Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Christmas Scrapbook Pages

These cold, rainy days sure give you a good excuse to sit down and catch up on the long list of unfinished projects. I have really enjoyed sitting down looking through my pile of photos that are yet to scrap. I found some lovely Christmas photos and produced these lovely pages.

I just love all the range of Christmas papers. For this page I used a

selection of papers. The striped paper is from the Simply Srappin papers, and the red and green papers were from the Spring Mini Catalogue - the Ski Slope Designer Paper series. I mounted the photo and did the journalling on Going Grey card stock and the holly was made from Old Olive and Real Red card stock. I just love the way all the different set of papers all co-ordinate.

The next page that I completed was with some photos of a School Performance that Ashleigh participated in.
I again used the Ski Slope Designer Paper Series.
I mounted the photos on Basic Black textured card stock and the journalling was on Whisper White.
The bauble was from the I Wish Simply Scrappin' set and I used a Red Rhinestone brad to go in the top of the bauble.
I like the effect that the aqua painter had, by wetting and rolling the edges of the paper.
this was a nice page layout to display a few photos on.
Christmas is fast approaching and I quess in no time I will have another lot of Christmas photos to work on.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

International Card Making Day

What a great day it was. I held a craft afternoon in the St Johns Church Hall. What a great turnout. Thanks to everyone who attended.

During the afternoon everyone made 2 cards that had been selected for them and then some ladies tried their hand at the card challange I had for them. All the cards looked great.

The first card we made was a birthday card using the Choo Choo and Right on Track stamps sets. I made a template for the clouds and everyone tried their hand at sponging the clouds. Even though we all made the same card they all looked so different. Some of the clouds looked quite stormy, depending on which blue ink the ladies chose.

The second was a birthday card using the Crazy for Cupcakes stamps. Mine was not quite completed, the colouring in had not been completed, but you get the idea. We used Pink Pirouette cardstock and papers from the Candy Lane Designer Series Papers.

As I mentioned I gave everyone a card challange to work on if they so wished. I gave them a layout and waited to see what the finished card looked like. Pictured is a selection of some of the finished cards. They look great. Thanks to those who took me up on the challange. Its a lot of fun and great to see what the finised product is.
I will be holding another afternoon in November, unfortunately the last one for the year. As Christmas is fast approaching I will have a few surprise Christmas ideas for you all to try.

Thanks to everyone for making Saturday a great success, a great day had by all.