Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pretty Petals are...

proving to be soooo popular, Vicki has now opened an Etsy store!!  You can now buy Pretty Petals at any time!!

New releases will be advertised on the BLOG, along with the creations of the Design Team :-), and don't forget one lucky blog follower wins every month!

Here is a page using these black and white tissue paper flowers....

 I created this page for the Savvy ABC challenge for "I":  ink, insect and title beginning with I.  I put a big black button in the middle of the flower for a different look :-)
Have a great weekend!!

Friday, October 29, 2010


Hi everyone, just a quick reminder that PRETTY PETALS go on sale tonight at 7.30pm. So make sure you are there to snap up some gorgeous petals before they are all gone!
A winner is also going to be drawn for this months prize pack for one of the followers, so make sure you pop in to see if you won!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2 Crafty

I am loving the 2 Crafty challenges!  This month it was a multi pic challenge - and using 2 Crafty chippy as well of course.

Big boy toys:

 I have used some of the 2 Crafty banners for part of my title, inking them in two different colours and adding some thin string.
 Also.... a lilredrocket button :-) :-) :-)
The cogs and lollipop flower are from swaps :-)

Thanks for visiting and your lovely comments!! :-)

Another card...

When I feel my creativity is lacking and it seems too difficult to tackle a page, I'll sit down and create a card.  Or two.  LOL

This one is for the Scrapbook City Card blog challenge #4 - handmade flowers...
there are sooooo many different types and styles of flowers one can make now days ... so which one to choose??  In the end, I went with this:

I punched 3 circles out of double sided paper and folded two sides in ...

Monday, October 25, 2010

DeLovely Christmas card

So, I decided to make a Christmas card out of some Cosmo Cricket DeLovely scraps ... 
I think it's a perfect range for non-traditional Christmas cards :-) what do you think??  (pp and the flower brad are from Handmade by Suzanne)

Then, I was in the card making mood so made this one:
Using the DeLovely pp's as well as the chipboard shapes and the Cosmo Cricket tiny alphas (also available at HBS)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Kraft It Up!!

Just LOVED the sketch at Kraft It Up this month and couldn't wait to play along :-)

"Finally 4" (because she was waiting for her birthday for soooooooo long ....remember what it was like when birthdays seemed so far away and you wish they would HURRY UP???!!!  LOL)
 I have used more of my Cosmo Cricket DeLovely papers and embellies as well as the yellow flower brad and Sass Lass banner stickers (all available at Handmade by Suzanne)
This gorgeous Lilredrocket flower matched these papers perfectly :-).  Just love pink and green together ... can you tell???  ... LOL .... :-)

Friday, October 22, 2010

A bit chilly...

Well, not now exactly, although the weather can't seem to make up it's mind what it wants to do at the moment!  This pic was taken back in winter ... one of those sunny winter days when the cabin fever set in and the decision was made.  Let's go for a walk to the park!!
 This page is for the Out Of The Hat challenge this month.  Haven't played along the last 2 or so months, but glad I found time for this one :-).  The criteria was so fun:
handmade embellishment
book paper.

I have used a Shabby Lollipop from Pretty Petals as one of my handmade embellishments ... I layered it on a doily and painted Sparkle Mod Podge on top for some ... well ... sparkle :-)

there is also a pink Lil Red Rocket button .... AND I handmade the kite!!  I had actually made the kite for something else but didn't use it.  Thought it fit on this page :-)

You'll notice, I am still using some Cosmo Cricket DeLovely pp's from Handmade by Suzanne!  Which reminds me, the store has moved to a new - better - location ... check it out HERE  :-)  The gallery and blog are now all part of the same website!!

Thanks for visiting, hope you have a great weekend :-) 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

123 Challenge

I haven't played along with a 123 challenge for sooooo long!!  Loved the criteria this month:
The word GO
Handcut title

On the go:

 I used playing card instead of patterned paper as a background (they are green with the word GO on them LOL)

And a Lil Red Rocket button:
Hope you are having a great week :-)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stop and smell the roses

Scrap the Girls have a Shakespeare quote for inspiration this month:
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."


**Extra criteria - flowers & buttons**

I stepped out of the box a bit and decided to focus on the 'smelling the roses' part rather than a name....

Stop and smell the roses:

  I have used some Pretty Petal flowers ... 2 yellow Satin Blossom flowers (I thought these matched the flowers Miss B is holding in the photo) and a Story Book flower. (the photo is by LaBelle Photographics)
I added some bling to the Satin Blossom flowers ... just cos I could ... LOL
Thanks for visiting and hope you are having a great week :-)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

DeLovely goodness :-)

My DT pack from Handmade by Suzanne this month was full to the brim of DeLightfully DeLious Cosmo Cricket DeLovely goodies!!  (LOL .. sorry, couldn't resist)  I was over the moon as I think this range would still have to be one of my all time favourites so far.  I adore the colours and the whole bright prettiness of it all as well as all the fun elements :-)

Life is lovely:
 For this page, I got border punch happy and punched heaps of strips from one sheet of pp and using both the A and B side as well as some plain cardstock I had fun creating this background.  I have had this idea floating in my head for a little while now.  The punching took me forever, so I'm glad it looked OK in the end :-).  Those gorgeous flowers are from the lovely Taryn who I met the other weekend... thanks Taryn :-).  The doilies are from the other weekend too... oh how I love them!!!

