Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Archi-scraps - Bond

Hi Ladies!

This month at Archi-scraps the inspiration comes from this very unusual 'Bling' building.

.....and ofcourse the challenge this month is TO USE BLING.
This can be rhinestones, glitter, pearls or anything sparkly.

I took my inspiration from the bling building reaching up to the sky and followed through with silver stars 
reaching up into the sky on my page.


and a close up

Journaling says.....Hasan gave me the greatest bit of advice anyone could give another person...'Believe in Yourself'

Thanks for another great inspired challenge Julene and DT gals!

Shazza xx

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pixels and Paper Challenge - Outdoor Couch Conversations

Hello Ladies!

This month over at Pixels and Paper challenge blog, the inspirational photograph is......

My inspiration came from the large tree image and also the couches.

I found some photos of my son with a friend sitting on a couch placed outside under a tree at a retreat........perfect!!

'Outdoor COUCH Conversations'

I placed the tree sticker above the couchs, just like the inspirational photograph.

Here are some close ups....... 

 I used metallic melts on the alphas

Thanks for a fun challenge!

Shazza xx

Friday, November 20, 2015

Archi-scraps - Remember this Moment

Hi Ladies!

This months challenge at Archi-scraps is based on the photo below

The theme for this month's challenge is TRANSPORT.

Here is my interpretation of the criteria.....

I took my inspiration from the metal roof of the car house and used photos of my mum and her metal peddle car.

This is my mum 'Melvie' when she was about three in her peddle car. Her aunty Effie, her mum and her dad look on....photos taken some 70 years ago.....

Thanks Julene and team for your inspiration! 


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pixels and Paper - Memories

Hi Ladies!

This month at Pixels and Paper challenge blog the inspiration comes from the clock 'Big Ben'.

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower although the tower is now officially known as the Elizabeth Tower (formerly the Clock Tower). The tower holds the second largest four-faced chiming clock in the world. The tower was completed in 1858 and had its 150th anniversary on 31 May, 2009.

So I took the opportunity to finish off decorating my 'Memories' clock which was an off the page class at 'A Scrappe Tiger Retreat' back in November 2013. The original childrens clock was bright yellow so after sponging and misting we got a great mottled coverage. We had to pull the whole clock apart and put it back together to be able to decorate and paint it!

My inspiration came from the clock face which I have embellished and added a memory photo, my favourite photo of  Hasan and I, and I now keep it on Hasans heart table in my bedroom......

and some side views.....

Thanks for the inspiration to get my 'Memory' clock finished......
I just Love it!!

Shazza x

Saturday, September 5, 2015

ARCHI-SCRAPS - Tree Top Chatter

Hi Ladies!

What a fabulous challenge over at Archi-scraps this month. 
The challenge is to use Layers or Corrugated Cardboard

This is the inspirational photo!

Here is my entry called....
'Tree Top Chatter' 

I took my inspiration from the patterns and marks on the thumb print building!
 This is a page I put together using the 'Pizza box' technique to make a woodgrain effect. You can even see some knots I made in the wood!

This is my niece Megan and her friend high up in a tree!

I put this page together way back in April 2013 but I have never used it for a challenge entry. 

Thanks for a great inspirational piece this month 
Julene and Archi gals!

Shazza xx

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Jarred in the Wild

Hi Ladies!

Here is my entry for this months challenge at 'Another Freaking Scrappy challenge'

Here are the details...

Scrap, art journal, make a card or off the page project about nature - nature can be your photo, subject, theme, embellishments, use your imagination :)

So Nature it is!!

 Photos taken at a bird sanctuary that Jarred visited with school!


Thanks for looking!

Shazza x

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Archi-scraps - Oh oh Oh its MAGIC

Hi Ladies!

Here is my entry for the August challenge at Archi-scraps using inspiration from one of the two images below and the criteria is adding something clear to your project.

You can find the challenge here

I went with the snow igloo image, and did a snow page of my daughters recent trip to Mt Baw Baw.

I added a clear piece of a 'Pebbles' blue stencil that I cut up.

'oh oh oh its MAGIC'

And a close up

Thanks for the great challenge this month

Shazza x

Sunday, April 5, 2015

ARTastic - Sweet

Hi Ladies!

This month  ARTastic is featuring  this delightful work by Roy de Maistre called Frozen Music.

The Criteria is to use Swirls on your entry :) 

For my example titled 'SWEET', I used the swirls and the yellow/gold colors.
This page was a UFO (unfinished Object), it was a workshop at 'A Scrappe Tiger Retreat' last year that I never completed. I had completed the background and stencilled wings (modelling paste and gold paint) but I had not embellished or added a photo!

I added small clear flourish swirls and painted each little stone black to fit with my black and white photo, I love the Swirl in the title and how the wings fan out like swirly waves.

Here is a close up
This is my mum as a little girl.

 Thanks for a wonderful challenge ARTastic, so glad I got a chance to get this piece finished.

There is still plenty of time to join in the challenge this month! 
Jane and the Creative team would love to see your entry!


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FS2S3 - Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

I just loved the look of this Japanese movie poster

you can join in this challenbge at 
Soul Scrappers here

It runs for the whole month! 

