Saturday, July 30, 2011

For a special little boy

Just a quick card created for a good friend's sons birthday.

"Happy Birthday Hayden!"

Fiskars Tools Used:
- Fiskars Tool Taxi
- Fiskars Portable SureCut Portable Trimmer
- Fiskars Microtip Scissors

Adhesive's Used:
- Helmar Liquid Scrapdots
- Helmar Adhesive Tape Runner

TFL, M x

Friday, July 29, 2011

Butterfly Window Fun

What do you get when you mix this Fiskars punch

and this Fiskars punch...

a card that looks like this....

and a close up of the window

Loving playing around with my Fiskars Everywhere Window Punches at the moment.

TFL, Michelle x

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Quick and easy thank you

Wanted to create a quick card to say thank you to Kiah's Calisthenics teacher.

Kiah's coach is leaving soon "sob sob" and moving up to Darwin to be with her fiance.

She has been an amazing coach and extremely tolerant with the girls. Kiah's team is made up of nine girls aged between two to four years of age!

They had their mid year revue this month and it was so cute to see all the hard work they had done up on stage finally.

Here's Miss Kiah all dressed in her Club tracksuit all ready to leave for the theatre performance.

Here's the card I have made for Miss Vashti

Fiskars Tools Used:
- Fiskars Tool Taxi
- Fiskars Portable SureCut Portable Trimmer
- Fiskars Microtip Scissors

Adhesive's Used:
- Helmar Liquid Scrapdots
- Helmar Adhesive Tape Runner

Now to get Kiah to do up a picture to add into the card and we are all done.

Happy Scrapping.

TFL, M x

Monday, July 25, 2011

Birthdays Galore

Lots of birthdays happened here last month.. I think I created a lot more cards than layouts.. which is unusual.

Still had some of the Bella range leftover that I had been sent to play with thanks to Fiskars and Spotlight so thought I would play with some.

My son had a friends birthday party to go to so my first task what to create a masculine card.

Here's what I came up with.

close up of the window

This card was made so easy with a little help from my new favourite punch

Have you had a chance to play around with these Fiskars Everywhere Window punches... I warn you.. they are addictive!

TFL, M x

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bowling away with Helmar !

Hello everyone.

It is a wet and rainy day here in Adelaide. Perfect weather to hide yourself away and scrap.

Just want to share with you a quick card I whipped up for a neighbours auntie. While cleaning my front porch on Friday my neighbour came over asking if it was possible to create a card for her to give to her bowling mad Auntie that was turning 90.

There was a catch though...
- it was needed by Sunday
- it had to have 90 on it
- it had to be personalised with her Auntie's name on it
- it HAD to be bowling themed as her Auntie is a mad keen bowler !

With all this in mind I set to work.

Here's the card I managed to create for her
I was able to create dimension to the front of the card using Helmar Zapdots under the journal spot.

Close up of elements on front of card
I then spent ages looking for a stopper for my trinket pin after I had added some decorative beads. In my mad dash to get the card finished do you think I could find one !!

After giving up I decided to add a small dot of Helmar 450 at the end of the last bead. It worked a treat! Dries clear and held nice and tight too.

Adhering the acrylic numbers inside the window was made easy with a dab of Helmar 450. They aren't coming off in a hurry that's for sure!

So with a little help from Helmar and a digi kit I was able to create this simple but effective card for my neighbour.

Off to get busy creating... I have more cards to create for my neighbour after she saw this one !

TFL, M x

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

For a little girl with a cheeky smile

Had a very special card to make this month.

One of Miss Kiah's close friends, Adison, was turning four.

I have known Adison's Mum for six years now. We met through scrap booking and now there is four extra children in the mix between us.

This meant we had to create a VERY special card for a good friend.

I pulled out my Fiskars cupcake shape template to create this one.

Fiskars tools used -

- Fiskars Shape Template Cupcake and Circle

- Fiskars Ultra Shape Express

- Fiskars Tool Taxi

- Fiskars SureCut Portable Trimmer

Adhesives Used -

- Helmar 450

- Helmar Zapdots

- Helmar Adhesive Tape Runner

Off to create.

TFL, Michelle xx

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Masculine Birthday Wishes

Been playing around with my favourite Fiskars punches again.

Created this card for my husband boss, Tony.

Love creating a masculine card for a change.

Fiskars Tools Used:

- Fiskars Tool Taxi

- Fiskars Everywhere Window Punch

- Fiskars Squeeze Punch -Round and Round

- Fiskars Border Punch - Threading Water

Adhesive's Used:

- Helmar Liquid Scrapdots

- Helmar Adhesive Tape Runner

- Helmar 450

TFL, M x

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

LOTW - July 12th 2011

Hello everyone, Michelle here

This week I have been checking out all the amazing work in the The Scrappers Outlet gallery..

Well done to everyone they all looks so good.

BUT that made it super hard to choose a layout for this week...think I would choose them all!!!

But I can't so.. my pick for layout of the week is...

Scraphappy's - Beautiful Soul...

Love it.. really brings out what the Inspiration Challenge for this month means.

Here's what was to inspire us..
I am beautiful
Not only because of the curve of my hips
Or the shape of my body
Not only because of the fullness of my lips
Or the curl of my eye lashes

I am beautiful because I want to be
I am beautiful because God made me that way
I am beautiful because in my eyes
There is no one more beautiful than me

I am beautiful because I have a heart
And that is a beautiful thing
I am beautiful because I have a brain
And that is a beautiful thing
I am beautiful because I give advice
And that is a beautiful thing

I am beautiful because I want to be
I am beautiful because God made me that way
I am beautiful because in my eyes
There is no one more beautiful than me

I am beautiful because I have confidence
I am beautiful because I have determination and wit
I am beautiful because I have goals and I plan to reach them
I am beautiful because I am always there to lend a helping hand

I am beautiful because I want to be
I am beautiful because God made me that way
I am beautiful because in my eyes
There is no one more beautiful than me

Candice George

WTG.. M x

A Special Birthday Gift

My daughter, Kiah, has a birthday party to attend for a little friend from Calisthenics.

