Monday, February 28, 2011

NEW WORD at Bird is the Word

Are you enjoying the Bird is the Word challenges?  I am enjoying seeing people play along :-) ... and remember it's a random draw for the prize so anyone could win :-) :-)

Anyway, the word this fortnight is BEAUTIFUL ...

 LOVED playing with more Echo Park Little Girl papers and stickers from HBS ... so soft and pretty this time around :-)
 Lots of yummy droplets ...

and a banner from here ... love these!!!
Hope to see heaps of entries!!!  Head over HERE to be inspired by the other DT pages and to see how you can play along  ...

Have a great week :-)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Out of the Hat

I'm in a bit of a creative slump at the moment.  But, last week or so, I did play along with the Out of the Hat challenge this month which was to include:
- a tree
- clouds
- masking/misting

Thought I'd try a different size page for a change - maybe that will improve things??  LOL

Don't know why the close-ups are fuzzy ... sorry ...

Have a great weekend ...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Don't forget ...

It's nearly the end of the month ... have you run out of challenges??
Need something to do??  LOL :-)

Don't forget the 2 Stuck?! Sketches (due at the end of the month)
The current word at Bird Is The Word (passion)
the sketch challenge at Handmade by Suzanne (which was designed by yours truly :-) ):

 link up your take to the gallery (you could win an awesome voucher to the store!!!)  ... and leave me a comment here to let me know ... and I'll pop your name in the running for this...
 and this :-)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Petals Club release 1

Have you joined up to the Petals Club yet??  This is what's on the way to the club members .....
Looks great doesn't it!!  The club member also enjoy exclusive Petals Club SALES with crazy discounts.  You can join up at any time ... check it out HERE


Friday, February 18, 2011

I love ...

This is my take on the Feb #1 challenge over at SUYS ...

Theme challenge:

Do a layout, card or OTP based on love. It can be any type of love. You must include a handmade heart on there.

I cut a heart shape out of die cut pp ... and there's a heart shaped out of the baker's twine too :-).  I have used more of my Echo Park Little Girl range ...

I Love you and you and you:
 A cute chippy birdcage ... with a heart banner ...
 And handmade little doily ...
 And I made a heart banner .... lots of hearts on this page :-)
Oh, and SUPER excited to be featured on the Echo Park blog today  .... see this post :-) :-) :-)

PS.  Don't forget the sketch challenge at HBS ... and my giveaway here :-)

PPS.  Have a great weekend!!  :-) :-)

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Well, it's time for another Stuck?! Sketch and this one will be my very last one as part of the Creative Team!  I have loved every minute and now can't wait to see the inspiration from the new team every month :-)

Anyway, this is the sketch:
 And my page using the sweet Candy Lane range ...

You are my sunshine:
Lots of sweet girly things ... and another bling flourish cut in half ...
Hope you'll play along with this fun sketch!  Upload your take to the linky tool on the side of the Stuck?! blog to be in the running for the prizes :-)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Want to go shopping???

Handmade by Suzanne is having an End of Year Stocktake Sale

Save 30% -40% on most items in store - punches & new products in December excluded.

{Please note there is no Free Postage during the sale period.}

Also, don't forget the sketch challenge - you could win a voucher to the store!!!  And my giveaway here :-)

Bird is the Word - PASSION

The word for February 13th over at BIRD IS THE WORD IS:


Just perfect for a Valentines Day or love theme or whatever passion means to you.

All you have to do is create a project incorporating this word in your theme or title. That's all!

I decided to focus on Miss B's 'passion' for playdoh - she loves it!  For Christmas, she got a play doh cake making station and has been making playdoh cakes ever since ... LOL :-)

Stepped out of the box for this one :-)

Some gorgeous bits and pieces from What Is Old Is New ...

Some yummy Japanese tape ...
Would love to see you play along!  Link you layout at the bottom of the post on the BITW blog ... or email to

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mini Mummy

Ever since she was barely more than a baby herself, Miss B has been facinated by babies and just LOVES 'looking after' them :-).  When I received this Echo Park collection from HBS, I knew I had to use these photos on one of the pages!!!

