Friday, December 30, 2011

123 December Challenge

Yeah another page done, this one was for 123's December criteria, which was 
the word - make.
the colour - Marigold.
the technique - MYO (make your own anything!)
The colours might night be exactly marigold, but it's the closest I had!  The word make has been included in my title as makes, which I hope is ok!!  And my 'make your own' is a clay Christmas tree impression.
I have used:
*Core'dinations White Wash - Screen door.
*Creative Imaginations - Christine Adolph paper.
*Sizzix Embossing Folder.
*Air Dry Clay.
*White Acrylic Paint.
*Smooch - Sweet Melon.
*Kaiser Merry Christmas Stamp Set.
*Color Box - Sweet Melon Ink.
*Kaiser Miss Nelly Sticker Set and Her Habits Paper.
*We R Memory Keepers Glitter Brads - Tres' Elegant.
*Arctic Frog Alphabet Stickers.
*Glimmermist - Sunflower.
*Kaiser Pearls and Bling.
*Kaiser Resin Blossoms - Dahlia.
*Prima Essentials #9 - Fairy Flora.
*Butterfly Die Cut.

I hope you like it!

Black with 2 December Challenge

Another challenge down!  This page was created for Black with 2's December Challenge.  The criteria was Dominant Black, red and green, you could also use a touch of silver and/or gold.  There was also a photo of flowers as inspiration:
I have used several shades of greens and reds just like in the photo, plus added a small amount of gold and silver.
I have used:
*Black Cardstock.
*Core'dinations Core Essentials.
*K&Co Brenda Walton Tag.
*Maya Road Bordaers II Chipboard.
*Glimmermist Bauble Light Green and Red Nosed Reindeer.
*Crochet Flower from a swap.
*Bo Bunny Father Christmas Buttons.
*Old Patterened Papers.
*Blingology Ribbon Sherry.
*Silver Bauble Stickers.
*Doodlebug Jack+Jill Alphas.
*Crafty Koala Flower.
*Prima Flower.
*Chatterbox Bling and Buttons.
*Kaiser Sparklets - Rouge.
*EK Success Alpha Tiny ABC Black.

I hope you like it!

White with 1 December Challenge

Another challenge done!  I am really enjoying getting back into the 'swing' of challenges!  And enjoying getting some pages scrapped too!
The criteria for the December Challenge at White With 1 was White + Christmas Themed + Christmas Photo.  This photo is from last years visit to Santa at Myers.  I have taken the inspiration of the colours from some free papers I received in Australian Simply Cards Magazine, I love the purple and lime with white.
I have used:
*White Cardstock.
*Creative Imaginations Creative Cafe Paper.
*Trim the Tree Papers - Free from Australian Simply Cards Magazine.
*Glimmer Mist Blitzen, Bauble Light Green, Turquoise.
*Core'dinations Vintage Collection (alphabet).
*Purple Pumpkin Bakers Twine, Spotty Button and Lollypop Flower (which I pulled the top two layers off).
*Lime Tree Creations Crochet Flower.
*Buttons Assorted and Beutron.
*Tattered Angels Glimmer Chip.
*Kaiser Wooden Flourishes - Holly.
*Chipboard Star.

I hope you like it!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Kraft It Up December Challenge

Woo hoo 4 layouts in 2 days, I am loving this, shame Christmas day is almost here and I have other stuff to do now!
This layout was created for Kraft It Up's December Challenge, which was to use Kraft and scrap about a Christmas tradition.  My tradition is our yearly trip to Melbourne during which we always stop at this dog statue for a photo.  It's amazing how much they grow and change each year.
I have used:
*Kraft Cardstock.
*Kaiser Merry Medley -Chorus paper and Elfers and Goodies Stickers.
*Kaiser Be Merry - Cheer and Happy papers.
*Creative Imaginations Studio Basics 101 paper.
*Assorted Paper Scraps.
*Circle Punch.
*AS4E Red Glitter Cardstock.
*Red Handmade Daisy.
*Purple Pumpkin Spotty Buttons and Bakers Twine.
*Prima Avon Roses - North Country.
*Lime Tree Creations Crochet Flowers.
*Assorted buttons and brads.
*Paper String.
*Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs.
*Kaiser Sparklets - Rouge.
*Dimensional Magic.
*Tattered Angels Bauble Light Green Glimmer Mist.

