Wednesday, August 31, 2011

52 weeks

I've been trying to catch up with my 52 weeks album and the CC challenges over at Savvy were just the kick I needed :-)

Loved this sketch:

And my page:

Close up of the cute butterfly from Eye Candy Magic ...

Lonely sox:
(inspired by a Stuck?! Sketch)

Please tell me I'm not the only one with this many lonely socks??  It's never ending ... I'll match up a couple and then find more!  Where do the missing ones hide???!!!  DH is convinced the washing machine eats them ... LOL!

Close up of the sweet flower from Lovelybug Bits n Bobs ... and a little doily from Eye Candy Magic hiding in there too :-)

Thanks for visiting!  Don't forget my SALE is on this weekend :-) I'll sell from my blog over that time too if anyone prefers to shop that way :-) ...

Monday, August 29, 2011

He's got a sweet tooth

It's become very evident that this little boy has a sweet tooth ... just like his Daddy :-).  The wordy challenge at Scrapbook Savvy this month was sweet ... so, of course I just had to document this!!  This is his first taste of a lollipop ... you should have seen his face!!!  LOL

{photo by LaBelle Photographics}

I have used more bits and pieces from last month's You're Savvy kit (I think it was from last month...)

as well as a Rainbow Splendour yellow map pinwheel (these will be in the sale this weekend!!!!!)

 I'm busy making more goodies to sell this weekend ... hope you can pop in and let me know what you think of them!!  :-).  Have a great week :-)

Friday, August 26, 2011

One week until ...

Rainbow Splendour {my handmade goodies} goes on SALE again :-) :-) :-)

I am joining in again over here:

I can't wait!!  I have lots of goodies up my sleeve ... can't wait to show you and hope you like them :-) :-)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Out of the Hat

I managed to squeeze another page out of my Handmade by Suzanne DT kit of Fancy Pants Baby Mine ... this time for the challenge at Out of the Hat ...
square photo
strip journaling

Yep - this is another LaBelle Photographics pic

I have used paint with a Crafters Workshop template - although it's a little difficult to see in the pic ...

Lots of extra goodies used here too ...
A Rainbow Splendour lace pinwheel (these will be available at the next sale ;-) )
And a sweet spotty Lil Red Rocket button ...
And a Clouds and More white cabochon...
And the banner and the sweet tiny doilies are from Greatest View ...

another cabochon ...
and a mini pinwheel - these are so cute :-) and will be available at the next sale too :-) ... which will be SOON!!!!  Next week in fact!!!!  Woot woo :-) :-)

I will do a post about the sale soon :-) :-) :-)
Hope you all are having a great week ...
Thanks for visiting!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

It's a boy!

Just recently, my good friend had a baby boy.  Perfect timing ... since I had the Fancy Pants Baby Mine range to play with this month!!

So ... I made this nappy wreath ... so much fun and certainly useful :-)  (and looked really different beside all the bunches of flowers ... LOL)

A cute chippy monkey :-) (from the Baby Mine Fancy Pants range) ... I've threaded seam binding around the Martha Stewart tag...

The card:

That's nearly the last of my FP Baby Mine creations I think!  It's been a fun range to play with!

Hope you have a great week.  Thanks for visiting :-) :-)

Friday, August 19, 2011

You 2

I am loving scrapping all the gorgeous photos from our recent photoshoot with LaBelle Photographics :-).  I used some last bits and pieces from my HBS DT pack of Fancy Pants Baby Mine on this page which was created for Sue's challenge over at Scrapbooking Top 50 Cybercrop

You 2:
so many of my smiles begin with you 2....
see that cute little boy??  He turns 2 today ... my baby is two!!!

You'll see some of my Rainbow Splendour pinwheels (spotty green one and a brown book paper one), and a couple of handmade flags too.

