Saturday, April 23, 2011

Colour Combos Galour #189

I am really happy with this layout!!
This is from the 
Colour Combos Galore Challenge #189

This layout features mostly Websters Pages
but that dress form is from
Ive painted it in Twinkling H2Os.(Remember them before Glimmer Mist??)
And using Prima Flowers and Bling.

Here is the palette.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Punky Scraps Challenge 14 - Canvas

Sadly this is my last challenge for 
Its been great fun working with Nat
and helping her kick off her awesome challenge blog.....
Thanks Nat, and all the best for the future of your blog.

This week the challenge was Canvas.
Use it on a layout, as an embellie
or use a canvas...

Here i have made a She Art Canvas...
(This is actually a pressie for a special person)
Shhhh Hope she likes it!

"Take Flight"

Go check out Punky Scraps and join in this weeks challenge.

The Colour Room Palette #55

Here is my layout for this weeks
Palette 55
"Beware, Hunters on Range"
NOTE:  These are FOAM 3D ANIMAL TARGETS used for Archery Competitions the World Over

I have a thing for long titles at the moment!!!
I used a Noel Mignon Kit for this challenge.
Its the first time i have bought one of these and i love what he puts together!!
I bought this one from the states and it arrived faster than one i buy in Australia!

The little Peacock Chippie in this layout is a Words Or Whatever Chippie
He is so cute!
Totally perfect for this layout with the look on his face!
He is saying "No dont shoot me!!"

Words or Whatever Candlestick.................. Featured in Scrapbook Memories

I just thought i would share some photos of the candlestick
that was featured in this months
Scrapbook Memories Magazine....

So adorable!
Made by Words or Whatever....

I am taking a few custom orders for these candlesticks,
If you are interested in a custom made one
to suit your home decor
Just let me know!

The candlestick can be painted in colours to suit
and the flowers made to suit your decor.

Candlesticks will be $40 each plus postage...
I have a limited number,
so If you would like one just message or email me....

The Polka Dot Place - Bliss Terrace

Just thought i would share with you 
a layout i did last night using
The Polka Dot Place - Bliss Terrace.......
This is the second layout, I cant share the first yet, you will have to wait a few days....

Introducing Solo the
Circus Pony....

Totally cute colours in this kit!
It also has these "Foldies" their called from Sassafrass Lass...
Kinda weird,
but when they are on the layout they look great!
They are the flower embellis in the left bottom corner.
The Yellow Flowers have been made from hession.....

Go check out the kits here

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Kreative Kaisercraft Kapture....

How exciting it is for my to show off my latest
Kaisercraft Creations....

I love the direction Kaiser are heading in with their Home Decor Items
and the designs of their paper Collections.
They really do set a fantastic base to let my Creativity Flow...

This is my
English Rose Craft Chest.
You may have seen it recently featured in
Scrapbook Creations Magazine Issue #86.

I was sent a box full of fabulous Kasiercraft Product by the Scrapbook Creations Team
for a Kaisercraft Feature Challenge
and I came up with this.
The English Rose Collection really inspired the direction I took this in
and i made little punched layers paper blossoms
to accessorise...

I also used English Rose Rub Ons, Kaisercolour Paint in Burgundy, Antique White, Sage Green and Dusty Pink. Kaisercraft Pearl Lengths, Kaisercraft Wood Scrolls, Kaisercraft pearl Brads.

Here are some closer piccies.

My style of Scrapbooking is Eclectic.
It changes based on the kind of product I work with, the photo section,
a challenge of some sort.....
But a common feature will always be where possible is that items will be
 cut from Patterned Paper and used as Embellishments.
I love lots of layers
When i saw this range from KaiserCraft
"Up Up & Away"
I was inspired by the muted colours
and the Carnival Feel of the designs.

With that in mind
I was inspired to use photos from last years
Local Show.
I used Photoshop Actions by Trevor Dayley
to change the colour of my photos to blend in with the muted colours of the papers.

"On Show"

This layout is my Colour Room Palette #53 entry.
I have also used the adorable Kaisercraft Natural Doily, Kaisercraft Wood Oval Frame, Kaisercraft Alphabet Stickers & Tiny Alpha Stickers, KaiserCraft Up Up & Away De Cuts & Tags. Kaisercraft Crystal Flourishes and the beautiful Kaisercraft Natural Lace.

