Friday, July 29, 2011

Stuck Sketches July 1st Challenge.

Had my first go a Stuck Sketches challenge this month. Thought that I had better link it up as the end of the month is very fast approaching.

This is what the sketch design look like
And here is my interpretation.
This LO I used bits and pieces of PP that was left in my cut off bag, Tim Holtz cogs dies and metal clock. Tattered angels mask and glimmer mist. twine, brads, cardstock, alphas and cricut.
A closer view.
TFL. Enjoy what is left of your day. Don't be scared to leave comments, I love to hear what you think.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July Scrap Jacked Challenge.

Well getting a little late on all the challenges that I wanted to complete this month. The list to do is much longer that the completed list. But as I have done all the housework (well as much as I am going to do today he he) I have the rest of the day to myself.

So this month I jacked Bec. If you want to have a look at the challenge and give it ago before the end of the month head over to Scrap Jacked

OK so I scrapped (finally) some pics from My best friends wedding ( it was only in March slack I know). They really do make such a great couple. I did feel very privileged to be involved. But was glad when it was all over, I made her Invites, name cards, menu, and seating board. And not to mention the Hens night bits and pieces, it was full on for a few months. But I really did enjoy the whole experience....... And now for the Baby shower????

Well here it is:

And a closer look at the embellishment cluster at the bottom

This LO is used Lace Ribbon, Tim Holtz Tattered florals die. Varies PP still using my scraps up. Bling. Title cut using Cricut and of course ink. I'm pretty happy with how it all came together.

Thanks for looking, Please leave me some feedback love to know that some like minded people are looking at my stuff and what you all think.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Handmade fun

Well I haven't been feeling the best this last week and Hubby is away in Sydney at his meeting, so I'm feeling bad and his not home, a little lonely :( , and today would have been a great day the house to myself..... ahhh piece and quite. But I haven't been able to create and the day has seemed to drag on and on.
But I did cut out a heap of chipboard Tim Holtz shapes and stuff. I am trying to organise a once a month class/ workshop in Queenstown and thought that they would be good for some of the crafters to be able to purchase very cheap without having to purchase the dies. I have altered some but anyway blah blah see what happens...

But I did make in my opinion these great little... Shabby flowers (well that's what I'm calling them). Made from Tim Holtz tattered florals and a croqueted flower made by me. All made with fabric. Check them out!!!
And a closer look
Well hopefully will be feeling better soon, I have a friend that I haven't caught up with for months coming on Saturday to scrap with me. hopefully I will get some more of the challenges on my list completed.

Enjoy your night, Thanks for looking.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

July Scrap the Girls Challenge

This Challenge is so right up my alley, I love to create with pink. This is the first ever page that I have scrapped a pic of ME!!!. The challenge this month was inspired by PINK (the musician). Hence Perfect in the title as well.

If you want to check out the challenge head to why not give it ago yourself!!!
On this Lo I used: Kaiser Paper, cardstock, paint, Prima flowers, maya road pin, kaiser rubons, Stampin up owl punch, dymo embossing labeller, thickers, dimensional magic, builders chalk line string, brads, stamps.

This picture is not the greatest, the page is really white, I completed this page at a month get together with Be Inspired group.

Thanks for Looking

Lovely Scrappy Day.

I have just got back home from my one day a month get together with the talented ladies at Be Inspired. This month Tania created a yummy boys page with Tim Holtz cogs and gears (I am loving everything Tim Holtz ATM. Featured on the Page is My Hubby and our Boxer Arlie.      


Looking forward to next month I will hopefully have some company to take with ME next month. Had a lovely time spread out on my own table, the girls say they will put a reserved sign on it for me next month. I am not use to scrapping with other people as I generally scrap by myself. I really love going to this group once a month, just to get out, get some ideas and not be interrupted like you do at home with children.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Family day at Chocolate Winterfest.

Just got back from a lovely day at Latrobe, for Chocolate Winterfest, and wasn't it a lovely winter day. There was sooo much wind a little rain and a one point it did look like it was trying to snow!!!
Took a few pics that I will share, there wasn't a lot for the kids to do, but it was just so nice to have a family day out for a change. Even if Jake was a little whiny to start, you know the usually I want, when are we going here. You all know what I'm talking about. It's hard for a 6yo to just enjoy wandering and looking without having to purchase something at every stop.

