Saturday, August 30, 2014

Kaiser Saturday Challenges #3, #4 & #5

Hello there, so very nice of you to drop by..

I have been challenging myself to get all the KAISER saturday challenges done this month and I did the last one today.. I have created cards for all of them...

SATURDAY CHALLENGE #3 was to use this color combo..
Screen shot 2014-08-15 at 4.04.54 PMand my card..

SATURDAY CHALLENGE #4 was to create a Fathers Day card... (which is going to come in handy next weekend!!!)  and my card..

and SATURDAY CHALLENGE #5 is to...
Screen shot 2014-08-29 at 9.18.14 AMcreate a green card... and my card..

All the papers I have used are Kaiser, Kaiser rhinestones, Kaiser flowers and the extra things I have used have been a few dies and my big shot, the stamp on this last card and some foam tape for dimension.. The rub ons are Kaiser (on my first card).

Well another month is almost finished, but I am looking forward to Spring, such a lovely time of the year..
Thankyou for any comments and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Once Upon A Sketch and The Scrap book Store sketch August

A big Hello to you today! SO nice you called by!

The August challenge for Once Upon A Sketch is to use this sketch..
and to create about the men in your life.. Well I have created a layout about the man I have known the longest... My Dad.. and the theme for this one is about him being a country boy at heart.. He lived on his farm for more than 70 years and he really was so sad to leave it.. Every chance he can get he loves to go for a drive into the country side.. and he used to be a wonderful horse man and he used the Clydesdales to work the land when he was a lad.. So I have used 2 different photos, one of when he was a boy with his horse Don, who incidentally I rode when I was little..and at a recent family wedding where the Bride arrived in a horse and carriage.. and when Dad went to give the horses a pat, I got some photos..

Always a country boy at heart..

and I have created a layout for the August at The Scrapbook Store which I have used like this..

Happy girls are the prettiest.

Well I hope your day is going really well.. Thanks always for any comments you leave me too..

Thursday, August 21, 2014

D-Lish Challenges

A very good day to you! I hope your day is going well..

The last few days I have been creating for the D-Lish challenges from last weekend, so I thought I would put them all up together as the challenges were for the Scrap Suite on Facebook. There were 4 challenges and I completed them all.
The first one was to use stamping on your layout.. Well I do like a bit of stamping!

You are my happiness.

The second challenge was monochrome embellies.. I found this old die cut paper and went with that and used it as the base color for my layout.

Best Buddies.

The third challenge was all about the selfie.. well just between you and me I tried to take a selfie the other night, and lets just say, after about 40 photos I thought it would be easier to borrow one from one of my DD off facebook, so that is what I did!
The title came about because of the movie "the sisterhood of the traveling pants" a girlie movie that my girls loved to watch... so my title...

The sisterhood of Selfies.

I have used WOW chippies and prima flowers on this one!

And the fourth challenge was to scrap a non living thing...and add triangles.. My triangles are the stencilling on the back ground..  I used a photo of a lovely sunset at the Sunshine Coast.


Can you believe how fast the days are going? Friday tomorrow...
Thanks for popping by and as always thanks so much for any comments too!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Anna's Craft Cupboard Aug sketch

Good day to you! Yes I am still here! Soo busy with life and family and a bit of scrapping on the side..hehe..

I have been creating, cant show most of it yet...... but I can show the layout I have created for the August sketch over at Annas Craft Cupboard which I loved, and looks like this..
August 2014 Sketch What a great sketch!
and my layout using a photo of my Dd and our horse and a quote which I love....

Be my friend..

And I created a layout for a friend who was celebrating her 50th Birthday, and I got this to her last weekend.. I took a photo before I put it in a frame.. (She did like it too!)

I wasn't sure what colors to use but I was told it suits the decor in her house wonderfully.. so that is good!

Well I have one more layout to do for the D-Lish challenges from last weekend, so I better hop to it!

Thanks so much for your visit and always appreciate any comments you leave me..
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Kaiser Saturday challenge #2 August and Lets Get Shabby!

Good morning!

The smell of glue coming from my little scrap room means one thing..... I have been creating..!!

