Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year Everyone!

Happy New Year to all...

Then sing, young hearts that are full of cheer,

With never a thought of sorrow;

The old goes out, but the glad young year

Comes merrily in tomorrow...

By Emily Miller

Thursday, December 30, 2010

PageMaps Sketch Contest

over at PageMaps. Here is the sketch and what a fantastic sketch it is too...
All you have to do is create a layout using this sketch, go to PageMaps site and link your blog post in the comments to be in for a chance to win a fantastic kit from Storyboard Kits.
Here is my layout that I finished today...
Products used Pink Paislee papers, book page, Tim Holtz ticket, string, AC buttons, shipping tag, alpha stickers, Scenic Route journal tags, dyno label, glimmermist (my own handmade) and distressing ink. Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

December Daily Album

I finally finished my December Daily Album yesterday, all I have to do is add the photos and journaling. So here are a few photos of random pages...
The front cover...
I added clear acetate pages with either rubon, stickers or paper piecing. This page shows a cute glitter Chrissy tree sticker on the acetate.
I also added these cute little envelopes that I found at the office supply shop, I have either added stamped images, tags or stickers to them. This tag actually came on my secret Santa pressy from Scrapz, just couldn't throw it away, too cute, so I recycled it here.
This last photo show just how thick the whole album is, so I don't think I will be adding to many more bits and pieces to it to make it any more bulky.
All the page numbers were created from hybrid scrapping which I printed on matt photo paper and cut out, then I punched out the scalloped circle from Kraft paper to mount the numbers on, these were then mounted onto inked chipboard oval shapes.
Sorry the photos aren't too crash hot, the weather here is horrible for taking photos. The whole album came out a lot more bulky than I had hoped but I am pleased with the end result.
Well thanks for stopping by. Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and if travelling take care :)

More December Daily Photos

Here are a few more of my December Daily photos...

Has you can see my December Daily Album is all finished bar adding the photos and journaling, will show more photos in another post.
I can't believe that I am all organised for Christmas, all the food is brought, the presents are all wrapped and under the tree. Have made the rum balls, will make some more rocky road tomorrow. Just have a bit of general housework to do and the house will be clean. Gosh it feels good to be so organised :)  
How is everyone else going with their Chrissy preparations?
Well take care over the holidays and if travelling be safe!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

No Scrapping!

I have not done any serious scrapping for over a week, the only thing I have created is this gift card holder.
This was for for a challenge over at Scrapz for the 12 days of Christmas.   So I do have lots of my December daily photos to show you but I will just show you a few of my favourites.

These are days 12, 15 and 16.
I am so over the rain we have had so much lately that it is starting to flood :(
I hope tomorrow I feel like scrapping, I have so much on my 'to do' list that it is not funny.
Well that is all for now, I will not bore you too much. Take care!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Digital Layouts

here are some of my digital layouts for challenges over at Soul Scrappers
First up is one I creaed for Mary's S challenge "I Believe"
Next is Kris's challenge to use photo corners, I used digital cross stitches.
Kit used from Devine Digital "capture the day".
So now we are up to Mary's A challenge. It is to use 3 photos of children only and a special day.
Kit used Ready For School from Digital Crea.
Next is Karen's sketch challenge.
Elements used from The Studio blog train Blue Christmas.
Now the last one is for deb's challenge "A moment in time"

Kit used from Fanette design "for the sunshine". So they are my digital layouts that I have created, thanks for stopping by :)

December Daily Photos

Here are days 9, 10 and 11.

So those are my photos for the last 3 days. Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, December 09, 2010

12 Days Of Christmas...

Over at Scrapz, Heike is having the '12 Days of Christmas' comp.
We are now up to day 9, so I will share you what I have created so far.
Day 1- Sheree set a challenge to make tags...

Day 2 - Deb's challenge was to make a 'Thank you' card...

Day 3 - Kerryn's challenge to make a bookmark
Day 4 - Georgia 'Scrap it Blind' challenge

Day 6 - Sheree layout challenge: use something glittery, spots, 2 decorative edges and numbers in the title.
Day 7 - Deb asked us to create a Christmas card or layout but not green or red has main colours.
So I still have days 5, 8 and 9 to go...  Now the prize pool is awesome, everyday Heike adds more goodies :)

December Daily

Days 5, 6, 7 and 8...

So those are my photo so far...

Sunday, December 05, 2010

December Daily

My photos for day 3 and 4...
I made this advent calendar a few years ago, it is still one of my favourites.

Had my grand daughter over for a sleep over, on Saturday morning she asked to look at the sale catalogues. She come up to me and said ''nanny I am going to mark what I want Santa to bring me'' I said "ok". I had a look a little while later and had to laugh she had marked so many things she wanted but what got me was she wanted a ipod touch, she said so she could listen to music while playing...bless her soul!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

December Daily

Over at Scrapz there are a few of us that are doing the December Daily photos. Here are mine for the last 2 days. PS this photo was taken on my new iPhone, pretty good photo quality hey!
I took this one for day 1. I was out Chrissy shopping and the crowds were getting to me so I decided to have a treat in the form of this yummy blueberry muffin and a cuppa.
Now for day 2 I decided to write Santa a letter, yep I think grownups should be allowed to write to him.
Now to leave it out where Santa [hubby] can see!

From Screen 2 Scrap

The December poster is up and it is a beauty, so here it is...
So to find out the full list of criteria to create a layout for this month pop on over to From Screen 2 Scrap and check it out. So now to show you my creation, I do have to say that it took me a little while to come up with an idea but I am please with what I did.
The journaling reads 'My Nightmare Before Christmas starts at the beginning of December with the cleaning, organising, wrapping of the presents and cooking. Just for just one day...'