Monday, 29 June 2009
Take a look at all of the other wonderful cards HERE
Saturday, 27 June 2009
Here is the ATC I have made as an example...
Challenge two saw some gorgeous Christmas cards created, now we have the hard chore of tring to chose our winners.
The winner of Challenge 1 was this gorgeous LO created byLilli
Second place went to Sue, her LO was tilted 'Our Trip', check it out in the Art Room along with all of the other amazing entries, it was super hard to choose just two winners as we loved them all!
Thanks to everyone taking part...and remember it is never too late to join in, all you need to do is Register on the Board at Scrapbooking by Design Registration is totally free and fun and inspiration is 100% guaranteed! See You There!
Thursday, 25 June 2009
At the moment I am busy creating 8 more Ribbon Fairy's for a swap at BSB.
Tonight We have the Coral Festival (singing) at St Kevin's college to attend. I was feeling very keen to give it a side step this year and stay at home...but Aimee wants us to go because it will be her last Coral Festival, so of course we will go. The school has many talented 'voices' and even though it goes for about four hours it is always a joy to attend.
This morning I was in town, again, this time with Cody's dog Tui. Tui had to have her broken toe checked and re bandaged. Next week she will be xrayed and if her toe is not mending it could well be going to be amputated!! Shock horror from me at the thought, but the vets tell me that this is the best option for Tui. I have my fingers crossed that her toe will be mended. Cody is still out hunting all weekend, only with two dogs instead of three at the moment. Here he is beside the high country hut that he and his mate are restoring, at least I think this is the hut!! Will check on that!
Monday, 22 June 2009
The winner of our random draw this week was Lynda, take a wee look at the pack of goodies that will turn up in her post box very soon...
Challenge two was Carols pick and she has everyone making Christmas cards!! Such a cool idea, and it never is too early in the year to get onto this project. I have whipped up two cards using some scrapping scraps.
I have sewn my stamped image into the middle of a folded red serviette and simply torn around the edges before attaching it to the card base and gently pulling out all of the serviette layers.
It is not too late to make a Christmas card and join in the competition, already today we have had two new ladies join in. Check out the details HERE
Sunday, 21 June 2009
I did spend most of the week popping back and forth to Oamaru (our nearest town). Monday saw me in the Silk Centre in Oamaru searching through pattern books and fabric racks with our lovely daughter, the ball is coming up and my mum offered to make Aimee's dress. She is a brave lady, I sew but just know that sewing Aimee's ball dress could create a lot of stress! Aimee is doing the ball thing twice this year, she has been asked to the Waitaki Boys High School ball and has the St Kevin's Collage (that's the school she attends) ball coming up as well.
Tuesday was back to town for appointments.
Wednesday was going to be a day at home ..but... and don't you just hate but's...Cody's new dog (did I mention he had a new dog??) chewed the plaster off her leg so I had to zip her into the vets for a re plaster. Here is a photo of Tui , that was the name she arrived with. She is 18 months old and was very shy and so sad looking that I feel in love with her. She looked miserable for the first four days, and was so so scared of everything. Now she smiles as she sits in her basket by the fire, or on my knee and is looking like she has been here forever!Whats that around her neck I hear you ask?? Well last week she come up to me looking like this..LOL..she has been sticking her nose into the rubbish bin that sits in our laundry, and has the lid stuck around her neck as evidence!! What a hoot, I just had to get a photo before I removed it...but its not a great one as she did not like the red light that flashes on my camera.
Saturday morning saw us here...
...back in Oamaru, as Camden took part in the Pipe playing for the ceremony for the Boer War monument that has been relocated ..40 metres along the road...LOL, no joke!!
The sun shone for the occasion so it was quite a pleasant day all in all.
I have lots of things in the crafty line to show you but will leave that for another day as its past my bed time!!
Sorry about this long rambling post...and if you did read it all I hope you were not too bored!
One last thing..Camden went skiing today Uncle David was very kind and took him. Super sweet of him as Camden misses out on that kind of thing with Andrew being wheelchair bound. I'm too scared to drive the van up the ski field track...doubt we would even get up there in the transit?? And the wheelchair does not do snow!! So a big Thank you to Uncle David. Camden love his day on the slopes.
