Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Black with 2 October Challenge!

Here is my entry for this months challenge over at Black with Two.  Requirements were dominant black,  with pink, white, 3 chipboard elements and ribbon

I don't really scrap with a lot of pink so really enjoyed having a play this month.  I matched the prima flowers to the azalea spray with glimmermist, paint and ink, so think it turned out well.

Thanks for looking.

Scrapboxx Retreat at Meadowbrooke!!

Phew! Can't believe that it has been nearly 2 weeks since the retreat at Meadowbrooke.  What a fabulous time.  Two nights and two days of non stop scrapping and lots of chatting meeting new friends and catching up with old ones.  Sheree and Evana inspired us with their fantastic classes and of course the challenges (to create something with virtually nothing).  I am please to say that I completed all the classes and ended up coming home with around 10 layouts, 1 OTP and 3 completed challenges.  We were spoilt rotten having the delightful Ash as our chef for the weekend, she cooked up a storm the food was amazing.   The only down side to the weekend is that I discovered that I have hayfever.  Never had it before in my life, unfortunately the venue had lots of Star Jasmine and it got to me by the 1st morning, thanks to Kim for the Telfast it saved the day.

Here are the challenges:  1. create a Christmas Ornament
                                                  2. make a card
                                                  3. a layout

The best part for me was that I only used the items that we were given in each pack and added nothing apart from paint and or ink and a chipboard letter.

Here is a photo of our little group with Maria (owner of Scrapboxx) Sheree and Evana that was taken after one of the classes:

We were also treated to two demos during the weekend as part of our compulsory break.  Kareena from Scrappy Cow Margaret River showed us how to use glitter with the glue pad to embellish our pages and Maria showed us how to make her dodgy flowers lol, (omg how easy but with huge amounts of wow factor)

So totally awesome weekend and very much looking forward to August 2010 and the next Boxx Retreat....bring it on!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Quick Update!!

Wow, were has the time gone.  We are in school holidays here in Western Australia and towards the end of the last week, it is now flying.  With only 1 sleep to go, tomorrow I am off to Boyanup (which is down south past Bunbury) for the Scrapboxx scrapbooking retreat.  There will be around 26 of us and we will be scrapping and chatting all weekend.  It will be so good to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

 During the holidays there hasn't been much creating happening around here I have spent the time rearranging my creative area.  The size of my space is around 1.7m x 1.9m approx, not very big but boy have I got it sorted now.  DH and I went to Ikea the other weekend and purchased two expidit bookcases the 4 x 4 and a 2 x 4.  I am still looking to how I can incorporate the new tall Alex just love that one.  If I ever get a bigger area have already shown hubby my new desk lol.  It has tall Alex's at either end and seats two people (I will have to dream for a little longer me thinks)  I also got this week the Clip It Up!   I have always wanted one but never had to right spot to put one so now I have got my alphas and rubons and bits and pieces hanging up and all very neat and with easy reach, soo cool.

This week I posted off my cards swap for the boxx: this month's theme was congratulations.

On Tuesday night I had my ATC class with Kelsey and this week we did crackle technique.  Wow what fun that was.  Unfortunately on the way home 1 of mine hadn't dried properly and stuck to the side of the tin, grrr so will have to redo that one for my book.  Only a few more classes to go and we will be finished technique book 2, so will put my technique books into the gallery as soon as they are finished.  Next year we are starting a new book with lots of new techniques so are really looking forward to that.

Well I am now off to print photos, finish my swap tags and do the housework, then off to lunch with a girlfriend.

Wishing you all a happy and safe week.