Friday, February 25, 2011

The Studio Challenge - frames

hey!!! well it has be a few hot hot hot days over here in perth! i normally dont feel the heat but this week it has got to me. when i walk outside i start to drip n just need to get back inside to the air con! so really perfect weather to stay indoors n scrap!
thought i would try the studio challenge... all new to this site. you had to create a layout using frames.
so here is it....

Look Up
i have used: Echo Park For the Record papers & stickers, prima flowers, hessian, corrugated cardboard, paint, purple pumkin flower, dymo labeller, thickers, hambly transparency and LOTS of Tim Holtz distress ink in Walnut stain.

So i have framed my pics in photoshop, I also used a frame for the date and under that is a bigger frame for the embellie cluster, also framed my lil white flower on the left.


Anita xxo

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

PAY IT FORWARD for creative people: I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment on this post. They must in turn, promise to post this & send something they made to the first 5 people to reply. It must be sent sometime in 2011. Mix tape, postcards, jewellery, cookies, sewing all count!
I recently was lucky enough to be one of the first five to reply to this post on none-other than Natalie Elphinstone blog, and cannot wait to get my goodies. As promised, I too will Pay It Forward to the first five people to reply to this.
Ready.... GO!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Get Picky Challenge #5 Sketch

hey all
now i love the Get Picky challenges!!!!
i have been trying to do a few layouts lately and they seem to never come together so i would pack up my stuff then start again.... in the end i thought to myself "now anita! be true to yourself!!!" so i got out some papers i had just brought at MWM..... the new 7gypsies range Crazy Love and boy oh boy my layout just came together sooooooo easily and I love the end result! its very me. if any of u ladies know what to call my scrappin style could u let me know cause i have noooo idea how to explain it!

so here it is
It's OK
- its a pic of my baby on the trampoline at my aunties he is always so cautious when trying something new and always looks for reassurance.
i have used: 7gypsies crazy love papers, stickers and tapes, maya road envelope, prima flower, kaiser flower, heidi swapp alphas, hessian, hambly transparency, twine, lots n lots of tim holtz distress ink, dress patter, crafty notions mist, texture paste and paint.


as i type this i am watching the devestation on the news about the earthquake in christchurch. i hope they can rescue as many people as possible. it is so sad to see people in such a dire need. it looks as though a lot of people have been injured. we should be so grateful for all the emergency services and others who will work around the clock to help all these people.

thanks for having a squizz!! and for all the comments.

anita xxo

p.s. - i started bootcamp last week and found out today that we are actually training for a triathalon!!! ekkkk....... better get fit fast!!! !! haha

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Let's Get Shabby #20 Challenge- Wedding

Hey all
lucky I seen a reminder on the LGS site today - didnt realise this was due today.... it was all finished so all i had to do was take some pics!!!

this is my first time giving this challenge site a go. i love shabby type of things so i thought that I would create a mini wedding albulm as i never actually got my wedding photos put into an albulm. all i got from the photographer was the proofs and ALL the negatives and digital pics so thought it was about time i made up a wedding albulm nearly 7 years later!! it really was the perfect opportunity and i love what i have created. it was hard to pick what photos i wanted to include!

I made the calico pages myself and misted/masked each one using Tattered Angels Chalkboard mist. I have used Making Memories Jet'Adore collection papers - these papers are absolutely lovely!!!!

So here it is.... hope you like (as you will see it is photographed in my oragano and chives!! hehe)


Anita xxo

in love with........

my new camera!!!! just gotta work out how to use it!!!
its my being made redundant pressie!!!

and a just because lo..... did this last friday night at the Made With Memories crop

Clap Clap
have used OA campfire range, bazzill card, hessian, thickers, glimmermist, kaisercraft tag, ribbon, string

I have some VERY VERY exciting news too.... just waiting for it to be annouced on their blog....

Anita xxo

Thursday, February 17, 2011

my creative space.....

hi all!!

as prompted by nadia i thought i would join in too. havent posted any pics of my scrappin space EVER!