I hope you like it!

Scrap the Girls December Challenge

Ok so I am loving the time to do these challenges, hopefully it will continue!
This layout has been made for the December Scrap the Girls site.  The criteria was babies, and being so close to Christmas I thought I would do Imogen's first visit to Santa's knee.  She was only two months old.  It took a few years after this photo to get another one!
I know the site say 'No boys allowed, but I have scrapped all her baby photos and don't want to re-scrap them (got too many others to do) my photo does have two boys in it, but I feel the focus of the layout is on her.
I have used:
*Coredinations Whitewash Cardstock - Pie Safe
*AS4E Silver Glitter Cardstock
*Purple Pumpkin Banner and Baker's Twine
*Autumn Leaves Holly Jolly Ribbon
*Vintage Pink Tinsel (from local opportunity shop)
*Vintage Crochet Snowflake (as above)
*Prima Bronte Blooms - Strawberry
*Websters Page's Flower Cameo
*Prima Sugar Blooms - Sweet Fairy
*Prima Alphabet Stickers
*Black Gel Pen
*Prima Crystal Flourish
*Bo Bunny Trinkets - Father Christmas
*White Embossing Powder and Distress Embossing Ink
*Kaiser Paper Blooms - Fairy Floss
Kaiser Tiny Alpha Stickers - Cotton Candy

I hope you like it!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Scrap the Boy's December Challenge

Well after not doing any challenges for about 2 years I have done two in one day!
The challenge was to create a layout using a non traditional Christmas colour scheme of green, white, red and blue, 1 or two boy photos that are Christmas themed.
This photo is Ethan at the Christmas tree in Melbourne last year.  He loves this tree and was so disappointed it was not there this year!  My journalling reads 'I see the magic of Christmas in your eyes'
I have used:
*Blue cardstock.
*Green foil mesh.
*Autumn Leaves Holly Jolly Ribbon.
*Autumn Leaves Holly Jolly Alphas.
*Kaiser Merry Melody Stickers.
*Creative Imaginations Creative Cafe Border Stickers.
* Kaiser Tiny Alpha Stickers Raspberry.
*EK Success Sticko Tiny ABC Black.
* Couture Creations Gemstones.
*Kaiser Sparklets Rouge.
*White Gel Pen.
*Purple Pumpkin ticket and bakers twine.
*Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Private Meadow (I love the added dimension from the glam!). 

I hope you like it!

Purple Pumpkin December Sketch Challenge

Wow it feels like forever since I have taken so 'me' time and joined a challenge, I used to do them all the time, but in the last few years life has gotten crazy and my personal scrapbooking has taken a back step.  I am hoping that will all change soon!
So I love the Purple Pumpkin sales, and have a very large (and growing) stash of their supplies, s I figured I might as well use some!  They do a challenge each month.  So I figured I would have a go at the December Challenge.
I have used:
*Heidi Swapp invisibles paper
*Wheatfeilds Glimmer Mist
*Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Joyous Noel paper
*Bo Bunny Father Christmas Dots and Cut outs papers.
*Distress ink Gathered Twigs and Old Paper.
*Scrap Chipboard.
*Bo Bunny Noel Combo Stickers (which I have stuck to the chipboard to give the title some dimension).
*Prima Flowers Avon Roses North Country.
*Webster's Pages Pin.
*Bo Bunny Father Christmas Brad.
*Purple Pumpkin Embellishments - Spotty button, tree button, spotty button flower, crochet flower, bakers twine and red canvas tag.

