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
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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; 

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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....

IO Dies - Bunnies 


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.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Travel layout

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 168 Inspiration Piece (image)

This is the magazine cover insp for week 168 at Papercrafter's Corner.

I took inspiration from the word travel, the boats and the photo on my layout in the bottom left hand corner is very similar to the cover picture, the way the colours are blocked and there is a word at the top and white space.

I am determined to make more time to scrapbook this year so stay tuned for more from me in 2017.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Warm Wishes card

Here is a card I have made today for Week 167 at Papercrafters Corner. Here is the magazine cover we have to take inspiration from. I picked out the red and the fish. I have also used Japanese Yuzen paper and done some paper folding, which is distinctly Japanese.  A very cute cover. The sentiment on my card reads "Warm Wishes" and has two flowers, all in gold. They're rub ons.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 167 Inspiration Piece (image)

Monday, January 9, 2017

Thank you card

Hello and Happy New Year to my readers.
I've been feeling crafty lately. 
Did a bit of tidying in my craft space today and I've made a card.
The colour scheme is taken from the picture below, which is the inspiration for this month's Archiscraps challenge. Grey, yellow, cream and white. The criteria is to add lace.  
I had a new roll of lace ribbon I wanted to use. I have made a tag and a little paper flower for this card.

Thanks for looking.