I share the study with my hubby, he has his desk n i have mine. we were lucky enough to find my desk in the paper which is nearly identical to the one we already had. it fits it purpose sooo well as it is soooo big!

like nadia i have to put everything back in its place before i can start a fresh layout. everything has its place whether it be out of an icecream or takeaway container. after i have done a layout my desk is an absolute mess not too mention the snowy looking carpet!!

so here it goes... ekkk!!! enjoy!!!

my desk as looking from the door.

some otp creations and current fav lo's & my trusty VERY OLD sewing machine

my workspace.... from left, xyron, pin up board, adhesives, tapes, pots with my scissors n pens etc in, then lil tub for my distresser, handy punches, erasers, inks in the metal tin, pic of my hubby, twine etc in the red box, then buttons, brads on top of that, then the icecream containers hold my bling, chipboard, and other bits n bops.

my hanging rack from ikea. love to have things handy!! the twine up there i got from bunnings for around $3.50 for 60metres!!!!! love it!! then on the shelf about is (from left) spare pics in the purple tin, then mists below that and flowers in the yellow box, my alphas are in the big white box and my texture stuff is in the orange box.

and here are a few lil gift tags i made the other day.......

have had on Dr Phil while typing this.... all about teen suicide n bullying! it is soooo sad how our kids go out to school and other places and have to deal with this grief and pain. i hope my lil boy grows up to be nice to everybody and if he does get bullied he can talk to me about it. i feel for all the kids who have to go through this struggle. it must break their parents hearts knowing this is happening.


anita xxo

Stuff 2 Scrap GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Hey all

there is an awesome giveaway over at Stuff to Scrap here is the link
good luck!!!

anita xxo

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

White With 1 Feb Challenge

Hey all
feel like i have lost my creativity lately.... cant seem to pull anything together! hmmm hope it doesnt last cause im not liking it!!!
anyways thought i would give the ww1 challenge a go i really liked the criteria...... white, brown, and vintage item(s).

Just Chillin' - its a pic of my hubby n boy when we were camping at sues bridge. its such a lovely place!!!
so i have used: bazzill cardstock, hambly transparency, pink paislee & basic grey papers, doiles, brown lunch bag, jillibean soup flowers, buttons, brads, 7gypsies chain, beads, twiddleybitz chipboard, mls alphas, thickers, twine, lace, machine stitching, mist, staples.
my vintage items are doilies, 7gypsies chain, lace

thank you all so much for your lovely comments!!!!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Get Picky Inspiration Challenge #4

Hey all!
i havent posted much lately, but have been working on a few things which just need a lil finishing then i can post them up! I am going to a crop night on fri so will finish them there!!

First off have to have a lil brag.... hehe. I am so over the moon to have been featured as the Winner of the Get Picky sketch challenge #3! I love their challenges soooo much!!!! And THANK YOU for the lovely prize pack from the stamp spot!!
I have also been lucky enough to be a winner at Kraft It up and White With One for January!! wow! I am so honoured to be acknowledged by all you lovely ladies for my scrapbooking work. It means soooo much!! At least something good is happening to me, as pretty sure being made redundant from work on Friday. :(

Anyways onto the Get Picky Inspiration Challenge #4 - the inspiration was from the song Forever Young.... I chose to focus on the two lines May you grow up to be true & May you always know the truth. To be true means a lot to me as there are a lot of people who hid behind a persona and dont really know and be honest with themselves.

Forever Young
I have used: Bazzill cardstock, Sassa Papers, The Chip Chop Shop chipboard, twine & Fimo, Purple Pumpkin flower and buttons, Prima flowers, embroidered lace, And the cloud n heart I made myself from modelling clay, machine stitching.

Thank you so much for looking and leaving your lovely comments!!!

Anita xxo

P.s. - dont u love the chip chop shop stuff!!! wow received my order yesterday and had to use them!!! the birdy in the cage is so precious. hehe