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Woy Woy, NSW, Australia
Hi there! I hope you find some inspiration from looking at my blog. Take your time, click on some of the links, get some ideas, join some challenges, but most of all, have FUN:):)

Thursday, 8 December 2016

FUNKY FLAIR DECEMBER CHALLENGE 2016 & LET'S DECEMBER DAILY:

G'day! I LOOOOVE this mood board from FUNKY FLAIR INSPIRATION FB
GROUP this month:
I've been buying the KITAHOLIC kits & had some papers left over that fitted the
darker greens perfectly.
Aaaah! WALLY! We loooove you!!!
Anyways, that vellum on the LEFT has been stitched on - it had the pink & other
blues from the mood board in it, too. BONUS!
 Look at that LOVELY FUNKY FLAIR! Love the versatility of these flair from the
LUMINOSITY COLLECTION. And I like tucking flair in, too - like under the
photo, above.
 The pink & white spotted 'washi' is actually a material tape with sticky backing that I picked up
from our local KMart a while ago for 50c a roll. BARGAIN!!!!
You can just see some of my zig zag stitching behind the title here......
Hoping you have time to check out the challenge this month.
Fully understand if you're a LITTLE busy [cough, splutter, understatement!!!]
Either ways - hope this LO inspires you in some small way towards your
Christmas scrapping!

LET'S DECEMBER DAILY
Meanwhile I've been busy keeping up with my December Daily
over at LET'S DECEMBER DAILY.
Here's some peeks:
Oh yes! I'm a Gilmore Girls fan from waaaay back.
They 'had' to star.
As did this cute deer. A tiny die that I ADORE.
I cut it out of some really thick, shiny cardstock.
That was originally the home to citrus tarts from Gloria Jeans.
No, nothing goes to waste here;)
Anyways, the thick shiny coating meant those bits that SHOULD
have fallen out didn't. And I REALLY Like how
that happened. Accidentally perfect, I reckon!
So, how's that for an EXCELLENT good excuse to buy cakes from Gloria Jeans?
Brilliant boxes for scrappy use is the bonus, LOL!!!!
Anyways, for more, pop on over to
LET'S DECEMBER DAILY if you wish:)
Cheers ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Sunday, 4 December 2016

It's a HOME RUN @ K+ for December.... AND LET'S DECEMBER DAILY GETS UNDERWAY!

Wow! Are you like me? Are you still trying to work out how come it's already
December??!!!
This will be my last reveal for KRAFT PLUS. I've been on the team since it
began, I think it's time to give someone else a chance to be part of such a WONDERFUL
team!
Makes me a bit sad - but I've decided to step down from my teams & give myself more
time to be creative just for me:)
You can do ANYTHING that pertains to your home. A bit different from the 'usual'
Christmas challenges that do the rounds at this time of year!
And that is what this page is about. AND I managed to put 3 almost full sized
photos on my LO. Go me!!!!!
And some 'closies'. Thank you Project Life for giving us 'ideas' on how to
scrap multi photo pages easily!!!!!
 I've kept the colour scheme simple because the photos are so busy.
Used stamping for the background, with some washi, & lots of gold accents.
 The little words are hand created stickers I've done myself, & you can see I've
also used some embellies including clear stickers ON the photos! Why not, eh??!!!!
Got out my Liquid Pearls [in gold].... haven't used them for a while. Everything has its season,
I guess!
The great thing about this KRAFT PLUS challenge, is that if you DO love Christmas
pages.....then you can still do one!


MEANWHILE OVER AT
LET'S DECEMBER DAILY...
I've started my 1st days.
Here's a bit of a teaser or two:
My GORGEOUS Grand Boys star.
We had them overnight.
I love them to BITS!!!
Lucas & I made 'bonbons' [crackers?] filled with some choccies
for his 2 friends and his little brother.
He was SOOOO excited. He also made one for himself.
Carted it around all day in hot sweaty hands.
And kept saying 'How long 'til Christmas, Ma?'
Too long to wait for a little fella, I thinketh!
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And because it's such a busy month, I've actually moved ALL my
DD stuff INSIDE into my study. I'm thinking that
way, I  can do it at night without going out to the
garage. Might help me keep up to date?
 We'll see.
This doing B & W photos is a bit challenging too.
But I'll stick with it, I think!
It makes you compose your photos differently, I find:


Cheers for now..... take a deep breath as we run towards the Silly Season!
Lizzy ♥♥♥

Friday, 2 December 2016

ARTastic - DECEMBER 2016: HOME is where the heart is...

