Sunday, September 24, 2017

ALWAYS friends (Stuck?! Sketches Sept 2017)

Good afternoon,

I mentioned in a previous post that I may have some ‘spare’ time this month, so I decided to go take a visit to an old favourite Stuck?! Sketches for inspiration
15th Sept Stuck?! Sketches (flipped sketch)
I love the Stuck?! 15th September sketch  and thoroughly enjoyed using more of the Soul Pea colour Resin Rainbow kit for another entry in the WW1 challenge.

The photo is of my good friend Kathleen and I, when she was on holiday here in Queensland in January. We do keep in touch, but we hadn’t seen each other IRL since my wedding in 2001, so it was absolutely fabulous to have her here for morning tea, and have a ‘jolly-old’ chin-wag LOL.

  •  Assorted pieces from the Resin Rainbow September kit (resin feathers, heart, lattice border and ribbon)

Other: texture paste, stencil (unknown), black utee, black uni-ball pen

So to stop your suspence now ?! here's the completed LO :)
Thanks for the challenge STUCK?! Until next time - huge hugs 'n' hearts xxx Mazz xxx 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Best things in life aren’t things (K+ challenge Sept '17)

Good afternoon all,
As I mentioned in the previous post, I've had just a wee bit extra time this month and this is the first time I’ve entered a Kraft + (plus) inspiration challenge – and this September 2017 challenge has been just so much fun 😊.  The theme is “what’s the buzz” all about “b’s”  and here is the prompt:
For my LO, I’ve used this beautiful “bee” photo from a fabulous day early this year, spent at Spring Bluff.
My darling loving hubby (dlh) and I went for an "adventure" and we discovered Spring Bluff (a train station) about 2 hours drive from our home. We also found a yummy cafe, sunflowers and ‘bees’ 😊
take time to smell the flowers
·     Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst (steampunk sepia)
2 Crafty Designs chipboard (beauty and arrows)
the best things in life aren't things
Brilliance ink (white and pearlescent chocolate)
Ranger Glossy Accents & black archival ink
fussy cut the photo 
Other: Spotlight Kraft cardstock; “bee” die cut; Helmar scrapdots; Deep Red stamp (chicken wire); KMart mist (gold); Manor House and other flowers; Stampin’ Up stamp; Creative Memories hexagonal punches. Inspired by the talented Rachelle at Scrapping Outback (SO).

And after all the teasing (lol) here's the whole LO;)

Thanks for looking – till next time – hugs ‘n’ hearts xxx Mazz xxx

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

LIFE is Precious - WW1 September 2017 challenge

Gidday all,

I can hardly believe have some time to participate in an extra challenge (or maybe 2?) lol.

I didn't know the colour of the September White With One (WW1) challenge when I decided to buy the beautiful kit from The Resin Rainbow, but once I saw the beautiful SOUL PEA colour of the kit when it arrived I knew this photo would be perfect! I'd had both the Black and White, and the colour photos printed for when 'just the right' challenge came along :)
Here's this month's WW1 mood board - also perfect for my childhood photo.

  •  The Resin Rainbow September SOUL PEA colour kit (bespoke flowers, circle fabric, ribbon, twill, resin rose

  • Kaiser paper (Basecoat IV, scraped)

     so here is the finished LO, after all the teasing LOL 
thanks for visiting today.... 
till next time... 
hugs 'n' hearts xxx Mazz xxx

Sunday, September 3, 2017

#happytimes - Scrapping Outback September 2017 White With a Twist challenge


Hi and welcome to September's White with a Twist challenge over at Scrapping Outback :)

Downunder in Australia and New Zealand, September is Spring time...meaning blossoms and the arrival of warmer weather :)
This is September's inspiration picture and the criteria is still the same - to use ALL the colours (

WHITE with Navy Blue tones, Grey and Kraft) in the picture along with at least 1 piece of chipboard. (because Scrapping Outback is best known for its chippie)
My LO is one for my dlh really - the photo was taken a long time ago, when he had hair LOL

·         Momento ink (Paris Dusk)
Martha Stewart punch; Li'l Davis wooden flowers; Finnabair stamp (Rust & Dust); Viva Inka-Gold paste (cobalt blue); crochet doily; Kaszazz paper scraps; cogs and gears die cuts; zipper flower; Purple Pumpkin button

Thank you for looking everyone...happy spring and looking forward to see what you all come up with this month :)  

hearts 'n' hugs xxx Mazz xxx

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

shine - Scrapping Outback August 2017 White With a Twist challenge

Hi everyone and welcome to August...
Carmel & Steve circa 1991

here's my inspiration for this months White With One challenge over at Scrapping Outback:
So...please come on have a go!  
white, grey and yellow tones
As usual, there are only 2 criteria- to use (any brand) chipboard on your Lay Out (because Scrapping Outback is renown for chipboard) and to use all the colours in the picture - WHITE with grey and yellow tones. ...As usual we'd LOVE to see some more newbies....SO you know you CAN!!!

