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....
Welcome to the first challenge from our all new Design Team....and yes! .....I have the privilege of being the first hostess!
My challenge is to add aDream Catcher to your page....
it can big or small. You can make it from anything you like.
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.
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 Taninaka. The
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.
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)
GET THE POINT!
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)
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.
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!
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.
I am 55yrs old. Yes! I'm an old chook!! lol I have three grown up children, two still live with me. Recently my partner 'Hasan' of 13 years passed away. I miss him so much, it's been a very sad time for me. I have been a Folk Art Painter for over 10 years and have dabbled in most Art forms from sewing, mosiacs, knitting, stamping, and all types of papercrafts etc..
Hosted by Jane Howden - Fancy making an album full of your childhood memories to pass onto your children and/or grandchildren? Want to show them how different things were when you were young, pass on interesting family stories (or scandelous anecdotes) or just relive your glory days? This year long Soul Scrappers class will be for you !
ART Journaling Projects coming to Soul Scrappers
Hosted by Joy Anderson in 2013
Coming to Soul Scrappers in 2013
Hosted by Mary Steinmetz
Just Love Scarlet Lime!
Amazing Race - Starts 1st September 2012
Challenge Me Happy
My2angels Charm Tips
The Little Blue House
Add My Badge to Your Site!
Three Pipe Problem
For more Artistic inspiration and information
For all your stamps and scrapbooking kit requirements!
Candy Shoppe Designs challenge blog
Darkness Inspirational Challenges
My First Blog Award!
From Shimano (Christine Rayner) and also from Shaz from CreativeME68
Circle of Friends Award
From Tracy (My2angels) and Ali (Scrappy Ali's blogspot)
August Blog Award
From Amanda Taylor
Over The Top - Blog Award
from Jazzy Jess, Kylie and Anne P
Beautiful Blogger Award
From Robin J and Jazzy Jess
from Natalie Elphinstone July 2010
Little Miss Bright Side Award
from Anne Patterson
My Favourite Scrapbooking Store!
Best Online Scrapbooking Store!
My 'Scrappy' Resume!!
*Founder and Administrator for 'From Screen 2 Scrap' Challenge Blog Aug 2009 -
*OWNER and Administrator for 'Soul Scrappers' Jan 2010 - - Ran Glee Club from Jan 2011 to April 2011 - Ran SENSE-ational from Sept to Feb 2012
* DT member for ARTastic Challenge Blog Feb 2012 - ************************************* ** Owner and Administrator for ARTastic Challenge Blog July 2009 - Feb 2012
** Mad Hatter (DT member) for 'Out of the Hat' challenge blog May - November 2009
* DT member for Erika Martins - 'Journaling 101' course Oct 2009 - Jan 2010
* DT member for 'Aussie Girls Gone Scrappin' Oct 2009 - March 2010 Site now closed :(
* DT member for 'Soulology' on-line scrapbooking course. Feb 8th - April 12th 2010.
* DT member for 'Scrap That Poetry' Feb 2010 - October 2010