Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Get Ready for Christmas ... at Divas

Head on over to Divas now and register here for this awesome event.

12 days of scrapping and creative goodness - cards, gifts, decorations, all things festive and of course lots of fun chat, we Divas love a good chat LOL.

See you there ...

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Some more creating

Hi bloggers, nothing exciting happening in my world atm, how about yours?
School holidays finish this weekend but it hasn't really been much different around here except that DD hasn't had preschool and my day care mum has been away so the kids haven't been to day care for the last 2 Fridays. All back to normal this week though.

Last week I spent 2 days in bed, sick as a dog with a really bad dose of the flu and a chest infection. It sure knocked me around but I dragged myself to the Dr and got some antibiotics which thankfully worked quickly and I was up and about a day later. Now I'm just battling my allergies, constant sinus and itchy eyes. Fun ... not :( !!!

I've managed some creating in the last few weeks which has been good so here's a quick share ...

This first LO is for a quick little comp over at - we had to create a LO using the following "recipe" -
* 2 photos
* something from the kitchen
* recycled lettering
* journalling card

After a bit of umming and ahhing I came up with this page which I quite like actually. Used Teresa Collins pp's and journalling card, some scraps of Sassafras Lass pp, part of a Weetbix box and my recycled lettering is the outline of some BG alpha stickers I cut around. Journalling is about how Ciaran usually starts the day with Weetbix, demanding them almost the moment he's up and out of bed.

This page is for Divas monthly colour challenge set by the lovely Karen who is our Guest Design Team member for Oct/Nov/Dec. Her theme is "white & bright" so I've used the cute new Sassafras Lass range of pp's from the Divas shop.

I also created another page using more of the same pp while I was on a role.
This page is what I came up with for the Divas Chinese Whispers "challenge" we recently put up. The idea is that we create a LO using instructions "whispered" to us from the previous person, then "whisper" to the next person etc. We've now been through everyone on the list so all our LO's are revealed, and boy, are there some big differences. It was a fun and interesting challenge though. We might run it again soon.
Over at Savvy, I joined in the Scraplift Round Robin which was great fun. The idea is to scraplift the LO from the person before you, and so on down the list. Lisa has just posted everyone's LO in order and it is fascinating to see where it all started and where it changed etc.

Finally I've been chatting over at 3 Angels Scrapping again and doing the "pink" challenge - Jo challenged us to make a set (3) of pink cards, then added an extra challenge to creat a pink LO and pink OTP ... so far I've made the cards ...

... and this LO of our gorgeous neice Lacey. Lots of pink and pretty stuff there dont you think?

And now I have some ideas in my head for a pink OTP project ... stay tuned.

Monday, 5 October 2009

World Card Making Day 09

My mojo has been on fire this long weekend ... at least on the card making front :)

To kick off things at Scrapbook Divas I posted a quick card challenge here followed by a Waterfall Card challenge. And this is my first ever attempt at a waterfall card! I have been eyeing them off for ages but never made myself sit and to it. Well WCMD was the excuse I needed and they are really quite easy.

I used this YouTube tutorial and this SplitCoastStampers tutorial as well.

These next 2 cards I whipped up for the challenge I set (see above) - used Kaisercraft white cards, SU pp, Fiskars border punch, Bazzill swiss dots c/s, Kaisercraft flowers and buttons. Oh and instead of a rubon (which was one of the criteria) I cheated and used a clear sticker LOL.

Another card "just because" this time using the lovely new BG Indian Summer pp from Divas. Michelle gave me some samples at the retreat last weekend including the oh-so-pretty and delicate "lace" die cut papers. Exquisite ... Diva Rach has created some totally gorgeous things with her goodies too. I must get some LO's done with them soon.

And over at the DT girls put up heaps of great card making challenges and gorgeous samples over the weekend.
This is Sheree's recipe challenge ...

These are Jen's sketch challenge ...

These are for Lydell's "clear" challenge ... acetate cards (sorry about the crappy pics).

And these next 3 are for Mel's square card challenge ... they also had to be bright :)

This last card is my efforts at Mel's Ladybird card challenge - they are super cute and SOOOO easy to make - punch 3 scalloped circles, fold them in half and glue them together ... da-dah!!!

So that's my weekend of card making. I've done a LO today for Karen's October colour challenge over at Divas and am half way through another LO, just because. But I need to get on with dinner now (damn this DLS, it's way too early for dinner yet the clock is telling me it is ... summer is downright painful with DLS ... sorry, rant over now).
Til next time ...

Friday, 2 October 2009

Retreat ... been & gone

Despite my family being sick, I was still able to attend my first ever retreat with "Camp Cropalott" down in the Hawksbury Valley near Wisemans Ferry last weekend. And what a great weekend it was. Lots of fun and laughter, good food and drink but the best was scrapping with my Diva friends.

Here's my gorgeous friend Michelle, owner of Scrapbook Divas who I haven't seen since February 2008. We chat so much via e-mail and in the forum that we just picked up where we left off as we sat beside each other and scrapped away. Mwah to you my friend.

And here's the Diva forum girls ... the gorgeous Nat, Dannielle, Michelle, yours truly and Karen. It is so good to meet you all in real life.

And here's the LO's I completed at the retreat, not many but good for me, especially considering I didn't get there til 8pm-ish Friday night and left at lunch time Sunday.
The LO's with the circles are all from a Divalicious Kit and I scraplifted Mel's gorgeous sample pages (thanks my friend).