Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kaisercraft - The Lakehouse

Hey everyone!

Thanks again for stopping by.  Just a couple of layouts to share today.  I have been using the very pretty papers from Kaiser - The Lakehouse. These papers are sooo very pretty and girly.  The first one I decided to do some fussy cutting (something I dont very often do) and I also used my new Lucky 8 punch.  I was pleased with how it turned out.  I think because the fountain was quite large it didn't really need a lot of embellishments.  This is me when I was 16. I was bridesmaid for a cousin.  Oh that seems like such a long time ago!

This next one is a recent pic of my little girl and me taken last week at my dads birthday.  Its been really nice to scrap some photos of myself.  Usually its all about the kids!  Again I fussy cut around the flowers to make a frame for my photo. I also used a new Martha Stewart punch. 


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.  Enjoy your day!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Copic Craziness

Hello and thanks for stopping by.

I have been having a play with my Copics these last few weeks.  OMGosh!  They certainly arent the easiest things for me to get the hang of!  But  I have managed to make a couple of cards with some finished images.

I chose my beloved La La Land stamps because they have a bit of space for you to practice the blending.  Here is the next one.

Overall I spose they arent too bad.  I find the prisma colour pencils a lot easier to use but I spose its like anything new and you just have to keep trying.  So with that in mind, I bought 4 new La La Stamps yesterday to practice on hehehehe.

I also wanted to share some Christmas creations with you.  I usually make my own Christmas crackers because I like to be able to stuff them with my own bits and pieces.  I usually put movie tickets in there and other  gift cards or vouchers.  Its like another little surprise when we sit down to eat Christmas lunch that we all get to share.  These are the ones that I have made this year.  I do have intentions to make a bunch of these for family, friends and the kids school teachers but time is getting away from me so I may have to do just a few.

Sorry the picture is not the best.  This other one, I cut a hole in the middle and it fit 3 tealight candles in.  Perfect for Christmas gift giving.

Feels good to have made a start on Christmas!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Colour Crazy!

Hi and thanks for stopping by.  Wow another week has come and gone again and we seem to be flying toward Christmas.  How did this year manage to get away from me so quickly?

This week has seen me go right back to my childhood.  I have pulled out my prisma pencils and have been very happy to just sit and colour.  I find colouring so relaxing.  I have made a couple of Christmas cards.  One with a La La Land stamp and the other is a Whimsy stamp.  Such beautiful stamps to colour.

This is my first one.  This stamp is one of the latest releases from La La Land Crafts.  Im so pleased with how she turned out.

She is super cute and has the most beautiful little face!

Here is the next one

I know they are a little different for Christmas cards because we don't have a white Christmas here in Australia but I thought oh well does it really matter?  I liked them :)

This last one was a stamp I received in a magazine pack.  From memory it was Simply Australian Cards.  Not 100% sure on that tho.

I ended up giving this card to a lovely lady that comes to my classes for her birthday last week.  If your reading, Happy Birthday Miss Dee!!

Not much scrapping has been going on here.  I have been super busy working in the office at school.  Im really enjoying the change of pace and its always great to learn new things.

I did manage to pull out my Copics again and have another little play.  This time I think I may of had a bit of success!  I will pop back a little later and share the cards I have made using my Copics.

Enjoy your weekend.  Im off to see Nickelback at the new Perth Arena.  OMGOSH!  Anybody who knows me well knows that they are my all time favourite band.  So I am soooooooo excited for tomorrow night.  My hubby and I are going and we are taking along our youngest boy too.  Its his first concert so he is super excited.  Im like a kid on Christmas Eve!

Take care

Hugs xx

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hey there!

I didn't realise I had been gone for so long!  I seem to have been flat out these last few weeks and here I was thinking I would have more time now that I'm not working. 

Well I wasn't out of work long.  I have now picked up some casual work in the office at the kids school.  Super excited about that.  Today was my first day and all went well.

Onto some scrapping.

I havent done a lot in the way of scrapbooking lately. So just a couple of layouts to share.

This one is using the Kaisercraft Attitude papers.  These papers are great for boys!  I used my templates and mists for the cog background and the collectable packs make embellishing easy.

This next one is the Perriwinkle range, also from Kaisercraft.  Im slowing trying to get my mums and dads wedding album done.  They have been married for 46 or 47 years so I am really trying to have their whole album done for their 50th wedding anniversary.  I know it seems like a long way away but time is flying by!  I can't believe we are now into November and that Christmas is only next month!

This last one is a pic of my beautiful nan.  These are papers that came in a pack from Bella that I picked up in the reject shop of all places. I had papers and a couple of embellishments but I went through my stash at home to see what I could add to it.   I love the colours in this layout.

And yes, all the stitching on this one is by hand!  I have tried a few times to use my machine but I always end up having an argument with it so I find it less frustrating to do it by hand :)

Will pop back later in the week with some Christmas crafts I have been doing.  Yep I know scary knowing that Christmas is now around the corner.

Take care and thanks for stopping by!