Virtual Crop and other things

Hi folks,

I haven’t been here for a while but I’ve been busy getting things ready for Croptoberfest, making cards and other scrapbooking challenges.

You may (or may not) have seen my Virtual Crop participation on Facebook in September, my goodness it seems so long ago.  In case you missed them I will include a couple here but my main purpose today is to let you know of all the new products which have been released since my last post.

First of all the lovely “Countryside Comfort” and “Sugarplum” papers, embellishments, washi tape for Halloween,  and the related mat packs as well.  Gorgeous papers I aim to get them all, if not physically then digitally.  Simply gorgeous both sets.  Then there are the albums, punches and border maker cartridges etc.

It’s hard to keep up with all the great new products coming out. Plus the gifts for those joining http://trck.me/449927/ Creative Memories, wow! While you’re joining up, why not use your bonus and order some (or all) of the new products released in September/October.  I’m sure you’ll love them.

I have included some fliers for you. Have a look, join me and get scrapbooking!

I have also attached a copy of the new catalogue ISSU.

You can find the new September products here browse through and download so you can pick out all the goodies you like.

Here are the October new products for you to browse through.  Have fun and come and join me.

Now, I did promise some photos of my Virtual Crop participation. So here are three of my efforts.  The first one is my winner, I won a Croptoberfest kit for this card.  The next one is my favourite scrapbook layout, not sure why but it seems to have a lot of life in it.  Thank you for looking and I’ll see you next time.

Virtual Crop - Challenge 2

Virtual Crop – Challenge 2

Virtual Crop - Challenge 1

Virtual Crop – Challenge 1

Virtual Crop - Challenge 4

Virtual Crop – Challenge 4

Virtual Crop - Challenge 5

Virtual Crop – Challenge 5

 

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Virtual Scrapbooking! Not what you think….

Well, two weeks and a lot has happened.  Went to Camden and had a great workshop on Friday night, where I completed a 2-page layout, minus a few small embellishments which were added on Sunday night.  My partner came along as well, but he was making use of some of the border maker punches which we don’t have yet, as you do!  So, here are the two pages I completed:

The layout and papers are from last year’s Croptoberfest.  I didn’t participate last year but purchased the kit because I liked the papers, our hostess on Friday didn’t have anything specific for us so we worked on our own projects and this was mine.  I still have another 3 layouts to complete for that kit and I have Croptoberfest 2017 coming up in a months time.

So while I’m here I might as well give Croptoberfest 2017 a plug, as I will be holding one, in Australia of course.  CM Advisors in the US will also be holding Croptoberfest events so if you’re interested, go to the website (this is in Australia) but once there you can change to USA or whichever relevant.  For those in Australia, you can check for an event near you here, not sure where the American list is located, sorry.

The next event I participated in was the Virtual Crop, on Sunday, 17th September.  What is a Virtual Crop you ask, well, you are given a template to follow shown on the CM Blog and  for each challenge you have 2 hours to complete and upload to the relevant FB page and of course you can’t be too pedantic which was my downfall for the first challenge but I learnt quick and the rest of the day went much better and I even won a prize.  Hard work, tiring and certainly got your brain working quickly but also fun.

So with all that as well as my normal card making, I’ve had a busy couple of weeks.  You may or may not have seen my Virtual Crop contributions but for now, I will just show my winning card.  I will show the layouts from the Virtual Crop later.  Until next time.  Thank you for visiting.

 

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Spring – not sure where it is but not here yet

Well, it is “officially” spring but the only thing ‘making it so’ are the blossoms which come out by date rather than the weather.  Make sense?  I don’t think so either but the plants seem to know more than we do and seem to anticipate the weather.

Anyway, sorry folks, been a little busy last few weeks and also, for some reason my Apple laptop doesn’t want to talk to my iPhone so it makes it a little more complicated uploading/transferring photos to the laptop.

