Monday, 20 October 2014

Counterfeit Kit Challenge, Amiche di Scrap, Unscripted Sketches

 
 
While away at scrappy camp, a little bit of catching up on PL pages was priority...
 
 
 
Challenge #1
A couple of little ribbon bows...
This week features Chirp and Blacky who neither cares about the other.
Blacky never gets up on furniture - we don't know why, he just doesn't, maybe his feral-past brain? But this day, he got up on a foot stool, and he looked so uncomfortable - yet, he stayed there LOL, goodness knows what he was thinking?


 
 
It's about 'school' - creating with any scrapbooking genre...
Another excuse to get a PL page done!
The middle and bottom parts of the page are focussed on Hannah's school where she is in her classroom with her peers, they are farewelling a much loved teacher.
The top line is separated by lace trim. Hannah and cousin Sophie in a cooking session.

 
 
 
 
 
Challenge #3
One thing I do store away as a reminder in my brain is every time I see embellishments stretched across two or more sections on a PL page .... so, here the 'film strip' is used with this idea...
A week later after the stool incident,  Blacky braved getting into a chair... dh's chair, and all we could do is take photos and dh sat elsewhere!  It may seem nothing, but we've had Blacky a good 12 yrs and the vet said he was about 5yrs old when he came to us - so this 'sudden' behaviour was bizarre.  He does have a wonderful soft bed with a sheepskin and blankets - yes totally spoilt!   Next is Meaghan's new house, making do with what she can until her furniture arrived from UK.  And ANOTHER starling down the chimney!
 
 
 
 
 
Hope you can join along with the fun of making a PL card of any size. It's kinda like creating a mini LO - with less space!   Total fun!
Its a great excuse to end up with a fab collection of your own styled and handmade PL cards ready for the picking when you want to place them into your PL pockets!
And it uses up scraps too.... got to love that! 
Another seasonal card for my stash
 
Sketch 7
 
 
7mandy
 
 
Hope you can join in HERE
 
 
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This is for Lizzy Hill....
Remember, I said I spotted something on your wall in your post with photos of your scrap space...
 
 
 
Weeeell, I have a cup!
Just one lol!
 
 
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Weeeeell, Spring is in full swing here....
Just have to show you these beautiful blooms... 
 
 
 
xx
 
 


Friday, 17 October 2014

Frosty Festivities Event....and thank-you...

 
 
First of all, I just want to say thank you for your lovely comments and prayers this past week, it was heartfelt and very much appreciated....
Thank-you
xxxx
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Secondly, Jennifer Grace has created this fabulous blog event on her blog...
I had so much fun for her last event... that I look forward this next one:
 
Frosty Festivities 2014 Free Blog Event at Jennifer Grace Creates
 
 
Its marked in my diary!
 
 
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And lastly, I did get quite a bit of my Project Life pages done while away at scrappy camp and will upload them soon now I'm back on deck....
 
 
xx
 


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Saying good-bye to a family member....

 
 
Last weekend our nephew passed away.
It is so hard to see parents (and all of us) struggling with the thought no matter how it can be viewed or philosophised, children are supposed to stay on this earth long after their parents -
and it just does not seem right....
But it happens, and it has....
Sleep peacefully Remy
 
 


Unscripted #6

 
 
Just need to pop this commitment up.....life is a bit overwhelming at the moment...
though hope you have a moment to play along here :) 
 
 
Hope you can join along with the fun of making a PL card of any size. It's kinda like creating a mini LO - with less space!   Total fun!
Its a great excuse to end up with a fab collection of your own styled and handmade PL cards ready for the picking when you want to place them into your PL pockets!
And it uses up scraps too.... got to love that! 
Another seasonal card for my stash:
 
 
The sketch:
Sketch 6
 
 
You can find it HERE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, 6 October 2014

Unscripted PL Card Sketch #5 and Our Beautiful World - Under the Sea

 
 
 
 
Hope you can join along with the fun of making a PL card of any size. It's kinda like creating a mini LO - with less space!   Total fun!
Its a great excuse to end up with a fab collection of your own styled and handmade PL cards ready for the picking when you want to place them into your PL pockets!
And it uses up scraps too.... got to love that! 
 (I've made a series of seasons in the next 4 sketches - one below (autumn) and three to be shown in the coming weeks...)
 
 
5Mandy
 
 
Sketch 5
 
 
 
 
 
You can find the challenge HERE
 
 
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http://our--beautiful--world--365.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/week-67-under-sea.html
 
Sea China....
broken bits of treasure that wash up on our local beaches - still complete with white sand...




