Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Just a couple of cards.....

Just a couple of shares playing with my new Hero Arts Wildflowers stamp. The first if done with Whispers markers and of course uses some Fiskars border punches: Apron Lace and Starburst.
 
The second card is white embossed and uses the resist technique with tempting turquoise Stampin' Up ink. The label is a Criut cut from the Storybook cartridge and the butterfly is a really old stamp from Paper Pleasure Plus who are no longer in business. The butterfly is coloured with twinkling H2O's  and looks really pretty IRL.
 

 
 
Thanks for visiting and Happy Craftin'

Monday, 17 September 2012

Back so soon......

Just a few more shares from the last couple of weeks.
 
I have been trying to catch up with a few more of Heather's sketches but it is a long slow process now that X Factor is back on. I truly should not be roped into watching so much TV but alas I do need to just sit and do nothing sometimes when the brain becomes foggy.
 
This is MWS 28-12 with photos of the boys at Scitech. We took Masaki there when he was visiting and the boys loved it. They always enjoy interactive science shows.

Next is MWS 29-12 with photos of the boys as Piney Lakes where we went for a wander during the last school holidays. This is not too far from home and a nice walk on a pleasant day.
 

At Home and Scrapped during September Kerri has challenged us to create a layout using paint and layers. This is a Colorbok paper with some brown paint stamping and a little extra cream spread about with a credit card edge. This is based on a Pagemaps sketch from April 2012, I think. A great way to use up tags and scraps of paper.

Last Friday night was the monthly SBS at Home and Scrapped and Heather had us making inchies again. Have I mentioned how I hate inchies......? I am so challenged by making something decent on a 1" piece of cardstock. Still, after three hours on the inchies alone..... lots of procrastination included, this is what I ended up with.
 
 
Another challenge for the month from Home and Scrapped, this one is Vicki's. Something old - lots of really old scraps of paper, Something new - recently purchased spellbinder foliage dies, something borrowed - a lift of a layout by Tracey at traceelementz.blogspot.com.au from about March 2012 and something blue - or any monochromatic colour choice you made..... in my case is was green.
 
 
These last two you may recognise from the Fiskars blog in a recent share. Fiskars sent me a lovely batch of Bella paper ranges to play with to make some things for the blog and here a just a couple so far. 

 

A big thank you to my niece-in-law who kindly sent me some lovely photos of her girls to use on some girly layouts. If you have a chance to visit Images by Jade, then please leave her some love on her photography. She has just started her own business and is going well so far. If you are in the Kadina area in South Australia and looking for some wedding, kids or family photos please contact Jade and tell her I sent you.
 
Happy craftin' all.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

The monthly update.......

In my last  post I told you to join us at Home and Scrapped for the Cybercrop in August. Here are the layouts that I completed.



I sent everyone to this link: http://holykaw.alltop.com/30-dr-seuss-quotes-that-can-change-your-life
I asked everyone to choose a quote from the list and make a layout using it as the title or in the journaling. I kept my example very simple and chose a quote that I really like and suits Keelan down to the ground.
 


Next I gave them a magazine cover that was very busy and asked all to gain inspiration for a layout from it.  Above is my example using lots of paint splashes and designs from the inspiration.
 


Angie wanted us to create a layout using fabric in our background and include at least three handmade embellishments. The butterfly using the Fiskars funky heart punch, the two grey based flowers and the hat pin were my handmades and apart from the background cardstock therest is pretty much fabric.
 

The last challenge from Angie was a colour challenge using a cereal box as the colour inspiration. There are plenty of Fiskars tools used on this one so I sent it through to Lyn to use on the Fiskars blog. The flower is made from the funky heart, mayflower and medium round & round squeeze punches. The strip has and edge cut with the majestic edge on the Fiskars cutting template and the border punches are the rope, heart and scalloped edge ones. You might need to look carefully to see some of them.
 


Lyn also asked if I had anything for Father's day so I made this quick card for the blog also. The funky heart squeeze punch, scalloped edge and threading water border punches also got a work out, so did my sewing machine.

Thanks for looking and happy scrappin' all.