Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thank you , Susan & Mariska !

Heartfelt thanks to Susan for thinking of me for this award : 

"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY -nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! 

& Mariska for this one : 

The rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the Award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs for the Award.
Here are the blogs I'm giving both of these  Awards  to :

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving ! Thankful for You !

Even though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here ,
we want to take this time to remember
all our American friends
as they enter this time of yearly celebration !

Wishing everyone over in America a blessed Thanksgiving !

pic credit : from Chuck Pierce's newsletter

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New findings - Tim Holtz Masks

Had to try out the new Tim Holtz Distress Stickles & Idea-ology Masks .
I stickled the Magistical Memories' Fancy Frame in red & gold.
& inked some Timeworks masks in Walnut Distress Ink.
I forsee lots of fun with these Tim Holtz's masks !
check out his video on how to use them if you haven't !

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Altered Prima Box

I first painted this Prima packaging with red metallic paint & then sprayed it with Copper Maya Mist . I like this white Jenni Bowlin chipboard as it is & didn't do naything to it .
Inside the box I used one pc of mini paper from the Red & Black line .
& I also recycled from the mini bingo card packaging ( adore , faith , grow ).

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Merry Memories - 6x12"album

So pleased with the number of online Christmas resources this year that I found .

This one's from the Bad Girls'Kits 2008 Christmas Workshop with a whooping 22 wonderful ideas to choose from !
This is a class by Cari Fennel.
The original idea uses a Prima 6x12"clear Build a Page album , which I wasn't about to find one yet , so I made do with using a Hambly transparency for the cover & the OA Good Cheer line for the insides.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

He said... she said ...

""So you think we can dance ?""

My DD at her kindergarden graduation concert in 2001 at 6 years old.

Potty people brings to mind He Said ...She said ... or love /relationships kind of topic.

I found this old pic of my DD , & never scrapped much her kindy days if ever, so I had a go here .

I was so tickled by this Sandylion sticker of potty people decided to use the Magistical Memories' Potty People on top of the stickers - the chipboard was inked & I added a Glitz Design metallic pink flourish on the female chippie following the design on the sticker.

other supplies : Sandylion patterned paper , caption stickers , Creative Imagination Journaling spot , Glitz Design rub ons .

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sketch This 75 - Jenni Bowlin - Red/Black Line

This week's sketch was just perfect to try out the Jenni Bowlin Red/Black Line -

I used a mix of new & old pps here , the stars are leftover JB stickers 

New Calendar card , journaling spot

* Heidi Swapp Velvel floral & leaf

One of my top fave sketches of the year - you can use it so many ways - 

& you can add as many fave pattern papers in when you can't  decide which you like most to use  ! 

flip it , rotate it etc ! 

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Marie Antoinette Award

“The Real Person Award”

Here are the rules:

you get the award-give credit to the one who passed it to you and award it to 7 other bloggy friends that you feel are real in who they are.

I am so amazed to receive this award ! ;-)
Mucho thanks to Audrey for thinking of me ! You rock , girlie !

& I happily pass this award on to :


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Papertake weekly challenge - Let it snow

Using Di Hickman's Nov card sketch #3 , Heidi Swapp's Winterfresh line & MM Rouge Paperie Shimmer stickers

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My first canvas/shadowbox project

Align Center

Bought this canvas 2 years ago & finally have a good idea to use it ! lol !

Instructions by Lucy Edson over at Bad Girls' pre-Christmas workshop class.

The original idea is to use 2 5x5'canvas taped together so that they can open etc .

Since I only had one pc of this rectangular canvas & I wasnt going to go look for more
I just used up what I have on hand.

The backside of the canvas became a shadowbox making use of the niche already there !
A very fun & quick project to try for sure !

The canvas side was covered with a piece of 1930s vintage magazine page & then I used the AL chipboard snowflakes as a mask & glimmer misted with Jazz Blue & Snow Angel although the pearlescent shimmer is lost here .

Also used up a Magistical Memories folk star , Anna Griffin dimensional stickers , crystal shreds.

Monday, November 17, 2008

card-a-li-cious challenge 6

this weeks challenge is to use AT LEAST 3 circles on your card

this weeks challenge is to use AT LEAST 3 circles on your card.
This is a gift bag & card set made using instructions from Scrapping Outback's Scrappers Help Save Christmas weekly challenges .

The sheet music is part of the gift card/box template from Scrapping Outback that we can print out .

You can also find sheet music in the current October Afternoon Good Cheer line as well. 

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Time flies when you're having fun !

My third & final project submission for the Magistical Memories 2nd Round Chipboard Artist call.
Will definitely be creating more little projects like cards etc with the remaining chippies leftover !
I used the Fancy Frame again & 2 of the Flutterby-s .
Can't beat crackled effect to add to the vintage look.
I discovered & edited myself into a vintage book !

