Sunday, 27 March 2011

CraftExpo Cards

Today I went to the Brisbane CraftExpo with my friend, Sarah. We did a beaded necklace class to start with but I sucked at that so there's no picture. :) We also did a card marking class with Scrapmatts. I love their chipboard so I couldn't pass this up. Here are the three cards we created:

We also did a really quick make and take at Kazazz which was the cute frog card.

I got to check out Papercraft Showroom with 50 scrapbooking LO's. It was great to see them in person rather than in magazines. I think the thing that stood out the most was the depth in these LO's, so many different layers and so many with 3D effects. Maybe me feel like my work isn't up to scratch but I guess it really just shows where I've got room to improve.

Giggle LO

I have finally managed to create 4 LO's in the one month for Challenge Heaven so I'm eligable for prizes this month. :) This is entry number four for the themed challenge: Smiles, frowns and funny faces with twine on the layout. My twine is on the tag and I think I've covered all three expressions with these photos. I handmade all the flowers on this LO, pretty proud of myself there.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch Card

Kaisercraft went with something different for their sketch this Saturday and gave us a card rather than a LO. I don't make too many cards but decided this would be the perfect chance to use up some of my left over Christmas papers. So here is my entry for MARCH SKETCH CHALLENGE #4.

Here is the sketch Kaisercraft gave us to work with.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Once Upon A Sketch Giveaway

I have found a new challenge blog which I wanted to share with you. It's call Once Upon A ... Sketch and it has been created to try to get people back into journalling on their LO's. I think this is a great idea, as I'm normally very passionate about ensuring I include some kind of journalling on my pages but recently I've noticed a lot more of them have just the basics.

The blog has just started so they're running a competition to try to increase awareness. If you're interested in journalling or just want a chance to win the yummy prize pack below, check them out!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Challenge Heaven embellishment swap

Besides running great monthly challenges, Challenge Heaven has also started running monthly swaps. I missed last months, which was ATCs. :( This month they decided to run an embellishment swap with two themes: robots and Easter. I signed up for both and came up with the following items.

It's odd but whenever I sign up for embellishment/journal block swaps I always head straight to my rubber stamps. Yet when I'm actually scrapping for myself I almost never use them. I hope these are acceptable to the group. Both are stamped in plain black in and coloured in watercolour pencil.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

The Dress LO

Here is my third entry for Challenge Heaven's March contest. This is for the sketch challenge. As soon as I saw the sketch I thought it would be perfect for these photos of my picking up my wedding dress. It's not often I get to do a flowery LO so this was a change. The tissue paper flowers are from Pretty Paper Petals, I love these and will probably order more soon.

The sketch I had to work from:

Saturday, 19 March 2011

2009 -What a Year LO and a look at my craft room

First up we have my second entry for Challenge Heaven this month. This is for the Word challenge: it had to have 'year' in the title and strip journalling. Why would I chose to do a page based on 2009 in 2011? Well, for one I almost always seem to run about a year behind on special events but the other reason was I cleaned up my desk last weekend and discovered a list of major events in 2009 so I decided to scrap them. Pretty simple LO, really wanted to keep the focus on the memories.

In case anyone was wondering what my newly cleaned and re-organised scrapping area look like, I have taken a photo to show off. Please ignore the mess under the table, I didn't quite get around to cleaning everything on the floor. :)

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Healesville Sanctuary LO

Friday is the one night of the work week I don't have an activity scheduled so I decided to celebrate by creating a new LO. This is for Kaisercraft's March Sketch #1. I have used the La Di Da Collection of paper here, as well as rhinestones, pearls and a mini clear stamp for the bird. Chipboard swirls are from Scrapmatts, tissue-paper flower is from Pretty Paper Petals. I've only changed to sketch slightly to suit my photos better. If you like Kaisercraft products then stop by their blog to check out their Saturday Sketches. They offer a first prize of $50 worth of new products!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

An amazing giveaway

If you're interested in winning some great scrapbooking supplies then head on over to Me and the Little Rascals because they have a fantastic giveaway going on at the moment. Entry is easy and Sam's work is beautiful so well worth signing up to watch.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Smile LO

Entry number one for March at Challenge Heaven. This is for the colour challenge which this month was red and blue, extra criteria was to include a love heart. Turns out I don't actually have a lot of simple navy or red patterned paper so this was difficult for me. I ended up changing the colour of the chipboard, the doily and the title stickers to get them all too match. I really love the photo and the chipboard florish from 2Crafty.