Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year :-)

Wishing you all a
HAPPY NEW YEAR

and hope it's a happy scrappy one ;-)
This will be my last post for 2010 so ...
I just wanted to
Thank You for all your support and comments over the year,
I do appreciate the time you take to visit :-) :-)
I am looking forward to 2011 and whatever it may bring :-)
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***PS. Just wanted to share that Handmade by Suzanne is having a SALE!!!  2011 is nearly here and that means CHA is just over a month away so it is time to clear out the cupboards ready for new stock :-)Visit the store today - We have 30% off almost everything. Papers, embellishments, embossing powders, glitters, stickers, Thickers, Cuttlebug and list goes on. There isn't much that isn't on sale - sorry no punches or those paper lines we received in December but just about everything else is going for a bargain!

Please note no Free Shipping during the sale period. If you are not purchasing sale items ie punches and your order is over $50 please e-mail me and I will adjust your shipping.***

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bird is the word

I am super excited to share that I have a new DT spot!!  On a challenge blog called Bird is the Word.
 
It is run by the lovely Wendy from Tidbitz In Time (where I was GDT back in September).  Also on the team are:
Michelle Galatuik from Canada,
Kylie from Tumut, Australia,
Karen Haywood from Tasmania, Australia
Mieke Nagtegaal from The Netherlands
and my lovely friend Nadia Cannizzo from Sydney, Australia

So here is how this challenge blog will work...
The challenges will be posted on the Tidbitz In Time blog and will occur every other week. A new word will be posted every other Sunday, beginning the first Sunday in January (which is January 2nd). The challenge will be to create a layout using this word in the title of your page. Prizes will be awarded to the winner !  Sure hope you can play along :-) :-) :-)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Reflections

The December challenge over at SUYS is all about reflections: 

I want you to do a layout reflecting on 2010. Did you achieve any goals?, What were the highs or lows?, Did one moment stand out?, or did you have any lifechanging moments?


*Dont forget you need to include a handmade item made by yourself or someone else

This year, I wanted to make the most of the little moments, take more photos of the everyday things and treasure this precious time we have.  On this LO, I used a little pic of my kids, during a spontanious hug ... and the quote ... always remember, it's the little things that make life big.


 Banner made by this lovely lady ...
 And denim lollipop flower made by me :-)
Today truly is a gift - treasure it....
:-)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

HBS sketch

Have you been over to Handmade by Suzanne to check out this month's sketch yet??  It's a fun one and it looks like this: 
 This is what I came up with .... although .... I think it's one of those pages that looked better in my head?!?!  LOL  I do need to add some journaling though ...
 I used Kaisercraft Seaside pp's and journal tags from my DT pack this month.  See the gorgeous star embellie and the bingo card?  They are both from swaps :-). 
Don't forget the winner of this sketch challenge is drawn randomly .. so you could win an awesome voucher just by having a go!!!  Upload your layout to the gallery :-)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Krafty Christmas

Since I STILL have photos from last Christmas to scrap, I thought I'd play along with the latest Kraft It Up challenge - to scrap a CHRISTMAS PHOTO using NON TRADITIONAL COLOURS and you also need to incorporate KNOTS on your layout, whether it is with ribbon, fabric, twine, lace etc...

So, I have used yellow, blue, brown and other bits and pieces thrown in.  Not Christmas colours!!  And, my knots are in the yellow spotty fabric :-)

 
 Super cool reindeer ... pressie from Leanne (thank you!!!) ... I misted, and covered in GLITTER!!

Have a great week!!  :-)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Top 10

I thought I would look back at my pages and pick ten of my favourites from 2010.  They may not be the 'best' pages, they are certainly not perfect, but for one reason or other, they are my favourites :-).  So, in no particular order ...

A bit chilly:
 LOVE the colours on this one.  I just LOVE brights :-)  I don't often do clouds ... and really liked them on this page.  I decided to make that kite out of the blue one day - and I am not one for handmaking embellies!! 

