Sunday, November 27, 2011

Lets Get Shabby Challenge #30..................A List

Lets Get Shabby's new challenge is up and running, AND you have until January 20th. to complete it !! ( we know how crazy it gets  this time of the year, so we've given you an extra month ).Speaking of crazy I have started making lists........lists of gifts to buy or make, lists of chores to do, lists of social engagements and activities coming up,lists of holiday and party food I need to stock up on or make etc. So, the Lets Get Shabby Challenge involves a "list" . Check it out here, and the other inspirational work created by the DT.

Bells and snowflake buttons.

Melissa Frances papers and heart and Prima Shabby Chic flying geese.

Embossed and inked dove, wreath made from a bit of left over Prima berry twig, Tim Holtz metal number,Imaginarium frame.

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope you're all having a great weekend.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November 123 Challenge....& Something's Happened To Me...................

What is happening to me..........have I gone "minimalist" ? Me ??
Me, who loves "product" ? Me, who can't seem to get enough "stuff" on a page ? Of course you can always find room for more....just one more flower,one more tag, one more resin embilishment. I have been a scrapbook manufacturers dream; my local SB store loves me, I know you do Jane........until now.

This project and my previous one for the Color Room have virtually NO EMBELISHMENTS and I have used very little "scrapbook" product at all. The thrifty and oh so talented Louise Nelson would be so proud of me........I have recycled stuff that has already been used and made do with what I have found in the kitchen drawer. I know none of this is new, but for me, who prides herself on having a bountiful stash and loves to use it all, this is a worry.

Todays project has been done for the November 123 Challenge.

Colour= Grey
Word= Please
Technique= Unusual Stamping

I have stamped onto chiffon,alfoil,Glad Bake,and stamped "into" texture paste ( I love doing this and have used this technique a lot lately )as well as stamping directly onto cardstock over paint.

The word "please" was so hard for me to come up with a use ( other than the obvious )for this word ( who would have thought ? ) until my daughter gave me the "look" know the one when you go on about something for far too long and they just look at you, roll their eyes and go 'whatever". The journalling, stamped onto Glad Bake with Stazon says,  
     "Oh please !! Don't give me that look"
Glad Bake, being silicon,does not accept glue or double sided tape very well, so I have just tied it on with thread.  

This project was a lot of fun to do ( and so cheap )
Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Back in the Color Room...............

Playing in the Color Room again this week. Feels good to have the paints, scissors and glue out again after a bit of a break.

Sometimes our children forget their manners, including my usually sweet girls. Sophie is "flicking the bird" not at anyone in particular ( well, maybe at me, for having the camera in her face yet again ) but it's all in fun.

I have used red velvet as my background under the photo ( Sophie's headband is red velvet ), glimmer mist, texture paste, foam stamps,machine stitching, cut up an old birthday card and wrapping paper and stamped onto a Tim Holtz film strip with Stazon.

Thanks so much for dropping by and hope you all have a great week.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Color Room Challenge #82

Another beautiful palette in the Color Room this week....I couldn't resist.

Thanks so much for dropping by, and if you have left a comment I really, really appreciate it. A big week for me creatively.......on Thursday I am doing a class with Ingvild Bolme, so excited, and then head off to Melbourne to see my daughter and her second year dance production and her first ever choreographed piece she has done by herself....I am both excited and nervous for her. Hope you all have a great week creatively, whatever you might be doing. xx