Wednesday, 6 May 2015

For fox sake!

Welcome back to a new challenge at Southern Girls Challenge!
This week the theme is Animal Crackers and I'm using the gorgeous Fox Family digi image from our sponsor Oak Pond Creations.
I used my Copics to colour in the image, and then added some gloss to their little noses and Mum's eyes.
I used some woodland papers from my stash, and a patterned piece of acetate.
There is also a crushed velvet ribbon, twine and doodling.
If you are up for a challenge - we want to see your cards.  You can combine your card with 9 other challenges, just pop over and enter into our linky.

Here's a little closeup of the Foxy Family - they're so cute with their big ears all alert.  The image is raised on 3D foam dots so it sits nicely on the velvet ribbon and twine.  The sentiment says "For Fox Sake - Another birthday?!"

I'm joining the following challenges:
Clear it Out Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Love to plan

I am loving using my Erin Condren Life Planner. Each week is a fresh start, with planned activities and events and a blank slate to decorate and theme.
This week it's Mother's Day!  So I created a paperclip using 2 of Spiegelmom Scraps doilies. I cut from the edge to the middle and then pleated them.  Then hot glued them to a paperclip.  On top I decorated with a rose, leaves and some twine with a teapot charm.  I LOVE it, and it was so simple to whip up!
I like to use Washi Tape to separate certain areas of my week, so there's sparkly pink to the left, some blue waves at the bottom (also found at Spiegelmom Scraps) and a thin piece of striped Washi to separate the week from the weekend.  I use a Frixon Pen, cause they are erasable, and a type highlighter which is also erasible.  The Mother's Day stickers were part of a do-it-yourself card kit from Woolworths, and they're foam.  Various other stickers and post-its I got from Yozo Craft, Spotlight, Typo and Dollars & Cents.  I also printed my own weekend sticker and the left side routine sticker from Juicebox Creations and Jo Ellis Creations.  The pineapple paperclip was part of a RAK from Lime & Mortar - Leanne is a genius cause I adore all things pineapple!  She's also in Australia so I can see myself shopping there alot!
So there you have it - my week in advance for the Spiegelmom Scraps bloghop!  If you plan too, please leave a message so I can come and visit.  I love seeing everyone elses creativity!

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Come hoppin' on our Blog Hop!

Happy NSD all!  You should have arrived here from Neha's amazing blog - she's awesome talented right?! We are totally excited that you’ve joined us this weekend for this extra special blog hop.  SpiegelMom Scraps and the Southern Girls Challenge Blog owners and Design Teams have united and are aspiring to inspire YOU!  This hop has such wide variety of paper crafting styles and media being used that it’s sure to knock your socks off.   Jody Spiegelhoff owns SpiegelMom Scraps! and Louise is an owner of the Southern Girls Challenge Blog and they have combined to create an awesome bloghop just for you! 

I have created a layout of my daughter for you to see, it's based on a sketch created by Kat Benjamin for SpiegelMom Scraps.  It nice and simple and so easy to tweek and make your own.  Here it is so you can give it a go:
I used little wooden pegs, little wooden hearts and arrows and 3D foam squares under the flags from SpiegelMomScrapShop.
Here you can see the tiny peg holding the paper flower, which I decorated with a patterned badge.

I love the look of these raw wooden shapes.  I attached them with my hot glue gun, simply cause I already had it on, and I really wanted them to stick and stay in the frame that I'm putting the layout in.

I created my own banner using some yellow twine and pink spotted Washi Tape.  I folded it over the twine and then cut to size.  I've raised each flag up with ta 3D foam square.

It's not a party without sprinkles! I added some sequins and liquid pearls, then finished off with a dab of silver Stickles for sparkle.

My next creation is a wreath with monogram
I made the wreath using a metal wreath shape, then using a long strip of burlap, I zig-zag stitched a line of loose stitching and then gathered it at the end.  I sewed the garland onto the metal shape to create a wreath.  Atop that I added a pineapple corkboard and paper mache monogram.  I covered the "S" in  paper and distressed the edges.  Then added some gorgeous flowers that I created from Auz Trinkets N Krafts one of our blog hop sponsors.

These beautiful lillies started out as a single sheet of flowers.  I fussy cut each flower, then layered them using special tools, a candle to soften the card and a soft mat.  They have a lovely shiney appearance, and are quite hardy once hot glued together.  I added some butterfly crystals and gold beads to their centres.

I also added some bling, leaves, wooden fawns and twill.

Looking for another challenge, then why not try out a card sketch?

So, it’s time to grab your favorite beverage (depending on the time of day where you live), a yummy treat and get ready to click and scroll your way to some fabulous inspiration! 
You’re starting your inspiration adventure here on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog.  I’d love for you to follow my blog using BlogLovin', Google +, Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter! Happy NSD all! 

Here’s your line up!

You are here -> Sarah Nancarrow

Come and join us for challenges, a scavenger hunt, prizes and a load of fun and inspiration!
Your next stop is the ever talented Wendy
SpiegelMom Scraps Facebook Page where all the fun is taking place

Friday, 1 May 2015

NSD is almost here!

It's almost here!!  Spiegelmom Scraps along with Southern Girls Challenge are holding a National Scrapbook Day Scrap-A-Thon Blog Hop!

There will be
A Scavenger Hunt
Blog Hop
Huge Grand Prize
and a ton of fun!!

Come and join in the fun - Sign up at {here}

And you can use this special discount code in the spiegelmom scraps store to select some goodies to play with.....


