25 September 2012

Race Around the World part 3

and the criteria for this leg
♥ white space
♥ cool colour scheme
♥ texture, I have used an embossing die, twine and the large letters are fabric 

I pulled out of of my A Piece of Cake kits for this page
cause the colours were perfect.

This frame and the border piece I have cut using my Silhouette Cameo.

I love love love it ♥

I love this little Wplus9 butterfly die
cause it's so different to
any other I have used.
The wings remind me of little hearts.

I do remember this like it was yesterday too!
I just can't believe how fast time can go.

24 September 2012

Race Around the World part 2

Japan, Asia!
and the criteria for this leg of the race:
♥ use a wet medium, I used paints and mists
♥ use washi tape, the black on my page is washi tape
♥ some sort of flora aside from flowers, I have used a Basic Grey tree stamp

Another wedding photo ♥ and another of my faves.  
Sometimes I look at a wedding pic and it seems like I've scrapped it before,
 but I know I haven't.
I just have a couple of thousand wedding pics and 
and am just working my way through our photographers stack.

Teresa Collins papers, Prima and some more
 prettys from
Handmade Halo.


20 September 2012

My Race Around the World

and am loving it.

The first challenge I was really out of my comfort
zone.  We started in Australia and I've always
struggled with using our colours and australiana.
The criteria for this stop was

♥ use Aussie slang on your layout.
♥ include an Aussie image or Aussie animal
♥ use a border punch or scallops to represent the large iconic
structures (opera house, ulura, rugged coastlines)

I really did struggle at first.  
I had made the sun with texture paste and
an embellie from Charm but I couldn't get past that.
I decided to swap photos and with the green
in the pic here of Gaz, with the camel at
Australia Zoo, it just started coming together.

ewww....camel spit!

Love this Prima flourish.

Our next challenge was a detour with the following criteria, 

♥ Scrap a layout or 3 card set with either a postage stamp,
envelope or some hidden journalling to get
your letter sent to your loved ones and get you back in the race.

I love how my page has turned out.  Some more
 gorgeous My Minds Eye from my stash.

Lots to look at.  One of my Prickly Pear bird
stamps.  Some wings cut with La La Land dies.  My little
envelope stamps and die cut envelope and some
hearts from Wplus9.  A little card from Kaisercraft.

Plus some goodies from Handmade Halo.

A Prima zip thingy and bird.
And my boy ♥

This next leg of the challenge, we're off to Asia.
  I've got Japan and am yet to make a start on it.
Not even an idea yet.



19 September 2012

I have another love ☺

I just can't help it.  
Everything is too pretty!

I bought myself a Silhouette Cameo machine and OMG!  love love love.

This is my first try with it and so love the silhouette images.  I so love the 
clean cuts this machine gives.
and I so love that I can purchase individual images
and they're available as I buy.

My first card here is a pretty simple one, a few distress inks in the 
background, a splash of water and my cut image.
The little butterflies are from a MFT die.

Clean and simple.

I had an awesome week last week.  My excellent machine arrived.
Also, the week before I submitted a few pages to my fave mag and I
got 3 acceptances.  
Was very excited.  
I haven't submitted for a few years cause last time I was doing a
 bit in the mags and some DT work I lost my
mojo and I blamed it on losing my reason for scrapping. 
 It lost it's enjoyment.
Anyways, over that now and thought I'd try again.

I have done heaps of crafting lately and every time I get better at keeping my
blog up to date, I let it lapse again.

At the moment I'm taking part in Scrapbooking Top 50 Race Around the World.  
It's quite different than any other challenge I've taken part in and am
loving it.  Will post my first 2 entries up here in the next couple of days.

I'm also doing an ATC swap with Aussie Scrappers Society and I have not 
made one of these for ever!
I forgot how much fun they can be once you
get an idea in your head.  Can't post picks of
that one yet though.

I've tried some mixed media cause loving
all the prettys everyone's making, and although not really happy 
with what I'm doing, I'm loving playing.  I'm loving it so much
that I've just booked in at A Scrappe Angels Heaven to do 
4 classes with Finnabair in March. 
 That's a bit exciting too ☺