Friday, December 11, 2009

christmas cards

Isn't it funny how our 'likes' change? Last year I quite enjoyed the 'cluttered' look of christmas cards, this year I'm loving the white on white with a touch of colour.

These cards were inspired through magazines and online sites I visited through google but never kept them as favourites........... what a ninny!!

Another challenge

this blog stuff reminds so much of why I never kept a diary as a teenager, I start with a hiss and a roar..............then.......... nothing!!

So as this year is coming to an end and a fresh year is just around the corner (where does the time go?) another start is made. I've been busy doing up my kits and cards and selling through trade-me, it's enough to tick me over and to buy more of my fangdangles to keep me happy. I've also tried hard to do the challenges through the crafts and hobbies section of the message board of Trade-me. It is one way of doing something for myself. This is this weeks challenge, which was a wishlist for 2010 along with christmas embellishments.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

For my Son

My son has kindly set a challenge for me! Just what I need, not! His GF has her 21st coming up in 4 weeks and he has asked me to make up a scrapbook album................... eeek! 4 weeks!!!! time to work out a plan of action here. I've decided as I finish off an order, one page for the book will get done. Like all plans, nothing goes as planned! Two pages are done so far........... thank goodness I had a 8 x 4 scrapbook going spare, a lot better than having to do a whole book of 12 x 12. This layout was also done for the Trademe Scrappers Challenge using black & white or sepia with monotone colours. My son was quite happy with this layout, well I think he was, typical male........ a couple more grunts than normal must be a good sign. :)

Art Deco # 2

With a birthday coming up for a very dear friend of mine, also a cardmaker the challenge was on to do a 'great' card for her. So on with the thinking cap.............. as always! I adore the art deco look, but always feel hesitant when it comes to adding features to the face of the card. The worry over the decoration gets me, so maybe some research into this 'era' will be a big help. Happy Birthday Lesley!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Trade Me Challenge #2

It's cold, wet and miserable here today! I am stuck at home with four of the grand-kids to top the day off nicely or so I thought! Until I logged into the message board of Trade-Me.......... now the feeling for the day has turned around quite nicely with finding out I'd won the 2nd challenge through the crafts and hobbies section. Be it a random selection, but a win non the less. Doing these challenges is one way of keeping up with my scrapbooks, so many photos to do, just as not many hours to do them in. Pictured is the layout I did for the challenge. It is of my brother and his wife, when they got married in Norfolk Islnad. The scrolls are stamped onto acetate then kindy glitzed over, the locketts are from the spellbinders Time Hertiage Collection. What gorgeous dies these are, I just love them!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

OSW Activity

As I'm part of admin on I set up an activity from my learning of the OSW's It was put up in stages in a way that everyone had to log in each day to find out the next step, not knowing just where they were heading. Loads of fun! Well from my end it was, but I'm sure the girsl think so too. This is still going on and I'm now waiting to see their creations. In the meantime I did another set and posted up on the site to show in what direction they're heading.

Traders Challenge

I troll through the message board of Trade-Me, in the craft and hobby section. One of the members put up a scrapbooking challenge. Yay! another chance to add to my own stuff. I used a sketch layout from 52 sketches 52 weeks. This photo of my step-granddaughter was taken on one of my trips back home to Gisborne. Little Miss was quite taken with him. (2006) I did the ribbon pleating with staples, from one of the tuturials on 52 sketches. Lots of tips and hints to be found in there. I love the distress look, one thing I don't have in my stash is distressing ink, so guess what will be on my 'to buy' list :)