Saturday, 30 April 2011

Aprils inspiration will come from the painting 'Autumn Wonder' by Debbie Adam's

Autumn Wonder by Debbie Adam's
(As suggested by Angie A)

(Note - Permission was granted from this artist 
to use her art work for inspiration)

Diva Demand for an extra 6 bonus points try and
work the following into your layout.

1. Cloud/s = 1pts
2. Tree/s = 2 pts
3. Autumn/Fall colors (Browns, reds, oranges) = 3 pts

Please email your layouts compressed/resized for web viewing to

Also, please add your blog address to your email so I can add it to the post, that way we can come and visit you :)

The Design Team have put together some great submissions,
so lots of inspiration to share with you all shortly :)

Entries for 'Autumn Wonder' will close
Thursday 28th April at midnight.

Looking forward to seeing some great entries this month :)


Friday, 29 April 2011

Artist - Debbie Adams

This months artwork 'Autumn Wonder', painted by the artist Debbie Adams.

Born in 1960. I am primarily a self-taught artist. I began drawing at an early age but later my career took a different path. Through the years my love of art has always remained an important part of my life. It was nearly 35 years later that I decided to pursue my dream of becoming an artist. But, it was a rough start for I didn’t know where to begin so I just doodled mostly, stick people as I recall. Pretty bad I know. It got better over time as I searched for help online and found websites and blogs that explained how to draw. So with the best of my understanding I would apply the principles taught the best I could. To my surprise I realized over time that not only was I drawing, I had actually developed my own technique. I finally gave into the notion that I actually was an artist after all.
At the end of 2008 Derwent wrote to me to commission two drawing from me for the Paperworld exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany for Jan.2009, that they needed these drawing to be created with their charcoal and graphite products to demonstrate the use of their products,they also had very definite ideas as to what they wanted me to draw for each piece and with which product. I agreed to their request. I drew them a lighthousewinter scene. After the exhibition they decided to use the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse drawing to use on the packaging of their “6 pack of Natural Graphite Sticks” , and listed me as one of Derwent’s artists. I felt so honored, and actually proud of my progress as an artist. It was my little piece of recognition in the world as an artist. It was my special day.
If you are interested in buying any of my artworks you can contact me to make an offer at
All artworks are the copyright © property of Debbie Adams. All rights reserved,  and my not be copied or reproduce without specific permission.
Here is a  link to Debbie's  website and to her art blog 

Thanks Debbie for allowing us to use your 'Autumn Wonder' painting for inspiration. I hope we get a great array of entries this month. I for one loved this months inspiration using the Autumn colors to fuel my creativity - Shazza 

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Phew!! Just in time!!

Melinda Johns - Double Trouble

I loved the painting this month, it looks so 
peaceful, it reminded me of a photograph of 
my daughter and fiance sleeping together. 
This picture didn't need much journalling 
as it says all in the picture...
I have used autumn colours and there is a 
tree on the page, I couldn't fit in a cloud....
Sorry about the poor quality photo, I run 
out of day light today to get them 
Lasercut chipboard Embellishments and 
Handmade Flowers
Thanks for your entry Melinda!! Phew!! You 
just made it on time..... lol 
Cute as photo!! Love your embellie cluster! 
Great title for the pic!
Well done - Shazza!!!

Entries for 'Autumn Wonder by Debbie Adams

Hi Ladies!!

Woohoo!! We have had our best ever month at ARTastic with 33 entries.........I'm still pinching myself  :)

Thankyou so much everyone for your fantastic entries.

We had 14 newbies join in!!

I would like to thank Charmaine Koch from 'Chat with Charm' as I know quite a few ladies popped over from CWC to do our challenge.

There will be no Showcase this month as it will take me forever to upload 33 entries, instead the Design Team have been instructed to scroll back through all the entries and give me their votes that way.

so we will be back in a few days..........

thanks so much Ladies!!

and Good Luck!!


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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Design Team Call for ARTastic challenge Blog

Followers of ARTastic challenge blog here is a great opportunity to become a
Design Team member.

I don't want friends, I dont want family.......I want one of my Followers :)

I am looking for TWO new DT members and some Guest DT members,
and I want to fill these spots asap.

Requirement is one monthly submission, comments on entries, voting on entries, advertising ARTastic on your blog and suggestions for monthly challenges.

