Thursday, 29 September 2016

You & Me

When I saw that this months challenge at  Challenge Yourself was a sewing challenge I thought hmmm, not me, I'll come back and see what's up next month. I hate sewing! 

But then I thought about it and what the word "challenge" means. I like to scrap in different styles and this is very evident here when you compare this to my previous layout "Saint-Emilion". As simple as this is, this was quite the challenge for include sewing and of course the layout had to include myself. 
Did I mention, I hate sewing!

My husband and I visited the Black Forest last year and one of the places we stopped was Triberg to see the highest waterfall in Germany. The waterfall is not without controversy as when I was reading about places to visit when planning our trip, a lot of people were quite disparaging in their reviews of this marvel of nature. Remarks such as "it's just a trickle" and "tourist trap" did not dissuade us and although it was no Niagara Falls, it was worth a hike in the beautiful Black Forest. It also gave us an excuse to sample another Black Forest cake from the cafe at the foot of the falls.  

Tuesday, 20 September 2016


As soon as I saw the September Mood Board at Maja Design I knew I'd have to join in. Autumn is my favourite season and although here in Australia it is spring time, as soon as I saw the lovely pictures and colours on the mood board I was taken back to our trip to Bordeaux in France a few years ago. We spent a few nights staying in Saint-Emilion in a beautiful chateau situated in one of the was wonderful!

The Maja Design papers I used were from their Vintage Autumn and Enjoying Outdoors collections. The chippies are from Dusty Attic, the leaves have been cut with a Prima die and the leaf stencil is from Tim Holtz. I used lots of different paints and inks on my layout and IRL the golds and coppers really glisten.

Monday, 12 September 2016


                     This is my layout for the September challenge at Scrap Our Stash

I was inspired by the little schoolhouse and used a stencil of bathing boxes that I matched up with a photo of Puppy Cooper and Riley at the Brighton Bathing boxes, which look like cute colourful little houses. These boxes can only be bought by rate payers of Bayside (which we are) and although they do not have power or water and you cannot live in them, when one comes up for sale they are highly sought after and quickly snapped up with those who have a spare $300,000 (which we do not). 

I also met the requirement of using book or dictionary paper by tearing some pages from an old book that I keep especially for scrapping projects.

All the papers are old papers from my stash. The sea creature chippies are all from Creative embelishments, the 'hello' title is from 2crafty chipboard and the flying seagull is from Dusty Attic. I used various colours of Tim Holtz ink pads to create the blue clouds and on the bathing boxes stencil. 

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

This Face Makes My Heart smile

1st of September is Spring here in Australia and last Sunday we went on one of our favourite places for dog walks, Wattle Park. The Golden Wattle was out in full bloom and was the perfect backdrop for a photo of our Golden Retriever (Cooper). 

These awesome Wattle chippies are from Dusty Attic and I was already planning my page whilst we were walking through the beautiful park. Most of the other chippies on my layout are also from Dusty Attic, except for the title which is from 2Crafty.
I am always happy when I can use up some of my older stash and I have had this Prima paper for years!!!

I am entering my layout into the Spring challenge over at Mystical Scrapbooks to create a layout using Spring colours, at least three flowers and at least one piece of chipboard.