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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More cards .....

Hi this is a super quick post .... just to share some Christmas cards before it is too late!!!
Made using a variety of Basic Grey & LYB Christmas papers AND the new Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 papers (which I absolutely love) all of which are available from My2Angels right HERE ...

I had lots of stitching and border punching going on this year!!
and of course this one had to be for Tracy @ my2angels! using some my2angels bling!!
& finally a BD Card using the Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch ... which is  just gorgeous!!
As this may very well be my last post before Christmas, I would like to thank everyone who has read my blog over the last year, I really, really appreciate the time you take to read it and LOVE to read your comments, so please keep them coming!! 
Wishing you all a fantastic Christmas and all the best for 2011!!
Till next time 
Wendy x

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cards to share .....

I've been so busy, busy, lately that I have not had a lot of time for scrapping, not even time to do my shopping either (stress, stress!) but I have made a few cards ... not just Christmas cards (although I have made a few of those LOL!) but I also had a 'New' Home card to make for a friend who just moved back into her house after major renovations and I also have a few friends and family with birthdays in December! 
Here is the Home card and one of the Birthday cards ...
Dusty Attic cloud .... My Little Bit of Whimsy Brick Button 
... and how gorgeous is this ribbon?!?! and the Martha punch?!?!
These were both made with PP Bayberry Papers ... just love this range!! 
I am going to be very sad when my little 6x6 pad of this runs out!!

Ok this is an ultra quick post, hoping to share a few more of my Christmas cards soon, when I have edited the photos etc.. so thanks for looking (as always) and to all my blogger friends who I have not visited for a while, I hope to be back to normal real soon, enjoy your weekend!

Wendy x

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Christmas Canvas ...

No blogging for a couple of weeks and now 2 in 2 days!!! woo hoo!!!
I made this canvas to put up as a Christmas decoration ... using some 'pages' from a Kaisercraft album (Christmas Ornaments) for my photos! Cool eh?!  
I painted my12x12 canvas with some red acrylic paint and then painted on some silver acrylic paint then rubbed most of it off and left just enough to give it a hint of silver.
I have used the gorgeous LYB Christmas Delight Papers, which are gorgeous and thick. Using the LYB Christmas Morning-Gifts Galore for a base, I cut several strips of different papers to use across the middle of the paper, LYB Merry Bright Bands & Chestnut Carols and LYB Delightful Dots. The final strip is some  Bazzill Kraft which I punched out using my gorgeous MS lattice punch.  I have also cut out some gifts from LYB All-Wrapped Up for layering with the other gifts already on the bottom of the base paper.
After adding the extra cut out gifts (some with 3d tape) I finished off with a strip of My2Angels Red Acrylic Chain with Rhinestones. I then inked up some of my title, the Scrapware Antique Alphas and 4 Holly Photo Anchors then gave them both a good coat of trusty Crackle Accent. I also crackled the little bird and the rest of my title which is a diecut and some BG letter stickers from my stash.
Now for the most important part, the photos, I stuck them onto the ornaments which I had in my stash from last year! (another unfinished project!!!)  when they were well and truly dry I cut out around the ornaments with my craft knife and sanded the edges! sooo happy with the finished look. I ‘tied’ them on my LO with some My2Angels Gold Satin Ribbon with Gold Stars and stuck the holly on next to the photos with some red ‘berry’ brads! Finally I used some Kindy Glitz, Perfect Pearls (mixed with some Mod Podge) and Liquid Pearls to decorate my gifts (I think all that Kindy Glitz and all other things glittery that Corrina has been using on her cards recently has finally rubbed off on me lol!!!).
When my page was dry I stuck it on to my painted canvas using double sided tape and hung it on my wall! VoilĂ , my first Christmas decoration ... now for the pesky tree with ALL those branches to assemble!! :( 
Oh and guess what I managed to get a photo of at the weekend ?? my other son in a Santa Hat .... typical!!! 
Thanks for looking!
Wendy x

Saturday, November 27, 2010

4 weeks today .....

... it will be Christmas Day!! Does that freak you out?!?!?!? It does me!!!! I am sooooo not it in the least bit organised!!! I have been sooooo busy at work that I haven't had much time to do anything let alone scrap or blog but I have managed a couple of Christmas LO's for my2angels, one of which I am going to share today!  