If you are interested, please email me with some of your favourite layouts attached and a link to your blog. A little bio about yourself, your favourite artist and why?

I am looking for someone that is enthusiastic, loves scrapping, is organised and can meet deadlines. Please email me at:

Closing date is May 10th

Starting June 2011 :)

Good Luck :)


Sunday, 24 April 2011

Woohoo!! A Fantastic!! entry today from.....

Chantelle Huizenga - Autumn

Hi Shazza,
Here is my entry for the April Challenge - LOVED it
- was fun to be inspired by a painting and I like
how you add extra criteria.  I've gone with the 
autumn colours and created an autumn scene with 
pictures of my youngest,enjoying the April 
sunshine!  I've made my own tree's using pattern 
paper,paper cutter, punches, cardboard and hessian 
- I love using different mediums to create texture 
and add layers.
Thanks for a fabulous challenge.
Here is the link to my LO:
Have a great day
Hi Chantelle! what a gorgeous bbright layout for
our challenge this month :)I'm impressed with 
how you made your own tree out of cardboard, 
hessian etc....Genious!!Gorgeous colorful clouds 
I love the photos you have used of Caden (see 
I've already visited your blog!)The whole layout
 just gives me that beautiful Autumn feel. 
Well done!! Cheers Shazza 

Saturday, 23 April 2011

A fabulous entry by .......

Libeeti - Autumn in Judge Stream

Hello dear Miss Shazza,
I hope you're fine and having good time.
Please see my submission for April's challenge.
My lo is called 'Autumn in Judge Stream'. The photo was taken 5.5 years ago, in one of our trips to this beautiful place.
I have all the extra criteria: tree - check; clouds - check; autumn colors (brwon, orange & red) - check.
Debbie Adams' painting is so beautiful and I enjoyed working on this lo.
Here's a link to my post:

Thank you for another great inspiration and I wish you a Happy Easter.
Hi Libeeti! Thanks for joining in again this month. A lovely entry covering all the criteria. Your hand made tree looks fantastic and I love how you have popped your title in your clouds. Lovely pp you have used and your journaling spot is just beautiful! Well done! Cheers Shazza

Friday, 22 April 2011

A Great entry today from.......

Christy Strickler - The Board Walk

Hi Shazza,
  I loved this month's Painting. Fall is one of my favourite times of the year. I have many Fall photos to scrap, so it was easy for me to choose one for this challenge. Some of the fabulous colours of the painting and a few Fall trees made their way onto my page. Thank you once again for some great inspiration.

My Blog:
Christy Strickler
Hey Christy! Glad you could join us again this month, you have done an amazing job using the Debbie Adams painting as inspiration. You have covered the criteria perfectly. I just had a look at the page on your Blog and love how you have set out your blog post with links back to ARTastic and your write up on how you put this wonderful creation together.
I love your trees and clouds and using the brown buttons across the page was a great idea.
Well done!!  - Shazza

Here is another entry this month from a newbie.....

Tenny Kusuma - Pumpkins Galore

Hi Shazza,
I recently found your blog challenge and love it. I'd love to join the current challenge, and here's my creation. I made it about a week ago, just because I wanted to have these pictures scrapped. Anyway, I hope it's okay.
Thanks much.
About this layout:
These pictures were taken a couple years back, and I love the colors of Fall. It's so elegant and beautiful And I decided to make 2 pages capture the best of Fall and my kids.
Have a great day and Happy Scrapping.
 Thanks Tenny for your entry. Love those pumpkin photos with your kids and the Fall colours you have used. Glad you got a chance to scrap these photos.
Thanks for joining in this month, we hope to see you join in next month aswell. Cheers Shazza

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Woohoo!! A Fantastic!! entry today from another newbie.....

Leonie Neal-Dawson - Just Chillin'

Hi Shazza,

Here’s my take on the April Challenge. This is my first attempt at an ARTastic inspiration.
I took my inspiration from the beautiful colours in the Adam’s Painting, I just love vibrant autumn colours!
And this Prima range was a perfect match for the expanse of blue sky and water surrounded
by those rich reds/yellows and browns.

I added a chipboard tree and clouds as per the added criteria and doodled on the chipboard in white pen.
Hope you LikeJ

Leonie Neal-Dawson.

