Friday, December 27, 2013

Missing Hasan at Christmas time....

It's been a very sad time leading up to Christmas and not having Hasan enjoying the Festive Season with me this year...... He loved celebrating Christmas with my family and loved opening his presents from under our christmas tree (he always wanted to open them early! :)

Here are some photos taken of Hasan on Christmas Day 2012 at my brothers (Craigs) home, where we had our hot christmas lunch :) Always a lovely day spent with your loved ones....

Miss you Hasan....

Love Shazza

Friday, November 15, 2013


Hi Ladies!!

This months challenge at the scrapbooking Hut is hosted by the lovely Nicole Knopke! Her challenge is to use something reflective on your layout!!

Here is her example page where she cut up a CD and gessoed (is that a word!) it to her page. It just looks fabulous!!

Yep...that's hair and pink tutu!!
The border around the photo is the CD that she cut up and attached to her layout with gesso.

and here is my take on her challenge called 

'Rainy Day Reflections'
  I used a reflective photo and also the back of some bling drops that were reflective

If you would like to join in the challenge and see some more fabulous subs from the creative team please click HERE


RIP my Love!

To my Soul Mate, Partner of 13 years and best friend, whom I just loved and adored..... 
Hasan Niazi who passed away on the 28th October 2013. Life without him will never be the same....

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

ARTastic Guest DT and DT call

Hi Ladies!

Would you like to be part of the team at ARTastic for 2014....YES!! 
Well this is your chance to apply.
Please see all the details here.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dream Catcher fun at 'The Scrapbooking Hut'

Hi Ladies!

Come join in the fun at 'The Scrapbooking Hut' this Oct/Nov. 

Welcome to the first challenge from our all new Design Team....and yes! .....I have the privilege of being the first hostess!
Woohoo!!! :)
My challenge is to add a Dream Catcher to your page....
it can big or small. You can make it from anything you like.

Dreamcatchers are getting more and more popular in the scrapbooking world, Glitz Design already incorporated them in their new Wild & Free collection. So - why not create your own one?!
Dreamcatchers are ment to change a person´s dreams, to keep the bad dreams away and let the positive ones come through.
I do not only love the meaning of dreamcatchers, but also the way they look. I love the feathers and leaves hanging down.

This is a page I did recently with a small dream catcher attached to the left hand side of the page. Made from metal,chain and skeleton leaves.

Here is my example page

and a close up!

The Creative Team have done a wonderful job of the challenge, so if you would like to join in and get some fabulous inspiration...the challenge can be found here.

Come and have some fun!


OCTOBER on ARTastic...

Please join us this month at ARTastic

Oh my goodness it's October already.  Come on fess up ... who's already bought Christmas presents !!

This month we feature Salvation by Mia Taninaka.

Criteria - Wood and/or feathers (real or otherwise)
A little about Mia TaninakaThe little girl who once painted a forest all over her bedroom walls has grown up to be a wizard of fine line and expansive colour. Sydney born, Mia now lives and creates in the calm and elemental Bali. Painting predominantly with acrylics, watercolour and ink, Mia currently exhibits throughout Australia and Asia, always looking to expand her horizons. She likes to draw and paint on found wooden objects and panels, creating stunning colourful imaginative works inspired by her Japanese heritage and Australian roots.
Here is my example page..
I used a wooden camera and wooden person on my layout.
 We would love you to join in!


Thursday, July 4, 2013


Hi Ladies!

This month at ARCHI-scraps challenges, we are taking our inspiration from 
a unique structure from Cambodia.

Well, here is something completely different.
This spiral building is in Cambodia .


the added criteria is to use a pin!

I just couldn't resist doing this page, as this is the first thing that popped into my head
when considering how I would tackle this challenge!!

Yes!! you guessed!!!
Madonna's iconic CONE BRASSIERE
(The photo is a bit dull as Melbourne weather is overcast atm)


and a close up!

I have added an ADORE pin in the beautiful velvet flower made by Debi Clark
(From a flower swap at Soul Scrappers last month)

Journaling says........

During her Blonde Ambition tour (June 25, 1990), Madonna revealed some of the most ambitious outfits of her career.   This show-stopping pink cone bra ensemble, designed by her frequent fashion collaborator Jean-Paul Gaultier, remains one                        of her most infamous looks.

Madonna's iconic cone brassiere, worn by the pop diva during her 1990 Blond Ambition tour, sold for $52,000 at the Christie's Pop Culture auction in London on Thursday (Nov. 29). The green and pink silk costume, which redefined the female silhouette and moved many designers to add some edge to their undergarments, was created by Jean-Paul Gaultier.
The French designer has since revisited the cone bra and transformed the iconic lingerie for Madonna's MDNA world tour, emphasizing the architecture of the corset and playing with the contrast of masculinity and femininity. Another item of interest to Madonna fans at the auction was a black Lycra two-piece labeled "Trashy" that Madonna wore to perform "Vogue." It fetched just shy of $26,000.

and Really enjoyed putting this together Julene!


