Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Birthday Card for a family friend

I really LOVE how this one turned out in the end. I struggled for a while trying to get the layout to work, but in the end it just worked. 


Saturday, 23 November 2013

Friday, 22 November 2013

Heidi Swapp: Make pretty stuff down under

On the 11 November 2013, Adelaide was graced with the presence of the inspirational scrapbooker Heidi Swapp and her Aussie Media Team member Kim Jeffress. Prior to her arrival we were given a photo_a_day challenge, which at first was a little daunting to begin with but I managed to get in to it in the end. The challenge was posted and followed on Instagram the photos of which I actually used in one of the projects from the workshops event.

I had, unfortunately, hurt my self 4 days before Heidi's workshops and the night before was rather concerned whether I should be going at all. After some encouragement from my house mate and some of the other attendees via Facebook I made the decision to go for as long as I could manage.  

The first project was a techniques class in using masks and sprays and resists. Tell you some really HANDY tips came out of that project!!! 

Then came Kim's Christmas Mini album with lots of bits and pieces. I did as much on this as i could, but by the end of this project I was really struggling with pain and tiredness. 

After a tea break the third and final project was to start, I grabbed my kit and instructions and headed home, where I set to working on the memory album after my exam.

The Photo_a_day challenge photos I ended up using in the memory along with photos I took on the day of the workshops. 

All up I had a great time, it was a nice distraction from the pain I was in as well as the stress of my impending exam. 

Heidi and Kim are both wonderful ladies, I am a very glad to have met them both. 

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Spring is in the air

The last few weeks have been a little stressful , what with my up and coming Chemistry Exam in another couple weeks. I have a couple rules with regards to my studies which are not limited to; no studying on the weekend (this is relax time), if I have done substantial study during the day I am allowed to craft in the evening while watching TV. This is what I have created the last few craft sessions. 

 Lots of butterflies and bird cages, and very spring. I wonder what the psychology behind it all might be. Either way I had a lot of fun making these and I may make a few more as I still have lots of butterflies sitting in the little zip lock baggie.

These cards are all for sale, except the first one with has already been sold.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Custom card: A Fisherman's 70th Birthday

A friend contacted me one night and asked me to make a card for a friend of his. I said yes automatically. The card was for a 70th birthday to some one who loves fishing. 

When I make a custom card I try to make is personalized to the recipient, and this one was going to be a bit interesting. I must say I was very happy with what I came up with. The customer who ordered the card has already mentioned that if the person he got the card for doesn't like it he will keep it for him self.