Monday, 29 September 2014

Sassy Scrappers September Challenge

September Moodboard Challenge

 This is my last minute entry for the September moodboard challenge over at Sassy Scrappers:

I was inspired by the photo on the bottom right, as you can see by my layout! When I first started scrapping I purchased thousands of these pretty heavily pre printed papers because they looked nice - not ever considering what the hell I was going to do with them.... So the real challenge for me was to do something with this paper of a lovely beach scene! Deciding to ' keep it simple' like in the moodboard involved adding only a tiny amount of beach themed embellishments. While I will never buy papers such as this one again, Im glad I did something with it finally! I think no matter how poorly I do in the challenge, the real winner is my never ending pile of scrapbooking papers lol

The photo is of my gorgeous fiance  - it was his first time in Australia, where we have 'real' beaches and he was enjoying the sun sand and surf at Bribie Island

Black with 2/ Artastic September Challenge


SEPTEMBER inspiration - Dominique Falla with TipografiaThis is my last minute entry for the September Black with 2 challenge (sketch and moodboard shown above)

I am also entering over at Artastic, where the criteria was to use twine/ string and draw inspiration from the artwork above (And I used a lovely piece of pink twine...)

I started this layout about two weeks ago, and dont think I have ever had so much trouble making a layout work! I tried all kinds of embellishments and papers but just kept ending up with a big mess.... finally today I visited a friend and borrowed a little of her stash to make the best of what I had!

Very good to finally be uploading another dodgy night photo and putting this layout in the album....

Prima September Build a page

2014 BAP Keren

I love looking at the Prima BAP entries.... there are so many amazing scrapbookers out there! I always feel so outclassed the few times Ive entered, but I figure I can only improve so here it is. Unfortunately the camera on my phone seems to have a small blur on the right side, wonder if Ive smudge it or dropped the phone too many times....

 This is my entry for the Prima build a page sketch challenge for September - using the beautiful sketch above and all kinds of prima products. I started off with my Fairy rhymes collection kit, because it matched the butterflies in the sketch but added alot from my lifetime collection papers. I also used Prima masks, stamps and bling.

While theres only one or two days left to enter - the challenge is over at : so be quick!

Saturday, 27 September 2014

123 September Challenge

The next layout victim of my nighttime photography.... This layout is for the 123 Challenge over at:

This layout was half finished and sitting on my drawer, just waiting for that something missing.. perfect for adding a splash of khaki! The hidden journalling is on a tag under the photo on the right - my son was trying on suits for our upcoming wedding and posing for the camera - but nothing was quite right! Well except maybe the hat... The title says "Does this emphasize my charm?" (Unfortunately the camera on phone is just not too crash hot at night...)

Stuck?! September mid month sketch challenge


Might have to rephotograph this one with some better lighting tomorrow....However this is my entry for Stuck?! Sketches Mid September sketch challenge. I thought some of the design teams creations looked fabulous when they turned the sketch on its side and decided to go with the look, however as my photos are all 6x4 (My local officeworks has stopped printing smaller sizes grrr) I decided to make my layout a double page and Im really happy with the result. 
You can find the sketch challenge at: 

Lets get Inspired Issue 5 Sketch Challenge


I was having afew plays with this sketch and trying to figure out what to do.... Eventually I combined two half finished layouts into one and loved the result.... while my night time photography really sucks - this is my daughters rhythmic gymnastics team from a few years back  all dressed up and ready to compete.... The sketch is from Lets Get Inspired (Sketch challenge for issue 5)

Friday, 26 September 2014

Frosted Designs Friday Challenge

The challenge over at Frosted Designs last week was to incorporate graffiti into your layout... unfortunately I was sick with a nasty flu and missed the deadline on this one but had the perfect photo for it! This was my daughter posing with some graffiti last year. To make the graffiti I used a brick stencil with modelling paste and sprayed it blue, green, red and yellow over some very aged looking paper. I love the effect it made!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Scrap the boys September Challenge

The challenge for September over at Scrap the boys ( was to scrap a photo of your boy/s being domesticated. I instantly thought of this photo from a few years back of Oliver at 3, playing at being a cook....

Friday, 19 September 2014

WW1 September challenge

This is my entry into this months challenge over at White with one:

The challenge is to use white with "marshmallow".... After several attempts I eventually found the perfect photo - A strip from a photobooth at a wedding expo I recently attended, matched with my draft save the date printed vellum

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Scrap around the world September Challenge - Michelle, 3 months

My entry for this months Scrap around the world challenge....

Finally had enough time off to do a little scrapbooking..... I saw this months mood board over at Scrap around the world: 
and fell in love.... While I initially started my project with fairies, and the related colour scheme of soft blues and pinks, the initial fairies never made it onto the page! Instead I filled it with flowers and my Clara from "The Nutcracker Sweet" papers by Graphic45. I also added a brooch with mimiced the feel of the binoculars in the mood board.