Tuesday, July 20

Let's Get Shabby Challenge 13

I have finally completed my project for this month's Lets Get Shabby Challenge No 13. This month, Lets Get Shabby is celebrating their 1st Birthday so it's not surprising that the challenge is all about birthdays and stamping (since this month's sponser is Purple Onion).

As I have mentioned in the previous post, I found this little basket. It stands 29cm high and 13cm wide. My creation is all about family birthdays. I wanted to showcase each member of my family during their birthday month.

The concept is that if someone is having a birthday in a particular month, then their photo will be incerted into the frame and hung in place of pride. I made a little "file" booklet where each page is a pocket that holds each individual photo so it are easily found as the months come along.

I have used stamping to create lables, frames etc on the front, outer sides, inner sides, back of photo frame and the front of the booklet. I have had so much fun with this challenge and I want to thank the girls for putting up these fabulous challenges each month. If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't have this Birthday Basket which means so very much to me.

Thank you for your patience. I realise that there are a lot of photos but I just couldn't help myself. LOL
Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs, Irene xx

Sunday, July 11

A Bit of This and That

Thought I would give you a little peek at a project I am working on at the moment for the Lets Get Shabby monthly challenge. There is a huge prize this month so head on over to find out more.
I came across this little basket at our local Vinnies shop. It looked rather sad, covered in dust and unpainted with a bamboo handle. I looked at it last Saturday morning (the shop closes at midday) and put it back. When I got home I couldn't stop thinking about it and then I got this great "idea" how I could use it.
I should have bought it there and then. I had this vision of a long line of little old ladies that extended out the door and down the footpath wanting to buy it. My only hope was that it was high up on the top shelf. So you know where I was at 9am Monday morning.

To my huge relief, it was still there so I pounced on it, then started looking for a small photo frame. After rummaging through a bin of unwanted frames, I spotted this little treasure. If I had commissioned someone to make it for me, this is what I would have asked for. So, feeling very pleased with myself, I headed over to the counter to pay for my findings. Can you believe that I got both items for a huge sum of $2.50.


I think that I am treading a fine line here. On one side, I could be called crazy but on the other side I could be called amazing. Do I have blood in my veins, or do I have scrapbooking products running through my system. It all started like this.....................

This morning I was about to throw away one of my favorite handbags but first I wanted to keep the little key that dangled off the front of it. Then I found that the hinges actually screwed off so I kept them, next came the on and so on.
By the time I had finished, this is what my handbag looked like. Looks like my handbag has had an autopsy !!!! But, look at all those gorgeous bits and pieces that are now going to get a new life.

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugs, Irene xx

Thursday, July 1

June was a good month

I can't believe it !!! My name was drawn out over at Challenge Heaven monthly challenges for the month of June and I get to have a little shopping therapy at D-Lish Scraps. I also get to display this gorgeous little badge on my blog.

Challenge Heaven is a great place where everyone is friendly and there is tons of fun to be had. Each month there is a list of challenges put up and you can do as many or as little as you like, but if you complete a minimum of 4, then you go into the random monthly draw where you
have several chances of winning a voucher.

The gallery is packed with some awesome layouts for inspiration, so COME ON have yourself some fun.


I also belong to Paperclipping which is an international site for scrapbookers that focuses on design and techenques which are backed up with videos tutorials - some are free but members with subscriptions get extra in depth videos and have access to around 15o HD videos which can be saved to your PC.

Last month, the host Noell Hyman, ran the first Paperclipping Festival. She asked members to create a layout or project using one of her tutorials. You can imagine how excited I was when I saw my project featured on the blog. I almost fell off my chair.

Well, that wraps up the month of June. Lets see what July has in store.

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugs, Irene xx

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