I always like a good challenge and the lovely Helen’s blog, Card and a Half, has a great monthly card sketch challenge. I thought I’d have a go and here is what I came up with…
Rather than layering the rectangles on top of the backing, I cut out a black frame with 3 rectangluar holes. I used foam tape to raise up the black frame from the grey pattern background sheet. I made some gorgeous little roses (see the tutorial by the beautiful Belle here) and punched out some little butterflies with my Martha Stewart punch. A liberal sprinking of bling was obviously obligatory!!! And the little sentiment is a sticker that I backed with card, trimmed and mounted on the black frame with some more foam tape. All the paper and the sentiment sticker are from the Stella and Rose range from My Mind’s Eye. Really like this little card and can see myself using this sketch regularly.
Thanks for the challenge Card and a Half…really enjoyed it!
Well, not love of a person in this case. Love of an organisation this week. Just back from 2 days stint on a board I sit on as secretary. Brain-straining stuff for two days in Perth…but have achieved lots and feel satisfied we are working towards some excellent outcomes for our network. But doing stuff just creates more work!!! So lots of things to get done in between the rest of my work/life!!!
Although I’m rather busy, I’m defininitely scheduling in some craft time this weekend! Especially as I have a yummy pack of Basic Grey’s Hopscotch range!!
OMG, the dust I had to scrap off the dashboard to get in here!!! Little blog, you have been sorely neglected. I shall be good(ish) and endevour to visit more!!!
Well, what’s been happening? The England holiday album featured in the last few posts is FINISHED (did take me until last month to finish but I do rather love it!) and I’ve done quite a lot of scrapping just lately. And, most excitingly, I’m now on the Design Team over at the Little Scrapbook Shop or LSBS to it’s fans. How awesome is that hey. Same old on the work front, still managing the West Arthur CRC. Other than that, just bobbing along.
If you are a scrapper, you should definitely check out the series of challenges that are soon to be up and running over at LSBS….
Ok, now I promise not to be so norty about up-dating!!!
I’ve had a busy weekend – yesterday I went to Chook Scraps’ Midnight Madness (only stayed til 5:30pm cos we had to go to friends’ for dinner) and I was getting into the Chook Scraps’ CyberCrop Challenges. I’m not usually a shabby chic type of girl but I really love those Webster papers and they seemed perfect for the challenges (which were all based on a Shakespearean theme). Here’s what I came up with…
Last week I did one of the challenges in the Little Scrapbooking Shop Cybercrop. I would have liked to do more but on Saturday afternoon I sliced my index finger open on the food process blade and had to get my friend Karen to take me to hospital to get patched up and it was way too tended to do too much (one page was all I could manage!!!)
Okay, so probably not what your average crafter got up to this weekend…Friday night I joined my DH and two of his friends to go fox shooting, which was quite fun. I was sooooo tired by about 10pm though I was falling asleep in the passenger seat while we were cutting around the paddocks and jerking awake when a shot gun went off. I can assure you that waking up, having to get out to open and close a cocky’s gate (passenger gets gate duty) is something of a challenge as you do have to pay attention when you are doing up the windlass!! Luckily I avoided breaking my arm or anything similar doing the gates. I won’t show you any of the photos of dead stuff as a) it’s a bit gory and b) most of them have our friend’s grandson in and I’m not sure if they’d want them on the internet.
Anyway, after all the gun slinging action, I settled down for a more domestic weekend. I made some jam drops (featuring some tasty Fig Jam I made earlier in the week) and did some other cooking experiments (including my first attempt at French Onion Soup which tasted delicious but did rather interfer with the intestinal processes!!!). The Little Scrapbook Shop had it’s ‘Good, Bad and Ugly’ cybercrop. I completed 2 of the challenges…
I also got the week’s challenge done for the Seasoned Scrapper
I also did a couple of other random pages just for fun which I have been slack and not photographed. Also been busy knitting away for Knit One Save One.
I’ve been super busy over the weekend and done a heap of pages for my album for our Christmas trip to England. Here are my layouts from the past few day. Not much else to post – hope you enjoy looking at the pix.
Well, two weeks into the Seasoned Scrapper over at Little Scrapbook Shop and I have two nice OTPs to show off. Week One saw us making covers for a book to record our Seasoned Scrapping work in. I can’t say I love mine, but it’s alright.
This week the challenge was to follow Deanne’s instruction for making a very cool box with cocertina fold slots to hold the cards we make over the year. We also had to make sure our card what ‘summery’ in feel. I was pretty pleased with how mine turned out – nothing fancy but it’s neat, accurate and bright. The instructions on how to make it are here.
Anyway, I’m off to continue scrapping some of our holiday photos from our trip to England. Hopefully I can find some inspiration!!!
I’m excited as it’s nearly the weekend and tony’s parents are coming to visit (and bringing their boat). We will be off to our nearby ski lake for some tubing and skiing which will be good, good good.
I have a few scrappy things on the go – hopefully I’ll have something to show you in a day or two but in the mean time here’s a little quote that I really liked (and the pic) and thought you might like it too.
Well, I’ve been horribly slack with this blog of late (well, for quite a long time). We’ve been on holiday to England for 4 weeks and I’ve started a new job! My first ever full-time job that isn’t teaching! I’m now the Coordinator of our local Telecentre (Community, Health and Techology Resource Centre). It is a complete change of scene and I’m loving it (well, only been there 6 days so still have lots to learn but it’s a great place to work).
Scrapping-wise I haven’t done much lately as we’ve been overseas – which was excellent – but I do have some projects on the go. Firstly I’ve started (well, printed some photos for) an album featuring our holiday to England. I’m also going to participate in the Little Scrapbook Shop’s 2010 by the Month – currently trying to organise what I’m going to do for my January page – I definitely need to take more photos in February!!!! I’m also really excited about the LSBS’s 2010 weekly challenge program (previously 52 Pick Up) which was unveiled last Sunday – it’s the Seasoned Scrapper…
I’m definitely keen to get into these challenges as I really loved doing 52 Pick Up (and I’m proud to say I did it 52 times in 2009). Anyway, hopefully my next post will have some pix of scrapping I have finally got around too.
Finally, and most importantly, Happy Australia Day! We had a lovely morning at the beautiful Lake Towerinning for a community bbq breakfast.
I kept busy for the remaineder of the weekend. Here is a quick look at the goodies I made…
Thanks Little Scrapbooking Shop Design Team for great challenges and all the ladies over there for a great croppy weekend.