Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fairytales Layout

This layout was done for a challenge at in2crafts, in the scrapbooking group. The challenge was as follows: "make a page lay-out with any theme in the range of a fairytale..............anyway you see it........can be from a story book or just everyday life, but what you see as a fairytale...........
Some rules: the following items MUST be used!!!!!
Brads, Flowers, Tags, Your own wording of story, Borders, Lots of sparkle
and that is all the rules!!!!!"
So this was my interpretation. It's using pictures from my childhood.
I used ribbon to thread through beads and buttons. Sewed some buttons directly onto the page.
Added a lot of layering with papers and tags, and used some of my stencils.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Erin's Birthday Card

My niece turned 2 on 19th June. Because the World Cup Soccer is such a big theme currently, my sister decided to make the party theme "World Cup Soccer". The kids were required to dress up (although they all wore soccer shirts, nobody really went the extra mile here). The food was all themed around the countries playing on the day - sushi from Japan, Lamb on the "barbie" from Australia... etc. Her cake was a "Barbie" cake and her skirt decorated like a pink soccer ball.
So of course I had to make a girly card (cos she's such a little girl) but keep the theme of soccer. But I couldn't find any soccer embellishments that were girly. So I made some pink and white soccer balls. I covered them with dimensional magic and stuck 2 on the card. I used one of my own digi stamps for the card (Ballet Sonia) and coloured them in my own special way with watercolour pencils and white spirits. The bling "2" is done with one of my stencils from my range of stencils.
I matted everything and put it together on an A5 size card (A4 folded).

Below is her cake, and how cake should really be eaten!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

And so I begin...

I've been "threatening" to start a blog for 'who know's how long'... So I'm finally taking the plunge. I guess it's the fact that I've started designing my own digi stamps and want to get them out there. My love for paper crafts has got me into many different areas of papercraft, and I want to share my love and ideas with others.