Hey Leonie! What a terrific page for the challenge......Woohoo!!! I just love the papers you used, gorgeous tree too. Ooh! and look at those cute little clouds. A lovely photo to use of all the cousins together at Noosa.  I love how you have gathered the strip of material across the page. Yep! I really like your first ever entry. Well done!! - Cheers Shazza

I love this double page layout from a newbie........

Kathleen Hernandez - Fall in Canada

Dear Shazza & Artastic Team,

Here's my double-page layout dedicated to my cousin's family. The photos we're all taken at last year's autumn season in Canada with them taking a tour. 

Though, I don't have clouds on my layout, I hope it's pardonable.  I'm a newbie at your challenge blog and Am so glad to join in on the fun.  It's my 1st to have a painting as an inspiration too. =)

Greeting an "Advance Happy Birthday" to ARTastic Challenge Blog for this coming month of May!!

Kathleen Margaret Charity B. Hernandez

Hi Kathleen!
 You have done a fantastic job of this double page layout. It has turned out a treat! i love the Autumn leaves that look like they have blow around the page. What lovely photos of you and your family...just beautiful. this really is a gorgeous treasured memory. I'm so glad you joined in this month. Thankyou so much for our 2nd Birthday greetings, I hope you can join in next month we would love to see you, there will be quite a few chances to win prizes aswell. Well done with your first ever entry at ARTastic. Cheers Shazza

Look at this delightful page from a newbie......

Karen Knight - Birdie

here is my very first entry for an  ARTastic challenge, this one was so much fun.
I think i've included everything..
clouds.. check
Autumn colours... check 
The papers are all My minds eye, and the gorgeous Owl is Prima.. 
my branch which i am now calling a tree is petaloo :) 
and also some gorgeous felt thickers and stitching i the just for good measure!
Thanks so much.

 Hey Karen, I think you have done a wonderful job of the challenge. Just look at that Owl...its just divine!! How clever are you?!! :) I love your tree (it looks so real), and the best clouds ever!! I love the photo of Ash pointing and saying adorable :) Great job of the challenge and love that you have included everything. Well done for your first ever entry !! Shazza

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Look at this great entry from.....

Mary Steinmetz - Autumn

Hi Shazza,

Here is my April entry. I fell in love with painting, and I knew I had to do this.
This picture was taken this last Fall in Somerset, Wisconsin.

I think I covered everything:
autumn colors.

I hope you like it.

Hey Mary!
This is just beautiful. How good is that photo with the autumn colors reflecting off the water.
Just amazing! I love the hand cut buttoned tree and the little squirrels make a cute addition.
The clouds are great and love how you used the scrabble tiles to spell out Autumn. I think you've done a great job of the challenge. Well done! Cheers shazza

Monday, 18 April 2011

Woohoo!! A Fantastic!! entry today from another newbie.....

Charmane Koch - Brothers

Hope you like!
I have all the criteria!
More details on my blog!

Thanks for looking :)

Hi Charmane! thanks for joining in our challenge this month. I love your arty mixed media take on the challenge. Its just so eye catching, the photo of the boys looks fab, they do look happy together as brothers.
 Your title looks great how you have spread it across the page using little pockets on the page..... There so much to look at and so much texture and depth in your layout. You have covered all criteria, well done!!
I love it! - Cheers Shazza

We have another newbie join us today.........

Jodie Jarnevic - A Dog is a Bundle of Love 
Wrapped in Fur

Hi there,
Please find attached my entry for Aprils ARTastic challenge.
I do not have a blog to attach it to.
Thanking you,
Jodie Jarnevic
Hi Jodie! Welcome to ARTastic. :) A delightful layout for your first entry. I love your little Marley, he is a cute little pup! Tree border looks gorgeous, lovely clouds. The little added bird embellie looks fantastic....... just the right addition. Your title is the best and I love how you did it in different fonts. The layout has come together beautifully on the Kraft cardstock. Great work!! Cheers Shazza

Just have a look at this newbie creation.......

Roxanne McCleary - So Happy To Have You

Hi, Shazza, here is my entry for this month's challenge!  I used the April '11 kit from Scrap-tures, a Canadian-based kit club and store, to make the majority of this page, and added some white cardstock and distress inks that weren't in the kit.  The patterned papers, stamps, brads and stickers are all from My Mind's Eye, and the yellow cardstock for the sun is Bazzill.  I used a lot of Perfect Pearls (which also came in the kit) for all that beautiful shine.  Hope you like it!

