Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Our beach holiday

The weather turned bad and the kids got sick.  But hey, we still got some precious family memories :-)

I played along with the Savvy Stashbusters CC - this was for Sara's challenge - to use more than 25 items on you page.  Everything is counted - every letter sticker and piece of paper etc :-) easy for me, I keep adding stuff at the best of times!


A cuuuttttteee little tree/branch thingy from Leanne (thanks Leanne) :-)


And I whipped up some tags for San's challenge - which was to make tags with left over scraps.  I have heaps of scraps LOL!


Hope your week is going well :-)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Smile :-)

Since I have heaps of the fun Kaisercraft Candy Lane range, I thought I would play along with their sketch challenge.  

This is the sketch - turned on the side as this is how I used it LOL

 And my card:

Everything is Kaisercraft except for the 'smile' sticker and the Japanese tape :-)

PS. Don't forget the DT search at Pretty Petals!!!  Ends on Thursday ... so still time to get your application in :-) see the details HERE

Monday, March 28, 2011

You WILL NOT want to miss this!!!!

Lil' Red Rocket is having a SALE!!!


Mark your diary right now!!  LOL
Stay tuned for more information and sneaks ...
.... and  .....
if you head over to the BLOG... you can see how you can win some LRR goodies :-) :-) :-) ...
the pack Shell has put together is super cute :-)

A little bit of MAGIC

The next word is up at Bird is the Word ....

MAGIC

I chose to do a birthday card this time, using the scraps of my Echo Park Little Girl :-)
Link up your entry on the blog's sidebar, or you can email them to pics@tidbitzintime.com.  You have four weeks to play along :-)

We received some feedback that many challenge participants would prefer that a winner be voted on rather than randomly drawn............so, with that said the design team will be voting on a winner beginnging with this challenge!  It may take a day or two after the end of the challenge to tally the votes - so keep watching the Bird is the Word blog for the winner announcement to be posted :-)

ALSO .... don't forget the DT call!  Find out all the info in THIS POST :-)

Friday, March 25, 2011

123 challenge

I decided to play along with the 123 challenge this month which was

Colour: Light/Medium Blue
Word: To/Too/Two (you choose which one)
Technique/Product/Theme Idea: Doilies
Fun x two:


A cabochon and a fun lollipop from HERE (looks like you could eat it, hey, but you can't!!  LOL), and some cute fabric doilies...


Some more of my favourite banner .... from HERE


Oh, and some random border punching :-)

Thanks for visiting!
:-)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A few updates ...

Bird is the Word is currently looking for six new design team members!! This would be a six month position with the opportunity to stay on the team for longer if you would like! If you are interested, please e-mail Wendy a link to your blog by Friday, April 1st. birdteam@tidbitzintime.com


Our Bird is the Word design team currently creates two projects per month using the two challenge words. These words will be provided to you ahead of time - before they are released on the Bird is the Word blog.

Some of you may have already noticed that our deadline for the challenge word Imagine was extended out to four weeks.  This is different from previous challenges which had a two week deadline.  Now, a new challenge word will be announced every two weeks, but you will have four weeks to complete the challenge.  We got the feeling that two weeks might not be long enough.  It seems that wherever we are in the world, life is hectic and I know the last thing we need is another looming deadline!!  So, we hope this works for everyone!!  Keep submitting your creations!!  Some beautiful entries have been submitted so far!!

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ALSO ...

have you seen the sneaks on the Lil' Red Rocket blog??

How cute are these???



 There will be boy bottle tops too :-) Oh, and stay tuned for news of a GIVEAWAY on the LRR blog :-)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

***Lil' Red Rocket NEWS***

I know, third post for the day ... but ... I can now share this news ...

I
AM
SO
EXCITED
to announce I am now a part of the Lil' Red Rocket DT!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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I still can't believe it!
Super
SuPeR
thrilled to bits!!
Thanks Shell xx
:-)

Oh, by the way ... check this out ....


and here is a sneak of some of the yummy goodies ...


Delicious!!!
What do you reckon?!?!
:-)
:-)
:-)

A new challenge blog!!

Have you heard about the new international challenge blog???



