Tuesday, December 31, 2013

13 fav's for 2013

Ok, so I'm doing the yearly top 13 layouts for the year as is the custom nowadays by all of us addicted scrappers...lol.  I love seeing everyone elses fav's, so hoping to pop by your blogs soon to check them out :))))

So, I'll keep this brief (as there's more wine to be drunk on this NYE)
and in no particular order...


366 & Counting - ScrapFriends sketch #11
 
 

Now She's Cruzin' - ScrapFriends Yummy Scrap #19
 
 
 

Wreck Beach - Keeping the Best sketch #51
 
 
 

Timeless Beauty - CSI Case #58  (Guest Detective)
 



Enjoying the Forest - The Scrapbook Store August sketch
 
 
 

Loch Ard Gorge - The Scrapbook Store September sketch (Guest designer)
 
 
 

Support Act for Tonight Alive - The Scrapbook Store Guest Designer work for September
 
 
 

Sweet Molly Malone - All About Scrapbooks December DT work/Prima Dec BAP
 
 
 
 
I love a sunburnt country - All About Scrapbooks December DT work/1st Dec Stuck?! sketch
 
 
 
 
Timboon Trestle Bridge - CSI Case #60 (Guest Detective)
 
 
 

4 Sisters - All About Scrapbooks Dec DT work/Kaisercraft Dec 1 Saturday sketch
 
 
 

One October Afternoon - All About Scrapbooks Dec DT work/Once Upon a Sketch Dec challenge
 
 
 
 
Beautiful YOU -  for an online scrappy friend, Victoria, in the Ukraine
 
 
Thanks so much for dropping by to visit....and also to those who regularly leave comments!
They really are appreciated & always bring a smile to my face & make my day :)
(and I acknowledge that I have been a tad slack in the blog commenting department....hopefully I'll be on top of things more in 2014 & turn that around!)
 
It's approx 30 minutes until 2014 will be here....so I'll take this opportunity to wish you all a safe & happy new year, and I hope 2014 will be all that you hope/desire/dream for...and more!
Take care....and here's to a scrappy creative 2014!
Cheers  xx
 
 
 

For a special friend....

Hi there everyone....hope you are all enjoying your new years eve celebrations!

I was just in the process of trying to sort out my top fav layouts for 2013, when I realised there's a layout I haven't shared yet!

It is a layout I created for the beautiful Victoria Freze, which she has received & loves, which makes me super duper happy!!!

Soooo, here is the layout I created for her, which I really enjoyed creating, as the photo is just stunning (I really hope I did the photo justice!).......


Using papers from the Becky Higgins - Project Life Cinnamon Edition ....which I thought really suited this gorgeous photo of Victoria :)))
 
 
 
 and few close ups...
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

I'm so glad that you like your layout, Victoria...and that it brought you so much joy!! :)
Enjoy...xxx
 
Ok folks, I shall be back just as soon as I can to share my top fav's for 2013.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Glitz Sunshine in my Soul - for All About Scrapbooks

Hello there scrappers.....how did everyone enjoy their Christmas?
I hope the man in red was generous to you all & that you all had a lovely day spent with family & friends :))))

I'm back today to share my last AAS DT layout for December, using the gorgeous Glitz Design - Sunshine in my soul collection....and my layout is based on one of Em Stafrace's fab sketches over at Page Drafts.

"Cliffs of Moher"

A little bit of template work on the background, then a bit of layering with the gorgeous papers in this collection...plus a heap of stickers from 2 different sticker sheets in this range.
 
 

Here is a close up of my main cluster
 
 

and another smaller cluster
 
 

Title using the alpha stickers....and my journaling (and note, it's not strip journaling!!! lol)
 

 close up of some of the circles & the template work on the background.
For the circles, cut from the 2crafty Circular panel,  I first coated them in gesso, then roughly in modelling paste for some added texture, and finally I coloured using my butterscotch gelato with some light inking on top of that.
 
 
My next project is a card...using some of the leftovers from my previous layout using Kaisercraft's Key to my heart collection.
 
"Welcome Olivia"

Not your traditional type of baby card....but I love it and so did my Niece :)
 
 

A bit of a close up of the main cluster...with a paper doily as the base.
 
You can see my post over on the All About Scrapbooks blog HERE....with a heap of close ups & all the details on products used etc.  Please pop on over & check it out!
 
