Sunday, 23 April 2017

A Ferry Nice trip to Devonport

For my birthday this year we went to Auckland for the weekend, and met up with Steve and Kate for lunch at the viaduct. We then decided to take the ferry over to Devonport and have a quick stop at the chocolate shop - Yum 🍫


This is for the April Scrap Our Stash Sketch+ challenge, here's the sketch


and for the stash items I used
F- Flowers, flair, flamingo, frame
L - Lindy's embossing powder, Letter stickers
O - Ombre paper
W - Washi Tape, woodies
E - Ephemera, embossing powder, enamel dots, Endless Summer (paper collecyion)
R - Ranger Distress crayons

I've also used some of my favourite things - Cocoa Vanilla papers (again!) and a Charm Creation arrow that I partially coloured - I wanted to use the music one as that's always one of our topics of conversation when we get together 🎵

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Miss Mess

My niece Immy is growing up so fast - last time I saw her she wasn't even crawling, and now she just runs everywhere! She's such a cruisey kid though, nothing fazes her 😊


This page was made for the Scrap Our Stash April Tic Tac Toe challenge,
I used the middle horizontal line - Stitching/flowers/ephemera - not much of a challenge as I use those on most of my pages anyway lol


Happy Scrappin'!


Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Sharon Newport classes

Last weekend I went to a couple of classes with Sharon, run in conjunction with a crop day for The Paper Teapot. This was the result....


 This one featured Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals, which I hadn't used before - always good to try new things!


And this one featured lots of Prima goodies including the paper range Wild & Free.

Not my usual style, but I still love them!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Shiloh

For some time I had been meaning to do a page about the meaning of  Shiloh's name, so when it was my turn to choose a challenge for The Paper Teapot, that's what I did, but with a twist.
Shiloh means peaceful, and as a baby she certainly was, maybe not so much now depending on which friends she's with!
 Your page also has to include something beginning with each of the letters N-A-M-E, and I used
N - Negative Space
A - Acetate
M - Mesh
E - Ephemera
I used Bella Blvd's Make Your Mark - I absolutely love the bright colours of these papers 💓


You can get this range from The Paper Teapot here😄


Thursday, 30 March 2017

Amazing Savarna

My most gorgeous great niece when we visited recently 😍


This is the first page that I've completed from The Paper Teapot's April Scrapbook kit...plenty left for a few more pages yet!
There are some really beautiful papers in it - check it out here!
I also tried out the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxides - likey, likey!!!

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Being Boho

I love this new collection from Kaisercraft, "Wildflower"! So many butterflies, such a dreamy feel! (and you can get it here from The Paper Teapot!)


I made this page for the March Scrap Our Stash sketch challenge - here's the sketch - 

and for the word "Charm", I used

C - Close to my Heart watercolours
H - Hearts
A - Acetate word
R - Ribbon
M - Mica Powder, Martha Stewart punch

Shiloh was a school friend's birthday party, and the theme was Bohemian  - what a great idea! I think the whole thing just looks so dreamy 😍

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

You make me so proud

Hello scrappers!

I've made this page with the magnificent Magnolia Jane collection from Heidi Swapp (available at The Paper Teapot) for the March Zebra challenge.

I couldn't get past the influence of black and white, plus stripes - so this is what I came up with!

I also used one of the new Tim Holtz stencils, I love these cute little stencils, so easy to use and they don't take up much room at crops 😉

The photo was at Breanna's graduation from High School, which she achieved with merit (meaning she received a year 13 subject prize also). 

I just couldn't be more proud of this kid and her achievements!

💖💓💖

Thursday, 9 March 2017

They call me The Dinosaur Expert

Hi all,

 Just popping in to inspire you for the current Scrap Our Stash Tic Tac Toe challenge :)
My nephew can recite every dinosaur name that I've ever heard plus a fair few that I haven't - so awesome!

 I've been holding back this paper until I had some photos of him to scrap - it's Crate Paper Cool Kid, and I also completed my line by using a flair and mini-alphas.
Love that there are so many different ways to complete these challenges!
 
 
Here's a look at the Tic Tac Toe

 
Thanks for looking!

Monday, 6 March 2017

Journey


I was at a bit of a loss as to how to document the place we stayed while we were in Anaheim so I ended up grabbing my Shimelle Go Now Go and just seeing what happened! I started off scraplifting Becky Stidham from Paper Issues but then things just evolved - as they do, and I was quite happy with it in the end.


The Hotel was called Castle Inn and Suites by the way, and although it wasn't your normal tourist place, the location was great, so close to Disney; it was clean, and comfortable. The girls weren't that impressed with sharing the same room as us but we were only there to sleep, way too busy out and about every day!

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Santa Monica

Another page done from our USA holiday - slowly getting through them (very very slowly 😉)
We did a hop on hop off bus tour, but this was really the only stop where we got off for any length of time.
It was so busy on the pier! Then again it was a sunny Sunday, so not really surprising.
Here's the page...
 
 
And here's the sketch inspiration from Scrap Our Stash...
 


 I used..
C - Cocoa Vanilla, clouds
U - Uni Paint pen
P - Puffy stickers
I - Ink
D - Die cuts, doily, drops (Nuvo)
 
I really had trouble trying to find something for U!
 
Overall I'm quite happy though with the way it come out, although its quite a subtle one for me!!!😁😁