That I have a RAK of a card kit from the Fiskars Crop here in Adelaide from last weekend... Don't forget to leave me a comment to be in the draw to win it....
Will be drawing this tomorrow....
Leave me a comment ...
A simple birthday layout recording the gifts Kady received from us using Finley's Estate.
I love the olive greens and blues in this range. Perfect for male or female layouts and projects.
I used finley's Estate quote stickers along the bottom of the photos. The fifteen in stuck to a scalloped squeeze punch circle and the edges have been sanded.
Nice to see you!!
Thanks for stopping by to see what is coming up in the month of August.
Thought it best to post this today so you had a little time to get your head around it!
What better way to get through the last month of winter than with a NICE BIG HEALTHY dose of
As well as some inspiring colour goodness from our Ambassadors EVERY day for the month of August, YOU too will have the chance to get creative and show us what colour is in your little part of the world.
Why? Simply to open our eyes and appreciate the colour all around us, it makes for a happy existence :0)!
CHALLENGE 1 - A COLOUR PHOTO A DAY
We will be looking at a total of 9 colours over the month. Every four days we will concentrate on one particular colour. At the beginning of each colour block i will tell you what colour you are chasing as well as posting my colour photo of the day.
What to do: Post your photo on your blog, linking it back to the Fiskars ANZ blog and then leave a comment under my post to let me know you are playing and then i can come and check it out.
At the end of each colour block i would love to use your photo to put into a collage for that particular colour, to post here on the ANZ Fiskars blog which will of course be linked back to you. Collages look FANTASTIC when they are colour coded.
Don't have a blog, no worries, just email me your photo (keep it small please :0) ) and i will include it in the collage. firstname.lastname@example.org
CHALLENGE 2 - SCRAP YOUR COLOUR
We want YOU to inspire US, show us how you have used your colour photos in a layout or a mini album or some other creative venture and email a photo through to email@example.com with "scrap your colour - August challenge" in the subject line. We can then upload it into our challenge album for all to admire.:0)
Now if you have some other photos that you would like to scrap using colour but they are not from the photo a day challenge, then GO FOR IT - thats fine too!
The only stipulation for this challenge is that you must use a Fiskars tool and let us know which one or ones you have used.
NOW FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO BE REALLY CHALLENGED
You have to take part in the photo a day challenge and scrap them ALL. this will put you into an extra draw to win some Fiskars goodness!!
That means 31 photos girls, 1 per day!! Whos up for it? This is my goal, whos going to join me?
So we have 2 challenges with an extra incentive to complete both. Make sense?
Okay i think that just about covers it all. Any questions please don't hesitate to email me - firstname.lastname@example.org .
Come on don't be shy.....play and enjoy.
Saturday morning August 1st check back here to see what colour i want you to chase, and i warn you it is addictive, you will enjoy it - get the kids involved they will risk life and limb to find something in the colour you need ;0)
See you Saturday.
This card I made by punching out the scallop circle with Fiskars Scallop Circle squeeze punch.
Then snipped out every second scallop to make a flower shape.
Then I punched out another scallop and made it smaller by punching smaller and smaller with the same XL squeeze punch.
I used the Fiskars Eyelet Setters and Fiskars Eyelet for the centre of the flower. Put the patterned cardstock by Kimberly Poloson - Natures Flora range.
I also used Fiskars Ultra Shape Express to cut out the stalk and leaves freehand.
Off I go.... got to do more creating.... its addictive you know!
Not long now until I'm out and about again demoing the wonderful Fiskars Tools on August 15th.
This time I'm off to South Morang Spotlight in Melbourne.
I'll be in store from 11am -2pm with my trolley filled with wonderful Fiskars Tools for you all to play with.
If you'd like to do a Make'n'take projects then I can also help you to complete one.....so pop on down if you live in this area......I'd love to meet some of our Blog readers in person.
I'm happy to answer any queries you might have with any of the Fiskars Tools.......grab me while you can....LOL!
The poem inside reads:
For the past three hundred and sixty years,
Ironworks, copperworks, and then came the shears.
All as Fiskars continued to grow,
to the company now we all love and know.
Crafts, Garden, Scissors and things
this is what years and changes will bring.
Who knows where the future of Fiskars will go
With continued innovation soon we will know.
This lovely poem and all the fun birthday bits and pieces were created by Lisa Falduto a very active Fisakteer!
Don't you just love Lisa's ideas.......great for any party or special occasion!
Oh boy oh boy....
Fiskateer online crops are so much fun if you get a chance to take part..... What? you say.... ok its when the Fiskateers get together online, do challenges, go in the draw to win stuff and have heaps of fun commenting and "talking" on the message board.
The latest online crop is on at the moment.... go and check it out.
In between changing my sons nappies and entertaining him I've managed to join in.... have a look at the crazy and other things we've been up to....
Colour challenge layouts:
in this case red, black and white
I did a rubbing of a fiskars texture plate in the background, used fiskars scissors to cut out the large scallop circle and used the fiskars sealed with aproval XL punch as a bitten matt around the photo. Groovy!
So as you see these challenges cater for everyone. At any skill level.
Don't forget tomorrow is the last day for this online crop. There are more to come during the year so I hope you join us. You can also catch up tonight if you have time.... Midnight scrapping? lol ok .........
Go to Fiskateers.com for more info.
Love to see you there!
Designer: Katrina Simeck
Have you heard of bento boxes? Bento is a single portion or takeout meal in a box that is common in Japanese cuisine. I thought it was the perfect way to transport individual meals for a picnic! Pack up your next picnic in style with this fun & crafty box…
Instructions (Print version)
1. Measure the lid of your box. Trim a piece of patterned paper to the size of the top. Punch the edges of the paper with the Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border punch. Adhere to top of box with tape runner.
2. Punch 5 squares of cardstock using the Fiskars Square-a-licious border punch. Adhere in a checkboard pattern.
3. Using foam dots for dimension, add ants to several squares (Fiskars Limited Edition Gettin Antsy squeeze punch)
4. Create a simple embellishment for a paper cup by punching a strip of cardstock with the Fiskars Apron Lace punch. Adhere just under the lip of the cup.
5. Punch a strip of patterned paper with the Leave it to Weaver punch. Weave ribbon through, then adhere the ends to create a napkin ring. Slide a rolled napkin inside, and tie a bow.
6. Add a handmade card. This one came together quickly with the Fiskars Round n’ Round, Gettin’ Antsy, and My Funny Valentine punches.
Fiskars Portable Trimmer 12-98937897 http://fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_12-inch30-cm-portable-trimmer.aspx
Fiskars Round the Bend corner punch 12-73307097 http://fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_cornersqueeze-roundthebend.aspx
Fiskars M Round ‘n Round squeeze punch 12-74367097 http://fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_round-n-round-m.aspx
Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch 01-004597
Fiskars Square-A-Licious squeeze punch 01-003978
Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch 01-004596
Fiskars Leave it to Weaver Border Punch 01-001044 http://fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_weaver-border-punch.aspx
Fiskars My Funny Valentine squeeze punch 01-003778 http://www.fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_myfunnyvalentine-xl.aspx
Fiskars Gettin’ Antsy Squeeze Punch 01-004431 http://www.fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_squeeze-gettin-antsy.aspx
Fiskars Tape Runner http://fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_tape-runner.aspx
Fiskars Adhesive Foam squares 12-25987097 http://fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_foam-dots.aspx
Other: Cardstock, patterned paper (October Afternoon), ribbon, letter stickers