Monday, 21 February 2011

Don't forget the Scrappassion challenge for Feb.....

There is still plenty of time this month to Alter a Jar and join in the Scrappassion Challenge for Feburary. Don't forget to give it a go and have the opportunity to be a guest DT member for the month of April.

I have had a busy week, with a crop at my place on Friday night and a card class Saturday. We worked on Cuttlebug cards using some basic techniques as a couple of my clients have only just bought their Cuttlebugs to play with and are still learning with it.
We learnt how to use Fiskars texture plates in it as an alternative to embossing folders and Nellie Snellen die. Stamp is from The {stamps} of Life.
Some Heidi Grace and Fiskars stamps on this card with the argyle embossing folder from Provocraft and the Nellie Snellen die and a cuttlebug ornamental die also.

Using the postage stamp die that comes with the machine and an embossing folder also. They learnt how create sections of embossing and leave blank sections to stamp on.

I then spent the rest of my weekend playing along with the Scrap of Difference Cybercrop with the theme of: Two of a kind.

Jo's colour challenge was to use lime green and black and a little white was permitted also. I still love this Kaisercraft paper range. Fiskars effervescence border punch got a work out too.

The sketch challenge making good use of some Kaisercraft stamps.

And the technique challenge was to complete a double page layout. Now I had trouble finding papers to match my sister's wedding photos but happened upon the freebie papers from the recent issue of Australian Scrapbook ideas and used them. Some vanilla cardstock and a Fiskars hearts border punch helps give the page a simple yet elegant effect.

Finally Jo challenged us to use the scraps of our layouts to complete some cards for the card challenge. Stamps are from the butterfly2build set - The {stamps} of life.

Some Kaiser stamps and the word stamp from the {stamps} of life.

Love the lime green and black combo with yet another stamp from the {stamps}
of Life. Did I happen to mention that I love Stephanie Barnard's stamps for Club Members?
Well better head to bed as it has been calling me for the last hour or so. I will be happy when the toilet training part of the puppy raising is over and I can sleep through the night. It's like having a new baby but your body isn't set up to accept the sleepless nights.... LOL!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Some more appeal layouts and the new arrival......

Have had a chance here and there to get a few more layouts done for the appeal although I think this may be it for now.
Some are scraplifts, others are using old TLC instructions for artist choice kits and others still are just general page maps. I hope someone appreciates receiving them and can make use of them and add their own little touches.

On Tuesday our new guide dog puppy arrived from New Zealand. She is adorable, cute and fluffy and only 8wks old. I know that won't last long, but for the moment she can just be a puppy whilst she settles into our home. She is already making mischief so I think she is quickly getting comfortable. Here are a couple of photos from her first afternoon.

Life is hard when you are a puppy........
Getting to know the boys on the back lawn.
Have a good weekend all.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Rising waters appeal layouts

Have you heard about the Rising waters Flood appeal for victims of circumstance in Queensland? Check it out here:
I have been trying to get a few layouts together to send off, some with some old TLC kit papers and others with just scraps. Some with titles and some without.... it's kind of hard to know what to do but I'm sure if crafters of any type are receiving them then they will appreciate anything.

Hope you like the examples I have made so far. Off to make some more tonight hopefully.
Happy scrappin'

It's a good thing I am blonde......

The blonde helps to explain away the stupid things I do sometimes.....

This post was supposed to appear on the 1st of the month but let's just say you may not have been reading it for some time..... Thankfully I remembered to drop by my blog today.
So what I was planning to mention on the 1st was that Scrappassion has it's next challenge up.
This month's challenge will be to:

ALTER A JAR [not a bottle, but a JAR!]

You can decide for yourself how you will decorate the jar. Maybe the DT will inspire you with their work, so go check out the blog.
I hope you will come play along again and I am looking forward to seeing your gorgeous entries!! Good luck!! The winner will become a Guest Design Team member for April!

Don't forget to read all the fine print on the blog so you get your entry correct.

In the meantime, here is my example - nothing exotic, just a jar for my little scrappy bits of ribbon that are not big enough for much but can be found to be useful on the odd occasion.

I was also a little late for the January colour challenge over at Home & Scrapped but the beauty of our Ning community there is that the challenges are always available to be done and there are no prizes to focus on for getting a challenge done..... unless it is the odd RAK for a CC.

The colour challenge was to use Plum, taupe and chocolate so here is my play using my new Martha Stewart Elegant cake Cricut cartridge and some photos of my time in Europe and my love of these cute little Smart cars. Of course we do have the occasional one here in Adelaide but they are few and far between. They were almost a necessity in Paris and Frankfurt with the tight little parking spaces and I loved that they are permitted to park at 90 degrees to the kerb amongst other traffic that is parked parallel to the kerb.

Chat soon......