Sunday, 30 March 2014

Heidi Swapp Spotlight Craft Month

Last November saw a return of Heidi Swapp who did a national tour for Make Pretty Stuff Down Under. I had the opportunity to see Heidi again yesterday as she does her very brief appearance here in Australia again for the release of her Hello Today collection in Spotlight stores.

We did a small make and take that she signed for us. I was rather surprised she actually remembered me, and was happy to see I wasn't using a walking stick either. I threw this little layout together after I got home to make sure I didn't loose that make and take as well as to archive the two photos I got, one with Kim Jeffress and the other with Heidi.  I still had a few bits and pieces left over from the kit I got in November so I added them too. 

I even won a prize in the name draw! More Colour shine!!!!! At least it wasn't Teal, I have 2 of those.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Meg's Garden DT: Butterflies

Meg's Garden has released a new collection titled The Damask Garden Collection.  As part of the promotion of this collection the design team got together and created some projects. 

To see the entire project head over to Meg's Garden Blog Here

Brother & Sister

Another photo of my brother but this time with me. I used the G45 Steampunk Debutante paper again and added some washi take just to break up with background. Imaginarium Designs chippies are so great and as I mentioned before I love their titles. Had to play around with the colour  of the chippies a bit because it was too light to begin with. the brick wall chippie was from Scrapbooking N Craft. The piece comes as a 12 x 12 chippies which I cut a portion out of. I also found some fantastic metal charms at Seriously Scrapbooking the other day which works in perfectly.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Moments In Time

With my brothers recent visit I made sure I got as many photos are I could while he was here. The last photos if seems I took of him were over 5 years ago.

The two weeks he spent here were great, adding to this was the bond Danial and Rod established. They were as thick and thieves by the time Danial departed. It was like dealing with two 13 year old boys the entire time but it was a blast.

I got to use more of those lovely Imaginarium chippies. They are just SO versatile and take anything you throw at them. I love the designs too, great title pieces and gears. Trying to figure out that paper to use was the killer really, but I eventually settled on G45 Steampunk Debutante's ledger page. I loved the colour but it needed something to break it up which was why I did the burnt orange clock piece with my Silhouette Cameo. 

The rest all just came together in the end. I had to do a little bit of fiddling with the gears to get them sitting in the right place and the final touch of adding the clock hands just consolidated the layout.

This will be added to my file in my family tree file boxes that I haven't been working on for months now. I plan on getting back in to that project and completing it soon.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Meg's Garden DT: Back in time

Meg's Garden has released a new collection titled The Damask Garden Collection.  As part of the promotion of this collection the design team got together and created some projects.  

To see the entire project head to Meg's Garden Blog here

Monday, 17 March 2014

Photo Journal #1

At the end of semester last year I decided to start a photo journal for my school holidays, to make sure I didn't sit around doing nothing with my time. I am an instagram user and although I thought it great to take digital photos and post them on line, I liked having a thing to hold and flip through.

As a result of learning how to do Coptic stitch (the youtube tutorial I used it at the end of this post) and binding my own books I decided to go through my vast paper collection and make a photo journal, some thing similar to a smash book but with out the need to by the manufactured products.

I am not lucky enough to own a zink printer (although I wish I could afford one), I created a photoshop A4 template and would add my instagram pics to this then print it out and cut out each photo with my trimmer.


The book ended up so large that it needed a closure, which ended up being a nice little buckle I have in my collection.

I really enjoyed doing this process, mostly because I am a visual person and having a visual representation of what I was doing was so much nicer than just journaling my day. As this book became full I make another book and bound it with Coptic Stitch and have started adding things too it. 

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Lady at the Water

I random layout I worked on for a photo of one of the statues in the Royal Botanic Garden Melbourne. She seemed so serene and tranquil with a hint of loneliness. 

I had this really great Twiddleybitz
chippie of a tree branch with a couple birds and I really wanted to use it. This layout seemed perfect to do so. The chippie was a bit bare though, so using some of my left over leaves I added some foliage and fell in love with the outcome.