Friday, 19 July 2013

New blog and DT Call

Just popping in to let you know about this new blog 123 Get Scrappy
It sounds like a very fun challenge blog and they are having a Design Team Call, so if you are interested check it out!

Leanne xx

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Scrap Friends July sketch challenge

Well it's been School Holidays and I have been with the Grandies and I have some wonderful photos to scrap!
The first being Glacia in the apricot tree. James thought he would teach her to climb and I saw her through the kitchen window and nearly died! I raced out there and got her down and then watched , while they played a little bit and got sick of it! Phew! It could have been disastrous!

So I have used this sketch from Scrap Friends with a series of photos

I love this bird washi tape and I have cut out a few birds

Thanks for popping in!
Leanne xxx

Sunday, 14 July 2013

My first DT Reveal for Use Your Words - July 15th challenge

The time is here!!
The first challenge at Use your Word and it is STORY
Use it in either your title or journaling.

And here we go first reveal!!

I have used "Story' on a cherry flair button, from A Piece of Cake Designs.
I found my old Dynamo gadget ( I was actually looking for my hot glue glue feathers back in the feather duster.... the ones the Grandies had plucked out!!)
I don't use it very often......some thing different!
Of course good old washi tape!!

And my little stars from the Trinket Track
This was a crazy drive out to Pine Valley Station! Our daughter and her 2 children came with us. We had a trailer with all our clothes, eskies and bikes and everything else. The Land Cruiser was so full of stuff and the dogs were a bit cramped and we ended up with 3 dogs and 3 adults in the front! The kids were so hyped up and with the dogs huffing and puffing and all the noise....yep total chaos! But we had so much fun that weekend!
That's enough of me rambling on!  The main thing is to check out this challenge. You have a fortnight to complete it. Take a look at all the Design Team examples....they will inspire you!!
Thanks for popping by
Leanne xx

About a Girl July 15th challenge

That time of the month again for a new challenge at About A Girl
 Create a layout with some torn paper, flowers and use the sketch below.

Now I might have gone slightly haywire here.....turned out rather different!
The basic sketch is there...I have just added a bit more!

I love this photo! It was Gemma's 4th birthday and all the girls were dressed up even Jodie.
They are all dancing in this photo and they look so cute!

Lots of paper tearing here and edges are inked.

I have used a vey old flower punch ( one of the first I bought all those years ago and never use anymore!) to tuck little flowers under the paper.

All these girls were into dancing at this stage and were going to Tinkerbell dance classes. They looked so cute in their tutu's , that I couldn't resist using the old classic .... Sugar and Spice!!

Paper tearing and flowers are so much check this challenge out!
And don't forget the first challenge at the new blog Use Your Word...First word being "STORY" and we all have a story to check this out too!

Thanks for popping by
Leanne xx


WW1 July challenge

Now this challenge at white with 1 , I really wanted to do, so I could scrap a photo of my 2nd Grand being white with navy and arrows.

Guess who couldn't find anything navy!! Not one to be beaten....I found enough paper to complete a layout. Even though it is a more simpler one, my other Grand Son thinks it's the best one I've done.....even the ones of there you never really know!!!

As usual, I can't get the white to look completely white. The light was not good for photos, which has made it even harder than normal!
This washi tape makes fantastic chevrons and I have had these glitter alphas for ages and never used them. But I quite like them on this page.

Made all my arrows and painfully cut them out ( one job I don't like! )
This little man will be one before I know I had better take more photos. He is sooo cute!
Well that's it for now...thanks for popping by,
Leanne xx

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Scrap Therapy July sketch challenge


Now this challenge over at Scrap Therapy is for all those addicted to washi tape!!!

               $50 prize pack worth of Washi Tape to be won!!

So here is the sketch and a pretty good one at that!

I took a photo of my 2 Grandies in the wheel barrow....were meant to be helping me!!!
The Kraft paper, I found in my pile of "Stuff ups" LOL ( I have a pile of papers I have messed up and hope one day I can use them !)
But it sorted of worked for this layout!

Of course lots of washi tape and stars from the The Trinket Track !!

