Thursday, 4 February 2016

Southern Girls - Anything Goes

Hello... this fortnight over at Southern Girls  we have a nice easy challenge for you ... so no excuses... we like to see ALL paper craft from cards, scrapbooking, mixed media...anything!!! This challenge I have used this beautiful image called Forever my darling from the amazing Heather at Lacy Sunshine. The other DT girls have created some amazing projects for you to look at and get all inspired... jump over and have a look!

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Southern Girls - First challenge of the year

Hi, so this year I will much more time on my hands having both girls at boarding school, so I plan on being a better blogger as 2015 just got away on me and life got busy. So to start the year off, here is the first challenge for 2016 over at Southern Girls - theme - One for the Girls. I have created a Art Journal page using an All Dressed Up image called Party Frock. Please jump over and have a look at last couple posts re-introducing Team Trace and Team Lou and then join in the fun for a chance to win some fantastic images from our amazing sponsors.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Imagine If - Journal Page

 Today I would like to share with you my latest Art Journal project for Imagine If. Below is a picture of all the product I used, although I decided only to use the one piece of patterned paper.

So in the picture below you can see the patterned paper I used along with 3 different stencils from Imagine If. They are so much fun, I could sit for hours playing with these! To make them pop out a bit more instead of fading into the background I used my black pen to go around outside. I still wasn't happy with it so in the following finished page you will see I also used black around the edges of the Dianmond Stencil.

Ok, before I started playing with the background I had put aside all my chipboard pieces and painted black ready for when background was dry. To finish off I doodled around the edges. I love how this page turned out.

Imagine If products used
Stencil - Dianmonds
Stencil - Circles
Stencil - Chevron
Chipboard - Fence
Chipboard - Fantail Set
Chipboard - Fairy and Butterfly
Chipboard - Branch and Flowers
Chipboard Words - Dream Garden
Paper - Paper Arts Vintage Flowers 3

Sunday, 8 November 2015

New Challenge.. and do you want to be a Southern Girl???

So.... there are a couple things going on over at Southern Girls Challenges this fortnight. First off is out new fortnightly challenge...this challenge we would love to see twine, tape or ribbon on your projects. Ching-Chou kuik is the amazing sponsor.. if you haven't yet had a look at these amazing images then head over to the esty shop and have a look around. I have used So Long Yesterday.
OK so here is the second bit of news.... read below....
Have you ever thought it would be awesome to be part of the Design Team at SGC?
Are you from Australia or New Zealand?
Do you love creating with paper?
If you have answered yes to the 3 questions above we want to hear from you!

We are looking for some fresh faces on our DT due to some of our ladies stepping down at the end of this year.

The term would start in January.
The team is split into 2 groups which means 1 project per month.
If you choose to make a card you will usually be provided a digi image from our sponsor to use.
We welcome scrapbookers, cardmakers, altered artists, mixed media, pocket scrapbookers, art journalers, in fact all types of papercrafting.

We correspond on facebook so you would need to have a facebook account and a blog or public facebook account which you can post the challenges and your projects to.

If you would like to apply to be an SGC lovely please email us a couple of samples of your work, tell us a bit about yourself and please include your blog link to

We look forward to hearing from you and the call will finish when we have found our new members,
Trace & Lou and the SGC Lovelies 

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Imagine If - DT projects

 Hello - so once again I have neglected this blog. I really think its because everyone is using Facebook these days to show their projects. But anyhoo... here are my two projects I made for October for Imagine If.
Above is an Art Journal page using stencils and chipboard from my DT stash. Imagine If do all their own stencils and chipboard, and if you want anything I am sure if they haven't got it then Jo's daughter who designs them will knock something up for you.
Below is my second project - the cover of another Art Journal. I must say it was a bit of trial and error trying to put chipboard through my grand calibur!!! But I did it!!!

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Southern Girls Challenge - Celebration

This challenge over at Southern Girls is about celebrations, birthdays, Christmas, anything you want really! I have used Eleanor Santas Helper from Lacy Sunshine. Isn't she sweet!. Jump over and see what other inspiration there is and join in the fun.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Southern Girls Challenge - Whimsy, cute and fun

Hi, well here I have managed to do a DT project for Southern Girls Challenges... and not even for my own team!!!! I loved this image from Oddball so much I had to play around and do an Art Journal page. This challenge we want to see Whimsy, Cute and Fun on those projects, a combination or just one, so jump over and see what other wonderful creations the girls have created and join in!