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Sunday, May 8, 2016

May Challenge!!! .....

Hi D&F Lovelies ...

How have you all been? ... How are we all going scrapping' wise?

I have been very slack since Debbie took a break! Not much scrapbooking, BUT a lot of drawing, painting & mixed media FUN!

So Deb has asked me to help out with the monthly challenges with some inspiration, ideas, tips etc ...
If there is anything you guys would like to see, try, review etc ... please leave me a comment & your wish will be my command! :)

May Challenge 2016

Autumn is here and the colours are just stunning out there....
Use the picture below as your inspiration....
You can create ANYTHING... Mixed Media, Project Life, Cards or a layout... it's up to you to use your imagination and get creative smile emoticon
You have until the 6th June to email your layout to deerandfawndesigns@iinet.net.au
Prize this month is a WeR Heatwave Foil Pen
So get your entries in to be in the draw to win this awesome prize smile emoticon
Random entries will be picked also for special prizes through out the month smile emoticon
I look forward to seeing your entries and check back soon


Autumn would be my 2nd favourite season! ..... I love autumn leaves, the colours, the way they crunch when you run though them .... LOVE! ... And because my birthday is in Autumn (& Mother's Day) ( & my Anniversary) ... Ok Ok .. Yes! .. My Anniversary, Birthday & Mothers Day are all in the same week! :)
Its is my favourite time! ... So many PRESSIES!!!!

For my challenge I decided to do a scrapbook page! .... This year I have decided to scrap & Project Life using 9x12 layout! ... Just because! .. lol .... I also decided to carve my own stamps for the challenge!
Hope you like!

May " Autumn " Challenge.
" Happy "





My Hand Carved Stamps!



Any questions please ask away!
Also pop over to my NEW Facebook page -


And say HI ...

Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with!!
So EXCITED to be BACK!!!

Connie ... xxx

Friday, May 6, 2016

May Challenge

HELLO...... we are back and have an awesome challenge for you all this month :)
 
 
MAY CHALLENGE.....
Ok so we are back with our monthly challenges YAY!!!!!
Here is what you need to do....
Autumn is here and the colours are just stunning out there....
Use the picture below as your inspiration....
 
 
You can create ANYTHING... Mixed Media, Project Life, Cards or a layout... it's up to you to use your imagination and get creative :)
You have until the 6th June to email your layout to deerandfawndesigns@iinet.net.au
Prize this month is a WeR Heatwave Foil Pen
 
So get your entries in to be in the draw to win this awesome prize :)
Random entries will be picked also for special prizes through out the month :)
I look forward to seeing your entries and check back soon to see what inspiration we have to share with you all and our take on the challenge :)
Thanks for supporting Deer & Fawn xx

Monday, November 30, 2015

Louise's November Inspiration layout share

Hi Deer & Fawn Fans

Louise here of Timeless Craft Mumma

Today is the last day to play along with our November challenge.

Here is my interpretation of the wonderful inspiration picture.
 "Together" 


I've had some old book paper at home and I wanted to use it on a layout.

To join in all you have to do is create a layout inspired by this image:


Thanks for visiting.


Monday, November 23, 2015

DINA!!! ...DINA!!! ...DINA!!

Hello all my D&F friends .....

I don't have much to show you this week! ...NOT!! .. OMG brain overload!
I just spend the last 3 days ... yes 3! .... attending the bestest, most yumminess, totally awesome (yes I said totally) WORKSHOP EVER!!!! ------ DINA WAKLEY -------

I booked into to this event about a year ago, & let me tell you it cost some $$$ to do all 6 classes over 3 days!..... BUT! so very worth every cent & more!
What do I say about Dina! ... there are really no words on how much of a fantastic teacher she is! She is so much FUN & kept it going all weekend! ... OH MY GOD .. I am still coming down from the high!
Friday - Like usual I was LATE! ... I am always late, so I ended up front & centre! ... teacher pet .. lol but in my opinion the best spot! I got to have heaps of little chats with Dina, lots of cheekiness  & laughs. Dina know how to kept her audience engaged which makes the class so magical. Not only that I have learnt so much, my brain has yet to slow down from all the ideas.
I started scrapbooking nearly 14 years ago, started with Creative Memories, to Design Teams, published in a lot of magazines to it completely taking over my life --- Then I got sick, I was sick for a long time --- Scrapping no more until I started back up a couple of years ago. But I never really felt like I was back in the "groove". I have had this little part of me that was still so tight I just couldn't let go, If I did everything would crumble. Until now ...

