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.

Monday, June 4, 2018

21st birthday card

My son turns 21 on 5 June. We've hosted a party for him yesterday.  This is the card I have made for him.

This is a photo of us taken at his party. The theme was College. He did Uni exchange last year at Ohio State. His Uni, Curtin, is a sister School.

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This is also my design team example for Archiscraps this month.
Here is the insp pic:
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You need to use two or more triangles.  I used 5, in the form of a banner.
Hope you can join in. I look forward to seeing what you make.

Birthday card

It's June already. Winter has finally arrived.

This post is for my design team example for Unstampabelles.

Here is the criteria:

#80: June - Flowers and more Flowers

Twist - Bling it up

Don't forget - no stamps!

Here is my example.

I chose just 3 colours to make a bold statement.  I've distressed the two layers of patterned paper to add texture. The bling used are Kaisercraft blue rhinestones and two of the flowers are glittery.

Hope you can join us for this challenge I know you will love and find easy.



Monday, May 7, 2018

It's time for the May challenge at Unstampabelles.

#79:  1, 2 and 3 items
Twist - Journal about the items in your blog

This means use items of 1, and 2, and 3 multiples.

Here is what I created.

Items of 1:  1 brown ink, 1 torn element
Items of 2: raised embellies, 2 large yellow hexagons, 2 striped patterned papers
Items of 3: 3 sizes of hexagons, 3 small hexagons

You really only need to have 1 of each number of items.

Happy creating.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Two cards, same design, different look

Welcome to May. Don't you love the first of the month when all the new challenges go up?

Here is the new challenge for Archiscraps and my design team offering.

This beautiful building is the insp pic and the challenge is to use cork.

I recently added a packet of cork butterflies to my stash.  I needed two Mother's Day cards and I love making two cards at once. If you have your stash out and want to play it takes no extra effort.  I gave the card on my left to my Nan. I also gave her a cuddle rug in dusky pink and some pink roses so the image suited.  I gave the card on the right to my Mum. I stamped the sentiment. Both quick and easy cards to make.

Why not enter a project yourself this month?