seasoned with sugar

February 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm (Hand made things by me) (, , , , )

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.

Cover of my note book for Seasonsed Scrapper - used some Krafty Kutz, some patterned papers by My Little Shoebox, letter stickers by Basic Grey (and some ancient TLC ones), some foam Thickers and some DM and Kindyglitz.

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.

Not many materials to make this one, black card, patterned paper from Basic Grey's Lemonade range and foam Thickers.

Anyway, I’m off to continue scrapping some of our holiday photos from our trip to England.  Hopefully I can find some inspiration!!!

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more cropping goodness

November 17, 2009 at 7:20 am (Hand made things by me) (, , , , , )

I kept busy for the remaineder of the weekend.  Here is a quick look at the goodies I made…

Kaisercraft desk calendars - bought these on super special at my local scrap shop as they had 09 calendars - resigned some 2010 calendars themed in colours to match each calendar.  Mostly Kaisercraft stuff to decorate them.

Another calendar on special from LSS.

This challenge was to make a garland (the suggestion was stars, but you could do anything).  I got a whole lot of inspiration from here...http://thesmithgirlsspot.blogspot.com/2008/11/christmas-garlandbanner.html I'm looking forward to being able to go get some extra xmas decs to jazz it up a bit more.

Another 'gift can'.  Really, really love these.

Thanks Little Scrapbooking Shop Design Team for great challenges and all the ladies over there for a great croppy weekend.

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gotta love craft

November 14, 2009 at 2:46 pm (Hand made things by me) (, , , , , , , )

Well, I’ve been super slack with blogging lately.  Just too much on and not enough time to spend around here.  I’ve been over at the Little Scrapbooking Shop’s November Cyber Crop.  There are some seriously cool things over there.  So far I’ve made this snazzy lil’ xmas display (the challenge instructions are here)…

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I used some wooden canvas things by Kaisercraft and most of the stuff is from their Christmas Spirit range, plus some rhinestones and paper flowers, also used one of Sandie's Handmade Daisies vinyl Thickers, Carolee Creations tiny letters and a hat pin from a bulk pack by Birch.

I also got cracking on this exceptionally cool challenge using a ring pull can.  Basically, you can fill it up with stuff (I put in Lindt chocolates) and with the clever trick shared on the challenge page, you can still use the ring pull.  I’m making chocolate filled ones for my parent helpers and going to buy amusing t-shirts for my step bro and sis and make cans for their xmas present with the shirt inside.  Definitely very, very cool.

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This can opens with the ring pull to reveal the goodies you stashed inside. I used Basic Grey June Bug papers and button, random ribbon and paper flowers and Carolee Creations Tiny Letters.

I’m about to get cracking on some calendars (for Tara’s challenge) and some photo frames (just for pressies).

Earlier in the week, I did Mel’s Blindfold Scrap, also at the Little Scrapbooking Shop.  This is how my page turned out…

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I used papers and brads from Kaisercraft's Esther's Guestlist range and some of their paper flowers and bling, some random ribbons and a random heart hat pin, Thickers and random journal block stamp (just didn't ink the bit of the stamp with lines on for the one behind the flower).

Hopefully I’ll be able to add another post before the weekend with other cool stuff I’ve made!

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useless, but cool

October 6, 2009 at 7:38 am (Hand made things by me) (, , , )

I have no idea what the proper name for these things are, but I’ve been loving what I’ve seen in some Perth scrap shops (especially Scraptivate and Scrapbooking To Di For) and I bought some ‘bits’ to make one myself.  I’ve never made something like this before but I’m quite happy with how it turned out, although not half as good as the stuff I’ve seen in Perth.  Maybe one day I’ll get to go to one of these done in a class.  Here’s dreaming.   Anyway, here are some pix of my latest creation.

I used a sheet of double-sided Creative Imaginations patterned paper for the outside of the boxes, the box linings were some scraps of a plain burgundy sheet of basic grey paper and the plain green side of a Kaiser patterned paper from the Dash It All Away range.

I used a sheet of double-sided Creative Imaginations patterned paper for the outside of the boxes, the box linings were some scraps of a plain burgundy sheet of basic grey paper and the plain green side of a Kaiser patterned paper from the Dash It All Away range. The swirl at the top is a wooden Kaisercraft shape which I inked black and coated in Dimensional Magic.

Lovely and textured - still reckon there is more room for dimension I think.

Lovely and textured - still reckon there is more room for dimension I think. The velvet ribbion about the outside is lovely too.

Carolee Creations Tiny Chocolate letter stickers, random flowers (not sure of the brand) and a little fence I made from chopped up match sticks and some gold coloured wire.

