Sunday, December 22, 2013

"Precious" - D-lish Scraps challenge

Yes it has been a very long time since my last post. After my dd's birthday, end of year celebrations seemed to creep up very fast and now it is Christmas. I finally finished this lo last night for the D-Lish challenge. This is my daughter & her great grandmother a couple of years ago. It's one of my favourite photos of them together.

It is a bit hard to tell but the flowers are sprayed with Mr Hueys shine, the alphas are glitter and I have also used ice stickles to get lost of glittery, sparkly goodness for the challenge.
While I am here, these are the canvas' I made for the kiddies teachers gifts this year. The idea is from Michelle Lark in Scrapbooking Memories Vol 16 No 4. I was really pleased with the way they turned out. Thank you so much Michelle :D

 Thanks for popping by & have a great day..Jx


Friday, October 11, 2013

My boy - scrapfriends Oct challenge

Hello again,
So here is my next (and probably  last!) share until school goes back. This one is for the Scrapfriends October sketch challenge. LOVE these challenges
 Here is the sketch and the link:

Righto, I'm off to organise a birthday party now...
Thanks for popping by & have a great day...Jx

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Strike a pose

Hello All, It's been school holidays here so scrapping time has been a little hard to come by but have managed to squeeze in a couple in the last few days and here is my first share;

I am going to enter this in the challenge over at Orange Paperie & Co. Every month I add this challenge to my "to do" list but this is the first time I have actually managed to complete a challenge. Hopefully not the last though! The challenge is to use black & white with a splash of colour.
Hope you are having a great day & thanks for popping by..Jx

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Happy You - Life Paper Scrapbook Sept challenge

Today I am sharing a lo I created for the challenge over at Life. Paper. Scrapbook. I really liked the simplicity of my last lo so thought I would try the KISS approach again. Funnily enough my kids are not so keen. My son's comment on the last one was "Is that all you could think of to put on it!" As if I didn't love him as much because his page didn't have lots of decoration on it. lol
 And here is the sketch and the link
Thanks for popping by. Have a great day...Jx

Thursday, September 12, 2013

D-Lish september inspiration board challenge

Hello again. I was so determined to get a bit more scrapping time this month and this challenge was high on my priority list :) So fresh and just in time for spring. This photo of my son was taken last summer on a perfectly glorious day and just seemed to match my feelings from the board, so I took my inspiration from the blue & green and swapped the more girly elements for the circles and splashes.
 I have also included a close up as you can't see it very well but I have also stamped behind the pp...
 And here is the board and link...
Thanks for popping by...Jx

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lazy Sunday

Today I am sharing a lo a completed a couple of weeks ago, just because :) The photo was not the greatest but love the sheer comfortableness (is that even a word!) of my 2 beautiful children sharing the couch and reading together
Thanks for popping by...Jx

Sunday, September 8, 2013

A special bond - purple pumpkin Sept challenge

Hi All, I completed this lo for the Purple Pumpkin challenge. It is my dd and my Dad. Even though she is only 8, she shares my Dads love of the land and they often walk around the farm together with their walking sticks, having lovely chats. Neither of them knew I took this which is often my favourite type of photo.
This is the sketch it is based on...September sketch!
Hope you are having a lovely weekend and thanks for popping by..Jx

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I'm a book shelf! - 123 Challenge

Hi All, I think this lo was completed in a record time for me. Probably helped that I LUURVE pink, black & white. It just always seems so crisp & fresh :D I also had out so many bits ready for layering & washi tapes and embellies galore but once I started I really liked the simplicity so decided to go with the less is more philosophy.

The challenge over at 123 was colour pink (check), word sweet (check) & technique florals (check). I really love this challenge blog and would be so sad to see it go although it has been a couple of months since I have joined in - the last couple of months have really got away from me - but will make a concerted effort to join in every month from now on as part of the "save 123!" 
Thanks for popping by...Jx

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Never, ever give up - The Studio Challenge August

I nearly wasn't going to bother entering this as it is so late in the month but then figured - why not! This was the early August challenge over at The Studio Challenges. The challenge was to scrap 3 or more photos.
This whole month has just shot right by what with hubby away, selling a house and day to day living but have managed a couple of scrappy bits here & there.

