Monday, December 31, 2018

The table is set

Both my sister and I forgot to take a photo of ourselves on Christmas Day - oops.  I did however take some photos of the table I set for our lunch. Here is layout:
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I was inspired by a challenge over at Scrappingclearly Share & Inspire Facebook group where the December Mood Board above was the inspiration.  I took inspiration from the wreath and gold of the stars.
Another inspiration was Creative Scrapbook Magazine (again, a Facebook group) where there was a fantastic video by Kerry Engel where she created a wreath using completely different stamps etc, but I loved the idea so tried my hand at doing a wreath layout.
Hope you have liked my attempts. 
Just in ---- It is so hot here in NSW, Australia at present - this has been circulated on Facebook - so true:
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Thursday, December 27, 2018


A layout I completed today, using papers I had already out from previous post.
This is a photo of my sister walking along Black Head Beach near Forster in NSW.  It was an overcast day and so beach was not seen in all its glory, but it had the most fantastic tidal area where the rocks were exposed.
For this layout I have used Dylusions Spray Periwinkle Blue - sprayed to top of white cardstock and then held up to all the drips to fall - I also sprayed water to enable quicker fall and to dilute some of the spray. When it was dry turned it on its side.
I wanted to lighten the effect of the blue on left hand side so using Dylusions Paint White Linen and Bubble Background stamp randomly stamped. I also used the left over paint on my mat to stamp the #moments onto black CS.
Papers and arrow embellishment are from the Distress Surfaces range and of course all supplies are available from Kaszazz.  Yes, I am a consultant and I love the products available.
Thank you for looking. Margaret

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Create fun and laugh

Here is a layout I have created for a challenge over at Soul Scrappers.  This time it was a Pick 3 challenge but first my layout:
The photos were taken at a team weekend away, in September, for the Kaszazz team of which I am a part of. Lucy our team leader was not in these photos as she was behind the camera. We stayed in a townhouse in Toukley on the shores of Tuggerah Lakes, north of where I live.  On seeing all the seaweed on the beach in front of the townhouse the idea was struck to create Kaszazz on the sand with the seaweed. And then there was an idea to have us create the letters of Kaszazz - well that created much laughter as we just could not seem to get it just right!
This clean and simple layout uses all products available from Kaszazz. Yes, I am a consultant.
Thank you for looking,
I hope to get more time in next few weeks to complete more scrapbook layouts.
Margaret :)

Friday, December 21, 2018

Santa comes to Ocean Beach

Last Sunday, I went for a walk along the beach that is just up the road from me.  I was having morning tea at the beach cafĂ© when I saw Santa coming onto the beach (from a surfboard I believe), I quickly grabbed my camera, of course!  Here is the layout I have completed:
I am adding this to a Tic Tac Toe challenge over at Soul Scrappers, here is the grid we were given. I selected the left hand column.This Santa arriving reminded me of a Christmas that I had in Hawaii a couple of  years ago.  One of the highlights was seeing their Santa arrive, by inflatable lifeboat, and the faces and smiles of all the young kids and the not so young.
Thank you for looking, Margaret

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Just had to share - magic - work in progress

In just over 4 weeks my sister and I are off on a scrapbooking cruise to New Zealand.  Check out Unmistakable Creations to see what cruises Melissa has coming up in the next couple of  years.
As part of the cruise we are encouraged to make Artist Trading Cards (ATC's) to be given to each member of the group that is scrapbooking.
I have been playing with magic creating my backgrounds. Here are a couple work in progress cards - I wanted to show you the technique only at this stage-come back later to see final results.

How did I get to this stage? What did I use?  I list supplies below.
  • Glossy paper (I also tried with regular white cardstock - the results not as vivid but still worked)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxides - wild honey, cracked pistachio, wilted violet, peacock feathers (of course  you could you any of the Distress Oxides - love them all so hard to choose)
  • Ranger Distress Micro Glaze
  • Mini Ink Blending Tool and applicator
  • Paper towel
This first technique is 'smooching' this is where you put inks onto you preferred work surface - silicon mat or glass mat and then spray water onto these - you then take your glossy paper and 'smooch' it onto the paper.  Allow to dry.  After it is dry you can add more ink and let it dry.  
Now for the magic---
Take the Micro Glaze and Mini Ink applicator and to the dry background you have created and buff off with paper towel as this will seal your work.
In the photos above the first photo shows where I have photographed half of the application of the glaze so that you can see the magic!  The second photos show the completed ATC background.

I just love the finished results - I will post the finished cards when I have decided how to embellish - simple I believe so that the magic is not lost.

Thank you for looking,

Monday, December 10, 2018

Meeting Oscar

Here is another layout for a challenge called Scraplift Sunday over at Paper Issues (Friends and Fans) on facebook why not visit them and play along with their great challenges. Here is my lift:
The photos are of me with my great-nephew Oscar born this year.  In July, I travelled down to the South Coast of New South Wales to visit with him and my niece - the new star in our family. You see my hand and his in the top photo. I have used Tim Holtz idea-ology Big Chat stickers.  I raided my stash to find paper and embellishments.
Here is the layout by Kat that we were to be inspired by:
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Thank you for looking.  Margaret

Sunday, December 2, 2018


Time to spend now on some scrapbook challenges.  This layout was for a challenge over at Paper Issues (Friends and Fans) - check them out on facebook. The challenge - We WANT you to put Baby (and everything on your page) in the corner. Focus on all 4 (or one (lol) corners of your project and keep the centre clear!  Here is my layout:

The photos, taken Boxing Day 2017,  are of my friends grandchildren and I playing Rip-Spin Warriors - a game where you wind up these spinning characters (really a fly-wheel) and let them loose on the surface of the board area.  This lets the characters spin all around so you can pit warriors against each other to see who's the first to be knocked out.  Just pull the ripcord and get them spinning. We had lots of laughs and I even won a round!  Spin-tastic.
I wanted to convey the feeling of movement with my embellishments. I nearly went spinning into the middle!
Off to do some more challenges. 2nd day of summer here in Australia and I must say it is beginning to get hotter!
Margaret  :)

Weather update....southerly winds arrived late afternoon and cooled things down.


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