26 November 2010

Retreat layouts

I have been very quiet lately as my mojo decided to go on holiday and I have had nothing to share with you. I was getting worried as I had the Scrap Boutique retreat at Coffs Harbour last weekend. We stayed at the beautiful Darlington Park which is only a 20 minute drive from home...you can't get much better than that! After a slow start I was feeling all inspired and it really was an awesome weekend. What a talented bunch of ladies, so many different styles of scrappers to admire and just the nicest people. I got to catch up with the lovely Debi and Tam...the other Coffs girls, as well as meeting lots of gorgeous ladies from the forum. Chelsea really knows how to run a retreat and I can't wait until next year.I thought I would share a few of my pages from the weekend.

My lovely niece Kristle recently married so I have lots of gorgeous photos to be scrapped. These ones are by Mike and Amy  and I have used Girls Paperie papers, they are so soft and pretty.

So Beautiful


I took this shot of Mikala and have once again used the Girls Paperie paper girl range. I have added Prima and Purple Pumpkin flowers and some beautiful fabric leaves.

Beautiful Bridesmaid

These photos were taken by the lovely Trish O'Brien . The pages were created for the retreat product pack and inspiration challenges. Thanks for stopping by, I hope to be back to share more soon :)


Special Bond

01 November 2010

Scrap Boutique 'A Dreamy Nightmare' CC

Last weekend was the Scrap Boutique October CC. To celebrate Halloween the theme was 'A Dreamy Nightmare'. These are the challenges I completed.

For Manon's inspiration challenge I chose Basic Grey Two Scoops papers and chipboard for this page of my sweet little Mikala in 1999. 

Hush Little Baby

Mikala looks very different here in this page I scrapped for Amanda's sketch challenge. I took the photo on the weekend as she was getting ready to go to the Kegel Bowling Halloween Party. She had a great time bowling with her spooky friends. I think the photo really suited the theme of this sketch. I have used Kaiser and Sassafras scraps and added some stitching for extra interest.

Little Witch

And this one is my sample page for my challenge as Guest Stylist. I was a bit nervous about posting the challenge, hoping the girls would like it. I found a cute little house on the Echo Park site and wanted to use it as an element on the page. As I don't own any Halloween papers I decided to add the extra criteria of using non Halloween papers and to add some stitching...just because I am obsessed with sewing on my pages at the moment. The photo of my Mum was taken about 10 years ago when she was heading out to a fancy dress party. I used Bo Bunny and Junkitz papers and machine stitched some tulle and hessian on the page for extra texture. I painted the moon and drew a cobweb onto paper which I then used as a template and hand stitched onto the card stock. And even though I don't really like Halloween I love the finished page...it's fun  and so different to my usual work. 
Thanks to all the ladies who completed the challenge, I love them all!
You can check the pages out here:

Wicked Witch

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a great Halloween weekend.