Sunday, April 14, 2013

Where did it go?

Hi Everyone,

Does everyone else like me think that the weekend just goes way to fast. 

 I need one day to catch up on everything,  a day to get everything ready for the upcoming week so I'm thinking another day in the middle of Saturday and Sunday would be perfect  

Hmmm now just to name it and then get the rest of the world to implement it. 
 Okay so its not going to happen but one can dream.  

Really it has been quite a hectic few months, we had flood damage a few years back and finally made a claim on our insurance this allowed us to get our floors re-tiled down stairs and I have to say it does look amazing.  Whilst we had all the furniture out I thought it would be a great idea to refresh the walls with a lick of paint and I also convinced my husband it would be great if he could build in the TV and make me one of those lovely built in entrance cupboards that I see on Pinterest.  Now I have a lovely cupboard, well it will be once it also has a lick of paint on it.  Next weekends job!!!

Whilst my hubby was busy creating in the house I was back and forwards from the house to the craft room making my creations. 

Firstly I have my SYTYCS014 Challenge to share.  We were required not to use any patterned papers at all, we had to make our own textured paste which I'm sure if you couldn't access any it might be fun to do.  But after making my own I much prefer to pop the lid open from my purchased one, thats messy enough without creating more mess. We also had to include a handmade pinwheel  and washi tape and this is what I came up with.

I created my background on White Kaiser Craft cardstock using the textured paste that I made along with two crafters workshop template, one Prima mask and some shapes I punched out.

I did a bit of layering under the photo, firstly using my Grand Nestabilities Label 4 die I cut some vellum and used the negative I then used it again and cut a photo mat from another sheet of Kaiser cardstock.  This cardstock was decorated by using the templates that had been misted so as not to waste that mist that you normally would wash off.

I have also slipped a journal block behind the photo that was over layed with a little transparent frame.  This that might have been from the Lemonade range from Basic Grey.

Onto this weeks SYTYCS015. I thought the one we did a few weeks ago where we were only allowed to use purple papers and only black and white embellishments was challenging.  This weeks we have to create an accordion mini album, no purchased ones.  Only allowed to use one manufacturers range including papers and embellishments, has to be completely finished with photos and 2 pages have to be like a double page layout.  Embellishments have to be at least 50% from the range and also include some ribbon or twine.  Not a big list I know but the using one range was the hardest part since I'm one to mix and match most manufacturers and I don't often buy whole ranges.  

I was lucky enough to have some small pictures left over otherwise I don't think I would have completed this in the record time that I did.

Well I'm off to have some dinner and I hope you enjoyed looking at my challenges.  Thanks always to those that take the time out to leave me comments.

Until next time

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  1. I totally agree... it went so fast!!!

    I love your layout... the colors is so beautiful!!!NO PP...cant believe it!!! You nailed it!!! You are simply amazing!!! And I love your mini accordion too... its beautiful and the photos are lovely... hugs...x

  2. Fi this is gorgeous, not only because of that cute photo but the dimension looks fabulous on the layout. A mini album, what a great idea and yours looks so good, I love it.

  3. Your page is gorgeous. I love the colours and all those textures.I would have no idea what you make 'texture paste' out of ??? I really like the sound of this challenge tho, something a little different. Glad your flood damage is being repaired, your house sounds beautiful. xx

  4. Creative layout to match his rosy face!

  5. Hi, Fi, your layout is fantastic! Love the beautiful background colors and cute pinwheel. The photo is just super adorable! You mini album is awesome, too. I love the pretty colors and the great photos. Thank you so much for sharing! ^_^

  6. Such wonderful creations! I really love the lo with it's sweetness and lovely colors and design!

  7. Amazing projects Fi, love the one you created for SYTYCS, what a great texture and work, love the pinwheel too and the palette of colors you used!

  8. I couldn't even BEGIN to figure out how to make textured paste! Very challenging criteria, you are so creative, well done!

  9. I came across Your Blog Today
    and it is super cute
    Love your Layouts and Colors you used

  10. Great job on the challenges! Love the artsy look to your layout!!