Sunday, October 26, 2014

Lasting Memories - 214

We have just celebrated Halloween here in our Estate.. :)
Most of Australia don't take part of Halloween, but I've always thought it was fun and get very disappointed when I hear of any negativity from Aussie's on this tradition that has turned in to an experience that I think no child should have to miss out on!
Lasting Memories  #214 - Trick or Treat
Like normal, for my final choice of challenge theme this month I wanted to mix it up a bit..
For this challenge it can be loads of things!!! The theme is very open... How you may think?!!
TRICK or TREAT or HALLOWEEN themed.. :)
Yes, I would love to see someone playing a Trick.. Maybe you've got a mischief child or pet..
Or how about a special Treat... Maybe you took yourself on a retreat lately? Massage? Chocolate?
OR of course, you can upload a Halloween themed page to help you get into the Halloween spirit..
I chose to make a TREAT layout..

There isn't a whole lot that a girl likes more that Perfume and a Bling bracelet.. :)
These were the gifts given to the Bridesmaids at my best mates wedding last year..
I have wanted to scrap this photo for a long time, so this was made easy!
I layered the chipboard with blue and white cardstock. Then painted it with some Tim Holtz  White Crackle paint..
I included the colours of the bottles using the flowers, ribbon and fake pearl string beading..
Finished off the layout with the metal Owl and Blingsule.. 
Thank you very much for joining us at the Lasting Memories challenge blog this month! I truly hope that you've had a chance to get your layouts entered and linked up by the end of this week..
Don't forget that there are prizes up for grabs! So I'll be back next week with the names of the two winners.. Good luck and happy scrapping.. Toni..

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lasting Memories - 213

I'm back!!
Righto, I'm slowly getting the hang of Blogger, sort of! lol..
This evening I'm here to first wish my Mum a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY for tomorrow!
and a special Happy Birthday to my cousin Aleesha who's birthday it is today! :)
Lasting Memories  #213 - Lists Everywhere!
 I have to admit that I am a fan of journaling on most layouts, so thought this would be a great idea to get some information onto the layouts.
I have titled this layout (hidden in the scroll) "My Sunshine 2.0" for two reasons.. I have two children, Hunter being my second.. And that he is definitely a unique child, so the list highlights some alternative words for his naughty nature..
The list for my layout is of ways that this grumpy little man shines and makes me proud of certain personality traits he has..

I would love to see what LIST you include on your layout for this challenge.. :)
Don't forget that you have until the end of the month to link up any of the October challenges at the Lasting Memories challenge blog.. There are two prizes up for grabs this month..

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Once Upon a Sketch - October

I've finally finished a layout I started last weekend... This one is using a brand new just released Memory Maze chipboard frame, featuring a 11yr old photo of my Mum and my oldest son when he was barely weeks old..
I made this layout based on a beautiful sketch from the Once Upon A Sketch Blog..

 I decided to play around a bit with the base and create something soft and textured..

Close up of some embellishments..
Even though the base is a beautiful pink, I have used the chipboard frame as a layer between the Blue/Green and Red embellishments to really highlight each element to make them pop.. 
Here is a beautiful poem I have for the journaling on the front of the page..
On the back of the layout I have actually wrote about how grateful I am that my Mum and my boys have such a close bond.. In their eyes their Grandma is the centre of the universe and how special she is... (The journaling challenge this month is the Special Woman/Girls in our lives)
*Honestly it's quite personal journaling on the back of the layout, so don't wish to share it all.. Hope that is ok.. 

Close up of the photo..
The chipboard frame has been painted black then sealed with Glossy Accents.. 
Thank you for allowing me to share this layout with you.. I had loads of fun making it..
Although I have created my own base, I made sure that the Photo, Journaling, Title, Stamping and the Embellishments are in the right position following the sketch.. :)

Monday, October 13, 2014

123 Challenge - October

Welcome back... I hope you've all had a lovely start to the week.. :)
Tonight I'm here to share with you my entry for the 123 Challenge Blog October challenge..

I've always loved the softness and elegance of the colour Apricot, so was hoping to get something done for this challenge when I saw it released a week ago..
A Precious Bond Forever
The photo on this layout features my Mum and her newest Grandson.. 
I have been able to see first hand the precious bonds that she has with my two sons, so I know the bond that will be shared with my gorgeous little nephew will be special too!!  
I have hidden the journaling on a pull out tag under the photo.
The colour doesn't look right under with this lighting, I do apologise, the true colouring is actually shown in the above photo..

