Friday, April 30

Here are a couple of layouts that I have finished for the Challenge Heaven challenges for April. The first layout is for the Colour challenge. We had to use autumn tones and rounded corners. I have addes the journaling in the flower (top right corner).
The journaling reads:
Isla, grandad and grammy (I am behind the camera) took you to the park late in the afternoon. You and grandad had so much fun taking turns running down the hill.
I punched out a butterfly from the foil you peel off coffee jars, embossed it and inked it with Staz-on.

The next layout was the Sketch challenge. I took loads of photos of Hamish trying his hand at playing the piano. Since the piano is over 100 years old, I wanted to grunge up the background. I can't remember having so much fun. All those "art" classes way back in primary school came flooding back LOL. I really like the toothbrush effect.
Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs, Irene xx

Sunday, April 25

Scrap the Girls April Challenge

Here is a layout I did for Scrap the Girls. The challenge was to use 5 buttons, 4 papers, 3 flowers, 2 photos and 1 alpha. You could add additional elemnets just as long as you kept to the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 list.

What little girl doesn't love dressing up in a fairy or ballerina outfit. My precious little granddaughter Mia is no different. If you were to peek inside her wardrobe, you would fine lost of hangers full of tulle, satin and sparkles.

If you have loads of "GRILY" photos waiting to be scrapped, then why don't you take a moment and visit Scrap the Girls. They have a monthly challenge and it's all about girls......NO BOYS ALLOWED. lol

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugs, Irene xx

Thursday, April 22


I would say that there is a very good chance that I have missed out with my entry into the Shabby Easter challenge at Let's Get Shabby. Somewhere out there, my comment has been sucked out into syber space never to be seen again.

What is a girl to do? (I really am OK with it though) there will always be another challenge. Now getting back to my wonderful creation. As I sit here looking at it, I have decided that there is only one line of action that will make me feel better - CHOCOLATE !!!!! Well, those scrumptious little eggs won't keep forever will they? So there is nothing else to do but EAT them. ALL of them...........munch, munch, munch, munch


Thanks for stopping by,
I can't share the eggs with you, but there are a lot of warppers I can send you. hehehehehehehe

Hugs , Irene xx

Tuesday, April 20

Let's Get Shabby - Easter Challenge

I wasn't sure if I would make the deadline for this challenge. What with moving into a bigger craft room and setting up my new computer things were looking rather tight around here. But I have managed to finish my entry for Let's get Shabby and managed to take some photos before the light faded.

I have to say that I had so much fun with this project. We were asked to create a layout etc which was inspired by Easter. I had a balsa wood box just asking for a make over so I turned it into a gift box. My plan is to create a mini album each year at Easter and this little box will hold all of those precious memories.

Since it is realted to Easter, I made a little basket using pp and asertate (from product packaging). I edged the asertate with texture paste and fine glitter and a rub-on (which reads "Hoppy Easter"). To finish off the project, I made a little mini album. There is a tutorial that I used but for the life of me, I can't find it. You use one 12x12 cardstock and make 3 cuts then fold. If anyone has seen this tutorial, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs, Irene xx

Wednesday, April 14

Another Layout

Well I seem to be getting a bit faster with my layouts. This is another one for the Challenge Heaven. We were asked to use paint on our creations as well as the word RELAX.
I love walking on our beach. It's where I can do a lot of thinking, whether it be about creating a layout or just sorting thought life's issues. Sometimes I will take my camera and just practice taking shots, and sometimes it's simply wonderful being outside with the fresh breeze (or more likely a strong wind) blowing through my hair and the cool water lapping over my feet.
Quite often, I have the beach all to my self so in this layout I wanted the feeling of serenity but still being in contact with nature. Recently I started using the delayed timer on my camera. This way, I am in a "shot" instead of being behind the camera. Being on my own, I placed the camera on a piece of driftwood, put on the 10 second timer and walked away. I am really happy with the shot.

Sorry for rambling on much. I do get carried away at times. Anyhow, here is the layout I put together this morning.

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugs, Irene xx

Tuesday, April 13

Ebony and Ivory Challenge

Here is another layout for Challenge Heaven. In this challenge we could use lime green with either black or white and we must use circles. My circles are the balloons. Since the photos are of my granddaughter on her 4th birthday, I used balloons as part of the title to give the layout a party feel.

The day was very overcast, not that good for taking photos. The green is more like a lettuce green. I am pretty impatient and just couldn't wait for better lighting.

Thanks for popping in,

Hugs, Irene xx

Sunday, April 4

Happy Easter

To all my friends and visitors, I would like to wish you a Happy Easter. I hope that you all have a wonderfully happy day spent with loved ones. I know that Easter is more than just Chocolate Eggs......its a time to reflect on our life, on our friendships and our beliefs. Its a time to rejoice, to share with others and to be thankful for what we have.

Love to you all,

Irene xx

Saturday, April 3

A Layout to share

Hi all, this is a layout I have just finished for the Challenge Heaven "Themed" challenge. It was one of those moments when I had my camera handy and I managed to snap this photo as my daughter Debbie scaled a fence in seconds to get the rego number of a driver that had been hooning around the streets. Needless to say, she got the number but in the mean time, Lachlan thought he might try and climb the fence like mummy. Give him a few years and there will be no stopping him.

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugs, Irene xx
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