Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday Fun

OK so it's only 6 sleeps till Christmas, where has the time gone, I was going to be so organised, but the time is just flying by, Georgia has finished school for the year, so Will is very happy to have his big sister home, and I have been busy dusting, washing and trying to get ready for Mum and Dad coming to visit, and Christmas Day of course :) So, today I took a little time out at my scrap desk and did a couple of ribbon slider cards, which I just had to try after seeing a tutorial video by Jennifer McGuire over at the Hero Arts blog, you can see the video here.
They are really easy to do, and they are just gorgeous, and a bit different. The first one I did using Basic Grey Urban Praire patterened papers and stamps. In the second photo you can see the card open, I haven't put a sentiment in yet as I'm not sure who I'm going to give them too, but that is where you would write your greeting, aren't they cute?

The second card uses the totally gorgeous Pink Paislee papers from the Pop Fashion range, and the butterfly stamp is again from the Basic Grey urban prairie range, I just love the colours of the Pink Paislee papers Mmmm.

And finally for tonight, I just had to post my two rat-bags in their Christmas Hats, I just love how this photo turned out, I've used some of Ali Edwards digital brushes from 
Designer Digitals to jazz this up a bit. Hope you all have a great weekend. x

Monday, December 15, 2008

A bit of Scrapping goodness.

Hi, how is your Monday going? I can't believe it's only 10 sleeps till Christmas, and I am quite We are having Christmas here at our house, so I guess I really should work out what we will all be eating, we have ordered the Ham and Turkey, but that is as far as I've got. Oh, well, I'm sure it will all fall into place. 
As far as scrapping goes, I have been a little quite as it has taken us a bit to get over the tummy bug that we've all had, but I have just done a few layouts for the December mid-monthly newsletter over at Country Papercraft, which came out today, so I thought I would share. If you're not signed up for the newsletter, just pop over to the CPC Blog and sign up, we put out 2 newsletters a month, and they are always packed with scrapping goodness ;)

This first layout uses some more gorgeous Crate Paper, this time the lovely Prudence collection, I just love the colours of their new lines. We were challenged by one of our lovely gallery/forum members, Kris, to use a dictionary/book page on a layout, so this is what I came up with.

The next layout is for a quote challenge that the lovely Deb (aka:Tassie Deb) from the CPC design team put up once a month, she finds some great quotes to use and it's a great way to kick-start your mojo. I used some BG Figgy Pudding and Fruit Cake on this one.
And finally, we were challenge by the lovely and very funny Julie, to do a double layout, which I really enjoyed, haven't done one for a while. I used Basic Grey Offbeat for this one, I love the orange against the brown.
Anyway, thanks for taking the time to check out my blog, and I hope your Christmas plans are going great. x

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Cards

Hi there. I've been a bit quiet the last few days, we've all been sick, yuck....with a tummy virus....need I say more...LOL. Anyway, I just thought I would show you a few Christmas Cards I've made, just have to write in them and send them off...that could be a I've used a similar design for most of them, but tried my hand at a pop-up card which I really like, and I think I will be doing a few more, they are really easy and great for using up little scraps of paper.
Well that's it for tonight. Have a great Thursday. x

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Been scrapping

Just wanted to share a layout I've done today using some more yummy new Crate Paper, this time the Lemongrass range, which I love. I recently found Georgia's 2 cats, Harry and Princess curled up having a fat old time in my shopping Looking pretty comfy in there I'd say. Anyway, as soon as I got my hands on these delicious papers I thought they would be perfect with these photos. I also used some of the glitter accent pieces that come with the kit.

To get the cute owl and branch I used one of my most favorite stamp sets(see below) Basic Grey Grow-a-garden stamps. They are so versatile, as each piece is a little stamp on it's own, so you can create loads of different looks from one set of stamps. They are available at 
Country Papercraft, as is the Crate Paper, go check it out.
On a family note, my DH Gary is flying back from work tomorrow, yay....woo,hoo, and...he's home for a whole month, so we are a bit excited about that. He works away 21 days on, 10 days off, so a whole month together will be fantastic. Georgia has loads of things of things she wants to do while her Dad's home so that should keep them busy. Only 1 more sleep...LOL.

Well, I'd better go and do some house work now, blah....Have a great weekend. x

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Exciting news!!!