Come back on the 3rd to see the awesome lineup and the treats I have created just for you!

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Rapunzel let down your hair

My latest pocket layout is Rapunzel from the movie Tangled.  I had a ton of fun with this one, and am no stranger to the many Disney Princesses.
I was lucky enough to find a small Rapunzel activity book at Woolworths and it was perfect for cutting out pictures - and they're so glossy and bright.  It sure saved my printer!
I did print off a picture of Pascal, cause there wasn't one in the book. And I found the little round picture and printed it off too.  They make great paperclips.
I also filled the pockets with lots of little items that are great for planning, scrapping and crafts.
I created this pocket layout as part of a princess swap.  I can't wait to get mine.

Here are a few close ups:
As you can see I fussy cut the little chameleon and I glossed his eyes.

I love this picture of little Rapunzel - she reminds me of Sophia when she was a toddler.  The stars are acetate, and the leaves are soft and fuzzy.

This picture turned out perfectly when I trimmed it and popped it in two pockets.  I added some stickers and a metal button.

This is the back of the layout.  I googled a frying pan and in Photo Shop I typed my letter to my pal.  I also added a wanted poster of Flynn - cause he's cute :)

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Tawny Scrawny Lion

My newest pocket letter is based on one of my favourite Tawny Scrawny Lion book.  I used a picture from each page of the book, and slotted them into the pockets.  I also used some of the pictures to create some paperclips.

Then I hunted through my supplies and discovered at least a dozen Studio Calico boxes that I have collected and never used for my project life.  So I've added some flowers, wooden chip shapes, plastic buttons and a badge.

The back of the layout has jungle patterned paper to go with the theme.

I've loved creating this layout for my pal, if you are interested in Pocket Layout Pals you can visit the Facebook page or the Website.

Now for some close-ups

Don't these little bunnies look cute!  I was delighted to discover that you can buy a plushie of the Tawny Scrawny Lion too!  So I printed a pic of him to make a paperclip.
I wrote out a recipe card for Carrot Stew, which is what the bunnies cook for the Tawny Scrawy Lion to cure his insatiable hunger.  

Friday, 17 April 2015

The Walking Dead Layout

Today I recieved my very first Pocket Letter in the mail from Julie in the US.  I was so excited to see the "blood" stained bag in my mailbox! lol  So I thought I would now share the layout that I created.

The layout I created was based on Rick Grimes, the lead character in The Walking Dead.  I wanted to use lots of pictures of him for Julie (my swap partner).  I found a badge online to print out and add to Bazzill cardstock that's the same colour as his uniform.  The badge is raised on 3D foam tape.

The centre pocket was made from scratch and mimics the doors that Rick came across in the very first episode, before he even knew what a walker was.  Using Bazzill I created the doors, then the handles and the wooden plank that holds them shut.  I found some light chain and a padlock charm to wrap around and lock the dead in.  Luck was on my side, that I had a tiny hand stamp. I coloured the hands with red Copic marker and stamped them randomly along the doors edges.  I then drew the words on the top of the doors with a fine point black pen.

Here are some close ups:

I created this banner with cute charms and "sexy geek" washi tape
This cute card was perfect for my layout, but I didn't want the info underneith - so I covered it with a piece of Bazzill, just like a wooden board, and the title Terminus.
When you go to hospital - you get an ID bracelet!  So of course Rick had one too.  The number 87 S1 is for the amount of zombies Rick killed in Season 1.
This is the first zombie that Rick comes across that tries to get him "The Bicycle Girl", and of course there is Daryl - because I love him.  I accidentally made him instead of Rick, lol, so I left him there and made Rick too.

So there you have it - I had so much fun creating this layout!!  I can't wait to hear what Julie thinks of it!
This is a list of links to most of the items you have seen above - most images just came from google images.

Welcome little guy!

My newest cookies were requested by my sister who was visiting for Easter.
Her sister in-law had just had her third baby boy and Mel needed some sweet cookies to celebrate! lol

Thankfully the weather here is perfect for creating cookies fast, so I made them overnight and they travelled to Rockhampton the next afternoon.

I used my bib, onesie and bottle cutters and then using two different blues, I coloured and lined the shapes.  I added some tiny moustaches for the little man too.

These were really fun to make, and I think the outlines really finish off the onesies.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

The Walking Dead sneak peek

Here is a little teaser of my The Walking Dead page - I had so much fun creating this!  I used some images I found on google images, fussy cut them and then cut around some black card for the pictures' backing.  I used my ATG gun on the edges, and then my hot glue gun on the middle to secure the paperclip.  Then I quickly added the the picture.  I added some gloss to the areas with blood, and the eyes.  This page is Rick Grimes' themed but I accidentally (cause I LOVE him) made Daryl instead, so then I made Rick to complete the duo :)
You might also be able to see in the photo that there are Rick themed charms, washi tape banner, Warning sign, sheriff badge and Rick photos.
This layout is on it's way to it's eagerly waiting owner in the US.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all my family and friends!

I made these little chicks for Sophia to take to school and share with her little friends.  I put one in each celophane bag, and then popped in some tiny chocolate eggs.  The tied them off with a gold tie.  They looked really cute all done up in the basket, and Sophia really enjoyed handing them out to her friends.

I did learn one thing though - make sure you leave a couple of hours drying time for the black pen!  Some of the eyes smudged cause I drew on the eyes and then bagged them up!  I'll remember for next time!