Had to include a close up as it was the facial expressions that I just loved in these pics. She was so determined! I took them with my long lens from the back door so she didn't know I was there :)
Anyhoo, hope you are having a great day.
Thanks for popping by...Jx

Friday, August 23, 2013

Papierstau - Sanna giveaway

OMGosh, this lady is AWEsome (and would looove to win this as well!  I follow Sanna all the time - OK stalk - but really, what you do is really inspiring. Thank you :D

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I've been published :)

So finally about 6 months ago I got enough courage to send one of my lo's to Scrapbooking Memories for the first time and it was accepted!!! And yesterday the mag finally came out. 
But wait... there's more... it's also on the cover! OK so it's only the little one at the bottom, but hey it's still there. My daughter is very excited that she is on the cover of a magazine but asked if next time I could "do one with a photo of her now so that her friends will recognise her" lol

 Thanks for popping by & have a great day..Jx

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Just because I loved it...

About 12 months ago there was an OTP in Scrapbooking Memories (Vol 15 No 1) by Amy Prior which had been inspired by Martha Richardson on the Tattered Angels blog. I fell in love with it and have been wanting to do one similar ever since. During a recent clean out I found a canvas (1 of many actually!) and decided the time had come so here it is
 I also had an obscene amount of alphas and my brainwave was to use up HEAPS of them for the background but once I had completed it, it hadn't even made a tiny dent in the number of alphas I still have LOL. Rainbows are one of my most favourite things in the world so I now have this right in front of my scrap desk and love looking at it for inspiration.Thanks for popping by..Jx

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Sketchbook365 challenge

Howdy, I am just squeezing this one in for the sketchbook365 challenge. It has been good and bad weather here - good because it has been raining A LOT which means nothing for it but to scrap, and bad because it is also very overcast so lousy to take photos lol. Anyway the sun has just popped its head out so have tried to take a couple of quick pics. 
 Still not great for the colours but hey, not the end of the world. As you can tell from the heading, (if you can read it) I could be in trouble if they ever see this but I never actually agreed so technically I am not breaking any promises. Please don't tell :)
Have a great day & thanks for popping by..Jx

Friday, August 2, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays challenge - Things are beautiful if you love them

Hi All, 
Yay for a new month & new challenges :) OMGosh that it is August :o  Am thinking that I must get onto those teachers end of year presents and christmas shopping soon....
Anyway, before I get too carried away here is my little offering for CASual Fridays challenge. The challenge this fortnight is to use buttons.
Hope you all have a great weekend and thanks for popping by..Jx

Friday, July 26, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #110

OMGosh, think I may have just found the perfect challenge blog for me :) Over at CAS-ual Fridays it is all about clean & simple - just how I like it. This week you have to have a number or numbers so have used this cute little balloon from stampin up and the happy birthday stamp is an oldie but a goodie from hero arts

Sorry the colours aren't brilliant in the photo - the green is a pearlescent lime green.
Thanks for popping by..Jx

Thursday, July 4, 2013

My 1st challenge for the month...

surprise, surprise my first challenge completed for July is for Scrapfriends. Have I mentioned before how much I enjoy their challenges! *grin* I got cracking on this one almost immediately but then didn't get back to my craft desk for nearly 2 days :o
I actually started out with the sketch the right way but wasn't feelin' the love from the 3 small photos so flipped it completely. Here is the sketch & the link

Hope you are having a terrific day. Thanks for popping by..Jx

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Oh, the possibilities... - Scrapfriends colour challenge #14

my mojo has been taking a small holiday the last couple of weeks but is home now with this little offering. It didn't start out for a challenge but the colours just kind of hopped onto the page and I remembered seeing this challenge from Scrapfriends. LOVE their challenges so much, they just really appeal to me. So it is
 here is the colour palette & the link to scrapfriends