 
Thanks so much for dropping by to visit...it is very much appreciated.
Not long now & we'll be into 2014 :-0 ....so happy new year, and here's to a safe & prosperous 2014
 
 

Friday, December 20, 2013

More Prima "Sunrise-Sunset" for All About Scrapbooks - OUAS Dec sketch challenge


Hi everyone....I am back with some more Prima Sunrise-Sunset goodness for All About Scrapbooks.  I just love this collection!!!  It is such a joy to work with such gorgeous papers...and the fact that they are quite thick & sturdy is a bonus....makes distressing & using mixed media products on them so much easier when the papers are of a good quality.

Anyways...on with the scrapping.

My layout is based on the December Once Upon a Sketch challenge.  To use the sketch & the theme for journaling is your favourite month.  Mine is October....




Soooo lots of Manorhouse, Prima & Green Tara blooms & some fabulous 2crafty chipboard on this one.  I just love that 2crafty circle frame and the summer leaf stem.
 
Here is this months OUAS
 
 
 

My title...One October Afternoon....while we in Ireland at a place that has been on my list for a very long time....The Dark Hedges. 
 
 
 
A small cluster with a mix of flowers & another Prima mechanical.
 
 

And my journaling ...which is the basics of where, when, why etc.
( I have a HEAP more journaling on the back of my layout - see pic at end of my post)
 
 
 

And this is my journaling on the back of the layout, about why October is my favourite month...and then also more detailed journaling about our time at the Dark Hedges on this October afternoon, and what it meant to me to be there :)
 
You can see more details on products used etc, over on the All About Scrapbooks blog HERE....please pop over and take a looksie & leave a comment so we know that you have visited.  It would also be great & appreciated if you would become a follower, as being a new blog, we are trying to build up our followings....TY
 
Until next time....which will probably be after the big man in red makes his appearance, I hope you all have a safe & happy Christmas...and a great & creative 2014.
 
Merry Christmas everyone....xx

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Kaisercraft "Key to my heart" for All About Scrapbooks - Kaisercraft Saturday sketch - Dec #1 + some exciting news!!!

Hi all....I am back today to share the 2nd part of this weeks DT work for All About Scrapbooks, using Kaisercrafts "Key to my heart" collection.

But first things first....I have some amazing, super duper exciting news to share!
Something I've been keeping a secret for, for months...but I can now reveal what my news is.
I WILL BE JOINING THE SCRAPBOOKING MEMORIES (AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST SCRAPPING MAGAZINE) CREATIVE TEAM FOR 2014!!!!!  I am still pinching myself about this one....I find it hard to believe that little ol me, the quiet achiever (as I've been called many times) has been given this amazing opportunity.  So as of January you will start to see my articles in SBM....I can't wait!

Ok, on with my scrapping share :)

My layout is based on the Saturday sketch for Dec #1 over on the Kaisercraft blog.
Here is what I came up with....I've tried to achieve a bit of a vintagy feel to go with my photo....



All Kaisercraft products, bar a few pieces.  Kaisercraft products are -  papers from Key to my heart as well as diecuts from the Collections pack, wooden embellishments, paper blooms, lace, script stamp & bubbles template.
 
 
This is the Dec 1 sketch...
 
Screen shot 2013-11-26 at 10.51.04 AM
 
And here are a few close ups....
 

My main cluster
 

Title & journaling
 
 

Butterflies from the Collections pack
 
 

Pic is of my mum & 3 of her sisters (she is on the far right) around 1950...somewhere in Sydney.
I am still trying to find out the exact details, and will add any relevant journaling as it comes to hand (as I do like to tell the whole story...lol)
I am going to give the layout to my mum as part of her christmas present this year....I'm pretty sure she is going to love it <3
 
 
You can see my post over on the All About Scrapbooks blog HERE
including more details and a full list of products used.
 
 
Anyways...until next time, happy scrapping & have a great week  xx

Friday, December 13, 2013

Prima "Sunrise Sunset" for All About Scrapbooks - Prima December BAP

Hi everyone & welcome :)

I am back again to share more creativity for All About Scrapbooks using the stunning Prima "Sunrise Sunset" collection....and what more can I say, than this collection was such a joy to work with & I love it!