How could I not have a page with a title with the word "Lovely" in it LOL!  These alphas are on the sheet of cardstock shapes... cute aren't they :-)   
 Journaling with the Cosmo Cricket tiny type alphas .... love them. 

Pinata time:

 The chipboard shapes in this range are so much fun to use and make embellishing a breeze.  I have used the border strips and some flowers.

 The Cosmo Cricket tiny type alphas include some word stickers ... fun!!!  The pearls are one of my fav products in the HBS store :-)
I have cut out some flowers from the pp and put them on top of the chippy ones for some added depth.  Also available from the store ... cardstock, glimmermist, Sassafrass Lass banner stickers, Thickers.

Don't forget the sketch challenge this month!!  A fab voucher up for grabs :-)

Monday, October 18, 2010

2nd Stuck?! Sketch for October

Sorry this is a little late, we are currently having computer issues here which is rather annoying to say the least!!!  Anyway, I am finally able to post my take on this super cute Stuck?! Sketch ...

Just peekin'...

 Aw... such cute pics of our little Mister :-).  I have used some yummy Lilredrocket goodies...
a yellow spotty button...
 Another spotty button (I think both buttons are from the boy pack) and the music scalloped round...
I don't have a close up of it, but the blue string below the photos is LRR too :-) :-) :-) (don't forget it's LRR's birthday this month and there is a challenge to play along with!!!  You could win some LRR goodies!!!)

Anyway, check out the rest of the Stuck?! CT layouts here .... heaps of inspiration!!!  :-) I would love to see you play along with this sketch and/or the 1st October sketch!!! 

I have lots more to share so come and visit again soon :-)

Happy scrapping :-)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

SALE at Handmade By Suzanne!!

Handmade by Suzanne - MOVING SALE - 25% Off Everything In Store
HBS is just a short time away from moving to a new faster, bigger 'home'.  For valued customers and their friends HBS is having a Moving Sale.  If you have been putting together a shopping basket unfortunately it won't be transferred. Now is the perfect time to finish your goody wish list off and take advantage of 25% Off.
Enter SALE as the coupon code during checkout. 
Don't forget to pass details of the sale and the coupon code to friends and family who might interested.
Please note no free shipping during sale period, $5 flat rate applies.

Happy shopping :-)

P.S. Don't forget the October sketch ... a GREAT prize voucher up for grabs!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A quick card...

I saw this colour challenge on the Scrapbook City card blog ... such lovely colours ...  
I thought I would give it a go:
Rainy and chilly here ... it's meant to be spring!!  I have more projects to take photos of, just need to wait for some sun :-)

Friday, October 8, 2010

A savvy sketch

Just loved the Savvy sketch this month and I knew exactly which photos I wanted to use...
These photos are of Miss B spelling her name in stickers for the first time ... she was so proud of her first attempt!
 I have used some cute doilies I got on the weekend (thanks Leanne and Gilly!!!) and lots of other bits and pieces.  I also included the actual name plate ... I mean, what else am I going to do with it ... LOL!

Love the little snails :-)

Have a great weekend!!!  :-)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October sketch @ Handmade by Suzanne

The sketch this month is created by the lovely and very talented Michelle Fowler who is HBS Guest Designer for October!  Isn't this sketch just gorgeous!!!
Here is my take .... I got to play with the DeLicous Cosmo Cricket DeLovely range this month :-) :-) (more of my reveal later, I just wanted to share my take on the sketch)

I had fun misting over doilies ...
lots of yummy chipboard shapes .... and pearls ... all available in the HBS store :-)

Monday, October 4, 2010

S2P goes pink

Scrap 2 Perfection is going PINK for October being Breast Cancer Awareness month. So....
all the challenges are PINK themed...
Here are mine:
Thinking happy thoughts:
Sail away:
And Girl friends:
There is a sale all month at the S2P store too ... :-)

Saturday, October 2, 2010


LilRedRocket!!!!!!!!!!!! I am soooooooo excited to be part of their celebrations as a Guest DT member for this month :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) YAY!!!!!!

I received a packet full of yummy goodies and a stunning sketch to create a page from:
(the sketch is designed by the very talented Michelle)

So, this is my page:

"Turning one is fun"

no, the page didn't have to be about a first birthday or even birthday themed ... LOL ... it just happened that our little Mister turned one recently and I had some pics that fit in with the theme of THESE FAB BUTTONS ----->

And I used some of Shell's LRR packaging ... just cos I could .... hehe. A spotty yellow button ... some vintage tickets...

Seriously ... these big buttons are SO cute .... I just had to use 2 on this layout :-) :-)
So here's the fun part for you ....
Create a LO using the above sketch for inspiration.
You can do anything you like with the sketch its completely up to your own interpretation.
There are no other special requirements other than to post your completed LO on your blog and to link it up to the LRR blog HERE using the Mr Linky thingy.
The closing date for entries will be October 30.
Woot woo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:-) :-)
Have a happy scrappy weekend!!
I am meeting some FAB scrappers this weekend and I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)

Friday, October 1, 2010

October @ Stuck ...

I LOVE the first of the month - new challenges popping up everywhere, new inspiration and so much to look at!! YAY YAY

Here is my LO for the first Stuck?! Sketch for the month ... ...
THIS is the sketch:
So many different takes from the CT .... make sure you go over and check them out :-) We are debuting our new 8.5 x 11 designers, Tara and Louise, this month too!!! So exciting!!
I'll be back SOON with my most exciting GDT position ....
it's going to be a fun month ;-)