Monday, 17 June 2013

Mini Album : Lapbook

Hi everyone, over the last few months I have been steadily working on my lapbook project.  This mini album was designed by Kathy Files from Paper Phenomenon.

As I mention in my YouTube video, I had never heard of a lapbook before, I don't believe that they are used here in Australia. Well, not where I grew up, that being Adelaide, South Australia.

Anyway, I loved the concept of this as a mini album and decided to give it a go.  Like Kathy, I decided to do a Christmas theme.  I have used two Kaisercraft collections, Twig & Berry as well as Turtle Dove.  Both these paper collections are just beautiful.  I even have enough scraps and most of my 6" paper pads left over to now make cards with.

I have not taken any photos of this project, I only offer my YouTube video.

Cheers FiLoMa

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Birthday Cards - Tim, AJ & Fiona

Hi everyone, I know that it seems I've been MIA, but I have been creating. However, I haven't got around to taking photos and/or videos and then uploading etc.  Anyway, I just wanted to share with you some cards that I made earlier as well as the birthday card my dad made for me.

Birthday card - Tim
My friend Tim celebrated his birthday in late March. This is the card I made for him. I decided to do a Clean and Simple (CAS) card, which is not usually my style. I'm really pleased with how it came out. Tim loves gardening/flowers, so this is why I chose this image for him.

Birthday card - AJ
My friend AJ celebrated his birthday in late April.  This is the card I made for him.  It would seem that when I think of AJ I tend to think of my 'The Greeting Farm' stamps. I love the colours of this card and am please with my copic colouring. I haven't done much copic colouring of late so I'm happy I haven't lost any of my skills.

Birthday card - Fiona
This is the birthday card my dad made for me.  Not long after I got in to paper crafting I also got my dad interested in card making.  His preference is paper tole, which is not really my style, though I do occasionally do some fussy cutting.  I'm not sure what he used, but it looks to me like DoCraft toppers. The card is just beautiful, even more so by the fact my dad took the time to actually make one by hand.  I did score two cards from him. The first one he purchased, but then he felt guilty so he then made this one for me. I am very lucky.

There are more projects on their way and I'm in the process of preparing a video for uploading to my YouTube channel.  Will be back soon. LOL

Cheers FiLoMa