I am rather happy with the way it turned out , as the photo was a bit hard to put colours with.
So for a chance to win some washi tape...head on over...remember you have to be in it to win it!!!
Leanne xx

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Scrap Africa


This challenge at Scrap Africa was very challenging for me!
But I really enjoyed doing this, especially as I was staying at my daughters and we were scrapping together!  The sketch....

I have used texture paste, water colours and paint and then added shells that the Grand Kids collected.

The photo corners and cork bird are from the Trinket Track and Prima butterflies

I am a just a big kid at heart and love playing with Grand Children......whatever that is!!
Building sand castles, collecting shells, kicking the football, playing in mud......whatever is going, Nanna is up for it!!
Now I have a photo of my GS James's piece of art, that he has asked me to put on my blog!
So if you happen to pop by....PLEASE, PLEASE leave a comment for James, then he might stop nagging me to set up a blog for him!!!! He just wants to read the comments...LOL!!!!
So here it is.....using up and making a mess of Nanna's paints! (and the table and the floor and himself and.....)

Thanks so much for stopping by....

Leanne xx

Monday, 8 July 2013

My good news!!

I am very happy to let you know, I am on the Design Team for Use Your Word

The first challenge will be up on the 15th, but in the mean time the other Design Team members will be check it out, wonderful bunch of girls!

I am going to use this blog as a means of scrapping something other than Grand Children and to do more journaling...hmmm...we shall see how this goes !! lol

And don't forget the challenge over at About A Girl Just use the word "NEW" in your title or journaling. Fantastic examples by the Design Team!

That's all for today... keep warm! ( frost here this morning)
Leanne xx

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Scrap around the World - July challenge

Hi.....freezing cold today and feeling miserable with a sore throat and what does one do???
SCRAP of course!

Love this mood board and sketch at Scrap around the World this month.

It looks so romantic and as my niece has just become engaged, I thought I would give this challenge a go!

I tried to make a plaster look frame with texture paste and used texture paste hearts over the page, then slightly inked with a cotton bud.

Because I want to give this as a gift, I haven't done any journaling.....just put their initials on the page.
I hope they like it!!
Well tomorrow , what ever happens we MUST go out to our farm and get a big load of wood, to heat this house up!!
Thanks for looking
Leanne xx

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Guest Design Reveal for Life. Paper.Scrapbook. - July sketch

I was really happy to be asked to be a Guest Designer over at  Life. Paper. Scrapbook. for this month's sketch challenge.
I decided to use these photos that my son took of Glacia....she is such a character!!!
She is looking so innocent and disinterested, as though everything is okay!!
The pink flower thing is a rub on that I have had for years. I put half in the top left hand corner and rubbed the other half in the bottom right.

 The black arrows are Prima and I just love these burlap butterflies.

 And once again I have used my Martha Stewart punch.

So if you have a spare moment, do play along! Great prize to be won!
And don't forget the challenge at About A Girl to create a layout using the word "NEW"

Have fun scrapping and thanks for looking!
cheers Leanne xx

Monday, 1 July 2013

Design Team Call

Hi everyone,

Just putting the word out about a new challenge blog!
It is Use Your Word with 2 challenges a month centred on one word.
There is a call for a Design Team and the deadline for applications is July 7th

And there is BLOG CANDY!!

Check out the details and spread the word!!

Leanne xx

July 1st About A Girl challenge - my DT Reveal

Hi....a bit late posting this!
I am afraid the winter bug has got me and I went back to bed and I wished I was still there!
But life goes on......this challenge at About A Girl is to use the word NEW

This is my Grand Daughter with her new hat
 Sorry about the photo...I took so many photos and I still couldn't get the colour I gave up!!

I love arrows and to get a different effect, I have distressed the edges of each one and doodled in between and cut small strips of washi tape

I made a little cluster of these little stars from  The Trinket Track ... I love these!
And my strips are washi tape cut very tiny. I have put strips on the photo to fill in the background.
I hope this post has made sense as I have had trouble just typing.....hope I feel better tomorrow!
Thanks for looking
Leanne xxx