Wednesday, October 26, 2011

123 Challenge for October

I'm always up for a challenge, and this one was no different. The requirements were to use leather and or suede/lace, gold and the word YOU.

Handmade for you

I have always loved to make clothes for my children, but until now I don't think I've ever documented it. I particularly like to sew using vintage patterns, and this one has come from my mum's collection. Dated 1979 I'd say it was originally made for me - gotta love that!

I used leather to add petals to my Graphic 45 Staples flower. Lace was used as a trim on the layout, and is incorporated in the beautiful Prima Say-it-in-crystals. Gold paint was used on my photo frame, and Pearl-ex paint (much like twinkling H2os) was used randomly on the layout. Notably I have used it to add shade and shine to my larger dress form, and to highlight my journalling.

If you haven't checked out this challenge you should.
Go to Not only is there a great challenge each month, but you can get some great ideas and step by step tutorials from the DT, this month Lou Nelson shares her simple brilliance with us all.

Due to popular demand (hm, hm, that is code for nagging from my husband lol) here are my recent prizes from this years' Royal Melbourne Agricultural Show.

In the scrapbooking off the page category I was fortunate enough to win first, second and third places and take out the Best Scrapbooking exhibit prize. In the family and friends category I won second place and received a highly commended.
I must also congratulate the lovely Jean Ryan, one of my Fat Cat Scrappin' friends, for her success at the show - well done!

Ooooo - and only 6 more sleeps until the Prima Roadshow arrives in Warragul. Can't wait.

So many photos to scrap!

Had a great weekend - daughter played her first basketball game and they won - went to meet Douglas the greyhound, a potential new pet in our household (please support GAP and Greyhound Safety Net, both organisations rehouse ex-racing greyhounds) - had a beautiful dinner with friends on Saturday night - went to Billy Cart Derby with the Cub scouts on Sunday and we all had a ball.

Thought I might share some pics of the billy-lids enjoying a very muddy Sunday morning.

Pulling through the mud pit was always going to be hard work.

Towards the end of the run the kids had to do a creek crossing.

Once the winner was decided it was time for a mud bath.

These are the mud monsters we had to take home!  

This is the layout I created for last years' Billy Cart "Dirty", but I'm convinced the kids got a whole lot muddier this year. At the end of the day its just dirt and water, can't hurt anybody, but boy - can you have fun with it!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Scrap the boys October Challenge

Scrap the boys October challenge - use handmade boy embellishments

Men at work

I have wanted to do something with these photos since I took them. They capture a special moment when my boys are working together, and my little boy is showing real signs of the man he will become.

I have made my embellishment by rolling lengths of patterned paper into cylinders and creating a 'faux grass' to complement the theme. I don't usually use a grid pattern, but think I will do so again in the future, it made for a really quick layout.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

White with 1 October Challenge

Another challenge completed! I'm on a roll.

White with 1 October challenge - white, black and paint/mists


Okay, okay, my name is Felicity and I'm a butterfly addict. I just can't seem to help myself lately, they are so sweet and simple, you can use cardstock, pretty papers, fabrics, die cuts, punches........ I could go on all day. 
My hubby hasn't seen this page yet so he may not be too pleased that I've teamed pretty butterflies with him, but the sentiment is true, you still set my heart aflutter and they are gorgeous aren't they?

October Challenges

I'm getting the jump on my favorite challenge sites this month and have already completed my Kraft it up layout and Scrap the girls.

Kraft it up! October Challenge - create a layout using a monochromatic, minimalist or vintage/romantic/shabby chic style

In contrast to my usual style I have opted for a minimalist layout.

go Blues no.12

I love this footy photo of my son and thought it deserved pride of place, I was extra proud of him this game. 

The journalling reads:

It was a tough game by all accounts. 
Connor kicked a behind in the first quarter but Yarragon were playing at home and leading by 5 goals at 3/4 time. 
Then the Blues fought back to lead by 3 goals. 
In full back Connor smothered a certain goal. The final siren sounds - the Warragul Blues have won! 
For his fantastic efforts, and possibly saving the match Connor wins the coaches award - well done.

Scrap the girls October Challenge - create a layout with the word "love" in the title and use distressing


I love that you love to snuggle, 1 month old November 2003

I am really loving the smaller page size, and have used my new typewriter on just about all of my layouts lately.

I have so few photos of Savannah when she was a little baby, in the dawn of digital photos we lost so many pictures by not backing up files, so this photo is very precious.

So glad I now have this Sizzix die, the flowers are so cute! I distressed the edges of my page and the little kraft leaves I cut. 

Plus, all of the inking was with Tim Holtz distress ink!