Friday, April 29, 2011

Once upon a ... sketch

I played along again with the sketch over at Once Upon a ... sketch.  This time, the criteria included journaling about the photo/s.

I chose to document the fun procedure of acutally capturing these type of group photos.  We try to get one every time all the family is together - they will be precious memories in years to come :-)

All together:
A sweet Lil Red Rocket owl button :-)
and ...
the journaling ... staggered all over the page ...

Thanks for visiting!
Have a great weekend :-)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Stuck?! Sketches #2

The sketch:

My page ...
Little beach girl.
Using more Echo Park Little Girl :-) ... wonder when I'll get tired of this range?!?!?!  LOL

The big butterfly is from the lovely Leanne (thanks so much Leanne :-) )

I decided to layer up my Pretty Paper Petals flowers in my cluster.  The orange satin twist flower, another flower from my stash, and then a blue Polymer flower on top :-) Perfect!!!  Why use one PPP flower when you can use two :-)

See the little pink cabochon ... tucked under the orange flower ...
and this purple one on the clouds ...
these are super sweet :-) and they are from one of my fav esty stores Clouds and More 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Xmas morn

I used lots of sketches for inspiration this month.  It's just been that sort of month!!  A sketchy sort of month.  LOL

This one is from Scrapbooking From Scratch:

Another page where I splashed some paint around!  What's going on?!?!  LOL.  And yep - still scrapping Christmas photos :-)

In this close up here, you'll see I've used a Pretty Paper Petals story book flower, squished it flat, and layered another fabric flower from my stash on top.

Nearly the end of another month - where does the time go ...
Hope you are having a great week :-)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It's a new word ...

A new word is up at Bird is the Word ...
Begin/ Beginning

Nadia once again provided a super sweet sketch - this time a card sketch ... which I followed to create this card:

Inside it reads: "... in a happy way"

Love that little doily ... it's a Lil Red Rocket one ;-)

Head on over to the blog to see the sketch (which you don't have to follow - it's there for inspiration if you want/need it!!) and don't forget to check out the other DT's fabulous creations :-)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Scraptivations Challenge #3

Hello and welcome to my take on the third challenge from Scraptivations :-) This time it is a sketch with a twist ... the page must be about YOU.

So, here's the sketch:

I don't do pages just about me very often (like, never) ... it's not even very often I get pics of just myself!  So, anyway, I printed off these three pics and then decided to squish up the photos :-).

I am:

That sweet little red cabochon is from here (thanks Leanne :-) :-) :-) )
So, there we go, a page about me, although, not a deep and meaningful one or anything LOL.  I've just said how rare it is to get photos of just me - I'm normally the one behind the camera. 

Head on over to Scraptivations to see all the challenge details and the other DT's samples :-).

Hope your week is going well!!  :-)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hugs and kisses

There is an inspirational pic this month for the Scrap the Girls challenge:

I noticed the birds in the pic - and what do you know ... in my DT pack from Pretty Paper Petals, I received a little polymer bird!!  Perfect :-)

Hugs and Kisses:

The inspirational pic had an umbrella ... I didn't have an umbrella ... but I did have a mushroom!  LOL :-)  sort of looks the same, doesn't it??  LOL.

The story behind this pic - I asked Miss B what was the best thing about her big cousin.  She said "Heidi gives me lots of hugs and kisses".  Aww... sweet :-)

Have a great week!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Our Son

The challenge over at Scrap the Boys this month is to take inspiration from an outfit your husband/son wears.  Which outfit to choose!!  LOL. 

I decided to take inspiration from the little denim shorts my Little Mister is wearing in this pic (a LaBelle Photographic photo).  They have a row of little cars on the bottom - if you look closely, you will see them :-)

The cars are pretty much exactly like this chippy one!!! 

And a Pretty Paper Petals denim rose (because the shorts are denim - makes sense right?  LOL)

I did add a red ribbon and orange twine to the flower.  You'll also notice, I'm using more of my Crate Paper Toy Box papers from Handmade by Suzanne - getting to the last bits and pieces now :-)  I really love using up every single bit!!!

