Saturday, June 17, 2017

Luxe gold card with leaf element

I have created another card for this month's Archiscraps challenge. You had to have something moveable or dangling.  I've used another unpaired ear ring on my card to meet the criteria.
It's a very pretty gold leaf.  I have decorated the inside and outside of the card in a very similar way. This card has a luxe look as the base is a shimmery gold cardstock and the other paper I have added has a vintage feel. Paired with gold washi and ribbon I think all of the elements match well.






Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Card for wedding lovebirds

I have created this card for a wedding. Now someone needs to invite me to theirs. I love weddings. Love is in the air, there's dancing, drinking and eating. What's not to like?


The luxe card and envelope, coupled with lace and ribbon give this card an expensive feel. I have added two gold rings tied in the ribbon to add a special touch.

This card is for Another-freaking-scrappy-challenge. The theme is wedding.

Thanks for looking.

Masculine card

Today I have made a card for a new challenge blog that I have found. It is Cards in Envy.

The challenge for this week is to make a masculine card. I like making these. I have a lot of men in my life and they like my cards.



There are some rules for this blog, no lumpy bumpy and you have to make a card, no tags. I assume a tag on a card is OK.  I've used inking, a border punch and stamping as my techniques.  A muted palette with pops of red.

I'm glad to find a new challenge.  Thanks for looking.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Foxy birthday card

The challenge at Unstampabelles for June is:

#69 To the Men in our Lives TWIST add an animal

To the men in our lives..... TWIST add an animal

Remember, don't use any stamps.

My son Damon turns 20 years old today. I made this card for him. He liked the fox.

He has been studying overseas in Ohio in the United States. (We live in Western Australia). He has been away since New Years Eve last year and he arrived home yesterday. I'm very happy to have him home. He had a great experience.


Let's see what you make. There is a mystery prize on offer this month.

Friday, June 2, 2017

A card using a repurposed item

A CARD

Oh My God!  What an incredible house this is.  Could you live in it? I don't know if I could even step out on to it and I don't have a fear of heights.

This is the inspiration piece at Archiscraps for this month.  You also need to add something that hangs.

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I made this card. I've used the colours in the pic.  My hanging item is in the centre. Can you guess what it is?  It is a single ear ring made of metal and beads which I have repurposed. I think it looks pretty cool.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thanks card for Kaisercraft

Feeling a bit sick atm. Winter is coming.

Yesterday I created this card for the May Kaisercraft challenge. Nothing like getting it in on the last day.

If you look below you will see a grid. I had to choose 3 letters to include with products starting with those letters.
I chose p for paper, b for blooms and s for stickers.
I've used 100% Kaisercraft products.



May Blog Challenge

I'm also entering this card in the card challenge CC62 at Soul Scrappers which is to make a thank you card.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Silver Medallists

It is possible that one or two of my readers may be wondering where my Chorus, A Cappella West, came in last Saturday's competition.  I can't believe a week has passed since we crossed the stage.

We placed second with a score of 614 and received a silver medal on a red ribbon. We are all very pleased and we scored consistently well across the four categories of sound, showmanship, expression and music.

Here are a few picks of the competition.




Our two Master Directors also won gold in the quartet competition for the 6th time in a row with their Quartet Hi-Jinx.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Convention time

Hi all,

This week finds me at the Sweet Adelines Australia Convention in Perth, Western Australia.



That's me in the middle at the front.  We were about to go and sing on the stage to test the mics for the upcoming contests.  Tomorrow is Quartet day and Saturday is Chorus competition day.  My Chorus, A Cappella West is performing. We go on at #3 at 11:57pm. Really excited. Can't wait.

Feel free to wish me luck!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Graduation card and two more cards using die cuts

Here are three cards that have been created by a friend, Heather Richardson. Heather is a member of my Chorus and a big fan of die cuts. She doesn't have a blog so I said I would enter these 3 cards in the Unstampabelles challenge for her. This month the criteria is to use die cuts.

Card #1
This was a special order card. The photos are wording were supplied for it.

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The inside of the card.


Card #2

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Card #3
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If you want to comment I will pass the comments along to Heather. Thanks for looking.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Party Girl card

It's the 1st of May.

Time for a new challenge over at Unstampabelles.

May - Layering is the way to go.... TWIST  use a border punch/die (or two)May Day; Mothers Day in Australia; Sorry Day in Aust; 




Image result for martha stewart daisy fan punch
I have used this fabulous Martha Stewart Daisy Fan punch on my card.
I've taken four patterned papers and punched a border along each. I then layered them up over some orange cardstock. I added a hand made folded paper flower with an antique button for the centre. I also added some pretty green rhinestones for flower centres on the top layer of daisies. Then a simple sticker which I've layered using two of the green patterned papers that I used.

I must admit that I've used this technique once before. I liked it so much that I tried it again,

Friday, April 28, 2017

A fabulous card that has room for many to sign


So, I am a member of a 100 group female barbershop chorus called A Cappella West.

We also have in our midst the Australian champion quartet Hi Jinx.

We are competing in the Australian competition from 18 to 20 May.  I have created a card for the whole Chorus to sign and present to the Quartet members. I made it a 6"x 6" card with several inserts so all the members have room to leave their good wishes.

The Chorus colours are pink and black and these ladies are stars, hence the choice of paper.





