Sunday, December 27, 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Everyone.

A BIG Hello and welcome back to my blog.

I haven't scrapped  a layout since August.

I spent September and early October planning, organizing and preparing for my Daughters wedding....see a couple of photo in the post below.
October also saw me take on the Head Stewards role for the 
Hobbies and Handicraft section at the Cummins Show.
My Dad also celebrated his 80th Birthday with Family and Friends.
Early November I had a few days away in Adelaide with  Sarah and  
finished my Christmas shopping. 
An early start saw us get second row seats at the Christmas Pageant, but we  still had a good view.
Kevin and Matthew had time away at the Test Cricket in Adelaide.
December is always a pretty bust time in the Post Office leading up to Christmas.
It is a wonderful time of the year.
Hence I had limited scrapping time.

But I am back and looking forward to scrapping again in 2016.

To get me inspired I decided to create some simple and easy Christmas Cards.
Here is a sample of some I made.
Pinterest is a great place for ideas and Inspiration
Thanks to my lovely Mum for cutting out lots of Christmas elements for me to add to the cards.
It really is amazing what you can create using up scrap pieces of paper.
Some of the papers I have used have been in my stash since I first started scrapping, 
 probably 8 years ago. 
Note to self: Watch tutorials and give them a is so much fun.
Thanks to those who share their creative talents for me to enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you All had a wonderful Christmas and I would like to wish you all the Best for 2016.

Janice xx

Friday, October 9, 2015

Sarah & Callum

Hello Everyone!
Not much has been happening on here for awhile.
The reason why.
We have been planing and preparing for this special day.
It happened last Sunday
the 4th of October 2015
Here is  the Gorgeous Bride & Groom
Sarah & Callum Agnew.

Their Amazing Friends
We had the most perfect day. 
Jade Norwood photographed the wedding.
 She is very talented and has taken so many absolutely stunning and amazing photos. 
Thank you Jade.
To see more of Jade's work you can follow or like her page on Face book or check out her blog here.

Janice xx

Thursday, August 13, 2015

August- Show Us Your Stuff Moodboard Challenge

Hello Everyone!

the Australian scrapbooking challenge blog devoted to all things HANDMADE

This month Show Us Your Stuff's challenge is a collaborative design by two of the  lovely DT ladies - Lisette and Chloe. They have come up with this very inspiring mood board to play along with...
You can be inspired by this board however you wish, just remember you must include a handmade embellishment somewhere on your layout! is what I made.

[Cummins Show Day}

I'm guessing you can see what inspired me....
yes... the top centre it.
I used the colours, the design and added the flowers as
 Sarah got a prize for her bunch of flowers at the show. 
I have started scrapping some much older photos so the quality is not good but I still want to scrap them and remember the great times  she had at the Show.
October 2002

 After looking at the mood board I was inspired to add my journaling this way.

My HANDMADE embellie is this little crochet blue scrapping trademark.

Pop over to the Show Us Your Stuff blog  and see the amazing DT's creative  and inspirational work. Charm Creations are sponsoring this month and Charms creative team have also  designed some fantastic work. 
If you are looking for some unique handmade embellishments for your layouts, be sure to visit the Charms Creations store HERE and see what's new. (There are new releases to the store EVERY Friday, plus a bonus gift for every order placed with the "Fresh & Free Friday" promotion.)

Charm Creations is offering our August challenge winner a whopping $25 voucher to spend in store!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I get a buzz each time someone leaves me some love.

This will probably be my last layout for a few weeks
. I have lots of wedding preparations that I need to be working on.
I will still be around and following what you are all up to though.

Enjoy your day.


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Kraft Plus K+ Graduation day


Kraft Plus have another brilliant challenge this month.

Zentangle Doodling!
The criteria:
Kraft  background and add ZENTANGLING to your creation.
(As much or as little as you like, and in any colour.)

Thinking cap on...
.and also playing  along with my own challenge of making old new again and using what is in my stash.... I found these very old Basic Grey  Rub-Ons snipped them up and added them to my page.
I have always loved Rub Ons  so my stash is...... ...well lets just say I still have a few  to use up.
I have had these for quite awhile  and they were still perfect and rubbed on beautifully.
 To add some dimension I used some 2Crafty Chipboard pieces,
(butterflies and surprise, surprise a heart) and added my touch of Zentangling.
Even though I haven't zentangled  much it was lots of fun.

Here is my page.


My journaling is written on the back and reads something like this.......

