Wednesday, November 1, 2017

circa 1943 - Scrapping Outback White With a Twist Challenge November 2017

Hi everyone... Welcome to the month of November 2017 ;)
magical - Aunty Evelyn holding Mum, circa 1943
I'm here to share my inspiration LO for this month's White With a Twist (WWT) challenge over at Scrapping Outback (SO)... we'd LOVE you to come on over and have a go !!!
As usual, there are only 2 criteria in SO's WWT : to use at least one piece of chipboard on your layout (because SO is best known for chipboard) and to use all the colours in this inspiration picture:

(White with Greenblue and grey tones)

ScrappingOutback Cardstock (white)
7 Dot Studios paper (Thoughts Keeper No.2) 

7 Dots Studios stickers (Cotton Candy Dreams and Raspberry Muffin)
The Crafter’s Workshop stencils (tile mania and endless swirls)
Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder   (Spring Leaf Chartreuse)

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Mist (Ocean Breeze Blue)
DustyAttic Chipboard (foliage#2) 
2 Crafty chipboard (magical)

Versacolor Ink (cyan and pinecone)
Couture Creations double sided tape 
Green Tara ferns
Kaiser clear texture stamp (grid)
Other: lace; ColorBox ink (fresh green); Manor House Creations flower; Anna Griffin Embossing paste (white finish); feather dies; plasterer’s mesh; paper doilies; butterflies from stash

and the whole layout:
circa 1943 Aunty Evelyn (nun) with Mum (Aunty Bella has black hat)

thank you so much for visiting my blog today...until next time....hugs 'n' hearts xxx Mazz xxx

Sunday, October 1, 2017

ADORE - Scrapping Outback October 2017 White With a Twist challenge

Good afternoon everyone,

Thanks so much for visiting.... This is my inspiration for the October White With a Twist challenge over at Scrapping Outback (SO) :)
October is warm and certainly close to Christmas, holidays and as usual Halloween :)
To inspire and motivate, SO's prompt photo is also warm and beautiful !!!
As usual the criteria is use at least 1 piece of chipboard (because Scrapping Outback is best known for its chippie) along with ALL the colours (Purple and Lilac tones with a touch of yellow and grey or silver) in this prompt:

Finnabair yellow glitter; crochet doily; Tim Holtz flower cut-outs; Helmar spray adhesive

I do hope you've enjoyed this Layout, just as much as I enjoyed creating it. Please have a go in October's WWT challenge at SO...until next time .... hugs 'n' hearts xxx Mazz xxx

Monday, September 25, 2017

forever YOU & ME (Sketchy Boards challenge Sept 2017)

Good evening 😊

I honestly didn’t think I’d had time for yet another challenge this month, however I’ve been wanting to enter Heidi’s Sketchy Boards challenge again for a while so that’s where I went to get more inspiration 😊
Here’s the September sketch and this month it’s a recipe challenge:
using 3 embellishments √ (messy cotton, charm and washi tape)
3 doilies √
titles & flowers √

The photo was taken at Mangawhai (NZ) just after my (now) dlh and I met in 1996. Yep we’re 21 years and counting! ♥♥♥

Other: texture paste, black uni-ball pen, K-Mart washi tape, black cotton

And here's the whole LO!!!
forever YOU & ME
Thanks again to the Sketchy Boards challenge team for the fun challenge 😊 ...Waiting to see what's next.... watch on 1st October for Scrapping Outback's White With a Twist challenge :)  Until then, heaps of hearts 'n' hugs xxx Mazz xxx

Sunday, September 24, 2017

ALWAYS friends (Stuck?! Sketches Sept 2017)

Good afternoon,

I mentioned in a previous post that I may have some ‘spare’ time this month, so I decided to go take a visit to an old favourite Stuck?! Sketches for inspiration
15th Sept Stuck?! Sketches (flipped sketch)
I love the Stuck?! 15th September sketch  and thoroughly enjoyed using more of the Soul Pea colour Resin Rainbow kit for another entry in the WW1 challenge.

