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Creative Scrappers #209

Creative Scrappers #209chipboard

I don't think I've played with a Creative Scrappers Challenge before although I've long admired them.

It was great to have some time last week to create a layout about my daughter growing into a young woman.....

First of all the sketch.....

and my layout.....

Creative Scrappers #209

I adore layouts that show my children over the years....just love seeing the changes, the similarities, the cute little chubby baby cheeks lol :-)))

Creative Scrappers #209 flower

Gorgeous flower from Wild Orchid Crafts and a few teeny Primas with lovely MHC leaves.

Creative Scrappers #209 jouirnalling

Thanks for popping in to see what I've been up to.

Bye for now.....




The Shabby Tea Room Challenge

Easter narrow

Hey there - how's your Saturday going?

Check out the weather here at our place....

128 km Brisbane (Marburg) Radar image

Yep just a little bit wet all along the SE coast of QLD tonight....not that I mind - perfect crafting weather.

So that's just what I've been doing....playing with the current challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room to be exact.....Week #105 "Spring is Near"....well not here in Australia it's not lol.

But the inspiration pic inspired me - just like it's supposed to ha ha -

Photo inspiration _105
Along with the pic, Char has asked -  "that you create a card or project inspired by the photo USING AT LEAST THREE COLORS FROM THE PICTURE and DRY EMBOSSING!"

Well, too easy :-) I chose teal, pink and lime green and the pots of paint inspired me to dry brush some paint on my spotted embossing panels along the bottom of my card....here 'tis -

Easter buttons close up

Easter no flash

Paper is from the very sweet Simple Stories Fabulous Paper Pad:-) Image is from The Graphics Fairy and the lush pink flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Easter egg close up

Easter flower close up

Thanks so much for dropping by and many many thanks to those lovely ladies who have been leaving me encouraging comments - I love to then go visiting your blog and see what you've been up to as well :-)

See you again soon....




Getting back on track...

Verve Wk 1 narrow

Thank you so much - I really appreciate the comments left and have been able to think about how I can happily dive back into my papercrafting again.

I was feeling overwhelmed by the number of cards that just sit in my cupboard and I remembered that 12 months ago I bundled a pile up and sent them somewhere they'd be appreciated. I needed to do that again !


It felt great!

Just clearing out 25 or so cards has cleared my head and my cupboard a little and now I feel happy to make more. I feel a need to make more - for some reason that's important to me - I don't enjoy just making for the sake of it.

I also plan to bundle up a small number of cards each month and send them off to a family member or friend who will be able to use them as they see fit.....a little RAK I guess.

So, I feel reinvigorated to get crafting again and enjoyed playing last night with one of the current VERVE sketches. It's been a while...and I do love the sweet VERVE sketches....here's # 1 for FEB....

I played with the delightful Kaisercraft One Chapter 6x6 paper pad...I am loving it!

Verve Wk 1 angled

Verve Wk 1 close up

Verve Wk 1

Love the sentiments in the Inkadinkado Friendly Advice set :-)

Hope your week is going great so far. 

I am looking forward to my day off tomorrow to catch up with some DT creating....I'll be back to share something again soon.