Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Don't forget ...


Check out the blog for some sneaks ... like these .....

how gorgeous are they :-) :-) :-) can't WAIT to get my DT box!!!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

It's winter ...

I played with the sketch from Show Us Your Stuff - which also has a winter theme ...

All rugged up (boring colours I know, but it IS a boy page ... LOL)

Pics taken while camping at Easter time - cold enough for beanies and big jackets even then :-).  Lots of homemade goodies ...
The owl and kraft clock - both I've gathered from various swaps ...
also, this denim photo corner ...

Have a great weekend everyone :-) :-) :-) :-)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Scrap the Girls

Scrap the Girls has a fabulous colour challenge this month ...

I immediately thought of this gorgeous range:

Which, luckily, I have in my stash :-) ... so had a play ... and came up with this ...

{So happy}

And I am.  I'm so happy this little girl is MY  little girl :-) :-) :-)

Some more sweet little doilies from HERE ...
And some super cute cabochons from HERE ... spot the mini white one .... on the pink butterfly sticker :-) so so cute :-)

Thanks for visiting ... have a great weekend!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Scraptivations Challenge 7

This time, we have a colour challenge for you at Scraptivations.

Split-Complementary color scheme
The split-complementary color scheme is a variation of the complementary color scheme. In addition to the base color, it uses the two colors adjacent to its complement. This color scheme has the same strong visual contrast as the complementary color scheme, but has less tension. The split-complimentary color scheme is often a good choice for beginners, because it is difficult to mess up.
I made a card ...

Those gorgeous little doilies and the pin are from Greatest View :-) gorgeous hey :-)

Hope your week is going well ...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Savvy Manufacturer challenge

Over at Savvy, they have started a manufacturer challenge with an added criteria of a different technique each month.

This one was from last month.  The manufacturer was My Mind's Eye and the technique was background ink/paint.  (I stamped on my background with ink.)

This month was Little Yellow Bicycle ... and the technique was stencilling ...

{Just look at his curls!!!  All gone now ... well mostly anyway ... he had a haircut yesterday :-) :-)}

I've used lots of extra yummy embellies on this one....
The white star doily tucked in there is Lil Red Rocket...
There is a blue polymer button that is Pretty Paper Petals
The denim music note is from a swap ...
And, the music flag
and the bunting and owl badge are from Greatest View

Thanks for visiting :-)

Monday, June 20, 2011

ADMIRE - Bird is the Word

A new word is up at Bird is the Word - this time it is ADMIRE (or any form of the word, such as 'admires').  There is a sketch on the blog for inspiration too :-) (not a requirement of the challenge).

Hope you can play along! 

See the accordian heart??

It is a Pretty Paper Petals flower and started looking like this:

I just cut it into the shape of a heart :-) . 
have a great week everyone and thanks so much for visiting!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

More Echo Park

This time, I'm playing with the Be Mine collection ... just LOVE the pinks ;-).

This page is for Renee's challenge over at Savvy (it's meant to be monocromatic ... but don't tell anyone there is grey and black in the background pp ... and maybe they won't notice!!  LOL)

A sweet chippy heart - it's 2Crafty I think.   The gorgeous pin is from HERE (love this store to bits!!!)

And the cabochon flowers ... they are my fav from this fabulous etsy store HERE :-)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Scrap the boys

Generally, I'm not one for colour challenges ... they usually cause me to push paper this way and that, tear my hair out, and eventually, I give up altogether.  So, Scrap the Boys has a colour challenge this month .. and you know what?  It wasn't even the slighest bit difficult, I just had to use my Echo Park Splash kit .... all the colours were there!  So easy for the colour-challenged me!!!!  :-)

The colours:

Pool play:

A super cool flag from HERE, and lovely lollipop from HERE ...
A sweet cabochon flower from HERE ...

I'm loving swirls and flourishes at the moment :-) :-)

Thanks for visiting!  I'm hoping to have some more projects to share now ... the sun's out and I can FINALLY photograph some pages!!!  They have been piling up here ... LOL!!!

Have a great weekend :-)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

No need for water

OK, so I'm working with Echo Park Splash - but who said you had to add water???
I've created some projects that don't even have a drop of water ...

A baby boy card:

The colours in this range are really, so very perfect for little boys :-)

Lil Tike:
 A brown button from Pretty Paper Petals ... the denim car I received in a swap ... the red cabochon is from HERE (fab etsy store) ...
 Lots of the word/phrase stickers didn't relate to water - so these were perfect :-)
Don't forget the FABULOUS SALE on at Handmade by Suzanne at the moment - LOTS and LOTS of goodies at fab prices ;-) and plus ... postage is $5 and FREE on all orders over $50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Splishing and Splashing ...

It's winter here, it's a chilly 8 degrees at present.  Even so, there's nothing quite like scrapping summery photos, using bright summery splishy splashy Echo Park Splash ...
 A cute Scrap FX chippy bucket and spade ... a Kaisercraft flower
 The rolled felt flower and the book paper banner is from HERE ... and the cabochons are from HERE.

