Friday, November 19, 2010

SCF Design Team - Challenge Entry

I sent in my first challenge entry for the Scrapbooking & Crafting Friends Design Team. 

Here are a couple of cards that I made using the Tainted Sweets Balloon Bears digi-stamp from MyGrafico.

This card is for Ajay on his first birthday this weekend. He is my granddaughter's cousin. 
This card was for the ever lovely Miss Vienna who so kindly allowed our family to share her birthday party as we celebrated my step-children's Grandfather's birthday at the Auckland Botanical Gardens.

Christmas Craft Challenge 2010

It's that time of the year again... 

The stockings get hung by the chimney with care, 
The presents are wrapped & hidden 'neath the chair.

The Christmas cards get made, then written & posted,
The work Christmas parties are organised & then hosted.

The menu for Christmas Day gets sorted & split,
Between family members so the day is a hit.

And just when you thought you were Queen Organise,
Here comes Paula with her Christmas Surprise.

From December the 1st through 'til Christmas Eve,
She is issuing the challenge to those who believe.

Any Christmas Craft that you care to share,
Just add a link for your blog, as often as you care.

I will be posting to my blog every day,
My Christmas creations, so come look, have your say.

The second year of Christmas crafts will be better than the last,
So come one & come all, Christmas will be over too fast.

Now that I have my little poem out of my system, I hope you got the gist of all of that. Starting on the 1st of December I will be posting on my blog every day my daily Christmas Craft creation.
I would love for anyone & everyone to add a link to their blog or gallery of any of their Christmas creations. You don't have to participate every day as I understand this is a big commitment. If you create daily, every two days, once a week or even just once during the lead up to Christmas, add a link to your blog in my comments so we can all check out your Christmas creativity.
If you want to add a link to my blog in yours about my Christmas Craft Challenge, that would be fantastic as well.

And finally to see my creations from last year just follow through some of my archived blogs from December 2009 or click here. Then look through my creations during the 2009 Christmas Craft Challenge.

Please leave a message or comment to let me know you are following or joining in this year's challenge and I will try to add a link into my postings of where people can follow you as well.

Merry Christmas and Happy Creating.

Monday, November 15, 2010

For Steve's 73rd Birthday

Steve (aka Stewart) is my step-children's maternal grandfather. Today he celebrated his 73rd birthday. For us as a family, this is an achievement as he was recently diagnosed with brain tumour.
I wanted to give him something special he could put on his wall at the rest home hospital where he now resides. Each of the photos carries a story that although I haven't journaled for him on this page, I will add to the page probably as hidden journaling.
(Sorry - it's not one of the clearest pictures)
Close-up of one of the corner embellishments. These are rub-ons from Scrapbook King which I have highlighted with both a brown & white pen, to make the designs stand out more from the cardstock background.

Monday, November 1, 2010


I was hoping to hold-off until I had done completed my first assignment... but I'm just too impatient to share with everyone.

I have been accepted onto my first DESIGN TEAM... YAY!!!

It is with great pleasure that I announce my acceptance as a member of the Scrapbooking & Crafting Friends Design Team

Watch this space as I publish on my blog and the SCF Design Team Blog some of my creations. I can't wait to use some of the Digital Creations for our wonderful sponsor at My Grafico. Be sure to check out the exciting range they have available.

Back to creating my first challenge...