Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tidbitz In Time - Rusty Botanicals

Picture a warm September day..the colors of leaves are just starting to turn, but the green of summer is still evident all around you. Birds and butterflies are still flying through the skies; however, you know fall is coming. The feeling is in the air. This is what the September kit, Rusty Botanicals reminds me of. The time of year when plants and trees look slightly faded from the summer heat, yet they are still radiant. The papers in this kit mimic the greens, browns and rusty reds of an upcoming fall. They are designed so beautifully I had a hard time cutting them up! It also includes tags, real vintage buttons, tissue tape, distressing ink and flowers. You will find it is loaded with lots of embellishments that will keep you creating until you do not have a scrap of paper left.

This describes the kit from Tidbitz In Time perfectly!! Check out these goodies

I immediately fell in love with the TIM HOLTZ TAPE .... and the BUTTONS ... and the RIBBON .... 3 of my fav things right in one spot - how lucky was I :-). So, I got creating ....

This one is using the first bonus sketch at Stuck?! Sketches for August

(I added black cardstock, a doily, glimmermist and the star to this page, everything else is from the kit)

I loved the pins:

Played with a Martha Stewart border punch with this one:
(again, I added the doilys and black cardstock). I made a flower using the white ribbon trim and the string of pearl add a nice girly touch:
More to come ... gotta draw out the fun!! :-)

You must head on over to Tidbitz In Time and check it all out and while you are there, see what the talented DT members have come up with in the gallery!!

** Photos in both LO's are by LaBelle Photographics **

Friday, August 27, 2010

Extra giveaway at lilredrocket!!!

Here's the goodies:
You could win this gorgeous pack of vintage and hand made goodies, but wait there's more......
you also get to pick a free set of buttons and a free set of bottle tops from the shop. YAY!!!! Head on over to the lilredrocket blog for all the details :-) :-) :-) :-)

New arrivals at Handmade by Suzanne!!!

HBS has had quite a few new arrivals in store!!!. Make sure you check out the BLOG regularly as Suzanne posts new arrivals there frequently. And rembember all new arrivals can be found under the What's New Category on the Home Page.

There are still loads of paper and embellishments discounted by 30%. Brands include Kaisercraft, American Crafts, Bo Bunny, October Afternoon, My Mind's Eye, Fancy Pants, Basic Grey, Crate Paper 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 the sale items HERE.

Happy shopping :-)

PS. There's still time to enter the August sketch challenge ... you might just win a super duper voucher to the store ;-)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Some blog awards :-)

A couple of awards to share today! I received this cute award from JanR ... thanks Jan!!! {I just love the cupcakes :-) }

OK, the rules of this award:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award. √
2. Add it to your blog. √
3. List 3 things about yourself.

  • I don't like early mornings
  • I love reading and I almost always have 2 books on the go at once
  • I truly believe that all things happen for a reason

4. Post your favourite pic. I wasn't sure if this was meant to be one taken myself, so if it was, I cheated!! This is one of my all time favourite photos taken by LaBelle Photographics (who takes all our professional photos). This little boy is now one!! Here he is nearly 2 weeks old - wasn't he just so tiny and cute :-). I remember this time so well.... we were so worried about him, we was not putting on weight and was jaundiced. Anyway, not so long after this, things got a lot better and believe it or not, he actually got little fat rolls :-)

5. Send the award to five people:

Then ...........

I received this Bonny Blog award from the lovely Sue (fellow DT at Handmade by Suzanne) ... thank you Sue!!!

Here are the rules that go with this award...
1. Put the Swap Sisters Bonny Blog Award on my blog.
2. Share 5 things about myself (I'm going to cheat and just add 2 because I already put 3 for the other award LOL)

  • I 'misplace' my mobile phone all the time and have to ring it to find it LOL
  • My 'handbag' is a backpack at the moment and contains everything except the kitchen sink. The only thing is, I can never find my keys in it when I need them!

3. Pass the award onto 5 other Bonny Blogs. These ladies inspire me:

4. Add links to my 5 chosen Bonny Blog Winners.
5. Let them know they have been chosen to win the Swap Sisters Bonny Blog Award by leaving a comment on their blog.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Guest spot and some sneak peeks...

I am very excited about THIS ....

and here's some sneaks of what I have been creating with the September kit:

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A card and a birthday...

The card:
Here is a girly card I created with another Pretty Petal flower ...
Don't forget the Pretty Petal giveaway!!! It's open until 31st August :-)

The birthday:
is not related to THE CARD because it's our baby boy's big ONE birthday today!!! So far it's been quite a 'normal' day ... but there are some presents waiting for him later :-).

