November 10th, 2013
Sunday morning and time for another scrappy share! All Grace wanted to do this weekend was scrapbook so again she’s at one end of the table and I’m at the other happily creating away together. Grace is loving getting into all the papers and all the pretty scrapbook stuff, blimmin good news as someone will have to inherit my collection one day! hehe Maybe she can help catch up on my photo backlog too!
Anyhow back to the sketch I worked with! Another cool sketch from Creative Scrappers this month. Again it’s an array of glimmer mist, paint, some more silhouette cuts and washi tape. I love the blue, green and white combo, so fresh with a smidge of black for impact.
Anyhow that’s all from me, off to work on this month’s Cest Magnifique sketch then head out to enjoy some of this beautiful Sunday sun.
November 9th, 2013
I had a go at sketch #102 at Sketchabilites, have I mentioned how much I love there sketches! The texture and all the different elements really inspire me to try lot’s of new things. This layout was no exception! I’ve layered paint, mist, texture paste, pen doodling, washi tape, silhouette cuts, stickers and fussy cutting. I had a complete ball doing it! I started the layout the other night when cropping with friends but couldn’t finish it without a title from my silhouette, which I’m still figuring out. Luckily Craig has figured out how it works and can show me what I need, helps to have Mr I.T about! hehe
November 7th, 2013
It’s always fun when our fab group of ladies catch up to scrap and last night was no exception! Fun, laughter, cake and a little bit of creating is a a great combo!
I’ve been trying to keep up with Creative Scrappers sketches each month and have so far, however this month they teamed up challenge #255 with the White with 1 blog and together came up with quite a challenge, well for me anyhow! You could use the sketch but if you wanted a twist then you could also follow the white with 1 theme which is to only use white with a blueberry colour scheme. I’m not a fan of blues really so had to have a real dig about in really old embellishments etc. The upside was I found several things I’d forgotten I even had!
I splashed some blue paint about, tried to get some stars with my star mask but they went a bit blurry. Added some texture paste using the brick wall mask. I even dug out some white brads from many moons ago! In the end I’m pretty happy with it, although I’m still no fan of blueberry! hehe
October 29th, 2013
Time for another sketch share, thought I better as I see Creative Scrappers have just released there next sketch!
Anyhow this is the other layout I came up with the other night whilst Francine was over creating. I tried working with this sketch on three different occasions and nothing would work, hate when that happens!Finally the photo and the layout came together and I’m quite happy with it although it’s a crappy photograph of my creation. I’m still trying to get the balance between capturing the elements but not over exposing it.
I used some very old Bobunny papers for this layout, can you guess which ones Megan? hehe
October 24th, 2013
Yup I’ve been creating again! The lovely Francine came to visit last night we created and chatted, it was great to catch up and rather productive. Always nice o have someone to bounce ideas off! I got two layouts done and here’s one.
October 22nd, 2013
Another sketch completed! I was lucky enough to get some time to create over the weekend, I had some company whilst creating too. Grace decided over the recent school holidays that she’d like to do some scrapbooking so she sets herself up at one end of the table and me at the other in my shed and we happily create together. It’s so fun to share and she likes to look through all the bits and bobs I’ve acquired, a great way to use up old stuff! I might have to share a few of her pages as I think she’s doing brilliantly. hehe
Anyway this is what I came up with using this sketch from Creative Scrappers. Some crazy photo’s of my Dad being nutty as always when visiting recently. He is great at getting in and having fun, playing the fool and being an awesome Grandad to our girls.
October 19th, 2013
Another sketch, this time Cest Magnifique’s October sketch. This one challenged me a bit more, it sat on my desk for ages before it all came together whilst cropping last weekend. The papers are Kaisercraft “Pickled Pear”, not at all a typical choice for me but I was drawn to the green and yellow combo. I used some cool hessian ribbon in green and layered all sorts of other bits and bobs. It’s unfortunately a bad photo but I’ve tried several times but just can’t seem to capture the colours in this layout so it will have to do.
October 17th, 2013
Tis’ almost the season for spooks, scares, fun & frights. Halloween is almost here and I know many in New Zealand think it’s nonsense or against their beliefs but in our house I love a reason to decorate and have some fun. Just another chance to get some crazy decor out like my Easter and Christmas decorations.
We grew up with Halloween, my Nana and Grandad had travelled a fair bit and had shared in the festivities with friends in America so as kids we always had some decorations and enjoyed dressing up in homemade costumes. I don’t so much agree with the Trick or Treat side of it, it goes too much against the “stranger danger” that is such a risk these days however a small gathering of friends and a bit of scary fun is cool. Also now the 31st of October has another special meaning, it’s Kate’s birthday.. her first birthday in just a few weeks but that’s a whole other blog post! hehe
Lot’s of $2 shops are filling up with mass produced Halloween decor and costumes but this year I wanted to use some of the inspiration I’ve seen on Pinterest and create some of my own decorations. I just wanted to decorate our dresser, it’s not like Christmas where everything gets decorated.
My talented friend Megan was chatting to me about a project she was completing for her contribution on the Bobunny blog, some Halloween letters and I got inspired and ran with the idea. You can check out her amazing work here.
I decided on “Boo” and “Spook” and found the letters in Typo already painted black so that made my job super easy. Then I had some trouble finding Halloween papers but finally tracked down some at Spotlight, a great paper pad that should keep me in paper for many Halloweens to come!
I found this cool wreath idea on Pinterest. I couldn’t resist making it!
Then I searched through Pinterest’s array of printables and finally settled on this great pack with allsorts in it. Check out this cute bunting!
I came across this cool “ Eat, Drink & Be Scary” poster and framed it, check out this site for it.
Hope you enjoyed checking out these Halloween ideas and if it’s not your thing I completely understand that too.
October 17th, 2013
Over the weekend I was lucky enough to enjoy a whole day scrapping with some good friends on a road trip to Timaru, we had a blast! Whilst down there I picked up this fantastic Heidi Swapp Heart mask. I love it except I did find out you have to be careful what texture paste you use with it as any with solvents in them seem to get the colour rubbing off it into your paste which is not so cool.
I glimmer-misted all over the page, even used my new black glimmer mist and then splattered some silver paint about. To make the hearts stand out I painted them roughly with the silver paint. I got the cool fan punch off a friend so had to use it! The frame around the photo was a wood veneer that I covered in black glimmer-mist, when it dried the wood grain showed through which was unexpected but cool.
I found the crumpled newspaper flower in my stash from a handmade embellishment swap years ago, with a little more glimmer-mist and some flowers laid on to it did the trick!
October 13th, 2013
I’m really enjoying creating with these Sketchabilities sketches at the moment! I love the paint splatters, grunge and texture that they have on them. It’s really inspiring me at the moment to have a good old play with my inks, paint and texture paste. I had fun with black paint on this layout, believe it or not I used an icing nozzle to get the paint circles! I used mostly Simple Stories Vintage Bliss range, a real favourite of mine! So pretty and girly.
Here’s the sketch
and my layout
and lastly a few close ups so you don’t miss anything. hehe