Monday, 30 November 2009

Busy at Divas

Challenge 1 for the Divas Design Team competition is all done ... and here it is, a set of mini canvasses which are now hanging on the wall in my hall.

The "special technique" part of the challenge is my version of "dodgy flowers". A big thank you to the lovely MISTRA for sharing her technique which I tweaked a little to suit me and this project. One day I'm sure I'll share the instructions with you all, but since we had to prepare a separate tutorial to e-mail to Michelle as part of this challenge I'll hold off until the boss lady says it's ok LOL.

So now it's on to Challenge 2 which Michelle posted this morning ...
Keep wishing me luck with this competition :o)
And the other Divas event is our 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza starting tomorrow ... yep, seriously, it is the FIRST of December tomorrow!!! Eeeek, where is the year going ...
Please join us at the Divas Free Classroom Blog and in the forum for a truly fabulous and fun 12 days. Michelle will have lots of prizes and give-aways and sales during this special event. See you all there Lo)

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Divas Christmas Extravaganza Sneek Peeks ...

Intrigued ... interested ... remotely curious??? Wait til you see the other 11 days of gorgeous projects - candles, cards, calendars, clipboards, containers, and a layout or two.
Cant wait to see you all over at Scrapbook Divas for our 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza :)
The fun starts in just 5 sleeps!!!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

I've been a busy girl ...

Grab a cuppa, this is gonna be a long post. Lots of piccies too.
And sorry my scrapping pics are in no particular order, not that it really matters I guess, but you know what I'm like LOL.
Anyway ... this one is a LO "just because". I was scrapping pics of DS's 3rd b'day for a challenge (see further down) and decided to get 'em done. I was inspired by a challenge from the lovely Nat over at 3AS during the Melbourne Cup week to create a LO using no patterned paper, except the circle and the stars are actually punched from a scrap of SR pp.

This lovely little number was the winning entry for weekly colour challenge (Paint a Rainbow) last week. Lucky me :o)

Following on from DS's 3rd b'day pics I scrapped this page "just because" as well. I was using these BG pp's and stickers for the 3AS sketch challenge, so used them again for this LO.

And this is the LO for the 3AS Sketch challenge.

Here's another LO "just because". Hey I'm doing well with these lately LOL.
I was inspired to try another double spread after reading the article in SBM mag and I also had these BG "Eerie" pp's from the gorgeous Michelle at Scrapbook Divas. As the name suggests they're Halloween inspired but since I dont have any suitable pics I wanted to try using pics totally unrelated to the paper's intended theme. I think it worked ... kinda.
Also from Divas were these "Indian Summer" pp's and lace die cut paper from which I hand cut the heart. This was a very quick and simple page using 1 sheet of bazzill swiss dot c/s and the rest is just BG pp and stickers.
Back to the Halloween theme (see, told you the pics in this post are all out of whack LOL), I made this treat tin, again using the "Eerie" range of pp's. Check out the forum for the instructions. This idea can be converted for any occasion - birthday, christmas etc.
Back over at again, I whipped up this quick page for their October monthly challenge.

And this was my entry for round 3 of the Scrapper of Oz competition. I, sadly, totally bombed out of the wonderful comp that Heike put together, but 8 amazing ladies have made it through to the final round. Congratulations!!! Cant wait to see what you all come up with from the box of goodies from Heike.

Jumping around again, this is the LO using NO pp I did for over at 3AS. The other criteria for this particular challenge was buttons and scallops.

Another 3AS challenge ... you may recall from a few posts back my set of PINK cards and a PINK LO, well this is my PINK OTP effort.

Back to Divas and the October "scraplift the diva" ... this is my version from Karen's lovely sample. The only thing that's missing is blanket stitch around part of the top and right edges. I didn't have any black thread at the time (but now I do so I'd better finish it LOL).

Now for some recent photos ... in fact, Wednesday 28th Novebemer 2008. The harvest at our property ... all done in 1 day. It's a very sad harvest this year, we just didn't get the spring rain to finish it off as we say, so there just isn't the yield (quantity) or quality there.

This is our house through the heat haze ...

We grow canola, oats, barley and wheat (which is harvested in that order usually). At this time of the year we should only be finishing the canola, not looking at being nearly finished the whole lot. It's really sad, disappointing, stressful, worrying ... but hey, we just keep on keeping on. You cant just lay down and die.
But I digress ... back to scrapping.
This is my take on Diva Karen's colour challenge for November over at Divas.

Nex time I post, I'll share my LO's/cards/photos from "Scrapzgiving" weekend challenges. I've all but finished them so I've had a very productive weekend.
Tomorrow the Scrapbook Divas Design Team Competition kicks off. Wish me luck ... it's been a dream for a long time now to be a DIVAS DT member.
And in just 9 sleeps our 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza begins too. WOW lot's happening.
So til next time ... happy scrapping :o)