Wednesday, July 19, 2017

My entry for July at The Paperteapot. The gorgeous background paper is from Paperzone. It is printed right here in NZ and the chipboard pieces used in the three clusters of embellishments were created at Imagine If  also in NZ. Pretty cool hey! 


Friday, June 23, 2017

Redo's, Challenges and Scraplifts!

I love to hang out at The Paper Teapot on Facebook. 
I enjoy the monthly challenges and even though I don't
 always have an entry I like to keep note of them for later inspiration. 











A total overhaul from a much older layout. 




My daughter is almost 17 but we still freeze feijoas every autumn.




I'm still a scrapper :)

It's been a while since I was last here but I wanted to tell you that I still play with paper and my trimmer :D  My scrapping space is now my bedroom where my papers etc are also stored along one wall. Alas there is little room for leaving out works in progress so I use the kitchen table - where I can't leave stuff out for days on end like I use to. But I still scrap, still taking photos and creating memories to share with family and friends. 


A sketch challenge that I turned on it's side. 




A challenge to create triangles in your layout







A scrap lift from a scrapper whose name I can't remember. 
But absolutely loved her layout and never forgot it! 




A challenge using the Rainbow Fish story for inspiration. 

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. 


 Hello



Oh Baby


 Today

Inspired by Nina Ostermann
 


 Here


Star

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 onto...it'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. 

Cheers!

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.