Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mothers Day...

I wanted to share the card that my 16yr old son made for me for Mothers Day.  He never plans anything and usually just sits down at my table when I am not looking and grabs whatever he can see and uses that to make a card.  This card is no exception to that rule!

He obviously couldn't be bothered with double sided tape to adhere the punched shapes and paper strip and chose a stapler instead!  He also doesn't care whether paper matches or not, but in this case he did pretty well.

A close up of one of the hearts he punched and stapled.

The card base was an almost full sheet of 12x12 double sided 
patterned paper and the message inside is just priceless...
"Thanks for having me!"
(He was born on Mother's Day after all)

Hope your Mother's Day was as good as mine...

Happy Mothering...

Sal xox

Monday, May 14, 2012


...My youngest boy turned 16 on Saturday and I thought I would share the card I whipped up for him.
He is our dare-devil child and always wants to be on-the-go.  I found the perfect paper and embellishments in my stash and it all came together quite nicely.

 I inked a chip alpha, doodled around the edges and attached a skateboard dangle charm.

He says he is a 'legend' so I cut the word from the patterned paper and attached it to the card, folded  the corner of the paper and held it in place with a brad. 

This is the card opened.  I put a lift-up flap on the middle section to reveal a message, 
with a turn mount to hold it closed, and a small envelope on the right section to hold a gift certificate, once again using a turn mount to hold it closed.

As there were more than 2 little surprises for him, I also made a pocket for the back section of the card to hold yet another little 'gift message'.

I think he was very happy with the card, as well as the gifts, as he put it in a very prominent place in his bedroom for all his mates to see!!!

Happy Crafting,

Sal xox

Monday, April 30, 2012

...and it just keeps going!

I love shabby chic but very rarely use it as I never seem to have any pics that suit...BUT at last I found one!!!

This pic was taken some 40 years ago and I have always loved it and NOW I love it even more.  When I am working with old photos I secure them to my LO's using clear photo corners so I can remove them easily to see the writing on the back.

Some 'violent' distressing around the edges, a few rows of machine stitching
and a cluster of hand made flowers all came together
nicely to create this special LO.

I liked the look of the LO without any journalling but at the same time
I wanted to do some journalling so I created a pull-out tag for some journalling.
Who said you can't have the best of both worlds?

A close-up of the hand made flower cluster, complete with some 
quilled accents and a sprinkling of pearls.

Hope you like it as much as I do...

Happy Scrappin'


Saturday, April 28, 2012

More fun!!!

So much stuff and so little time!  BUT I did manage to squeeze in another LO using my leftovers from the Scrapville monthly pack.  I can't believe how much I am getting done using only the goodies in the pack (although I did sneak a piece of cardstock out of my own stash for this one!) 

I still haven't scrapped very many of the 9,000 or so pics that we took on our 6 week road trip 2 years ago, so I took the opportunity to use some pics of my husband at Universal Studios in California where he met his hero from years back...the good old Homer Simpson.  Homer loved the fact that Boyd has just about as much hair as Homer does and he really rubbed it in.

I threaded ribbon from through the green hand 
cut scallop border to add a bit of colour.

A close-up of the doodling and banner created using the 
triangle banner stickers from the sticker sheet which is.

Until next time, 
Happy Scrappin'

Sal xox

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Back again..

After my little patchwork LO using the Scrapville monthly pack I wanted to try something a little more fun and what can be more fun that a bubble bath!!!

Colourful circles, felt brads, rhinestone bling, pom pom trim and some funky fabric strips all blended together for this little piece of fun!

 I tore some strips from the fabric included in the pack and tied 
them onto the LO for a little extra interest and dimension.

Alpha stickers, also included in the pack, were added to one of the 
accent stickers and covered with a nice thick layer of Dimensional Magic.

And even after all this there is still HEAPS of stuff leftover!!!

Happy Scrappin'


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

...and I'm on a roll!!!

I am having a ball with all this mojo.  Just hope it lasts for a little while.

The current monthly pack from Scrapville is jam packed with all sorts of scrapping goodies and I just didn't know where to start.  BUT one of the stickers in the pack caught my eye and below the words on the sticker was a small patchwork heart...that little heart is what I used as inspiration for this LO.

And here is the offending sticker.  I added cross stitches to 
tie it in a little better with the other stitching on the LO.

I used some dress pattern paper to create
a ruffle around the edge of the patchwork heart and  
I must say I was quite happy with how it worked out.

Happy Scrappin'

Sal xox

Monday, April 23, 2012

Finally some scrapping time...

...at last I have found some time and mojo!!!

This is a LO I did for the Scrapville March/April sketch challenge.  The first LO I have done for quite a few months and when you have a sketch to follow it is a pretty easy way to get going again.  Check out the other entries on the Scrapville blog.

I used a Jenni Bowlin scallop journal tag, covered some Jenni Bowlin chip buttons with co-ordinating paper and tied them with some bakers twine to finish them off.  Add a row of bling, some scrunching, inking and distressing and voila...there you have it.

Happy Scrappin'

Sal xox