Tuesday, 31 May 2016

I got to take a class with my fab pal Kassandra while I was in the city but I didn't have time to finish the whole thing while I was at her place. I got the time to finish it last night. 

I ended up having to do the colouring on the girl over again, because after when I was going to glue her into my journal I ended up getting dark ink on her in a couple places that I didn't want. She ended up looking like she had the plaque! LOL. But in the end it worked out for the best, because I liked the finished product better when I got the chance to colour in again. More practice with my water colour pencils makes for a better outcome! I wasn't 100% happy with her hair colour - I was hoping for more of a brown. But the purple kinda goes with the steampunk theme and you gotta start somewhere.

Here are a couple pics - thanks again Kassandra for teaching me this great page!!

Till next time - stay crafty my peeps!

Monday, 30 May 2016

Didn't spend as much time in my craft room this weekend as I had originally planned - because I had to watch everything on my PVR so I could cancel my service! But I did get down there for a bit and got some stuff done!

I FINALLY got a chance to start my Inspiration Wednesday classes for 2016 from the awesome Donna Downey! I won't have to wait likely at all this year for any of the classes since I am already months behind! But it was fun getting back into it. I still have to add some colour to this but I love how it looks so far.

I also did a layout - and I thought it was so funny recently when I had some Facebook friends comment on how they didn't know I did layouts! I guess I don't do them that often. But I had the cutest pic of my grandson that was just begging to be scrapbooked. I love the end result - but it is easy when you have such a great subject!!

I also got some ATC's started and used my new spray for my Minc machine, so pics of that will be posted soon.

Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Friday, 27 May 2016

I just LOVE going to the post office! So much happy mail all the time!! Of course, that is likely cause I have a bit of a spending problem, but gotta feed that scrappy addiction. LOL

I got my latest package from the fab Melinda at Scraps of Elegance/Darkness. Was late getting home last night so didn't get to opening it till this morning, but had to show off all the cool goodies I got. Can not WAIT to play with them all!!

Hope to get back to my craft room this weekend, so till next time - stay crafty my peeps!

Thursday, 26 May 2016

So as you may know I have been trying out for several design teams and one I recently applied to was ColourArte. I didn't get on the team, but they were really cool and sent me a coupon to shop at their store. Pretty cool thank you for simply applying I must say!

My order came in from them so thought I would show you all what I got!

Cannot wait to play with all these goodies! Will show you what I do as soon as I get a chance! Till then, stay crafty my peeps!

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

I was supposed to have an appointment yesterday but when it got cancelled, I decided to spend another day in my craft room!

I am in a paper bag mini album swap so decided to work on that  - and I finished it! Didn't hurt that I also wanted to binge watch Sons of Anarchy! Kill two birds with one stone!!

Here are some pics of the finished project:

And since there is so much to the album I decided to do a video to show it all off!

Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Got spoiled today with happy mail! Got my swap from my pal Lotte - who is from Denmark! I got two altered soup cans from her - plus a bunch of fun extras.

I just love getting stuff from all over the world!

Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!!

I have been having a contest to try and get more followers and I said I would draw when I got to 50. Well I got to 55 today so I did the draw after work.

I started by putting in everyone's names - just a note, I didn't put in the names of my family members as I can give them shirts anytime and thought I would make it fairer if I left them out!

And I wanted everyone to know that I did it totally unbiased, so I made a video. Drum roll please ......

The winner is Linda Simpson! I have contacted her on Facebook and she will see it since she is a follower!

Thanks all for following me and I am going to keep having contests as I go. I think for the next one I will do a draw for a custom mixed media canvas. I will do that draw when I get to 100 followers.

Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!!

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Well I used the cool and rainy long weekend so far to get caught up on some of my projects.

I ended up finishing off the project I did at a class at Scrap Addicts while in the city. I always wanted to go to the Graphic 45 classes and was finally able to as it fell during my visit. It was a great class and I love the final project.

Then I finished off the two swaps I had to finish for my fabulous partner Deb.  We were partnered in both the Artist Trading Block swap and the Steampunk Card swap. I already saw what she made for me so I had a lot to live up to. I posted them on Facebook and she said she loved them so I guess I did ok!

So this is the Artist Trading Block

And this is the Steampunk Card - I made an envelope to go with it too.

And as most people who have swapped with me know, I like going above and beyond for my partners, so I made her a couple extra goodies. I had these little wooden containers, so made her a Steampunk style one and one that is maybe Shabby Chic in style. I hope she likes them.

I have another project on the go and since I still have one day of holidays I should have more to post later this week.

Till then, stay crafty my peeps!

Friday, 20 May 2016

I finally got a chance to spend some quality time in my craft room - and actually crafted as opposed to just putting stuff away and organizing!! 

First off, I did more work on the Artist Trading Block for my fabulous partner Deb! I decided to go with a mixed media theme and use paint and such instead of paper. I hope she likes it!

It needs bling and flowers and such now, but I am really happy with it so far!

Then, I wanted to basically finish off what I had to work on at my crop in the city. I had one more picture that I had printed off and the paper I received in my goodie bag from Treasured Memories, so did a layout using them. And the funniest part - when going to put my top layer of paper onto the bottom layer, it stuck down in the wrong place. But in having to improvise to fix this mistake, I ended up with a cool look that I hadn't anticipated (the plaid strip down the left hand side had to be added to fix the booboo!) So I got to use a great picture of my sister and I and am very happy with the end result!

I find it funny too that so many people were surprised I did a layout. I guess I don't do them as often as I do other stuff - I had several comments like "oh, I didn't know you did scrapbooking!" LOL

Now that I am back in the swing of things - and because it is a snowy/cold May long weekend, I plan on spending as much time as I can in my craft room!!

Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Thursday, 19 May 2016

So I figured that I should post some of my own work, rather than just post the swaps that I am getting I should post some of my own work too!

These are all layouts that I worked on at the crop I was at in the city a couple weeks ago. I added things to finish them off so I thought I would post them all together.

And I got back into my craft room. This is the start of the Artist Trading Block I am making for my pal Deb.

Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!!
I haven't had time to get to my craft room much since I got back - actually having to do that work thing! But I do have to post, because I am getting the most AMAZING swap gifts from one of my partners. She posted pictures so I just HAVE to share here on my blog. I cannot WAIT to get them as they look so cool.

Sometimes I cannot believe how lucky I have been to meet and get to know some great crafty ladies from all over the world. I was really lucky this month to get paired in two separate swaps with the same amazingly talented lady Deb and I cannot believe how phenomenal the projects she did for me are!!

The first is a Steampunk Style card  - and since you should all know by now how much I LOVE Steampunk you will know how excited I am to get this!!

As I said, we were partnered in two swaps, the second being an Artist Trading Block. This is the stunning block she made me.

I have to get cracking now and finish up her card and block. I am now glad for two reasons that it is cold and yucky this weekend. One we need the cool, rainy weather to help with the fires and two - I can get crafting!!

Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!!