Kiah is most excited about getting to go along and dress up as a fairy for the day to help her friend celebrate.

So being organised I started to think about what to give as a gift. This was a very hard process for me for a few reasons:
1. I don't know what the little girl already has
2. I don't like to give toys
3. The little girls isn't into reading so much that a book is out
So I was stuck as to what to give her.

That was until I found this really cute birthday 6x6 paper. It got me thinking.. I decided to make her up a little 6x6 album to pop her birthday photos into.

First I got to work decorating the album itself.
The cover of the album

Close up of the embellishments on the cover

The pages in the album

Here's a slide show of the 10 pages in the album I made up

Lots of bright colours, sparkles and bling.. just what every little girl likes!

Don't forget too that no birthday present is complete without a card.. so here's the card I made up to go with the album

Fiskars Tools Used -
- Fiskars SureCut Portable Trimmer
- Fiskars Fingertip Knife
- Fiskars Squeeze Punch (Round and Round)
- Fiskars Stamp Press and Blocks
- Fiskars Microtip Scissors
- Fiskars Tool Taxi
- Fiskars Everywhere Window Punch

Adhesive Used -
- Helmar Liquid Scrapdots
- Helmar Adhesive Tape Runner
- Helmar Decoupage Medium
- Helmar Zapdots
- Helmar Acid Free Glue
- Helmar 450

Now to get thinking about the costume she will be wearing for the day.

Better get busy.
TFL, M x

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Something Feminine

Hello everyone,

The weather here for the past week has been miserable and wet..perfect weather for ducks and scrapbookers!

Well.. the scrapbooker part is my opinion when it is wet and miserable I have a REAL excuse to stay home and scrap!

This month has been birthday madness for us here.

The first round of birthdays we had was for my husband's bosses.

So with a little help from Helmar, glimmer mist, some stamps and paper scraps that were laying on my scrap desk I got to work.

Here's what I came up with really quickly thanks to Helmar

Love the dimension I got from my Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.

Sticking it down was made really quick and easy too with the help of my Helmar Adhesive Tape Runner.

My husband loved what I created for one of his bosses.

Now to get creating another card for the other bosses at my husbands work.

Get Crafting !

TFL, M xxx

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July "Red, White & Glue" Challenge!

Announcing Helmar's July "Red, White & Glue" Challenge!

We loved the June "Get Your Glue On" Challenge so much that we are so excited for the July challenge.

In the United States July is all about the Red, White and Blue, so Helmar invites you all to show us your "Red, White & Glue".

Helmar Designer and Sketch extraordinaire, Lydell Quinn has provided our July Sketch.

Now remember, this sketch is for a layout, card, altered project or anything that insires you!

You must use Helmar adhesives.

And we want to see your stars, gems, etc all glued with Helmar Gemstone Glue which is our feature Glue and perfect for this challenge:

Check out the Helmar blog for some examples from the Helmar Design Team.

Get creating!

M x

Monday, July 4, 2011

TSO July Kit

This month while on The Scrappers Outlet Design Team I have been busily scrapping away.

Thanks again Peta for the pack I LOVED it all and had so much fun creating. I managed to get 3 LO's created and still have plenty left over that I am hoping to play around again with this range.

I was sent this to play with -
PP = Imaginisce - Live Loud
American Craft Ribbon
7 Gypsies 3 in 1 parentheses trio stamp
MME Magnolia Serene "Letters"
MM Alpha rubons

From my own stash -
Large Brads
Own Alphas
Marking Tape
Digital Ticket Stubs
Helmar Liquid Scrapdots
Kindy Glitz

Here's what I created.

Layout 1 - Line 'em Up

Loved the layering on this one.. plenty of Helmar Liquid Scrapdots used for this too (almost a WHOLE tub!)

Layout 2 - Big Blue Eyes

Lots of punching and stamping on this I played around with some masking tape too.. so much fun.

Layout 3 - Zoe

This would have to be my favourite.. loving working with cardboard at the moment.. it really worked with this paper too.

Why not head over to The Scrappers Outlet to see what everyone has been busily working on for this month.

Cheers M x

"Kissing" Fun at The Scrappers Outlet


Bet the title of this blog post got you wondering WHAT I have been up to...hehehehehe.

Well.. this month I got to choose the Card Artistry Challenge at The Scrappers Outlet.

I had to put my thinking cap on for this one. I wanted to do something fun so I decided to use the technique of "kissing".

The kissing technique is a great way to get more use from your stamps. There are several different ways to use this technique:

- Take a background or textured stamp and ink it with a dark color. Place it face up on your work surface. Then ink a solid stamp with a lighter color. Press the solid stamp into the background stamp so that they “kiss” each other. The background stamp leaves a pattern into the solid stamp. Then take the kissed solid stamp and stamp onto card stock.

- As a variation, ink the two stamps in coordinating colors, rather than a lighter shade of the same color, and “kiss” them together. Then press the solid stamp onto card stock.

- Ink a solid stamp and “kiss” it with an un-inked pattern stamp. This removes ink in the shape of the pattern. Stamp the kissed solid stamp onto card stock.

Here's my take on the technique..

Here's a close up of the butterfly that I made using the "kissing technique"

As you can see I used to different colours for mine. I had so much fun playing around with my Marvvy Le Plume markers and Staz on ink.

Why not give it a go.

Head over to The Scrapper Outlet gallery to see what everyone else creates using this technique.

TFL, Michelle