Thursday, November 10, 2011

OMG so surprised and happy!

I got the surprise of my life today when I clicked onto one of my favorite challenge sites, 'White with 1', to see how everyone was going with the November challenge. To see my layout amongst the winners was extraordinarily surprising. The talent that these ladies show each month, both on the design team and in the entries inspires me immensely, so to say I was shocked was an understatement. Thank-you. I am flattered to think that anyone would take much notice of my little layout about the big love of my life. Flattered and surprised and happy!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Prima Roadshow 2011 visits Warragul

Woo hoo! Cari Fennell and the Prima Roadshow made their stop in Warragul at Fat Cat Scrappin' last night!

 Flowers, flowers and more flowers, glimmermist and lots of laughs. What fun we all had creating our scalloped canvas mini album. Cari was a hoot and we had a nice relaxed evening yapping and scrapping.
Thanks for organising the event Leesa, it was well and truly worth the wait.

The photos don't nearly do the project justice, but the lovely canvas album is filled to the brim with Prima papers and flowers.
We go to play with some Donna Downey stamps and lots of glimmermist. I'm sure I'm not alone in going to work today with blue hands from the lovely dragonfly glimmermist.

With lots of product left over you will be seeing many more projects featuring Prima!

and Leesa at Fat Cat Scrappin' for hosting this event

and a special thanks to the lovely Cari Fennell who travelled all the way from New York to teach us

Monday, November 7, 2011

Lets Get Shabby - Challenge #29

Challenge #29 called for a  monochromatic project, using only shades or variations of one colour with NO black or white in any quantity. 

Take a look at the very talented design team projects here:

Here's my take:

Love you beyond measure

This is a photo of my beautiful daughter Savannah at just 2 days old. 
Like every parent we love her beyond measure.

I chose to use a cream through to brown palette. In reality, this is an all Kraft and tea-dyed page. I have used a lovely Martha Stewart border punch to excess for my background. Layer upon layer of punched kraft border strips which I inked with Tim Holtz distress ink - vintage photo.

I used some Kaisercraft patterned paper from the "Timeless" 6.5 inch paper pad to matt my photo which was printed on kraft in sepia tones.

I dyed my scrap of doily, ribbons and lace in some tea until I was happy with the hue, and settled down with a cuppa for myself. The Websters pages cameo pin has also been inked slightly so that it is no longer white, as has the heart brad. The flat back badge was a lucky find in my 'hmm, gotta have it, don't know what I'll do with it' box of goodies and since I can't get enough butterflies lately I inked some Scrapware butterflies and added them just for fun.

I'm really happy with my first attempt at a Let's Get Shabby challenge, and think I might try this monochromatic challenge again - its a great way to use up the many scraps we scrap-bookers can never seem to part with!