Monday, August 29, 2011

New DT News...

Have been that flat out lately with scrap booking show commitments and the passing of Troy's grandfather that I haven't had the chance to share with everyone some news...

I have been accepted onto the Scrapping with V design team !

Such a great honour to be able to work with the amazing Jules and the team.

I am really looking forward to sharing my first design team kit with everyone.

I was sent some really yummy stuff to play with that I had so much fun creating.

Don't forget to check out the blog for the rest of the work created by the design team.

TFL, M x

TSO Cyber Crop Time !!!!

Some exciting news !!!!

Been waiting ages to be able to share this news with everyone...

But have had to keep "Mum" on it until it had been announced on the blog.

Check this out!

TFL, M x

August Challenge - "Adhere in August with Helmar!"

August is almost over!

So our August Challenge is for you all to "Adhere in August with Helmar!"

This month our feature sketch is by Helmar Designer, Lydell Quin:
I "heart" her sketches and have started to save them all for future use.

Here's my take on the sketch
Check out the Helmar Blog for futher details.
TFL, M x

Couple more card shares

Found these photos while cleaning up the desktop computer...

These are a couple of cards I was commissioned to make by my neighbour.

They were for work colleagues birthdays. Both she wanted with set themes, ages on them and had to be personalised with their names too.

card 1

close up

card 2

close up

TFL, M x

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

LOTW 15th August at The Scrapper's Outlet

Morning all from wet Adelaide...

Just about to head up to my scrap room and was looking for a little inspiration this morning.

Have seen some amazing wrk in The Scrappers Outet gallery that I am truly inspired for sure.

I am lucky to be able to chose this weeks LOTW and  I have chosen.

"Just Try and Stop Me" by Jordayla

WTG and thanks for the inspiration.

Don't forget to check out the gallery for more inspiration.

TFL, M x

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Helmar fun in a different way for me !

Hello everyone, Michelle here... waving madly.....

I am here I promise you....

Just buried under a pile of sequins....

What am I up to you may ask....

Well what do you think you get when you mix

- a bottle of Bacardi
- a bread and butter plate
(both of these where the perfect circle size..)
- lots of sequins, tulle and Lycra
- and LOTS of Helmar goodness...

To cut a long story short.. I was asked to create the headpieces for my niece's Calisthenics costume for their competition coming up this week.

I was sent this picture from High School Musical
as to use as inspiration as the will be performing a song from High School Musical called "Fabulous".

It was a fun process as my niece lives 8 hours drive away and needed the head pieces made up at only 3 weeks notice. So I got to work and created up a storm.

I was so lucky to have heaps of Helmar 450 on hand as it was the best thing for adhering the Lycra to the bases of the headpieces. Because it is quick drying I was able to get the bases all made up nice and quick. It was great too as I didn't have to sew the Lycra at all.

I then used my Helmar 450 to adhere all the elements to the head piece base. This mean very little sewing and a guarantee that they won't fall apart too!

My next hurdle was trying to work out how to attach the sequins to the spotty net and the tulle flower I made.

That job was made super easy with a little help from Helmar Gemstone Glue. No unsightly stitching, which is hard on tulle, and they stayed put nicely.

Because Helmar is so quick drying I was able to adhere all the sequins to 8 head pieces in under half an hour!

Thanks to my Darling Daughter 13, for modelling the hat for me... I know your sick of wearing it for me so I can check it...especially when I have been dragging you out of bed to check it again and again... hehehehe

Well better got them boxed off now.. they are being dropped off to my niece tomorrow who has arrived here in Adelaide from Port Lincoln for her competition this week. I can't wait to see them on stage with the rest of the costume.

Off to drink that bottle of Bacardi now to celebrate them being finished!!!!


Monday, August 1, 2011

TSO August Kit Sneak Peeks

This month I was set some of the Bo Bunny Zoology range to play with.

This really got me thinking as I really didn't want to stick with the traditional thing of animal paper means animal layouts...

I can only share a few sneaks with you as to what I created with this really yummy range.

Here's the three layouts I created.
If you want to see more head over to The Scrappers Outlet.

TFL, M x

TSO July Challenges

Last month I played along with the monthly challenges at The Scrappers Outlet.

Here's what I managed to play along with :

The colours for the July Chocoholics Challenge were

Green, Black and of course Chocolate!!

My take on the challenge

The Ready Steady Scrap Challenge for July was:

1. Paint - use as little or as much as you want
2. Handmade flower (at least 1)
3. Distressing - sanding, inking, tearing whatever your heart desires, go crazy!

My take on the challenge

Check out the gallery at The Scrappers Outlet for the rest of the work everyone did for last months challenges.

Cheers, M x

Nursery Rhyme Fun at The Scrappers Outlet

Hello everyone.

I am lucky to be able to chose the Inspiration Challenge for August at The Scrappers Outlet.

I thought I would challenge everyone a little.

For this months challenge I am asking everyone to

Create a layout with a nursery rhyme as inspiration.

HOWEVER ... there is a catch.

You MUST use part of the nursery rhyme in your title!

Here's my example

As you can see I have used "Mary Mary Quite Contrary" as my title.

I will leave the choice of nursery rhyme up to you.

Don't forget to check out the gallery to see what everyone creates.

Have fun with this one and happy scrapping.

M x

Scrap with V - August Sketch Challenge

Been busy scrapping my heart away.

My first challenge at Scrap with V was this months sketch challenge.

Here's the 1st August sketch challenge.

my take on this sketch

You have until midnight on the 31st August to get your entry in.

The winner (random drawing) will be announced early September, and a RAK full of goodies will be sent out to that person.

So now it's time for you to go and have some scrappy fun, and get those entries in.

Check out the blog for more amazing layouts from the rest of the design team.

TFL, M x