Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Study break = scrapbooking!!

well that was my plan but with school holidays as well and a trip to Perth tomorrow, there hasn't been quite as much scrapping as I would like. I started by doing a page for this months Scrap The Girls challenge which asked for paint and texture. I've been playing lots lately with both of those but mostly on canvases, as I haven't been scrapping much. This is my effort though... Obviously the paint is the stencilled letters as well as the wooden butterflies, and  there is also some transparent gesso complete with glitter, but the scan hasn't picked it up very well.

And here's some of the canvases I've been having fun with....
This is my latest and my favourite..

I started playing with the Julie Nutting Prima dolls on bookmarks.......

 Then I thought they'd also look cute on canvases......

And even as journals/notebooks/diaries......

This is a gift i made for a friend....

 I have so many more of these scattered around my craft room. Every gift I give this year will be something arty for sure! lol

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Winner, winner, chicken dinner......

Well runner up actually but still pretty stoked! Just popped over to Scrap the Girls to see what the current challenge is and came across this post
"The second prize goes to Rachael Doney!! Rachael - you have won....

A Flair pack from A Piece of Cake Designs"

How exciting!! Can't wait to see what they send me.They have the cutest flair buttons and lots of other stuff.  I looove surprises!

And here's a blast from the past while I'm here since tomorrow is our 20th wedding anniversary, here's an old layout to get in the mood
I snapped a photo of the page still in the album so it's not great quality, but you get the idea.xx

TFL xx

Friday, February 28, 2014

Scrap the Girls...last minute!

After I loaded my pages earlier, I checked in with the blogs I like to follow along and play challenges with and spied a fun one at Scrap The Girls  Never mind that it was 4.30pm and entries need to be in by tonight, and I was still at work and didn't have a photo to work with.........that's why it's called a challenge right?!?!

Anyway, this is the result. Nothing like I planned but I love it anyway!

which is based on this image. Obviously I used the bricks for inspiration, the "busyness"  and the bright colours.

Thanks again for looking.
Rach x

Retreat Weekend

Right when I should have been studying for my exam, I went away for the weekend to a scrap retreat! Naughty but fun! Here are some of the pages I got done. All quite simple pages since I had to keep taking study breaks! And don't worry, I think (Hope!!!!) I passed my exam the next morning. Apologies for the photo quality. I'm at work so had to take photos of these with my phone rather than scanning, but at least it's done.

 This one I used the Jot Magazine February Mood Board.   I always look at these but this is the first time I've played along.
(Photo Credit: Proof of Life Photography)

Love this one...but maybe because it's about me!? lol

So nice to get some scrapping down again. TFL x

Friday, January 3, 2014

January Challenges

Getting off to an early start this month, since I'm actually on holidays for a week! Tried keeping up with the housework but there's too many boys coming and going so I decided to spend the day in my craft room, and look what I achieved!.......
This is my take on the sketch challenge at Purple Pumpkin

This is the sketch
 and this is my interpretation.... 

Scrap the Girls Another sketch challenge. My lo started off based on this sketch. Ended up kind of flipped but I like it anyway!


Then I moved onto this one for Stuck Sketches

I had 2 lots of photos printed so I did another version, just rotating the sketch and adding a few embellies.

The next couple were just for fun....

Got a few more challenges printed ready to have a go hopefully before we go road tripping in a couple of weeks. If I don't do it before we go, I'll run out of time at the end of the month (especially since I'm supposed to be studying!)
TFL......Happy Scrapping xx

Catch up before the challenges

I just realised I never did finish uploading the last lot of lo's when I promised so thought I'd do it now.
I just loooove this photo of my eldest DS which I snapped on my trusty iphone. And I had this idea in my head which surprisingly came out just how I planned it, so I'm totally in love with this page as well.

I know I've scrapped this more than once, but they are so cute, who could resist!?!

 My boys really are good friends and it makes me so happy <3 p="">

Catching up on some really old photos now..... lol trying to disguise them with newer papers and techniques but even I'm not fooled!

Rach x