Archive | April 2011

“TWINCHIE SWAP UPDATE!”

HI GIRLS

JUST LETTING YOU KNOW HOW WE ARE GOING WITH OUR TWINCHIE SWAP.

I AM STILL WAITING ON THREE LOTS OF TWINCHIES, I HAVE PM’D  THESE LADIES AND ONE LOT HAS BEEN SENT!

COULD YOU LET ME KNOW IF YOU CANT MAKE IT SO I CAN SWAP AND RETURN THE TWINCHIES OVER THE WEEKEND!

THANKS GIRLS!

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“Altered Mini Album Tins!”

I bought a couple of small tins to alter at the paper show and I decided to get them out and have a play! I turned them into mini albums! One for mum to have as a brag book and one for me!

As they are metal I gessoed them and covered them with pp! I measured the insides of them and made an accordion album from pp to put inside with a ribbon tab to pull it out! I adhered it to the inside of the tin and used photos and embellies on each one!  On the outside I girlied them up with flowers etc!

“Got The Blues!”

No I haven’t really!!  These lovely lot of ATC’s I received this morning in the mail from the S.A. Atc Swap Group!  A great bunch of girls who I swap with every month!  This lot is from the “Blues” theme and they are so talented! More yummies to add to my album!

“OTP – “My Bits and Bobs!”

 I decided to have a go at altering this for a challenge!

I wasn’t sure what to do, or if I even wanted to have a go at it.  Not that I haven’t got a few Kaiser OTP things I could have a go at!! I was thinking about doing a layout this arvo but changed my mind and  decided to give it a go!!!

  I was helping mum awhile ago clean out a couple of kitchen cupboards and she was going to chuck this  “divided canister thingy” out, so you know me saw a bit of  ‘potential’ and adopted it!!!  I hated the colours and it was pretty retro so I decided to get it out, and give it a face lift!!

As it was shiny, I used a couple of coats of  Gesso Primer all over it so my paint would adhere to it!  I used some scrunched up glad wrap with some pink Acrylic paint to give it a textured look! 

I adhered the lace around each compartment and some of my handmade flowers to the lid!  The Twiddleybitz  Butterfly, I Gessoed and dabbed some texture paste  and  paint over it!!

I havent done any OTP for a while and I really enjoyed getting messy and putting it together! 

I think I will give it back to mum for “Mother’s Day and she can use it in her bedroom or sewing room for all her “Bits and Bobs!” lol!

“Purr-Fect!”

I created this lo today.  I didn’t do it as a challenge or anything; I had these few pics of Sam ‘helping’ me out as he does and I wanted to scrap them!!! I started with a sketch for a bit of direction, but it is completely different.  It  got me started and it didn’t take me long at all to put it together!!

I thought blues for a boy cat and for some reason I got ‘flowery”. Oh well for a cat layout it doesn’t really matter, does it?  It is what you would call’ monochromatic’ (all the same hues of one colour). I just enjoyed making this lo o f him to show what he gets up to on my desk all the time and into my wool! lol!     I know a few of you out there have the same trouble with your feline friends!! lol!!!

“On Silver Wings!”

I thought that title for my ATC’s was pretty cool as I joined in the “Metallic Theme ATC Swap for May” over at http://born2create.ning.com

The girls come up with great challenges and I had to have a good think about this one!  I used al foil as the base and embossed it in my Cuttlebug with butterflies!  I then punched out some butterflies using some Metal Shim, (thin metal sheeet!) then embossed it also!  I gave them a bit of dimension with some ink and foam dots!

They were a bit hard to photograph but you get the idea.   I am pretty pleased witht the final result! TFL 🙂

“THE CAKE!”

This time last year it was Cody’s 18th and as we were in Portland on holiday he missed out on going out for T and a cake!  So being the great mum that I am lol!,  when I went to Geelong yesterday I bought him a Black Forest cake to make up for it and for his 19th!   It is so yummy and fresh with chocolate and cherries; Cody’s favourite!!

Of course I had to snap a few pics of him with his cake!!! We are really enjoying sharing it with him of course!!! Now JJ has put in his order for his birthday in June!!!