Friday, 21 August 2009
(And don't forget that there are only 5 days left to get your August entries in to be in the running for some great prizes!)
Saturday, 15 August 2009
Anyway, the next of the challenges I completed was the "Star-Crossed Challenge". For this one, we had to embellish our LO using stars and also include the quote "If I had a star for every time you made me smile, I would be holding the night sky in my hand". I really enjoyed the look that using a mask achieved on one of my recent LO's so decided to try it again for this. I hand-cut my own star mask from scrap paper and then just sponged paint over it with a Chux cloth. I love the effect it gives!
And for the second part of the challenge, here is the card I made with the scraps...
The next challenge I did was the "Scrap Your Sign Challenge". For this one, we had to do a LO using a criteria designed according to our star sign (I'm a Virgo). The criteria was based on what element our sign is (earth - had to use ink), our birthstone (sapphire - had to use blue) and a personal characteristic of the sign (perfectionist - had to use the word perfect). I decided to do a LO dedicated to Shannon for a change...and let's face it, it was a great excuse for me to use this hot pic I took of him at Fraser Island!
"Love Is All You Need" - created using Charmane Koch's online class instructions & kit from SBT50. Pic of us, with Brielle almost 2 months old.
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Now speaking of the very talented Susan, I received my second pleasant surprise yesterday, when I visited her blog and found this...
I am so pleased to accept this from her, I have been amazed by much of the work I have seen on her blog. (I like to call her the "Challenge Queen" as she has an uncanny ability to combine multiple challenges into one and turn out beautiful pieces.) Make sure you stop by her blog and see for yourself: http://zuzart.blogspot.com/ Now in accepting this award, I am also obliged to pass it on. Here's how it works...
To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog. Nominate 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends. Link to your nominees within your blog post. Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.
The 5 gorgeous girls I am passing this one onto are:
Monday, 10 August 2009
Here is my Fathers Day card (for Shannon from Brielle), isn't it cute???
The next challenge I did was the "Shining Bright" challenge. For this one, we had to choose one of two sketches to use and then use all that "glitters, sparkles and shines" to embellish the LO. I chose one of the sketches and flipped it on its side and then used all manner of sparkly things to embellish it. I also used DCWV "Glitter Stack" pp to 'pimp' it up.
There is a second part to each of the LO challenges for this crop. Everyone is being given the opportunity to earn bonus points by creating a card from the scraps of each LO. (Something I really SHOULD do anyway!) Here's my card from this challenge...
Saturday, 8 August 2009
"The Simple Things" - pic is of Brielle enjoying her first ever 'Freddo Frog'. I used Kaiser "Playtime" pps for this LO.
Last but not least, it is my final LO from the July challenges, which I had forgotten to post here. The "Advice Challenge" was where our LO had to focus around advice we were giving to someone else, or even ourselves. The advice had to be in a bulleted list format and it had to be funny. My LO is called "Guide to Wine Appreciation: The Experts Vs Sue". (At last, I found a use for this pic of me!) I pitted my knowledge of wine tasting against the experts...see what you think!
Thursday, 6 August 2009
"Boardwalk" - pics of Brielle practising her new walking skills along the Coolum boardwalk.