Sunday, April 27, 2014

CSI April Special Deputy Case File No. 120 " Live Your Life"

 Welcome to my blog.
 Today I am sharing a layout I created as an April Special Deputy at Colour, Stories, Inspiration.
{Live Your Life}
The Scheme; the 5 colours are all there.
Evidence;stripes (paper), something sheer (vellum paper), place something upside down (butterfly).
Testimony: Create a vellum or transparent holder for your journaling ( the little holder is in between the butterfly and the cluster)
It has been an honour to work as a Special Deputy over at CSI during April.
Thank you Debbi for having me.
I have enjoyed the challenge of creating a layout for each of the Cases.
I am very excited to be joining CSI as a new Design Team Member for the next Challenge.
Case File No 121. Make sure you pop back to see my layout.....its a gorgeous colour combo.
Thanks again to those of you who ALWAYS stop by and leave me lots of Love.
I really appreciate you taking the time to comment.
Remember if you leave some love I will be sure to return the favour.
If you are new to my blog, and you like my work, I would love for  you to become a follower.
Janice xx

Sunday, April 20, 2014

CSI April Special Deputy Case No. 119 About You

Hello Everyone!
 Wishing you all a Happy Easter.
Today I am sharing a page I created as the April Special Deputy
 for  Case File No. 119 at Colour Stories Inspiration.
{About You}

 I will admit that these colours did stump me for awhile.......
but after going through my stash of papers I came across this oldish Cosmo Cricket paper
and from there it all seemed to flow. 
 Most of the colours are in the papers so I didn't actually have to do much.
Thanks Mum for cutting out all the black frames

This is Case File No 119.
 ....and this is how I solved it.
The Scheme; The 5 colours are all there...although some may be a shade different.
Muted Blue Teal, Beige, Light Brown, Kiwi Green, Black
Evidence; tags (tucked behind the photo with some journaling), frames, labels (I have tucked in a quicksilver clothing tag from his shirt), add something unexpected (I made the little wire heart).
Testimony; I chose to journal on the tags and labels.
Journaling reads: You are 11 years old,  Year 6  at School, your teacher is Mrs B.
Matthew you are  quiet, friendly and  caring,  with a warm sense of humour.
You love your Mum and she loves you very much.
You love playing on your Playstation.
You love watching Telly.
You love playing Sport.....Junior Cricket- Cummins Redbacks,  Football- Mini Colts Cummins Kapinnie Cougars  and Swimming -West Coast Swim Club. You always try your hardest.
Love Mum xoxo
lots of fabulous layouts...full of inspiration.
If these are your colours pop over to CSI and play along.
Remember to share your layout in the gallery.
Thanks for taking the time to visit and leave me some love.
Janice xx

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

CSI Design Team

Hello Everyone!!

 I have been keeping a little secret.
Today I can share!!!!
I am thrilled and excited  to be joining the Design Team at Colour, Stories, Inspiration.
A huge Thank You to  Debbi Tehrani for inviting me.
I feel extremely lucky to be working alongside so many talented scrappers from all around the world.

( below is Copy and pasted from the CSI blog)

Announcing our New Design Team
May 2014
I'd like to thank everyone who responded to our design team call. We had over 60 applicants. There were so many talented and inspiring members applying, and I loved looking through your work on your blogs and galleries. I wish we could take everyone who applied.
We're sad to say goodbye to our cherished Detectives who are going into retirement. They will always wear the CSI Detective badge. We thank them for their inspiration and all they have done to make CSI the awesome community it is!
We are excited to announce the latest additions to our design team of CSI Detectives, along with our continuing Detectives. We are pleased to carry on the tradition of including an incredibly talented and diverse team of designers from around the globe who have a range of storytelling and artistic styles to inspire all types of scrappers.
Please help us welcome our newest  CSI Detectives (their term will begin with the first May reveal):
Anna Sigga - Iceland
Cathy Cafun - Australia
Felicity Wilson - Australia
Jacqueline Moore - Australia
Janice Nicholls - Australia
Libeeti Frenkel - Israel
Maria Rose - United States
Michelle Whorwood - New Zealand
Terhi Koskinen - Finland

And here are our returning Detectives:
Anna-Karin Evaldsson - South Africa
Annette Gearside - Australia
Annie Claxton - United Kingdom
Debbi Tehrani- United States
Debbie Standard - United States
Em Stafrace - Australia
Heather Jacob - Australia
Helen Wallace - Australia
Kim Ewins - Australia
Kylie gW - Australia
Michele Singh - United States
Milagros C Rivera - Puerto Rico
Sarah Groen - New Zealand
Shawna Saucier - United States
Tracee Provis - England
Val Thorpe - South Africa
Veera Saarivuo - Finland

CSI is a weekly scrapbooking challenge that inspires you to try new colour schemes and to tell your stories. The Case Files provide inspiration that will get you thinking about scrapbooking in a whole new way. A new Case File opens every Friday evening. CSI is all about inspiration and sharing and most important, fun. We cant wait to see the stories you'll tell and the art you'll create.
Come on over and join in the fun.

A few of my "Special Investigator" and "Special Deputy" layouts.

This is the current Case File. It is open for another 5 days.
Come on..... join in...... its so much fun!!