And this is a new purchase .... a flower die!!  It's a My Favourite Things Die-namic rolled rose.  You can tell they have been hugely popular because they are sold out!!!  But, Suzanne may just get them back in ... you never know ;-).  I made this one out of vintage music paper :-)

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend :-)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

He's a smoocher

I was so inspired by this cute layout, I decided to play along with the challenge at Scrap Jack :-).  I have some sweet pics of the Little Mister kissing his big sister from our last photoshoot with LaBelle Photographics that were perfect for this :-)

So, this is what I came up with:

Using more Fancy Pants Baby Mine range of papers, chipboard and filter papers embellishments - I have even used the button tool and the filter papers to make a button!!!  It worked perfectly :-).  I've layered it with a chipboard button on top.

I've also used a Crafter's Workshop template, a Shabby Chic Crafts tag, some seam binding, and the alphas are Sassafrass Lass.

I have really loved this Fancy Pants range - so versatile, especially the "B" sides of the papers.

That's all for now, thanks for visiting!!  :-)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Once Upon a Sketch

So excited to be GDT over at Once Upon a ... Sketch this month.  This is the 2nd challenge for the month:


Journalling Criteria: Write 2 sentences from the lyrics of your favourite song. Journalling can be in any language and can be any type i.e. handwritten, alphas, printed, rub on.

You MUST combine our journalling criteria with the following sketch.

This is my page ...
You are my sunshine:

(pic by LaBelle Photographics)

This might be a strange choice for a favourite song, but it's one I have sung to my babies from day one.  During many long night time hours spent rocking them when they were sick (or grumpy or teething etc etc LOL) ...
on many long car journeys ...
or just simply when someone says 'let's sing a song' ...

This following pic is a bit dark for some reason (???) ... but you can see the flag from Greatest View ...

and the Pretty Paper Petals flowers :-).

Thanks heaps to Nadia for having me on the team this month, it's been fabulous to work with your gorgeous sketches and fun challenges :-).

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, August 15, 2011

LOVE - new Bird Is The Word

Happy Monday everyone :-)

There's a new word up at Bird is the Word - LOVE.  It is such a powerful word and yet it is an emotion we feel every day in many different forms.  I was lucky enough to play with some gorgeous photos from one of my besties - of her two sweet little girls :-)

Sweet love of sisters:

It was only when I'd finished this page that i realised I hadn't used any pp!  LOL.  But I have tucked some Kaisercraft Pink Gelato journal tags in there, along with lots of other bits and pieces ...
`spot the cabochon from HERE :-) :-) (she used to have an etsy store, now selling from her blog :-) )

Make sure you check out the fabulous DT creations HERE and link up your take on the blog :-)

Have a great week!!  Thanks for visiting :-)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Dream more ...

I just loved the colour combo choice over at Scrapbooking Top 50 ... I HAD to play along :-) :-).  The choices were blue/yellow or pink/green - of course, I chose the latter :-).

{photo by LaBelle Photographics - as is the photo on my page in the previous post - I can't believe I forgot to say!!!  You'll be seeing lots more to come from our recent photoshoot :-) ;-)  }

I have used more Fancy Pants Baby Mine pp's and filter papers (scrunched up under the pinwheels).  These filter paper embellishments are SO awesome!  They are so versatile and fun to use. 

Lots of other goodies on this page too ...
A pin from Greatest View
A flag made by me :-) and the pinwheels are Rainbow Splendour :-) (you can see my Rainbow Splendour the page HERE)

The cameo tucked under there ... and this lace flower are Pretty Paper Petals ...

Loving the core'dinations cardstock ... and the twine ... I've got a bit of a 'thing' for heaps of twine at the moment!!  LOL

Thanks for visiting :-) have a great rest of the week :-) :-)

Monday, August 8, 2011

HBS August sketch

Another month, another gorgeous Handmade by Suzanne sketch by Shell :-) ....

