Thursday, 15 November 2018

Scrappy Adventure Weekend!

I am all ready to go crafting for the weekend! I wish I didn't have to travel, but oh well. 


I should have lots of photos to share throughout the weekend,
so till next time - stay crafty my peeps!

Sunday, 11 November 2018

We had another quiet day at home this weekend so took advantage and finished up another swap. This was another one for the Facebook group I am in called ReneaBouquets Artists With An Edge that promotes my crafty pal Renea's store. This time the swap was an Angel tag with a holiday theme. My biggest issues was that it was supposed to have an angel on it of some type and I didn't know if I had one. So I ended up making my version of an angel with some wings I had and a dress for chip board piece. I really love how it came out - so much I ALMOST don't want to send it out! LOL. But I will and I think my partner will like it.




I don't know how much else I will post this week as I am getting ready for my crafty adventure in the city, but I will have pictures of that adventure. So till next time stay crafty my peeps!

Saturday, 10 November 2018

So it has been a bit of a slow crafty month for me. After the all day event I didn't even get down to my craft room to clean up until today! And then since I have another crop coming up this weekend I didn't really even bother to unpack. I kinda just moved things around. I did have to do a bit of crafting though as I have some upcoming classes and a swap to finish.

The first thing I finished today was the class I am going to be doing in Rainbow Lake in a couple weeks. They wanted me to do a Christmas themed class and this is what I came up with.


I had wanted to use new Tim Holtz Sizzix die that is a moose but I haven't been able to get it yet so went with the snowflakes instead. But this way I can do the moose for myself when I teach the class and then can give this as a gift!

Got more stuff I want to do this weekend so till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

ALL DAY CROP AT SCRAPPY APPLE - LA CRETE

So this weekend was the all day crop in La Crete at Scrappy Apple - it was a lot of fun and we certainly got our money's worth! I went out on Friday with a couple of my crafty pals and we were the only ones there on Friday night. As you can see I packed fairly lightly for this crop.


And like I said we got started on Friday night 


I even got one page done the first night!


So then starting on Saturday I did this first layout for the page contest.
I didn't win but I love how it came out!


Then I scrap lifted this idea from my pal Lisa and the page she did for the contest.


Then I did this layout with pictures of Jacob, Lucas and Sara


And then one of my brother and sister and when we were little. This photo shoot
was done in approximately 1972.


My next project was to work on Christmas cards. The paper I had made it pretty easy to come up with a bunch of different ones. I think I am set for the season!!


Since the gals  I was with are die hards and wanted to stay to the BITTER end, I ended up having enough time to finish another two page layout. Since I was tired and not very inspired, I went onto Pinterest and used them to come up with this.


All in all it was an amazing day spent with some great crafty pals. I had an absolute ball and got a lot done! I have another crafty adventure in the city coming up this month and lots of other ideas on things to do, so it should be a pretty crafty month. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!!

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Artist Trading Coins and Mini Canvases Swaps

The last of the swaps I finished were for yet another group I am part of on Facebook. This one is called Monthly Happy Mail Swapping & More - it is a closed group and these are the first swaps I have done for it. They are also both group swaps so not sure how they are going to go or what I am going to get back, but I figured I would give it a try! 

The first things I had to make were Artist Trading Coins. They are the same idea as ATC's, but they are round coins instead of rectangular shapes. I got my hubby to cut the shapes out for me on our laser engraver, which worked out fabulous!  This swap had a fall theme so I picked fall colours for them. 

I started out by adding white gesso to the coins and then creating texture using modelling paste on them using three different stencils.


I added some fun paper to the back of them so they looked good when I put the 
necessary information onto them.


This is how they turned out - I think they look pretty cool.





In the instructions for the swap they also said we should package them nicely, so I altered this box to put them into.  I hope the person who gets them likes them.


The other swap I did for this same group was a mini canvas swap. We were supposed to make 3 mini canvases and again do them up nicely/put them into a nice package. This is what I came up with for this swap.

I started out adding gesso to all the canvases


Then I took a couple and added texture to them using a stencil



And I added other ephemera to the other two canvases (they came in a set of four so I decided to make them all and then decide which three to use for the swap itself since I only needed three)



Them I used different paints and other embellishments to finish them off. I decided to place them into special boxes/frames that I had. I put 1 in a smaller frame and two more in a larger frame. I  added paper to both boxes to fancy them up as well. They all came out pretty good I think.



I also decided to send the 4th canvas to the organizer Brittany for all her hard work organizing and running this swap group. I know it can't be easy and I wanted her to have one of the canvases I made.

All in all, I guess I was more productive these last couple weeks than I thought! I hope whoever gets my projects likes them! And I have a crop coming up on the weekend out in La Crete so that should be fun! Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Sunday, 28 October 2018

ALTERED PAINT BRUSH CHALLENGE


The next project that I finished was not a swap, but a challenge. Again, it was part of a Facebook group called Artists With An Edge. It is also connected to my pal Renea's store ReneaBouquets - it is a way for people to showcase projects they made with her products and promote her store. We had until today to get the project done to qualify for a prize package. I got mine done just under the wire! LOL

We were supposed to do an altered paint brush - but I ended up doing two! Partly because when I bought them they came in a package of two, and partly because I couldn't decided if I wanted to do a black or white base - so I did both! 

This is the white based brush



I ended up giving this one to my employee France for her birthday - and she loved it!!

And this is the black based brush



This one I gave to another one of my friends. 
She doesn't have it yet but I am hoping she likes it.

I didn't win the challenge, but still glad I participated. Will post my other projects as soon as I get some good pictures. Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Well since my crazy few weeks with all my crafty adventures the last few weeks have been pretty quiet as far as crafting goes. I haven't done that much, though I did finish a few swap projects. The first thing I finished was a canvas for one of  the Facebook groups I am in. It is sponsored by one of my great crafty friends Renea and her store ReneaBouquets. It was a mini canvas swap and I was supposed to be swapping with one woman but when I was ready to send it she said she hadn't done one for me yet. When I contacted the organizer she said she would swap with me instead. This is the canvas she is sending to me.


I had fun making the one I did and I am glad that I ended up with a partner to swap with. This is what I made for the swap.


I have more projects to post so will get those up as soon as I can. Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!