Monday, 15 June 2009
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Friday, 12 June 2009
Here's a page I have created to (hopefully) inspire you into action!!
Just for fun I have added my own little bit of 'winter warmth'...a tiny bit of knitting!Whats a boy page without a buckle and piece of string ...
...and a bug!
I Love using this bird stamp on my scrapping pages.
to add more dimension I have embossed a leaf stamp straight onto the background card.
Now don't be shy , show us what YOU can do!
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
That's Andrew and Cody in the photo, in the good old days when Andrew was able to move, and make his own cup of tea!!
From Nature I have added my paper leaves, made from real leaves, a real leaf, a duck feather ...
I added the wire, which I have wound around an old paintbrush to get the spiral effect , and threaded with autumn coloured beads, for a bit of dimension.
I have combined the 'rolling the paper trend idea' from April, and the March trend of embossing from the Up2scrap blog to create the' branch' look boarder under my photo.
And I do not think of 'nature' without a bird or a tree, hence the stamped image and rubons.
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Here I have used leaves to make a great pile of 'paper leaves' for my Scrapbook pages.
1- Using your finger, or a brush smear two or three different coloured paints over the back of your leaf.
2- Take some paper ( I have used my home made rusty paper for this job, Kristi's rusty paper recipe can be found HERE ). Place your paper on top of your leaf and press , or roll from the top.
4- Once the paint has dried cut out your leaf imprint. (I used zig-zag scissors for this one)
Monday, 8 June 2009
This is a pattern that come from my Granmar, so its an oldie, but a goody I'm sure!
I am not a knitter at all and I cannot really crochet either so that gives you an idea of just how simple these are to make!
1st round : 1ch, work 15dc into that 1ch. Ss to first ch.
2nd round: 3 ch . *miss 1dc, 1tr into next dc, 1ch, rep from * 6 more times join with a Ss into 2nd of 3ch.
3rd round: 1ch into ch space work 1tr, 1dtr, 1tr, 1dc to form a petal, *into next chain space work 1dc, 1tr, 1dtr,1tr, 1dc,repeat from* until 8 petals have been worked.
(I do not manage to get 8 petals using embroidery or crochet cotton, usually I get around 6 petals) Join to the first petal with a Ss.
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Better Scrap booking have a challenge on for the Month of June and that challenge is to create a scrapbook page for under $5 Of course I can never resist a good challenge.
Here's the approximate costing of my page.....
Background paper.$nil I used a piece of packing card that come with a piece of Prima paper.
Flowers and leaves under 5c each ( from a bunch of silk flowers brought from the super market.
Crochet flowers I made myself, cost of cotton used maybe 10c each
Paper flowers $nil- hand made from scrap paper
One serviette , I have used the top layer and the bottom layer 30c
paint 10c at the most
Two buttons 10c
Everything else is just small scraps from things I have lying around: tulle, lace, fabric, old beads from a necklace.
The Cherish stamp is stamped onto the back of a clothing label (I have a huge collection of these).
Photo approx 20c maybe less, I print my own.
Total cost of my page is around : $2.40 Not bad A!
Paper flowers that I made last week for another scrap page.
Hand made crochet flowers, fabric scrap and very cheap leaves!
Look at that, I managed to use two of the stamps from my 'stamp stash'
It was fun to make a page as cheaply as possible, it took lots of thought! Check out the challenge HERE and give it ago yourself
Friday, 5 June 2009
It is hard to tell by the photo but the cat is embossed with a sparkle powder, so really shines. I have this cute card hanging on my wall above a photo of my dear old dog, and I just have to smile every time I look at it :-)
This is the card I made and sent to Kath, not as much fun as Robyn's I'm afraid.
At the moment I am creating a 'mask for the latest swap at GGS, what a business it is. The mask is to be human face size and I have made up a brew of paper mache, following this recipe HERE from The Good Morning Show. This morning my sons dog was eating my 'face' I had left it drying in front of the fire overnight and Cody's dogs usually make a bee line for the spot in front of the fire when he lets them out of their kennels in the morning...hmmmmm I got out of bed to find a good chunk of my 'face' gone!! Lucky I have plenty of spare ' Mash'