Monday, 18 January 2010

Some Cybercrop shares

I did promise to share my cards that I created for the Silver Wedding anniversary and wedding recently. Both are made using Cuttlebug embossing and Cricut die-cuts. I hope you like them.

The silver Love sticker is a self adhesive paper lace that I bought at one of the cheap shops. I have been waiting to find something to use it on and finally this card gave me the opportunity.

Did I happen to mention that we made baubles for Christmas? After seeing the video on the Christmas with the Cricut blog, I went in search of the necessary floor polish from here in Australia to make these. I used the Pascoes' Long Life floor polish and it worked a treat. The boys enjoyed the play with glitter and the chance to makes something else to put on the Christmas tree.

As it turned out, not only did I have a wedding to attend on Saturday but I also have two Cybercrops on. So far I have only managed three items for the Scrap Of Difference CC. The first is Jo's sketch challenge with a theme of "New beginnings" for the CC. This is my Niece's third baby who is now three months old.

The colour challenge was Black, white and green again with the new beginnings theme...... I really did find this a challenge until I came home with some photos from the wedding. Mind you, I should really have commandeered the camera as DH has issues with clear photos and settings on "his" camera. I picked a couple of the better shots but many were not really what I would call great for my scrapbooking choices.

Lastly is the card challenge to use two patterend papers, ribbon or lace, flower or flourish, button with the same theme. I created another wedding card which will be for my Sister later in the year. The layout is inspired by a card from Carla Peicheff.
A busy week for me catching up with people before school starts back in the middle of next week. Have to prepare party bags and birthday cake for the Laser Skirmish party next Tuesday too. No style for those though..... ten year old boys aren't too interested in crafty stuff.....

Monday, 11 January 2010

Found some mojo lately........ yippeee!

Happy New Year to you all out there in blogland......

Since my mojo has been away on holiday for some time I am very glad it has decided to return for a while. Here's hoping it stays for a few months now.

I have a number of layout shares for you all for a change as the weather has been hot, hot, hot..... 40+ degrees celcius on some days recently. It has given me the opportunity to stay indoors in the AC and scrap. I found some photos from Christmas 2006 when we were still in Canberra. I don't usually scrap the same/similar photos three times over as rarely I have similar ones, I just scrap whatever for each of the boys albums. However I decided to challenge myself with scrapping these photos on all different layouts. Do you know how difficult it is to scrap the same photo differently when you have already completed a layout you like? I really struggle with it. However I am very happy with the results.

Decided to kick start my year with a few challenges for the month also as I really needed some inspiration.

My most recent addition to my layouts is a challenge for three different sites. Home and Scrapped wanted a masking challenge, Ingeborg's competitions wanted a minimum of three different chipboard pieces and Scrap of Difference wanted us to use some dimensional pearls. My poor dimensional pearls were a number of years old and had gone rather thick so didn't work as nicely as I would have liked however I love the results.

A photo of my Nephew's daughter gave me inspiration for Heather's sketch challenge at Home and Scrapped.

Ingeborg's sketch challenge on her blog for this month is a PageMaps sketch - Love those!

The next three contain photos taken by Federal Press - the photographer for the Canberra Times who visited the Multiple birth picnic. Our family was the only family of triplets to attend the picnic so they of course wanted to take photos of them. The photos were never printed in the paper because they used a lovely photo of some baby twin girls - much more inviting to the masses, however I purchased a photo for each of the boys to have a memory of the event as I forgot the camera myself.

This one was done using Mistra's Step-By-Step challenge for December over at Home and Scrapped. I was just a little late in giving it a go as I'm not one to do these very often. It just so happened I had the right sized photo sitting in front of me at the time.

The next three are the same photo taken with Santa at the Hyperdome - Tuggeranong shopping centre. I have used a Breezy Design Spotlight kit for the first, the next is scrap papers and some stamp work inspired by an advent calendar I saw in the November issue of CK magazine. The last one is again paper scraps used to create a layout inspired by a layout from Jennifer Maguire
in an old CK magazine.

Finally my last layout is my entry for Ingeborg's sketch challenge for the month of December. It is photos of our scenic railway journey whilst visiting Cairns.

I did have a couple of cards to share too but blogger and my computer are not being my friends tonight so they will have to wait.
I promise it won't be so long next time.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

An award from a few weeks ago

Ingeborg gave me the 'Your Blog Is Fabulous Award'... Thanks Ingeborg!

When you receive this award, you have to mention five things that you love, which are:

  1. Bruce, my wonderful husband;
  2. Jason, James, Keelan Ethan and Mitchell, our busy boys;
  3. My few close friends;
  4. SCRAPBOOKING/cardmaking and of course ...
  5. Chocolate!

I am passing this award on to five other people:

  1. Karen Kowalick, a friend and fellow scrapbooker;
  2. Penny Hackney, who inspires me with her clever work;
  3. Vince, a talented gentleman who makes stunning cards;
  4. Carla Peicheff, a lady who inspires me almost daily with her lovely colour combinations and clever ways to make use of her Cricut when creating cards;
  5. Michelle Wallace, a Fiskars friend!