Monday, June 25, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Dare #24 - Monique
What!! use no photos!! I know, I was very challenged by this one...and it took me several goes to achieve a look that pleased me but I am so glad I persevered...I love that I have this little memory that no-one else but me knows down on paper, a little insight for my kids and grandkids to giggle over and they can even undo the brad and the embellies will come awayin one piece so they can play the CD and listen to this song which I am convinced ol' Alanis wrote just for me lol! (Thats if they still have CD players that far in the future lol!).
I really do hope you take up this dare...go and search those drawers and cupboards now for a little bit of something special to write a story about....I dare ya!
Send a jpeg of your layout to RANDLGRAY@xtra.co.nz (100kb or less) or leave us a comment in SJ's post that will link us back to it.
So, this morning I go to post the new dare and my husband says to me, "Just give me 5 minutes to re-cable some stuff on the PC and then it is all yours!" Famous last words. The keyboard no longer worked (completely stuffed), or the scanner, or in fact the whole USB hub. We have just come back from Dick Smith with a new keyboard so I can at least type this, but the rest.......TBA
Anyhow I digress. The next dare is to do a page, using no photos but some memorabilia to help tell the story. This could be anything from a childs drawing, a letter from your grandmother, print-outs of texts and emails, your favourite cd, tickets from a concert or event, a shopping list, any little something that you want to preserve. I thought of this dare as I looked through a pile of these very things I have sitting next to my computer that I want to get into my albums one day.
I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Dare # 23 winner - wahoo
And now for our FAV"S. We really loved all the cute critters but esp. these two. Awesomely cute critters Christi and Penny.
Friday, June 15, 2007
A message from Kelly at Up2Scrap Magazine
I would dearly love to see more of these pages and projects in your own locally produced magazine. We are accepting submissions on a theme basis as well as general layouts. So if you have not submitted to "Up2Scrap" for a while and I know there are lots of you talented ladies that haven't, what's stopping you? Go to the website www.up2scrap.co.nz for theme and deadline details.
We do pay for each layout printed and this can go a fair way to supporting your scrapbooking habit. Please remember that we prefer to print pages that have not already been seen on blogs or online galleries, so flick them thru to me before posting them to a website and if you need a quick response, please just say so.
Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing more KIWI produced pages!
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Dare # 23 - Cute critters
So here's mine and hopefully the girls are going to add theirs in to this post soon. HONEY is made from felt (such a cool material to use - doesn't fray, easy to cut, lovely bright colours). I just drew a pattern on a piece of A4 paper and pinned the felt to it and cut it out. Handstitched it together and added some buttons and bits and bobs. Easy peasy.
So come on guys, get the needles out and make yourself a 'Cute Critter'. You won't regret it.
We are so lucky to have this dare sponsored by Up2Scrap. The winner will receive a 1 year subscription to Up2Scrap magazine. How cool is that. If you already subscribe to this awesome magazine, don't fret, you will receive some lovely Up2scrap and Out of the Closet goodies instead.
Please send a picture of your 'Cute Critter' to RANDLGRAY@xtra.co.nz (100kb or less) or leave us a comment in this post that will link us back to it.
I SO can't wait to see them. This is going to be fun.
Happy critter making!!
Jo's Critter: "WEDNESDAY THE ONE HORNED WORRY MONSTER."
Got a worry? Wednesday the one horned worry monster will take it away. Just whisper it into one of her large ears and give her a big hug and your worry will be gone. Wednesday says life is too short to worry and after all what could possibly be as worrisome as a large horn sticking out the side of your neck?!
Lol...have fun! Jo :O)
Andrea's Critter: "TomTom the Manic Tiger"
My daughter really loves tigers so I thought I could make her one so meet TomTom. He has rather cubist tendencies don't ya think? He also has trouble eating as anyone would with their mouth on the side of their head and he likes to go nightclubbing - check out his miniskirt! I hope you all have as much fun as we did making these little critters! Can't wait to see. Andrea :-)
Wendy's Darling doris - this dare was just too much fun - very cool idea and anything goes. Molly just loves this lady and of course now I have to make Riley one too LOL! so be prepared ladies if you enter into this cool dare and you have more than one child you had better make one for all......
Lesley's Cute Critter - Ravioli
Okay I will admit that when I first heard about this dare while I thought it sounded cool, I was also a little nervous. I CANT SEW to save myself! In fact I have strong memories of being in Form 2 sewing class and creating an owl pj holder and the resulting creation not being very circular! So thats where the inspiration for Ravioli came in. My square owl pal! He was so much fun to create that I stayed up way too late last night to finish him! I think one of the reasons why I had so much fun was that I could do whatever I wanted and the more imperfect the better!And Wendy is right, if you have more than one little person in your house be prepared to make more than one!
Moniques "Mr Mojo"
I was shopping for socks one weekend and found lots of lovely bright stripey ones which got the creative mojo leaping and so "Mr Mojo" was born lol!! He is made out of just one sock....which means there is a lonely stripy sock sitting here....I think I need to make Mr Mojo a lady friend!
Marieke's (or rather Annabel's) Tickle Monster
I love using fabric on my layouts but me and sewing on something other than paper just don't go together. I get all scratchy just sewing on a button so this was a challenge in more ways than one! But once I saw the first one, which was made weeks ago I might add, I had to try for myself too. I decided to let my 4 year old daughter Annabel draw me her favourite monster and recreated that out of fabric I had in my stash. She's the one that came up with the name as well. I've saved her drawing so there's a nice layout some time in the future too :-).
I used a kind of 'hairy' fabric for the body, denim for the arms, ribbon for the hair and felt for the eyes and mouth. And yes, just like at Wendy's my son now wants one of his own too. I have a feeling his version which he is yet to draw for me will resemble a robot.
Trina's critter - Happy Sarah
My cute critter is based on drawings done by my daughter Sarah. You know those first stick figures that have no body. Just a huge head, then arms and legs sticking out of their head? Yep, thats mine.
And as its pink, Sarah's claimed it and named it 'happy Sarah'. Love it. Matt is impatiently waiting for his one. He's put in an order for a yellow shark with purple teeth and a spotty tail. LOL!
Thursday, June 07, 2007
WINNERS for dare #22
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Dare 22 - Andrea
Better late than never right?