Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Mystical Scrapbooks - SAND box Shananigans AND Summer Sippin'

Hey Friends!

It's been a long long time since I joined in a challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks! I thought I would atleast start off the year and join in some other challenge sites!

During the month of January Mystical Scrapbooks have two 'Summer' themed challenges.

The first challenge is to scrap outside the colour box!

Instead of the bright colours of summer -  the blues, pinks yellow and oranges 
to use more earthy tones - the browns, greens etc....

Here is my take on the challenge...


Here is Skyla getting up to no good in her sand box!
Pretending to eat Sand! lol
I used browns, greys and light apricot colours!
I love the new 'Protea' die I just bought. I used the napkin technique and 
then used my water colour paints to paint the leaves and flower head, the colours really match the layout!

Here are some close ups...

I added some thread for some added colour and texture


I machine stitched down the frames.


The second 'SUMMER' challenge...

The second challenge is to use the word 'Summer' and 
to use multiple photos (two or more)

Here is my take on the challenge...

Summer SIPPIN'

I love using the bright colours of summer!
Here is Skyla drinking from the garden hose!!

and some close ups...


I love putting pages together from bits and bobs and 
lots of left overs from collections! 

Thanks Donna and the Mystical scrapping team!

I thoroughly enjoyed putting these pages together, 
thanks to your challenge inspirastion!

Shazza :)

Archiscraps - Once Upon a Time...

Hello again friends!

I have another layout to share with you, this time its my entry to the January challenge at ARchi-scraps! The January challenge is all about fairy tales... Using the image below to get your inspiration...


I used a piece of pp from an old Kaisercraft collection called 'Story Book', it's a page with an image of an old typewriter on it, and it has the words 'Once Upon a Time' already typed out so I thought it would be just perfect for my little fairy tale story! I also added some fun and magical chipboard stickers from the 'Dream Big' - the 'Simple Stories' collection!

I firstly prepped the background by adding water colour paints in four colours, pink, yellow, blue and green, I used the same colours in the alpha letters (gold for the yellow!)

My story goes like this...

Long, Long Ago! 
(Well actually, just last week...)

In a Kingdom far far away!
(Jenna's house in South Morang, Melbourne...)

Lived a beautiful Princess
(My Gran Daughter - 'Skyla')

and her Magical Unicorn
(her bedroom doorstop)


Here are some close ups!

Thankyou Archi-scraps, I really enjoyed putting this page together!


Thankyou Dale Tiernan for reminding me to get back into the Archi-scraps 
challenges (even though I didnt have time to add a page last month!)

Shazza xx

Soul Scrappers - Guest Designer January!

Hello Friends!

I have a new layout to share with you for 'Soul Scrappers'. This month we have a Guest Designer 'Erika Martin' and her challenge is to use a pic of your eye/s and add a quote. Erika was the original founder of soul scrappers so it seemed appropriate to ask her to be our first designer for our ten year celebrations!


Criteria - Use a close up photo of your eye/eyes
and add a quote about your eyes on your page.
**Scrapbook pages only accepted for this challenge**

Here is her example...


Here is my entry...


I used water colour paints on my background and 
fussy cut out some flowers to add around my photo. 

Here are some close ups...

I used the quote - 'My eyes are and ocean in which my 
dreams are reflected'
- Anna M. Uhlich

Thanks for an interesting challenge Erika!
I really enjoyed putting this page together!

- Shazza  :)

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Soul Scrappers - (Pick3) - HOLLY OLLY Christmas

Hello Friends!

Welcome to the first PICK 3 challenge of the new year 
for Soul Scrappers!
hosted by Mitzi 

You can find the challenge HERE 

Help us celebrate SS's 10th birthday. Create a page or card or OTP that shows a celebration of some kind, such as a birthday, anniversary, wedding, retirement, etc. Then add at least 3 of the following:
1. cake
2. balloons
3. gifts
4. banner
5. candles
6. party hats
7. ribbon

I'm still celebrating christmas, so here is my page called 

Please note - I havnt lost the 'J' from jolly....
the Kelpie we are minding is called 'Olly' so I used a play on words for my title.

My page is suppose to look like a christmas decorated mantle and fireplace!

From Mitzi's list I used...
Banner - strung across the mantle piece
Candles - one on the mantle and one in a jat hanging from the banner
Ribbon - striped bow

Olly's photo (wearing a christmas hat), is inside the fireplace and he has 
framed photos of his friends on top of the mantle piece! 

Some close ups...

I really enjoyed putting this page together!
Something a little bit different!

Thanks for all the inspiration!

 (Admin and Design Team for Soul Scrappers)

Thursday, January 9, 2020

What's in the bickie tin? - Love you SO MUCH

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

You can find the challenge here
This month's requirements are;
 The colour Blue
Add some Sequins or Confetti
Use at least 3 layers
 Here is my page called 

'Love you SO MUCH'

and some close ups of the layering...

I used the Colour BLUE - blue butterfly, blue pom pom around frame, 
blue fussy cut flowers and leaves, blue bird etc...