I hope you like it!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tim's Holiday Rosette Tree

Tim's blog had a lovely little surprise project posted today, a holiday mini tree made using both of the rosette dies.  It was too cute to pass up having at go at making.
I'm glad I did because it was quick and simple, and I can see myself making loads more (maybe not this year though!) 
I used the Twinklets Diamond Dust on the top, but I am still not happy using it, I get scared the kids (or cats) will get hurt if they pick it up.

Tim's Tags #12!

Wow I am actually finishing Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of Christmas in December!  I think that is a first for me!!
I have a small confession to make I really don't like Tim's Fractured Dolls, now those of you who know me know I love Tim and everything he makes, until them.
When tag 12 popped up on his blog, I thought oh no what am I going to do!  I thought for a few days about using an old vintage angel decoration that was my Nan's, but I could not bring myself to cut it and glue it to a tag.  So I went to the local opportunity shop and looked for Christmas decorations, they had a bag full of Vintage decorations for 50c!!
So poor Santa here got the chop!!
I didn't have the artful dwellings die, so I have just rough cut a shape to fit.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tim's Tag's #11

So we are up to Tag #11, the second last one for 2011, I have learnt so much already through these tags, this is my third year of playing along, although I keep looking at the first two years and thinking I should do them, maybe one day!
This tag focused on glossy cardstock, I didn't have ranger glossy cardstock, and I used what I had, except that when I came to add the water dropplets to the background, no matter how much water I added it did not remove any colour, so this must b different?
I also do not have a melting pot or utee, but they are on top of my wish list now, my holly and branches never fully flattered out and I broke he branch trying to flatten it while heating again.

Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas Day 10

Ok this is Tag 10, I can't believe how beautiful this tag is!
I also was a fairly simple tag to complete, I have seen the sticky tape transfer done on many blogs, but I have never stopped to try it, until now!  I am very happy with the results even though I never had the facets, only fragments without holes (which cropadiles won't punch without shattering, I didn't think it would but it was worth the try, although I think I will be finding pieces of it for a while LOL!!)  I had to substitute the Brushed Corduroy ink for my Bundled Twigs as it is the one colour of Distress Ink I don't have (I think it has been lost somewhere) but I like the darker effect and my gold paint did not want to stick to the Alpha part letters, but I am still happy with the result.

Tim's Tags Day 9

Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas are almost finished!  Tonight's upload will be the final one for 2011!!  It seems like it has gone heaps faster this year, and I am surprisingly keeping up, I usually get too busy by this stage!
I have done three tags today, as I was too busy over the weekend to get them done.
Tag 9 was a new technique involving a background stamp and two colours of distress ink being embossed, you can read how on Tim's blog.  I love this technique and I can see myself doing it more.
I am in love with the festive greenery die and Tim has used it on three tags, so it's time for me to get it I think!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Tim's Tag Day 8

This is my interpretation of Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas #8.
I must admit when I first saw Tim's tag last night I loved it, but it left me thinking what the heck am I going to make from that, I don't have the stamps, the clock die, the label stickers, the light bulbs, pen nibs!!  I did think of the Graphic 45 papers in my stash, but the image I originally thought to use was way too big for the tag, but overall I am happy with my finish tag.  I did have in my stash some clock parts which I have used.
And best of all I am caught up with Tim's tags, well until 7pm tonight anyway when day 9 goes live here.

Tim's Tags Day 7

Another awesome tag by Tim Holtz for day #7.
I think this one was my favorite so far.  I have changed a few things as I did not have the things Tim used, the only thing I wish was different are the little red bells/berries I wish they where bigger.
I am having a blast and glad that I have caught up (I wish I could say the same for my Daily December Album!)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tim's Tags #6

I caught up a little bit today, getting two tags done today, plus some of my Daily December Album!

Tim's tag for day 6, was heaps of fun, but again I found myself doing loads of substituting!!
I did not have the metal tape, so I used some silver foil cardstock, which worked fine.  I used this embossing folder because I love it, but I sort of don't now!! LOL!!  It was so much work to colour all the little patch works!  Tim was right when he said some paint won't stick to metal, some even would not stick to this foil paper!  And I don't have a burnishing block, so my sanding block was used very lightly.
I used a Fab-Scraps charm and added kaiser pearls.
Can't wait to work on the remaining tags!

