Monday, December 31, 2012

"kraft it up" december comp

I managed to squeeze in one more page before the end of the year! Kraft it up's criteria for December was to use the title- what I want for christmas! made on kraft cardstock of course.

Purple pumpkin comp

My last scrapbooking comp entry for 2012, unless I can squeeze out another.
Purple pumpkin had a sketch for December, I took the opportunity to scrap a santa photo from last year with my grand kids in it.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

"White with one", december comp.


This is my entry for " white with one" December comp, the criteria was white/red and a Christmas photo, the photo is from last year of my youngest daughter in a top she bought herself with the words naughty or nice written on it! I don't use the colour red very often but I managed to find  few bits and pieces to work with.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December Scrap the boys entry

I have been MIA for a while now, I haven't been scrap booking at all, I have been making a scrap/art journal, we have busy painting our home inside, my hubby and I had a few days away together for the 1st time since our honeymoon, a million years ago! and while we were a way, we had a huge hail storm and our home received a fair amount of damage, including hubby's car, Im really cranky at the amount of excess we have to pay to have it fixed, I sometimes wonder why we pay insurance!       The window in my scrap booking room was broken from the hailstones and I had a long bench under the window loaded with paper & products, all wet and covered in glass, so I have had a big clean out, I need to rearrange the room as Im not getting any of the air con where I sit, and I really feel the heat.
Anyway I feel like getting back on track with scrap booking and entering as many online comps as I can before the new year. The 1st one is for "Scrap the boys" the criteria was to scrap a Christmas photo in non-traditional colours, so I choose aqua, orange and yellow. The pic is from last year of my grandson eating Christmas balls off the tree.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Scrapbooking again!

I have made a page for Purple Pumpkin scrap booking blog, this  months comp is a sketch.

September Sketch


      This is my layout, I have been playing around with some mixed media/ collage style work, it has a lot of detail in the background that you can't really see, until you see it up close, I'm pleased with the result anyway.
The photo was taken with my grandson wearing his lovely christening outfit, that included shoes and cap all on the same material as the sailor pants and shirt! with his name embroidered on his cap! of course! all handmade made by his  clever grandmother.
Here is a close-up of the detail on the layout.

Monday, August 27, 2012

tiny canvases

I made these little mixed media canvases, each canvas is 6 1/2cm square,I could not get a clear close-up photo, might have something to do with the glimmermist, they just looked blurry. Iam donating them to a charity auction called Harrisons little wings inc.

Kraft it up

  • Here is my entry for August at Kraft it up, this months competition was a sketch
I used photos of my grandson when he was a baby, when they start taking notice of their surroundings.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

"DIET" a four letter word!

Towards the end of last month I decided to get healthy, I swapped over to everything being wholegrain/ organic, I have for the past few years I have eaten everything labelled low fat, lite 97% fat free, thinking I was doing the right thing, I was allways craving sugar and having headaches and feeling shaky if I hadn't eaten for a while, my insulin levels were all over the place even thou Im not diabetic and I might add, getting fatter & fatter! So that way of dieting wasn't doing me any good. So putting on my thinking cap and doing some research, realised that all those low fat foods are full of sugar! so no wonder my body was haywire!
I am not having foods with sugar in them, you need to read labels everything has sugar in it! so I have to do lots of cooking, Im a real sweet tooth, so I have been making muffins,cakes,etc using a product called agave, there are a few natural allternatives for sugar, I like agave it tastes like the real stuff! I have switched from anything white to wholegrain, Im trying different types of flours amd grains, all my low fat foods are now full fat eg- real butter, real cream, organic yogurt yum! It's hard to change the way you have eaten for years, not on the taste buds but in the brain! I was skeptical about the fad of not having sugar, but after not having it for a few days you don't miss it, eating healthy keeps you full and satisfied, after 4 days on my "diet!" 3 people commented on how I had lost weight! { they knew nothing about my food habits!} I felt lighter allready! All was great untill I got a few winter bugs that flared up my asthma, I have been in and out of bed for weeks,last visit to the Dr loaded me up with new meds, feeling better after just a few doses, having little appetite and no energy to cook has me grabbing anything I feel like to eat, and not allways the best choice! back to the healthy stuff when Im better!
Scrapbooking has taken a holiday while Im sick, hopefully I will get back to it soon,I have heaps to make, but no energy to do it.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Show us your stuff, July entry

this is the challenge picture from Show us your stuff for July to take inspiration from.
Here is my page

I used newsprint, spotty papers and similar colours as the coloured keys in my embellishments for my take on the picture.

craft cupboard scrap sketch entry

This is the sketch for July at Craft cupboard.
This is my take on the sketch, using a photo of my grandson when he was a baby, Iam slowly finding it easier to scrap boy pages.

challenge Inc recipe challenge

Challenge Inc is a new Australian online scrapbooking site, with monthly comps.