I took one look at the Die Cut Paper from the
Chanteuse Collection 
and knew straight away what i wanted to do with it.
It just called out Canvas Frame to me!!!
So we will call this one

"Framed Beauty"

This is my daughter Emelia's Debuatante Ball photos from last year.
I cut the centre from the Die Cut Paper and adhered it to the canvas Frame.
I have also used Cut Out flowers from other Chanteuse Papers and 
Kaisercraft Pink Doily, The gorgeous Polystyrene Posies (Which I have twisted), Kaisercraft Flowers, Kaisercraft Pearls & Wood. I have also added a Kaisercraft Rhinestone Butterfly that i have left on the acetate backing and slipped in amongst the flowers.

Here are some closer looks.
I have twisted the long Polystyrene Posies
Layered the flowers by removing petals from the bigger ones and gluing them back together again so they sit a little higher, then added the cut out flower centre and a rhinestone.

I have cut flowers from the papers and layered them over the die cut.

I have tucked a little doily in behind the flowers
and added the butterfly

I am very very proud of this next project!
I am new to the art of Mixed Media...
This is my
"She Art Book of Me"

Believe it or not, buried under all the Mod Podge and Texture Paste is all
Kasiercraft Product, except a couple of little extra bits.
I started off with the 
KasierCraft Heart Album
and the Love Notes Collection.
Each page was first covered in Paper from the above range.
A thin layer of texture paste was added and then i stamped into the paste using the Kaisercraft Utopia Clear Stamps. That made a nice lumpy finish and the texture from the stamp remained.
I used the Timeless & Up Up & Away Papers for the dolls.
Cutting out the shapes for their heads, torso, legs and dresses.
I used Kaisercraft Lace for accents on the dresses and Kaisercraft Pearls.
I also used Kaisercraft flowers on some girls and Kaisercraft Felt on other girls.
I added ink using Clear Stamps from the Prairie Lane Collection.
Ive used Kaiser products: Ribbons, Paints, Pearl, Rhinestones and Lace for accents on finished pages
Ive added Kaisercraft wood to the front press out heart section.

Here are some closer photos:
Side View....

The little title heart.

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

 Last Page...

Sometimes as i have already mentioned,
papers just scream out for something!!!!
The Up, Up and Away Collection and the Timeless Collection combined to bring this Vintage layout

I have added mist and paint to the background paper to add to the Vintage Fell of the layout.
The photo for this layout really isn't the best.
But its the only photo i have of my Mum with Me.
Mum and Dad are bringing me home from hospital.
It was a bad photo to start with, really bad light and then added to that the age of it.
So i have played around with Trevor Dayley Actions for Photoshop
changed the colours
and come up with something relatively acceptable.
When it comes to photos like this one though, i think you have to look past the quality and into the meaning and sentiment behind it. The reason I scrap is to pass on important 
pieces of history to my children and my grandchildren, and sometimes that means photos that aren't the best.

The Carnival atmosphere of the Up Up and Away Collection reminded me of a lullaby
Mum sung to me as a baby.
The Carnival is Over by the Seekers.

I have used Kaisercolour Paint in Black & Gold, with some glimmer as well.
The little Mother & Daughter frame from the Chanteuse  Collection, Pearls, Wood Frame, Paper Flowers and other Kaisercraft flowers, Kaisercraft Pearl Brads, Kaisercraft pearls, The Large and Small Alpha Stickers, Rub ons from the English Rose Collection, Lace, Kaisercraft Leaf Flourish Wood (Sorry I threw the packaging out, Whoops!)

Some closer views..

The photo isn't the best, but its all i have!

"English Rose Card Set"
I wouldn't really call myself a card maker as such,
But i do enjoy making special cards for special people.
And this gorgeous range of paper certainly cries out for lovely feminine cards...

This is the style of layout that i mostly revert back to
Very florally and feminine.
"Girls Night Out"

Ive used the 
Chanteuse Collection 
I have also used Cut Out flowers from other Chanteuse Papers and 
Kaisercraft Natural Doiley, The gorgeous Polystyrene Posies (Which I have twisted), Kaisercraft Flowers, Kaisercraft Pearls & Wood. I have also added a Kaisercraft Rhinestone Heart that i have left on the acetate backing and slipped in amoungst the flowers. I have also cut out petal sections from one of the flowers and bent them up to add dimension. Kaisercraft Sticker Alphas in Large and Small and the Kaisercraft Pearl Flourish.

