Monday, October 17, 2011

Exciting News & Sketch 176

Today I have some exciting news to share, I was accepted on the Design Team for Creative Scrappers.  I have never applied before for a Sketch site and wasn't sure that my style would be what they were looking for, so you could imagine my excitement when I received a email from Kristine stating that I had been accepted along side 15 other new Design Team members.  If you don't know anything about Creative Scrappers go and check them out they have some gorgeous Sketches that I am sure will get your mojo into gear.

This is my take on Sketch 176 I decided to twist it to suite my photos.  The two photos on the RH side were originally one photo that I cut into two.  I have used Websters ''About Me" & Prima Ledger range of papers,prima pearls,gesso, Kaiser flowers.

Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.  Hope everyone had a productive weekend, unfortunately they don't seem to be long enough.  Bye for now Fi

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

How Much Is Too Much - Challenge 182 & Pencilines Sketch

Challenge #182 - Beautiful Autumn (Oct 10 - Oct 23)

Hi everyone!

Anna-Karin has come up with challenge #182 "October is such a beautiful autumn month. One of the things I love about autumn is all the textures you find in nature during this time of the year: all the leaves and the different colours, everything being made more apparent by the clear air. Few things are more beautiful than the reflection of autumn trees in a calm lake"

For this challenge, I would like you to use:

- Leaves in some form (embellishments, patterned paper etc.) - I used Transparency
- Paint, ink or mist to add a bit of texture to your page - Inked envelope
- Distressed edges - edges
- Something orange - ribbon
- 10 jewels, pearls or beads (for the date) - 1 border bling cut into 2 + 8 other jewels on the balloon
- 10 ribbons (also for the date) - 1 piece of orange cut into 2 + 8 others

We are also thrilled to have AmyC join us this month as our guest designer! She has been a faithful contributor to the past HMITM challenges and we love seeing her awesome digi designs that incorporate our wacky list of criteria :)  If you would like the opportunity to have your work displayed over there come and give the challenge ago. 

I also combined the Challenge with this weeks Pencillines sketch.

Products used: Maya Roads decorative envelopes, Colorbox ink, Websters All About Me papers & Bling. Ribbons.Stickers - Echo Park Hope everyone is having a great start to the week and look forward to seeing all your new creations.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Creative Scrappers - Sketch 177

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be a Guest Designer for Creative Scrappers so I am sending a big shout out to Kristie for this opportunity. I was a little unsure of the sketch when I received it as it wasn't my usual style, but like any challenge I accepted it and tried to make it still my style but the sketch as well.

I cut the pattern from the Bo-Bunny paper to form the grid in the background, the other Bo-Bunny paper had a door that I cut open and rolled and with some Making Memorys twine I stitched it along with the Kaiser posies down so it wouldn't move. I then placed the flowers.

I cut the top part of the door out and placed the transparency behind with the word ME showing through and I have also stitched around the edges on some parts. I chalked the MM alph stickers.

I have used two pieces of Dusty Attic, the lamp post was painted black and the vines where spritzed and glittered. I have placed a journal tag behind the photo so that my daughter can add some private journalling.

Products Used: Bo-Bunny Welcome Home Papers, Kaiser & Prima Flowers, Dusty Attic Flourish Vines & Lamp Post, Pink Paislee Alpa, MM felt stickers, Websters Paper, Perfect Pearls, Autumn Leaves Transparency.

Thanks for looking and hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.

Bye for now

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Celebrate Card & Dusty Attic Feature.

I was pretty excited to receive a email today saying that I had been featured over at Dusty Attic, I am a huge fan of these products they are so intricate... a definite must for your projects. Thanks so much for featuring my work!!!

I don't often make card but I have really been enjoying taking the time out and making some. I found this tutorial on how to make a box card, I have made cards over there years but not really put much effort into them as I figured most end up in the trash anyway. Anyway the tutorial sparked my interest but unfortunately I can't tell you exactly where I found the tutorial to make the box but I am sure it won't be too hard. I made it and it had been sitting on my desk for a few weeks, I use the word sitting loosely as I have picked up off the floor a couple of times as

So last week I decided after picking it up for the umpteenth time that I would finally use it. So here is the end result. I had cut this butterfly out of some Bo-bunny paper some time ago but had see it used so many on times layouts that it was starting to look a little old to me. So here I had another one of those items floating around that needed using before it ended up under my chair wheel.


I matted the front of the card first with some of the new prima ledger paper and stitched it down, followed by the cut butterfly which I also secured with two flower eyelets for the ribbon to pass through. I glitzed it all up with some Jo Sonja Opal Dust. Other products used are Dusty Attic mini chipboard, Prima flowers & Pearls, 7Gypsy metal clock and K & Company metal embellishment. I stamped the little quote on some of the scraps of paper.

I am sending this card to a friend in the UK and the box is perfect to pop a few hand made tags a handmade book mark or trinket even one those big cadbury frogs.

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Creative Scrappers - Sketch 175

I thought the sketch over at Creative Scrappers was something completely different to my usual style of scrapping and decided to give it ago. I like the challenge of keeping your page looking like the sketch but still showing your style.

If you haven't been over to Creative Scrappers pop over there, their is heaps of inspirations and some neat sketches.

Products used: Fancy Pants 2 sheets of witching hour, Tim Holtz splatter stamp, MM Glitter Alpha, Graphic 45 paper, Pink Pailey Alpha, Bazzill Cardstock,Echo Park stickers and Prima flowers.

Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave in advance.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

More Card Making

I decided to make another card this week with the following colours that I stumbled across. Not my favourite colours but I was more than happy with the end result. I thought it would be a great idea to make some cards and then give them bundle them up into a pack as Christmas Gifts.

I used the recipe following recipe to do the card and I have listed below the products I have used.

Product use: MME for the base of the card, Scenic Route was used for the first semi circle, I used the Martha Stewart punch for the lace scalloped semi circle and some Bella paper for the floral requirement along with some old Sassfrasslass. I cut the little cherry element from Websters Spring Market that had the gingham top and also spots that I then dressed up with dimensional pearls. I also scalloped punched the bottom of the card and a piece up the top for the borders. The little film strip behind the Maya Rds pin is also from the Websters paper range.

Well I am in card making mode and really enjoying at the moment, so keep an eye out as I will be uploading another one hopefully in the next day or so.

Thanks for checking out and for any comments you may leave in advance.

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Black With Two - Baby Pink and Aqua

Its the start of the new month, and we all know what that means.... Lots of new and exciting Challenges to kick off October.

Black with Two has its new challenge with Baby Pink and Aqua, it was again a perfect opportunity to get another one of these portrait shots of my friends DN done. I still have another 3 to complete yet but I am working my way through them.

I matted my black cardstock onto some old MME paper, actually the bulk of this is MME products. I found some old mulberry paper laying around and layered it up twice to give it more bulk.

The acetate swirls and pink bling are Kaiser and the swirly pearls are from Prima. Thanks for looking and I hope you have sometime that you maybe able to drop by and give it ago, you have a whole month for this one.

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