Sunday, March 23, 2014

Vintage with a twist

Hi everyone, well I made it just in time (actually have a nearly two weeks before this challenge is finished) so I'm not going too bad.
I would like to share with you all a very precious page, it has a pic of my parents in their early twenties, so would have been taken mid to late 1959 or early 1960. I adore this pic so much, how young and in love they look, unfortunately they have both passed (much before their time) and the marriage didn't last but I will always have this pic capturing a lovely moment.

Used lots of stamping (all Kasiercraft) as are the flowers, except for the small cream ones (they are from Craft Queen along with the pink pearl strands and ribbons), rhinestone flourish and small lemon and green pearls. Some gorgeous Scrapmatts chippies and wooden words.

Now on a sad note this will be my last post for Paperie, stepping down from the DT, a bit of a break is needed but I will still be popping in to see how things are going and maybe do a challenge or too.
I would like to thankyou all for your support and encouragement over the past, nearly two years.
Hugs and love
Annette xo

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Hi all Annette here, haven't quite been able to do a page for this challenge but perhaps a late month one could occur yet. Would like to thank Cheryl for her challenge, fantastic idea to scrap a vintage page with non traditional colours, makes one think and also for having  JOHN WESTON as our Guest Designer, it is nice to see a male take on what has been predominately a female hobby.
Keep your entries coming in, we LOVE seeing what you are doing, inspires us as well.
Until next time
Hugs and love
Annette xo

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cheryl's Vintage with Non-Traditional Colours Challenge!

Hello all :)
Kim here with some mid-month inspiration 

But, firstly I would like to Thank Cheryl for all her wonderful creations and the time she has
 put into our little Challenge site
Also a HUGE thanks to our first ever MALE Guest Designer
John's layout for Orange Paperie is absolutely gorgeous,
 {click on the link below}
to see Cheryl's Challenge Reveal post
Cheryl has put up a wonderful challenge for us this month.....
Now, I did struggle with this to begin with...but then this happened.....


 This is my beautiful mother at the tender age of 18,
 with my eldest brother, Warren (9 months)

I hope you get the chance to join us


Monday, March 17, 2014


Good morning , Mary here just popping by to announce the winner of my challenge for February the month of love , criteria was to use hearts on your layout.
Lots of beautiful entries, we love seeing your creations, so keep them coming for this months challenge :)
 Drum roll........ the winner for February is Kylie with her beautiful entry on Shirley Temple

Love the colour scheme with the photo , just perfect and love the design. Congratulations Kylie !

Once again thank you to all those that entered, you make it very hard to choose a winner.

Kim and Annette will be by soon to reveal their layouts for this month.

Love and Peace

Friday, March 7, 2014

More March Inspo

Hello, Jo here, I'm sorry I've been a bit late posting my design for this month's challenge. Thanks Cheryl for the challenge and I must say I had a lot of fun with this one. For closies go to my blog HERE

Thank you John for being our GD this month!  I hope you all have time for this one as I'm sure you have some vintage pics stashed away somewhere :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March Challenge

Hi Everyone, Me once more with my challenge for March and also to introduce a very special Guest Designer. Firstly though, I must tell you all that this challenge will be my last as part of the OP Design Team and I would like very much to thank Mary, Kim and Annette for letting me be a part of this wonderful challenge site for the last 14 months or so, it has been an absolute pleasure to work with the girls and I have enjoyed my time here immensely.
Now...... without further ado I would like to introduce to you JOHN WESTON! my GD for this month.

Some of you may know John, but for those that don't, this is what John has to say about himself.

Hi, I'm John Weston and I live in Orange N.S.W with my wife and two sons who are the reason why I scrap. Have been kind of scrapbooking since 2010 when my wife bought an album that I would stick one photo along with a ticket or certificate from when it was taken. Then I met Bec from Marally Craft who talked me into taking Mary's class. They started me on a journey of techniques, blogs and challenges for which I will always be grateful
I love to layer paper on my pages as well as try different techniques. This is my first GD and I would like to thank Cheryl for asking me. Very honoured to be here.

And here is John's gorgeous page. My challenge for the month is to take a vintage pic and scrap it with non traditional colours eg: no creams, browns etc

Thanks so much John , you have nailed this challenge to perfection.

And now........ here is my take. I pinched a pic of Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner fro the internet (naughty me) and its from the 1946 movie The Killers by Ernest Hemingway.

I have only used one piece of pp for this page and its from the Kaiser Looking Glass collection, the little love birds are fussy cut from an old piece of Graphic 45, the splats are a recently released Kaiser stamp. Clock chippie is from Scrapmatts, Kaiser blooms, hearts cut from acetate using the cricut, The little black wood piece is from Craft Queen , I have painted it black and the leaves are a die cut from spellbinders. That's it for me, and hoping that you can all find the time to play along this month.
Welcome John as our GD for this month.
 John and Cheryl fabulous layouts for the challenge.. A beautiful vintage photo John and you have done a wonderful job still retaining the vintage feel , using no vintage colours.
Cheryl that photo is a bit stunning and love the touch of Orange and I need that splat stamp!
I was sent me the gorgeous Blue Belle Range from Kaiser to play with for Scrapbookit for which I have set a challenge over there for this month. I think this layout fits the criteria for Cheryl's challenge at Orange Paperie


Looking forward to seeing lots of lovely entries

Saturday, March 1, 2014



Is  ....... Jane Howden
Congratulations Jane ! Your photo is beautiful and so elegantly scrapped with just the right touches.


is...... Lizzy Crust
The touching story of the friendship between Lizzy's DD and a horse tugged at the heart strings and Lizzy's beautiful fussy cutting and layering, just beautiful.

Thank you to all those that entered, it is always a daunting job choosing a winner with so many lovely entries. You are all winners in my book.