Tim's Tag #5

Another day when I needed to substitute a lot of products that Tim used for Tag #5!
But I am happy with how the tag finished.
I only had two different alcohol inks cranberry and current, and I had to use all my Christmas Sentiment stamps to create the background, plus I hand drew and cut the wreath.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tim's Tags #4

Well here is my adaptation of Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas Day 4.  I really don't like doing over the top snowy tags.  So I cut a Gingerbread man from grunge paper with my cricut, then took it from there.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tim's Tag Day 3

Day 3 of Tim's '12 Tag of Christmas' was another stunning tag, but one that was quick and easy!
I did not have the stamps and embossing folder Tim used, so it made it harder to complete this tag, and even though I have re-inkers and cut and dry foam I chose to use a whole bunch of different stamps from all different companies to complete the tag, stamped one by one.
Except when i sprayed it with my Glimmer mist, the distress inks bled, I heat gun dried it as quickly as I could.  But in a way I like the bleeding, it make it look more vintage.
Maybe the ranger mists are different to not bleed, or I sprayed too much?

Tim's Tag's Day 2

Day 2 of Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas, was heaps of fun, again I never had half the products Tim used so I have improvised.  I have used a vintage sheet music downloaded from the internet, a holly stamp, then distress inks to create the back ground, then I stamped some Christmas sentiments and clear embossed to create the resist.
I also learnt from this tag that border punches do not like grunge board!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tim's Tag's #1

Yeah i've finished Tim's 12 Tags Day 1, and it was even finished before day 2 went live, lets see how long that lasts lol!!

I have had to adapt quiet alot to make the tag, I don't have any snowflake embossing folders as I find them kind of pointless for our Christmas.  

It looks much better in real life, the noel stands out better anyway.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Bo Bunny Sketch Challenge

I have created this layout for the Bo Bunny Sketch Challenge they have on their blog at the moment.
The photo is my Pop (last handsome young man on the right) and his family just before they come to Australia from Holland on a boat.
I have included some hidden journaling, as I didn't want everyone to see what I have written.
I have used Bo Bunny's Et Cetera range, which is growing on me, at first I didn't know what to use it for, and I don't scrap heritage photos (I have too many of my children!) but I love this photo.
I have used:
Et Cetera - Et Cetera
Et Cetera - Geography
Et Cetera - Stamped
Et Cetera - Extra
Et Cetera - Cut Outs
2x Et Cetera - Die Cut Paper
Et Cetera - Wraps
Et Cetera - Trinkets
Basically Bare Dress Form
Stream Alcohol Ink
Assorted brown Distress Inks.

Hope you like it!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Halloween Graphic 45 Mini Book

I am so glad I finaly finished this project. I have had so much fun working on it and it is different to any mini album I have ever made before.
It is a gate fold album, with different sized pages and pages opening in different directions.
I have used lots of Graphic 45 papers from the Halloween in Wonderland range, Prima flowers, and loads of other bits and pieces. Plus I have used some digital stamps from Tickled Pink Stamps and my copics.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

An Engagement Card and Kit Challege

I have got to make heaps of cards at the moment, and not challenge ones!! Ones to actually give away!! This is for my husband's nieces engagement this weekend. I have used a CC designs digi stamp called Spring Couple. I have coloured it with my Copic markers, ut unfortunately the area near his eye smugged as I never left it enough time to dry. I have cut hearts from my Cricut with Prima Melody 6'' paper pad. Printed the sentiment from the computer and added some ribbons, Prima flower center and flowers to finish the card. I have also used the wire steam from the flowers to create little 'leaf' like springs. I am happy overall with the card - just pissed off at my impatience!!
This layout has been made using he August boy challenge kit at Fat Cat Scrappin' I had lots of fun creating this page, I still want to get Ethan to colour his R2D2 picture and i'll add a little journalling to the red block under his drawing. I love these kits there is so much in them for only $10!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bo Bunny Card Challenge

