Sunday, October 30, 2011

Charms Creations


Here;s another layout I made using Charms Creations... lollipop, and page runner...

I am sharing this on her blog to go in the running for a prize!

Check out Charms today!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

123 Challenge - November

Hi everyone...

well the 123 challenge had me stumped for a little while this month...
extra= leather/lace
I couldn't find any leather.... until finally i decided to sacrifice a leather (probably vinyl) plaited headband...

Paper: Prima (new stuff- yum)
Letters: Prima, Basic grey and Thickers
Embellishments: Gold mesh ribbon, plus some white lace that I painted with gold smooch ink, prima wooden buttons and flower and cotton tape, gold charms and brads and stars (from the stash). Paint, more smooch, stitching.
My FAVOURITE thing... the ZIPPERFLY... made by the uber-talented Corinne at Handmade Halo.
And the twisted gold flower from Precocious Paper, which is pretty spesh!

So in the end it all came together... Plus this photo of me looking totally skinny and hot is kinda cool too!

Thanks for looking...


Friday, October 28, 2011

Kraft it Up! - October challenge

This month at KIU, you had a couple of style choices to create a layout...
I have done a vintage/shabby chic layout...

Added some chipboard, felt, paint and flowers, and  used a Kraft prima embossed background.

Thanks for stopping by...


Beyond the Door

Here's a great inspiring challenge blog... Beyond the door...

I have fun creating a layout about my hubby this month - BOOK inspired! (the prompt room was a library with green curtains!)

Used lots of new bits and pieces from Precocious paper.. (the butterfly, twisted flower,leaves), plus buttons and doilies from Lil Something. And stamped button from Lovely bug.

The journaling space was old dress pattern paper glued down.

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

SHOW us your Stuff - October sketch challenge

Hi again,

Did the SUYS sketch this weekend too:
Papers: White and blue cardstock, LYB.
Embellishments: Doilie, butterfly from Lovely Bug, Felt flowers from Precocious Papers, Clouds from Purple Pumpkin. Lots of handmade (not by me...!:()

I did flip the sketch like this:

White with 1 - OCTOBER challenge

This month's challenge at WW1 is:
White, BLACK, plus use mists/paints.

The details:
Papers: White bazzil and then some scraps of BASIC GREY - Out of Print
plus Hambly transperency.
Created background with glimmer mist (charcoal) and my Crafters workshop template and stitching around the edge. I doodled on the branches to highlight some of the shapes.
Embellishments: painted a Charms Creation clay button; checked flower from Precocious paper (etsy shop); Fabric button from Purple Pumpkin; paper flower from Lil Something, plus flowers, buttons, chain from my stash.

THANKS for looking.

SCrap the girls -OCTOBER challenge

So this month at SCrap the girls... it was easy - use distressing and the word LOVE...

Here's my page:
Papers: Cosmo Cricket Clementine (from RES), plus I used the SASSAFRAS foldie flowers that I stole from Moira's stash- she didn't want them..??!!
Embellishments: Neutral rosette, flowers, doilie and clouds from Lil Something, Prima flowers and crystals, yellow twisted flower from Precocious paper (I bought from her Etsy shop)
Letters: Basic Grey, Sassafras, october afternoon

THANKS for looking today!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Stuck Sketch - for OCT 1st

Here is my STUCK sketch (Oct 1):
Misting with a vine mask
Used papers from Pretty Little Studio - Vintage Collection- all available from Handmade Halo
Also added a bit of Authentique and Crate papers too. Letters: Sassafras, plus Authentique tiny words.
Lots of Halo pebbles used again...
Plus some little embellishments from Lovely bug Bits n bobs.
Thanks for looking today.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sassy Sketches SEND OFF....

Sadly, this month, sketch challenge blog and forum - Sassy Lil Sketches - is closing.  I have been on the design team for the past 8 months and had such fun creating layouts each month.  Lots of great creative ladies.... I wish Katie and Cherie luck with their next adventures!

SO.... in a Sassy send off - for October, I have completed all of the sketches for the month... here they are:

Sketch 1
Very old photo of my brother and I - love it!
Papers: Authentique, crate, Basic grey
Embellishments: Chipboard, muslin fabric, flowers, fabric brads, bling brads, denim button from Lovely bug Bits'n'Bobs

Sketch 2
Papers: Basic Grey, Daisy D
This one is for my Nana, who broke her hip this week...

