Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

This week is Anything Goes at The Paper Shelter, always a fun one as we get to see loads of different types of projects.
I have made a non sentiment card, I sell more of these than anything else at the shop where I sell my cards.  Most likely because people can use them for whatever they like.
I have used the Sweet Dressmaker for my card and turned her into a bit of a alternative chick in her clothing colours, a little more like me but skinnier and I don't do shorts ;)

I hope you will come and play along with us :)

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

The Kids Are Alright at SGC

Time for Team Lou's challenge over at Southern Girls and this week we want to see projects for or about children.
My layout about Connor and his Nan was made using the Sock Hop Kit from Studio Calico plus the bobby sox and penny loafers add ons......

I love this photo of Connor and it catches his smile perfectly, he loves being loved :)

I hope you will come and join in with us on this challenge there are more fabby prizes up for grabs.

Monday, 18 March 2013

A Little Will Layout

What's with the title???? The layout is defo my usual 12x12 but the photo is of Zippy when he was just a little bubby, not the big nearly 1.5 year of he is now ;)  This is a photo I took of his cute gummy smile, now he is all toothy and laughs like Rumplestitskin  off Once Upon a Time, although it is much cuter on Zip than Robert Carlisle.

I am over Studio Calico Sock Hop now having killed the kit YAY! and I decided to put the December kit away after making this layout as I loved the embellishments that came in it but just wasn't feeling it.  I am going to see how I feel about the March kit at reveal and if I get any add ons and if it arrives and I feel ho hum I may cancel although I am struggling to find a kit club to replace SC with.

Here is my layout..........

Please excuse the random bit of pink whatever next the the title, not sure where it came from but it is NOT part of the layout.  I got the general layout of the papers and photo from Tracey over at Mercy Tiara  I really love her style.

So, yep there you have it.  Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

The Paper Shelter - Easter

Time for another challenge for the A team at The Paper Shelter and this time around we would like to see Easter Projects.

The gift voucher
Remember you have the chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30 if you play with a Paper Shelter product. Either a digi or designer papers, or both if you feel like it. Playing with another brand gives you a chance of winning three digis of your choice.

Here is my card for the challenge...........

I have used a precoloured image called Easter Masterpiece and some digital papers off my stick that I got years ago.  The sentiment is from SU and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The clouds are cut from a memory box die.  I coloured the background of the image with copics and stitched around the papers with my sewing machine.

Thanks loads for dropping by :)

Friday, 8 March 2013

TiddlyInks Wedding card

Guess what, I got a wedding card commission, ok t was from my hubby but it still counts right. One of the reps from Andrew's work got married a couple of weekends ago, unfortunately due our copious amount of children we couldn't go :( But they had a wonderful day with an amazing backdrop.  Mount Cook to be precise!  AMAZING.
Anyway, this week the groom is up here at the field days (agricultural show) working with Andrew and I had to get the wedding card made quick smart to send down with the present.
Here is what I came up with.....

I coloured the image to look like them lol.  I love this image from Tiddlyinks and it lent itself well to a wedding card I think. You can find it here........
I feel like it needs some bling or something so I might have to have a play and see if I can tweak it.  I do that a little bit when I am not really happy with a card.  Leave it a few hours then come back to it.

Ok here is the tweaked version, I went totally OTT with the embellies since it is a wedding card ;)

Thanks loads for dropping by.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Studio Calico Sock Hop Kit Layouts.....

I have a few layouts to share today that I have made with the Studio Calico Sock Hop Kit + addons.  This kit is from 4 months ago, and I am only just getting it used.  I am going to be cancelling my subscription I think as I am so incredibly pissed about how the add ons are done on the site and this month I missed out completely, in both sales.  They have a presale for subscribers which sold out in 4 minutes and then they open it up to public 12 hours later.  Well I was waiting but nothing even showed. GUTTED.  But I am going to give myself time to calm down and see how I feel in a few days.  I do love the kits and the digital elements so I should just move on and get over it.

Anyhoo, here are my latest layouts......