Friday, 29 August 2014

Rainy Day Giveaway Contest!

Needless to say August has been less than a stellar month for me. Aside from losing my job over a dispute between my boss and the building owner my health has taken another downward spin. I haven't been able to do much this month except clutch the hot pack tight to my tummy and pray for better days. That saying when it rains it pours? Well it's monsoon season in our house. So what better way to cheer myself up than to have a rainy day giveaway! So it's so easy first this is the prize:
And all you have to do for a chance to win is:
1. Leave me a comment on how you cope with rainy days (I need all the advice I can get!)
2. Be a follower or become a follower of my blog. (I promise you will see posts going up very soon!)
3. If you choose to share this contest on facebook or your blog then this will count as another entry! Please leave me the link in your comment!
THAT"S IT!

So I hope you'll join in for the fun of it and because I will be looking forward to hearing from individuals who have been through the same and have survived! 
The winner will be announced on September 30th so don't forget to come back and see if you are the lucky winner! This contest is open to international participants as well. 
All the best! :)

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Beautiful-Scrap Around the World Mid-month Reveal


 Welcome to the mid-month reveal at Scrap Around the World! And this is my DT layout!
 This month at Scrap Around the World we had this wonderful Mood Board to work with:
Hello everyone & welcome to Challenge 16, hosted by Marilyn Rivera, from the USA!



REMEMBER TO SHARE YOUR TAKE ON IT ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE 
TOO to be in with a chance to win our RANDOM prize!

 We have a new giveaway coming up there soon too so remember
 to follow us there & subscribe to notifications from our page so you 
don't miss our exclusive Facebook competitions, held regularly!

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Marilyn's mood board is fashion based, as Marilyn herself is a Fashion Designer
& all her work is influenced by beautiful paper folding & drapery as in her clothing
designs.  There are so many different colour & style options here!

The possibilities are endless!!  Remember you only need to be inspired
by ONE image or many, up to YOU!  And you don't need to follow all the 
colours or ANY of them if necessary.  The world is your oyster at Scrap
Around The World!  Just let us know how you were inspired unless it
is glaringly obvious :)

To be eligible for judging you need to follow our 10 Golden Rules
 HEREwhich include:- 1)  Sharing the mood board image.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
SATW} & LINKING BACK to the current challenge.

3)  Mentioning HOW you were inspired by our mood board,
UNLESS IT IS EXTREMELY OBVIOUS!

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.

Obviously to me I saw beauty in this board and thought immediately of a photo I had of my youngest daughter Jessie. Jessie is a new mom and thinks she looks horrid now as there is no time for makeup, manis or pedis! I tell her how beautiful she is all the time but you know how it is when you're a new mom!
Used this lace sticker from Prima as my title as it said all I wanted BEAUTIFUL! I sprayed it with some Lindy's Stamp Gang Mist (Salt Water Taffy). The papers are a combo of Blue Fern's Ombre Dreams and Prima's Princess line. Thought the two birds looked adorable peeking out.
Flower cluster a combo of Prima and Petaloo flowers and some Blue Fern chippies.


Tried to use more texture and techniques with this layout. I used a new Prima mask I just got called Flowers and with a little moulding paste added these flowers. To bring out the pink of Jessie's lipstick a little I colored the flowers in with another Lindy's mist called Peony Scarlet Red.You can see some of the stamping I did around the page using various stamps. I cut my papers into various tag shapes and tucked them behind my photo.
More texture paste different mask! Prima's circle mask. This time I added some Liquitex Glass Beads in with the moulding paste for more of a textured look. I then added some of Prima's Say it in Crystal pebbles in between. (I love these!!!). The pink "objects" actually came from one of my husband's Harley Davidson orders! It was used to help package the item in the box. He brought it to me and asked if I could use it! How cool is that? So I sprayed them with mist and added them to the page. Just goes to show you what you can use as embellishments on your layouts!
The same pattern on the bottom left to add balance. Here you can see some of the hand stitching I did. And that ladies and gents is my layout for this month! Now a taste of some of the amazing prizes you can win!!
1ST PRIZE


$50 worth of product from 7Dots Studio!




7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboards. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness of our papers, 
which makes them work perfectly with all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will find also clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from 
our design team please visit our blog or Facebook fan page.


Blog/website: http://7dotsstudio.com/

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2ND PRIZE

$40 gift card from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!


Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 
Their on line store has an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. 
Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest ~ including 
an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!
Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place 
which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last! 



They also have a blog &  Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!


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3RD PRIZE

$30 worth of 2Crafty Chipboard!


2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog!


Image depicts a sampling of 2Crafty's latest products
 & is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an
 awesome selection of 2Crafty Chipboard to the value of their prize.


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4TH PRIZE

 $20 worth of Inklinkz from Shimmerz Shimmering Watercolours - 
sponsored by SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KIT CLUB!


Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs that
cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other kit clubs offer.
Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to a level beyond.
We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market that will enable you
 to create not "just a layout", but a work of art.



Please also check out the inspiration from our design team on the shop's blog!
You can also find us on Facebook & Pinterest & YouTube - let's connect!
Our tutorials you can find here!
Store: http://store.scrapsofdarkness.com
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Community / Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness

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5TH PRIZE

 $15 worth of Green Tara products & flowers!




Green Tara are an Australian based company & are importers & wholesalers
 of fine handmade & milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons,both fabric & paper 
 flowers, washi tape, etc. They are continually adding to their collections of high
 quality products & provide papers with rich colours, wonderful textures & beautiful patterns!


Image depicts a sampling of Green Tara's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of Green Tara products worth $15.

Blog:  http://www.greentara1.blogspot.com.au/

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RANDOM PRIZE

$25 prize-pack from Darkroom Door


Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig &  graphic designer 
Stewart Yule, who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps
 &  papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, 
mixed media & altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products
 have a strong photographic element in their design.



Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product range
 along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!




Crafty Lady Line Art Stamp and Splatter Texture Stamp

ALL OUR PRIZES ALWAYS INCLUDE FREE INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE!



The deadline for this challenge is  SUNDAY 31th AUGUST 2014.



It has to be said, Scrap Around the World has the most awesome prizes of anyone!
I know this was an incredibly long post so I'll make this short. I've been absent from my blog for awhile. Things have been difficult for my family as of late and we are muddling thru. As a result I have been involved in alot of "support" and damage repair but am hoping that now things have sorted themselves out and I can regain my momentum. In fact I want to push myself harder than ever so hang in there and I'll try not to disappoint! All the best and have an awesome weekend!












Friday, 8 August 2014

Just a reminder-Scrap Around the World's August Mood Board

Just popped in quickly to remind you all to check out the August Mood Board over at Scrap Around the World. This month's board was designed by the very talented Marilyn Rivera an awesome friend and amazing artist! Plenty of inspiration! Give it a try!  You can find it here at http://scraparoundtheworld.blogspot.ca/
I have not fallen off the face of the earth. I am simply struggling with a few things at the moment and happen to have my two gorgeous granddaughters with me this entire week! It's been a riot but I am exhausted! You can follow our journeys on FB! I will be back soon with a month of mystical layouts! All the best! :)

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Paint Caddy

It has come to my attention that I have lost complete control of my scraproom. A relatively new room and it looks like a bomb hit it. I have accumulated so much over the past year and instead of taking the time and sorting it out I just kinda piled it up or stuck it on the corner of my desk. Well no more! It's affecting my ability to work so I am forced to do something. To start I decided to get all the mists off my desk and pulled out this paint caddy that I bought from dusty attic three years ago? Wow procrastination is my middle name. I decided to put it together and this is what I came up with!
 front view same on both sides
Side view same on both sides. I also used some chippies from Dust Attic, theDecorative Trim Set (DA0435) to embellish it a little bit.
The papers are from Maja  Design Vintage Summer and Crea Diem collections.
Even papered the inside to make it look nicer!
Added some handmade flowers made with leftovers from the sheets I used.
Another handmade flower. I's not perfect but it is definitely functional.
Filled to capacity! I need another one! lol time to slow down on the shopping. These are only some of my mists! I have decided to do at least one major organizing thing in my room each month and or finish one project that for some reason got put to the side. Hopefully by Christmas my room will look brand new again! Thanks for dropping by! All the best! :)

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Picture Perfect-Mid month reveal at Scrap Around the World

