22 November 2009

My special advent calendar.

I brought a few weeks ago online from http://www.123scrapbook.com.au/ a Kaisercraft Advent Calendar.
I thought it was a GREAT idea as Zoe cannot have the cardboard ones with choc in them.
So i purchased also the whole Belle collection of papers etc that Kaisercraft had just brought out in their Q2 collection and got to work.
I put the whole thing together and then painted it with a Burgundy paint from Jo Sonja,then covered sections with the bell paper and painted over this with rock candy distress paint to give the crackled look. then i rubbed in some distress ink in walnut stain to give the "old" look.
Then varnished the whole lot to protect it.
I made the little drawers ,covered them and painted the insides of each,and again varnished them.
I cut out parts of the paper cut and paste to give dimension(though you cant really see it in the pic.) glittered the numbers and covered with glossy accents. and finished off with a glitter title.
I also made a Xmas sign that i won 2 years ago and never got around to cover so again covered with Kaisercraft papers distressed with sandpaper inked and added a few embellishments.
They look great on my bookcase!

15 November 2009

A meal with Fiskars.....

Fiskars has a challenge every month and this month it was to select several items from a list of 'food' and create a 'menu as such. then we received the scrapping equivalent and had to create a layout with the items given.

my menu was follows...... Potato wedges, baked lemon fish, steamed broccoli and carrots and a cheesecake.

These items gave me........ an 8 1/2 x 11 inch layout, using red,white and black colours, cardboard and paint, 4 patterned papers and optional extra card if needed.
So I decided to put together a LO for Zoe's teacher who came to our annual Halloween party this year.
I used fiskars trimmer to cut the patterned papers and my may flowers small squeeze punch to cut out the 'star' shapes on the right side of the LO. I also used Fiskars ink by steph papers(the 4 patterned ones) Tim holtz picket fence distress paint, distress ink in fired brick and black soot, a couple of rubons then to finish off American crafts black glitter alphabet and some wiggly eyes to make it 'LOOK' at you.
what do you think????

05 November 2009

04 November 2009

well halloween is over.....(ohhhhh...)

Halloween is over and the mess is all cleared up. telling by the amount of recycling we had(it could fill the recycle bin twice over!) every surely had a great time.
Sugar withdrawal has now kicked in for the kids too, i am sure so a moody week will be my prediction for all parents involved!!
We had so many Fantastic costumes at the party. and i will be sharing them next post.