Thursday, 28 February 2013

WOW's February Challenge

We thought we would follow on from our blog hop with Scrapbooking Memories back in January and make this month's challenge nice and simple.



We want to see YOUR FAVOURITE layout using a piece of WOW chipboard by uploading to our Facebook page, or email it to: could WIN some awesome chipboard.

Here is the page I put together for the challenge, featuring the chipboard title 'My Son' WOW1544.
The chipboard has been embossed, glossed and glittered, love it!! 
How old does that boy of mine look?? Scary!

My Son


So come on and show us your WOW!!!  It can't get any easier than that!!!

Entries close on the 15th March 2013. 

Friday, 22 February 2013

Scrapbook Savvy February Cybercrop

Started tonight!

Are you looking for some simple, no stress challenges to get you into a scrapping state of mind?
Head over to the Scrapbook Savvy forum to check things out.

There are four inspiring challenges to take on and you have until Midnight Thursday 28th February to complete and upload your pages.

Sarah's 5,4,3,2,1 Challenge
Sara's Colour Challenge
Tara's Sketch Challenge

and mine,

Kerryn's Word Puzzle Challenge

I have created a simple grid of 9 scrapbooking words for you to use on your page. The only requirement is you choose only one straight line from the puzzle. It can be a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line.
Create your page using those three products and upload to the correct gallery by Midnight Thursday 28th February.

I chose the middle vertical line; chipboard, ticket and arrow.

Pa's Girl 


Please remember to create an original layout specifically for this challenge and upload to the relevant gallery folder.

Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Exciting news!

I am thrilled to share tonight that I am one of the newest members to join the Autumn/Winter Creative Team over at Stuck?!
I enjoy creating pages from sketches, but also love to throw my own twist on things. I have always found Stuck?! sketches inspiring so I am looking forward to this new adventure.

Here is the team
Firstly, the returning members are:
Celeste Vermeend (Australia) -
Kylie Symons (Australia) -
Sarah Groen (New Zealand) -

And our new faces are:

Farheen Suhail (USA) -
Kerryn Fry (Australia) -
Mel Nunn (Australia) -
Nina Stenzel (Germany) -
Rachael Funnell (Australia) -
Rosangela Phillipsen (Brazil) -
Sara Noendeng (Australia) -  

We have already been playing behind the scenes and we will have our first reveal starting in March.

Now it's not much fun having a blog post if there isn't any scrapbooking to share with you.
Here are a few random pages I completed while on holidays last month.

Your New Friend


Seven years, 365 days (leap year), 23 hours 


Thought I would leave you with the two sketches for February to inspire you. 
Entries are still open until the end of the month.

February 1st

February 15th

Please remember the following information:

Entries are to be linked up over in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm Thursday February 28th 2013 to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor vouchers.

When linking your entries, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Entries are to be created solely for this challenge and not to be used in any other competition or challenge.

Thanks for dropping in

Monday, 11 February 2013

February New Release for WOW

Sunday saw the February New Releases revealed over on the WOW blog along with the amazing samples created by the design team.

I have three pages to share with you today, two have already been shared over at WOW, show I will show a little more detail and one new page to reveal for you this morning.

This new pages features Bits & Pieces Tool Pack WOW1730C, Plain Cog Set WOW729 and Lowercase Classic Alphabet WOW1385
These are older photos of my son doing what he loves, play with Dad's tools.

Bits & Pieces Tool Pack Cog Set Plain

The cogs and tool pieces have been coated with Walnut Ink Crystals and water and then dried using a heat gun. Melting and bubbling of the crystals adds to effect. To randomly colour these pieces and highlight the raised lumps and bumps, I have grabbed a few different Brilliance Inks, gold, bronze, blue, red, black, brown and silver all play a part of this process. Slowly layering each piece with the gold, bronze, black, silver and brown. Once I was happy with the whole rusty metal look, I lightly added the primary colours.
Love this finish!!

The title has been simply covered bronze ink.


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mr fix it


My next page was created using Upper WOW1384 & Lowercase WOW1385 Classic Alphabet and the title Primary WOW 1048

Some special photos taken of my son with his Teacher and class helper on his very last day in the building he started school in. Bitter sweet moment, the boy is growing up.

I have covered all of the letters with pinecone ink and let them thoroughly dry. To decorate each letter I have used metallic gel pens in colours that matched the patterned papers on the page, simple drawing different size spots on each letter.


Last day Junior Primary


The final page captures the family celebrating New Years Eve and our attempts at sparkler art. We all had a heap of fun and there were plenty of photos. This page is what I would call the clean version of the words written with sparklers.

The WOW chipboard used here was the 2013 Pack WOW1741

2013 Pack

I have used three different size '2013' and covered them with two different mediums. A bit of glitter in white and blue and some Liquid Pearls in red.


Celebrate 2013


That's it from me today, hope you made it to the end, remember to let your LSS know what WOW chipboard you need :)

Thanks for spending some time with me today.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

February Savvy BIG Sketch Challenge

It was Sara's turn this month to host the BIG sketch challenge with a twist over at Scrapbook Savvy

She chose a gorgeous page from the gallery created by Sue Smith to base this sketch on,


On February 5th it was my turn to reveal my take on the sketch.
I have flipped it on to it's side to create my page.



