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Erina, NSW, Australia
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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Scrapki Wyzwaniowo Challenge #103

Good day! I'm scraping this one in for Scrapki Wyzwaniowo - the theme is 'SONG'....& I've chosen the Happy Birthday song!
Last year I created what I call a 'birthday book' for my Grand boy - each birthday I'm going to pop just one photo in it, til he reaches 21, or I'm dead....whichever comes first....I wrote all about it in a post HERE if you're interested.
So, it was great timing to create this page. It's a normal sized 'book', so not a lot of room for fancy stuff, & I can't make it too thick, either....but that sort of thing is just another CHALLENGE to overcome or work around or with, right? The result:
 I used a sun beams mask from 3rd Eye behind...those little star puffy stickers...c/- Sandi T ...THANK YOU & ditto to Jas S for the stamp:)
 Some Elle's Studio & Cosmo Cricket words, with WOW heat embossed '2' from a FABULOUS new numbers stamp set from 3rd Eye...I've been wanting one of these sets for ages & this one is PERFECT!
 The 'oh happy day' is actually the edge of a journaling card from Elle's Studio...worked perfectly for here:)
 A trio of stars...the felt one is from Rainbow Splendour - Chloe N has some lovely goodies:) The glitter is nail polish....naturally *winks*.... much more sensible than throwing it on my bitten stubs of an excuse for fingernails!!!!
 And there's a bit of washi in there, too c/- Purple Pumpin:):)
No rude comments on his 'cake', thank 'ee very much! He was more interested in the candles than anything, anyways!!!
Thanks so much for looking ~ Happy Scrapping one & all,
Lizzy ♥♥♥

Thursday, 29 May 2014

My Craft Room.

Hi there! The end of another week is nigh.....& if you pop on over to OFF THE RAILS, you'll see I've got a post up about my craft room....so if you like to peek into others' scrappy spaces, & get a few hints & ideas that you might be able to use yourself....then head over HERE. All the cockroaches, spiders & assorted vermin were told to clear out before photos were taken...so I hope they've done as requested!!!
And if you can't be bothered going on over, then here's something I've not shown before.....to say thanks for popping in today;)
 I joined in with a 'dress form' swap over at Scraps of Darkness, on their FB, so one of these is flying off to Canada...the other is for the June swap...they were such FUN to make:)
 Here's the two side-by-side - lots of MM on the bg, of course;)
Thanks for looking ~ & I do hope you get to look at my scrap space:)
Lizzy ♥♥♥
Dress Forms - Berry71Bleu 'giveaway' win
Resin flowers - The Trinket Track
Bling - Meg's Garden
Gold paint - Helen Tilbury 'giveaway' win

Monday, 26 May 2014

PP & PL...MAY 14...plus FEELING SKETCHY #90

Oh, I do like to marry these two together!!! I'm over at PURPLE PUMPKIN today showcasing some of their lovely SHOP goodies on my Project Life pages!
A sneak:
PP WASHI rocks!!!
I also nabbed myself some yummy PP chippy words & had a 'play'. Yes, CHIPPY! Don't die of shock!!
Anyways, I'm not going to bore you anymore here - if you're interested, it's all over at the PP blog:):)

I did a Christmas Card ----I am WAAAAY behind this year...but this is a start;) I began with the tree & the sentiment...then the layers sorta 'took over'...but the sketch is in there!!!
 For the stars, I've used some nail polish [green] & Adirondack gold paint...
I must thank Scraptastic for this Chrissy kit I won....it's coming in VERY handy;)
 Take care now & happy scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Saturday, 24 May 2014

SCRAP AFRICA challenge #29 & a Final Zeus & Zoe project...

I don't often have a chance to join in over at Scrap Africa, but this CARD challenge REALLY tickled my fancy! And the DT inspiration was FABULOUS...Helen's , Marelize's & Erica's hot air balloons in particular, really 'struck a note' ~ soooo I did this with some balloon prints I'd gotten from Meg's Garden:
 Hoping you can see which is the male & female card, LOL...cos that's what we had to make - one of each. I used the same sentiment on both [Silly die cuts].

