Thursday, 29 November 2012

Paper Stories November challenge

hello everyone, 
well im getting so good at learning how to blog properly so i have a heap of links for you in this post. lol so here goes....
i stalk nadia cannizzo's blog and she has done a sketch this month for paper stories who is owned by Gorgia Heald. so this is the sketch....

gorgeous right?!
so i just had to play along. 
so let me explain the page. my husband went to london for 4 1/2 months for an exchange programme with the army and he had 6 weeks at home before going on course that would take him away for another 3 months. so this is a selfy shot of the two of us from my phone from when he was home. we were lucky enough to have the kids babysat for a few hours while we went out for dinner and drinks on our own. ( i have only just started to learn that we need husband and wife time and not just be mummy and daddy all the time)
i did this page last weekend on our wedding anniversary when i sat at home with the 4 kids while he is still away. so that explains the title. 
i love this photo cos i think of the great time we had together that day. 
so here is the page 

i inked around the edge of it all in umber brown as the java brown i felt was too dark and the light brown was more romantic...i dont know if you can see that though . lol!!
i also put some 3d stickers underneath the banners to make it dimentional so here is a pic of that

and some closeups

also from this sketch i made my daughter (who is 6 yet reads well neyound her years) a bookmark. she loved it so much but we are jsut waiting for daddy to come home before we put the picture in of the 6 of us together and it will slot in under the butterflies wings. 

im sorry it came out on its side and i seriously have to get the kids dinner so i dont have time to fix it. 
thanks so much for looking at my page and appreciate any comments you may leave. 
good luck for eveyone who has entered this gorgeous challenge sketch. 

Sunday, 25 November 2012

kelly foster bday give away.

kelly foster is sharing the love because it was her birthday back in go here to be able to be in the running to win this gorgeous prize. 

good luck everyone

Saturday, 24 November 2012

PageMaps/Rock it Ruby contest

i cant believe i havent looked at this blog before now. 
i have been looking at pagemaps at the first of every month for a few years now and i even have a signed pagemaps1 book. 
well i will be looking on this blog more often.
becky fleck has teamed up with rock it ruby to give away a gorgeous pack and all you had to do was design a page based on this gorgeous sketch

the page i did was one of my husband at the park last year. i did struggle a bit with this not because of the sketch or the papers...that came too easy but because i normally scrap him with me in the pic so i normally do romantic pages or his pages are very masculine (as he is in the army) but the photo is of him on a flying fox so i had to make it childish. the title is a quote i came across a while ago which i just loved and wrote is down in my phone to use for later. 
so this is my take on it.....
and some close ups... 

i have black inked around everything including the tag as it was very white and i have even smudged a little ink near the writing but you cant really tell in the photos. 
anyway im so glad i came across this blog....she says she has another sketch comp coming out on monday so i hope its open world wide!!
thanks for having a look at my page and feel free to leave any comments...i love reading them. 
good luck to everyone entering. 

scrapfriends candy giveaway

I'm so glad that i found this website. Not only do they have fantstic and very inspirational sketches and colour challenges they have giveaways!! So here is a picture of their gorgeous christmas candy giveaway.

They are going to pick a winner via random ( thats so fair) so go here to check out how you too can also win the prize. Good luck everyone. 

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

let's get shabby

this is my very first page for let's get shabby and my page came together so easily. i did it almost 10 days ago and then the kids got sick and so did i so i hadnt put it up. now im running super late!!
so the challenge was to pick between the pallete below and then to create a page with a summer theme.
i looked through some photos we had of when we first came back to townsville- far north queensland (where its summer 10 months out of the year) boxing day last year after living in wagga wagga (new south wales where its only summer for 2 months of the year)  for 2 yrs. i settled on a scenic photo as i have never done one before so i was really excited about that. we were just so glad to come home. thanks sfor looking and any comments you may leave.

the colours i picked (which was the hardest part)
white, fushiua and seaside