Saturday, July 31, 2010

Boy card

Over at Design Dollies they have a colour combo challenge:
BLUE and YELLOW with a BLACK/WHITE option
I haven't played along for what feels like ages, but I immediately thought of these fun papers and made a shaker card for a little boy's birthday :-) I will add a number later :-)
I love Cosmo Cricket!!! And thanks Leah for this pack of pp's!!!

Don't forget my GIVEAWAY ... :-)


I just wanted to say a big
to my followers
and regular commenters...
you put a smile on my face :-)
I've put together 4 little prize packs
so please leave a comment
and let me know which
number/s you would like :-)
1. The 'family' pack
2. The 'boy' pack
3. The 'girl' pack

4. The 'Rusty Pickle' pack
You never know, I might find some extras to throw in as well :-)
I will leave this open for a week and draw names next Saturday 7 August.

Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Some sketches...

There was a very cute sketch at Savvy this month and I thought I would play along :-)

Photos of the little Mister when he discovered his toes ... so cute!! Sorry the photos of the LOs are really dodgy .... I can't seem to get them any better in this overcast weather!

The next sketch is from Scrapbooking from Scratch:
Junior shopper:
for some reason I am doing heaps of girl pages ATM.... you should see the yummy girly range I got to play with from Handmade by Suzanne!!! I have used up every single bit!!! (maybe there are some tiny scraps left, but you get the picture!!!) Will reveal next month ;-)
Also, I have my giveaway ready ... will post it tomorrow :-)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Card sketch at HBS

This is the card sketch over at Handmade by Suzanne. It's designed by the very talented Liz Weber....
isn't it cute :-)

and my take:
I replaced the two journalling spots with a heart I received in a swap - I thought it would match my papers :-)

I see I now have 50 lovely followers so it's time for a giveaway :-) .... I am gathering goodies at the moment so will post a pic when I have something organised :-) :-) :-) I need some sunlight for a good photo too!!! LOL

Hope you are having a good week :-)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Is the cold weather getting you down?
Looking for something to warm up those fingers?

Come join us at Scrapbook Savvy this Friday 30th July for our Winter Cybercrop!


Challenges revealed Friday night with nearly a week till deadline! Bingo & blind scrapping Saturday night! Lots of fun to be had. More information in the Scrapbook Savvy forum. Hope to see you there!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Get ready ...

for lots of fun .... and prizes!!!!


Happy Birthday Stuck Sketches!!!!!!!!!

Hope you can join in :-)

Friday, July 23, 2010

CC happening @ S2P!

It's all happening this weekend at Scrapping 2 Perfection!!

This is the sample for my challenge ...

head on over to the forum to check out all the details!!!

Have a happy scrappy weekend :-)

Using up scraps

I had all these strips of left over Fancy Pants pp's from my Handmade by Suzanne DT kit .... so thought I would use some up on some cards! My scrap boxes are overflowing and plus, these papers are too gorgeous NOT to use LOL
That's a Fancy Pants brad too ... cute hey!!

Then, using some more paper scraps, more brads, some little rubons and a strip of the deliciously yummy flocked transparency ... I made this:

Trust me, it looks better IRL :-)

Nearly 50 followers ... maybe I should have a giveaway soon ... what do you think?!?!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A fun card sketch challenge

Every month over at Pam's Blog, she runs a fun challenge .... this month was to create a card/LO using this sketch:
I found some time to play along this month ... and here is what I created:
Using Fancy Pants 'About a Girl' papers and other bits and pieces.
Head on over and have a look at the creations on Pam's blog and why not join in the challenge while you are there! There is even a prize up for grabs!!! And there is also a GIVEAWAY ... check out THIS POST ...
good luck :-)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


There's a new challenge over at Savvy .... an ABC challenge. So, this month is "A"
title beginning with "A"
acrylic paint
I have been wanting to do a LO like this for ages - listing all the nicknames we have for Miss B. (They are on the tag under the pic)

I have used some items from my gorgeous RAK from Natalie (thank you Natalie!!!). And lots of other bits and pieces from various swaps.