Roxanne McCleary

Hey Roxanne!
Firstly thanks for joining in this month, we love to see newbies have a go at the challenges :) What wonderful photos you have used! That sun is just the best using the 'Perfect Pearls' to add some dimension....just fab!
The best thing I like about your page is your hand cut tree, I love it when you can add your own handcut shapes to your layouts. I love the shapes of your clouds too, overall a great entry which you should be proud of :) Cheers Shazza

Look at this great entry from.....

Erika O'Keefe - A Day at the Park

Here is my layout for April.
I'm really happy with how this layout turned out.
Thanks for another great challenge.
Erika O'Keeffe

Hey Erika! Thanks for joining in again this month, what a cute entry! goergeous tree (with owl) love your chunky blue clouds! Gorgeous photos you have used of this sweetie! Love your added embellies too. The whole layout has come up a treat!! Well done! Cheers Shazza

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Woohoo!! A Fantastic!! entry today from.....

Sarah Rogers - Bush Colors

Hi Shazza,
I am back! I was lucky enough to have this beautiful photo that I took at my in laws property near Shepparton in VIC. It was taken in Autumn time just as the sun was going down for the day. There were no clouds that day,  however I have added my own felt clouds.  Thanks again for the challenge.
Sarah Rogers

Hi Sarah! I think you have captured the 'Autumn Wonder' inspiration, just perfectly. What a fantastic photo, how lucky are your inlaws to have this view on their property.  I love the way you added your leaves to your stick and added corrugated cardboard aswell. Your Felt clouds are gorgeous :) You must be pleased with this entry...its Fantastic!! Cheers Shazza

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Woohoo!! another entry today from.....

Jacqui Miles - When the Wind Blows

Hi Shazza, will i found time this month to do your 
challenge and i had so much fun this is a photo 
of my son Horus in 2009 i have used brown, 
orange and red in my papers i have also put lots 
of clouds on the LO and a Tree and of course the 
tree had to have an owl lol. thanks i hope you 
like it Jacqui Miles :)
Great Jacqui! You did well, What a fun looking 
layout - I love the whimsical look to this layout. 
I love the lightning bolt coming out of the clouds. 
Great title too and of course it wouldn't be a 
Jacqui layout without the owl !!! :)
Woohoo!! I love it!! Cheers Shazza 

Friday, 15 April 2011

Another entry today from......

Dale Tiernan - US Travel Memories

Hi Shazza,
I have completed the ARTastic challenge. I've included clouds (misted ones even), a tree and used browns, green and orange colours. Also there was a lot of blue in the painting so I've used that in the sky as well.
Dale  (

Hi Dale!
What a wonderful layout entry this month, nice clean lines. I love your misted clouds. The four photos together look great....and how fantastic to visit the White House. I love the little White House sticker at the top of the photos, and what a gorgeous tree. Well done, I really like your take! Cheers Shazza

Look at this great entry from.........

Emily Pearce - Cheerful Boy

Hi Shazza
heres my page.
i thought these mme papers would be great for an autumn layout.
have added some trees and clouds too
my blog is here..
Hi Emily! A great entry this month...How cool are the photos you have used?, The earthy colors are magic and I love your added embellies. Cute clouds and trees too. This design would be perfect as a sketch :) Great work!! Cheers Shazza

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

We have a great entry from another newbie.......

Michelle Hodges - Buffy

Hi, Shazza! 
I decided to share a LO using our daughters cat, I used the Max 
& whiskers paper collection from BG! I embossed the 
butterfly using some cardstock and my Cuttlebug, and made 
the clouds using some mist! Really enjoying seeing all the 
Lo's that everyone is creating for the
Thanks Michelle for joining in our challenge this month. 
You have put together a great little layout. I love the tree
You used and your added embossed butterfly. 
Great journaling and love those misty clouds. 
What a great photo of Buffy too! Well done - Cheers Shazza

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Here is a great entry from......

