Sunday, November 30, 2008

Pernickety's Challenge

Marie's challenge over at Pernickety this week was to make a card with baubles, layers and Bling. I liked the sound of this challenge, only one problem I could not find all my craft bits and the silly season has started and we had two break up parties this weekend. So I have two sugar high children who are counting down till Christmas already!!
I have used some green cardstock as my base (I think its Stampin Up), white cardstock, We R Memory Keepers White Out paper and rub ons. Plus stickles(Samantha is rubbing this off on me - I am using more since we get together frequently) and blue eyelets so the person who gets the card can hand it if they like.

On another note, I am very lucky to have James at the moment he has made me a frame for my Advent Calender. So it has really been a joint effort to finish it. I will post a photo once I have finished painting it.

Sandie's12Days Number 11


The eleventh card's requirement was to use a scallop.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sandie's 12 Day Number 10


The challenge for today was to use a chipboard frame. I have taken this literally and made my card from a chipboard frame, so that after the card has been given, the recipient has a lovely photo frame.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sandie's Card Number 9


This card's requirement was to use wire and/or beads.

I really like this idea but following today's luck I can not find my beads!! I am really in need of some good luck!

Sandie's 12 Days Number 8


The requirements for card eight was to use fabric.
The Santa has a felt hat trim and beard.
Fabric is a real challenge for me and I do not own any so I was happy to find this Santa.

Just not my day

Do you ever feel like nothing goes right, well this has been my week I think! A while ago I could not find my blades for my creative memories circle cutters, well I found them and tonight I wanted to use them, guess what I know where the blades are, but I can not find the circles!! I tell you no words can tell you how mad I am!
Plus on Saturday I managed to drop my mobile phone in the toilet. I could never figure out how people did it, but guess what it was really stupidly easy, luckily I was able to resurrect my phone, but eww!!
Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Blog Award from Nicole


I recieved this blog award from Nicole http://nicolefinlayson.typepad.com/. I think I will not pass this award on at this time, as I do not know seven other blogs to link to!! They have already been awarded! How special are they! Thanks Nicole.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Scrapbook Hub Explosion Card


This is the second class this week from Scrapbook Hub. It is for my son Ethan. He is absolutly obsessed with Christmas, don't know where he gets that from! LOL!!
I have used...
*Stampin up cardstock
*Basic Grey Wassail paper
*red grosgrain
*Pinecone ink
*Basic Grey Stamps
*See D's Stamps
*Imaginess Stamp
*Electric Images Stamp
*Studio G Stamps
*Really old rubs on's
*Red Kaiser Pearls

Sandie's 12 Days Number 7


Todays card had to have ribbon or ricrac trims.

Sandie's 12 Days Number 6


Half way today!!! The requirement was to use a star or stars.

The ribbon has come undone in the photo oops!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Christmas Planner

I have made this gorgeous planner on another blog while blog surfing! Just wish I could remember which one!! It is made with a Manila folder. I have used
*Cosmo Cricket paper
*Red and Green Cardstock
*Green grosgrain ribbon
Inside are pockets for a Shopping List, Christmas Card List, Receipts, and Notes.


Sandies 12 Days of Christmas Day 5


The fifth card's requirement was to use 5 gold brads. I have used a Christmas Tree Cuttleug emossing folder.

Scrapbook Hub Explosion Box


For this week we have two projects to make the first one I have finished is an explosion box. I even taught my Mum how to make one today! I have used

*We R Memory Keepers Christmas Lovely paper
*We R Memory Keepers Christmas Festivity paper
*We R Memory Keepers Christmas Dreamy paper
*Stampin Up Cardstock
*White Grosgrain
*Assorted Green and Pink Flowers
*Stickles
*White brads

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sandie's 12 Days of Christmas day 4


Another quick card from scraps, the requirements were to use 4 squares.

Bad Girls Pre Challenge #2

Marie found a American site offering 22 free Christmas classes. There are 5 out at the moment and I have done 1!! Oh well, I just can't keep up with everything. This workshop was a Christmas Candy/Cookie Bag. Super easy to make, they only use 1/2 a 12x12!
I have used Stampin' Up Cardstock, Basic Grey Paper, Ribbon (Which I sprayed with Creme de cocoa Glimmer mist, but my board I use to spray on had heaps of Ruby Red G/M on it and it ran into the ribbon as well, so it is a custom colour LOL!!) Green RicRac, Green Grosgrain, a ruby red G/M flower, a cream flower and a green brad which I have stickled. The edges I have inked with pinecone.

Sandies 12 Days of Christmas Day 3

Day three's challenge was to use 3 Christmas trees. I have also added 3 French Hens. All made from scraps in my stash!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sandie's Twelve Days Of Christmas

Card One- A Partridge in a Pear Tree...

