Monday, August 31, 2015

STG's Debut

My stint on one of my favourite challenge sites Scrap the Girls, begins this month. Go check out what all the wonderful DT girls have created using this month's inspiration sketch.

Here's my take on it.

Your Creative Wings products used - Antelers Sm Decorated YCW16034, Feathers Mixed YCW3051,Corner Rose Set YCW2033, Doilyz Nest - Square YCW6031
Other products used - Card by Bazzill, Paper by Websters, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, flowers, thread.

I need to do a little video on how to do those roses. They're so much fun to do, mind you the smaller they get the fiddlier they become.

Until Next time
Happy Creating
Audrey x

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

And the sketch

Yep,,, call the doctor, she did another layout this week ;)

I managed to do the Scrapping Clearly sketch challenge as well this week.
This layout may well have ended up in the bin. I really had to push myself forward to 'just keep going', it's a little like a Nanna's apple pie,,,, layer upon, layer, upon layer. 
I'm glad I persevered. And the fact that, that was the only piece of black card in da house, helped. 
The photo was taken at Erin's wedding I love how this photo worked out, it's one of my favourites and the layout will go in the album I'm compiling of the day.

Anyhoo, here's the Sketch
Come play along, there's still time.

And here's my take on it.

Picture Perfect
Other products used - Papers by- Websters, Cristina Re, (others unknown. Bazzill card. Tim Holtz crackle paint & stamps, gold embossing powder, seed beads, Treasure gold, Jo Sonja paint, glitter gel pen. 


Hope you're getting some creative time for yourself.
Until next time.
Audrey x
This is how I feel about my gardening! When I see things grow, bloom, attract butterfly's and bee's, smell good and nourish my family, neighbors and I...MY SOUL IS RESTORED!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Twice in a week,,, 'I know, right!!'

In a big effort to keep the mojo going I managed to complete another layout and a double at that,,,,,,,well to tell you the truth, the main pages were done and have been for about a year, tucked away in 'to be completed' file. So the photos were stuck down but not much else. When I seen this months mood board challenge colours for Scrapping Clearly, it prompted me to dig the layout out and get it finished.

That Hat

Cadence's first birthday cake smash photos were perfect for the colours chosen, actually her whole birthday theme suited, so I think there'll be more of these tones used in her album.

Products used - Your Creative Wings chipboard -   Circles Charm Set YCW16021, Floral Flourish YCW7019Cevrons Lrg YCW4002
Papers by - Maja Designs, card - Bazzill.
Other products used - ColorBox ink, Pebbles Praise Cards, Thickers Letter Stickers, Heidi Swapp Color shine, Kaisercraft sticker, German Scrap Borders, Hero Arts & American Crafts stamps, Jo Sonja Paint, white spray paint, thread.

Until Next time,
Happy Creating
Audrey x
don't forget to play (Marc Johns)--sometimes I need to be reminded!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Making an effort

Hi. In an effort to blog and share more frequently I've added a little challenge to my creating. I find if I have deadlines to meet I create more. So,,,,, I'm trying to join and participate in online challenge sites. This month I joined  Scrapping Clearly 's Challenge by combining the Moodboard and Sketch. I love the colours. The grey was a challenge but managed to work it in there. Not the best shot of the main page, taken on my phone in a rush, For some reason the pic kept coming up very grey. Me and technology really don't get on most of the time. Got a new phone with an great megapixel taking camera, more than my first little digital camera. But do ya think I can work it out sometimes!!!!

 Here's my take on the mood board.


One of my most favourite moments is 'quiet time' cuddles on the couch with Cadence. A quick photo captured on my phone, she's lost in the show on the t.v, wrapped in a blankie and cuddling her blankie ted from Uncle Liam and Abby. All relaxed and ready for bed.

Papers by - Kaiser Craft and Heidi Swapp(waaaayyyyyyy back ;).
Other products used - Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Kaiser Collectables, white spray paint.

I'm looking forward to this months when I get time to play. Go take a look, my creative friend Rikki does an amazing job on the mood boards. Even better why not play along :) there's still time. You could even try combining both. 

Here's this month's Sketch & Mood Board Challenge at Scrapping Clearly

Here's the Mood Board challenge, these colours are divine.
This is Rikki 's Amazing Canvas she created using the mood board colours as inspiration!!!!


has some new chippy out, inspired the beautiful Boho style. I'm sure I was a gypsy in former life, I love this style.

Click HERE to check this and more out.

This next layout is of my favourite little boys Kyden. Him and Cadence have had a great little friendship since they were very little. They went on a little adventure to the pines. Well,,,, Cadence brought her Dede and Kyden brought his Tutu. 
You see, Tutu (my friend Jen) and Dede (me) thought it was a great place for a little photo shoot but the then 3yr olds had different ideas. 
Tell you what! I admire all those who do those awesome photo shoots with kids. I was exhausted by the end of it and I'm sure I had pine needles where there shouldn't of been pine needles lol.
Anyway Ky and Cadence had better ideas and got way too busy looking for the fairies who had built there homes in the fallen down trunks of the trees. 


It's such a magical age.
We're very lucky to live close to this place and every time either of the kids pass it,  its the Fairy Forrest to them :)

I'm determined to get lots of these photos scrapped, here's one of them.
Papers by - Bo Bunny
Other products used - Jo Sonja paint, Tim Holtz film strip.

I found the cutest lil' fairy poem, but I had to add a little line to it. Hope the author doesn't mind. 

I've had this one for a little while but just needed something to finish it off. The Sense of Wonder quote was perfect for this photo. A photo taken of Cadence when we were on a beach in Lanclin.

Papers by - Maja Design, Prima, Bazzill Card
Other products used - lace, muslin, braid, paper doily, paint.


Other news I'm excited to share is that I'm one of many new Design Team members for an awesome scrap challenge blog called 
if you need some inspiration with your girly pages check it out. Monthy challenges with lots of prizes when you play along. I can't wait, it'll certainly keep me on my scrapping toes with scrapping and sharing more regularly.

Until Next time,
Happy Creating
Audrey x
So true! Quote About Imagination - Deepak Chopra