Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Turtle Soup August Mini Crop

I might have been absent from this blog lately, but I promise you I have been creating!  Not a lot of scrapbooking going on, but I have been making cards in between work and family life.

In August the team at Turtle Soup hosted a "Back-to-School" themed Mini Crop and I made the following projects.....

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Feeling Sketchy | Sketch #147

Oh my goodness, has it really been that long since I blogged?!  As some of you know, I returned to work in April and I am loving being back in the consulting room and reconnecting with patients that I haven't seen in a long time.  I have been catching up on all the changes in the industry and learning how to utilise all the new technology.  I have been doing very little crafting except for trying to finish a crocheted blanket for Master 9 while I relax in the evenings.  However, I had a bit of time yesterday to do some cardmaking and turned to Feeling Sketchy for inspiration.

Here is the sketch I played along with......

I used some hexagon dies from MFT, Stampin' Up cardstocks in shades of grey and sentiments from Avery Elle to make these very clean and simple masculine cards.  I don't know where the enamel dots are from- they were lurking in my stash of gems and pearls.

The card bases are actually white- I photographed them on a black background- but I am thinking maybe I should have used black cardbases?  The black border looks cool......

Anyhoo, I will try to be a better blogger from now on......that reminds me.....I should probably try a Project Life layout this weekend too!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Project Life | Weeks 9 and 10

I have somehow managed to get way behind with Project Life- more behind than I ever have been before.  Catching up seems overwhelming sometimes, but this morning I made it my mission to complete two weeks.

As usual I have used the digital kit Project 52 2016 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.  I have been asked a lot on Facebook about the font I use for my journalling- it's Avenir 45.

Here is Week 9.....

And here is Week 10.....

Hopefully I can get another two weeks completed this week while we are on school holidays :-)

Monday, April 4, 2016

Feeling Sketchy | Sketch #142

I am playing along at Feeling Sketchy again and this is the sketch they're using to inspire us.....

I decided on a bold black and white colour scheme and some some stamps from Mama Elephant's "We Click" stamp set.  

I white heat embossed the sentiment, camera and washi tape stamps onto black cardstock and stamped the polaroid frame onto white before fussy cutting everything and adding to my card base with foam tape.  Some baker's twine added some texture.  Quick and easy!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Turtle Soup | Spring Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Turtle Soup Spring themed Blog Hop. We hope you enjoy everyone’s inspirational and creative projects. Here is the full list in case you lose your way. See you back here again to leave a finishing comment to get your ballot to win a random prize. Enjoy and off you go hopping!

1. Sara - (using Turtle blog) http://turtlesoupmagazine.blogspot.com/
YOU ARE HERE 4. LouiseB http://madeatnumber27.blogspot.com.au/

Although we're well into Autumn here in Australia, there is still plenty of sunshine around and the days are warm. I was inspired to create some cards using flowers and pretty soft spring colours.

I have made a set of three cards using the Flower Patch stamp set from Stampin' Up as well as Stampin' Up inks for my stamping and watercoloured stripes.

Thanks for hopping along- your next stop on the Blog Hop is the lovely Lisa Moen at  http://lisasscrappyhideaway.blogspot.com/.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Project Life | Week 8

Just a super-quick post today- we are having internet issues here at home which are making blogging and anything else extremely frustrating!

Here is Week 8......

I hope you are all having a lovely Easter break x

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Feeling Sketchy | Sketch #140

I am playing along with  Feeling Sketchy's Sketch #140......

My card measures 8.25" x 4.125" and I used stamps and inks from Stampin' Up and a border stamp from Avery Elle.  I used a square die from Spellbinders to make my windows.

Be sure to stop by Feeling Sketchy for all the challenge details and for some great inspiration!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Project Life | Week 7

I'm back with another week and as usual I have used Project 52 2016 Edition and Photoshop CS5 to create my digital layouts.  This week was another scorcher here in Perth- too hot to sit poolside for a swimming carnival that's for sure!

Here is Week 7.....

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Kraft Plus | March Challenge

I am playing along again at Kraft Plus and once again the challenge is a ripper!

The challenge is to use this sketch and add some houndstooth, all on a Kraft base of course.

I pulled out an older collection from Basic Grey called "Knee-highs & Bow-ties" to scrap this layout that celebrates the wonderful imagination that my youngest son possesses.

I used my Silhouette Cameo, a cut-file from the Silhouette Online Store and some stencil material to create a houndstooth patterned stencil.  I applied  Gathered Twigs Distress Ink through the stencil with an ink blending tool to give my Kraft background some subtle tone-on-tone texture.

I just love how the Kraft Plus challenges always get me to try new things- now I know how easy it is to make my own stencils with my Silhouette :-)

Monday, February 29, 2016

Turtle Soup | January Mini Crop Projects

I realised that I haven't shared any layouts or cards for a while and since we recently had a Mini Crop at Turtle Soup I have a lot to share!

Our Design Team members set a number of challenges for the crop and here is what I came up with......

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Project Life | Week 6

I'm back with another week to share.  I am using the Digital Project Life Project 52 2016 Edition this year and I am loving how the choices are limited thus making this process quick and easy.

Here is Week 6.....

Thanks for stopping by- I will be back soon with some scrapbooking layouts :-)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Project Life | Week 5

It was a week with few photos but instead of switching to a single page spread, I decided to add lots of journalling to complete the double page. I am continuing with the Project 52 2016 Edition from digitalprojectlife.com and the Design A template.

When I struggle to fill a Project Life page I often include what I've been watching and what I've been reading and this week I did just that.  The return of The X-Files was a big deal in our house ;-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Project Life | Week 4

I have another week to share, albeit a little late this week- it's nearly the end of Week 5!  Of course I have used the Project 52 Edition again and I am still loving this 100% digital approach I have adopted for this year.  It's just so simple.

Here is Week 4.....

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Kraft Plus | February Guest Designer

I am thrilled to be the Kraft Plus Guest Designer for February.  As usual, the challenge really pushed me out of my comfort zone, and that's what I love about challenges.

I created some postage stamp backgrounds with my Silhouette Cameo and utilized some old papers from Stampin' Up that had a postage stamp theme.  I aged everything with Distress Inks including the wood veneer letters from Studio Calico.

I hope you'll play along with the challenge!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Project Life | Week 3

I'm back with another Project Life week to share.  I am finding my new process very quick and easy.  I got the hang of clipping masks in Photoshop and using the same kit each week means I am getting very familiar with it and that makes choosing journalling cards and filler cards a very quick process.  I made the mistake of not saving Week 2 to Dropbox, however, and when my laptop decided to self-implode and require a factory reset, I lost my Week 2 work.  I had posted them here and on Facebook though, so re-doing them so I had full-size files again (for printing at the end of the year) was a minor inconvenience.

Anyway, Week 3 came together very quickly......

Thanks for stopping by!