Sunday, 18 May 2014

Off The Rails - Chipboard

Hi everyone,

So sorry for being a slacker and not posting for a while. Life sometimes gets in the way. But I am back now. {.....and the crowd goes wild.....}  LOL

Today I have for you a new challenge over at Off The Rails Scrapbooking. Chipboard. That's it, nice and simple, so no excuses to not give this challenge a go. Here is my inspiration.

Enchanted Creations By Narelle

Enchanted Creations By Narelle

Enchanted Creations By Narelle

Enchanted Creations By Narelle
 
 

There are 4 pieces of chipboard on this layout - the two swirls and the two butterflies. I coloured each with Gelli Pens and then gave each a coat of Glossy Accents. I love how they turned out. The Gelli Pens give them a sparkly look, totally changes their appearance.
 
You know I have a confession to make. I had completely forgotten that I needed to do this layout. And when I was reminded by the lovely admin, I was already a day late...oops. So would you believe that it took me just half an hour to make this layout. Nothing like a missed deadline to get the creative juices flowing.
 
I had no idea of what I was going to do, so I went to my chipboard box and picked out a couple of pieces. When I picked these swirls and butterflies that I had already coloured and glossed, I knew the exact papers that I wanted to use with them. Next was choosing the photo. I knew I had some old photos in my stash as  vintage was the look I was going for. And I found this photo. This was me as a baby on my Christening day, wow that was 40+ years ago...you think I'm going to tell you exactly how old I am.....lol...think again. My mum is on the left in blue, then my godparents - Aunty Bernice, Aunty Daph and Uncle Norm. Look at the hat and gloves on the ladies, wow, I would love to go back to that. I love the style of the 50's and 60's, so demure.
 
I hope I have given you some inspiration and you are revved up to enter this challenge. As always, there are great prizes on offer.
 
Thanks for popping by today, and have a scrap happy day.
Cheers,
Narelle
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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Life Doesn't Have To Be Perfect To Be Wonderful

I love the title I have put on this page - Life Doesn't Have To Be Perfect To Be Wonderful. It sums up our little family just beautifully.

This layout I have done for the sketch challenge over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge.

Enchanted Creations

Enchanted Creations

Enchanted Creations

Enchanted Creations


We may not have the most manicured garden in the street, or the tidiest house. We have a special needs child and a limited budget. BUT we have each other and that is all that matters. And our little family is forever grateful to this man, my husband and father of our children, for just being there.  Many families with special needs children often implode and seperate. Don't get me wrong, it hasn't always been easy, but we are both devoted to each other and our children. My husband may not always get it right, but you can guarantee that he will always put a smile on our faces. And for that reason I chose the title of this page. Our life is far from perfect, but we have something wonderful that I would not change for the world.

Thanks for dropping by today and I hope I have inspired you to perhaps scrap a page on someone that is special to you.

Cheers,
Narelle

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Cardabilites #97

Today's share is for another challenge. This time it is Cardabilities. Again a sketch to follow, and a great one too. Here is what I did.


Enchanted Creations

Enchanted Creations
 
 
And here is the sketch.




I loved making this card. I hope you like it.

Thanks for popping by.
Cheers,
Narelle

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Sketchabilities #113

You know how the other day I mentioned I was on the look out for more challenges. Well I found another one. Sketchabilities. This is their latest sketch and below it is my interpretation. I hope you like it.


Enchanted Creations

Enchanted Creations

Enchanted Creations


This is my daughter, who by  the way is now 9. I am sure I have scrapped these photos before, but my style changes and my confidence keeps growing, so I like to scrap photos again to see my scrapping progression. And I definitely don't scrap in chronological order either. I still haven't scrapped my wedding photos from 15 years ago.

I hope you like what I have created.
Thanks for popping  by.
Cheers,
Narelle

Rumble in the Jungle

Todays share is a card I made for Off The Rails Scrapbooking's latest Card Challenge - Rumble in the Jungle.  You need to use an animal print on your card or be inspired by one. So here is what I made.

