Tuesday, 21 January 2014

The 'experiment' continues... Australia Day PL

So round about this time last year, I designed some Project Life cards with an 'Australia Day' theme. They seemed to go down pretty well, so for your scrapping pleasure, I present this year's set...

Click here to download the set If you do use them, I'd so LOVE to see your projects. For Instagram users, tag me @chantallemcdaniel or drop me a line on Facebook :)


Friday, 17 January 2014

Shooting the Breeze

Hello hello!

I have enjoyed a little hiatus from the norm, with my DH on long holidays for a change
which saw us getting out there and enjoying this beautiful state of ours!

But that big wheel keeps on turning and it's back to reality with school before you know it!
I have a little one making her way into the big world of kindy this year which is exciting
(and a bit sad for Mummy!)

I created this layout late last year. I kind of just happened one evening.
It was incredibly cathartic, just letting the pen take me wherever it wanted to go.
It's not 'traditional' by any sense but the freedom was wonderful!

Everything about this layout is for that beautiful boy of mine. I snapped the photo of him
without him knowing. Just shooting the breeze, without a care in the world.


This Amy Tan paper, with it's freehand swirls, got me started. The design grew organically
around the image, almost like his journey, blooming and growing.

One of Josh's favourite hobbies is to draw. I had the biggest smile when he saw this layout
as my homage to him! He went straight off to create a little masterpiece.


You'll notice my blog is undergoing a little makeover too which is making me feel rather refreshed!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend... Thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, 6 January 2014

One Silly Girl - KIU January challenge

Monday, Mondaaaayy... and finally some rain for our very parched part of the state.
If it were up to me, I'd order another week's worth, but I'll take what I can get!

Sharing a layout for the January challenge at Kraft it Up.
This month, there are a few elements to have fun with:

1. Sketch

*More gorgeous sketches like this one can be found at www.pagemaps.com
You also need to use the following:



Just look at this pic of my little munchkin in the pool... taking safety to the next level! Crazy kid!

The idea I had in my head with the washi started out quite differently, with loads of different ones lines up to create the square shape behind the photos in the sketch.

But it was too busy, so I've used a section of this gorgeous Studio Calico Printshop paper to mat my photo. I've also used a white Printshop rub on and some rather delish

AC alphas that came in my Masters prize pack :)

Stars are still on my current 'love' list! A little mix of SC Printshop vellum stickers, sequins and wood veneer. I've also made use of new star Epiphany epoxies and a combination of super cute quirky chipboard alphas.

Hopefully you'll have a chance to join us! There are already some fabulous layouts in the sidebar. Entries close January 31st at 11.55pm.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, 3 January 2014

Winners & Losers

I'm sharing some recent work I did for a DT application over on the Sassy blog today... I'd love for you to pop over and a have a look!

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Looking back

And just like that, the year is born anew!

What a year it was... some ups and downs, but a few incredible highs thrown in for good measure! I have never really believed in the 'instant refreshment' that comes from simply turning the calendar page, but I'm certainly looking forward to new starts and possibilities waiting just around the corner.

I thought I'd collect a few of my favourites from the past year. Some favourite favourites are waiting in the wings to be published, but these little guys make my heart happy!

Wishing your heart happiness in 2014