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Friday, 20 April 2018

#100dayproject - Days 15 - 17

I feel like I am doing well with this challenge, but it is a bit difficult trying to keep up.  Even though I am not working at the moment, this week has been full of "life administration" I heard it referred to on the TV.

I am starting a new volunteer role as Treasurer of the boys' school's P and C, so that will be quite a steep learning curve for me as well.  Never mind!  A busy woman always makes time, so they say ....

Day 15 - 17th April 

Using Project Life Tangerine

Of the three, I think this is my favourite - probably because of the colours and the ease with which it came together.  I love bright, zingy colours.

I broke out my Martha Stewart around the Page punches - not sure what this one is called - but I had to add lots of covering twirly bits to cover up my mistakes.  Same with all three cards, in fact!  
Day 16 - 18th April 

Using Project Life Tangerine

Day 17 - 19th April 

Unknown card - pink  

My birthday card client had a stack of old scrapbooking papers and not being at all crafty, she handed them over to me.  This card took forever to come together, as I kept making mistakes.  I am really happy with it in the end, but it took a LONG time.  

Full list of supplies:
American Crafts A4 Tropicals Cardstock - bases for cards 1 and 2 
A6 white card - base 3
Dies - Richard Garay Silver and Gold Marigold (leaves), generic button, Die-namics Leafy Flourish (card 3)
Prima Flowers (Wildflowers) butterfly and flowers
Gems, enamel dots
Sizzix Triplets Flowers ~3 by Stephanie Barnard (card 3)
Martha Stewart Around the Page punches - triple scallop
Close to My Heart  - Pacifica, Goldrush, Slate inks, Junebug Puffies Glitter Stickers
Stamps - Basic Grey (scallop greeting card), Craftwork Cards Sentiments, Stampin' Up!  Curly Cute
Crystallina Kindyglitz

So - if anyone is reading this, and is interested in purchasing some cards, please do let me know .... 
Thanks for dropping by.  :)

Monday, 16 April 2018

#100 day project - Days 11-14

Keeping on track and enjoying the challenge .... to produce a handmade card per day for 100 days, using a Project Life card.
Day 11 - 13th April
Project Life Picturesque

A move away from clean and simple - but that's ok.  Not one of my favourites, but that's ok, too.  I used a Tim Holtz Ticket Journey stamp and decided to stamp in the white background of the PL card.  CTMH Juniper and Slate inks, sequins and jewelled swirls. 

Day 12 - 14th April 
Project Life Picturesque

The background is grey shimmer cardstock.  The star is silver shimmer, with silver Shimmer trim from CTMH.  The ticket stamp is by Paula Pascaul.  I finally used a Puffy Glitter sticker from CTMH.  The grey circle was on my desk.  

Day 13 - 15th April 
Project Life Picturesque

A complete departure - I cut the scene from the Project Life card.  Silver embossing on the black greeting label.  I received a Myer One Reward catalogue in the mail a couple of years ago, and the background images are all lovely - high gloss photography.  Good for something a bit different for card backgrounds.  There is also black silk ribbon along with the silver Shimmer Trim and the grey washi.  I edged the grey journalling shape with black diamond Stickles.  I was imagining a disaster but it turned out quite well.  

Day 14 - 16th April 
Project Life Seafoam 

Today's effort - I decided for a change of colour way and used a 6 x 4 Seafoam card.  I decided to break out my trusty circle punches and stamped the star background using CTMH Juniper ink.  I have had the stamp for quite some years - I was pleased with the result.  

Thanks for stopping by.  :)

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Welcome Tucker - 15th April 2018

A friend just has her fifth baby, a boy named Tucker:  I love the name - it seems especially Australian for some reason.

So I started by setting out my supplies ...

A customer just gave me a bag of papers that she has no use for.  One of them was this blue gingham check, which I always find lovely for babies.

Another thing I particularly wanted to use was this blue baby self adhesive ribbon. So I found some coordinating blue cardstock and went from there.

Blue cardstock (Cricut)
Blue gingham patterned paper
Blue self adhesive ribbon
Bella baby die cuts
Adorn It! Tiny Whoopsy Teal Alphabet
Die-namics flat bottomed Clouds
MFT Puffy Clouds
MFT Stitched Circle Die
Close to My Heart Gold Shimmer Trim

I have made a couple of baby cards recently, and they never gelled.  Today, this one gelled, luckily.  I bought the pack of Bella die-cuts because they were on sale on Spotlight and when opening the pack, some of the die-cuts were really weird - I know they were meant to be vintage, but one of them looked like Chucky from the horror film!  That one was immediately filed in the bin.  I added the very fine strip of gold Glimmer Trim on the bottom and then I realised the golds didn't match - I went over the strip with some Champage Stickles, which matched the other glitter much more closely.

