Friday, August 31, 2012

Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia Amazing Race

Have a look at Scrapbooking Top 50 Aus they are holding an Amazing Race!
The Top 50 Amazing Race will be covering 7 continents and 15 countires, in just 12 weeks! 
You will have 7 countries to visit, with your choice of tasks (challenges) along the way, but beware of the detours and road blocks!

Sign up for the Top 50 Amazing Race here will be open from August 1st and the race will begin Sept 1!!
I've got my ticket just in time !!! ....  have you!
Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Last Call - Just about to be GONE !!!!!

Can you believe it's the last day of the current Catalogue !!!!!
So many favourite's going, but sooo many nice new sets coming.

And not one new Catalogue, but TWO !!!!!!!

If you haven't gotten around to placing your order, best do that before you start the dinner tonight as I will be placing any last minute orders tonight and then tomorrow morning I get to place my order for the new sets and accessories.
Can't wait to get that brown box - I will be stalking the postie with this order!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

August Birthday Card Swap

Well, what a month we had this month - 4 ladies having their birthdays spread over the whole month.

Being a bit time poor of late, I made all 4 cards the same and hope first of all that they got them (not many actually let you know..!) and second, that they actually like them.


The best part is that because I'm Bow Tying Challenged, not one has the same looking bow...hehehe.

Even better is we have no birthdays in September and only two of us in October so I can create with my new stamps and inks.

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Monday, August 27, 2012

High Heel Shoe Card

How cool is this card - for the woman who loves shoes!!!!


It is my first attempt, but I will be making more of them once I get some time - if you find some, could you please send it my way!!

Now, I am not creative enough to have made this without a template - and for that you can pop over to Tanya Bell's site and purchase it yourself under Tutorials. Tanya also has a cute Baby Bootie which is on my next to do list.....

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Friday, August 24, 2012

ATC - Chocolate

Our latest ATC at Soul Scrappers had the theme of Chocolate - ohhh the possibilities!

Here is my creation

I had a bit of fun creating this one....and just a bit of chocolate was consumed to get the mojo flowing...hehehe.
Can't wait for them to arrive from the states as we had a full 10 join this round.

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Thursday, August 23, 2012

SUCC1 - Stampin' Up! DSP

Oh My, the time has arrived!!!!

My first Challenge for Soul Scrappers I thought we would start by making a card using DSP ..... as little or as much as you like! The great thing with my challenge for Soul Scrappers is that we are totally happy for your submission to be using retired products! How good is that, as we know that most of us have a big stash haul in our craft rooms....it's not just me surely! To give you some inspiration, I have created three cards to show some possibilities, and yes, got to use retired DSP and stamps....yay....

Here's two cards using the retired Hostess DSP for the 2010-2011 In Colors.

Used the 1 1/4" Square Punch to create the tails

Close up of the label - used Extreme Elements stamps in Blushing Bride ink and Decoative Label Punch

Used the 1" Square Punch and Corner Punch and stamp from SAB Elementary Elegance in Concord Crush ink

This third card is using the retired Jolly Holiday DSP from last year.

I have seen alot of these dress cards around so figured now was a great time to make one.


I hope you like my cards and have been inspired to join my challenge.....if I have 8 entries, I will be sending off a RAK gift to a lucky person. Not a member yet?, click on the badge to the left and I look forward to welcoming you to our group and seeing your entry....
You have three weeks to get your entry in....no excuse now!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Monday, August 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Sneak Peak

I just couldn't let Theresa's birthday go by without making her a card and a little pressie of chocolate!

The image and the sentiment are from the new set - Little Friends.


I couldn't decide which holder to give her as they are soooo cute I had to keep one! so in the end got hubby to decide. They fit 2 Bouchee's just nicely!


I got the tutorial for these from the UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! Score!! Winter Edition 2012 round and Kirsten Brown was the fabulous designer.

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Quick Tip for Stampin Dimensionals

Having a bit of a clean up of my craft desk today....I know, don't panic.......still looks like chaos agents taken over, but I had a mini brain wave which I thought I would share with you.

Now I am sure that with something soooooo simple, many people already do this with the left over Stampin Dimensionals.

From 5 sheets to 2 in less then 2 minutes!!!!!!!!!
OMG it has taken me over 2 years as a demo using these to discover this.......as I said, I know there are probably a million people doing this, but hey, if you are clueless like me, I hope I have taught you something.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Friday, August 17, 2012

SLC12 - Who Let The Dogs Out?

I decided for Shazza's Song and Lyrics Challenge that I would do a digi page as I haven't done one for a while.

The song title this time round is: Who Let The Dogs Out by Baha Men.


Bee Jay with his friends from FOTH (Friends Of The Hounds) on the walk. All rescued ex racing Greyhounds. Love the photo of Bee Jay, as someone was squeaking a toy and then he spotted a dashound running after a ball - just couldn't understand why he wasn't allowed to run loose too!

Can't wait to try some of the Digital Content CD's that Stampin' Up! are offering us in the new catalogue.!!

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WC13 - Believe

I think I am slowly starting to catch up on things so I am getting a little bit more craft things done for myself.

Here is my take on Mary's Word Challenge at Soul Scrappers. The word is "Believe".


I can't believe that was 10 years ago! pretty sure my hair wasn't this grey back then!...LOL, Laura loved that bike as Nathan was still at her beck and call and when she plonked herself in the back, he would always ride her around - I bet he was glad when it was time to go back home from Nana and Gran-Gran's.

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Saturday, August 11, 2012

CC7 - Cherish The Moments

Ok, so I am still here and busy creating - unfortunately you can't see these projects yet!

Here is the card I made for Soul Scrappers Card Challenge # 7 - Clusters.
Must say it's a different style to my normal cards, but love how it turned out - life is an adventure after all hey!


It's a 5 x 5 card which means you could easily use the card front for a scrap page.

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Monday, August 6, 2012

Soul Scrappers Inspiration Club

The inspiration club this month at Soul Scrappers is "Distressing & Sanding".
Each month, the design team come up with projects to showcase the theme for the month and those members who joined this club ( $4.95 per month) get access to what each team member has created.

Here is my project


Hehehe bath time in the backyard in Mount Isa - last time you will see me topless in public!!!

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Friday, August 3, 2012

Elegant Candy Wrapper

Having a play around with the Candy Wrapper die and some retired DSP.

How cute are these little wrappers!



I added a bit of bling to the Butterflies for an elegant look.
Just love it - such a nice little gift to give to help put a smile on someone's face with chocolates of course....or maybe a diamond ring, necklace....oh, there I go dreaming again!

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB