Thursday, September 05, 2019

Southern Girls - Anything Goes

Hi there, welcome back to another Southern Girls challenge & this week it's "Anything Goes".

I decided to scrap these photos of my daughter Aimee who moved out of home & into her
first flat at the beginning of this year.

I started with a mixed media background, firstly I gesso'd my paper then added some Shimmerz sprays & some stamping with a Vicki Boutin colour wheel.

I have used papers & embellies from Pretty Little Studio with some extra embellies from an old Rainbow Splendour kit. I have also added a couple of charms from Charms Creations.

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Thursday, August 08, 2019

Southern Girls - Fathers Day

Welcome to another Southern Girls challenge & this week it's Fathers Day which is early September
here in New Zealand.

To start with I stenciled my background with Vicki Boutin iridescent glaze & then sprayed with Shimmerz paints. I have used mainly Vicki Boutin Color Kaleidoscope collection for my embellishing & everything else.

My photo is from a few years ago when we had a lovely afternoon at the daffodil lawns in our local botanical gardens, it's hard to get a photo of hubby but this was the perfect opportunity & I love this one of him & the girls.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Southern Girls - Boys are the Bomb

Welcome back to another Southern Girls challenge, this time it is boys are the bomb. I don't have boys so I had to think about this one. I ended up going with photos of one of our dogs, we rescued him from a local shelter about seven years ago & he quickly became a member of the family. He was a super sweet boy & we all adored him. Unfortunately we lost him to cancer at just 2 years old which was devastating for us but we have lots of happy memories of him.

Anyway I have used Vicki Boutin's Color Kaleidoscope collection for this one, I fussy cut all the hearts off one sheet of paper & then stitched them all together, some I have popped up on foam dots to add some dimension. My gold background is Lindy's Magical shakers & my title is from Bramble Fox.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Southern Girls - Spots & Dots

Hi there, I can't believe how fast the month's are flying by & that we are already half way through the year!!
Time for another Southern Girls challenge & the challenge is spots & dots. I have gone for dots & my dots are enamel dots & little pearl dots. They are not obvious when you first look at my layout (see my close ups below) but I think it's the little details that just complete a layout.

I have used the gorgeous Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 collection teamed with a Hip Kit Club cut file & a Charms Creations gold heart.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Southern Girls - Sparkle & Shine

Welcome back to another Southern Girls Challenge & this time it is sparkle & shine. Add some glitter, some sparkly bling or something shiny to your project. I have added a super cute sparkly bow to my layout.

I have used the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Happiness collection for my layout, my title is from Bramble Fox, the cut file is from Hip Kit Club & the heart under my bow is Charms Creations.

My photo is another one from a photo shoot in Australia a couple of years ago, I may have even scrapped this one before that doesn't worry me, I love this photo of me & my girls & my sister & we had a great time.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Southern Girls - Autumn

Hi there & welcome  to another Southern Girls challenge,  I am back on Team Trace this week & the challenge is Autumn. It is definitely Autumn now here in New Zealand & has cooled down a lot in the last few weeks. Good staying inside & crafting weather!!

For my layout I have used this gorgeous cut file from the Hip Kit club & backed it with Pinkfresh Studio Everyday Musings collection. My background is Shimmerz Paints & embellies are mainly from the Everyday Musings collection also. Those cute clouds are from Bramble Fox.

My photo is my youngest daughter, Aimee,  taken last year, she turns 20 today so a big happy birthday to her.

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Thursday, April 04, 2019

Southern Girls - Frame It

Hi there & welcome back to another Southern Girls challenge, this time I am guesting for Team Lou & the challenge is Frame It. 

I have used mainly Pinkfresh Studio collections on my layout with some splatters from Shimmerz Paints.

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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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