Monday, December 31, 2012

50th birthday card

Well, today was a day for staying indoors. The temperature reached 47C (116.6F). Too hot even to go in the pool. Didn't want to risk being sunburnt as I can't wear sunscreen.

So, I made a card (amongst other things). We are going to a friend's 50th birthday party (60s theme) and it's a guy. My hubby and his band are playing there. It should be fun.

and inside looks like this

Hope he likes it. I've entered this card in Day 306 at 365 Cards for their sketch challenge.

I'd like to take this chance to wish you all a wonderful 2013.  Celebrate in style and keep safe.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Putt Putt layout

Here is my entry for the December sketch at Anna's Craft Cupboard. I let my boys choose an activity and they chose mini golf. The location happened to be Mandurah, so we had quite a long drive to get there. We played golf, had a little wander about and then went to have lunch at the Mandurah Forum. Japanese food. It took up most of the day so that was one day of the School holidays taken care of.  It was a fun day.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

It's Christmas Eve and the boys are in bed. I'm waiting impatiently for them to be asleep so that Santa can visit. 

I'd like to wish all of my lovely followers a very merry Christmas one and all. May you have a very happy day surrounded by good things.

Lots of love,

Dale xx

Friday, December 21, 2012

Anniversary layout for ARTastic

Here is a layout about our Anniversary this year. We're about to head off to a wonderful degustation meal at Nobu Perth in the Crown complex. One of our boys took the pic. I took the opportunity to use the colours of our clothes and some flowers.  The challenge at ARTastic (here) this month is to use large, bold patterned paper on the background. I think my background paper looks a bit like wallpaper and is very graphic.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

I Am ..... (a little bit girly)

This is a layout I created for The Scrapbook Store. I tell you, the ladies that enter this monthly sketch competition do amazing work so the pressure is on. I took this selfie of me and thought I would use it. I chose colours of pink and green and went with that.

Here is a close up of the blingy features I've added. I do love making girly layouts sometimes as I don't get a chance to do it very often.

Here is the sketch we had to work with.  Thanks for looking and if you make a comment, know that I love to read them and thank you very much for your effort.

December 2012 Sketch Competion

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Prepare to be amazed

My kids have a great sense of humour. When I commented that Mark could probably fit inside his big new cricket bag that he got for Christmas he promptly decided to give it a try. Of course, his brother was more than willing to give him a hand. Seems that he does actually fit in there.

I've done this layout for the Black with 2 December challenge which is Christmas themed. You have to use black cardstock background with red and silver. The shaped cardstock is a lovely silver metallic Creative Memories paper which I've cut using one of their large cutting system shapes. Then I've used some black and red accents and you're allowed 5% white. My title is a white rub on by daisyd's.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Christmas Layout - Santa's Helpers plus a RAK

This month's movie poster at From Screen 2 Scrap is "This Christmas" (see below for pic of poster). The criteria is:

1pt = Use the technique 'Tearing' on your page
2pts = Red Card Stock
3pts = Use a Family photo

Don't my boys look cute as Santa's Helpers?

To create the tree:

I have torn four different types of Christmas papers that were one-sided and had white as the core. This gave a bit of definition. I've used brown cardstock as the trunk and wrapped some red cardstock around it to make a kind of candy striping effect. I've used some Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage stitched fabric as the base. The star is a photo paper type embellishment that had a tearing effect around it which I thought suited my tree. To trim the tree I've used some Creative Memories glitzy embellishments which are stickers. Then, I have added some "fairy lights".

I have also provided a RAK this month. Here is a pic of what you could win. The last two I put together were quite girly so I have done a boy's one this time.

Just one of the many prizes. I hope you have a go at this. Tell Shazza if it is your first try at From Screen 2 Scrap and that Dale sent you.