Saturday, July 31, 2010

Scrap the Boys Challenge

Well hi everyone! I finally got myself together with Mr Mojo to complete a Scrap the Boys Challenge on time - the "Devil is in the details" one. Yay for me!! The challenge was to use stamping on the page, and for this page I used the great new Kaiser Bubble Wrap background stamp... presenting Mr Mischief never stays still.

I used bazzill kraft for the background and stamped the kaiser bubble wrap near the edge of where I was going to place the sass lass papers.

I popped some of my handmade polymer birds on top of an A2Z scraplets tree that I won as blog candy from the gorgeous Deb a little while back.

 The chippy brick wall is a Dusty Attic one I picked up from Scrapbooks from The Heart (my local scrap shop). Jenae said she wanted to see what I would do with it...well here it is - watercoloured and misted with heidi swapp black magic glimmer mist, with some pics of my cheeky boy cut out and stuck on it.
Well off to linky to Scrap the Boys website!! Hugs xxx

Saturday, July 24, 2010

She is soooo Gorgeous

Howdy everyone! Geez it feels like I haven't blogged in AGES - I guess when you have been unwell and yet still running around after everyone like a headless chicken 'me' things get put to the backburner. Here is a catch-up blog post - my last M2A DT for July - GORGEOUS.
This is a modelling shot taken of my eldest daughter. The camera just loves her and always makes her look soooo way older than she is.

For this layout I have used Kaiser Ebony & Ivory Felicity paper. I highlighted some of the blossoms with indigo coloured ink and purple/blue kindyglitz. The title is cut from Quickutz Central Park font using white cardstock that I stamped over with the flower stamps, then inked in places and kindy glitzed to match the paper.

I used some gorgeous Autumn Leaves clear stamps to create the layered flowers. These stamps (flower sketch and flower swirls) have the petals outlined several times, so it makes layering a breeze by simply cutting along a different set of petal lines each time. I highlighted each flower with the indigo ink and kindyglitz, and finished off with a flower cut from the black butterflies and flowers felt ribbon.

Materials Used:
cardstock & paper: coredinations nightfall black, Kaiser Ebony & Ivory Felicity
product used: black ink, indigo(blue) ink, kindyglitz(purple/blue).

I am hoping to get time this weekend to scrap some photos I have had sitting on my desk for an eternity (or, at least, from our last holiday to Kalbarri ...the kids jumping on trampolines)
Such a lovely sunny day here in WA, so I'm hoping the weather will be good for the football tonight...Go EAGLES!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Love You Always...

Love you always... a layout of my gorgeous teen daughter.
When Tracy at My 2 Angels said this month was black and white with a hint of one other colour I panicked. I really did. I tend to scrap like a rainbow has wandered across the page most times so this month was a real challenge for me. Thank goodness she left the door open with the 'hint of colour' I took artistic license with the hint of colour and out popped this one...
Love you always...
This is my eldest daughter. She's a curious mix of feminine and attitude, gentle yet determined, quiet yet popular. And of course we love her dearly.

I handcut the title out of Rusty Pickle Popstars Miley paper. The frill border and the hearts were also cut from this paper, then I used the reverse heart side as a black mat (the large dotty heart is from the middle of the paper, and the hole is hidden under the photo and mat). The hand cut page elements were highlighted with red marker pen and dimensional magic. I did some black and white doodling around the edge of the red coredinations cardstock to keep in with the hand drawn theme of the Rusty Pickle paper. I tied lots of little ribbon pieces in the centre of the black flower ribbon slide and finished off the fabric feel on this with gorgeous Buzz and Bloom black corduroy clouds.

Materials Used:
products used: dimensional magic, black and white gel pens, red marker pen, fiskars apron lace border punch.

Nothing like a wee splash of red to add a dash of warmth to winter, eh?
Speaking of adding a little warmth to winter..oooh ahhh Mark LeCras kicking 12 goals for the West Coast Eagles this weekend...yeah baby!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Card Class last night..and this is what we made :)

Hi everyone! Hope this finds you all healthy and happy! Last night was my July card class at SFTH and this is what was on offer...

The little fish, bird, flowers and heart button are all my handmade polymer clay creations. You like? Well my cardies certainly did :)
Catcha later soon with a *new* layout - yay!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ohhh he is such a cheeky boy!!

Howdy everyone...well the dry and freezy cold weather has well and truly broken here - rain...hail...winds...storms.. man we are getting all extremes here in WA this winter! And, of course, it's school holidays so the kids are looking through the windows at the weather and muttering "we're bored..." Oh the joy...LOL... so it's movies movies and more movies!!

I managed to catch up with the wonderful Wendy for a day long scrap (Yay!). Much coffee was drunk, much scrapping was done, and I managed to finish off my DT projects for M2A for July. (Yay!)... Here is number 2 project that I had prepared earlier... Such a Cheeky Boy...

Here is my gorgeous, 'lovely' LOL little son poking his tongue out at his sisters while I am trying to set a decent shot at Point Heathcote. Mind you, they were teasing him at the time, and probably deserved the tongue poking! I did get some really great shots of him with the last of the sun's rays providing light and shade...but I really loved this cheeky little snap so I scrapped this one.

The T-shirt in the photo is such a vibrant green so I used Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine: Clover to follow the colour through. I cut elements out of Rusty Pickle Popstar papers (Zac, Dylan) to give the page a boyish and playful feel. A quick word about these Rusty Pickle papers.. they can look a little overwhelming as a whole piece but the Zac paper is perfect for handcut edgings, and has some very useful words for titles on the back.

The Star element and arrow were cut out, stuck onto some thick card and cut out again to give them the extra stiffness to be stuck down with foam tape. I coloured the centre of the star with one of my childrens marker pens (or you could use gel pens or proper scrapping markers), and I did the same with the circle and 2 x star element.

Materials used:

Cheeky but cute, eh?
Take care and thanks for stopping by xx

Saturday, July 10, 2010

July Card Class sneak peek..

I spy, with my little eye, some sneak peeks for July....

There are only a few spots left and numbers for this class are strictly limited this month as these cards feature my own handmade polymer clay embellishments. See the girls at Scrapbooks from the Heart to reserve your spot (this includes my regular Cardies sorry girls xx)

And just a little bit of a toot... one of my cards is being published in an upcoming edition of Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft Magazine ..Yay!! :)

Hugs C x

Sunday, July 4, 2010

School Holidays Kids Class - a little peek...

I have been asked to run a school holidays kids card class at Scrapbooks from The Heart on 9th July, so I though I would post a wee little peek at what I have prepared...

The kids get to make a card, matching gift bag and decorated envelope to match, using sizzix paper dolls...
Cheers and back soon with the bigger pics
C x
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