Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year and a Tutorial...

Happy New Year!!
I can't believe that we are in yet another year! I must admit I was happy to see the back of 2014! It had some awesome moments but some very low moments too!
I feel like it has been forever since I actually had time to sit and blog and maybe even create !
Last year this poor little blog was so neglected with me working every day and huge sporting commitments with the children. I don't think I have been the best member of any of my design teams either :( but it certainly isn't because I am not interested, just been a busy year!

Our house is at plastering stage yah!!! I will post some pics soon!
But today I want to share with you my latest layout for 7 Dots which also has a tutorial with it if you head over to their blog!

Lot's of 7 Dots products mixed with some watercolours and some Flutterby Designs veneers!.

See you again soon! Off to do some arty stuff!!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Happy hands.....

Hi again everyone,
I have another project to show you using some more gorgeous 2Crafty products.

I have a fun bright layout to share with you using all of my favourite pieces!

This layout is all about having "happy hands" dirty, arty hands!!! 
This photo was taken just after completing a fun and inspiring workshop with Lisa Oxley. 
I really wanted to depict her bright, artsy style in my own layout! 

 To create the background I used various colours of Faber Castell Gelatos, blending with water. 
I have added stamping and stencilling and of course stitching.

I have used my all time favourite "chevron bits " and coloured them with Gelatos as well. 
 I love to frame my photos and these 6 inch revolution circle frames are PERFECT!! I love using these!!! Once again just coloured with Gelatos to match the colours in my background

Another must have item in my stash are these tiny ATC stars!! I find myself reaching for them all the time!

Monday, December 15, 2014

December Words and Paintery challenge.

Hi ,
I want to share with you the latest challenge up on Words and Paintery challenge blog. It's a great challenge to get you thinking differently about maybe your christmas photos or just maybe some pretty photos of a special female in your life, maybe you or your daughter, mother, friend.....whoever you want.
                                                          Here is the challenge.........

And here is my sample to show you....

I used the word "Shine " in my title but you could use shiney things,or another title or however you want to interpret the challenge!

I look forward to seeing what you come up with .

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Brave boy and 7 dots...

Hi everyone
Just wanted to share with you my latest layout published in the 7 Dots studio blog.
This is a photo of my boy straight after having nose surgery earlier this year, He woke up like nothing had happened.

I have used lots of amazing products from the latest "Destination unknown range". The colours are amazing!

New do!!

I have just popped in to share this layout! I LOVE these pics of Will's new do! Hair do I mean! LOL!
I think he likes it too as he wanted photos !

I created this layout for the latest challenge at the Paperdvizhink site! The colour combo this time was this....
I created this layout while at scrappy weekend last weekend which I organised in Port Fairy. I had the best time! We laughed . we ate, we talked and we did some "speed journalling". Yep you heard right, speed journalling! We had been exploring the little shops in town and we had bought a book to alter from the op shops. We then decided it would be fun to each adda piece of ourselves to each others journals. The catch was you only had 3 minutes each round and then you passed it on! Well to begin with we all freaked out but then it was so fun and so addictive we ended up journalling for 7 hours!!! LOL! I will share these pages really soon when I photograph them!

I also want to share this one with you. I created this layout based on the sketch challenge at scrap the girls.

Ok, so I have used a bit of creative license here. I have rotated and instead of a banner I have added a series of circles. 

                                     I taught Maya how to make daisy chains and now I often find her doing so in the garden or anywhere we go that has daisies in the lawn.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

7 Dots "warm and cosy" challenge

Hi everyone!
Just wanted to pop by and tell you that the next challenge is up on the 7 Dots blog!

The theme this month is "Warm and Cosy", which is ironic actually as the layout I have created was a photo taken on the coldest day of my life!!
We were staying in Ballarat while Will had to compete in a soccer tournament! I don't know he did it! It was nearly snowing and it meant that it was just too cold for us all to stand and watch. So my husband and I took turns at watching and stsying back at our accomodation to keep Maya warm.
This photo was taken of Maya on one of these days at the Caravan park while waiting for Will. She (for a brief moment) put on her gumboots, beanie and gloves and splashed in the puddles! At least her feet stayed cosy and warm !!

So i hope you all have a go at this challenge!! The rules can be found on the blog! Have fun!
Eb xx

Thursday, November 13, 2014

It's always funny when you find selfies on your phone !

And Maya is reknown for it lol!!! I always get the giggles when I discover new photos and videos on my phone and they are so fun to scrap! Especially when you have cool products to use from 2 Crafty!!

This time I have used one of the many different chipboard titles  you can purchase from 2 Crafty.
These titles make it so easy to add original, fun and interesting titles to your page which sometimes I find the hardest thing to do!!! 
This one " "Here's a funny story" could be used in so many different ways . I have used it on these crazy selfie photos I ALWAYS find on my phone of my daughter.

I have used white cardstock as my background and used a "Dina Wakely" mask to add colour with @13 Arts mists . 

I decided that the title looked better left in it's raw form this time.

These photos always make me smile when I discover them on my phone! 
Shes such a funny. outgoing girl and I love how these sorts of photos show that side of her!

I have also used another arrow from the  assorted arrow pack and the tiny stars from the ATC tiny stars and hearts pack! To colour them I have used Faber Castell gelatos. I love these sorts of assorted packs as they go such a long way and are extremely versatile.
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