Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Helllllllloooo? Is anyone out there????


Sorry I've been MIA for a while, I've been busy trying to get our house ready to sell once we get the keys to the new house. I haven't had time to do much scrapping of late but here are a couple things that I have done.

First up is a page I created using the new "Hollywood" range from Webster's that I got from the lovely Peta at Scraptique.

Knowing my love of pink *cough, cough* she gave me a pack of the Websters leaves and berries which consisted of black velvet leaves and pink berries. After much playing I decided to pull them apart and, using a yummy Dusty Attic bodice I turned the leaves and berries into an outfit worthy of a Hollywood show girl!

For once I didn't cut out and lift up the flowers and leaves, but I did highlight the chandelier with dimensional magic.
And I have to confess I scrap-lifted this lovely scrunch and pin back technique from the lovely and talented Susan Hansord! It's a great technique that adds a little extra something.

Next up is a colour palette challenge from The Color Room, it is # 32, which I confess is from about a month or so ago, but it was the one that we selected as the "Scrap Zones" challenge for December.

Here's the palette...

And here's my take on it ....

The title is a bit of a play on words, these are photo's of our Cream Burmese, Cougar, sat on top of our front fence posts. He's almost the same colour as the limestone and he looks like a gargoyle perched up there.
Well, that's all for now, I do have some other photo's to show but I'll stop for tonight or this will turn into War & Peace.
Have a good night, and I'll catch you later.
Thanks for stopping by,
Kaye :o)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Long time no post

Hi All,

Well, it's been a while , I have been doing a little scrapping, just haven't had time to post any of it, so here's fair warning that this is going to be a looooong post!

First up is last weeks Color Room palette, I actually surprised myself by having it completed Saturday morning, the day after it was released!!! Trust me, that doesn't happen often, but as soon as I saw the palette a page jumped into my head, unfortunately I was at work at the time so it had to spend a few hours bouncing around in there till I could get to the crop I was attending and put it together, and I'm rather pleased with the result. So, here's the palette...

And here's my take on it...

As soon as I saw the palette I thought of this Webster's pages die cut, it's from the Lullaby Lane series. It's a bit hard to see in the photo but I've cut out most of the flowers and leaves and popped them up with liquid scrap dots behind them.

In this photo is my Sister-in-Law and her two lovely children. Her son gave her away and her daughter was flower girl .... it was very beautiful.

Next is a page I started a few weeks ago but hadn't gotten around to finishing. It's another of the old family photos I was given a little while ago. I've used some old Kaiser paper, and a beautiful Tim Holtz book plate but it still needed a little something else .... so I spritzed it with some "Apple" Glimmermist .... oh I love Glimmermist!

And this is the final piece which I'm really pleased with. I've had this idea bouncing around in my head for a while and finally last weekend I had the time to play. I'd used two Dusty Attic Ornate Frames back to back, which I sprayed with "Tattered Leather" Glimmermist and then covered with a couple layers of UTEE. Add a few "Collections" items and there you have it!

Well, That's all from me for now, I'll be back later with some more house photos.

Until next time, thanks for stopping by,

Kaye :o)

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Webster's

I have been hanging out for the new Webster's Pages to arrive and finally it's here!

Peta over a Scraptique has three of the paper ranges in stock, as well as lots of the lovely embellishments. One of the ranges she has is Hollywood and I was lucky enough to be given some to play with and make into a kit. Here's the finished product...

The beautiful bride in the photo is my mum and it was taken 47 years ago.

As with all Webster's paper.... it screams to be cut out and mounted up and that's what I've done here.

I couldn't help adding a beautiful Dusty Attic dress form along with some lovely rose buds and a bit of muslin. And of course ... some glimmermist.

So if you like the layout and want to make one yourself pop on over the Scraptique where Peta has the kit's for $10.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by,

Until next time.

Kaye :o)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Palette 28 and a house update

When I saw this palette I really wanted to give it a go simply because it is colours I never use. I had a plan, it didn't come together 100% as I had hoped but I'm pleased I gave it a go. Anyhoo, here's the palette...

And here's my take on it.....

I've used Webster's Pages, Seaside Retreat paper and some older paper I had in my stash. The photo I've used was taken on New Years Day 2008 not far from our house .... I never tire of the beautiful sunset's we get here in Western Australia .... they truly are spectacular.

For the title I've used Cricut Chipboard and "Gypsy Font" which I've welded together. I've then sprayed it with Glimmermist "Graphite".

Now here's an update on the house. Of late there hasn't been much to take photo's of, but we have now got White set on the walls as well as ceilings as shown in these photos.

This is the theater at the front of the house which I'll be using as my craft room....

Next we have the kitchen, with Shep sitting in it .... he knows which room the food comes from!!!

This photo is taken from the alfresco looking through the living area to the front of the house.

This is the stacker door in the alfresco looking into the lounge

These photos were taken on the weekend but yesterday glass was put in all of the windows and doors & today the two remaining doors were put on and locks put in ..... yes, that's right..... five months later and we are finally at lock up!!!

Well, that's all for now, thanks for stopping by,

Until next time,

Kaye :o)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Scrap Zones

Back in June, while at a Friday crop my friend and I got talking to one of the other ladies about a new ning site call "The Colour Room", my friend checked it out and decided to challenge myself and two of our other friends that we scrap with each month, to complete a particular "Color Palette" by the time we next scrapped together.... she also included her sister in the US and her niece in the Eastern States in this challenge. Fast forward a few months and we are hooked!

