Thursday, 29 November 2012

Last Card for Prima 12 days of Christmas Card Ideas

Its been fun, and I've got quite a nice stash of cards now!
Here's my try at Steph's card - her's was so luxurious, and looking at my stash, did the best with what I had.

 I cut the bottom two layers out of  Prima Annalee 'Romance' #841812 and used an Annalee NoteCard #541989 to top it with.
Along with
Prima Winter Branches Plum #543259

Seam binding
Teresa Collins Rhinestone Medallion

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Prima 12 Days of Christmas Cards and Scrap Therapy

this is my try of Maiko's beautiful card.
Prima Flowers Holiday Red #553401
Prima Note Cards Almanac #554910
Prima Flowers Tea-Thyme Silentium #56252
Say It in Crystals #551241
How about a bit of hidden journaling? I've used the Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Range
I know I'm not much of a journal-er (is there such a word :roll: ), but thought I'd have a bit of a go at hidden journaling ,and this project somewhat grew from that thought!

Hannah and her Grandma

And if you lift the photo flap..... (dont mind my finger :lol: :roll: ) Paper making up the flap is Christmas Cottage 'Music' and Christmas Cottage 'Tiny Flowers' reverse side.

Underneath on the background paper paper (Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Red Damask reverse side) you will find all the journaling. You could even add photos on the other side of the flap, but I'm yet to find the one I want out of my still packed boxes since the move to stick there (it'll turn up :roll: )


But thats not all..... :biggrin: :P .
If you lift the other full length flap (Christmas Cottage 'Red Snowflakes' Paper)......

........there's more room for photos/momentos etc

Now see that largeTeresa Collins Decorative Button in the image below? That holds it all together. And if you look at the image above..... there's a sticker covering the button stitching on the reverse side.

Here's how I did it...

Cut the corners out of 12x12 paper background paper and colour in the edges with black watercolour pencil (sorry about some of the paper colour differences in the photos - the earlier steps where taken late at night)

With water and a paintbrush, add to the black pencil edging so it 'watercolours', and cut a piece of contrasting(Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Red Snowflakes) paper to fit longways as in the image below

Put some fabulous Tim Holtz Tissue Tapedown both side of the long strip of contrasting paper and adhere to the background paper .This will form the 'file' part of the LO.

Double mount the photo onto the music and stripey paper and also 'hinge' the side down with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape

The rest is just adding embellishments both with the flaps open and closed


Christmas Cottage:
Chipboard Elements #1
Stickers #2
DieCut Accessory Sheet
Stickers #2
Christmas Cottage Trims

All is Bright Decorative Brads

If you find any of the products have sold out due to being popular, send Lee-Anne a message and find out if it can be made available soon!


Monday, 26 November 2012

Prima 12 Days of Cards and Skissedilla #185

I've been playing along with
Here's Day 9
I really loved the way Gerry created a window surrounded by Christmas folliage and adding a little bird  giving it life.

Prima North Country 8x8 Paper Stack #843700
Prima Resin Shabby Chic Treasures (bird) #890810
Prima Say It In Crystals #551421
Prima Resin Shabby Chic Treasures (window) #891435

I wondered how I was going to create the circle frame like Solange's card
So I used Prima North Country 'Forest Notes' 12x12 and cut out the little frame and also used the word 'joy' too.
Then used the fabulous Prima tree page from the North Country 8x8 Paper Stack #843700
And turned it sideways so it looks more like a landscape to put the little trees (also cut from a page in the 8x8 Paper Stack.
Prima Songbird Collage #844011
Prima Candy Gems #549381
Prima Say It In Crystals #551421
Cream Prima Lace Trim


Flipped the sketch to the other side of the page.
Paige decorating the tree last year


Sunday, 25 November 2012

Let's Get Shabby Challenge #41

Is about being inspired by any one of  'Let's Get Shabby's 
previous 'Christmas' themed challenges.

I really loved
 Challenge #18
 Share a favourite Christmas song/carol or hymn.
You could use it as a title on your layout or use parts of it as your journaling.
If you don’t celebrate Christmas –
you can share one of your special occasion or celebration song/carol or hymn
'O Christmas Tree'
Hannah decorating the Christmas Tree...


Hope to see you join in!!

Friday, 23 November 2012

Prima 12 Days of Christmas Cards....

Managed to get three more cards done for the Prima Challenge.
I can honestly say, I've never really been interested in cards until lately, but have found that I really do like having a go with them. 
Just changed the shape of the card from Stacey's to make it a longer rectange. ... still maintains the centre piece and wrapped string.  I've used the measuring tape as a banner... looks like 23rd and 24th - so the numbers on the tape were fabby to use!

Prima North Country 8x8 Paper Stack #843700
Prima North Country Forest Notes 12x12 #843281 (journal block) 
Prima Almanac Journaling Notecards #554910
Prima Alphabet Stickers #655350
Prima Say It In Crystals #551421

Lesley had a flower banner on the left side of her card which is gorgeous.... I could see that a created Christmas Tree in its place would look fabby too!  And somehow this fun piece just developed somehow.  It was a joy to make! 


Prima North Country 8x8 Paper Stack #843700
Prima Galaxy Stars Gold
Prima Say It In Pearls Black/Red #530433

Prima Alphabet Stickers #544232
GlimmerMist- Slate
Blue Twine

What a challenge this started out - then the creative process kind of took over and weeeeell, this is what happened.  I took in all of what Larissa had created and boy - 3D, and that's about creating a scene... I LOVE creating scenes!  This little tin was perfect!
Prima North Country 8x8 Paper Stack #843700
Prima Shabby Chic Resin Treasures 'Fly Away' #891480 (bird)
Prima Shabby Chic Resin Treasures #890810 (mushroom)
Prima Say It In Crystals #551421
Prima Lace Trim
Ivy Trim
Stampendous Shaved Ice
 Glimmermist 'Red-Nosed Reindeer' (on deer)
It's all part of the Prima's 12 Days of Christmas Card Ideas....

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Piasknownica, Studio Challenges, Challenge Me Happy, Counterfeit Challenge, Get Creative

I know....
I should be sewing  (have a production in a week's time) and need time out.
Its been full on at work and taken on much more than I usually ever do.
Tonight is late, but have been scrapping here and there when I can manage it.
Time to upload....
I think its because scrapping Christmas is so motivating (to me) that getting more done is just coming so easily (big smile)
- a wool
- a price tag/label
- a button
- a star
Here's my label-tag.  I kept it because it had an 'M' on it...
for 'M'andy
or 'Meaghan'  - I 'm thinking its for Meaghan
I decided to use the label-tag as the main element

Here's another
Here's my attempt... this is a Christmas booklet - to add in my lists, things to remember etc...
Its already a busy little book with tags and reminders and even some ticks for 'done'!

November Sketch


Used a little 'HO!' Christmas stamp for the repetitive pattern with off-white paint.
This was a bit of fun putting it together along with a lovely memory of the girls unwrapping presents

LOVE this site.. I'm using ALL sorts of papers and embellies I had forgotten about.
This challenge (keeping in mind that there are no prizes or any competition in anyway.. just motivation to use your stash) is:
Stamp Inspiration: Pick ONE stamp (not the whole set) to inspire you and use on your project. You can use more than one stamp, but your inspiration one should be prominent.  Say which stamp and how it inspired you.
I've used an old favourite triangle stamp with paint onto bits of music paper and scraps - then cut out, inked the edges and stapled together to form Christmas Trees

What a fabulous sketch!