27 March, 2012

Canvas play

I made a very simple little canvas as a farewell pressie today. A butterfly stencil repeated 8 times, using texture paste smeared on to the stencil with a palette knife, a little clear embossed hand written note in the corner and a little glimmer mist over the top to finish.

Quick and easy, that's how I roll!

20 March, 2012

Stuck?! Sketch is up

I had such fun with this sketch - when I saw the circle I just knew it had to be twine ;-))

I've been caught with tonsillitis again so I've gone a bit quiet here on the blog.

I'll be back with bells on when I'm feeling better.

Hugs xox

P.s. to enter your page go to the Stuck?! website www.stucksketches.blogspot.com and check out the lovely goodies you can win :-)

07 March, 2012

WINNER Imaginarium Designs Giveaway

Hi peeps

Just popping in to announce the winner from my February competition offering $20 worth of fabulous Imaginarium Designs........

Congrats, Paula Perry!!!

Pls PM me your postal address so we can send your goodie pack over ;-))

04 March, 2012

Kraft It Up - 5,4,3,2,1 challenge

I loved doing the latest challenge at Kraft It Up this month. Here is the criteria in more detail:

This month is a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 challenge and we want to see...

1 Piece of Kraft Cardstock or Patterned Paper
2 Photos of any size
A 3 word title
4 different pieces of patterned paper and
5 different embellishments

** Embellishments can but are not limited to Journal Cards/Tags, Ribbons, Stickers, Die-Cuts, Flowers, Buttons, Twine, Chipboard etc...
*** Feel free to use paints/inks/ mists etc these are not included in the above.

Any questions please email: kraft.it.up@hotmail.com
Entries must be linked no later than 11.59pm March 31st

and here is my take on the challenge:

Kraft cardstock, two photos, three word title, four patterned papers and five embellies. For the latter I went with fabric button / twine / clouds / Typo camera and word stickers. There's actually a lot on the page but it still fits my 'style' if I can call it that... I like a bit of white space on the page.

BTW one of my personal scrappy challenges this year is to use up all my old patterned paper so I have room for some lovely new ones!! I wonder if I will manage it. It'll be fun trying :-))

This photo was taken late last year when I took myself off for a solo retreat to the city. It had been 12 months since my last one, and I'd rather not wait so long for the next! I had three glorious nights to myself, and spent quite a bit of time just chillin' and readin' before I broke out the art supplies.

What do you think about taking solo retreats? Would you go on one, or do you prefer hustle and bustle? Or maybe you don't need to and live somewhere quiet?

03 March, 2012

I love Stuck?! Sketches

So, this is my exciting news for the week...I'm one of the new CT members at Stuck?! Which means I get to pull out my scrapbooking stash and play with a new sketch twice each month! Which is sooooo good because if you're like me, you sometimes need a little kick to get going :-))

Here is this month's first sketch:

I love to see the different interpretations of one sketch! Mine will be revealed on Monday. Be sure to visit Stuck?! and submit your own page...great prizes to be won.

...and I also get to share my application page with you.

This is a page I really like... it definitely highlights Tasmin's happiness and I love scrapbooking for that. Pages like this help me hold on to the positives.

Materials: Bazzill cardstock, Kaisercraft patterned paper, Glimmer Mist, Memories Mist, Imaginarium chipboard, Judikins Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz artistry stamp, black StazOn ink, Zig writer.

I've had two pages accepted for publication with Scrapbooking Memories magazine too so fingers crossed with those! After my honourable mentions last year, it would be thrilling to have another layout or two published.

A couple of weeks back i was thrilled to bits to receive a Canon Selphy photo printer for my birthday. It was 'regifted' to me from my sister who'd had it virtually unopened still in its box, for three years! It works just fine, printing great images straight from my Canon 550d and the Canon Ixus. I've found that I can transfer photos from my iPhone to the laptop via the Canon Eos software, save on to the memory card, and print to the Selphy from there.

This has very exciting implications for my Project Life album. This year whilst I kept up my photo a day the images were banking up on my iphone unprinted and I was beginning to despair that I would ever "catch up". This project is very important to me, documenting each week, because our life moves so quickly that it's all I can do to hang on to a bit of it and own it.

So I'm slowly catching up and as a way of keeping myself 'regular' I'm going to do an Ali Edwards I think and post my Project Life spread each week.


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