I am very happy with how this card turned out - now to give to the new mother!

Thursday, 12 April 2018

The 100 Day Project - Day 9 and 10

Day 9 

Using a 6 x 4 as a base card from the Project Life range “Picturesque” (designed by Heidi Swapp) - again, my favourite ever greeting set from Stampin’ Up! called Curly Cute and other bits from my grey scraps bag. Flower and stamen from Spellbinders, Grey sequins and Slate ink from Close to My Heart. A calming and subtle card.  

Day 10 - on track, 12th April

Again, using a 6 x 4 card from the Project Life “Picturesque” range. Such a beautiful image! I broke out my Around the Block Dymo labeller for the birthday sentiment and cut out a round scalloped border using my Sizzix and Die-namics stitched circle dies.  I added a daisy and a touch of glitter- and 10% of the 100 Day Project is done! I envisage using a lot more cards from this range as it is so versatile, with lots of beautiful greys and navies.  Very modern, and great for both men and women.  

Thanks for looking .... 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The 100 Day Project - Days 7 and 8

Day 7 
I used a 6 x4 card from the Project Life “Cobalt” range - I really like these masculine colours. I added a navy grosgrain ribbon, and my favourite Stampin Up’ greeting set. I added a compass for a bit of detail in navy cardstock backed on copper shimmery paper. 

Day 8

My favourite card so far - from Project Life Tangerine.  So bright and zingy! I die cut a sentiment base using a curving stitched die and then matched that curve and cut the edge with my post stamp edge scissors.  I white embossed the same greeting and added a flower, leaves and flower middle.  I am temporarily up to date - let’s see how long it lasts! 

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The #100 Day Project

She titles, as she blows off more cobwebs ...

Most people know that I am a very crafty person.  Have been for many years. Love it - don’t really get enough time to do it as I would wish - everyone who has kids knows this.

I found out about the 100 day project from my UK friend, Fiona - to create or do 100 things commencing 3rd April.  I just jumped in and said yes .... I am “currently seeking alternate employment opportunities” so what with Paul undertaking full time study, I am attempting to raise some funds to support the family, use some stash and take my mind and stress of being unemployed by selling my hand made cards.

I decided to use Project Life cards as a base and go from there.  Figured it was a good time to start posting on the old blog again. So without further ado ....

Day 1 - 3rd April.

Using strips of brown scraps and washi as a background.  

Day 2 - 4th April 

Very simple - using my Tim Holtz embossing folder on a black base, with lots of gold gems.  

 Day 3 - 5th April

I love to add shine and glitter.  On a tan base, I added a PL 3 x 4 "Seafoam".  Lots of brown scraps and then die cut the star.  

Day 4 - 6th April 

Using a 6 x 4 Kaisercraft "Basecoat" card and the Kaisercraft honeycomb die.

Day 5 - 7th April

Something a bit different - using a 6 x 4 PL card from the "Happy" collection.  I bought an unbranded die, and added some stamping to the card for the dirt tracks.  I stamped the sentiment but it was all wonky - so I cut out the individual letters and stuck them on the card.  I added washi and glitter tape at the top for some pizzazz.

Day 6 - 8th April.
Using PL 3 x 4 "Happy".  I glittered around the sentiment with Stardust Stickles.  Bright and happy.

That's it so far - more to upload, but it's been a process getting up to speed between Iphone, Ipad and the laptop - let's hope the impetus continues.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Thursday, 11th January 2018

No change with Henry on Ritalin.  Phoned for the Paediatrician, who phoned me back.  Dr Dede advised me to increase Henry’s dose to TWO tablets in the morning and one at lunchtime ... let’s see how this goes ...

Gave two tablets this morning and 1/2 lunchtime.  Henry has been the grumpiest, volatile and tempestuous little boy today ... throwing tantrums and stomping his feet when he doesn’t get his own way. It was remarked on by his classmate’s mum at lunchtime today. Managing this boy’s behaviour is hard work; in the meantime, Lewis had his autism Diagnosis Assessment yesterday .... why will Medicare refund most of Paed appointments, and not Autism Assessments? Surely, people are not going to subject their child to a unnecessary assessment on a capricious whim ...

$300 for a Paed appointment x 2 .....
$210 for an Autism Assessment .... plus no job in the house = disaster.

Thank God I do start a new job next week .... no guarantee of financial security, but at least it is something ...