Tuesday, May 19

Q is for Quirky

This week Letters to Scrap By had a real challenge. They couldn't find a colour for "Q" so they opted for a style. As a rule I am not one to go way out, I feel much more comfortable if I am more in control. I was having a good think about what to do and since I had just put a colour through my hair, I thought "why not"? So here is what I came up with.

The journaling reads: I have inherited my dad's hair. His hair was fine and silky and had a soft wave. I always thought that he looked so debonair. The only problem was that he went silver grey quite early so that is why I have developed a relationship with the BOTTLE.....the hair colour bottle that is.

When I took this photo, the light must have been perfect because this layout IS this colourful. Here in Queensland the sunlight is very bright and even in the shade, the colours don't always come out right. Fortunately today was overcast. So if you want to have as much fun as I have, then join in the fun at Letters to Scrap By and you might be lucky enough to win a great prize.

Cheers, Irene :)

Monday, May 18

Great Weekend

Well good morning all. Even though I have nothing to show you today, I have been busy over the weekend. I am working on a couple of projects for two of my daughters for their birthdays. It is killing me not being able to post these - can't even say what they are because both Stacey and Cathie visit my blog and the surprise would be spoiled. But I promise that as soon as they get their presents, I will post.

Oh, one thing I can show you is this cute little owl I made for an "Owl Swap" over at The Boxx.

Well I am off to play with some paint brushes and oils. Hope you have a great day.

Cheers, Irene

Sunday, May 10

"P" is for Plum Challenge

Well it has finally happened, I have dipped my toes into the world of digi scrapping. Don't get me wrong, I will NEVER give up my paper.......I love everything about it. So here is my layout for the Letters to Scrap By. This week our colour was plum. It's not a colour I use much though I love the richness of it.

Most of the elements I used for this page were free downloads. Unfortunately I don't have a list of the designers as I have used bits and pieces from everywhere but I will go searching to see if I can find them to give them credit.

Cheers, Irene :)

Friday, May 8

Sketch Challenge

This is a layout I did for a weekley challenge on The Boxx. I used the Kaisercraft Dancing Jewel range for the page, some of their rhinestones and a touch of Kindy Glitz, BG rub-ons and my nifty Fiskars boarder punch.

The title is a mix between a shadow box and a window. I got the idea from The Techniquezone. Then have some great ideas with step by step tutorials and I always get inspired when I visit.

Thanks for stopping by and having a peek.

Cheers, Irene :)

Tuesday, May 5

Mother's Day Card

What, two posts in one day.......
This is a card I made today for my mum. I have a Cuttlebug and need to use it more than I do. A little while ago I came across ikki's blog and it is the best thing I ever did. Ikki is passionate about sharing her knowledge of just what a Cuttlebug can do with step by step tutorials. Ikki creates the most amazing cards.........that's where I got inspiration for this one.

I wont tell you that I made a mistake when using the debossing technique, I like the two score lines down the side instead of the bottom lol. I don't have a die for hearts (YET) so I made my own from a piece of cereal box. If anyone would like to know how, just leave a comment and I will get back to you. I mounted the embossed hearts on pink CS which I cut out using my nifty fancy scissors. Finished off with a pink satin ribbon and a touch of Kindy Glitz.

I added an inner page by printed out a message on vellum, trimmed the side edges with my nifty fancy scissors and embossed a little floral strip down the left hand side. So........if you have a moment, go check out ikki's blog. There is plenty to inspire you and you could even learn a thing to two.

Cheers, Irene :)

A little bit of nonsense

I was sent a couple of pictures in an email recently and I think that they are so much fun I would share them with you.

Now I always associate murals with walls and ceilings but this one could really mess with your head. I can just imaging someone going to the bathroom opening the door and grabbing the door frame in panic while tapping the floor gently with their toes. LOL

The next one I feel is better than any warnings on cigarette packs. Going to the Smokers Room for a quick puff would definitely give you that sinking feeling.

Cheers, Irene :)

Saturday, May 2

Mini Album

I thought I would like to share my first mini album, this is the one that has started my passion for mini albums. I made this one for my VBF (very best friend). We met in 2003 and hit if off right from the start. Over the years we have been there for each other sharing the good times and the bad. In 2007 Trish moved away to be closer to her family and even though it was hard for both of us, our friendship has stayed strong.

Trish is one of those people that has everything so I decided to have a go and make her a mini album for her birthday. I wanted to focus on our friendship and the fun times we shared as well as affirming who she is and how much she has to give. It now has pride on her sideboard and she shows it it anyone that happens to walk through her front door LOL.

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I hope you have enjoyed looking through this mini album, there are 10 pages in all and it was hard to stop there.

Cheers, Irene :)
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