Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Little Touch of Paris

I seem to have a developed a little obsession with Twiddleybitz shadow boxes at the moment, 'cos here's another one!

Our HR Manager is retiring and I wanted to make her a little gift, and here's what I came up with ....

It's areal mixture, the shadow box is Twiddlybitz, the chandelier is Dusty Attic and the rest is Collections. I used my new "Tattered Leather" Glimmermist on the chipboard and oooh it's just lovely! These photos just don't do it justice!

Well, that's all for now. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, July 12, 2010

A Little More Brick Work

Thanks to the wild winter weather we've had over the last few days there hasn't been much progress on the house, but here's a few photo's of what has been done since the last photos I put up.

This is the back of the house (the master bedroom) taken from the block behind us.

This is the side of the master bedroom, looking towards the front, looking down the "no mans land" side of the house.

This is the side of the house from the block next door.

Well, that's all I've got to show you for now.

Until next time, thanks for dropping by.


Well it's another cold stormy morning here but I thought I'd quickly pop a couple photo's up before I headed off for work.

This is a page I did on Saturday using some more of the "Shabby Green Door" paper I had in my stash. The photo I've used is another one of Mum & Dad's wedding photo's. In this photo is Mum, her twin sister Bev & her niece June.

Unfortunately this photo doesn't do the paper justice, but it is beautiful.

The gate is from the "Heritage" cricut cartridge, and the swirl is a beautiful Prima swirl that I've had for a while but I just hadn't found quite the right this to use it on.

Well, must dash, thanks for stopping by.

Until next time,


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Build Update

Just thought I'd pop up a few photo's of how the build is going, the brickie (yes, it's one bloke on his own!) started on site two weeks ago and fortunately thus far we've had lovely fine days but the weather man is telling us that it's going to end tomorrow and we're going to have rain which is a pain, but I guess it is winter after all.

These photo's were taken last Saturday and as you can see our brickie is rather slow but he is doing a very neat job which is great.

This first photo is taken from the front of the house by my craft room ... ooops sorry the "Theater", looking down the side towards the kitchen, dining, lounge and alfresco. The first gap in the bricks you can see is the laundry door.

This photo is taken from the back of the house by the alfresco looking back towards the front, this is the corner of the lounge.

This is the wall of our bedroom with the frames for the neighbours roof in the background.

Well, that's all for now, he has done more but by the time we get down there of an evening it's to dark to take any photo's so I'll have to wait until Saturday to get some more.

Until next time.

Kaye :o)

Monday, July 5, 2010

A Little Shabby Green Door

I recently discovered this beautiful paper by Shabby Green Door, when I saw it I couldn't resist it but up until now I hadn't found the right photos to use it with. On the weekend I had a little play and found that it looked great with this photo of my brothers and sister taken when they were kids. Surprisingly this page came together very easily and although it's rather simple I'm rather pleased with the end result.

I couldn't resist cutting out the birdcage and lifting it up a bit, then I added a couple of Collections butterflies and some Prima lace just for good measure.

Well, that's all for tonight.

Until next time, thanks for stopping by.

Kaye :o)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

I just couldn't help myself!

When I was away at the scrap retreat at the end of May I made a shadow box, it was so much fun that I decided to make another one to send to Phil's Grandma.

For this one, instead of using red and black I've used the new Collections papers with the blue/green tonings and I've also incorporated copper, this I have to thank Phil for as it was him that suggested it. Here's the finished product.

The shadow box is from Twiddleybitz, the bodice, and other paper and chipboard are Collections, as is the stamp, but the "chicken wire" is actually a Dusty Attic chipboard chicken wire sprayed with copper Glimmermist. The other Glimmermists used were Black Magic & Frozen Lake.

The bodice is copper shim that I have embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then lightly sanded to age it.

Well, until next time, thanks for stopping by,


Colour Room Challenge

I've recently started scrapping with a group of ladies at different scrap stores and one of my firends, Susan recently came up with a fun idea. Each week she sends us the colour challenge from a fun ning site called The Colour Room,
where they put up a challenge to use a range of colours and a sketch. Susan's idea is that we each complete the challenges and bring them along to the first Friday of each month a Inspired crafts and we have a show and tell.

This weeks challenge was a real challenge for me 'cos the colours were pink, green, orange and white. Now I'm not a pink person but I thought this could be fun. This is the challenge

And here's my take on it

There's a couple close ups, and I must credit the hand made flowers to the very talented Alyssa Rowe, as she is the one who designed them and showed me how to make them.

Well, that's all for now, if you like the look of the challenge click on the underlined "Colour Room" at the top of this post for a link to the ning site.
Until next time,