Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Layouts and Chritsmas cards

Hi there. Well, the latest edition of Country Papercrafts newsletter went out yesterday, so I thought I would share with you my creations. The new Designer Kit at CPC was also released yesterday, and it is very delish :) Lots of Basic Grey Nook and Pantry, which I totally adore, and a couple of layouts using the kit and add-on kit are below. First up though are some cute 3x3 inch little gift cards, we were asked to come up with a set of 6, and these are mine. I used all Basic Grey "Eskimo Kisses" papers and stickers, also lots of Kindy Glitz, bling and my Cuttlebug. I love the pink background, and those papers are just so cute :)This layout was done for another designer challenge where we were asked to use Christmas papers, but not Christmas photo's. I've used Collage Press Joy Ride, and Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding and Fruit Cake as my Christmas papers, then added some Joy Ride chip accents. I love these photo's of my little man, having a great time at the sports carnival.
And the last 2 are both done using the CPC Designer kit and Add-on. The kits have lots of gorgeous bits for you to create with.

Well that's about all for today, hope the rest of your Wednesday is wonderful :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Christmas Card.

Just wanted to share a Christmas card I've done for a sketch challenge I found on thePinkPersimmon blog. You didn't have to use their stamps, but I was dying to use their Little Red Wagon stamps I purchased from Country Papercraft last week, so this is what I came up with. I've also used the totally gorgeous Collage Press Joy Ride papers, I think this is my most favorite Christmas line this year. I have done some paper piecing with the Pink Persimmonstamps, and I am just about to post a quick tutorial on the Country Papercraft blogto show how I've done the card, so pop on over there if you are interested. Ok, off to scrap some more now.

It's Sunday....yay!!!

Well it's Sunday morning, and I thought I'd sit and add another few layouts I've completed recently, they aren't in any particular order, but I hope you enjoy looking :)

This first one I've done using the gorgeous October Designer kit from Country Papercraft, it features some a Collage Press die-cut and loads of yummy Cosmo Cricket Earth Love papers and embellishments, the photo's are of me at around 10 months of age, I was already walking, my poor
Here I've used lovely bright Sassafras papers, stamps and stickers, some AC Thickers, and a gorgeous Mellissa Francis resin flower thingy, love those.
The title for the next one comes from the fact that my 3 year old can't say "Mowing the lawn", so he actually says "Lawning the Mow", very cute and very funny :) I've used Cosmo Cricket, Jenni Bowlin and Sassafras papers, some Cosmo and Basic Grey chipboard accents, and AC Thickers and Basic Grey alphas.
This next one is a bit of a Hybrid layout. I've done the photo circle using an Ali Edwards overlay which I downloaded from Designer Digitals here, then printed it out on photo paper, and cut out the circle, the rest of the layout is Sassafras and Collage Press papers, Prima flowers and lots of buttons from my stash, oh and some Basic Grey white chip alphas, this came together really quickly because of the digi part, and I love the fresh colours, and sweet photo's of course :)
And finally this is a very heritage layout I've done using the September designer kit from Country Papercrafts. This kit features lot of gorgeous Websters papers, and the photo's are of my DH's Grandparents on their wedding day. Anyway that's it for layouts for today, but I'll be back a little later with a Christmas card I've done for a challenge over at the Pink Persimmon blog.

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Tween Mini

Wow, back again, 2 posts in 2 days, un-believable :) Just a quick one today, but I just wanted to share a gorgeous bright mini-album I did a little while back for one of my DD's friends 10th birthday present. I have done it so that Emily can add photo's as she goes of her friends, she really loved the album, and the colours are her favorites, now I just have to make one for Georgia, as she was a bit sad that it wasn't for her once I had finished it, but she got over Anyway, hope you enjoy checking this one out :) Have a great day.

For the actual album I've used a Basic Grey Milk Chocolate chipboard album, then covered it all with Collage Press Sweet Shoppe papers, the colours of these are delicious. I've also used lots of the die-cut pieces that come with the Sweet Shoppe paper pack, plus cut some of my own with my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities. I've also added lots of some Prima flowers, lots of buttons, kindy glitz and ribbons, Martha Stewart glitter and some stamping.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Worlds worst blogger.