The photo is of hubby's dad and his great grandson, he wasn't feeling well, but he soon brightened up when it was time for a hold of the baby.

Here is my entry for July.

Kims recipe =  ribbon, twine/string, 2 photos,
2 pp, paint or mist, flowers or handmade item,     journaling around the page.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

handmade blog challenge sketch

This scrapbook page is my take on a sketch taken from Handmade.  
The photo of my granddaughter was taken several hours after her birth, she was in a hurry to enter this world, a few weeks too early, her lungs were not developed enough to breath on her own, our local hospital was not equipped for such an ill baby, so she was airlifted to Sydney.

Monday, July 16, 2012

White with one challenge for july

The July challenge for "white with one" is to use - white, polka dots and tape. I started with  white cardstock and 2 pics of my grandaughter doing craft, then I found  lots of strips of polka dot paper in my stash, and 4 different washi tapes, an assortment of letter stickers and a few journaling tags.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

entry for "challenge inc"

         this is the sketch I choose to scrap from Challenge Inc.

I used a photo of my grandson as a baby, I have used this photo in several layouts, it's such a great pic of a very layed back baby, I added bits & pieces from my stash as replacements for the flowers in the sketch.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

scrap jacked for july

Here is my entry for July "scrap jacked"
I jacked the scrap page by beth, I used a couple of pics of my grandson when he was learning to sit up, I used all papers from current collections, I usually add old stuff from my stash but not this time.

scrapbooking for July, scrap the girls

BLACK, WHITE AND ONE OTHER COLOUR is the challenge for "scrap the girls" I grabbed these recent pics of my 2nd daughter with a new hair colour, I had fun with  gesso on the background, some rub-ons and a couple of doilies.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

last scrap page for June!

These are the colours for the June challenge at "colour me scrappy"

This is my page using those colours, the photos are of my granddaughter, she was to young to sit up and play with her toys, so we sat her in the toy basket, she loved it!

white with one

my entry for June, white + pale blue+ flags where the criteria for this months white with one online challenge, all bases covered with this new born pick of my grandson


stuck is the name of the challenge blog this page is for another sketch challenge, I have been saving the butterfly I cut from a card for years, finally I found the right place to put it , the photo has a blurry spot over the title, I think there may have been a sticky little finger touching the camera before me.

scrapbook pages for June

My 1st page is for an online sketch comp for sketchabilities, I followed the sketch fairly closely, the lovely little bub is my grandson enjoying "tummy time"

Thursday, May 31, 2012

last entry for May

Iv'e been a busy bee today,I thought I had missed out on entering some comps with pages I had completed yesterday, until I worked out there was another day in May!
My grandson turned 1 yesterday, the time has gone super fast.
back to scrapping I squeezed in another page today of my granddaughter enjoying cake, this one is for the blog called Color me Scrappy, a color challenge I managed to use all the colors in a very bright colorful page!

123 challenge entry for May

This is my entry for this months challenge, the criteria is
use a word=enjoy
the color=orange
use=bakers twine

the photo of my youngest daughter was taken a couple of years ago, with a new hairstyle,she has wonderfully straight hair that goes back the way it was when she left the salon!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"stuck" comp entry for May

This is my entry for Stuck, another sketch competition, I struggled with this one, the colour of the photos were really hard to match, can't really tell from the photo, anyway the pic of my little grandson is gorgeous anyway.

3rd comp for May

This is my entry to Purple Pumpkin, a sketch competition, I made it today a very fast page for me, very pleased with the result, I think I  work better under pressure as this entry is due today!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

2nd comp entry for May

Lets get shabby is the name of the blog this page is for, repeated geometrical shapes are what was needed to meet the requrements for this comp,the photo is of my beautiful grandson as a newborn.

scrapbooking for May

Here is my first entry for the month of May,
This page is my entry to "scrap the girls"
the quote on the page was the only criteria needed,
The photo of my three girls is a few years old, not sure of the date, I will add it when I work it out,
we moved 2 weekends ago, so to be scrapping is no easy task as I havent unpacked everything yet, but that is a whole other story.

Friday, April 27, 2012

scrap the girls April

Here's this months entry for "Scrap the Girls"
This months challenge was from a sketch,
I used up letters from a couple of old rub on
letter packs to use as a frame, I like the look I will do this again to use up some more rub on's. I have a huge stash I really must use up.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

April scrap comp creative scrappers

This is my entry to creative scrappers its a sketch challenge, the pic is of my granddaughter as a newborn baby our first grandchild.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

April entry for "scrap the boys"

Here is my entry for scrap the boys, Re-cycle is the theme, I reused a white bag I got scrapbooking supplies in, I also used the backing from an alphabet sticker sheet, the tags are from clothing, the strip of printed paper is from a kids book. The pics are of my grandson, he got 8 teeth all very quickly and the only thing he found comfort in where facewashers.

