Friday, April 29, 2011

Pink Paislee/ House of Three {Daily Junque}

Just posting some of my April CT creations after an evening spent enjoying the pomp & ceremony of the Royal Wedding.

Loved the fantastic patterns, images & colours of these papers. Just so perfect for creating cards & L/Os for any occasion. You can buy them as a pack in the Red Earth Scrapping shop here.

On the home front, the girls went back to school yesterday so normal programming has resumed including of course making lunches, uniforms, violin lessons & sports (hopefully if the rain stays away long!)

I've also got myself another job interview lined up for next week, after missing out on a canteen job at a local school a couple of weeks back. Not too sure about this upcoming one though, it definitely has it's perks but on the downside the limitations could potentially outweigh the small financial gain. For now I'm going to make the most of the interviewing experience that I will gain regardless of the outcome.

Thanks for stopping by & wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Some RES creating

In March I was sent some of the Little Yellow Bicycle "Twig" range of papers & embellishments to use. Honestly at first I kind of freaked. I've definitely always been one of those "blue & green should not be seen, unless there's a colour in between" people, not to mention having 2 girls my normal colour choices lean much more towards pinks & reds than a large amount of green.

So I shuffled the papers about for a few days & it was when I found the "perfect photo" that everything just came together & I have to say I really love the result. I loved in particular having lots of leaves & birdies to cut up & use. Thanks so much Helen, for yet another wonderful CT kit & for getting me out of my creative comfort zone.

Here's a couple of close ups too.

Then I went on to make a couple of little gift cards & decorate a brown paper bag for Easter as well.

You can find papers & embellishments from the LYB "Twig" range in the Red Earth Scrapping Shop where coincidently there's going to be a 20% off Easter sale from Friday 22nd - Tuesday 26th April!

School holidays are flying by, Lily & Mackenzie are having a great time. Today they went for a big day out at Niagara Park, participating in an Indoor Multi-Sports day and had a blast. Lily loved the wheel chair basketball most & Mackenzie, well her favourite activity is which ever one she's telling us about at the!

I'm headed out to a card class tomorrow night in Penrith with Jenny. The kids & I will get to enjoy a couple of nice autumn days in the Mountains. Hopefully I'll get lots of scrapping done & am really looking forward to catching up with a few other Mountains friends that I haven't seen for a few years since we've been up here. Really looking forward to creating in the company of others too, it's really been a while!

Looking forward to the 5 day weekend too, lots of fun things planned & lots of family time for the 4 of is good!

I'll finish of with a bit of a riddle for you "What do you get if you cross Red Earth Scrapping with a Road Map?"..........check out the forum to find out.

Wishing you all a fabulous Easter in advance (just in case I don't get a chance for another post) & thanks for stopping by. Take care xx

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

We were here.......

@ Avoca Beach to witness the Ex HMAS Adelaide being scuttled. After a 90 min delay due to a large pod of dolphins frolicking in the exclusion zone, the whole event took less than 1 minute. There were a few bangs, some fireworks, a big puff of smoke & then it was quite surreal to see this huge ship disappear into the ocean.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monthly Challenge Time.

With the theme for the month of April at Red Earth Scrapping being paints, inks & mists, I decided to make mine a technique challenge & chose "Emboss Resist". It's such a simple but effective technique, perfect for card making.

Check out my instructions & the challenge criteria here

& here are my samples. The background on this first card is entirely "emboss resisted" & then decorated.

The second one only has "emboss resisting" done for the word "Love". The rest of the background was made by misting using a piece of lace paper as a mask.

Bye for now.