I used SEQUINS - dotted around my page

I did LAYERING - photo on top of frame and floral pieces 
layered on top of each other for dimension

Thanks for a great challenge' Bickie Tin' Team.
Looking forward to next month now!
Shazza xx

SURVJAN - Survivor January - upload by Thursday 30th JANUARY

Uploaded 09/01/2020 12:11am

Hi SURVIVOR Members!
Lets get to our first months challenge and win some prizes and points.....
RULES and the Brief....
Please read through all details for this challenge thoroughly!!
For this challenge you must add ‘shelter’ to your page.
The definition of shelter is a place giving temporary protection from bad weather or danger.
On Survivor (the reality TV show), one of the first things each tribe had to do was build shelter to protect them from the elements. They used palm trunks for the sides and roof and palm fronds to cover the roof
Your shelter must have sides and a roof.
Your shelter can be handmade from sticks, paper, canvas, material, burlap,
fibres, card stock, icy pole sticks etc....
Here are some ideas for your shelter...
Theme = Shelter
Camping = tent, or caravan
Wedding = church or rotunda
Family = house
Farm = barn or farmhouse
Snow = igloo
Beach = cave
animals = dog house, cat palace
circus = circus tent (BIG top)
**Not into building shelter then you can add an embellishment**
Here is my example ‘Zoological Gardens’
I made my shelter from Cardstock and burlap, and it has sides and a roof.
It is large but you can add something smaller to your page...
Here is an example from Cheryl
Cheryls shelter looks like a house and is made of paper
Here is an example from Mary
Mary went with a snow theme and made an igloo shape from paper
And an example from Libby
Libby made her shelter from laminated leaves
Want to know what you're playing for?
1st Prize (Best handmade shelter) = 30 points
and the prize below
Zipped palm leaf bag, Jenna B camping stickers, 3D bike die cut and 2x project life cards (house)
2nd place (second best handmade shelter) = 20 points
and the prize below
Pretty Little studio die cut phrases and 3D bike die cut
Shazzas point pick = 10 points
shazzas point pick #2 = 10 points
15 entries uploaded to the gallery = 15 points to the winner by random draw

All other entries receive 5 points for uploading to the gallery
Major prize going to kitty for January
1. Crate paper willow lane thickers - wonderful $10
2. Dusty attic seaside escape layers $5
Upload your ORIGINAL entry into the gallery using the tag SURVJAN by Thursday 30th January!
One entry per person
1. Andrea Johnson
Will you be the first to upload to the gallery for an extra 5 points?
2. Mary Steinmetz (DT)
3. Cheryl (DT)
4. Karen B
5. Libby (DT)
6. Jen Fawkes
7. Donna Cope
8. Joy
9. Dale Tiernan
10. Liz Hocking
11. Mary Bennetts
12. Sherri Priest

SURVIVOR - Sign up by 30th December and Receive 20 Bonus Points

NOTE - I am saving the SURVIVOR challenges here as we think someone is sabotaging the challenge section at Soul Scrappers as two challenges have gone missing in the last couple days
08/012020 11:56pm. Best to kkep an updated copy...

Survivor is a monthly/year long challenge based on a point system!
(As part of our 10 year annaversary here on Soul Scrappers for 2020)!
Imagine we are all marooned on a desert island where we must provide food, water, fire and shelter for ourselves. We compete in challenges for rewards (prizes), and immunity idols (points)
The member with the most points at the end of the year long challenge will be awarded the Grand Prize and will be named Soul Scrappers Soul Sole Survivor
The challenge will run til the end of December and the Winner will be announced early Jan 2021

Each month prizes are added to a Prize pool that will be awarded to the winner!
Anyone can win, International members are most welcome!
There will be no-one eliminated from the game.
The more games and challenges you join in, the more chance you have of becoming the Soul Sole Survivor.
In the event of a tie at the end of the year, a winner will be v
oted at tribal council by the Soul team!
The monthly challenges consists of....
A scrappage challenge - uploaded the first of the month
Hidden immunity idols  - anytime during the month
Games and Quizes - anytime during the month

You can join in any time during the month
You may not want to join in the monthly scrap challenge but are happy to hunt and find immunity idols and join in the games and quizes for prizes and points!
That is perfectly OK!
Add your name to the discussion below to receive your bonus points
Any questions please ask in the discussion below

SIGN up starts now!
As of 29th Dec
1st - Michelle from Canberra, Andrea Johnson, Tina Campbell, Karen H, Lori Stroup, Mary Steinmetz and Tammy Frost
(All on 25 points)
2nd - All other participants
3rd - 
Participants and Point TALLY
1. Michelle
TOTAL = 25 points
2. Else de Groot
3. Barbara Greenberg
4. Libby (DT)
5. Cheryl Lambert (DT)
6. Ann Marie Boucher
 7. Lori Stroup
Total = 25 points
8. Liz Hocking
9. Donna Cope
10. Mary Knack
11. Joy
12. Jenniver Earley
13. Andrea Johnson
Total = 25 points
14. Jen Fawkes

15. Mary Steinmetz (DT)
Total = 25 points
16. Margaret Crawford
17. Tina Campbell
Total = 25 points
18. Leeanne Bradbrook
19. Maree Gordon
20. Ramona
21. Linda Williams
22. Mitzi Luttrull (DT)
23. Sherri Priest
24. Dale Tiernan
25. Shirley Tait
26. Karen H
Total = 25 points
27. Tammy Frost
Total = 25 points
28. Karen B
29. Jane Howden
30. Karen Findlay (DT)
31. Tammy Fite
32. Willa Jean Coates
33. Mary Bennetts
34. Treva Perry