Friday, April 13, 2012

April scrapbooking

This layout is for sketchabilities, it's a sketch challenge,
my first for this month.

The photos are of my beautiful 3year old grandaughter, I was snapping pics of her while she was happyly painting a picture of me.

Friday, March 30, 2012

last challenge for march

This page is from "Challenge Heaven"
it was a sketch challenge, I used 4 small photos rather then 2 larger ones, other then that my layout is much true to the sketch .The photos were taken on my granddaughters 3rd birthday.

another entry for march

This one is for "Stuck"
a sketch challenge, I stuck to the design as I usually do for a sketch!
The photo is of my grandaughter with butterflies painted on her face.

march scrap entry

 This is my entry for
 " White with one" the criteria was white with kraft colour and layering, my favourite type of layout to make. The photo is of me at my eldest daughters wedding.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March entry for Kraft

This months Kraft it up competition is a 1,2,3,4,5, challenge

1= piece of kraft cardstock
3=three word title
4=different patterened papers
5=different embellishments

The craftstock is obvious, same with 2 photos,
3 word title cherish family today is small, but its there. 4 papers not so easy to tell as the patterns are on kraft coloured paper and are very subtle, believe me they are there! 5 embellishments=flowers,string,tags,paint splats snd pearls.
the photos are of my newborn grandson[now 9months] and his big sister looking at each other, Im sure that baby could see clearly from birth, seeing as he came out the size of some 3 month olds, I reckon he could see like one to!

click on picture to see more closely.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Second scrapbook page for march.

This scrapbook page is for the online blog "Purple Pumpkin"
This time it was a sketch comp,I followed the sketch fairly closely as I usually do, the photos are of my grandson at the stage where babies remind me of turtles the way they hold their little heads up!

March scrapbook challenge

I have completed my first entry this month for a scrapbooking blog "Scrap the girls"
the only criteria was to scrap a celebration, so I choose these pics of my youngest daughter on her 16th birthday three years ago!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Another entry in a scrap comp!

February entry for "white with one"
the criteria was white + lemon + 3 photos.             
The photo is of my granddaughter as a baby starting on solids.

Friday, February 24, 2012

I won a challenge pack!

I won a challenge pack from "Scraphappy Kat" it contained 3 double sided papers, ribbon, a few flowers and a pen to doodle with. I found it quiet hard as I didn't like the papers, but I managed to pull it off, I used everything in the pack without adding extras, I was pleased with the flowers I made with the paper, I also used some glimmermist to add some sparkle!
not sure why the pics are not uploading cropped already?   anyway the pics are of my middle daughter after a visit to the hairdresser!

Febuary online scrapbooking competition entry.

I had cropped this picture but for some reason it didn't show it here, anyway this is my entry for "Scrap the girls" the criteria was turquoise the photo dosen't  show the colour very well everything that looks grey is turquoise, love and chipboard were the other two criteria I combined them in my title Love made from chipboard pieces.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Another entry in a scrap comp!

Browsing around tonight I found a new online competition to enter,the only requirement was "Shabby Chic" style, so I found a page I hadn't entered into anything and posted it, the blog is called Scraphappykat.
I made this page using a pic of my grandson when he was only a few weeks old, wearing a knitted outfit I had made for him.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Another entry in a scrap comp!

this one is for "Scrap the boys"
I didn't think I would get time to enter this one, but I' ve made it
the criteria this month is to scrap about your boys favourite summer holiday past times, I choose these pics of my grandsons first summer holiday.

January scrap comp

Scrap the girls an online scrapbooking site that have a monthly challenge, this months challenge is to use monochromatic colours, so I grabbed a few photos of my daughter and a friend mucking around, I asked the girls if I could use there photos, telling them I might win a prize if I was lucky, they excitedly asked what the prize was !when I told them scrapbooking products there enthusiasm levels dropped, I thought everyone was excited about scrapbooking products! Ha Ha!!
Woooops! I forgot to crop the picture.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

little scrapbooker in the making

I just came across these photos of my gorgeous little granddaughter taken last year before she turned 3
When ever she comes over she wants to" play stamping she goes to my scrap room, gets herself a bunch of stamps a few ink pads and paper, not always spare paper or the stamps I want her playing with or she grabs some punches usually a flower or butterfly and makes a collage, she hasn't asked for any photos yet but I'm sure that will come! It's funny when they are little, they stick every thing on top of each other, perhaps she is into layering! Ha Ha.
If you look closely you can see blue ink on her face and arms, kids are so cute when you catch them playing, and not posing for a photo.

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