Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Set of 3 Christmas cards


I found a new challenge blog, just for Christmas cards (thanks to Wendi). It is Christmas card challenges. This set of 3 is for week #52. It had an inspiration photo to work with. I saw a tree with yellow stars so that's my main focus for these cards.

A Joy(full) Spirit - card for Feeling Sketchy

Here is a card I made yesterday. It's for an international singing coach that is coming over this weekend from the US to help our Chorus.

I've used the following sketch for the design. I gave my card a nice, soft feel by using pastel pink, soft green and kraft. Had to add a bit of bling of course. Choruses are renowned for their use of bling.

Card Sketch 108
It's sketch #108 from Feeling sketchy.

Thanks for looking.

Woohoo, I won the prize from Molossi. How exciting. Thanks Debi and Feeling Sketchy and Molossi.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mystical cyber crop - A gold, black and white layout

Mystical Scrapbooks' cyber crop is in progress.

I've had a go at Tracey's mood board challenge. I love the colour scheme she has chosen.  Here is my layout.

I didn't have any new year's eve photos as we didn't do anything to celebrate last year. I've chosen to scrap a photo from a party I went to this year. It had the right colour tones and happy note that the challenge asks for. I encourage you to have a go.

Here is the mood board Tracey came up with.

Kaisercraft November 2014 challenge - Model

Hi all,

One of my favourite kind of pages to do is a masculine page. Kaisercraft are really amazing with their ranges suited to males. I'm so thankful for that. I've used a mix of their ranges to create this page. I will have to get some of their new Off The Wall collection. Base Coat is still my fave though.

This page features my youngest boy. I love this photo of him that I took up at our local park.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Travel scrapbook page

I'm playing along with Week 76 Magazine Cover challenge at Papercrafter's Corner.
Here is the cover:
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 76 Inspiration Piece (image)

So I've taken inspiration from the vintage look and the suitcases and also the fact that she is waiting.

My layout is about us waiting in the airport for a flight. My husband and son are passing their time on our netbook utilising the Airport's free wifi.  I've used a wonderful background paper by Bo Bunny that is vintage inspired and has suitcases on it. All of the elements I've used are travel and vintage in nature.

I'm also entering this layout into The Scrapbook Store's November sketch. I think it looks quite vintage in nature and all the business is in the centre of the page. The background paper colour is the same as well. Of course it is flipped around as I have a landscape photo rather than a portrait one.

Here is November 2014 Sketch Competitiontheir sketch.

Seal Show - Anna's Craft Cupboard Nov '14 sketch

NOVEMBER 2014 sketch challenge

Here is my entry.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

New Challenge at Soul Scrappers

Today I have put up a new challenge at Soul Scrapper's. It is to do a layout honouring housewives, very worthy indeed. The extra criteria is to add a lavender flower.

Go over to the Soul site and look for MYC11 for more details here.

This is my layout.

 I've chosen to scrap about my Fisher and Paykel home appliances. I couldn't get by without these essentials in my home.

A close up of the corner. My Mum made the white crocheted button flower.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Mystical Scrapbook Cyber Crop 14 Nov til 7 Dec

Please join me at Mystical Scrapbooks on our special extended Cyber Crop.

We have 3 challenges for  you, one is Christmas, one is New Year's and mine is Summer. Each Designer has created a mood board to inspire you.

Check out the blog for more details on each one here.

Here is my page for summer page.

Here is the mood board I created.

I'm sure you can see how I was inspired. I'm sure you can find lots in the mood board to inspire you too.

Here are the products I used from the Mystical shop.

Fancy Pants Beach Babe/Turtle Bay pp (base) and elements stickers
Fancy Pants Wonderful Day Ephemera pack die-cuts
misted circle frame
jillibean soup Grandma's Lima Bean soup alphas
Prima Say It In Crystals lines

Why not join us? I'd love to see what you create.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Christmas cards

This photograph is the challenge for November at Scrapbook Boutique. You can make any project you like, except no digital stamps allowed. Fair enough. The stamp I've used for the sentiment is an acrylic one from Kaisercraft.
I've made a set of cards in the colours, plus they are a pile of presents but could be viewed as a 3 tier cake. Wish I could make such attractive cupcakes as those in the pic.

Here are my cards.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

CC-3 CSI - Tasty Fare scrapbook layout

CSI have another special collaboration case running for November - CC-3. The details are very appealing. Here they are:

Here is my layout:

SCHEME: I've used all 5 colours.

EVIDENCE: bird accents, tree accents (I made my own tree mask using my glue gun), mist splatters, oval shapes, twine, leaves and dots

TESTIMONY: handwritten journaling and documented something about nature.

Friday, November 7, 2014

New challenge - transport themed layout

My new Soul Scrapper's challenge is ready for you to have a go at. It's cooking up a transport page. Go here to the home page and click on the left hand tab marked CUCC35 for all the details on what to do. Hope you can join in.

Here's my layout for it.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

"Ready for the Ball" for Scrap Around The World

NOVEMBER 2014 challenge at Scrap around the world

The image we had to be inspired by was just so gorgeous and too hard to pass up. I just fell in love with it.

Here is my layout.

Close up

I wanted my layout to seem like you were looking at an antique dressing table top. Wear lapel pins and corsages is quite a traditional idea, as is going to a Ball.

First of all I was inspired by the lace curtaining that looks like doilies. I've misted the background paper over a doily with glimmer mist to make it sparkle. I have scattered around some petals, a row of pearls and some pearls. I have a hand made lace flower that I made and a row of crocheted trim as well. I also have some sheet music pp in the corners. There is always dancing at a Ball so the music paper is appropriate.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Pillow Boxes tutorial for Unstampabelles

This is my second month of designing for Unstampabelles. The challenge this month is to CREATE A BOX and show how you made it.

The other Designers have come up with a wide variety of wonderful boxes for  you to be inspired by. Perhaps you will want to create something completely different but do check out their work. Christmas is just around the corner and what better way to add value to a gift than to create your own gift box.

With that in mind I have a tutorial for you on my box, a pillow box. You can give a gift of jewelry, lollies or any small present inside these easy to make, customisable gift boxes.

Here is the final picture. I made one from kraft paper and one from patterned paper.


 pillow bag template
•  kraft paper (or other cardstock or patterned paper) to print on
• scissors
• ruler
• 1 circle punch
• strong double sided adhesive tape  

• labels, stickers, or stamps to decorate
• ribbon, raffia, etc.

Print template on to cardstock.
Score along dotted lines.
Use your circle punch on two opposing ends on the same side. Only use half of the punch so it makes a semi circle.
Apply double sided tape along edge to join together.
Continue decorating as desired.

Enclose present within, fold and there you have your pillow box.