Sunday, June 30, 2013

Meg's Garden

I cannot tell you how super excited I am to be on the Design Team at Meg's Garden.  I have admired her patterned papers for such a long time and have never had the opportunity to create with them.  I have joined an amazing team of ladies and to be truthful I am a little daunted at the moment.  The other new Design Team Members are:

Amy Prior          
Annette Gearside
Geraldine Pasinati      
A Fabricated
Helen Wallace   
Jen Waugh        
Linda Thomson 

Please take the time and pay a visit to their blogs and also to the Meg's Garden blog.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Thankful (Sassy Scrapper)

The challenge at Sassy Scrapper was to use the inspiration quote 'Today I am Thankful'. 
 I am truly thankful to be retired and able to work on my craft everyday.

Products Used:
Bo Bunny Cest La Vie patterned paper
Bella Alpha
Prima Tiny Alpha
Websters Pages Lace Trim
Kaisercraft Dressmakers Doll
Stampin' Up!  Script Stamp
Staz-on Timber Brown Ink
Liquid Pearls

Friday, June 28, 2013

Bailey (AFSC)

Don't you just love the look on his face? 
This layout is for AFSC 15th June challenge and it's of my grandson Bailey.  
Here's the fabulous sketch to be used.
I've used Cardstock with TCW starburst template for the background and added to the stencil is Liquid Pearls, it wasn't popping and was quite dull before the pearls.
I also used liquid pearls on the larger star.
The patterned paper is from Australian Scrapbook Ideas Vol 21
The border stamp is from Ranger Dylusions and the washi for the journaling is from Sanna, I adhered it over some of the patterned paper that' s also the mat behind the photo.  The owl, little bird and butterfly are fussy cut from the paper collection.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Bruno's (CSI #77)

My Evidence:
Envelope with Journaling/Story Inside

My Testimony:
Inspiration Words:  Magic, Nature
Story in the Envelope

My Journaling/Story:

Bruno’s Art & Sculpture Garden is in Marysville, Victoria.

On Saturday 7 Feb 2009 a bushfire ravaged the area and Bruno’s home and gallery, along with his famous sculptures and gardens were either damaged or in some cases destroyed.

Bruno and his family, with the help of friends and the local community rebuilt the gallery, home and the beautiful, magical, garden full of his famous sculptures.

We visited the area earlier this year and were amazed at how nature has a way of repairing itself, the gardens were so full of new growth of ferns and grasses.  Bruno has done an amazing job of rebuilding his home, gallery and garden.  
I have given a link so you can see the changes.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Adorable (Stuck - June 15 challenge)

I just realised it's been over a week since a post so here's the layout I completed for Stuck challenge
I used cardstock for the background, it was given some texture with 
The Crafter's Workshop Script template.  
I mixed gel medium with paint and Viva Inka Gold so the script would pop a little.
The patterned paper was a gift from Shell and its the Basic Grey Curio range.
Other bits and pieces were:
Kaisercraft flower trim and bling title,
Green Tara large flower
D=Lish Scraps Leaf
Hooked on Craft Large Leaves
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Versa Color Pinecone Ink
Bird Bling
Here's a close-up of the journaling.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Feathered Friends - Frosted Designs

This is for Frosted Designs challenge which was a sketches plus things with wings.  I've turned the sketch on its side to suit my photos.

Products Used:
Lemon Owl Patterned Paper
Kaisercraft Stamp
Fiskars Border Punch
FWAB Flourish (chopped in half)
Flowers from Scrap Friends
Prima Wood Embellishments  - Camera and Little Bird
Ribbons and mesh from stash.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Our Winter Wonderland

Products Used:
Prima Sunrise/Sunset Collection
A2Z Tree
American Craft Thickers Alpha
Teresa Collins paper
Chipboard clock
TCW Dots Template
Texture Paste with added paint
Evalicious Badge Button
Twinklets Diamond Dust
Liquid Pearls

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Family Ties Mini Album

I made this for a friend I've known for over 50 years, our families grew up together and we met at Primary School. We're still the very best of friends in 2013. I had a number of photos and had to work out what I really wanted in the album so settled on close family. Hope you like it Susie.  I've given some peeks here of the front and back page with a couple inside but you can see more on my fb page at:

I used a 7 Gypsies album with a 
Kaisercraft 6.5 X 6.5 paper pad and rubons
Green Tara Flowers
Ranger Liquid Pearls
ScrapFX chipboard
Assorted Ribbons and brads
Delish Scraps leaves
Tim Holtz Clip