But I have some photos for you and also some cards.  First of all some cards I made for the Splitcoaststampers over a couple of weeks.

Then some photos and perhaps a video, of a trip to Perisher Valley with some medical students for their networking with Ambulance, Ski Patrol and Medical Centre to gain a sense of working as a medic in alpine and remote areas.

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Flowers think it is spring

Hi folks,

This has nothing to do with cards today. I took this photo a few days ago but the flowers seem to think it is spring and we are still getting -5’s etc and they are budding and blooming! It is still officially winter here and minuses are still quite likely for some weeks. Anyway, just thought I’d show you the hardiness of our plant life. Cheers.

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Black and White blog hop

Hi everyone,

Today is unusual for me, I am actually taking part in the Michael Strong Black and White Blog Hop.   With the “Black and White” theme and at least one of Michael’s stamps on the card, what better stamps to use than – Penguins.  I and some other members were fortunate to be gifted these stamps by Michael and what better way to show them off.

Hopefully you will have arrived here from Herma Fitche’s blog and would have seen all her beautiful work.

Penguins are a perfect subject for a black and white theme!  I have some placemats which have the “Antarctica” theme, with ice peaks and penguins of course, so I decided one would make a great backdrop for Michael’s wonderful new Penguin stamps.  Of course, I could only use one and because there was a “party” of penguins on one of the placemats that is the one I chose to print and re-size to fit the card.  I then stamped the penguins onto white cardstock, cut them out and using foam mounts added them to the card.  So, I hope you like my card.

Please leave comments on all the blogs you visit and if you would like the chance to win some blog candy, also leave comments on Michael’s blog, which you can access through this link where you can also see Michael’s beautiful stamps.

So, here are my “Penguins” which I affectionately call Pingu – I picked that up from the Antarctic Centre in Christchurch NZ:

Now it is time to  visit Dorly Weitzen’s blog and see all her beautiful work.

Just a quick note that if you have “lost your way” through the blog hop you can start again at Hetty’s blog.

Have fun visiting all the blogs and don’t forget to leave comments on all you visit.  Thank you for visiting!  Enjoy.

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More flip cards for you…

Hello,

Today’s post started out as just a short post to give you my friend Laura’s take on the Flip Card I shared with you on Thursday – technique day.  Laura is a friend from the Michael Strong Yahoo Group, and together with her friend Lynette, they made their own versions.  You will have to go onto Laura’s blog https://holmadelaura.blogspot.com.au to check out their versions and more information.  I was delighted to see someone else give it a go, I love both their cards and I particularly love the hibiscus stamp on Lynette’s.

I would also like to thank Laura for referring back to my blog and the information I provided for Technique Thursday.

Laura and Lynette live in America, but in 2014 Laura and husband, Don came to Australia and I was pleasantly surprised when they made the effort to come and visit us.  We live off the beaten tourist track unless you go skiing in the winter or possible bushwalking in the summer.  Most people visit the capital cities and don’t even make it to the National Capital – Canberra – about 110kms from us.  But Laura and Don came down and spent the day with us, and we really packed a lot into that day.  We met them in the morning, had coffee and then took a day trip to Thredbo, did some walking around, and after lunch made our way back to finish the day at one of the popular hotel bistros for dinner.  It was a fun day and I only wish we’d had more time together.  This is just by way of background as to our ‘connection’ and how friendships can start online and develop into genuine friendship.

Anyway, go to Laura’s blog and see all the lovely work she has been doing and also give Laura and Lynette feedback on their lovely cards.  Thank you for visiting and I’ll be back with more later.

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First three cards of the week.

Hello there,

I promised that I would show you the first three cards of my week as Card Captain last week so here they are.  These were made while on holidays in Coffs Harbour earlier this year.  The order is Wednesday – Just a little NOTE; Tuesday – Be YOU; Monday – blue and white snowflakes.  They are my own designs and not part of any swaps or challenges.  So,  enjoy and thank you for visiting.

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