Thursday, 27 February 2014

Shopping our stash

The challenge at Shopping our stash this week is Heavy Metal.
This meant we are needed to use something metallic on our card.
I've gone all out, using gold papers, plus gold brads too.
The card is for a 50th wedding anniversary.

Use your stuff

Above the town of Florence there is a lookout where you can get a birds eye view of the Duomo.This layout is for a challenge on Use your stuff where the theme is travel.
I've been wanting to do a patchwork quilt for sometime,so here was my chance.
Colour blocking reminds me, there is still time to enter Archiscraps where the theme is Colour blocking and a holiday photo.
This layout would be perfect.

When you look at the Duomo you do wonder how they built it so huge,so long ago.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Card Makin Mamas #81 (part 2)

The next card is using a Kaiser range.
My next door neighbours are celebrating their first anniversary.

Layer one: silver card
Layer Two: Patterned paper
Layer Three: shaped sticker and strip of bone/gold paper
Layer Four: A cut out square from bone/gold paper and sentiment plus a gold ribbon.

Card Makin' Mommas #81

This is the challenge involving layers

For this challenge I have made 2 cards which I will enter separately as 2 entries.
First a thank you for the real estate agent who has helped sell our parents' house.

Layer one: silver card
Layer two: typewriter paper
Layer Three: Elle's studio journaling card
Layer Four Typewriter sticker and thank you rub-on.
Layer Five: Twine plus 2 enamel dots.

This card helped "stash bust" my February Counterfeit kit.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Counterfeit Kit blog hop

Here were the 3 challenges at Counterfeit Kits this month:

1.Challenge #1 Ugly Sweater Inspiration - do you love them or hate them?  Let those big shapes and bright colours take centre stage on your projects!
Challenge #2 Angled Backgrounds -  create an angled background for your project
Challenge #3 10 Minute Craft Dash -  time yourself ... you have TEN MINUTES to make a card! 

Here's the order for the Blog Hop
I've chosen Challenge #2 for the blog hop.
This is the uneven challenge.

I started with this Bella zigzag kraft from my February kit.
It was very full-on and whatever I put with it looked awful.
Spurred on by this challenge, I cut strips of papers (from my scrap basket), on the diagonal.
It still looks too busy but I wanted some of the black zig zag to show.

Solution, a very plain mat and photo.
I found a yellow self coloured chevron paper as my mat.
The photo of a fancy drink I had recently went so well with it all.

Put them all together, add some co-ordinating embellishments, and there you have it!

Now your next stop on the hop is Tina

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Shopping our stash.

The requirement this week at Shopping our stash is to hand make an embellishment.
In my case it is a tag.

First I cut out the tag shape then glued a piece of torn pp across it.
I found some left over chipboard letters from yeaaaaaaaaaaaaars ago.(about 12 I think)
I hand painted it then used embossing powder to give it a high gloss.
A small brad and matching button adhered to the card and voila!

The remainder of the card is plain because I haven't decided yet if it will be a thank you or birthday card.

And if you are wondering why I'm making so many cards today.........I'm trying to avoid that pile behind me....
These are all layouts that I need to put into albums.
Oh well, better stop procrastinating and get on with it!

The squirrel and the fox -spooling

The challenge at The squirrel and the fox is spooling.
This means that we can use anything that comes on a spool.
I've chosen embroidery thread as my spool item.
The stitching is in yellow down the left hand side of the card.
To push myself further I have made a male card.
This could be for a birthday or Fathers day.

Unscripted sketches #245


Here's mine

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Color Me Scrappy

here is the palette

I've chosen to scrap a photo of my daughter just as she was finishing Year 12 at High School.(The final year).
I started with gesso and added pearls while it was still wet.
Next I fussy cut around some flowers to form a visual edge around my photo.
Under the photo is a circle, but the photo being quite large covers most of it.
For my wood, I've used 2 wood veneer cameras and enamel dots as centres.

My scanner has made this quite pale.
The flowers are a much brighter pink.