Daddy's arms:
 I have mixed feelings about this page ... but I really like how the masking turned out.  And gotta love kraft!!  :-)

Park daze:
 This one is really different for me.  I don't 'do' scene type pages, and I hadn't intended to this to be one, it just turned out that way!!  Not sure if I just like it just because it's different to my 'normal' work or what.  Love that cloud paper tho :-)

Little Star:
 That pic is one of my favourites ... little chubby cheeks :-)  I love that quote too ... "Twinkle twinkle little star, do you know how loved you are?' and I'm so glad the masking on this one turned out like it did!!

Just peekin':
 I love that the colours matched the pics so well!!  This was one of Sara's gorgeous sketches, I think it would be my favourite sketch of hers!  I love that the elephant matched perfectly too :-)

Thinking happy thoughts:
 I have mixed feelings about this one too.  But, over all, I LOVE kraft and pink :-)

When she laughs:

 This one is really old LOL ... but I LOVE that pic of Miss B.  I think this was when I was getting into the whole 'clustering' thing. 

Take my breath away:
 I don't really know why I like this page so much ... is it the colours?  A bit different for me, but I think they worked really well...???  Hmmm ... can't pinpoint anything exactly, I just like it .. LOL

A little shy:


Cosmo Cricket DeLovely ... sigh ... my fav ever range of pp's!!  So 'me' and so FUN to work with!! 

Bubbler boy:
This one is REALLY old too LOL.  I actually really like the black die cut paper - weird hey!!  And, I had a loan of Mum's sewing machine so I actually sewed on this page!!!

So, there you have it.  I know 2010 isn't over yet, but not sure I'll fit in much more scrapping!!  I do have a few more pages to take photos of ... but it's raining again here.

What are your favourites for 2010??  Leave me a comment - I'd love to see them!! 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Purple

Is there a colour you struggle to scrap with?  Anthea over at Scrapbook Savvy gave us all a friendly challenge to use PURPLE on a page.  Purple seems to be a colour a lot of people find difficult to use.  My biggest challenge was finding purple things in my stash!!  LOL.  This is what I came up with:

Play date:  
Pink and purple - such a classic colour combo :-)


And a purple LilRed Rocket button ... how could I not use that?!?!  :-)
Have a great weekend!!
:-)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Grin

Have you seen the latest Stuck?! Sketch?  It will be the last sketch for the year ... can't believe that in just over 2 weeks, it will be 2011!!  Anyway, here is the sketch:
 And my page...
Grin ...
 One of my favourite photos from a recent photo shoot with LaBelle Photographics :-)  Oh how I love that cheeky grin :-)
 Flowers from Pretty Petals ... a story book flower layered over a gold tissue paper flower...
Head on over to Stuck?! to see what the other super creative team members have come up with :-).  And don't forget the CT call!!!  Find all the details HERE

:-)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Boys and cars

The Kaisercraft Seaside range is not just for beachy pics!!  In fact, we don't get to the beach very often at all :-( so I had NO beachy photos at all to use with this range.  HOWEVER... it is perfect for little boy layouts ... the colours were a perfect match with the photos from our photoshoot with LaBelle Photographics not so long ago.

So, here is another page using my Kaisercraft Seaside DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne  ....

"Boys and cars"

 It's just a boy thing!  LOL.  Here is a close up of the journaling tag (Kaiser Seaside), and an awesome LilRedRocket bottle top :-) :-)
 Suzanne sent me some Homemade buttons as well :-)  I love buttons!!!
Hope you are all having a great week :-)

Monday, December 13, 2010

My little miracles

So this was the Get Picky photo inspiration this month:
I guess my interpretation is not very literal ...  I have taken some of the colours ... the navy, white and the yellow ... but mostly the word MIRACLES. 
We have some precious little miracles given to us and I am so lucky to have them.  My children. 
 
