Friday, August 1, 2014

WHAT A HOOT - S1408 : CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Anne, Mummy You Made This? then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. This is my first blog hope so I hope you enjoy all the creativity shown by those who have participated.

Today I would like to share with you my Halloween album and a card which features August Stamp of the Month "WHAT A HOOT" - S1408 available exclusively throughout August for $24 or for just $5 when you spend $75.

The Halloween album itself was created by the CTMH Cricut cartridge ARTBOOKING. This was a great cartridge to work with as it had all the matching theme frames that could also be cut out to match the theme of the album.  I then took a different approach with the SOTM - What a Hoot, by creating bats instead of the owl.  These I coloured using the awesome new ShinHan Touch Twin markers and Colourless blending pen. All I can say is WOW I had fun.

As I was having so much fun playing around with the new markers and like to think outside the box I stamped a lot of owl arms and coloured them so I could turn the owl into a rather plump Peacock. One thing I love about the CTMH cardstock is that they have a white core so when you emboss these papers and then sand them they give some awesome texture to a normally flat card.  For the Peacock card I used Embossing folder Honeycomb.

Remember "WHAT A HOOT" is only available until the end of August from your CTMH consultant. I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Mandy, Hall of Indulgence.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My space to create

After moving house twice in the past two years I have neglected my blog. So I have decided now with signing up to be a Close to my heart consultant I need to get blogging again.

So in an effort to familiarize myself with my blog again I thought I'd share some of the finished projects I have done over the last year or two.

Starting with my space to create, which my good friend Brooke helped me de-clutter and re-organised.  Love my space so much I don't like to mess it up, lol.  

Now that you have seen my creative space, below is just an overview of different projects I've done.  From T-shirt designs through to off the page.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pink is for Pinky - LESSology Challenge #13

My LESSology Challenge #13 Entry -

A couple of weeks ago I did a little clean out of my craft crates, low and behold I found these two little draw units that can be hung or free standing. I happen to mention to Mandy from Scrappy Go Lucky that I can not believe I had forgotten I had these and a number of other items I had picked up from an op shop. Mandy mentioned the LESSology challenge #13 and encouraged me to enter this. So knowing Mandy was doing up Sophie's room, and it was going to be pink, I decide to make a little room warming gift for Sophie.

Little did I know, or maybe I did, that this gift would end up taking on a life of its own and take a little longer than anticipated. But seeing the look on Sophie's face was priceless.
I used cricut cartridges Art Philosophy and Gypsy font. I welded the letters together so that I had Sensational Sophie and Princess Pinky. Pinky of course is Sophie's nickname.

Using pink card stock I used a flower and swirl embossing folder which I pre cut sizes to fit sections of the house. These embossed pieces I then used making memories specialty glaze - Rose Petal to highlight the edges and the raised embossed areas. Using patterned card stock I cut out the required size for each compartment. Once these pieces were all stuck down I then cut some little pieces of dowl and painted them with rose petal then glued them to the back of the compartments then attached some old buttons to the ends.

Then came all the ribbon and beads that were used to highlight around the house and the individual compartments. I think I managed to use 1/3 of a bottle of zip dry paper glue on this gift. But it is the best as it is not only strong it also dries quickly. Sometimes a little to quickly so I found upon attaching the beads.

I then attached the personalised names for each house to the top roof lines. Of course what kind of gift would it be without clear and pink bling. Ribbon was then attached down both sides so Sophie can attach her hair clips to them. Yes, these two houses are functional in that they have been decorated to house all of Sophie's hair accessories.

 Lastly using the flowers cut from Art Philosophy which you roll up to create a dimensional flower I attached the finishing touches. A great tool that can help with assembling these flowers is a quilling slotted tool.

Sophie and Mandy love these units and know they sit proudly in Pinky's newly decorated room with a super cool bed. 

Happy Scrappin!!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Strut Your Cuts - Challenge 10

As promised last post here is a double page layout using cricut cartridge 'Art Philosophy' and the Gypsy to create my own personalised frame design.

For details on how I created this layout please visit the Scrappy-Go-Lucky blog.

Hoe you all have a Happy Scrappin weekend.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

SCAL and Wall Decor

Here is a layout where I utilised the SCAL program with Cricut cartridge Wall Decor and more. 
Firstly I drew a frame and the swirls, which I then scanned. I then opened up SCAL and imported the image I just had scanned in.
I then cut the flowers, hinges, title etc, from wall decode and more. I used a plastic sheet to ensure the smaller frame cut would remain strong and also to create the window effect. the frame and titled were paint dark brown then once dried I stippled  over the lop with gold paint.

Glimmer mist was used to make the flowers sparkle.

For the week 9 challenge I am going to utilise the gypsy and the welding tool to recreate a similar layout as SCAL is no longer available for purchase. I love the Art Philosophy cartridge as it has so many cuts to choose from, from frames to beautiful 3D flowers.

Sneak peak

Last weekend I started a project, actually make that 2, at Mandy's place from Scrappy Go Lucky. One was a mini album for challenge 8 of Strut your cuts and the other was to cut out every single box from Tags, bags and boxes 2. As usual this ended up taking on a whole new life of its own not to mention gave me a realisation that I need more time if I am going to commence projects that are bigger than Ben Hur. 
I am not sure when the mini album will be up on the SGL blog as I have experienced a few technical difficulties with trying to post it there. But here is a sneak peak of a couple of pages.

And here is the sneak peak of 3/4 of the different boxes you can cut with Tags, Bags and Boxes 2.
Hope you all have a great week
Happy Scrappin!!!