Saturday, 29 June 2013

Jessica's Elephant

This is a card that I made for Jessica's 7th Birthday, I just love this Elephant and did a similar card for Emily with it!  I coloured this in with Spectrum Noir Pens, using shading and blending techniques.  I really love using my Cuttlebug, and the dies that I used for this card are Marvellous Squares, Circles, Scalloped Circles, Squares and a butterfly punch.  I just love to see the reaction when I give a handmade card to someone, and Jessica's face was delightful!

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Hedgie Card

Last week, I got a new selection of Spectrum Noir Pens.  These are alcohol based pens that blend beautifully to give texture and vibrant colours.  I made this card using a Docraft stamp with black ink then coloured the image with the pens.  The brown is done with a dark brown and a very light brown then I used a palette blending technique to achieve the mid brown.  I only got one shade of green, so I used my blender pen to take back the colour in the middle.  I really like how it turned out so had to put it in a card straight away!  I used the green from the boots to choose my paper and cardstock and as I have just got the new butterflies last week as well, had to use these.  They are so cute and cut out five small butterflies at once!  I chose the biggest three for this card and finished them off with a teensie tiny pearl.

Brush Holder

I was getting a bit frustrated with my paint brushes, so I made this brush holder.  I used my favourite glaze, Mayco Peacock Eyes which is a moving glaze and so you have to get the right amount of glaze on your piece.  I love the blue and purple crystal explosions!

1st Tooth Fairy Visit

Katie Rose was very upset that she had to wait for so long for a wiggly tooth and as her right of passage, I had to scrap about it!  I got the fairy paper, chipboard fairy and rose, butterflies and doily, from a kit from Scottie Crafts, and thought that this would make a fantastic fairy page for all the photos of Katie Rose's first tooth falling out.

Turning 10

Last year, Madison had her 10th birthday and it has taken me this long to scrap about it!  I have a process where I go through my photo's and print out a selection from the last few months, and some from the previous year that I have not done yet.  This way, I can keep current, but also have time to reflect on what happened in the past.  Maddy had a big party last year, and she wanted me to teach the girls how to make a butterfly book. 

When the girls arrived, I took a photo of each girl, then got them to put together a book instead of party games.  I also made mini pizza boxes and taught them how to decorate with the same colours and theme of the book.  They turned out great, and all the girls loved them.  I even slipped in some chocolates and lollies for them to take home in them!  When it came to scrapping this page, I could have done the same colours and even put a little book that Maddy made, but I decided to base it on the colour of her new hoodie that she loved - Plum as this was what stood out in the main photo of her blowing out her candles.

I looked everywhere for the right heart stamp and couldn't get the right one, so I used my heart punch and cut out a heart from a die packet to use as a template.  Then I stamped through it with the script from Graphic 45 ladies diary and sponged over the top with the residual ink on the template.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Riley Loves the Tablet

I had so much fun with this layout! I used the "sunburst" like the game, Angry Birds, has in the intro screen. I didn't have the right paper, so I made this from green and yellow cardstock.  I used the green from the pigs and added in the yellow and red as accent colours to match the birds.  The stickers were given to Riley for his birthday and he was happy to let me use some on his page.  Riley says the cutest things, so I had to put his words on the page, in my journaling.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

About Time

So...  I have been thinking about creating a blog for AGES, but never seem to "get around to it".  So no more procrastination - fingers crossed it wont take me too long to get the hang of it!