Monday, January 24, 2011

Show us your stuff January Blog Challenge

The Show us your Stuff Blog has another 2 challenges this month,
I thought I would have a go at the first challenge.
It is another Sketch challenge from the talented Michelle Fowler and as always
you must include a handmade item on the layout.

Here is the sketch:

And below is my take on it...

And before you ask yes that is me...I would of been around 3 years of age when mum took these pictures...i loved that red handbag and wearing my beads!!!

The papers are Cosmo Cricket - Material Girl
I used a handmade doily
The little flower is made from brown paper lunchbags (even the leaves!)
and the title 'Dress Ups' chipboard is from WOW - I glimmer misted the words and used gold glitter to cover the shoes on the chipboard!

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Guess what....

You are now looking at one of the Words or Whatever Design Team Members for 2011...YAY!!!
I could not believe it...
I submitted some work of mine when WOW put out a Design Team call, Ive tried out for design teams before and thought like the others...i wouldnt get in...
On Monday after lunch I logged onto Facebook to find a message that read:

"WORDS OR WHATEVER - ...I narrowed it down to TEN ladies!!! Emails have been sent out and once I hear back from the lucky ladies I will make the announcement of who has joined our Design Team!!! So if you applied, please go and check your emails!!!"

I didnt think anything of it at first, then i ran down the stairs and turned on the computer to see an heart was pounding...

It was an email from WOW saying thanks for i read more i squealed with delight...much to the horror of my children who thought i had fallen over and was screaming...

I called DT (hubby -hmmm this is going to get tricky...might have to call him Dan on the blog from now on!) and he was happy for me, then  called my good pal and business partner Tracey to tell her the fantastic news...then i called mum, and so went the calls to everyone (most of whom didnt understand why i was so happy!)

It was made official on Facebook later that evening, i cant wait to get started on this fantastic opportunity that Ive worked hard to get to.
The following are some of the layouts and OTP projects i submitted for the WOW DT call
'Small Boy BIG Attitude'
This layout says it all about my youngest son Fletch!
This layout uses the WOW chipboard 'attiTUDE' word, i painted this chipboard and added dimensional magic to it..
The paper range I used is from Basic Grey called 'Oliver'
I also added some of the cardboard box i was going to throw out...i love using this stuff its a great way to recycle and gives the boy layouts some edge (well i think so anyway!)

This layout is a moment i will ALWAYS 'cherish' in my life, it was the day my BESTEST friend Nicole got married and I was her Maid of Honour!
I used the WOW chipboard 'Cherish' and covered it in glue and then sprinkled some Alison Ellis Glitter 'Shiraz' all over it
The flowers on the bottom left are a combination of Green tara and Prima.
Ive used a gold glitter butterfly in the flower
arrangement also (something i love to add just to give it a little more)

MDF Money Box
This was made for a kids class I was organising, the box comes flat packed and is really easy to put together.
I painted it with Kaisercraft Black paint and Making Memories Eggplant (purple)
The cute little monsters come from Bo Bunny's 'Hooligan's' Range
Thanks for looking