Mini Mummy:
 Found a little peg for the clothes line :-) and some mini doilies ...
 Misted a white Prima flower ...
 Added some droplets to the heart banner ...
Still loving this line so much :-) :-)

Now, don't forget the sketch challenge over at Handmade by Suzanne :-) and my giveaway HERE :-) :-) ;-)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Savvy sketch

Adding another page to my 52 weeks album ... this time using a sketch from Scrapbook Savvy ...
 A visit from Heidi:
 I've used bit's and pieces from an old We're Savvy kit ... from so long ago I don't remember when!!  LOL

Oh and Happy Valentine's Day :-)

Have a great week!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Back to the schoolhouse

While waiting for this month's DT kit to arrive from HBS, I decided to pull out my January kit - October Afternoon Schoolhouse range -  and see if I could create some more pages with the left overs.  I sure could .... and so I did :-)

Miss B plays in the filing cabinet sometimes, and likes to pretend she is a really busy office lady.  LOL

Junior office girl:
 Some more yummy droplets:
 And another one ...
 This pic is of the little cousins in front of the Christmas presents on Christmas morning.
Close-up of the chippy Christmas tree :-)

Don't forget the sketch challenge at HBS and my RAK here :-)

Have a great weekend :-)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Her favourite game

"Count to 10, Mummy, then come and find me"
Yep, we play this all day :-)
Along with Eye-Spy :-)

 Using the GORGEOUS Echo Park Little Girl papers again :-) :-)

And a super sparkly butterfly .....

Don't forget the monthly SKETCH at HBS .... upload your take in the gallery to go in the random draw to win a store voucher :-)

AND don't forget my RAK :-) :-) read about it HERE ...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Precious girl

I am back with some Echo Park Little Girl ... with a dash of lace and a sprinkle of flowers :-)

Precious girl:
Have I told you how much I love this range??  I love that there are sooo many fun colours and soooo many polka dots and love hearts :-)  Find it all HERE

I have used the Scrap The Girls sketch for inspiration for this page ... this is it here ... such a fun sketch:

Some close ups ... some Prima flowers, a brad, some more of those delicious droplets ...
 The gorgeous bright orange pom pom trim is Prima too :-)

PS.  Don't forget the sketch challenge at HBS ... AND my giveaway HERE :-)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Little Girl {and don't forget my RAK!!!}

I think ... I really really think, that Echo Park Little Girl range was made especially for me :-) {they actually do have a pp called "Chloe Crowns" !!!!!  See, told you!!! LOL}.

Suzanne (from HBS) was lovely enough to send me this GORGEOUS collection in my DT kit this month ... I was SO EXCITED and waited anxiously for it!  It arrived yesterday and I must say, it's even MORE delightful in real life!!!! :-) :-) ;-) 

I got straight to work on the sketch for this month: 
 And created this:
"Birthday girl"
I spy some gorgeous purple droplets ... (these are my FAV!!!)
The alpas are soooooo cute :-) :-) all different colours .... so pretty :-)

 A sweet little brad and yummy cupcake...
So.  That's one page :-) .... I have another one ready to go tomorrow :-)

In the meantime, why not play along with our sketch challenge!   Upload your take in the gallery ... and you never know, you could win a fantastic store voucher!!!  It's a random draw!!


Don't forget MY GIVEAWAY too!!  Because I designed the sketch this month, I'm wanting to give away a RAK too :-). 

PS.  Thank you for your feedback on the picture sizes.  I'm glad I'm not the only one who has to scroll down to see all the photo!!  LOL!!!   Although, maybe I need to play around a bit more with the layout etc.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Peek a boo

Another WW1 challenge completed and I'm really happy with the way this one turned out too.  I think I "need" these challenges to get my brain working!  I wasn't even tempted to add another colour this time ... amazing!  LOL

 So, the colour was brown with vintage items ...
my vintage items are bookpaper, music paper, lace and a button.
Oh, and the gorgeous pics of the little Mister are by LaBelle Photographics :-)

PS.  What do people think of having the extra large photos?  I'm not sure what to think ... I have to scroll down to see the page - I can't see it all on the screen at once if you know what I mean.  But, I do like seeing more detail etc.  I'm interested to see what other people think :-)

Friday, February 4, 2011

HBS sketch and a giveaway :-)

The sketch this month at Handmade by Suzanne has been designed by ME :-).  I hope you like it and I HOPE you'll play along!!  Pretty Please :-) :-) :-)

This is it:

Upload your take on the sketch to the HBS gallery for your chance to win a FANTASTIC store voucher PLUS free postage!!!!  It's a random draw so ANYONE can win :-) :-) :-) 

AND ... since it's my first sketch at HBS and I'm all excited ...
I'm going to have a giveaway :-) :-) ...
Upload your take on the sketch to the HBS GALLERY and leave me a comment here when you have done so and I'll put you in the draw to win this:
 and this:
And you never know, I might find some more bits to add to it :-)

Can't wait to see LOTS of pages :-) :-) :-)

Happy scrapping :-)