Thursday, December 23, 2010

Some Trees and First Layout of the Holidays!

Well I hope that everybody is about ready for Santa to come! Yesterday was my last day of work for the next 3 weeks, so have been super busy getting ready. Took the kids for a tour of the 4KQ Christmas light entrants nearby here and WOWIE!! Do some of these people go way out! Kids loved it and it was a nice evening for it.

Anyway you're not here for that, you're here for the sharing of scrappiness! First up are the two christmas tree table pieces I have made for my family Boxing Day lunch. My "big" tree is a purple and silver colour scheme so thought I would stick to that. :)



So next up is the first layout of the holidays from me. Just about as soon as I finished work I grabbed out all my goodies and threw together this layout, while having a few drinks mind, some of my best layouts are drunken layouts LOL....what does that say about me????? Anyway it is
Where will your path lead?
A question I often ponder when I think about my children, as do most mothers I suppose.

 Using the lovely My Minds Eye Lost and Found papers, some yummy prima.

A handmade flower from some of the papers.

Oh and the gorgeous Scrapware Gate, which I personally think I just rocked lol. Love how this turned out, I used some silver pearls painted on and then inked it to give it a bit of colour and texture.


Anyways I hope you likey. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me some loving, makes my day to hear what people think of my work.
Hope that everybody has a very safe and merry christmas and hopefully I will be back with more to share soon. xoxo

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Year in the Making

Well...not really, I just had a really long break from it lol. And by it I mean my Advent Calendar!! I bought it in November last year and put it all together...BUT although I LOVE Kaisercraft, I found this to be the biggest, fiddliest (there were quite a few swear words inserted here) piece of work I have EVER done . So after a big break I pulled out the plain calendar and attempted to bring it to life..and this is what I came up with...


I know not the most traditional christmas colours but I guess thats just me isn't it lol

Some close ups


Quite alot going on here :)

mmmm and here :)

Too much bling do you think???? Can you tell I likey shiney :)
So other than this there is not much scrappy happy time going on here, but hopefully soon...as I get 3 weeks of glorious blissful holidays!! 
Hope everybody is going alright in all this rain and not being washed away.
xoxo

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Scrapboxx Challenge

Good afternoon my lovelies!!
Well if you know me well, you'll know that I struggle with challenges and sketches, BUT....there are some I will do and this one I have given a go is from Scrapboxx, where my lovely friend Leanne Jago has recently become part of the design team...and this was her first challenge over there. So I just had to give it a go!

A recipe challenge consisting of 2 photos, some tulle/fabric, paint and at least one chippy piece.
So here is my take on this challenge - OLD SOUL


Using some OA papers, Scrapware Chippy Letters that have been embossed and inked, some fabric in the bottom corner with a cute little "W" card, some paint splatters, a tin can frame, some cork, vintage paper from a wonderful friend :) and two photos of my adorable "old soul" son.

Well this is actually the first layout I have done in about 3 weeks as haven't been getting any scrappy time :( been very busy with some photo shoots for friends and life in general. Oh and it didn't help that my littlest kitty Flint was hit by a car last week and had his hip dislocated, so lots of nursing ( and money ) later, he is slowly on the road to recovery....So anyway I hope to back soon with some more. 
Thanks for looking and hope you are all having a lovely weekend xoxo

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Well, look what I got!!


I got this delightful little Blog Award from my lovely friend Geli. It took me a bit by surprise!! Thanks ever so much Geli xoxo
Now there are a few rules to this award so here they are
The rules for this award are:


1. Thank the person that passed it to you.

2. Copy the award to your blog.

3. Share three things about yourself that you enjoy doing.

4. Pass the award to 5 others
 
So no.1 and no.2 are done :)
 
No.3.
 
1. First thing that most people don't know about me is that I love numbers... maths and algebra were always my favourite subjects at school...and I am a qualified bookkeeper..and was well on my way to a diploma in accounting..which is something I'd like to get back to...one day lol
 
2. I love puzzles... I guess that sort of links in with the above....have to keep my brain working.
 
3. I just like being busy.... I'm not one for just doing nothing, I usually bite off more than I can chew...and wouldn't have it any other way :)
 
4. So now onto passing this little award on.... to
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks again Geli xoxo

Monday, October 18, 2010

Very Special 1st Birthday!!

