Sunday, 13 June 2010

Yeah.... a long weekend

Not much happening here this weekend although I did have a crop on Friday night and even managed a sleep in this morning. Looking forward to a BBQ with friends tomorrow night before back to school on Tuesday.

Managed to get some DT layouts completed this weekend too. Jo sent me some Prima, Shabby Chich papers - way out of my comfort zone. I am actually quite happy with the results so I hope you like them too.

On the baptism layout I used a tutorial by Debbie Buckland to create the rose. See here for the video on how Debbie does it. Instead of using the Heart template from Fiskars which I do not own yet, I used my Cricut and cut several different sizes of heart from the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge.

I did mention in my last post that I went to a Fiskars crop a couple of weekends ago. Here are a few of the cards and the two beautiful layouts that Michelle taught us. Visit her blog here to see the other cards we had to create.

I haven't added a greeting to this one yet as I'm not sure what event I will use it for.

Loved Michelle's idea on this one to use a pearlescent embossing powder randomly across the front of the average cardstock to give a classy effect. Might have to find me some of that embossing powder.

I really enjoyed the flower making on this one and the papers were fun to use too.

This cutie is my niece's little girl. Again we have lots of stamping of flowers on this one. The title is Cricut cut with the Mickey Font and All mixed up tag option.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend if you are in Australia and having a long weekend for the Queen's Birthday. I'm hoping for another sleep in........

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Dear oh dear, where did May go?

Since my last post ever so long ago, I have been on three camps. The first at the end of April with Ethan for 3 days and 2 nights to Victor Harbour, the second with Mitchell to the Adelaide Zoo and the last with Keelan, again to the Adelaide Zoo. All three saw such different experiences with the beach and Granite Island as well as the whale centre, Botanical Gardens, Parliament house and the bio-diversity gallery at the Museum as well of course studying enclosures at the Zoo and visiting Funi and Wang Wang the lovely pandas.

May also saw the start of my DT role with Scrap of Difference . Jo sent me a 6" x 6" KaiserCraft pad of Rewind papers and clear stamps to play with and here are a few of my favourites:

I created four layouts and five cards and I have still got plenty of papers to play with. If you would like to see the rest of the creations, feel free to visit my DT gallery and let me know what you think. I dug into some old photos that I found of the kids and tried to find some versatility with the papers for cards for different occasions. I loved working with the papers and playing with the stamps as I am not a person that uses many stamps in my scrapbooking.

It was also my first month helping with the Cybercrop where we chose Bedtime Stories as the theme. We had a colour challenge from Leanne to use black, white and blue:

The technique challenge which involved using two types of journaling on the page:

The sketch challenge by Christine using a sketch she had designed herself and we had to include a photo of someone sleeping:

And lastly the card challenge issued by me to use the jacket of the Bedtime Stories DVD as inspiration for a card with theme of your own choice:

Apart from DT work I have only had the opportunity to design for my card classes for the next two months and to do my newsletter. The rest of my time has been filled with camps, dog training with Viva who will be with us for a while yet, possibly until August and general running kids around.
I do have more to share after a Fiskars workshop last weekend but best I find a photo to complete the second layout and finish the cards that I didn't have time to do all of. Will share them all soon enough.