Thursday, February 23, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
It is that time of the year when its not too hot and not too cold and being out in the garden and enjoying the pleasurable places and moments which surround us. The new " garden " chipboard is great for the outdoors theme and also adds that finishing touch to a project.
I had alot of fun creating this month for Scrapmatts. My first project i would like to show and tell is my Pot Plant Holder. I did get a bargain - only $2 in the junk shop. So when first spotting this pot i knew how and what i wanted to create.
CB 5089 Ferns 02
CB 5092 Flowers 10
CB 1036 Dragonflies 04
The back of my Plant Pot:
And a couple of close ups:
Now i am not a card maker, but i had a go :
Cb 1036 Dragonflies 04
I just thought these dragonflies looked great natural with just a touch of Kindy Glitz.
And my last creation - another card which i think i will give to my mum..
Cb5080 Baskets 01
CB6071 Assorted Words 07
I decided to paint and doodle on the basket and then 3D to make it 'pop'.
You can go here to see all the new chipboard products for this month and more...
Monday, February 20, 2012
My daughter wore a dress for her Yr 6 Formal, but she had a pair of shorts underneath all night. She was frightened the boys were going to look up there..LOL. Mind you this was the second dress we picked for the special night.The first she said looked like a "bubble".So we took it back to the shops and finally decided on the dress in the photos.
This layout is based on the sketch over at Sketches with a Twist.
Here is a close up of the famous spotty buttons which can be found at Purple Pumpkin:
and a bit of twine:
Hope everyone is getting excited and ready for the BIG sale on Friday February 24 at 7:00pm here!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Our new challenge word for February 12 is HEART! Tis the season for Valentine's Day afterall and there are truly red hearts, pink hearts and purple hearts or any coloured hearts!
We have a sketch which you may like to base your layout around by Mary Thomas:
A player did ask Wendy a question in the comments a week or so back if you can use the word in a foreign language and by all means feel free to do this.
Here is my layout example:
and a few close ups:
Remember the first two winners will receive the option of being a guest designer for BITW...along with one randomly chosen winner.
So if you would like to have a look at our fabulous challenge word and would like to enter your layout, you can do so here
I have been waiting to scrap these photos of Emma cooking at nan's house for a while now. So i finally found some pp that tied in with my Scrapmatts chipboard and of course my Purple Pumpkin buttons and twine.
And i couldn't resist taking some close ups of the gorgeous buttons:
This layout was based on the latest Stuck sketch for February 1st.
Hope i have inspired you to go off and scrap some cooking photos or maybe even bake a cake...LOL !!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and enjoy reading all your wonderful comments.
Monday, February 6, 2012
There are some really great layout inspirations from the DT. You should check them out here.
Here is my example:
and a couple of close ups:
Did you spot all the Purple Pumpkin products on my layout. Aren't they gorgeous.
So if your looking for a challenge to complete for February and are stuck for ideas, then come on over...
We would love to see some new faces over at ScrapJacked xxx
Friday, February 3, 2012
We have had a hectic schedule hence why this post is long overdue.
In between swimming carnivals and club nights, dad having a heartattack,town band,Australia Day and getting the girls ready for school especially kayley going into high school this year...eak!!I don't know where i have fitted my scrapping in to be honest..LOL..
The girls played in the town band while Bridget had her face painted..
Later we went to the pool to relax..
Kayley has decided to start shaving early...no only kidding! The girls went over to a friends house and decided that shaving cream and water fights were the best way to beat the heat...
And i did not cry. My eldest went to high school...bought back so many memories of me going and kayley has even got a couple of teachers that taught me!!!
This is my fav shot...i told her to give mum a wave goodbye..
It was pooring down rain and we told the girls we would drive them down the road so they wouldn't get wet...no they were to cool for this!!
Now for the scrapping part. I told you it was going to be long...LOL.
Bird Is the Word
We have a new word today!! You will have the next four weeks to create a project using the word JOURNEY.
You may like to use this sketch designed by Mary Thomas
Here is my layout. I wanted to go for the old look. This is my dad sitting on an old car. I don't know if this was their car...I'm thinking not after dad telling me they had no shoes to walk to school in..LOL
a close up:
If you would like to have a go and we welcome all scrappers around the world you can check this word out and many more here.
We have had some new additions to our already fantastic DT and lots of new challenges planned for the year ahead.
How to Play:
As February is the month of love, Cathy Cafun decided to have a word challenge. Use the word "LOVE" anywhere on your LO, card, ATC or OTP. The word can be in your title, journaling or on an embellishment. You don't have to create a romantic page, as you could use the word to convey something you love to do, to eat, to wear... the ideas are endless!!
I also have 2 other criteria for this challenge which are:
1. Have a heart (can be more than 1) somewhere on your project
2. To use some paint on your creation also.
To be eligible to win the prize, your creation MUST also have Scrapmatts on it.
Members need to upload their entry into the gallery by the end of the month and call it 'February Challenge'.
Here is my example:
We can't wait to see your scrappy creations in our now " BIG " and growing gallery.
Kraft It Up
This month is the month of LOVE, dont get scared and think this challenge is just about husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend love, I am opening this challenge up to LOVE in general.
HOWEVER I do want to see PINK on your layout somewhere and of coure your layouts must be created on Kraft CS or Kraft PP.
To be in the running for one of the above prizes please like your entry here by 11.59 29th February.
Unfortunately i can't reveal my first layout for KIU as it may be published in Scrapbooking Memories. But here is a sneak peak:
This months sketch has been designed by Crece
Here is my layout:
And a few close ups:
It was a great sketch as it had both straight lines and circles combined. If you would like to see the rest of all the DT creations and more Purple Pumpkin embellishments, then you should visit here.
The Scrapbooking Haven
This month we have 2 sketches:
Again i am unable to show you my layout as Scrapbooking Memories have contacted me for publishing but here is a sneak peak.
And last of all my BIG news:
I am now on the Shop and Crop design team. I have always loved this site and i get monthly kits delivered to me for years. Kylie Tout was who inspired me way back then, so that made me want to try out too. The owner who is also Kylie asked me to design this months Cropoholics Kit. My head began to spin. Just the thought of designing for Shop and Crop but actually seeing my work up on their website....wow!!!
So these are my layouts:
and a close up:
and a close up:
and a close up:
There are only a few kits left. You can find them here.
I so enjoyed doing this kit after the butterflies left my stomach...LOL.
Did you get through everything??? Told you i have lots to share.
I have some more exciting news to tell later this month but you will have to wait till then...
Thanks for stopping by my blog.