Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sketch #178 at Sketches in Thyme

Hi Loverlies,

I am featured at Sketches in Thyme today with my rendition of sketch #178.

Here are some closeups:

And here is the layout:
Thanks for stopping by, why not now head on over to Sketches in Thyme :)

Deb x

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Prizes at Sketches in Thyme

Happy Boxing Day :)

Have you been over to Sketches in Thyme and checked out the amazing prize for this month??
This month your prize is White Pines paper. This paper is absolutely gorgeous and this photo does not do it justice at all! 
You really should check it out, and my example layout will be on the blog later, using this fabby 2 page sketch:
I'll be back a bit later with my layout

Deb x

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas

I would like to wish each and everyone of you a very merry and bright Christmas and a happy and safe new year.
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Deb x

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Sketch #178 at Sketches in Thyme

Sketch #178 has been released at Sketches in Thyme,
You can create your project using both sides, or only one side - your choice.

I will be featuring on Dec 26, but in the mean time check out my sneak peaks

Sequins, glitter, pearl and gold.

Cant wait to reveal the whole layout to you :)

Thanks for dropping by and dont forget to head over to Sketches in Thyme and check out the inspiration on display

Deb x

Friday, December 18, 2015

Design Team Announcement


Congrats to all for making the Design Team 2016. What an amazing team full of creativity and inspiration. Can't wait to see what you share with us this term.
I would also like to thank those that are leaving for you contributions to our online family: Ginni Gass and Cheryl Nyboer. So glad to know you'll be hanging out with us.
This is the best ever forum team I have been with. Not only do they share creative challenges, fun mini crops, some fabulous special celebrations but they support each other and make the Turtle a fabulous place to hang out.  Hope you'll join us and become part of our family too.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December week 3 sketch

Head on over to Sketches in Thyme and check out the sensational week 3 sketch.  You will love it - I do :)

So many ideas are rattling through my head as I type this, just need to make time to get them on paper ;)

Deb x

Saturday, December 12, 2015

December week 2 sketch at Sketches in Thyme

Isnt it a rippa - designed by the very talented Bev Code.

You really need to check out Sketches in Thyme and play along with our weekly sketches.  I will be up again on the 26th :)

Deb x

Friday, December 4, 2015

New sketch inspiration at Sketches in Thyme

I'm a bit late with this post, but the first sketch for December is up at Sketches in Thyme
Its a beauty of a sketch and I cant wait to get creative with it.  There is a fabulous White Pines paper pack up for grabs to entice you to play along.

Come on, have a go :)

Deb x

I'm in print!!

Wow, check this out:  Turtle Soup Christmas magazine,  It is full of Christmas gorgeousness and even has one of my layouts in it :)

Bev Code, the DT Cordinator at Turtle Soup put this together, and it is awesome.  Filled chock-a-block with Christmas and winter styled layouts, cards, tags, and other projects.  Wowwee, it is well worth looking through.  Trust me!!

Deb x

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Sketches in Thyme

Have you seen the awesome job the Mavens have done with the Smash up sketches at Sketches in Thyme.  This particular team use the 4 sketches during the month and combine bits or a lot from all or some of them to create a masterpiece to call their own.

Brilliant idea, sensationally executed.  Great work fellow Mavens - I am in awe,

These are Novembers 4 sketches:
November 1-7 Sketch #171November 8-14 Sketch #172November 15-21 Sketch#173November 22-28 Sketch #174

Maven Sara took the background from Sketch #174, layered the photos and layers and tags from Sketch #172 and used the title placement from Sketch #173.
Maven Sandy used sketches 171 and 174. She used more than one photo and tags from sketch 172 and multi paper strips in the middle and some ink drops from sketch 174. 
Maven Sammy used sketches 172 and 174 for background inspiration in the fresh and fun layout! 
Maven Carolyn chose to stick closely to sketch 172 to create this colorful and fun Jumping Monkeys layout. 
Next, Maven Jules used circles from 171 and banners from 173 to create this Chillin layout. It is such soft sweet colors and so dainty for that lovely little doll! 
Maven Sharon used sketch 172 as it spoke to her when she thought about scrapping this layout about her grandson and his mother, stunning! 
Finally, Maven Susan chose to create a two page layout using bits and pieces from each sketch featured this month. Fabulous way to allow sketches to inspire your happy scrapping! 
I told you they were sensational!!
Head on over and try them out - you know you want to
Deb x

Everyone loves a great Mini Crop, right?

Turtle Soup is hosting a 12 days of Christmas Mini Crop, commencing 1 Dec until 12 Dec.
Head on over, register at the awesome forum and join in all the challenges.

I am certainly giving this one a go

See you there

Deb x

Friday, November 27, 2015

Winner, winner, chicken dinner

Go me!!