Enchanted Creations

Enchanted Creations


I used an animal print paper in the background, and then mostly covered it up....oops. As you can tell I don't really plan my cards ahead of time. I just start creating and go with the flow. So I never really know what I will end up with. You can still see a little of the paper peeking out to the left of the lion and top right of the card. And isn't the lion just the cutest.....I think I might load up a tutorial in a few days on how I created him.

There is a great prize as always up for grabs. This time you will receive a gorgeous selection of products from Kays Kreative Korner.

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/KarlasKreativeKorner?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav

Supplies used:-
Stamps: Stampin' Up! (SU) Sassy Salutations
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, SU Cajun Breeze, SU Always Artichoke, SU Naturals Ivory, Bo Bunny Zoology
Inks: SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories: SU Banners Framelits Dies, SU Fringing Scissors, SU Sizzlits Little Leaves, SU Sponge Dauber, SU Stampin Write Marker in Baked Brown Sugar, SU 1 3/4" Circle Punch, SU 2 3/4" scalloped circle punch, SU Bird Builder punch, SU 1 3/8" circle punch, SU 1/2" circle punch, SU Neutrals Candy Dots, SU Ovals Collection Framelits, SU Big Shot


Thanks for dropping by today and I hope you join in this challenge.
Cheers,
Narelle

Friday, 25 April 2014

Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge

At the moment I am into scrap challenges. I just love them. I like all sorts of challenges. It's not enough for me to just do scrapping for me. I like to be challenged. To think outside the box and have to meet certain criteria or add certain elements.

So I have been on the hunt for some new challenge sites. One I recently came across is Another Freaking Scrappy Challange blog. The name is sure to get your attention isn't it. They have two challenges on this month, so I have decided to enter both. The first one is a  prompt challenge "Scrap or art journal about a favourite pastime from your youth. Was it a sport, fishing, cycling, reading, or teasing your older brother? Use a photo of when you were young, a photo of the pastime, or whatever is appropriate!!! "

This is what I came up with.

Enchanted Creations

Enchanted Creations

Enchanted Creations

Enchanted Creations


Ok so now you have stopped laughing at the outrageous fashion and hairstyle, let me tell you a little about what is on this layout.

Back in the 1980's my family and I were big into fishing. We were members of the Campbelltown Sportsfishing Club and the National Sportsfishing Association. So yeah we liked fishing !!!  Every holidays we used to travel to a lovely place on the north coast of NSW called Dunbogan. And yes it was basically a fishing holiday. I used to have a favourite spot on the rocks of the breakwall were I used to catch the most amazing Flathead fish. I even got a few that were big enough to get me the ladies national record for the largest of that species. Yeah, like I said, we were big into fishing !!

Not only did I have fun scrapping this old photo, but I also had a few fun hours reminiscing as I looked through hundreds of photos to find the one I wanted to use.

I hope you join in this challenge to, it certainly was fun.

Thanks for popping by today.
Cheers,
Narelle

Friday, 18 April 2014

It's Sketch and Colour Challenge Time

Hi there,

Today I have to tell you about a wonderful new challenge over at Off The Rails Scrapbooking. It's a sketch and colour challenge. Here is my DT inspiration for it.


Enchanted Creations

Enchanted Creations

Enchanted Creations

Enchanted Creations

Enchanted Creations

Enchanted Creations

Enchanted Creations

Enchanted Creations

So I guess by now you are wondering what the sketch and the colour palette looks like. Well wait no longer - here they are. I wish I had a garden shed like the one in this photo. It is so gorgeous. And the colour palette is to die for. I love the subtle colours, they are so pretty.


 
 
 
Supplies used:-
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Banner Blast, Feel Goods, Hardwood, Hello Doily
Paper: Stampin' Up! - Whisper White, Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Soft Skye, Wisteria Wonder, Melon Mambo, So Saffron
Accessories: Stampin' Up! - Sponge, Daubers, Pansy Punch, Banner Punch, Dazzling Details, Petite Petals Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Paper Doily, Brads, Bakers Twine
 
I would love to see you all play along. As always there is a great prize up for grabs too. I look forward to seeing you over at Off The Rails Scrapbooking real soon.
 
 
Thanks for dropping by, and have a scrap happy day.
 
Cheers,
Narelle