Not sure I'm totally sold on the page, but you get that :-)

Friday, July 16, 2010


Just loved the criteria over at Out of the Hat this month:
a critter (bug, butterfly etc)
a rainbow
raw chipboard

This close up shows you all three criteria!! I didn't intentionally cluster them together ... LOL
I don't know if you can read the journalling ... the story to this page is about Miss B's BabyBorn doll. She called her 'Baby Girl' for ages and didn't like anyone else's name suggestions. One day, she came up with Cristina .... so 'Baby Girl' now has a name :-).

Notice the rainbow ... it is actually a magnet that came in a Dora themed pack. Does anyone else 'borrow' their children's things to put on a page??? LOL
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

2nd July Stuck Sketch...

is up!!!! This is the sketch:
And my take:

Spot the lilredrocket button :-) :-)
Check out the other CT members pages on the blog ... here
Hope you can play along :-)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

SALE at Handmade by Suzanne!!!

With CHA Summer 2010 just days away Suzanne needs to make some space for all the new arrivals! She has discounted 590 products by 30%!!!! Brands include Kaisercraft, American Crafts, Bo Bunny, October Afternoon, My Mind's Eye, Fancy Pants, Basic Grey, Crate Paper and the list goes on! Some of these items are only a few months old and once they are sold out that's it - they're gone! See all our sale items HERE.

New arrivals in store can be found HERE.

Happy shopping :-) :-)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fancy Pants - DT inspiration

I got to play with the gorgeous Fancy Pants 'About A Girl' collection from Handmade by Suzanne this month. The bright colours looked fantastic on a black background. On this page I have used the papers, the gorgeous flocked transparency, alphas, brads and rubons all from the Fancy Pants 'About A Girl' collection. Also available from the store: Martha Stewart border punch, pearls, Green Tara flowers, AC thickers.
Clown face: Had fun with folding the paper so the 'B'side' was visible! Also used the brads, rubons and alphas from the FP 'About A Girl' range. Plus a few extra things from my stash :-)
A close up:
I just loved the sweet rubons ... whipped up these simple cards:
Using some paper scraps and another rubon, I made this:
Head on over and check out the store, Suzanne has some fantastic new arrivals!!! And don't forget the July sketch competition too!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I. Just. Love. lilredrocket!!! Check this out
You can WIN this!!!!! See all the details HERE

Monday, July 5, 2010

I am ...

back on the Stuck?! Sketches Creative Team for another 6 months!!! YAY!!! I am so excited, I just love being part of this fantastic team :-). Check out the blog to see the new team! I am featured today in this post.

So, this was the application sketch .... I just loved it ...

and I created this LO using lots of DeLovely pp's :-)

A close up...

Hope you can play along at Stuck?! Sketches :-)

July sketch at HBS

Handmade by Suzanne Guest Designer Natalie Elphinstone created this fab sketch for us this month:
And this is what I came up with:
Miss B as flowergirl at her Aunty's wedding :-). It really was a perfect day :-) (photos by LaBelle Photographics)

Hope you'll play along - there's a store voucher up for grabs :-)!! check out the store for some yummy new arrivals!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

1st July Stuck?! Sketches

Another month of fantastic sketches this month at Stuck?! Sketches!! Here's the first one:
And my sample:
Head on over to the blog and check out the other CT members LO's and the fantastic sponsors for July :-)

Christmas in July and RAK winner

All you clever ladies out there ... you sure did guess correctly :-) it was pretty easy tho I think :-). The theme over at S2P this month is Christmas in July :-) :-)

My first challenge is a Christmas sparkle challenge - use at least 3 different types of bling/sparkle:
And the close-up I gave as the sneak:
My next challenge is a multi-photo challenge - use 3 or more photos:
And a close-up of the cute Twiddleybitz chippy:
There will be a Christmas in July CC this month too!! Stay tuned for all the fun details :-)

And the winner for my RAK is .......................... Neatz!!!! Congrats Neatz :-) email me your addy and I'll send your some goodies:-)

Will be back later with the new Stuck?! Sketch ......