This is my DS sat under our Christmas Tree for the usual obligatory photo I take each year on Christmas eve! A kind of 'Christmas Tradition' ....
I have used some of my absolute favourite papers on here, Basic Grey!! which Tracy was kind enough to order in for us. I have always loved BG papers, I can spot them a mile off in the LSS, and this Jovial range is just gorgeous. All the papers match and coordinate so well, it's so easy to mix and match and the leftover bits are just perfect for your Christmas cards. 
(I have an idea on that to share another time!!)

I’ve used the Pomegrante as my base and then cut up the Frosted Window and Merry Maker into some strips, I pleated up one piece and added some red satin ribbon with white swirls. The tree is from my stash but Tracy has Scapware trees that could be used instead. I gave the tree and the Scrapware Holly Photo Anchors a combination of treatments, including Perfect Pearls in Kiwi and Rust (for the ‘baubles’) and Glimmer Mist in Honeydew and Starfish and then added Diamond Dust to the leaves.  For full instructions see the my2angels blog post HERE
The flower is cut from the BG Nordic paper.
For my title I used a combination of Thickers Daiquiri, Jenni Bowlin Circle Alphas in Reverse Black and Reverse Red and some Rusty Pickle Alphas. 
The journaling circle is from the LYB Christmas Delight Journal Tablet and I’ve also added a my2angels cross charm next to my title.

Well its been a while I know .... but I hope? it was worth the wait ... thanks for looking guys!
Oh and a BIG .... Happy Birthday to my DS .... 14 today .... love ya babe!!!
Wendy x

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Gutter Mesh & Design Team Call

You know how I said a little while ago that I was having fun with some gutter mesh?? well here are some cards I have recently made using it and some ripped cardboard .... its great for boys cards but still pretty enough for girls when you add a flower and some pearls!! and its really easy to attach, you just staple it on!! Too easy!!!
I've also used some my2angels products ..... the frangipani flower
As you can see I love to personalise my cards!!
Lastly .... no mesh and cardboard for this one, just some embossing and some gorgeous Websters flower ribbon with pearls in the centres and of course a gorgeous photo of my favourite model Miss T ... Happy 10th Birthday babe! 
(Edit: much as I would love her to be my DD she actually belongs to one of my very good friends LOL! but yes, Julie, she is very beautiful!!!)  

I will soon have my 1st Christmas DT project to share using some gorgeous Basic Grey Jovial papers which are now available at my2angels
Here is a tiny sneaky .....
Also if you would like to join us at my2angels we currently have a call out for 1 or 2 new members for our Design Team! (Australian residents only!)
So if you think you would be interested check out all the details HERE (1st Nov post)  
Tracy is absolutely awesome to work for and I have enjoyed every minute working with her and the rest of the team!!
Thanks for looking .... you know I really do appreciate it xx
Till next time .... 
Wendy x

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Camel Train

This month at My2Angels we have had the very talented Melinda Spinks as the Guest Desiginer for the month and she kindly designed a sketch for us to play with ... check out the M2A blog for other versions .... but here is my take! Firstly though ... I apologise for the photos I took them in artificial light and they are not the best!! Take that back I have changed them .... much more realistic colours now!!!

I didn’t have any Halloween photos to scrap but I did want to use Halloween colours as they matched my photo!!
I’ve used Core’dinations Nightfall and Orange (pumpkin coloured!) cardstock and some spotted Rusty Pickle Paper ... very sad that RP is no more!! I cut the orange card to A4 size so I could put it through my printer to print the palm tree image I found on the internet!  I then attached it to my Nightfall card together with some pieces of the spotted paper tucked behind the card. I’ve also used the same paper as my strip across the page (as on the sketch).
 And as all the photos I have scrapped this month have been from our recent holiday I have again chopped up my photo! this time into three pieces! I have also used another gorgeous My2Angels Frangipani flower (as in my last LO) to try and carry a theme through my album!!  Sliced photos and flowers LOL!!!
The title is Scrapware Antique Lowercase Alpha, which I have stamped and covered with a light coat of Tim Holtz Rock Candy just for a slightly shiny effect. I’ve also used some of my favourite alphas, Jenni Bowlin Tiny Circle Alphas and Thickers Daiquiri! Both these alphas get used ALL the time!!! To finish off I used a My2Angels Black Rhinestone Flourish, a Smiley Sun Charm and some white Ric Rac. Oh and my journalling is on Bazzill Kraft!
I hope you like .... TFL and for anyone who is kind enough to leave a comment .... thanks again!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! and Happy Halloween!!
Wendy x

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

No Clouds only Sunshine ...