I'm entering this is the Scrapping 4 fun challenge - anything goes.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Birdcage die cut decoration

Well, this month I have done 4 projects for my Designer team position at Unstampabelles.

Nothing like overachieving. The 3 cards are in a previous post,

Here is a decoration made of a birdcage die cut. As the design rule of 3 states, odd numbers always look better, so I have 3 of them.  I originally made a beautiful large birdcage for my craft room. I have now hung these 3 decorations from it using ribbons.

Here are some pics.




This is the corner of my craft room. I hope that my cat doesn't decide this is a fun new cat toy!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Dream Big


What do you think of this layout? It's very pink! I like how it turned out.

I've used the sketch from the 15 April Stuck Sketches challenge.  Here is the sketch.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Three birthday cards featuring die cuts and birds

April's challenge at the  Unstampabelles blog is:

To Die For - use a die or two or three....

April  -To 'die' for.......   

TWIST  add a bird or two or three....

Prizes
IO Dies - Bunnies 

AND


Cheery Lyn Dies - chicks


This month I got a little excited and made 3 different birthday cards.

1) A simple card using a lamppost die cut, a gorgeous paper from Webster's Pages and a die-cut paper that holds the sentiment with some embroidery floss.


2) A few of you may recognise the teal die cut background paper with the birds on a branch. It's from a Prima Say It With Crystals backing sheet. They are just too pretty not to use, don't you agree? I've added some papers, a die-cut dragonfly, some buttons and rhinestones.


3) Lastly, I have a lilac card using the same happy bird day paper from the card above. I've used a die cut circle and heart, plus the envelope is a die cut also. I love that scalloped edge.


Hope you join us this month and please do follow me if you like what you see.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Double page layout - pink

Scrapbookit's April 2017 challenge was a double page sketch (see the image below). You had to use flowers, texture and stamping.

For my texture I cut some circles from floral patterned paper, spread mod podge all over it, layered clear sequins all over each one and then sprayed them with gold glitter paint.


Here is my finished product.


Here is a close up.




April Challenge

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Double page layout in green and blue


I have created this double page layout for my Hobart album. The views from the top of Mount Nelson were expectional. Such blue skies!
I'm entering this in Mystical Scrapbook's week 6 challenge. Use blue, green and white only, add a stamp and some leaves.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Dale x

Monday, March 6, 2017

Selfie layout

Woot, I'm on a roll. This is my third post today.

This layout was created for Scrap-the-girls for their March 2017 challenge. It's all about the selfie.

I was at a party and my friend and I both took selfies of us. I really preferred her photo to mine. I thought it would make a fun page to scrap.



Tell me, which photo do you prefer? If you can read my journalling you will find out my preference.

Scrapbook page feature mosaics

I have created a layout today for the March 2017 Archiscraps challenge. The insp photo is:



I love a good ceiling and take photos of them myself whenever I see them. My Dad and both my brothers are ceiling fixers so it figures.  The other criteria is to use mosaics. I happen to quite like this technique also so I thought I would join in this month.

Here is my layout.

I used a template to cut the diamond shapes out of patterned paper.

I made the paper flower pin that this amazing singer is wearing.

Pussycat scrapbook layout

Hello everyone.

I can't believe it's March already. Time has flown this year already.

This month the challenge at Unstampabelles is to use punctuation.  I have made a scrapbook page this month. I am a scrapbooker first and a cardmaker second.  This year I have determined to do more scrapbooking as last year I did more cardmaking and I am missing scrapping.

I used an ampersand in my title.  What will you do?


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Sequins on a scrapbook page.

 Mystical Scrapbooks is having a competition at the moment. It's really fun.  This week's challenge is to use a mix of old and new scrappy products.

I've used a cool sponging technique. I put pink and white paint on a tray and dipped my sponge into them and delicately sponged around my two different pink papers where they joined. Then I have glued 3 different coloured sequins.  Highlights the photo well I think. Our costume is a pink sequinned overlay so I thought it was appropriate to use sequins.

What do you think?




Monday, February 6, 2017

Chinese New Year card for 2017 - Year of the Rooster

It's the first challenge for 2017 at the Unstampabelles challenge blog.  You will be very happy with this one.

February - #65 Anything Goes.........TWIST use something new

Easy, right?

I went to Riot Art & Craft this morning. They had a sale on. I bought 80 card and envelope sets for just AU$14.99. A very good deal. There are lots of colours to choose from in the pack.



The next thing I did was go to google images and find a picture of Chinese New Year 2017. It is the year of the rooster. All the images were gold and red.  I chose this one which looks like a postage stamp. I printed it on photo paper and trimmed it.



I chose a yellow card to match the gold in the image and then added some red and yellow Japanese papers which I have layered.

I gave this card to my friend Corene. She invited me to a Chinese Restaurant to celebrate the Chinese new year with her. We had a 9 course banquet and the food and the company were fantastic.  Corene loved her card very much.

Thanks for looking and I hope you join in. There is no reason not to. You can make anything and you need to use something new. Who doesn't like shopping for new craft supplies?

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

5 different birthday cards

Today I have made a total of five different birthday cards, all for challenges set by the DT at Soul Scrappers to celebrate the 7th birthday of the site.  Happy Birthday Soul!


Add a banner.

Add a number.

 Add the word birthday.

Add a cake. I've added lots of cupcakes.

 Add balloons. I made this one using a large circle punch and a small square punch.