It's a fabulous invention by the lovely Nadia and it's called Once Upon A ... Sketch .  Their main aim is to get people journalling...telling their story.  What fun!!

You might want to head over and check out the Design Team and ... they are having a fantastic giveaway!!!  Some lucky person will win this:

See all the details in THIS POST :-)

Black, Kraft and White

This is the colour challenge over at Savvy this month - such an interesting combo - I had to give it a go!


My little boy just loves shoes!  It's so funny watching him try to walk in boots as big as these!!

A little chippy train I've had for ages ... waiting for the perfect page ...


You might even spy some tape :-)


Hope your week is going well :-)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I'm very excited to share ...

that the lovely Carly has offered me a position on the DT of her new challenge blog - Scraptivations!!!

The first challenge is up and it's a sketch by one of the talented DT members :-)



Here is my page:

Hello Preschool Girl

More My Mind's Eye Good Day Sunshine Girl range :-) don't think I have very much left now!!  LOL

Don't forget to head over to the blog and see how you can play along :-)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bird is the Word BLOG HOP WINNER

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Thank you so much for everyone who visited during the Bird is the Word blog hop .... for all the lovely comments you left ... and to all my new followers - WELCOME :-) :-) :-)  I haven't visited you all yet ... but I will!!

The winners have been announced on the BITW blog ...  Don't forget to head over and see if you're a winner!!!
....
 I'm pleased to announce the winner of my little giveaway is
...
Katherine!!!
CONGRATS!!!
Please email me HERE and I will get your parcel to you :-)

Don't forget the current word for the challenge is IMAGINE :-)

Loving all the entries so far but there's always room for more :-) :-)

Friday, March 18, 2011

The big sand pit...

... otherwise known as .... the beach :-)

I love making boy pages out of girly ranges and vice versa, so this is my boy page for the MME Good Day Sunshine Girl range ... (from Handmade by Suzanne)


Loved this boat die cut and knew I had to use it on a beachy page :-)


Queen&co felt trim - love it!!  And Prima pom pom trim ... one of my fav's :-)


And this kite - well  - isn't it just gorgeous!!  One of the embellies I was saving up to use on the 'perfect' page :-) I got if from HERE :-)


Hope you have a great weekend!!  Thanks for visiting :-)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Perfectly perfect

On one perfectly perfect day ... we had a photoshoot with LaBelle Photographics ... Miss B was being a tad ... interesting ... but, in this photo, you would never know it ;-)

Thus, one perfectly perfect moment was captured :-)


I used the MME sketch for this page as I used more of my sweet MME Good Day Sunshine - Girl range from Handmade By Suzanne.  Love the pinks - just perfect teamed with some lace and doilies :-)



Don't forget the monthly sketch at Handmade by Suzanne ... some lucky random winner will receive a massive $30 voucher to the store with FREE postage!!!  Good luck :-)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Scooter girl

******If you are here for the BIRD IS THE WORD BLOG HOP, please see THIS POST*****

I just loved this scooter paper from the My Mind's Eye Good Day Sunshine - Girl range!  (From my HBS DT kit)  This pic is quite old (it's a LaBelle Photographic pic) ... back when Miss B was about 18months old.  (So cute!!  LOL) But, I hunted it down as I thought it matched the paper perfectly!!


See... how cute is this scooter!!! :-)

Ribbon and Pink Paislee alphas are also from the store ... oh and that sweet pom pom trim in the top right hand corner of my layout :-)
Don't forget the HBS sketch challenge this month - the prize is an awesome $30 voucher with free postage!!  You gotta be in it to win it ;-)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Handmade by Suzanne sketch

***** If you are here for the BIRD IS THE WORD BLOG HOP ... please see THIS POST *******

Remember this gorgeous sketch??  It's the Handmade by Suzanne sketch for this month and it's designed by our very own talented Shell :-) ...


I flipped the sketch on the side for my page ...
Out and About:

I have the gorgeous My Mind's Eye Good Day Sunshine - Girl range to play with this month.  The colours are soft and pretty and are perfect for a whole range of pics.  You'll see here, I've scrapped some beach pics.  The ribbon, Kaisercraft bling flourish, pom pom trim, glimmermist, kraft cardstock and Queen&co felt border are all from the store too.  And Suzanne now has twine!!  Heaps of colours :-)

That cloud punch I borrowed (thanks Kim!!) is also available in store ...  I love it!!!