The intense blue of the sky on these photos gave me the idea for the title for this LO and for any of my regular readers you must know how much I LOVE using clouds!!! 
I ordered this October Afternoon Seaside Seashells paper for the gorgeous banners, but when I received my order I fell in love with the reverse of the paper ... a red woodgrain effect which matched Sam's rashie and the red of the rocks behind him perfectly! And being a plank effect it still has the desired beachy feel.
I put a strip of the My2Angels Black Stars Felt Ribbon across the page and then positioned my photos above the felt. I've 3D taped the large photo and the middle one of the 3 for dimension.  The cloud is from Scrapware (and the smaller one is a left over of some B&B ones I had) I have inked the large cloud with VersaMagic Jumbo Java Brown ink and Mel I get through this ink like you do with Pinecone ... although not in the same way I might add!!!
I love these new Thickers that Tracy got in a little while ago, Emerald in flocked Hay and flocked Seafoam which I have used for my ‘Clouds’ and ‘Sunshine’ and of course I couldn't do a LO without using some Jenni Bowlin Tiny Circle Aphas in both Reverse Black and Vintage Brown!!!
When we were in Broome there were frangipani trees everywhere which were really pretty,so what better way to give my LO a bit of a tropical look, than by adding some My2Angels Yellow and White Frangipanis.
Finally I have added a Whimsy bird pin and stapled on some pieces of gutter mesh ... yes good old pvc gutter mesh!! I have a bit of a liking for it at the moment .... I have also used it on some cards I just made too!!! It's especially cool for boy cards!!!
Thanks for looking as always ... catch you soon!
Wendy x 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sketch #125 @ Creative Scrappers! & M2A Sale!!!

I was so excited to be invited by Kristine @ Creative Scrappers to join in the week long celebrations and multiple reader reveals for their Sketch #125. There are heaps of prizes to be won too, so why not give it a go and join in the fun? You only have until tonight (11pm Canadian time but I think that is -12 hours different to AWST) though to enter so you'll need to get a wriggle on. Anyway check out the sketch and details HERE, and if you get it done add your take to Mr Linky at the end of the post ... too easy!!

Anyway here is what I came up with using a photo of one of my lovely 'girls' .... it is so much easier to get poses out of girls instead of boys!!! .... thanks so much Miss T xx
 Pink Paislee papers and alphas .... LOVE PP!!
 and a Purple Pumpkin Owl Button ... perched on the branch!!!
 and do you like my cute little tree?!?!?
 Thanks for looking ..... I really must try and squeeze some long overdue scrapping in over the weekend!! providing I can find a spare hour or two!?!?!  and if you are feeling in the mood for scrap shopping (and aren't we always!?!?) Tracy at My2Angels has a 15% OFF Storewide SALE on until midnight (QLD Time) tomorrow (Sun 17th) so hop on over and check out the details & bargains HERE!!!
..... hope you all have a great weekend!!
Wendy x

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Paradise Found .....

What an AWESOME time we had in Broome the week before last .... it was hot, the water was warm and the company was the BEST!!! A huge thank you to my bestie Corrina for the awesome company too!! You are the BEST babe ... love ya heaps! xx

And to reflect my new found love for Broome I came up with this LO of the beautiful sunset on the equally beautiful Cable Beach! I've gone with the less is more on this LO so as not to take away from the photo!
I have used Nightfall and Sunflower Co-ordinations cardstock and some October Afternoon papers, Seaside Sandcastle and Thrift Shop Last One. I have inked some of the edges with black ink and one others used a border punch. My photo, I cut into 1” strips (a bit scary!) and then stuck it onto the sunflower cardstock.  I've used 3D mounting tape to attach the photo. 
The title is a mixture of AC Thickers Emerald Flocked Hay and Daiquiri Black (one of my all time favourites) together with some Jenni Bowlin Tiny Circle Alpha in Black.
I hand stitched a mini sun around the ‘i’ of ‘Paradise’ and also stitched on some of the lattice punching. 
 I tied a My2Angels ‘Made with a Smile’ Charm onto the ‘d’ of ‘found’ and  to finish added a My2Angels Yellow Mulberry Flower , folded in half and tucked behind my photo.

