Sunday, 28 November 2010

Christmas Advent Calendar

I decided I wanted to make our Advent calendar this year using the Kaisercraft kit rather than buy a cheap one from the supermarket. It took me a whole three-day weekend but I now have it completed and filled with lollies ready to start on the 1st!

The traditional papers aren't my typical colour-theme but I got the whole collection for half-price at Spotlight. Going with the natural colours let me leave the chipboard raw so I saved time by not having to paint it all. I've used a variety of embellishments on the boxes including chipboard, pearls and rhinestones, ribbons, rubons and some vintage postage stamps.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Bird-A-Thon ATC's

I normally trade my ATCs over at and even though I haven't been making too many of them recently I still pop in every now and then. I found out they were having a Bird-A-Thon this week, which involved everyone getting together and making as much bird themed art as they could and then we all go crazy with trades. Given birds are one of my favourite themes to collect I just couldn't pass this up.

Here are the four I've come up with so far:

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Family Fun LO

For the sketch challenge at Challenge Heaven. Couple of old photos from my childhood on this one. I'm not sure of the exact years these were taken. I think the one on the left might have been Dad's work Christmas party at the Melbourne Zoo. I think the best thing about looking back at these old photos is laughing at the fashions! :)

This month the sketch was by Inspired Blueprints. As per normal, I stuck to the sketch pretty closely.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Autumn PAT ATCs

This Pick-a-Theme (PAT) Swap wis different from a regular PAT Swap in that it is organized by Season (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter), then Media (Hand-drawn/hand-Painted OR Collage/Mixed Media), then finally by specific theme within the season you have chosen. I couldn't resist such a specific challenge, even if my current ATC's are few and far between.

Themes for my group: Group 5 ~ Autumn:Hand-drawn/Hand-painted *FULL*

1) BamaKathy ~ Trees, birds, flowers or vegetables in a basket
2) Luvloz ~ Foliage (not Halloween/Thanksgiving related)
3) Shawncaitlin ~ Acorns or Scarecrows
4) ceejay ~ Harvest
5) bernie712 ~ Scary Witches