31 May 2009

two and a half challenges

This is my first time using a Whiff of Joy stamp and I thought I'd join in the WoJ Challenge Blog. This week you need to make a card with brown and blue. Mel has put a card on her blog using a new stamp and set a little challenge for everyone to join her this weekend to use a stamp you haven't used before.
This card is for the Just Magnolia Blog. Your card this week had to include an insect or an animal. I've put a bird on mine, hope that counts!

Thanks for looking.

26 May 2009

Happy birthday to me

Well not quite. Not for another 6 weeks but I got an early present from my husband.
These have been on my wish list for quite a while now and were given to me last night when he got home from work.
I've just spent over an hour sharpening them, all 120 of them, and my fingers and hands feel all cramped up but it was so worth it. So many more colours to choose from now.

This is my gorgeous husband who is very supportive of all my little addictions and cravings and I love him so much.
...oh and although he doesn't show it, I'm sure he must get so sick of having to look at every little thing I cut out and paste.

24 May 2009

I have a new addiction

...but can you blame me? She's just way too cute!!!

I have no idea what I'm going to do with all these cards :)

22 May 2009

Meet Tilda

I hope you like her cause you'll be seeing her here again soon.

I did this shape card with my spellbinders, simple but girly.

.....she's so cute!!

20 May 2009

Some more Sarah Kay

I'm so addicted to colouring at the moment, I'm finding it really relaxing. This first card was a bit of a challenge for me. I hate purple!! My least favourite colour ever but I wanted to try something different. It's a pretty plain card overall but I actually like the look of the purple on this image.

This one I wanted to try different colours again. I've seen a few cards on my blog hoppings done with lime and orange. I knew I had to use some scraps I'd saved of Kaisercraft Playtime papers for this card.

I've been asked a few times where I've been getting my stamps from. I get them from a store called Bizzy Becs, Bec has been doing pre orders everymonth. I should have my Tilda ones by the end of the week, so I know what I'm going to be doing all weekend.

16 May 2009

One stamp, three ways.

I love my Sarah K stamp and I can't wait to get my hands on some more.

I lent this stamp to Simonne last week so she could copy my mothers day card. Here's the link to her card, it's gorgeous, not exactly the same but pretty close.

I know I've already put this pic on here but I wanted to show the different ways the stamp looks, depending on the colours used.
This one is my first go at paper piecing.....and I picked a pretty fiddly stamp to try this for the first time, but I think it's something I'll do again. It's a little hard to tell but the jeans are stamped on Basic Grey paper and the top is on a gorgeous Inque Boutique paper and has tiny flowers on it. I still had to colour the jeans for a bit more dimension tho. I used some old Kaisercraft paper for the card, it was nice to use up some of my scraps even if it was only a tiny bit.

This one I wanted to do different colour jeans and I've made it look a little different by cutting the image out around the body....leaving out the flowers and the ground. Oh, and I gave her blond hair...I usually only do them in browns and reds.

Oh and my last post with Adam Lambert from American Idol, well I've added all the songs he did to playlist. That dude can sing.

.....and Debbie has another amazing lot of blog candy.

13 May 2009

American idol

I'm not a huge fan of Australian Idol but I can never get enough of Americal Idol. I can watch each weekly show over and over. This is my favourite ever performer on any of these shows. If the vids taking forever to load, let it play all the way through and then hit play again.

Want more American Idol videos? Click here.

08 May 2009

Look where u can see me this weekend

...well my cute nephew anyway! Yay!!! This is my 2nd layout I've had on the Aussie Scrap Source blog. Way cool, I was so excited to be asked. Thanks Chris. I have tried about 100 times since I started my blog to link Chris Millars blog here but it just won't work. I thought maybe cause its wordpress it's not working but 1 of my others I check daily is wordpress. I have no idea, any clue anyone?

This is my other card I made for the mothers day card comp at the crop 4 a cause last week. This is the one I didn't enter.

This is the inside. Very simple but I think matching the inside of the cards really finishes them off.
This one I made just cause. I used a stamp I got ages ago and had a play with my pencils.
This is the other page I did at last weeks crop. I love this Krafty Kuts paper. More colouring with my pencils. I took some pics before and realised I haven't added the journal spot I had planned. Will change the pic when I do.
This one is in Scrapbook Creations this month. Very cool again!!....and more colouring with my pencils:)
I fixed the pic up from my last post. Used my old little kodak, like 2 years old but old in camera years and now have finally worked out how to reset the SLR back to factory settings. Will have to do some experimenting with that tomorrow.
Have a great mothers day!!

04 May 2009

I finished another one today.

This is one of the ones from the Crop 4 a Cause day. Both layout I did on Saturday are using Fancy Pants Kraft Kutz. I'd been busting to get my hands on these. Even held onto my gift voucher I got for easter knowning that this range was arriving any time. The other page is almost finished....thought I might journal on it.
I've really struggled to get any decent pics of this page. All that money spent last year on a SLR course and I can't even seem to get automatic to work how I want it to lately. Am going to reset my camer to factory settings...as soon as I can find on my computer where I saved the manuel to. Not sure what's happening with it. My SLR has live view which I love cause I can't get used to using the eye view again, and the pics look perfect when I'm viewing them there but as soon as I upload they are shocking. Anways....

ohh...and how cute is that Basic Grey bling!!

03 May 2009

Crop 4 a cause was on again

yesterday. I love these days, although I get very little done. I managed to do 2 pages but neither of them are quite finished...not bad for a 10 hour scrap.

It was held at the Kaisercraft outlet and this time there were comps to enter. There was a scrap ur bra, which I didn't do, but the entries were amazing. The other comps were a mothers day card, a layout about family and an off the page that was a gift. We all voted for our top 4 in each category and it was so hard to chose favourites between all the lovely entries.
There is always so many things given away at these crops. I won a door prize of some chipboard and stickers and in the raffle a $100- My Minds Eye (one of my faves) paper and embellishment pack.
I also voted 3rd in the layout comp and won a photo album for this.

These are my other entries.
Mothers Day card
My off the page gift is a chocolate box I made. I go the template from here Kirstens Blogg. I've put her blog on here before, the things she makes are so beautiful.

I'll put the pages I did yesterday on once I've finished them....hopefully today I might get a chance to get them done.