I got my hands on some new Graphic 45 papers :) :) so for the first time in weeks (could be months!) I scrapped for me :) I just happened to be given some new Twiddleybitz pieces last weekend that match perfectly in with my new papers so voila!!
I know - not as detailed as what I normally do - slowly trying to cox back mr mojo!!! The other LO I can't show as it is for Camp Mojo's August challenge :)
Other things around here... Gary still down south but hopefully this section of the contract will be finished by the end of this upcoming week but we are hoping for more work down there.....fingers crossed. We would have gone down this weekend but Chionia has come down with a bit of a cold and sore throat so we are staying away so Gary doesn't get sick - can't afford to have him down and out! It has been nice though to have a sleep in this morning instead of getting up at 5am to let Gary out of the apartment electric gates with the keys. Also nice not to pack and unpack and packa nd unpack just for a night!! Although we are missing him so may head down sometime this week instead! There is light at the end of the long dark tunnel with this job!! Thank goodness
Can you please contact me via the TTwiddleybitz ning with your postal addresses and I will send these goodies off this week for you all :)
Thanks so much everyone for joining in and hopping around the world with Twiddleybitz!! Unfortunately I ended up dealing with an emergency not long after posting and then it seemed to continuously happen from grumpy people on Sat to getting home from Mandurah on Sunday to find I had the keys for the apartment in my pocket so we went back down and drove home Monday morning just in time to get the girls to school - a few hassles work wise then family wise but I have stood up for myself this week and said it like it needed to be said on all matters. OK some may not like hearing it but why should we put up with the crap.
Anyway the good thing was Gary was home for a few days this week due to rain - he left again this morning so back to just the three of us here :( Was so nice to wake up with him next to me (lol and the girls!) and those simple things like making his coffee in the morning. Poor thing was so tired after working non stop for the last month or so so we kept it quiet and just enjoyed having him here.
So with all of the above I haven't actually scrapped apart from teaching a wonderful class yesterday to the ladies on the Smudge and Sparkle retreat in Baldivis (another disaster there with my car which overheated as I got there then on the way home too.....) I got them all to play with some new(ish??) techniques - coloursprays, masks, crackle paint, paint daubers and of course chipboard!!! A lot of them had never played with such techniques before and they all created wonderful LO's based on mine - I do love it when people are comfortable enough to change a class LO to suit them and their style :) THe night before Gina and Wendy managed to get photo's of their spooky dinner night and those were the photo's we scrapped - so a photo taken and scrapped within 24 hours is pretty good effort too!! Thanks Wendy and Gina for inviting me - it was nice to escape my world for a little while lol!!
and then last month I did this LO for Camp Mojo challenge. Kept it simple and as I don't do banners and I wanted the photo to be the centre of attention :)
Good evening everyone a Huge welcome to Twiddleybitz's first blog hop!!! Now I am not sure about you but I only discovered blog hops a few weeks ago when I somehow ended up on one that took me all around the world with loads of inspirational idea's and techniques and goodies and was so pleased when we were told TBZ was having one!!!!! A bit nervous too as I know I will stuff it up (fingers crossed - I am being prepared here!!) as computers and me are not the best mix. Dad however came and rescued my dying computer yesterday and with my super dooper fast whiz bang updated version I am set and raring to go... Thankyou Carol for starting us off :)
As you all know I love OTP items so why not show you all something you could do with a book, some paint and of course some Twiddleybitz goodness Using photo's from Jess's 9th birthday do where the girls got glammed up for a photo shoot I have simply altered an old book I bought from the second hand bookstore for $1.00. I started out by tracing around the Twiddleybitz shadowbox inside the book (ensuring I had enough depth to fit it in the book!) and then using a craft knife cut out the guts of the book big enough to slide in the shadowbox. Paint your pages white with gesso so you can just see a hint of the words coming through - add a bit of tape and paint and then I glued the shadowbox together using instructions in the kit painting it with acrylic paints. I also embossed the cover of the shadowbox and painted it blue before swiped white gesso paint over the top just to give a bit of texture as I do!! Simply add a few TBZ, rubons, a flower or two, buttons and a photo and glue it into place (which also holds the book together!) and that little bit is done....
Then it was time to do the outside... Here I simply painted it all white including the page edges, measured some patterned paper to fit both the front and back covers and a coordinating one for the spine. Then I painted up some Twiddleybitz Style Leaf Twirl Flourish, the ornate name plate and some square alpha's in matching colours. I also used Kingfisherliscious Creative colour sprays to alter my white flowers to blue to match and painted up my leather vine strap. Then it was simply a matter of scrapping it all together to create a cover and name plate on the side.
Then simply finished off the inside with a little bit more paint and some journalling.
Hope you like it For more inspiration the stunningly talented and witty Anne Marie Cox is next up at 9pm AEST so jump over to her blog for a squizzy before she wows you with her inspiring work. Leave a comment for me after you have added yourself as a follower on network blogs thingy on the bottom left hand side of my blog and at the end of the blog hop (8pm Monday 9th August AEST - will give you all an extra day!) I will get Jess to draw three peoples names to win a little parcel of Twiddley goodness that I will post your way (Australian address's only please!) The first name out will win the TBZ pieces to be able to recreate my project :) See below for photo's. Enjoy the hopping everyone - I can't wait to see what else the DT come up with
Shouting out a big hello to all our valued Twiddleybitz members, you are all invited to join us this weekend for our first ever Twiddleybitz blog hop. There will be a weekend of inspiration from our talented designers, chatting and some fabulous RAK'S and prizes to be won.
So if your stash is low, join us for a chance to win some Twiddleybitz. And don't worry, if you have never done a blog hop before, all you need to do is check out the Ning forum at 6.30pm AEST (8.30pm NZ time) this Friday, Aug 6th for all the details.
If you are not already registered just sign up on the ning site here... and please come play along... we would love to have you.
Hope to see you there for some fun and happy hopping :):):)
and please accept in advance my apologies for any stuff ups I do!
and in the meantime - see if you can find the TBZ piece on this LO.......it is there!