I have been having lots of inky fun and playing along with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas - man how he continues to find all these ideas is amazing, such talent. I especially love how he goes that little bit further and instead of just one technique each day he has lots of other ideas at the end of the post.
Here are my tags that I have done so far.
Can't wait to see what the last few are like, as he is upto No. 9 , that means 3 more to go. Those 12 days just fly by.
Wow, can't believe it has been so long since my last post. I could go on about excuses but truth is that I have just been slack and preoccupied with other things and unfortunately the blog lost out.
Last month I went to Margaret River over the Halloween weekend for a scrapbooking retreat with Scrappy Cow in Margaret River. It was held at Australis and we all had the best time. Great company, great food and lots of scrapbooking.
Saturday night was dress up and Kareena and friends did a fantastic job with the decorating of our scrapping room.
Here is a snapshot of everyones efforts from the weekend.
I even managed to get some layouts done which was fantastic because I havent scrapped for ages.
It was really nice to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
I forgot to post this on Friday. This was held on Friday night and it was a blast. The girls set 7 fantastic challenges, unfortunately I only got 3 finished but it was so good as I got my mojo back and was very pleased with the results.
It is a little note pad and pencil set, which would make a great gift and is perfect to have to jot down those all important notes. I just love the new Very Vintage wheel and Vintage Vogue they are so versatile.
items used are from Stampin Up:
cs: Kraft, Old Olive, Whisper White & Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Stamps: Very Vintage and Vintage Vogue, definitions
In May for the Mother's Day weekend I went down south to Margaret River to see Mum. Unbeknown to me Margaret River and surrounding towns had been invaded by Cows of the fibeglass kind.
The cows have been created by various artists and went on display back in March/April of this year and in July they will be auctioned off and the proceeds will be donated to charity. Here is a link to the Margaret River Cow Parade. On the welcome page there is a link to all of the cows that have been created. I was only able to photograph a few of them. There has been an absolutely amazing the amount of thought, preparation and work that has gone into these beauties. They are all incredible. Anyhow here is a photo of the ones that I actually saw.
Going left to right from top I will give you their names:
I've been everywhere cow Margaret River Visitors Centre
Mooses (Rescue Cow) Last seen at Visitors Centre but moves around
Moothane Factory Margaret River Timber and Hardware
Vineyard Cow Quest
Something to Crow About Margarets Forest
Brahman the Barman Margaret River Hotel
The Winemaker (Half Full Cow) Watershed
Dame Edna Tea Patty IGA
The work in these alone was fabulous. The Pharmooist Cow was covered in hundreds and thousands of different coloured plastic juice type bottle tops, huge amount of work. I took the photo from the street side as unfortunately some lovely person/s had picked off some of the lids from the otherside.
My most favourite cow was the Moothane Factory. All the parts moved and somehow they had connected it up so that everynow and then it spewed out methane gas, very clever.
I spent a lovely morning strolling up the main street looking at these creations and then in the afternoon my sister and I took Mum and Dad and my sister's Mother In Law to the Watershed Vineyard for a most delightful afternoon tea. It was a little chilly so it was very nice to sit behind glass walls with the warmth of the afternoon sun behind us.
Thanks for dropping by, hope that you have had a wonderful day.
Over at Scraptivate they have a monthly challenge. This months challenge was Vintage. Here is my contribution to this theme. I have created an ATC.
I have used a little lace, some pearls, a hand made crocheted flower, a found pearl ended pin, an antique button that came from my MIL's button collection, and I have used shrinky with the new Tim Holtz die which has been highlighted with Treasure Gold - copper. I inked around the edge with frayed burlap and used a little more of the copper treasure gold.
I hoped you enjoyed looking, have a brilliant day and thanks for dropping by.
Wow! I can't believe it has been that long since I last posted. I haven't done a lot of crafting over the last month but I will share with you what I have done.
There has recently been another round of U Stamp with Dawn & friends this time using the Big Shot. There was as usual some very creative projects put forward and here is my take on just two of them.
This is my take a gorgeous project put up by Danielle Daws. It is a little picnic basket a perfect little gift box for that something special.
This little book is my take on a project by Natasha Zandbergen . It is perfect to carry in your handbag or as Natasha said in your glove box. Opened it has 2 little stacks of note paper that can be removed and used to leave a note.
Both of these projects used Stampin up products to complete including the Sizzix clear square scallop die and the top note die the for basket.
This gorgeous little basket is from the last round of U Stamp Spring Soiree which I have just finished. It is my take on a beautiful project by Kirsty Brown. I used a blue and brown theme for mine as I am going to
give it my Dad for part of his father's day present. I will fill it up with his favourite vege seeds and some gardening hand products, perfect.
I have also completed another week on the Gothic Arch Challenge at Inkurable Stampers. I am a little behind I think they are currently upto week 7 or 8 at the moment, but I have week 4 almost finished and with the school holidays just around the corner shouldn't take too long to catch up.
This was Makeesha's recent sketch challenge #27 which I unfortunately didn't have time to post before the deadline. This was for my MIL's birthday and I finally got to use the new Vintage Vogue stamp from Stampin Up. Just love how it turned out. All products used were from Stampin up with the exception of the g/g ribbon and prima pearls.
I won't leave it as long between posts next time. Thanks for dropping bye, I will be back shortly with some photos that I took on a recent trip to Margaret River of their Cow Parade.
I have been wanting to make a Flowerpot Card for ages and with Mothers Day just around the corner decided it was the perfect opportunity. It also fitted in perfectly with this week's colour challenge # 21 over at Makeesha's blog, albeit just in time. The colours chosen work so well together, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Real Red and Whisper White and I really enjoyed working with them.
So here is my card which will be on it's way shortly to my Mother In Law.
Woo hoo, I am so excited about this. Becky Fleck from Page Maps is coming to Perth next month. This has been arranged by collaboration of several scrapbooking shops in and around Western Australia for 1 day of awesome fun. Details are available from Scrapbooks from the Heart but you have to hurry as places are very limited. I have sent in my registration form so I am hoping that I will get a place.
Wow! The Spring Soiree over at UStamp with Dawn and Friends has started and the projects that have been posted so far are amazing. I couldn't possibly make them all over the next 4 - 5 weeks. So will be picking a few to make up, to start with. One of the projects posted is a beautiful Easter Purse and card set by Becky Roberts which I have made. It's not to late to join in either, just pop over to the website and sign up.
Here is my take on this project.
The purse I will be using as a special Easter Basket for my parents and of course the card to match. I just love that chocolate bunny stamp he is so cute.
I will post some more projects shortly, just finishing off a very cute Easter Egg Box.
All products used are stampin up except for the sentiment stamp and brads.
This week at Just Add Ink their challenge is Just Add Easter. Having received Makeesha's Easter basket that she designed for Splitcoast Stampers recently I couldn't resist making one and to put some very yummy lindt bunnies in it.
Over at Just Add Ink this week their challenge #5 is all about adding dimension. I have been wanting to make the mini pizza box from Splitcoast Stampers for ages. So I did. I have used mainly Stampin up products. The box is so versatile you can use it hold a small gift or a set of cards. I am going to be using it with chocolates as a special thankyou. The hand rolled roses are from the Kaiser blog.
Stampin Up producs:
cs Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Green Galore
dsp Raspberry Tart
ink Purely Pomegranate
stamp Short & Sweet
Prima: Rose leaves, pearls & flourish
I had lots of fun playing along,thanks for looking. Have a great day.