I've fussy cut the balloons, then used inks to watercolour them. That pp is MME with gold & silver embossing as well as some ink & misted hexagon masks:
 For the 'girly' card I used lots of beads, sequins, Liquid Pearls & dimensional paint over a mask:

Thanks Scrap Africa for this challenge:)
Meanwhile, my last project for
...you're wondering about Floss, right? No, not DENTAL - that would hardly go with a Vintage page! My grandmother - actually Florence, but fondly known by one & all as Floss!
My time at Z & Z ended in April, but I had sooo much fun with the lovely STUFF from the shop, I did this extra page. Here's a 'cut & paste' from the blog...
For my layout today, I wanted to focus on the vintage papers....so, here is my Grandmother 'Floss' in all her youthful glory...
 ...well, she's coming, but I'm sure she was a BEAUTIFUL ROSE!!! LOL...from the Etsy shop, of course. The rose - not my Grandma!!
  And no, she's not a fussy cut [fiddly!] owl overlaid on MORE fussy cut papers either...but she was VERY wise. I miss her soooo much:(
  And yes, I did - DO - adore her! The ticket is not from the shop...but the lace & all those yummy papers are:)
 And this bit of another page...ripped off...just fitted that 1930s 'vibe' Grandma gives off..another fussy cut birdy sticking his beak in....& YES! Grandma was THE ultimate sticky beak!!!!!
And I loved her soooo much - the scalloped lace at the bottom WAS around a vintage doily...I really didn't want to cut it up, but it was sent to me to be used, so I bravely chopped into it:)
Hope you enjoyed seeing what Vintage Bliss is awaiting you at the Etsy Shop!!!
Thanks for looking!
And as always, HAPPY SCRAPPING ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Once Upon A...Sketch PLUS Scrap Around the World May Challenges!

...because this month my ONCE UPON A SKETCH page is also my GUEST DESIGN PAGE for SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD, as SCRAP365 is a sponsor there & so some of us DT members got the chance to join in. Confused?!!!! Stay with me:)
Sooooo over at ONCE UPON A SKETCH we have this design to follow:
And the theme is FREE - completely up to you...but REMEMBER, you MUST journal - even if it's private, please let us know WHERE you have tucked it away!
Meanwhile, something special is happening at SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD 
This month SCRAP 365 are excited to announce being one of the TEN EPIC EVENT ANNIVERSARY event sponsors at Scrap Around The World's FIRST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!

This is no ordinary month at Scrap Around the World.  9 out of the 10 prizes will be going to past Winners, Features or Finalists (those featured on their legendary Wall of Fame in the past year) & one prize will be awarded to a totally NEW winner {someone who has never featured on their Wall of Fame before}.
This is so that TEN EPIC WINNERS can be selected as the TOP TEN PLAYERS of 2013/14 at Scrap Around The World!  

Please support Helen & her team at SATW by playing along this month.  There are 10 prizes, each valued at approximately $100 up for grabs, including free postage as usual, so it is so worth it, plus the inspiration is amazing!"

Here is the SATW Mood Board:
Remember, you do NOT have to follow the colours....& you can do a journal page as well....but let everyone know HOW the Mood Board has inspired you.
So, this is what I came up with.......
For me, it was the gold & the saying......
  Oh, yes! Real feathers picked up from my walks! Heat embossed...

anyone recognise the papers???
 My journaling......
 Lotsa MM on the bg...LOOVED 'tying' my feather up like this - that's Scrapbook Fantasies ribbon! The paper is my 7 Dots Studio [Illumination. ♥]...I added 'the' to the simple life words...grunged up the circle hearts a little...
 A Sillly title, & you can see the pile of heat embossing, stamping & stickers in amongst here:)
And there you have it!!! I am soooo, so blessed to be on the Once Upon A Sketch & Scrap365 magazine teams....& feel really chuffed to have been able to GD over at Scrap Around the World. One could say it's a win-win-win situation:)
Hope you get a chance to join in with ALL THREE challenges this month *winks* or combine these 2 as I have!!! ♥♥ Lizzy ♥♥
7 Dots Studio - paper, stickers - Illumination collection
Scrap Around the World - link is HERE
Once Upon a Sketch - link is HERE
Scrap365 - link is HERE

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

The Scrapbook Store May Sketch challenge

Hullo my scrappy friends! I rather fancied tackling this sketch, up at The Scrapbook Store. I STARTED following the sketch, created by the lovely Marelize F.....but it sort of took on a little extra life of its own:):)!!!!!
This LO is about my son & his Aunty - they are both red heads....Sheryl has always been close to my boys & we were blessed that she was able to come up & stay with us all for a few days before Alex & Neri's wedding in 2013....& as you will see down further, they got on as well as ever!
 The 'bling' arrows were from a Prima Giveaway I won; that 'dot' from Mitra - thank you! LOOOVED them!!!
 A Flair for Buttons badge...also from a giveaway I won. LOOOVE their badges! I had fun with templates & masks & doodling on the bg of this page!!
 I also used up a few rub ons that I've had hanging around for a LIFETIME...or so it seems!!!
I'm not going to bore you with the journaling. There's a lot. That's why it ended up there....but good luck if you want to crick your neck to read it, LOL!!! LOTS of washi tape here, too...
Right, that's it for me today:) Hope you have a lovely scrappy one if poss! 
Lizzy ♥♥♥

