Friday, November 30, 2012

Buy now at the Crafter's Market

Tonight I am participating in the Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia's hand made crafter's market. You can see my embellishments here. Ordering is easy. Just look in the important information topic for everything you need to know.

I have lots of different items and am happy to combine postage. Items are all in limited quantities. First in, best dressed.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I made a banner

I was quite surprised by the Stop 8 challenge of The Amazing Race at Scrapbooking Top 50.  It was to make a new title banner for their blog and their facebook page. That's kind of exciting. I love blue, it's a colour I find really easy to work with (plus it's my favourite).

I've used a pretty greeny/blue, quite like their forum colours (which was the idea), black and white.  I quite like the end result. What do you think?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Studio Calico Abroad layout

Hi there bloggers.

I have two sick boys in my house this week who I'm taking to the Doctor's today. Not fun. I was also unwell but have recovered, although I had something different to them.

I did manage to do a layout last night. Having a bit of withdrawals I was. Such a busy time of year right now. Hard to keep on top of things.

I love this photo I took of my son, Damon. He looks so very pleased with his very special, fancy dessert. I wanted to capture the wonderful bright colours of two of the sorbets and carry that through on the layout. The Studio Calico Abroad range, which I just bought, was perfect for it.

I have used green and red ink to give subtle highlights to the papers and done a bit of distressing around the outside edge.

I've entered this layout into Anna's Craft Cupboard's November sketch competition and in Studio Calico's weekly challenge.

Thanks for looking.

November 2012 Sketch Challenge

Monday, November 5, 2012

WW1 layout - Lady Liberty

I have created this layout for the November challenge at White With 1. The challenge was to use WHITE + GREEN(S) + CHEVRON PATTERN. 

I've used a lot of My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey.

I think this is such a wonderful photo that my husband Paul took of the Statue of Liberty. I wanted to highlight it so I've used a lot of white space, which is quite unlike my usual style. I also wanted to add a lot of dimension. I have printed two copies of the photo and fussy cut one of them around the statue and adhered it  using foam squares to raise it up. You can see the effect on the close up below. I've also used a folded paper technique to the pp underneath the photo to add more dimension.


Nadia Cannizzo is giving away a whole kit from Paper Stories on her blog here.

It looks like this:

Pretty sweet huh?

Melbourne Cup Day is tomorrow. What will you be wearing? I'm wearing a blue dress I bought in the States last year, teamed with a pair of blue heels I bought in Bali this year and a fascinator I bought at Garden City yesterday.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Stop 7 - The Amazing Race

Stop 7 at Top 50 Scrapbooking on the Amazing Race is Africa.

1. Fabric (Fabric button and doilies in flower)
2. Happy photo (tick x 4)
3. Song lyric for title or sub-title (Making Faces by Chicken Lips, released 25/4/06, no, I can't believe there is a band called that either)

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

I love Paris

There's a good chance that if you have been to Paris, you would like to go back again. It is that enchanting.  Is the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas? No, not even close but I've been there too.  These photos were taken in October 2011.

This is my Design Team example for From Screen 2 Scrap. The movie poster is "From Paris With Love". I have watched only the first half of this film. I think that the poster is very striking though.

The criteria to be used for creating your layout and which we use to allocate points for judging are:

1pt = White Background/Base Card stock
2pts = The word 'Love' somewhere on your page
3pts = An 'Eiffel Tower' image/embellie

My approach to this month's challenge was to use the colours in my photo throughout my layout. I have placed the photos in the shape of the poster image, where the Eiffel Tower is also in the same spot. My title is in the bottom right location too and contains the word Paris.

I hope you're inspired to create this month. Go to From Screen 2 Scrap to place your entry. Best of luck, you may win a prize. Don't miss checking out the Design Team's inspiring entries. They are stunning.

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Amazing Race - Brazil

The Amazing Race - Stop 6
My choice was Brazil.
Here is my layout. The criteria is below. Thanks for looking.

The criteria to be include on your layout for this country are as follows:
1 .Use drops/splashes of something on your page to represent the beautiful waterfalls of Brazil
2. Use a flag of some sort to join in with the Soccer mania of Brazil
3. Use some bling to get dressed up for Carnavale celebrations.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A newsy post and a giveaway

Keren Tamir is having a giveaway on her blog. Check it out in the photo below.

I'd like to offer my sincerest sympathy to Anna Costello (Owner of Anna's Craft Cupboard) and her boys on the sad passing of her husband (and their Dad).

On a lighter note, I got to meet my cousin Lee's daughter today. I was so thrilled. She's such a lovely, quiet little girl.  Here's a happy pic.

Check back in soon for a reveal of my From Screen 2 Scrap DT layout.