I went to Adelaide and went along to Sarah's Graduation ceremony.
It was a long day, but a special day and I was so pleased I was there with Sarah.
 4 Years of Uni finished.
 Uni SA Graduate for the degree of  Bachelor of Education, Primary & Middle
We are so proud of this young lady and of her achievements.
The purple flower is the Education colour
 and the hood on her gown was lined with purple.
They also had to wear the Mortarboard.
She looked beautiful all dressed up and was very excited, happy and pleased to receive her certificate.
Now she can teach.
Good luck Sarah we Wish you all the Very Best,  we know you will be a wonderful teacher.
Sadly she didn't get a job after applying for what seemed like hundreds.
Feeling disappointed but not defeated  she reapplied for Uni to  study Special Education.
She chose to study externally so she could also do some  Temporary Relief Teaching (TRT).
During the 2nd term she had lots of work and really enjoyed the role
 and putting all her hard work into practice.
 This term she is working 3 days a week, 1 on 1, with a young boy who has  Asperger's. So far  she has had amazing results and wonderful compliments, credits and praise from the School Principal, the Mother and other teachers.
They say things happen for a reason.

Get you pens out and your Zen on.
It is very relaxing

Thank you so much for popping by my blog.
Thanks also for your special comments.

The wedding preparations are all going well.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

THANK YOU to Kraft Plus and the Challenge Sponsors


Firstly, Thank you to Kraft Plus for making these challenges available for us, to create, to have fun and to preserve memories.. I am really enjoying playing along.

 Secondly The hugest of THANK YOUS to the Kraft Plus Challenge Sponsors
 for my very generous prize packages.
I was shocked, surprised and absolutely over the moon to win the first Kraft Plus Challenge.
Thank you to  Sandra for such a fabulous first challenge.
Thank you to the Kraft Plus Design Team for choosing my layout.

The February Challenge

My Page

the wonderful prize from 2Crafty Chipboard.
Thank you Vanessa

Click here to see all the gorgeous Inspirational creations on the  2Crafty Blog

Pop over to the blog and simply by becoming a follower and leaving some comments you could be eligible to win some of this gorgeous chippie

....... then this happened

I was very surprised and  extremely happy to have my layout chosen as the winner for July.
Thanks again to everyone. 

The July Challenge

 My Page

the magnificent prize from Scraphappy Kat.
Thank your Kathie

Pop over to Scraphappy Kat and have a browse around. 
Kathie has got some fabulous products that I'm sure you will all love.
Scraphappy Kat here

 I don't consider my work to be anything special or outstanding so to win is
 so totally unexpected.
Its a huge thrill though!
Thanks everyone.


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Easel Card....Thank You for this gorgeous gift Helen. xx

 Hello  my Scrappy Friends.

You are in for a real treat today!
Whilst in Adelaide back in June I caught up with my  special scrappy friend Helen Wallace.
We met at a beautiful little coffee shop on Elizabeth Street in Croydon called "Queen Street Cafe"
They make a wonderful pot of tea, a delicious Hot Chocolate and a Fabulous Coffee.

I asked Helen to bring along some of her work to share with me,
 but before we looked at that she gave me this gorgeous gift.

Take a look...

Made by Helen.
                                                   It is an easel card, with 4 little drawers.
Each little draw is made separately and lined.
 Helen filled each draw with lots of little trinkets and bits and pieces.
A few of these little pieces have already found their way onto my layouts.  :)
Inside Helen has written a beautiful message to me.

 More close ups...
check out that  amazing little wish bone, the little bottle of micro beads, and the filigree  heart.

A clock, an angel, and some wooden veneer pieces.

You would have to agree ....It is gorgeous, isn't it!

Thank You Helen for this thoughtful and gorgeous gift. I appreciate your friendship.
 I always enjoy catching up and sharing our scrapping stories. 
Helen sent me the link to make one when I have time.
Thank you for sharing some of your pages with me, they are
 simply stunning, creative and very inspirational.

Janice xx

Friday, July 31, 2015

CSI- Case File No. 171 - in Mum's garden

Hello scrappy peeps!

I stopped by CSI and had a look at the new Case File  No. 171 and fell in love with the colours...
.pink is a bit of a favourite colour of mine..
I just had to play along.

Here is  Case File  No.171 to be solved.

I popped around to visit Mum and this Daisy bush caught my eye...
it is in full bloom and looks so beautiful.

Here is what I made.

[in Mum's garden}

....and how I solved the Case.

The Scheme;  I have used all 5 colours
Cherry Vanilla, Strawberry Scoop, Cake Cone, Marshmallow, Waffle Cone
Evidence:: wood, stripes, triangles, cork, dots, texture paste & something transparent
Testimony: Document a celebration.
 I journaled about how my Mum loves to give garden flowers  to celebrate a special occasion.
Inspirational Word: celebrate 
My journalling is written on the back and reads like this.......

