Friday, 31 December 2010

Getting excited.....

The Scrappassion International blog starts tomorrow so I am very excited to see who joins in our first challenge and also can't wait to see the designs from the other fabulous members of the team.

I haven't scrapped much over Christmas as I have been dog sitting my Sister's dog - a boxer, for a number of days whilst her son is visiting with his children. Holly, the boxer is obsessed with our cat so it is a continual trial of dog in, cat out then cat in, dog out. We are on watch the whole time as they have had a few fights so far and the dog always comes off with a bleeding snout but she still has not learnt that the cat is boss and continues to prowl the house looking for her.

I did manage a double pager the other night after Holly left...... More photos of Paris. I had about 260 more photos printed of the rest of my trip so I'm sure you will be seeing more and more. You will certainly get sick of seeing travel layouts...... he,he,he.......

This uses some old TLC paper that I have heaps of to use up so you may see more and more over time.

At Home and Scrapped we had a parcel swap and I took two items out of the pack and replaced it with another two items.

I chose a pack that contained the lace and flower as I needed the lace for my DT layout to come tomorrow and the stamp was the second item. The idea is to take two items and use them on a layout or card/s.
Below is the card I made with the scraps from my DT layout so you get a sneak preview of the papers I used.

Happy New Year to you all...... ours is a hot 43 degree celsius New Years Eve...... the hot wind is not too pleasant. Enjoy your Eve and New Years day wherever in the world you may be.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Now for my news..... for those not on my Facebook friends list

Recently I applied for a DT role with a new International challenge blog starting on the 1st of January 2011, called Scrappassion International Challenge blog. Well, I was lucky enough to be one of the four people chosen to be a part of their new International DT. I was rather excited... and still am......

Each month starting in January a new challenge for the month with be added with instructions down the right-hand side of the blog page explaining the rules of entry. I look forward to a few of my friends joining me on this journey and having fun with the challenges. I will link every month to the new challenge for you to see.

At Home and Scrapped I was recently also chosen as the victim for the "Get challenged Now" challenge. The previous "chosen one" chooses the next victim and then three fellow forum go-ers give a challenge point each. Here is what I came up with:
My criteria - a minimum of 5 rub-ons, minimum of 3 stamped or hand-cut swirls and finally a frame. I just happened to be writing out Christmas cards at the time and this was the card front frame that came from a friend with a photo of her beautiful grandchildren.
Home and Scrapped - Heather's December sketch #1. Handmade flowers with stems and title from the Botanicals Cricut cartridge.

Just because I wanted to scrap photos of Paris....... Putting the Fiskars border punches to work too.

My lovely snack in Singapore airport from the Guylian chocolate cafe. Soooooo nice! Soooooo chocolately........ and yes you can overdose on chocolate!

First photos of the Eiffel Tower - I'm sure you will see more at some stage. Loving the Dusty Attic chipboard that I just bought.
Off to sort out kids......

M.I.A..... went off galavanting around Europe....

Well my trip to Europe was a wonderful fortnight of catching up with old friends (20+ yrs ) and more recent friends. My plan was to only visit the Netherlands and Germany however a special treat from a friend took me also to Paris and Vielsalm in Belgium. Some amazing places that I never in my wildest dreams thought I would get to see.

Now I am back in the real world with school finishing up for Christmas and the arguements of kids on holidays, over who will play which video game on what machine.

Just a quick share or two whilst I am here from the November CC at Scrap of Difference:

Our theme was "How time flies" - So I challenged the girls to make a Christmas card seeing as Christmas has flown up so quick on many of us. It had to include a bird, and lace - either paper punched or real and be made with less than traditional colours.

Belinda gave us a neat sketch to play with that was great for using up strips of scraps.

The colour challenge was a pallete from "The Colour Room" blog - White, blue, green and orange.

And, Jo's technique challenge was to include a clock face, hands, the word time and a bird.
Back to share some more soon...... I have some news that I will share.......