Tuesday, May 28, 2013

*******DRUM ROLL PLEASE*******

It is with great pleasure that I would like to announce the winner of my March Challenge, which was to use hexagons and stamping. As usual you all make it very difficult for us to pick a winner by constantly submitting such gorgeous pages. However we do have to pick one so I would like to congratulate SALLY DOWEN http://scrappingsally.blogspot.com.au, her page was just so lovely and used the brief beautifully.

Thankyou again to everyone who entered our challenge it is always very gratifying to see the time and effort you make.

Watch this space for our next months challenge which will be set by the lovely Jo.

Hugs and love till then
Annette xo

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

More designs for our May Challenge!

Hello, Jo here. Just popping in to share with you some more inspo for Cheryl's Challenge. I really hope you get time to join in this month. I love monochromatic and usually find it quite easy, but this time I must admit that I struggled a bit with my choice of colour. In the end I decided to scrap a photo of me and DH at the Ice Bar in Melbourne. This was my birthday and we'd already had a full day but decided to have some more fun by entering the -10 degree bar to see how long we could last (you are only allowed 30mins). We lasted 29mins (thanks to the cocktails) but funnily enough we were the last to leave. Everyone else jumped ship 15mins in - softies! We were having so much fun playing some of the games, using the complimentary photo booth and juggling our "glasses" made of ice that the time really flew, although my nose did feel like it was about to drop off my face by the time we left :) So here is my page about that adventure.

For closies pop on over to my blog HERE

Thanks Cheryl for the fantastic challenge :) I hope you all join in on the fun this month xx

 Hi all.....Kim here for the final DT reveal for this Merry month of May....(not sure about merry? It is really starting to chill down here in Orange....heading for a top of just 10 degrees....ewww!)
 Now for my take on Cheryl's fantastic challenge....
{ A Special Connection }
 So, for my monochromatic layout I have gone for shades of brown....
Hope you get a chance to join us....maybe this weekend???
Thanks to Helen for her wonderful contribution to the team this month.....(stunning as always, Helen!)
 Beautiful work from the all the team!
Kim X

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Hello there one and all, it's hard to believe that we are well and truly into the Merry Month of May, and......the 5th day to boot!! All a bit hard to handle. However, handle it we must, and.... I am here today to introduce to all you lovelies yet another super talented G.D.T.
This lady's work most of you would be quite familiar with and I for one am a BIG!! fan of hers.
Without further ado, I have the greatest of pleasure to introduce to you ................

Here is what Helen has to tell us about herself.
"I started scrapping  around 12 years ago when I decided to make an album for our oldest son's birthday. Little did I know it would become a daily obsession and require a studio to house all my stash.
Scrapbooking is my magnificent obsession, I am addicted to all aspects of this craft. I love to try new techniques and styles whilst keeping the focus on the photo's and stories. I have a wonderful partner who supports and encourages my need to create art and tell stories. Family and travel are most often the subjects of my pages.
I am currently on the Design Team at CSI (Colour Stories Inspiration), a role that I love and am challenged and inspired by.
I love everything about scrapbooking. The photo's, the papers, the cardstock, the ribbons,buttons and trims, the mists, paint and stencils. I love the "playing" which allows my inner child to be creative.
It's important to me to pass on the stories of a different era, to put flesh on the bones of my ancestors so that they are much more than just a stern black and white image.
I want my boys to know that their "old cheese" (moi) was once young and gorgeous too, that life is fleeting, so they should find time each day to nurture their spirits.
I've learned to take better photographs to capture the spirit of our grandchildren. Their stories are recorded so they will know how much they are loved and enjoyed by their grandparents.

Scrapbooking fills a hole in my heart that I didn't know existed."

Helen has been published several times and you will find  her latest publication  in SBM Vol15 No8.

Helen's blog url is: http//textureandtales.blogspot.com.au

Now onto my CHALLENGE for MAY

My challenge for this month is to create a monochromatic layout with lots of "white" space. And here is Helen's take, thanks Helen, it's gorgeous!!

Slow Down

I used various shades of white for my layout and here it is....

The Walk

Hello Mary here, Welcome Helen thank you for joining us this month Beautiful layout as is Cheryl's. Thanks for the cool challenge Cheryl.
I have done a layout of my Hubby when he was a wee lad with his teddy bear which we still have today, no fur left and a button eye, but he was very much loved

Annette will be uploading her take later tonight and then Kim and Jo later in the month. Looking forward to seeing some lovely takes on Cheryl's Challenge



 Well hello again my lovelies, Annette here and wow what gorgeous pages, and Helen so pleased to see you here as our Guest DT.

This is my take on Cheryl's Challenge, a truly gorgeous pic of my newest little great neice, Willow.

Totally loved doing this colour scheme, all the whites and creams with the silver as a highlight. I made the leaves out of canvas and used old edging scissors (who doesn't still have some of those stashed away) to cut them out, gives that nice leafy edge. Beautiful prima flowers, pearl clusters and cute as little buttons are all from CraftQueenhttp://www.craftqueen.com.au/, chippies are from Scrapmatts and lots of other bits i had in my stash.

So looking forward to see what you all do with this challenge, hugs and love until then xo