Sunday, 30 May 2010

SATURDAY'S WORK AT RETREAT!!


Another quick upload!! I'm off to teach a Shabby Class this morning!!

I'm trying the Challenge Masters for something new!!
This was the ADart one.  You can find it here.



We were given a Basic Grey Granola pack yesterday at retreat and had 5 minuted to scrap a whole layout!
I did manage!!!! 



Trying a new Challenge Blog called X0X0 - a scraplifting one!
THis one is of Jeanette's

And this one was Lizzie's





This is Challenge Masters again - an Impromtu Challenge to use the word 'HOME'

Very quick - gotta rush!!

xxx

Saturday, 29 May 2010

CAIRNS RETREAT!

One day down and another to start!!  I've met with Julie and we have scrapped the day together among other fab Scrap Therapy girls!!  This is a quick upload cos I've got to get scrapping with the girls!!!

Here's some LO's I've completed!!!
This one is for Scrap that Poetry! This was Paige!!



Another LO of Paige  for Prima Build-a-Page.




Paige again - we went out to a cultural dinner with friends and Paige did her own hair.
THis is for Scrap it Lah

An old pic of Meaghan - I love this. 
The inpiration is from ScrapJacked USA - gorgeous!!

And this is sooooo different to my style of scrapping but fun anyways!!



Check this out!! Prima donated a heap of flowers tipped in the middle of the retreat table and everyone could help themselves!!!  Not much left by the time I grabbled my camera!!  WHat you cant see is all the ladies standing round the table holding back while we took photos....though some just couldnt wait!!!

I'll be back with some pics later!!!
xx



Tuesday, 25 May 2010

LET'S GET SHABBY CHALLENGE #12


I'm frantically trying to get ready to go on holidays - with so much to do before I collapse into my seat onto the plane!!   My family are heading far north to the tropical heat of sunny Queensland - and thats a far cry from freezing cold Tasmania (at the moment brrrr!)
We have housesitters in -YAY so all is being wonderfully looked after and my poor cats wont feel abandoned!
Anyway...onto LETS GET SHABBY'S
Challenge#12!
ITs all about PAINT, CHIPBOARD AND LACE!
You can find out all about it HERE

This is my interpretation. 
A lovely little Mini-Album for a sweet Baby!











And your can win this gorgeous prize from

PixiePetals has also made up a
special
'LET'S GET SHABBY'
Pixie Packet!!

Lots to look at and see!!

TWISTED SISTERS#50
I'm so terribly late getting this up on my blog...but if you hurry you can join in
See the sketch here
The twist is to add in 'old' somehow.  So I used this lovely photo of my my mother as a Debutante back in the early 1950's. She made her own dress. (as she did will all her dresses!!)



And a very sweet thank-you to DAWN who sent me this award!
hugs to you!!!

Now I've got to go PACK!!!
(VERY BIG GRIN!!)

XX

Sunday, 16 May 2010

METHODS PLAYGROUND and SCRAPxSCRAP

SCRAPxSCRAP (Japan) #24
Check out the criteria here.  I've used 5 photos of the girls walking to the car with all their books on the first day of school for the year (in Feb).  Paige was so happy to get back after our Summer break to socialise with all her friends again.....Hannah's face says it all.  She didnt want the holidays to end and so unsure of going into Year 10.   I've used some Hambly's Brick Transparency and drew the boarder and added some bricks as well.



METHODS PLAYGROUND #67
This is a fabulous challenge!!  I didnt have any page protectors already divided into pockets...so I just used the sewing machine (my modern day one!!!)  We inherited dh's granmothers little ole Singer Tredle Sewing Machine and in its drawers were sooo many gorgeous bits and pieces all ready and needing to be scrapped.  This is the perfect way!!!   What a lovely momento for my girls of their loved 'Nana Great'.
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I seriously need to get off this computer and do some housework!!!!!
(rolling eyes)

Thursday, 13 May 2010

CREATIVE TYPE and some an ETSY FAVE!!

CREATIVE TYPE#31
Ooooh - I'm guesting over at CT for this challenge and it's totally a fabulous one!
"You know we all have those rub-ons we've been saving forever for "just the right project".... well, that project is NOW!!   Soooooo be a little green and use up older products you have already and you might just love what you create. "
Weeeeeeeell its true!! I did end up loving what I created!!!! 
These  Daisyd's  rubons stuck like glue to the glass!!   And I'm soooo pleased with the result!!

Check it out....'A WORK IN PROGRESS'  Do you know - there is 60 pink yo yos in this jar...and this is going to be one of those gorgeous floppy yo-yo dolls - the minute I get the time to string them together and make a head!!! 



A FAVE ETSY!
This arrived in the post!!! Arent they just the most motivating gorgeous lovelies!!!
I cant wait to create!! 
Edited* Just had a look and there's been quite a few sales - not surprised!! LOL!
So if you might have missed out...keep checking back as its updated regularly AND if you want a peep at the sort of lovelies already sold - just click on the 'sales' word - it will give you an idea!
And the visit here Clara Bows Blog

Dont forget to join in the challenge at LET'S GET SHABBY!

