Saturday, October 1, 2016

Happy Halloween - Scrapping Outback - White with a Twist October 2016

Hi there,

After a few months MIA, I have returned to share Scrapping Outback's latest White With a Twist challenge...since it's Halloween month, we've gone with the black, white, silver and grey inspiration:

My Layout was inspired by a photo taken of one of my nieces back in 2013...such a cutie LOL
Happy Halloween (Elisabeth 31 October 2013)
Supplies I've used:


































Thanks so much for stopping by....here's to a Happy Halloween to you and yours - until next time xxx Hugs and Hearts xxx Mazz xxx

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Remembering the Good Times - Scrapping Outback White With a Twist challenge June 2016


Remembering The Good Times - Cairns & Davis families Circa 1992
Welcome to June!!! Wow half way through 2016 already!!!
This is my inspiration share for Scrapping Outback's June 2016 White With a Twist Challenge and here's our awesome coloured cocktail:



Aqua blue, Lime green and grey with a touch of blue



To enter you just have to use ALL of the colours - Aqua blue, Lime green and grey with a touch of blue - in the cocktail and use 1 piece of chipboard.

Chipboard is the main criteria, because that's what Scrapping Outback is best known for :)

Supplies:
7 Dots Studio papers (Sandy Beach – All I ever and Big Words – Messy Head)
Scrap FX  Wordlets chipboard title

Dusty Attic  1315 Criss Cross Stencil;
Prima Marketing flowers and resist tag;
Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder (Drop Dead Gorgeous Green)
Other: Gesso, washi tape, paper doilies, acetate, turquoise raffia, staples, Helmar 450 Quick dry adhesive, gel pen

Thanks for popping over today, thanks so much for looking, until next time xxx Hugs and hearts xxx Mazz xxx


























Sunday, May 15, 2016

LIVING on the EDGE - In Loving Memory of Josh Dare R.I.P. 01/09/1992 - 11/03/2016



Living on the Edge
Good evening,

I regret this post is not for a challenge or a DT inspiration. We had a very sad experience just over 2 months ago, as you can probably see from the title, and it's taken a while for me to actually post this ...
Joshua (Ranga) Dare...our very good friends' son was tragically killed in a car crash on 11th March 2016.  Friends and family were asked to provide 'memorabilia' in the form of photos, letters of reflection and private messages. The family really wanted to know how Josh affected our lives and this LO is my way of expressing my love for Josh - as well as our friends Dawn, Ray and John who have lost a beautiful son and brother.
Personally, it was 'love at first sight' when I first met Josh - the red head - just like my oldest son! When my son Robin was small people in NSW called him "Blue" and to this day I don't really understand why - someone once said it was because the 'red' kangaroo looks blue. 


Ironically in the new Australian Dictionary Ranga means 'red head' and in Maori (New Zealand) language it means 'inspirational'.
    Josh came round to our house on a regular basis when he was about 15yo - to go mountain biking with my husband. (and Ian's written something privately about that).  I always found Josh to be polite and honest.  Josh was a typical teenager - just like my older son - very independent, with a mind of his own (isn’t that all boys?) and yes he did get himself into trouble!!! LOL
 23yo is just far too young to die... Josh had loads of potential, even if it wasn't obvious to all. But mostly Josh was adored by his parents - Dawnie and Ray and older brother John.
   My heart is heavy because you guys didn’t deserve this.... I DO understand that no matter how much your kin disappoints you or misbehaves in anyway, you love them deeply anyway. I'm just so sorry this has happened to you, BUT Josh hasn't gone forever, he's just moved on, he's been granted wings so he can fly now, he can get there much faster than his feet or bike or skateboard!!!   Please know we love and care for you all always,

Kea Kaha & Aroha
(Stay strong & Love)
Mazz xxx
 
Supplies
Rusty Pickle (Pop Star - Emily) & Kaiser (Attitude!) papers; The Crafter's Workshop stencil (fence frame TCW263); Stampendous (shappy white, aged black & aged silver) embossing powders; Lindy's Stamp Gang (starburst, Frozen Jack Frost) mist; canvas, metal paper and wooden cogs; Viva (black) crackling paint); Prima c/b; A2Z (Living on the Edge) chipboard title; canvas, black gesso; Helmar 450 quick dry & Couture Creations adhesives; my2angels metal heart and clock wings; Paint Marker pen

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You will find I have lots of 'favourite' pass-times!! but my favourite 'loves" are: My best friend forever (BFF)soulmate Ian (aka Biggles) and my 2 handsome sons, 2 gorgeous princess grandaughters and an adorable prince grandson - who I LOVE to bits and wouldn't swap for the world. I love to spend time at home in my scrap space and out on our balcony looking towards the glorious Australian bush...I am an obsessive compulsive scrapbooker and scrapbooking products, which I love to share. I also ADORE working with children, love card-making, stamping, collect turtles (not real ones!) postage stamps and postcards,

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