Just be Yourself

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My second LO to share today is one that I did for the August Challenge over at Off The Rails scrapbooking.  This is the first time I’ve taken part in one of their challenges – and I simply adore their mood board!

I have also entered this LO into the latest Scrap Affairs competition.

Here are some close ups:

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I created my background using distress oxides.

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A few months ago, I was watching video tutorials by Maremi’s Art and one of them showed how to make flowers from wet wipes.  I had used two wet wipes for this project to clean my craft mat and decided to give it a try – the wipes looked too pretty to just be thrown away!  I cut concentric circles and then dried them with the heat gun until the “melted” and curled up.  The results are amazing – THANK YOU Maremi!!

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I’m a bit of a ‘thrifty’ scrapper and tend to keep all sorts of odds and ends for my pieces.  One such ‘find’ is using Styrofoam punnets, cut down to size, as a matting for my photograph or to add between all my layering!  It works a treat!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Talk Talk Talk | CSI DT

Hi all!!

Today I’d like to share with you, my take on Case File 236 over at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration.

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The case file looks like this:

Scheme : all there

Evidence : polka dots, gold

Testimony : I used a Sunday Stealing prompt – the last telephone conversation you had (not today, but on the day I completed the project!)

In the first week of our recent school holidays, you went with Ummie and Uppie to Langebaan (that was a whole FOUR sleeps away from momma – you were better at it than I was!).  While you were away, you phoned me each and every single day – and towards the end, up to three times a day.  We chatted endlessly about the most random things – what you did, what I did, what you ate, what I ate, what time I went to bed, what time YOU went to bed, how naughty Uppie was, all the presents you got – EVERY DAY!  It certainly did make it easier for me when I spoke to you – but at the same time, at the end of every conversation, I was feeling a little bereft.  I think that you were too, because on the last two days, our conversations were ended with a few tears.

Here are some close up images of my piece.

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Perfect Day

Hey.

Today I am sharing three separate projects – which are for four separate challenges.  I’m happy to be ahead of myself for a bit; this is a rather rare occurrence, so I might as well make use of my time to fiddle around in my art room.

First up is the beautiful challenge that is up for the month of August at More Than Words .

I love this image…

And here is what I did (and yes I know that I’ve scrapped this image before – but I do so love it!).

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This photograph is my partner and I (finally!) dancing in harmony.  See, I’m used to doing the leading (my late husband’s instruction), that it proved to be a challenge to dance with someone who themselves is a born leader!  We finally got into synch with each other and our nuances (mostly my little hip throw!) and now we dance amazingly together – I just can’t get enough of dancing with this man and I’m thrilled beyond that we finally got it right!

As for the song title – I love this song – Perfect Day.  The lyrics ring true with how I feel about my partner.  It’s a song that is in my head at least once a week, for some reason.  That said, there are MANY songs that ring true about how I feel – I just settled on this one because it takes up so much space in my head 🙂

Here are some close ups.

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Sparkle. Pretty. Beauty. | MIUCB DT

My second project is for Mix It Up Challenge Blog.  The theme this month is “Anything Goes + Paper Piecing “.

I must be honest, I was a little stumped by ‘paper piecing’. I kind of had an idea, but had to google its meaning before I went ahead with my submission as DT!  I felt a little embarrassed, but at least I’ve learned something new in the paper crafting world!

Here is what I did – an art journal page.

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Friends | CSI DT

Hi everyone,

Am I the only one who seems to hit the ground running, with utter disbelief that it’s already August???  I never seem to get ahead of myself anymore!

Anyhoo!

CSI have a delicious new case for you to solve – and you have until the end of August for this Major Case!  As you can see, there is a lovely sketch as well.

Here is my take on this months’ case:

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Scheme : all there

Evidence : solid white background, polka dots, flowers

Testimony : IW’s together & laughter

I love that you have become such close friends with Claire; she really is just the sweetest little girl!  After your 7th birthday party, you begged me to have her sleep over, and how could I refuse!  You two always play so beautifully together and you get along SO well – no fighting (except at school, apparently!).  The two of you ‘camped out’ in your bedroom and I occasionally went to eavesdrop, as I heard great big peals of laughter coming from  your room.  My heart absolutely swells with pride – you are such a generous soul and you absolutely thrive with the friendships you have created; you are way more social than I ever was and I love every minute of it!

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Explore. Laugh. Dream.

And lastly, my take on the challenge for July at More Than Words .

I was quite inspired by the colours in the image – but I wanted to make mine ‘lighter’, so I worked more with white.  As my daughter gets older, she is getting wiser and more aware – exploring life in general; learning all about actions and consequences.  My dream for her is to continue endlessly exploring every aspect of life – regardless of the outcome … for with every result comes a lesson learnt.  Never ever stop learning, exploring, playing, laughing and dreaming.

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& Believe

Hi everyone!

I have three blog posts to share with you today – and all of them are for online challenges.

My first one, is my entry for the gorgeous palette at Words & Paintery this month.  I love pink and orange together – and added to that, one of my most favourite colours – teal!

And here is the SPLO that I created using these colours.

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