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!