Card Two - Two patterned papers and two tags. The second patterned paper is on the tag stamped love. It is red with stars, hard to see, sorry. I like the idea of the song "Twelve Days of Christmas" so I am trying to put the items in as well. Just to add extra pressure!! Like I need it LOL!!



Mail Art


Well at least I am quicker this week!! My mail art is a plain white envelope, which I have done a very technical thing to... bubble blown LOL!! You know like the kids do, you put some dish liquid and food colour in a bowl of water and blow into the water to create bubbles, then press the paper on top, very technical indeed. I have stamped it with Basic Grey stamps, and added some rhinestones, for extra bling. Then finished it with a "Enjoy" sentiment.
Australia Post couldn't loose this letter!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Memory Can for Scrapbook Hub



I have joined a new site called scrapbook Hub http://www.scrapbookhub.com.au/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1. I am doing a Christmas Craft Class and this is our first project a memory can for people to put there Christmas Wishes in. Mine is very different from the class sample!! The materials I used where

*Pringles Tin
*Basic Grey Wassail noel -reverse and greetings
*Basic Grey Wassail alphabet stickers
*Green grosgrain ribbon
*Cream ric rac
*9 small white flowers (which I have coffee dyed)
*11 small red flowers (which I have sprayed with Ruby Red Glimmermist)
*Red Grosgrain ribbon (coffee dyed again)
*Antique brass button
*Small daisy punches
*Medium white flower (which I have sprayed with Ruby Red Glimmermist)
*Cream/Champagne Kaiser Pearls.

I am totally happy with how this turned out. Oh and I do have an obsession with Basic Grey!!
Now I just need to figure out how to put it on the forum, HELP!!

Blog Award From Sandie


I recieved this beautiful Blog Award from Sandie http://sandie-sandiesplace.blogspot.com/ and the rules are 1. The winner may put the logo on their blog. 2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award. 3. Nominate 5 blogs. 4. Put links to their blogs. 5. Leave a message for your nominees.


OK so who to choose.


2. Samantha - new blogger but will be fantastic when she gets going!!http://samantha-simply-serendipitous.blogspot.com/

3. Marie again for pernickety http://mariesheil.typepad.com/pernickety/

4. Marie again for arti.licious http://mariesheil.typepad.com/artilicious/ I sometime wonder how this woman manages 3 blogs!!



Sunday, November 9, 2008

My Spidy Son


I wonder how long before we end up in casualty ward at hospital?

Ever since he has gone Spiderman or "Spidy" as Ethan likes to call him! He has been climbing the veranda, the walls, doing jumps off the couch and his bed head!! This all spells a broken arm or leg, and lots of tears to me. But what can a mere Mum tell a Superhero??

Immy's Birthday Party


We had a really good morning at Giggles this morning, and thankfully now my little fairy princess is asleep. She ran herself to exhaustion! We had her party in the fairy, and Immy was (of course) the fairy princess. When we were getting ready to go this morning I told her to go and put her runners on and she promptly told me "fairy princesses don't wear runners, Mum". She wanted high heals!!

She has no fear what so ever, she was jumping off the jumping castles and straight over the step to the ground. I was quite a big jump, but she did it every time.

It took me hours yesterday making her cake! But I am really happy with it, I think it's the best cake I've made for the kids yet. I had to put it in a box though as the castle turrets kept wanting to fall over. I successfully made her "fairy Princess Dora Castle" that was requested. Lucky or Miss Madame would have thrown a hissy fit!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Some Recent Creations

*A mini journal I have made for myself to document my thoughts and feelings on my weight loss journey. I have found in the past I need to write down things or I loose the motivation, and I wanted something nice and not just a normal weight loss diary. So I scrapped my self one. I love these colours and I love, love, love the basic grey stamps and papers.

* A layout on my parents when they were first married and living in a caravan!! I love the curtains!!! You can really tell its them even though the photos are nearly 29 years old. They haven't changed much!!
* My Zoo mini book is finally finished! I started this in a class with Marie at Simply Said, in Warragul http://mariesheil.typepad.com/ it has taken me months to finish it off but I really love it, and all our photos from our day at the zoo.
This is a envelope pocket to hold mementos of the day like tickets.

Sandies Week 7 Sketch


I have had this done since Tuesday and have not been able to get to the computer to blog it since. I really can't wait to get my laptop back!! It is so hard to share the one computer. I noticed when I was checking other peoples comments on Sandie's blog that no one had made a boy card yet, so I was really happy that I had made a boy card already!! I have a friend and a sister in law who are both having babies, so I figured since I had made a pink card for Marie last month, I would make a blue one for Sandie. Hopefully one has a boy and the other has a girl!! (Knowing my luck that will not happen!! Too easy!!)