I often plan on being creative with a monthly cyber crop held by The Scrap Suite (a closed group on FB) and even occasionally I do get some projects done :)

Challenge 3 was:

and this is what I did:

getting inspiration from Monica

and yah me - I won :)  Woohoo, a $10 store credit at D'lish Scraps.  Thanks so much Amanda, you rock

Till next time
Deb x

Thursday, November 26, 2015

My first reveal at Sketches in Thyme :)

Woohoo, it is almost time for my first DT reveal at Sketches in Thyme.

This is the sketch I had to work with:

and here is my layout:

I used some of my favourite Maja Designs papers, with lots of covered chipboard and ink splatters.

The photo is not the best as I took it off a video of Sam clearing 1.93m at the high jump at the Oceania Area Athletics Championships in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, June 2014, whilst representing Regional Australia in the U20 boys Octathlon.  This jump qualified him to represent Tassie at the 2015 Australian Junior and Age Championships which were in Sydney in March this year.  He finished 4th in the Octathlon - a mere 40 points off a bronze medal.  An awesome effort

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you head on over to Sketches in Thyme and enter the challenges, which run all month.

Deb x

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Turtle Soup

Hello again,

I have stumbled across a new place to call my scrapping home :)

Turtle Soup Forum Index

This is a forum filled with all things scrappy.  Awesome challenges, great daily questions, scrappy and no scrap related chat - all the things you would like in a scrappy home away from home.

I urge you all to venture on over and have a look around - I did, and I loved it.

Here is a rundown of the wonderful monthly challenges that are available to do:


Sunday Cards Sketch plus twist optional 
Monday Sketch ( layout, cards or tags or ATC's) 
Tuesday TTT (tools, techniques, tips) (copics, digital etc) 
Wednesday Stash ( use up your stash) 
Thursday Scraplift (members from our gallery) 
Friday Inspiration (pinterest, ads, photos, colour, quotes, Blog inspiration) 
Saturday All Sorts (labels, flags, tags, party favours, ATC's, mixed media etc) 
PLUS every month will have PROJECT 12 with Lisa Moen 

Challenges will be posted daily up to the 3rd Friday of the month. 

When ever possible in all the challenges and the mini crop - you will be allowed to make a choice to make either layout, cards or tags or ATC's.
Some projects won't allow this so watch for instructions when posted.



On the 3rd Friday of every month we will have a Mini Crop which will be themed, have at least 7 challenges all posted that day and you have 10 days to play along ending at midnight EST (Sunday). 


NO challenges will post the rest of the month. This time will be used to catch up and finish the months challenges. 
Play a lot or only join in on only the things that interest you.. but you have the choice about how much you play along with.... but with lots of options. 

There is a super talented Design Team who lead the way through all the challenges, and there are special challenges in some months as well.

Go on, head over and check it out :)

Deb :)

Sketches in Thyme November Week 3

Good afternoon Loverlies

November Week 3 sketch is live at Sketches in Thyme

November 15-21 Sketch#173

and has been designed by the wonderfully talented Bev Code.

Why not head on over and have a peek-a-boo at the blog and enter some of the sketch challenges.  It will be well worth your while :)

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Sketches in Thyme Nov week 2 sketch

Hi Loverlies,

Why dont you head on over to Sketches in Thyme and check out the November week 2 sketch designed by the fabulously talented Brenda Ragsdale

Sketch #172
November 8-14 Sketch #172

There is a great Close to my Heart Sangria Collection paper pack up for grabs courtesy of Kimberley Sparks

Go on enter, you know you want to :)

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Sketches in Thyme

Why dont you head on over to the Sketches in Thyme blog and enter the amazing sketch challenges on offer.  You can even win some gorgeous papers.  Who doesnt need paper??

Sketch #171

Each week a new sketch is released and the talented Mavens work with it.

It will be my turn with sketch #174, which will be published on Nov 22, and my example goes live on Nov 26.  Cant wait to show you my first effort, this time round.  I actually love the layout, although the photo I used was taken from a video so is very ordinary.

Wanna sneak peak?

You have to wait now until the 26th to see the finished layout!!

See you all soon - thank so much for stopping by

Deb x

Trick or Treat Cyber Crop

I've been Scrapping Clearly at the Trick or Treat Cyber Crop this weekend, working away at the fabulous challenges set my the Design Team.

Challenge 1 was a Blind Crop - awesome :)  Instructions:

And here is my finished layout

Challenge 2 was a Sketch:

My effort:

And now to decide what to do next:

Challenge 3:
Challenge 4:
or Challenge 5:
Hmmm, choices, choices.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please leave a comment and let me know you were here :)

Deb x