Friday, November 29, 2013

At the Butterflies

Back today with some pages created a few weeks ago for Embellish It with the Authentique 'Natural' Collection papers. 

At Labour Weekend we got to take Zac to one of his favourite places - the butterlies at the Dunedin Museum. 
and a few close ups. 
 Using a mask and texture paste this little bird cage was added.

 And a first attempt at a Project Life type page with some more of the photos taken that day.  The Authentique papers fitted in well with this.

Thank you for visiting today.  Your visits are very much appreciated.

My scrap room has had a massive clean up tonight so I have a clean slate for December.  DH left the vacuum cleaner at the door - must have decided it was time......

Have a great weekend.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

My Happy Place - OUAS November

Hello and thanks for stopping by today.   'My Happy Place' and the below sketch are the challenge at Once Upon A Sketch for November and today I managed to put something together.  I had been playing with the papers and photo for a few days  (think it was because it was a rare occasion - scrapping a pic of myself as there are not many)

I have used mainly the Prima Delight collection and also a Dusty Attic Name Plate.  

 The photo is of the afternoon Jake came home from hospital at 6 days old.   He is now 6 weeks old - how time flies. 
 I used a word template with texture paste and  irridescent medium to add some texture to the base layer.  Some Acetate squares were  added for extra dimension.
 The challenge requires journaling so I included it on a tag behind the name plate.  Being able to spend time with to precious grandsons is definitely my 'happy place'.  My only regret is that we do not live closer... 

Below is the sketch. 

 Thanks again for visiting.

Have a good week.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Meet Jake - Prima BAP November

Welcome to my blog today and thank you for visiting.  I hope your week is going well so far. 

Unfortunately I didn't make it to the Embellish It Crop on Saturday due to a dose of the flu but I did manage to do a page at home over the weekend although not this one (I will share that another time).  I have had the Prima Delight papers sitting on my desk for a few weeks now so just had to use them for this month's Prima BAP for November.  I was also keen to get on to scrapping for new grandson, Jake's album so this special moment of meeting his Great Grandparents at age 4 weeks  is the outcome of this page created earlier this week. .
 I have also had these Prima resin items in my stash for a while so the time was right to use them.
 I had a bit of a play with a mask, texture paste and Glimmer mist. 
 The Prima canvas alpha were perfect for the sticker flags.

 This is definitely a 90% plus Prima Project.  Non Prima used is the Donna Balzar template, Websters trim, a few little flowers and Glimmer mist and liquid pearls.

Prima Delight Papers, tags, and stickers  and two flowers were used along with other Prima - canvas alpha, flower vine, roses and resin pieces.  And here is the sketch.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this page and have the remainder of the collection on the table in anticipation of another page but the mojo is lacking after work when the tiredness takes over - hopefully the weekend will bring some creativity.

Well that is all for today.  I would love to hear that you have visited by leaving a comment.  Your visit and comments are truly appreciated. 

Until next time....

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Yummy Scrap #18

I was looking for some inspiration to get me going when Joanne from Embellish It gave me the KaiserCraft 'Garage' papers to create with and came across the Scrapfriends Colour Challenge "Yummyscrap' #18 so thought I would give it a go together with the Sketchabilities Sketch #102 (which I am too late to enter as I had written down the 15th and not 13th. )

However here is how it turned out. 


 and the sketch
Thank you to both Scrapfriends and Sketchabilities for the inspiration.

The Kaisercraft 'Garage' Collection is great for male layouts and should you want any Embellish It currently have them in stock.
My layout is of Zac and his Dad on Father's Day back in September - a special 'boys' breakfast.  He has been in his element over the past week having had his Grandad visiting and at one time had two grandfathers and his great grandfather all at once.  He invites the males into his room to play 'cars and trucks' and will spend hours there.  If anyone disturbs he very politely says 'bye' 'bye'.  Very cute.

Well that is all for today.  Feeling a bit under the weather with a fluey thing that is going around work at the moment.

 Thank you for visiting today and please let me know you have called by leaving a comment.

Enjoy the weekend.

Until next time....

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ribbons and Lace

Where O Where has the last month gone???  Has anyone missed me??

Well today I am back with a card created for my Aunt on the occasion of her 70th birthday which we attended at the weekend.  When I saw that Wild Orchid Challenge Blog had a challenge for Ribbons and Lace I thought I would give it a go so here is my entry.

 Base paper is Prima Divine and then I layered assorted laces (2 or 3 are Wild Orchid) on top before embellishing with a 'Make it Crafty' dress form and diecut sewing machine, scissors, pin cushion and cotton together with Wild orchid flowers, pearl droplet trim and cabochon.    And a few closeups.

 A few vintage buttons were added and the card was finished with a border of liquid pearls.
 and as the card measured 6.75 x 6.75 I made a box to put it in.
The recipient of the card has wonderful creative skills and has been a dressmaker, creator of tactile books for blind children, an occupational therapy assistant, activities co-ordinator and has lovely floral arrangements throughout her home.  I like my personalised cards to depict something about who they are being created for  thus the eclectic mix on this card. 

We had a dual purpose for our Dunedin Visit last weekend as it was also Zac's 2nd birthday party.  He thoroughly enjoyed his special day and we enjoyed taking him to the 70th birthday after function on Sunday.  He is such a delight.  Pictured below waiting for his party to begin.
Here is his amazing cake made by Zarlene of Arbitrary Cakes.  She is amazing.

Thank you so much for visiting today ...and your patience if you have been awaiting a post.  Please let me know you have called by leaving a comment.  

There just haven't been enough hours in the day especially when I have been to Dunedin four weekends out of the last five.  Little Jake is doing well too.  

Now off to the scrap room in search of 'mojo' and to have a play with the Kaisercraft 'Garage' papers and some Authentic ones before the Embellish It Crop this Saturday.  Be sure to let Joanne know if you would like to join us.  We will be at Highfield School Hall, Rimu Street, Timaru from 9am until 7 pm if you would like to visit.  And the Oamaru Crop is on Sunday - contact Joanne for details. . 

Well that is all for today...
Until next time..