Wednesday, July 8, 2015

I was a winner :D

My very first Pocket Letter, photographed below won the Colour Challenge at Papervine. How cool is that! I won a store credit or for a few dollars more a Fuse (We are Memory Keepers).
Of course I opted for the Fuse. Wouldn't you?  Thank you very much Lowri.

Ps Papervine is closed at present but as soon as it reopens on the 20th of this month I'll put up a link. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Pocket Letters

My first ever Pocket Letter. 
I decided to make this to enter PaperVine's Color Challenge for May.
 It was lots of fun. 
I'm looking forward to making my next one :D

This Pocket Letter is the first ever I've received.
It was from a one on one swap at With All My Art and Soul, 
a cool group on Facebook owned my Tash
I often find myself searching for something purple to finish a layout or a card and can never find the right thing. This Pocket Letter came with lots of purple! 

Instead of being folded and popped into a business size envelope it came in the calico pouch below decorated with vintage doilies, and all of this...... talk about spoilt.
Check out the red crocheted flower too! 

Monday, February 9, 2015

February 2015

Thanks Becky for organising the recent online crop at The Crop Room. I hadn't scrapped 'properly' in ages but the Treasure Hunt got me going even though I ended up off track with the challenges. 
I'll have you know I would have been rather lost without my embellishment packs from Crazy Monday Kits! On each of these layouts I've used something from Crazy Monday including papers from the 12x12 kits that are no longer available. 
I'm especially enjoying using sequins, words and wood veneer. 


Oh Baby


Inspired by Nina Ostermann



Inspired by Paige Evans on Pinterest

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Catching up...

Looking at the date before this post I promise it hasn't been that long since I popped in here, I just deleted some of the older posts that I didn't think worth hanging's called rambling I believe... and some of the older photographs.

Here's what I've been up to recently. 

My take on Prima's July BAP
"Proud to be part of the AE retreats NZ Group"

I used a Prima word stamp, mask (it really is there in the background :D), canvas mistables and the packaging it came in as well as all the gorgeous embellishments! 

This was my take for Prima's June BAP. 
Sorry the colours of these pics are a bit dark. I had to take all these pics again for today and it's  cloudy out there 'cos rain's coming....not that I'm complaining. We need some rain! 

Do you remember the red denim pocket bag I made for a swap? This is what I received back from Jude Young. Wow! I was blown away! I'm not sure how many doilys Jude used to embellish this pocket with 'cos there are layers and layers of doilys and beautiful vintage lace. Really gorgeous!! 

AND it was packed with extra goodies. I knew straight away what I was going to do with the strands of pearls too. I will show it to ya's one day. 

Just a quick one....I'm off outside to clear some space for the strawberry plants I haven't bought yet, lol. 


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Catching up

 Altered Matchboxes. I heart Pixie Hill!! Totally inspired by Nichola Battilana at Pixie Hill. 

A cute matchbox made for me by Lynda Manning. A swap at NZ PaperChase. I sent items to Lynda as well as using her own stash. It has the cutest wee book nestled inside. 

Jean pocket bags swap @ Artistic Creationz. A lot of umming and aaahing and searching the net for ideas. My sewing machine got a good work out too, it's been a long time since it was used for fabric and not paper! 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Big Picture Festival

I had a fabulous time at Big Picture Festival. I gained so much from every challenge.  WOW. What can I say, it was just mind blowing and freed me up to scrap in a way I haven't before. You won't necessarily see it in what I create but believe me I'll feel it while I'm putting my pages together. A big huge thanks to all the teachers for giving us Big Picture Festival and an extra big hug for the transcripts provided!!  LOVED it and I'm looking forward to next years already. Awesome. 

I didn't complete all of the challenges that called for a layout. There was no way I was going to be able to create a page a day. I mean are you kidding me? With all the moving of our various scrap stash around on a sheet of paper and the ummming and aaaahing that goes with it, uh huh. No way. Couldn't do it. But I'm happy with what I have done which is more pages than I've completed in a while. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Big Picture Festival!

I'm having fun with BIG PICTURE!  From the 4th of September to the 17th there's a Festival Happening. A prize everyday, give aways and looks like to me some very cool prizes and it's not too late to register so come and visit!!

Today is #2 Day and we need to take a fun pic. I was worried about it for a little while 'cos I'm at home alone so didn't know where to draw my inspiration from (and hadn't read the details thoroughly so it seems!!).  But hey, it's my birthday today and I had a couple of visitors to help me out. Thanks Taryn and Kruize.

This is me with my birthday happy Apron from Taryn. Taryn has one and I've always loved it, such a cool design! Her Nan does lovely needle/sewing work. I'd asked  Taryn a while back if her Nan had one I could buy for a friend? "No" was the answer ..."and there will  be no more 'cos they're too fiddly and I bought the last one for your birthday!" Lol.  Does this count for a Fun photo? I just love the bright colours. And Louise, if you ever visit here....please note my shoes! Haha.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Challenging Enough for You?

I've been tidying up my blog today, something I've been meaning to do for a while. There's still a background somewhere hidden behind the 'lines' that I don't know how to get rid of. I'm glad I was able to hide it!! I've taken away a couple of blogs I no longer visit and added some new one's I've been introduced to the last several months. Yup, taken me that long to get onto it (insert cross-eyed smiley!).

I visited some of the blogs listed in my favourites to see what was happening elsewhere. 
There are challenges happening left, right and centre!

 Trina McClune has a very cool challenge and a fabulous prize to boot -  use fabric on your layout. Go have a look at what she created with a fabulous chicken print. So cool!! Now to go dig thru my fabric stash. In a previous life I was a serious machinist/sew-er and it was MY HOBBY - before I ever heard of the term Scrapbooking. I've given away a LOT of fabric over the years and I'm just down to a couple of bags but I'm sure I'll find something I'll enjoy putting to paper.

Challenge Me Happy has a serious Challenge on this month, a recipe with a DT call.
And Scrappn' Patch has an especially lovely sketch for the month of August.

Also visit Missy Whidden to be in for a chance to win a cool kit from SCRAPfit.

I think I'm finished tidying up, I'm glad I was able to get back to the 'old' Blogger and play in here before they take it away and replace it with an updated Blogger interface. I'm sure using it will be challenge enough for me.

I'm going to make my 11yr old date scones for after school - wish me luck that they rise! Lol.

Catch U L8r :D

PaperChase Challenge

I haven't completed a layout for PaperChase in a long while but when I saw some of the entries it inspired me to give July's sketch challenge a go. Although this started out looking similar - truly... I ended up taking things away when I felt they didn't sit together nicely.  
Another photo taken at the beach in the middle of winter.
 I still can't get over how much a beautiful day it was.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Three layouts for Challenge Me Happy's 1st Year Anniversary Hoopla!
I haven't been in the mood for scrapping and my scrapspace is sooo cold during winter I hate going in there for longer than is absolute necessary, usually just to dump something or find my shoes!  But I received some Washi tape from Nic Howard this week and it inspired me to create a few layouts.

Hannah's Recipe Challenge

Marie's Sketch Challenge (photo taken on a very wet day - today!)

I was still wanting to complete a few layouts today but a visit to SENZ in Hamilton won out hands down! 
The remaining challenges have given me ideas for other layouts I plan on completing one day, maybe even this week :D