Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Up, up and away in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon

Before Christmas, Lauren and Damien left home very early one Saturday morning and headed over to Yarra Glen for a balloon flight over the Yarra Valley. They had a fabulous time, even if it was a bit of a chilly start. I have tried to capture something of that day in my layout.

The mountainscape was cut on my Silhoutte
The cloud are cut with a PTI die
The Chipboard balloon are by Scrap FX

Friday, January 20, 2012

Life's a beach

 Another beach layout for Lauren, this time at Sorrento.I have used mostly Basic Grey - Marrakech . The title is from a craft kit I picked up in Kmart , the blue and yellow embellishments are Inspirables Stone stickers from EK Success. Lastly the waves on the bottom corners of the layout are Kaiser.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Summer Fun

This is a layout of Lauren and her boyfriend during the Christmas break They were at Point Nepean. Her boyfriend's family have a beach House down on the coast so she spent a couple of weeks down there.
The patterned paper is from Kaiser, the flowers and brads - Stampin Up!The chipboard element is from MME - Fine and Dandy
 The banners are also from the same MME range
The transparency is from Hambly Studios

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Catching up with Christmas

 I have been having some much anticipated time off work recently and this has enabled me to catch up with my scrapping. I have caught up with Xmas 2008, 2010and 2011. For some reason I had already scrapped 2009.
I have created the border at the bottom of the layout by using this memory box die - Crisp bows. I cut them out and just removed the stalk, adhered them as close as possible to the strip of patterned paper and voila! It looks just like a border punch. I have to agree a border punch would have been easier but it does add an extra use  to your ordinary dies. I will be looking at some of my others in a new light now. I will be getting a range of these dies in on my website soon. I will keep you posted.

Monday, January 9, 2012

My little princess

Here is a layout I recently completed of Holly attending her Year 8 princess camp. What a great idea this is, taking the girls away for a pampering weekend. It builds self esteem, pride and respect for themselves. The parents were contacted in secret prior to the event and asked to write a letter to their daughter. It was to say what they meant to you and your hopes for them in the future. The letter were posted off to be handed to your daughter during the event. Holly tells me there wasn't a dry eye in the room when all the girls were given their letters and they sat down privately to read them.
The papers are from a Rouge de garance collection all about fairytales. The leaf pattern is from Prima and is part of a pack of 37 pieces of Resistant Canvas, which I have inked over to reveal the resist pattern. Looks fab, doesn't it? This pack was part of my Christmas pressie from Leanne.    

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Badger weir

 This is a layout of Holly from a few years back. We had visitors from England and South Australia staying with us and took them to a local beauty spot for the afternoon. the weather was perfect and Holly enjoyed playing in the shallow waters.

The papers that I have cut the flowers, leaves and die cuts from are by Adorn It Carolees Creations - Misty Collection. 
The lovely flourish die cut is from My Favourite Things.
The others dies are from Sizzix and Marianne's Creatables.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Following on from my previous post

Here are my dear friend's Christine, Leanne and Judy (apologies to Judy, the only photo I have of everyone and the pressies in one where her eyes are shut). As you can see the table was full of  pretty packages just demanding to be opened.
Here are a couple of the shopping list holders I made, I purchase the actual pads and then made strong decorated backings for them that can either be hung on a hook or a metallic surface with the magnets that I have attached to the reverse.
This last item is a sack I made for Father Christmas. Every year he arrives at the Community Christmas Celebration we have at the local Hall where I work. The CFA kindly bring him on the back of their truck to see the assembled children. I thought it was about time old FC has a pressie of his own and this year the usual pillow case was replaced with a much more fitting sack.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chrissy pressies

Just before Christmas my stamping buddies and I went out for afternoon tea at a golf club in our area. Our table was festooned with decorated bags and wonderful gifts we had for each other.The snowmen above were one of my gifts to my friends. Each contained two bars of delicious Lindt chocolate. I downloaded a free PDF here with the snowman's face and body and then made the hat and scarf with felt, buttons, ribbon, bells and twine.
I received some wonderful presents in return which I will show later. I had planned a longer post, but taxi duties call as Holly and a friend need delivering to various places to meet other friends.
Hope you all had a good Christmas and a happy and healthy New year