Sunday, June 24, 2012

You are my Sunshine

Hello, I am getting better trying for regular updates :) it's not been so long between posts! Another busy week just gone with helping at the school and getting my eldest dd ready for her first camp away on her own with the school - all the way across to the East Coast!! how exciting but nerve racking for this poor Mum lol

Sharing today a recent layout I completed for Wild About Scrap DT. Its a favourite photo of my beautiful dd, she hates having her photo taken to I snapped this when she wasn't looking, she is indeed 'my sunshine'

Echo Park - Hello Spring, Butterfly
Echo Park - Hello Spring, Journaling
Bazzill Basics - Typhoon
Dusty Attic - Birds on a Branch
Prima - Dollhouse Collection, Molly

I hope to share soon some fun little projects I have been madly working on!! :)

Thank you for stopping on by! Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend! It's cold here but loving the time with the family and friends.



Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A card or two..

Weather here is wet! lol we have puddles everywhere much to Miss Five's delight! on go the wellies and she would spend hours splashing if only we let her! Shaping up to be a very cold and wet winter here, but we need it! Farmers need the rain for their crops and all of the dams are low and water restrictions are in place so maybe now with all this rain falling from the heavens these restrictions will be lifted for next summer.

So as its to cold out and great crafting weather inside by the warm fire staying dry I decided to catch up on some DT work and made not one but two cards! Cards really aren't my thing although I did enjoy making them for a change, using up some of my kit from this month and last month.

Moxxie - Nautical - Set Sail
Dusty Attic Anchors
Bazzill Card

Using Moxxie Set Sail paper I used TH alterations movers & shapers and cut out a baroque trying to keep the word 'sail' central, adhering this to the reverse of the Moxxie nautical paper and adhering both to blue Bazzill card. I then inked the DA anchor with distress ink and applied Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam and UTEE'd for texture. I wound some rope-like twine around the top of the anchor then added a charm and mini tag. Finishing off with some bakers twine, button and a "Happy Birthday' banner.

Moxxie - Natuical - Set Sail, reverse
Echo Park - This & That 6x6 
Bazzill Card

Sometimes papers clash or are just that little bit too bright as was EP This & That Graceful so I applied a medium to dull it a little. Easily achieved by whitewashing in this case with Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk dabber paint. I then stamped with TH Bird on a branch with distress ink - Black Soot and matted on black bazzill. I  love to use machine stitching so added it along the edge. Mounting the image onto Moxxie Nautical reverse and adding some RagWeave material strip from my stash and making a flower from EP This & That using TH Tattered Flower Garland die spritzed with Tattered Angels Mist - Lemongrass.

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back again soon with more to share :)

Have a happy scrappy day!



Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mini Album

I do apologise for being AWOL. Oh my goodness I just realised it's been quite some time since I posted, almost a month ago I am so sorry. Its been a bit of a roller coaster here! Some very sad and emotional times but with a few highs thrown in and just never enough hours in the day. I have been very busy volunteering at the girls school running their canteen and doing other P&C related things not forgetting back doing 4x4 club stuff and then weekend just past we had an awful storm front lash Perth where we made World news and they are forecasting another wild afternoon and night advising everyone to stay indoors, Perth doesn't normally gets this severe weather. Mother Nature sure is not happy :( we have trees down, girls cubby is battered and damaged and we lost power for quite a number of hours, almost 10 hours I think it was, but otherwise not to badly damaged, I feel so sad for those still with out power and it could be days before they have it returning to normal. So lets keep them in our prayers and thoughts and hope there isn't too much more damage.

Well during these last few weeks I have been scrapping, just a little here and there and have a beautiful mini album I made to share with you. Originally wanted it finished back in May as it was hubby & my 28th Wedding Anniversary :) but just could not find the right photos to go with it and needed to add a few finishing touches, I am really pleased with how its turned out.

It was also part of my May DT kit for WIld About Scrap, packed with lots of great products including Zutter 6x6 and Perfect closure and Tattered Angels mist.

I used lots of Donna Salazar papers from my stash, I love these papers and they look great just left as is or ink them up and make them grungy, just so easy to work with. Lots and lots of Timmy products, glimmer Mists and Prima flowers and anything left laying on my work area managed to get used lol!

Using Zutter 6x6 Craft Cover, Zutter Owires 3/4" and Zutter Perfect Closures Heart from my May DT kit from Wild About Scrap

I took Donna Salazar Botanique paper from my stash  and then I covered the craft cover and cut the rest of the papers to 6x6 and using the Owires and my Zutter binded it all into a nice little mini album  

Pages 1 & 2
lots of Prima flowers from my stash, key hole from TH Alterations hardware findings die, TH ticket adage, Adorn it alpha stickers, MS border punch, TH rosette die, leaves, twine, pearls, charms & brads

Pages 3& 4
Flower blossoms, charm, ribbon, retro punch
tag comes out to reveal a quote, flower and tag have both been sprayed with Glimmer Mist

 Pages 5 & 6
Prima flowers,Prima Say it in Pearls, Memory Box rounded fence die, muslin, Kaiser pearl strip, Adorn it alpha stickers, Kaiser mini alphas
tag will have journalling on and the piece with the butterfly pearls opens to reveal a photo 

 Pages 7 & 8
Prima bloosoms, TH birdcage die, lace, Pearls, Prima Say it in Pearls, leaves, Prima flower altered with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Collections butterfly, Prima Vine.

Thanks for stopping by.. until next time Happy Creating!