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

AUSSIE SCRAPJACKED, TWISTED SKETCHES,WIOIN

Lots of things to catch up on atm!  There is so much going on in and its hard to catch a breath.  My work has gotten so busy and it will soon be school holidays here in a couple of weeks and while I have a little time off...it is full of ballet competitions that kind of takes the wind out of the time away spirit.  We are going on vacation to sunny far north Queensland again with the whole family!! Three days of it will be at Scrap Therapy's retreat where I'll also be teaching a Shabby class!!! I cant wait to catch up with the girls again and finally meet my partner in crime 'JULIE!!' (we live at either ends of Australia away from each other!)  Dh and the girls will be out and about doing other things while I'm busy scrapping.  After this has finished...we will probably hire a car and go.......who knows where for the last few days??  I love making impromptu plans!!! 
Anyway - I've managed to sqeeze this in between a frenzy of rehearsals and getting back to put students on stage!  Luckily we have housesitters to look after the house cats and birds!  After this is all over...its back to work and back on planes to examine interstate by the following weekend. (frown)  Truly - I ***need*** to retire!!   I just love being at home - sigh.....one day.
In all this, I've said goodbye to one of the dt I've been on for a long time  - Scrapping the Music.  The girls are fabulous and I will miss them - but will endeavour to keep in touch here in blogland. 
So with that all said - I'm trying to keep up with committment:

AUSSIE SCRAP JACKED
There are three different styles to jack -
go check them out here
I had so much fun with this one!!  I picked up the colour and the night feel to the jack.



This was another Jack I loved....  I love textured fabric!!! Paige is learning to sew and made her a little album she could put her samples in.  And yep - still loving my yo yos!! If there is an opportunity to put them on something.....I will!!! LOL!


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WHAT IS OLD IS NEW SKETCH
I love this pic of Hannah in her school uniform...  she was just about to turn around to say something to me and I clicked!  The Autumn season is well upon us now and the leaves are evidence of the magic of colour!
You can find the sketch here



WHAT IS OLD IS NEW
A Year in Review Challenge!
I cant wait to get all my pages done and get it bound in an album - just one event of the girls per month.
It would take nothing to catch up if you are thinking of having a go!  Mel has some fabulous prizes on offer!
Check out the challenge here!


TWISTED SKETCHES#48
Here is my interpretation of the latest sketch! 
Check it out here!


Sunday, 2 May 2010

ANOTHER TUTU and PHOTO TRANSFER TUTORIAL

Here's the other Tutu covered in Prima flowers! 
Its hard to photograph without a body being in it filling it out so the stretched satin is skin tight!
Never mind..... a little pillow stuffed inside has to do!!




SWEDISH MAGAZINE
I've so please to be able to show my published work in this fabulous magazine at long last.  It is all written in Swedish, and I've got to say - it just doesnt matter - I get the gist mostly and the creations and scrapbookers inside are wonderful!!

One of my assignments was to do a photo transfer:
Here are the steps in English if you wish to try to transfer a photo directly onto paper:

PHOTO TRANSFER TUTORIAL
Tools and Materials:
Picture - laser print /photocopy or magazine picture.
Medium Gel glue
Paint brush
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool with Felt
Water

BEFORE YOU START:
Choose your picture. It is paramount that you use only a lazer printed image or photocopy that is not inkjet. Inkjet inks are not permanent and will run with glue and water with this technique. A solution would be to take a trip to your local photocopying shop. Photos with a plastic film cover are not ideal either. Magazine images work well. Its best to practice with a few different pieces first to familiarise yourself with this technique. It’s a bit messy, but a lot of fun!
STEP ONE:
Gather your Medium Gel Glue and paint brush
Cut out or tear around your image
Coat with the image face up with the medium gel evenly

STEP TWO:
While still wet, place image face down onto your choice of surface and press firmly across the back of the image evenly. Let dry.

STEP THREE
Using the Tim Holtz applicator with felt attachment, dip in water and and dab on the back of image, not letting it get too wet.

STEP FOUR
With your finger (I find this best!!), gently roll over wet paper as it peels away. Take great care to be gentle. I usually leave it to dry often and come back to do another layer so not to disturb the glue underneath. To much friction and too much water will make holes in the toner and image.

THE FINISHED TRANSFER
If you notice, I did manage to make a couple of holes in the image, which is carefully covered up by a diamonte button (to look like a broach) in the finished layout! There are always ways to cover any mishaps!

Best advise is:
Go slowly and gently.
This adorable photo is of my father and grandmother taken in London before the Second World War.
The love for her baby is so evident in her face. My grandmother was a tiny woman of 4ft 10ins. A few years later, my father and his older brother were taken away to the midlands of England to farms for safety during the war, as most children were. When my grandmother went to check on them, the officials had 'lost' them! She took train after train, walked miles in towns and countryside she didn’t know until she found them swearing they'd never do that again. So in the perils of the bombing in London, they stayed together and survived. My Grandparents moved to Australia after the war had finished to start a new life.




This was my next Assignment - A group of us were asked to scraplift the editors LO and here's mine (I cant publish hers here on blogger)  
This is me in my little rocking horse!!


Then we were sent a sketch to choose and scrap it in  a couple of different ways...

You can just make out the sketch on the magazine page -
so I turned it on its side for this one of Paige riding in a biscuit.

I've scrapped this pic of my god-daughter before, but decided to scrap it again as it was perfect for the sketch right side up - if that makes sense!!!
It truly was a remarkable experience.  I cant wait till the next edition!!


SCRAP THAT POETRY#15
Soo nice to be guesting for this one....and here's my sample
Its a wonderful challenge with Mother's Day in mind.
You can find it here


METHODS PLAYGROUND
Its all about playing with office material for your LO.  I've got to say this is a bit of fun!!
Check it out here