So my layout is based on the December Prima BAP (Build a page)...and this is what I came up with


Oodles of Prima used here - All papers are Prima - Sunrise Sunset collection, then there's Prima flowers, alphas x 2, vintage trinkets, JunkYard Findings - Vintage zipper trinket, resin corners & key lock, stitched circles stamp.
 
Photo is of the Molly Malone statue In Dublin from our recent trip to Ireland.
The words to the complete song are journaled on the back of the layout.

 
Here is this months Prima BAP - which was so easy & fun to work with!
 
 2013 December BAP Magda
 
 
 And now for a few close ups.....
 

Title...using 2 different Prima alphas....and some textured background work with stamping using the Stitched Circles stamp.....and I have to say that this stamp is fantastic...and genius IMO!  The largest of the stamps in the pack actually comes apart and is 3 stamps in one!
 
 

An overall view of my photo & clusters....as well as a bit of textured background work.
 
 

And the main cluster with more Prima goodness.
 
So there you have it....my first ever attempt at a Prima BAP!
And it was a heap of FUN!
 
 
More close ups & details on products used, including links to the All About Scrapbook store, are over on the AAS blog HERE...I would love it if you popped over for a looksie, and also become a follower of the All About Scrapbooks blog if you aren't already.....thanks :)
 
Thanks so much for dropping by & I hope you have enjoyed your visit....xx
 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sunshine in my soul card for All About Scrapbooks - Cardabilities sketch # 88

Good morning scrappers....happy Sunday!

I'm back to share a card I created using some of the leftover pieces from my Glitz - "Sunshine in my soul" DT pack from All About Scrapbooks...based on sketch #88 at Cardabilities.


I am seriously NOT a card maker, so it's a fairly simple one & is very true to the sketch.
Using the Glitz Design papers & stickers, Manor House & Green Tara flowers, 2Crafty chipboard, some twine & Kaisercraft pearls.
 
 

A close up of the wee cluster
 

And the sentiment using the alphas from the Alphabets & words sticker sheet.
 
 
You can see my blogpost over on the All About Scrapbooks blog HERE
Including a full list of products with links at the bottom of the post.
Please pop over and check out this brand new blog,
and it would be fantastic if you would become a follower :)
 
 
Thanks so much for dropping by....enjoy your Sunday :)  xx

Friday, December 6, 2013

Glitz Design "Sunshine in my soul" for All About Scrapbooks - 1st Dec Stuck?! sketch

 A big hello there to you all...and welcome to my blog!

Firstly, I have some new and exciting news to share!!!
Vanessa from All About Scrapbooks has invited me to join her brand new DT!!
So I am really excited about this new journey and really looking forward to sharing my creations with you all. 

You can find the online store.... HERE
And the brand spanking new blog.... HERE
So please pop over and check them out, and leave some love too if you wish :))))

The other new DT member who will be my partner in crime is Fiona Johnstone!!....really looking forward to creating with you Fiona!.  And a HUGE thank you to Vanessa for inviting me to join this fabulous team :)



For my DT debut, I got to play with the gorgeous Glitz Design - Sunshine in my soul collection - I just love the colours & patterns in this collection, they are gorgeous!

Here is my first layout....

"I love a sunburnt country"
 
Based on the 1st Dec Stuck?! sketch....
 
 
 
Here is the sketch from Stuck that my layout is based on
 
 
 
 
 
 
 And now for a few close ups....

Main cluster.....luuurve those colours! <3
 
 
 

Title using the matching alpha stickers in the Glitz Sunshine in my soul collection.




And part of my journaling....which is the well known 2nd verse of Dorothea Mackellar's famous poem, "My Country".  The rest of my journaling (and there's quite a lot!) is on the back of the layout....which recites the poem in full, plus a bit of journaling about the photos & how diverse this country of ours is with its landscape & climate
 
You can read the poem in full HERE.
 
  

And an overall view.
 
For more close ups & a list of products, please pop on over HERE to the "All About Scrapbooks" blog.....and it would be great, and muchly appreciated, if you would become a follower!
Being a new blog, we are trying to build up a bit of a following....so that would be awesome if you would do that :))))
 
That's all from me for now....I shall be back next time with some more shares :)
Thanks so much for dropping by my lil' ol' blog.....have a great day/night!!  xx
 
 
 

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