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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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Southern Girls - A bit of flash

Hi there, welcome to another Southern Girls Challenge & this time it's a bit of flash, something pretty, shiny or glitzy.
I didn't really set out to do a double layout & it's not really a double layout but I couldn't choose between these photos of Georgia taken at Bank's Peninsula which is about an hour from where we live. She was away on a camping weekend with friends.  And both layouts will go in the album together so I guess they kinda are a double!
I have used The Paper Teapot June kit, I was lucky enough to win this kit at a local crop & I really love it, everything goes so well together. My bit of flash for the challenge is sequins which I have used on both pages. 

My layouts:

and the individual pages:

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Southern Girls - Winter Blues

Hi there, I am back with another Southern Girls challenge & the theme of winter blues is very appropriate at the moment as winter seems to have hit us suddenly with a freezing cold blast. My photo is of Georgia when she was in Scandinavia last year.

I have used the gorgeous Stamperia collection Blue Stars, a mix of flowers, Scrapiniec & Blue Fern chipboard, Charms Creations music paper arrow & Rainbow Splendour wooden embellies.  I have used Nuvo Mousse for the stenciled background.

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Thursday, May 03, 2018

Southern Girls Challenge - Retro - Use a punch

Hi there, our challenge for Team Trace this time is to use a punch. I do tend to forget about my punches so I enjoyed getting them out & having a play & I ended up using my large circle punch. My starting point for this layout was a Hip Kit club sketch. The photo  is a recent one taken from our trip down to the Catlins for a family wedding. While we were there we went to the Purakaunui Falls, my daughter loves waterfalls & I snapped this photo of her in front of the falls.

this is the sketch I have used:

Everything I have used on my layout are from recent hip kits featuring Pinkfresh Studios products. 

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Thursday, March 08, 2018

Southern Girls -Pop it up

The weeks are flying by, hard to believe we are already in March! It's time for another Southern Girls challenge & this time it's pop it up with foam. I have made this layout as a present for a friend, the photo is of her daughter who has just left home & moved to another city. Her favourite colour is yellow so I have based the layout around that & added in a little pink & black. I have popped up the paper layers with foam dots as you can see in the close ups. My background is colour paste through a gorgeous floral stencil & the paper is Bo Bunny Petal Lane, one of my recent favourites. Add in a yellow heart & a few flowers & we're done.

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