I have made this card for the Bo Bunny Card Challenge Monday, the criteria was to use some handmade paper embellishments on the card. I have made some rolled paper butterflies following Sam Hauzer's blog post here they where really easy to make and I can see lots more on cards soon!
Supplies I have used:
Bo Bunny Crazy Love papers - Kisses, Story, Stripe and Cut Outs.
Pink Carstock.
Copic Markers
Atyou Spica Pens.
Heidi Grace Pin.
Flower Stamens.
DooCrafts Black and Gold Stamps.
Kindy Glitz.
Dimensional Magic.

Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A card I made today using Digi Stamps

I am in LOVE with digi stamps at the moment!! I have been buying a few lately andI am having so much fun colouring them with my Copics.
This stamp is from Tiddlyinks which is "Take me Away"
I have handmade the three flowers in the bottom corner with organza, muslin and Maya Roads Pleated ribbon
Supplies used:
Bo Bunny Gabrielle papers - flight, cameo and stripe
Kraft cardstock
Distress ink - Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Rollagraph and Hearts and Flowers roller
Copic Markers
Tiddlyinks Take me Away Stamp
Spica Pen - Clean and Sand
Satin Ribbon
Paper Flower
Maya Road Pleated Ribbon
Do Crafts sentiment stamp

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bo Bunny Layout Challenge - Sketch

I really do enjoy doing challenges, I really should do more again as it's the best way to fill albums and kick start my mojo! This layout is for the Bo Bunny Blog sketch challenge, there is still lots of time to have a go!
I have used
Bo Bunny Vicki B papers - Perky, Fabuloso, Floweret, Cut outs, Stripe, Buh-bye, Vicki B, Bubbly, Lovely and Bazzillion.
Stamping Up ink - Perfectly in Pink
Color Box Ink - Lettuce
Martha Stewart Punch
Kaiser Texture Stamp - Grunge
Cricut and Bloom Cartridge
Glimmer Mist
Resin Flowers
Dimensional Magic
Paper Flower

I have a renewed love with my dimensional magic at the moment! I just the love the extra little bit of gloss it adds.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Some Recent Creations

Your Out of this World Layout
Imogen had her face painted at Wild Dog Wineries Good Friday Appeal fundraising day by the most talented Face Painter I have ever seen. Imogen was a Mermaid and she was so happy with the finished product!
I have used
Bo Bunny Blast Off! Collection Papers and Embellishments
See you can use masculine papers for girl layouts!

I loved making this! Mind you it is still an empty book!! Which is kinda sad, but I just can't committ what to put in it!! I think it will be a Family Tree book, eventually!!
I have made it following Prima Marion Smith's tutorial, I just love Marion's work and I was so happy to be meeting her in November, but unfortunatly she is no longer able to make the trip - hopefully next year. I am so privledged to have one of the Prima Educators come to the shop!
I have used
A vintage book
Acrylic Paints
Assorted Inks
Prima Flowers
Kaiser Flowers
Green Tara Flowers
Prima Trinket Tassle
Prima Papers inside
Fancy Pants Journal Cards inside

Prima/Donna Downey Apron
After meeting Donna in Sydney earlier this year I loved the aprons the girls made in the class, so I just had to have a go at my own!
I have used
Prima Apron
Glimmer Mist
Prima Flowers
Prima Bling
Prina Iron Ons
Assorted Laces
and lots and lots of glue!!