This is the base of the layout before the chipboard swirls, photo and flowers..
I loved this paper, thought it was super cute and something fun to tear into three for this layout..
The entire base has been matted with Cream and Apricot cardstock.. 


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Lasting Memories - 212

Anything Goes!
Yep that's right... We are making it easy for you this week.. :)
As you know, I have been choosing the challenge themes this month and would love to see LOADS entries linked up to this challenge!
Don't forget there are prizes for up for grabs this month too..
Lasting Memories  #212 - Anything Goes
This was FUN to make!!!
The photos on the layout feature Hunter digging for Thunder Eggs during Lane's birthday party back in May..
I have below many photos of this layout to show you some of the process while making the base and some close ups of the finished layout. The papers I used are from a Kaiser collection that Lane won at the local show this year. He of course allowed me to use them! :)
This is the completed base.. However I forgot to rotate it, sorry.. lol..
 Now some close up's of Hunter and the elements of the layouts..  

Please do head on over to the Lasting Memories layout challenge blog to link up your entry by the end of the month!

White with One - October

This weekend I attended a local crop.. I had so much fun and I made this layout which I am so proud of! I truly think it is stunning!

I spent quite some time looking for the right colour to match this for the White with One challenge this month.. I think it looks pretty good, but does look much darker in the photos for some reason.. But given the varieties  shown by the DT, I am still confident entering this..
 ww1 radiant orchid 
Moments in Time

When I first saw this chipboard design I was so drawn to it, I knew I wanted to use it straight away!
It is a brand new design out from Qld's own Memory Maze..
I have actually slotted the title chipboard into a gap, so that it all looks like one piece..
I used a stencil and some texture paste to make the base for the page..
Then I had a go at "white on white"  look for the first time and decided to highlight with White embellishments and elements as well..
 The photo features Hunter and I during a beach photo shoot 12 months ago..
I hope you've enjoyed my layout, thank you for allowing me to share it with you..
Finally I would just like to quickly acknowledge that this layout is entirely an original design by myself and although I LOVE seeing people scrap-lifting my designs, please do just be courteous by letting me know and giving me design credits.. Thanks, Toni..
Now, you can head on over to the White with One challenge blog yourself now and link up your own entry.. :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lasting Memories - 211 - Beauty of Friendship

This week at Lasting Memories we would love to see layouts featuring Friendships of all kind.. Your friends, your childs friends, your pets... Anything to do with friendships.. :)
211 - Beauty of Friendship

The photo I chose to use is of the Bridesmaids shoes at my best friends wedding in Fiji last year..
To me, the ultimate beauty in friendships (for girls anyway) is being included in someone else's big day!! The love that is shared between the chosen few of the closest friends is truly unique..

I would like to share with you the CREDIT for this layouts design!!
Kylie Powell was super generous in allowing me to scraplift her page..

Scrap Crazy - Custom Creations's photo.
Please don't forget that you have until the end of the month to link up your version for this challenge over at the Lasting Memories challenge blog..

As I'm the sponsor this month, I've organised for some great prizes up for grabs from Scrapbook Fantasies..

Lasting Memories - 210 - Natures Glory

This month over at the Lasting Memories challenge blog  it has been my turn to pick out the challenge themes.. I hope that over the following weeks there will be something for everyone.. So please don't hesitate linking up your own entry of craftiness.. :)
210 - Natures Glory

Here is my simple yet different layout for this challenge.. I have actually used part of some packaging from the Kaiser - Base Coat collection.. :)
I wanted to keep the rest of the layout very plain to really let the photo and the packaging to be the "hero's" of the page.. :)
Feel free to link up your own entry by the end of the month to the Lasting Memories blog... And remember we have a new challenge released every week, but they are all open to be linked up til the end of the month!!!
I am also sponsoring this month, so the first place winner will get a $20 voucher to Scrapbook Fantasies.. The second place winner will get a Ribbon Pack to the value of $10..

Hope you enjoy.. Toni..

Where did my blog go???

Unfortunately I don't keep this blog up to date very well as I use the Aussie Blog server to share my craftiness... Sadly I haven't been able to get on that site for quite a few days now and I haven't been able to keep this one updated for a few months, so all of that is lost atm.. :( 

Hopefully it will come back online soon and it wouldn't have all disappeared.. Anyway, until then I've decided to use this blog to link by DT makes, my crafty sharing projects and any challenges that I do.... So please bare with me, because I honestly have no idea how to use this Blogger site.. lol..

Also, you can join me over at my craft sharing Facebook page where I try to keep up to minute project uploads and sometimes sneak peeks of DT creations ---

Thanks, Toni..