Melody Rainbow -I'm a Rainbow Now

hiya shazza,
How are you?
Here is my entry for the April challenge.
I have added some clouds above my photo and added the title to them, as well as inked them.
The tree is part of the photo.
Thanks for a great challenge
have a great day
tc from mel ;)

Hi Melody! Thanks for your entry this month....I was thinking Gee!! that's an unusual title.......and then the penny dropped (I'm so thick!! lol)...your a rainbow because you married a Mr Rainbow!!! I thinks its a super title! I love the pic of you having a smooch on your wedding day! Love your little added tag. Great work!
Cheers Shazza

We have another entry from a newbie .......

Maree Gordon - Fairy Wings

Hi Shazz,
Here's my submission for the April challenge based on the painting, "Autumn Wonder" by Debbie Adams. This LO is of my darling niece Imogen, the photo was taken for a photo shoot for a bridal magazine. i have been waiting to use this picture for ages and it really fits into this months criteria. Thanks for a great challenge.
Thanks for joining us this month Maree! And what a super entry you have submitted! A great photo of Imogen,  how lucky to be in a bridal magazine...just awesome! I love your tree with added bird feeder, and cute clouds too. A great neat entry well done!!! Cheers Shazza

Ooh! look at this next entry from....

Cecelia Blanco - Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch

Hello Shazza;0)  Here is my entry for the Autum Wonder by Debbie Adams.  Beautiful painting!  It has been way too long since I have worked on a page and this was perfect for my sons picture.  This is my youngest son, Anthony, last year in Preschool when he went to the Pumpkin Patch with his class.  Thanks for the great inspiration!  
Cecelia Blanco

What a great entry you have submitted this month Cecelia! I just love the autumn tones, gorgeous butterflies...... and cutest photo :) The flowers are gorgeous. Love the journaling tag hidden behind the flower cluster....Well done! Shazza


Heres another great layout from .........

Julene Matthews -Autumn Sunset

Hi Shazza, Here's my entry for this month.Myself and a friend were driving my daughter back to Wagga to uni on one of those gorgeous sunny autumn afternoons.We stopped at an old church and again at the dog on the tuckerbox just to capture these spectacular photos.The colours were magnificent! I added a chipboard tree to all the others in the photo.There were no clouds on this layout(sorry).Hope you like it.Julene Matthews

Hi Julene! What stunning Autumn photos you have used for the challenge. The colors are great! Love the added autumn leaves along the bottom of your page. Great chipboard tree! Well done! Shazza

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Another great page today from a newbie......

Bridgitte Harris -They Have Found

Hi Shazza
Here is my submission for the April Challenge based on the painting Autumn Wonder by Debbie Adam's.
It is certainly a very inspiring painting and when I saw this challenge I knew I had the perfect photo :) My daughter's wedding was in April last year and her photos were taken in a beautiful autumn setting! I have included clouds, a tree and autumn tones. Thank you so much for a great challenge!
Kind Regards
Thanks Bree for joining us this month. What a super entry with all those gorgeous autumn tones. Perfect picture to use aswell...Well Done!!! Great little clouds and awesome tree for your added criteria. I love your bold red title too. Super first entry! Cheers Shazza

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

WOW! Another fantastic entry to share, this time from another newbie :)

Charlotte I.H - Falling Leaves

Hi Shazza,
This is my very first time taking part in one of your challenges.
I loved working with this one as Autum colors are so beautiful.
My photo of the 4 kids is taken on a Fall vacation at "Bornholm" - a Danish island, situated very close to Sweden.
I'm Charlotte from Denmark and my blog is here:
I heard about your challenges via Marianne Jensen, who also is a Danish scrapper. :0)

Great entry Charlotte! Thanks for joining in our challenge this month. I love everything about this, from your little tree (so cute!), your clouds and your added flowers. Love your journaling down the side of the page too. Super photo of your 4 kids on top of the rock, and love the title! Job well done! Cheers Shazza

Look! what just popped into my email box.......

Jolanda Bravery - Chedgrace Church

Hi Shazza, 
Here is my submission for April's Artastic Autumn Wonder challenge.  The pictures are of a peaceful churchyard in a village in Suffolk England that we were visiting.  I managed to include a tree and autumn colours but not a cloud (unless you count the grey one in the photo)
Thanks for looking

Jolanda x

Thanks for your entry Jolanda. It looks like a fine old Church. I love your added tree and little fence. Beautiful earthy leaves you have added too. Great work! Cheers Shazza

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

We have a great entry from another newbie.......

