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My name is Sally Dowen and i have been scrapping for over 8 years now. I love trying new techniques.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Scrapville November Challenge

Over at Scraville Wodonga they have a November Layout and card. Here is my attempt on the layout.

Nov Layout Sketch

1D Layout

This was a challenge that Carol from Tattered Inspirations posted for the Paris retreat.

Stain Glass Cards

In September I attended a retreat and on the retreat I was shown how to do stain window cards. Here is my attempt. Love how they turned out.

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Christmas cards

I have finally finished my Christmas cards for this year. I decided to make a production line with all the cards being the same.

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ideas for christmas

I attended a retreat back in September. Carol from Tattered Inspirations showed us how to put pictures onto wood using modge pod glue. Here is what I did for some Christmas pressies for my family

This is my grandparents when they were in the Army

This is a picture of my Aunt's daughter and all the grand kids 
This is a picture for my sister in law. It is her mum who passed away February this year.
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Christmas Paper bag album

Well...... Didn't know it was that long since I last posted. Maybe because I lost my craft mojo. I do believe that it is back. Here is a paper bag Christmas album. I won't call it a mini album as it is 8" high. Here are some of the 6 pages. Each page has a flap.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Merry Christmas Card

So.... I was playing around with some christmas paper last night and i came up with this card.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Father's Day Easel Card

This year i made my dad a father's day card. For the front i used Tim Holtz Rub-ons and went over the top with broken china distress ink.

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With Love Card

I am not one to make alot of cards. Over the weekend i managed to get 2 cards done. This one i punched out some butterflies and added some flowers. I sprayed the card with Tattered Angels dazzling diamonds spray to give it a shimmer.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Mad Max Layout

This was a challenge set by Scraptherapy. For this one i used left over bits from my stash. I was housesitting a friends place and they have a 6 week old kitten called Max. It has been 16+ years since i had to deal with a kitten.
Here is the challenge:

Here is my take on the challenge:


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Steampunk ATC

I am not one for working on tiny areas. But i thought i would make a ATC. I had alot of fun playing with this. For the heart i used some crackle accents and then used copper alcohol ink to colour in the cracks. Not how i thought it would turn out but happy all the same. With the eye and the butterfly i used Tim Holtz's Rub ons. Also glittered up the wings.

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Storage Box - Chipboard

This weekend was a crafty one here in Canberra. The weather was cold. I made this storage box out of chipboard. For the feet i used the little hitch fasteners from kaisercraft.

The paper i used was from Kaisercraft 'Porcelain Rose'. I love this paper. I now have a storage box to put all my bits and pieces in.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Scrapbook Boutique - July Challenge

It has been awhile since my last post. So much to do and not enough time.

This month Scrapbook Boutique has a challenge of using Brown, Teal and white. After pulling my craft room apart i finally found some teal cardstock (not a colour i would normally use). I also found some Christmas clear stamps (not really a stamp user).

The Challenge:
Inspiration :
Challenge : Create a project using the theme 'Winter' & using the colours Brown Turquoise & white & the photo as your inspiration.

Here is my take on the challenge:

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Happy Birthday Card

Here is a birthday card i made using products from Tattered Inspiration's card kits. Sorry for the pj's getting in the picture. With the teal lace down the left side i painted this with twinkling H2o 'Teal'. Once dry the stiching on the lace came through, i was so happy wioth the outcome.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sassy Scrapper June Challenge

Over at the Sassy Scrapper they had a challenge to use a quote: "Today I am thankful for" on a layout or card. There were so many things i am thankful for. Here is my take on the challenge

The things i am thankful for are:
My health
My family
My friends
My life

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Scrap Expo 2013

Something different this post.... 10 more sleeps

I can't believe it has been 12 months since i attended my first Scrap Expo in Brisbane. This year i can't wait to see all the exciting new techniques. Also can't wait to go on a shopping spree.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

70's Sideburns Layout

This is a layout of my dad in his younger days, when he had hair and sideburns.

Farewell UK 1962

This is  challenge # 3  by Kaisercraft

For this one i used Needle & Thread paper. Kaisercraft Fancy Hearts Chipboard and the embelishments are from the Collections Three Days range.

Bieber Fever Layout

This was for the Scrapville Apr/May Challenge

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hippy Chics Layout

I have had this photo for awhile just didn't know what to do with it. I found a kit from Tattered Inspirations and it went purfectly with the layout.

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Memories Layout

I was going through some old photos and i came across this one. My dad and his younger sister.

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Rare Moment Layout

This is the first kaisercraft challenge for April. For this layout i used the 'Timeless Collection'. I also used kaiser craft wooden flourishes and some bits and pieces i had lying around. The flowers with the bling are rub ons (don't use rub ons very often).

I was going through some old photos and i came across this one. My nan and my dad. I called it a 'rare moment 'because i have never seen my dad (right) wipe up before.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Layout #2 - Place/Thing

Here is my take on Scrapville's challenge
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Layout # 1 - Numbers

Here is my take on Scrapville's challenge - Numbers

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

SMASHING weekend

This weekend was a SMASHING one. I got out my SMASH book and finally completed a few pages. I smashed about a few celebrations, Canberra turning 100, the balloon festival, attending a big Brumbies game and my birthday.

The yellow things in the pockets are some clap stick that you blow up and clap together.

Every year Canberra has a baloon festival with lots of different types of baloons. This year they had a Darth Vader, Turtle and cute bumble bees.

This was a special game of rugby union. The Brumbies were playing in a special jumper to mark Canberra's 100 birthday. The atmosphere was awesome.

I received a delivery of a bottle of champers, a cute soft teddy bear and some chocolates.

I even had cupcakes with lots of different colours
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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tall Storage Draws

Something different this post. On the weekend i finally finished my kaisercraft storage box. When i saw the new kaisercraft 75 cents range, i knew that this paper would be perfect for this. I did something different, instead of painting the edges i used my washi tape. This was sooo much better as i didn't get paint everywhere, it looks clean and so much nicer. The embellish bits are from the In the attic by kaisercraft.

Thanks for looking. Till next time