Thursday, March 28, 2013


Hi everyone,

Work has been crazy busy but we have finally managed to get all of the labels drafted, totaling 490 at last count. I wrote over half of them, a fact I am immensely proud of. Now it's on to image selections and cultural permissions...and looking for another job since my contract is up soon.

I had entered three challenges with my previous card, and I was lucky enough to win the Sassy Studio Designs Challenge! So exciting! I love the range of their images, so much that I decided to share another card that I made for my sister's birthday. It's an hommage to the effable Ms. Audrey Hepburn whose epic performance as Eliza Dolittle in 'My Fair Lady' is a favourite for us both.
(I apologise in advance for the quality of the image. The better photos were on my stolen laptop :( )

The image is Sassy Eliza (I think that's the right name) from Sassy Studio Designs. She is coloured in Distress Inks. The card stock is flocked from Cristina Re, with pieces of 1cm double satin black ribbon, and some beautiful black lace in between. The sentiment is my own, referencing the scene where Audrey wears this amazing costume at Ascot, yelling for her horse Rover to "move your bloomin' ar$e!"

I'm entering this in the Dare to Be Sassy Thursday #170 Challenge - funny or witty sentiments.

Have a great weekend and a Happy Easter for all those who celebrate it.

<3 Louise

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Feeling Sassy

Hi Everyone,

Once again a long time between posts. It's been crazy busy at work as we are in the last few months of exhibition production, getting context and text ready. Out of 500 digital labels for the section of the exhibition I am working it, we have about two dozen left - myself having written over 200 of them, a fact I am immensely proud of.

I was having a really bad week this past week, with Wednesday taking the cake - our house was broken into. Thankfully only one thing was stolen however, it's perhaps the most precious to laptop and mouse! I was so upset. Although I did back up some things, a lot of the things I thought  I backed up, didn't actually work so I lost ALL of my digital stamps, all of my private pictures and all of my family history data that I worked over ten years to put together. Thankfully, most of the family history things are online or on my ancient  old laptop that I currently have to use until our insurance can replace my stolen one. It's a very unnerving thought that someone broke into your house, which I often consider my sanctuary. I'm sure anyone who has ever experienced a home violation feels just that way...violated.

Anyway, thankfully I posted this image on facebook prior to my laptop being stolen and my deleting the original picture from my phone. I made this for my husband for our three year wedding anniversary. He is a massive geek (<3 one of the things I love about him!) and a big Star Wars fan, so I thought he would get a kick out of it:

Here are the details:

The image of Sassy Leia is from Sassy Studio Designs (you can purchase her here). She is coloured with Distress Inks. Have to say, I'm really pleased with the way she turned out.

The diecut is from Cheery Lynn designs, known as 'Sophia's Heart'. This was the first time I've ever used one of these dies, and whilst they are a lot of work the effect is totally worthwhile. They are a bit pricey in Australia though, with the only reason for me buying this die, was that my scrapbooking store was closing down and going through a change of management, so they had 70% off everything (suffice it to say I spent A LOT of money that day!). You can find these dies here.

I was being quite thrifty in that I recycled some card stock for this card...the red paper used for matting and the doily diecut is actually from an old periodical the library at work was deaccessioning, with the red card stock separating each issue. I also used the little hearts which were a negative from the diecut.

I will be entering this card into the following challenge (my first in a while):

Thanks everyone. Have a great weekend (a long one for us in Melbourne!)

~ Louise