15 December, 2016

Love Always - Phoenix Scrapbooking and Stuck?! Sketches

My layout for the Dec 1st challenge at Stuck?! Sketches!
I just love this stunning collection, Love Always, from Cocoa Vanilla Studios. The colours are soft and the embellishments, chipboard, vellum pieces, flowers, flair and sparkly dots, are all so beautiful and easy to use!!
I got this collection from a new exciting on-line shop that has opened in New Zealand!! Phoenix Scrapbooking and Crafts!! New Zealand girls, check it out!!

Have a great day!
Sue :)

20 November, 2016

Stuck?! Nov 15th New bed

The rails came off the cot and Chloe had her first sleep in her big girls bed, with her new pillow and blankets! A 3 hour afternoon nap! Definitely ready! This layout is for the November 15th sketch at Stuck?! Sketches.

Love this sketch:

Sue :)

Scrap the Girls - Poxy Babe

Poor little Madi got the chicken pox last weekend. At first she "hated" them and wouldn't even take her clothes off because she didn't want to see them! But after a couple of days we convinced her she was still beautiful and could still be a 'poser' for photos! I have used the pics of our 'Poxy Foxy Babe' for the sketch challenge at Scrap the Girls.

The photos don't actually show how covered she really was!
The sketch:

Sue :)

19 November, 2016

Scrapbooking Top 50 - Every day has a story

I love the sketch at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia for their November challenge.
The girls came to stay at Nannie and Pop's for the weekend while Mum and Dad had a long weekend away. Just our luck that Miss M came down with the chicken pox!! So a quiet weekend at home! No parks, visits with cousins, fluffies or ice-cream shops to entertain them with! At least we have a big garden!

The sketch:

Sue :)

18 November, 2016

Creative Scrappers #300#Smile

My layout for Sketch 300 over at Creative Scrappers! Harper just loves her big brother and he is the best big brother ever!!

And Kristine Davidson's inspiring sketch:

After a busy few weeks it was so good to get back to my scrappy desk!! 
Have a great weekend everyone!
Sue :)

31 October, 2016

October - Scrap the Boys

Having just turned 3, Master B is a whiz at jigsaw puzzles. Pop found this one on a recent trip to the States and it was perfect timing because he has the chicken pox and is housebound for a couple of weeks!
This layout is for the October Scrap the Boys challenge:

This month's challenge, a sketch:

Sue :)

21 October, 2016

October 15th sketch at Stuck?! Sketches

This layout is for the Stuck?! Sketches Oct 15th challenge. I have just got the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla collection, 'Make a Wish' and it was perfect this birthday layout!

The sketch:

Have a great weekend!
Sue :)

18 October, 2016

LO - Creative Scrappers

It has been a busy couple of months and I haven't done much blogging or challenges, but I loved the October sketch at Creative Scrappers which was perfect for these cute pics of my newest grand baby!

The sketch:

Sue :)

01 October, 2016

October at ARTastic

Time for another challenge at ARTastic! This month it is all about 'Pink', in order to increase awareness of breast cancer. In Australia and New Zealand it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This month's painting is "Rose Pink' by Chris Hobel.

I hope you will pop over to ARTastic and join in the challenge.

Sue :)

05 September, 2016

Moments - Show us Your Stuff

I couldn't wait to do something with this awesome sketch for the September Show Us Your Stuff challenge. The criteria is to use a handmade item and some mixed media.

For my mixed media background, I saw a Heidi Swapp video using gel texture medium, letting it dry and then putting it through the Minc, with foil on top. I used Golden Regular Gloss Gel and it worked perfectly!! I was so excited!! I also used a green mist, swishes of Liquid Metals, stamping (words) and washi tape.
My handmade item is a beautiful Charm's Creations heart with Butterfly.

The cool sketch:

Sue :)

02 September, 2016

Sept ARTastic

At ARTastic this month it is time to celebrate the fathers' in your life! My eldest son has just become a father for the first time. These photos are of Riley having her first bath at the 'bathing your baby' class!

Here is the inspiration painting:

Hop over to the ARTastic blog and join in the fun!

Sue :)

21 August, 2016

I got... For Scrap the Boys

The challenge theme for Scrap the Boys this month is "Not Happy!"
This photo my daughter-in-law sent the other day was perfect for this theme!! Someone's sister was having a little nappy free time! She sneezed! And pooped over him! His face says it all!!