Miss B is very excited as she is now convinced that her little brother will help her pick up the toys .... since he is one and all. We will wait and see ..... LOL

Hope everyone is having a great week!! :-)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy to pose

Yes, my little Miss is always happy to pose ... "take a photo Mummy" she says. Contantly. LOL
I have used some more flowers from Pretty Petals. The first release has been launched! Why not head on over and see what goodies there are .... and don't forget to check out the GIVEAWAY while you are there :-)

Monday, August 16, 2010

2nd Stuck?! Sketch for August already!

Aren't these months just flying by!!! My little man will be ONE this week!! Anyway, here is the 2nd sketch for the month at Stuck?! Sketches:
And my take on it.... Snuggle:
Love having a snuggly baby :-) :-)
Head on over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog and see what the other CT members have come up with :-) :-)

Don't forget the Stuck?! Sketches blog hop ... see THIS POST

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Scrap the Boys

Create a boy LO using flowers?? Easy for me because I think I use flowers on just about all my layouts - boy pages included :-). So, it was heaps of fun to play along with Scrap the Boys this time :-)

So serious:
And a close-up of the fun felt flower from Pretty Petals ...
Don't forget the giveaway over at Pretty Petals!! Some lucky person will win this:

See the post below for more details about Pretty Petals :-). Hope you are having a great weekend!

Friday, August 13, 2010

A new adventure .... and a GIVEAWAY

I am thrilled to be asked by Vicki to design for her new etsy store Pretty Petals!!! What fun!! The launch is planned for next week so keep an eye out!!!
In the meantime .... here's one layout I created using gorgeous pink tissue paper flowers:

And a close-up of the flowers:

I'm a bit of a fan of pink (LOL) and for some reason, I decided to go a bit 'shabby' again and I'm liking it :-). {The photo is by LaBelle Photographics.}
So..... ready for a fun giveaway??? Vicki at Pretty Petals is giving away this Tissue Paper Flower pack to one lucky follower of the Pretty Petals blog!! Head on over and check it out :-)
More reveals to come ...
have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Handmade by Suzanne - sketch challenge

HBS August sketch was designed by the talented Natalie Elphinstone again this month and isn't it gorgeous!!!

I decided to do a page of my cute little nephew ... and his very awesome constuction site birthday cake :-).
I have used the new 3 Bugs in a Rug Tool Time papers - soooooo perfect for little boys!! They are available at Suzanne's store and I just know these are going to be a favourite of mine!!!!
Oh, nearly forgot to mention the most important part ... create a LO from this sketch, upload it to the Handmade by Suzanne site and you go in the draw for a VOUCHER at the store!!! Someone has to win it :-) :-)
PS. If you are here for the Stuck?! Sketches blog hop, please see THIS POST :-)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Best Friend

So, Design Dollies had a great element challenge this week - the theme is FRIENDS - in honour of Friendship Day which was August 1st. Anyways, I made this fun card ..... used artisan tape for a border - oh how I love tape!!! I NEARLY combined this challenge with the colour challenge which was olive green, purple and cream, but just couldn't find the right colours. The green is a bit too limey :-) LOL

Have a great week!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

BONUS sketch at Stuck?! and giveaway winners

Lots of fun things happening at Stuck?! Sketches this month .... it's Stuck's birthday!!!! So.... Sara has a few things up her sleeve and here is one. A bonus sketch!!! Check out the guest CT members pages HERE. And if you are here for the BLOG HOP .... see THIS POST

ALSO .... I have drawn the winners for my giveaway .... and they are:





and I couldn't help but draw another name for another little prize:


Congrats to all ... please email me at kim{dot}chloe{at}bigpond{dot}com with your address :-)

(I wish I could give something to you all! But, I'm sure I will have another giveaway soon :-) )

Thanks to everyone for joining in and for your support, I do appreciate it :-)

Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Savvy CC pages

**If you are visiting for the STUCK?! SKETCHES BLOG HOP
please see THIS POST**
I managed to play along with a few challenges over at the Savvy CC this week. The theme was winter and I had some perfect photos to use!
This one was for Emma's challenge:
something you do in winter (go to the beach and just look at the water LOL)
lots of string
looks a bit shabby chic / vintage don't you think??? I didn't originally intend for it to turn out like that, but I'm really happy with the end result just the same :-)
This one was a colour challenge - colours taken from an inspirational pic. The background cardstock is actually a dark grey - I know, it looks black in the photo LOL. The other requirement for the challenge was a cluster and you know how much I love clustering!!!

