Friday, 27 January 2012

Scrap Whispers Challenge #117 - Technique

Hi all, and welcome to another Scrap Whispers challenge. This week is a technique challenge, and Georgina has chosen PUNCHES. I have just one shape in two different sizes because I use it so much - the ever-versatile butterfly, and both appear on this page. The other punch is an EK Success fleur-de-lys corner punch which I used on the photos themselves.

I had my usual problem with taking photographs of black (grrrr) so you'll have to take my word for it that this LO is really dramatic in real life.

One thing that I found incredibly interesting is how Stickles look on black card. I had never tried that before. You would not believe the colours I started out with, to get the colours I ended up with! If anyone is interested, leave me a comment and I'll post the results. :-)

Let's see what you come up with? Link your blog post up to Scrap Whispers and include a link to Scrap Whispers in your post, and you will go into the draw for a gorgeous prize.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Scrap Whispers Challenge #116 - Sketch


I'm back in Perth after a long weekend in Adelaide, which was really wonderful. I have a lot more material to scrap now, and that's just as well because Kelly has come up with a gorgeous sketch for us this week at Scrap Whispers. Isn't it a fabby one?

I stuck to it almost completely this time. The hotel we stayed in while we were in Adelaide was all golden cherubs and marble pillars, so the Graphic 45 papers which my brother gave me several Christmases ago were perfect on this LO. I developed a bit of a Glossy Accents addiction while I was working on it too. I find that Glossy Accents is a bit like that, don't you? Once I open the bottle, I find it hard to put it down!

Now show us what you can do with Kelly's sketch? Link us up to it at Scrap Whispers, and link Scrap Whispers in your post, and you could be in with a chance of winning the January prize pack. Hop on over and see what I'm talking about?

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Scrap Whispers Challenge #114 - Colour

A big Hello from Singapore!

DH and I are on a work (him), Christmas shopping (me) and catching up with friends (both) trip which is why my blog time has been a little sporadic. It has been really wonderful to see friends again for the first time in 2 years: to see how their children have grown; to congratulate them on impending new arrivals; to share the good Singaporean food with them and hear all their news. Some we have missed due to their holidays and chicken-pox believe it or not, but thank goodness for blog-land, e-mail and Skype.

Now onto this week's Scrap Whispers challenge, which is a colour one.

I created my LO before we left, and it celebrates friends made in Australia. I just love mosaic designs. I think they appeal to the ordered, control-freak part of my nature! In the same way that my beloved swirly flowery designs are a treat made more special by not over-doing them, I keep my mosaics for just the right occasions as well. Here's to all my dear ladies at the WASIMH choir, whose colour choices at the Christmas dinner worked absolutely perfectly with Georgina's colour scheme for this challenge.

So, pink, blue and turquoise. Easy lah! (As they say around here). Link the blog post showcasing your page to Scrap Whispers, make sure you include a link to the Scrap Whispers site in your post, and a Good Day Sunshine collection pack from My Mind's Eye could be yours.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Anniversary card

For my sweetie on our anniversary weekend.

House Mouse and Friends: the warm fuzzies
Less Is More: one word
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Stampavie and more: hearts