Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Last but not least

Well it's all over, the last challenge for the DT spot over at Scrapability Sketches is due today. There brief was scrap a double LO using a sequence of photos, food related. Must include a recipe, use black or white cardstock, bling and doodling. Well you all know how I love bling (NOT). I promise I have used some, well pearls anyway, they are on the butterfly.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back after the long weekend with an update.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

The next Soup Challenge

Well this was the next Soup challenge over at Scrapability Sketches. Here is the brief -

Using this sketch

Combination of any 3 colours : The colours pink, black, white, kraft, purple, green, red, blue and silver
Distress your photos and doodle on them
Include a one word title
Layout not to include family or loved ones..
Include a quote somewhere on your layout as well :)
So here is my LO -

I love how this turned out, I never use so few colours on my LO's so it was great to be challenged to do this for a change.
Thanks for stopping by.
xx Deb

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Best Giveaway Ever

OMGoodness, can you believe this gorgeous array of goodies. I think I have died and gone to heaven. If you wanna win this pop over to Miss Wally's blog and have a looksee. She has her own Etsy Store with the yummiest stuff.

Good luck!!!!

xx Deb

Friday, March 19, 2010

Back again

with the next DT challenge LO over at Scrapability Sketches. We had to scraplift a LO from the gallery.

I chose to scraplift Ebony Van Der Starre because her style is so similar to mine and her work always catches my eye. I chose this particular LO because I wanted to scrap some smaller photos and this was perfect. I have changed it quite a lot, but the elements are similar, the scalloped edges, the base papers in the LO, the colours are similar.

Here is Eb's LO -

And here is mine -
The cute handpainted buttons are from Such Sweet Tierney and the cute little birdie is My little bit of whimsy

I love both of these shops, they have the cutest stuff.

I really enjoyed this challenge, ready now for the last one, and Bek says it's a doozy.

xx Deb

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Winners are grinners

OMGoodness, look what arrived in the mail for me the other day, all this Scrapware goodness. I uploaded a layout for the Feb online comp and they picked mine as the winner - Woo hoo!!!! Can you believe this awesome prize pack. I can't wait to get stuck into using all the bits. I especially love the boy and girl chippies.

Get yourself over there and enter, they have a comp each month.

Thanks Scrapware.

xx Deb

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I love my vintage blossoms

How cute are these!!!!! If you want to win them pop over to Krissy Christie's Blog. I tell you I would love to win them, too lazy to think about making them myself - LOL.
xx Deb

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Girly Grunge

Ok, this is my latest LO for the DT tryout over at Scrapability Sketches
The brief was -
Theme : Favourite Things and Grunge !

Please include the following :
3 patterned papers
1 or more photos
1 journalling tag
Mixed alphas...

SO please put in a grunge style and please include some journalling (point form is fine too !) about your favourite things.
Well I don't know how grungy this is, I started off with lots of paint and doodling and this is what it evolved into. I guess I'll call it girly grunge.
Hope your weekend has been fabulous so far.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

And a couple more

With a bit more concrete, the fence going up and the water feature with the planter boxes. Starting to take shape.

The new pool

Well this is the shell of the pool, the backyard is an absolute mess, but we were so lucky to actually get the concrete poured. We are in the middle of our wet season and it has poured.

Ash has been digging trenches and stuff for all the drains to go in before the rest of the concrete goes down.

It is looking a bit further progressed now, will post some more photos later today.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Scrapability Soup Challenge

Well this is the next challenge over at Scrapability Sketches. The brief was to use Kraft CS, Bling/Pearls, a Transparency, Rubons, Flowers and the twist was to do an 8.5 x 11 LO. That was the hard bit for me, have never done one before, though I quite like how it suits a 6x4 photo. If you can't spot the rubon, I have rubbed a Kaiser flourish onto a Heidi Swapp Acetate heart.

Have to attack my DT challenge LO next, maybe Thursday.



Sunday, March 7, 2010

Who missed out on the Prima Giveaway?

I did, but a fab Aussie scrapper won the first giveaway. So to celebrate her win, Jodi Dolbel is giving away this bottle of goodies. If you want to win them, pop over to her blog. You may need to scroll down a little bit to find the giveaway. Good luck everyone.



Thursday, March 4, 2010

My latest layouts

for the DT tryout over at Scrapability Sketches. This one was a vintage brief, the colour is not the best because of our awful weather the last week or so, I couldn't get a decent shot.

And a few closeups

I handmande the brown and the two red tissue paper flowers. If you are interested here is the link on the tutorial over at Scrapping Outback. They are a bit messy but quite easy and lots of fun.

And this LO was done for the DT challenge #4. We were provided with a sketch this time. Loved this one, I did tweak it a bit and this was the result. The cute little button in the left hand corner is Such Sweet Tierney. She does the cutest hand painted buttons and sells them on her etsy store. The baubles you will find in the shop over at Scrapping Outback and the journalling block you can find over at Pumpkin Pink. I have just cut this one in half, they are so cute and versatile.

Guess I am being very productive at the moment, makes for a change.

Sorry still haven't posted any photos of the pool, will try and get back soon.

Deb xxx

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

And again......

That's Right! Prima is giving away two more AMAZING prize packages in conjunction with our BIG SECRET!
We want EVERYONE to have a chance to win so we are changing the rules a bit.
Please copy this write-up and link us on your blog, Facebook, or any other site that you frequent (please follow their TOU).
Then post here with a link to your blog, Facebook or site post for your chance to win BIG with Prima!
One US and one International winner will be chosen on Thursday, March 4th, 2010.
And we are getting closer and closer to revealing our secret-it won't be long now!
Just a couple more days of suspense!

So get over there for another chance of winning these goodies.



Monday, March 1, 2010

My next new fave

is the new kits by Paper Poppy Kit Co. I have just been really naughty and ordered the March kit and the add on from the states. It is absolutely delish and can't wait to get it. Aphra has been so helpful this morning when I emailed her.

Anyways, here is some eye candy for you -

and here is the add on. I love that red poppy.

Well best I go get scrapping and use some of the huge stash I have already before these goodies arrive.

Have a lovely day everyone.

Deb xxx