Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Page Drafts Christmas Cheer
Sketch #17.4
"Merry Christmas"

Hello everyone, I'm back again with yet another Chrissy layout.
This time I joined in the fun with very talented Emma Stafrace,
over on her site, "Page Drafts".
For those of you that are not familiar with this site, pop over
 & take a peek. It is fantastic & dedicated solely to "sketches".
So many to choose from.

Em has just release seven  NEW sketches today with a
 fabulous Chrissy theme. I have chosen to do this one.
Instead of the fourth photo I used this sweet little
2 Crafty chippie Reindeer instead.

Lots of Christmas berries, holly, Christmas Bells & gold stars as well
as this fabulous ribbon from Green Tara. This is definitely one of
my faves.

Throw in a little stamping with some NEW Chrissy stamps that I have
also been dying to use too. Love these with "North Pole" post marks.

I have  used some 2 Crafty chipboard circles from a great big
nested pack as well as this title "1st Christmas".
Well that just about sums it up.

Make sure you pop over to "Page Drafts" & check out
 Em's fabulous sketches. 

Until next time.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My 2 Crafty Chipboard
DT Reveal

Hello everyone. Today I would like to show you two  layouts I
have done for my DT post over on the 2 Crafty Blog.
The first one I have used lots of mediums, 
stencilling (I love this script stencil),
 misting, stamping, more misting & lots of inking too.
I was very happy how this background turned out.
I have also used lots of Green Tara flowers too.

First up I have used a 2 Crafty chippie phrase,
"Captured Memories"

In this pic you can see I have used one of their little 
  "Tiny Kathleen's Frames". One of my favourite pieces.

  I have also used two of their chippie borders. I 
used a  Tahnyah's 11" Border as well as a 
Tahnyah's 6" Border. I just cut them both in half, &
 offset them on my page so that they
peeked out through my flower clusters.
I so love these two pieces. So beautifully fine & delicate.

Now for some Christmas!!!!

I thought I would do some alternative Christmas colours on this layout.
Again I have done a mixed media background & I have stencilled
some snowflakes. I have also put "Stickles" glitter on 
absolutely everything. Unfortunately you
 can't really see it in these pics!!

This gorgeous title, "Merry & Bright" is one of many from the
 2 Crafty range. I have applied
a generous amount of "Diamond Dust" to add some
 great texture & sparkle.
In this pic you can see these gorgeous "Blitzen" Reindeer.
 These are just so beautiful. I love their flourish type antlers.
Again I have used yet another "Henri's Tiny Frame".
These are such a great size.

All the flowers , ribbon, lace & Crystal Sprays are from  

Some mixed media treatment on my background.

Last piece of chippie on this layout is one from a pack of
"Scalloped Circle Frames", they have several different
 size circles in the one pack.

This bow is one of the many beautiful ribbons
from Green Tara.

Well thats all for today.
Why don't you visit the 2 Crafty Blog or Facebook
& see what the rest of the team have been up to.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

My Beautiful Poppy Girl

I just wanted to do a little tribute to my beautiful baby girl,
Sadly she passed away yesterday.

She was 11yrs  which for a staffy dog is quite old.
We rescued her from the pound eight & a half years ago
when I sadly lost my then staffy, Chloe, to cancer.
We thought we weren't able to save Chloe from the ravages
 of cancer, so we would go to the pound
& save another little dogs life.
That is when we met Poppy at age 3 yrs.
She has been our little girl ever since.

She truely was the most beautiful natured little dog.
Always obedient & extremely affectionate & loyal.
My husband & I only have sons, so we always say,
to the amusement of eyeryone, that she is the
daughter we never had!!!

I know it is hard to understand such grief if you are not
a doggy person, but it is like loosing a child.
It really is. Those of you who are doggy people, will
know exactly what I mean. When your kids grow up
& move out & you become an empty nester, you place
all of your affections onto your pets.

I am devestated, & my heart is just broken in two.
I loved her so very very much.
 She was such a major part of my life.

I will love you forever my bubba girl.

Poppy's Mum 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

My Kraft It Up DT Reveal
"Busy Doing Absolutely Nothing"

Hello everyone. Thanks for calling by.
Today I have my DT layout for Kraft It Up.
This months criteria is
"What YOU Want for Christmas"
It doesn't necessarily mean presents, it might be what you want
 do over Christmas, what you want to experience or perhaps
where you want to go!!!!

Well I knew straight away what I want to do over the 
Christmas break,
That is what I have called my layout,

"Busy doing absolutely Nothing".

I work full time, sixty plus hours a week, 
as I own a scrapbook shop & I'm not getting any younger.
I'm on four DT's, co ordinator on two of them as well 
as my family & home so life is pretty darn hectic.
 So on these holidays I don't want 
to do anything. Hence my title!!!!!

I live in a beachside suburb on the sunny Central Coast of NSW
Australia. We are surrounded by several beaches & my idea of
paradise & total relaxion is a cocktail in hand, a comfy chair
& the ocean.
What better way to charge your batteries.

Lots of little beachy chippie elements coupled with
my favourite Green Tara jute ribbon & one of their
little white flower sprays.

A few shells from our local beach.

My signature distressed edges. 
A little Gesso here & there as well as
a few hessian scraps.

 Well that just about wraps it up.
I do hope I have given you a little inspiration to join in
 the fun over at Kraft It Up this month.
Until next time.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

My "White With One" DT. Reveal
I Believe in Santa

Hi everyone, thanks for stoppin by the blog today.
Can you believe it is December, where has the year gone?
With December comes lots of great Chrissy layouts.
This is my DT layout for this months challenge
over at WW1 
Criteria this month is
White + Red + Christmas Photo.

I have used some great 2 Crafty chipboard including this
great chippie title "We Believe in Santa" & this "Ornament Sampler".
I have added a little glitter to them to make then even more festive.
I have also cut the Ornament Sampler in half so that I had two pieces.

I've done a little stamping on the background as well as a touch
of distressing too, I loooooove distressed edges.

I have also used this gorgeous Green Tara striped ribbon
This is one of my all time favourites.
The little Cherry Blossoms are also from Green Tara.

Lastly I have die cut some holly leaves to complete the theme.

Well thats it from me, I hope I have inspired you to join in
the fun this month over at White With 1.

Until next time.

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