 
The stories it could tell....
 
 
 
 
xx
 
 
 


Friday, 3 October 2014

LESSology #40 and Our Beautiful World - Music

 
 
It's been too long since I've played along with LESSology, though when I saw 'Travelogue' that's a great excuse to get another page done of my Trip album!
 
 
 
Click to go to Challenge #40
 
 
 
My up cycle are these vintage Asian book print papers...

 

 
You can find the challenge HERE
 
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ANother Challenge I haven't played along with for a long time is
 
and this week its
'Music'
 
I managed this photo of Paige a couple of weekends ago after she got out of the car with her violin case to go in early for a final rehearsal for a concert later that afternoon. 
Paige loves her violin and has been playing for 11yrs now.  She still goes in twice a week for 2-3 hours to keep practicing.  I shouted out to her to turn, and 'snap' - got this pic!
 
Makes me smile....
 
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Last Sunday afternoon I had the privilege to attend an art exhibition of a wonderful local landscape.... tulip farm.  The artist sold painting after painting.... so quickly!
 
 
After my friend Wendy and I left, it was dusk and I managed to snap the nearby Dutch Iris field in front of where the car was parked

 
 
Richard works in colour pencils on pastel paper
Remembering Vincent
 
 
 
 
last year when out in full bloom.... our family history is tied up with this lighthouse
Here's a link here on this blog about this back to 2008
 
 
xx
 
 
 


Thursday, 2 October 2014

Amiche di Scraps LO # 12 and Counterfeit Kit - October

 
 
 
is about using paint (watercolour/acrylics etc)
 
So I got out my much neglected watercolour pencils...
 
and gave myself the excuse to create the other side of my Project Life LO (re the previous post)
Week 24 in 12x12 format...
 
Meaghan moving to New Zealand from the UK and purchasing her new car,
and Hannah battling with her old computer so much it was time for a new touch screen one.
 
 
Using a dark brown watercolour pencil, outlined all the edges on the LO including the big lettering 'Week 24' which was drawn freehand and cut out
 
then used a brush with water


 
 
You can find the challenge here


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Next is getting my October kit together with
 
 
ANd I've had a bit of fun...
 
First off.... here's the kit to counterfeit:
 
Weeeeeell, I cant go past colour when I shop my stash!
Its the be all and end all in my thought process...
 
So... this time I put this photo to
 
 
Its FABULOUS and will spit out colour swatches! And if you haven't used it before/or known about it... have a go!!! ......
 
SOOOOO.....
 
this is what happened:
 
(there were three extra colours - browns and a mauve so with photoshop, I rubbed them out - didn't want them, too much to consider)
 
Aaaaaand from these colour swatches...
 
I came up with this:
 
'Scrappy Camp'
(because I'm off on a 3 nighter, not this weekend but the next weekend - full of scrapping!!!
This will be great to take away with me, hence the size!)



Dark Blues/Blacks


 
Blues/Mints
 
 
 

Pinks/Reds 
 
 
You can find the Counterfeiting HERE
 
 
 
So exciting - roll on Scrappy Camp!!!
 
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And to top it off...
While getting the washing in this afternoon, glancing across to the greengage tree area, I noticed blossoms breaking out of buds...
 
There is something about 'first blossoms' of Spring...
something that melts the heart......




 
 
 
SPRING!!!!
 
(sigh :)
 
These came out so quickly...it was like - one minute.... nothing... and next minute....voila!
 
xx 
 
 
 


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Creative Scrappers #278 and Unscripted Sketches

Just getting this sketch in with no time left before the time expires!
Nevertheless its a fabulous multi-photo sketch that I can use in my Project Life album as a 12x12 LO... and its great to add that size in for a point of difference now and then....
 
This is a lost starling that came down my chimney in the dining room... tore at my curtains, knocked over ornaments (none broken thank goodness) and pooped everywhere - I'm sure more in fright than anything! Anyway, I managed to exhaust it and catch it in tea towel and it was very happy to be let go off into the blue horizon....
 



 

Phew.... done (uploaded with only minutes to go!)


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Unscripted Sketches

PL Card Sketch #4


4mandy
Flipped a couple of elements sideways

Sketch 4


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Having lazy holidays with the girls at the moment!

Today, I'm going to get some jobs done that have long been ignored... Hannah is reading from her bookshelf which she misses when she is away studying, and Paige has gone off to a group
get-together for Dungeons and Dragons  .......


Yep, lazy days....
:)