Saturday, 18 May 2013

It's another CC

CC weekend over at Chooks this weekend (though entries don't close until end of next weekend) so lots of challenges and fun to be had!!!

This month's theme is Rugby League... a sport I have absolutely no idea about!!!

But the challenges were fun.

Here are my samples...

There's also a card challenge but I never got a chance to get the sample done!

But I did manage to get the DT challenge done...
This month they gave us texture, blue or maroon (I went blue), 2 photos and an oval!

So now I'm off to cover some boxes for my little ink pads. I really needed them sorted into colours, so decided the little gift boxes were ideal!

I might need to take some updated pics of my studio now as I have redone the wet area as I added a few Distress stains, and I'm getting some distress markers next week... shhhhhh......

Monday, 13 May 2013

April CC

Told you I've been slack. I haven't even shared with you the layouts for the April Cybercrop for Chooks and this week we have May's Cybercrop.

But never late than never as they say...

These were all the samples for the challenges and this one below was for the DT challenge.

It's been a busy weekend with the hockey season starting, and I have Nicholas playing U17s and seniors, Kristofer U17s and Juniors and Jonathan in Juniors. Nicholas and Kristofer are both playing in the same U17s team which will be the first and last time as this is Nicholas' last year in U17s.
Makes for a busy day, but they all did well and all of them won their first games.

Also Gryfn has been quite sick this weekend and we've discovered it was his teeth, so he was into the vets this morning to get them cleaned up. So much for the Maine Coon biscuits which were meant to help prevent this from happening. He's very sore and sorry for himself and I'm still trying to get him to eat something.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Heritage box

I actually did some 'just because' scrapping recently, decorating this 'writing desk' from Kaisercraft.
I never had a set idea on what I wanted to use it for, but just felt like making it pretty.
I ended up using a range of Bo Bunny papers that I had bought just because they were pretty... I seem to do that a lot and I think I needed to use some of them up!!!

So from the top...
and the obligatory detail shots...

The flowers I've used are some Prima ones and they've all got a gold highlight to them, and I've coloured the lace and the paper doilies with a range of glimmer mists... my new favourites Burlap and Kraft. The colours do come up well!!!
The butterflies are all handcut from one of the Bo Bunny papers.
The whole top of the box has then been sprayed with a gold glimmermist so it has a very pretty sheen to it!

Now from the front...

Again the lace has all been coloured with the glimmermist again.
The textured corners have been created using a mix of texture paste, gauze, and then sprayed with the glimmermists again. Not quite what I was going for, but I'm happy with the effect at any rate!
I haven't done this to the back corners and am wondering if I need, but I think it will be too much. anyway the lace is there!

The inside of the box...
I found the jade paper I used for the sides was a bit on the bright side, so I added some more glimmermist. That toned it right down to match in with the outside.

And finally the inside of the lid...

More flowers, butterflies, doilies and glimmermist!
I think I used half a bottle of glimmermist on this project alone! I'm going to have to find the bigger bottles of Burlap and Kraft... !

I love the way this box came out... it's pretty enough that I can use it for anything from heritage, to maybe some old letters... or even storing some of my stash...

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Changes afoot...

With all that's happening lately I was beginning to wonder whether or not to continue my blog.
Considering that I've only been uploading scrapbooking projects, I was considering whether or not to continue and just post the projects on Pinterest.
After some considering I've decided I will continue to blog, but I'm going to change a few things I post.
One thing I've tried to do is the Photo a Day, but it just keeps falling by the wayside and I never get the photos taken. I run out of time, it's too dark or I simply forget, and it's like that rolling stone... once it starts it just continues.
So after a lot of soul searching and thinking about what I'm doing, I'm going to try to reorganise a few things. I tried after my last lot of holidays and some things have stuck like the washing. That's working a treat! So I'm going to try to apply that concept to a lot of other things.

So the changes... I'm going to try to blog once a week at least... I might spend 5 minutes drafting a post and adding to it during the week. This post could contain everything from the dramas of the week, scrapbooking projects or even photos... it's going to be a mix of a few things.
Maybe doing it this way I might actually post regularly... what do you think?
I guess I could just give it a try and maybe get things back on track and get my head above water for a change instead of feeling like I'm drowning in things!

So I guess we're really up for a big catch up... I've had a few things going on from the high school ball, Anzac Day march, U17 hockey, braces off, school holidays (not that the 2 younger boys did anything!), work, scrapbooking... I guess just life in general!

So we'll start with Anzac Day!
Kristofer did me very proud! As part of the school council, he and his fellow student councillors ran the school assembly for the Anzac Day Service. Unfortunately due to work I couldn't be there but I did have someone who could take photos for me (thanks Dave).
Especially as Kristofer had the honour of laying the wreath and from what I was told he did a very good job!
And following on from that the councillors then marched on Anzac Day.

Also at the end of last term we had the ESHS School Ball for 2013, and Nicholas being in Year 12, this year he attended.
 I think he looked very handsome dressed up in his suit... My baby boy is all growed up!!!

So how's that for a quick catch ... there's still more to come with hockey, braces and also there's the scrapbooking too!