Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Top 50 Crafters Market this Friday!!

Just a heads up that the Crafters Market is on again this Friday here. Note the later starting time of 7.30pm SA time.

I have been working on some new kits and bottle tops. Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Purple Pumpkin August challenge

Just managed to get the August Purple Pumpkin sketch challenge done. Here is the sketch:

And here is my take using some PP aeroplane buttons and a red spotty button.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Kraft it Up August challenge

I loved this sketch as soon as I saw it over at Kraft It Up.

Here is my take with some photos of our recent visit to the Otways. Used up some old Basic Grey.

Scrapbook Boutique August challenge

A new challenge is up at Scrapbook Boutique. The criteria was to use ribbon and/or a bow.

I decided to make a simple card including both ribbon and a bow using some pretty MME paper and velvet ribbon.

Why not have a go for a chance to win $30 voucher. Comp closes 31st Aug.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Busy, busy, busy

It's been a busy couple of weeks. Firstly, thanks to all those that made the crafters market at Top 50 so successful. I did a roaring trade. I've also spent the last 2 weekends at the Open for Inspection at The Block. The first week there were 30,000 there and we queued for a couple of hours but left without seeing anything. This last weekend DD and I went early and the queue was only 50m long. We had a fun morning. DD got her photo taken with nearly all the contestants and Scotty Cam and also got autographs, a free Block cap and teeshirt. The busyness continues with DD's 13th birthday looming on the weekend and a party for 13! Tomorrow I'll be cleaning the house and baking including making a rabbit shaped cake.

So I haven't had much time for scrapping. But I did manage to get one of the challenges done over at Scrapbooking Top50. This was Sue's challenge which was to use a colour combo - blue/yellow or pink/green. I opted for the blue/yellow. We also had to use muted forms of these colours, a punch or die cut and paint/glimmermist or ink. I used white paint and marshmallow glimmermist but they are difficult to see.

Also here is the reveal of my last weekly challenge as Guest Designer at Scrapz.biz. I had a scrap it blind challenge and here is my final layout using Little Yellow Bicycle - Sweet Summertime.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Top 50 Crafters Market is on again this weekend

I have been making some new goodies and have finally come up with a name 'Krafty Koncoctions'. Hope to see you there or should I say here

Monday, August 1, 2011

Location, Location Wk 1

Scrapz.biz has a new competition started last week - Location, Location. For the first weeks challenge we had to take a photo of our shopping basket or trolley and scrap it. We also had to include a docket on the layout, a tag and the word basket or trolley. I must admit it was a bit daunting taking a photo in the supermarket. I managed to find an aisle with no one in and quickly whipped out my camera to take a shot! I decided to do a layout about 'Twiglets' my all time favourite snack which are made in the UK. I recently discovered that my local supermarket had started a special UK section and they were stocking Twiglets at a very reasonable price - much lower than the speciality shops in the city. Since then, every time I go in this particular supermarket I pop a couple or more bags into my basket.
BTW Twiglets are wholewheat sticks with a marmite like substance in splodges all over them. They are an acquired taste I'm told. DH hates the smell of them but the kids love them.

For my layout I used some Lily Bee Hello Sunshine pp and chipboard embellishments. I also made a raffia flower and used a couple of spotty Purple Pumpkin buttons. I included my tag and docket and finished it off with some red and white bakers twine.