Carolee Creations Tiny Chocolate letter stickers, random flowers (not sure of the brand) and a little fence I made from chopped up match sticks and some gold coloured wire.

Another flower from a no-name bag, little die-cut birdie from Chook Scraps that I inked with copper ink and edged in black ink then added a Kaisercraft Pearl and stuck on using some foam dots.

Another flower from a no-name bag, little die-cut birdie from Chook Scraps that I inked with copper ink and edged in black ink then added a Kaisercraft Pearl and stuck on using some foam dots.

Random ancient chipboard heart covered in some of the paper I lined some of the boxes with, more Kaisercraft Pearls and a little jiggley bubble from I-Kandee (I think that was the name on the packet which went in the bin about 3 or 4 years ago!).

Random ancient chipboard heart covered in some of the paper I lined some of the boxes with, more Kaisercraft Pearls and a little jiggley bubble from I-Kandee (I think that was the name on the packet which went in the bin about 3 or 4 years ago!).

Collections chipboard key, random stash ribbon, Carolee Creations Tiny Chocolate letter stickers.

Collections chipboard key, random stash ribbon, Carolee Creations Tiny Chocolate letter stickers.

Another I-Candee thing with some mesh/sparkly ribbon behind it, Collections bodices one with gold embossing powder and one with some opals embossing powder tied up with some ribbon.

Another I-Candee thing with some mesh/sparkly ribbon behind it, Collections bodices one with gold embossing powder and one with some opals embossing powder tied up with some ribbon.

More random no-name flowers and some Carolee Creations stickers.

More random no-name flowers and some Carolee Creations stickers.

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scrappily, happily, twiddley

October 4, 2009 at 7:21 pm (Hand made things by me, random things) (, , , , , )

Well, I’ve had a super-busy weekend.  Friday was filled with a hair cut and colour (which looks great, imho), shopping for some new trousers (thanks Esprit for making clothes I love) and generally family stuff.

Saturday was great – I went to a 12-hour scrap at Scrapbooking To Di For with my scrappy friend Rachel.  The scrappy ladies were all very nice and I had a very productive day and made 2 cards and completed 5 pages.  Here are the cards and 3 of the pages which I created…

Card for my friend's biffy who I'm giving the mirror in a previous post to.  Simple card but does the job and matches the pressie.

Card for my friend's biffy who I'm giving the mirror in a previous post to. Simple card but does the job and matches the pressie.

A card for some friends getting married shortly.  I used, amongst other things, patterned paper from Lilac Avenue range from Kaisercraft's Q2 release.

A card for some friends getting married shortly. I used, amongst other things, patterned paper from Lilac Avenue range from Kaisercraft's Q2 release.

This photo is of my dad, one of his older brothers and his aunt.  Must be around 1952-3.

This photo is of my dad, one of his older brothers and his aunt. Must be around 1952-3.

Kaisercraft's Lilac Avenue range from the new Q2 release was great to use on this double layout.

Kaisercraft's Lilac Avenue range from the new Q2 release was great to use on this double layout.

Like the flower??? See below for where to get one.

Like the flower??? See below for where to get one.

Like the flower??? See below for where to get one.

Like the flower??? See below for where to get one.

If you like the flower in the Lilac Avenue papers, you can get them from The Little Scrapbooking Shop -> here.  They are made in Oz by Sandie and they are very cool.

As mentioned the other day, I’ve recently discovered the world of Twiddlebitz (and discovered that something I thought was a Twiddlebit actually wasn’t – must have ended up on the wrong stand at the scrap shop I bought it at!!! – and how embarressment I put it in my gallery at Twiddlebitz’s Ning page, think I’ve rectified by faux pax and deleted it properly!!! Must make sure I do use proper Twiddles in future!!!!) and Di from Scrapbooking To Di For introduced me to their Ning page which you can join and share and check out lots of awesome work featuring Twiddlebitz.  It is very cool and is totally inspirational.

I’ve stocked up on some new goodies while I was in Perth and now we are home I’m looking forward to scrapping up a storm or two, especially some cool new OTP lovies.  Stayed tuned for some pix 🙂

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delicious slice of cards

July 19, 2009 at 12:27 pm (Hand made things by me) (, , , , )

I’ve been doing the Little Scrapbooking Shop’s monthy CyberScrap again this weekend, which has been brilliant.  I’m particularly in love with the project designed by Sandie – making a set of triangular cards featuring idioms that fit inside a little cake box.  I used KaiserCraft’s Lovestruck range of papers and bits and pieces from my stash to make mine.

My cake box and matching card set

My cake box and matching card set

Sandie found the pattern for the cake box here and there are heaps of cool templates to print out for other things too.  This is going to make a great gift for a friend of mine.

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