Finally here is a note holder that i also made recently.
"English Rose Memo Pad"
(I do love this range, as if it isn't obvious!!)
My house has a deep red/burgundy feature wall with cream walls and burgundy leather furnishings, so this range really suits my home decor.

I covered the backing in Patterned Paper and cut around the board using a craft knife.
I sanded the edges and also painted using the Antique White Kaisercolour Paint.
Ive made flowers using a Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Florals, and also the stamped layered flowers that i used in the Craft Chest earlier.
I have also added a Wood Flourish that i painted with dry brush Antique White, I curled the lengths of Kaisercraft Pearls around the scrolled base. To make them curl and sit flat, i just snipped tiny portions on the outside of the tap length.

Close up of the flowers....

I also wanted to share a couple of little extra Kaisercraft items i have made....

In about 2009 maybe Scrapbook Memories sent me a box full of Kasiercraft to make an album for a 
Kaisercraft Challenge Feature.
This is what i made.
All Items are Kaisercraft except for the ribbon & Lettering and it featured in
Scrapbook Memories Vol 11 No 6

"Mummy's Baby Girl"
(Hehe thats me!)

And Finally
Using all the left over bits and bobs from previous projects, I also did this Mini Canvs
"Take Flight"

Featuring the same Mixed Media techniques as the above Post
and left over items that have previously been mentioned...
Mostly Up, Up & Away!
Love that range too!!! 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Emelia is home........

Well cyclone Emelia flew home on Friday!!!
The house is no longer quiet
and definitely no longer tidy!!!!
And guess what!
I dont even care! I dont care that much that today is Monday and im not even going to clean!!!

On Saturday we went down to see Solo.
Of course, Solo being Solo was only interested in the food we had for him
and Emelia was concerned that he didn't even
"Recognize her exsistance!"
And that he is so very fat!

So yesterday we marched down there armed for battle
with his Halter!!!
He didnt want to be caught!
Emelia chased him for a while  getting him moving!
He is too fat to get out of his own road!
And when she got sick of that, it was up to Mum to catch him!

I wont play his games you see and he knows that.
So i found some left overs of his favorite food!!!

So without any saddle or bridal as usual
she got on him to teach him some respect!!
It didn't take long!
He totally does not like submitting this horse,
but instantly she had him doing exactly what she wanted and there were no questions about who the boss was!!!

So then we cleaned him up a bit
took all the burs out of his hair
and gave him a good brush and they love each other again now...

Then it was time to see just how quiet he is....

Riding him just with leg aids.

Laying on his back

Sitting backwards...
Now, lets see if he will let me stand on him!!!

Didn't bother him at all!

But please, dont ask me to go into Cimmi's stable.....
After all these months, Solo wont go into the stables to be fed. He has to be fed outside them!!

So all is right with the world again for the next week or so, until she flys back to school.
Although, she is very bored, there is no excitement! 
No Parties
No instant entertainment!!!
Off Campus life is no fun! :(
Anyway, who said visiting your family was going to be fun!!! lol

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Playing Didgem Cars

Emelia talked Josh into heading to Tamworth yesterday for a spot of shopping!
You know that feeling you get sometimes 
when you wave off your whole life in one car???

Yeh, I got that feeling as i was waving these guys off yesterday!
Both kids in one car heading to Tamworth in the rain!!!

And then Stu gets this phone call!
They have been in an accident!!
Oh My GOD!!!

There was a slick of oil on the roundabout in the outside lane,
Josh went around it and it has had him sliding off the road
and into the tree in the foreground
bounced off the tree
spun back around
and landed here.

Thank goodness
neither kids were hurt!! 
They both got out of the car laughing because it was like dodgem cars.
Bouncing off one thing and then bouncing off something else!!!

But there is extensive damage to the crumple zone!
And thank goodness there was!!

They just missed the spot that sets the air bag off allowing them to drive the car home slowly!
There is damage to the cars frame, so quiet possibly they will write if off!!
Thankfully though the kids are both safe!!

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