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Saturday, 7 July 2012

Wedding Album Inspiration - Mixed Media and picasa...

 It has been a couple of weeks now since the 30 Day Craft Challenge ended and I have blogged. I am slowly getting into the swing of things and have my self sorted at my temporary home - today I decided to play around with photos and effects for my long put off wedding album :0) And I have just discovered Picasa and Love it so I am putting together some photos whilst sitting in the sun with the dog :)
This photo is of my sister in law helping to put on my wedding Jewellry!
I love craft and creating with paper but I also get a thrill out of creating with beautiful photos - and there are so many to choose from!!! Thanks to my wonderful family and friends and our fabulous photographer on the day Sarah from Heath Wade photography Newcastle, NSW. Would love people to share any programs and Ideas (prefferably in the way of mixed media) that they may have seen or used in there own or someone elses Wedding Album :) I will also be sharing some of my techniques I have used or will be using in the quest to get my wedding album finally finished...
Leave me a message if you have an idea or your own blog to share!! Love to be inspired by others creativity - in fact I just thought of an idea for a new challenge...A wedding page a week? ...thought A day may be a little ambitious :) But a week will guarentee me finished in a year ...join me in this challenge if you have any unfinished albums that have been sitting around for some time or you would like to create some pages of your love.
Kate xx
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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

30 Day Craft Challenge - Lucky Draw Winner

Today is the first day after the 30 Days of crafting challenge and I can honestly say I did not do ANY crafty projects today - well and truly needed a rest!!! Though I will be staright back into all the creating come Monday and I hope to start thinking about future challenges soon as well.
Tonight I drew a name at random for the "Be in it to win it" lucky particpant prize, to be eligible for the draw all you needed to do was submit a project over the 30 Days.
And I am happy to announce that the Lucky winner of the prize is...

~Nicole Lamb~

Congratulations Nicole, to claim your prize please email me your postal address -

There will be more projects from participants shown here in the coming weeks so stay tuned.
Thanks for following along,
Kate xx

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Day 30 - 30 Day Craft Challenge ~Free To Create ~

Day 30 of the 30 Day Craft Challenge and todays word is "Free to Create".
Today all participants including myself where free to create anything craft/art of any theme.
It has been a long 30 Days - but yet has gone so quick...I would like to Thank everyone of the participants who followed along with the challenge as without you all I probably would not have completed it myself.
Today I have not felt very inspired - I guess you get that when you have so many things happening in such a small window of time - moving house - driving the 1500 km back to my family from SA and having to leave my husband for 6 months to do so, as I made the choice to come back for family reasons...
When days like this come though the only thing you can do is take it easy and see what comes - and today this little card came - not really that impressed with it to be honest but as I have said in the past the creative process is the main objective and just the act of creating something - good or not so good is a healing tool.
Looking at this card now on the table in front of me - though I did not think I made it for any specific reasons -  but it now seems I made it for me!
Especially for me :) As the last 30 Days have most certainly been a journey and life and creativity continues to be Journey - and I would not have it any other way.
Tomorrow I will be posting the winner of the "Be in it to win it" Prize. A few little creative goodies will be coming the winners way :)
I hope you all have enjoyed the challenge and I look forward to more Crafty Challenges in the future...The album will be open for a few weeks for any participants wishing to, to catch up, so will be posting these projects every now and then.

Here is a few from yesterdays word
~ Animal ~

Carol McCann

Ellen Budden

Leanne Poke

Erin Boxsell

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Thanks everyone for a great challenge...
Keep creating and keep in touch
Kate xx

Monday, 18 June 2012

Day 29 - 30 Day Craft Challenge ~Animal~

Day 29 of the 30 Day Craft Challenge and todays word is ~Animal~
Only one day to go until the challenge is finished and it has been a busy 30 days :0)
With ~Animal~ being the word for today I decicded to use my favourite little animal - my beautiful dog Ruby.
A little while ago I used my silhouette cutter program to draw around a picture of Ruby. I then used the cutter to cut out separate pieces and stick them togther to make a scrapbook picture of Ruby.

Today I thought I would take the original silhouette image I drew and use the pens to trace it onto card then use my copics to colour it in (an idea I got from my friend Kerry yesterday from Kerrys Crafty Cards and Cuts). Unfortunately I could not find the image as I think it is on the laptop I bought and I cant find the charger for :( so after searching for a long time ( the time in which I could have probably re drawn it) I have given up and decided to share the original cut out I made which I luckily had a photo of so here it is...

Cut out of Ruby


Here are a few projects from yesterdays word ~Rainbow~

Ellen Budden

 Erin Boxsell
Carol McCann

The theme for tomorrow the last day of the challenge is ~Free to Create~ and any project of any form can be submitted.
Until then - have fun creating
Kate xx

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Day 28 - 30 Day Craft Challenge ~Rainbow~

Day 28 of the 30 day Craft Challenge and todays word is ~Rainbow~
Only 2 days left of the challenge with the participate to win prize being drawn on wednesday :)
Today with the word being Rainbow - I played around with colour - and it is oh so much fun. The below is a card that I made using a stamp, coloured pancils and some different coloured pieces of card.
I apologise as the photo is poor - but looks much better in plain light.
I loved making this card as it is a bit quirky to what I normally make, which is good as I feel like I need to step out side the square and take more risks creatively then I have been doing - I love how offbeat it is. I have learned today through playing with colour and design a little that things do not always need to be symetrical to work.
Tomorrow will most certainly be another day of trying to break the rules to discover the effects that doing so can bring - you win some with this method and you lose some, but it is all a creative journey and that is all that matters

So here are a few participant projects from the last few days:

Carol McCann
Ellen Budden
Erin Boxsell

Ellen Budden
Carol McCann

Carol McCann
Until tomorrow Keep Creating
Kate xx 

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Day 27 - 30 Day Craft Challenge ~Home~

Day 27 of the 30 Day Craft Challenge and today's word is ~ Home ~
Today was a long day but we finally made of destination from SA to the hunter valley NSW some 1500 km between the two :) My dog Ruby and I are settling in at my mum and dads - so all is going well - again today the only time I had to do something creative was to take photos so I will share some with you of my Ruby in her new "home" and travelling in the car ...
Tomorrow I will be unpacked, settled and back to creating some more substantial items so I can not wait for that :) I also will be catching up and sharing some great projects from our participants from the last few days! :)
Happy crafting xx

Friday, 15 June 2012

Day 26 - 30 Day Craft Challenge ~Outdoors~

Day 26 of the 30 Day Craft Challenge and the word today is ~Outdoors~
I am on the road today on my way from SA to hunter valley NSW so I have been driving a lot but also taking photos here is one that I took of the road whilst my brother in law drove - definatly the great outdoors :) I have gotten behind on the challenge with all the moving but will be catching up on Sunday - until tomorrow happy crafting :)