Thanks for popping by. Have a great day...Jx

Friday, June 7, 2013

sketchabilities #92 - U2R crazy

Back again with my lo for the sketchabilites challenge. Don't you just love the way kids are not afraid to be silly. That said, I am sure my two, particularly my son, would be very embarrassed if he know I was sharing this hehe...
You can't really see it in the photo but there is also some gesso stencilled on to add some texture.
Here is the original sketch & I pretty much stuck to it this time :)

Have a great weekend...Jx

Thursday, June 6, 2013

I don't normally post more than once a day....

but I am a bit excited today. I have just got my first ever pair of glasses :D Not sure if they make me look more intelligent but wow wee, the computer sure is a lot sharper today lol!

"U shine"

I love the start of a new month with lots of new challenges & inspiration. This is my take on the Purple Pumpkin challenge for June...
and a little closie to show my PP button and doily..
And this is the sketch, which I really enjoyed having a play with. Thanks PP :)June Sketch
Have a great day & thanks for popping by..Jx

Monday, June 3, 2013

Scrapfriends guest designer

I am so excited to be a guest designer over at Scrapfriends this month. I love their sketches and had a great time completing this lo. Thanks to Angela & all the girls at scrapfriends for the opportunity!

Thanks for popping by...Jx

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My little ray of sunshine

Another challenge lo to share today. This one is for Get Creative and the  challenge was to use lots of flowers. Hopefully I have used enough :)

Thanks for popping by...Jx

Monday, May 27, 2013

Feeling Sketchy Challenge #61

Hiya. My scrapbooking has hit a small wall the last couple of days so I decided to put it aside for today and complete this card challenge instead. I started with a completely different idea of painting 3 strips but wasn't completely happy so changed tack completely. I got some new washi tape in the mail this morning from my win over at Scrapfriends so used this to make my strips. Will probably complete the paint strips later anyway :)
...and here is the sketch

Thanks for popping by. Hope you have a great week...Jx

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

1st day of school

Hi again,
These photos are from my usual first day of school snaps & they are so funny I wanted to put them all on one page but was struggling a bit to not make it too busy, so when I saw the challenge over at The Studio Challenge, it seemed perfect! You have to complete a lo using only 5 products & 1 has to be chipboard.

I have used 1 piece of paper, washi tape, alphas, chipboard & ink (base cardstock, pen, stitching & photos don't count)
Thanks for popping by. Have a great day ..Jx

Monday, May 20, 2013

Stuck?! sketch for May 1st

Hi All,
This is my entry for the May 1st Stuck?! challenge this month
This is the sketch...

Had fun putting this one together & I am definately getting faster at completing my lo's. Which is just as well or I was never ever going to catch up on my photos! Not that I will probably ever catch up anyway lol
Anyhoo, thanks for popping by & hope you have a great week...Jx

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sketchabilities challenge #90

Hi All,
Happy Mothers Day. I am just squeezing this one in for the challenge over at sketchabilities. I have always loved this photo of my son & my Dad, on his farm and am really pleased with the way this has turned out. Especially considering I started it at 1am and finished it later this morning! (after a couple of hours sleep after 2am lol)
this is the sketch....

Thanks for popping by. Hope you have a great week..Jx

Friday, April 19, 2013

Purple Pumpkin April challenge

Good morning! I just loved this sketch from PP the moment I saw it & knew that I would complete this challenge. I have been trying to scrap lots of old photos but was started to feel a bit bored so printed out this more recent shot of my gorgeous girl ;) and am really happy with the result.
 ...and here is the sketch & link
Have a great day...Jx

Friday, April 12, 2013

123 April Challenge

This month I have printed out 8 challenges to complete and this is now offering #2. I only found this site this month but am so glad I have. The challenge this month over at 123 challenge was to use duck egg blue (check), the word "today" (check) & a white wash technique (check)
 Here are a couple of closies to show the word. I have used a crafters workshop template for this and down the bottom (I don't think you can see it) so that is actually ends up reading "together today...together in beauty"

 Anyhoo, have a great day. Thanks for popping by...Jx