Tuesday, August 30, 2011

BITW - Love & Rose Tutorial

Hi There!

Big post for you today. I have my first tutorial for you. Hope you like it!
First up here is my entry to Bird Is The Word. The new word is Love, an easy one! I have so many LO's using love but I wanted to create a new one using some new goodies! You can find BITW here http://www.birdisthewordchallenge.blogspot.com/
Biased Mum alert- Is she not the cutest little Princess you have ever seen! I just love this photo
Some close ups
I LUV The Scrap Cake 'Bright side of Life " collection. The colours are my fav colour combo. I also luv the chook wire pre-stamping & misted look the papers have. I have also used some more Manor House Creations blooms Grandma's Garden - Pink Lace & Grandma's Garden- Sweet Scent- You can find these gorgeous blooms & The TSC papers here http://www.manorhousecreations.com/

So onto my Rose Tutorial- did you notice the 2 hand made roses on the above LO. They are easy peasy to make & I think they look as cute as a button
Step 1. Draw a spiral on some cardstock or patterned paper in pencil (I have used a  black marker so you can see it)
Step 2. Use a pair of scallop scissors & cut the spiral out

Step 3. Ink the edges all the way around the spiral & distress & fold edges 
(do this to the side that you want showing when the rose is finished)
Step 4. Begin to roll the spiral with the good side on the inside. Start your roll tightly then loosen roll as you go

Step 5. When you get to the end put a blob of glue on the centre part of the spiral & use this centre part as a base for your rose

The finished product
See in 5 quick & easy steps your all done! To get different size roses just alter the shape of the spiral. Have a play with how tightly you roll the spiral for a slightly different look. I hope you enjoyed my first ever tutorial!

A few more projects I have completed lately

I have used Crate Paper Restoration collection , MME twine & buttons. I have used some texture paste & a doily mask on the background. I have journalled about how Evie is a bit serious & witholds her smiles. It is funny to watch the little old ladies down the street pull funny faces & dance around to try & get her to smile!

And lastly a card I made for my friends birthday
A mix of MME Lost & Found paper & button & Websters Pages papers & sparkler & Martha Stewart doily.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Creative Sketches

Hi There!
My fav kit company My Creative Scrapbook have just started a new sketch blog called My Creative Sketches. You can find them here http://www.mycreativesketches.blogspot.com/
Awesome prizes (Including the gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard products) are up for grabs!! Here is my entry
I have used Websters Pages The Yacht Club collection . I luv the nautical colours of these papers! This is a pic of my spunky little man Hunter. He is such a cool little surfer dude. He LOVES the beach. It is so hard to drag him back home when the day is over.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Featured Winner at BIRD IS THE WORD

Hi There!

Just wanted to share my excitement in being featured at Bird Is The Word again for the entry Hope. This was my featured winner LO
Bird Is The Word is a great challenge blog- check it out here http://www.birdisthewordchallenge.blogspot.com/

I will be posting a little tutorial soon so stay tuned!

Thanks for Looking!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch

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This is my entry for the latest sketch. I have used the song "Songbird" by Fleetwood Mac. This is the song  I walked down the aisle to. Everytime I listen to it, it gives me goosebumps. The words are so gorgeous & say how I feel about my Hubby Craig (my High School Sweetheart) Married 7 years , together for 14 years.
" To you, I'll give the world,
To you, I'll never be cold,
'Cause I feel that when I'm with you
It's alright, I know it's right........
And I love you, I love you , I love you
Like never before"

I have used another gorgeous bloom by Manor Hous Creations "Enchanted Little Princess" You can find them here http://www.manorhousecreations.com/. I have used Bo Bunny Gabrielle collection papers

This next LO was inspired by one of my fav artists Janine Koczwara. This is the tutorial Janine has posted  http://janinekoczwara.typepad.com/a_creative_life/2011/08/tutorial-lo-londonerry.html

I didn'y have any Prima to use for this tutuorial so I made do with the stash I had- not quite as pretty as hers but I like the way my LO turned out. Thanx Janine for you wonderful inspiration!

Thanks for Looking!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Scrapbooking Memories

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I can finally post my very first magazine publication. It was a very exciting scrappy milestone for me!
I love this photo of my 3 kids. Hunter & Kayla were welcoming Baby Evie home for the first time & I am so happy to have captured this insanely sweet moment!
This was using Basic Grey "Curio" collection, Teresa Collins frame, Prima flowers , chipboard journal tag & butterflies, Kaisercraft rub on & flourish
I have another LO being published in a couple of months. Can't wait to share it with you!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch/Manor House Creations

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I was very excited to see my LO featured at Manor House Creations! Check it out here http://manorhousecreationsblog.com/2011/08/13/only-a-few-days-to-go-2/

Here is my entry for Once Upon A Sketch

some close ups

I hace used the die cut shhet from Websters Pages Country Estate collection. Prima & Kaisercraft Flowers & a Green Tara crystal spray

It's party season at the moment. Here are a few cards I have made

I have used Websters Pages Lets Celebrate collection. Both of the frames are digital frames I have printed onto white card. I love the Lets Celebrate collection. It is so fun & bright & perfect for birthday cards

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Manor House Creations

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Just a quick post to share with you a FAB new Aussie company Manor House Creations. You can find them here http://www.manorhousecreations.com/

They have the most lucious, beautiful flowers. Here is a LO using Grandma's Garden - Pink Lace & Enchanted Little Princess collection
and some close ups
I have used CP "Emma's Shoppe" as a bcakground & then used a few scraps of old Kaisercraft paper, Sassafrass Lass & MME.
The crystal spray is by Green Tara, Martha Stewart Doiley's, the gorgeous bling button & delicate lace is from Spotlight.
I have used Tim Holtz liquid Perals in Petal pink around the circle.
The quote is printed on some Transparent paper

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Scrap That Baby- Whaky Words

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The new prompt is up at Scrap That Baby. This prompt is Whaky Words. You can do a LO about the funny things ur kids say or their first words etc.
This is my DT example
This is a photo of my DD Kayla & her little buddy Tom. Don't u just LUV both of their cheeky grins!!
Every time I take a photo of Kayla she says "Say Dora" instead of "say cheese". It is so cute when she says it & we both have a laugh so it is easier to get a smiling shot from her!
Here are some close ups
I have used a combination of Echo Park "Life is good" paper & stickers & soem Pink Paislee "soiree". The flowers are from Petaloo & the alphas are American Crafts Thickers. I have used my new Die-Namics doily die cut which is so pretty!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Hi There!
I was so excited to be chosen again at MCS for the LOTW for this LO

Thanx so much Delaina for choosing my LO!

Thanx for looking!