Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sunshine award!!!

A huge thank you to Marelize over at My Creative Footprints for awarding me this lovely sunshine blog award!!! It has brightened my day :-)

Now, the rules of this award:

* Put the logo on your blog or within your post

* Pass the award onto 6 bloggers who are followers of your blog

* Link the nominees within your post

* Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog
* Share the love and link the person who you received this award from

I have lots of lovely blog followers and while I can only chose 6 to pass this award on to, I would like to thank all of you for your lovely comments and encouragment and for taking the time to visit my little spot here in blogland to read about what I have been up to. I love reading all your blogs in return and your work always inspires me :-)

So, on that note, I pass this Sunshine Blog Award on to these creative and inspiring ladies:

* Melinda from "Min's Moments"

* Sarah Lou from "Sarah Lou"

* Vicki from "Scraps of Me"

* Michelle from "Easily Distracted"

* Sam from "Me and the Little Rascals"

* Brianna from "Jill of All Craft Trades"

Thursday, February 25, 2010

What rhymes with Orange?

I made this card for the colour challenge over at Design Dollies which was ORANGE, BROWN and a NEUTRAL (I used cream). I thought it might make a good boy card.
I really want to try their recipe challenge now! I hope I find some time for it today :-)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A couple of cards

I whipped up a couple of cards this morning while the kids were happy. I think they are on the mend now so hopefully things will be back to normal before too long!

Inspired Blueprints sketch number 41 inspired this card:
And I made this for the February inspiration challenge over at 123Scrapbook
That's it from here for now .... hope your week is being nice to you :-)

Monday, February 22, 2010

First day @ kindy

"There is always one moment in childhood
when the door opens and lets the future in"
Graham Greene

First day!!! My big girl is a kindy girl now :-) she just loves it too!! She was so excited posing for these photos. I wanted to make this page bright and happy with lots of fun elements so came up with this:

{ I do apologise for the dodgy photo - colours are MUCH better IRL.}
I made this for the Out Of The Hat challenge which had fun criteria this month:
Four word title
Buttons and bows
A butterfly somewhere
I don't know if you can tell by the pic or not, but I randomly punched around the edges with my border punch and threaded mouse-tail ribbon through some of the holes and tied bows. I really like the effect and think I'll try it again.
Have a great week everyone! I don't know that I'll get much scrapping done this week.... I have 2 sick little kids :-( .... but, fingers crossed, they will improve real soon!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

As I type...

... the cybercrop is all happening over at Scraps of Us!!! There are 4 challenges up now and this is mine:

To create a card inspired by your favourite it the colour, the shape, the memory, it's up to you!

My favourite flower is the oriental lily and I was inspired by the gorgeous pink/white colour combo and the special memory they have for me: they were my wedding flowers (hence the LOVE themed card)
Have a great weekend everyone :-)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Scraps Of Us CC!!!

And the theme is
Come and join us at
for our CYBER CROP night
@ 7pm Friday 19 Feb 2010
There will be fun challenges and games so come and join us!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Stuck?!Sketch!

The 15th of the month brings a new sketch over at Stuck?!Sketches!!

The sketch:
My take "Little Grandson". Precious pics of my newborn little boy with his grandparents
Fantastic sponsors this month at Stuck - why not visit and have a go :-)!!
Have a great week everyone!!

S2P Cyber Crop... well under way! 3 challenges are up already including these two of mine:

This one is a 321 card challenge:
3 hearts
2 pp's
1 ribbon
My example:
And then I created a Make N Take - making this flower (instructions are up in the forum) to use on a project of your choice. I made this card:
So, come along and join in the fun ... there are daily giveaways and prizes up for grabs! Entries to the challenges to be uploaded by midnight Feb 24th :-).

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I am on a roll...

Thought I'd better post this one up too since the deadline is tomorrow...

It's for another great site I have just discovered (thanks Sarah!!) called Design Dollies and you can find their blog HERE. This was for the sketch challenge:
I love making cards in case you can't tell ... LOL :-).

Thanks for all your lovely comments ... appreciate them all :-)

Got wheels ... will travel

I have had a map book given to me and I have been wanting to do a LO with map paper for ages .... finally found inspiration in Emma's 54321 challenge over at Savvy!
5 triangles
4 letter title - "Ride"
3 pp's
2 journal spots
1 flower
Thought the map paper fitted with the "travel" theme of the LO :-).LOL. Lots of scrapping happening here .... will share as soon as possible ;-)

Inspired by a rainbow...

I found a fantastic challenge site called Dotty Divas - they have 2 challenges every month and I made this card for challenge #7:I was inspired by the rainbow, the little bird and the sparkle that was in the ad.

Stay tuned for details about a Cyber Crop at Scraps of Us .... it's all happening next weekend!!!

Have a great weekend everybody :-)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mini Album

I have put the finishing touches on this mini album - a gift for a special friend....

The front:
And some of the inside pages:
All photos are by Linley - taken during our family photo shoot at the end of last year:
The best things in life aren't things...
They're friends.
Love this family pic:
That's all the scrapping I have for you at the moment - hope you are all having a fantastic week :-)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Do you like giveaways???

How cute is this giveaway!!! --------->

Pop on over to Shell's new Lil Red Rocket blog and find out how you can win this awesome prize :-)!!
PS. It's easy!!! :-)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Feb 1st Stuck?!Sketch

Feb 1st sketch is up over at Stuck?!Sketches!!! I just loved it!
This is my take:
"Just adore this face"
Fantastic sponsors this month ... head over and check it out!!

Feb challenge at SOU

New month, new challenges over at Scraps of Us!! This month, I have gone a little overboard ... and set a challenge to create a card using a technique and a colour:
* Technique: SCALLOPS
* Colour: GREEN (small amounts of other colour/s allowed)
You don't have to go quite so overboard on the green OR the scallops. LOL. Happy creating!! :-)