Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bird is the word - plus more Handmade Halo goodies...

Hello again,.

I did this layout last night too - yup 3 layouts in one night and i was in bed at 11pm - I'm a scrapping machine (well sometimes)!

Here is my page for Bird is the word - yup- second go at it this month and I've used the special word - LOVE:
Photo of my dear hubby on our honeymoon.
Papers: Crate and MME. - don't you love yellow/greys??
FROM Charms Creations - the yellow page runner
FROM Handmade Halo - Jute flower, yellow resin flower, Brass clock charm - all so beautiful.

Close up:

Thanks for looking!


Stuff 2 Scrap - with more Handmade HALO!!!!!!

Well... I had some BRIGHT photos staring at me so I thought I should give the colour challenge a go over at
Stuff 2 Scrap

HAd to use:
here's my layout....
Papers: Basic Grey- Out of Print, Authentique-Uncommon and MME - Stella&Rose
Again take a closer look at my embellishments:
From Handmade Halo there is a resin flower and a glass ladybug pebble, plus the circle chipboard.
From lovelybug-bits-n-bobs there is that cure red fabric button.
PLUS a red lollipop from Charms creations
All these clever people making handmade stuff right now is SOOOOOO exciting to use!

here's a close up

Thanks for looking!


Stuck?! And Handmade Halo

Yay! I did it.... I used all 4 sketches at Stuck?! this month....

Such a cute layout... Look closely at some of the embellishments I've used....
From Handmade Halo - there is - Jute flower, purple ribbon flower (Corinne is such a wizz at making handmade flowers and I'm gonna keep getting hers because it is WAY easier than having to make them myself...!!!), plus also the Brass bird charm (yum!), flower wooden button and that cute little love heart glass pebble.
AND from A Lil' something - banner at the bottom, the cream fabric button and the butterfly.

Here's a close up...

Well I had fun last night using my new goodies - thanks for looking!


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Beyond the Door

Yummy lime greens and white this month at Beyond the Door.

I couldn't find a B&W photo (one of the criteria) but I did use some fabric!

Always happy to play along!


My Creative Sketches

My Creative Sketches is a brand new blog and my friend Kerry from Chat with Charm suggested we had a go at it - so I did!

My page using yummy new Authentique "Uncommon" papers.  Plus I added some new yummies from
Lovelybug-bits-n-bobs (doilies, button)

This was the sketch.

Thanks for looking!


Stuck?! Sketches

Here are some of my entries for Stuck?! sketches this month.



I had fun playing along this month!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Loved this sketch today, such fun - I've just had some surgery - (nothing life-threatening!) and today was the first day I've gotten out of bed to do something - and I really enjoyed this sketch from GET PICKY!

Here's my page!

Can you see those BEAUTIFUL bits from Charms Creations - the green page runner and lollipop.  Just love the colours and the way this one turned out!

Anyway - back to bed I go - a few more days of rest yet!


Bird is the word

MY first go at this challenge... challenge blog to base a layout on a word and sometimes a sketch. go to Bird is the word to check it out!

I used the word DREAM and the sketch provided and came up with this:

Used new Kaisercraft papers. so pretty!



Wow! where did the last 12 weeks go..???? Every week, for the past 12 weeks, the girls at Red Earth Scrapping have given us card and layout challenges - and I have done every challenge every week - yay me!

Our final leg is to visit Canowindra and make a layout using balloons as the theme... here's mine:
And a birthday card, to celebrate RES 1st birthday this month.

SO I'm done....

BUT the BEST bit about this little old road trip that during the journey, the lovely Helen, asked me to join her Creative team at RES.  Another fantastic opportunity I will embrace!

Happy scrapping!

Sassy Lil Sketches

Another week at Sassy and this week, you get to see the NEW faces now designing with us.  Head over to Sassy Lil Sketches to check out the team and this week's sketch.

Here is mine:

A beautiful layout using one of my fave photos of my Gran and Grandpa Arn (brother and sister).  Use buttons and ribbons and lace, and then hearts and bottlecaps from A Lil Something. I really used scraps of paper from my stash as well as the Brown background from MME.  So easy and love the result!

Hope you have a go at the sketch, here it is:

SPONSORS this month:
Paper sponsor:
Apron Strings Designs

Digi Sponsor:
Sassy Studio Designs

Card Blog Sponsor
My Favorite Things Stamps

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Card and a Half

OKAY - I do not consider myself a CARD-MAKER, but recently I have had to make a card every week for a challenge I was working on (Thanks Helen!).  And low and behold I seem to enjoy it!  I have to say that not all my cards work, but I am really inspired by a few cardmakers and websites. (Thats you LIZ).

Soooooo - when I stumbled on the website - Card and a Half - and saw the amazing prize - well I just had to have a go at it... here's mine...

Bazzil cardstock
Papers: Kaiser and Fancy Pants
Dollies (Lil Something), paper flowers and pearls
ruffled ribbon and paper rafia.
Making memories letter stickers

Anyway I hope you like it... I do and the best bit is that I have a wonderful friend who I know will love and appreciate the card when I give it to her next week!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

White with 1

White with 1 this month...
Yikes - I had to use PURPLE.... and doodling.... oh dear....

anyway this is what I came up with  and I enter it without confidence.... LOL!

Lots of purple bits - flowers, lime tree crotchet flowers, purple pumpkin buttons and other bits and bobs.

Anyway I love the photo and title of the page and it is always great to take on the challenge!


Scrap the Girls

Had to do this one today too.. for.scrap the girls.

The theme was to use this quote.... and I HAD to use this photo of Abby - hope she doesn't get too cranky at me for using this photo!

Thanks for looking!


123 Challenge - using Charm's Creations

Yahoo! Another challenge done today - as you can see I am scrapping today - beats housework!

Go to 123challenge
1. Use the word "WHAT"
2. The colour BLACK

Mine.... Using Glitz as background, with Out of Print.  And a lovely LOLLIPOP from Charms Creations with a oval felt shape around it (I think i got it from Spotlight?).

I can also add this the the challenge on Charms page to use her products.  So for me - double chance to win!

And I should say that I won one of the prizes for July over at 123, yay me!


STUCK Sketches!

Here's my 1st Stuck sketch for this month - with photos of my big brother!
Used my new green L'il Something buttons and rosette pin.  Plus dusty attic cogs. Tim Holtz tape, Smooch green ink and some scraps of old Prima paper from my scrap bag. :)

I really enjoyed this sketch...

Thanks for looking!


Hello all,

I've been diligently completing the challenges each week on the Red Earth Road Trip.  Even though some weeks I've left it till the last minute to get my page in - I have still done it! Now there is only one week left !!!

Here's some of the layouts/cards I've created..
Week 10 Emerald (had to use scallops and the yellow flower):

And this week - we went to Canberra....

A christmas card using red/green but No christmas paper.

The layout was a SKETCH challenge - I rotated the sketch as shown.... plus we had to use florals (used my new Out of Print - yum!)

The Sketch.

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

FANCY a double????

Here's a collection of some layouts I have created in the last month... AND YES - it's me doing my double thing... I have to admit - I like doubles - the ability to get lots of photos on the page to tell the story... So important to try to document every little and big thing - with as many photos as I can.  I always think if I have to only do single layouts to get through all these photos, then it will take too long!

So enjoy!....

Thanks for stopping by.