Imogen's Easter Egg Hunt Basket
This was the April Monthly Challenge kit at Fat Cat. I decided to do something different and work off the page with this kit. Imogen just loved it and it was really easy to make!
I have used
April Monnthly Challenge Kit
Crepe paper
Manila Tag
We R Memory Keepers Easter Tags

Fun Layout
I have made this layout usng
Kaiser Party animals papers, rub ons and stamps
Bo Bunny ribbon
Ribbon and string
Embossing Folders

This Layout is one I have made for the shops July Monthly Challenge Kit. It is another page on my long over due wedding album!
I have used
Fat Cat Scrappin's July Monthly Challenge Kit
Plus I have added
Making Memories Flower (it was a halloween one, but I pulled the skull from the center!)
A Kut it Out Chipboard frame
Dimensional Magic
Mother of Pearl Heart button
Teressa Collins Lace
Prima flowers
Kaiser wooden flourish
Glimmer Mist
and my Cricut

A Christmas Cuddle Layout

A layout I have just finished, it's something I have been wanting to do for a while, a non traditional colour scheme. Most of this layout has been done using my Sizzix and Cricut die cuts, which has made it a very affordable layout!

For this layout I have used:
Prima Botanical Papers
Kaiser Papers
Core'dinations Cardstock
Bo Bunny trim and stickers
Tim Holtz buttons
Wooden buttons
Glimmer Mist
Sparkle n Soft
Satin Ribbon
Heidi Grace Pin
Brown parcel wrapping
Sizzix Dies
Cricut Machine and cartridges

Hopefully I won't neglect my blog as much!!

My (Current) Favorite Layout for Purple Pumpkin

Over at the lovely Sam Hauzer's Purple Pumpkin Blog they are having a Guest Design Team Call, you simply have to link your favorite layout to the post for your chance to win!
This is my favorite layout (at the moment!) I have made it using
Bazzil Cardstock
Prima Botanical Patterned Papers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Assorted Prima Flowers
Tim Holtz Foliage Flowers and Brads
Bo Bunny Brads
Kaiser Pearl Brad
Tim Holtz Sizzix dies
Dimensional Magic
Jewelry Tag

To make my flowers more elegant - rather than the plain mulberry flowers I had left over! I have stamped various stamps onto the flowers, before adding several layers of Dimensional Magic to add loads of shine! I have taken my die cut Sizzix shapes to the next level by running them through my Big Shot then rubbing very lightly with gold ink before adding Dimensional magic.

I have not used any Purple Pumpkin Lovely Embellies, because I don't have ANY!! I have always been working and not able to get to the sales, and by the time I get to look it's all sold out!!
BUT this is something I plan to change this Friday night at 7.30 pm on their blog.
Judging by the sneaks Sam has been putting up on her Facebook page you don't want to miss this sale. I am hanging out for the XL Asian Girl brads, so so cute and perfect to finish the pages of Immy's kinder Asian dress up day!

So if you like my page please vote for it on the Purple Pumpkin Facebook page soon!
It might kick my bum into adding more of my work into this poor neglected blog!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bo Bunny Sketch Challenge Card

It's been so long since I did a sketch challenge but I do love challenges, so I think I need to commit to having a go at more.
I have used: Bo Bunny Cambridge papers and combo sticker sheet plus distress ink, Prima flowers, Creative Imaginations Rubon, crown charm, CC designs stamp and Copic Markers!
Hope you like it!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

More Art Journal!!

Ok I am not 100% happy with this one, I think its too flat, or my horrid hand writing or it could be that I had to use an Iron, Ohh the horror!!
I enjoyed this one! Hard to imagine thats me, younger than Imogen cutting and pasting at Nan and Pops!!
The quote (which too me way too much time to find and cut out!!) reads "Every Child is an artist the problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up" by Pablo Picasso.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

An Altered Canvas Enviro Bag

I love the idea of enviro bags, but I always forget them. I found a plain canvas bag in Target on the weekend, it had a printed tree and read making a difference.
The colours don't really come up well in the photo, it is green, yellow, teal, pink and orange. Not anywhere near as yellow as it show up!!
I have used glimmermist, tree masks, acrylic paint, canvas, glimmer glam, charms, buttons, grungeboard and Bo Bunny Trim.
Hopefully now I won't forget my bag!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

More art journal pages

I can't wait to go to Sydney to meet Donna Downey. I am loving my journal and can't wait to start an open art journal day at the shop in March!