Friday, March 27, 2009

Look who's going to the Ball!!

Today is my son's Yr 11 school ball. It is amazing how different they look all dressed up. After the trips to try on and then re try on it has all come together and this is the result.

Very smart if I may say so myself. Not biased, much...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Retreat Challenges!!

During the weekend of the Scrapboxx Retreat we were given 4 different challenges 1 each from Karen, Mardi, Sheree and Nikala. We were only given a few bits and pieces and then asked to make something from our stash using the items provided. Here are my entries for each of those challenges.
Sheree's Challenge
piece of chipboard
chipboard key
purple and red flower
striped patterned paper

Mardi's Challenge
piece of pink scalloped paper
black felt button

Nikala's Challenge
small white tag
a grungeboard number
pattern paper product sample sheet

Karen's Challenge
5 assorted buttons
woodgrain tag
tag (which I used inside the card)
cream flower

The challenges were great fun and I was very excited to have had my card chosen as a winner by the DT girls for Karen's challenge.

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The Colour Orange!!

Over at Theme Thursday the theme this week is Orange. This is my contribution, all be it a tad late.

For this one I have used some Texture paste, Nickel Azo Gold,Tiger Lily Glimmermist, black soot ink, gold rub n buff and crystals.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Scrapboxx Retreat !!

What a fabulous weekend was had. It was so nice to catch up with scrapping friends and to put faces to people I hadn't met before. The classes where amazing as usual, we got to use lots of new cha 09 products - very noice. It was fabulous to meet Karen Day and Nikala and to see Mardi and Sheree again. Maria did a awesome job again organising the retreat so that everything ran smoothly. I will post some pictures of the layouts I did very soon. I am so looking forward to the October getaway.
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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Eggs, Birds or Nests!!

Here is my contribution for this weeks Challenge over at Theme Thursday.

For the background I have used Peeled Paint, Spice Marmalade and Black Soot Distress Ink onto gloss card. My bird image is from the internet, stamp is from Cherrypie Art Stamps, German Scraps and finally a quote from on birds. Thanks for looking.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Lots of Fun!!!

This year I decided I wanted to be a bit more creative and have always wanted to do ATC's. I have started classes with Kelsey at Scraptivate and boy what fun they are. At the end of they year we will have a fab technique book with lots of samples for each technique and also lots of new goodies added to my stash lol...

This one is using an embossing technique

This gorgeous girlie is from the Stampotique range and is

used on a coloured gloss card

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Monday, March 2, 2009

13 Days to go!!!

There are 13 days until the start of the Scrapboxx Retreat...yippee at Augusta. This will be my 6th retreat with them. It is the best fun, the classes are awesome using lots of new yummy product, this year we will be using new Cha releases...saw a sneak peak of some of the product yesterday -very exciting. It will be great to catch up with friends and meet new ones. Not a lot of sleep happens, just 3 days of scrapping and of course singstar until the wee hours.
I have finally started my tags all 53 one them so as we have a long weekend I am hoping that I will get most of them finished apart from the embellishing.
Here are some of my latest layouts that I have finished using my Boxx of Scraps that I receive each month.

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