 It's mid month reveal team at SATW again and this month we had a beautiful Mood Board designed by the talented Tusia Lech to work with.
I love the colors in Maja Designs Crea Diem line and used those papers for this layout. I also used a large chipboard from Dusty Attic called Iby Corners (DA 1018B).
I actually traced all the leaves onto a green sheet of paper and cut them out. Once glued on I went around the edges with a darker green to help them stand out more. A little drywall tape for texture and the butterflies are from a mask I used (Mini Specimens) from TCW. I also added another Dusty Attic chippie in the form of butterlflies (Flutterbies #3 DA0766). I stamped them with embossing ink then added Geranium Coral embossing powder.
A close-up of my flower cluster. Some are handmade and some are from my Prima stash. I backed them with a new Diecut I got from the Funkie Junkie store called Quinn made my Memory Box. Also hand stitched around the page.
A better view of the masking  and diecuts.
The title is also from Dusty Attic and describes the photo to a T! I love this shot of my eldest daughter Ashley and her two girls Lilly and Emily. A little stamping done with a brick wall stamp from I don't remember where lol! I also punched out a bunch of hydrangea flowers and glued them along the vine along the page then added a drop of liquid pearls in the middle. I love how Maja Design makes the tags on the bottoms of their papers usable! I just tucked the little Crea diem tag under the title for added effect.
The last photo is another close-up of the vine and flowers. I loved working with the colors of this Mood Board and hope you give it a try! here are the rules:
Feel free to interpret the mood board in any way you like,
 using one image, several of them, all of them or even just
 one aspect of an image, using ANY COLOURS!  

To be eligible for judging:-

You need to follow our 10 Golden Rules found HERE, which include :

1)  Sharing the mood board image.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
SATW} & LINKING BACK to the current challenge.

3)  Mentioning HOW you were inspired by our mood board.

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.

If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important
 to you please ensure that you have WORD VERIFICATION TURNED OFF.


And we are offering some amazing prizes!

Now onto our magnificent prizes {ALL of which ALWAYS include
 FREE POSTAGE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD} & awesome sponsors!!

1ST PRIZE

OVER $50 worth of sprays & embossing powders from
 Lindy's Stamp Gang, sponsored by SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KIT CLUB!


Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs that
cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other kit clubs offer.
Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to a level beyond.
We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market that will enable you

 to create not "just a layout", but a work of art.


Please also check out the inspiration from our design team on the shop's blog!
You can also find us on Facebook & Pinterest & YouTube - let's connect!
Our tutorials you can find here!
Store: http://store.scrapsofdarkness.com
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Community / Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness

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2ND PRIZE

$40 worth of goodies from 2Crafty Chipboard!


2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog!


Image depicts a sampling of 2Crafty's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of 2Crafty Chipboard to the value of their prize.

 Blog: http://www.2craftychipboard.blogspot.com.au/
Website: http://www.2crafty.com.au/
Email:  salesat2crafty@optusnet.com.au

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3RD PRIZE

$30 gift card from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!


Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 
Their on line store has an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. 
Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest ~ including 
an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!
Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place 
which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last!
They also have a blog &  Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!


----------------------------------------

4TH PRIZE


$20 worth of Green Tara products & flowers!


Green Tara are an Australian based company & are importers & wholesalers
 of fine handmade & milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons,both fabric & paper 
 flowers, washi tape, etc. They are continually adding to their collections of high
 quality products & provide papers with rich colours, wonderful textures & beautiful patterns!


Image depicts a sampling of Green Tara's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of Green Tara products worth $30.

Blog:  http://www.greentara1.blogspot.com.au/
Website:  http://www.greentara.com.au/home.php 

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5TH PRIZE

$15 worth of Darkroom Door


Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig &  graphic designer 
Stewart Yule, who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps
 &  papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, 
mixed media & altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products
 have a strong photographic element in their design.


This is just an example of the type of stamp you could WIN!!
Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product range
 along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!


-------------------------------------------- 

RANDOM PRIZE


 $25 worth of product from 7Dots Studio!


7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboards. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness of our papers, 
which makes them work perfectly with all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will find also clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from 
our design team please visit our blog or Facebook fan page.


Blog/website: http://7dotsstudio.com/

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ALL OUR PRIZES ALWAYS INCLUDE FREE INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE!!

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The deadline for this challenge is  THURSDAY 31st JULY 2014.


Just 2 weeks left to go now!

Remember to leave some comment ♥ for our hard-working designers!


I hope to see you out there! Give it a try! All the best! :)