Whoa, I haven't posted anything since July, that is just sure I must be up there with the best of the worlds worst bloggers ;) but anyway, I'm back, and I am going to make a pretty good effort at keeping it up. It's not that I haven't been scrapping, I really have, it's just, well....I'm not sure what happened, but the longer I left it the more stuff I was going to have to post and that put me off even more....he, he, he. If you haven't already realised it, I am a MAJOR procrastinator, but....I am trying to curb my procrastinating'll see how long that lasts :)
Anyway, lots has been going on in this little gorgeous part of Western Australia, lots of scrapping, card making, bringing up children, and everything that goes with that, only seeing DH a few days a month, which we still hate, but hopefully he will only be working away till next year, fingers crossed. My Mum and Dad have moved down this way too, which is wonderful, we are all loving having Nan and Pop close, yay Nan and Pop :)
Anyway, I won't go one any longer, I decided I would post a few of my fav layouts here tonight, and I'll try and post some more over the coming days, plus a few mini albums I've done recently.
This first one uses some yummy Cosmo Cricket and Crate pp, and a Collage Press die cut, as well as an October Afternoon map card, Melissa Frances frame which I've painted, added a Cosmo Cricket image too, then put some Glossy Accent crackle medium over the image to look like cracked glass, I had lots of fun with this one, and I love how it turned out.Another bright one, using Sassafras papers, stamps and borders, also Cosmo Cricket rubons, Martha Stewart border punch, a Collections frame, and a Jenni Bowlin journal card. Very much inspired by Christine Middlecamp's beautifully layered and detailed layouts, she is my all time favorite scrapper, just check out her beautiful blog, and you will see why :)

This next layout is one I did as example for a sketch I provided for the Country Papercraft blog, the sketch is below, and please feel free to have a go. I used mainly Basic Grey Ambrosia papers here, the colours seem to be perfect.
This is one of my all time favorite layout I think, not sure why, but I really love how it turned out. I actually had a real play with some different bits and pieces on this one, but it all seemed to come together. I loved the quote which the lovely Deb from CPC provided for us, and it just seemed to evolve. I've used some Collage Press papers, the tree is a Websters sticker, lo
ts of Grunge for the title and heart, I even got my stamps and embossing powders out.

And finally, another bright one. This one features more gorgeous Cosmo Cricket and crate papers, some House of 3 tickets printed off on cardstock, an October Afternoon card, and some Grunge letters, inked and embossed. So that's about it for tonight, see you soon with some more scrapping goodness xoxo

Friday, July 17, 2009

Photo editing, layouts & a sketch.

Well it's a bit a large post today, so bear with For the last 2 weeks I've been taking Jessica Sprague's free Frame-ups and Special effects class at her website, and had really, really love it. I can't believe the things she's been able to teach us in such a small space of time, it really is amazing. Here are a couple of the photo's I've edited, the first one we had to add a vintage tint to, then do some hand colouring, add a frame and some cute stars, then the second photo, which is my fav. so far, we learnt how to add textures to photos, very cool.

I loved this photo so much I just had to scrap it, so I chose to use it on a layout I did for my last class at the Country Papercraft school of design. For this last class I have shown then how to use recycled items on their layouts, so on this, my sample layout I used tags from clothes, Milk bottle plastic run through the Cuttlebug, bubble wrap stamping and some biscuit packet cradboard, die-cut for letters, it was quite fun seeing what you can recycle, and the girls seem to really embrace it, I'm looking forward to seeing more of their layouts.

All of the next layouts, and the sketch have just gone out yesterday in CPC's July mid newsletter. I provided the sketch, and the designers were to use it in a layout. I also used it to do a card with the Kaiser stuff I had lying on my desk after I had finished the layout, which I must do more often :)
The layout below used the July Designer kit from Country Papercraft, a very boyish kit with all sorts of boy goodness to get your creative juices flowing, I think there are just a few kits left, so if you are interested in purchasing one hop on over to the shop.

And that's about it for me today, hope you have a great day. See you soon with more scrapping goodies. x

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Layouts and a goodbye.

Hi there. Well we are back from our gorgeous trip over to the East Coast of Oz, and we had such a great time. One of my brothers got married and we had a blast at their wedding, I'll share a few photo's of the wedding once I get their ok :) Ummm, what else...well it was my birthday on Tuesday, yay another year closer to 40 (, had a nice day at home with hubby and the kids, Tuesday was also the last day as my stint on the Inspiration team at Inspired Blueprints :( It's been so great to be a part of such a great sketch site, and I'm sure the new team will do a fab job. I'll definitely be hanging out there still as their sketches are always fantastic, thanks for having me girls, I've had a great time. So I thought I would share my last layout for IB, and it was for sketch #24, I've used lots of yummy Cosmo Cricket for this one of my Ratbags at the beach.

The next three layouts have all just gone out yesterday in the July newsletter for Country Papercrafts. The first one uses Pink Paislee papers, and was for a colour challenge.

This next layout had to have a Grandparents theme, and had to be done as a heritage style. I chose to do the layout of my lovely Nan, she died a few years back and I haven't really scrapped much about her, and as she was such a huge part of my life growing up I thought it was a great place to start. I have used some old Basic Grey " Stella Ruby" papers, which I actually bought with Nan in mind as she was a fabulous dressmaker, and these papers had that theme, so I'm really glad I finally used some :)And this last layout is a photo I took on our trip last month. We took the kids to the Tarronga Park Zoo in Sydney, and this is one of the fab. shots I got of their beautiful tiger. I shot the photo through the glass, and I'm really happy with how they turned out, he was just gorgeous. So that's about it for tonight, I'll be back soon with some more stuff to share. *mwah*

Monday, June 8, 2009

Inspired Blueprints stuff...

