Sunday, 9 October 2011

Its been two weeks since I've been here......

And its all about catch-up!  So much to do, so little time, and this poor neglected blog! Cant even get my life down to a slow galop and its felt like this for much of this year (probably why I dont know where the year has gone to - it has flown by!) The galop will stop - when the 3rd of December is over and finally the long summer holidays will be here.  I'm just hanging out for then!

So what has been happening scrappy-wise...take a look....

Its all about Basic Grey this Month.
(one of my faves is the woodgrain papers in 'Life of the Party')

Room Challenge is up and its all about the Dining Room

Room 1

Hannah in the tulip fields

Room 2

Little Hannah chatting away to herself

Room 3

Little Paige looking at her hat in the mirror

I also did a quick little tutorial on making some paper flowers from
Nook and Pantry papers with the doilies on them (as shown on the LO above)... very simple, quick, easy and inexpensive and you can make heaps of them!

adding a centre  (Origins Relaxation paper) and tying on a button!

Here's a little tutorial on Simple Stories  2012 booklet ,
also at Scrap Therapy
using these papers

here's a couple of page samples



You can play along and jack any of the fabulous samples...
Here's mine
(Paige teaching Saturday ballet class)

And 123 CHALLENGE also has fabulous criteria
check this out:

Colour: Gold
Word: Two
Use: leather or suede

(Little Hannah and Paige)
I've used a brown suede bow

Winner's of the 123 Blog Train was announced to so my RAK that was up for grabs has a home!
You'll find the annoucement here


My Shabby Challenge is up over at GLOBAL SCRAPPERS
and the criteria is to use doilies
Here's my sample
(little Paige)


And here are some of my projects I did last month just playing catch-ups!

Scrap Therapy

Letter 'O'


And last months Global Scrappers Challenges
You'll have to excuse the fuzzy photos - due to my broken camera (grr)

Little Hannah just wants to get over the fence!

and who loves her swings

Little Paige fast asleep

you did well if you got to the bottom here!




Hope said...

It's great to see you back. I love the catch up post - so much eye candy all at once. I love them all.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Well, it's gonna be easy for me to remember when your summer holidays start as it's my birthday! :) I loveeeeeeeeeeeee these!! Always GORGEOUS creations from you! I loveeeeeeeeeee that tree in the first one! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Lizzy Hill said...

Wow! Couldn't go past your Scrap Jacked LO... looks like you've been jacked again. You shouldn't be so creative... but I'm glad you are & share so freely:):)

Pastila said...

OMG! WOW! So gorgeous projects!

Dara Lynn said...

Unbelievable!!!!! I always enjoy the element challenges.....your take is always inspiring ...I am the one who is stuck half the time! The Looking Glass page is my favorite (always partial to yellow:)) The doily flowers are precious!!

yyam said...

Goodness! Your busy life does not get in the way of your creativity Mandy! These are just gorgeous eye candy! :)

Melissa said...

Yipppeeeee you are back and blogging...have missed you heaps.WOW, some stunners of pages there Miss Mandy, my fave would be the scrap that tune one for last month, so totally dreamy and gorgeous.Love your example for your shabby challenge too.I also spied you have used some of those little white flowers with theblack centres that I sent you...looks beautiful!!! I am counting down the days till Chrissy break too.It is sooooooooooooooooooooooo HOT up here at the moment, that it is hard to breathe some days and the fires have been horrendous on the tablelends.Hope you are all doing OK, other than over worked, and the girls are doing fine at school etc...xxxooo

myriammg said...

love all these LOs ! especially "dreamer" and "outing"
your work is fantastic !

Sandra D said...

Oh my goodness Mandy - so many absolutely beautiful projects!! It's so hard to pick a favourite. Hey, guess what, I did a shabby challenge this month!!!! Just need to photograph it and send it in :)

Bec said...

Everything is just so gorgeous!!!
I am loving your Scrap Therapy DT work and your Global Scrappers pages. Just beautiful!!

Hope you're getting the hang of your new computer!!
Been nice to visit you after so long. I'm back in the saddle again!!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

OMG! Soooo many gorgeous layouts Mandy!!I adore your shabby style :)