The Saturday challenge over at KAISER is another card one, so I thought I would create a card for this one....seeing as I have plenty of Kaiser products!!
We are to use something sparkly, something dimensional and something floral.. I have used a rhinestone flower, I have lifted up the layers with cardboard and I have used a floral stamp as well as floral papers..  and my card..


And the challenge for LETS GET SHABBY was something different this month, we were to use a favorite book cover for inspiration.. I really felt like doing an art journal page so I remembered a book I read over and over many years ago by a lady whose name is Barbara Johnson.  And this is the book I was inspired by to create my art journal pages..
She is quite an inspirational writer with added humour in her books.. She went through many difficulties in her life including nearly losing her husband in a near fatal accident, losing a son in Vietnam, and another son to a drink driver and the 3rd son disowned her for many years. so she really has a lot to share about lifes pain..  I have used the title of her book and popped a little photo of Barbara on my second page just to remind me about her..

and my pages..

 The images I have used have been printed from google images.. lots of stamping, book pages and texture on the back ground before covering it with geraniums!!

Thanks so much for dropping by and thank you as always for any comments you leave me..

I will leave you with a few lines from the last chapter of the book.. Stick a geranium in your hat and be happy.

"Tears and sorrow come, but each time God will be there to remind you that He cares. Romans 8:28 means that God causes all things in our lives to work together for good. Flowers can even grow on the dung hills, and compost makes great gardens. God is offering Himself to you daily, and the rate of exchange is fixed. It is your (and my ) sins for His forgiveness, your (and my) tragedy and hurt for His balm of healing.. and your sorrow for His joy..."     God Bless you my friends..

Monday, August 11, 2014

White with ONe August

A very good morning to you! How has your day been so far? The day outside is simply glorious here, but very dry.. hoping for some rain very soon..

The days are going by so fast, I have managed to create a layout for this months WHITE WITH ONE which is to use  ...
and my layout...

Dare to dream..

 Lots of stamping on the back ground, dies, rub ons and ribbons..  Love black and white together..

Well short and sweet today.. I am needing some more scrap time..It has been a bit scarce of late!!hehe!

Thanks so much for any comments you leave me too!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Cards - Kaiser Saturday challenge, Feeling Sketchy and Paper Craft Addict

A very good day to you! I hope your day is going splendidly!

It felt like I had not created a card in such a long time so I gathered up a few card challenges and made some cards!

The challenge over at Kaiser Saturday Challenges was to create a birthday card.. so off I went and used the happy bubble gum hills papers to create my card.. The only thing not kaiser are the stickers, the papers and the rhinestones are Kaisercraft..

Happy Birthday..]

The next card is one for FEELING SKETCHY  which is to use the sketch which I used this way..
and my card..

(and yes the flowers are fussy cut and layered up with foam tape..)

And there is a site on Facebook called PAPER CRAFT ADDICTS and they have all sorts of challenges as well as a card one, which is to create a friendship card using 3 different papers, black cardstock and a button.. and this is my card..


I have used 3-D stickers as well..

So thanks again for dropping on by, lots going on in everyone's day to day lives, thanks so much for any comments you leave me too!

Friday, August 01, 2014

Sketchy Boards August and Page Drafts and 123 Challenge Blog August.

Hello August! Ready or not, here we are into the 8th month of the year!

With a new month, the new challenges are going up all around scrap blog land for us  to enjoy.

The August challenge for SKETCHY BOARDS has a lovely autumny feel to it.. Once again there is a sketch to be inspired by and a board to use for your colors.. and this challenge is found on facebook..

Photo: AUGUST SKETCHPhoto: COLOUR PALETTE I followed the sketch and used the color tonings for my layout.. I have used some old basic grey papers on this one..

He stole your heart.
The middle photo is lifted up with foam tape..

And my first layout for PAGE DRAFTS has been created using one of  the stunning sketches by The Nifty Pixel #33.1 which looks like..
and my layout..

Life is a  beach..
 There is a wonderful array of sketches and layouts to inspire you so do yourself a favour and go check them out... HERE

And the August challenge for THE 123 CHALLENGE BLOG is such a pretty one...
  Use the color baby pink, the word LOVE and use stripes.. How good is that!!

and my layout..

 I have used the Girl Pitter Patter range of papers from Kaiser..

 I know life seems to be galloping along so fast, so I do appreciate you taking the time to pop by and as always thank you for your comments too...