This gorgeous pink daisy is in full bloom in Mums garden. 
Mum loves her cottage garden andany chance she gets, she is out in it.
She is planting something new or potting a cutting, fertilizing, bags and bags of sheep manure from the farm are placed carefully around each plant/bush to help it grow, watering, weeding, there is always plenty of weeds, trimming or pruning.
 Mum always picks a fresh bunch of flowers to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary or any other special occasion.
I love receiving a beautiful big bunch of flowers from her garden for my birthday.

Thanks Mum. xx

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Your lovely comment are so much appreciated.

Thanks to the lovely Helen Wallace for the Flair button and
 the little wood veneer birds.

Another weekend is almost her.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Show us your Stuff - July Challenge - handwriting. 'School girl'

Hello Everyone. 

I am  really enjoying just scrapping for myself at the moment.
Can you tell?  I don't think I have ever finished so many layouts in a month.
I am usually a slow scrapper who procrastinates way to much.
I can spend 2,3, 4 days even up to a week to complete a layout.
Not sure what has changed, I guess the freedom of not having to scrap to dates, days and times.
I am also making old,  new again by scrapping what is in my rather huge stash.

handwriting make a layout much more special and personal.
I rarely hand-write and if I do its usually just the date.

 have a brand new challenge for the month of July, and this month it has been put together by  Design Team member Kylie Tout...

You can choose to interpret this however you wish, as long as we can clearly see handwriting featured on your layout. (Hidden journalling or only a few words will not count!) In addition, don't forget to include at least one handmade embellishment somewhere on your creation.

When I saw this challenge  at 'Show us your Stuff ,' I thought I would give it a go.... after reading the criteria,....  and looking through my stuff to scrap I found this spelling test that Sarah  did and thought it was just perfect. This is her handwriting in Year 3 - 8 Years old.
It's actually a list of words she practised  at home before school started.

Here is what I made.

[School girl]

 and here is a close up of my handmade embellishment.
The photo frame was made and coloured by Sarah in Year 3....pretty cute isn't it.

Sorry for the poor photo/ photography ...its a  wet and windy day here today.

Your beautiful comments inspire me to keep scrapping and sharing.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave me some love.

Enjoy your day! 


Friday, July 24, 2015

Deer & Fawn July Challenge. Sarah - 7

Hello to my Scrappy Friends!

 Lizzy Hill  played along with a  challenge over at  Deer & Fawn.
 I loved the concept of their  July challenge and decided to play along.

The Criteria
Create a layout/art journal page or card using something that starts with each letter of the word FAWN

Here is what I made using the following bits & pieces

F- Flowers, Flair, Filigree Metal Heart, Fiskars Border Punch
A - Alphas, Adhesives
W - Washi Tape, Wood Veneer Elements
N - Numbers -7 and the date 1999, Name

[ Sarah - 7 ]

A special Thank you to the lovely Helen Wallace for the beautiful Flair, Filigree Heart, the Butterfly, and the Wooden Veneer Heart and Lady.

This is the first time I have played along at Deer & Fawn and I really enjoyed it.
It is such a fun and easy challenge....there is still a few more days left to join in
 Pop over and have a look at  Tammy Klingner's inspirational layout.

Thanks for visiting again today.
Each and every one of your comments is read and  very much appreciated.

Can you believe another weekend is almost upon us!


Thursday, July 23, 2015

July - Jot Magazine Mood Board - Home

Hello and Thanks for visiting  my blog today

I've been playing along with the

This Mood Board is full of gorgeous-ness and  was pulled together
 by Jot Girl , Beshka Kueser and its loaded up with 
citrus colours, turquoise and splashes of green.

The Mood Board
 Leanne Allinson's  Design Team layout inspired me to create a masculine layout
Thanks Leanne.

Here is what I made.


Some close ups showing all the citrus, turquoise and green  colours on the 2Crafty Chipboard pieces.
I really enjoyed having some time to play again today.

I truly appreciate you stopping by,  for looking at my  layouts  and for all your beautiful comments.
Thanks you so, so much.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Random Snapshot - Scraplift

 Hello and Thank You for stopping by.

 Scrapping just for me, for my blog and album.
No posting or sharing anywhere except for here on my blog.
 I saw this gorgeous digital layout.....Loved it and wanted to scrap lift it.
 Sorry but I cannot remember who designed it.
 (I am inspired by lots of Gallery Standouts work and I'm pretty sure I saw it on there somewhere)

I am not a digi scrapper so mine  is a hybrid


I am really happy with how it turned out...plenty of room for improvement I know, 
 but I had fun playing,
 A 12 x 12 printer would be great. Its on my wish list along with lots of other things! 
Just wish the white paint that I added last was actually white and not cream.
I loved the title  also and it fitted my photo perfectly so used that on my layout.
I didn't realize is was that crooked though.....oops!

