Sunday, September 28, 2014

Creative Scrappers Sketch #278

I think Leigh challenged me to this one and I was quite willing as I wanted to try to use up some more of my brilliant coloured kit papers somehow! These photos taken while on holidays in Vanuatu came to mind - more perfect bright colours to match!

So although I do love bright and happy colours, this page might be my brightest yet and as usual I had trouble embellishing it so it has been kept very simple.

Oh this is being entered into the challenge by Creative Scrappers for this month!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Scrappy Canary challenge sketch for September

I was not sure I would get a layout done for this challenge which is here,  but I had these great papers from the Scrappy Canary kits and knew they all matched which made things quicker. Also I chose a photo with lots of different colours to use. I nearly gave up on it when I had my heart set on using a little set of alphas which came with the kit for the title and which have now gone AWOL! Who knows where they could be in my craft room state!

This photo is of six of my grandchildren and is one of the rare occasions when they have been able to get together. I am yet to do the journalling!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Second layout!

Here is another page using the same sketch as yesterday for the Scrappy Canary Challenge! This time I have used some Andy and Belle free papers out of a magazine and a flair that says 100% boy. I die cut the wording and finished the page with glitter tape, enamel dots and some teeny weeny punched hearts. The date stamp is from Stampin' Up! I find it very useful.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Scrappy Canary sketch challenge for August

I am not very good at traditional scrapbooking but having a sketch to work with makes it so much easier! I have made an 8 x 8 page here using a lot of products from the Scrappy Canary kits which come out each month. We received a partial paper pad with lots of embellishments to match in the Project Life kit - such a little treasure trove to look through!

I found this paper very difficult to work with - colours put together that are out of my comfort zone so it was a challenge for me. Pink and orange together - hmmmmm......!!

I used one of my new Stampin' Up! masks with Melon Mambo ink - matched well! My page looks very pink I must admit!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

At the Beach Project Life

When Stampin' Up! announced that they were introducing Project Life products to their catalogue, I started to get interested in it and thought of the thousands of photos that I will never get around to displaying in albums. So now I am the proud owner of lots of PL goodies and have some of the Stampin' Up! range on the way.

This is the latest page - not quite finished as I am waiting on the exact date photos were taken before I journal. The shells are Memory Box diecuts which have been lightly sponged and I have used a little washi tape on the one photo. It is fun and quick - just takes a bit of time to decide on colours and any embellishments.

I have a new computer being built and am getting Photoshop Elements 12 installed on it. I have no idea how to use this program so there will be a lot of trial and error with my editing for a while I know! I hope I can handle at least using the basics!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Coffee and Roses

I have only made a few cards in the last couple of months as it has been harvesting time here and the days just flew! Now I have started doing the Project Life style of scrapbooking hoping that I might get some of my thousands of photos into albums. It is fun and a quick way of displaying them and now that Stampin' Up! is bringing out a range of  Project Life items, I have more excuse to get into it! It will be really good as the SU colours on the cards and accessories will all match their markers, cardstock etc.

Now back to the card I am showing today. I have not long received this beautiful paper collection from Maja Design called Coffee in the Arbour. I have used four of the patterns plus the image here. The base card is SU Naturals White and the next layer is Rich Razzleberry.

The frame is cut with a Marianne Die and I had to put the image on top as it does not cut out the centre. I am still looking for nice dies that actually die cut out to a frame with an open centre. I have added some Frantage to the image. It is hard to see but the little bird has crackle paint on him and is perched on a "coral" die cut.

The butterflies are cut out from the same DSP and I used Kaisercraft Pearls to finish off.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Lest We Forget

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, and is commemorated by both countries on this day every year to honour members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallopi in Turkey during World War I. It now more broadly commemorates all those who died and served in military operations for their countries.

Almost 80,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers died in the First World War followed by almost 30,000 more in the Second World War. Tens of thousands were taken prisoners of war and suffered great cruelty. Australians have also been involved in conflicts in Korea, Vietnam and more recently elsewhere – including Afghanistan and Iraq.

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.