Monday, 22 May 2017

Stuck?! Sketches Play Along

Hi all,

This weekend I managed to squeeze in a few moments of scrapping time. I decided to use this month's sketch from Stuck?! Sketches. This is it:


I used mainly 6x6 paper and embellishments from the Little By Little range by Shimelle plus some of my own stash. Rather than having just a white background I used one of my roller stamps, plus some packaging technique to add some interest. Well here is the page:

and some close ups:


Well that's it for now, I have to race off to school my students await.

Take care and have fun crafting,
Helen xx

Thursday, 18 May 2017

My Week!

Hi all,

Boy it's been an exciting week.

First off the big announcement (well for me anyway!) was announced Sunday, my timezone, and I am now one of the newbies on The Crafty Maven Getaway Design Team. Yay my first ever online design team!!!!!! Just a bit excited here.
Then on Wednesday it was my birthday, not a major '0' year but still a lovely day. I got spoilt by my boys and my mum, they gave me some jewellery and then I got to work and some of my friends and some of my students gave me such lovely gifts. I shan't be needing to buy any peanut M&Ms in a while!

Also on my birthday my first video for TCMG went live! Here is the layout followed by the video.



It's been a great week and I still have the movies and dinner with a great friend to look forward to tomorrow night.

Have a great week, take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Scrappy Update

Hi all,

Well it has been a busy few weeks around here in both the creative world and the everyday work world. School wise my poor darlings had to sit their NAPLAN tests this past week so we have been busy revising for them - they are country wide tests in English and Mathematics, but they all handled it very well. Now down to some real work before I have to write reports!

In my scrapbooking life I have been a lucky girl and I have won a few prizes. Firstly, I won one of the prizes from Stuck Sketches for the month of April and I won a lovely prize pack from Scrapmatts, it contained stencils and chipboard pieces. My second prize was from Anna's Craft Cupboard as I won one of the competitions during their 11th birthday celebrations. I received some Amy Tangerine papers and matching diecuts. So all in all I'm feeling pretty spoilt.

I also have some other really, really exciting news but can't quite spill the beans about that yet, but soon I can.

I've also managed to create a few layouts and make a few videos. I took part in a video hop for iNSD (International Scrapbook Day, last Saturday 6th May) with the Crafty Channel Surf Facebook group and I made this layout/video for it.
This is the layout, I'm going to give it to my mum for Mother's Day.

and the video:

Plus during iNSD I made a couple of layouts as I followed along with some crops/events on FaceBook. These are the layouts:
   

I recorded the making of the second layout and have finally gotten around to editing it and I uploaded it tonight, here it is:

Well that's about it for tonight. I have another video going up tomorrow as part of my monthly hop with the Challenge Your Stash crew, this month we are using flowers. Plus I'll also be back tomorrow to tell you my news, it's actually going live at 12pm PST time but this little duck will be fast asleep as that will be 3am here - I suppose I could schedule it!

Anyway, take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Monday, 1 May 2017

Weekend Fun

Hi all,

This weekend a Perth based online store called Anna's Craft Cupboard held a weekend long 11th birthday celebration on FaceBook. It was fun playing bingo, participating in the blind crop and having a go at the challenges. Here are two pages that I created, the first one for the mood board challenge and the second one for the blind crop.



Well that's it for today.

Take care and have fun crafting,
Helen xx



Winner

Hi all,


I got a nice surprise when I headed to the Stuck! Sketches blog today as I found that I was one of their winners!

Woo hoo!

That's it for now.
Take care and happy crafty,
Helen xx

Friday, 28 April 2017

Scrappy Update

Hi all,

In the last week I've managed to scrapbook 2 layouts and turn them into videos. I don't think I'm avoiding my work commitments at all! School has started back for Term 2 but I found time for me and got my crafting on!

After cleaning my scraproom during the school holidays I unearthed some papers that I had forgotten were in my stash. Partly this was because I was storing my papers in drawers and then I found that I didn't like looking through the piles in each draw which I had divided by colour. After my big reorganisation I am now storing my papers in a vertical system and they are back organised by company, it's just how my brain works. Anyway I found some papers from October Afternoon (actually I found lots of paper from OA!) the Treasure Map range and created this page:

Here is the video:


I saw the DT call for The Crafty Maven Getaway with only a few days left to submit and I thought I would give it a go. I had to answer some questions and send 2 photos pf recent layouts plus I had to create a video specifically for the call. Well this is what I came up with:

Here is a photo of the layout and some close ups.


I did use the latest sketch from Stuck Sketches for this page. The sketch is:


Plus, I also managed to make 2 lovely young girls a small gift for looking after my pets when I went down south with my family. I decorate a notebook for each girl.

Well that's it for now.
Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx



Thursday, 20 April 2017

Sketch Challenge

Hi all,

I came across a challenge blog called Stick It Down from a post on Facebook I think, love the wonders of social media and decided to play along with this month's single page sketch challenge. this is the sketch:

After cleaning and reorganising my craft room I'm on a kick to use anything that is still sitting unopened or never having been across my desk in the whole time it's been in my craft room (might I add this amounts to quite a large pile of stash!). Anyway, this is my take on the sketch:
I used a stamp set that hadn't seen ink before, star brads that are years old but still in an unopened packet, plus an old Amy Tangerine rub on that I coloured in with Distress Crayon and used as my title. 

Well that's it for now.
Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx