Sunday, November 27, 2016


"White with one" challenge this month is using the blue, Niagara. 

This reminded me a a time in our life when potty training my daughter and I had the perfect picture and journalling I wrote 10 years ago.
I have never been a white space lo type preferring to jam pack my pages with as much as possible so i challenged myself this time and used texture paste for the first time too, Happy days.
I cut the demin hear out of an old pair of jeans and stitched it with white ribbon. and attached it with a large metal brad.
thanks for looking.

 ARGGH I can't turn my images from my phone around on blogger sorry please twist your head!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Welcome to Nara

Another Kraft+ October Blast from the past challenge Lo using old old papers and rik rak and also ancient prima flowers too!

Kyoto Wanderings

This lo was created for the Kraft+ challenge to use old stash. Old stash is not a problem i have some lovely old papers i saved because i loved them too much to use, so after many years i finally bit the bullet and here is my  lo using Basic Grey Phresh and funky which i reckon i have had since 2008 or thereabouts!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Inspired by Kraft + to break out the old stash I used old papers from circa 2009, sequins from before that and rikrak. Although I ended up covering most of the lovely Kraft to follow the sketch from creative scrappers I'm happy with the layout.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tempus fugit

Well done certainly does fly. I did a lo to show the passage of time featuring my son and I 17 years ago and recently at a university open day.
I sewed on my lo as inspired  by this challenge

Time has flown since my last post on this blog but I have still been busy scrapping even  more so than before, I just haven't uploaded anything. The prize for this challenge is so interesting though I have resurrected my blog just to be able to take part.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Totally Addicted to Books

Getting the creative juice on the go again with some challenges.
The first a sketch challenge from Once Upon a Sketch which I have interpreted replacing the one photo with four depicting my daughter reading in her hammock strung between 2 palm trees, at a restaurant ( when i popped to the ladies), at the kitchen table and in the back seat of the car.. The journalling about my daughters book addiction is on a fold out concertina journaling piece folded up behind the "READ THIS" spot.

I used a bo bunny paper for the back ground and nearly all the embellishments are from CSI case file no 109. I have punched and inked some book pages too and used a template cut by Scrappy Suzi on her robo to ink circles on the back ground with distress ink.

Monday, October 14, 2013

A moment in Time

Ok so I have not been a good blogger being absent from the blogosphere for over a year, however in that time I have managed to locate, buy and renovate a house. I have been hard pressed to find time to play along with Counterfeit Kits challenges and UKs challenges. I have managed from time to time but when I did I had no time at all to blog about it. I was just happy that I had enough time to scrap or play with my camera.
Last weekend my UKS friends all went to a retreat; being in Australia I wasn’t able to attend. Mary was kind enough to post me her sketch challenge which I mixed with the CFK jewellery challenge and have just completed.

I love to feature ephemera on my los and before the house move had a major sort out and placed all the ephemera I had saved over the years into envelopes in year order. I also wrote a list of the stories I wanted to tell using the ephemera. In October I have had a slightly different approach to making my CFK in that my friend Scrappy Sue came over a couple of weeks ago with a stack of papers she was disposing of, mostly old free papers from magazines. My kit this month is that pile of papers together with a box of bits and bobs I haven’t found time to pack away properly in my new craft studio and a happymail gift from my Sweet Marie in Canada which arrived this month.

It was simple once I had decided to tell the story about my watch to find the receipt, jeweller’s business card and very out of date warrantee card that I had saved in 1998 before I had even heard of scrap booking! 

Hidden journalling

Now whenever there’s a challenge I can check my note book and hopefully there will be some story just waiting to be scrapped and I’ll be on my way...

.Do you like to use ephemera on your los? If so how do you organise it? 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Last bits of CFK from.... when?

Oh my goodness that'll be June. I really need more time to scrap! 

Inspired by Katie Scotts lo idea here I made this quick and easy dlo (it only took me 2-3 evenings!)

