Back To School Challenge

This month at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge we are having a Back To School Challenge.
Here in Australia, we don’t have long school holidays in the middle of the year, we have them over the Christmas break.  But in our house, we don’t have them at all!  Or should that be, we have them all the time!??  We are a homeschooling family, so we don’t have back to school at all.

I have used the very cute Mr Bookworm With Books image, and since my son reads heaps of books, I thought I would make him a book mark.

The image has been coloured with Copic Markers, and I have used some patterned papers from my stash, and mounted it on some red cardstock – my son’s favourite colour!
Please share with us your Back To School projects at Patties Creations, we love to see what you have been creating.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Bloom with Hope Bookmarks

I really enjoy making Bookmarks as a quick and easy gift, most people find them useful, even if it is only to use in your Stampin’ Up! catalogue!! 🙂

Yes, of course I have used Blendabilities to colour these flowers from the Bloom with Hope stamp set, and I am finding the more I used them, the quicker I get at the blending and colouring technique.  These bookmarks also use the Scallop Tag Topper punch at the top, which is a little hard to see in the photo.
Here is a closer look at the colouring:

 

I also promised to share some photos of some of our recent adventures.  We spent a day recently at Yarrongabilly Caves, which was a fantastic experience, and we all learnt a heap about caves and how they are formed.  Well worth the trip if you end up in our area.

I took nearly 100 photos that day, so I won’t show you all of them!!

The scenery in the area is also quite spectacular!

 

Following our look through two of the caves, we decided to have a dip in the local thermal pool.  Yes, it is the middle of winter here, and was around 2 degrees at the time (that’s Celcius, of course).  However, the pool is thermal and maintains a temperature of somewhere around 27.  We didn’t stay in for all that long, but it was heaps of fun.

Time for me to do some stamping.  Hope you have a crafty weekend!
Happy stamping!
Chris

Cute Caterpillar

Just a short post today, but I wanted to share the cute little punch art caterpillar. Or is he a worm – perhaps a book worm 🙂

I have been incredibly busy just recently, with a lot of cards and gift tags going out to various charities for fundraising events.  I have one more lot of these to get done, but only a small one so that should be done this week.
I then have to focus on getting some things done for a display that I will be having at the Brighton Library in November.  So busy times for me, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t been crafting, just not doing much blogging.  I will do my best to keep you up to date though.
Happy stamping!
Chris