A scrappy life!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Happy Birthday DCM

Today is the Daring Card Makers birthday! WHooooooooooooooo. Where have all the weeks and dares gone! Wow it has been so fabulous. All the great dares set by the DT and the fab cards made by the dare takers! We have also made some amazing new friends along the way so it seemed fitting that we come full circle back to our original dare which was 'friends' this time though it is entitled 'Circle of friends' as you need at least one circle there too!

What a year we have had, with lots and lots of ups and a few downs, marriages, births, tough times, sponsorships and magazine publications! Its been great and here is to many more years of our great friendships...of course as well as more babies....hehehe

So this is in honour of all the friends I've made this year and the friendships that have deepened! For all of you who have taken part in the dares and for : Jane, Kathy, Rhi, Tracie, Lythan, Jo, Kel, Debbie, Gillian, Keryn, and Lynne..you girls are the best!

Here is my card this week. BG papers, primas, and my friend Mr. Robo! I cut our the white card and layered it over coloured BG papers. The butterflies which I love are wizard dies, probably the die I use the most!

The great quote is from Raplh Waldo Emerson!

So be sure to take a peek at the amazing cards the girls have made this week! They have all really out done themselves! And please take part and make this one of the most successful dares ever!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Oh my word..enough Paisley!!

Well I think I am now on paisley overload!! I made these cards last night and today and gave myself the extra challeneg of using every colour in the DCVW pad I have had for ages! I also used all eight See D stamps in a collection I have also had a long while! The love stamp I think is a Do-Crafts stamp. Anyway here they are..I am pleased with them but need a rest now!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Paisleys again!

Well it seems I'm on a role! This is a piccy of me I think maybe around ten! Dressed in folkloric Persian clothes for a fancy dress party. I kind of went mad with the bling! Took forever to stick down each seed bead and sequin but it was very therapeutic! The title and the journaling spot are cut on Mr Robo. What the pics don't show is what I attempted to do to the title. I cut it out then stamped it with a text background stamp using versemark then used some pink embossing powders just to bring it out a bit.
Papers are K&Co pad. The little blue sequin flowers are from Iran!


Monday, October 15, 2007

My Fab Pa!

I don't quite remember when I started calling my Dad, Pa. It was in my teens at some point. It was a bit of a standing joke as Pa means foot in Farsi. Anyways My dad has three girls and loves it. He says that girls take care of their dads and cook them dinner. Well I tell you our Dad takes wonderful care of us even though we are all now married.

Well my dad really out did himself this week. He has only gone and got me one of these:

I can't tell you how excited I am! Me and Mr Robo are still getting acquainted but WOW I love him already. He is a typical bloke and doesn't always do what he should but hey!

So in honour of my Pa I made this LO using Robo. This is my Dad in the summer he was going to Iran for my kid sister's wedding. He hadn't had a holiday for 16 years before this and he said he enjoyed his 8 weeks break sooo much he didn't want to come back! Thanks Pa you are simply the best! Love you!

Friday, October 12, 2007

DCM Friday! (And a Just Bex challenge)

OOh today's dare from the Daring Cardmakers is sooooooo fun! It was set by Kathy this week and the girls have come up with some fab cards as ever so make sure you take a peek!
Hellooooo, Kathy here to set you a really Beastly dare this week! The theme is ANIMAL and you can use anything that's animal inspired - not those diddy little ones like bugs, birds and butterflies (though you can include them in your design of course) but what I'd really like to see is bigger, wilder, more fabulous or fantastic creatures So you could maybe use animal die cuts, animal prints on paper or fabric, or maybe animal words or phrases "grrrrr get down tiger"!!!! You could invent your own wild and wonderful beasties, or go back in time for dinosaurs, or into the world of mythology for all sorts of incredible creatures. How about a card in the shape of a tiger, elephant or monkey? Now, there's a challenge for you.... I'd love you to all go really wild over this one and have loads of beastly fun
So here are my offerings of the week:
So for this card I made the little bee from some circles cut using a wizard die in my Big Shot. The frame is an old sizzix die, papers are BG and Chatterbox. I used some fibres and buttons for the bees knees lol
This was a fun card to make and I have only just discovered the absolutely fantastic Cuttle Bug embossing folder things which are so cheap too and work a treat in my bigshot! So I used a cuttlebug lion and embossing folder and the most time consuming tiny Quikutz alpha! The papers are some that were donated by the fab team at Self Addressed kits.
I also did another layout for the challenge to use loads of pics on a LO on the Just Bex forum. Its of me and my sisters when we were kids! I have noticed we don't have many pictures of the three of use! Must remeber that for when my lot make an appearance! LOL- So SEI papers, making memories foam stamps and some ribbons!


Monday, October 08, 2007


Well lets just hope this crafting mojo keeps up!!! I have been having a blast! Anyways here is a layout I did today for a challenge on the Just Bex forum. It was a challenge to use more than one picture on a layout without totally hiding the paper. Well these are pics of Ibrahim at about 7 months.....dressed in his Moroccan gear hehe.

The papers are We R Memory keepers that I got ages ago from a Self Addressed kit. The lettering is Making Memories as are the rub-ons. Card stock is Bazzil.

Thanks for looking!


Well went to my Dad's on Saturday...I wanted to tidy Tas's bedroom before she came back on Sunday..HAHAHA well OH MY GOOOOOOOOD what did I let myself in for!!! Talk about bomb site! Well after a few hours it was done...I bet next week it will be a state again...well I think I have given up any hope that married life will change her. Mind you I don't think we want her to change too much hehe. It was wonderful to see her and her DH is due God willing on Tuesday. Still waiting for the official wedding pics though :(

Here is a layout I have just finished. It's my Aunty Souri on her wedding she was just sweet sixteen and still is totally stunning mashallah! This is the first outing for me of the amazing BG scarlet letters papers...really stunning. I also used some primas, some gems. I hand cut the title...NOT FUN I sooooooooooooo want ..did I say want....I meant NEED a craft robo boo hooo.

Friday, October 05, 2007

My Mum!

OOh I love old pics..I could scrap them forever! Here is my mum...not sure how old but WOW!!
Bought these fab fab fab K&Co papers a weeks back they are gorgeous! Oh and a BG rub on and a journalling spot I can't remembe the manufacturer.

Answers on a post card

Today is the fabulous Jane's dare day on the Daring Cardmakers! So here it is:

'Hello Happy Darers !!! It's Jane here ! It's my turn to dare again .........and I'm still on the postal theme ......yep thats right - I want you to design a post card - and whats more I want you to actually post it! Aren't I mean ? Honestly, its not as bad as it sounds- just a bit more thinking 'outside the square'.....excuse the pun :0).'

So here is my atempt. I use some BG papers (honestly I have other papers but always seem to reach for the BG) some stamps I've had for ages and hey presto! The saying is from Helen Keller.

Make sure you pop over to the blog and see what the other DT members have come up with!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Paisley Crazy!

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by my blog! I am trying to get back to everyone individually but haven't yet managed it! I'm ok..get tired very quickly and spend much of my time out of breath. Other than that not been up to much. Just taking it easy before all hell breaks loose come January!

Here are a couple of cards for the Paisley challenge on Just Bex forum I really love paisley!

BG papers, banana frog stamps!