Janice :)

April DT Scrap It With Attitude Love & Cherish

Hello Everyone!!
So happy you have stopped in to see my Design Team Layout I have created for
This months challenge is to Reuse/Repurpose/Use your Scraps........Use packaging, use your scrap strips of paper or even your negative for chipboard/alphas/die cuts.
{Love & Cherish}
I have used some very old Bo Bunny cardstock, product packaging as layers behind my photos and off cuts from the die cut frame pieces.
We would love you to show us how you revamp the leftovers.
Share your page on the Scrap It with Attitude Facebook page
 for your chance to win some fabulous prizes.
Thanks for stopping by.
I get much excitement and joy from reading all your beautiful comments.
Janice xx

Monday, April 14, 2014

CSI April Special Deputy Hold On Tight

Hello Fellow Scrappers!!
We are back with another fun Case File that we"re sure you are going to have fun with,
 and since its the 2nd week we have a Page Drafts sketch to use.
Today I am sharing with you my "Special  Deputy"  take on the new Case File  No. 118 over at

{Hold On Tight }
Here is how I solve the Case:
The Scheme: I have used all of the beautiful colours.
Evidence: White Background, arrows, doodling/pen work, fibers, pockets.
Testimony; Put your journaling in a pocket. I have tucked a pocket under the photo and added my journaling to a tag
Journaling reads:   Holiday destination ..Queensland...The Worlds.  We are off to Sea World today...home of the Corkscrew Ride. Sarah had been talked about the Corkscrew ride for quite awhile. She had heard all about it from friends at school. I am going to do this....It took a little while to convince younger brother Matthew to hop on with you. You lined up, got your tickets and waited nervously as you stood and watched the ride going around. Your turn.  Ready.... you hopped on and buckled yourselves in. I yelled "Hold On Tight". This exhilarating ride had you both hanging on to the edge of your seats as you races around bends and flew through loops. The triple loop the loop coaster is packed full on fun, thrills and adrenalin pumping action that left you with sweating palms and your hearts pounding. You were so Happy that you did it!!. April 2008
The Case File is open and ready to be solved...join in the fun.
Pop over to the CSI page to see all the incredible inspiration.
 All the Chippie used is the beautiful 2Crafty Chipboard
Washi tape was used to created all the patterned strips behind the photo.
Thanks for stopping by.
I love reading all your beautiful comments and really appreciate you taking the time to leave me some love......THANK YOU!!
If you leave a comment I will be sure to visit your blog and leave you some love.
Janice xx

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Part 3 of my April 2Crafty DT post

Hello again today!!
My 3rd share for this month is a layout I have created for  the S365-5 Challenge over at CSI.
Case File No.S365-5.

2Crafty Chipboard pieces I have used to create this layout;
"happy-loopy font"
"Funky Heart"
"Mixed Buttons"
"Chicken wire panel"

I have randomly cut out 2 pieces from the Chicken wire panel,
inked them black and layered them  at the side of my photo.

The Mixed Buttons packs are a favourite for me.
They are so versatile and can be altered in so many different ways.
I have used two different sizes...the larger  button I have inked with a kaisercraft stamp,
 the small button, inked black and I have joined them together with thread.

2013-every page needs a date and this assorted pack of dates is awesome.
2Crafty now have a 2014 pack.

A button from the Mixed Button Pack...stamped, inked and tied together with thread.

Lots of favourites on this layout.
I really love 2craftys loopy font titles.....  "happy"
which has been simply inked black.

...and my little trade mark.......  a "Funky Heart"

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Janice x


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Part 2 of my April DT 2Crafty post

Hello Everyone!!
Click here to check out the 2Crafty blog 
2nd layout.
Another football memory that had to be scrapped.
A very proud Mum moment and another perfect Chipboard title.
He was very happy to win a premiership and also a trophy at the end of year wind up.
My Little Champ

2Crafty Chipboard pieces I have used to create this layout
"My Little Champ"
"Chevron Bits"
"Negative piece from the Chevron Bits"
"Assorted Arrows"

 I have cut up the negative piece from the Chevron Bits and used them as a 
stencil to ink Chevron strips onto my layout. 

I have used the  Arrows from the Assorted Arrows pack to draw attention to that special trophy.
They have been inked with Versa Colour Black ink and randomly stamped with a
Kaisercraft chevron stamp.
The White Arrows were coated with a layer of Tim Holtz Crackle paint.

I Love this Chippie title.
"My Little Champ"
The trophy piece was covered with Viva Inka-Gold-Old Gold.
The # and 1 were coloured with red pen.
The title was inked with Black versa Colour ink, high lighted with a white pen and  bits of  gold.
I used foam squares to adhere the title and layered it over
  the negative Chevron Bits.
Chevron Bits, Title and the negative piece from the Chevron Bits which was tucked under the photos.  Don't discard your negative pieces, they can be used as stencils or masks and also can be used to add layers to your pages.

Thanks for stopping by.
Your lovely comments are always much appreciated......Thank You!
Have a great weekend, I hope you find some time to scrap.

Janice xx

Friday, April 11, 2014

My April 2Crafty Design Team post is up.

Hi Everyone!!
Just letting you all know that my April 2Crafty Chipboard post is up.
Pop over to the 2Crafty blog to check it out.
My 1st share is a layout of my son playing footy.
A special memory-playing in a winning grand final. 
2Crafty had the perfect pieces for this layout.


2Crafty Chipboard pieces I have used to create this layout:
"Footy Balls"
"Assorted Arrows"
"Chevron Bits"

"FOOTY"....How cool is this big title for your pages.
I used the FOOTY word as a template and traced around it, adding a layer
to my background. The photo was printed onto an inkjet transparency
 and adhered to the page.
I used versa colour inks- Black and Scarlet  to colour the chipboard.
I layered Footy Balls to add some dimension. Both were inked with
 versa colour ink and the top Footy was covered with dimensional magic
 to give it a shiny look.
 I used a white gel pen to highlight the laced areas.

Chevron Bits-coloured with Black versa colour ink
Footy Balls-coloured with Scarlet versa colour ink
2013- coloured with both black and scarlet inks.

Footy Balls
Chevron Bits 

I have added some Arrows from the Assorted Arrows pack.
The story is on the back of the layout.
Thanks for stopping by.
Janice xx
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