Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Challenge YOUrself #66


Hello lovely people. I just want to share the great challenge for June over at CHALLENGE YOURSELF.  I really wanted to try my hand at a grid pattern but with a twist.




Here is my take using some of the wonderful Cocoa Vanilla "More than Words" papers again - the kit that keeps on giving :D




Another 9x12 page. And a close up of my clusters using a few random embellies from my stash.


                                               
There is some great inspo over on the Challenge YOUrself Blog if you want to check it out.
Thanks for looking xx

Monday, 3 June 2019

More than Words June Challenge


Hello folks, just sharing my take on the current challenge over at More than Words. My layouts are few and far between these days while I'm concentrating on recording our recent travels. More than Words challenges always seem to catch my eye so I've dived in.

The challenge is to pick one of your favourite past layouts and scraplift it. Here is one of my favourites from 2015...


Gosh it's been a while since I've used this many flowers!  My style is a little more low key in the flower department these days...


This is a 9 1/4" x 12 1/2"  page but the design is similar. I've used my current "favourite" kit from Cocoa Vanilla "More than Words",  with a photo of my "favourite" gal pal. 

Thanks for looking and I hope you can join in on the challenge this month xx

Friday, 15 March 2019

More Than Words March Challenge


Hello lovelies, I'm just popping in with a quick share today. I'm still using the fabulous Cocoa Vanilla Kit "More than Words" - very appropriate for the wonderful challenge over at More Than Words Blog

This month's challenge really inspired me to finally record a memory from my time visiting the Louvre in Paris...



Besides Michelango's Pieta at St Peter's Basilica (yet to visit), Antonio Canova's beautiful sculpture is my next favourite. It really needs to be seen in real life because the smoothness of the marble, the proportions and the heavenly romanticism of this sculpture took my breath away.





Thanks for looking and I hope you get a chance to join in with this Challenge. Have a great weekend!

Saturday, 26 January 2019

One little word...


Hello, hello and welcome back. Instead of getting on to my memory keeping of some older photos, I decided to try my hand at the challenge over at Challenge YOUrself


It took me until now to work out what my "word" for 2019 would be, but like most things, it just came to me at the most random moment. I'm going to try to work more with 9 x 12in pages this year. They are so much easier and take up less space as well, and I pulled this layout together is super quick time. Also I couldn't resist using the "More than Words" kit from Cocoa Vanilla.....a truly beautiful collection and very appropriate for this Challenge.



So this year I've just got to remember to keep on keepin' on.  Thanks for visiting xx

Friday, 11 January 2019

Wedding Card Inspo


Good morning and TGIF!  I'm just popping in to share a couple of wedding cards that I made recently. It's been a while since I've made a card with so much love and effort put into them. I've used lots of Kaisercraft products which made the whole process so much easier...



Also doily and leaf die cuts and the beautiful flowers are from Petaloo. Not sure if they're still available.







On the next card I've used a Kaisercraft Die "Rose Cluster" and I cut it out in a Rose Gold shiney cardstock.




                           



I hope you've found some inspirition here. Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Kraft+ January Challenge


Well hello again! It's been a while since my last post. Life and a wedding took over my life for a while, but a new year means I'm well overdue for some creating. I thought I'd start off this year with a quick art journal page for the current Challenge over at Kraft+



I used a 8x8inch kraft background journal page, Dylusions paints, serviette (napkin), clear gel medium, Ranger Enamel Accents, white Posca pen and an appropriate quote to begin the new year with. I was inspired by our Indigenous Dot paintings.



Thanks for looking and hopefully I'll be adding more creations very soon xx.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Sketchabilities #152

I'm so happy to see Sketchabilities Challenges up and running again. I love using their sketches to give me a kick start and as a previous design team member I'm so happy to continue following the current design team's projects. 

Here is the current sketch:

I chose to use a photo I snapped whilst wandering along a bush track near the Blue Lake at Jenolan Caves, just before my brown snake encounter....eeeek! Lucky this water dragon posed for me beforehand, because a few minutes later I sprinted past him so fast that he wouldn't have been able to see me for dust! 


I've used the Kaisercraft "Road Trip" papers along with a few of my own die cuts. I also took a full-length photo of this little guy that turned out perfectly as well. Taken with just my old Sony point-and-shoot camera. Anyway this is the first challenge I've entered in almost 2 years, so it's nice to get back in the saddle :)