Hi there, just back to share my latest Inspired Blueprints bits. These 2 are both for Sketch #23, it was my turn to do an 8.5x 11 layout and a card, and this is was I came up with. The layout uses mostly Crate Paper, and the card is Cosmo Cricket papers and Stampendous Spot's Botz stamps, I love these,  you can come up with loads of different robots, as the bits are all individual, very cool for boy cards. Anyway that's it for today, I'm off to start packing, we are flying to Sydney on Wednesday for one of my Brothers' wedding on Saturday, should be lots of fun, but yuck, I hate packing. 

Friday, June 5, 2009

More layouts to share.

I've got a bit of time now the kids are in bed, so thought I'd share some more layouts. This first one uses Cosmo Cricket Everafter Sassafras Lass Vintage Yummy papers and embellishments, some Kaiser bling, a Hiedi Swapp bling circle, and Thickers alphas.

This next one was for Inspired Blueprints Sketch #21. I've used Cosmo Cricket and Sassafras papers and embellishments again, I really loved this sketch, it was a bit different with the large photo.
These next 2 have both been for Country Papercraft newsletters over the last month or so, have been wanting to do a layout with these funny photo's of me as a little girl, and I'm really happy with how it turned out, we have to use Black with lime green and salmon pink, I did use a little creative license with the colours.

And this last one was for a cyber crop we did in the Country Papercraft forum for NSD, I love this photo of my Grandad and me, and love how the layout turned out, especially love the Glimmer Chip owl, I filled his belly with orange micro beads and a couple for his eyes.
So that's it for tonight, my DH is on his way home from work, we haven't seen him in 3 weeks so, we are looking forward to him being home for a bit. Hope you have a great weekend. Bye for now. x

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I'm Back...

Not that I really went anywhere, just dropped off the blog radar for quite a few Kept meaning to post, and then kept looking at the amount of layouts I have to share and it all looked too hard :) Anyway, thought I should at least start to pop a few on here, so here we go.

This next layout was for the mid-May newsletter at Country Papercraft, and I really like how it turned out. I had a bit of fun with some blue Glimmer Mist, as you can see, and I had to try out my new Quickutz Damask Die too, LOVE this thing, and have used it a few times already, the papers are Crate Paper Lillian, which are so gorgeous. I also ended up drawing and cutting out the large yellow flower because I didn't have one that suited, I added a bit of Kindy Glitz to the edges and I love the look of it, must do that more often :)

This next layout I did for the CPC Blog, and it was an example for one of my sketches that I did for the blog. I've used the very cute and funky Crate Paper Orbit collection, I just love the aliens they are so cool. Also used half a piece of a Jenni Bowlin die cut. The journalling reads "Whenever we go to the beach you all end up trying to make the BIGGEST sandcastle, or the DEEPEST hole. If Dad had his way we would bring heavy machinery then you really could be digging to China." Thought that might explain the title a bit

The layout below is one of my favorites, I did it for the County Papercraft June newsletter, and really love how it turned out, I used Cosmo Cricket Everafter papers, which I LOVE, and punched out lots of flowers to add to others that I had. Also did some stamping on this one with Versamark Watermark ink, and Fancy Pants stamps. The butterflies are a little punched one, and a Cuttlebug one, die-cut with embossed paper.

And the lucky last is a double I created for my Architecture class over at the  Country Papercraft Design School. My class started on Monday, and my very clever students have until next Monday to put my class into action and create there own double-layout. I taught them how to use White Space on layouts, and the theme they have to use is "Home". Check out the
  CPC gallery there is some fantastic layouts being uploaded.

Well that's it for me today, I have LOTS more to show, but will put some more layouts up over the next couple of days. Take Care xxx

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lovin' holidays...

I'm one of those Mum's that LOVE school holidays, no bus to catch, no school lunches to make, and 2 happy kids, gotta love that :) Hope you had a lovely Easter, I know we did, we had a really nice brunch on the Sunday with 2 of my brothers, their partners and kids, my Mum and Dad, and my Aunty, lots of yummy food, lots of laughs, and a great egg hunt, I even got some scrapping in too, woo, hoo. The first thing I have to show is the Waterfall Mini-album I made for my Mother-in-Law, with some photo's of the kids, it is really simple to do, but really effective. I got the instructions over at Scrapbook Crazy
All the papers and embellishments I've used are from the April Designer Kit and Add-on over at Country Papercraft, the kit features gorgeous Basic Grey Marakesh papers and loads of other yummy bits. This next layout is also done using this kit.

And finally, this layout I did at the CPC retreat a few weeks ago, I used sketch #11 from 
Inspired Blueprints as my inspiration. I've used some Scenic Route, and Cosmo Cricket papers, and I really love the bright feel.

Well, that's it for today, Mum and I are off the cubby (cafe) for morning tea...LOL..apparently there is some yummy food to be had, should be interesting :)

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