Sunday, 18 May 2014


I'm sure a lot of my regular followers will know that although I seem to win a lot of chipboard...I find it difficult to use! So...guess what our current challenge at OFF THE RAILS is? Yup! Chippy!!!
Funny thing is, I actually won a pile from OTR before I joined the DT...c/- Dusty Attic. So that's what I've used on my DT page here. Oh, the irony! Aint it wonderful??!!!!
 I've glittered up the raw chippy...& used some BoBunny packaging to 'back' the heart so I could add the 'love' word:)
 Glittered the arrows a little, too - the 7 Dots Studio tag at the back has some Trinket Track pearls on it & my journaling about Neri & Alex's wedding day is inside...
 The Teresa Collins goodies had gold on them already - which is why I added in some more! The 'love' circle is also 7 Dots, & there are a few Elle's Studio tags tucked around too. Can you see the 'all you need is love' along the edge of the photo? SRM stickers!!
 I embossed the Typo heart with the 'love' stamp...
 ...more SRM stickers - 'Mr & Mrs' - & a lovely Studio Calico metal clip.....here's the whole page:
Now, I know heaps of you are VERY good at using chippy....I'd love to see you join us at OFF THE RAILS....& you could be our next GDT:
Thanks for looking ~ happy scrpping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥
The Trinket Track - pearl hearts
The Dusty Attic - chip board
SRM stickers - stickers [thanks Yvonne Y!!!]
Elle's Studio - die cuts
7 Dots Studio - die cuts & sticker

Friday, 16 May 2014


Hi there! Today I'm up over at Purple Pumpkin, with a page I got featured over at CSI for challenge #120...closed now...but they ALWAYS have one on the go, & they are AWESOME! I hope you can pop on over to have a peek at my CAS page....well, as CAS as I could manage. Here's a couple of sneaks:
 Pretty soft colours with some Trinket Track hearts & PP twine...
And a vellum pocket I made for my journaling - done on a vintage tag I picked up a couple of years ago on holiday in Tasmania...
Meanwhile, the challenge over at
is to scrap a baby photo plus something unusual or interesting...I had a page left in the little 6"x8" 'me' album I've been working on for a few years [eeek!]....so scrounged up this small original photo. Believe me, trying to pile on 'stuff' onto a little page is NOT easy!
 I had some left over paper from my DT stint at Zeus & Zoe, so I added a mask, misting, some stamping, distress ink & Glimmer Glaze! The silver sparkle is my signature nail polish - on chippy that has been 'dressed' with gesso.
 My 'story'. This page has LOTS of goodies given me from others....the little journal cards, doily & 'unique' title are from Mary B...the chippy from a win over at Let's Get Shabby...
 ...the stick pins from Helen T, the bling arrows from a Prima giveaway, the feathers from my Viccy mate Sue McB...I used 2 butterfly cards, fussing cutting one then cutting into the butterfly so I could tuck in my photo - as well as giving some dimension.
The little pink resin bloom is from The Trinket Track.
I could go on!!!! But I won't. My journaling is tucked into that little vellum pocket, bottom left, with the punched edges.
AFSC also have a sketch challenge as well - but I think I'm doing well to manage this one, this month!
Take care now ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Off The Rails, Mei Li & Runway Inspired #59 Challenges ~ May 2014

Firstly, I've got a post up over at OFF THE RAILS about creating a mini book----here's one of my pages:
For the 'whys' & the 'hows', pop on over HERE to take a squiz........

Next up, a couple of challenges I haven't been in...hard to believe - *giggles*!!!
Here is the pic to 'use' from Runway Inspired Challenge blog:
I hope you can see how I was inspired with my card:
The colours, the 'flighty' material...that lace insert in her dress made me want to play with the background masking:)
Then, over at MEI LI they're beginning 2 challenges per month. The first one has this colour & /or image inspiration. I went with the colours:
The last colour I thought was grey - that's how it printed out on my computer! So that's what I went with:) I used Elle's Studio papers for this one:
 I've used some 7 Dots Studio die cuts, like the speech bubble...the wood is both SODAlicious & Studio Calico...dunno WHERE I got that metal tab from!!
 This is one of a few older photos I pulled out to scrap...my boy was VERY active...bit like HIS boy is now!
 Flutterby Designs flair...the 'button' is a brad I've had forever!  LOOOVE those 'locators' - I ran out of 'E' so made an 'F' into one!!
 Bit of stamping, & I backed off that wood veneer 'hey' with the pink paper....here's the whole page:
I really, really enjoyed doing this one......loving that bg paper, too:):)
That's it from me today....thanks for looking:)
Lizzy ♥♥♥
Elle's Studio ~ papers
SODAlicious ~ wood arrow, crosses
7 Dots Studio ~ stickers
Scrapki Wyzwaniowo ~ random win of 7 Dots goodies!!!
Trinket Track ~ pink resin dot