Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lets Get into the Spirit

I am a little bit late getting Black with 2 up this week. I am trying to make the most of this cooler snap we seem to be having here in Queensland at the moment. Last week it was a stinker, this week I have a jumper back on. Not that I am complaining its putting water into my tank and it has been cool enough for me to catch up on, dare I say it, house work!!!! Sorry didn't mean to Not too mention getting the book work up to date ensuring everyone is paid before they go on Christmas Break. So as much as I hate being away from the computer their is just stuff that needs to be done before Christmas Day is upon us.

The colours were perfect to use up one of my many Christmas photos that I need to scrap.

Products used: Bo Bunny die cut & Banner Stamp. Prima Mask & Flowers, Basic Grey Transparencies, Pebbles Chipboard, Glimmermist, spell binders die cut. Other papers are: Simple Stories and Websters.

I thought I would also share a card that I did which was also posted on the Printblock Blog using the Xcut Loop Border punch and a die cut which is not yet released. Papers used are from Theresa Collins Christmas range, prima pearls, Kaiser Blooms and some lace.

Jenni Bowling cardstock was used and I have given it a light sand to show the embossing print.

I followed through to the other side with the remaining piece of the die cut. Maya road chipboard was spritzed and glittered.

Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time out to leave me your lovely comments, they are always a pleasure to read.

If you've got time why not drop on over to Black with 2 and check out what the other Design Team members came with.

Until next time.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Creative Sketches

I decided to challenge myself a little on this one. Since I was away on a Scrapbooking Retreat with minimal products I didn't have the luxury to fuss around with my normal amount of stash, so I decided to use one sheet of patterned paper along with a sheet of cardstock, oh a little bit of cheating using another piece of scrap laying around on my table. Here is what I created.

White Bazzil cardstock which I applied random white paint to, I then used a Prima Mask and spritzed with Mel's Diner and Lime Twist. I used one sheet of MME Rosy "Remember" Lovely paper including the cut off strip. I decided to bring along my nestabilities, focring me to actually make some use of them, Tear Drop Circles I also used these on the scrap from the MME range.

Since I am not huge fan of tons of flowers I opted to leave these off. My flower/ribbon is made from seam binding that I spritzed and scrunched and topped off with a hand made embellishment.

Other products are from: Hambly transparency, Martha Steward Butterfly Punch, Sizzix Tim Holtz Banner die and Xcut Looped Fringe border punch. Prima Pearls, Bazzill Brads and Fancy Pants rubons.

And before I forget check out the following, this is a Design Team Call for an Ebook that Creative Sketches are putting together.

eBook Publication
We are excited to share with you today
that we will be creating an ebook of sketches!

"Being Creative with Sketches"

A publication you can download and print yourself or just save it to your iPhone, or iPad and use it as you wish! Limited printed copies will also be available.

The first issue of this ebook will feature exclusive sketches created for you! Sketches will be created by the founder of Creative Scrappers, Kristine Davidson.

We would love to see your application to be published in our first ever eBook! To submit your application to be considered for publication send the following -

email to
Subject line - CS eBook

Please include your name, your email address, blog address or gallery and of course attach 2-3 of your layouts so we can get an idea of your scrappy style.

Thanks for looking and I hope you can find some time to play along.

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Pinch and A Punch

A pinch and punch for the first of the month, OMG its finally here, the dreaded crazy month. Don't get me wrong December is one of my favourite months, the weather has warmed up and we get to use the pool more, then we have Christmas day, spending time with loved ones and hopefully getting some RNR and then finishing it off with my birthday, overall its a pretty good month. However, it does seem to come around so quickly each year. Now all I need to do is avoid all the craziness that's seems to prevail everywhere before hand, good luck everyone!!!

Anyway on to the this weeks colors over at TCR. I've had this photo of my DD and my Nephew for ages but the colours have either seemed to masculine or way to feminine, I think I found the perfect medium with this weeks palette, still being able to add a few subtle flowers here and there without going over board. The rusty red was a little hard to achieve, I used flowers that I cut from "Country Estate" by Websters, I inked, chalked and spritzed in the end I had to settle for the colour they turned out.

I also started out with the sketch but I think I totally veered off that road, lol

I also thought I would try something different with the colours this week, and that is not do them exact. Since I am known over at CCG as a bit of a colour Nazi with trying to get them so close.

I hand stitched around the circle cut outs and added another semi circle of stitching. The dots were inked using a crafters workshop template and a colorbox rust red ink pad then dotted with dimensional pearls.

Product use: Papers are from Websters & Are Warehouse, MME Photo Overlay, Basic Grey Die cut, Prima flowers.

Thanks for looking and I look forward to seeing what others did with this weeks colours.

Bye for now Fi

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