Friday, May 12, 2017

For our local girls

Innisfail Show Sponsership

For our local girls if you have not caught up with the Innisfail Show Schedule for this year, the show dates are Thursday, 13th July and Friday, 14th July 2017.

We are sponsering several challenges, with a prize of $25.00 for 1st and $10.00 for second.

There are 5 different challenges - here and the details and some examples:

1.  Altered Canvas (Mixed Media).   -This one is open to all sorts of interpretations - The term canvas refers more to a blank surface that is decorated from scratch, rather than a traditional piece of canvas stretched over a frame.

2.  Best Decorated Album.  - Again open to Interpretation, it can be a re-decorted album, handmade album or an album that is made ready to decorate

3.  12 x 12 Layout.  Single or double page.

 4.  Set of three (3) Hand Made Cards.   - No particular theme, no particular products, just 3 cards and a good variety of techniques and styles would be great to see.


5.  Pocket Page Scrapbooking for example Project Life, Sn@p or similar.

 This one I will have to do some scrapping over the weekend to give you some sample ideas of what pocket scrapbooking is all about.


All of the pages and cards need to be in protective covers please.  The altered canvas work and the Albums if will be at your discretion

There is a limit of two entries per section per exhibitor.

ENTRIES CLOSE AND EXHIBITS DUE: At the Secretaries Office by 5.00pm Monday, 10th July, 2017. Open to all exhibitors. No late entries will be accepted. Only entries as stated in the Schedule will be accepted. No additional classes wil be made. Section cards are available at the Secretary’s Office.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Mandy's December Album Days 24 -25 Final

We've come to the last few pages of this December Album
But first a recap :
Covers finished....
You can find that basis of the album covers and plastic pocket pages HERE

And the MME Sleigh Bells Ring kit used throughout...(loved it!)
So last few pages:
DAY 24
Christmas Eve
Two little sleepy heads asleep in bed.... so  used the reindeer names washi tape
 (part of Sleigh Bells Ring Washi Tape Collection. You cant see it in the tube, but its there!)
The cardstock is Coredinations 'Antique Linen' (its more yellowy and lighter in real life)
Fabulous little black alpha - Teresa Collins, comes in a booklet
DAY 25!
This page is the reverse side of the pocket page above using cardstock
Coredinations 'Antique Linen' again.   Enamel Shapes which includes the '25'
And the gold lettering and sentiments are Tinsel & Co Alpha & Label Stickers
 (they are much 'gold-er' in real life than you see in the shop)

STILL Christmas day
(I usually have more than one page for the 25th)
This is my favourite paper from the Kit..  or you can buy it singularly 'Branches Paper
I've added a little bit of tiny pom pom trim on the edge. 
(put 'trim' into the search in the shop and there is a fabulous array of trims you could use as alternatives)

This packet of word dies is fantastic!! (but sold out now - sorry but there is THIS fabulous one)
 Double with sparkly glitter paper - ooh!

 The alpha and sentiments are from Simple Stories
That's it!!  All done!
To finish's a side view of the album
 What a joy!
I hope you've managed to do some Holiday Season scrapping too!
 Look in the Christmas Shop HERE
December Daily Specials HERE
 You can see my December album from start to where to finish  HERE


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Mandy's December Album Days 21 - 23

Merry Christmas!!!
Do you love a shaker pocket?
I love a bit of bling in them for sure!
DAY 21
This is the reverse to day 20, and the long strip down the middle became a shaker using quite large gold sequins (put a 'sequins' in a search in the shop and look at all the options- some lovelies there)
The paper used for this is the reverse side used for day 20 as well
Sleighbells Ring 'Noel' paper  (also found in the Sleighbells Ring Kit)

 And cut to size to fit the pockets

I absolutely adore these Crazy Cat stamps!
They suit my very shy scaredy cat and his antics to avoid anything and everything at all cost!
Stamp the image onto the paper, and using a brush with a dab of water onto your mixed media mat, brush it over Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink, and place the tip into the dab of water...colour to the darkness of black (or other colour) you might like, then use that to paint your image.

Here it is finished and putting only half a piece of matching Ranger Coredinations  Forest Moss cardstock (don't be fooled by the colour in the shop..its quite green in real life) through
 with the 'Pine Branch' die, it created a hidey place for this cat too
Finished off with some embellishments from 'Candy Cane Lane Decorative Buttons' to make a little banner
and some of the fabulous 'Joyous' alpha from the green sheet in the packet
 (there's 6 other colour sheets too)
DAY 22
Another handmade page.  It doesn't take long to put these together
(there's eight different coloured sheets in the pack)

The background paper is the reverse side of  Sleighbells Ring 'Red Reindeer' Paper
 (also found in the Sleighbells Ring Kit)

The 'Black Soot' cardstock is glued to the back of the patterned paper.  This will become the next page for the 23rd once flipped over.
The   Ranger Coredinations  Forest Moss cardstock is torn and glued kind of like a side pocket wtih the photo slid somewhat into it.  This gives us a plain base to do something fun.
Especially for this 'Bare Christmas Tree' Die.  It has an array of little bits to put with the tree,
but I stuck with the little bows and cut quite a few along with the 'present box' which I turned into a container for the tree to stand up in!  Just needs a little ink :) 
The cardstock is my favourite - Tim Holtz Coredinations - Fired Brick and Pumice Stone (which is slightly more light olive than grey as shown in the product pic in shop)
Here it is decked out with its little bows.

 DAY 23
A 'cooking' day where each little picture says something especially when its became a tradition
And its a pretty straight forward easy page
With the use of Sleighbells Ring Washi tape that makes it look like each little photo is stuck up on a wall.  The number '23' is from a great red alpha font sheet 'Let's Party'  and the little alpha is from another fabulous sticker sheet 'Echo Park Season's Greetings'
 Getting very close now!!

Who's excited!

If you have some Christmas scrapping to do....

Look in the Christmas Shop HERE
December Daily Specials HERE
 You can see my December album from start to where we are now HERE

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!!