Monday, January 20, 2014

Celebration - 50 Years Married

Was it really 50 years ago that I was a flower girl in a little red dress?  Well yes it was so this weekend I got to share in the celebration with my Aunt and Uncle and many more relations.  We had a lovely two days of celebrations and a bonus was the event was in Dunedin so we were able to catch up on our girls and dear grandsons as well. 

Last week I created this gift for them and included some of their invitation in the project as well.
Papers are Marion Smith Designs available at Embellish It.  I reused the invitation and bordered it with Manor doily borders.  Flowers are a mix of Prima and Wild Orchid.  Alpha, clock and resin hearts and metal heart are PRIMA.  The pearl beads are vintage found at a market and the metal keys from Nic Howard.   The photo is framed with a Dusty Attic piece.
Texture is added with gauze tape, lace, texture paste alpha and gel gloss medium shapes.
 and then framed in a Kaisercraft frame.

I will enter this layout in the Once Upon a Sketch January Sketch Challenge and also Dusty Attic January challenge.  I have used a DA piece behind the photo.

For OUAS my journaling is on the reverse of the layout.  I have learnt that "marriage is a partnership during the good times and bad."  This couple have been an inspiration. 

This has been a very challenging post - Our Xmas present was a new computer and it is Windows 8 with dual touch screen or keyboard.  Well the keyboard is slightly different to what I am used to with separate caplock and shift key and I keep hitting the wrong one.  Also I do not have photo editing available on it yet to make the journaling photo smaller.  Also I had trouble pasting the http address into the link box as a paste box appeared and disappeared before I could click it.  I thought that it wouldn't be too difficult when I am used to a smart touch phone but wrong!!!  so thanks for bearing with me.  It has taken 24 hours so far and had to edit the above on the old slow computer to make them smaller. 

Any tips appreciated...

Thanks so much for visiting today.  Until next time.....


Sunday, January 5, 2014

NEW Ingvild Bolme products and a giveaway!

 Today I am sharing Ingvild's blog post.  She is one of my scrapping idols - I never tire of her wonderful creations and just think what can be done with these new products soon to be available. Hard to pick a favourite in this collection - they are all so inspiring.  Thank you Ingvild for the chance for a ticket in your Giveaway. 



 NEW Ingvild Bolme products and a giveaway!

HAPPY NEW YEAR all our dear craft friends!

Whats better then celebrating the New Year showing wonderful works from the DT from 2013,  a sneak peek of the NEW Ingvild Bolme - Prima products, and a GIVEAWAY where you can win some NEW Ingvild Bolme products?

Here is a sneak peek of the new products from Junkyard Findings and Shabby Chic Treasures coming up this month at CHA. There will also be some new Comfort-Craft Tools products!

 Hope you like some of these products!? ;O)
Here you can win some BRAND NEW products from the Ingvild Bolme - Prima line! One of you will get in your mail one of each Junkyard Findings "Jeans Plates" and "Street Signs" metals, and Shabby Chic Treasures "Cherub Fireplace" and "Sea" resins!
This is what you have to do to get a ticket for the draw:

1. Share the Giveaway image on your online channels:
 - Your blog
-  Facebook
-  Instagram
-  Pinterest
-  Twitter
-  Online board /forum
2. Sign in the bottom of this post with a link to your post / site / profile (or Instagram name) where you shared the image.

3. NOTE! You will get an extra ticket for the draw for each share you do! This is how:
For each share you do, you post a own comment below with a link to your share.
-  Each comment with link will be a own ticket for the draw.
Extra: For each time you share the Sneak Peek image on the top of this post, you can post own comments with links, and receive an extra chance to win for each comment/share!

All in all you can receive total 12 "tickets" for this draw! 
Only ONE comment for each share/image please!
A winner will be announced on Monday 13th of January!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

My 2013 Favourite Creations - Happy New Year

Hello Everyone -
Happy New Year - Wishing you all Health and Happiness for 2014.

It was a very quiet New Year this year apart from the delight and joy of my 2 yr old DGS who is having a holiday at Granny's at the moment.   Today I am playing along with 'A Scrapjourney's' 'Five Favourite Creations of 2013" challenge.  ... and what a hard one it is too - just to pick five so here we go..... and there could be a few more.

The first one - a Heritage layout - I love creating with old photos and this  one just went together so well and I still love it.
Birds on a Branch and True Romance

Next up - the Scrapbooking highlight of the year was attending Finnibair's class at Rolleston in March.  Attending Finnibair's class ticked off one of my 2013 goals - to learn more about and gain confidence in mixed media scrapbooking.  I was on a buzz for weeks after this class.  This next layout was inspired by what I learned there but with my twist.

Next up - a layout from a sketch at Scrapfriends where this was slightly away from my 'normal' style adding a few textures etc.

1st Snow Day

October 12 saw the early arrival of my DGS Jake and I loved creating with the Prima Delight collection.  Also this layout is a rare case of me scrapping myself.

and No 5 - it is getting harder but I am going to include another in the Prima Delight Collection of my parents meeting Jake.

Well that is five but Debby said a few more could be slipped in so here is my one and only Christmas project and a couple of special cards made throughout the year. - my Dad has  been making some shadow box frames for the dimensional projects so this now has one of his frames around it.

and I will finish with an OTP item - Decorate Tili Jar

Thank you Debby from "A Scrapjourney" for the challenge.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  Most of my creations are also on my Scrapbook.Com Gallery if you wish to peruse any more. 

Over the past 18 months I have designed for 'Embellish It' but have given that away in order to complete some personal projects that have been in the pipeline for some time. 

Well that is all for today as I need to get organised for more visitors arriving including my DGS Jake.