Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I won something!!

Woo hoo! I entered my AHOY page and card into a Quickutz competition on their blog Quickutz Blog and my entry won!!! If you follow the QK blog link you will have to scroll down past the design teams valentine post (and boy, it's pretty long LOL) but there it is!! My page! I won $100 US worth of Quickutz dies. Can't wait to get scrapping with those when they arrive!!!

Later Cx
(ps.. to see my AHOY page and card either scroll down my blog or take a look at the slideshow of my recent layouts over to the right..>>>>>  )

Monday, January 25, 2010

My Gorgeous Children

Howdy! Well, I've been a busy girl - getting my layouts for My2Angels ready for February...I love how they have turned out...but you will have to be patient just a little longer to see them (sorry x). In the mean time, I've managed to squeeze in a page of my gorgeous children during the summer of 2008 (I know, 2008, but there are some photos I've just not managed to scrap yet!)

Aren't they cute...? I used Three Bugs in a Rug Playtime Stripe double sided paper, a piece of Bo Bunny Back to Basics piece that I glimmermisted. The cute little mice are scrapware chipboard mice that I inked. The hearts are sizzix primitive hearts diecuts, that I inked and/or embossed. the circle is a quickutz die 4x4 circle tag. I used a fiskars border punch - apron lace - to add a little interest to the dotted side of the paper. The word Family was a freebie chipboard word that came with a scrapping mag that I inked and coated with dimensional magic. The metal love embellishment is a making memories word tile.

Close up of details:

The embossing die I used was by quickutz in the blossom shapes set.

And...of course....the card from the leftover pieces of paper:
This has a gorgeous little robot chipboard piece by 2CRAFTY that I watercoloured, highlighted with kindyglitz crystallina then coated with inkssentials crackle accents. The happy birthday is a Creating Keepsakes birthday accent. I love this little guy!!

I hope your week (and the weather) has been good to you...Happy Australia Day!
C xxx

Friday, January 22, 2010

circle challenge

Hi guys...just wanted to share my LO I did for the January circle challenge on Aussie Girls Gone Scrappin' (follow the linky to see the projects coming online)... I am not the best with circles (they are so, well, ROUND!) but I snuck them in there....

I used a RW Laser cuts star frame (inked it, kindyglitzed it, crackle finished it) and the rear of some older papers from my stash, the metal letter tiles are from making memories, and the large flowers are prima.

Here's a close up!

I incorporated the circles as the frame and in the letter tiles... you had to have stars (hence why I used the frame) and your own handwriting (below the letter tiles).
Thanks for looking!!
C x

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ooohhh GOODIES!!!!

Oh I am soooo excited! My Angel Design Team goodies have arrived! The lovely Tracy at MY2ANGELS  has sent me the most wonderful box of things to play with!  I spy (with my little eye LOL) some Thickers and ribbons and cosmo cricket and pink paisley and some buzz and bloom chipboard....and loads of other really fabulous gear from her store (click the linky above guys to check it out!)...I couldn't resist - here is a sneaky peeky at some of the goodies I will be using this month...

I am rubbing my hands together with glee as we speak...;-) Keep an eye out on both here and Tracy's blog my2angels blog for the pics of what comes out of this pile!!! Off to start planning and playing!!

Later Cx

Monday, January 18, 2010

Take one flower hairclip.....

....and rip it apart!!! I am beginning to think I am a little nasty to my scrap bits and pieces sometimes. Anywhoo this is what I did, in fact, do. I had these beautiful photos of my daughter taken when she did an arty photo shoot. And I really wanted a kind of whimsical feel to the page....then I saw this icy blue organza flower hairclip in my hair stash (yes I have all sorts of stashes LOL) and thought....hmmmm...I have this gorgeous piece of Imaginisce paper that I haven't had the heart to use yet (too pretty to cut) and this hairclip is fabulous.... anyway..I based the layout on sketch 39 on Inspired Blueprints January sketch is the result.

The flower detail can be a little hard to see so here is a different view:

The dragonfly is an iron on patch that I stuck onto black card then cut around - I did this to give it a little more stiffness to make the wings more 3-D. The flourish is a twiddleybitz border flourish that I inked and embossed with a pyschedelic sparkle powder. The scallop border was cut using a sizzix scallop border die out of coredinations black magic cauldron cardstock (black on the outside blue hidden inside until you distress it). The title is a combination of Adorn It lettering, and quickutz dies - Central Park and Uptown Girl.

Close up of flourish detail:

AND, of course, the omnipresent card made out of the leftovers:

The edge of the card was cut using a Martha Stewart border punch. The flourish is a quickutz flourish border die and the ostrich fibre peeking out from under the imaginisce paper was EXTREMELY fiddley and frustrating to glue in there !!!!

Thank you all so much for the lovin' and congrats on my Angel Design Team spot. *mwah*

Hugs Cx

Sunday, January 17, 2010 I scrapped LOL....

I couldn't even wait! Had to scrap today! I discovered that acrylic paints and glimmermist dry EXTREMELY fast in 43 degree heat. REALLY fast.

So here it is....

