Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A-Z advent calendar

Hi all,
So I couldn't quite decide how to make my A-Z advent calendar for our December competition at RES.  But I made a start and suddenly 2 projects evolved.  My favourite bit is that BOTH projects are fun and functional - things that I know I will use long after the competition has finished!

So I started putting mixed up chipboard alphas leftover from all those old sets  (I know you have some...)onto a sheet of chipboard

I painted each letter BLACK, I made sure that black paint went around the letters, so I could see the outline of the letter on the back piece of cardboard.

Then I misted and sprayed with the letters still in place....

Now I have TWO things... a cool alphabet board AND a-z letters...

I decided to use the awesome Alphabet board as my Advent calendar.... I will decorate each letter with a word, flower, bling, something little as I achieve each letter challenge.... I've done A and F currently!


Well, I made A-Z cards.... (so easy)

I stuck the Auslan Fingerspelling alphabet onto the backs of the cards...

I then presented in a cute box (the box was a perfume box from a gift i received for my birthday on the weekend - how lucky!)

COOL, huh? i love it when i make something useful!

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November Mystery Challenge - by Liz and Amanda

Creative team members, Liz and Amanda,  challenge you to invent your own project using mystery box items.
To celebrate "Movember" and the MEN/BOYS in our lives, this month you must create a masculine layout OR a card using the following items, and post into the RES gallery by the end of the month for a chance to win a prize.
Your Mystery box ingredients this month:
* Chipboard  - LOTS OF DUSTY ATTIC in STORE now!
* Metal
* Distressing/Tearing
* Buttons
Please note: You may add some staples from your pantry (!!! - ie. ink, stitching, lettering), but please try to stick to the core ingredients as much as possible.
Here are our creations for some RES inspiration:
Amanda's layout:

The details:
Papers (all available in store now!):  Authentique- green check ; Bo Bunny, etc - yellow ; Bo Bunny ETC - teal ; Kraft cardstock ; Simple story - I handcut elements from the pages "noteworthy" & "remember".

Embellishments: Prima lettering, metal charm, metal chain (from stash), buttons

Chipboard: Dusty Attic - COGS and TWIGS (AND watch out for some chipboard specials, coming soon, YAY!)

SOME close ups...

Here's what I used on my chipboard... was lovely and messy! While the paint was still drying, I ran this glitz roller stamp over it to create texture.  More mists sprayed and rubbed (yes, I used my fingers!) all over the chipboard.  I also put dimensional magic on the twig to make it stand out a bit more!

AND LIZ has outdone herself this month with 2 amazing cards!

Thanks a million card:


Happy birthday card:


Thanks a bunch card:


 Soooooooooo..... we used all OUR ingredients, what will you cook up this month????
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

STUCK?! November 1st Sketch

Here is my layout for the November 1st sketch at Stuck!

Papers: MME, Simple Stories, Fancy Pants. I handcut the little blue/grey banner out of a MME paper and machine stitched it along the circle edge.
Also used a piece of Glitz Design paper layers - strip in the back, plus circles as the accents.

Here is the original Sketch, maybe you should give it a go?

Thanks for looking!

123 Challenge- November

Here is the challenge for NOVEMBER at 123 Challenge (still one of my favourite challenge blogs!- and which can I add... I just noticed as I was writing up this post, that I won one of the prizes for the OCT challenge - WAHOO!!!!)

Anywoooooo, this month you had to use:
WORD: Please
TECHNIQUE: Unusual Stamping

Now here is my page:
White cardstock base - background with Prima Mask - I misted and then stamped with the script before removing the mask. I also stamp the Maya Road ticket stamp and handcut it.
Papers: Authentique - greys out of the Uncommon and Blissful paper ranges.
Prima flowers, Green Tara crystal dragonfly, plus Cosmo letters.

Thanks for looking!



Here is my page for SUYS this month! This is for the Nov 1 sketch challenge!

Papers: Basic Grey, fancy pants, Echo Park
Stickers: Crate, Alphas: Lilybee and Thickers

I recently got some HANDMADE goodies from Precocious Paper and one of the things I loved were the twisted flowers and the aqua one on my layout is just perfect!

This is the sketch... As you can see I added an extra photo along the bottom panel, instead of paper strips!

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Giveaway... go and check it out!

Sharing this LINK... so I can win this,......!!!!!!

THANKS Scrap Friends!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Together you climb....

Here is my layout....
I got all these new papers from RED EARTH SCRAPPING ...
The details:
I used NEW Lilybee Papers - memorandum - HERE. The green is Glitz design.
And NEW lilybee Alphabet stickers and NEW Lilybee banner (i stitched to join them) and tag stickers  - from HERE.
Bo Bunny ETC stickers - HERE.
SRM sticker - HERE.
COSMO cricket - journal sticker - HERE.
Plus flowers and buttons from my stash!

Thanks for looking,,.,,


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Handmade Halo Sketch MOJOVATOR

Head right over to the Handmade Halo BLOG for our new 'Mojovator' Sketch.... Corinne is determine that we use this sketch as a kick start and inspiration and not as a chore or challenge....

Corinne is offering some great prizes and here's what you need to do:

1. Use the Sketch below (designed by Em Stafrace) for inspiration.... here's the catch...
            A) YOU MUST ADD WINGS somewhere on your project.
            B) You need to use at least one Handmade Halo product
            C) Link your layout using the LINKY tool on the blog
            D) Also email your layout to corinne@handmadehalo.com.au
2. You also need to become a FOLLOWER of Handmade Halo blog and HH facebook page.

Here is my page:

I was lucky enough to use the new range "Summer Breeze"  from Pretty Little Studio papers.  These papers are exclusive to the HALO shop. I hand cut the bunting from one of the papers and machine stitched it to the layout.
Embellishments: Corinne whipped up these pink ropeable flowers, then I added Halo resin flowers, my Tim Holtz grunge board wings and a Halo pebble. PLUS one of Sue's Lovely bug buttons. The little birds are inked through a Crafters Workshop Template.
Letters: Thickers, Prima and Authentique.

WINNERS are in the running for:
Halo Owner Corinne, shall choose from all entries her favorite to receive a mystery prize pack valued at $20! This pack will contain one off, unique designs comprising handmade flowers, FIMO creations, Pebbles and even jewelry!

The 'Participants Prize' of a $15 mystery prize pack will contain similar items to the main prize and will be decided by random number generator. 


Thanks, Amanda

Challenge will run until midnight November 30th AEST.

Winners will be announced 2nd December on the blog and facebook page.