Thank you so much for looking and for any comments I really do appreciate them ... I'll be back with some more holiday scrapping real soon!! and luckily 'Summer' is one of the themes this month over at My2Angels so pop over to the blog and check out the other DT girls creations. The very talented Melinda Spinks is joining us this month as the guest DT, really love her work. 
Have a great week ....
Wendy x

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Birthday Cards!

Last post for the month ... can't believe September is almost over .... the year is flying by!!
Before I get to scrapping stuff though, I just wanted to say Happy Birthday to my Mum!! love you heaps Mum, have a lovely day! xxx
Here is the card I made for her ...

And whilst on the subject of birthdays here is another card I made for my neighbours birthday on the weekend ... 

I have used more Fancy Pants Like Father Like Son Papers, just lovin these papers, (new in @ my2angels) the blues are gorgeous and are perfect for male/boy cards, even having 2 boys I still struggle sometimes making masculine cards! I have used the Be Strong and Little Tike papers which I have layered onto a blue cardstock card and a white cardstock mat. I used a the Tim Holtz Hanging Sign die, which was cut out of chipboard and inked with blue and brown inks until I was happy with the effect. I then covered it with a coat of Tim Holtz Rock Candy (awesome stuff!). 
When that was dry I added some metallic die cut numbers and 2 altered brads (I used the inks and Rock Candy on them too!) and stuck it on the card on top of a piece of frayed muslin. 

Finished it off with a die cut ‘Congrats’ which I drew around with a White Gel Pen.
Ok thats it for me today .... have a great week!!
Wendy x

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Carnival Day!

Carrying on with the boys at play theme this month at my2angels, I captured my little one at his school carnival last week! I love this school event and of course I LOVE taking photos!!! These are from the team 'leader ball' event, note the red hair especially for the day!! The coloured hair sprays were really out in force as usual!!!
It was a gorgeous day, windy, but sunny and warm with blue skies! and seeing as I have a huge love of clouds, I took a picture of them and added it to my layout too!
Using more of the Fancy Pants Like Father Like Son papers mixed with a leftover piece of October Afternoon Fly a Kite Fireflies and some red and green cardstocks I came up with this. 
After cutting out the photos I wanted to use, I set about making a ‘jigsaw’ with my papers and laid them on the FP Stud Muffin paper. When I was happy with the look, I paper pierced some holes and used some rub on stitching. 
The title is Thickers Daiquiri and Jenni  Bowlin Tiny Circle Alphas in Black & Red.
I’ve then embellished with a very cute My2Angels House Charm, a Red Mulberry Flower and Plaid Brad
The gorgeous little bee and heart button are from the talented Steph at MLBOW and the linen pleat is Pink Paislee.
Thanks for looking ...... be back soon with more to share! for more inspiration, don't forget to check out the other DT girls work on the blog
I'm a little sad really that its the last weekend of football!! the off-season always seems SO long!! but at least we have summer to look forward to ... sorry to my US readers who have winter approaching!!! LOL!!!
Have a great weekend ....
Wendy x  

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Boy .... Step by Step!

It's boy month over at my2angels and Tracy asked me if I would do a step by step for the blog so I had a go .... not an easy task for me as I don't normally plan any of my layouts .... I have an idea and then just run with it!!
The photo is of my oldest son taken a couple of weeks ago at a local park for a footy season wind up!
I've used some new Fancy Pants papers just in at my2angels! and lots of yummy Scrapware!
I've gone for a muted colour scheme and coloured my chipboard using watercolour pencils and an Aqua Brush and resisted the urge to use gloss or crackle medium but for anyone checking out the step by step this could be done if you prefer.
Apart from colouring the chipboard this layout was really quite easy and quick to do! The chipboard scallop is Dusty Attic and the gorgeous spotty button is from Samantha at Purple Pumpkin!
How cute is that little Scrapware Chunky Chick? and as much as I love chipboard cogs (if you want proof on that one ... check out my blog header LOL!!) these Scrapware ones double up as awesome little suns don't you think?!?!?!
Love the Antique Alphas too .... waiting for Tracy to get in some more of the mini ones now that I have used these!! 
Shop Products:
Core'dinations cardstock: Fancy Pants Like Father Like Son 'Be Strong' & 'Little Tike'
Buzz&Bloom: Photo Corners
Other: Dusty Attic Chipboard Scallop: Purple Pumpkin spotty button
Find the full Step by Step Instructions HERE
Have a great week and thanks for looking .... be back with more soon
Wendy x


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