Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Paper Christmas Tree

Just love Christmas time! Spending it with family and friends, just catching up and spending precious moments and making memories which one day we will reflect back on, oh and of course watching the joy on my kids faces as they open their presents on the big day! I also love getting creative and playing. As you know I love to blog hop, so many inspirational blogs out there with loads and loads of fabulous ideas and awesome projects. It always delights me the creativity and awesome projects these very talented crafters come up with. I came across some very gorgeous Christmas trees made with doilies and one with paper cones, below is my version of a paper Christmas Tree.

 cut 2in x 2in squares, ink edges
rolled into cone shape and glued.

Using metal dressmakers pins, pin cone to a foam cylinder with point facing up. 

Glossy accents on the edges then dipped in Twinklets Diamond Dust.
My finished Tree!

Thanks for stopping on by, look forward to hearing what Christmas projects you've been doing.
Have a great day!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Card & sneak peak

Every third week at Let's Scrap we get a sketch for a card. Below is my take, just a simple vintage style card which I thought suited this sketch. I had a lot of fun with this and it came together really fast, which is unusual for me!! I love making little stick pins, so much fun and they look so pretty added to flowers, ribbon or in this case a piece of lace.

The silly season is almost upon us, counting down in days now and my girls are getting so very excited! Fairy lights are going on the roof and through the garden. Nearly time to get the tree and decorations out of storage - oh don't you just love this time of year, I sure do! So below is a sneak peak of a project I am working on, one of many! lol! So please stay tuned!

Please pop back in soon and I will reveal the finished creation :) Thanks for dropping in and enjoy the rest of the week.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Finding time

to update my blog and scrap equals not enough hours in the day! I tend to paper shuffle quite a bit so this makes me a slow scrapper. Amazing me how some can just pick a piece of paper, grab a photo, a few embellishments and end up with such a materpiece! Truly wish I had that knack but me, I need to place a photo on this bit of paper and then on that bit, look at it matted then unmatted, I do prefer matted its just a personl thing. Then does it need flowers or bling or should I focus on the photo. I like to build, slowly bit by bit. I find crafting relaxing so don't like to rush. Anyway I finished these two layouts at a recent crop night, wasn't the usual fun banter of chatter going on so I actually did more than usual lol! The first is my youngest dd trying for the first time Mexican donuts at San Churro's in Rockingham. The second is my eldest dd practising her clarinet. I played also when younger and I do love hearing her play, just hope she continues :) TFL!

Using Madame Boutique Collection from Kaiser, these are such pretty papers, MS punch, DA chipboard corner, Kaiser flowers and a handmade burlap grunge flower, Kaiser Swirls
 Close up of my handmade grunge burlap flower - was so much fun making this!

Just love the MS Butterfly punch, so pretty.
Abi's Craft Bird Song, Love Sonnet paper, Bazzill. Music notes cut from the Cricut, Rosettes from TH die, Twiddleybits birdcage, Bling, handmade stick pins (another of my favourite things!) Manor house leaves.

Thanks for stopping on by, be sure to pop back soon as I am in the thro's of getting my fingers all inky and playing with little bits of scraps - Christmas is fast approaching, my favourite time of year!


Monday, November 14, 2011


Well here is a layout I did last week or was it the week before lol, I am losing track of time! Just a simple layout following a sketch from Let's Scrap using either a large photo or a collection of photos. I chose two 7x5 photos of our horses grazing out back. They love the lush grass that grows on the ecomax, its not often that they are let out this close to the house.
Can't remeber the paper (oops!) but the material is from a online scrap shop in the US which is no longer. The little horseshoe I made from a clipart and added some tiny flowers and buds.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are all having a great start to the week!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cyber Crop

Last weekend I took part in a cyber crop over at Scrapbooking Haven, girls night in! Was heaps of fun, loads of challenges and a bingo! I won the Bingo, woohoo! it went right down to the last two words rofl, loads of fun!!
Below are two of the challenges I attempted. First one, a sketch, only rule 'a pink theme' so as I love pink I just had to give this one a go.

Prima Melody Collection 'Troubador', Melody Notecards, DA Fame, My 2 Angels Flowers, Twiddleybitz Leaf and the Justin Bieber Concert ticket.

Second was a numbers challenge. 1 Photo   2 Titles or 1 Title and Journal Spot - has to be 2 parts of writing   3 Embies   4 PP no more than 4 pieces used.

Webster's Pages, Assorted patterned papers, Prima Flutter Vine -blue, Prima Flowers, Kaiser Bling Swirls, Kaiser Rubon Quote, Wholly Cow rubon Word.

Thanks for looking, hope you all have a relaxed evening and manage some scrapbooking or craft over the weekend ahead.


Excitement overload!!!


Super Ubber EXCITED!!!! Can you picture this, I am dancing about doing a 'happy dance'

Just received an email from Lisa at Addicted 2 Scrapping announcing the Designers for term 1 - uhuh yep yours truly along with 6 other talented scrappers/crafters made the grade! So very excited! Stay tuned for our up and coming projects, I know you wont be disappointed!

Okay I think I need to calm down :) maybe a cup of tea will help.

Have a wonderful scrappy afternoon, I will be back later to update some more!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

She has Bieber Fever

Gosh we are into Novemeber already, not even going to think how long it is until Christmas, some people are counting in days, what happened to months away! Honestly this year has just flown by!
It was my turn to come up with the weekly challenge over at Let's Scrap and as I had lots of beautiful Prima sitting on my desk I decided to make the challenge about recycling packaging. Have you noticed that many Scrapbooking Companies are adding pretty packaging? seems such a shame to waste them and throw away. Below is a layout I did using the flower backing of some older style Prima flowers.
My dd is 'in love' with Justin Bieber like every other pre teen! She went to his concert here in Perth on May 07 with her good friend and purchased an official t-shirt (hugely overpriced!) which she practically 'lived' in. LOL
In the layout above of 'She has Bieber fever' I have used a Prima Flower packaging as a mat for my photo which I add ink and left plain and another Prima flower packaging and punched out the bird.

Kaiser English Rose Collection
Green Tara & Prima Flowers
Collections Chipboard Fence
Scrapworks rub ons
Stamin Up! bird punch
Thank you for stopping by, hope you have a great day and manage to get a little craft time :)