Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Just a quickie...

Hi, just wanted to post a Layout I did using the sketch I posted the other day as inspiration. I've used some more gorgeous Crate papers. The colours are a bit different to what I normally do, but I'm quite happy with how it turned out. So that's it for tonight, told you it was your week is going well. Back soon with more. Bye for now. xox

Friday, February 20, 2009

A sketch and a layout....

Hi again. Another quick post for tonight. I just wanted to share a layout I did today for the Bush Fire appeal fundraiser scrap-a-thon we are having all weekend at Country Papercraft. We are trying to raise some cash for the victims of the terrible Victorian bushfires, so if you feel the need for some new scrapping supplies, pop over to the shop, because Marg is donating 10% of all the sales in the shop over the next few days, and you can also donate if you join in on the scrap-a thon. A really worthy cause. All of us on the design team have posted challenges, and the layout below is for one of mine.  You can check out my challenge in the forum here, as well as a sketch challenge I have posted.

The layout is a bit different to what I normally do but I felt a little arty today ;) and thought I would get the paints out. Had a lot of fun doing the background, but then got a bit stuck for a I eventually got there and I think I really like it now. The photo's crack me up, so I guess that helps :) They are of my little guy yesterday, telling his sister and I that he was hoping on the "Stool Bus" with Georgia, it was pretty funny, notice the pj's and all. I can't believe it is still almost 2 years before he can actually go to Kindy, far out he is going to drive  me mad before then...LOL.
Just thought I'd also put up another of my sketches if anyone feels the urge to use a sketch. It featured on the CPC blog the other week. Well, that's all for now, hope you all have a great weekend. Bye for now x

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Back again...

Just wanted to share a cool new site I just found while blog hopping, it's called The Scrap Review, and they are having a launch week March 1st - 7th and giving away lots of goodies as well. The site is dedicated to reviewing new products, expensive tools and industry trends, all independent of course. Sounds like a great idea I thought, and could save us all money in the long run, by being able to find out what tools and products are really like before we buy them. Anyway, just thought I'd share :) See you soon. x

Inspirascrap Layout to share

Hi, just wanted to share a layout I did the other day for the lovely Zarah's sketch blog, Inspirascrap. The sketch is by the equally lovely Annika, so pop on over and check out the fab sketches and the gorgeous examples the other girls did. Hope your having a great day. Bye for now. x

I've used Basic Grey Urban Prairie, Making Memories and Pink Paislee papers, a Sassafrass sticker strip, Jenni Bowlin calender card and a ScrapFX chipboard flourish which I cut apart and used the separate parts to make a bigger flourish.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

lots of goodies...

Hi there, and how is your week going so far? We are back to a 3 person house, after my Mum and Dad went back home after another trip to see us, and my DH has flown back up North to work :( But on the plus side it is a little quieter around here, but I'm sure the novelty of that will wear off pretty plus is that I get to scrap a bit more...yay, gotta love that. Well onto the projects I have to share today. The card and the first layout are both for Inspired Blueprints, both of these are for Sketch #10 which has just been released, go check it out, IB has another awesome prize up for grabs, this months sponsor is Scrapware, and we were all sent a lovely little parcel of goodies that we had to use on this months layout, not too difficult I tell I was up this month to do the 8.5x11 and card example, and I am quite happy with how they turned out, I've never done a layout this size before, but it was great fun.

This layout is another Inspired Blueprints layout, this one is for Sketch #9, and again uses the gorgeous Scrapware chipboard.
The layout below is another layout I've done using the February designer kit from Country Papercraft, I also added bits from the Add-on kit for Feb. too, just love the colours of this kit, really pretty.
And finally, this is another CPC layout which I did for the latest newsletter which came out on the weekend, we were asked to do a layout with the title starting with "If only...", and this is what I came up with, "If only you never had to grow up", just looking at these photos reminded me of all the carefree fun you have when you are a kid..ahhh, that was a while
Well, that's about all from me at the moment, except that I wanted to mention that over at Country Papercraft this weekend we are doing a special fundraising cyber-crop to raise money for the victims of the horrendous bushfires that happened in beautiful Victoria just over a week ago. It is such a worthy cause, as so many people have lost their lives to this terrible tragedy, and there are also the thousands of people who have lost their homes and ALL of there worldly possesions, so if you've got some spare time on the weekend, please hop on over to the         CPC forum and scrap for a cause. Thanks for stopping by. Bye for now. x

Monday, February 9, 2009

Scrapping goodness.

I have been a very bad blogger lately, I guess life just gets a bit busy sometimes. I have been scrapping, not as much as I would like but I did get to do a few bits over the past few weeks, so I hope you enjoy checking them out. They are all for Country Papercraft, the first 2 layouts were for the February newsletter. This one below is for a red and white challenge, we had to also use ribbon and blossoms. I really love how this one turned out, maybe it's something to do with the fact that I just LOVE this photo of my lot....particularly Toby the dog's priceless expression. I also quite like the cute Heidi Swapp ghost bird which I backed with vintage sheet music, must try that again with some other ghost shapes.

This layout is my first one using the gorgeous February desinger kit and brand new Add-on kits that we are doing from now on at CPC. The Add-ons have all sold out, but I think there are a couple of Designer kits left if you are interested. The photo is the view from our back deck, gotta love a good sunset shot :)
The Recipe card below was for the February recipe swap that the lovely Leonie organised over at the CPC forum, it had to be for preserved or pickled recipes, and this is how mine looked. I finally had a go with my Shrinky Dink paper which I have had for a few months. I stamped the cute little chef, punched him out with a circle punch, put him in the oven and what you end up with is a very groovy little embellishment, well think so I can't believe how much of the stamped detail shows up even when you shrink it.
I was also involved in the Valentines February ATC swap over at the CPC Forum, and the lovely Leonie organised this one as well, thanks Lone. These little things are really addictive, and I had great fun doing this one.
And then finally, it is my DD Georgia's 9th Birthday on Wednesday, and she is having a party, so I made these for the invites, aren't they cute? They are really easy and fun to do, and you could really do lots of other different shapes other than the one I've done. You simply fold your card in half and score it, then unfold it and lay it out flat, once you have cut out your cupcake(or any other shape you come up with) it is just a matter of sticking pieces down so that the top of the shape sits a little bit over the fold in the card. Once you have it stuck, you then run your knife around the top piece that is sitting over the fold, being careful to only cut to the fold line, then when you fold the card again the shape will sit up above the top of the card, pretty neat? And very simple. Anyway, it must be time for some lunch, so I hope you enojoyed these bits and I will be back later in the week with some more stuff. Bye for now. x
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