 If you are reading this and know who created or designed this please leave me a name in the comments below and I will be  more than happy to share, credit and link.

I am enjoying playing along with a few challenges and scrapping just for myself.
August, September and early October I will be working on wedding things..exciting times.

Enjoy your week.


Sunday, July 19, 2015

CSI Case File No. 170 - White Water World

Hello my scrappy friends.
Its has  been quite awhile since I played along over at Colour, Stories and Inspiration.
I was looking for a challenge this weekend and thought I would have a play along with No. 170.
One of the reason I started with CSI was because of the journaling aspect. A lot of my pages only contain a title, not much for those looking back on it in years to come....and scrapbooking is all about the memories and having a bit of creative fun. When I saw these colours I knew I had a photo already printed ...not the size I normally scrap with but   why print another photo when you already have I decided to work with this size. I did find it challenging though and almost gave up.
Here is the challenge.

 This is what I made.
{White Water World}

This is how I solved the Case File-
The Scheme - use all 5 Colours - lime green, blue, white, bright red and bright sky blue.
Evidence - Stripes, triangles, banners, arrows, solid brads, flairs, stars & metal.
Testimony -  Write a Top 10 list.   this journaling is stuck to the back of the layout.
1. We were all feeling very excited for our trip today.’White Water World’ here we come.
Day 3 -The day was just perfect…the sun was shining for us.
2. Upon arrival you jumped out of the car and grabbed your bags.
Then we joined the long queue and waited to get in.
3. You were so excited. You had the biggest smile and was eager to jump on a ride.
4. We are in……“Come on Dad” are you ready yet?
First ride – ‘Super Tubes, Hydro Coaster’….’The Green Room’.
You loved this is one.
 Then ,’The Bro’,
‘The Rip’,
‘Caves of Waves’,
‘Temple of Hueys’,
 and’ The little Rippers’.
All so much fun and   filled with thrilling twists and turns, high speeds and being swept away.
5. You went back to ‘The Super Tubes, Hydro Coaster’ – ‘The Green Room’.
You remember this ride the most, no lines ups, so you were no sooner at the bottom and you were up the steps and being swept down again.
6. You had so much fun and loved every minute of it.
7. Matthew is a water baby so loves anything to do with water.
8. You noticed all the lifeguards and thought that would be a good job and probably  something you could do when you left school or even do as a holiday job.
9. Mum sat and watched, took photos and videoed us from the biggest row of chairs in front
of this cool place called ‘The Shack’.
10. I will come back here one day.
April 2008 - 13 years old
I also added some journaling to the tag tucked in behind the photo

White Water World
It’s a water ride park.
Rides for the Thrill Seekers
‘Super Tubes’ – ‘The Green Room’
‘The Bro’
‘The Rip’
‘Temple of Hueys’
‘Little Rippers’
‘The Cave of Waves’
So much FUN
Thank you CSI  & Debbi Tehrani for such awesome challenges and for getting me to journal again. Thanks also to the wonderful DT for their amazing inspiration.
You can see this is an old photo, (2008) but its so nice to get them out and relive all the wonderful times we had and the memories we have.
Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave.
Janice xx

Post Edited on 15th August

This  is such a huge thrill.
Thank you CSI for choosing my layout as
Tell Your Story. It's our tagline, and here at CSI, it's one of our missions to get our members to delve deeper into journaling--to document the meaningful bits and pieces that make up our lives. We would like to shine a special spotlight each week on a member who did an exceptional job telling their story. Click here to see an archive of all our Star Witnesses.
Janice brings this theme park to life through her 13-year-old son's words. We love that she interviewed him to create the top ten list and that she even included additional journaling behind the photo with that awesome shaggy fiber that adds a whimsical touch to her super-fun, bold, happy page!.
 Doing a happy dance.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Thanks Card

Hello my Scrappy Friends!
Today I am sharing with you another card.

                     I was asked to make a big card for a special lady who is leaving work soon.
                              She is really loved at work and is going to be really missed.
I have included lots of pages and a couple of pockets with tags for all the staff to write their messages on. They are also going to tuck some photos into the pockets.
I hope the special lady likes it.
Hope you are having a great day.

Monday, July 13, 2015

the Scrapbook Store's July Sketch

Hello, Hello!
Check out  Marelize Frisby's cool sketch at the Scrapbook Store
I had a play and created this card.
I had a play with a Maya Road stencil,  some Golden modelling paste and some 
Tattered Angels mists.  
 I haven't made a card for such a long was fun.....I'm still not convinced I like my MM look.
Pop over and try the sketch....there is a great prize to be won.
Thanks for stopping by and for your  kind words.
Janice xx
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...