Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Challege #95 The Color Room
"Don't Follow Your Dreams Chase Them"

Hi everyone. Thought I would share my layout  for this weeks challenge #95 over at The Color Room. This weeks colour pallette was red, pink, green & black. Such a pretty colour pallette. I have also used their sketch which I must say I am rather happy with. They just make it so easy for us. Thanks TCR girls.
Now for my background I have created these lovely textures & then finished it off with some Pearl Glimmermist. Rather pleased with the outcome. I so adore this photo too, a friend of mine gave it to me. She did a photo shoot with her daughter. How clever are you Sue???
I have used  lots of lovely 2 Crafty chipboard & some yummy Green Tara leaves & Roses in various sizes which I have Glimmermisted to achieve the right colours.Thanks for stopping by  & for any comments you may care to leave.    Cheers Di  xoxo

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

White With 1 January Challenge
Dream Big

Hi everyone. Today  I would like to show you my layout I have just finished for the January challenge over at White With 1. This months criteria was to use Lime green  plus white plus buttons.
I have used lots of 2 Crafty chipboard, these cute little flowers, lots of paper punching, lots of misting, sewing as well as  my signature edge distressing.
I hope you like it. Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time.    Cheers Di  xoxo

Sunday, January 15, 2012

YEAH!!! My Great News!!!!!

 Hi everyone. I just wanted to share my good news with you all. I have just been accepted on the new "2 Crafty" Chipboard Design Team for 2012. I have always had a weakness for chipboard  since the very  early days of my scrapbooking. Thanks so much Vanessa for this opportunity. Also a big congrats to the other girls who made the team.     Cheers Di  xoxo

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bird is the Word & CSI #1 Challenge

Hello everyone.  I would like to show you my layout I have  finished for  Bird is the Word  & Challenge #1 over at  CSI  which is a NEW challenge  blog. This is the first time I have played along at BITW & I thought it looked like a fun challenge. This is also the very first challenge for CSI which is a  great new challenge blog with a fabulously  innovative criteria. BITW criteria is to use the word "Remember" in your title.  CSI colour criteria were  two shades of green, yellow, terracotta & grey, plus a few other elements.
Now let me introduce you to this beautiful lady. Her name is Olive  Colless. She was my Great Grandmothers sister & I am so lucky to have this gorgeous photo of her. I am very fortunate to have many many old photos like these that my own Grandmother passed on to me. I am the family keeper of all things special. Basically I have always been a sentimental fool I suppose!! I met her a few times when I was very very young child & I remember she was a jovial great big old chubby lady. Hard to imagine that when you look at her in this photo.
 I have been wanting to scrap some more of these old photos  &  these two  challenges  gave me the push  I needed.  I have to say I really enjoyed playing along with  both of these  challenges &  I will definately be playing along on both  again. Thanks for stopping by & for any comments you may care to leave.  
Cheers Di  xoxo

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Color Room Pallette #92 "A Mothers Love"

Hello everyone. Hope you are enjoying the holidays. Today I wanted to show you all my layout I have just done for the current challenge over at The Color Room. These are not colours I would normally scrap with but  I have to say I absolutely LOVE it!!!! Fab colours. Thanks again to TCR for pushing me out of my comfort zone  I do so adore this photo & I have been waiting for the right layout to put it on.
I have created my background with loads of Gesso & Glimmermist to achieve the exact shade I was after and  I am really pleased  with this shade of purple. I think it goes great with this shade of red which is also another Glimmermist colour. It's a shame you cannot see the shimmer & shine in the pics.
This page was a Glimmermist overdose!!! I have coloured all of my yummy Green Tara flowers with Glimmermist as well, they were all originally white. I have also used lots of chipboard as well.
Lastly I have finished off with some Tim Holtz metal, including a keyhole, locket & mini frame. I do hope you like this & perhaps leave me some comments. Until next time.     Cheers Di  xoxo