I have used my DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne for this page:  Kaisercraft Seaside papers and journaling tags, a Homemade button, Kaiser alphas (both the large and small), Kaiser rhinestones ... and my favourite punch of the moment .... the doily punch!!!
I'll be back soon to share more projects with this fun Seaside range ... :-)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas at the Seaside

Suzanne from Handmade by Suzanne sent me the brand new Kaisercraft Seaside collection to play with this month ... and being so close to Christmas it was difficult NOT to do some Chrismassy type things .....
like this hanging ornament ... 
 a step-by-step is up on the HBS blog ... if you are interested :-)

Here's another one I made:
 I just LOVE my doily punch!!!!  I got mine here :-)
I will be back soon to share some pages using the Kaisercraft Seaside range ...
Have a great weekend!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas gift bag

I've been having fun ...
decorating plain bags ...
making them all Christmassy :-)

Now, I just need to find some more bags :-)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Show us your stuff

'Show us your stuff' is a fun new challenge blog all about handmade 'stuff'!!! Sound great?? You should play along! Their first challenge is a sketch (designed by the talented and very lovely Shell) with the extra criteria of FLOWERS.  Easy peasy :-)



I turned the sketch on the side and came up with this ...

"A child's wish"
Oh how I love bright colours!!!  LOL.  Lots of handmade things going on here.  A flower from a swap ... I also made lollipop type flowers out of tiny cupcake papers (thanks Leanne!!!) ... and a cute button from Lil Red Rocket in there too :-) 
 Some yummy tape (thanks again Leanne!!!) I think I need some more :-)
 And, thought I'd add some droplets (from HBS) being blown away like the flower seeds (or whatever they are LOL)
Thanks for popping by.  I'll have some more creations to share very soon!! :-)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sneak peek ...

Just thought I would share a sneak peek with you of some of the newest felt flowers over at Pretty Petals .....check them out.... aren't they gorgeous!!!!!

Don't forget you can purchase Pretty Petals any time at the Esty store ...
 
Sign up to the blog to keep up to date!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Past Time Sketch

Over at Past Time there is a fun sketch challenge:
 I decided to play along again and although I did simplify the sketch a little, I think it does still resemble it!!  LOL
Play along and you could win some goodies just in time for Christmas!!  ;-)

Hope you all have a great week :-)

Everything Basic Grey ... and a stunning sketch

This week's phenomenal bargain at Handmade by Suzanne is . . . Everything Basic Grey!



These products have been marked down by 40%. Sale ends Friday 10th December so be quick before stock sells out!


Make sure you keep an eye on the Blog for all the latest news of new arrivals, specials and the latest product reviews.

The new sketch for December is created by the lovely and talented Liz Weber:

Hope you can play along ... upload your take on the sketch to the gallery by the end of this month.  You just might win an awesome voucher to the store ... what a great Christmas present!!!  :-) :-)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Savvy CC

It's all about Christmas at the Savvy CC this month and I managed to squeeze in 2 pages.  I wanted to wait until the sun came out to photograph the pages, but it doesn't look like that's happening any time soon!

So, this one was for Kerryn's challenge - to create a Christmas themed page using a Christmas song or the lyrics as the title. Then include some stars, circles and of course glitter!

Better not pout: 


The first of the Christmas photo shoot photos to be scrapped!!!  (photo by LaBelle Photographics

I have put some kindy glitz on the chippy leaf :-)


This next page is for Sara's challenge - to use non-Christmas paper to scrap a Christmas photo ... I used Echo Park 'Walk in the Park' range ... just love that range!!  :-)

I even did some handstitching!!!! -------->
Don't ask me why!! LOL

Well, I'd better keep going ... lots to do as always :-)  hope everyone is having a great week!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December @ Stuck?!

Lots of things happening at Stuck?! Sketches this month ... there is a CT call!!!  Check out all the details HERE ...

then, of course, there is a fabulous sketch to inspire you ...

 I used a photo from a LaBelle Photographics photo shoot - the one before the Christmas one :-)  you can almost hear his squeal of delight don't you think?!?!
Be inspired by the other CT member's pages HERE ...

I am scrapping Christmas photos at the moment ... will be back to share soon ... not great weather for taking photos at the moment!!!  Have a happy Wednesday :-)