Aug 17, 2015

Cat Dancer

Hello Everybody,

Well I have jumped in boots and all, got carried away at Retreat on the Gold Coast and confused my ambition with my reality and made a scrapbook page for you and for the Kraft Plus Challenge Blog.  Can you believe I would do that????

So the Challenge was to use a base of Kraft Card and to add Zentangling.  Well not so good at scrapping, or drawing but had a go anyway.

Well here it is, with my favourite subject Miss Beth, one of the loves of my life.

Did not matter how many times I took a photograph, still kept getting the reflection of the light on the image, so blame my lousy photography skills for that mistake.  You can still the my attempt at Zentangle. :)

My flowers are 'different' and my lines are not parallel, but it does not matter, I am sure the Zentangle Police will not come visit me.

This close up shows the chipboard corner and one of the flower sprays.  The Chipboard is from A2Z Scraplets and is covered with Gesso, then Ranger Distress Paint Wild Honey, a sprinkle of glitter and when dry, it is covered with Glossy Accents.  (wish I could buy that stuff by the bucket full.
The bouquet is made from assorted flowers that have been edges in Colorbox Chalk Ink Creamy Brown

Similar but smaller bouquet made with a pair of dancing shoes.

Oh I do think she is so beautiful, so lovely.  She loves to dance and she loves cats.  I must make a page for her cats one day soon.

This page was created for the Kraft Plus Challenge and is entered in no other challenges.  Made with love of Beth.

Hope you like this page.

Hugs :)

Lauren xx

Aug 5, 2015

Cards from the Craftroom

Hello Everyone, 

We are so excited, yes we are!!!! We are on the A2Z Scraplets Blog today, yes we have a DT gig!!! Can you believe that, so pop on over and have a looksee at what we are showing you!!! And remember the have wonderful THICK chipboard in so many innovative designs!!!  And yes, we get some of those lovely chippies sent to us each month for doing this and letting you know :)

Here is a sneak peak.

Hope you like it!!

Jan 11, 2012

Biggest News!!

Hi Everyone!!

I have moved my blog over to Wordpress.  My new blog LAURENSCRAFT

Love to see you there!!


Jan 10, 2012

I Spy a Candle

Hey Everyone!! cooler here this morning, so good to feel cool air on my skin, I do not deal well with the heat, so I have been loving this cooler summer with only the few warmer days!! Although the lawn is still growning strong!!

I made a card!! Yes I am back to that, so Lisa hosted the I Spy Challenge on SCS and I am sure it is a candle, so here is my effort, a head start on Christmas this year.... how scary!!

 Lisa is so funny, she really takes this so seriously and does such a wonderful job, she makes things so fun!!  So Lisa said....

This week I'm spying one of my favourite things...
It starts with a C and ends with an E...

It goes well with a bath but not with a shower...
You always will need one when you're with out power...

So spark up your mojo and join in the fun...
If you play along with my challenge a prize could be won!!!

Now you know I love winning prizes, I love anything that is a freebie, even if I never use it, so I just had to be in this.

Here is a closie of the stacked embellie on my card.  The ribbon is only thin, so I made a quad-bow with it and wrapped it around my card to make more impact.  Three beautifull mulberry flower pointsettias, some bead string (fused beads) and a hat pin of course.  Very tricky, eh??

Now to post on SCS so I get my freebie....

Oh and I think you should pop on over to Lisa's Blog because she offers freebies there too.... Crafting Cottage go on you will love her cards and other things too.  Gorgeous!!!

See you soon!!


Jan 9, 2012

Welcome Tiny Precious Baby!!!

Hi Everyone, I had some very special news on Saturday, my friend had her little girl at 29 weeks, all is well, but our precious baby girl will be in special care for a while and she is tiny tiny.  Mum is doing well!!

This was very unexpected news, so I had to get crafting to make a little paper bag album in honour of this wonderful occasion.  All pink and sugary, sweet and special, with loads of ribbon, flowers, bling and precious girl sayings, soft and feminine to commemorate the biginning of her life.

Front cover gives an idea of what is to come, loads of flowers and loads of ribbon.  She is gorgeous you know, I have a pic of her, and she is more beautiful than the album.

Each page is decorated with special flowers, charms, bling and ribbon.  Each page has written words that are special to the occasion and the first few days after her birth.  And of course we need her vital statistics!! And her first photo!!

Of course we needed a special page for a photo with Mummy and another for a photo with Daddy, because I really feel she is going to be Daddy's Special Girl in time to come. Oh why wait she is now!!

And of course for a photo of her first bath.  I cannot tell you her name yet, I have not been told, but it will be as beautiful as she is.

And of course a family portrait is always needed, first of many to come I hope. I see this special bundle being loved and protected and perhaps a little spoilt?

Front Cover and back cover opened to see the whole outside at once.  The spine is held together with tied ribbon.  It really is a beautiful little keepsake.

A view from the top to see all the tags inserted in the pockets throughout the album. The tags are for her parents to write their thoughts on, and to write special messages to her. 

And a view of the album standing so you can see all the openings in the bags for her proud parents to store all those little keepsakes from her birth and first few days.  I told them to keep only everything and to photograph only everything.  You can never have too many photos or keepsakes, right?

Hope they like it..


Jan 6, 2012

Jane McGrath Pink

Hey Everyone, Second post for today, hope you don't get overloaded with too many cards!!

Yes I made this card from the inspiration gained when cricket fans decked themselves out in pink to support the McGrath Foundation day of the second Test at the SCG.

The McGrath Foundation was co-founded by Jane McGrath and her cricketing husband Glenn after Jane's diagnosis and initial recovery from breast cancer. 

So my pretty pink card is very feminine, birthday with all the usual items, like ribbon, bows, flowers pearls and flowers.  Lisa will love me.

Get inky or papery soon, you will love it!!


Spring Flower Birthday

Hey Everyone, just a little bit cooler here today, I love a cool Summer instead of that raging heat.  Supposed to be hot over the weekend, so I think I will be crafting a lot during the day, so much cooler in the play room.

Today I made a card, and when I was done I thought 'good one Lauren, you have just made the card that can be for Barb's PB Swap!'.  Alas it is not in pastel colours, so there went that idea!!

Oh well it is still a good card anyway, even if it is hot pink and mossy green. Nice stamped background, and gotta love love love that bling!!!

Go get inky soon, it is so much fun.