For you chance to WIN the awesome prize of $40 spending money in the Savvy store along with free post, all you have to do is create a layout based on this sketch and upload your take to the gallery by midnight 28th Febraury 2013.

Thanks for visiting my blog

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Taking in the view - WOW

Wrapping up my week on the WOW blog. 
I hope you have enjoyed all of the projects and found some inspiring ideas to try.

The last two pages I have to share feature two quick and easy ways to jazz up some chipboard. They requiring very little time to do and make no mess. Perfect!

The first page is my son checking out the view from the Adelaide Showground ferris wheel. 
He gets really nervous when the ride first starts, I don't think he likes the going down part, but once we get to stop at the top and he can enjoy the fabulous view, he usually comes around.

Using some brackets from the WOW Bracket set I created a frame around the smaller photos to highlight them on the page. They were inked with pinecone ink first, but they didn't really stand out on the page that much. So I grabbed a small texture stamp and some Gold Brilliance Ink and lightly stamped each bracket. 
It looked fabulous!


Taking in the view


Page number two is about a funny incident that I captured while the boys were having a kick of the soccer ball outside. Taking a few snaps of the boys when I suddenly realised the ball was coming straight for me. 
Luckily there were no casualties.

I used Classic Alphabet in uppercase to put together my two part title. 
The first part has been covered with black ink and then decorated with red Liquid Pearls. 
Simple small dots added to each letter. 


Part two has been inked with Red Brilliance Ink, stamped with black ink and a checker plate texture stamp and then finished off with some Glossy Accents.


Goalie practice gone crazy


Thanks again for dropping in to my blog.

Remember to check out the WOW blog tomorrow when the February New Releases will be revealed.
I will have my new release project to share with you tomorrow night.
Cheers :)

Friday, 8 February 2013

Just for you Mum - WOW

I am back again to share another project with you today.

The photos used on this page captured my son creating his very own sparkler art on Australia Day last year. 
While he was having fun, I took the opportunity to play with the manual settings on my camera. 

The WOW chippie involved here was the smaller heart from the 2 pack of Doily 6 Heart
There is a thick layer of Diamond Stickles and then a thick layer of Glossy Accents, simple to do but a little more time consuming waiting for layers to dry. But so worth it!!


How gorgeous does that look, so shiny in the sunlight, love it!.

Just for you Mum


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

2 beautiful creatures - WOW

Hello again Scrappers! 
Another page to share with you featuring WOW chipboard.

We did a road trip to Monarto Zoo recently during the school holidays and I got some fabulous snaps of the gorgeous Giraffes out there. I was stoked! I have been wanting to use the very cute Baby Giraffe WOW166
since it found it's way into my stash.

My ink stash got another workout for this chipboard.
Lots of colours were used, blending and highlighting and of course, a coat of Glossy Accents to finish him off. The chipboard was backed with brown cardstock to give the giraffe his spots.


The title was created using Block Alphabet in lowercase, it was lightly swiped around the edges with pinecone ink, a simple finish.


2 beautiful creatures


Thanks for dropping into the blog today. I will be back on Friday to share some more with you :)

Monday, 4 February 2013

Chillin with your girl - WOW

Hi! Great to see you back here again today.

Nice simple chipboard technique today and so easy to do.
Inking! But I think it then depends on the inks you choose to use.
I love using Brilliance Inks from Tsuineko, they leave a stunning shimmery finish on you project. 
So simple to do, but it leaves a big impression.

I inked the largest star from the WOW chipboard 12x12 Stars with Rocket Red Gold and let it dry, done!. 


The star has been backed with patterned paper that co-ordinated with the page.
I thought the photo was perfect but you can keep a good 2 year old still. Still love the moment captured.

Chillin with your girl


Thanks for dropping in, hope to see you again on Wednesday.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Great balls of fire - WOW

I am hosting the week over on the WOW blog and today is my first post.

I've had this Flame Border WOW1115 sitting in my WOW stash since I started with the team.
I knew how I wanted to use it, but wasn't sure if I could pull it off.
After inking, stamping, kindy glitzing and a little embossing powder, I think I have gotten pretty close to what was in my head.

The background kraft cardstock has been misted with OA Sprinklers and the 12x12 Checkerplate AltaMATZ and then using a sheet of punchinella.and pinecone ink, I have randomly added some small circles to different spots on the page.



I am really happy with how the page turned out :) even my son made a comment....COOL Mum!

Great balls of fire


Stay tuned to my blog, I will have more to share over the next few days.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Final week of Summer Inspiration at WOW

I am still catching up with things this week after heading back to work.
With the public holiday and school starting for my son, I am really out of whack :)

We had a couple of things happening on the WOW blog over the weekend and on Monday, so I thought I should share that with you before I start my week of DT inspiration on the Blog.

Over the weekend Words Or Whatever and the team took part in the Scrapbooking Memories Aussie Blog Hop.
The DT girls had some pages to share with everyone and this is the page I created using two arrows from the Arrow Pack, covered with patterned paper.



Boy plus dirt


Then on Monday, we featured our final week of summer shares.

I created a fun page of my son when he was much smaller playing outside.
I've used the Arched Window in MDF, small Brackets and a Mini Birdhouse



1 Big Adventure


Well that's all for now, but I hope you will join me on Sunday over at WOW or here on my blog, for a week of fun and chipboard inspiration.

See ya then :)