Thursday, October 20, 2016

Getting Messy

The next to last challenge over a Scrap Girls Retreat at home was simply "Get Messy" - here is my layout:
Now get messy I did, the kitchen (aka the workroom), the layout all got messy.  First of all I used Tinby Designs Colour Crush watercolour powders to create the background. Now of course, I could not find a spray bottle that had a fine mist, so I had to use one that had only one spray coming out of it.  Never mind I like the result.  Finished of with bits of co-ordinating papers and threads from my stash. 
Now I mounted the photograph, of sunrise at Corindi Beach, with foam tape, it fell onto the layout and an angle and of course it would not lift off, and then to boot it buckled on the page.
Well and truly messy!!!
I enjoyed the process.
Thank you for looking, Margaret :)

Christmas cards

I recently became aware of a group that distributes handmade Christmas cards that spread cheer to residents of nursing homes. Here are some cards I have designed that will find their way to this group.  I have made up several packs of these and the ladies at a community craft group, where I lead a class, will make them up
A very simple and easy way of spreading Christmas Cheer.  It runs from 1st November to 14th November, 2016
This card drive was started in the USA 7 years ago.  The first year they collected 750 cards and each year it continues to grow.  Last year they received over 22,000 cards and they are distributed to over 100 nursing homes throughout USA, Canada and yes, Australia.  And this year they are branching out to UK and Europe.
If you are interested and want to participate please click on this link to find out more.
Updated 28/10/16 to show the ladies of Pastimes Craft Group, Ettalong Beach making their card for the drive.  Thank you ladies.

bring on the sunshine

Here is another layout I have created for the Scrap Girls At Home Retreat challenges they have been running. Just waiting for the first day of summer and then I will take a photo and adhere.
Here is the challenge inspiration:
Thank you for looking, Margaret :)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

We 'r' nuts today!

This layout is for another challenge over at Scrap Girls at Home Retreat.  This time it was a blind scrap, you are given requirements for layout and then instructions to follow. 
This photo was taken at Yandina Nutworks, in Queensland.  My friend Mel and I could not resist having our photo taken.
This is a close up of the some of the layering of papers.  The patterned paper is an old Stampin' Up! (r) range and it was suitable for this as the images are Australian.  And I chose papers that could be loosely interpreted as 'nuts'. 
These put your face in boards followed me around my Queensland holiday - 3 in all. The first one in Redcliffe, the next at Maleny Dairy and finally this one at Nutworks.  And of course I have photos of each time on this blog in previous posts - I hope you have the time to scroll back and find them. 
Thank you for looking, Margaret :)

Time to create

Continuing on with the theme of my last post - time to create. This time it was on my recent holiday to Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia.  This layout was created for a sketch challenge over at Scrap Girls at Home Retreat.  They are celebrating 11 years of being in business - Congratulations.
One of things that I took with me was all the bits and pieces required to make cards with my friends daughters.  They had such a fun time making the cards - we made them over two days. Another little hint, I did the faux stitching on the larger circle by tracing around a bread and butter plate. Here is the challenge sketch.
Thank you for looking back with more soon, I promise, Margaret :)

Back into creating.

Since my last post, I have been very under the weather, however I am now back to creating and I love it.  Yesterday, I attended a 12 hour crop day (well, I managed 9 hours!) and I completed several layouts - two of which are below. Both were created from Paper Flourish kits and bits and pieces from my stash..
A little about this last photo.  I was rather limited in what supplies I had with me yesterday, and so the circles you see in brown, I stamped a soda can on the bottom and voila I have circles.
I have another post coming up with another layout I completed - on a roll!!


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