Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sketchabilities Number 64


Wow, time sure is flying by - already we are up to reveal day for Sketchabilities.



Again I have simplified the sketch right down to suit my "style", using just the one photo and a circle instead of the lacey doily, and no paint splatters etc etc! So you can see how the sketch can be adapted to suit your type of scrapbooking, no matter what it is.

You can see the rest of the DT's samples here.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sharing and passing on the "Liebster" award

One of my new fellow DTers at Sketchabilites Marcia Dehn-Nix has awarded me the Liebster award.


“Liebster” is a German word meaning dearestbeloved or favorite, and the Liebster Award is sort of a chain letter among bloggers that’s intended to showcase exceptional up-and-coming blogs (typically, those with 200 or fewer followers). Now, there’s no evaluation committee or formal award process for the Liebster, but in a way it’s even nicer – it’s recognition that a peer has noticed and appreciated your hard work.
Here are the rules:
  • Choose 5 up and coming blogs of fewer than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.
  • Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
  • Post the award on your blog.  Link back to the blogs you have given the Liebster to so everyone else can pay them a visit.

So in no particular order here are my 5:

Go forth and visit!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sale time at Charm's Creations

Giveawaytime

This is one prize that would definitely worth winning! I managed to get some of Charm's gorgeous handmade creations when we were in Warrnambool so can recommend them. Charm is also having a sale soon so check out her blog for more details.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Scrap Elegance Scrapbook Supplies

Very excited to announce that Tenisha has asked me to join Team 1: Handmade Embellishment Sales Team for her new shop Scrap Elegance Scrapbook Supplies. The webshop is nearly finished (will open Friday) but you can see some sneaky peaks on the facebook page here.  I have my embellishments for the February sale, and let me tell you - they are gorgeous!

There is a sale this Friday, so make sure you stop by the facebook page to say hello!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sketchabilities Number 63


How exciting, the first reveal at Sketchabilities of my DT term!



Here is the sketch:

And you can see all of the other fantastic examples here.

More exciting scrappy news to share soon!

Monday, January 9, 2012

January Kraft it up

The challenge for January at Kraft it up is a colour challenge to use red, blue, yellow and green and here is my take on it:



I spy a Catie's Craft Corner fabric covered button!


Step by step layout using Bo Bunny Enchanted

This step by step is to complete the following layout:



Supplies needed:
Alphas of your choice

1. Firstly prepare the WOW chipboard frame to allow time for it to dry. I painted the frame with the black paint. Be a bit careful with this step as the frame is very ornate and you don't want to bend or break any of the pieces. Use a small paintbrush to make sure you get all those raw edges.

2. Allow to dry for a few minutes, then give a light spray with Pearl Glimmermist, just to add a bit of sparkle and shine to the frame. You can see in the background of these pics my "painting box" which is just an old pizza box, I use this to keep everywhere else {relatively}clean of paints or sprays.

3. Prepare the layout background by cutting a 4 1/2" piece from the top of the Romance paper. This will leave a 7 1/2" piece with the word Love is at the bottom. You could keep this piece of paper whole, but you can use the offcut on another layout if you trim it.  Cut a 5" piece from the Stripe paper, making sure the stripes are going vertically.


4. To join these pieces together, add some double sided tape to the top edge of the Romance paper. I then lined up the pieces on my cutting mat, and stuck down the Stripe paper making sure the completed base size is 12".

5. Adhere the white lace down along the join with strong glue as shown below.

6. Then adhere the black rosette trim over the bottom of the lace. You may need to hold this down for a short while to allow the glue to stick (you can see my little helper's hand on the right side!).  Do the same with the silver sequin trim along the top of the black rosettes.

7.  Prepare your photo by tracing around the oval shape from inside the frame. Trim the photo into the oval shape.


8. Stick the photo into the frame using a small amount of glue on the thin edge of the frame.  Use a double layer of foam tape on the top and bottom edges of the frame on the back, and strong double sided tape along the middle.  The two layers of double sided tape allows it to be high enough to stick over the layers of lace and trim.

9.  Stick down your frame on the left hand side, on top of the trim strip.

10. Fussy cut the desired shape from the Fairy Tales paper.

11. Put your title onto this piece with your chosen alphas.  Adhere this with foam tape on the right hand side of the layout, poking the bottom under the white lace.


And there you have it! A striking layout for your album, that is actually quite easy to create.

Leah.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Gorgeous goodies from The Scrapbooking Haven

So I have been having a bit of a play with my goodies from The Scrapbooking Haven January DT kit which is full of Bo Bunny Enchanted and Prima gorgeousness. Now probably not what I would usually have in my shopping cart but so far I have created three of my favourite layouts for a while, and still have lots left over for plenty more!  I will show you one today, another will be up as a step-by-step tutorial on the blog on Monday (how exciting!!) and you will have to wait for February for the last :(

I am usually not a big fan of creating layouts with big flowers, there are so many great scrappers out there who do this effortlessly and beautifully....but I thought with this Prima flower and butterfly there was no choice but to try!




Perhaps I better rethink my thinking on the whole large flower thing, I love the way this has turned out!

Monday, January 2, 2012

January Cybercrop at The Scrapbooking Haven



Come visit us here we would love for you to join in with some great challenges!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

Yay first post for 2012, we had a good day yesterday celebrating the remaining Christmas tree with the Cameron side of the family, then a BBQ tea, slip'n'slide (well, not me personally!!) and a bit of karoke with some dancing from Lex to bring in the New Year. Today is REALLY hot, the girls are either fishing, swimming, or sleeping so what else to do but scrap?
One of the new challenges that have started at The Scrapbooking Haven is a 52 layout group, you can find all the details here. Not sure how I will go with all the weeks, but Week 1 is done and dusted:



Isn't this a great quote? I think this layout will go up on the noticeboard in the bank to be remembered for the year. Happy New Year!