Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sunshine & Smiles.....

Aaahhhh, it's the weekend & the sun is finally shining, I'm a happy girl today.
I have just finished making a card for my daughter for when her bub is born next month.
I can't show it to you though because she'll see it too so you'll have to wait a few more weeks , I'm sorry.
I do have a couple of cards to share though.
This one I made for the Kaiser challenge. It had to be made from at least 80% Kaiser products.

Here's my card.

This card was for a challenge at Scrap Boutique.
It needed to have a travel themed sentiment & include exotic colour combinations.

I think my longing for Summer came through in this card, LOL.

Well that's it for today.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Caardvarks Challenge.....

Caardvarks are currently holding a great challenge which is sponsored by myStamp Box.
The criteria is to make a card using the sponsor's colours of black, white & hot pink.

Here is how my card turned out.....

I've used American Crafts paper & Bazzill cardstock.
Along with some swirly diecut black felt, I can't remember the manufacturer, Kaiser rhinestones & a few other bits & pieces.

Thanks for popping by :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

WARNING!!!!! This Is A Neglected Blog.....

What can I say.... sometimes life just gets in the way!!!!
Things have been stupidly busy here lately & the days have seemed half as long. I feel really terrible for neglecting this poor little blog. Even more shameful is that my last post title was Goodbye July & now it's nearly the end of August....oh the shame!!!!
I haven't even made all that much during that time either but I will try to find where I left off & catch up again.

Firstly, there has been some very exciting & happy news. My second home, "Scrap Pile", was going to close it's doors for good until at the last minute, it was saved & bought by a new owner.
It was such a relief to all the regular girls, we have become like family to one another & were very sad at the thought of losing our special place.

A really lovely lady called Gill is the proud new owner of Scrap Pile & she's also a West Aussie & even better, lives in a neighbouring suburb to me, YAY!!!! We've got together for a coffee, which was wonderful & she was also kind enough to invite me along to the Print Blocks Roadshow on Thursday where we got to touch & see loads of gorgeous CHA goodies. I don't envy her having to choose what to order though, I don't think I'd be able to say no to anything, LOL.

Anyway, when we thought SP was going to close, we decided to have one last big bash together so organized a weekend of scrapping fun.
My challenge was to make an altered book.
It's something I personally haven't done before but it was loads of fun. I even FINALLY cut into my precious stack of Cosmo Cricket "Early Bird" papers for this!!!!

This is my book which I am using as a sketch journal.

Another of the challenges was to make a card using a stamped image that you coloured.
This gorgeous rose stamp was from a recent stamped image swap at SP & I've coloured it with chalks.

Last weekend I made this set of 10 cards with a 6 x 6 pad of Basic Grey "June Bug" papers.

Well that ended up being a fairly long winded post, didn't it?
I will try not to be so naughty in future & update more often.

What are you all up to at the moment?
I'd love to hear what is catching your eye & what you are enjoying making at the moment.
Leave my a link to your blog so I can pop by & check out your gorgeous creations.
Take care until next time :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Goodbye July.....

Can you believe how quickly July flew by.
July was birthday month at Scrap Boutique & I really enjoyed all the great challenges that the talented DT offered up.

This project was one of Liz's challenges.

A fantastic Hanging Envelope Organiser.
I've used Crate Paper on this & it looks lovely hanging in my scrap room.

Kylie's challenge was to make 3 cards for upcoming birthdays.

This one is for my niece.

My brother is getting this one.

And my sister in law will be receiving this one.

Thanks for popping by again.
Take care :)