Friday, December 14, 2012

Zeus and Zoe Happy Holidays

The December challenge at Zeus and Zoe is about creating something that "sparkles and shines". To get all the details pop over HERE to the blog. I've done a fairly simple page using traditional Christmas colours, and a sweet vintage image.  

Gorgeous frosted and glittered leaves from my Zeus and Zoe kit.

Some crystal bling and Kindy Glitz

Thanks so much for visiting today, have really great weekend.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Zeus and Zoe "Shine and Sparkle"

The December challenge at Zeus and Zoe is to create something that has lots of "Sparkle and Shine". I've made a Christmas table or mantlepiece decoration. Pop over to Zeus and Zoe HERE and get all the details on how to play along. There are 2 beautiful prizes to be won. 

Gorgeous white and gold Poinsettia flower from my Zeus and Zoe kit.

Foam ball covered in tiny pieces of Christmas paper, sprayed with Glimmer Mist and then coated in pearlescent paint.

Thanks for dropping by, have a great week.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

ScrapFriends GD...........Sketch Challenge #8

As I was lucky enough to be one of the featured pages at ScrapFriends a month ago, I was given the opportunity to be a "Guest Designer" for this months Sketch Challenge #8. What an amazing sketch and I had just the photo in mind; my daughter Lani scuba diving in Thailand. I love using water colour and being an under water "story" it was the perfect medium to play with. I'm a huge David Gray fan and the words "dancing with the swaying kelp' are from a song called Davey Jones' Locker ( bit of a sad song but I liked the words )

Watercolour, masking with Donna Salazar iNx, wire and liquid pearls.

Watercolour, a mask with texture paste, fussy cutting and some splatters of Lumiere pearlescent white.

Thanks  for visiting me today, have a wonderful week.
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Friday, November 30, 2012

Meg's Garden Blog Hop

Welcome to the Meg’s Garden Design Team Blog Hop!

if you arrived here from  Shell’s (
   you are on the right way

We are circling the globe this weekend.  We start in the Adelaide Hills at Meg’s Garden in Hahndorf, South Australia & then head down the hill to Adelaide to visit Adriana, Heather, Chantal & Denise. We then hop almost all the way across Australia to Ashby, Western Australia to Jen.  After a long hop across the ocean to South Africa we visit Evgenia.  Then North to Sylvie in France, Lill in Sweden, & Elena in Belarus.   Another log hop across another ocean to Canada where we pop in to Stephanie & Vicky.  Back downunder again to Sandrine in Queensland, Shell in Victoria, then to Victor Harbor to blog at Gayle’s in South Australia & then up the hill back to Meg’s Garden.
How many time zones was that??
Each blog hop will have an Eye Candy especially chosen by that blogger from Meg’s Garden!
These will be shown on  and also on that Design Team member’s blog.
 Meg’s Garden is also giving away one goodies package to one lucky winner chosen from those who survived the oceans, desert & maybe some snow!
What will it be??  Posting at the start of the blog hop.
All you have to do is become a follower of the Meg’s Garden Blog and “like us” on Facebook, as well as visit each participating blog, become a follower of those blogs and leave a comment.
The blog hop order!
Denise Boddey – Australia -

Here is my selection of beautiful goodies from Meg's Garden to be given away.
1. Gorgeous spotted fabric "Powder Puff" Flowers.
2. Background paper from the French Garden Collection called "Collage Cartouche".
3. Forget Me Nots Tag Transparency.
4. 12x12 Collage Paper, "Vintage French Postcards".
5. Mini Rosebuds in Pale Pink.

When you have visited everyone return to the Meg’s Garden blog and leave us a comment letting us know how much fun you had!
If you post about this blog hop on your own blog you will be entered into the drawing twice for an extra chance to win!

We are sure you will be inspired by our talented design team!
There are lots of goodies to win and you won’t want to miss out on one.

The blog hop is, of course, 0pen to international entries.
The hop will start on 30th November, 2012 at 5pm & you have until Monday 3rd December, 2012 at 5pm SA time (Central Summer Time South Australia) to complete the hop.
The winner will be announced on the Meg’s Garden blog on 5th December (Meg’s birthday).
Be sure to check back on that day to see if you have won…
Have Fun!
Meg’s Garden –

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Berry71Bleu..... Go Crazy Challenge

The challenge at Berry71Bleu is to "Go Crazy and Forget about Moderation" Details of the Challenge HERE.
I have gone crazy for the Tim Holtz new Distress Stains....the colours are sooooo beautiful ! I have also gone crazy with embossing and my stamps. The inspiration photo below helped send me a little colour crazy as well.

Stamped, masked, painted and splattered.