Jack, Brit and Jakey on the Shuttle bus heading to Anvers Chocolate factory.
Jake and Britty favourite taste was the vanilla truffles. Jack got left to each both of the kids butterscotch fudge got a little sickly!!!
Kids at Anvers. Give me chocolate NOW!!

Here is that Grumpy little man that I was telling you about. Having to be doing something fun 100% of the time!!

A nice pic of my gorgeous family, I am quite lucky to have them all!!

 Cheeky Monkey happy now to be on the move!!

 This was My attempt to take a pic of us all on the track, as you can see didn't quite work out. Can only see Jakey's hat lol. But was funny trying.

All of the above pic were taking on a walk back to the craft shop on the old railway track at Latrobe.
Love the pic of my hubby, Have a class next weekend a doing a male LO, might have to get this one printed to feature on the class page???? Don't usually get too many nice pics of him he he.

I haven't been too well this weekend so no crafty stuff to show you, but I suppose the night is still young.
Thanks for looking. Enjoy what is left of your weekend.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My first ever sketch challenge!!

This is Wendy Smith sketch challenge for July on  Anna's Scrap Cupboard blog.

I have given it a go, I found it a little challenging because I have never scrapped from a sketch before. But at least I had a go.

This is what I came up with.....I did move a few things around

On this LO I used Lilybee design PP, cardstock, Glimmer mist, Tim Holtz cogs, Teresa Collins brads, castro crafts tool embellishment, kaisercraft paper from the shaken not stirred collection, core'dinations cardstock, stamps,thickers, dimensional magic, ink, pen, dymo embossing labeller and rhinestone.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A quick clean LO

Thought that I would post this LO that I completed last night on a visit to Grandma and Poppy Franks with the kids. A visit with them is always fun and always involves lots of games and laughs. Wish that they lived closer so the kids could visit more often.
On this LO I mainly used the photos backed by black Cardstock, kaiser rubons. Tim holtz die to make the flowers and also his cogs die, MM brad. I just like the simplicity of this layout and lots of photos.

A closer view
Thanks for looking and don't be scared to leave me some feedback, I love to hear what you think.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Scrap the boys July Challenge.

I have completed the July Scrap the boys challenge early, due to having some extra time off work. I think being able to relax a little has help to get me in my scrap room more often lately. Plus I am loving being in blog land with all the fab challenges out there to keep me inspired. The requirements for Scrap the boys this month was to use TAPE and the work PLAY. If you want to give it a go as well head over to and give it a go.

This LO is of my Hubby and Son tinkering around the yard on the grizzly.
Products Used: First of all I ran to hubby's shed to see what I could find. The tape I used Gaffa Tape and Sisalation Tape ( Tapes that I took from my husbands shed, the silver one is used in a roof to stick silver paper together. Well I think anyway and gaffa tape is a really strong tape that rips easy) and then I saw some screws and decided to use those as well. Other products were Tim Holtz cogs die cut and distressing ink and his tickets (loving all Tim holtz ATM). Kaiser Paper, Provo craft masking tape, stamps, kaiser rubons, alpha stickers, dymo embossing labeller and glimmer mist
I am loving having access now to so make great ideas, I had better go and tidy up my scrap room, so I can make another mess after tea.
Thanks for looking have a great night!!!

My Entry at Kylie's Card Craft at Latrobe for Chocolate Winterfest.

One of my local scrapbooking shops is running a competition for the Chocolate winterfest event held next weekend. Page requirements were to be chocolate inspired and here is what I came up with.....
This LO I again used my scrap papers so not sure of who they are by, Paper Doily. Al foil from the pantry which I then embossed, Stampin up two step bird punch, handmade flower (will let you know how I made that one at later date) Stampin up border punch, Stampin up stamps, Stampin up Twine, Jillibean Soup alpha stickers,  Making memories chipboard buttons, and of course Ink.
Close up of embellishment cluster, I went a little different on this one and used sticks pick up from outside. Inspiration taken for this LO was really from the bib with the birds on it. And Al foil from a chocolate wrapper.
Thanks for looking and If you live local and are heading to Chocolate Winterfest why not head into Kylie's Card Craft and complete a vote!!!