Friday, December 28, 2012

Cardabilities Entry

OMGosh!  Didn't think I would be back so soon!

It has been so very hot here so all I have done is sit and scrap in the airconditioning.  While sitting here I came across this cool little site called Cardabilities.  They had an awesome little sketch and I thought I would have a go at it.

This is the sketch.

This is what I came up with.
If you get a chance have a look at this great little blog.   They have some great sketches on there!

Exciting news!

Hey everyone!

Firstly - Merry Christmas to you all!  I hope that you all enjoyed a blessed Christmas season.  Ours was very quiet with family.  Just the way I like it :)

I have some exciting news to share today.  I made the Feeling Sketchy design team!  I love this little blog and it has really inpsired me with my card making over the past year so I'm hoping that I can now inspire others.

Now that Christmas has come and gone its time for my mum's birthday in another week.  I always try and spoil her :)  This year we are going to have a girly day with my little girl and my mum and go and have our nails and a pedicure done and then maybe some lunch.

Here is the card that I have made for her.  I got the sketch from the Feeling Sketchy blog. 

Years ago my mum used to work as a rep for John Sands Greeting cards.  She never saw the value in cards.  They cost so much money for what they were was her thinking.  So for a long time there, we never gave her cards for any occasion.  When I started making cards and scrapping a few years ago that all changed.  She now gets me to make cards for her friends and loved ones! Hehehehe.

Anyways, I'm going to enter this into the Feeling Sketchy challenge this week.  I have been super busy creating layouts too but I will pop back a little later with some to share.

Have a wonderful weekend and new year.  If you are in Western Australia, try and stay cool.  The temperature here is just nasty.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

DT Application for Feeling Sketchy

Hey everyone.  Wow!  Can you believe we are just 2 days out from Christmas?  How fast has that come around?  I think I am now finally sorted. 

One of my favourite blogs Feeling Sketchy is having a Design Team call so I thought I would try out.  You never know if you dont give it a go - right?

So here is the sketch that we had to go from.

This is what I came up with.

This card is for my cousin who has someone that is having a baby girl soon.  I have also decorated the inside too.

Just wanted to take this moment as well to wish all of you a blessed Christmas season and a happy and safe new year.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Mini Album

Hey everyone! Hope you are all doing well. 

Just wanted to share with you my new mini album that I have just finished.  A warning it is a little heavy on the photos.  Sorry!

I used some really pretty Kazazz papers that I have had in my stash for a while now.  There is lots of hidden pockets and tags in this book.  I can't say I was overly happy with how the binding turned out.  I really wanted to use my Zutter binding but I didnt have rings big enough for it so had to go with the old ring binders.  Still happy with the overall look of it.

On the front is a Dusty Attic chipboard.  This I have had tucked away for AGES!  I made it at a make and take when I went on a scrapbooking bus trip and thought it went perfect on the front.

Anyway enough blabbing.  Here's the pics!

Phew!  Sorry it was such a long post.  This was a lot of fun to make.  Thanks again for stopping in!

Hugs x

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Feeling Sketchy Challenge

Hey everyone!  How are you all?  Hope you are all doing fine and almost sorted for Christmas.  Not long now.  I have just a few more things to organise and then I'm sorted.  Phew!!! Hard work!

The last two weeks has seen my classes wind down for Christmas / New Year break which is a little sad coz I really love seeing these gorgeous ladies.  Having said that it has also given me a little more free time.  So I thought I would have another go at the Feeling Sketchy challenge for this week.  I made Top 4 last week!  Pretty chuffed!

So the card I made this week is a little different for me.  Ok its a lot different from my normal style.  I usually like all the pretty girly papers with lots of florals.  Stamped images with lace and lots of punching.  But I love alot of the other different papers but I seem to struggle using them.  So when I seen this paper pad at my local Big W store I jumped on it and decided to step out of my comfort zone! 

See what I mean?  Very flat, no dimension and not a flower in sight!!!  Im pleased with how it turned out tho.

I have even managed to do a layout too.  I love this photo of my man and I.  It was taken earlier in the year at the Curtin University Corporate Ball.  Thats where my hubby works and it was lovely to get out and be totallly indulgent for a night.

See - again not a flower in sight! Hehehehe

I have also finished another mini album.  I will pop back a little later and share as it will be quite a heavy post with lots of pics.

Thanks again for stopping by and have a wonderful weeked!

Hugs x

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Box

Hey all

Just a quick share today.  I dont normally do Christmas gifts for girlfriends except my bestie that has been by my side for the past 20 odd years, but I have a made a very special friendship this year with a lovely lady and I really wanted to give her something.  Just a token, not a big flashy present.

I  came across this idea on someones blog. There wasn't any instructions or measurements for it but I thought I have made enough boxes and easel cards that I can wing it myself.  It is a little box with a drawer that slides out .  The top bit is accetate and it is all held together with a belly band.


She is also a scrapper so I thought I might fill it with a few charms and blossoms.  This was a lot of fun to make and they would be fantastic for birthday gifts or just a fun way to dress up a few choccies.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Feeling Sketchy Challenge

Hey everyone.

Just a quick post today.  I haven't had a go at the Feeling Sketchy Challenge for a while now.  Seem to be flat out and never enough hours in the day but i decided this week I was going to give it a go.

I have really enjoyed making Christmas cards this year and I have heaps of paper left over so I decided to do another one for this weeks sketch.

Also a few weeks ago, the Feeling Sketchy blog had a really nice sketch for a layout. I so wanted to have a go but I ran out of time but kept the sketch because I knew I would use it somewhere. I got a chance this week and this is what I came up with. Im really pleased with how this turned out

I have used the gorgeous Prima Sun Kiss papers.  They have been sitting in my stash for a while now and while I know they are probly a bit "flowery" for boys I thought it came together really well.
Thanks for stopping by.