Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Black and White plus One Challenge...

For the “Black and White plus one” challenge I decorated a ribbon holder. These come packaged as 6 pieces of wooden cut-outs that join together to make the box.Some of the wooden edges were painted and some covered with paper. On the top I painted the chipboard letters and applied a glossy top coat. The flowers were hand made from orgnaza (well that is what I will call it), the edges of the flowers were held over a flame to melt them into a petal shape. Then the rest was easy….just add some buttons, bling and ribbons (or as we say in the scrapbooking world….embellish!!).

My second crafted item is a button teacup. This one was inspired by the black and white beads. (That once upon a time were a very chunky necklace) Buttons and beads are wired together and held in the cup with hot glue and florist foam.

I have also created a scrapbooking page using a black, white and brown colour theme. The bark on the tree in the photo inspired the colour scheme.

I have enjoyed doing this challenge very much. It has taught me that any colour looks great with black and white!! I do like to use lot’s of different BOLD colours to craft with so this has made me craft outside my little box. Thanks for some fun!!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Cards.

I am getting very excited as tonight our craft group do the BIG reveal.....The Black and White plus One challenge gets revealed tonight at craft. I will post my challenge entries very soon. So as for now you will have to settle for some Christmas cards. I have tried with these 2 cards to use up some scraps of paper and have also tried to layer the cards. It is a little hard to see in the pictures but in some places the card has 4 layers.

The bottom card is not made with Christmas papers.

You can do anything with a little imagination!!!

That's all for now

Happy Crafting


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Challenge Papers by Brooke

Well I hope everyone is sitting down, cause I have been scrapping. I finally did my challenge papers, but settle down I still haven't done the recipe cards (sorry!!!).

With my challenge I decided to do a concentina album so have a look below I have put some piccy's. I missed the last workshop, I had to take my boy away to have his tonsils out and you know it has been so peaceful, but I think he is getting better because he is back to his old self.

This the front cover

Close up of the flowers

Inside front cover

Inside back cover

This one isn't very clear but this the album opened up

Anyway I also had to do secret santa for a savings site I am a member of so we couldn't spend any money so I made a concentina album for that as well. It is still a work in progress so I have just shown the cover let me know if this is ok for a secret santa pressy.

I can't wait to see everyone elses challenge papers.

Till next time

Sunday, November 13, 2011

If cows could talk.....

I am sure this one would have lot's to say........

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Very Simple......Christmas Card

Hi all,
Yes we are heading into the silly season and Christmas cards are needed real quick so here is one that is super easy. It is made with the gorgeous bo bunny 6x6" Father Christmas papers (great for making cards) and they all coordinate so you can't go wrong.

Here is a close up.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Album for Mum and Dad

I have mentioned that I was going to scrap an album for my parents of our recent holiday together. I have started this project and have made a good start on the album, I am hoping that it will be finished for Christmas. I have tried to also incorporate relevant photos to Dad's days in Vietnam. Enjoy and be inspired to keep the memories.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Remember that you are Special!!

To all you special readers out there.... have a good day.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Hippies!!!!

I am proud to say that I grew this beauty..... Some years they don't flower for me and some they glad they did!!