Sunday, 31 July 2016

Christmas Challenge #1: Shaker Card

Im keeping it super simple for the first day of my challenge I made a shaker card!
I've been seeing so many cool shaker things around the internet, calling my name to make something shaker! Only one problem: I filled the shaker card so much that it doesn't shake a lot, but hey its a plain card I think it looks nice with all of that sparkly goodness able to be seen. 
I used a star die to cut the shape then backed it with some clear packaging then added some foam adhesive around the back of the star. That made a spot to add the sequins to then I just backed it with a piece of card. All done!
I'm so happy that I've made one small step towards my christmas goals! I'll see you tomorrow with my next little christmas make!

Christmas Challenge

This year I was hoping to get 40 christmas things made, one a week each week, it just hasn't happened so immediate action is going to be taken! Ha Ha!I feel like may be I made it a little too easy for myself and now I feel like I really want to focus on it. It might just be that I have had enough of a break or it might be that I feel like the year is flying by but when I heard Elsie Joy's podcast about her 100 day Project my ears just couldn't help but tell my brain "YOU MUST DO IT!!!" So I'm going to be delving deep and creating 100 Christmas things. Im really excited about it!

So my guidelines are to complete 100 Christmas things AND share it!
It can be one small thing, like a card, a felt thing or a tag OR when I have more time it could be a set of things or a gift.
A thing a day for the next 100 days- that takes me to November 7th, yep november 7th! That is when I usually like to have all of my christmas stuff stitched up by anyway. So there is no time to delay!! :) I really want to get to the end of this year having finished one big thing that I wanted to achieve off of my list.
So may be if you had a goal that you wanted to achieve this year  but haven't quite got there or if you have something that you would like to achieve in the second part of this year now is the time to
 re-evaluate and think about the things you'd like to get done!

This is the beginning of my 100 days of christmas challenge!

Saturday, 30 July 2016

She Scraps! With Painted Hearts!

Hi! Ive been a absent a little longer than I thought I had, mostly because Ive been so busy scrapbooking that I forgot to share them here, the good news is that I have a tonne to share! During the school holidays my boys and I spent nearly every day in the craft room, we made so many fun things but they were mostly hoooked on snail mail and making postcards for friends.

The other reason I haven't been here is that my computer died, like really, so I finally got a new fancy one!with a new computer my craft room had to have a little makeover and we have now been spending a heap of time in here together! There is now enough room for the boys to be in here too which is awesome!

So this layout was so fun to make, I used my die citing machine and  some kaiser craft heart dies to create these layers of hearts in a grid pattern. I cut them for some paper that I had painted and then added lots of fun other little bits and pieces including tulle, curtain fabric, wash tape, wool, buttons, wood veneer, lace and even some cork! The title and the journal card are from Amy Tangerine line better together and the paper behind the photos is some from the Heidi Swapp minc range that I left black just because I liked it!

I stitched the white yardstick onto some kaisercraft yellow paper and Im loving the pop of yellow it gives to the page!
Loving how this page turned out! I'll be back soon with so much more to share!