01 December 2016

Pixels and Paper in December ...

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas on Pixels and Paper and you guessed it - that's our theme this month with a difference, you can also include your furry and feathered friends.

CRITERIA - Christmas and/or Pets and if you are extra clever  ... Christmas Pets 

We have some wonderful inspiration from the team - some rather funny.  Hope you can find time to pop over and play along with us this month.

My page was inspired by the colours and the theme ...

Christmas - it isn't always about the presents, sometimes it is just about the boxes they come in !

28 November 2016

An angle ...

November is "Something at an angle" challenge month at Archiscraps and have this photo for inspiration - at an angle it certainly is !!  Wow these can't be real can they?

Still the challenge was interesting so I put my thinking cap on and came up with my version of an angle on a layout.  I pulled a few of the colours from the swatch and ran with them.

Thanks for looking :)

Scrap the Boys ...

Ahhh sports and boys - kinda goes hand in hand doesn't it?  My son is sporty but probably not in the conventional sense - he doesn't play soccer or football, isn't into tennis or golf - he's a swimmer and quite a good one so the challenge this month on Scrap the Boys had instant appeal .. it was time to scrap a swimming photo or two.

I had THE perfect photos taken at a swim club night and of course wonderful Kaisercraft papers to document the event.  

Thanks for looking :)

16 November 2016

Detecting with CSI ...

I am Guest Detective for Scrapbook Fantasies over on CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration this month with their Case File #218.

I had a lot of fun putting this page together featuring our rather lazy feline.  I used papers from Shimelle for the colour scheme and added in a few enamel dots and dotty paper, clouds as weather elements, an animal (of course) and used the words pet and active in my journaling.

Hope you can play along this month.

04 November 2016

123 Challenge Blog in November ...

I think you will like our challenge over on 123 Challenge Blog this month.  I know I loved the colour and the other elements came together quickly.

Colour: Peach

Word: Pretty

Technique: Pleats

Here is my page ...

Hope to see your work in our link-up.  

A touch of gold ...

Hope you like our inspiration on Pixels and Paper Challenge Blog this month - it is rather elegant I think..

You might love the white, gold and pink colours or be inspired by the use of the three squares.  You might be drawn to the chair or the columns or particularly like the floral paintings.  Whatever draws you we'd love to know what has inspired you.

Our CRITERIA is to add a touch (or more) of GOLD to your work.

I was inspired by the white, gold and pink colour scheme and the idea of the chair.

Can't wait to see what inspires you!

30 October 2016

A Shimelle weekend ...

Shimelle is having a weekend of challenges - yay to that!!  I haven't had a massive amount of me time this weekend but have managed to carve out a hour this afternoon to participate in at least one of these terrific challenges and I hope to be able to do another one or two during the week.

 Let’s be practical with this first challenge of the weekend: create a new page with lots of little photos!

Here is mine - six 3x4 photographs on my page of one of the places my daughter visited on a trip to Melbourne a few years ago.

29 October 2016

Show us your stuff ...

I simply could not resist this gorgeous mood board on Show us your stuff this month designed by artist Leanne Jago from her wonderful art pieces.

I was so inspired by the colours, choosing to use blue, lime and turquoise for my background using a combination of spray inks on white cardstock.  I then had to highlight our own little animal subject - Miss Bella, our regal feline!  I have enhanced the page with gold droplet, rub-ons and a splash of yellow to match in with her eyes.  My handmade star embellishment and a scattering of enamel dots finishes the page.

28 October 2016

Off the rails ...

October has presented us with a few Halloween inspired challenges like the one over on Off the Rails Scrapbooking.  I don't do Halloween and the very few relevant photos I have of fancy dress and theme parties have long since been scrapped so I took the opportunity to do a page for my travel album.

An avenue of stark leafless trees, branches reaching for the sun on a foggy morning in Paris.  Yep creepy enough :)

Pretty Butterflies ...

A very pretty moodboard from Scrapbook Boutique this month with a distinct butterfly theme - now who doesn't like butterflies!


I pulled some of the colours from the moodboard - the pink and teal in my patterned papers as well as finding some with butterflies already included.  I then added touches of gold in the form of ink droplets and sequins and use butterflies, of course. 

26 October 2016

Kraft + ...

Kraft + is going back in time this month with a challenge to use up some of those "forgotten" products in our stashes.  The prompt was to use one of these items but well, I couldn't stop at one!!

I pulled out old papers - and when I say old I mean OLD - these have to be at least 7 or 8 if a day!  Next came some buttons.  Here I sheepishly admit to loving using buttons, old hat or not and brads, yep love those too.  It's not in the category but I pulled some photos not yet scrapped of my then 7 year old son (he's now 18) so oldies but goodies.

It's simple but it works and another page completed for the album!

07 October 2016

123 Challenge Blog in October ...

Our October challenge is up on 123 Challenge Blog.

This was a fun page to put together and works well for a travel layout.

Hope you can come and play along with us this month.