Wednesday, January 30, 2013

95th Birthday

Here is my card for the challenge #161 (Birthday).

Another Special card for another special person. Our Aunty Cath has just turned, yes you guessed it, 95 years of age. Wow. Such an achievement for such a wonderful person. It is also cased from my previous polka dot card with a few minor alterations.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SR Polka Dots

The theme for this card is Polka Dots.

The reason for this card, is a special friends birthday was celebrated earlier this month and this was the card I made for her. I found this card on Pinterest, (loving Pinterest) and decided to make a few subtle changes. I have used the stamp set Simply Soft, card stock Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Project Life Week 1a

Woohoo. Here is the first page of many for my Project Life 2013 album. I am really enjoying this process of taking photos, usually on my iPhone, streaming them to my computer, and having them ready to print. So amazingly easy to do. A lot easier than I thought it would be.

Project Life 2013

Well, I have taken the plunge and stepped into the world of Project Life 2013.
This is my first page that I am using for my cover. I am also hoping to try and keep up to date with this project, although not every week will be random photos. I have decided to pick an event of two for the week, or month, and scrap that as well. My first page is dedicated to my garden. Because we are having some amazingly hot weather in Australia at the moment, it's great to get out into the garden and pull some weeds. This is usually what we do in the first week of the new year. I hope to add some more pages soon. I am creating a digital version of Project Life, then printing the pages and placing them into  albums because in Australia, we have no access to project life, well not until April of this year anyway.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Monster Birthday Bash

This weeks challenge at is a sketch challenge. I love to use sketches because they take all the placement problems away from card making. If you are like me, I swap and change the layout of my card and embellishments about a hundred times before I finally stick them down. I have used the Make a A Monster set from Stampin up and the card stock (away from my comfort colours) is all stampin up also. Hop on over to the Stampin Royalty site, have a go at the sketch and post so we can all share. I also found some old google eyes that I stuck on the monsters too.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

SR #158 Picture Inspiration

This week at Stampin Royalty, we have a picture for your inspiration. So look at the picture, and take any of the items from that picture and create a card. I have taken the colours as my inspiration, using Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, whisper White and Bashful Blue. The stamp set I have used in an old one (sorry), but it is a great one for colouring with. Check out what the other Designers over at Stampin Royalty have come up with.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The last one. Promise

So, this is the last set of pictures of my craft room. I thought I had better include my crafting budding in this one as well. She is usually in here with me when I am creating. Now off to start on the third part of my New Years Resolutions.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sorted Room 3

Here are the photos of my immediate work area. Looking back at all the posts relating to my room, it looks huge. Really it is not very big at all. It is only about 3m x 3m. My craft room is located directly off our living room, which is another terrific reason to have this room sorted and organised. It could be a bit embarrassing if it looked like a war zone.

I promise, the last photo collection will be the last. :) (until I decide to change it again) lol.....

Sorted Room 2

Here is the second selection of photos of my Sorted craft room.
I decided to blog these photos in the format that I have, mainly because there are so many photos, and I don't want to bore anyone. So bear with me as I post a few more. The final blog post about my room will have an all together view so these photos will make more sense. (hopefully)

Another Resolution done

Actually there are two resolutions here. The first one being, CLEAN and SORT craft room. The second one is to learn to use my iPad to its full potential. So these photographs and layout were all used with my iPad. So, briefly, (as this could take a while) this is my newly sorted craft room.This is the wall that faces me when I walk into my room. I made my little embellishment holder and ribbon holder myself, so I am quite proud of that achievement, picked up the paper racks (extremely cheaply) at a craft show. I have a place for my ribbons, background stamps, embellishments, scrap paper, punches, inks, roller wheels and a few cards for display purposes. I will add another section of my room when I finish it. Hope everyone is having a great start to 2013.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Years Resolution

So, my First New Years Resolution for 2013 is to take better photographs of my cards. I have been searching the internet for tips and tricks using my camera, and low and behold, I came up with one from our very own (Amazingly Talented) Jennifer Shults. So, after reading through her extremely detailed blog, here are my results.

Here is the before photograph, taken in Natural sunlight using the Automatic settings on my camera.

Here is the photograph taken (indoors mind you) with the setting changes that Jen suggested in her blog. Wow. Amazing difference. Wouldn't you agree. So that, at least is one resolution ticked off. So many more to go. I have posted the link to Jens site below. Oh, and by the way, I have a D SLR camera, but this photo was used with my little Panasonic Point and Shoot camera.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Stampin Royalty Colour Challenge #157

Well, firstly, yeah me. This year has started out with a blast. I am now, officially, a Designer for Stampin Royalty. How awesome is that. So I urge you to stop by the blog, have a go at the challenges and check out the other Designers' works. I just hope I can produce the same quality that they do.

So here is my very first Designer card for 2013.

Create a card, Scrapbook page, 3-D Item, or My Digital Studio project using the above colors! Then upload it to your blog or public gallery and be sure to add a link back here letting people know you're participating in our challenge! So here is the link: Go and have a look. I assure you, it is worth the time.