Sunday, 20 March 2011

Frosted Designs: Fabulous Friday Challenge - Banners

Thanks to Frosted Designs for a great challenge.  I've been working on this layout and I was needing a title but wasn't sure of what to do, then when I saw your challenge, I thought perfect, a banner for the title and I think it compliments this layout really well!

I used the Celebrations cricut cartridge for my banner through my Gypsy and for the first time, I used the 'hide' function on the gypsy so I could have a blank banner.

I've also used my I Rock tool to do some blinging up and to hold my banner up!

I just used good old cotton thread for the banner and ribbon throughout the layout.

Thanks for giving me a great title idea!

Friday, 18 March 2011

Always Crafting: Whimsical Wednesday Winter Challenge

Thanks to Always Crafting for a great challenge.

Stephanie is having a Whimsical Wednesday challenge of "Make a scrapbook page/pages of any size that is winter themed (include the winter holidays too)"

This challenge was perfect for me to start my 'Honeymoon' album (which was 5 years ago, but never mind) We choose New Zealand to see, feel and experience snow for the first time.  It was exciting going back down memory lane.

Regarding the journalling notes - I gave that job to my husband, so when he wrote 'hot wife' I thought that was really sweet so I just had to put that down! 

I've used the When it's Cold Outside cricut cartridge for the snow flakes.  For the second page, I used Stickles Star Dust on the snow flakes to make them look more icy. The big snow flake on the first page is a rub on with embellishments of ski's and a ski jacket. 

My journal tags are cut from my Creative Memories Tag Maker Punch with some 'snow' looking ribbon.  I have inked around the edging of my journal tags and the first and third pages with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. 

Thanks to Always Crafting for a fun challenge.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Sketches in Thyme Challenge - Thursday Takes #38

I used Nursery Rhyme Cricut cartridge for the pictures and the font. 

Here is the sketch I followed:

I loved this patterned paper with the Nursery Rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle written within the patterns. 

I used Tattered Rose distress ink around the edge.

Thank you for the great challenge Sketches in Thyme. I loved that sketch.


Fantabulous Cricut - My first challenge entry!

I'm excited to be posting my first ever challenge entry on my blog. 

Over at Fantabulous Cricut, there is a tree-mendous challenge.

This branch is from Home Decor.

I used Sure Cuts a lot for the Cage, and Cri-Kits Glitter Gel pens in my Cricut to draw it.

I used stickles to outline the cage.

Cuttin Up is the font I used for the title. I used Cri-kits gel pens to draw a leaf pattern on the paper before I cut the word, "Budge" with Cuttin Up.

Thanks to Fantabulous Cricut for a fun challenge!


Sunday, 6 March 2011

First Post!

Hello fellow scrappers,

I'm finally here in blog world (still not on Facebook yet, but hey).

Looking forward to meeting other inspirational bloggers and entering a few competitions.