Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Together Forever & Kaisercraft Feb Sketch #3

Hello - Hope your week is going well and thank you for visiting today.   Today I am going to share last weekend's creative result.  I have had these Kaisercraft papers (365 Days collection) for a while and the photo sitting with it so decided to have a go at last week's Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch February # 3

I rotated mine once clockwise to suit the shape of the photo and this is what I came up with.   A layout of my grandparents on their wedding day with my great aunt as the flowergirl.

I had played around with the photo and coloured the flowergirl dress gold as indicated in the newspaper clipping of the time it was a gold dress and flowers were blue and gold.  Blue didn't really go with the page so I stuck to Gold and white.  The bride's bouquet was white roses and gypsophlia.   Martha Stewart deep edge punch was used for the centre borders and random punch top left and another framed the photo. 
 The words were from our goodie bag at the Embellish It Scrap Camp and frame is Prima
As you will see in the photo the bride was given an upside down horseshoe (and no I don't think it brought them bad luck as they had 9 children and were married 40 plus years at the time Grandad died) so I made one as an embellishment.   
 The lace motif is from my stash. 
 Kaisercraft gypsophlia type foliage was used in this arrangement.  Below I used a Kaiser wooden scroll and liquid pearls bordered the centre frame.

I must go - way past my bedtime but a busy week with a 12 plus work day yesterday and my brother's 50th birthday tea tonight so...

Bye for now

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Discover - Scrapping Patch Feb Sketch

Two posts in one day???? Obviously I have been sidetracked from finding my mojo yet.  It has been a while since taking part in a Scrappin Patch Challenge but when I saw this month's challenge I had just the perfect photos for it plus with going to Raincliff had the time so here it is.  However I need to use Mr Linky so had to post today while on the case.

 and my take with little Zac exploring the mirror a few months back.  Photos were taken by his Mum and some have a bit of extra light but with moments like those there is no time to get organised or the moment would be lost.
 Just love the new Kaisercraft 75 cents collection.  The wooden words are also Kaisercraft - the buttons are vintage ones. 
 The stars are Pink Paislee resist stars.  Stamp is Kaisercraft as are the tiny alpha above.
 So cute.  I have to be happy with skype and phone calls for the next two weeks until I see him again.  He is on the move - walking everywhere now. 

Right this time (all going well) I am off to the scrap room.

Bye again.


1st Bike Delight - Kaiser Feb Sketch #1

Good morning.  The sun is not shining but we have had some much needed rain over night so it is good.  The last week has flown by and I am enjoying a weekend at home.  Yesterday was very laid back but I did manage to complete a layout from last weekend however my mojo had disappeared for the next project so I went to bed and will give it another go shortly.  Before going to Raincliff last weekend I copied a few current sketch challenges to get me going.  This is Kaiser February #1 Sketch Challenge.

 However I rotated it one movement to the left to suit the photos I had of little Zac enjoying his present on Christmas morning.  He loves his bike and it is great for wheeling him around the section or to the park or bay.  Kaisercraft papers are from the 'Miss Match' collection.
  I love the punch used and kindly loaned by Andrea last weekend. 
 Finally I got to use my new Stamping Up punch to make the flags. 
 I struggled with the final corner and ended up making the tree from some old Kaiser pp and painting a pink trike red.  Some letters and 'delight' were painted with Twinkling H2Os.  The Dusty Attic 'december' is finished with dabber paint with 2012 being Kaiser numbers.

Well I am now off to find my 'mojo'.............  Thank you so much for visiting today.  

Until next time.......
P.S. - I have tried twice to leave a comment with the link on the Kaiser February #1 Sketch Challenge.  post but it hasn't worked. 
Mrs Frizz - if you are visiting are you able to offer any suggestions.  Please contact me if you do.   

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Love Grows

Thank you for visiting my blog today and a big welcome if it you haven't been here before. . 

The Embellish It Scrap Camp at Raincliff has been and gone.  With such a busy time at work I was worried I would be too tired to enjoy it but I am glad I made the effort as it was probably just what I needed.  Arriving and meeting up with the lovely Oamaru ladies and fellow scrappers at my table I couldn't help but think "This is what it is all about - super like-minded people enjoying what we do and each other's company".   I did slip away for a snooze late on Saturday afternoon but achieved 3 layouts and two cards while there.  We were superbly looked after by Joanne and her family - Sean and Christy with wonderful goodie bags and being well fed for the weekend.   Thank you everyone. 

Joanne had lots of challenges and one was to make a Valentines card using a stamped image and die-cut from the goodie bag and thanks to inspiration from Lynn H I came up with this card which I will enter in the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge "A Touch of Romance" this week since the image is Lili of the Valley.
This was a new style 6x6 card for me.  
 I didn't colour the image which had been stamped and embossed as I quite liked it natural with the papers used but I did cut around it which made it fit better with the heart shape. The corner cuts are a Martha Stewart Punch and I added black liquid pearls to finish the heart and a couple of little Wild Orchid pearl hearts as well.  
 Flowers are Wild Orchid and little trinkets are available at Embellish It.
 I added a resin bird to hold the upright piece of card.  The die-cut is Cherry Lynn.

I hope your week is going well.    That's all for today but I will be back with the other weekend creations when they are photographed.

Until next time.....