Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SBM Master's entry - part 2

Oooops, I meant to come back sooner than this to share my next Master's entry....time has just slipped away on me!
So I'll get straight to it - here is my entry for the criteria of a double page about a journey.
I chose to do my double on our journey along The Great Ocean Road the previous year.
"Our journey along The Great Ocean Road"
The papers are from Kaisercraft's Botanical Odyssey collection.
The chevron's on the background I handcut from a printable template that I found online.  
Here's each individual page...

The flowers are a mixture of Prima & Kasiercraft...and the chipboard is 2Crafty.

Again, Prima & Kaisercraft flowers and more 2Crafty chipboard.
The alpha's are Prima & the bigger wood veneer alphas are Pink Paislee.
And now for a few close ups....




This was one of my favourites for my entry.  I had been wanting to create something with a chevron background like this for quite some time, but just never seemed to get around to doing I took this as my opportunity to finally do it...and I thought, being spread over a double page would  help showcase them even better.  I love the colours in this layout....I think they really suit my scrapping style (whatever that is!  lol) and they are just so ME.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit....I will be back again soon'ish to share my next project for my Master's entry.  Thanks so much for dropping by today :)  xx

Saturday, February 22, 2014

SBM Master's entry - Part 1

Hi everyone, Happy Saturday!
I've been sharing my 2013 Master's entries over on FB, so just thought
I would share them here on my blog as well :)
First up is for the 5x7 photo criteria....which was quite a challenge for me
as I find that I tend to scrap with smaller photos nowadays.
So is my page
"Don't follow your dreams, chase them"

Something a tad different for me - I tried to show diversity in each of my entries, so for this one I went for clean straight lines & held off on the background work!!  Couldn't NOT have a cluster, and of course some 2Crafty chipboard :).  The colours are very ME, as I do love to create with more natural tones.  Obviously the pic is me....where I usually am, behind the camera, rather than in front of it.
Papers are from My Minds Eye - Nostalgia & The Sweetest Thing collections

Flowers are there's some skeleton leaves & MPC Lavender spikes,
along with a few buttons & pearls

2Crafty chipboard scrolls
And the title is 2Crafty too....that I cut up into 3 pieces and placed on & around my photo.

The 3 shipping tags poking out are joined together and I've included some journaling to myself, journaling that I need to read and take note of often, about chasing my dreams and seizing every opportunity as well as being more confident in many areas of my life, including my scrapbooking and photography.
Thanks so much for dropping by & any comments you may leave :)
I will be back over the coming days to share more of my entry
Take care...xx

Heidi Swapp - Vintage Chic for All About Scrapbooks / Once Upon a Sketch Feb challenge

Hi there peeps, it's so lovely to have you visit today :)
We have had a fair drop in temps here this last week, which has been such a relief
to the 40+ that we've been having for weeks! 
It really does start to get to you when it's such high temps like that day after day! 
Anyways...on with the layout I'm here to share :)
This is my 2nd layout created for All About Scrapbooks, using Heidi Swapp's "Vintage Chic" collection.  This collection has the most gorgeous colours & patterns and I have really enjoyed creating with it.

My layout is for the Feb Once Upon a Sketch challenge
which has a journaling theme of "Totally addicted to...."
"Addicted to travel"

So this is my addiction (among other I am well and truly addicted to travel - there is just so much that I want to see, both in Australia & overseas! 
My list just keeps getting longer & longer....
Here is this months OAUS sketch, that I have rotated 90 deg clockwise & I've substituted the portrait photo for 2 smaller landscape photos :)
And a few close ups :)



This is my journaling...straight onto the background PP.
I also have more on the back of the layout listing some of the places that are on "the list"

These pics were taken from inside the plane when it was just about to land at Dubai, while we were on our way to Dublin last year.
I have more closeups, details on techniques etc, and a list of products used over on the AAS blog HERE, so I'd love it if you would pop on over for a looksie :)))
Thanks so much for visiting today....xx


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Kaisercraft "Hello Sunshine" for All About Scrapbooks

Hi there everyone,
I'm back again to share my 2nd layout for All About Scrapbooks, using Kaisercraft's fun, bright "Hello Sunshine" collection. 

Lots of brights in this one...and I love how they all go together so well :)
I don't think I can express enough just how much fun this collection is to work with, and how pleasantly surprised I was with my finished layouts :)
Pics are from Luna Park in St Kilda - Melbourne, when I visited with work friends a year or so ago.
And here are a few close ups....