SO cardstock (white) 
The Crafters Workshop template (circles) 
Bo Bunny paper (Beach therapy)  
Bo Bunny paper (Penny Emporium Alphabet) 
Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabios (I'm late I'm late slate and Bonjour Butter)  and embossing powder (Sunset Yellow Orange)
2 Crafty chipboard title (shine) 
Dusty Attic chipboard (having fun) and heart doilies
VersaMark (frost) and Momento ink (London fog) 
Finnabair Texture paste (white crackle); Craft Creations NZ chipboard (Kiwi); paper doily; twine; Ranger Glossy Accents.

"shine" photo taken at Britannica Restaurant, Takapuna circa 1991

Thanks so much for looking, enjoy August...the spring will be with us soon...hope to see you again in September ... hugs 'n' hearts till then xxx Mazz xxx

Saturday, July 1, 2017

timeless...Scrapping Outback White with a Twist - July 2017

Hi everyone,
Timeless - photo by Gavin Conroy at Classic Aircraft Photography NZ  
Welcome to JULY.... oh dear, time is running away - Christmas is on its way :)  My apologies for not getting anything posted for June... I've had a lot going on and I can assure you there is 'no rest for the wicked' at my place LOL....And here it is - my July 2017 inspiration for Scrapping Outback's White With a Twist Challenge... c'mon you know you should....the colours are So striking this month....
So...please come on have a go!  there are only 2 criteria- to use (any brand) chipboard on your Lay Out (because Scrapping Outback is renown for chipboard) and to use all the colours in the picture - Blue, teal and green tones...and we'd LOVE to see some newbies....SO you know you CAN!!!
The photo in the LO is credited to the amazingly talented Gavin Conroy at Classic Aircraft Photography NZ - I love the Sopwith Camel so much, I hope they don't mind me using it in my scrapbooking. Oh and if you would like to see some more stunning photography of Warbirds and military aircraft from around the world, Gavin has an awesome Facebook page too. 
Some of you will already be aware that The Sopwith Camel (bi-plane) was flown in WW1. It was also the plane that the fictional character, hero Biggles flew in the Biggles' books by W.E.Johns.  Some of you may also remember that Biggles was my husband's nickname because he was a pilot once. AND our theme wedding was "Biggles Gets Married". 
Scrapping Outback Cardstock (white)2 Crafty Chipboard title (timeless)
Prima Marketing wooden icon (clock)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabios
VersaColour - Charcoal 
7 dots studio - Cotton Candy Dreams - element stickers
 other: faux feathers, Tim Holtz Paint dauber/paint, Washi tape, VivaLasVegas stamp (chevron)
 Well, that's all from me for now - I do hope you're all well and smiling....happy July...hope to see you back in August  
hugs 'n' hearts xxx Mazz xxx

Monday, May 1, 2017

Family always I love you (Scrapping Outback DT inspiration May 2017)

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to May !!
This month's LO is special to me, due to the momentous occasion I tried to depict. My parents were married 50 years in September 2011, and I really wanted them as well as the rest of my family members to know that I completely love them, always and forever - even when we are apart from each other. I just adore the Prima stencil. I have used texture paste to highlight the words Love, happy, complete and I love you.

Family always (Mum & Dad's GOLDEN wedding anniversary 2011)

SO...please come on have a go!  there's only 2 criteria- to use (any brand) chipboard on your Lay Out (because Scrapping Outback is renown for chipboard) and to use all the colours in the picture - white with pastel pink, blue, green, lemon and lilac...and we'd LOVE to see some newbies....SO don't think about it - just do it !!!

May 17 challenge image - white with pastel pink, blue, green, lemon and lilac - very pretty indeed!!!

Webster’s Pages papers 

PrimaMarketing  flowers, heart and stencil 

Lindy’s Stamp Gang  embossing powder (Midnight Ruby)

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabio mists (C’est la vie cerise, Merci Beaucoup, Chateau Rose and Bonjour butter)

Brilliance Ink (Victorian Violet)    

Other: Kaiser blooms, florist twine, muslin, texture paste, Sakura Jelly roll pen, rose cabochon, 

Tracy Kielty's key-heart filigree

Thanks everyone for popping over to look here.... please feel free to go and have a look at this month's inspirational design team layouts here:

Please have a safe and happy May, and I hope you'll be back in June (if not before)

hugs 'n' hearts xxx Mazz xxx
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