Welcome to my happy place.

Hi,

Welcome to my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you will find some inspiration for your projects as I have from many lovely people. This is just a little space for me to share some of my cards, scrap book pages and maybe even some of my embroidery and quilting projects.

Enjoy and stop back often.

Sharon



Monday, 24 September 2012

Some More Scrapbook Fun

Hello and welcome.
Today I want to share with you what I have been doing in the way of scrapbooking in the past 3 weeks. I have been participating in the Amazing Race at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia. We have been having so much fun but if you would like to join in it is not too late just head on over for all the details.

Week 1 we had to do a page before we left Australia or task this week was to use Aussie Slang, an Australian flag or animal and a scallop border punch to represent the big iconic structures or Australia.


For the LO I used all Stampin' Up paper and although you can't see it in this photo I have also stamped the background in the new Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad ink it is gorgeous. I have also punched out the butterflies in the new butterfly punch and the new comfort care DSP. To do the Rosettes I used my hot glue gun with the Silicone Craft Sheet that you can find on page 31 of the  Stampin' Up Holiday catalogue.

For this next layout it was our First Detour and we had our letter home blown away so we had to do a LO or 3 card set using the criteria of an envelope, stamp or hidden journalling, I chose hidden journalling.


Again I have used all Stampin' Up paper and buttons and ribbon. I have used different DSP with a hexagon punch that I have from Creative Memories. I have made the pin wheel using the hot glue gun and the silicon mat to make it so much easier to do. The hidden journalling is under the photo which you pull down with the ribbon. The photo of is of us on top of the Mountain in Langkawi after going up in the cable car. It was rather a scary trip.

The next LO is our stop 2 Asia and I got India for my country in Asia. The criteria was to use at least 2 bright colours, have a busy LO and some gold on the LO somewhere.


I have used the new In-Colours from Stampin up for my bright colours not only for the background but also for the flag banner. To make the trunk of the tree I have used the new Textured Impressions Embossing folder with the core'dinations card stock. Once you have put this card stock throught the big shot in the embossing folder you can sand off the top to reveal the inside colour to give added dimension. The Gold is the new champagne glimmer paper from Stampin' Up. There was always mist in Malaysia when we were there so it seemed fitting to have the mist in the background which I just sponged on with the white craft ink. The lovely elephant had a very boney back so it was father hard so I was glad for just a short ride. LOL!

Hope you have enjoyed these pages and are inspired.

Take Care
Sharon


Thursday, 6 September 2012

Scalloped Flower

Hello,

Glad you joined me today. I have been playing with my glue gun and the new silicone craft mat from Stampin' Up.
I was looking for a flower for a project and I knew I had come across one and luckily I was able to find a video tutorial on You Tube by Mindy that teaches us how to make these great flower. Make sure you have a look at the video you can find it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsvscDb6t00

I have used Stampin' Ups scallop punch and you need to punch out 7 for the bottom layer, 5 for the middle layer and 3 for the top. I have used our gorgeous Designer Series Paper to make these ones. 

Here is the top and Side view of the flower





If you would like to look at the Mat you can find it on page 31 of the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalogue. The buttons are not Stampin' Up but they have some great new Naturals Designer Buttons that would look fabulous on these as well (I just don't have mine yet and I couldn't wait to try the flower Page 176 of the Annual Catalogue click here).

They are super cute flowers and would be great on scrapbook pages and cards

Hope you get a chance to make these flowers

Take Care

Sharon


Saturday, 25 August 2012

Amazing Race

Have you heard the news? Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia is holding an Amazing Race! The Top 50 Amazing Race will be covering 7 continents and 15 countries in just 12 weeks!

You will have 7 countries to visit with your choice of tasks (challenges) along the way, but beware of the detours and road blocks!

They realise some people won't be able to play along for the entire 12 weeks so they have a plan for you too! (more details will be given closer to the date!)

Sign up for the Top 50 Amazing Race will be open from August 1st and the race will begin on September 1st!

This is one race you will not want to miss!



Hope you come along and join in the fun

Take Care
Sharon




Monday, 6 August 2012

I'm Back

Hi Everyone,

Yes I know it has been way too long since I have done any posting so I am going to try and be a bit more regular.

 To start off this return to my blog I would like to tell you of the wonderful day I had on Saturday at Stampin'  Up's Heartfelt day. I went as a guest of my friend Claire Day who is a Stampin' Up demonstrator. We had lots of fun getting our hands on the product tables to have a go at the new stuff coming out on September 1st. There were demonstration as well and the 3D flowers were great as was the card with the new glitter paper. We got make and takes as well. But I think my favourite thing of the day was the classes. We had 4 classes Decorations, Cards, Packing and wrapping paper and handmade gifts so many great ideas and the presenters were absolutely fabulous.

Here are a few shots from the day of inspiration: All are done by the lovely ladies at Stampin' Up


Christmas place mat and coaster


These were great cards just and example of the many that were shared with us on the day.


How great is this wreathe by Sophie


More decorations by Sophie


These are the 3D flowers by Jessica Williams



It was really a lovely way to spend the day if you would like to go in Brisbane, Perth or Sydney check out Claire Daly's blog and you will find some details there. There was so much inspiration I just wouldn't be able to put it all up here.


Now for a something from me that I have done this year that just hasn't gone up yet.

These next couple of things I did for Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia

This card was one that we had to do for the cyber crop and we had to have a playing card on it. I quite like how this one turned out.


For this next page I had to use primary colours large lettering and some bling. I decided to do something a little different for this one and it turned out ok.


Well I will be back again soon with some more fun stuff hope you are all well and that you have fun being crafty!

Take Care
Sharon







Monday, 12 March 2012

Hi Everyone,.

Thanks for dropping by. Sarah over at Scrapbookhabit.com is having a love giveaway in honor of her Angel Lachlan. Lachlan went to heaven at the end of last year which is just heart breaking.

Here giveaway is finishing tomorrow night so make sure you head on over and show your support for Sarah. Click here for the giveaway page but have a look at the rest of her blog as well.GIVE AWAY- Sharing the love

Take Care and see you soon

Sharon

Scrapbook Fun



Hi Everyone it is time for another Cyber Crop over at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia. Hope to see you tonight it is so much fun.

Here are the pages I did for last Months Crop it was great to get back into it again after being away so long.


In this challenge we had to  choose a genre. It was all about books. We had to choose from Thriller, Romance, Drama and Action along with a few other things like some fabric on the page. I chose "DRAMA"


This was our dictionary definition challenge so I had 2 words Dinosaur and Hunter. We had to use the definitions on the page. I really enjoyed this one and loved how it turned out. The leaves I cut our on my craft robo or silhouette.  


This was choose our own adventure challenge and I chose and Action adventure. We also had to have some newsprint or book print on the page. I was really glad that I found some card stock that matched Sarah's top she was wearing.


This one we had to alter a title of a book. I really liked these photos so I searched high and low to find a title that I could use. I found a book titled "The World's most beautiful seashells" I knew I could work with that. Besides just look at the beautiful children.

It was lots of fun so I am hoping to do it again tonight so come along and join me. P.S all the papers that I used were from Stampin' Up from my good friend Claire Daly.

Thanks for looking see you again soon. I am going to try and keep this up a bit better this year. 

Take Care
Sharon

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