Sunday, 31 July 2011

New Sister and Eternal Love LO's.

As I've mentioned earlier, the Gold Coast Show is coming up soon and I want to get a few scrapbooking entries in this year so expect my blog to get busy for the next few days. This LO is my first baby themed LO ever. I've used the sweet Baby Mine range by Fancy Pants Designs. Photo is of the birth of my little sister some 25 years ago.

This is my wedding double page LO. For some reason I really struggled on this one. I normally sit down and complete pages in a day, two at the most. This one dragged on for a whole week and I while I think it looks nice it doesn't have the punch I was hoping for. Any suggestions for improvements are appreciated.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Timeless LO

Here is yet another wedding LO. :) I have so many wonderful photos to scrap I just can't help myself. Anyway, I've tried to do something a bit out of my normal style for this time one, since I was starting to feel all my LO's were looking a bit samey. This one has lots of fabric and texture. I've used two different kinds of lace, flowers from Prima (I don't normally splurge on these but figured since it was for my wedding I was allowed!), Kaisercraft, Pretty Paper Petals and some unnamed ones. Chipboard is by Kaisercraft, Scrapmatts and House of Scrapbooking. Doily is handmade by my mum. :)

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On a more personal note, the Gold Coast Show is coming up again soon and I'm thinking of entering again. Those who have been reading my blog for a while will know that I entered back in 2009 and did quite well. The only reason I didn't enter last year was because we were going to be down in Melbourne that weekend and I wasn't able to collect my entries. Anyway, I've just seen the categories for this year and about half of them require the submissions to be double pages. :( I've only created about 4 doubles in the five years I've been scrapping and two of those were done as classes! Any tips or advice would be most appreciated. 

Friday, 15 July 2011

Happy Harvest and Purple Pumpkin Giveaways

Want a chance to win a great Happy Harvest pack? Me and the Little Rascals is giving away 6 double sided papers and a bunch of matching embellishments. It's well worth becming a following of Sam's blog as she does some lovely LO's. I really like her crisp design work.

Sam is also the owner of Purple Pumpkin which is having a massive giveaway too. Purple Pumpkin sell a great range of brads, buttons and embellishments.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Baby Card

One of Ben's work colleagues is going on maternity leave and she stated she would enjoy it if everyone made her a card rather than gave her a present. I made the card below to go with our gift of a nappy bag and blanket. The elephant is because the lady has a very healthy baby growing inside her and Ben made the comparison to an elephant earlier in her pregnancy and the nickname has stuck. :)

The card itself was a bit challenging because the gender of the baby is unknown and I have NO baby supplies in my stash.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

The Walk LO - Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch July #1

Here is my entry for the #1 July Sketch for Kaisercraft's Saturday Sketches. I have a whole heap of different Christmas papers by Kaisercraft but my problem is none on them match the whole pile of Christmas embelishments I have! For this LO I've used the Home for Christmas paper range, Christmas Carnival stamps and Belle rub ons and brads. Wooden florish, pearls and rhinestones are also all Kaisercraft products.

Here is the sketch I worked from:

Monday, 4 July 2011

My Husband LO

This is my entry for the wonderful Once Upon A... Sketch blog. The Journalling Criteria: Who is in the photo? Name the person in the photo and at least 1 fact about them. This can be personality, character, talent , achievement etc. but it must be at least 2 sentences long.

I was actually inspired from the journalling criteria to use the journalling card below and the rest of the design flowed from there. The photo is one of those taken by Daniel Sheehan on our wedding day. The brown scalloped circle is actually quite a few individual punched circles which I stuck to the back of the vine circle. Chipboard by the fantastic Scrapmatts.

The sketch provided by Nadia: