Saturday, 31 October 2009

Festival of the blue moon photos

I feel a black and bottle green layout or two coming up!
Erica and her friends have gone to Newtown NSW to the Festival of the Blue Moon. The goths all gather there and socialise, parade around and celebrate halloween. The skirt Erica is wearing is a modified old one of mine. She put a swathe of striped brocade across the top then a leather frill around the hem.She added ribbon bows near the gathering.Add to this her black brocade corset and the tiny top hat with veil that she made and you have a Victorian era lady.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

White on white

Here's another "shabby chic" layout I did for butterflies and bows blog. It features Erica in her debut outfit with a reflection in the loungeroom mirror.I have many old laces so put them to good use in this one.There was also a broken pearl necklace hanging around so it went on here too.Seems like only yesterday but it was over 8 years ago.Time flies!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Mini album made at Purplescraps retreat

Here's a few pages of the mini album made at a class at the retreat.The cover has a reflective silver paper with a cute owl on it.
There is also a sign in page,a perspex daisy,an envelope,a girl shape,another envelope style page,a perspex rectangle featuring a camera in the corner and a cute page with a daisy in the corner. This took around 5 hours to construct. I intend to put photos and memorabilia in this soon.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Retreat achievements

I'm back from the purplescraps retreat where we learned some new skills and completed some layouts.In between we visited Cadbury's factory,Tasmania's botanical gardens,Mount Wellington(bloody freezing),Tacos mexican restaurant where we drank goldfish bowl size tequilas(mine was strawberry and very potent!),had a Stamping up party and just generally chatted and socialised.I enjoyed sunday the most because we stayed home ,recovered from Saturday night, and scrapped and talked etc.
I'm uploading some of my layouts and a mini album we completed.

Friday, 16 October 2009


The scraproom is finished!
I've resorted all my gear inside the cupboard and when the doors are closed it is neat and tidy. I plan to scrap on my computer desk as everything is handy to it.
I've discovered lots of items that I forgot I owned and others I can throw out,it is a great feeling being ready to go at last.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Girls night in pink night.

At the Purplescraps retreat we are having a fundraising night for breast cancer.I have lodged officially as a "girls night in". There will be a small donation,then several games and a scrap challenge as well.Some of the other girls are planning pink cocktails...sounds like a fun night.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Shabby Chic

I found a new blog for Shabby Chic designed layouts.It has been years since I have even attempted one but got stuck into it and used some of the old lace from Mum's sewing stash.I was quite pleased with how this turned out as it is so far removed from my style.
It enabled me to use up some embellishments I have had for YEARS!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

A reflective layout.

Black with 2 are asking for chipboard(3 pieces),ribbon, plus pink and white. I made this layout yesterday.The photo was of Erica in Rhodes Greece at an old monastery.She looks so relaxed and happy!

The baby pink bows got me thinking about her baby days and how she has grown up so fast.(The years just whooshed away!).The chipboard vine went so well with the old stonework as did the pattern on the MM journalling page.I'm quite pleased with this shows my thoughts and reflects my scrapping style.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Birds looking in the window

There is a bauhinia tree directly outside the bedroom window.At present it is in flower.The rainbow lorikeets are enjoying the nectar.I opened the blind and was able to take several close ups of them.One I made into a layout.

He was spying on me but I was a photographic spy on him as well.I enjoyed using pinks,greys and purpleson a layout at it isn't my normal colour choice.The branch on the patterned paper almost matches the branch in the photo. I've also taken some photos of swans at Floriade which I plan to scrapbook soon too.