Friday, July 31, 2009

Me again.....

I'm back, like I promised, with my last project for the Cuttlebug Challenges
This one is #41 & the challenge is to make an altered project from items in your recycle bin.

I came up with this little tooth keeper made from a mint tin & a scrap of cardstock.

That's it for me today but I still have some more projects to share soon.
I hope you have an enjoyable weekend :)

Cuttlebug Challenge #40

Hi everyone :)
I've had a mad, crazy week so far, how is yours going?
I've been meaning to update this blog but there hasn't been any spare time lately.

Anyhow, I just wanted to show you this card that I've made for the Cuttlebug Challenge.
This particular challenge was a sketch which looks like this

And this is my card......

I've used the D'vine Swirls Embossing folder on the darker paper but it hasn't shown up very well in the photo.
I have one more challenge to complete for the Cuttlebug Challenges so I hope to show you that later on today.
See you then :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Holiday Is Over.....

Sadly, it was back to routine today. With the munchkins heading back to school it meant waking up EARLY!!!! Uugghh, it was so cold that all I wanted to do was stay snuggly & warm in my bed.
The upside was that I did manage to get more done.

I totally forgot the other day to post this card set & gift box that I made from Liz's card class at Scrap Boutique. It was such a fun class & I really enjoyed creating these.
This is the gift box that all the cards can be popped into & would make a lovely present.

These are some little gift cards.

And these are 2 large cards.

I've used Basic Grey "Urban Prairie" papers for this set.
I put today to good use & finished another of Liz's challenge which I will photograph tomorrow.
Have a great week :)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Making & Baking....

Today is the second last day of school holidays & we are all feeling a little sad about that but also trying to enjoy getting lots of relaxing in while we can.
I started this card last night & finished it off today.
It's for the Cuttlebug Challenges Count Down to CHA weekly challenges.
The theme of the challenge was to make a woodsy type card including the colours green, orange & blue.

I've used an assortment of October Afternoon papers & the Swiss Dots & Distressed Stripes embossing folders.

Molly was excited about doing some cooking today so we donned our aprons & got busy.
She chose to make Rocky Road Popcorn.
We popped the popcorn the old fashioned way & she was giggling while watching the popcorn popping like crazy inside the pot. Microwave popcorn might be quick & easy but no where near as much fun.
After waiting very impatiently for it to be ready to eat we all tucked into some & it was YUMMY!!!
Here is a pic of my proud little cook with her creation.

And here is a pic of our delicious popcorn.

OK, I'm off to find some more fun things to do.
Hope your Sunday is going well :)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Card Patterns #23

I had a birthday card to make for my sweet little grand daughter's 3rd birthday so I've based it on Card Patterns sketch #23.
Here's the sketch:

And here is my card:

Tilly loves lions at the moment, she's been watching The Lion King lots so I wanted to include her favourite animal on her card.
I've used a mix of Sassafras & October Afternoon papers along with some Pebbles Inc stickers.
No peeking until your birthday, Tilly.
See ya all next time :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My Scrap Room is a MESS....

thanks to Liz at Scrap Boutique. She has been keeping me busy with all her great challenges & classes this month. Thanks Liz, I've had heaps of fun working on these projects & I'm not finished yet, LOL.

This first one is a fantastic little accordion file box.
I made this one for myself first, using Pink Paislee papers.

& then Molly wanted one so I made this one for her.
This one uses Kaiser papers.

Tonight I finished Liz's awesome birthday card set & gift box but will have to take photos tomorrow.

This is another card that I forgot to post last week.
The papers are Kaiser.

Thanks for stopping by & I hope you are all well & happy :)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Red, White & Blue.....

Is the theme for the challenge at Cuttlebug Challenges this week.
If you would like to get a sneeky peek at the new Cuttlebug products being released at CHA, then pop over & have a look.
The new Stars embossing folder is so awesome, I'd definately love one of those. The DT have made some gorgeous projects with it too.
For my card I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder on some Coredinations cardstock & then sanded lightly over the dots.

Thanks for looking & bye until next time :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Better Late Than Never.....

Oops, I didn't get back last night to post my projects. It got a bit late & my bed seemed like a good place to be.
Last weekend, Chloe & I caught up on some creating together.
I decided to use up some old stash & made these 2 cards using Bo Bunny " Summer Picnic" papers.
On this first one, I've covered some Collections chipboard petals with the paper & added a few other bits & pieces.

With the second one, I've used a Collections chipboard window which I've had for ages too.

This card was made for Liz's sketch challenge at Scrap Boutique.

I've used Fancy Pants paper, a Bo Bunny journal block, MME chipboard scallop oval & Scenic Route letter stickers.

That's it for my little update this time.
Take care & thanks for popping by :)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I've Been Tagged.....

By both Mel & Ceci.
So here goes....

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To
1. Sleeping in for the next 16 days.
2. Not making school lunches for the next 16 days.
3. Not doing the school run for the next 16 days.
4. Not being stuck to a routine for the next 16 days.
5. Not helping with homework for the next 16 days.
6. Not having to go to bed early for the next 16 days.
7. Spending fun time with the kids for the next 16 days.
8.'s only 5 months away.

8 Things I Did Yesterday
1. If you haven't guessed yet...we started school holidays, LOL.
2. Surprised Molly with a "Biscuit" dog that she's been longing for. Her face was priceless.
3. Played catch up with loads of paperwork.
4. Woke up tired after spending a restless night with a snoring husband, a diagonal sleeping 7 year old who'd had a nightmare & a cat purring in my left ear.
5. Got some washing done...yippee!!! First day without rain in what seems like forever.
6. Made a card for the first time this week.
7. Ran some errands & did some shopping.
8. Did some blog hopping.

8 Things I Wish I Could Do
1. Fly
2. Live where it's never cold & never rains.
3. Play the drums.
4. Say no to cake & chocolate.
5. Sleep in every day.
6. Go to QLD to meet Mel.
7. Be 21 again.
8. Relax....though that's probably never going to happen, LOL.

8 Things I've Watched Lately
1. Desperate Housewives
2. Sarah's House.
3. Bolt
4. Design Star
5. Barbie Thumbelina
6. Formula 1 British Grand Prix
8. To Buy Or Not To Buy

I know a lot of you have received this lately so I won't nominate 8 blogs to tag.
If you haven't done this then consider yourself tagged & please let me know if you do it so I can come read your answers.

I'll be back to post some new projects once my laptop battery recharges. It's much comfier sitting on the lounge.