Monday, January 1, 2018

Hello .. with Scrap Matrix

Heh peeps!

How's it all going on your scrapping front? Mine? Not a whole lot of anything is getting done to be truthful, buuuut I do have something I 'prepared earlier' to share with you. The current challenge at Scrap Matrix is all about Paper Artsy so, of course, when preparing my second guest DT project, I've used Paper Artsy stamps.


A few close ups ..

You can find more details about my layout, including my scrapping process, on the Scrap Matrix blog HERE. You can find details of the current challenge HERE and of course the design team have created some seriously awesome projects to inspire, so make a cuppa and have a good look see.

Meanwhile, happy New Year!! May 2018 bring all that you wish for, and more.

Cheers .. Alz

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Koolest Kids .. with Scrap Matrix

Heh peeps!

I'm so excited to share that a little while ago Vicki at Scrap Matrix asked me to do a guest DT stint for the shop when the monthly challenge would be running. For something different (I love different), the challenge runs from the middle of the month; you can find all the current challenge details HERE. Anyways the current challenge is to feature PaperArtsy products.

Koolest Kids

I've had a heap of fun playing with some JOFY (Jo Firth-Young) and EDY (Darcy) stamp sets. The Darcy butterfly is my new favourite and I will admit, just this once lol, that I've got a serious scrappy girl crush happening on Jo Firth-Young. Her stuff is amazing. Always has been. Love, love love.

Here's a few close ups of my layout. Did I say "a few"? My bad ..

How seriously fabulous is this Darcy butterfly??? I mean seriously?!

I tried something different .. a mini tutorial on stamping with masks .. which I've shared on the Scrap Matrix blog. You can find a link to my post right about HERE.

I'll be back down the track to share another special project I've done for Scrap Matrix and in the meantime encourage you to check out this fabulous store and all its yummy, yummy, yummy mixed media goodness.

Happy scrapping!


Sunday, November 19, 2017

You run I'll herd .. with Kraft+

Heh scrappy peeps!

So Ed and I are scrapping today and figured we'd catch up on some housekeeping stuff like photographing layouts, editing photos, unpacking copious online orders, you get the drift yeah? lol! Anyways some of my housekeeping stuff is secret squirrel business which I can't share just yet, but I can share my latest layout which I created for the Kraft+ challenge which is to Think Big!

You run I'll herd

The challenge could not have been more perfect for this photo of my ratbag doogles playing at the beach. I printed it in 6x12 and mounted it on kraft corrugated cardstock by Fancy Pants. This pic was taken at our local, dog dedicated, dog beach. As in all year round, all hours of the day and night, this beach is 100% dog friendly, off lead and all. We are so, so, so lucky to have this beach just down the road, around a few corners and through a few roundabouts lol!

Here's a few close ups ..

I'm loving participating in the Kraft+ challenges again. They really stretch the imagination and push my boundaries. I would never have scrapped this photo this big ever but its the perfect way to have scrapped it. Does that make sense or am I a bit too distracted singing back up for Ed as we chill to make sense? Incidentally, we've just started "Bloodstream" so I'd best be on with it.

If you fancy thinking big with kraft this month you can find all the details you need HERE.

Happy scrapping!


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sit .. with Scrap Our Stash

Morning scrappy peeps!

So I've been scrapping again. I started playing with this background a few days ago but it wasn't really going anywhere. Then November first arrived and with it, a host of new challenges. First off the cab for me was to finish this background with the Scrap Our Stash Tic Tac Toe challenge.


I chose the vertical strip on the right ..

I already had lots of the colour brown covered with my background. I punched my ovals out of scrap watercolour paper I had done some plain colour washes on, and then pierced them around the edge. I used scraps of burlap (or as us Aussies call it, hessian) I had hanging around, as well as a Charms Creations hessian heart. Some close ups ..

I so enjoy the versatility of the Scrap Our Stash Tic Tac Toe challenges. Mid month they have another challenge, a sketch with a word, such as 'stencil', and you need to use a product starting with the alpha of each letter in the word. For example .. Sewing .. Template .. Embossing powder .. etc. Lots of fun.

