Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Frog Prince LO - First DT reveal!

It's time for my first DT reveal for The Lollipop Ladies! The challenge prompt for this month was the delicious Red Frogs. You can see I took inspiration from both the colour and the theme. The background paper is actually from an old Kaisercraft Christmas range but where else do you turn when you need paper with both red and green? This fortnight came with an added challenge of 'movement'. I decided to make my little froggie able to slide across the page.

Below is an example of froggie in action. It also shows the original version of my LO, before I decided it was too simple. My husband Ben says he prefers the simple version - let me know which you prefer.

I've also entered this LO into the September 1 Show Us Your Stuff competition. I'm hoping they count the fact I had to hand paint the chipboard as hand-made embellishments. The challenge was sketch based, you can see the sketch below.

I'd love you to come join us at The Lollipop Ladies if you're interested in any kind of paper crafting. The prize this fortnight is a $10 gift voucher to Annabelle Stamps.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

I'm on a Design Team!

This is my 200th blog post and I have some exciting news to share: I have been selected to be part of The Lollypop Ladies design team! The Lollipop Ladies set fortnightly challenges for both card makers and scrapbookers alike. There are no rules, just some sweet-inspired themes set for you to use in your projects. Open to anyone to join in - come and join the fun!

The next challenge goes live on Wednesday and it's a good one. I can share a sneak peak with you below to get you interested.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Life with you is joyful LO

This is a multi-challenge LO. It uses a lot of Heidi Grace designs Sweetest Bug range, which I've been holding on to for ages for just the right LO. Not much journalling on this one, but I decided I just wanted to do a pretty LO for a change.

Anyway, the Show Us Your Stuff September 15 challenge was Multi Photos, stripes and of course hand made embellies!! The flower in the bottom left is my take on their Try This technique. I didn't have any yellow felt so I had to use a fabric sample and I wanted mine to look more like a daisy than a frangipani.

The other challenge I incorporated into this LO was for The Lollipop Ladies. This is a cute little blog which provides different sweets as inspiration. I've been watching for a while but this is my first time playing with them. The Gobstoppers packaging below was this weeks inspiration. I've used the yellow background and the white-on-black title. I also think the colourful flowers on the green sheet look like little gobstoppers and I picked a smiley photo.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Wedding Dress LO

I've decided to split up my previous post into seperate ones for the LO and details about the show. The LO below was completed 4.9.11 before I headed off to the Show. This is for the Challenge Heaven September sketch challenge. As soon as I saw the sketch I just knew I had to use these photos from my wedding. The doily was originally white but I've coloured it to match the LO with a mixture of tea and three different Glimmer Mists. The majority of the papers are Kaisercraft Dancing Jewel with the music and card from the Timeless range. Dress form, flowers and pearls are also Kairsercraft.

The sketch:

I've also found yet another challenge blog I look the look of. This one is called Young Crafters Unite. The challenge for this month is to colour a stamped image. I have entered my LO above as I painted the dragonfly in the top right using Tinkling H2O's. Entries are open until 15.9.11, new challenge comes out 23.9.11.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Gold Coast Show Results

Today was the last day of the Gold Coast Show so Benny and I popped down to check it all out and pick up my scrapbooking entries. We have a tradition of buying a dagwood dog when at the Show but we always share it since they're really not that good.

I cleaned up in the scrapbooking competition this year! Five firsts and two thirds which lead to me being the most successful exhibitor in the scrapbooking section. Interestingly, in the two years I've entered I have placed 11 times but never come second. Anyway, here is the photo of my standing before my winning work. :)

In case you are interested, here is what I entered.
Category - Thumbnail - Place
Heritage First

Baby/Children  Did not place

Holiday  First
Celebration Did not place

Wedding First

Pet First

Off the page First
Open (removed for publication) Third

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Please vote for me

I have entered a competition Spotlight is running over at Facebook. The top five entries will each receive a $100 gift card. If you are a member of Facebook I would really appreciate you voting for my LO. Thanks!

This is my entry: