A Bath to Remember Scrapbook Layout

by Lesley Oman on 25 May, 2011

Finally a scrapbook layout! I love making layouts, but the truth is that i am incredibly s-l-o-w at making them! ….and as a result it takes me about a week to complete them, stealing a few minutes here and there. SO every now and again I swing towards making cards and other crafty projects which are a bit quicker for me, that way i get some instant gratification.

But ever since Piper came along, every day that passes creates more memories that I want to capture, so hopefully this means that there’ll be layouts to share more frequently in the future, and who knows, maybe with practise I might even get faster at it!

I will always remember Piper’s first bath, not just because it’s one of the many typical milestones, but because it’s a funny story to tell.

Journaling reads: Granny & Granda Oman were here when we were giving you your first bath, as we had to wait until your cord fell off before we could give you a dip. Granny jumped at the chance of sharing one of your first experiences. So we all piled into the bathroom, Daddy was in charge of the bath, Mummy had the camera and Granny & Granda had towels at the ready. As the warm water covered your teeny, tiny body you seemed to love it. It was one of the first times when you were bright eyed and looking at everyone around you. After a good swoosh around, we took you out and Granny rushed forward with a towel. Daddy placed you on top and Granda patted you dry with another towel – the two of them fussing over you, determined not to let you get cold. All of a sudden there was a loud raspberry noise – all eyes turned to you, with mouths wide open in shock! A moment later we were al overcome with laughter. You had left a present in Granny’s towel! Daddy took the plunge, unwrapped you and dipped you back into the bath to clean you up whilst the rest of us hurried around to find more towels. I loved the fact that your first bath will always be so memorable!

Products used
Dcwv nana’s kids stack
Spellbinders nestabilities: circles
Quickutz dies: tabs
October afternoon Rub on
Chipboard- k&co, making memories
Sticky ribbon: do craft
Blue scallop ribbon: meiflower
Adhesive pearls : meiflower
Border sticker
We R Memory Keepers corner chomper
Waxed cord
Bird stickers: paperchase
Flower sequins: meiflower
Alphabet stickers- making memories, doodlebug
Heidi swapp sheer (remember element)

Thanks for swinging by.

{Meiflower giveaway still open}

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Hmmm…Hot Cocoa & Marshmallows

by Lesley Oman on 8 November, 2010

Hey everyone,

Halloween is outta the way now and i’m still trying to convince Craig that it’s nearly Christmas! He’s not yet ready to admit it, but with each and every shop that we go into that has an array of Crimbo products, I figure it can’t be long until he realises that its true! After all, we have entered Red Cup season as far as Starbucks is concerned! Mmmm… I do love Gingerbread lattes so I always wait with anticipation for the red cup release day.

So today’s project is inspired by two things. Firstly, y’know that feeling that you get when its cold outside and your hands are numb and your nose is red, then you get a cup of hot coffee or hot cocoa between your hands and as you inhale the sweet aroma, you are instantly filled with complete gratification. {Yip, I was inspired by a feeling, i’m weird I know!} The second inspiration starting point was the Card Candy embellishments by Craftwork Cards. I bought a pack of pink and brown Card Candy ages ago (and yes, i still have loads, they totally last AGES!) and I realised that this colour combo pack has the cutest name: ‘ Choc and Mashmallow’.

So it’s easy to join the dots and see why this card turned out the way it did!

I didn’t have a template for the cup shape, so I just drew it freehand, and had lots of fun making the whipped cream using DecoArts Snow Writer and then I sprinkled the card candy on top! My original plan was to put the greeting on the outside of the card, but it ended up covering too much of the cup of cocoa, so I transformed this project from a standard card into an easel card. The biggest challenge I faced when making this project was waiting for the Snow Writer to dry! I’m so impatient and it looked good enough to eat and I just couldn’t wait to finish the card! HAHA!

Thanks for stopping by

Products used

Card Candy: Choc & Marshmallow
Pearlescent card
Kraft cardstock
DCWV Christmas 6×6 stack
Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Black Soot, embossing ink pad
Studio g clear stamps – dot
Quickutz heart die
Hero Arts Fancy Swirls rubber stamp
Black Pigment liner
Nestabilities: Standard Circle Small, Labels 1
SEI: Alpine Frost clear stamp set
DecoArt Snow Writer


Thank You Car Card

by Lesley Oman on 24 March, 2010

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Helloooo. You may have seen last week that Craig and I have just bought our first ever car. It was such an exciting experience for me. Researching cars, looking at different ones at the car lot, narrowing down the selection and finally choosing the car that would be ours. Given that we have never had a car before, both Craig and I had ZERO car experience, and my knowledge was always as extensive as describing the colour. But throughout the whole experience, my brother Roger was an absolute Godsend. Many a night we conversed, and my inbox now is full of a million emails with the word “car” in the subject line. He really was our personal advisor, and made sure that we knew exactly what to look out for, and how to get the best deal.

SO this card, is a custom made thank you card for Roge, complete with rolling hills and a cute little car on the front. WIthout you Roge, we wouldn’t have had a clue where to start!

And whats more, Roge even helped me come up with a name for our little car. So Thanks Roge for all your help, from me and from Kioko the Car!

Products used
DCWV Spring stack
Rainbow stamp – Unity Stamps Feb 2010 KOTM
Green paper – Unknown
Car Die cut – Quickutz
Circle punch
Distress inks- Broken China, Peeled Paint,Mustard Seed
Thank you stamp – Hero Arts Clear stamps
Oval nestabilities die
Blue car sticker – Habico

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December Daily Album Pages 1 – 10

December 4, 2009

See larger image Finally. Free time + natural light = a chance to take some photos of my December Daily album to show you. YEAY! I loved putting together this little book, and can’t wait to fill it up as we draw closer and closer to Crimbo. I can’t believe its only three weeks away!! […]

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