Monday, May 31, 2010

Icecream anyone?

Brr... too cold for icecream, but don't these yummy colours remind you of neopolitan icecream???
They are the colours for the colour challenge over at Design Dollies and I just HAD to play along!!! LOL. I ALSO managed to combine it with the elements challenge which was a recipe:
a crown
the colour pink
2 3D elements (or more)

So, I have a crown, pink (of course), lace, stripes (on the brads - how clever ... hehehe!!) and my 2 3D elements were the crown and the little princess sentiment. I haven't managed to combine the sketch as well yet, but maybe one day!! ;-)

Savvy colours

I played along with the Savvy colour challenge set by Sara:
And created this:

Awww... how precious :-)
Here's a close up:
{lilredrocket goodies from the yellow inspiration kit ... yum yum!!}

Last day of May today .. last day to get those challenges done!!! Two great sketches at Stuck?! ... check them out HERE!!! (there are sneaks up for June too - interested???!!!) Which reminds me, Stuck?! Sketches will no longer be on Ning from June and will be moving back to blogger.
Have a great week!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

It's a boy thing...

I think I am over my random thing so here's a LO that's more "me" ... LOL
It's my last LO for the Savvy CC and it's for Sara's patterned paper challenge:
at least 3 pp's
one embellie cut out of pp (the stars)
and a title handcut out of pp (I put alphas over the top as well)
Have a great weekend :-)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Being a bit random

I have no idea why I am doing rather random LO's lately..
is it the weather?
or because I am so tired?
Or maybe, it's just fun to do something different!!

So, this one is another for the Savvy CC - Anthea's challenge this time.

Criteria - use at least three stamped images. One: the stamped circles on the background C/S, two: a (bit of a dodgy looking) flower on the big brad (it's with paint and a bit smudgy), three: the blue butterflies, and I have also stamped a journaling stamp for my journaling.

Anyway, it's been fun :-)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

OK, so...

I stepped out of my little comfort style zone and created this:
I just felt that with a pic like that, it needed a fun LO. LOL. It is for Em's challenge over at the Savvy CC...... criteria: white space and hand cut edge. Here's a close up of my hand cut edge:

Hope you are all having a great week!!!

Exciting News!!!!

I am SUPER excited to announce that I am on the Design Team at Handmade By Suzanne. Suzanne has a fantastic store - great prices and service ... you must check it out ;-). There is a fabulous bunch of ladies on the DT and I am looking forward to designing along side them.

I'll put some links in my sidebar so you can check out the blogs of the other team members :-)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Savvy kit

I have got a lot of mileage out of this kit from Savvy ... another page here using the challenge criteria of
rounded corners
matted photo
I felt a little bit restricted using a majority of kit products on the page since I love to add, but hey, it was a great challenge too!!! :-)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Baby card

So, the latest colour challenge over at Design Dollies is blue, white, green and brown ...

I even managed to mix it with their elements challenge being animals (see the cute lil elephant??) ... so two challenges in one!!

I must admit, I quite like those colours together :-)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

It's the weekend...

And I've been scrapping
This page is for the sketch over at Handmade by Suzanne (it is actually an Inspired Blueprints sketch for this month also). The sketch actually had me stumped for ages - not sure why ... but anyway, I decided to create some white space and then it finally worked. Lots of goodies by lilredrocket... here's a close up...

*That gorgeous photo is by LaBelle Photographics*
Have a great weekend :-)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lil' Red Rocket

I love lilredrocket yummies .... and some lucky person will win these ------>
Check out all the details HERE ...

Monday, May 17, 2010

New sketch at Stuck

Half way through the month already and a new sketch is up at Stuck?! Sketches:
This is what I came up with:
Lots of paint and doodling ... bit different for me :-) This is what Miss B does when asked how old she is. The other day she says, "soon I will be a big 4 girl, then a big 5 girl, and then I'll be sixteen"


Hang on just a minute there!!!

I'm sure the years WILL fly by just like that, but don't want them to go too fast!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A little bit of sonshine

Here is my little bit of sonshine :-) ... don't you just love those chubby cheeks??!!! LOL (Photo by Labelle Photographics)
This is for the May sketch at Scrapbooking from Scratch
And then, look what I have been busy doing....
spy the handstitching??? Yes, handstitching!!!!! Can you believe it?? LOL
Full LO revealed next month ;-)

Water fun

A bit chilly here to be thinking of swimming in the pool!! Brrr...

But, I am still scrapping pics from our beach holiday from Feb...
I was lucky enough to get a We're Savvy kit (from Savvy of course...LOL!!) for Mother's Day and this is one of the pages I have created. Just love that Twiddleybitz shape I have misted over... I think it's meant to be a tree (??) but if you use your imagination, it could be water/waves. Don't you think??? I am totally hooked on masking at the moment - love the look!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

When she laughs...

Over at Scrap the Girls this month they have a lovely colour combo challenge:
I just loved these colours and thought they went well with this gorgeous pic of Miss B (taken by Labelle Photographics)
I don't know if you can read the title and journaling? "When she laughs ... she gets the hiccups"
Hope your week is going well!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Pink, orange and cream

These are the colours for the colour challenge at Design Dollies at the moment! Interesting hey!! I shuffled papers around for a bit and then came up with this card (above). I have used more origami paper and some fabric - I am really loving fabric at the moment!
Happy Mother's Day tomorrow for all the Mum's out there! :-) :-)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sketch challenge

over at Design Dollies ... and i created this:
{dodgy photo sorry!!}

I have used more Japanese masking tape and origami paper .... and there's more to come ... hope you aren't sick of it yet!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Japanese pretties

Here is another project inspired by the EtsyInspired challenge blog (see post below). I made this card with cute Japanese masking tape and origami paper...
Inspired by these pics from Isabell's Umbrella:

I am really enjoying these challenges - and being inspired by the many cute Etsy stores!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bedtime stories

Bethany loves bedtime stories (or anytime stories). One night I snapped this pic and used these cute Dora pp's to create this page:
Inspiration for this came from EtsyInspired Challenges blog where the Etsy store in the spotlight is Isabell's Umbrella. Lots to look at in this shop .... I liked this little pic ------>
It reminded me of a children's story book picture. So, you'll notice that I punched circles out of an old story book and added them to my layout, and I also popped a book page behind the photo.

A sketch challenge

Another Design Dollies sketch!!
And the card I made:
Loving black backgrounds!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Inspiration at Stuck?! Sketches

Another gorgeous sketch at Stuck?! Sketches!!! Here it is:
And this is what I created:
Am loving those colours together! Spotty button, butterflies and pom pom rope from lilredrocket...

Fantastic prizes on offer at Stuck?! .... come and play along :-)

May challenges at S2P

It's all about FAMILY at S2P this month, with the monthly challenges based around this theme. My first challenge is the monthly "Use your Stash" one - this month use up your stash of alphas!!!
My example:

All pp's etc are scraps also - it's great to use up some of those bits and pieces lying around!!!

Next, I am doing a scraplift challenge and here is my example:

{Gorgeous photo by Labelle Photographics}

Head on over to S2P to see the challenges set by the other DT members!