Monday, 28 November 2011

Scrapmatting around.

My car is in for a service today so I've been playing.
I made these 3 Christmas decorations using Scrapmatts 3D bells and rhinestones.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Stuck with Cordial

Stuck?! sketches 2nd sketch for the month was a great inspiration for my last layout from Broken Hill photos.These cordials were in the front window of Bells old fashioned ice cream parlour.The light shining through them made them look particularly enticing.I've used scrapmatts Kitchenware as my embellishments plus some buttons and ricrac.I like the leatherette thickers letters with this as well.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Here's 2 more layouts that I've done recently.The left hand one is using scrapmatts Laugh word.

The muscles of steel one features A2Z scraplets cogs,which I misted in bronze.The yellow frame goes right around the edge,the scanner cut it off.

One for fun

This one features me at Tasmania's Mt Wellington.I've cut around the scrolly flowers and doodled the branches for the flowers.The word "Trip" is from scrapmatts and painted black.It was a cold windy day but a great view.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

A very frustrated blogger!

My life is in a whirl.
This computer seems to be dying which means I can't access websites or even the internet for days on end.This means that layouts I usually do I can't upload or even worse even see the challenges in the first place.My D.T commitments I'm keeping up with but luckily I've been able to use the computer on those days.I've switched it on/off 5 times this morning to get this far.
Please bear with me and in the meantime support Scrapthatsong and Scrapmatts however you can.They're both great sites.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Dolls getting picky

Get picky this time required a layout using fabric.Mine has a flower made from lace and felt.It also required the colours pink,red,lime,yellow and turquoise.
While I believe in documenting the good times I also think it is important to scrap those little things that make us unique. In this case Erica is really freaked out by dolls. She hates going into rooms where there are collections such as are shown in these photos.It has been with her since babyhood...she never liked dolls...and still applies as an adult.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

White with one and red!

This layout started with the wonderful photo of Erica and Jacob and the Prima corsage flower.I liked it too much to pull the green ribbon off it!
You can't get much more bright than red so went with that for my colour.I used bird printed paper,a tag featuring red stripes to which I added journalling words in both clear plastic and stickers and red & white ribbon.I added 2 scrapmatts doves touching beaks, another tag with their names,stapled ribbon to the side of the layout and a curled up tear at the bottom left revealing the number 2.I'm really happy with this layout.

Show us your stuff

Now I've uploaded Google chrome I can finally access Show us your stuff again.Hooray! This months challenge was using blanket stitch which I have done under the photo mat.The sketch was a great one and allowed for using up leftover scraps..the best kind of sketch.I've added some pretty butterflies and a quote which suits my sewing friend.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Another Christmas layout featuring scrapmatts

I'm uploading this one while I can.My computer works nicely sometimes and not others. This one has misting over scrapmatts flowers and a misted chipboard reindeer as well as the already green holly.In real life it is straight...I measured it.Hope you like it!
It will also appear on scrapthatsong.

Stuck?! sketches

Here's my entry for the first stuck?! sketch for November.I've misted through a BG lettering for the background then used courrugated card painted white for the bracket on the left.I used scrapmatts chipboard ornaments and doodled on the red pp with matching swirls in the corners.The cloth badge is my title..."We wish you a merry Christmas".

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Kraft it up

Journalling around the face reads..."When we visited Pro Hart's gallery at Broken hill we were told that he had trouble drawing faces.This is why he painted "Tin men".He was such a talented artist and a great ambassador for Australia.His gallery was well worth the visit"
I kept the actual layout very simple to not detract from the journalling.Just a few dabs of yellow paint.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

A 70s take on FS2S.

Every year during the late 70's and all the 1980s my parents would go camping at Easts beach.The whole family would go there in various groupings depending on what was happening with work etc.In this case my fiance brought my nephew there,wearing his new school uniform to show Nanna and Pa how smart he looked as he was starting school soon afterwards and was so excited.
I've used a mixture of white alphas for the title plus some vellum I have kept for 10 years(just did come in handy!)plus some patterned paper to suit the era.The lined Adorn it-Caroleees creation paper was useful to write the journalling on as it was quite a long explanation.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Aussie scrapjacked

Dana's layout called "free ride" inspired me this month. The elements are all there except I only had one peg so I used a paperclip.And my Dymo tape is too wide so I used some Bella accent words cut from a transparency.I painted the tag on the left hand side by using a lace doiley and dabbing through it.The butterfly is punched.

Scrap the boys

Christopher is a mad Parramatta supporter even though he is only 8.He was showing us how well he can kick.Of course he's wearing his Parramatta hat.I wanted to use all 5 photos on this plus the colours of blue and yellow.The blue border goes around all 4 sides,the scanner cut it off.

Scrap the girls

I saw this SEI "Groovy Gal" paper and knew it would be ideal for this layout. Scrap the girls has asked for multiple photos and polkadots.
There are spots on both the specialty papers as well as the journalling tag.I think the prima pearl florish also highlights the spotted effect.As Annabelle was wearing orange in these photos I tried to combine the pink with a touch of orange.She cettainly had a busy day last Christmas and seemed to be popping up everywhere.These were 3 photos I managed to catch.

More cards

Here's 4 more cards I've made using up leftovers.
The first has a scrapmatts sleigh inked gold plus a Dear Santa tag from Kaisercraft,The second has an owl sprayed with glimmermist sewn on and bling for eyes,the third has a kaisercraft wooden sleigh and the last 3 cut out Christmas trees.
Not only have I made cards this year,I have almost written them already so they are nearly ready to post! I like getting in early.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

meeting Melinda and Chris

Here's Melinda and Chris from Scrapbooking'n'craft.I met them (again) yesterday at the papercrafts festival.and the second photo is me with Melinda.I had a great afternoon shopping and being inspired.

Bird is the Word wish

This photo typifies the word wish...blowing out candles on her birthday cake.I used lace and fabric for the background.Misted a doiley then cut it to shape for an umbrella.I made a flower from narrow ribbon and a button,added an old fashioned picture, plus a negative from punched flowers and there you have it.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Christmas cards and a banner

I've been busy preparing for Christmas by making a banner using scrapmatts chipboard shapes.They are stapled on to coloured ribbon which I tied along the curtain rail.
I've also made my first 3 Christmas cards using scrapmatts and kaisercraft shapes plus in one case kaisercraft clear stamps.