For more details on products used & more close ups, pop on over to the AAS blog HERE ,where you can also see my 1st layout in case you missed it - would love for you to visit over there & even become a follower on Bloglovin :))))
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Take care... xx

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Kaisercraft "Hello Sunshine" for All About Scrabooks / Scrap Around The World Feb challenge

Hello everyone & welcome :)

This month I am lucky enough to have a 2nd collection to play with for All About Scrapbooks, so I have a layout to share using Kaisercraft's new release - Hello Sunshine....which is such a bright, fun collection to play with.

My layout is for the Scrap Around The World Feb challenge, and this is what I created....

"The perfect pav"

The colours in these papers were the perfect match for the colours in the pavlova!
I am usually inspired by the colours with the SATW mood boards, but this time was different.
My inspiration came more from some of the shapes in the images .....the chevrons, the triangles on the little pots, and then also the splashes of colour found on the chevrons, and the texture of that gorgeous looking cake!
Here are a few close ups....

Title & a nice colourful stip of chevrons and you can also see some of the splashes of colour using mists & ink sprays.

A little cluster of flowers, diecuts & a flair button with more little chevrons

Textured triangles on the background, where I've tried to replicate the gorgeous texture on the cake.

More textured triangles & splashes of colour

2 Crafty chevron bits....with some added texture & colour.
This was such a fun challenge to play along with, plus a really fun collection with all those gorgeous bright colours!
For more close ups, and details on products used, please pop on over to the AAS blog HERE

Thanks so much for dropping by.....xx

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Scrap Africa sketch challenge No. 26

Hi there lovelies :)
Just quickly popping in to share a layout I created for this months sketch challenge over at Scrap Africa.  The sketch was created by Denise van Deventer, and it is a fabulous one!
Here is what I've created.....

Using some REALLY REALLY old Basic Grey & Fancy Pants papers, along with some book paper.  A bit of background work happening too, but may not be so noticeable in this pic!
Here is Denise's sketch, which I have rotated 90deg clockwise
A few close ups....

Small cluster at the bottom left of photos....with some stamping underneath it. And you can see the background work a bit better here....I've added some green misting to the busy background paper to tie in with the green leaves that are somehow still green & on the tree, considering the colour of the ones on the footpath - only in Ireland! lol

My title...with a bit of a play on words of the Molly Malone song...I'm such a dork!  :D

A larger cluster at the top right of photos - love those Kaisercraft stamped leaves! <3

Some 2Crafty chipboard tucked in behind the photos and inked to suit
the colourings of the photos & page.

And an overall were taken while walking alongside the Liffey in Dublin on the first day we arrived at the end of September last year, which was such a glorious autumn's day :)
Thanks so much for visiting today :)
And a huge thank you to those who regularly visit & leave me such wonderful comments....even though I rarely get the time to visit your own blogs - which I always feel really bad about! 
But I am hoping to have the time to visit real soon....fingers crossed!!!
Until next time, take care & happy scrapping....xx

Saturday, February 8, 2014

A tour of my scrap room....

Hi everyone,
Today I thought I'd share a few pics of my scrap room.
I recently bought a new trolley type bench for working at, and a few friends on FB asked if I could share pics of my room once I had it all set here goes :)
My room is only very small and is nothing flash - I guess it's really just a room with mix matched pieces of this and that, all put together to provide storage & somewhere to scrap.  It used to be our 3rd bedroom, but just about 1/2 of it got lost to become the hallway when we did extension quite some years ago.  So I'm just happy & grateful to have my own space & have tried to make the most of the little space there is.
Ok, lets have a looksie....I'll start at the doorway & work my way around the room clockwise....

