Well I managed to get one challenge done for Bon's cybercrop this month and I did it last minute at that! It was a scraplift challenge and we had to use up some old alphas in our stash to make this great background effect.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
So I have finally completed a 1,2,3 challenge. The December challenge was to use the word 'Oh', the colour pink and the technique of tissue paper. I used a 20x25 canvas to create on. This is the first time I've done something like this so I am pretty happy with the result. Even better I was at the shops yesterday and Riot had 50% off all canvases so I stocked up on some more!
Some close ups!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Well it's December and that brings the last cybercrop at Chookscraps for this year! I have completed 2 of the challenges so far and am participating in the chatting competition, pretty sure I won't be the outright winner but there is a random participation prize to be won!
I have much cooking to consider for all the Christmas festivities this coming week so scrapping is getting a little break, will see if I get time to do the other 2 challenges before midnight tomorrow.
I am still waiting on DM to dry on my scraplift but here is the first challenge I completed, using our engagement photoshoot photos at last!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Well, I am thrilled to say I have been officially asked to throw my brother's girlfriend her baby shower. They don't know the gender so I was thinking of recycling some of the bunting from my Engagement Party and having a brightly themed baby shower as well. Red, yellow and orange aren't too girly yeah?
This is the inspiration board I have come up with so far. Got a bit excited and put this all together and haven't discussed with the mum to be yet! Any great baby shower ideas out there?
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
So, I have managed a bit of baking recently... I got the melting moment recipe from Taste. This was the second time I have made them and I believe the consistencey and everything was better this time. Although the recipe says it makes 25 and at the size I made them (not huge) it only made 9. Might be doubling it next time!
These, below, were made by my friend who was using up the leftover ganache from our engagement cakes. Just made some shortcrust pastry, blind baked and then put the ganache in. I contributed by making the little toothpick flags from leftover card from the engagement party!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
It's cybercrop time at Bon's again! I've just finished the blog train and there was some lovely work to see so I highly recommend frittering away an afternoon doing that! Not sure when I'll have a chance to do some scrapping this weekend. I have another engagement party to attend tonight and then I am baking all tomorrow for a Christmas Carols party! Mmm, Christmas cookies.
I will be making these sugar cookies again but in Christmas shapes and colours of course!
Well, the night came and went and everyone seems to think it was a success! I felt like it was impossible to chat to anyone for longer than 30 seconds before the next person came along but I got to do a bit of dancing in the end and had a good time. Here are just a couple of my dodgy pics from the night. We should be getting some better ones off friends at some stage.
The cakes that my very talented bridesmaid made.
The hall setup. You can kinda get the effect of the tissue paper balls I made. My mum also made some awesome bunting but I will wait and see if I get a better photo of that. They perfectly matched the balloons and colour scheme.
And... towards the end of the night my friends 'repurposing' the tissue paper balls!
Monday, November 15, 2010
This weekend was the Girls Night In cybercrop fundraiser at Chookscraps. Everyone makes a donation to participate and there were also auctions to have your photos scrapped by some very talented people on the forum. I plan to bid on some next year when I have some wedding photos to scrap!
For the first time possibly ever I completed all the challenges from the cybercrop. Perhaps I should donate to charity every month to get me motivated!
The wings were stamped with a light pink, then a red, then I used a stamp in white and clear embossing powder.
My new crackle paint detail:
Challenge 4 was pretty hard we had to use 1,8,8, and 0 of the following: words, colours, patterned paper, and flowers. I went for 1 - colour (black OR white were freebies), 8 - patterned paper, 8 - words, and 0 - flowers! This card is for my friends that surprised a few people by going to Bali for a holiday and then announcing they were getting married there! I am yet to see photos of this but I am waiting patiently!
P.S. Less than a week until the Engagement Party! There always seems to be more shopping to do!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
These are a collection of challenges from chookscraps that I have completed over the last month or so.
The first is a baby shower card and the challenge was for it to have dimension. There are many layers and the 3 photos are popped up with foam dots. The shower theme was purple so I wanted to incorporate that and the stamps are meant to show - pregnancy, baby shower, then the baby is born!
This was a LO for the continuous challenge at chookscraps. I really like my photoshopped photo but I do think I will try scrapping it again one day. Although I might be getting a new engagement ring as this one was not that quality and the stone fell out so I might have an entirely different ring to scrap next time!
I do really like this last one. Little bit of photoshopping to make the bride stand out. Criteria for this challenge involved fairy tales, hence the 'happy ever after' in the title.
10 days until my Engagement Party!
Well, my winning cupcakes are now up on the Robert Gordon blog so you can see how they compare to the other winners! I think I will have to whip up some more cupcakes soon as I have been too focused on cookies lately! Although my current focus is on Engagement Party plans of course. I am getting there and handcrafting a few things but there still seems to be never ending shopping to be done!
Meanwhile here is a sneak at something I am preparing for the party, courtesy of Martha Stewart.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I seem to be having a bit of luck these days with my blog winning. I have just won a custom monogram from Poppiseed Designs through a competition on Polka Dot Bride. I chose this one as Phill and I will be married on his Dad's small vineyard.
Now we just need to settle on a date! Thinking early November 2011.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
My Write Now entryThis arrow was embossing gone wrong but I kind of like the effect, almost looks a bit like crackle paint. Think I had the gun too hot and / or too close!
Challenge 5 - I was overseas!
Challenge 6 Challenge 7 Challenge 8 Challenge 9 Challenge 10 I had my first win of the comp for challenge 10, was voted in 2nd by the other chooks! Challenge 11 is a scraplift and details are here.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
The photos are taken by Ryan David Ahern
In other good news, our trip to Europe is only a few days away and flights to the area are pretty much back to usual so now is the time to start packing I believe!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Here are my entries so far... Challenge 1:
Now to get thinking for Challenge 3 which involves interpreting a sketch...
The theme has something to so with school but there is much speculation about still. Can't wait to see what it is!
The second is happening over at Bons Scraps from 20th of April and you can find the timetable and pre chat here.
I always love the photo challenge here and hope I will have time to upload a photo each day despite being in the last minute stages of getting ready to go to Europe for 4 weeks!!