Tuesday, 31 January 2017

lowood and surrounds jan, feb challenge

Im  not one   for writing a  lot of words  on a layout  so when i saw this challenge,  i  thought,  well,  i may not do this one   i can not think of how to work   these  into a layout .
the challenge is open  til 28th feb
the words are  FAMILY , LOVE   FRIENDSHIP.

it wasn't til , i received some sad news of a scrapbooking friend that  had passed away,
  at our last camp at springbrook,  lynlee, said  you  have the most amazing adventures , i was just wondering when are you going on your next  retreat and where, so  my friend  and  i told Lynlee, that we  were planning on going to   Gladstone in february, 2017 and linked her to the site,
we have been chatting to  each other  since  the camp in October  last  year,  and getting excited as the date is getting closer,  then  she pm  us  and said that  her operation  that she was to have  in December  was cancelled, so dont know when it  will be, Lynlee  then  wrote another  one  after Christmas and said that her operation was going to be  2 weeks before  our trip and  now   she wont be able to  go ,as she wont be  up to  walking very good ,   so i cancelled   the trip as well
i also   have now changed my travel plans,
Lynlee , wrote to  me after the op  a few days ago, and said that  she thinks she will be in hospital    longer than a week, but   not in my wildest  dreams did i  think i would see on facebook, that  she   had complications and passed away,
it was  last night,  while thinking of her, that the words  came into  my head,   family . love and friendship,  and so my layout began this morning.
Even though,  Lynlee was not truly family,  she belonged to the scrapbooking carmaking world,  
so  on the layout i have worded ,

 Even though Lynlee  was not True Family,  we  in the scrapping world  thought of her as Family,
The Love  we all share and the Friendships we all have  just by knowing her, will leave  her footprints in our hearts forever,  a sad end for a beautiful lady.
the layout is in memory of  Lynlee,   may she rest  in peace.  and we never forget  her .
Lynlee loved purple,

Friday, 6 January 2017

123 challenge January 2017

123  january challenge
1   - is the colour , blue,  (  my favourite colour )
2  - is the  word ,   proud
3  - is the techniue    stars.
this is a great combo  to start  the new year with,

I have used  the base blue , Kaiser Ocean.
I have also used  prickly Pear Kaiser  patterned paper
some collectables,
Kaiser star stencil.
and the flower was a  part of a gift,  thats been sitting on the table , waiting to be used .

with the stencil,  i used  Gesso & while the stencil was  in place,  i then  added   script   stamp and randomly  stamped over it ,  then lifted it off ,
I have coloured the large stars with  yellow sunshine texture paste from   colour blast.
 and Kaiser inks , slate and  white
until next month,
thanks for looking

have fun scrapping 

Thursday, 5 January 2017

A2Z scraplets Janaury Challenge

A2Z January, 2017
Wishing you a very Happy Scrapping New Year.
Thank you for making  January one an easy one to do, I think my brain is in burn out  stage at the moment. its a great sketch, 

I was challenged to  do  216 layouts in  a year, last year,  yes, it’s been accomplished  with doing 222 layouts,  i went from  9  photo  boxes down to  4,  so thats got to be something,  i may get  more layouts done, this year,   but not sure if i will be counting this  year.

Which brings me  to   today’s layout, 
My greatest addiction is Kaiser papers, and of course having  a Kaiser shop  so close, it  makes it more tempting,  so i found a photo, and drove down to Kaiser 
There i  found the new collection-  Ubud Dreams . 
instead of cutting off the bottom with the writing, for a change, i left it  on.

Im not sure what brand the scallops chipboard is , but the  flowers are from the  new  Kaisers collection ubuds dreams chipboards
i have used  Emboss it dabber by Ranger and White embossing  powder,  from TJs Scrapping with Style &   i  know that when i  use these i start sneezing,  so  get it done quickly,  but just love the effect it has when finished.
i have matted my photo with black card stock &  put words again from the sticker sheet of ubuds on it  
the door is from the same collection  in the  collectables. 

I have set myself a few challenges, this year,  and that is not to write soo  much   just keep to the basics,  instead of boring you with  a manuscript,  ( next month will start this LOl)  
i have seen  one lady's blog,  and she only writes   the paper. inks  etc, about 4 lines,  so i will try this method,

my challenge for the year  is 
write less  of a manuscript on the blog LOl  (  doing not so well in January )
 I’m going to do some mini albums,
  Also  saw some great sketches,  last year,  have printed them out & would like to  do  them this year, and finish my  new Zealand albums with the sketches,
 until next month,  
thanks for looking . 

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Kraft Plus , January Challenge 2017

Welcome all,
 Welcome to the New Year,

Can you believe we are in  2017,  yes &  the  first of the  year and i have completed my very first challenge &  i  did mention to someone ,that  i may cut down layouts this year, LOL  im off to a good start.

As  soon as i saw  the bike,  i knew what to create,
I recently  received a  card making book , well, last year now, seems funny to write  last year 2016 .  In it had  a bike die ,  from Creative Dies and some stamps  to go with it . Enjoy the journey.
i wondered  if i would  ever use it , ( but just thought,  buy the book, last one for the year )something might pop up ,and it did ,here in January.

I have used  in my layout today -
Kraft  card stock , ( only 3 sheets left,  will have to go purchase more )
Color Blast  Sunshine  Texture  paste ,  dont  you just love this stuff.
Inks are Dewdrop Brilliance  -  graphite black,  sky blue and white,
paper pizzazz Easy Stitches
Kaszazz  stencil  -waves &  diamonds
the cogs  are unknown of  maker
have printed out  on my printer the  word  in training  for  Triathlon

I have added some   yellow  butterflies from  A Mothers Art  to  the layout  ( always a favourite with me )

Thank you for looking at my layout