Sunday, October 24, 2010

Girls Night In - Challenge 3

Jayne's final challenge for the night was to find a card, in current SU catalogue, that you like and turn it pink! You can substitute other stamp sets too. Just use the card you choose for inspiration. My inspiration came from page 90, top right hand corner, the one with hearts. Doesn't it look great with the flowers from my garden.

Girls Night In - Challenge 2

Challenge 2 - Sketch Challenge. Simply turn to page 56 of the current Stampin' Up Idea Book & Catalogue.Using the card with the pram on the front for inspiration, create your own card or scrapbook page. I have called mine "Pink Paris" appropriate given that my sister has recently returned from Paris. You cannot see it clearly but I have used Glimmer Mist Chalk spray.

Girls Night In - Challenge 1

Last night, I and my sister headed out for a Girls Night In at Jayne's. . My sister is a breast cancer survivor and I was so pleased she could come with me this year. I am happy that I can support and donate to this worthy cause year after year.
Jayne had prepared several cards for us to make and set several challenges for us to complete.
Challenge 1 - Create a card, scrapbook page or 3D project using the following colours: Pink! Ok, you can add a neutral colour to the mix too! Mine is a 2011 calendar.
These are the cards we made whilst at Jayne's. The flowers are from my garden.

If you would like to support this worthy cause you can do so through Jayne's fundraising page here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Christmas Cards for the troops

Today,I headed to Rozelle to finish off making my Christmas cards for the Australian troops. Paper Lady has been organising this effort and all cards will head overseas for the troops to send back to their families. You may remember an earlier post when cards I made last year made it to Jordan and I got a lovely thank you postcard from the troops there.
Here I am creating.
the cards and close up of three of the cards I made today.
Images: (c) 1990-2010 Stampin'Up!(r) Artwork: Margaret L Crawford

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Where have I been?

For the past two weeks I have been in Queensland. I had a naming ceremony (for 2 beautiful girls) and a christening (another beautiful girl) that I was invited to, so I took the opportunity to have a holiday as well. My sister came and a friend joined us for 3 days as she was attending the naming ceremony as well.
The weather was for the most part wet and windy but we did manage to get some glorious sunny days as well.
Here are some pages I created one wet day, it was fun to stay in the cabin that we had and create with some new products that we purchased in Queensland.
The first two photos show the naming ceremony. I have used some of the elements that I used on the card I created for the girls. My sister crocheted the white flowers to match the headbands that the girls wore (that their mother made for them). Unfortunately it was wet on the day of their ceremony and it was quickly changed to the unit their parents were renting.
The last page is of a visit we made to Montville, in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. We had lunch at this restaurant, again it was raining. But look at the mist that surrounded the trees - usually a great view across the valley. For this page I used some Green Glimmer Mist on the fabulous Kaiser paper that I found.
More pages to come. Thanks for looking, Margaret

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Beautiful Wishes

Would more could we give to our loved ones. I have been catching up with some scrapbooking recently and here is a page I have created today - enjoy.
I have used Prima flowers and pebbles (see detail above) that my sister got for me in a scrapbook store she found in Singapore recently, and the stamping and green background paper, well they are Tim Holtz, Stampers Anonymous. Some complementary and gold stamp pad ink around the edges and ribbon complete the look.

From my garden

Spring has sprung! Colour is all around. This rose is from my garden, and its perfume is as magnificient as the bloom. I think the rose is called Ingrid Bergman, after the actress. My dad loved growing his roses, looking after them, pruning them - I am pleased that I have been able to continue his legacy and the roses continue to bloom despite my gardening skills. He would be pleased I am sure.

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