Don't forget the June Stocktake SALE that is on at the moment at Handmade by Suzanne!!!!  Fab discounts on LOTS and LOTS of items :-) :-)....
Have a great weekend!!!
Thanks for visiting :-)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lil' Red Rocket

Just love these sweet little Lil' Red Rocket buttons ...

I used one on this page of some Easter pics.  This dairy-free Easter bunny was VERY special :-).

The perfect bunny:

 My DD has lots of food allergies.  She is used to not eating what other people eat and often asks if she's 'allowed' to eat certain things. So, a dairy-free Easter bunny turning up on Easter morning was a HUGE surprise! I wonder how the Easter bunny knew???  LOL

Here's a close up of the sweet little button tucked away in there:

You'll probably notice I've used more Echo Park Summer Days ... just totally love bright colours :-). 

Hope you are all having a great week, thanks for visiting :-)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Time for some Scrapbook Bingo over at Scraptivations!   Challenge #6:
Much like the traditional game, you will need to get all the squares in a row, whether that be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. For this game though, you need to include the 4 items in the row on your layout or other project. (But other things can be added to your layout as well.) The fun of this challenge is you don't have to be the first one to yell "BINGO!" everyone is a 'bingo" winner in the game of Srapbook Bingo!

I chose the second horizontal line:  Banner, season, tag, and 3 pp's.


Any guesses which paper range I'm using??  LOL ... yep, Echo Park Summer Days again :-)  Who said you can't use Summer Days for a winter page :-) :-)

Head on over to the BLOG to see the other DT members samples :-)

And ...
Don't forget the big STOCKTAKE SALE on over at Handmade by Suzanne!!!  This range is in the sale ;-) ;-)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bird is the Word - AMAZING

These fortnights are flying by!  We have a new word for Bird is the Word .... amazing ... Here's the inspirational sketch to use if you want to:

I didn't follow the sketch exactly this time, I played with some embossing folders and added some Echo Park Summer Days ... {on SALE at the moment too!!!!}

 a Lovely Lollipop from Charm ...

Just love those everyday kind of amazing moments :-)

Hope you'll play along!  Head over to the blog and see the other DT creations :-)

Have a great week!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Handmade by Suzanne sketch

The Handmade by Suzanne sketch is always inpsiring ... this is the sketch for June:

This month, I am playing with the fun SUMMERY range of SPLASH by Echo Park.  So, this is my take on the sketch (I did mirror it, and used one photo instead of 3)

Everything is available in the store - except for the blue paper doily and the music paper flower.

I love bling flourishes :-) :-) :-)

Hope you will play along :-) upload your page into the sketch gallery HERE.  Don't forget the RANDOM winner of this sketch challenge wins an AWESOME voucher to the store!!!  And what could be better ...
there's a stocktake sale on!!!!!
We have 25% off almost every item in store, 15% off our punches and don't forget the hundreds of items already reduced by 30-60% in our sale categories. The only items not on sale are our recent mid release arrivals, tools and card stock. Plus we are still offering our usual fantastic rates on postage and free shipping for orders under $50.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Tidbitz in Time inspiration

These are the last of my Tidbitz in Time creations from the June kit.  It's been fabulous and I thank Wendy for having me as Guest Designer this month :-)

Since my other pages were so 'girly' I challenged myself to do a boy page :-)

I even made a little banner ...
And this was my last creation, a card, using the butterfly shape:

Only a few bits and pieces left now!  It's an awesome kit if you are looking for one!  Packed with embellishments, which I really like, as I love to add heaps of embellies :-).

Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting :-)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

More Tidbitz In Time

I'm back with a couple more pages from my Tidbitz in Time kit.  I loved the blue in the kit and thought these wedding pics of my sister-in-law and brother-in-law matched perfectly :-).  (Pics are by LaBelle Photographics)

A birdcage cut out of the printed tissue paper ...

 Super gorgeous Zva bling flourish!  I cut this one up to put it on both sides of the bow.
And another one:
Together forever:
 The big paper doily is from my stash.
 I will be back tomorrow with the last lot of creations from this kit.

Sorry so short today, I have a sick little boy who needs lots of cuddles :-(

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Guest Designing

I am excited to be a Guest Design Team Member for Tidbitz In Time again (I GDT for them last September as well). 

A little about Tidbitz In TimeTidbitz In Time is a monthly scrapbook kit club designed to bring you the latest papers and embellishments every month -- right to your mailbox. In addition, we are committed to teaching you new techniques using the coordinated products which will be included in your kit. Your pages will go together easily but your creative opportunities will be endless! Our goal is to make each and every kit an incredible value jam packed full of new products and wonderful ideas.

The kit this month is called MAGPIES AND MONARCHS and it's fabulous!!!

Very vintage, which, while it isn't my normal style, it was fun to create with different colours and papers :-)

Here is the first page I created ...
My wish 4 u:

Embellishment wise - I added the paper doilies and the pink tape - everything else is from the kit.  So many embellishments!!  Gorgeous Zva flowers and bling!!

Love this little envelope ... i hid my journaling in here ...

I will have more to share with you soon :-) :-) :-)

Looking forward to checking out the new challenges for June .... have a happy scrappy month everyone :-)