FS2S inspiration for June

This month we are using the Movie Poster 'The Fairy' can find the challenge here

(Suggested by Jane)

Added Criteria...

1 pt = clouds
2 pts = White title
3pts = Lots of blue
Here is my interpretation of the Movie Poster and criteria.
'On Cloud Nine' 
We would love to see your interpretation of the poster, so please join us this month!


Monday, May 27, 2013

Archi-scraps challenge May

Hi Ladies!

The month is starting to run out  but fortunately I managed to get my entry done for the 

Using this photo for inspiration and  the criteria is LEAVES


Here is my interpretation......

{CraZY fOr cRUnchY} falling leaves

and a close up..

The photo is of CraZY Deb Clark (Archi-scraps DT member), sitting amongst the crunchy falling leaves.
I managed to snavel this photo from her, so I could use it on this page.... I just love it!!

I added the rub-on words 'Falling'
 and 'leaves' to the embellie leaves.

....and some crazy looking owls !!

I also added a quote down the bottom of the page...

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns."
- George Eliot


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

ARTastic Inspiration May!

May inspiration comes to you from stencil artist Michael Duncan with Tea Time 2012

Criteria - Use of stencils/masks
Here is my interpretation of the stencil art.....
'DREAM BIG and small'
and a close up!
We would love to see some new faces at ARTastic join in this month. You can get to ARTastic from HERE!

FS2S Inspiration for May!

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

1pt = A bit of Green Cardstock somewhere on your page.

2pts = Black Title

3 pts = Bricks (Stencil, mask, handmade from pp, painted)
You can find 'From Screen 2 scrap' challenge site HERE
Here is my interpretation of the movie poster and criteria.....
 and a close up!

We would love to see your interpretation of the poster, so please join us this month!


Monday, April 15, 2013

ARTASTIC Inspiration for April

Here is  the inspiration for ARTastic, this month the April inspiration comes to you from Australian indigenous artist Trevor Nickolls and his Warmun Mandala.

Criteria - Use these colours on your work

Here is my interpretation. I used the background of stars and the colors to create.... 

Big Bella and Jenna 

and a close up!

 Please come join us this month we would love to see what you come up with!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

From Screen 2 Scrap - April 'FREAKY FRIDAY'

hi Ladies!

Here is this months inspiration at FS2S....we need a few more entries, so please if you have time come join us!

1pt = Green and Purple cardstock
2pts = The word 'FREAKY' in your title
3pts = A cut out figure/s on your page

and here is mine....



ARCHI-SCRAPS April Challenge

This month at Archi-scraps the inspirational pic is......

...this Gothic looking church, so the idea is to scrap something like haunted castles, halloween, spooky things like bats, spiders, mummies, the Addams Family or the Munsters.

and the extra criteria is chipboard.

This is a page I did last year for a submission at FS2S but I have never entered it into a challenge until now!

I rusted up some chipboard gates by adding copper paint randomly to them. I added some black Briar roses around the gates to make the entrance look even spookier!!!!  The sign hanging from the gate says...0001 Cemetary Lane (The Addams Family address) I also added a spider, bats and a purple/blue cross (amongst the black roses), and some spider web just finished it off.

Here is a close up view of the gates....

You can get to Archi-scraps here.

Julene and the Design Team girls would love to see you join in! 


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ARCHI-Scraps March Challenge

Here is March's challenge at ARCHI-scraps you are most welcome to join the challenge, you can find all the details for challenge #9 HERE

The photo for March's challenge is this little quaint cottage.
And the Ctiteria is FAIRYTALES.

Here is my take on the challenge.....

ANAKIE Fairy Park Attractions

and a close up!!


And dont forget to put this challenge on your to-do list!!


Sunday, March 17, 2013


In the spirit of St Patrick's Day SCRAP IT WITH A SONG are  searching for the pot of gold at the end of the RAINBOW and have a few fun color-themed songs for the playlist this month!

 First up, we're playing along with - Purple Rain by Prince

Here is my take on the challenge, I used the line

'Underneath the Purple Rain'

I did an arty piece with paint and cut out clouds.
The rain drops are tiny cut out 'PURPLE' hearts!

 and a close up!

Now on to the next song.....


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

ARTastic Inspiration for March

March Inspiration comes to you from the Australian Portrait Artist Julie Sattout with her painting 
'Girl in Pink'

Criteria = Use a portrait photograph

You can get to ARTastic here

Here is my example page....



Royal Botanical Gardens

This month at FS2S (From Screen 2 Scrap) our inspiration will 
come via the movie Poster 'The Secret Garden'

Added Criteria -

1pt = Garden photo/s
2pts = Flower cluster
3pts = A garden decoration 
(archway, seat, birdbath, gates, garden swing, hammock etc....)

Here is my submission...

Please come and join in this months challenge,
you can get to FS2S  here!