Well I got some really exciting news late last night, but had to wait till tonight to post, I have been accepted as part of the new design team over at Inspired Blueprints...Woo, Hoo!!! If you haven't checked the site out, go and have a look they have some really gorgeous sketches for inspiration and some great prizes as well. I will be on the design team from January till April next year, and can't wait to get started, they are a really nice bunch of girls and I think it will be great fun :) The layout below is the one I did for my submission, and I used Sketch #3 as my inspiration. I've used the beautiful new Mia range from Crate paper for this one, and I really love how it turned out.
Anyway, hope you have a great Thursday. x

Monday, December 1, 2008

Late night rambling.

Just a quick post tonight before I head off to bed, I thought I would show you a couple of layouts I've just done for the Country Papercraft December newsletter that went out yesterday. (Check out the forum over at Country Papercraft too, we have a few free classes going for December, lots of Christmas inspired projects) The first is a layout that is all ready for our christmas photo for this year. For mine I've used Basic Grey Fruit Cake papers, which I just loooove, the colours are devine, and the second layout is one where we had to use my sketch #2, and have a summer theme. I've included my sketch as well, if you feel the urge to create...:) For my layout I used Fancy Pants the Daily Grind papers, I love how bright it turned out, very Summery I think. Anyway, that's all from me, so goodnight and have a great Tuesday x

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday Bits and Bobs.

Hi there, well it's Saturday, and the day is flying I was up late last night finishing my submission for the Designers Call at Inspired Blueprints, and phew, I got it done and.....I actually think I really like this I actually ended up doing 2 lo's but wasn't so sure about the first, so did another, the first version is the lo below, I used the #3 sketch over at 
Inspired Blueprints for this one. I couldn't help but take this photo of Mr Will a few days ago, he looked so sweet and angelic...ROFL...he's not like that normally :)
 The Christmas birdhouses below are made with a template available HERE
by the very talented Nichole Heady of Papertrey Ink. Aren't they cute, and you can really get creative with just the basic template as a start. They would make great little teacher gifts I think. Anyway that's it for today, have a great rest of the weekend. Bye for now x

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hi there, how has your Wednesday been? We've had a gorgeous Spring day here today, not that I got out much, I got stuck into cleaning up my scrapping desk so that I could actually....scrap, now there's an idea. My desk was such a wreck, but it's all good now, so I guess I'll be scrapping tonight...yay!
 I am going to have a go at the latest Inspired Blueprints sketch, they are only a new sketch site, but their sketches are awesome, well worth a look. They are also calling for a new design team member, so I thought I might give it a go, you never know.

Well, talking about sketches....I thought I would post one of mine on here, it's my No#1 sketch, I've only done 3 so far, but quite enjoy it . So...if it inspires you, go for it, I would love to see what you do with it (perhaps leave a comment with a link for me). If you do use one of my sketches, I would love it if you would link back to here if you post it somewhere. Thanks heaps, and hope you have a great Thursday :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday Stuff.

Ok, So I'm not off to a very good start with regular blog posts, but I've been a tad busy finishing up some pages for the Mid-November newsletter for Country Papercraft, just thought I'd share a few Christmas projects I've been doing and a layout which all went out in the newsletter. Enjoy!

This lo is using the totally devine Basic Grey Offbeat collection, love the colours.
To cut the scallops I folded the cardstock over, then put the largest of my Nestabilites scallop on top so that a small amount of the die was off the edge so that leave a spot for it to hinge if that makes sense???
This is a card for giving someone a Gift Card/voucher, the idea came from Jennifer Mcguire at the Hero Arts blog, check that blog out for some awesome inspiration. Love the Kaiser bling tree on this one.
Here I've stamped on transperancy and placed that over some gorgeous Kaiser Xmas paper, then placed that behind a square I cut and embossed with a square Nestabilities die.

And finally, I've been saving some of the nicer shopping bags I've gotten over the last few months, and using Basic Grey Figgy Pudding papers and stickers, and lots of Kindy Glitz, I've turned them into very cute Christmas Gift bags, ready to fill with gorgeous Christmas goodies.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

First Post!!!

HI and welcome to my blog. I love to Scrap and will be posting Layouts, Cards, some Sketches for inspiration, products and techniques I love and anything else that I think you might like to take a look at. You can click on my gallery to the right to have a look at some of my recent lo's.
Have a happy Tuesday and I will be posting new stuff soon. Lynlee x
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