Friday, 28 October 2011

Scrap Whispers Challenge #104 - Tutorial

Hello and welcome to our October Scrap Whispers Blog Hop!

Thank you for joining us again, this time for another great tutorial from our wonderful Georgina on how to use up scraps. And I personally LOVE this one. I'm always looking for new ways to make the most of my supplies, and this really appeals to me. You can read all about how to do it on the Scrap Whispers blog.

Here are the embellishments which I created using Georgina's technique. My sewing machine is an antique, so I wasn't surprised when it struggled to go through my multiple layers of card-stock and paper. Rather than destroying it, I decided to go with faux stitching which I think has actually worked really well.

And in place on the final LO:

Now it's over to you to make your own embellishments using the tutorial on the Scrap Whispers blog site. Please share with us what you make! Link us up on the Scrap Whispers blog to your masterpieces, then hop through the DT's blogs and leave some love for everyone.

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Finally and possibly the most important, we're having a DT call on Scrap Whispers! Please send your details to Georgina (address on the blog site) if you'd like to join our team.

Polka dots and a sketch

Here is a quick card for a wonderful cyber-scrapping friend which I'm entering into these challenges. How lovely that I can do a quick card again, without having to improvise on almost everything!

Basic Grey: autumn (the green mat is BG Boxer, Hipster paper - you'll see some more of this soon)
Colour Create: burgundy, green, cream and white
House Mouse & Friends: autumn
Less Is More: polka dots
Sketch Saturday: sketch

And the card:

In Perth with the Queen

I flew to Perth from the UK last week, for the last time. Our next flight from Perth to the UK will be a one-way ticket, and we'll be moving into our lovely little house again. It looks big in this photo, but it really isn't.

As well as having two delightful men in to decorate the hall, stairs and landing, and paint the outside of the house, I've got four rooms completed myself in my month of hard work. That means that next year, during the estimated four to six weeks it will take for our furniture to be shipped over, I'll have only two rooms to finish and four carpets to get replaced. The end is in sight, and for the first time in our six and a half years away I am thinking about our home with a warm, happy feeling, instead of that nasty pang of cold dread. I had no idea how heavily the worry has weighed upon me until it had dissipated.

That's why I haven't been blogging, or scrapping, or card-making. Well I did knock together one small card for my cousin's birthday, but it was hard work sitting on the picnic box with a book shelf across my knees and very little in the way of supplies. She nearly got something fashioned out of wall-paper and paint!

Back in Oz, and the Queen has arrived too. She has been visiting Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and is finishing her tour with Perth to open the Commonwealth Head of Government meeting (CHoGM) and then attend a sausage sizzle with 100,000 of the Perth public. How exciting! She is amazing for 85.

Meanwhile the Scrap Whispers game has started (I should have told you about that, shouldn't I? Sorry!) and the weekly challenges are going strong. Have a peek over there to see what we're up to? The next challenge is our Blog Hop, today at 3pm UK time, so stand by for a brilliant tutorial from Georgina!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Scrap Whispers Challenge #100 - Tutorial

Ooh this is a fun one! This week's Scrap Whispers challenge is a tutorial from our very own Kelly, all about using stamps on a LO in a different way. I'm really sorry I haven't been able to participate in this, but the slight problem of having no card-stock and no stamps has held me up. A poor excuse? Well maybe, but I have finished decorating the lounge and the dining room instead, so I hope the rest of our wonderful DT will forgive me. Once I get back to my room, I'm going to be trying this out.

I also had my hair cut because it was driving me bonkers. Cute eh? I couldn't believe the amount of hair on the floor. I'm not sure it will drive me any less bonkers, but at least it will look pretty while it flaps around my eyes, and up my nose, and gets stuck to the perspiration on my face and tickles my chin. I have another 5 ceilings to paint too, so those white hairs and "dandruff" spots will just finish off my beautiful new "do". Hehee!

This is a new month so there's a new prize to win at Scrap Whispers, and September's winner will be announced very soon. AND...... don't forget the new game! There's just simply so much to do!