Wednesday, March 30, 2022

JOY - Christmas card

 Over at they are having a Christmas card challenge with the theme of Christmas trees!

Here is my entry, done in non traditional Christmas colours! 

Really enjoyed putting this card together

Thanks for the inspiration!
Shazza :)

Saturday, February 26, 2022


 Pink Fresh studio have a gorgeous mood board this month, all in the name of love! You can find the challenge on the Pink Fresh studio blog! under monthly challenges! 

Here is my page! I took inspiration from the variety of hearts and the words of love! 

And some close ups!

I used an epoxy badge from ‘simple and sweet’, and the puffy sticker words ‘you got this’ and ‘yay’ from office hours. ‘You are awesome’ from Indigo hills 2 phrase stickers! So a bit of a mix of everything! 
The title ‘MUCH LOVE’ comes from the ‘Hello’ card!

Thanks for an inspiring challenge!
I’m looking forward to see what you have in store for us in March!

Shazza :)

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Archi-scraps - Alien Invasion!

Over at Archi-scraps this month they are using 'domes' as there inspiration.

You can find the challenge here

Here is the inspirational picture!

Add a dome to your creation....

Here is my interpretation, I used a dome shaped space ship
and dome shaped aliens!!!

Journaling says.....

Futuro or Futuro House, is a round, prefabricated house
designed by Matti Suuronen of which fewer than 100 were
built during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The distinctive
flying saucer like shape and airplane hatch entrance has
made the houses popular among collectors. The Futuro
is composed of polyester plastic and fibreglass,
measuring 4 metres high and 8 metres in diameter.

There is a future by the Go Cart track at the Grand Prix
Training Centre ( 465 McDonalds Rd South Morang Vic
3752) in Australia.

This one formerly stood on the edge of a 1970s housing estate in Apollo Parkways (north of Greensborough), where it was used as the estate agent's sales office for the subdivision. It stood on the corner of the Diamond Creek Road and Plenty Valley Drive. I remember it being there when I was a kid.... it was doubly fascinating to us, because there was one of those giant spherical water towers behind it - the type that we used to nickname "Chupa-chups" for obvious reasons. 
The water tower has gone, and the UFO was relocated to South Morang, where it remains today. Yes, it is being used as a storeroom but still retains its original kitchen and bathroom fitout within. The "Now Open" sign in the windows dates from that period. It was very innovative at the time. I loved it from the first time I saw it and it's so good that we still get to see it after all these years."

The Futuro was featured on the cover of the Autumn 2010 issue of Architect Victoria Magazine with a short article appearing inside the magazine. The history of the building is briefly retold, with a recent collage of photographs on the front cover. This magazine - a special themed issue devoted to post-Second World War heritage - can be perused online.

 The little aliens were paper pieced by Moi!

Thanks for a great challenge Julene and team.


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Mystical Scrapbooks - Scrapbook Gourmet

Hi Friends!

Over at Mystical Scrapbooks they are having an eight week 
Scrapping challenge called 'Scrapbooking Gourmet'

Week one is 'Amuse - Bouche'

An amuse-bouche is a bite-sized hors d'oeuvre. 
There may be one or more served on the plate and generally, they follow a theme.

They are different from appetizers in that they are not ordered from a menu by patrons but are served free and according to the chef's selection alone.

Use two or three small photos 
Lots of white space
Technique - Layering
Kit item - sequins

Here is my take on the challenge


I used three small photos and made little bite size scrapping clusters
Each cluster is delicate and small just like the chefs 'Amuse-Bouche',
you could pop each one in your mouth.

...and some close ups!


Thankyou for a great first challenge donna and team!
Looking forward to the next tasty morsel in week two challenge!

Shazza xx

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Mystical Scrapbooking - NOT the cyber crop!!

Hey Friends!
Over at Mystical scrapbooking they are having a 'NOT the cyber crop challenge, 
using Book covers for inspiration!

You can get to the challenges here 
Only a few days to go to get your entries in!

Challenge #1

Be inspired by one or both of these book covers (above)

Here is my take on the challenge....


Here are some close ups!


Loved incorparating the circle and things of comfort around the house 
and a few flower clusters aswell!


The second challenge for 'NOT the Cyber Crop' 
is to get your inspiration from this book!

I went with a bit of a wimsical page.....

Titled 'Sitting by the Path'

This is my daughter, when she was a little tacker trying to put her shoes on!

Here are a few close ups...



The third 'NOT the Cyber Crop' challenge uses the book below....

Here is my take on the book cover inspiration!

Titled 'Before and After'

Journaling says.... 'You don't need a 'TIME MACHINE' 
when you have a make-up artist for a sister'

This is my niece  (Tillie) getting made up for her year 10 formal!

I also added a pink heart shape made up of cogs!

here are a few close ups...

What a great month of inspiration, 
I just loved using the book covers for my creations!

Thanks Donna and the Mystical scrapping team!

Shazza :) 

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Mystical Scrapbooking - Young at Heart and Home

Hey Friends!
Over at Mystical Scrapbooking they have two great challenges for March!

You can get to their challenge site HERE
This month they are taking their inspiration from book covers! Most of the design team are big book lovers.......and they make wonderful inspiration for challenges!

Be inspired by this book cover

Here is my entry called
'Young at Heart'

I went with large tringle shapes in different colour tones!

Here are some close ups...


Really enjoyed the 'Triangle' shape challenge 
which is not something I would normally scrap!


The second challenge is to create a layout from this book cover

Heres what I came up with...

'It's not the HOME we love......

I used the colour pink
Pink splotches
Pink house embellies
and added a quote about 'Home'

 Here are some close ups!!


There is only one week to go, so you better get yourselves over to 
Mystical scrapbooking,
and join in the fun challenges!

Thanks Donna and the Mystical scrapping team!
Loved all the book cover inspiration this month :)
Shazza :) 

What's in the Bickie Tin? - CUTE

The MARCH challenge is up on 'What's in the Bickie Tin?'

You can find the challenge HERE

This month's requirements are;
The colour Pink
Add some paint
Do some handwriting
 Here is my page called 
The colour pink = pink hearts, title, flowers, bird, and nuvo drops
Paint = waterclour paints in pink tones
Handwriting = strip handwriting 
Here are some close ups...
Thanks for a great challenge Donna and 'Bickie Tin' Team.
Looking forward to Aprils challenge!
Shazza xx

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Mystical Scrapbooking FEB Cyber Crop

Hi Friends!

I just completed my three pages for the FEB Cyber Crop at Mystical Scrapbooking

You can get to the challenges HERE

The first challenge is...


 I used the line More than one photo, more than two layers and one or more numbers!


My Adam when he was 5, showing off his Thomas the Tank engine backpack!

and some close ups!



The second challenge is...

Challenge 2 - Pick a Subject
Choose any subject that kids learn at school. Use the subject as the inspiration for your page.

I picked 'Sewing and Textiles' as my subject

Life is Short

My son Jarred out having a good time with his friends...

and a few close ups!



The third challenge is a sketch

This is what I came up with...

Foxey Loxey

and a few close ups!


Thanks for some great challenges this month

Donna and the Mystical team!