Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Scrapping part 2

Hi there

Easter Sunday saw me completing another page for my sister's xmas album present. Yippee!!!! I might actually get this present made on time!!!

It is pretty much a straight copy of some clever lady's layout, (sorry cannot remember who and where I found it).  I used the papers and goodies given to us out at Raincliff for the 1.5 hour layout challenge, which I didn't bother to enter as I know my limitations and there is no way I could complete a page that quickly, even with a cool layout to follow!!!  Tania is it tooo late to enter now???? :)

The papers matched perfectly with the photo I had of Christina and her friend Jackie and to my surprise I actually found some flowers that matched perfectly as well.

Here are some pic's.......
I used my new Martha Stewart Deep Edger Punch Around the Page purchased from Embellish It, it is sooo cool!!!

Some close ups.......
The title "Laugh" is on Dusty Attic "Vintage Nameplate" painted with "Pearlescent Watercolours" these watercolours are sooo cool, they have a really nice metallic shimmer to them and for just $20 you get 21 colours!!!! These are also available from Embellish It.

more pic's......

I also machine stiched around the edge of the paper, the stitch reminds of smocking, the beaded flower was from my stash. The bird is a Rub-on from the Warehouse Stationery range Grace Taylor.

The flowers are a mixture of Prima and some cheap ones from Warehouse Stationery (not good working right beside a Warehouse Stationery store!)
I thought the rub-on was very applicable for the photo since they are both laughing so hard.

The bird cage came with the 1.5 hour challenge kit, I think it is one of Tim Holtz's Alteration Dies, it also has a bird that goes with it but I decided that was too hard to colour and so cheated using the rub on much easier!!!.  The brown lace was also in the kit.

I am really please with how this layout turned out and is more me with lots of stuff on it, I find it hard to have blank parts on layouts and cards for that matter.

Well best get going and organise myself for scrapping tonight, yippee!!!

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Easter Scrapping

Hi all

Today I am making the most of having an extra stat day (Accountants and Lawyers have an extra stat day at Easter and Christmas, lucky eh!) and updating my blogg with my creations.

On Easter Friday I decided to finish a card that was causing me some issues, no matter what!  Bo and I had a race in the end, as she was trying to finish a card as well, surprise surprise I lost but not by too much!

For this card I have used one of Rach's gorgeous Lily of the Valley Stamps called "Dandelion Clock" this stamp takes me back to my childhood, I remember picking the Dandelion flowers (if that's what you would call them) and blowing on them to see them float away like little fairies, sooo cool!!!

Here are some pic's.......
and some close ups.......
Not sure if you can tell very well, but I used Flower Soft for the Dandelion's flower head she is holding in her hand.......
and the insides.......
close ups of inside.......

I used Magnolia papers, Wild Orchard Craft flowers, Kaiser pearls, Marianne D and Spellbinders Dies and lastly my favourite Stickles on her wings, dandelion flowers, and inside circle for writing message because it looked soooo bare. This card could almost pass as an origingal, although I did get the little tag thingys idea from a card Rach was looking at and thought they looked cool.

Well must rush, have to pick Sean up from work in 5 minutes, think I am going to be late :(

Till next time

Raincliff - early morning card

Hi there

Saturday and Sunday rolled all into one big long day for me, as I decided to simply keep going until I was sooo tired I would fall asleep and hopefully not hear all the noise going on around the camp.  Well this was good in theory except that I didn't feel tired until I ran out of things to do, which wasn't until 10ish on Sunday morning, luckily for me I took Monday off work just so I could sleep all day, which I did!!! :)

Sooo at 3ish on Sunday morning I started to make a card using one of my new Lilly of the Valley stamps called "Hello Cupcake", I bought this stamp with my daughter Cristy in mind as she loves making cupcakes.

Here are some pic's.......
Close up of image, coloured with Tim Holts Distress Inks (although the shading not showing so well in these pic's).......
the insides.......
and close ups.......

 I used the Prima "Fairy Flora" 6x6 paper, stickled around the edges of each piece of paper, (can't have enough stickles I say, if you think your card is missing something either add stickles or bling works everytime) Matha Stewart "Daisy" punch, Spellbinders scolloped rectangles, ribbon from my stash and Wild Orchard Craft flowers and pearls. 

I hit the wall at about 11am on Sunday and went for a short snooze, and that was the end of my Raincliff creations, until next time that is!!!!

I must say I am feeling a bit more confident with my flower arrangements after a few tips and lessons from Dianne, (thanks Dianne it is very much appreciated!) If you want some cool inspiration you should check out Dianne's blog, just click on her name above that is in colour, it will take you straight there.

And that my friends is card number 6, Rach was funny the other day as she put my cards in order of her favourites, I think she may have been hinting for her birthday card, but it went straight over my head hehe!!!

Well hopefully you have enjoyed my Raincliff creations, thanks for looking.

Saturday at Raincliff

Hi there, sorry this has taken me sooo long to get back to, but have been busy creating!!!!

Well, after such a late Friday night (or early Saturday morning) it was a fairly early start for me on Saturday, about 9ish I think, but after some breaky  I was straight back into scrapping two more pages for my Sister's (Christina) xmas present album.

