Monday, August 31, 2009

My First 'Bind It All' Project

Oohh Looky Look!! (haha) I just made my very first project with my Bind It All!! I've had the BIA for about 3-4 weeks, but haven't had a chance to play, so today was 'playday' !! I still have a bit to learn, my wires are a little wonky, and I think I should have used a bigger wire, but I had no idea when I bought them and thought the 1/2" one would be fine - but they are not! so this holder only holds about 2/3 a pad of Post-its! I need to get some 1" wires.

After school we popped to the shops to do a bit of Father's Day shopping, and I thought I'd just pop to Spotlight to see if I could get the corner rounder to use with the chipboard, and low and behold when I found the isle they had the cute little pink bags (Bag a Bind) to store them in!! so I did a bit of Mother's Day shopping (as we all know it should be Mother's Day every day!!) and picked myself up a bag, the new spacer thingy and the wire snips in the cute little pink case!!

Anyway, back to the project! Do you like the cute Duck? well seeing I have a had a request for a 'Duck' card, this was the original idea that I had, or a card with this duck image!! Well the card didn't come together as planned, but this did!!! It is actually a serviette!! Yep! from Craft Factory. Now that I have played with one I will play some more! (I will post this awesome bauble that Petra made for Jayden later, when I can photograph it clearly.) Anyway, I have separated the three layers (yes three) I had trouble finding the third!, then ran the card I wanted to cover through my Xyron, layered the serviette over it and smoothed it all out nicely. The duck is actually stuck on a separate bit of card and has been cut out and raised with mounting foam. I didn't have any chipboard coasters, and the cardboard/chipboard that I had was rather thick! so what I have done is used the backing card from the Stampin Up! Designer Paper packaging and have stuck two bits together, then when you add the cardstock to the front and inside, it is plenty thick enough for this sort of project! I have heaps of this card, so I plan to stick several of the 12 x 12 sheets together and then I can cut them to size at my leisure!

Anyway, that's about it for now!! I will share my Duck Card tomorrow! Go check out Craft Factory and see all the awesome serviettes there!! Oh and here is a pick of the back! Oohh I love it!!

Till Next Time...
Friday, August 28, 2009

Stepper Boxes!!

Hi there!!

I haven't been 'playing' much of late, as I haven't been well - but I seem to be on the mend now!! and the headaches are subsiding! I have finished these Stepper boxes and matching cards though!! They have been sitting ere waiting for me to catch up with my friend Denise, as I have made them for her! But that's not going to happen for a couple more weeks, so I thought I would post them!!

These are really very easy to make, just a little time consuming. But definitely worth it!! For these three I have used Bella Rose DP, Afternoon Tea DP (retired) and Tea Party DP. I have also used the Top Note Die Template that is on our Stampin Up Website, I printed off a template on cardstock, then went into publisher and enlarged it slightly and printed it off again on cardstock, so I now have a template for the mat also.

I found the idea for the card on someones blog! loved it, so gave it a go, it is also on SCS somewhere (if it is yours let me know and I will link it for you)

Anyway, I thought I would just pop in quickly, I need to go make a card for a girl at work!! My challenge was 'DUCKS', so I had better waddle off and have a play!! (haha)

I usually like to edit the photos by putting a border on them, but have just switched to a Mac and don't have any software yet!! any ideas from you Mac users out there??? I am thinking of looking into Photshoto Shop Elements ..... will have to do some research!

Till Next Time...
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tracey's Tri Shutter Card

It was Tracey's birthday a couple weeks ago, I've been a bit slack and am only getting around to posting a few things now. I had a go a these Tri Shutter cards when I saw Kims post! I really liked hers, so ended up casing it, but changing it a tad! I dyed flowers from the Pretties kit, using my daubers!! so much fun, and it doesn't matter how light or dark you colour them, they will match your cardstock & papers because you have used the same toned ink!! I love how the flowers have turned out! With the butterflies, I have inked them in Baja Breeze, then dabbed the edges with a sponge dauber and Cameo Coral ink, then I have added a couple of clear Rhinestones to the body. This card has ended up a bit 'thick' because of the Build a Brads and the butterflies, but I wasn't posting it so it didn't matter!

I enjoyed making this card up and plan to make up a couple more 'flatter' ones for my collection!! It's a nice way to used up some old Designer Paper too!!

Till Next Time...
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Owens Night of the Notables!

Who Am I ?

I was born in Wales in 1916
I went to school until I was 18.

I went away to boarding schools
some I hated, some were great
Sometimes my mates and I
got Cadbury Bars to rate.

