Thursday, June 28, 2012

WOOOO HOOO I was Featured
CSI Challenge #25
The Magic of You

Wooo Hooo just found out I was "Featured"
this morning over at CSI. I'm sooo happy. Thanks to Debbie & all of her fabulous DT that voted for me. Thank you Thank you Thank you.  Mwah. Di  xo

Hi everyone. I am soooo having withdrawals. It has been two weeks since I actually posted a challenge. I haven't been idle, been doing lots of DT work though, I suppose you can't have it all ways.
This is for the current challenge #25 over at CSI. As always a wonderful case file.
I love these colours. So soft & pretty. For the "Testimony" part of the criteria I have journalled telling a history type of story & I have used the word "History" as well. 

It is all on my little tag which I have tucked in behind my photos.

 For the "Evidence" part of the criteria I have used four things. I have used Foliage, clouds, Border Punched & added some gold accents.

You can see all the gorgeous Green Tara flowers & the Skeleton Leaves for my foliage. These laces, trims  & ribbons are also from Green Tara. I have added some little gold accents to the flower centers.

I have also added these beautiful Clouds from 2 Crafty as my 4th piece of evidence. I've given them a little makeover to make them look soft & fluffy.

I have also used this lovely Word Sentiment from 2 Crafty. They have so many gorgeous phrases to suit most occasions.

Well that just about sums it all up. Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.
Cheers Di  xo

Friday, June 22, 2012

WooooHoooo!!!! My Great News

Hi everyone, I have been dying to share some news with you all.  It has just been announced on the 2 Crafty blog.  I have not only been invited to stay on the 2 Crafty Chipboard Design Team for another term but I have also been appointed
 "Design Team Co-ordinator".
 Woo Hoo I am so excited. The NEW team starts on 1st August & they have got an amazing group  from both Australia & abroad. You will more than likely know most of them. Such a very talented DT & I am really looking forward to 1st August. Pop over to the 2 Crafty blog & check out who is on the NEW team. Click HERE.

I have had a fabulous month  & this just caps it off. Over the past month I have had .....
Another  layout & a card published in different magazines.
 I made it onto the NEW DT over at WW1
I was featured over at CSI blog
I have been asked to be a Guest DT for July on another blog
 (can't tell yet)
& now this...Yipeee.
I am one very happy & grateful person.
Someone must be watching over me I think!!!
Thanks for letting me share my news with you all.
Until next time.
Cheers Di  xo

Monday, June 18, 2012

8 Hours of Bliss with "Sir Tim"!!!!

Hi everyone. I have had the most fabulous day. I am sooo tired, I just got home after an eight hour class with the MASTER himself, 
Tim Holtz.
 I only got about four hours sleep last night, up at 4.30am, three hour drive there, 8 hour class  & another three hour drive home, but I had a great day. 
He did three classes here in Sydney & todays was an invitation only class not open to the public. I was so glad to be invited!!! It was an eight hour class jam packed full of techniques. The man truly is a master, not to mention a great teacher, comedienne & personality plus. Over the years I have been to a lots of "trade type" classes & I must say this was absolutely the best as well as the best organised & most professionally run. Love love loved it.
Here is a pic of a Printers Tray he had on display. So many gorgeous details.
I must confess I am a huge "FAN".
Until next time.
Cheers Di  xo

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Color Room #114
Life is Good

Hi bloggers, I've just finished my layout for the current challenge #114 over at The Color Room. I actually started this layout a while ago, but it was one of those that I was never completely satisified with!!! I am sure you all know what that feels like. When I saw this weeks color pallette over at TCR I knew just what this layout needed, that punch of gold. Thanks Lydell, always love TCR color pallettes.

I am really happy how my background turned out, if you look below you can see some of the textures I have put on the background using lots of different mediums, mists, paints & stamps.

I love these Green Tara  Autumn Leaves on this page. Adds some nice texture without using flowers.  I have also twisted some vines which I am very fond of too.

Just about everything on this page has been altered in one way or another & I must say I had so much fun doing it. I hope you like it. Until next time.
Cheers Di  xo

Friday, June 8, 2012

Kraft It Up DT Post
"You Are Special"

Hi everyone, thanks for calling by. Today I thought I would show you my DT layout for this months challenge over at Kraft It Up. This months criteria is 
3 photos + A title with 3 or more words  + 3 different alphabets + Masked background
as always you must use a Kraft background for your layout.
Too easy.

I have  used a beautiful 2 Crafty 12" chipboard  border which I have painted pink, but instead of using it horizontally I have placed it vertically, just for a change. As you can see in the above photo I have also teamed it up with some of the gorgeous NEW ribbons from Green Tara , as well as some of their fabulous flowers including their Gardenias & various sized roses.

For my title I have just used a mixture of odd words I had on hand & I have framed my pics with some hand cut doileys. I just love this particular doiley. Definately my favourite at the moment.

Lastly I have misted my background with a white mist using an old favourite butterfly stencil.
I do hope that perhaps you too can find some time  to join in with this months challenge. For some inspiration, pop over to the Kraft It Up  blog & see what the other members of the DT have come up with. So many great ideas. Hope you play along with us.
Until next time.
Cheers Di  xo

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Whoo Hoo I got "Featured"
CSI Challenge #21
"Love You"

 WHOO HOO,  I am so excited, today I was "Featured" in the Top 5 over at CSI.   Thank you to Debbie & all the DT. I'm thrilled.
 Di  xo

Hi everyone. Just finished my layout for the current challenge over at the CSI blog. Always love pinks & greens so I decided to squeeze just one challenge in before the chaos of the new month  begins!!!
For the "Evidence" part of the criteria I have used a doiley, flowers, ribbon, wavy border, lacy border
 & layers.
For the "Testimony" part of the criteria I have journalled "two perspectives" as well as used one of the inspiration words, SWEET.

If you look closely you will see I have journalled around my page on one of the layers. I have also used this super cute little miniature envelope for my tag. I thought it completed the theme of the letter box.

I have to say I love this Dusty Attic chipboard  letterbox. I think it creates a nice garden theme along with the 2 Crafty chippie Picket Fence. 
As always I have used loads of yummy Green Tara flowers, laces & this lovely twisted pearl ribbon trim.

Thanks so much for calling by. Until next time.
Cheers Di  xo

Friday, June 1, 2012

My News!!!!!
Yeah I Made it onto the
White With 1 Creative Team

Hip Hip Hooray. I have been dying to tell everyone my news,  that I was picked to be on the NEW Creative Team over at White With 1.         I have always loved playing along with this challenge & I really am over the moon to be part of their Creative Team along with such a talented team of girls.
 Thanks Mel for this opportunity.
Here is my first layout as part of the team.

This months criteria is White + Pale blue + Flags.
These pics are of my beautiful eldest son Beau. These  were taken when he just 5 months old. 
 Where does the time go?

Here are my  flags in the top corner & I just love this little Sail Boat from 2 Crafty Chipboard. I have just left both it & the words raw, I thought that worked well with the pale blue.

I have finished off with a little banner in hessian & some Fringe Trim & a couple of little blue  flowers, all from Green Tara of course. Well I hope I have given you a little inspiration to perhaps join us in this months challenge. Pop over to the White With 1 blog & have a peek at all the great inspiration from  the team.
Thanks for stoppin by.  Until next time.
Cheers Di  xo