Sunday, September 4, 2011

Long time, no blogging.

It has been almost 10 months since I shared a blogpost and a lot has happened in that time. Raising two little boys, work, spending time with the husband, visiting LA and CHA for the first time ever, birthdays, holidays and just life in general.
Time just goes by too quickly for me these days, but I feel that I need to pay a little more attention to this extremely neglected blog. Here is a peek at what crafty business I've been up to lately.

I joined a masquerade clutch swap over at Lil Scrap of Heaven hosted by cynthialoowho. Using a PDF template created by cynthialoowho, I made this super cute clutch for my partner, Jocelyn.
I had  so much  fun creating the clutch that I decided to make a matching mask. I think I might make one for myself!
Of course a swap and special goodies can't be mailed out without a card. The card is made using Prima Moulin Rouge papers, black cardstock, I am Roses (black roses), Prima tiny roses and a Recollections flower I picked up on my LA adventure in January this year (so want to go back).

I hope Jocelyn enjoys her goodies and I hope you enjoy your week.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Club Anya & Friends Saturday Sketch Challenge

Hope your weekend was as enjoyable as mine. I spent part of my Sunday playing around in my scraproom. I decided to enter the Saturday Sketch challenge over at Club Anya. Jen Shultz had posted a great sketch that I used as the inspiration for my card.

As you can see I was able to put the Copic tips from my certification course to good use.
The stamp I used  was Miko by The Greeting Farm. She is really cute and I coloured her to match in with the Dear Lizzy papers (Sweet Strawberry and Flowering Fields) .
Not too bad of an effort since I only have a very limited number of Copic markers in my collection at the moment.

The Copic colours I used were:
  • Skin - E000, E00
  • Hair - E30, E33, E37
  • Dress and hair clips - R20, R22, Y35, Y38
  • Atyou Spica - 02 Pink used to highlight her hair clips and dress.
I added some small paper roses and yellow lace trim that I have had in my stash for a while now. The sentiment stamp is by CC Designs, and I embossed the image with super fine, clear embossing powder by Ranger.
Mentioning Ranger makes me think Tim Holtz. What card would be finished without a little bit of Tim. I used his Alterations Baroque die for the first time. It has been sitting there waiting for me to use it and finally I have been able to. Yay!

I hope you like the card. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope your week is "full of scrappiness!"

Monday, November 15, 2010

Copic certified!

Last Monday I was lucky enough to complete the Copic certification course. If it is at all possible, I am now even more addicted to these wonderful markers.
I learnt a lot, and have been trying to find the time in my busy working week to play around with my Copics.
Be sure to check back soon to see some of my latest creations.
Have a great Monday!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sending you a little 'scrappiness'...

I have finally done it! I have at last taken the leap and created my own little 'scrappy' blog. I have been thinking about doing this for some time now, but recent events in my family life have made me think about things a little differently.
I have just recently come to realise that you shouldn't hold back in life. If there is something you want to see or do in this crazy world, then you should just do it! No procrastinating or pushing it aside for another day. If it is something that will make you happy or inspire you (and possibly others) in some way, then now is the time.
I guess this is what I hope to gain from this blog. A little 'scrappiness' from creating, as well as hopefully inspiring a little 'scrappiness' in you.
I hope you enjoy.

Just a little card I made using one of my new TGF (The Greeting Farm) stamps (Nahla - she is so sweet) , my Copic markers and some October Afternoon papers I had lying around in my stash. I also used Tim Holtz Distress Stickles for the centre of her flower.