This one is taken standing just inside the doorway.  The desk & drawer/hutch unit I've had for years & is made by Horn - it's a great little unit!  Includes the unit with the hutch, the corner desk & then there's a straight length of desk that continues up towards where I'm standing on the left hand side.  There is a little bit of space beside the hutch unit, just enough to fit some stackable plastic drawers that holds all sorts of little nick nack type embellies, and  a few shelves up above them that hubby recently put up for me - which I plan to store albums that I have on the go.
Some shelving up above the corner desk unit & computer in the corner.
Shelves on the left side storing mists, distress paints, stickles, liquid pearls, gesso, modelling paste etc etc. Top shelf has my cuttlebug with plates in the basket next to it.
And around the corner, I have a few of the mini albums that I've made over the years, plus some gift type boxes that have a heap of handmade embellishments in them.
(This is in need of better organisation, me thinks!)
Next to the shelving & corner desk unit is the Hutch unit....
Here is a close up of the hutch unit....shelves filled with jars of buttons, ribbons & paper flowers, plus printer & Kaisercraft caddy that I made a few years ago.  The bottom filing drawer on the right is where I keep my rubons & sticker sheets.  The next drawer up holds things like double sided tape, foam tape, photo paper etc....and the top drawer has become a bit of a junk/office drawer (that probably needs a bit of a clean out!)  The shelf above has a container that holds my single brads, Gelato's & a box where I keep all my cards that I make.  The cupboard on the left holds copy paper, envelopes, ink tanks etc etc (more office type things).  The top of the unit will eventually store more albums - yep, trying to make the most of every little inch!
Here's a bit of a close up of all the jars - yep, I used to have quite an addiction for buttons &

Next is the portable bench space that I mentioned I recently bought, that started this little makeover in my room.  It is actually a Butcher's Trolley that I bought from Aldi a week or so ago.  So is obviously meant for kitchens, but I thought it would be perfect to stand and scrap it has the added bonus of some storage underneath :))))))    I've been wanting to have something at this window for agesssssssssssss.....something that I could stand at, rather than sit to scrap...and where I could get all that natural light!  Before getting this little beauty, I used to scrap at the desk space that is opposite, that continues on from the corner desk that I mentioned in the first pic), and the light was always behind me and I'd find myself having to turn around to fussy cut etc so that I could see better. 
So for me, this is just perfect!

Another shot of the Butchers Trolley.....that I think I'll rename - the scrappers trolley :))

Underneath I have a heap of baskets....things like punches, dies, flairs & fabric buttons, wood veneers, bling, collection brads, diecuts etc etc are stored in the baskets.

Inks in one of the drawers.....the 2nd drawer is still empty at this stage.
I'm still re-organising things, so not sure exactly the best/practical spot for everything just yet, so things may end up being moved around until I end up with something that works for me

A few canvases on the wall

Next along from the scrappers trolley & in the corner facing it, is this old cupboard - that one day I plan to paint white.  It used to be an old wardrobe, but hubby added shelving inside it for me.
On top you can see more albums (I swear they are in every nook & cranny in this entire house! lol)

Inside the cupboard (pls don't look at the mess!!).  Lots of plastic tubs holding all sorts of things.
Chipboard, stamps, alpha's, thickers (in the cardboard box until I find a container that is the right size for them), ummmm fabric, more die's, journaling spots/tickets etc etc, templates, paints....and a heap of junk that needs sorting up the top left side that I just

Ok, next to the old cupboard is a couple of cane type baskets that I store my bagged papers & kits in (don't worry, I know exactly what is in each bag)....they are sitting on a 2 drawer filing cabinet that holds business papers etc.  This is just temporary paper storage for now....ideally, I'd love to have a filing drawer system that fits 12x12 papers, but to date, I haven't been able to find anything.  Fingers crossed I evenutally will :)

Just next to the doorway is one of those plastic tub trolley/drawer thingo's....and it holds all my flowers.....stored by manufacturer....

The 2 fullest drawers are Manorhouse Creations ^ ^

And Prima ^ ^
There's 5 drawers all together...the other 3 hold, Kaisercraft, Green Tara, and the last one is just a mixture of mostly single loose flowers.

And this pic is taken from the front of the hutch unit, looking back to the doorway where you can see the rest of the desk top that I mentioned earlier, with the plastic trolley of flowers.

And on top at the end of the desk are all my SBM magazines that I have layouts published in.

Underneath at the end of the desk is this home made wire rack - I made it years ago from a set of those wire mesh cube storage things that were around at the time.  It is all just cable tied together to create the shelves & outer sides.  It mostly houses my cardstock well as single pieces of paper left over from different collections from over the years....and as you can probably see, they are arranged in colours.
Well there you have my tiny, yet practical (for me) scrap room.
I hope you have enjoyed....and if you have a blog post about your scrap space/room, I would love to hear about it & be able to come visit :))
And I know what you may be thinking, and the answer is NO, it's not always this neat!! lol
Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my room!
Cheers, Linda ....xx


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