Embossed detail & image transfer detail.
Thanks so much for visiting today. Have a great week.
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Lets Get Shabby Challenge # 41 Christmas

The next challenge is up at Lets Get Shabby and of course, being a December challenge, it has a Christmas theme. Click HERE to get all the details on how to play along
I've made a shabby, vintage Christmas tag and envelope.

Close up of stamped, embossed and 'crackled' image.
Thanks so much for visiting today. Enjoy this festive month.
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Meg's Garden Blog Hop Coming Soon

Mark your calendars for the 
Meg’s Garden Design Team Blog Hop!

one of the longest Blog Hops ever done – around the World.

From Wikipedia:  ‘Phileas Fogg is the main fictional character in the 1873 Jules Verne novel ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’.
Fogg attempts to circumnavigate the late Victorian world in eighty days, or less, for a wager of £20,000 with members of London’s Reform Club.  He takes the wager and leaves with Passepartout, vowing to return by 8:45 pm on Saturday 21 December 1872. Under suspicion of robbing the Bank of England,  he is followed by a detective named Fix. Fogg has no idea about Fix's true intentions and Fix (wanting to get Fogg back to England so that he can arrest him) works with Fogg in the last half of the book.
While in India he saves a widowed princess, named Aouda from  Suttee during her husband's funeral. Passepartout rescues her and she accompanies Fogg for the rest of his journey. She and Fogg eventually fall in love and marry at the end of the book. Fix, who is really supposed to arrest Fogg, attempts to sabotage him by putting him in prison near the end of the book but he is quickly released. Fogg, who has been careful to keep track of every day in his diary, believes that he arrives home on Sunday and that he has lost his bet. However, he discovers, almost too late, that he has forgotten to adjust his timekeeping for having crossed the International Date Line and he wins his bet after all.’

Phileas Fogg had 80 days to circle the globe - we are allowing 4 days only but we have an advantage over his modes of travel – he had to catch trains, ride an elephant, an air balloon & more....

Make sure you complete the list – become a follower, like us on FB & leave a comment – at each blog.

Starts 30, November 2012 for 3 days at 5:00 p.m.
Eye Candy at each blog & a prize at the end !!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Photo Play

I'm a long way off ever being a great photographer, but I love the process of 'composing' a shot and I love even more the 'altering' of the photo to make it 'mine'.  
Thanks for dropping by. Have a great week.
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Friday, November 16, 2012

Every-Day Dresses

Sharing another page today created for Zeus and Zoe using the eclectic bits and pieces from my kit. The title from this old book page made me laugh...."Every-Day Dresses"....hardly !! Any way followed a bit of a fashion theme with the dress forms, flowers and lace. There is, of course, a banner as that is part of the Zeus and Zoe November Banner Challenge, details HERE and we'd love you to play along. Paper, jewels and book page all from the Zues and Zoe Shop.

This gorgeous gold framed gem, which I think was originally a button and the beautifully patterned metal bracelet were in my Zeus and Zoe kit.

This paper is amazing...I'm not usually a fan of 'sparkly' paper but this is embossed and melted right into the paper, not just sitting on top. Also used paper from 7 Dots and white card stock I've dry embossed and then coloured, along with some water colour stamping and masking.
Thanks for dropping by today. Have a great weekend everyone.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Zeus and Zoe.........Tea With Friends

This is my first post for Zeus and Zoe using lots of vintage bits and pieces that were in my Zeus and Zoe kit.
The challenge for this month is 'banners', there are 2 fabulous prizes to win and to play along you can get all the details here.

I've used lots of layers....gesso, image transfer, masks, stamps, tissue, washi tape and paper napkins.

Vintage papers, book pages, pearls, flowers and broach, all from the Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop.

Thanks so much for visiting me today; have a great week, and I hope every thing you want to get done, gets done!
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

This month I am Guest Designer at Paperdvizhnik. If you haven't visited this challenge site before pop over for a look.....fantastic arty inspiration and wonderful sketches.

Hope your week so far has been inspiring and thanks for dropping by today.
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Friday, November 2, 2012

Zeus and Zoe

Today I can share some very, very happy news. I have been invited by Marivic Clifton to join the Zeus and Zoe Design Team; to work alongside three very lovely and amazingly talented ladies:
Sandi Tamoulis
Romy Veul
Cathy Carfun.
Marivic supplies beautiful, eclectic, vintage kits, vintage embellishments, ScrapFX Chipboard and gorgeous Manor House flowers. The kits are currently custom made to order and you can purchase them HERE from Marivic's Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop.
I am really excited to be a part of this team. 
As of the 1st. of November a NEW CHALLENGE has been launched on the Zeus and Zoe blog and there are two fantastic prizes to be won. To get you inspired Sandi has posted her amazing take on the challenge.....check it out, and get all the details on how to play along HERE.
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