Color Throwdown #280

After re-organising my scrap room today I unearthed some items that I had forgotten I owned including some A4 cardstock. Perfect for cards!
I love the colours on this challenge since they seem to be what I wear a lot of.
I made a card with the sentiment PEACE. This is what these colours do for me.

Friday, 21 February 2014

CAS ology Week #83 JUMP and HIMCR #138

The theme at Casology this week is jump.

After searching I found a cricket/grasshopper with boggly eyes and have decided to make a Get Well card.
The background paper is an offcut from an earlier card, but it fitted this theme.
If you shut your eyes and stand far enough back it looks like grass.
The edge trim is from the same range and adds some colour.
I thought my sentiment fitted this card well.

I'm also entering this in Hiding in my craft room #138 What's buggin' ya?

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Nikki at S J Crafts.

This is the sketch at S J Crafts which is an English site and one of the DT is Jennifer Grace
As Jennifer designed this sketch, I felt compelled to use sequins.

I chose a bright pink as my theme to match Nikki's skirt and hair.
This lady is no shrinking violet!
Here is my layout.
The letters, camera, flair button, ribbon and pleated emblem are all from my Counterfeit Kit.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Scrapping For Fun

Time for another card. What a surprise!
This one is based on this sketch
and because I had this windmill plus some other farm related stuff, I made a card that says "From miles away"
The theme was Valentines/Love.
I'm divorced with no partner.
My daughter lives 3 hours away, so let's say I'll send this card to her because I love her.
I could send it my ex but his new woman might not approve!

Mojo Monday #333

The sketch at Mojo Monday is this.

I've gone all olde -worlde and romantic with this one.

I'm also entering it on Use Your Stuff where the criteria is hearts.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Counterfeit Kit 10 minute card challenge & Crafty Hazelnut.

Challenge #3 at Counterfeit Kit challenges is to make a card in 10 minutes.
This is what I started with
A whole bunch of scraps plus a yellow card.
Time 8.51 am.
I used the yellow/white grid as my background and had to do a "patchwork" as the pieces weren't big enough to cover the while card.
Next the strip with numbers on down the vertical.
Over that I've placed a gold & white chevron rectangle, then the striped journaling card.
A flower sticker in white on the corner, topped off with a Teresa Collins enamel dot in cream.
My sentiment was made from the remaining words on the MME stickers
Perfectly imperfect just the way you are.

Here is the card. Time finished 9.01 am.....10 minutes exactly!
I'm submitting it for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned paper challenge.

Monday, 17 February 2014

A very little card for Punky scraps

The theme at Punky scraps is NEON.
Here is the picture.

Though this won't win any prizes I've made a gift card measuring 9cmx 10.5cm
On the card are 2 strips of bright pink washi tape, 2 strips of patterned paper,2 Heidi Swapp clear hearts, some mini alphas, a punched border and an enamel dot.
I chose "Groovy" as my sentiment because I lived through the 1970s. LOL

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Feeling sketchy

Here is sketch #80

I decided to make a get well card.
The embossed background paper has a suede texture.
I've recycled a Kaisercraft tag and an edge strip from their papers.
To that I added some enamel dots, a co-ordinating brad and my sentiment.
It is on very pale green card so could be for a man or a woman.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Jingle Belles

Over at Jingle Belles they have asked for a card featuring mainly red.

I searched my Christmas papers and found no red/white ones, so went with this one which is mainly red.
 I matted a red/white polkadot scrap, then added 2 metal tag surrounds.
In these I placed my sentiment.
I've placed a red /white ribbon down the right hand side.(It is straight, the scanner makes it look wobbly).
As a final touch I used 2 holly brads, also red.

Shopping our stash

The challenge at Shopping our stash is something shiny on a card.

I'm nearing the end of my counterfeit kit now but had some heart shapes paper left over.
Valentines day is passed so I made an engagement card.
The Echo Park stickers has "THE NEWS" as one of its stickers.
I also had shiny foil plus red shiny thickers.
All of these made up my card.
Here it is..........

Shopscrapmuch sketch challenge.

It is pouring rain here this morning in Sydney.
The first good rain we have had since Christmas it is scrap weather!

