Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Turtle Soup August Mini Crop

I might have been absent from this blog lately, but I promise you I have been creating!  Not a lot of scrapbooking going on, but I have been making cards in between work and family life.

In August the team at Turtle Soup hosted a "Back-to-School" themed Mini Crop and I made the following projects.....

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Feeling Sketchy | Sketch #147

Oh my goodness, has it really been that long since I blogged?!  As some of you know, I returned to work in April and I am loving being back in the consulting room and reconnecting with patients that I haven't seen in a long time.  I have been catching up on all the changes in the industry and learning how to utilise all the new technology.  I have been doing very little crafting except for trying to finish a crocheted blanket for Master 9 while I relax in the evenings.  However, I had a bit of time yesterday to do some cardmaking and turned to Feeling Sketchy for inspiration.

Here is the sketch I played along with......

I used some hexagon dies from MFT, Stampin' Up cardstocks in shades of grey and sentiments from Avery Elle to make these very clean and simple masculine cards.  I don't know where the enamel dots are from- they were lurking in my stash of gems and pearls.

The card bases are actually white- I photographed them on a black background- but I am thinking maybe I should have used black cardbases?  The black border looks cool......

Anyhoo, I will try to be a better blogger from now on......that reminds me.....I should probably try a Project Life layout this weekend too!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Project Life | Weeks 9 and 10

I have somehow managed to get way behind with Project Life- more behind than I ever have been before.  Catching up seems overwhelming sometimes, but this morning I made it my mission to complete two weeks.

As usual I have used the digital kit Project 52 2016 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.  I have been asked a lot on Facebook about the font I use for my journalling- it's Avenir 45.

Here is Week 9.....

And here is Week 10.....

Hopefully I can get another two weeks completed this week while we are on school holidays :-)

Monday, April 4, 2016

Feeling Sketchy | Sketch #142

I am playing along at Feeling Sketchy again and this is the sketch they're using to inspire us.....

I decided on a bold black and white colour scheme and some some stamps from Mama Elephant's "We Click" stamp set.  

I white heat embossed the sentiment, camera and washi tape stamps onto black cardstock and stamped the polaroid frame onto white before fussy cutting everything and adding to my card base with foam tape.  Some baker's twine added some texture.  Quick and easy!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Turtle Soup | Spring Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Turtle Soup Spring themed Blog Hop. We hope you enjoy everyone’s inspirational and creative projects. Here is the full list in case you lose your way. See you back here again to leave a finishing comment to get your ballot to win a random prize. Enjoy and off you go hopping!

1. Sara - (using Turtle blog) http://turtlesoupmagazine.blogspot.com/
YOU ARE HERE 4. LouiseB http://madeatnumber27.blogspot.com.au/

Although we're well into Autumn here in Australia, there is still plenty of sunshine around and the days are warm. I was inspired to create some cards using flowers and pretty soft spring colours.

I have made a set of three cards using the Flower Patch stamp set from Stampin' Up as well as Stampin' Up inks for my stamping and watercoloured stripes.

Thanks for hopping along- your next stop on the Blog Hop is the lovely Lisa Moen at  http://lisasscrappyhideaway.blogspot.com/.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Project Life | Week 8

Just a super-quick post today- we are having internet issues here at home which are making blogging and anything else extremely frustrating!

Here is Week 8......

I hope you are all having a lovely Easter break x

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Feeling Sketchy | Sketch #140

I am playing along with  Feeling Sketchy's Sketch #140......

My card measures 8.25" x 4.125" and I used stamps and inks from Stampin' Up and a border stamp from Avery Elle.  I used a square die from Spellbinders to make my windows.

Be sure to stop by Feeling Sketchy for all the challenge details and for some great inspiration!