Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hello Baby Boy - Stuck 1 March challenge

Thanks for calling by today. 

A Miracle did happen.  It is 9.45 p.m. here and I did get the Stuck 1 March Challenge started and completed since my last post a few hours ago.

Here is my page of the DGS#2 meeting his Mum and Dad feeding the first feed the day he was born 4 weeks early and weighing 5lb 4oz. 

I have used  Kaisercraft 'Bundle of Joy - It's a Boy' Papers and made the most of the printed images at the same time following the sketch below. I went a bit crazy with the liquid pearls to add some texture.  I have been using this paper collection for the numerous scan photos as well so am coming to the end of the collection.  It's good to use all the bits up so hopefully by the end of the weekend I will have achieved that.
The sketch....
Thank you Stuck sketches for two great challenges this month.
Well that is definitely all from me for today.  Good night.

Stuck Challenge - First Swing

Welcome to my blog and thank you for visiting today.  The page I am sharing today is one created at the Embellish It Crop last weekend for the 'Stuck' Challenge with their 15 March Sketch. 

I couldn't resist these Authentique papers available at Embellish It on the day.  Here is what I came up with. A page of my DGS#2 having his first swing.  What a darling he is and I was lucky enough to have a visit from them last weekend.

and the sketch

so it is pretty much to the sketch.  It is the first time I have entered a Stuck challenge.  I had hoped to get their 1 March one done too but as today is the last day a miracle would have to happen to complete it I think.  In saying that I did break my own record yesterday by creating a 'New Grandparents' card in just 30 minutes (only the outside though - the inside was plain) so perhaps I work better under pressure.  I was thinking to myself 'why can't I do this more often instead of all the procrastinating and over thinking?' lol.

So I must head to the scrap room and see what I can do.

Would love to know you have been to visit.

Until next time...


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Prima BAP March

As mentioned last post I have done a page based on the Prima BAP Sketch for March.  I am still coming to grips with the pocket style and since creating this page have seen some amazing inspiration from Scrapbookers including Maiko Kosugi and all the other entries in the Prima Challenge.  ... So I have plenty of room to develop in this area.

Here is my take using the Prima 'All Star' papers.
I have not used the pre cut Prima Pocket cards as I didn't have any when embarking on the page but have since found they are available at 'Embellish It' so will be keen to have a play with them some time.  Other Prima pieces included are Engraver collection chipboard pieces and buttons and the wooden bird and happiness word.  The only non prima element is the little wooden star frame and 'Remember' word.  Alpha are Prima canvas inked to suit the page.
The sketch....
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. 
Until next time....

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Beautiful - just the way you are

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.  I truly appreciate any visitors.

Over the weekend I created two pages  - the mojo is slowly returning.
Today's page is from the Scrapfriends (Kreative Koncepts) current challenge #23.

I have used photos of my DGS #2 along with a Dusty Attic word which says it all.  My journaling on the back says "Dear little Jake - you were born with a "Port Wine" stain birthmark on your cheek  Right from the start you were a little person with character, such a happy placid baby and you are BEAUTIFUL just the way you are - Love Granny"

Here is my take on the sketch
and some closeups.   I had fun playing with some mixed media.  On the Kaisercraft frame I used a template with heavy gel medium then inked to reveal the pattern.   Also used was moulding paste and liquid pearls for texture.   

Products used for this layout.
  • Prima paper -  Sunrise/sunset - Aperture
  • Prima flower vine
  • Prima tag & tile
  • Tim Holtz film strip & distress inks
  • Dusty Attic - Words DA0951M
  • Heidi Swap and The Crafters Workshop templates
  • Kaiser Bling Circles and Frame
  • Manor House pre-cut shapes
  • D-lish scraps wooden stars
  • Miscellaneous metal pieces - birdcage, bird nest, word circles
  • Wild Orchids cabochons and heart doily
  • Silks acrylic glaze - nutmeg
  • Heavy Gel medium
  • Moulding paste
I was really pleased with the way the page turned out.  Thank you Scrapfriends for a great sketch to work with. 

Well must away and get organised for Trina McClune's 3 'n 1 Class at Artful Crafts tomorrow night. 

Thanks again for visiting.  It would be lovely to know you have been by leaving a comment.

The other page I created is based on this months Prima BAP sketch so I will share that soon. 

Until next time......


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

80th Birthday Celebration

My Dad turned 80 on Sunday and we celebrated at their batch with 50+ family and friends over lunch organised mainly by my Mum (77).  It was a huge day but so nice to see them enjoying the company of friends and relations on a happy occasion.  Unfortunately I was too busy to get many photos of the day.

So on Saturday night I made my third creation this year being a birthday card for Dad.
 Prima "Romance Novel" 6x6 paper pad papers were used to create this layout.  I chose them as Dad's trade was as a printer. 
 I cut little letters of his initials for the number plate.  The circle diecut is Manor House. 
 and the inside is sheets of paper as they were.  The birthday boy was also a telegram boy as a teenager.  In the little pocket is mini vouchers which were his birthday gift "A Mystery Outing".  I also cut out little circle numbers and put the year he was born on a telegram centre left.  Our message went on the centre right.
I think the image is 'Lili of the Valley' available at 'Embellish It'.  It was on a 6 x 4 card and I trimmed it off and popped it up with foam tape.

I really am hoping to get my mojo back soon and get onto scrapping my dear grandsons again. 

Embellish It are having a crop on 22 March.  Contact Joanne if you wish to join in.  By the way Embellish It now has a Facebook Page

So until next time..... take care and keep warm if in an area of NZ experiencing this very abrupt end to summer.

Thank you for visiting today.