Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry XMas!!!!

Hi There!

Wicsing all my beautiful friends a MERRY XMAS!! I hope you all have a magical day with your families!!

Thank you so much for visiting my little blog & for leaving your beautiful comments. It is very much appreciated!

Here is 1 last project I finished last night just in time for when the Big man in Red comes to visit!!
I have used the Kaisercraft Funky wreath & covered it with Bo Bunny Noel collection. The vine & holly is Prima, the gorgeous ribbon I used for the bow is Bo Bunny Noel trim. The greenery & poinsettas are from spotlight

I hope you all made the nice list & Santa brings you something special!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch / BITW

Hi There!

Xmas is almost here. EEK! I hope you're all nearly organised! I mangaged to squeeze in a bit of scrapping time & got a couple of challenges finished.

The first one is for Once Upon A Sketch based on this sketch.
Here is my take on the sketch
I have used some Teresa Collins papers & some Bo Bunny Noel paper

The journalling criteria was to write at least 2 sentences on what you look forward to most in December. I chose xmas. Especially xmas morning! I luv to look at the sleepy little faces with their hair all messed up as they start to unwrap pressies! My journalling says " I Luv December! It means xmas day, presents, decorations, glitter, bows & paper. But most of all, I look forward to watching the sleepy smiles turn to huge grins of excitement!'

This next LO is for the new BITW challenge. The word is time

I have used a mix of papers frome the Scrapcake, Prima & Glitz. A a big mix of blooms from Bo Bunny, Prima & Petaloo

And lastly this is my entry for the My Creative Scrapbook November challenge which was to use a pocket on your page

I used some Glotz papers & wotnots. For the pocket I white washed a kraft envelope then stamped it with a butterfly/script Kaisercraft stamp then added some liquid pearls & a Prima resin. Inside the pocket is a letter from Evie's Godmother

I also wanted to share a mini 'toot'. My LO was shared on the Prima Blog for the November BAP winners. Check out the announcement here Congratulations to the lovely Delaina Burns who was the winner & to all the other girls that had LO's featured too!
Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Scrapz.Biz challenges

Hi There!

I have just posted a new Base Jump challenge over at Scrapz.Biz today. This is such a fun concept! You are given a base for your LO to get you started & you create your page from there! It makes creating so easy because you get a head start on the initial design!

Here is a sneak of my finished page
 The theme this week was I'm dreaming of a .......... I CANNOT get the song out of my head now LOL!

Last week I did a Sketch challenge. Here is the sketch I created
And my page
The theme was Wild about......... So I went with the fact that Kayla & Hunter are wild about each other! At the moment they love each other to pieces & have so much fun together BUT I feel like we are headed for a change! There are more & more little niggles at each other every day so I thought I had better scrap them together while they are still all loved up!
I have used My Minds Eye Stella & Rose collection. The navy blue & mustard is a lovely colour combination which suits girl & boy pages. the flowers were fussy cut from patterned paper & the rosette is handmade

And lastly at the start of the month I did a Scrap It Blind challenge. I can now reveal my full page
I loved using the Pink Paislee Nantucket collection! The teal & peach colours are gorgeous together

The ephemera is great value. I used tons of it on this page & still have heaps left over!
I used some Torquise Glimmermist on the background & handcut the banner
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

My Creative Sketches Design Team!!!!!!!!!

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Woohoo!! I am so excited to share that I am the newest member of the My Creative Sketches Design Team!

Check out the announcement here!

My Creative Sketches have amazing prizes up for grabs. This is the prize on offer for Big Sketch #3
Choc full of Dusty Attic, Prima & Websters Pages goodness!!

This is the latest sketch designed by Kim Keane
Here is my my take on the sketch

And some cloesups
This fairy was fussy cut from the Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime collection. I blinged her up with some liquid pearls & kindy glitz

Luv this gorgeous teal colours Prima flower & Prima star spray. it is so sparkly! The white & pink flowers is by Websters Pages

Alphas & paper are Websters Pages Winter Fairy Tails collection

I also created a card using the sketch

This is a mix of Websters Pages Winter Fairy Tails & Sweet Season. The bright colours of both these collection really compliment each other.

'Gulp' It's December, the count down is on!! I hope u r all getting organised before the big guy comes!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Melissa Frances Blog Feature!!!!

Hi There!!

I am so excited to share that I have been featured on the Melissa Frances Blog!!!

I absolutely LUV Melissa Frances products so I am so honoured that they chose to share some of my projects!!

I made a party hat & loot bag for my baby girl Evie's birthday party. I will be sharing a step by step on how to make the party hat very soon!