Have a great weekend :-)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Lil' Red Rocket...

SALE is on TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Yay :-)

I've been playing with more of my LRR stash ...

The beautiful big white flower is LRR ... and see the sweet little button beside it?  Yep, LRR too :-)

I can't WAIT to see what else is in the sale!!!!  :-)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Little Rocking Horse

Still playing with my Crate Paper Toy Box papers from HBS, I decided to play along with the Kraft It Up challenge.

It's a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 challenge:

1 piece of Kraft cardstock
2 photos smaller than 6x4
3 different Alphas
4 different patterned papers (yes you can use the reverse side of one sheet as long as the pattern is different)
5 different embellishments

It was a bit of a challenge, I did want to add more embellishments, but never mind!  LOL  A super Lil' Red Rocket button made up for it all :-) :-)

Thanks for visiting!!  :-) :-)

My Pretty Petals Blog Hop Winner

Thank you to all who played along and welcome to my new followers as a result of the hop :-)

So, without further ado,
the winner for my blog is



Please email Pretty Petals at for your prize :-)

PS. Don't forget about the Blog Hop Challenge!!! Read all about how you can win :-) you have until the end of April to link up :-)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April 123

I haven't often played along with the 123 challenge - but this one was a fun one :-)
- Lime
- The word "really"
- and Fabric ...

easy peasy :-)

So, here's mine:
The pics are of the table decorated for Christmas dinner :-).  My sister-in-law picked that gorgeous flower for the centre piece :-)

the word 'really' ...

Some fabric:

Thanks for visiting :-)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Guest Designing ...

at Show Us Your Stuff this month!!!  Super excited :-)

We have a gorgeous sketch for this challenge - along with the colour combo of pink yellow and blue.

This was one colour combo I didn't struggle with!  LOL

Cherish this:

Miss B with her sweet little cousin ... at Christmas time :-)

A little Lil Red Rocket bunny playing card .... so cute!!!!  (BTW - check out the sale sneaks on the LRR blog)

Hope you'll join in the challenge over at SUYS :-) :-)

Monday, April 11, 2011

New Bird is the Word - FOREVER

We welcomed our new Bird is the Word DT members for this challenge - you must check out the inspiration on the blog :-) :-).  There is also a sketch to get you inspired too ... although not a necessary requirement for your entry.

Here is my DT sample:
I've been making cards for my samples lately so people are reminded that it doesn't have to be just layouts :-) whatever you wish - as long as you use the word.

Happy creating :-)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Her first Barbie

****If you are here for the Pretty Paper Petals blog hop, please see THIS POST****

My first DT blog post went up on the Lil' Red Rocket blog today :-) :-) :-) so exciting to be on this fabulous team!!! 

Her first Barbie:

At Christmas time, Miss B was excited to receive her very first Barbie doll.   I've used some Echo Park Little Girl papers - I mean, how much more girly can you get than Barbie dolls?!??!  LOL.  You'll notice the sweet little paper doilies down the left hand side of the page - these are in the next LRR sale (Friday April 15th 7pm EST)

How perfect is this little girl button for this page!??!!? I've layered it up to make it pop :-)

And I just love these flower print buttons too :-)

 Now, don't forget the SALE and GIVEAWAY at Lil' Red Rocket :-) :-)

Seriously, who wouldn't want to win this?!?!?

Thanks for visiting and have a lovely weekend :-)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Welcome to the Pretty Paper Petals Blog Hop

So excited that you are here!!!  Lots happening tonight, I hope you will have fun along the way :-)

Before I get started, I wanted to remind you that you should have arrived here from Jasmine's blog.  If you get lost, here's the list:
Nadia's Blog

Once Upon A Sketch Challenge Blog

Jasmine's Blog

Chloe's Blog (you are here)

Kerry's Blog

Show Us Your Stuff Challenge Blog

Helen's Blog

Katrina's Blog

Vicki's Blog

Then its back to the PPP blog for a challenge sketch that has been created by our super talented Nadia!

