Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pretty Party

Good morning.  How are you doing?  I have been a little under the weather with a bad stinking cold.  Usually if I get a cold I can take it a bit easy and keep going.  Not this one though.  One more month of winter.  Winter and I do not see eye to eye.  

Onto the LO.  This is Ollie's 5th party and I have used Crate's Pretty Party range.

One of my gift bags using PTIs Front and Centre Die.  I love this and use it heaps.  This was for Ol's teacher at the end of last term as he is now in a new class- to keep numbers down in the new entrant classes.  He has taken it all in his stride and is happy.  We are proud if him :)

Hoping to get better soon.  Thanks for looking and I wish you a fabulous, fun and bug free week. xo

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Big Picture Scrapbooking

So after a lot of deliberating I bit the bullet and registered for Nic Howard's Dimensional Details on the Big Picture Scrapbooking website.  You know what?  I'm glad I did!   Learning lots, using stash, and best of all getting LOs done.  I thought I might be a bit pressured, given that I don't have a lot of available time but instead I find myself looking forward to getting weekly guff- handouts/ message/ project etc and am inspired and motivated to complete.  Well lets hope that lasts as it's 12 weeks long.

So above pic- completed these tags in the holidays with Mr 5 in tow.  Ol got into the painting too.  Stamp and resist, using acrylic paint and distress inks. FUN FUN FUN.

LO above:   new for me I believe is using the black and white cardstock alongside the muted tones.  I think it highlights and accentuates though and will continue at times to do this.  The LO pic doesn't do it justice.

A more simple LO above.  I realised that when I mask and spray, it's often on plain bazzill so this was good to try.  I ended up mounting the LO on 12 x 12, which worked well.  Photo is by Steve Hussey.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wall Art

This project was a UFO (unfinished object) that had just been hanging around.  Well FINALLY finished it.  It's a nature canvas for my 5 year old's room.

I was inspired way back by an idea on Christine Middlecamp's blog (link to the right).  I essentially started by cutting my 9 squares.  Created the 'toppings'.  Painted the outer edsges of the canvas.  Pieced it all together and stuck it down.  Voila!!

I loosely followed a doily tutorial for the square below, again on Christine's blog.

The black rubons are 7 gypsies and were a great find thanks Lyn Jordan!  She has some real treasures.

Well that's all folks!  S.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hugs and Kisses: A Mini

We had such a lovely time staying for a couple of nights with our friends in Feilding at Easter.

I cut the tabbed pages of the Mini using my cameo.  I have mostly used October Afternoon pps, along with Bazzill.