I have the sweet Fancy Pants Baby Mine range to play with this month - and it's not all about babies!  The "B" sides are all very useful for non-baby themed pages :-).  Here's my baby ... sitting up there amongst the big stuffed animals :-)

Love this little monkey:

The DT each got a button making tool in their kit this month - what fun!!  I can't get over how easy they are to make!  This one is covered in some fabric ...
 You'll also notice some some Shabby Chic crafts tags, some seam binding, some twine ...

and a Martha Stewart tag tucked in there too :-)

Hope you'll join in the sketch challenge - there's an awesome voucher up for grabs to a RANDOM winner :-) ... load your page into the gallery HERE :-)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Rainbow Splendour

I have had an AMAZING response over at my craft stall so far!!! It's been so exciting!! Thank you to all who have been so supportive :-). My handmade goodies now have a 'name' .... introducing ...

You'll notice a tab at the top on my blog, just under the header, titled "Rainbow Splendour" ... if you click there, you'll find all the items for sale this weekend :-) :-)

Thanks for visiting and have a lovely weekend (or what's left of it LOL)


Friday, August 5, 2011

The sale has started!!!

Lots of goodies available over here:

The direct link to my 'stall' is HERE .... :-) :-) :-)

Here's some more sneaks:

map paper pinwheels -

2 tone -

And felt trees :-) :-)

and much more!!!

Have a great weekend!!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

More sneaks ....

I am absolutely OVERWHELMED by the response I've had to my new little adventure in the creative world!!!  Thank you everyone who took the time to visit and comment on my first lot of sneaks, I was encouraged by your comments and cannot thank you all enough :-) :-) ...

I have LOTS of ideas up my sleeve ... most will be revealed at the market ;-) (so come along and see hehehe) but, here's another colour combo ....

Please come and check out the craft market ... even if it's just to leave me some feedback :-) ... it's all online so it doesn't matter where you live, you can pop in and have a look around!!!

Here's the promo ad again:

In the meantime, I'm back to my table, measuring and cutting and stitching and .... creating!!!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Guest Designing at ...

Once Upon A ... Sketch this month as part of the Pretty Paper Petals DT!  So exciting to be part of this fabulous team even for a fleeting moment :-).  I love the sketches and the journaling prompts ... it's such a fun and inspiring way to get your story on the page :-)

So, the challenge this time is:
Journalling Criteria: Finish this line "A PERFECT DAY IS....." . Your journalling has to be at least 2 lines long, and with the theme of a whatever a perfect day for you is or a perfect day that you have had already e.g. a birthday, a holiday, a childhood memory, a wedding day, graduation day etc. Your journalling can be ANY type : handwritten, typed, etc...

You MUST combine our journalling criteria with this sketch...

And my page:

(sorry the pic isn't the best)

And a close-up of the PPP flowers ...

The butterflies are PPP too and the cabochon is from Clouds and More...

There is SO much inspiration over at OUAS - check out all the latest DT pages and see the full challenge details on the blog.  Hope you can play along!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Some sneaks ...... your opinions please!!! :-)

In THIS POST I told you how I took the plunge and signed up for an online 'stall' here:

So............. this is a sneaky peak of what I have been making:


Lots of colourful pinwheels!!

They will be on sale on Friday at Scrapbooking Top 50.  I would love love LOVE you to come along and tell me what you think :-) ... there are other sellers there too, so you might grab heaps of scrappy goodies :-) ...

In the meantime, I'll post a sneak every day .... please come back and check them out!!

Thank you for visiting and for your comments :-)

DREAM - Bird is the Word

Another fortnight, another word over at Bird is the Word.  This time it's DREAM ...

I couldn't resist this sweet pic of my friends sleeping baby - isn't she just gorgeous??

I used some bits and pieces from Kaisercraft Pink Gelato range (available HERE at Handmade by Suzanne) .... and hiding in there are some cabochons and a crystal rose cameo from Clouds and More (FAB etsy store!!!)

Oh yes, there is a gorgeous inspirational sketch to use too, if you like :-) I didn't use it this time ... but it is a lovely sketch...

Hope to see heaps of entries again this fortnight - I just love looking through them all!  Link them up over at the BITW blog :-).

I'll be back soon with some sneak peeks at my handmade goodies I'll be selling this weekend :-) :-) :-)