Friday, 21 March 2014

Yay, I scrapped.....

Finally I have found five minutes (or maybe more) to gather some papers and do some layouts. It has been a few months since I have done any challenges so I went to my usual haunt at Home and Scrapped and played along with Heather's sketch challenge for the month of March with one of her own sketches.
I kept it simple and used scraps from a Lime Rickey kit that I still had in my stash. A couple of little extra embellishments to finish it off, some landing in not the exact position I planned but never mind, it still works. 

Angie challenged us to use a TV ad tagline as a title for our layout and I came across this Gillette one from a few years ago which went perfectly for this "sharp" photo of hubby in his suit for work. Just goes to show you that you can look everywhere for inspiration for a title.

I challenged the girls to make some cards with scraps and using the Pagemaps - Jan 2014 Cardmaps so thought I would do some myself. I'm not entirely happy with them but at 10.30pm or later, I'm losing focus and not so creative.

Hopefully someone will like them.

Thanks for dropping by, Happy Craftin'............

Friday, 7 March 2014

A very delayed welcome to the New Year........

Hello all and welcome to 2014!
It is a very delayed post for the year as I have moved from Western Australia back to Adelaide over the past two months so packing and storage, followed by unpacking and trying to set up the old house has taken up my time.
I found some time recently to create a couple of cards as my Sister requested a card for the 30th Anniversary celebration of a group that she used to be involved with. Her criteria for me was pink and roses. Well, roses was a challenge in itself as I don't own much in the way of roses as I'm not a real floral girl. I did however remember my Manhattan Flower embossing folder from Stampin' Up so I tried a couple of techniques that I had been wanting to have a go with for a while.  
 This first card was using the embossing folder on watercolour paper and brayering Versamark across the raised image and wet embossing with clear powder. I then cut out the area that I wanted to use and coloured the image with  Faber Castell gelatos in two shades. A little bit of scrap paper, some ribbon and lace made up the design.
 This second design was the preferred option which was done with the debossed side on watercolour paper that was second generation brayered with Stampin' Up Rose Red and Distress ink Mustard Seed. I then lightly misted the brayering to allow a little blending of colour in the centre. Swiss dots embossing folder in the background, Fiskars Lacy Doubles border punch and scalloped circle large for added interest and the anniversary stamp from The Stamps of Life. The 30th is done with some old stickers from my stash.
The last two cards are a token effort for a "Love" cards challenge for the month of February at Home and Scrapped. I found an old decoupage freebie mini kit that came with the "Quick Cards" magazine some time ago and it was buried in my stash that reappeared during my move. I decided it needed to see the light of day so started cutting last week. Decoupage cards are not really my thing but they came out okay.

Thanks for droppin' by, I hope to be back again in the not too distant future.
Happy Craftin' and have a safe and happy long weekend for those who have one this weekend.