Hi there, my ARTastic and scrappy friends!
We have a slightly unusual, but totally do-able challenge for you this fine December.
And it does NOT involve Christmas. Which is just fine by me, cos for some reason
I find the trad colours involved in the up and coming oh so quickly festive season
really HARD to scrap.
Instead, we have this:
Created by Lisa Frances Judd, called 'Neighbourhood'.
And the THEME you must follow is 'home' - and whatever that may mean to you!
Technically, I guess you therefore COULD scrap Christmas!
Anyways, this is what I came up with:
 So, I finally got on the stitching bandwagon. Gotten off just as quickly, but at
least I DID it!!!! And can you see the 'wavy' line sneaking in there like on the painting?
 I actually did no journaling on the front. Put our full addy & a little info on
the back. Because, honestly? I think the stickers and the photo say it all!
 Even used up some stash! Still busting. Be stash busting 'til the cows come home.
And that'll be a whiles cos I don't live on a farm, heehee!!! Anyways, I won some of this
MME paper a long time ago,  and even tho I love it, it's hard to use:)
A bit different for me. But as well as the wavy design I've taken colours from the
painting as well. Home. What does it mean to you?
I'm absolutely sure whatever it is, it is worth recording....hoping you have time
to get scrappy with us at ARTastic this month :)
Cheers ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Inside my December Daily & Other Stuff!

Hullo there! Today I'd like to share what I've done
inside to prepare my December Daily.
Pop on over to LET'S DECEMBER DAILY
to catch the 'latest'!
I also show you how to make little page tabs:

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Meanwhile, here's a Christmas share.
Since it's coming up!
I made this a couple of years ago, & I THINK it was
published in Jot Magazine.....but I'm not sure now.
I know I haven't shared it here!
And I know originally I made it for SCRAP365 mag, but they folded...
I also know I made it to show how you can use non-scrappy stuff on your pages.
Like the bag below, which is used for behind the photo:
Simply ripped & added some texture paste through a stencil.
You can see I've threaded some gold sequins onto a string
as a 'different' embellishment:
I've also used 'table confetti' - heat embossed the little trees so
it looked like snow:
Did I burn my hands, you ask? Well. My fingers
got a little singed. But nothing too drastic ;)!!!!
I also sprinkled the table confetti stars around:
And the other 'non scrappy' supply was the paper clips:
So there you go.
And here's a quick peek at something a bit different.
I decided to do a bigger, flatter 'flip file' happy mail booklet.
'Cos here in Australia, if you keep it FLAT, it's waaaay cheaper
postage!
And the finished front cover. I turned it before I decorated it:
And this is the back cover, with lots of
my 'hand crafted' goodies:
The whole inside - with
a 'nod' to Heidi Swapp's 'catch cry'!!!
I'm finding, for me, this works better than the envelope or flip books
that tend to be folded up & are quite 'fat' to post!
And that's it from me.
You should see the PILE of LOs I've done,
 but NOT blogged or put into challenges.
It's a bit daunting to be honest.....
But I will eventually get to share them, giggles.
Take care now
&
Happy scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Saturday, 26 November 2016

SIMPLE DIMPLE CHRISSY CARDS... starring WASHI!

...as you know, I have a habit of making Chrissy cards throughout the year. It satisfies my creative urges to enter card challenges, as well as building the stash in a timely manner.
I even have a sheet of paper with how many I need to make, how many I've made etc.
This, obviously, has something to do with my personality.
Even so, by October - November-ish, I'm thinking to myself. 'I need a simple-dimple card to make multiples of. Fast ones.'
Now, for those who READ my posts... I'm letting you into a secret.
This post was supposed to go up LAST Christmas.
But I got too busy; I still love this technique - use it for all sorts of occasions,
cos they're super easy - & I'm almost positive I haven't shared this post...
so decided to revamp it for 2016!
By- bye to those complicated, but fun to make cards like this:
 There should be a Chrissy Card quiz to determine Personality Types
I wonder what they'd make of mine. They're so varied....anyways...
....enter Stage Left, Sanna Lippert. I saw how she was using washi tape on some cards HERE....
&  simply adapted her idea for what I've done below.
 The secret to these? Choose your washi tape to match! Use a sentiment that has a flat edge so it sits neatly under the washi tape....
 The angle that you stamp your sentiment will create the washi angles:)
One of the things with washi is it doesn't always stick well. I simply popped glue all over the card before I added the washi!
Then trim the edges of the washi off & you're done! Literally takes a couple of minutes for each card!
So get ready, set & GO!!!!
Happy Chrissy card scrapping for all you last minute types!!!
And I hope this gives those of you already thinking about 2017's Merry Season some ideas;)
Lizzy ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

FUNKY FLAIR SHARE & LET'S DECEMBER DAILY COVER...

Hey there!
 
Today I'd like to share a LO I created for FUNKY FLAIR STUDIOS that is
a little CAS!

It's always nice to 'change up' one's style, I reckon!
I find even with CAS pages, flair just seem to add a nice 'touch'.... & these summery
ones are delish!
And this JELLI HEART below is one of my favest of faves!!!
If you're interested in these flair, they're available at the FUNKY FLAIR STUDIO SHOP.

MEANWHILE...

.....lots of COVERS are being revealed over at
including mine :)
Honestly, I LOVE the variety that the girls have
got going with such different scrappy styles.
Anyways, mine is HERE
if you'd like to take a peek.
Here's a peek of a peek
[if that makes sense!!!!!]
Cheers for now ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