Monday, August 6, 2018

Male cards using Kaisercraft embossing folder

Hello friends,

Today I have two cards to share with you.

They are my Design Team inspiration for the August Unstampabelles' challenge, which is:

#82: August - Emboss, emboss, emboss.......
Twist - make this for a male

I like making male cards and I like to keep them simple.

I used a Kaisercraft diamond pattern embossing folder to satisfy the criteria.  The soft palette suits a male card.

I've made two cards this month, both using the same embossed paper.  The embellishments are from Creative Memories.

Thanks for looking. I hope you are inspired to enter.

Dale x

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Yummy breakfasts

It's a wintery, rainy day here in Perth today.

I decided that I would produce a scrapbook layout.

I printed a couple of photos and chose a challenge.

Donna's challenge for August at Mystical scrapbooks required:
You must include:
1 type of bling
2 die cuts
3 pieces of patterned paper only.. you can have multiples of the same...but only 3 "patterns"

I've used mostly Webster's Pages products.  Do you spot the cute little teapot charm? It's so adorable.

Monday, July 30, 2018

New challenge for August

I think this would have to be my favourite challenge for Archiscraps this year.  I love the colours of this month's mood board.  You must use only the colours shown apart from white, black or kraft.

The building in the picture is in Dubai.

Here is my layout.  I wanted to also feature a water element.

Check out the other DT inspiration at the site and then go off and make something to enter.

Have fun.

Dale x

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Green, kraft and yellow birthday card

I made this little card today for a challenge at Soul Scrappers.  You had to add a bird. I added a little green die cut bird. As it was green that decided my colour combo of yellow, green and kraft.

Dale x

Monday, July 2, 2018

Fancy frame card

Hi friends.

I have another card to share. This time it is quite girly.

For this month's challenge at Unstampabelles you will need to do the following?

#81: July Fancy frame or border

Twist - How edgy can you be?

I've chosen to use fancy frames in two ways.

The background patterned paper has been cut using my Creative Memories custom cutting system wavy frame.

I have then used my Creative Memories shapemakers, the square and the fancy frame 1" makers, with black and pink cardstock to create little framed embellishments with buttons and my sentiment.

I think the black, pink and white making a good colour combo, don't you?

Hope you join in.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Painted mug

Hello and welcome to another blog post of mine.  It's the first of July, a clear winter's day here in Perth.

For Christmas each year myself and 3 friends get together and have a drink and some food and give each other a gift.  Last year one of these friends gave each of us a mug. Two had the same pattern and two had different patterns. This is a picture of the box it came in. Inside was a paintbrush, 6 small pots of paint, some letters/numbers and the mug. It had an outlined pattern on it.

We hatched a plan to have a weekend away to paint these mugs.  Last weekend it occurred. We went down south to Yallingup and stayed in an airbnb house called The Blue House.

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Here I am sitting out the front.

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We all finished painting our mugs whilst on holiday. 

Here is how all four mugs looked once we had finished painting them.

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Upon my return I had to stick the letters on, then wait 24 hours for them to dry and then bake the mug in the oven for 20 minutes.  The whole process took far longer than I expected, especially the painting. Very tricky work in the lighting that we had and very fiddly. I mixed quite a few of the paint colours myself as my mug seemed to call for it. I'm quite pleased with how my dragonfly turned out.

Thanks for reading.  This project is my DT example for this month's Archiscraps challenge.

This is the inspiration picture.  Use lots of colour and the brighter the better. I hope you join in. The prize is a selection of ribbons.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

We Won in Hobart!

Great news readers.

When my Chorus, A Cappella West, went and competed in Hobart last month we took away the #1 position.

There were 23 Choruses competing this year. We were the largest.  We had 82 on stage. Below is our posed picture which was taken after we had sung our two competition songs. I am on the second to back row, roughly middle left.

This year is the first year that a cup was awarded. Our Chorus' name will be the first one on it. It is quite gorgeous.

Here I am (on the right) holding it with my roommate and friend Andrea. We are dressed in our silver and black outfits that we wore in the parade of Champions.  It was nice to have a costume change.

I also wore the outfit to our after party, which we call the Afterglow.  The theme was royal wedding as it was the same day as Harry and Meghan's wedding (I watched it whilst getting ready). I just added some more bling to my outfit and some gloves and I was ready to party.

We are all excited now as we have qualified to compete at International again next year. It will be held in September in New Orleans.  We can't wait.