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Erina, 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, 1 March 2018

Challenge YOUrself - Gotta Heart That...

...because the Theme is 'hearts or love theme' & there's a colour palette too, over at CHALLENGE YOURSELF this month:
Looks like I'm keeping up with my about once a month effort at blogging. It's a miracle!
Anyways, I haven't done many LOs recently - still 'stuck' on TN's, in the main.
But I really liked this photo my Mum took of me at the little village, Terrigal, just up the road from us where we mostly go if we want both a breath of sea air and to walk Wally.
BTW. We were just mucking around. I seriously WASN'T about to fall off the rocks!
It's a mix of stuff, including Kaisercraft, Felicity Jane, Cocoa Vanilla & others.
I used to keep a check of the names of stuff, but don't bother these days now I'm not
blogging so much!
 Sorry if the photo quality isn't tops either - they're from my iPhone. Once again,
I've gotten slack with getting out the 'good' camera. Seriously SLIPPING, I am! Get it? SLIPPING???!!!!!!
 Oh, those hearts & stars. They're my fave embellies atm :)
Yeah. Slightly silly - but fun! That word is old Dusty Attic - coated with a paint pen. Thought about getting out my heat embossing stuff, but couldn't be fagged. Paint pens ROCK!!!
Anyways, hope you got some sort of inspiration from this....
And it's nice to make a page that fits a challenge. Bonus, that!
And now I've something for my Grand Boys to look & roll their eyes at, in the future!!!
Take care now, wherever you are in the world. Be it HOT or  SNOW laden.
Feeling particularly for you European and English peeps. Bit snowy, it seems :)
Cheers ~ Lizzy 

PS: A couple of recent snaps you might like:
 A flowering red gum... I THINK!
 Cheese drop scones. Mum gave me the recipe. Winner with Tom & Tim!!!
Being spoilt with a coffee and donut that Tom got up the street. Nice bonus for whilst I was doing a morning's scrapping!

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Don't die of SHOCK, now;)

....I'm not sure whether I'm back or not. But despite doing this to my thumb yesterday,
I managed to 'woman up' & create both a LO AND 4 cards for the current KRAFT PLUS challenge:
We have moved into a retirement village & because the place is pretty much new, it means I've been cleaning [this has  nothing to do with my coffee page!]....so I'm madly scrubbing the exhaust fan above the cook top, & somehow my nail got caught on the stainless steel mesh. It HURT.
ANYWAYS.... here's what I puddled around with today:
The LO:
I do ENJOY my coffee. I was blessed that Tim's GF & her Mum, who live  in Colombia, gave me
some REAL Colombian coffee after his visit over there. It's the best in the world...well, that I've tasted!!!!

Used some splatters & stamping on the bg & layers & stickers & some stitching, but I got mad cos it wouldn't sew properly. It's getting CHUCKED. I've had it for 34 years!!!
Anyways, that's why only one side is stitched!
 Stuck a puffy heart over the wooden coffee cup! A lot of these bits came from Happy Mail which I've been REALLY enjoying the past year!
Now, onto the cards, using my new Brutus Monroe stamp set I've been wanting to try out!
 As usual - some things never change! I've swung between CAS & lotsa MM....but that may've been because my Glitter pen SPILT all over the card.... ooooops :(
 Anyways, I managed to save it!
 The basis for all the cards was heat embossing of the coffee cup....then things sorta switched up as ideas struck. Sometimes I double heat embossed as the 1st coat wasn't fabulous.... & if you're going to do that- well, you might as well swap colours!!!!
 LOL! Made an interesting effect;)
Anyways, I'm way rusty at this blogging gig....... I don't think I'll be doing this too much.
Maybe once a month? If I can get organised!!!
Take care now ~ here's to a very happy 2018 for y'all & thanks for checking this post out!!!!
Cheers ~ Lizzy H

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Goodbye for now...

... as you know, I haven't been blogging half as much as I normally would.
I just popped on over to Bloglovin', to check out you girls' and your new
posts, & felt myself thinking that I'm finding the whole social media thing
with scrapping a bit of a chore right now.
Which is not like me. But I HAVE been blogging and commenting for years
so I'm thinking I might take a bit of a break.
I'm still loving my scrapping ~ & was blessed to get an email from
for publication last week.
I'm not sure what's going on with me. But I'm going with what I feel.
There is a little guilt attached here, cos a lot of you have become quite
close friends & this is how I connect with you!
But I'm on Messenger, so feel free to contact me if you want a chat &
a catch-up:)
I didn't want to just 'disappear' from view....but I think for now I'll just
stick with my Happy Mail & give the rest a rest!!!!
Hope you've enjoyed the photos of some of my latest bits as you
read this post...
so, for now, I will say 'See you later'!!!
Thank you a thousand times for all your kindness, lovely comments,
and support over the years. I really REALLY appreciate it soooo much:)
Blessings ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

I think this is my fave colour combo!

