End of year busy-ness

Thing have been a bit slow around here scrapping wise.Yesterday was the last day of school for the year. We have been busy with end of year activities the last few weeks. It has been nice to scrap again these last few days.
Here is a just because layout

Flowers are from Scrapper Garden  and D-lish Scraps

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D-lish Scraps Summer Creative team

I can finally share that I have been selected to be part of the D-lish Scraps
Summer Creative Team.
My first ever time on a team!! Yay!!
The December inspiration board is FANTASTIC!!
The minute I saw this board I knew what photo I was going to use.
Gold, Cream, White with some glittery sparkle.
Why not give it a go.....You can interpret the Inspiration Board anyway you like.
Use the sketch or don't use the sketch it is totally up to you!
Here is my take on the Inspiration Board.
I took my inspiration from the sketch-fliping it to the right. I also took inspiration from the butterfly, flowers and doily under the cupcake

So pop over to D-lish Scraps to see who else has made the Summer Creative Team. Some new faces, some returning members. Lots of inspiration to be had.Everyone has done a great job interpreting the board.
 Update:The 'JUST ADD PAPER' kit 'All that glitters' which co-ordinates beautifully with this months board is now available Here


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Keren Tamir is having a giveaway over at her blog. Why not go over and take a look there are 4 packs to giveaway.

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D-lish Scraps November challenge

Here is my take on the D-lish Scraps November Inspiration board challenge. I used the November 'Just add paper' kit  available HERE

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Scrapfriends is having a giveaway...Check it out HERE

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Kind Soul

A layout inspired by Nadia Cannizzo. I love Nadia's work and after watching her tutorials on
You Tube I thought I would give it a go!
Here is what I started with
I kept adding layers of  mists, texture paste and gesso until I was happy
with the background.
I then added some strips of patterned paper and tags I also tore up a paper doily and added some pieces around the edges of where my photo would sit.
Then added clusters of flowers and some journalling also more mist, texture paste and gesso.

I used some Scrappers Garden flowers, D-lish scraps flowers, the metal flourish is from Art Stamps Australia and Daisy D's tags
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P.S Sorry photo's arn't great it's a rainy day here today


White with 1 ~ Blueberry

White with 1 November Challenge was to use the colour Blueberry and to double your chancesyou could also use the sketch from Creative Scrappers.
This is my take of the challenge...
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Scrap around the world

I gave the Scrap around the world challenge set by Leonie Neal-Dawson a go. I Started with the sketch but soon changed my mind and used only the mood board.
This is my take of the Mood board.....I used the tree and the quote as my inspiration
You can't really tell from the photo but the background is a rainbow I used watered down paint in spray bottles I then muted the colours with gesso
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Infectious smile

Yay I got to scrapbook this week! I have a heap of new photo's to scrapbook and was itching to use. Last month I dragged the kids to the park to take a few photo's, sometimes they are willing to co-operate other time not so co-operative but I did manage to get some nice photo's
 (I did let them have a play on the equipment once we were done).
My little boys personality really shines through in this photo, he has an infectious smile, personality and is very cheeky he has also started walking this past week.
I used washi tape, Freckled Fawn wood chips-frames and small wooden stars all from D-lish scraps .
The big felt star is from Charms Creations.
Charms Creations are also running an auction on the Facebook  page to raise money for Breast Cancer research. I have donated a collection of my Satin flowers for this great cause.
Happy crafting
P.S I have some exciting news to share very shortly ...stay tuned!


Swing with me

My take on the September sketch at Purple Pumpkin had fun doing this one.
 I don't know if I will get any scrapping done in the next little while, while our floor are being replaced. My scrapping corner has be packed into another room while work gets done. I took great care to store it so it can be accessed so I will see how I go.I have a few September challenges lined up that I would like to get done.
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{heart} this boy

My take on the September Inspiration board challenge at D-lish Scraps.
Love this months colours and sketch but always get stuck with male pages.
I love this photo of my little boy
Envelope, doily, fabric chevron tape and button from the D-lish Sraps 'just add paper' kit.
Stars hand made by me.  Freckled Fawn arrow purchased from D-lish Scraps. Thickers lettering.
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My baby is one..

My how time flies...My baby boy was 1 yesterday,
can you believe it!! I can't!! :)
I have been busy making cake.
A rainbow cake for my happy little boy.

