I am thrilled to be Guest Designer for the 123 Challenge Blog this month with a a gorgeous Christmas theme.
We were lucky enough to have the grandchildren together last Christmas and managed a little photoshoot with them all!
The challenge: Use all 3 colours, the 2 words and the sketch!
I have been drooling over the gorgeous products from Altenew for a while and finally bought myself some!! Loving them!!
So I thought I would do the December scrapbook challenge, using this gorgeous pic from a photoshoot my son and DIL had done. (photo - Jodie Piggot Photography)
My layout for Scrap the Boys November challenge. This is not a colour combo that I would normally choose, so it was a bit of a challenge!
Blakey is starting to master the construction of a successful 'marble tower'.
As soon as I saw this month's challenge at Off the Rails, I knew what pic i wanted to use.
My wee granddaughter and her sister decided they wanted to put makeup on! Needless to say, Mum's make-up bag is now out of reach! But how cute is she?!!!
My layout for the challenge at Scrapbooking Top 50.
I was inspired by the island holiday theme. My daughter and family have just got back from a very relaxing week in Rarotonga. The girls loved the swimming and Madi, who used to be scared of waves, even mastered snorkelling!
I loved this October 1st sketch at Stuck?! Sketches!
My daughter called and said Madi needed a Moana outfit for the following day (last minute, Charlie!!) and did I have anything in my stash that might work. I found a perfect handprinted table runner that I had bought at a craft fair years ago, some calico and a cheap chiffon scarf I bought for making burnt edge flowers! LOL! I am such a hoarder!!
Two hours later, 'Moana, a.k.a. Madison' :)
I was going to use this photo for last month's challenge at Scrap the Boys, (Father's day)but things got hectic and it never got done, so when I saw the sketch for the October challenge I was ready to go! My title 'Mini Me - double trouble', pretty well sums up these two!
The challenge at Show Us your Stuff, this month, is to use mixed media. I have used stamps and varying brands of inks and watercolours. My handmade item is my stamped and coloured mermaid embellishment.
Love the sketch at Scrap the Girls this month! I have been getting a little bored with my style and wanted to try something different, so I got out my stamps (some I have had for about 10 years!) and the Ken Oliver Liquid Metals that I bought at last years SENZ.
I am going to look at all my stamps in a new light!
I am Guest designing this month at 123 Challenge Blog. Their challenges are awesome: 1 sketch, 2 words to use and 3 colours. Several of the family flew over 'the ditch' from Auckland to Sydney and had a wonderful long weekend celebrating our granddaughter's 1st birthday. Her little cousins loved their first ever ferry ride!
I hope you will pop over to the blog and play along!
I have combined this layout, of a wonderful long weekend in Sydney (from NZ) with family, with The Studio Challenges and the Facebook colour challenge at Funky Flairs. Our 2 granddaughters just loved their first trip on a ferry across Sydney Harbour.
The Studio Challenge Tic Tac Toe board: I used the middle column; Flair, 2 Alphas, Blue
A layout using the August 15th sketch at Stuck?! Sketches. I was in the mood to do something for a change and use some neglected supplies, so got my Minc out and my Ken Oliver Liquid Metallics
and Color Bursts. I have also used a Charm's Creation heart and a Funky Flair.
This gorgeous babe is a bundle of energy, definitely a beautiful wildflower!
I have used the sketch from the August challenge at Show us your Stuff. The handmade embellishment is a Charm's Creation teal and silver sparkle circle.
We had a wonderful weekend in Sydney for our youngest granddaughter's Christening and first birthday.
This layout is for The Studio Challenges - to use stitching and the ARTastic challenge, white with one (pink).
ARTastic inspiration painting: Inspired by the paint threads and softness of the colour interaction.
The Scrap the Boys challenge this month is to use a large photo. I have been wanting to try a large photo for a while, so was really pleased to see this challenge. Thanks, girls! I think I will be doing it more often!
My layout for the July 1st challenge at Stuck?! Sketches. Miss R had her grumpiest look on all the way to daycare in the first week when she realised they weren't going to the park. She wouldn't smile or even look at Mum! How to make a mother feel guilty!! By week 3 she was smiling and eager to go most days.
Miss H is loving her spaghetti bolognese. Unfortunately for Mum, is wasn't all going in her mouth! This layout is for the June 1st challenge at Stuck?! Sketches. This month I am GD for Charm's Creations.
This month I am excited to be Guest Designer for Charm's Creations, so here is a close-up of 2 beautiful Charm's Creations which you can find here: