Sunday, 30 September 2012

Been at Scrappy Camp....

With all the moving house and renovating, this weekend was time-out at Scrappy Camp.
After quite a while of fiddling and searching for my mojo (it had gone into hiding),
I finally managed to get a few challenges done.

Here's the fabulous Sketch
The Giving Tree
Loved the colour and the 'giving'
Challenge Me Happy (and it WON!!)
Make your own embellishment
I've punched out some hearts and put a button/bows on them.
Painted an awfully coloured swirl and pre-purposed it a pretty pink too!
Added some cross-stitching
Paige changing shoes in ballet class
Thank goodness for this blog
I always make up page kits before a scrappy retreat..
but with life as hectic as it is- there was no time.
Sooo this time,  I made up two more of my own 'counterfeit kits' along with September's one, and between the three of them and a stack of photos, I was able to keep scrapping the entire time!
I dont think I'll ever do page kits again!
Its changed the way I think and the packing was far less!
As the challenges turned up on 'Counterfeit Kits' - I squirrelled the criteria away and saved it for scrappy camp....
Challenge #1
Pick old item from stash...
The little pink and yellow tickets - ended up making a title from them!
Challenge #2
Character Inspiration - from Movie or Book
Weeeeeeeeeell, I love birds... and one of the movies I loved growing up was 'The Blue Bird'
Challenge #3
Negative Space from Chipboard or Dies etc
Layout Sketch

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Let's Get Shabby Challenge #39

Let's Frame it!
It's about a frame picked by LGS to use in your project....
Here's my interpretation
This is it...
Go to LGS to find the link to print out the frame
Looking forward to seeing your interpretations!

Monday, 24 September 2012

Scrap Therapy September Scraplift Challenge...

Your challenge is to -

Scraplift a layout of one of the current Scrap Therapy's Designers...  All have given full permission :P
You only have to pick a LO as inspiration!

I've chosen
This LO has always caught my eye!!

Here's my interpretation :P I've kept the blues, the bows, window, butterflies and the paint sliding down the page :biggrin:

Products used:
MME-The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine - Hello Wishes Paper(reverse side)
Prima Resin Windows
MME Stella & Rose Hazel Blue Trim
MME Stella & Rose Mabel Blue Trim
Prima Natures Garden Flutterbits
Lilybeedesign Alpha
Gesso and Glimmermist

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Prima Plaques....

Look at these little Prima Plaques to welcome two special little girls into the world :P
Isnt this fabulous.... Prima Songbird 'Collage' Paper
From this its easy to cut plaque shapes and each one shabbychic like :wink: you can take your pick of pieces for the back ground of the plaques :P

When Lee-Anne sent me the Prima Resin Fairies and Resin Architecture brackets they were backed by picture framing mounts.... you know like that foamy - white board-like stuff (so the packets didnt bend or break the product in transit) Weeeell this is PERFECT for the backing of the little plaques... So I cut them to the size of my paper cut-outs, stuck them on and sanded the edges
Then I used two different Tattered Angels products... First painted some golden 'Glitter Glam' on both plaques in a rectangle shape (Glam is like a very watery paint with lots of glitter sparkle in it - cant see it too well in my photos.. but it sure does sparkle in real life :wink: ) It's painted on and give a lovely golden hue to the background. Then I used two 'Glimmermist Chalkboard' sprays one on each giving a 'drippy affect. Chalkboard is a more richer opaque paint which is in a spray bottle. The colours I've used are not in stock... but there are others... check them out HERE :P
Added the Prima Zephyr Clocks, Prima Aire Flowers, Prima Green Trim, Prima Black Trim and Pink Measuring Tape
And love love love lilybeedesign alpha as they are just the perfect size!!


Thinking about it.... these could even be used as covers for a little mini-album... maybe one made with envelopes for pages inside... hmmmn... could happen yet :wink: :P

It was totally fabulous to get a special mention for both my card and my LO at Get Creative...
so cool!!


And I won a prize at Artastic too for this LO!