Enjoy the rest of your week
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My Creative Scrapbook

My entry for My creative scrapbook August challenge. I turned the sketch to the right to suit my vertical photo
I used the Kaszazz brick template with pinecone ink to create the background, flowers from D-lish scraps used amix of kaisercraft and Cratepaper papers and gesso to dull down the patterned paper behind the photo
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Stuck Sketches

 My take on the August 1st sketch at Stuck sketches
bit of a simple one this time...stitched the circle and border, embossed the title and circle around my journaling
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Scrap the boys

 I'm on a roll ....
My take on the Scrap the boys August challenge
(Kaisercraft stamp,D-lish Scraps washi tape and twine, Buzz and bloom chipboard(i think), Rainbow Splendour felt)
Having fun getting some challenges done. Why I didn't do this sooner is beyond me!
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Orange Paperie and Co

 My attempt at the challenge over at  Orange Paperie and Co
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Scrapbooking from scratch

My take on the sketch challenge at Scrapbooking from scratch
Washi tape from D-lish scraps
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White with 1

My take on the White with 1 August challenge
White + Pastels + Masking
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Scrap the Girls

 I have taken on the challenge at Scrap the girls.
The challenge for August asked to use Flowers,chipboard or wood veneer, masks and doodling
Here is my take on the challenge
D-lish scraps flowers and washi tape, scrapmats chipboard and Prima flowers and trinket
Kaszazz masks
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The forgotten one

I forgot to share this layout .....I did this layout for the D-lish Scraps 4th birthday celebration Inspiration board challenge at the start of July. I used D-lish scraps washi tape as my background, kept this one simple
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Incredibly sweet...

 Got to play with a new template on the weekend
D-lish scraps flowers, Kaszazz brick template, Kaiser stamp, Tags from Carta Bella paper company 'so noted' note cards
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Rainbow effect

My lastest scrapbooking efforts,
 not getting any where near as much scrapbooking or crafting done as I would like.
Now I have another hurdle of having to pack up my craft area again to do renovations after a water leak damaged most of our lounge room flooring and walls. Not looking forward to it at all.
A bright and colourful layout to keep us smiling through the winter and our up coming renovations, It has been mighty cold here with us. Whats the weather like where you are?
Lots of  D-lish Scraps flowers once again
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Blast Off!!

 It has taken me a while to figure out what to do with this range of papers, boy/male pages are definately not my forte. I had a page started on my desk for weeks that was just not working so I pulled it apart and came up with this.
Kaisercraft Blast off paper range, Washi tape from D-lish scraps and lots of foam tape to lift it off the page
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Doting sisters

A few weeks ago I was very lucky to win a heap of Prima goodies from Felicity's blog. Most of the embellishments on this layout are Prima the paper is Crate Pate and a few little flowers from D-lish Scraps
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Happy Mothers Day to all the mums out there!

 Hope you are all having a great day!!
This is my take on the Purple Pumpkin May sketch challenge, I don't often do challenges but thought I would give it a go for a change.
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Happy National Scrapbooking Day

Today I finished this layout that I started earlier in the week 
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I've been published...

       My big crafty news ......I have been published!! Yay to say I am excited is an under-statment.
                                                 Scrapbooking Memories Vol 15 No 9 :)

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On Saturday I attended a scrap retreat at my local scrapbooking store.
This is what came out of the day
First up ....We had a challenge given to us which was  'Lavender and Lace'
We were shown some doodling techniques by Kylie this is my page!!
This next page was down using the technique of using Cuttlebug dies to imprint on texture paste, tearing and folding by Kim
We were shown how to use texture paste, mists and stamping by Rachael
and lastly a page by Wendy using dyed doilies and several ways to hand make flowers.A special mention to Wendy's daughter who along with a friend hand dyed all the doilies supplied in our kits.Well done girls!!
This following page I did using techniques learnt on the day.
I have found some inspiration to scrapbook again. I had a great time and meet some awesome ladies was nice to put names to faces.Thanks heaps Joy,Kylie, Rachael,Kim, Wendy, Ann and everyone else that helped put the day together ...we should do it again sometime :)
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Care for a cupcake...

I have been trying out some new food colouring....love the vibrancy!!
 I have used Americolor gel paste colours.
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Purple ombre...

Just finished my MIL's birthday cake...so pleased with it.  Just had to share
Happy Crafting Maria