Anyways, if you fancy giving the Scrap Our Stash current Tic Tac Toe challenge a go, you can find all the details you need HERE.

Happy scrapping!


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Adore YOU .. with Scrap Our Stash

Heh peeps!

I've lost a day. I would have sworn in a court of law that today was Saturday, not Sunday.  :O  I digress. Whilst I was losing yesterday, I scrapped! I bet you that was where I lost my day .. sitting at my scrap table playing with paints and paper. What a lovely way to lose a day.

Adore YOU

I found inspiration in this month's Tic Tac Toe sketch at Scrap Our Stash.

I followed the top line .. the colour orange, cardstock and staples. I used Dylusions Paint (Pure Sunshine), lots of cardstock including my base and old MME strips, which I attached with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. Lots of fun! Here's a few close ups ..

Looking back I think I can see how I lost Saturday lol! Meanwhile, you can find all the details you need for the Scrap Our Stash Tic Tac Toe challenge HERE. But you'd best be quick (super quick) as the challenge closes at midnight on the 29th!

Happy scrapping!


PS: A special shout out to Michelle from Vernon, Vermont for the handmade tag I recently received in a handmade embellishment swap. As I said, I love it and, as planned, have you used it on the very next layout I created. Thank you!  :)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Selina .. with White With 1

Afternoon peeps!

This is the second layout I created on the weekend. I was in a pink state of mind so decided to use the White With 1 challenge to play along with. Of course this sublime photo of my friend's little girl screamed to be scrapped with this month's colour, Pink Whisper.


A few close ups of my layout ..

If you fancy giving the White With 1 October challenge a go you can find all the details you need HERE.

Happy scrapping!

Alz  :)

Delightful .. with Scrap The Girls

Morning peeps!

It is still morning isn't it?? Oops, no it's not, but it is somewhere in the world isn't it?!

I did a wee bit of scrapping on the weekend. Just two layouts mind. I don't know if its the blue skies and shining sun of spring in Melbourne, chasing away those winter blues, but I feel like cleaning up in my scrap room. That never happens. Never. Me feeling like doing that, not the cleaning up bit lol. Although that's infrequent too. So I interspersed a bit of scrapping, a bit of tidying and sorting things out. You know how it is yes?

Meanwhile I digress. One of the layouts I created on the weekend was for the Scrap The Girls October challenge.


The challenge was to Think Pink for Breast Cancer awareness month here in Australia. Although my mum hasn't had breast cancer, she's had long, ugly battles with other cancer and this photo of her as a healthy, young woman, wearing pink, in a dress she'd made herself, begged to be scrapped for this challenge.

Here are a few close ups ..

As you'll see from the Scrap The Girls challenge, I think I was clearly influenced by the black and white with the pink ..

Anyways, if you'd like to give this challenge a go, you can find all the details you need HERE.

Happy scrapping.

Alz  :)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Enjoy .. with Kraft+

Heh all!

I'm thrilled to share this layout with you. Thrilled because a few months back I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Kraft+. Doing a happy dance!!! Lol! So anyways, of course I said yes, and then I was sent through the challenge .. "I can see clearly now". This is what I came up with ..


I knew exactly which photo I wanted to scrap .. this one of my niece floating in clear, clear water at the beach. I used clear embossing powder with a cool, very, very old, stamp I haven't used in years; I also used some clear, glass cabochons; I applied clear Glossy Accents to my watercolour feathers; and finally I attached a clear transparency quote to my photo. There is a ton of 'seeing clearly' on my layout and I'm thrilled with how it came together.

Here are a few close ups which might help you to 'see clearly' what I've created ..

Oh I also used a strip of an old, old Hambly Screenprints transparency with a pink grid on it. Yes, I had just a bit of fun digging through my stash to find clear items. Anyways. If you're in the mood, you can find all the details you need for the Kraft+ challenge HERE.

Happy scrapping!

PS: Thanks for asking me to be a Guest Designer Kraft+ ..