I was bad at English,
while I was at school
But now I am a writer
Isn't that cool?

After school I went to war
and faced lots of foes.
On one mission I crashed my plane
and I actually lost my nose!

I went to Washington
where I learned so much
The people I met
loved my writing as such

I met Patricia
She became my wife
Suddenly she was ill
and could have lost her life.

We had one son, Theo
by a car he was struck.
I helped invent a valve
and he was well by luck.

I'm a famous writer now
My first book was big.
It's about a boy and a fruit
but not about a pig!

In 1990 I had
a rare blood disorder.
By the of the year
I was Out of Order.

I liked to help others in need
and visited the sick in many Nations
After I died
Pat and Liccy made my foundation.

Now it is time
for me to end
Thankyou, Thankyou
All my good friends

Do you know who I am?? All will be revealed.........

Tonight after weeks and weeks of research, tears, tantrums, blood sweat and more tears!!!! we finally completed our 'Night of the Notables'. All the children in Owens' Year 5 PEAC (Primary Extension and Challenge) chose an eminent person and for the evening, they became that person. They dressed up, presented a Bio Riddle and then went and stood with their Learning Centres (a display of what they have learned about their person) where we went around and asked them questions about their life, goals and achievements as this person. If we were lucky we were given a souveneir to take home!

Owen chose...

...Roald Dahl

He is actually dressed as Charlie Bucket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He spoke very well while reciting his BioRiddle, he is a very fast talker, so getting him to slow it down was a task in itself, but he managed and he also got a few chuckles from the audience!! We made up a pile of Bookmarks, showcasing 8 of Roald Dahls most well known books and some interesting facts about the books. He also gave out some cadbury Chocolate (for the visitors to rate!! haha). They had to complete many tasks including, A Report on their person, write the Bio Riddle, plan a dinner party for their person and explain who they would invite and where they would sit and what they would eat! A mindmap and a timeline, a letter to the person (or in this case Owen wrote to the Roald Dahl Foundation) a famous quote by their person, and then any other information they wanted to present. All in all he did well.

It was a fun night! We were in the company of many great people!! Such as ~ Alexander the Great!! Joan of Arc, Queen Elizabeth, Helen Keller, Neil Armstrong, Julie Andrews, John F Kennedy, Picaso, Mozart, Amelia Earhart, Captain James Cook, Einstein, The guy who invented Lego!! Albert Nobel, Henry the VIII, Leonardo Da Vinci, Walt Disney, a couple more that I can't remember and Bill Gates, who popped a sticker on my shirt saying "Microsoft ~ Change the World or go home" Funny, I just went to the Carousel today and put in my order for my iMac that I am going to pick up on Saturday!!! LOL Looks like I better "Go Home!!" (hee hee)

All these eminent people!! in Kalamunda!! and we are very proud of Owen! He did so well!! It was very hard to get him to put in the extra work, but worth it and he is pretty chuffed with himself too!!

Hopefully back on the weekend with a couple of cards...

Till Next Time...
Friday, August 7, 2009

Wasting Time!! (Tut Tut!!)

Ok well I have been having a play with signatures, I really should not be wasting time, so I am going to stick with a simple one for now then maybe get on to a few people and see how they have done theirs!! Till then though, this is what I have come up with. so it is off to my desk to make up some colour kits for my ladies and then try to get a couple cards made.

So what do you think?? Pretty basic hey?? I want something cute!! any suggestions.....

Till Next Time...
Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Petra's Parisian Birthday

Hi there!! Well it's been a bit of a slow couple weeks! I've not had much inspiration, so have spent some time trying to get my craft space more organised and also to declutter and get a few jobs done around the house! We are getting there slowly.

Here is the card I have made for Petra (from Craft Factory) for her birthday. I have scheduled this post to appear after she has received it! Don't want to spoil the surprise! I have followed the Mojo Monday 97 Sketch Challenge and have actually completed it in the week that it was for!! But this post will appear in the following week!! Maybe next week I will get one in on time!! (lol)

I have used the gorgeous Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Papers for this card. They are a lovely textured cardstock and the colours are just divine!! I plan to play with these alot more!! and soon!! The sentiment is actually on a set of rubons, but they were black and it wouldn't go, so I have printed them on my computer using the colour match codes for the printers. So I printed in Chocolate Chip!! How cool!

Anyway, Must go try get some more things done off my To Do List!! Like 3 Stepper Boxes with Matching Cards, plus a couple more Birthday Cards that are due!!