:) Sue

19 August, 2016


A layout of my latest beautiful wee grandie!
This one is for the Archi-scraps challenge to use butterflies and the sketch is the August Wk1 at Sketches In Thyme

The Archi-scraps inspiration photo:

The Sketches In Thyme sketch:

Looking forward to a scrappy day with friends tomorrow, so hopefully I will get a couple of layouts done between all the talking and laughing!
Sue :)

11 July, 2016

Take me to the Beach - STB

My layout for the July challenge at Scrap the Boys! Dad took me the fishing off the wharf, but the fish weren't biting so we went exploring around the rocks.

The inspiration image:

Great topic, thanks!

01 July, 2016

Rural view for June at ARTastic

The June challenge is up at ARTastic and has a rural theme!
I was inspired by the sun filtering through the mist in this amazing painting by Eliot Gruner, 'Spring Frost Study'.
I have rural views from my deck and took the photo on an early autumn morning.

My rural view -later in the day:

The inspiration painting:

I hope you will head over to ARTastic and join the challenge.
Sue :)

27 June, 2016

Togetherness for D-Lish Scraps

Managed to get another layout done over this wet and wild weekend. Certainly no fun to be outdoors!
This is for the gorgeous, 'sweet and sassy', Inspiration board challenge at D-Lish Scraps. I was inspired by the sketch, colours, rosettes, butterflies, heart, gold string... just loved it all!!

And the board:

Sue :)

01 June, 2016

June challenge at ARTastic

A stunning artwork is posted for the June inspiration challenge at ARTastic. Anna Collins 'Top Hat Tiger'.
The criteria is Black and White with One other colour.
My layout:

The artwork:

Hop over HERE to join the challenge.

Sue :)

23 May, 2016

Scrap Our Stash Book Inspired challenge

The Book Inspired challenge, this month, at Scrap Our Stash is so pretty that I had to use it for a layout of our new granddaughter. I was inspired by the soft cloudy effects, the pinks and the heart. The additional criteria was to use flowers.

Sue :)

16 May, 2016

LO for Scrap the Girls

I had a wonderful scrappy day with friends and between all the talking and laughing, I managed to get a couple of layouts done! This one is for the May challenge at Scrap the Girls!, a sketch by Kristine Davidson.

The sketch:

Sue :)

13 May, 2016

Case #199 CSI

I loved the sketch and gorgeous colours of CSI Case File #199. So here is my interpretation!

Evidence: frame, lace (doily), circles (sequins), transparent words
Testimony: Inspiration words "You scatter sunshine when you smile."

Have a great weekend,
Sue :)

08 May, 2016

Love my sister - SIT and SOS

I loved the Wk 1 sketch at Sketches In Thyme and also decided to combine it with the NSD challenge at Scrap Our Stash.

The sketch:

The word at Scrap Our Stash is: STASH
S - sequins
T - tape (washi tape)
A - arrow
S - stencil (the pink dots)
H - hearts (one hessian from Charm's Creations and a gold glitter one)

Sue :)

02 May, 2016

May at ARTastic

The May challenge at ARTastic is one for the girls! The artwork by John Maitland is called "Seven Girls Running" and the criteria is 'Girls Only'.
My layout was inspired by the colours and dreamy feel of the painting.

I hope you will pop over to the blog HERE and join in the challenge.
Sue :)

24 April, 2016

Poolside - Scrap the Girls

Such a gorgeous mood board at Scrap the Girls this month. I have actually done 2 layouts using it, but, one is waiting for a photo of a new granddaughter who is 3 days overdue and still very cosy where she is!!
So, here is the other one: Sweet Chloe hasn't actually enjoyed the pool up until the last couple of weeks, but this week I did get these pics while she was still smiling!

The mood board: I was inspired by the scallops, circles and colours.

Have a great Anzac weekend.
Remembering those who died for our freedom.
Lest We Forget

08 April, 2016

Smile - LGS

Miss M just loves going to the park and is getting more adventurous each time! This day she was in the mood for posing!!
I have used the April Wk1 sketch at Let's Get Sketchy!

The sketch by Brenshevia:

Sue :)

06 April, 2016

Away we go - Scrap the Boys

My layout for the April challenge at Scrap the Boys:

To take inspiration from this quote or image: Such a cool image!!

Sue :)
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