Sunday, July 26, 2015

Anything But A Card - Crafty Cardmakers and More #144

Hi everyone I hope you are somewhere warm today as it is beyond freezing here!  A nice day to stay rugged up indoors and craft.  So our challenge this fortnight at Crafty Cardmakers and More is from Carole and is Anything But a Card.  My other passion apart from cardmaking is pocket scrapbooking (eg. Project Life etc).  I am way behind but I am slowly getting through 2014 and I am so happy that my thousands of pictures are now getting off the computer, phone, tablet etc and into albums that my kids love to look through.  I do my albums on a monthly basis with a few everyday things (like this one here) and special events throughout the month.  With five kids I don't have time for anything else and I'm still so far behind lol! Here is a layout I have just completed.

I have photographed it out of the pockets to reduce the glare but have used Design A pockets from Project Life.

Here is a close of up two of the cards.

Yes that is my crazy Cyclone Archie.

I have used mostly Simply Stories Daily Grind range on this but also some bits and pieces from my stash.  I am a huge Simple Stories fan and buy just about every range they release.  In saying that I also own several (cough, cough) Project Life kits as well.  The camera is from Corbett Creations (check them out on facebook amazing designs and she does custom).  I think the superstar wood piece is Studio Calico. I have typed the journaling on the card with my typewriter which I got for $10 love that thing!

Well that is it from me, make sure you duck on over the blog and check out all the other DT members creations and hope you can play along.


Friday, July 17, 2015

Love Is Still In The Air!

Hey, hey its Friday!  Hope you are having an awesome day wherever that may be.  I wanted to play along this month at The Flair Studio.  The theme this months is the colour red, use a flair and flowers. So to me red always says love (or Christmas but I can't bring myself to go there yet!).

Here is what I have used:

Paper/Card: Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Bo Bunny "Head Over Heels"
Embellishments: Studio Calico Chipboard People, The Flair Studio Flair, Flowers from my stash
Tools: Stampin' Up! Heart Punch

I really love how this has all come together.  I fussy cut out the panel behind the peeps and the heart banners as well.  

Thanks for popping by.  Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Engagement Pretties

We were lucky enough to head over to Adelaide for the weekend to help celebrate our daughter's engagement.  Of course I had to make them an extra special card.

I used an old Verve Sketch to help me get started.  I really wanted to take part in this months challenge over at Studio Fourteen40.  It is scrappy bingo time this month.  I have used the bingo line with Glitter (the gold obviously), Flair (this one from Studio Fourteen40 Confetti Collection, Ink (Frayed Burlap Distress Ink around the edges), Stripes (on the paper), and my free spot was the wooden heart (Corbett Creations).

Here is what I have used:

Paper/Card: Crate Paper "Craft Market - Process, Sparkle", Crate Paper " Kiss Kiss - Forever"

Embellishments: Crate Paper " Kiss Kiss - Layered Stickers", Studio Fourteen40 Flair "Confetti", Thickers "Reindeer"

Tools: Stampin' Up! Timeless Type Dies, Sizzix Circle Die

Ink: Distress Ink "Frayed Burlap"

I recommend playing along with this challenge as it is lots of fun.  Check out the blog here for more info.

Thanks for popping by hope you have a crafty day!


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More #143

Hi everyone!  Leslie is hosting our challenge this fortnight and the theme is water.  Now I must admit I have been extremely time poor this fortnight with the kids being on school holidays and we are getting up at 4am tomorrow to travel to Adelaide so this card has been extremely quick and extremely simple!  But sometimes those are the best kind right!

Here is what I have used:

Paper/Cardstock: Kaisercraft "Hello Sunshine", Stampin'Up! Whisper White Cardstock
Embellishments: Kaisercraft "Hello Sunshine" Collectibles
Tools: Circle Punch

I love using these Kaisercraft paper pads and matching Collectibles as they all come together really quickly for when you are in a big hurry!  I fussy card the little sentiment from the one of the paper sheets.  

Well that's it for me I have made heaps of creations for engagement and baby shower events this weekend so I will be back sharing them next week.  

Make sure to pop on over the Crafty Cardmakers and More blog and check out all the wonderful creations and please play along.

Take Care,