Pretty Paper Petals Blog

So did you guess our BRAND NEW Design Team members? You will have to go over to their blogs and check them out, but a HUGE welcome to the Pretty Paper Petals team to Kerry Snell, Helen Tilbury and Jasmine Shea!!!

Now on with some challenges ...what fun would a blog hop be if we didnt have any hey?

Tonight we are going to have a bit of a treasure hunt! Each of the Design Team members has hidden on their blogs some pictures of our newest products. You need to leave a comment on each of the Design Team members blogs under this post, telling us what picture you spotted and at the end each Design Team member will do a random draw of all the comments and that person will win a pack of brand new Pretty Paper Petals flowers...The other catch is you must be a follower of each members blog if you want to be in with a chance to win!

On my blog I am giving away this pack that Pretty Paper Petals has donated:

Uncoloured story book flowers - ready for you to colour how you wish :-)

Vicky has also gone and hidden a discount code on one of the blogs that entitles anyone who finds it to 40% off flowers for tonight ONLY. (Can't tell you what it is because that would be cheating).

When you have visited all the blogs and commented and followed all the blogs, you will need to stop by your final destination, The Pretty Paper Petals blog and leave us a comment telling us you did so!

You also have one more chance to win....

Nadia has have been pretty busy designing a sketch for you ladies, and when you finally make it back to the Pretty Paper Petals blog, it will be up for all to see! You will get all the challenge details at the end.

The winner of the challenge will win a 3month subscription to the Petals Club....well worth winning!

Before you go ... here are some of my previous PPP creations:

Using tissue paper flowers:

Using felt posies (I think these are soooo cute :-) )

So, don't forget to look for the hidden pics and leave a comment ;-)  (you will have until midnight Monday 11 April 2011 AEST)

Your next step is Kerry's blog ...

Once Upon a Sketch ...

Still playing with my Crate Paper Toy Box papers from Handmade by Suzanne ... this time, I used the sketch from my friend Nadia's new challenge site Once Upon A Sketch ...

This challenge site is going to be GREAT for me ... the extra requirement is journaling.  At least 25 words.  Handwritten.  Not that I have a problem with the handwritten part!  LOL.  Never have time to print out journaling.

Anyway, here's my page... oh, I flipped the sketch ...

A Boy's Life:

I misted this doily with this Chalkboard Glimmer Mist - perfect result!!  Well, I think so anyway LOL
  A yummy lollipop from HERE:

The journaling:

PPS.  Have a great weekend :-)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mini quiz for you :-)

What do the following layouts have in common???

If you said Lil' Red Rocket .... yep, you guessed CORRECT!!!!  :-) :-)

If you think you have seen these pages before, yep, you are correct AGAIN :-) :-) I just thought I'd share them again :-).  Sorry for the blurry image of the second layout (this page is actually from October last year, when Shell was celebrating Lil' Red Rocket's first birthday) and I've since changed the way I resize photos for my blog!

Just look at these big traffic light and stop sign buttons!!  Aren't they the cutest :-)  I loved them so much, I used TWO on one layout LOL

(And another super LRR original - spotty button :-) )

LOVE these bottle tops too ... and judging by the sneaks ... these are available in the next SALE!!!!  YAY!!!


I just love Shell's gorgeous originality ....

Look at these!!!  Won't they just be fabulous on any creation :-)

Mark you diary ;-) ;-)

Oh, and check out the giveaway too .... cos you could win THIS:

To be in with a chance to win this fun prize you will need to blog about it or share it on Face book. Do both and you' ll get 2 entries into the draw!!!!
Just copy and paste this picture and a link back to the LRR blog then come back and let Shell know whether you have blogged, facebooked or both (leave your comment on the LRR blog).
I'd really love it if you'd become a follower of the LRR blog too.
Shell will be announcing the winner on the next sale night.
Friday April 15th 7pm EST.
Good luck guys xx.