This was harder than I thought it was going to be, I wanted more of the look the talented Dianne Hansen has on her pages, I love the way Dianne fills her pages up with lots of interesting things to look at, and sometimes you don't notice things until the 2nd or 3rd look, although I like how the pages turned out, it still wasn't quite what was in my head - whats that old saying..... one day Rodger!!!

Here are some pic's, again the lighting wasn't great when I took these.

and some close ups.......
This is Christina, Bridesmaid for our Aunty Jenny and Uncle Tom's wedding back on 12 July 1969.  I still have to put the date etc on the layout somewhere.......
 She is sooo cute!!!

The other two Bridesmaids are my eldest sister Maureen (middle) and my Aunty Loanne (Jenny & Mum's sister).

 The papers I used came with the K&Company album, on the first page I traced around the Dusty Attic frame I used on the second page to get the same shape and then gathered the lace (from a stash my Mum gave me, thanks Mum) around behind it and stitched it down.  The main photo fitted perfectly onto the Dusty Attic frame which I  left natural. The lace underneath the photo is from Wild Orchad Crafts, flowers are from Prima (except for the small roses and budds on 2nd page, they are also from WOC) along with the butterfly, Kaiser bling and Bo Bunny Vickki B Trinket.

I managed to finish these two pages somewhere between 2 or 3am.  You would think I'd have taken myself off to bed at this stage, but noooo silly me decided to keep going while the going was good, my next blog will show you the results of this.....

I also had a nice surprise in that my close friend Sarah and her daughter Olivia came down from Christchurch for the day to scrap with us.  What more could a girl want, great group of friends at the table to be silly with, food supplied and scrapping all day long, simply heaven!!!!!
Hope you had a great Easter weekend and didn't eat tooo much chocalate (if there is such a thing as tooo much chocalate that is :) )

See you next post

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Raincliff, Raincliff, Raincliff!!!

Hi there

I was sooo excited when Friday finally came around, a day off work to get organised for Raincliff and Monday off to catch up on sleep, made it even better, I had been looking forward to it for sooo long.  My scrap-pal Nic picked me up at 2.30pm and we were off, we thought if we got there early we could help Tania setup but she was waaaay ahead of us :) so it didn't take long to help Tania put the finishing touches on, a good browse over all the fab shop goodies with a few following me back to my table and then we were into it.  I completed my first layout (yes, I actually did some scrapebooking for a change) on Friday night, which is a straight up copy of a very talented lady (not sure who sorry, I think I may have found it on the Prima site).

I decided to start an album for my sister's Christmas present, getting in early for this Christmas, she still hasn't got last Christmas's present yet, luckily I asked her for an extension of time eh.

Sooo here it is.....
Sorry, the lighting wasn't very good when I took the photos, but hopefully you can get the gist of it.  The outside blueish piece is Dusty Attic glimmer misted, flowers and vine are Prima, with a little Kaiser bling thrown in, three different Martha Stewart punches used on the strips of paper behind the photo, the base paper has a gorgeous flocked design on it, the texture doesn't show up so well in the photo.  This was a nice simple layout or so I thought - it took me to 3am to finish it! Who would have thought!!!

A few close ups.....

My sister has an album with lots of old photos in it but unfortunately they are getting damaged as the album is one of those ones you lift a plastic sheet and place the photos onto a sticky sort of card page then place the plastic sheet back down (very popular 30 odd years ago).  So I thought I would pick some of the photos I really liked, scrape a few pages up and let her finish it off as there are way too many photos for me to scrap, I would never get it finished :)

So with layout number one finished, I tidied up my table and at 3am quietly snuck into my bunk room trying not to wake Nic and Bec's up, I think I suceeded :)

I hope you enjoyed this post, Saturday's work to follow in next post.


Another Card

Hi there,
Here is my next card, starting to get quite a collection now which is awesome, just don't know if I can part with them now :)

For this card I have used the gorgeous Prima Celebrate range 6X6 pad, Embellishit has a magnificent selection of the Celebrate range, it is sooooo cute.  The flowers and heart pin are from Wild Orchids Crafts. The stamp is once again from Lily of the Valley  "Rosie with Presents" and is coloured with distress inks.

A close up
The inside
Close ups

Again sorry for the poor pictures, but hopefully you get the idea.

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On a Roll.....

Well my card making might be on a roll, but my blogging certainly isn't, so sorry about that but hopefully I will get back into the habbit.

Here is my next card ( that I finished a couple of weeks ago)

In keeping with my idea of using things I haven't used yet, this card uses my Martha Stewart Deep Edger PATP that I was given for Christmas, its simply stunning! (the punch that is) Apologies for the poor photos but they were taking inside with not very good light.  The image is one of the gorgeous Lily of the Valley stamps "Fairies on Tip Toes" and is coloured with Distress Inks.

A close up view
The inside
Close ups
Another Martha Stewart punch not used before is the Deep Edger Butterfly punch. The smaller butterflies also Martha Stewart punches which I have used heaps, can't have enough butterfiles or punches for that matter :) If you need to feed your adiction for punches Embellishit has a brilliant range to choose from.

Well thats all from me, much more to come.