Thursday, November 29, 2012

Australian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine ~ Two Page Layouts

I was going through cleaning up some photos files and remembered that i had not shared my double page layouts that were in Issue #15 of Australian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine.
My commission was to create 3 x two page pet layouts, which was perfect seeing we now had Cadbury our Chocolate Labrador and I love creating pages with photos of Toby our much loved cat, but what to do about the third two page layout. Toby doesn't like Cadbury at all and Cadbury is scared of Toby so there was no chance of cute photos of the two of them snuggling, So it was off to the pet store to buy a new fish and so we welcomed Simon the Siamese Fighting Fish to our family.

this two page layout documents Cadbury's first 6 months and  has a concertina booklet with more photos of Cadbury when we first got him, he grew so quickly as you can see from the first  photo taken day he came home to live with us to the Christmas photo shoot with Taylah.  

Toby loves nothing better than to lay out in the sun on our driveway, while sunning himself he rolls around on his back, so cute.

Introducing Simon, I love these photos of him as they show all the detail in his tail, such a elegant looking fish.
You will be happy to know that Simon is still going strong, as eagerly awaits being fed each morning ☺ I am normally not good with fish.

I wanted my two page layouts to be all about the photos so while they are simple, I love how they showcase our much loved pets.

Happy Creating Kerrie

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Old Book Paper Christmas Trees

Old Book Paper Christmas Trees are all over Pintrest and Margie is teaching them in her Spark Christmas online classes, so  I just had to make my own. They are so easy quick and easy and I just love them, I have used an old dictionary for my book paper, some poinsettias from the dollar shop and some pots I had in my craft room.

so happy to be creating Christmas goodness :)

Happy Creating Kerrie

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NOEL Christmas Decor Wooden Frame

I created this as part of my Christmas decorating for 2012 using a Craft Concepts wooden frame.

I removed the glass and covered the frame with texture paste and while wet sprinkled Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter all over the frame. Once dry I placed the backing on to mark the squares ready to embellish.
Using Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage 6x6 paper pad and stickers I embellished each square adding a bit of organza ribbon.

Happy Creating Kerrie

Monday, November 26, 2012

Embossed Cards with Couture Creations

All of these cards were created using Couture Creations Embossing Folders, I love the detail they give without being overpowering.
A very diverse card collection, Sympathy, Baby Girl, Wedding ....

Couture Creations Intrinsic Embossing Folder | Prima Flower | ZVA Pearl Flourish | Martha Stewart Border Punch | Maya Road Trinket Pins | Organza Ribbon

Couture Creations Intrinsic Embossing Folder, Blossom Yarn Doily Die, Adalyn Flower, Diamonte Buckle | Seam Binding Ribbon | Maya Road Trinket Pins | Making Memories Metal Fetti | Teresa Collins Timeless Patterned Paper

Couture Creations Fireflies Embossing Folder | Prima Flower| ZVA Gemstone Flourish | Maya Road Trinket Pins| Martha Stewart Doily Border Punch | Organza Ribbon


Happy Creating Kerrie

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christening Candle

I created this candle for my friend Teena's new granddaughter Princess Mikayla for her Christening. I wanted this candle to be similar to her sister Princess Ashleigh's Christening candle.

so easy to create ...tie a bow using soft white tulle, add silver twine wrapped around 3 times, add flower, glittered chipboard letter, metal embellishment, some decorative pins and a bling flourish ...done ♥

Happy Creating Kerrie

Friday, November 23, 2012

Formal Layouts

I created both these simple layouts for Create & Play Club using the Doodlebug Essentials Classic Collection,Teresa Collins Timeless Papers, Couture Creations Adalyn Flowers & Martha Stewart Deep Edge Doily Punch. The photos are from A & B's Formals ...A's in 2010 and B's in August this year,  both A & B had Black, White & Red, so these papers worked well for both formals. On A's I have used the bow from her shoe as an embellishment (she trashed her shoes)

Happy Creating Kerrie

Thursday, November 22, 2012

It's Christmas Card share time

Here are a couple of  quick and simple cards  I made for Create & Play Club using Couture Creations Nesting Dies and Embossing Folders, quick cards are just what you need when having to create 50+ Christmas cards.

Couture Creations Victorian Rectangle & Circle Dies

Couture Creations Grunge Stripes, Alora & Bradshaw Embossing Folders

Happy Creating Kerrie

Celebrate 21 ...Halloween style

Back in October it was my friend Camilla's 21st and her theme happened to be my favourite theme  
♥ Halloween ♥

The Birthday Card I created using some old and new products

Camilla's Candy Buffet ....very delish

Sharon, Me, Camilla, Annette (Camilla's Mum), Denise & Joanne

Queenie, Sharon, Me, Denise & Joanne
 aren't we all gorgeous 

Happy Creating Kerrie

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

oops i left these photos from Kichaka out

I love this group photo of us all taken the morning we had to leave Kichaka.... none of us wanted to leave but we still had work to do and Cape Town to see.

Kichaka has the most beautiful staff and their rangers Ashley and Aidy were the best, so knowledgeable and so much fun. I cannot thank Glenda enough for this experience, I will treasure my time spent in South Africa for life.

Happy Creating Kerrie

I am back... sharing my South African Experience

2 months flies by in the blink of an eye  ....between computer problems, and lots happening in our family I have badly neglected my blog.

So to catch up  here are the promised photos from my life changing trip to South Africa,  I highly recommend visiting this amazing country. Thank you again to Glenda from SA Scrapbook Convention for inviting me.

Singapore Layover | at least it is a relaxing airport to spend 5 hours in the middle of the night.

Johannesburg | Day 1 Visit to The Wholesaler's Warehouse, Day 2 Shopping at Sandton, Nelson Mandela Square, Day 3 & 4 Classes at Emperors Palace

Kichaka Luxury Lodge | Day 5 & 6 words cannot express what an experience this was.

Cape Town | Day 8 a personal tour of Cape Town for us all. Such a pretty place. 

Spier & Stellenbosch | Day 9 a day of sightseeing in Stellenbosch. Day 10 a stroll around the grounds of Spier, including a visit to the Eagle Encounter and teaching the last class of the convention.

Cape Town | Day 11 Mum and I had an extra day in Cape Town and stayed at The Commodore at the V&A Waterfront, we jumped on the red double decker bus for some more sightseeing and a spot of shopping.

These photos are just a snap shot of my trip, I took thousands of photos which I am going to do a photo book of most photos as I would be scrapbooking for years if i was to scrap all my photos. I can't wait to scrap my favourite photos from my trip. 

I thank everyone I met for making this trip a trip I will hold close to my heart forever ♥

Happy Creating Kerrie