Sketch 3
Paper: Cardstock, Basic Grey
Christmas Tree Chipboard- inked and then painted trees with smooch inks.

Sketch 4
Papers: MME, Basic Grey
Ribbon and chipboard butterfly

Sketch 5
Papers: Basic Grey, MME, Lillybee
Lots of stitching and buttons, plus a Lollipop from Charms Creation

Sketch 6
Papers: cardstock, Crate
Stitched circle, paper butterfly. "Hello" circle made by my very clever little cousin.

Sketch 7 (this was my group each month)
Papers: MME, basic grey
I created the background grid, with square bits of papers as a mask.  Plus added more misting and stamping.

Sketch 8 (finished it last night)
Using lovely Pretty Little Studios papers/tickets PLUS orange ropeable and halloween pebble - all from Handmade Halo...


Thanks for stopping by and saying GOODBYE to SASSY LIL SKETCHES!


Craft Queen October challenge

Hi there,

Here's a page I created for the current challenge on the Craft Queen blog. I made my way to the blog via my crafty card friend Liz Weber. Thanks Liz!

Here is my layout:
BAsed on the Craft Queen Sketch, and the colours of the Craft Queen logo.
Papers: MME, Basic Grey
Embellishments: flowers, brads, pearls, ticket, Jenny Bowlin butterfly.
Thickers letters.

The sketch:

Join in, play along, great prizes up for grabs!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

MISTRA'S Mystery October challenge over at RED EARTH..

Head to RES for some more great challenges. Here's a quick word from Mistra about her challenge this month:

"My challenge for you this month was a challenge for me, it's something I never {or rarely do} but it's something I want to get over the phobia of doing!


I would like you this month to create a layout with Stamping on it!

I have created a LO of my hubby and I, which was taken just yesterday.  It looks a bit dorky, but hey, that's us LOL!

I have used 13th Hour Stamps by Kaiser as well as the gorgeous Timely Bird by Hero Arts Clings.  All sorts of stamps and inks can be found in the shop here:

I love the ones that are mounted to clear acrylic blocks, so I can see where I am stamping... it really took that "OMG" factor out of it for me!!" - Mistra

And being on the creative team, I also get to play along for some extra inspiration.  So here is my layout for the month, using some of the stamps in my stash:

I used a quote stamp down one side of the layout as the background and drew the title from this quote as well.  I love how my clock turned out - I stamped the clock onto a doiley. Once the ink had dried I picked a smooch ink from my stash....

  I picked snickerdoodle. (big stash--Ha ha ha!)
And then painted the clock face.  Also stamped and hand cut another clock face and stuck on the a foam dot. Also used my script stamp on the brown scalloped circle. Then I added the usual pretty embellishments to finish.

NOW - pull those stamps out of your stash and then pull all your new wonderful goodies you just bought from RES, and get creating!!!!

Have your layout loaded to Mistra's Mystery Challenge Gallery before midnight 31st October to have a chance to win!!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Antique Store papers from HANDMADE HALO

New papers, from paper company "Pretty Little Studio"////.... I have the Antique Store collection and had fun using these papers last night....

 Here are my layouts,,,,...

BUT RIGHT NOW you can go to Handmade Halo....
There are lots of papers available in store right now! We currently have:
Christmas Wishlist
Apple Cider
Antique Store
Scaredy Cat
... Summer Breeze
Hopscotch (Limited QTY)
April Showers (Limited Qty)
These are the cardstock weight papers so come with more designs in single sheet quantities.
$11.50 per pack
Purchase any paper collection and receive another collection HALF PRICE! THAT'S $5.75 for ANY of our EXCLUSIVE TO AUSTRALIA AND HANDMADE HALO PLS Papers!
Thanks for looking,

My Moonsketches

One of my tasks while on the Scrapbooks ETC creative team was to design a sketch each fortnight for our regular scrappers who came to our Friday night Moonlighting.  I called them Moonsketches. I often did doubles, or multi photo layouts, cos they are always harder, LOL!

Here's the link to my photobucket album of the complete collection of my sketches from the last 6 months.
or on facebook:

I've also added the slideshow to my blog,.

Thanks for looking!

A card

I made a card....

here it is... thought I could enter it in the Card and a half "fussy cutting" challenge but missed the deadline... oh well.

I think it's cute and little Amy liked it!