Monday, December 31, 2012

Favourites of 2012

I love reflecting back on my creations for the year, pulling out my favourites and giving them another spin :-). 

I think my favourite techniques/products this year were:
 - Pennant shapes.  Just. Can't. Stop. Cutting everything into PENNANTS LOL!!!
- Clustering.  Things don't look 'right' unless they are clustered.
- Flowers - I don't think there's a page without at least one...
- I seem to favour white cardstock backgrounds too ... love them :-)
- Matting the whole page with a contrast colour - many of my pages featured this.

So, here are a few of my favourite pages ... in no particular order ...

LOVE non-traditional Christmas colours like this one ...

and this one:

Love this pic of my little man:
(found a use for some really OLD thickers too!)

Bright colours on white backgrounds:

Clustered flowers ... and double page matting ...

One of my favourite paper ranges for the year ... Carta Bella ...
Love the pop of black:

A boy page from a girly paper range (Crate Paper Pretty Party)

Oh to be on holidays:

Trying something different ;-) :

Another favourite photo:

Thanks for visiting!  I'm looking forward to a scrappy 2013 :-)
Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Amazing Race catch up

Scrapbooking Top 50 had a big competition recently called Scrapbooking Top 50 Amazing RaceRainbow Splendour was one of the kit contributors and also sponsored one of the many challenges.  I enjoyed playing along with all the different stops along the Amazing Race, which took as all around the world with some detours and road blocks along the way.

 Here are some of my favourite pages I created for this massive competition... there was more, but I won't overload the post with photos :-)

From memory, this challenge was to include an envelope.  I used some last bits and pieces of a Scrapz kit ... just LOVED this kit!!

Monochromatic!!  Don't do this very often :-)....  had some fun with washi tape:

This one was a bit 'random':
(More Lil Red Rocket buttons there)

Using words of a song:

And there's one more, it's up on the Rainbow Splendour blog HERE ... I'd love for you to pop over and have a look :-)
Here's a little sneak:
Thanks for visiting!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Last of the Super Sleuth

Here are the last of my pages for the Scrapz Super Sleuth competition (it was such a fun challenge - see all the details in THIS POST):

Challenge #04

And the 5 common items were:
- the word 'smile'
- hexagons
- cloud/s
- 3 different alphas
- a border at the top and the bottom of the page

I've actually used a My Mind's Eye Christmas range for this page :-)

5th and final challenge:

The 5 common items were:
- upside down photo
- the word 'fun'
- leaves
- a bird
- an arrow

The upside down pic was tricky!!  Lucky I had this one in my stash waiting to be scrapped :-)

Not sure I will fit in much more scrapping between now and Christmas, but I do have more pages to share that I hope I can squeeze in a post soon :-) :-)

Thanks for visiting!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Super Sleuth

Recently, Scrapz.Biz had a competition called "Scrapbook Super Sleuth". (They have the BEST comps ... seriously). It was a competition with a difference. Each challenge had a sketch and the criteria was to find FIVE common items on the DT pages and use these on a page. It was tricky. It got people thinking ... but it was so much fun!!!

I'll share a couple of my pages with you today.

This was the first sketch:

And my page:

{Photo by LaBelle Photographics}

The secret 5 common items were:

1. white background
2. the word 'discover'
3. a banner
4. a feather
5. a journaling card

And the 2nd sketch

And the common items were:
1. polka dot paper
2. the word 'surprise'
3. stitching
4. 3 buttons
5. twine

And the 3rd sketch:
 Lazy days:

{Photo by LaBelle Photographics}

And the 5 common items:
1. paint splatters
2. distressed edging
3. the word 'lazy'
4. paper-pieced circle
5. a doily

I watered down some paint so it would 'splatter'.  Fun!

That's all for now, I'll share the rest later :-) :-)
Have a great weekend!
Thanks for visiting :-)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Precious moments

I just LOVE this photo.  It's my kids with one of their cute little cousins.  It makes me smile :-)

This page was for the last DOD challenge over at Scrapz.Biz

You'll see some more Prima Resist canvas flourishes (painted with mists).  I have nearly used them all now - I think I'll have to get some more, I love them so much :-)

These papers are the very sweet Echo Park Sweet Day range.  Aren't they pretty :-)

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great week :-)

Monday, December 3, 2012

A catch up post ...

There's still a few pages from the last Scrapz.Biz competition that I haven't blogged yet! Don't ask me how I've got SO far behind ... I really don't know! :O

So, here's my DOD#07 page
Summer feet:

Just LOVE the Prima Resist Canvas shapes - they will be on a lot of pages to come :-)

After I painted these flourishes with mist, I added a bit of sparkle with some Sparkle Mod Podge.  Love that stuff!!  LOL

Now that summer is well and truly here again, I hope we can get to the beach for another family holiday :-).  Do you like to go to the beach in the summer time??

PS. Thanks for visiting!  Have a great week :-)