Tuesday, October 26, 2010

You said you were a bushranger

Bring out the inner cowboy!
I used the October sketch challenge from Handmade by Suzanne for this page. There is a funny story behind the title:

My husband and I met in Europe and I had no idea what a bushranger was. We had a little misunderstanding with his job description...
The journalling says,
"You said you were a bushranger, an Australian cowboy. That's what you said. Is it any surprise that I expected you to look like Crocodile Dundee? You could have mentioned that you worked as an actor in a bushranger SHOW."

Here's a cowboy star made from metallic cardstock, using an embossing folder:

a lasso:

and a must-have: a horse

I really like that Bingo embossing folder. Thanks for the loan, Sandy!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Some class photos

One thing I love about teaching scrapbooking classes is that everyone's page turns out very differently. It might just be the colours and patterns or the page might end up flipped on its side with things added or left out all together. Anything is fine. Have a look at what some of my ladies created.
Here is my page as a starting point: 

Lyndal used a gorgeous landscape photo and a rainbow of colours:

Kerryn put a Japanese touch on it:

Sandy went for the Indian look and colours:

And Ann did a wedding version:

All 4 are stunning. Well done, girls!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A point in time

Hurray for using up leftovers! I used a lot of October Afternoon paper, which I love and I can never throw my scraps in the bin. Even the photos were leftover ones from this year. They don't really needed a page to themselves. The journalling says it all: Life as it is... a point in time in 2010.

There's lots of stamping and shading in the background:

and a cute little botton from Little Red Rocket


My 8 year old daughter Hannah has grown from a little pink girl into a child who wears Jeans and T-shirts. Thankfully she still likes a bit of girliness here and there.

I used vintage glitter glass in 3 colours on the chipboard butterfly:

and embossing and inking on the branch.

I loved Shell's border punch so much I ended up buying one for myself.

I was really happy with this layout and changed a few things around so we can use it in class as well. Here is the class version:

We'll make this gorgeous flower too:

Have a great week, everyone!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fluffy Shoes

Here is a layout I made at our recent Roctreat weekend away. It's for Shell's Little red Rocket sketch challenge.

There are some cute little buttons from her shop:

and a gorgeous flower by Kim and milk top from Shell:

And I love this quirky chipboard:

Thanks for the fun challenge, Shell!