Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Time flies ... when you are busy!

Well it's been a while and so much has happened ... on the crafty side the highlight would have to be the LSBS retreat on the weekend... only 1 year to wait to do it all again :-) ... here is my layout from Lauren's class which I absolutely loved!! ... learnt so much & feeling very inspired indeed!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Week 11 - LSBS May CC

Much earlier in the week I made some time to complete a few of the challenges for the May CC at LSBS. With work commitments looming over me, I really wanted to get in some time scrapbooking and was happy with the results. I completed 3 out of the 4 challenges & even won one :-) ... Maybe it was just that time of year but I do count myself lucky as there weren't as many participants as usual ... but it was loads of fun!! Am still hopeful of keeping up my weekly challenge to myself to do something crafty each week, though I might need to be a little "creative" in what I do in limited time ... Here are my creations from the CC

Challenge 1

Challenge 2

Challenge 3

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Week 10 - My first ATC Swap

Another week gone and again I've been discovering something new :-) I've spent my crafty time this week making ATCs for the LSBS May Swap. The theme is my favourite book and I was inspired by "Marley & Me"! I am quite proud of my efforts, especially being my first attempt at such a small creation! Looking forward to next month's swap already...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Week 9 - ARTastic Mother's Day Challenge

Despite the dramas on the home front I manged to get in some crafty time this weekend :-) My inspiration came while checking out the LSBS girls blogs. Michelle had a post about ARTastic and it peaked my interest ... their May challenge involved orange ... not a colour I'm a fan of, but the one very special picture I have of four generations of women in our family including myself & my baby girl Sarah had her wearing orange! With more inspiration from the LSBS girls I used Lauren's "credit card paint" technique & presto here it is ... My grandma had another fall this weekend & is not doing so well so it's a timely reminder of how special each moment of time is ...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Week 8 - Wedding Card

For the first time in many many months I made it to a local monthly crop night last week! Away from any distractions I was able to chill out and have some time for me & to “play craft”. I made this lovely wedding card for Sandie’s May challenge. Just waiting to see which close friend gets married first ;-) and hope to put the names of the lucky couple on the front, with a congratulations message on the inside. This was the first time I was able to see a Cuttlebug in action and now understand what the fuss is all about! I did manage to make a few cards from leftovers in my “scrap box” too...

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Week 4 to 7 - Catching up!

Since my last post things around here went rather pear shaped ... everyone was sick for a while yet & Ben at 9 weeks of age was admitted into the Children's hospital twice! argghh ... With everyone now healthy & all concerns put to rest, I'm catching up!! ... And my crafty time catch up was over the Easter/Anzac extra long weekend and a special thanks to the awesome ladies at LSBS, there were 5 cool challenges to inspire us & I surprised myself and got them all done!! ... I give myself a big tick on 4 weeks caught up ... I here are my creations:

Challenge 1 - Hearts ...

Challenge 2 - Spades ...

Challenge 3 - Diamonds ...

Challenge 4 - Clubs ...

Bonus Challenge - The Joker ...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Week 3 - Ben's Birth Announcements

Well it's the back end of Week 3 of my challenge and I figure this blog entry is better late than never! With much of the family struck down by a nasty case of the flu, it's been rather busy at home. However, I have tried to catch a few minutes here & there to stop and work some Birth Announcements which I began making when I was still pregnant and on bedrest. They aren't all finished and posted but hoping that will be done this week ... it's good to have goals they say :-) It's my birthday weekend and with the recent sickness and dealing with an 8 week old baby there hasn't been too much celebrating ... I plan on making up for it tonight by spending time towards finishing them!