Monday, July 25, 2011

Try Stampin on Tuesday #24

Morning Stampers,

Well there is another great sketch this week over at

When i first saw it, again i saw a scrapbook page, in fact im glad i did, if i had not had a page in mind, i would have trouble with this one, it would have really tested me.

 I even had the perfect photo for this sketch.
But first here is the sketch.

Now here is my page, this one took alot of doing as i just couldn't finish it off right, but i think i got there in the end

This has always been a favorite photo of mine of my son and his best mate - his cousin Ace.
In fact i have so many that shows their mate ship that i think a collage page is in order.

I hid the journaling behind the photo.

Well i must dash off, i have one of those days ahead, where i have to be everywhere at once, and not enough hours to have it all done.
i am heading away for the night to go join my sister Narelle and her best friend in a scrap night, so you never know i might have lots to show if the wine and chatting don't get in the way.

Anyway try and stay warm where ever you are

Monday, July 18, 2011

A new Challenge.....Friday Mashup

Afternoon stampers,

After doing a bit of blurfing (blog surfing) this morning i came across a great challenge site

I came across this challenge while popping over to the amazing
Andrea Lowcock, I love her work.

Anyway the challenge was
This took a bit of doing and re-doing, i don't do too well with too many colours, but i think i got it just right.

The only thing i don't like is the sentiment, but it is only just sitting there, i can change it at anytime, to suit the occasion.

Anyway i'm off to go and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts, so i will be back in a few days to show off  case some more of my latest projects

Thursday, July 14, 2011

TST #23..... Let it Snow

Afternoon stampers,

Over at Try Stampin on Tuesday this week is another great sketch, this sketch is very different from all challenges so far to date.
Here is their sketch.

As soon as i saw screamed scrapbook page, so that is what i did.

As i'm new to scrapbooking, i was very nervous about doing this page. but i am very happy with the out come. 
Here is my page
The Bashful blue doesn't show up the detail of the snowflake background, stamped with versamark.
The bottom right hand corner needs something, i might add a bit of journaling there, but i just want to work out a way of doing it without ruining it with visible words
Oh no..... im hooked, i have even gone through all of our photos and sorted a whole lot out to be done.

i loved these photos, i am so happy to have a great way to show them off, this was our first ever day in the snow, up to this date, the kids (including me) had never seen snow, we all had a great day.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My time in the spotlight

Afternoon Stampers,

On Monday night i had the fantastic opportunity at hosting a live tutorial in the Crafters Anonymous chat room.
If you read my last post it will explain all about our Monday night online blind class.

I had a bad case of nerves before i started as i have never done anything like it before. But once i got into it i had a blast, it was so much fun, and even better seeing what everybody came up with after the class.

Here is what i taught to the ladies.
A fancy fold star card

Here it is open
This is an easy card to do.

I also have been playing with scrapbooking a bit so i will have another page or two to show in a day or so.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Fun, Techniques and great company

Morning Stampers,

Does this sound like you.
I am a member of a fabulous craft site run by some very creative and brilliant ladies, from both NZ and Australia.
Crafters Anonymous

If you would like to be become part of this wonderful site please ask me how to become a member.
The membership is a whole $20AUD a year to part of, but listen to what you can be part of.

Weekly online blind classes - these are done via a chat room, with only written instructions, and the odd photo to help you out. you are given a list if ingredients before the night, then you just pop into the chat room on the night and start having fun, no-one knows what the end product will be.

Online Technique classes, done much the same way at the classes mentioned above.
A place to show your creations, and to meet other great like minded ladies.
We have very funny chats, and the occasional fun events to attend 

Anyway on Thursday night we had a technique class, and it was making faux postage stamps.
What a brilliant class.
Here is my end result

So ask me about joining the great site so you too can come and play along

Friday, July 8, 2011

Happy Mail.......Yay me

Afternoon Stampers,

This afternoon when i got home and opened the mail box, i found this little package waiting for me....
Oh we all love surprises.....and yes i loved mine.
In the package was a brilliant altered note pad and matching card.
It was from a lovely lady who i  had the pleasure of meeting on a few occasions, thanks to our mutual love of paper crafts.
Her Name is Paula Reid, her creations are wonderful, and she also designs for the brilliant new site
Go on over and have a look at Paula's blog.

Looky at what i got

Again Paula thanks so much. it put a huge smile on my face.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

TST #22 Because i care

Morning Stampers,

First the first time in a long time i had an idea come to me as soon as i saw a sketch.
This is one challenge blog everybody should go and have a go at.
You don't need a blog to play along, you can upload your photos to your album over at Splitcoasterstampers and then link back to the challenge
CherylAnn's sketches are brilliant.

This week over at 
Here is this weeks sketch.

i turned the sketch on it's side to match the stamp i used.

I didn't have ribbon to put down the middle, so instead i used the extra piece i tore off from the bottom layer.
This was the first time i had inked up this stamp.
The photo doesn't show you the shimmer paint i daubered over the flower to give it a bit of depth.

Also this week i am the first not the last as i have been in the past few weeks.

Have a great day

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

TST #21... TAKE 2.......

Hello Again,

  Oh boy......two post in one day,
As i said in my last post i really didn't like my card, so i couldn't rest, i had to give it another go.
This time i'm almost happy with the outcome.
Click here to go and have a play, i'm sure you can do better than me

Here my second attempt.... a bit better this time around

but still not 100% happy with it.

TST #21... What was i thinking.......

Morning Stampers.

Today's card is done yet again just in time for the Try Stampin On Tuesday Challenge
Here is this weeks sketch

i have had a huge and stressful past couple of weeks, with no real end in sight for a while....Family issues and this cards show it.
i don't have much to say except it is not a good fact i struggled with even blogging it.

Bad card ahead

You have been warned........

Sorry girls i haven't done your sketch any justice.
It needs something, but with my head not in it's correct gear i can't think how to finish it, it sat on my desk in a un-glued state for the past 3 the end i just had to stick it together...and yes i was right ...yuck!
I might have to put the creative things on hold until i can get my head in to the correct gear.

But on a brighter note i was again lucky enough to make the top 3 picks over at Try Stampin on Tuesday last week
Here is my badge

Have a great day