Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Let's Get Shabby's Challenge #29 and Halloween Black Cat Tutorial

Here's my LO for Let's Get Shabby,

Its all about monochromatic.... and I've used Creams to Beige to Brown

Make sure you check out the challenge criteria and the gorgeous examples the Design Team have created

Yeah yeah - I know - we dont reeeeally celebrate Halloween in general... but for some reason I always feel compelled to at least one sort of 'Halloween-ish' project each year. Dont really know why - just cos! (I think :lol: )

This one is of my darling Black Cat (easy subject of halloween!!! :lol: ) he's a re-educated feral cat - and his journey has been a long tough one, and needless to say - he's different from any cat I've ever owned.

The twist of it all is the LO really reflects how he sees the world - scary. He's scared of everything and everyone. Mostly he's scared of being returned to his old life. He lives in fear - and never leaves the house.


The chipboard you will find - Eerie Chip Sticker Shapes
Isnt the chipboard cat just the coolest(it can always be painted if you dont want the dots...but I've kept the peeled off backing to use as a mask!!!) The shapes are all quite a good size (take a look at the LO to get an idea)

Using the Tree as a Mask
Using the peeled off backing as a mask - (I used the actual tree in Oct Room One)

I painted the background with a splash of black paint to create the dark atmosphere and let that dry, then placed the white tree backing on the painted page

Then painted over backing mask with mauve-grayish paint and this is how it turned out once the backing was pulled away. I coloured with black the parts of the branches that faded away on the right hand side just to give it more definition

Then added all the fabulous Eerie chipboard embellishments along with the photo etc.


Basic Grey
Max and Whiskers Simon (background paper - reverse side)
Basic Grey Flower.



I've just found this older Halloween little Mini- Album (2009)
I created of my black little cat using Vintage Epherma
You can find the link to the original post HERE is you care to re-visit
(just scroll down a little)


I've also joined in on 'Shoot It, Scrap It' (Scrap Therapy) Challenge
And another Basic Grey LO
This is photo challenge (playing with our cameras) from last month - the photo must be used on a LO for this month...
Last month it was all about Black and White

and here's my LO with my photo from last month...

Meet Charlie - one of my close friends  little puppy.  He was running around with Paige (though you cant see her)


I've completed a LO for Global Scrappers for Manufacturer which was American Craft... I was really scraping the bottom of my barrel to find any paper - the cardstock and thickers I had in plenty!
Added some lovely K&Co dimensional flowers to pretty it up!  Little Paige.



Wednesday, 19 October 2011

LESSology #4 and projects on the go to show!

I'm lax to show my Lessology Project here on my blog because its a supposed to be a birthday present for Paige.... and I know she does pop in from time to time to check out my blog...

To Paige... if you are looking, I've put a pic of your surprise pressy down the bottom of this post...
now you can LEAVE and NOT peep at it so you will be surprised on your birthday....

OR you can look and SPOIL your surprise!
(rolling eyes)

So everyone... LESSology Project is down the bottom of the page! (big smile)

This month we have been working with Basic Grey

And the LO I've put it on... (along with some little sheep)
this is little Hannah and Paige


Scrap Therapy's  ABC's of everyday challenge is 'M' at the moment
So I made  mine about 'MESS'
especially on my scrap desk where poor old Cosmo used to try find a space to sit amongst.
I think he used to secretly like my mess!
You can find the challenge here

I've had a go at Scrap Therapy's Sketch too!
Blacky the worrier!(He was much younger and thinner then)

 ANd you will find  Photography Challenges  too
Here's my 'action' one!
(taken with my not so great camera)!


Did a challenge for Global Scrappers
Scrap that Tune
Little Paige and Hannah painting the fence with water!
Hannah especially used to do this for ages!


And here's a gorgeous Rak that Julie sent me!
She made this beautiful little hanging from a TullulahBelles Kit
for a recent Let's Get Shabby Challenge
and sent the pretty left overs too! 
Isnt it just stunning! Love the colour too!
Thanks Bloss!



Now to
Its all about

TradeFish Designs
 You can win a $20 gift certificate

Here's my project...
Paige has been wanting a Canvas like this to put her jewelry on for ages...
I've made many before for presents - a long time ago when she was much younger

So I've made her this to go with the colours in her bedroom
and I've not put too many earring/necklace 'hangers' on it yet...because it would be better for Paige to arrange this how she wants it - so will be including a little packet of brads and wires etc in her present as well.  She will have fun doing that!
You can find the whole tutoral

I know she will peep because she just couldnt help herself!!!

Paige you PEEPED!
(shocked face)

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Its been two weeks since I've been here......

And its all about catch-up!  So much to do, so little time, and this poor neglected blog! Cant even get my life down to a slow galop and its felt like this for much of this year (probably why I dont know where the year has gone to - it has flown by!) The galop will stop - when the 3rd of December is over and finally the long summer holidays will be here.  I'm just hanging out for then!

So what has been happening scrappy-wise...take a look....

Its all about Basic Grey this Month.
(one of my faves is the woodgrain papers in 'Life of the Party')

Room Challenge is up and its all about the Dining Room

Room 1

Hannah in the tulip fields

Room 2

Little Hannah chatting away to herself

Room 3

Little Paige looking at her hat in the mirror

I also did a quick little tutorial on making some paper flowers from
Nook and Pantry papers with the doilies on them (as shown on the LO above)... very simple, quick, easy and inexpensive and you can make heaps of them!

adding a centre  (Origins Relaxation paper) and tying on a button!

Here's a little tutorial on Simple Stories  2012 booklet ,
also at Scrap Therapy
using these papers

here's a couple of page samples



You can play along and jack any of the fabulous samples...
Here's mine
(Paige teaching Saturday ballet class)

And 123 CHALLENGE also has fabulous criteria
check this out:

Colour: Gold
Word: Two
Use: leather or suede

(Little Hannah and Paige)
I've used a brown suede bow

Winner's of the 123 Blog Train was announced to so my RAK that was up for grabs has a home!
You'll find the annoucement here


My Shabby Challenge is up over at GLOBAL SCRAPPERS
and the criteria is to use doilies
Here's my sample
(little Paige)


And here are some of my projects I did last month just playing catch-ups!

Scrap Therapy

Letter 'O'


And last months Global Scrappers Challenges
You'll have to excuse the fuzzy photos - due to my broken camera (grr)

Little Hannah just wants to get over the fence!

and who loves her swings

Little Paige fast asleep

you did well if you got to the bottom here!