Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Tricky No. 6

Well, it was a tricky LO for me. I tried to add more PPs, but it just wouldn't work with the colourful pictures. In the end I decided to keep it to a minimum.

Supplies used: Cardstock - Bazzill, PPs Scenic Route, Alpha Thickers American Crafts, foam numbers stamp - CK, date stamp Stampin' Up, clear stamps Autumn Leaves and AdornIt, black marker, ribbon from Tarisota kit, flowers American Crafts, No. stamp Cavallini Papers & Co.

Monday, 28 April 2008

Just short of 2 weeks... will be Mother's Day again (with the exception of the UK). Will you be creating something special for your mum? I was quite organised this year and started early. I just had to wait for Rebecca (my eldest) to finish her contribution, before I could photograph it. But now it's ready to be sent. Let's hope it will get their first time round this time. Of course I can't show you all of it yet (as my mum does stalk my blog), but I'll leave you with a sneak peek).

For this project I used the beautiful Basic Grey's Sultry line. All will be revealed on May 11th.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Happy Birthday Mama

Today is my mum's birthday. Happy Birthday, mama! I love you. I hope that you'll have a nice day. This is the card I made for her:

Supplies used: cardstock - Bazzill, PPs Crate Paper, Journaling circle - Etsy, flowers - Michael Miller, fibre - Basic Grey, felt alpha letters - American Crafts, mini alpha stickers - Rebecca's Sower for EK Success.

Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Colour Inspiration

This is one of my favourite blogs for inspiration to make cards. Since mid March she's doing regular colour inspiration challlenge. I've been wanted to make one, but haven't come round to it. But when I read her blog last night I couldn't resist her latest colour inspiration #6. Here's what I made:

Supplies used: cardstock - Bazzill, PP - Scenic Route, flocked paper - Autumn Leaves, ribbon - Basic Grey, alphabet stickers - American Crafts, paper flower frill - Doodlebug.

Thanks for the challenge, Kristina!

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Digi: In Deep Week 4

Well, we've reached the last lesson of Digi: In Deep. The last LO we created was another 2-pager, which couldn't get anymore custom made if you ask me. We extracted part of a picture, used overlays, brushes and made our own mosaic background and shape. Click on the image to enlarge it to get a closer look.

Supplies used:
Torn paper edge: From Chunky Torn Paper Edges set by Anna Aspnes
Torn Journaling Card template: from Torn-n-Tattered Paper Templates by Anna Aspnes
Green patterned paper and paper Swirl: From Hope kit by Amanda Rockwell
Cream floral paper: From Love kit by Amanda Rockwell
Starburst paper: from Patience kit by Amanda Rockwell
Dictionary text paper: From Botanist No. 4 kit by Katie Pertiet
Number overlay: from Counting Trash Overlays set by Katie Pertiet
Graphic pop edge: from Graphic Pop Edgers Set No. 2 by Katie Pertiet
Storyboard frame: from Storyboard Negatives set by Katie Pertiet
Love You circle embellishment: From Romantics Brushes-n-Stamps set by MaryAnn Wise

Today my BIL and SIL are celebrating their 8th anniversary today. I know this so well, as the got married 4 weeks after Ruben was born and we were living in Portland, OR at the time, which meant we couldn't attend the wedding as they were getting married in England. Happy Anniversary to you!

Supplies used: carstock Bazzill Basics, PPs Luxe Design and ?, Sizzix hearts die-cut and rub-ons, felt Queen&Co., paperfrill Doodlebug, black marker.

Eight years ago we lived in the US, but also that same year we moved to the UK. And in September 2006 we moved to Australia. The longest David and I have lived in the same place is 6 years in the UK (this, however, doesn't imply that it's the best place to live!) and that's where we'll be heading again in July.

My blogging might become a bit erratic from now until September, as we need to start preparing for the move. From July everything we own, with the exception of what we can take in our suitcases, will be on a 40ft container sailing the oceans for 7 weeks, before it will reach shore again in England to wait for custom clearance. That will mean no scrapbooking supplies whatsoever, unless I choose the wear the same clothes for 8 weeks and stuff my suitcase with scrapbooking supplies. The dilemma I face is, will I be organised enough to make all cards for birthdays, etc. up until September before everything gets packed up, or will I for a few months buy them?

Wednesday, 16 April 2008


Today our little niece, Lauren, is turning 7. I hope she'll have received the card in time. If not, this is what it looks like:

Supplies used: cardstock Bazzill, PPs My Mind's Eye Magnolia, K&Company Amy Butler and Stampin'Up, flower unknown, button unknown, ribbon Maya Road, clear alpha outline stamps Fontwerks, flower punch, bling Doodlebug, pearl drops Kaiserkraft, pink twine DMC, spiral punch Stampin'Up, VersaColor ink, staples and corner rounder punch.

As promised I would also share the 'Thank You' cards I made. They are from Ruben for the birthday money he received from family. Considering I had to make more than one, I kept the design quite simple.

Supplies used: cardstock Bazzill, PPs Scenic Route, 'thank you' Inkster font downloaded from the internet and cut with Silhouette, ribbon ?, brads Bazzill.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008


Yesterday I was already pointing out that on the LO for Lesson 3 of Digi: In Deep we are using our fingerprint. This is the most custom digi LO I've every made and it was great fun.

Lesson 3a turned out like this:

And for lesson 3b we had to extend the LO into a 2-page spread. I kept it quite simple and mirror imaged the left hand side and had some fun creating my own custom pattern with circles and brushes.

Monday, 14 April 2008

Digi: In Deep Week 3

It's already week 3 again of Digi: In Deep. It's really cool. This week we are using our fingerprint on the LO, but I'm still working on that one. Right now I can show you the LO I created myself as assignment 2B. I really feel I've got a love/hate relationship with digi scrapping. I love all the cool things you can do with it, but then I always stumble as I cannot seem to find the right papers or embellishments, which in the end I'm never fully satisfied with the end result.

I've also created some 'thank you' cards last night, but I'll share those on Wednesday, along with another birthday card.

I hope your week starts of great!

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Beautiful Fiji

When we are on holiday I always like to send cards to friends and family for them to see a glimpse of where we are. I tend to chose postcards with beautiful images of nature. I especially love the panoramic ones. Yesterday I created a LO with some of the pictures I took, inspired by one of the postcards I bought.

Supplies used: kraft cardstock Bazzill Basics, PPs Collage Press, rub-ons Basic Grey, buttons SEI, chipboard letters Collections, beautiful clear stamp AdornIt, ribbon ?, journaling strip Creative Café, flowers Prima Marketing, brads Cristina Rae, fibre baker's twine from supermarket, spiral punch Stampin'Up, ink Staz'On and VersaColor.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008


DH had a scheduled call with his boss and HR Manager this morning at 6.00 a.m. in which he received a promotion to become CTO (Chief Technology Officer), as the current CTO resigned. Besides congratulating him in person, I decided to make him a card as well.

Supplies used: cardstock Bazzill Basics, PPs MAMBI, rub-on Scenic Route, Sizzix stars die cut, black marker, Versacolor Ink, ribbon Basic Grey, Stampin' Up spiral punch, noteworthy stamp Collage Press, staples.

Honey, I'm very proud of you!

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Then & Now

For our second lesson of Digi: In Deep with Jessica Sprague we are doing a Then & Now LO. Ruben is always my toughest target to photograph because he's either not in the mood, or he moves so fast that all pictures turn out blurry. However, he made me very happy when we were in Fiji on the day we went to play golf, as I got some gorgeous shots of him. Therefore, I chose to do the then and now of him. This week we learned to make our own custom made overlay and brush stamped paper.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Digi: In Deep

Last Monday I started my third digital scrapbooking course with Jessica Sprague, Digi: In Deep. Due to our holiday and me being down with the flu in bed all day yesterday, I was late starting. But today I managed to complete Lesson 1A and 1B. 1A was to follow the lesson:

Task 1B was to create another LO using some of the techniques taught in the lesson:

This third course is more advanced, but also more fun as you get a little more design freedom and learn to do things 'different'. It definitely is full on. So, I'll be busy the next 4 weeks.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Last Cards for March

Since we were on holiday last week, I couldn't share the last cards that I created for March, as all birthdays fell in the week we were gone.

This one's for Louie:

Supplies used: cardstock - Bazzill Basics, PPs - Chatterbox, Tulip Puffy Paint, foam stamp - CK, ribbon - ?, paint - Making Memories, happy birthday stamp - Stampin' Up.

This one's for James:

Supplies used: carstock - Bazzill Basics, PPs - Scenic Route, lace cardstock - KI Memories, Buttons - Spotlight, star die - Sizzix, ribbon - ?, happy birthday stamp - Stampin' Up.

And finally this one's for Danny:

Supplies used: cardstock - Bazzill Basics, PPs - American Crafts and Scenic Route, paperfrill - Doodlebug, rub-ons - American Crafts, stamp - Autumn Leaves, metal rim - Making Memories, buttons - Spotlight, bling - Kaisercraft, ribbon - American Crafts.