Sunday, December 7, 2014

Kaisercraft Santa Sleigh

Hi all. It's fast approaching the big day.

I'm so pleased with my off the page project I have made. It's a wooden Kaisercraft Santa's Sleigh.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out. The red paper on the outside of the sleigh is especially glittery and didn't photograph that way. I shopped far and wide to find just the perfect bits and pieces to attach to it and to put inside. It sits proudly in my lobby.

I'm entering this into 4 challenges.

1.  Papercrafter's Corner Week #79 magazine Monday
2. Artastic
3. Scrapping4funchallenges; and of course

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Scrappy challenge CUCC36 - Crutches

CUCC36 for Soul Scrappers is now up on the site. It's all about scrapping the not so happy times. I ask you to create a page about an illness, injury or operation.

I've chosen to scrap Mark's time on crutches. He had a treatment of a ganglian on his ankle and wasn't able to walk about easily for a week.

The challenge runs from 4 Dec to 6 Jan so you have lots longer than the usual 3 weeks to have a go. Hope you can find time to enter.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Archiscraps December 2014 challenge


Here is the inspiration photo for the challenge this month. Extra criteria is to add an animal.  I chose to add a golden dragon to match the one in the bottom photo. The pics are ones I took on our trip to Macau where we saw some lion dancers performing with taiko drummers.

Hope you can join in this month. To to Archiscraps for all the details on how to enter.

Make an Aussie Christmas card


The December challenge at Unstampabelles is to make a southern hemisphere Christmas card. I have done just one of them before, a Santa surfing was the theme.

This time I wanted to make a bit more sophisticated one. I'm going to send it to the host family that took care of my son Mark when he went to Japan in October. (I know the family have received it and liked it).

I've used some Creative Memories backing paper, a piece of Kaisercraft postage stamp Christmas paper, both of which I have inked around the edges of with red ink, some sparkly red glitter tape and a Christmas sticker for the sentiment. The feature is the gum nut and leaves which I have cut out freehand and embellished with pens.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Set of 3 Christmas cards


I found a new challenge blog, just for Christmas cards (thanks to Wendi). It is Christmas card challenges. This set of 3 is for week #52. It had an inspiration photo to work with. I saw a tree with yellow stars so that's my main focus for these cards.

A Joy(full) Spirit - card for Feeling Sketchy

Here is a card I made yesterday. It's for an international singing coach that is coming over this weekend from the US to help our Chorus.

I've used the following sketch for the design. I gave my card a nice, soft feel by using pastel pink, soft green and kraft. Had to add a bit of bling of course. Choruses are renowned for their use of bling.

Card Sketch 108
It's sketch #108 from Feeling sketchy.

Thanks for looking.

Woohoo, I won the prize from Molossi. How exciting. Thanks Debi and Feeling Sketchy and Molossi.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mystical cyber crop - A gold, black and white layout

Mystical Scrapbooks' cyber crop is in progress.

I've had a go at Tracey's mood board challenge. I love the colour scheme she has chosen.  Here is my layout.

I didn't have any new year's eve photos as we didn't do anything to celebrate last year. I've chosen to scrap a photo from a party I went to this year. It had the right colour tones and happy note that the challenge asks for. I encourage you to have a go.

Here is the mood board Tracey came up with.