Tuesday, 28 June 2011

School Holidays

Well, the next round of school holidays have begun. I for one am glad! I think we all needed a bit of time to unwind and relax. The past term, while short was pretty action packed! The kids all had great report cards so we are both very proud too.

Later we will be going to Melbourne for a nice short break. Looking forward to that, it has been around 20 years, I think, since I was last there. And we will be there for the King Tut exhibition which is ultra cool!

So apart from that, things are pretty normal. I have a little bit of scrapping to share and then I am off to check on dinner. Slow cooked beef casserole! Smells delicious!!

I think all of these are based on sketches. I am finding to get things done at the moment that is the easiest way to work! Less thinking on my part too :) From top to bottom I think they were from: Becky Flecks Page Maps 2 (a great book for inspiration!);Write, Click, Scrapbook; Inspired Blueprints.

Oh, see the cool fabric buttons on all three pages?? I have been making my own! Aren't they cool, and so simple too, so now I can co-ordinate with whatever I am working on. Sweet!

Catch you next time.


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Time to share

Thought I might just pop in and share some stuff, you know, just because I can and I haven't for a while now!

A couple of weeks ago we had the big Scrapbook show on at the convention centre. I was really looking forward to stocking up on some Martha Stewart punches, which I did and some gorgeous stamps too. Because you can never have enough stamps!

I have been playing and creating too. Always a good combination! So, what to share?? Well how about this one...

Playing with a sketch from somewhere ( I should write them down shouldn't I?? I think it was Creative Scrappers), and using some Sassafrass and lots of hand made goodness!

And maybe this one too?

Playing with some Pink Paisley, new border punches (an old one, but one I decided I really needed to have!), making flowers, embossing, all sorts of things going on here!

And one last one for today.

Another new border punch (yes another older one...), the beautiful Girly doily stamps from My Minds Eye (another show purchase and they are just to die for!) and some of the very pretty (one of my favourites) Crate Paper Emma's Shop papers.

So I think that will do for today! Now I need to go back to my desk and make stuff!

Thanks for popping on by!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

June OOTH Challenge

Well, we are right into another month, already, and that means another challenge over at Out of the Hat. This month the criteria is:
1. Kraft and bright colours
2. 6 buttons
3. A bird or birds somewhere

So this is what I came up with.

I have used some Basic Grey "Fort Lauderdale" papers which were appropriately bright, 6 clear buttons with a rainbow of coloured twine to make bows in each and finally a cute little bird from Fancy Pants "Its the Little Things" line. Throw in an inked doily and hey presto, my page is done! So if you want something to do, go and give this one a try!

I have also managed to do the Purple Pumpkin June sketch. Here is the sketch:

Apart from using the sketch you also need to use some Purple Pumpkin goodies on your page. Here is my interpretation of the sketch:

I have used some Echo Park "For the Record" papers, along with 3 spotty buttons from Purple Pumpkin (these spotty buttons are my favourite!).

I am now counting down to the Scrapbook show at the convention centre this weekend! This will be the first time in years that I will just be going to go and not working, which is both a little sad and a little good. I am hanging out to buy some more border punches so I hope there are lots of great specials!!

Until next time,