Thursday, February 21, 2019

Southern Girls - Girl Power

Hi there, I am back with another Southern Girls Challenge & this time the theme is Girl Power. I couldn't think of a better photo for this challenge than this one of my sister taken last year after she was diagnosed with breast cancer & she was picking up her wig. It's such a great shot with the sunlight coming through & shining the heart on her & the light above her head. I had bought this chippie with Vicky in mind & as soon as I saw the photo knew it was a perfect match.

The words on the chippie also describe perfectly how she has handled the whole experience & why I made this layout for this challenge. I am happy to report that nearly a year on she has completed all her treatment, her tumour has gone & she is doing really well!! 😃

 Anyway this is my layout & a close up on the chippie:

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I have used the following products:
From the October18 Hip Kit:
Crate Paper Hooray paper
Jen Hadfield Along the Way paper
Paige Evans Whimsical stickers, puffy stickers & enamels

Celebr8 Chipboard

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Southern Girls - Love is in the air

Happy New Year & welcome to Team Trace's first challenge of 2019, Love is in the Air.

I love this challenge, it's perfect for this lovely photo of my girls & I. We had a little photo shoot last year to celebrate my daughters 21st birthday & ended up with some beautiful photos.

I have used the lovely Pink Fresh Studios Indigo Hills 2 papers & embellies & added in a Charms Creations star & Bramble Fox title, some fussy cutting & a few splatters & this is my layout:

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Southern Girls - Glitter challenge

Hi there, welcome to our last challenge for the year at Southern Girls Challenge. I can't believe how fast this year has whizzed by & that Christmas is now under 2 weeks away. Time to get organised I think!!
This challenge is Glitter, I love these glittery thickers which I have used for my title & have also added a couple of glittery hearts. I have mainly used products from a Hip Kit Club kit, the papers/chipboard are the lovely Maggie Holmes Willow Lane Collection & the background is Shimmerz sprays. The super cute XO is from Charms Creations.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Southern Girls - Inks & Sprays

Hi there, it's time for another Southern Girls Challenge & this time it's Inks & Sprays.

For this one I used photos from Georgia's 21st birthday family dinner. They are spread over 2 layouts & will go together in the album (another double not double!). Unfortunately the lighting at the restaurant was not great so the photos are not as good as I would like but hey any photo is better than nothing, right?

Anyway for my inks/sprays I have used Vicki Boutin crayons & using a stencil brush have applied them through a stencil for my hearts background. I have used different colours up the page to match the different colours in the patterned paper. The paper & embellies are also Vicki Boutin, from the new Field Notes collection which I am loving right now.

and the second page:

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I am thinking forward to a long weekend for Canterbury anniversary day & hopefully lots of scrapping. Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Southern Girls - Spots & Dots

Hi there, the month's are rolling around super fast now & it's time for another Southern Girls challenge. This time it is spots & dots. I have used a cut file that a friend gave to me & have backed it using mainly Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream papers mixed with a couple of coloured cardstocks. It took me over 2 hours to back it as most of the circles had to be done individually so it was time consuming but worth it as I really like the way it turned out. I was at a weekend retreat so had plenty of time to play.

The embellies are from the Bohemian Dream collection as is the title which I have coloured with distress oxide. Overall I have kept it quite simple as I felt the page was already busy enough. 
Unfortunately my photo was a little dark to start with & didn't photograph that well so it does look better in real life.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Southern Girls Challenge - A little bit of Metal - Celebrate

Hi there, welcome back to another Southern Girls Challenge & this one is a little bit of metal. I have a small collection of trinkets which I usually forget to use so it was great to have reason to feature some on a layout.

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The celebrate was a family members wedding which was in a lovely country setting & we took the opportunity to snap some photos at the same time.

I have used the gorgeous Mintay Birdsong collection for my layout with 49 & Market flowers. My little bit of metal is 2 cute little music notes & a butterfly. I have tucked them in so have included some closeups below.

My layout is based on this Sketch from Sketchabilities which I am entering into their #152 challenge.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Southern Girls - Flower Power

Good morning & welcome back to another Southern Girls challenge. This time it's to use flowers 'flower power'. I have used flowers from the Vicki Boutin All the Good Things embellishment pack & tucked them in under my photo.

 The photo was taken in Brisbane last year on the day we were going to see Adele. We had a lovely day wandering around South Bank & then headed to the concert which was fantastic.

Most of my layout is made using the Dec17 Hip Kit, I have stamped & stenciled my background with Vicki Boutin stamps, stencils, inks & glaze. I really love these thickers & the pretty sequins.

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