Thought I'd pop in today with some Christmas Sneak Peeks.
Next release will be Monday 6th December at 8pm (Central Time) but if you pop over to Scrapbooking Top 50 Australias Creafter Market from friday 5th December at 5pm you might just find some pre release goodies of mine and lots of yummy crafty goodness from the girls!
The criteria were to use recycled products on your layout. I struggled with this a bit and am not real happy with how it turned out, but vicki was very clever and created her entire layout using recycled products!
Here's my take:
Everything is either recycled or free to me.
The base is cardboard from an old nappy box. The navy paint is leftover from another project. The mesh is from an orange bag. red pp, photo and title from another layout that wasn't working. Material across the bottom and used to cover the self covering button was one of the bys baby wraps, even the raw button was from mum ages ago. The twine from some packaging. Flower is made from a paper bag and I have stamped on it. Journalling spot was received in a swap.
The Gorgeous Cathy has nominated me for the Beautiful Blogger Award.
The deal is I now have to tell you 10 things about myself, so here goes!
1. I met Brian at TAFE, we were studying out Cert 3's, he in disability me in aged care.
2. I hae always been crafty, starting with cross stitch, crochet and scrapbooking and now get to include my crochet in my scrapping.
3. I would love to have a white christmas with all my family just once.
4. I can't live without chocolate
5. I aspire to be a 50's housewife, but expect it of me for one second and the 70's feminist come out!
6. Have recently realised that I love 50's vintage, part of coming to terms with #5 above.
7. I dream all day of creating and what I am going to do next.
8. I love creating and cooking for my family, it gives me such great pleasure.
9. My fave colour is lime
10. I am embarking on a new venture in the new year incorporating my fave colour!
Now to pass this on to ten more people. I just love to visit these blogs for great inspiration:
The first sketch for this month at Stuck?! is a little our of the normal for me. It lends itself to a A4 page but I just couldn't do but. I tried but couldn't.
Here's the sketch:
And my take:
It's such a simple sketch so I wanted the photo to be the focus of my page. I've had this pic of Ethan bum in the shower when he was probably about 8 months old for a while. I love the dimples so had to take the pic. Black and white suited it perfectly too.
I bought these Imaginisce papers when I first started scrapping and have used them a bit but still had some leftover so chose to use them as the pale blue is a great contrast to the B&W.
Cute ribbon and pin (added beads) from The Stamp Spot, Jenni Bowlin journaling card, my own crocheted funky flowers topped with a Purple Pumpkin button with Kaiser Pearls added.
Purple Pumpkin Chennile Flower atop a crocheted doily by me.
This month showcases most vintage Doileys, I hope you enjoy them.
All of Novembers packs are 10% off if ordered with January items.
All of my products are hand hooked by me using cotton thread. The threads do vary a little in thickness so you will find some items are slighter bigger than others because of this. Makes for great layering!
This months theme 'Life as we know it' sounds very interesting. I'm sure the DT will have some great challenges and I can't wait to see what our Guest DT Linda has come up with!
For your opportunity to me the Guest DT in January come on over, play a game or two and take part in the challenges.
Isn't this a gorgeous LO by the very talented Marelize!
Vicki set the challenge to scraplift at least 3 elements from Marelizes LO.
This is my take:
I have taken the paper range (Kaisers Homemade), the lace, flowers, and tiny alpha elements.
When I first saw this paper range I thought it was lovely but that I probably wouldn't use it. I love this LO. The colours were perfect for this photo.
This pic is of the frist time Ethan decided to roughhouse with Brian. It was christmas day 2008. The info is on the tag behind the photo. There is also an embossed calendar there too that is form the Septmeber Scrap The Boys Swap. The clock is also from the same swap.
The crocheted flower is my own and I have made a water distressed flower from the scraps and topped it with an Itty Bitty flower and a Kaiser Pearl Brad. I am in love with this flower!
Here is my first LO for the challenges this month. This is for Sue's Inspiration challenge
We needed to use this pic as inspiration, explain what elements we have used and we must use layering.
Isn't it a fab cake?!
Here's my take:
Straight away I thought to use Bo Bunnys Block Party range. The colours were just perfect! I have used simialr patters, the dots and stripes. Lots of stars too! All layers on some white cardstock to reprsent the white background of the photo.
I finally got to use my Martha Stewart star punch too!
The gorgeous Sue Plumb sent me a link to Out of The Hats Facebook page so I thougth I'd check them out.
I loved the criteria for this month so gave it a go.
Use corregated cardboard
A painted background
Here's my take:
I have used a piece of cardboard from a box of nappies. I stripped some of the top card off to expose the corregations.
Hi! I live in beautiful Port Elliot with my fiance Brian and three of our four gorgeous boys. Randall (18yo), Ethan (5yo), Eli (4yo).
I love to crochet, scrap, bake and strive for a simple homemade life.