Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Everybody LOVES Raymond {the Koala}

Hi there friends,
This month's colours (lime/green with small amounts of lemon & orange!)  over at the Scrapping Outback White With a Twist challenge were definitely a toughie for me; However, once I'd decided to share what I call a 'lucky' day it became easier -  because of Raymond the Koala's blanket colour lol
Raymond is one 'lucky' Koala - weighing just 260 grams when he was found in 2012 abandoned beside a road west of Brisbane, lying to his dead mother. He was taken to a shelter and when we saw him in June 2013, he was having a cuppa with his carer in a local shopping centre.
Here is the link (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2543358/Plucky-little-marsupial-seriously-ill-dead-mother-thrives-nursed-health.html ) of some professional photos that are heaps better than my smart phone 'impromptus'
He was just lovely and when I asked the carer how he got his name, she just smiled and said "everybody loves Raymond" .. .makes sense he was so cute holding the teaspoon while he drank his tea LOL
and here's the whole LO :)
until next time.... Mazz xxx


Monday, August 31, 2015

totally cute...

Hi all, I realise it's very late and I think this entry will only just make the time limit, however, I started this LO on the weekend and I was determined to get it finished in time!!!
  I took this photo of a cute little Tasmanian Bettong when on holiday in Tasmania during Christmas 2013. 
  When I saw the August Dusty Attic (DA) inspiration board challenge, with the gorgeous Autumn colours, I jumped at the chance to scrap it - using the beautiful Couture Creations papers along with an EK Success punch, representing the natural rustic feel in the LO.

  I started off by 'experimenting' to see what would happen when I used the Dusty Attic chipboard trellis as a stencil; rubbing over it with glass bead glitter gel with a finger violet Inka-Gold...I thought it just a little too much for my photo so toned down with a dabber of mustard seed distress paint. I then added some shabby muslin coloured with Lindy's Stamp Gang (LSG) Moon shadow Mist.

  To draw attention to of the cute little guy hiding in the pipe, and attempting to represent the dry rustic nature of the enclosure, I snipped around the #DA0821 chipboard, coloured it with Rusty Brown ink and adhered the edging to the photo.

***NB*** Unfortunately the place I buy most of my supplies (Scrapping Outback)  owner and talented Rachelle is having huge issues with the SO website at the moment so I wasn't able to get the links...so if you'd like ANY of the supplies I've used, please contact  Rachelle via Facebook.  TIA.

Dusty Attic chipboard (Marrakesh Trellis small)
Dusty Attic chipboard title (totally cute) Page Pebbles#3

LSG Moon Shadow Mist (Blue-Beard Blue-Violet)
Tim Holtz Distress Paint (mustard seed)
Couture Creations papers (Hearts Ease & Vintage Rose Garden collections)
Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Viva Inka-Gold (violet)
StazOn Ink (Rusty Brown)
my2angels square filigree
Washi Tape
...finally... LOL...
here's the WHOLE page...Unfortunately the flash on my camera hasn't really done the whole LO justice, so hopefully I'll get a better one during the daylight tomorrow :)
totally cute
Thanks so much for popping over tonight, I look forward to your return tomorrow (Tuesday 1st September, 1st day of Spring yahoo) with my latest inspiration for Scrapping Outback's White with a twist challenge.   until then hugs 'n' hearts xxx Mazz xxx

Saturday, August 29, 2015


BEAUTIFUL adorable YOU :)
 Good afternoon friends,
Since I went on retreat last weekend, with an inspiring group of lovely ladies I might add, I managed to get a couple of LO's finished. yippee... 
 This one is inspired by the August sketch challenge over at Blue Fern Studios. I ADORE their papers and their chipboard, even thought they're a bit 'x' y having come from the USA.
 The photo is of one of my sisters with my darling grand daughter in 2005... Naturally they ARE beautiful and adorable....not that I'm biased of course LoL.
clock stencil
art basics 3d transparent matt gel
die cut flourish
faux paua shell paper hearts
butterfly Washi tape
Thanks for popping over today...happy weekend hearts 'n' hugs xxxMazzxxx
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