After the first 3 hours class on Friday, the way she taught, she was fast, fun & pushed us. I stood up & felt the biggest relief , like I have never felt. I really felt happy. You know.
I honestly believe that my art is free.


Just some of the Art we made!
There was so much!!!








Faces Class!!
SO scary .. we had to draw a "loose face ", by
holing just the end of the pencil & using our 
arm to guide... 



A couple of silly shot ... LOVE THEM!!!!!


Two pages I done today!!! 
I think a lot of my work will have a lot of 
"DINA" in them... only until
I get right back into my groove ...



& I won a PRIZE!!!!!



Sorry that was a HUGE post!!

Until next time!

See you

Connie ... xxx










Saturday, November 14, 2015

Scrapping the everyday with Christmas collections

Hi my Deer & Fawn Designs Friends,

Thanks for joining me today for another Saturday, ahem.... 
Scrapaday post!

Today I wanted to blog about all those Christmas patterned papers we love to buy around this wonderful time of the year.
You know the ones, they're so gloriously Christmassy that we can't actually use them until it's time for December Daily - well, not anymore!
I am not holding back on Christmas papers.
 My challenge is to scrap an everyday page that is not Christmas at all, but still uses the Christmas collection!

I know, trust me to find a tricky challenge, lol! 

Here's what I came up with,

"LOVE"


Isn't this layout the sweetest?!!! This photo melts me everytime! 
And yes, not a drop of Christmas in the page despite being created from the 
Lots of fun and so many gorgeous elements too!

Let's take a closer look.....


Let's start with those awesome pattern papers - seriously fun Christmas colours, but a simple dot or star pattern means we can create more than just festive layouts. Love it!
There's also a journal card popped in under my photo too - it featured a poinsettia so I made sure that was hidden away!


The sequins, flair and wood veneers are also from the Tis The Season collection - but as you can see, they're so versatile & work perfectly with my 'everyday' page.
The green doily is from my stash, but the other two are from Charms Creations.
The one beneath that cute flair is a Butterfly Mini Runner and just trims my photo beautifully!

And there you have it! Christmas papers but not a Christmas layout!
Hope you liked my creation today,
 and moreso, that I've inspired you to give my personal challenge a go!
Would love to see what you come up with! 
Post your take on this challenge on the Deer & Fawn Designs Group Facebook page & I'll randomly select someone to receive a RAK gift from me!
And if you haven't done so yet - please link up your entry to our November pretty birdy inspiration challenge! 
There's an amazing prize up for grabs!

Thanks for visiting,
til next time,


Friday, November 13, 2015

Tam's turn.....Sharing a card

Hi everyone.

Tam here, popping in with a very quick post today.

Today I am sharing a recent card I made.......


I wanted the card to have a vintage feel.  It's a sympathy card for friends of mine who said goodbye to their father/grandpa.  Sad times.

It's not often I find the time to create a card, but when I do I try to treat it like a layout - that's why I like a square card, as it feels like familiar territory!

 
 
Thanks for joining me today.......
 
See you next week
 
Tam
xxx

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Second Reveal - Guest Designer Lynn Good

Welcome back.

As promised last week here is my layout I created using the colours and softness of the mood board to create this heritage layout of my Great Aunt when she was a young lady winning the May Queen contest in England.


I have used paper from Maja Design that I coated with clear gesso then used a Crafters Workshop stencil, Prima Art Basic Light Paste and Ken Oliver Colour Burst Powder - Violet.  Before this dried I applied some fine purple glitter.

I then applied a variety of stamps from Prima and Kaisercraft.

Behind the photo I have fussy cut flowers from Graphic 45 paper, and placed with flowers from Petaloo, prima and iamroses.

The chipboard is from Imaginarium and the title from Dusty Attic.  These have been embossed with Stampendous Powder - Shabby Pink.

Finishing touches with Creative Expressions micro beads and Prima glass beads and a lace doilee or two.

Here are some close ups:








Here is the awesome mood board this month:




Thank you to Deer and Fawn for having me over this month.  I thoroughly enjoyed this inspiration image and look forward to seeing what everyone creates with it.