Hope you'll play along with the sketch this month - there is an amazing $30 voucher with FREE postage up for grabs!!!!  Load your page into the gallery :-)

Have a great week!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Bird is the Word BLOG HOP :-)

Hi everyone and welcome to the Bird Is The Word blog hop. We are so excited to have you here and we hope you are inspired along the way to join in the fun and get creative!!



You should have arrived here from Nadia's blog, but if you haven't you need to go back to the beginning of this list so you don't miss out.


Our new word challenge has just been released and this time we ask you to create a layout, card or any other project using the word *IMAGINE*.


Each Design Team member has created their own project based on this word and you need to follow this list to see what they came up with.




Bird Is The Word blog
Nadia Cannizzo
Chloe Nielsen (that's me!!)
Kylie Symons
Mieke Nagtegaal
Bird Is The Word blog.




We would love to see what you create, so please link your project to the Imagine word challenge back at the Bird Is The Word blog.




Here is my IMAGINE layout...






If you can imagine it, you can achieve it ...

 



A close up of the gorgeous vintage lace and, of course, the Tim Holtz tape and Japanese tape :-)








Our main sponsor of this blog hop is Tidbitz in Time. In order to be entered for the main prize (which is awesome!!!) you must be or become a follower AND comment on ALL blogs along the way and finally back at the Bird Is The Word blog to tell us that you have left a comment for everyone.


There will also be some other prizes along the way which our Design Team members have kindly donated.


To win these, you need only comment on and follow the blog which is giving the prize. The randomly chosen winners for these prizes will be announced at that Design Team member's blog.


This is the prize I am giving away. This is open to ANYONE that becomes or already IS a follower of my blog and leaves me a comment on this post. ...





The blog hop starts today Sunday 13th March (or Monday here in Australia) and finishes midnight (US time) Wednesday 16th March with the winner to be announced soon after the blog hop ends at the Bird Is The Word blog.


Thank you for visiting and taking part in our blog hop!


We hope you found some inspiration along the way.

:-) :-)

(your next stop is Kylie's blog)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Creative scrappers

My lovely scrappy friend Kim is on the Creative Scrappers DT ... and she has inspired me to do a couple of Creative Scrappers sketches this month :-) ... so here is sketch #146


She also gave me an extra criteria of the twine circle and Leanne added a mixed alpha title to my mini challenge :-) ... so this is what I came up with:

LOVE the twine circle technique (thanks Leanne for showing us how!!)


So ... I think my mojo is slowly reappearing ... slowly ...
but that's OK ...
...
I think the scrappy day at Leanne's certainly helped ;-) thanks everyone who was there on the day!!!!!

Thank you for visiting ... and for your support ... haven't had much to share lately ... but thanks for stopping by anyway :-)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My giveaway winner ...

Thanks for everyone who played along with my sketch at Handmade by Suzanne ... we had a record number of participants which was fantastic!!!  Suzanne was so thrilled that she has decided to increase the store voucher amount for the winner to $30 with free postage!!!  That is one awesome prize!!!  See the below post for the sketch this month and add your page to the gallery to be in the running for the store prize ...

Anyway, back to my giveaway ...
congrats to SAMANTHA ...
(I have emailed you for your address and will send your goodies as soon as you let me know)

Stay tuned ... I have another giveaway up my sleeve ...
... soon  
:-) :-) :-)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

LOTS to catch up on ...

OK, so I've been MIA for a week or so now and I do apologise!!  Lots of things happening here.

Just popping in quickly to share the GORGEOUS Handmade by Suzanne sketch for this month - designed by the lovely Shell

Which reminds me ... I'll draw the winner of my giveaway very soon :-) :-)  I promise :-)

I just had a quick glance at my blog lists and there is HEAPS of posts I want/need/can't wait to catch up on!!  You ladies have been very busy :-) I'm sure I'll be inspired by you all :-)