I used coredinations vintage collection cardstock as the backing. This stuff is great as it comes looking all sanded like this. I distressed the edges a bit to give a bit more character. The gorgeous heart paper is from the Imaginisce Perfectly Post collection - fancy hearts doublesided paper. I added a twiddleybitz border bits flourish (which I painted, sanded and glimmermisted to death), a lock charm and key charm, some ric rac and ribbon. The title is an ancient piece of my stash - a metallic word from Making Memories that I attacked with paint and glimmermist. The gorgeous butterfly is die cut from quickutz REV 0166 Butterfly die. I love this die.

Close up of the poor abused twiddeybitz chipboard flourish: per the new year ressie....I did a card. I had originally cut the butterfly with a blue glittercard background, but it didn't quite work. I recycled this to make a quick card using Cristina Re paper, Adorn It letters and I embossed half the backing card with a cuttlebug embossing folder.

Off to cook burgers for dinner (ahhhh those children NEVER seem to stop EATING! LOL)
Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, January 16, 2010

*drumroll*....It's official...

I am soooooo excited to announce that I have been chosen by the lovely Tracy (click on her name for the linky linky to her blog) to be one of Design Team Angels over at My2Angels. I am so excited to be working along side of three very talented and artistic ladies:

Congrats girls!!!! I can't wait for our first projects to come out!!! This is going to be fantastic!!!
Now I won't be able to sleep tonight - so excited - must scrap instead!!!

Hugs Cx

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pondering the Creative Process

I was sitting here at my desk, gathering stuff together for my next page, and I was picturing myself as broody chicken sitting on her nest when I am about to create something (paint fumes will do that to you!!). I gather bits together to 'feather my nest'... I get out some photos to look at and consider (sitting on my eggs), I sit a while (brooding), I surf the net awhile (brooding some more), I check my emails (ok, I know, now I'm procrastinating!) then I reach for the papers and start putting elements together (eggs start hatching)... off to hatch an egg or two now...LOL

Later Cx

Saturday, January 9, 2010

So Far So Good...

Well, so far so good... I have made the time to scrap a couple of photos that have been laying around my desk for eons - ones of my son Ben at his friend Jack's pirate birthday party. I used  a piece of Rusty Pickle Boots'n'Bones paper from the Captn Jack range, the left over half of a Collage Press 12 inch scallop circle (which was a brown colour but I altered it with Making Memories ruby glaze), a fabric iron-on patch skull, my quickutz revolution pirate ship die, a quickutz 2inch journalling circle die, quickutz waves border cookie cutter die, and a Twiddleybitz arrow from their basic arrows pack. The title - AHOY matey - was cut using my Silhouette electronic cutting machine (gosh I love this gadget!!!!).

and here is a close-up of the bottom detail:

And, true to my resolutions (so far) I also made a card from the leftovers:

AND  a quickie quickie Christmas card for the box:this card was made using a sizzix bigz XL die to cut the A5 card, cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl embossing folder, quickutz REV christmas tree die, and quickutz cookie cutter Christmas word die.

Thanks for looking take care for now. Cx

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year - and my scrapbook resolutions!

Whew! FINALLY I get back on here. What a hectic end to 2009 with working working and more working...Christmas Lunches and Boxing Day gatherings! But here I am... complete with a new year, a new page and a *couple* of wee scrapbooking resolutions (yeah yeah, I know, NO-ONE keeps their resolutions) that I am going to *try* very hard not to break.
  1. When I make a scrap page, make a card out of the leftovers. When we put together a page of papers and bits and bobs, we LOVE it - right? Why not make a card of the leftovers because all the colour thought has already been done!

And here's my first for the year: this is my daughters holding their little brother when we came home from hospital.

I used my quickutz silhouette electronic cutter to cut the true type font title. The papers are DCWV from the Green Stack set. I used Adorn It lettering , Prima flowers (of course!), a quickutz revolution die to cut the journalling block, and I die cut the bird using the BossKut Paisley Bird die, undercoated it in Making Memories paint then coated it in a white MM paint, then used Ranger Inkssentials Crackle Accents. I hand stitched the stitching and cheated by using a piercing bug to pre-pierce the holes so the stitches were even.

And here's a close up of the corner detail:

And - TA DAH! here is the card:

I used the left over papers to make the card, and I also made (and decorated) a matching envelope. I used the Quickutz Silhouette (now distributed by Silhouette America,INC. ) to cut the envelope out of a nice co-ordinating paper.

    2. TRY and make a couple of Christmas cards every month -  we all have days when the MOJO goes-o, ah.... the black hole of creativity strikes us all at some why not throw together a Christmas card or two out of those little pieces of Christmas stuff you stuck into your stash ..?

Here is the evidence!!!! LOL.

I used leftover papers from the above two projects and a stray Anita's 3-D sticker (GASP! Yes! I used a sticker!!! LOL) and a piece of a Christmas rub on for the wording. I popped some bling randomly on spots to give it a little lift, et voila! Christmas card No 1 is done.

    3. Last, but not least, resolution is simple (and probably the HARDEST) - try to make more scraptime!!!

Hugs until later C x

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