I don't even to do cards but I liked my card. Ha Ha - I got a runner up prize for the card and they also kept this LO as they loved it! And so I waited and waited and them got an e-mail saying it was in the running for a front cover along with this one below us!!!! WOW so I had two in the running for the cover! And so you all know now that "Make a wish" got it! Let's just say Storm was pretty happy about getting her own cover and not having to share with big sister!
Next we have my "Trash and Treasure" article that featured in SC 63 which I love how it turned out!

"Lollie Pop"

This photo sure brings back my lollie pop days! I decided to get a little funky with this and played along with the shape and color of the lollie pop. I thought a round layout with plenty of stripes was suitable for this page. I used a heap of odd leftover rub-ons and randomly applied them all over. In Fact, it almost feels like a mixed bag of lollies! I also used a couple of larger rub-ons on some transparency film and attached two overlays with a brad.


When I look at this photo of my husband and my girls on the jetty in Esperance, I can't help but think of calm, wide open spaces. I randomly covered an A4 sheet of transparency film with odd H/S chipboard alphas - creating the illuison of lace cardstock. Continuing this theme, I ripped the paper out of the rimmed tags and hand-stitched them in to place. I folded two half circles and placed them on the edges, finishing off by stitching a white boarder.

For this Layout, I thought my leftover H/S letters would be perfect. I arranged my photo first and then I randomly scrambled all the letters around the top half of the photo while forming the word "music" horizontally. I didn't have an "S" letter for the word music so I cut out the negative from the chipboard sheet and colour it in. I also used two felt arrows to highlight the word music.


I wanted to create a layout about myself using a little jounaling to tell the tale. I began by marking where the photo would go and I stencilled a rough spot to put the wings. Once that was done, I adhered the Tim Holtz grunge board neagtive into place with masking tape. I mixed together some textured paste and paint, applied the mixture over the stencil, then carefully lifted the stencil off and set it aside to dry. For the quote, I drew in the letters off a leftover H/S CB negative and painted some of the odd alphas before adhereing them across the page. I also used a white gel pen and some buttons on the traced letters for a textured look.

Here I was inspired to use a die tag from the collections range of flash cards. I love that it already has an embellished look about it. It is the perfect size to showcase some pictures from our holiday on the Gold Coast. I down-sized some of my pictures and I also used some stunning images from a brochure. To finish, I machine stitched over the embellishments and added a title at the top of the images.

I hope you have enjoyed the read and I hope I have inspired you to use some of your trash and you turn it into treasure! If you ever have any question please ask me.
Please leave a comment and tell me what you thought about it!

thanks and Mwah...xx

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Color Combo......

"Combo 112"



I just had my first go at the color combo challenge ..... I love this combination it was screaming at me to scrap it...seriously!

Oh and how's that for using up some odd numbers!!!!


Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Ok I am the biggest slacker about when it comes to theses awards..... So I would like to say a big thank you to all the girls that think I am deserving of one.... I really do enjoy you coming over and checking my stuff out.... I also love that I can share some cool ideas with you and it's rewarding when I see you guys have a go too.

So here's to ten girls that have heart and are kreativ......

1: Kylie Frazer
2: Tammie J
3: Nicole P
4: Kathleen
5: Fran
6: Sue-ann
7: Tammy T
8: Elise
9: Petrina
10: Tatum

Check them out when you get a chance!


oh and I just got a very large pizza boxx delivery...wooohoooo its my LO's and mag from SC 53.... so I can now take some pic..... tomorrow I will...bye xx

Monday, March 2, 2009

Feb boxx newsletter out......

"What i love about this Girl"

Ok - The February Scrapboxx newsletter went out the other day ... So here's my LO... The theme for this was to finish the sentence "What I Love about......" I used some scraps and made a funky foam scallop boarder and some paper pinwheels for embellishments!

Next are some LO's I have just done.... using up my supply..... I have been saving my penny's as of late..... but I am soon to splash out and treat myself with some of the lastest goodies arriving!

"So Sweet" - Pumpkin Pink j-spot

"Birthday Tears"
Storm screamed and cry her eyes out when we sang Happy birthday to her! It was rather cute!

"Sweet Treats"

And here are just a couple of older LO's I found that I had not posted...

"She loves all things tiny"

"what" - using the Stitch and Rip tech as the background.

"Make you invisible"

Thanks for Looking.... I will be back later to update with some awards and I will pass them on...really I will!!!!!