Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Happy Birthday greeting from the team

Yep,  it is the boss's birthday this week so a cake is in order and
I have just taken it out of the oven and it is now cooling and waiting to be iced. 

In the meantime: I have made a card for the team to sign. 

And for the first time I have submitted the card in to the following challenges:

Use your stuff - challenge #234 - Butterflies
The Crazy Challenge -  CCH #231 - Burlap or twine
Artistic Inspiration Challenge  - 163 anything goes
Ooh-la-la creations - challenge 213 - Anything goes
Sunny day crafting - Challenge 15 Always Anything goes
Through the craft room  - Anything Goes Week of September 20, 2016
Crafty card makers - Autumn theme
Craft your passion - Anything goes

please goes check these challenges out.  fun, fun, fun,.  

 So a masculine card was needed and as I like texture I have built the card up in layers first a patterned Kaiser paper then burlap ribbon and then more Kaiser paper.
 I used a feather die and one of the Tim Holtz leave dies for the corner embellishments .
Last but not least a nice little butterfly on the top with the sentiment. And some butterflies in side the card as well.

 And as always I made an envelope.

Hope you like card and I hope Alan does.  (to be honest he is more likely to take more  notice of the cake.  LOL)  

Monday, September 19, 2016

Challenge #117 for Team 2 'Lets Craft and Create" Spots and Stripes

Here is my first card for 'Lets Craft and Create'  very exciting for me.

new Challenge and the Theme for 'Lets Craft and Create' is

There is a prize up for grabs for the winner of this challenge.

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning, simply enter your creations at 'Lets Craft and Create'

And now here is what I have created as inspiration for this challenge:

This is a card I have made for a friend birthday. 
A group of us all put in for a gift voucher.
Te bike section of the card is actually a pocket for the gift card to
be slipped into.

As there are 4 of us to sign the card I made the card to fold out to allow for each of us to write in it. 

SO I chose to use spots for this card, and there are on the front of the card and the inside section.

And as I like cards with texture I put a few 3d circles on the front panels.

I hope this gives you some inspiration, can wait to see your creations.

happy crafting

Sunday, September 18, 2016

St James School gala crafting.

 Wow 9 years of school galas and this is our last one before our youngest
on to a new school.

I made some cards and Christmas treat tins for my final craft stall.  And here are some of the cards:

And as always each one comes with their only matching envelope.

I have absolutely enjoyed my time doing the Gala,  and loved sharing my creations.  The crafting is now handed on to the next group of craft minded talented ladies.  All the best and I will see you on the other side of the shop next year.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

The many faces of Kiwa: Lets scrap sketch challenge 09-15-16

The second challenge from Lets Scrap for this month. 

And another wonderful challenge from Mich.

And here is my take on the sketch.

 I used Kaiser papers and Prima letters.
 I used a Tim Holtz die for the cogs,  one of my favourites for boys layouts.

I love these 3 photos, reminds me how much he has grown up.

Can't wait to see your layouts.

happy crafting.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Lets Craft and Create design team

Exciting news, I am now also a member of the Lets Craft and Create design team. 

There are 2 design teams and I am on the second team.  The first team reveal on the 5th of each month and the second team reveal on the 19th of each month. So My first reveal is coming up on the 19th September, but the challenge is open now so please go check it out and be inspired. 

 The site does list the up and coming challenge themes so you have a heads up.

The current theme is Spots and stripes'.  
So let's get inspired! Here is layout with large spots,

A spotty chocolate  box I covered
And 21st card , with 21 stripes. 

I would love to see your creations

Happy crafting.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Lets Scrap first reveal for the new design team - 09-01-16

Drum roll please...........
for the first reveal from the new Lets Scrap September to March design team.

I am so excited to still be by of this wonderful team. 
 Please visit the other members Lets Scrap and be inspired.
I am again so honoured and excited to be part of such a talented group of ladies.   

Now for the great sketch from Mich,  

And here is my take on the sketch.

These photos were from a day trip with Sarah, Bailey and my boys
to Pukaha Mount Bruce,  the only place you can see a white Kiwi.

I created the background using stencils with modelling paste and some machine stitching: 
Here are a couple of close ups.
First the stitching:


And then the stencilling and placing the photos


I hope you like my take on the sketch.  Please leave a comment so I can come visit and remember please check out my other DT members blogs.  Be inspired.

I look forward to checking out your layouts.

Happy crafting