Julie Short - Flat out Across the Nullabor

Hello Shazza,
My layout is inspired by my photos of a trip we took across the Nullarbor. This journey was a relentless 3 day drive from sun up to sunset.
It was a very sad time but we still could wonder at the incredible beauty of our wide brown land which was in fact a rare time, of green.
You will see clouds, a tree and the red, brown, ochre colours of Central Australia.

Thanking you for your lovely challenge.
Julie Short

Thanks Julie for joining us this first time at ARTastic. What a perfect photo, Yes! you have captured all the criteria in just one shot. I understand about your Nullabor drive as I have done this drive also (and in the heat of summer!) Great added journaling and love your title. Great work! - Cheers Shazza

A fabulous entry by .......

Bec Miller -Keep Enjoying The Simple Things

Hi Shazza,
Here is my interpretation of the gorgeous painting for this month.
The colours and the leaves inspired me to do this photo of my daughter, in Autumn
just hanging on the swing.
Bec Miller
Hi Beck!  Glad to see you back this month :) I love your entry this month....cute fence and clouds!
I love all the earthy tones in your leaves and a fab title, so fitting for your photo. Great work! 
Cheers Shazza

Wow! here is another great entry from.....

Jane Howden - Autumn Leaves

Hi Shazza,
Wonderful challenge this month – I am totally in love with autumn, my favourite month of the year.  The colours and cool crispness of these few months do me the world of good after the long, hot humid conditions of summer.  I’ve used all the criteria and so enjoyed putting this together while doing so.  Thanks for the inspiration.
Jane Howden
Great little entry this month Jane! I love the quote you used on your page from Emily Bronte. Some gorgeous Autumn trees shown here. Love your digi, well done!! Cheers Shazza

Monday, 4 April 2011

Woohoo!! another entry today from.....

Lisa Kamphuis - Our Woodland Fairy

Hi Shazza

Yay - finally some scrapping  time and here is my  inspired  Our Woodland Fair from your  April  painting - just beautiful!!
Thanks for the inspiraton as always
Lisa Kamphuis

Wow! Another gorgeous page from you Lisa! Glad you got time to enter this one. Beautiful Webster pages used and love your little added extras like the lace and brooch.  Great work - Shazza

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Another great page today from......

Nicole - Autumn

Hi Shazza!

The painting (autumn!) made me think of the pictures I took from our hike in July (summer!) which I still hadn't scrapped (spring!).

I made a pocket in the back to keep my journaling in, and made a tab to pull the journaling out. I printed the journaling from my blog, attached the tab, and added 51 with letter stickers (the hike number in the book).  I didn't get to use any of the pictures that had clouds, but I got the trees and brown in there.

If you want to see how I altered the patterned paper, you can visit my blog:

It's been too long!  I'm glad I finally had some time to stop lurking and scrapbook!


Hey Nicole! Welcome back! I love the hiking photos you took and got a chance to scrap!
Its great that you journalled your # 51 hiking adventure! I love the it pp or did you add the arty earthy cards to cardstock? Great page! - Cheers Shazza

The next entry today comes from .....

Karen Williams - Autumn Leaves

HI Shazza
why not make it difficult for all of us in the 
Northern Hemisphere! LOL, I am so not ready to 
think about Autumn. Spring is only just appearing.
I have all the criteria-
trees are on the paper ( thank goodness for 
this new paper line from American Crafts or I 
may not have entered this month)
clouds- yes and autumn colours too  
Hope this is Ok
Hey Karen!
Just as well you found the right paper!!! 
I love your entry for this months challenge
....clouds, trees and autumn colors all 
covered. That pp from American Crafts 
is perfect for this assignment.
- I must try and get some of that paper...
I love it! Your clouds are gorgeous and I
love that you made them in the earthy colors. 
How good are your three pics, great photos 
-  i love that you took these photos with 
your child laying on the leaves :)
Well done - Cheers

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Look at this great submission from.....

