Friday, 26 September 2014

Let's Get Shabby Challenge #59

Love this!!!
Challenge #59  is to.......

  Create a ‘Shelf’
 Interpret it any way you like!
 You could create an off-the page shelf, draw one, create one with embellishments or you could paint/spray a shelf for instance.... whatever you choose.. have fun with it!
I've created with another little quote for Hannah's German little antique book..
and this time I sketched a little shelf nook ....
It was great there was a space between paragraphs already there,
that became my space for a shelf..., so the sketching begins....

and it begins to grow, who knows where it will end???

Got rid of the pencil and grabbed a brown fine-liner

and add in a few embellishments and lettering...

We hope you will play along!

Monday, 22 September 2014

Paper Dvizhnik Colour Challenge

Here's a couple of PL sized cards....
(with limited time, these sizes where perfect!)
PL card...just cos
School holidays are nearly here.... hanging out for Friday this week!
This past weekend Friday - Sunday I spent on an audition panel for 'Beauty
and the Beast' for the stage musical season set for Feb/Mar 2015... it feels weird writing 2015!!!
How fast is that happening!!
Anyway, at the same time I had casting done and first rehearsal beginning at my studio for Nutcracker... which Paige and the senior girls handled very well.
Things always happen at once!  Cant WAIT to have two weeks off!!!
Bring on the holidays...
I'll be hoping to catch up with everything here in blogland...too.. my apologies for my hit and miss

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Project Life - Week 21 and Map Necklace...

Today I took a little time to scrap.... really - REALLY wanted to settle in for the day!!!
But cant, though, still managed to do this....
Paige's midyear dinner....
And just before 'Maelle' (our French exchange student) went home, I made her this necklace. 
Luckily among my travel scrappy stash was a tiny little map in French!
She loved it, and wore it immediately... made me smile!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Life Less Busy..... and Project Life Card

Yep, ballet exams are over after three long days and we are all exhausted!!
Nothing left energy-wise and I'm having a week off!

Paige and her exam partner at our studio in her very last exam ever...

Done and dusted!

For the rest of us though... its only over for another year, now attention is turning to the end of year production.... 'Nutcracker'.


 Project Life style card for my Project Life album.


Friday, 12 September 2014

OLW Word Up #86 - LOST

 OLW over at Ronda Palazzari's blog.........
Did this a couple of days ago and trying to squeeze in a late night post...
(we are full on ballet exam mode here - one day down, two to go!)
The word is 'LOST"
and got another page done for Hannah's little quote book...

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Project Life Week 21, PL Card......... and Happy Fathers Day

Played with my Counterfeit Kit to get another PL page done and am making a concerted effort with small amount of time to get somewhat caught up.
If ONLY I wasn't such a SLOW scrapper!!! (rolling eyes)
Anyway,  here it is, and how appropriate.... Scrappy Camp.  Oooh I LOVE these weekends.
We have 2 or 3 a year and its a 3 nighter each time.....  its the best and all we do is EAT! (and scrap)  All catered with the best group of scrappy friends. 
 Cant wait because I have another next month!!  Maybe I should dedicate it for just doing PL and that will help get my album a little fatter!

These are my two lovely SILs and neiceIL 
PL Card......
and had a little fun with this and cant wait to use it in my album!!!
And lastly, because its soooo important....
My dh is rather shy when it comes to the camera, being scrapped
 and even celebrating days for him....he's a worker.
Here he is showing the girls the workings of under the hood of the car (learning to drive)
Here's how our morning went...
Dh gets up about 8am...
Me:  Where are you going?
dh:  To the farm....
me: Why? Its Father's Day!
dh:  The cows need drenching today, I've organised ddad and db
me: But its Father's Day!!!
dh:  (sighing with a smile) Weeeell, you know its not a big deal, and the cows need bringing in
me: (exasperated) Listen here... today is not about you! (did I just say that!!! )
dh:  (laughed head off and skipped out the door)
Paige: (at 10am) Where's Dad?
me:  Gone to the farm
Paige: It's Fathers Day!
me:  I know
Paige:  I organised for Meaghan to Skype from New Zealand at 11am for him
Me:  well, cant now...
Meaghan (on Skype early)  Ugh....
Hannah (on phone)  Double Ugh....
sigh.... when will he learn Father's Day is not about him!
Consequently if you cant beat them, join them... so off to the farm we went this afternoon complete with computer for skyping sessions. 
We all had a lovely afternoon with dh and his mum and dad, sister and bil, and niece...
And Meaghan and Hannah on Skype!
AND his surprise when he got home....
A 'Cold Rock' ice-cream cake!
Now he wanted it all about him!!!
(very big smile)

Friday, 5 September 2014

September Counterfeit Kit and Challenge #1

Really really wanted to get this kit together and being only one week from our ballet schools examinations... weeeeell, time is very very scarce..
Classes are coming out of my ears, and while I'm pretty happy with how the students are shaping up, its this big final race to the finish line.
Pretty soon though (and I'm counting down!) are our school holidays...oh sheer joy!!!
Two weeks!  Cant come soon enough!!!
Anyway,  last months kit kept me soooo organised in busy time, so I needed to get this month's kit together to do the same.
Its strange how it comes about:
I know I'm so right brained!
Each month I hop to the dt members blogs (haven't done this month's yet though) to see how they put their kits together and am intrigued by such varied thought-processes
I cant seem to move past colour!
You can find the main kit HERE
Though, more than anything, I was captured by one piece of paper:
 from Basic Grey's 'Grand Bazaar' range
Yes its busy - huh! 
But the colour combination is fabulous!
So I picked out the colours (or close to) and matched up a heap of old embellishments from a box I'd long forgotten about and added only a couple of newish ones.
Glad to use them again.....and here's my kit
Challenge One was to make up challenge criteria...
Weeeeeell, mine is:
Scrap your new season!
here in Australia...
gosh, I haven't scrapped flowers in sooooo long!
But they are in my box and I'm going to use them up!