The photo is of my good friend Kathleen and I, when she was on holiday here in Queensland in January. We do keep in touch, but we hadn’t seen each other IRL since my wedding in 2001, so it was absolutely fabulous to have her here for morning tea, and have a ‘jolly-old’ chin-wag LOL.

  •  Assorted pieces from the Resin Rainbow September kit (resin feathers, heart, lattice border and ribbon)

Other: texture paste, stencil (unknown), black utee, black uni-ball pen

So to stop your suspence now ?! here's the completed LO :)
Thanks for the challenge STUCK?! Until next time - huge hugs 'n' hearts xxx Mazz xxx 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Best things in life aren’t things (K+ challenge Sept '17)

Good afternoon all,
As I mentioned in the previous post, I've had just a wee bit extra time this month and this is the first time I’ve entered a Kraft + (plus) inspiration challenge – and this September 2017 challenge has been just so much fun 😊.  The theme is “what’s the buzz” all about “b’s”  and here is the prompt:
For my LO, I’ve used this beautiful “bee” photo from a fabulous day early this year, spent at Spring Bluff.
My darling loving hubby (dlh) and I went for an "adventure" and we discovered Spring Bluff (a train station) about 2 hours drive from our home. We also found a yummy cafe, sunflowers and ‘bees’ 😊
take time to smell the flowers
·     Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst (steampunk sepia)
2 Crafty Designs chipboard (beauty and arrows)
the best things in life aren't things
Brilliance ink (white and pearlescent chocolate)
Ranger Glossy Accents & black archival ink
fussy cut the photo 
Other: Spotlight Kraft cardstock; “bee” die cut; Helmar scrapdots; Deep Red stamp (chicken wire); KMart mist (gold); Manor House and other flowers; Stampin’ Up stamp; Creative Memories hexagonal punches. Inspired by the talented Rachelle at Scrapping Outback (SO).

And after all the teasing (lol) here's the whole LO;)

Thanks for looking – till next time – hugs ‘n’ hearts xxx Mazz xxx

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

LIFE is Precious - WW1 September 2017 challenge

Gidday all,

I can hardly believe have some time to participate in an extra challenge (or maybe 2?) lol.

I didn't know the colour of the September White With One (WW1) challenge when I decided to buy the beautiful kit from The Resin Rainbow, but once I saw the beautiful SOUL PEA colour of the kit when it arrived I knew this photo would be perfect! I'd had both the Black and White, and the colour photos printed for when 'just the right' challenge came along :)
Here's this month's WW1 mood board - also perfect for my childhood photo.

  •  The Resin Rainbow September SOUL PEA colour kit (bespoke flowers, circle fabric, ribbon, twill, resin rose

  • Kaiser paper (Basecoat IV, scraped)

     so here is the finished LO, after all the teasing LOL 
thanks for visiting today.... 
till next time... 
hugs 'n' hearts xxx Mazz xxx

Sunday, September 3, 2017

#happytimes - Scrapping Outback September 2017 White With a Twist challenge


Hi and welcome to September's White with a Twist challenge over at Scrapping Outback :)

Downunder in Australia and New Zealand, September is Spring time...meaning blossoms and the arrival of warmer weather :)
This is September's inspiration picture and the criteria is still the same - to use ALL the colours (

WHITE with Navy Blue tones, Grey and Kraft) in the picture along with at least 1 piece of chipboard. (because Scrapping Outback is best known for its chippie)
My LO is one for my dlh really - the photo was taken a long time ago, when he had hair LOL

·         Momento ink (Paris Dusk)
Martha Stewart punch; Li'l Davis wooden flowers; Finnabair stamp (Rust & Dust); Viva Inka-Gold paste (cobalt blue); crochet doily; Kaszazz paper scraps; cogs and gears die cuts; zipper flower; Purple Pumpkin button

Thank you for looking everyone...happy spring and looking forward to see what you all come up with this month :)  

hearts 'n' hugs xxx Mazz xxx

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