Friday, March 30, 2012

"Nothing Compares To You" - Scrap it with a Song challenge

Good afternoon!

I have been a busy lady in my scrapping room this week and have done a few pages now, including this one for a blog challenge I have recently found, Scrap it With a Song.  This month they have dedicated to Irish artists, being St Paddy's day and all, and I have gained inspiration from the song "Nothing Compares To You" by Sinead O'Connor in week 2.  You can see all the other song choices and entrants on their blog here.

Tim and I went to a friend's 30th birthday which was a 1930's theme.  This photo was taken just before we left.  He always looks so handsome in a suit!

Materials Used 
The paper I used is the "After Five Collection" by Kaiser Craft.  I also used their new cardstock range for this project.  I do like their new cardstock, its comparable to any of the other cardstock brands out there and its a little cheaper to purchase at your local scrapbooking store than Bazzill.  For the title I used American Craft Thickers and Crafty Stickers letters.  The swirls and hearts are Crafty Stickers also.  I felt that the "white space" in the top right corner was a little too much, so I grabbed a flourish from my chipboard box, to use as a mask, and sprayed Glimmer mist lightly over the area.  I don't think it shows very well in the picture though sorry!

The pearls, bling and brads are Kaiser Craft.  Now to my flowers.  There are a couple of paper flowers (Kaiser craft I think!), some ribbon roses I picked up from my local Spotlight, and that lovely branch of flowers I think might be Petaloo??

I hope you like my page!

Until next time, happy crafting!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fancy That March Challenge

Hello there!

I know its been awhile since I posted, but rest assured I have been busy in my craft room.  I will post pictures in my next blog.

The purpose of today's blog is to show off my page I have created for the Fancy That Scrapbooking March Sketch Challenge.  Take a look at their blog and website.

This is my first go at a Scrapbooking challenge in quite sometime.  I have been really into cards of late and felt I needed to get my Scrapbooking Mojo back, so a challenge was just the ticket.

Please forgive my dodgy photography and the "stunning" pink background.

Materials Used:
Cardstock: DCWV
Paper: Echo Park - Victoria Gardens, Basic Grey - Porceline
Embelishments: Prima and Kaiser Craft flowers, Kaiser Craft ribbon and bling, American Craft Thickers letters, Webster's Pages journal card, lace and leaves (source unknown).

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog :-)

Until next time, Happy Crafting


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Copic Oz "Be Challenged"

Good afternoon!

Twice in one week!  I know, I am as surprised as you are!  Being off work at the moment has its advantages... you have time to think, and you have time to scrapbook :-)

Well in this case its a card, and I have to be super quick in posting this blog because my very inquisitive husband is due home from work soon and this card is actually for him for his birthday next week, as well as the Copic Oz Challenge for this month, "Be Challenged".  You can see all the details and other entries here.

With Tim's birthday in mind, I created this card with a Burlesque girl stamp from the Kanban Crafts range that I picked up at the Brisbane Paper Craft Festival recently.

I fell in love with the Kaisercraft collection "Velvet Ensemble" when it came out last year, and thought it would be perfect for this card.  I often use the 6 1/2 inch paper pads from Kaisercraft as they are so easy to make cards with and I dont have to cut into a 12 inch piece of paper for a piece that is 2 cm thick.

Blue-green (or teal if you must) and Black papers and colouring my Burlesque diva with the BG colours, finishing off with bling, black lace, silver bow, feathers and a birthday banner.

On the inside, I used black paper with a strip of the black flocked paper from the front and cut out a microphone from one of the pages in the paperpad.  there is also some little blue-green rhinestones on the bottom right and top left corners of the panel where I will write the message.


Materials Used:
Copics - E000, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, C01, C03, C05, C07, C09, clear spica
Stamp - Kanban Crafts "Moulin Divas", stamped with Memento ink on Express-it blending card
Cardstock - Fundamentals, DCWV
Paper - Kaisercraft "Velvet Ensemble"
Embellishments - black feathers and Blue-green leaves (from the $2 shop!), paper flowers (Kaisercraft, Prima), rhinestones and pearls (Kaisercraft), Black lace (Kaisercraft), silver ribbon (in a bow), a silver charm and a hand made hat pin.

I hope you like my card and lets hope Tim likes it too!

Until next time, happy crafting!


Monday, March 5, 2012

TOMIC Challenge #39

Good evening!

It has been a busy start to the year for Tim and I, so I will apologise now for the lack of posts.

Despite the hussle bussle, I have still been in my craft room, creating up many a storm (and judging by the mess in there at the moment, it may well have been a cyclone! haha).

Now down to business, my entry for the TOMIC challenge.  It's Tilda's birthday and so for Challenge #39, we had to make a birthday card, in true Birthday Princess style, using the sketch supplied by Tina. 

You can see the full details and all the other entries here. 

Here is my interpretation and entry for the challenge.

I just love this Tilda stamp, a sweet little angel.  Even though this is stamp is from the Merry Little Christmas Collection, she is still versatile.  With Tilda's Birthday in mind, I wanted a sweet and pink theme.  For a new challenge in this card, I used my new Nesting dies to cut the scalloped shape and oval around Tilda.  I felt that the next size up was WAY too big, so to allow enough room for Tilda, I cut around her foot and let it "hang" outside the oval.  I must say, I am really impressed with myself!
Materials used:
Stamp - "Sitting Angel Tilda" Merry Little Christmas Collection, "Happy Birthday"
Ink/Colour - Memento ink, Coloured with Copics
Cardstock - Kaisercraft and Bazzil
Paper - DCWV, Kaisercraft
Embellishments - Paper doily, ribbon and paper flowers, lace, ribbon, flat back pearls, butterfly charm
I picked up this butterfly charm yesterday and thought it would be PERFECT on this card, adds to the "sweet" theme.

I hope you have enjoyed my card and until next time...

Happy crafting!