Lizzy Crust -Autumn Angel

Hi Shazza,
i have just done the april challenge and my layout
came together quite ok i think. i have taken 
inspiration from the painting in a few ways.. 
this picture somehow made me think of heaven.. 
it looks so peaceful and beautiful.. and the photo 
of my daughter looks like heaven is shining on 
her from above, and also i gave my layout the 
title autumn angel..there is water in the 
painting and water in my photo.. my daughter 
is holding some gorgeous autumn leaves from a 
park in toowoomba.. which has the best leaves 
i think!! i have used autumn colors, there are 
trees in the photo as well as the lovely chippy 
tree, and i have two happy clouds!!
thanks for a great challenge again!
cheers lizzy
Hi Lizzy!
Gorgeous page Lizzy, lots to look at. I love 
your birdie tree it looks great :) 
What a fab pic of you daughter, it does 
look like God is shining down on her :)
Great collection of Autumn flower embellies.
Your clouds are the best!! 
Well done - Shazza 

Our next entry is from.......

Mazlina Yusoff -My Boy of Wonders

Hi Shazza,
Can you believe it's already April? Love the 
painting for this month, just in time for 
autumn. I am using this lovely paper from 
Basic Grey that have rich and gorgeous autumn 
colors, perfect for this challenge.  
Added a beautiful tree and some clouds 
cut-outs in the layout. Here is a picture of 
me with my son lazying around at Port Arthur, 
TAS. It was a great holiday, and I just love 
this photo, glad that I managed to scrap this.
Hi Mazlina!
What a great Autumn page from you! Love the 
tree you used on your page and great photo 
of you laying on the grass. Great lot of 
embellies you have used. I especially love 
the butterfly trailing off in front of the clouds.
A fab page - Well done!! Cheers Shazza

Here's our first entry from a newbie..... :)

Marianne Jensen  -2004 - 2005

Hi - just found your challenge-blog and had to do a layout :)
This is my first layout for your site.
Thanks for a cool challenge - and have a nice day :)
Marianne (Denmark)
Hi Marianne!
 Great first entry page!You photo is just perfect for the challenge, I love the stitched circle and the painted clouds. Lots of Danish journaling . Off to check out your blog! Well done! - Shazza

Friday, 1 April 2011

Look at our Guest DT's submission for the month......

Lean de Ruiter - Fall

Come and meet out Guest DT member for the month....

Lean de Ruiter

Hi Shazza,
Hello my name is Lean de Ruiter from the Netherlands. I am living in a small village in the south of our country with my friend Ron our Dog Misty and Cat Isja.
I am scrapbooking for 5 years now and for almost 2 years I have my blog . I love to make pages with my doggy but also cool things to make are wallhangers or mini albums. The most of my work I using soft colors. I'm nuts about and cardboard...
I wish you a happy scrappy time and please play along with the challenge....
 Here are some of Leans, beautiful scrapping pages she is sharing with us......



So Hurt



Thanks Lean for sharing your gorgeous pages with us!
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Here's my Submission......

Shazza Bishop - Grin and Bear it!

 I loved this months painting, I love autumn earthy colors :)
I have covered all criteria, clouds, trees (on ribbon) and autumn colors :)

Here's what the journaling tag says.... Jarred was a bit overwhelmed at all the attention he was getting in his Koala Bear costume!
This photo made it into out towns local newspaper issue # 183 April 1991 Jarred was 4! :)

Looking forward to some great entries this month!!

Another great submission from.....

Amanda Taylor - Once Upon a Time

hey Shazza, here is my submission for April,, loved this painting and criteria..............i love this pic of Connor and thought it suited an autumn themed layout perfectly....... ive got autumn colours, clouds and trees.......thanks for the great insiration

I love this inspirational sub from....

Lisa Hanrahan - Just Us

Dear Shazza,
Here is my layout for this month's challenge. I didn't have any suitable autumn landscape photos, so I opted for a first day of school photo instead, due to my daughters' yellow shirts! All of the criteria are met - clouds, tree and autumn colours... A little bit of a different take on the criteria, so I hope this is okay! Cheers, Vanilla xxx

I love this sub from......

Michelle Lark - Light of my Life

Hello dear Shazza,
Here is my DT layout for April. I chose this photo 
because of the colour of the little trees on the 
right that have those Autumn colours and that it 
also shows an outdoor scene of Holly experiencing 
her very first 'big' bone! I have glimmermisted the 
chiipboard swirly tree in an olive colour and have 
used some Prima leaves above the tree. The clouds 
have been incorporated in the edging of my 
patterned paper and title - therefore all of the 
criteria has been addressed. Another wonderful 
challenge this month!
Michelle :)