March Challenge 7 Dots Studio

While looking for a project to do today while scrapping with my lovely friend Kim Ewins I came across the current  March Challenge at 7 Dots studio. The colours were just perfect for this pic of my gorgeous friend Vicky and I taken in August last year.

I had purchased the beautiful Northern lights collection quite a while ago but had put off using it as it was too nice and I didn't want to waste it (who hasn't done that) but I held my breath and starting ripping and distressing. The colours were what drew me to the mood board more so than the theme.  I used some stunning flowers from 49 and Market, and a spray of crystal drops which again matched up with the board. Also added to the page were some yummy Scrapmatts leave sprays which I painted with a green mist.
Thanks heaps for looking Cheers Annette

Kraft + February Challenge: Good Reads

I loved the challenge at Kraft + Kraft + Good reads challenge and have just managed to get my page done and uploaded before it ended.
I love to read and will read just about any genre as long as the book keeps me interested.
The book that I have done this page on is a timeless Australian classic, Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner.
I remember reading this as a young teen and loved all the characters. I still to this day shed a tear when Judy dies.
I never had a copy of the book but when I was in Katoomba one day I went to an antique shop that had a book section and found this copy. It is battered and well worn which didn't concern me but the thing I found surprising was on the inside cover there was an awarded to sticker. The book was awarded to Millie Carter, Mole Creek Methodist Church Sunday School, Year 7 1941, that makes this copy 78 years old!!!! It is a beautiful old book that is a great addition to my collection.

I have used book pages on the page as well as flowers …

More than words - November Challenge

I'm really liking the November Challenge at More than words and found it was just perfect for these pics of my son Shaun at his first visit to the beach. He really loved it right up until the time he rubbed his eyes and got sand in them, after that it went pretty downhill with one very unhappy little man.

I really enjoyed doing this page and used Kaisers Sandy toes range (one of my favs), some gorgeous Green Tara flowers, yummy Scrapmatt chippies, shells, blue seed beads, Stampendous Steel blue crushed glass glitter, Wow embossing powder Primary Chartreuse, White embossing powder and other bits and pieces. I used Gel medium to adhere all the small beads etc and then flicked the page with Jack Frost Glimmer Spray.
The word inspiration Outdoors is on the page and the theme of the page is Outdoors as well.
The creative challenge Woodgrain is on the background PP, hello badge and the alphas used in the word outdoors.

Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative cha…

Kraft plus November Challenge

So the November Challenge at Kraft Plus is Think Big.

While I had a few pics that I thought would work for this challenge I decided on this one of a beautiful and majestic tiger at Mogo Zoo.
His eyes locked with mine as I was taking his picture and it was a very surreal moment, I felt as though he could see into my soul.

I used a mix of pp for this page some old Kaiser basecoat, Prima timeless memories, 2 crafty chippies, hessian, old book paper. Behind the pic is some stencilling using TCW mini butterfly collage and of course a Big B which I embossed with Colour blast charcoal and then rubbed some orange paint over it.
Thanks to the Kraft plus team for a great challenge.
Cheers to all Annette

More than words mini challenge

So I saw the October mini challenge at More than words and thought well I'm on a roll here, lets keep going.

I used the work FINE on a card and added some bits and pieces but really kept it pretty simple

Thanks to More than words for a great couple of challenges.
Cheers all Annette

More than words challenge

I just loved the October Challenge at More than words.

Word Inspiration - DELICATE Creative Challenge - FABRICS
What does the word DELICATE inspire you to create? You can choose to use the actual word somewhere on your project  or simply be inspired by it.  Since, as you are aware, words 
are an integral part of our challenges, we want to know 
how this month's word stimulated your creative process, 
so please do explain in your blog post how it inspired you!
For our creative challenge this month, we ask that you incorporate on your project some type(s) of FABRIC! You can decide to either do some lacing with your favourite satin ribbon, include a lovely piece of vintage lace, decorate with some burlap or even go trendy by adding a touch of denim. Dress up your project in whatever textile your creative heart fancies!
I was particularly drawn to the word DELICATE and knew that these pics I took of a dandelion flower were absolutely perfect.
I found a beautiful quote about dandelion flowers …

Stuck?!: October 15th Challenge

So the second challenge I did a layout for is the October 15th Challenge at Stuck?! Sketches, October 15th Challenge.

Really liked the Sketch for this Challenge

It was perfect for this last picture of my beautiful dog Wombat who crossed over the rainbow bridge on the 22nd September this year. He was not quite 17 and was the most gentle, loving and incredible dog that I have had the privilege of being part of our lives. Unfortunately his arthritis became that bad a decision had to be made. He took a piece of my heart with him and he will never be forgotten.
For this page I used some old 7 dots studio Lost and Found paper, washi tape, jute ribbon and lots of bits and pieces from my stash.
Cheers all Annette