The next one was an all patterened paper challenge (no cardstock unless to matt photos or journalling). It also had to include curled edges and paint/glimmermist. I have used bits and pieces from swaps and RAKs on this one...

Lots of scrappy news in the pipeline here .... soooo exciting!!! LOL :-) :-)

PS. Don't forget my GIVEAWAY ... it's open until Saturday :-)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

More Bo Bunny goodness...

**If you are visiting for the STUCK?! SKETCHES BLOG HOP...
please see THIS POST**

Remember I said I used just about every single bit of my DT kit from Suzanne at HBS this month??? Well, here are the rest of my creations ... some cards... :-)

These flowers were fun to make. See those brads? They are Bo Bunny brads and are all glittery and sparkly :-). All the pp's are Bo Bunny Petal Pushers from HBS, as well as the blank card.
Oh, this one was heaps of fun to make too ... a slider card! This is it closed ...
and opened :-)
This one has used My Little Shoebox alphas also available in store:
See how gorgeous these papers are?!?!?! Understand why I just had to use it alllllll up?!?!?! LOL. These square blank cards are also from HBS ... as well as the mini Green Tara flower ... how cute are they!
Don't forget the SALE the Suzanne is having at the moment!!!!! Got to make room for all those new releases!!!! And of course, check out the new goodies while you are there :-) :-)
PS. Don't forget my GIVEAWAY :-) :-) just leave a comment on the GIVEAWAY post :-) :-) it's open until this Saturday :-) :-)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

S2P August challenges

**Hi there ... if you are visiting here for the
It's all about inspiration over at Scrapping 2 Perfection this month. For this challenge, the focus in on fabric (oh how I love using fabric on my pages :-) )
He is all boy:
And this one is a masking challenge. I misted over the negatives from a set of chippy alphas.

10 months:

Love that ribbon
PS. Don't forget my giveaway :-)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hip Hip Hooray!!! Stuck Sketches BLOG HOP!

Welcome to my part of the Stuck Sketches BLOG HOP
What fun!!!
if you are visiting here because you follow my blog,
AND please come and join in the fun!!
Here's the "rules":

1. You must collect each of the letters from the Creative Team members blogs.

2. Unscramble them and then send an email to stucksketches@optusnet.com.au with the winning word by midnight September 10th.

3. You must also comment on each of the blogs to be eligible for the prize drawing.

Sooo..... my letter for you is


now, hop along to these blogs to collect the rest of the letters :-)

Crystal Bowman
Amanda Winchester
Alicia Ransley
Colleen Sheehy
Jasmine Shea
Karen Wilson
Kirsten Michelsen
Sarah Ward
Suzanna Lee

Happy Hopping and unscrambling!!!

:-) :-)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Handmade by Suzanne DT reveal

This month @ HBS, I got to play with the delicious Bo Bunny Petal Pushers range of papers and brads. I just love this range and it shows - I've have used nearly every single bit!!

First up is a couple of layouts -

One winter's day:

I seem to be ruffling papers a bit lately!!! LOL. Such a fun effect. Products used available in HBS store: Bo Bunny Petal Pushers pps and brads, My Little Shoebox glitter alphas (these are gorgeous!!!), glimmermist, Green Tara flower, pearls, bling, cardstock.
I {heart} shoes
I thought these papers and journalling spot went perfectly with these photos!! LOL. Products used available in store: Bo Bunny Petal Pushers papers and brads, Green Tara flowers, My Little Shoebox glitter alphas, May Arts vine, pearls, bling, cardstock

More to come!! Stay tuned :-)
Don't forget the huge SALE Suzanne is having!!! And there are gorgeous NEW products as well!!!!!!!!!! Happy shopping :-) :-)
PS. Don't forget my giveaway :-)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August at Stuck?! Sketches ...

...is going to be a super fun month!!!!! It's Stuck's birthday!!! So, make sure you pop over and check out what is happening!!!

Firstly, here is the first sketch for the month:

This one was soooo easy to work with - and I whipped this LO up in no time :-). Loved it!!!
Miss B loooovvveees talking on the phone ... LOL. Had some fun with paint on this one ... just cos I felt like it :-).

Check out what the other CT members came up with HERE

Some fantastic sponsors and even extra prizes up for grabs this month :-) :-) YAY!! So, hope you can play along :-)

PS. Don't forget my giveaway :-)
PPS. I'll be back very soon ..... got LOTS to share :-) :-) :-)