Blues. With cream/white.
It seems to be my default combo.
More multi photos, again from a whole range of dates.
STILL using up those alphas!!!
The 'Es' are actually 3s & the 'A' a 'U'.... dunno what got smudged
on them. Aaaaah well! Least of my worries;)
I also used some stamping! Sorting them out means I [sort of]
know what I have!

For this Yvonne Yam inspired card, below, I used her technique of
clustering 'unlike' objects together! And some GOLD Ecoline ink she sent
me. I've never had any before. And sorta used it wrong. But, hey!
It made brilliant 'faux' drops.
Oh! And the water colouring? I actually did that!
I'm not 'arty' - but it was fun having a play;)
Anyways, back to the blues... a SINGLE PHOTO one below.
This is my almost Grown Grand boy, which means that photos
of him are rare! Anyways, I nabbed this one from Facebook.
Found a feather on the way home from the shops, so on it went!
 I am SO not good at using chipboard....so that's the 'latest' challenge.
I have found if I pop a little bunch of stuff on my work desk, then
I'm much more likely to use it. So that's my strategy re: stuff I find
hard to use! I'm glad it's working:)
 Stitched down arrows & REAL shells! Inspo from both Mitra P
who gave me the little shells, and Anna U who uses stitching amazingly!!
Bet you've got some Pearl Drops in your stash? I like to use them
to attach sequins - they make a cute little centre bit!
The layers behind my photo are OLD papers.
Mixing old and new again....works for me!
I hope you-all had a lovely Easter. It was a nice, quiet one here.
I got a fair bit of scrapping done - some Happy Mail sent out.
I've had a birthday since last time I posted, so more mail for that
All in all, I've had a rather GOOD month!
Hope you're having one too:)
Cheers ~ Lizzy H ♥♥♥

Sunday, 9 April 2017

MULTIPLES sorted...

Yup! I'm still madly scrapping multi photo pages.
[With the occasional single one when I get a bit bored!]
This one of Tim encompasses a rather long time span.
Lots of different colours. Challenging indeedy!
Instead of 'framing' the photos, I created a bg 'frame' by using strips of
Felicity Jane pp's. And those edges strips with the little scallops on either side?
HAND FUSSY CUT, my friends. Don't die of shock, now!!!
Adding a few pops of colour [used a marker on the wood camera!]
& some little words on each photo. I like to treat them as if
I'm doing Project Life ~ it seems to help me scrap these sorts
of pages:)

I think the triangle thingy is like a paper clip. But I treated it as an embellie!
Here's a single photo one I just completed today, starring WALLY!
And my boys. Here's the journaling:
Do you like my little doggies? They're a stamp. I thought I'd give a couple
a cute GOLD collar, LOL!!! Oh, MORE FUSSY CUTTING!!!!
I've just begun the HUGE MASSIVE SCARY job of sorting my stamps.
Hence the blog title. Multiples sorted for certain. Shall I tell you how many
HEART stamps I have? I'm embarrassed to!
I have taken the sets mostly apart. Put the stamps into word, animal, theme
groupings. I think this way I'll use them more. Here's a photo mid-stream:
Excuse the IPhone photo! I'm slowly getting them into Stampin' Up cases.
The writing on the side is temporary, until I get the sets 'just right'.
I don't mind mixing manufacturers.I'm not on any DT's, so it doesn't matter that they're mixed up!
And don't think this is all of them. It's about 2/3rds. But
I haven't started on Christmas or Birthday ones yet... AAAGH!!!

ANYWAYS.... back to my single photo page;)
I wanted to use navy a fair bit. Oh, the doggies are different colours by simply
'stamping off' the stamp as I went. Once again, I've mixed new paper [Shimelle],
with layers of old papers!
Can you see some of my hand crafted cork peeking out on the right there?
Below, I'm STILL using up those alphas. The 'S' is a cut down 8. The 'L' is
an upside down 7. The 'As' are upside down 'Us'... then I added the cross
bar by colouring around them & in that spot!
And yes! Even a few buttons! My 'aim' atm is to make sure I add at least ONE stamp,
some washi and OLD old stash. Buttons fall into that category:)
What do YOU challenge yourself to do/use on your pages?
I'll leave you with a photo of our weekend. Lovely weather.
Coffee and lemon pie I'd made eaten outside,
enjoying the Last of the Summer Warmth!
We had a very happy weekend. I hope you did too!
Thanks for taking the time to wander around my blog ~ Happy Scrapping!
Lizzy ♥♥♥