February 28, 2013

Card Me Thursday: Engagement

We were recently invited to a work colleague's Engagement, while we were unable to attend I still put together a little present and card for them...

It was time to pull out the embossing folders, I don't use these nearly enough!  Such a simple card to make too :)

Couture Creations: Dandiya Embossing Folder
Kazzaz: Congratulations Stamp
MFT: Butterfly Die
Kaiser: Cardstock
My Stash: Ribbon

Have a great day!

February 26, 2013

Sewing Circle Skirts!

I haven't sewn for yonks and I mean oh about 5-6 yrs, while I know it's partly because I am doing other crafty things I do feel a tad guilty.  There was a time I sewed 24/7 and loved every minute of it, making clothing for little ones to sell.  Now I have little ones in my life again, I felt it was time to dust off the sewing machine.

Something easy to start with and honestly a circle skirt couldn't be any easier ;)  I followed the directions on how to make the pattern from  What Did She Do Today Blog you can find the tut in the sidebar.

I just wanted to make a simple circle skirt, minimal sewing :)  Easy peasy... once you have your pattern.

I felt a bit of lace would be cute and made hemming a breeze *wink*

A bit of top stitching to finish off.

Just a little bit of top stitching on the waistband and some zigzag to close the opening where the elastic was inserted...

So super quick to make... going to try my hand at a reversable one now :D

Have a great day!

February 21, 2013

Card Me Thursday: 80th

It's my Daddy's 80th Birthday today... so I made him a card of course :)

Lots of T!m Holtz - inking, stamping and grunging (is that a word...lol).  To celebrate such a milestone we are having a family BBQ this Saturday :)

Have a great day!

February 20, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Apricot & Macadamia Cheesecake goodness with butterscotch brittle and caramel sauce...droooool :)

Have a great day!

February 19, 2013

December Daily - Finally Started!

Yep it's true here we are February and I have finally started my 2012 December Daily...hahahaha!  This was so not what I had planned ...honest but super happy I have started.

I bought the Studio Calico DD kit with the intention of having my base pages done before December but the kit didn't arrive until December 1st :(  Because December is so crazy busy for me so my window of opportunity had closed.  But hey... starting so late means I have a lot more inspiration to draw on from others that have completed their albums, that's a plus right!

So I scoured the net and pinned a few images and...

...here's the front cover. I had to get a little creative with this as I managed to get a chocolate smudge on it...gahhh!  So a doilie was always going to be a part of the cover...hehehe.
Note to self: Don't eat Christmas chocolates while crafting.

First page... I was trying to create an inviting 'Welcome to December' introduction and think I managed to do that with this page :)

Inside... I painted the chipboard inserts cream, red, blue and green.

Then glued squares of patterned paper around the edge, across half to create a background for the journal pages.  The journal pages were based on Cathy Zielske design and digital stamp sayings are from Ali Edwards store.

This is the layout I finally decided on. One side is the journal/chipboard insert and the other is a plastic pocket for photos.  I will have to get just a little more creative for some of the days, I have heaps of photos to include and not enough plastic pockets.  Just not sure how to display them, I'm thinking I need pull out shizz-nazz stuff or accordion style flip pages.  Still working on that part!

Dividers... between each day's photos I have included a divider card, cut from papers included with the kit.  I rounded the corners on one side and placed washi tape on the other.  I will jazz these up a bit after I have finished putting the main part of the album together.

So there you have it, this is what my December Daily 2012 looks like!  

Have a great day!

February 13, 2013

Valentine Mini!

Hi Folks...

I tell ya, I thought I was so going to be so much more organized this year and it is just not happening...lol.  I meant to have this post up last week but that's the way it goes.  Anyway... 

I so want to make this year a year of mini albums, I love these things!  February is just perfect for a mini too, what with Valentine's Day and all.  So here is a little mini I put together for Hubs, I tried not to make it too girliefied. 

Each page has some sort of embellie plus a word spelt out in little wooden letters, these things are so cute.

Each pocket has a pull out tag with a photograph of the two of us from various years.

Silhouette Cut Files - Pocket Mini Album and 7 Labels by Lori Whitlock
Silhouette Cut File - 6 Piece Scalloped Heart set 1 by Samantha Walker
Nestabilities - Bracket Die
Carta Bella - Beautiful Moments 6x6 paper pad
Border Punch
MFT - Die-Namics Dizzy Border
Tim Holtz - Key
My Stash - assorted laces and ribbons
Have a great day!