And in other news... we moved the last of our funiture from our old house today and cleaned and cleaned and cleaned... all plonked into the new house and I have no idea where to begin!  The complicated part is that we cant find a place for the furniture because the new carpet wont be laid until Thursday - and our new bed doesnt arrive until Friday... sigh...
We are living at our farm at the moment until that part gets sorted except for dh who is sleeping at the new house - to try keep our poor upset confused and nervous cat some familiarity, and Maggie our cockatiel who is feeling just as unhappy as the cat!
As for tomorrow morning (sunday) - I'm sleeping in!


Saturday, 8 September 2012

Scrap Therapy's September $50 Voucher Sketch is UP!!!!

Here's the sketch ... hope you like :P


Kraft cardstock
My painted chevron scrawl - using aPaintbrush and dipping the paintbrush into Dylusions Spray London Blue all painted over with gesso.
Prima Fairly Belle Notecards in a Pouch (2 used as tags and one as the background to the photo)
Tim Holtz Trimmings seam binding dipped in Dylusions Spray London Blue and Dylusions Spray lemon zest making a green colour!
Lilybee Designs (green alpha)
Prima Press Holder Prima Press alpha(not quite the same as mine as its sold out.. but this alpha is great too!)
Print Stamp (similar to the one I used)
Hope you are going to join in!!!
You'll find it HERE
And.... I've made my start on Christmas Cards for Scrap Therapy too!
I know, I know!! Its September... but it is good to get a start on that Christmas Card making!

Do you love a chevron pattern?... I do!! :P and these are fabulous for the backgrounds. I've used a subtle one(using the reverse side if you look in the shop) and a striking one... both do Christmas making justice!!

Here's my start using MME All is Bright range... with a bit of a shabby look! :P


The large rectangular frames on the cards are cut out of All is Bright Empherma Frames Paper The frames already come decorated with the aged look and bits of crochet etc... And I've also cut a couple of little titles from the paper as well for each card 'All is Calm' and 'First Noel' too.

The 'All is Bright' Washi tape is sold out now... but if you type in the word 'tape' in the 'Search Products' box on the Scrap Therapy Page  up on the righthand side - it will show you all the tapes - including all sorts of  washi tape... fabulous!! You can use this for the little trees made out of the tape on the cards... (LOL in a way they can also look like you could even do a wedding or birthday cake like this too!) Add in some trim... You can find some red ricrac here

Hmmn, before we know it ... Christmas will be here...
thats gets me thinking.... might have to start looking at my December Daily bits and pieces.... :biggrin:

At the moment, I'm in Melbourne for work... and go home Monday...
dh and the girls are packing boxes and moving most things to our new house... yes our house sold in 5days!!  So we are REALLY busy!     I've bought some scrapping stuff with me to do of a night here as its quiet, and I reckon that will be all the scrapping  I'll get done between now and the next week or two.
Life is pretty full on!

Friday, 7 September 2012

Counterfeit Kit Challege for September....

I love this!
 and you can find the post
The kit to counterfeit for September is
and here's my counterfeit one...
of the main kit...

then I found some matching background papers to support the kit

There was a patterned paper add-on, so I matched what I could...

and then matched up some plain background papers for the add-ons as well.
Boy, again... so many papers that are OLD!  And so many I probably would never put my hands on otherwise...
But....  was so happy with the amount of 'stash' I got through last month and actually use it  and also getting some cards into my cupboard for a rainy day too...
just had to have another go this month!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

LESSology - 'Its a Wrap'

Its all about WRAPPING!  and I've popped in to do a special spot for LESSolgy - just love this place...
Do you love tissue paper for wrapping gifts? I LOVE it, and whatsmore, I’ll recycle it. (Nothing a hot iron can’t un-crease!) I also LOVE confetti – there’s something about the ‘joy’ it represents! Confetti almost always accompanies a celebration oozing much happiness.
So thinking, thinking, thinking – how can we work the two together!

You can find out how it was all put together...

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Layering with MME

Pop in to get the full directions and products here to create this layout

Gingham paper is irresistable! Do you like to layer? Its a great way to use up your favourite scraps!
There's some ideas on masking and using dabbers... and an idea on negative space with lettering too.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

The Studio Challenges Sketch Challenge...

This is a new challenge for me, newly discovered, and the dt examples are really impressive!
And I'm getting this in 'just' before cut off time!!!
The Studio Challenges