Added Criteria
1pt = White card stock Background
2pts = Black title and/or black stamping
3pts = Triangle long colored pp (at least 4)
4pts = Cut out single person or single person in black and white photo

Here is my example page

How easy is this to put together!
and looks great!

We would love to see you join in!!

Shazza x 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Scrapping Everyday Miracles - February SKETCH

Hi Ladies!

Here is the February layout sketch at 'Scrapping Everyday Miracles', it would be great if you could join in :)

...and here is my interpretation!

I reversed the sketch and used the 
cross as part of the Australian flag.  

and here is a close up!

I'm sure Paula and the DT would love to see you have a go!!

Shazza xx

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

February Sketch at Soul Scrappers!

Hi Ladies!!

Here is this months sketch at Soul Scrappers!

Lets see what you can do with this one!!

Here is my interpretation...

'All you need is love...and a swing'

Pop in and have a go we would love to see you join in!!

Shazza xx 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Song/Lyric challenge at Soul Scrappers for FEB

Hi Ladies!!

The Song/lyric challenge has just started at Soul Scrappers so it would be great if I could get a few newbies join in!!

We are scrapping to the song 'Love will keep us Together' by the Captain and Tennille

Here is my example page...

Its such a beautiful song to use for this month of  'LOVE', so many lyrics and one liners to use.

Why don't you join in and scrap a page for Valentines Day!

Cheers and thanks for Looking

Shazza x

Monday, February 2, 2015

Soul Scrappers - From Screen 2 Scrap - FROZEN (Movie Poster)

Hi Ladies!!

Welcome back to the second month of our new challenge 'From Screen 2 Scrap'

If you like to join in we are running this now at 'Soul Scrappers'

February's inspiration will come from the movie poster....


Added Criteria
1pt = Predominately Blue and white
2pts =  snowflake/s
3pts = Use one of the words -  Frozen, Freeze, Freezing on your page (Can be in title or journaling)
4pts = A snowman/s

Here are my example pages
I did a double page similar to project life style


I used the word 'Freezing'
'Freezing our Butts off in the snow'

We would love to see you join in this month :)

Shazza xx

Friday, January 30, 2015

ARTastic - My Super Hero!

Hi Ladies!

Here is my entry for the latest challenge at ARTastic this month.

The Inspiration comes from this pic by Fintan Magee.

I had good intentions getting this page done early but we had a few dramas with the photo shoot. LOL
Duke (our Chihauhau), would not put his paws into the leg openings of his Superman suit because his nails were too long and needed a trim!! So I had to wait til Jenna my daughter had a day off work to take Duke to the Groomers, as he gets quite nasty and needs to be muzzled!! Anyway he had his nails clipped but needed a bath before the photos as his eyes were puffy and runny and he looked dreadful. So after the bath he co operated and I was able to get quite a few photos... once he had his suit on he ran around as he knew he was getting all the attention!! Boy! It was like getting a model pampered for a runway shoot!!

Here he is.... 'My Super Hero'

Doesn't he look cute!!!

I took my inspiration from the 4 batman kids, so I added 4 small photos and a super hero costume ofcourse!!

Here is a close up of Super Duke!!

Even with all the dramas, it was worth getting these cute photos

Thanks for the challenge Jane and Artastic CT girls!


Friday, January 16, 2015

Soul Scrappers - Using up scraps - Monochromatic page!

Hi Ladies!

Another way to use up scraps is to make 'Monochromatic' pages (shades of one color with matching coloured embelishments). So for this challenge, make a page using shades or hues of one color and use as many bits and bobs of that color that you can.

Here is my example page


and a close up!

NOW it's your turn!!

Pop over to Soul scrappers and have a go you can find the challenge here!

Shazza! x

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Song/Lyric Challenge at Soul Scrappers

Hi Ladies!

Here is the latest Song/Lyric challenge at Soul Scrappers!

You can find the challenge HERE!

'Friends' by Bette Midler

Here is my example page....

It would be great if you could join in this month!!

Shazza x

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Soul Scrappers 5th Annaversary - Movie Marathon

 Horton Hears a Who!

Come join in our 5th Annaversary Movie Marathon 
For my Challenge I would like to see you create a LO, OTP, Card, altered item or digi using the following quote from the Movie 'Horton Hears a Who'

'A Persons a person no matter how small'
I would also like to see an insect on your page

Here is my example...
'Lucky You'

I added a blue metal dragon fly to my page!

I would love to see a few newbies join in!

Shazza x

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Archi-scraps - SOAR

Hi Ladies!

The Archi-scraps inspirational piece this month is a 'Cloud House' in Melbourne.

The added criteria is clouds :)

Here is my entry....

Let your Dreams SOAR

I took my inspiration from the tones of brown and orange.
I also added a house in the clouds and made it into a photo frame,
and ofcourse lots of clouds

Here is a close up!!

Shazza xx

Friday, January 2, 2015

Soul Scrappers 5th Annaversary - MOVIE MARATHON

Hi Ladies!

To celebrate our 5th Annaversary at Soul Scrappers we are having a Movie Marathon!

The first movie challenge is uploaded. We would love to see you come and join in here!!

MM1 - The Wizard of OZ

Here is my example page
'There's no place like HOME

Shazza xx