This layout is for and the sketch looks like this

Using 2 more papers from my Counterfeit Kit plus some scraps of 2 others, I made the background matting.
The red ribbon in the photos plus the half doiley meant red trimmings.
I've used enamel dots(love those),a circular journaling block, a playing card, a MME "You are so loved" layered sticker, another flower sticker from Fancy Pants,3 dotty buttons and a cut out heart. These are all from my Counterfeit Kit also.
I couldn't resist the Ruby Rock-it groucho glasses and the banner featuring circus animals along the bottom.
When you own a cat, life is a circus!

Sketch n scrap

Doing some blog hopping I found a sketch site for both cards and layouts.

Here is the card for February
and my version using that chalkboard paper from my kit

As I sell my cards at schools, I'm sure someone will see the link.

Scrap our stash

The challenge at Scrap our stash is

Here's how this challenge works:
Create a layout with Red AND/OR Pink (50% of layout) with the following stash items: 
S. - Stitching (machine, hand or faux), W. - Washi Tape
A. - Arrow, K. - Kraft paper/embellishment

(Arrow, wash tape and kraft embellishments must be PREMADE/PACKAGED scrap products and each letter MUST be a separate item.)
I started with pink paint, left over from another project I'm preparing for next month.
Next I found a photo or two.
The boys are given a treat every weekend of a pink donut,I named my layout donutty!
The blackboard paper and cardstock, as well as most of the embellishments, are from my Counterfeit Kit

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Cas ual Friday card challenge.

CFC127: Create a Clean And Simple project with some sort of element that extends past the edge.
is the current challenge.
I've used a Kaisercraft paper with a tag from Elle's studio.
On that is a rub-on sentiment that says "A moment lasts all of a second. But the memory lives on forever."
Over the top is a transparency square and a MME The Sweetest thing layered sticker.

 The transparency square  hangs over the edge of the card.

Monday, 10 February 2014

CSI layout

The challenge at CSI is based on the board below.

My layout..... CSI is joining us at Archiscraps in March,I can't wait.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

4 Crafty chicks

Debi Clark is on my DT for Archiscraps.
This month she is the guest DT member at 4 Crafty Chicks.

The current challenge at 4 Craft chicks is to use banners or flags.
I certainly put one of those on this layout and I've used doileys plus die cut tags.

This was my sisters 20th Birthday in 1972.
I've used many chevron items here.
The Amy Tan papers (2),plus a chevron red and white bag which holds the journaling block.
I've also added a tiffany lamp (Scrapmatts) tag which I made a few months ago.
I've topped it all off with some white lace stickers, flair buttons from and 3 red star brads.
There are many items from my February Counterfeit Kit here.

Try it on Tuesday

If the paper on these 2 cards look familiar, look at the previous card.
This card (and its little friend) are on a travel theme for Try it on Tuesday.
I've used 2 echo park stickers and word tags from my Counterfeit Kit.
I misted the background paper to get a more tawny look.

Unscripted sketches #243

I love this sketch!
I've used Prima background paper, lightly misted with Sugar Maple glimmer mist.
The wood/chevron paper was a scrap(I used both sides) and the other 2 strips are from around the edges of the Prima paper.
The brads are Kaisercraft.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Spots and stripes at Ruby's Rainbow.

Over at Ruby's rainbow the challenge is to use both spots and stripes.
I've used a MME striped background paper. Next, I found red & white spotted paper and some left over alphas that spell good luck!.
These I matted on to another spotted paper.
My final touch is a striped butterfly layered sticker also from MME.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Let's get sketchy

For some reason I immediately thought carnival.
I had these Ruby Rock-it Carnival king items, so used them on my layout, along with the star flair button from Fancy Pants.
These 2 girls have been friends since kindergarten.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Color Throwdown #278

For a change I made 2 bookmarks.
In my business selling books, I keep a ledger of incomings and outgoings.
I've decided these 2 bookmarks would be good to mark the place where I put money in (deposits) and on another page the money I owe. On that bookmark I've used stickers saying insufficient funds and this way.
I've used the colours on the palette although there is a minimum of red.