As usual the amount of journaling I wanted to get down was too great for the space Katie used for her journaling but inspired by Jim Jams tags here  and because in my CFK  scraps swap kit Scrappy Sue gave me were some plain tags I dressed them up and used them to make mini journaling books. Perfect for all those words.

I added to the CFK with some extra papers and the red flowers were from a paper ribbon received from my not so secret Santa 2011 Pat.I added "Cheap as chips" black diamantes and layered the whole thing up to give it some dimension.

Just so you know i have done February too but theres too much personal journaling on show to share :)


I haven't posted any creative work bar my photoscavenger hunt photos for too long.

Heres the latest prepared for the next weekly challenge on UK Scrappers no clues as to the criteria though!

A captured bullet split in half for scrap booking purposes!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Everything else on the list - scavenger hunt round up

So here we have it, One giant post of everything else on the Scavenger Hunt List. 
Are you sitting comfortably? then we'll begin.

My son's favourite shop in Adelaide, where he was able to test drive a $105,000 grand piano, thank goodness he didn't break it eek. Sadly the shop has gone just into receivership which means there is currently 40% of said piano... the answer is still no 
(in other news this weekend he took and passed Grade One Piano Yay)

A very ordinary picture train snapped from the car window on my phone on the way to the piano exam, but a train nevertheless.

and the train just in case photo oh how I wish I had dusted it before I took the photo (shame on me!)

One of the churches we attend with a great message

A horse (or 2) at the farm we look after from time to time which we did for a week during the time period of the hunt

A colour coordinated washing line

The library my children treat as home from home

A swing and son hanging from a tree

The outdoor stair way where hubbie and I go for our walk to get some fresh air and check that the sea is still there.

Although I photograph weddings professionally and have several thousand shots I could choose from I thought it a little rude perhaps? to use one of "my brides" so here's one of "someone else's" bride we spotted on a day out in the middle of Adelaide's North Terrace

A Trail through rain forest in Queensland on Tambourine Mountain

A movie poster IceAge 4D at Movie World in Queensland the 4D aspect involved being hurled around in the seats and sprayed with Dino snot, which I hope was water? it clearly wasn't genuine Dino snot, I can spot that stuff a mile off.

 Someone (daughter) dancing and me experimenting with a very slow shutter speed at a home disco

Me with something to represent my nation ... but which nation, British or Australian?
There is a long standing argument between us Poms in Oz and the Aussies as to which is tastiest Marmite or Vegemite.
Having been brought up with Marmite it wins hands down for me; I'm trying to go the Aussie way to adapt and embrace my new home country, after all in a year I will become an Australian Citizen so long as I can learn the words to Waltzing Matilda.

Thanks for setting the hunt Rhinda I have so enjoyed playing, using the opportunity to look around me, see things somewhat differently to usual and to record some aspects of our life we would have otherwise missed. To boot I have some photos of my family I love and from now on will get my "big" camera out more often for my family, and not just for clients. Looking forward to next year already!

A border and someone playing with a ball and lots of shadows

Three different categories here, but all photos involving shadows. The border is between Silver Sands Beach  where cars are not allowed and Sellicks Beach where they are.

My son in front of the setting sun playing footy ( or soccer if you're an Aussie)

And the shadow photos taken simply for their shadows

A Heart Shaped Stone and the inverse of

A walk on the beach and we discovered a heart shaped stone (to replace a pier) and ....

 and the inverse of in the sandstone cliff face...

A Historic Landmark (it's the building not hubbie)

The Victory Hotel was opened in 1858 when it was named the Sellicks Hill Hotel. In 1859 it was known as Norman's Victory in honour of John Norman, Chairman of the Aldinga District Council, who had fought a long battle with the Central Road Board to have the Sellicks Hill Road constructed.

However I thought The Victory Hotel which we drive past every day needed a little window dressing; cue hot hubbie...