Friday, November 2, 2012

Almost there

Well its been a month since our house suffered water damage and we are still in a state of disrepair.  Not for much longer (says she with her fingers crossed).  We have picked the carpets and we should get a phone call anytime soon.  We just have to empty our built in robes so they can be taken out before the carpets are put in. We are also having new carpet put in our bedroom as well.  So we are going to have to move stuff out of 5 rooms so that they can lay the carpet on the same day. We have gone for Stainmaster IQ twist (something like that). They tested it in the New York zoo for 3 weeks and then gave it a clean and it came up as good as new. If the elephants and rhinos can do their worse on it and it survives that then it will survive just the two of us living on it. (plus future grandkids. hahaha )

Our Scrap hostess with the mostess Toni over at allowed me to set a couple of challenges this month.  The first was a monthly challenge which was inspired by the Graphic45 team.
 I was emailed a newsletter with instructions for a post-it note holder. I had made one of these a few years back and thought it a great idea.

 So I made these two with A Ladies Diary and Happy Haunting papers. and set them as the challenge.

Then Toni was kind enough to allow me to set another challenge. This time it was for the halloween Cyber Crop night. For this challenge I  made some Halloween Tags.

For the first tag I just did some T!m Holtz techniques for the background (blending and water splattering).  I used the rickety fence die and the branch from (oops I can't remember and my dies are all outside). And the second one I used the haunted house die, embossed the fence, white washed the house using the distress markers inked the edges with black soot and used graphic45 happy haunting cut-outs (the moon and witch) then popped on some googly eyes, a few spritzed flowers and ribbon and hey presto. my tags.  If I had my scrap room in order I would be able to tell you all the names of the dies and embossing folders. so my apologies to T!m Holtz. lol

Tomorrow (maybe) I will show you what else I have made but for now I am going to relax before hubby gets home from work.

ciao for now.

Thanks for taking the time to look, take care. xx


scrappin' girl said...

Fab challenges Sharon .. and it is great to see you 'bloggin' !! xxx

Christine Kiehl said...

Wicked coolio tags and BLOG for that matter. So glad I found yoU!