I just loved how these turned out! I thought the party hat was so cute but of course Evie wouldn't wear it & tried to rip it off her head again & again! This is the best photo I got of her with my Hubby holding the hat above her head. It is not the best photo!

The blog also featured a LO I have already posted but I will show u again!

Fith Avenue is the dreamiest collection!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Better make it a Double!

Hi There!

Throughout my scrapping journey I have noticed a massive decline of double pages being scrapped by myself! When I first started scrapping they were all double pages but now I find them sooooooooo hard to do!

Last weeks Scrapz.Biz theme was Encounters with the wild. My LO was based on a trip to the zoo. I had so much journalling to write that I decided to give a double LO a go to fit it all in. I really had to tell the tale of the frisky tortoise & the crazy gorilla so that we could laugh at the stories in years to come. Here is what I came up with
Bo Bunny zoology was the perfect collection to use for a zoo page
A double LO was fun to do but.............. I think I will still 'save' them for when I have a long story to tell LOL!
Here is a sneaky peak at my Fetch A Sketch challenge that has just gone up today.
Come on over & join the fun! Remember each challenge you complete throughout the whole month gives you 1 entry into the draw to win a $25 Scrapz.Biz voucher & a $10 voucher for the runnerup. There are so many inspirational challenges (a new challenge goes up daily!) at Scrapz.Biz plus Heike has a great range of products that you could be spending your winning voucher on!!

VERY VERY excited to share a feature with you ............... but I can't tell you till the weekend! I can say though that it is one of my absolute FAV manufacturers that will feature a new project of mine on their blog. YAY!!

A big thanx to all the beautiful comments that you leave me. It really makes my day to see a new comment posted XX

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch & Prima November BAP

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This is my entry for the new sketch at Once Upon A Sketch. The journalling criteria was to write focus on yourself any woman & journal what the best part of being a woman is. I used a photo of my 2 girls & journalled 'The best thing about being a girl is raising girls. I am so happy to have 2 beautiful daughters to share that special bond that only a mother & daughter know"
I felt a little guilty journalling this as I had left out my little man Hunter! I do love u too Buddy!!

I recently read an article of an increase in SMOGS (Smug Mothers Of Girls!) Apparently more & more people have gender envy & crave to have a girl. As a Mum to a boy & 2 girls I think I am lucky to enjoy the best of both sexes. But really I think I am lucky to have 3 HEALTHY kids.

But back to my journalling. I was really thinking about the lovely relationship I shared with my Mum growing up (&still do) & I can't wait to continue the journey with my own girls!

This is the sketch designed by Nadia Cannizzo

And this is my entry
The background paper is Teresa Collins & the beautiful striped paper is MME Lost & Found. The flowers are a mix of Prima, Kaisercraft & Bo Bunny. The frame is by Glitz.
For the chipboard alphas I painted them white & stamped using a script stamp in Staz On Timber Brown. I then applied some Tim Holtz crackle accent in Rock Candy to give that vintage worn look.

I handmade this pin using some beads & svwaroski crystals
A close up of my journalling.

I have also had a go at the Prima BAP for the first time. This was the sketch
And this was my entry
I have used the Prima Pixi Glen collection. I used a technique that Ingvild Bolme recently shared in her class. I white washed the background then sprayed a small amount of mist & used a baby wipe to blend it in. This gives a soft layer of colour in the background.
A close up of the delicious resins that I am so in LUV with!
I fussy cut this border from the Pixi Glen collection & blotted some roses with a baby wipe which had som emist on it for just a hint of colour.

This is a little sneak of my challenge from last week over at Scrapz.Biz.
My new challenge will be up on Thursday. If you love sketches then come check it out.!!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Meeting Ingvild Bolme & a Giveaway!!

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First up I wanted to share & get a second entry (HE HE) into the draw that the lovely Rachael Funnell is having a giveaway contest on her blog. Check out the details here

My Giveaway has 6 WP - Fairy Tales papers, A bit of WP - Bling & tags, I side of WP -Alpha Stickers, WP - rose ribbon & Gold buttons..  Also Some of My HM Pins....

So last week I got to meet one of my scrappy heroes Ingvild Bolme!! I had so much fun doing her class. Ingvild showed us some cool techniques & spoke a little bit about design which was really interesting.
This is the LO I did during the Prima Road Show Ingvild Bolme class
And here is a photo of my good friend Nelle, Ingvild & I
(excuse the pastey, exhausted look on my face. It was late & I had been up since 5am that morning cos Evie was naughty!)

So who are your scrappy heroes? I would still LUV to meet Trudi Harrison, Gabrielle Pollacco & Janine Koczwara!

Thanks for looking!