Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday today...wonder where that week went.

It has been very busy around here with lots of visitors coming and going.

Last saturday night my sister from Whyalla and her husband stayed with us overnight on their way to Port Douglas for 10 days, sunday my nephew came to stay with us while he attended tafe for his apprenticeship course, monday night my Mum came to stay overnight then headed off to Bendigo and Ballarat for a weeks holiday with her pensioner friends. My nephew went home Wednesday night and my niece, who lives in Roxby Downs and is having a baby is coming to stay with us from today as she has to be close to the hospital for a month before her due date and they do not do maternity in Roxby.
Although there has been lots of comings and goings it has been quite easy.

I do have to say though that a couple of times over the last few days I have wished I was in Port Douglas with 3 of my sisters and their partners. The weather up there looks fantastic.

I completed another double layout for my Switzerland Album last night.

I started off with kraft cardstock, stamped around the edges with black ink and Kaisercraft "Arty" clear stamp. Then I added some Ruby paint using the TCW template "Tile Texture"

These 2 pages cover 4 days, I must have had a bad camera few days as there were not a lot of photos for these 4 days.

I have rounded the corners on this layout - something I don't do very often but thought it might make a nice change.

As usual my diary page, extra photos and ephemera are in a pocket at the back of the photos.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Another double layout for my Switzerland Album

Fairly straightforward pages. Everything matted with brown cardstock. chipboard letters painted with white acrylic paint.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hello again

I am really on a roll at the moment. I have completed another double page for my Switzerland album and a card for my friend who's birthday it is on friday.

The title on this is made from chipboard letters that have been painted with acrylic paint then stamped with a Kaisercraft chicken wire clear stamp and black ink then dimensional magic has been applied over the whole thing to give it that beautiful high gloss.

The photo on the left opens out to reveal 2 more photos underneath.  The photos on the right are of the sky rail from Beil up to the top of the mountain and the view from there.

For the background I started with a piece of black cardstock and with TCW Chevrons mask I spray with Glimmermist Black Magic. Then with TCW stencil Tile Texture I applied some pearl acrylic paint. Last addition was some red acrylic paint applied through some punchonella.

For this side of the layout I have used a Cumberland self adhesive corner pocket (from the stationery shop) to hold my diary page and a flyer on the Roman ruins of Aventicum.

The two pictures on this page are post cards which I quite often use if I did not have the opportunity to get good photo's of the places I have been. The top one shows a pair of hand sculptures that were in the  museum. Unbelievable workmanship. I can't remember the year they were made but it was in the roman times. Such detail.

And a birthday card.

We have got Charli for last night and tonight and it is such a pleasure to spend time with her. Such a well behaved happy little girl. Makes my heart sing.

Till next time
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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hi there

Just a quick post this morning as I have got heaps to do before I go to Camelot for my class this afternoon.

Just wanted to share this double layout I did for my Switzerland Album.

We spent 3 days at Madelaine and Heiny's just taking it easy and on one of the days Anne and I went to Baden and did some shopping and climbed up a huge hill (445 metres) that had the ruins of an 11th century castle at the top. We had  a great view over the area. Then we went home for a home-made genuine "Swiss" cheese fondue that Madelain had made for dinner.

That's it for this post. Off to check on the soup I am making to take to Cindy's for tea tomorrow night.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Some exciting news to share tonight.

A couple of months ago I submitted a couple of layouts to Scrapbooking Memories and Scrapbook Creations.

They both accepted one for publication in their magazines.

2 days ago I received my copy of Scrapbooking Memories and there it was, my first published layout

 This is the actual layout. The photo opens up to show another photo underneath it.

I also sent an email to Australian Scrapbooking Ideas showing them a layout I had done that was inspired by a layout I had seen in one of their previous magazines. They have printed it in there current magazine. Two layouts published in magazines I received 2 days apart. Feeling pretty lucky at the moment.

This is the actual layout which I have shared previously.

Time to do some scrappin' now
Till next time
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Monday, August 5, 2013

I couldn't help myself today, I had to get in my craft room and do some work on my calendar. Poor Daisy missed out on her bath. I am sure she doesn't mind and I don't enjoy bathing her so we are both a bit happy at the moment. I know I am just putting of the inevitable but tomorrow I will do it first thing in the morning before I go to Pilates and anything else gets in the way.

I got my calendar finished so here we go.

It uses a CD case as the stand.
Each of the 6 pages are made of chipboard and are 6" wide by 5.5" tall.
Each page has a month on the front and a month on the back so when you get to the end of June you just turn the stand around and work your way back to December.
Each sheet of chipboard is covered with patterned paper and then Iridescent Texture Pate that has been coloured with acrylic paint has been used with assorted stencil. Some months have some stamping on the background as well.

The resin bird has been sprayed with Glimmermist
The dragonfly body dots were done with a Viva Pearl Pen

I got to use the hexagon spellbinders die that I bought a while ago and have been itching to use on this month. The butterfly is cut with a spellbinders die out of old book paper and sprayed with Glimmermist

A doily from the op shop and some metal left over from my class with Finnibaire

Some resin flowers that had the colour applied to the mould before the resin was poured in.

Loving feathers at the moment. A couple more resin flowers that have been sprayed with Glimmermist

Op shop doily sprayed with Glimmermist and another book paper butterfly. Chipboard bracket and scalloped edge painted with acrylic paint

Banners...can't get enough of these

These flowers are called yo-yo flowers I think. I made them from fabric. Very cute, got all the fabric and instructions from Mum when I was there a couple of months ago. The little porcelain rose and leaves in the bottom right are some of the goodies I bought back from Mum's this trip. So good to have a mum with lots of crafty stuff.

The burlap flowers and butterflies I bought last week.

Well that is it for this post.
I am already thinking about my next page. It will be another travel page for my 2009 trip.
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Sunday, August 4, 2013

A long time between drinks I know but I have been sick with this "flu" and then we went to Whyalla for a week to visit Mum and recuperate a bit. I must admit that it is only today that I have begun to feel anything like normal.

I have done nothing at all in the scrap room and am having withdrawals in a big way.

Tomorrow is a very busy day for me with yoga, doctors visit, bathing Daisy and taking her to the vet so it looks like tomorrow night is the first chance I am going to have to get my hands sticky.

I am working on a calendar at the moment and am up to October so only 3 months to go.

Mum is having a big clean out of all her crafty supplies so we bought back a car full of "stuff" that I hope to use on my projects over the next few months. There was lots of metal, beads, paints and sparkly things. I also bought a heap of burlap flowers and butterflies that will definitely make an appearance on a few of my layouts.

I am going to share a few photos from our family scrapbook that Mum kept of clippings in the local paper. These are very old newspaper clippings so the quality is not that great but interesting to me just the same.

Cindy won a Baby Show

And Cindy's birth announcement

Thanks for dropping by
I'll be back within the week with some photos to share
Till next time