Sunday, December 16, 2012

Busy, busy, very BUSY

Hi there Bloglanders

It's a long weekend in Sunny SA which means that I have an extra day to spend on crafting fun. I can't wait to show what I've already done!

OK, I know you don't like layouts - I'll show my hybrid project first:

Here I am wearing my Brooch Birdie.  To make it I used my scrapbooking dies to punch out fabric shapes.  They are all from Spellbinders - Nested Bird, Classic Scalloped Heart and the Classic Heart. I have stuffed the birdie a bit to get a bit of dimension and worked blanket stitch in embroidery thread all around. A bit of red for the beak, some black for a furry tail and a brooch pin to the back.

When choosing colors, I turned to The Play Date Cafe for inspiration:

Once again, I never in a million years would have thought about using this color combo but I love it and it actually goes perfectly with my denim jacket and scarf. Love it, love it, love it.  I will most certainly do some more Brooch Birdies.

Want to hop over to The Play Date Cafe to see for yourself? Just click here.

Now for my layout:

I have used goodies from the MME range "All is Bright" to scrap my Christmas wishlist.  The cardstock I received from my local kit club contained 4 sheets of  "Noel banner".  As I wanted to pile up the banner to give the layout dimension, the paper was just too white.  Having 3 sheets to spare I went ahead and cut the banner out and glued it onto plain cream cardstock. I added elements from the chipboard elements, brads and even cut some out of the packaging of the mini paper pad.

Then came the zig-zags: inked on with a mask, done with die cuts (Chevron from Die-namics), cut from the packaging and from the chipboard elements.

For my lists I simply cut squares out of the remaining piece of  "Noel banner",  added a Notebook edge (Di-namics Notebook Edge), journaling and a silver office paperclip.

The "JOY" was cut out of a 6x6 piece of cardstock. Sorry, no name on the 6x6 sheet.

Still don't like layouts.  That's a shame as I had a ball creating this one and it took me less than a hour. Just goes to show - if you use products you love, everything comes together quickly.

Do you want to hop over and see the MME Christmas wishlist challenge? Just click here.

That's it from me - I'm off to do some more crafting and a late afternoon movie with my hubby.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and please come back to play.


1 comment:

  1. Love how you used all that lusciousness from My Mind's Eye for your layout, Hazel. And your bird brooch is too cute!