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. 

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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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Thursday, February 08, 2018

Southern Girls - 3 patterned papers

Hi there, time for another Southern Girls challenge & this time it's to use at least 3 patterned papers, not to hard right 😉.  I have been trying to use up some older collections recently so I have used the Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane collection. Embellishments are from Heidi Swapp, Rainbow Splendour, Corbett Creations &   D-lish scraps.

The photo is of my youngest daughter Aimee in Wellington when we went up there for the weekend last year. 
A couple of close ups, I have started off with texture paste through one of my favourite Tim Holtz stencils & added some pink & gold splatters.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Southern Girls - Stitching

Hi there, welcome to our first challenge for the year at Southern Girls, I hope everyone managed to get some crafty time in over the holiday break. The challenge is stitching, an easy one for me because I love to stitch on my layouts.
This is the first layout for awhile (ever?) that I haven't used patterned paper, instead I have used some red tissue paper behind the photos, colour paste &
various embellies.
The photos are of my daughter from when she was travelling around Europe last year.

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