We are having such a great time and are enjoying seeing each others take on the different palettes. One day it was suggested that we should find a name for ourselves so, we each put forward a suggestion and my friend had some work colleagues choose the best one... which turned out to be "Scrap Zones" so named because we are spread across three different time zones. We then all had a photo taken of ourselves sitting at our scrap desk and were then challenged to use palette #3 and the 6 photos. (Wow! What a long intro!)

Here's palette # 3...

And here's my take on it .....

The paper I've used is some old Kaiser I had in my stash, I've then used a mask I cut out on my Cricut and "Dragonfly" glimmermist to spray the corners. I've taken a few liberties with the shade of purple .... but I won't tell if you don't.

This is a close up of the wording...

It's a little hard to read but it says...
2 Countries
3 States
6 Friends
1 Big Obsession

We are going to all post our layouts on the Color Room nign site tomorrow night so that we can try and get them all side by side, so if you want to have a look at what the others did head on over and check out the gallery after about 7pm tomorrow.

Well that's all for now,

Thanks for stopping by,

Kaye :o)

Monday, October 11, 2010

A little challenge and some MME


Hope you all had a good weekend. I actually managed to get a couple pages done this weekend which was great. The first one is Palette #27 from The Color Room, I loved the colours and the sketch and found it came together easily. So, here's the palette ....

And here's my take on it ...

These photos are of a little green frog we saw up at Botanic Golf in Wanneroo one time we were there with my parents, it was so very cute.

Add a couple Dusty Attic steams from my favourite online scrap store (Scraptique) which I painted with English Ivy Glimmermist (strangely enough .... also from Scraptique)...

And a title from my trusty Cricut, along with some Adorn-it letters and a little stitching and there you have it!

For this next page I used some of the new My Minds Eye "Lost and Found" range. It is so beautiful! I kinda went a tad crazy when I was buying it a few weeks ago but since I got it home all I've been able to do is look at it and admire it.
Saturday night I sat down to have a play and after walking away and coming back to it I finally came up with this.....

I kept it kinda simple because the paper itself is so beautiful. All I've added is some tea dyed muslin, a little lace and some beads and the word "Friends".

The birds kept calling to be cutout and popped up but as I only had one piece of this paper I wasn't sure how to achieve this, so I very carefully cut them out, secured a neutral piece of paper behind it and then with the help of some liquid scrap dots I was able to mount up the birds.

I really love this photo, it was taken down at Preston Beach back in May when I went to a scrap retreat with three of my friends. We decided to go sit and watch the sun set with a glass of wine .... it was lovely.

Well, that's all for now.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kaye :o)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Cherish, Adore

This weeks Color Room palette #26 are soooooo my colours, as soon as I saw it I was inspired. I took a few liberties with the page map, but I really like the end result.

This is the colour palette...

And here's my take on it....

The paper I've used is Creative Imaginations - Breathless and one of the Collections Ranges.

This gorgeous book plate is from Tim Holtz, through in some yummy Dusty Attic & Collections chipboard with some Graphite Glimmermist to top it off.

This journalling is a little technique I saw in a magizine and I thought I'd give it a try .... I like the effect, it's a nice way to add journalling .... especially for someone whose not big on journalling.

Well, that's all for now, thanks for stopping by,

Kaye :o)

Monday, September 27, 2010

7 Gypsies

Hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend. In between weeding, spraying and mulching my rose garden I've been having a play with some yummy 7gypsies paper from Scraptique. They are from the "Venice Paper" range.

This is a photo taken about 13 years ago on one of our visits to Grandma & Grandad's, sadly Grandad passed away a few years ago, but I love this photo of them together.

As well as the 7gypsies paper, I've used a Tim Holtz Ornate Book Plate and part of a Dusty Attic Wrought Iron Fence which I've sprayed with Charcoal Chalkboard Glimmermist (all available from Scraptique)

Well, the pile of mulch on my driveway is calling, and sadly it won't get on to the rose gardens on it's own, so until next time, thanks for stopping by.
Kaye :o)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Quick Post..


Happy long weekend!

I just wanted to quickly post these pic's of the page's I did last night. I finally did a double page layout.... something I haven't done for a while.

I've had these photo's and paper put together for a while but unfortunately, due to the hassles we've had with the the building company I've been to aggravated to work with these photos, but I'm trying to build a bridge and focus on the fun, exciting enjoyable parts of it.

These photo's are of the sand pad, the footings and of us standing on the slab.

And this is the slab picnic we had the weekend after the slab went down ... it was a lovely day.

Well, I must dash, I'll hopefully have some more show and tell soon.
Thanks for stopping by,
Kaye :o)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Little More Progress

We finally have a little more progress on our house .... on Monday the roof went on .... here's proof!

Here's the roof from the front of the house. And no Dad .... the F_ _d (I'm not allowed to say bad 4 letter words) parked in front of the house isn't ours!

The garage and the rubbish pile.

The side of the house looking down to the Alfresco.

The roof from inside the living area

Well, that's all for now, I'm off scrapping tomorrow night so hopefully my next post will have some layouts to show you.
Thanks for stopping by,
Kaye :o)