Sunday, 21 September 2014

A little bit creative...

Slowly getting the mojo back and I've managed a couple of little projects.

A double page of photos from Helm's Arboretum. These photos were left over from the mini album I made.




And even though it took me a while, I managed to do this little Twiddlybitz Birdhouse Moneybox.
One thing I learned... cut all of the paper and stick it down BEFORE you put it together. Was a very fiddly little job but I'm happy with the way it's come out.
I do have another little one to do too....





It wasn't originally going to be the blues and greens, but that's the way it turned out.


Well I have a rare day off and the washing is all done, so I'm heading back to my scrap table to tackle another layout. At this rate I might just have some things to put into the show this year...



Sunday, 14 September 2014

Spoiling myself...

I got a nice tax return this year, so decided it was time to spoil myself with a new craft table instead of the trestle tables I've been using.
So this baby rocked up on my doorstep....
It's a nice square table with plenty of room to scrap for me by myself or with friends!
Even room for me to check proofs for work! :)

But of course a new desk required a new desk caddy. Though I love my tote given to my for my birthday a few years ago now, I don't really travel anywhere to scrap, so when I saw this one from Kaisercraft decided it would be good to have a permanent caddy for my desk and I can load up the other one when (if) I go anywhere!

I really loved this paper from Prima and wanted to use it but I only had the 6x6 papers so it required a bit of creativity.
Do love the way it has turned out and it's that big that 3 of the drawers haven't been used yet. I also put the dividers on only 1 side instead of breaking both sides into 2 which was a better fit for my pens and tools etc.
And I've put rubber feet on the bottom so that it wo't slip on my desk either.







Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Baby Boy

Last year a friend of mine had a baby boy and I promised her a little baby book.
This year my niece had a baby boy as well... so I figured I'd better get my a into gear and actually get a couple of baby albums made.
I used up a pad of paper I had here from Kaisercraft - one of their older ranges, and picked up some of their new cards. These things are so handy for mini albums.
Here are the pics of one of them, though both were very similar...








The photos aren't too good due to the lighting because one side was always in shadow, so discount the yellow shading...
I actually have another one to make as another niece is having a baby boy later this year...

The question is... who is having a baby girl so I can use the baby girl papers?

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Some pages

Let's all die of shock as I've managed to actually finish some layouts!!!!!

Here are a couple I managed a little while ago...



They are just because layouts...

But Chookscraps had a cybercrop on last weekend and I even managed 2 of the challenges...







Both of these are special photos... and I'm really happy with the way they came out.

If I'm lucky I might actually get some stuff finished for the Esperance Show this year...

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

A Daughter's Promise

My niece asked me recently if I could do a frame for her with some photos of her mother.
Looking online for something appropriate, I came across this poem and thought it would be a perfect centrepiece.
This is the final product...




I really must remember to put hangers on the back BEFORE I finish the front of frames...

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Altered Clock

Let's all die of shock will we... 2 posts in a week! :)

I did say I would be back to share one of my projects that I've done in the last 6 months and here I am!
This time with an altered Tim Holtz clock I did....






 Lots of little details and bits and pieces. I do love the way it turned out, especially as I painted it about 6 times before I got the finish I wanted!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

No Comment..

The time has gotten away from me... days, weeks and months.
Who realised it had been so long since I posted. Whoever said that I would have more time when I finished working at the Express lied... really lied! I don't think I've stopped in the last months.
And now I look back it's been nearly a year since I finished at the Express.
And life... it's busy!
The business has taken off in leaps and bounds.
I've survived the busy summer period at McDonalds, and now it's a little quieter in winter. But that said, I seem to always get the busy shifts (or someone knows when I'm on and they all come in!). But I've loved it and continue to do so...

The boys are being boys (of course...)

Nicholas is now 18 (I'm still trying to come to terms with that!), and he's all set to follow his dreams. The big news is he's been selected for the WA State Men's Country Team, heading off for the National Championships in Toowoomba in August.
And though he's having a gap year this year, next year he's heading off to Perth to uni to study Sport Science.

Kristofer has started high school... just need to get him to actually knuckle down and work. Not happy with his last report as he's not working to his potential. Just need to get it through to him. He's loving cadets this year, and making me proud there. Just got to get him to work harder at school.

Jonathan is in his last year at primary school and is Head Boy this year, and revelling in it.
Yes they're all growing up!

As far as scrapbooking there hasn't been much of that. I've done a couple of things, though mostly I've worked on this Bo Bunny mini album with the pocket pages.  Really quite simple to do, though it has taken me 6 months to get finished (and there's still a couple of little things to do to it I think...)
But anyway... enjoy
























 Just a short glimpse of my boys growing up. I have another 3 albums to do like this... 1 each for the boys. It was originally going to all go into 1 album, but there was going to be too many pages!!!

I do have another couple of projects to share... 1 of which is a Tim Holtz clock I did which I love!!!!
Fingers crossed I can learn to start balancing everything I want to do with everything that I have to do...