Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Saturday, 28 March 2009
I came across the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog and decided to join in the fun.
I created a cupcake using a chipboard cupcake shape. I covered the bottom with some green paper which I embossed using the “Distress Stripes” folder, I also used this folder to emboss the frame of the card using some tan card stock.
For the cherry – I used red glossy cardstock and popped it through the Cuttlebug too using “Spots & Dots” embossing folder.
Now for the cupcake icing I used some “texture paste” this is yummy stuff – well you can’t eat it but it looks yummy!!!!!! I just used a spatula and iced it like icing a cake – voila!!!! I then added some beads to the icing which I just pressed into the wet mixture.
For the rest of the card I turned it into a Blackboard type look – and wrote the menu on the board. I also added tan brads to each corner.
Thanks for looking
Friday, 27 March 2009
I reckon that deserves a little giveaway.
All you need to do is make a list for me - it could be any type of list - shopping list, wish list, list of your favourite scrapping/card making tools etc. Whatever you like!!!!!
What do you usually make a list on - do you have a favourite notepad, do you recycle envelopes? Just grab whatever you normally would write a list on.
Then you need to take a photo of that list. Sounds weird I know but easy just the same.
Then leave a comment to this post and a link to your list. If you don't have a blog just send me an email with your photo.
So - happy list making.
I will leave this open for a week and visit again to see who's up for a prize.
I haven't as yet started decorating my album - that is this weekends challenge.
First I have to gather my photos - I have taken a couple already.
There is no rush with this challenge - the timing is up to you.
Take your time looking around at things you see - capture them, print them off and then start assembling and decorating your album.
I hope you have fun.
Anyone else that would like to join in can - you will just need the materials listed and the rest is up to you.
Thursday, 26 March 2009
(photo of what you should have already)
some luggage tags/system cards, some velcro and some rings)
Are you ready for the next part of the Journal Stamp Swap Challenge? Gosh that's a mouthfull isn't it? LOL.
We are going to create a little altered album and the title is going to be "The Things I see!!!!"
You will need to take 6 photos of "things" that you see in a normal week.
For me I love to see rainbows, trees, birds, windmills - that sort of thing. So take note of the things around you that you love. We are talking "things" don't forget - not people.
Ok the next part requires a few bits and pieces (as well as general scrapbooking supplies)
1. An old cardboard box - or corrugated cardboard
2. 2 rings
3. Velcro or other means of fastening
4. Luggage tags/system cards(optional)
5. 6 pocket size photos ( you may like to print a collage type photos - I know when I use the photo machines at my chemist I can combine some photos onto one sheet - collage style - the photos will be smaller which will be suitable size)
Ok you will need to grab the little manila envelopes (6) and your little extra yellow envelope.
Step 1. You are going to be making a cover for the front and the back of your album using the corrugated cardboard - I just ripped an old box up and used it.
Make sure you make it slightly bigger than the envelopes.
Next punch 2 holes in the covers so that the rings can go through - you may like to re-inforce the holes with something at this stage also. Make sure you hold one of the manila envelopes against the cover so that the holes aren't too far apart.
(you will have to excuse the side on shot in this photo - I tried to alter it. You need to place the envelope onto the cardboard and mark the front and back cover slightly bigger than the envelope. Cut it out and distress if you wish)
Step 2. The idea of the little envelopes is to act like a pouch - we are going to be putting things inside the envelopes so make sure you punch 2 holes on the opposite side to the flap
Once these luggage tags are finished you can pop them into the manila envelopes.
(You may also like to use something like System cards - the lined ones, as a way or journalling/recording - its up to you)
(I placed the luggage tag inside the envelope and the tag was too long -so I ripped the end off - that way it wont be in the way of the punched holes.)
Step 4. If you wish you can add a fastener to each little envelope - I am going to use some velcro and I thought I might sew on some buttons and some string to wind around - its up to you!!!!!
You could add some of the journalling stamps or any embellishments or stamps.
Step 6. The little yellow envelope is up to you - you may like to add a little keepsake in there or some extra journalling.
Step 7. Now is the time to assemble the little album - gather up your completed envelopes, add the front and back covers and place the rings through the covers and envelopes.
(Don't forge to place the envelopes with the seam facing down - you can decorate the front and back of each envelope as well. Maybe you could add extra journal stamps to the outside as well)
You can finish the album with some string or ribbon through the rings.
I hope you enjoy creating this little album. I will be adding some photos of mine as I complete it over the next couple of days. My computer has been out of action up til tonight so I can get cracking with some photos tomorrow.
Any questions - just fire away.
Don't forget to share some progress shots - I would love to see what you come up with.
(GOSH - there is a lot to take in isn't there? It may be a good idea to wait til tomorrow - I will include some photos which will make it a lot clearer - hopefully!!!!! LOL)
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Stay tuned tomorrow all that are in the swap - sorry for the hold up.
Monday, 23 March 2009
There is going to be a list of bits and pieces that you will need so stay tuned.
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Thanks for looking
Saturday, 21 March 2009
Thursday, 19 March 2009
I am so blessed.
I got the phone call on my mobile phone at 2am - it was Medina "Sandie the baby is coming"
I haven't moved so fast in a long time - the funny part was that I had just been lying in bed since 1am contemplating if I would get out of bed or not. Wow.
I told Medina to ring the hospital and check with them what to do. She rang me back in a couple of minutes to say that she couldn't get onto them so she rang ahead for an ambulance.
In the meantime I headed around to her house. When I got there the ambulance was there already and Medina was getting in. I stayed with Stephen until Sean could get there to look after him and then I took off. I was speeding a little bit too - but I kept saying "if I have to get a speeding ticked - so be it, I'm not missing the birth"
So I arrived at 2.20am and things were all happening. Medina has such a huge pain threshold.....she did a marvellous job. OH and I got to cut the cord again - how spesh!!!!!
She had a little boy at 4.22am - yep contractions started at about 1 in the morning and she had him at 4.22 - unbelievable. He is absolutely gorgeous and very like his big brother Stephen.
Medina needed to speak to her mum back in Sudan. It is tradition to speak to the mother and she will let you know the chosen name for the baby.
So he is named after Medina's great, great grandfather
The meaning of Okene is "away from family" or something along those lines.
I will upload some photos over the weekend.