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Magistical Memories - DT call 2nd Rd project

For this 2nd project , I was happy to try using MM Fancy Frames -
which was painted , stickled & covered in red sequinned tulle for the piece below the Potty People .

For the Potty People I tried to make them look more like kids with overalls , lace dress & a teddy ! lol !

Finally I used my last piece iof white oak leaf & simply sprayed it with Maya Mist Copper for a glimmer gold effect !

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Mail Day with Magistical Memories

First of all, I was so thrilled that this mail containing 11 different packs of fun shapes by Magistical Memories took all of 5 days to reach me via normal airmail ! woo hoo !

That means it totally makes sense for us overseas folks to buy online

I was all ready to use the Owl Hang Around

I made her up into Mrs Owl can you tell ? lol !

Black eye liner , Liquid Pearl eyes & of course eyelashes & a red glittered heart nose , some inking for definition .

Then i added 2 white oak leaves to the KI MEmories Lace Bouquet - & they have been inked in 3 colors & finally Glimmer Misted with Sea Foam altho' that really didn't do anything much to the overall effect !

Finally I decided to mask in the MM May Apple Blossoms whose shape was quite similar to the KI LAce Bouquet & so I used some Snow Angel Glimmer Mist for a pearlescent effect !

If you haven't tried chipboard for customised embellishments for your layout ,

why not give it a go ?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Carole Janson's card challenge - SO All things Sweet crop

I was pleased to complete all the 3 challenges we had for this particular crop & a very sweet treat to have Carole Janson share a card challenge !
Decided to try some cut outs from Webster's Pages Hello Beautiful line .
Lots of stickles used but they're not showing up here .

Sunday, November 09, 2008

More Pink Paislee Sweet cakes

my kids eating Swensen's ice cream in Bangkok last year -
none of the pics had sweet expression even tho' they were enjoying their daily dose ! lol
More PP sweet cakes pp.
Fancy Pants clear corner stamp.
Another layout for the Scrapping Outback's All Things Sweet Crop !

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Pink Paislee Sweet cakes collection

Scrapping Outback's having an All things Sweet crop this weekend , so what a perfect excuse to cut into the new Pink Paislee Sweet cakes pps ! lol ! Hopefully I will finish using all the papers up this weekend ! ;-)

Used the corrugated cardboard from a mailer that came from Canada ! & Maya Road chipboard cupcake !

Friday, November 07, 2008

Blog Candy Alert - Magistical Memories chipboard giveaway !

I'm one of the lucky 27 shorlisted girls for the 2nd Round of the Magistical Memories' DT call & will be receiving a package of chipboard from them to create 3 projects with !
 All 27 of us will be receiving the same package of chipboard !

& Now if you would head on over to their Blog 
& leave some praise,
you could be one of 5 people drawn 
to get the same package of chipboard 
AS the Round 2 girls are getting!!!!
Woot ! 

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Di Hickman's card sketch Nov #1

Supplies: Glitz Designs Element Table pp, Glitz Stickles , AC Foam thickers
Clip -RAK from Renee 

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Nov challenge for Webster's Pages

Totally tickled that I could use these new WP Hello Beautiful line with a masculine layout .
I had in mind more romantic, feminine ones but
the Nov challenge over at Webster's was so easy to follow
just had to try out these papers with the tutorial !

The butterflies were very patiently cut by my dear DD ! 

Monday, November 03, 2008

Mojoholder - Challenge 88

this weeks delightful treat was to lift the awesome Teresa Collins

Crate Paper Lemon Grass -

Using Janelle's Nov Sketch at Magistical Memories

Maya Road Scroll chipboard was painted & then inked with Brilliance Rust

& finally sprayed with Copper Maya Mist

Hambly Owl Kraft Sticker
Prima Flowers

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Top 5 fav list- Crate Paper Prudence

Top 5 fave list why I'm so thankful for this boy :

This boy is 
sweet & adorable
my wish come true 

Using mainly MME Laundry Line chipboard for the journaling
 & Glossy Accent over the word of choice 

Used some Crate Paper rub on packaging for the photo mat 

sketch by Lucy Chesna 

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Inspired Blueprints Sketch #3 - Crate Paper Mia Collection

Tried out the Crate Paper Mia Collection - including the glittered die cuts ,
more corrugated cardboard with crackled paint ( tattered rose - which was also inked ) ,
Rhonna Farrer Quote Rub on with some crackle accent on the swirls
Inking with Inkessentials Ink blending foam - liberating for me ! LOL !
highly recommended to reach well & easily further into the page
& much softer effects can be achieved
without any ink on your fingers
if you do use the pads with the tool as well !