Wishing a very happy birthday to Lil Red Rocket who are celebrating their 1st birthday!
In honour of this the wonderful and talented Shell has designed a sketch for us all to have a play with. 


and here is my take on the sketch
That Look

I have used a mix of beautiful papers from Prima to AC. Have also used lots of little bits and pieces
 Cosmo Cricket tiny alphas, yummy prima flowers, gorgeous Scrapware chipboard butterleies
Vintage ticket, Papermania brads, more of the yummy glitter glass.....and other bits lol

So for your chance to win a $25 store voucher @ Lil Red Rocket, head on over and have a go at the sketch!! Thanks for looking xoxo

Some New Ones

Hello again all. Not a work day for me today as I am still feeling a little under the weather, so I thought what better time to share some new layouts, seeings it doesn't entail me moving much lol. Anyways here is the first layout I'd like to share. 
Merry Go Round
 For this one I have used some more yummy Echo Park papers (love them!) some handyed doily trim, gorgeous Lil Red Rocket Buttons
 A vintage page from a childrens book and a fabulous cloud and lollipop from Clouds and More.

This next one I had alot of fun with! Using some fab Basic Grey papers, sooooo fab!!! 
Reach for the Stars
Some funky scrapware brick walls, vintage flash card, bingo card and A2Z skull.


 Some stiching :)

Well I hope that you enjoyed looking and are having a fabulous week. I will be back a little later with my take on a sketch for a special 1st Birthday!!
xoxo

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A few more to catch up :)

Hi all! Back again with a few layouts from a couple of weeks ago that I haven't had chance to upload.
Will try to get back in the next few days to update with some piccies of what I got done at Leanne's Roctreat :)
To get started is the layout "B"

For this one I used the Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking paper range, a gorgeous Girls at Play button from Lil Red Rocket, that I layered onto a flower, a fab cloud from the Chip Chop Shop  and a framed and doilied (is that even a word lol) letter B that I have covered with Glitter Glass that was a gift from my lovely friend Gilly, they even have a fab video tutorial of how to use it on their blog.

This next layout is of my gorgeous boy using the Bo Bunny Block Party papers.
 Also using some more beautiful Lil Red Rocket buttons, and comic book rounds and a Jenni Bowlin ticket. This little fella really is the Star of our Show as he is sooo full of life ....and drama lol

And finally because I know you had enough after the last one hehe, but I really need to catch up lol. Here is my Summer layout, again of my boy, during a beautiful picnic spot we have found on our travels, but after doing it I don't think this was technically Tweed, so don't go looking for it LOL.



Using some Imaginisce papers, a yummy lollipop from the lovely Leanne @ Clouds n More and a fab little sun from The Chip Chop Shop. 

Well I hope you enjoyed looking and I will return sooner than later with the other 8 layouts I took pictures of this afternoon, now that the sun has finally reappeared!! 

Hope you all have a great week xoxo

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

More to Share

Just a quick drop in to share a couple of layouts with you.


Just an ordinary day...using Bo Bunny papers and the cutest Lil Red Rocket girls at play button

This next one is Moments and I have used mainly IOD & Prima for this layout
Have also used a Storyboard Kit butterfly and a gorgeous Lil Red Rocket bottle top, admission ticket and bunny mini playing card

I have also used some wonderful Vintage Glitter Glass given to me by the lovely Gilly Lester.

Hope you like and thanks for having a look-see xoxo


Thursday, September 23, 2010

I'm still here!!

Yes I am still here, sorry for being neglectful but life has had me running around in circles for the past few weeks. So let's get down to the business that you're here for....some layouts!!
I have given my first attempt to Inspired Blueprints. I'm not usually a sketch person but am getting braver. This one was definitely a challenge for me as it uses 3 photos, you can use less but I was determined to use the sketch exactly how it was lol. So here it is


Guarding the Secret. This is funny lot of shots of Riley with his little secret, he drove his sister mad, not letting her see it. It was only a toy car but it was his own little secret.
For this I used some lovely bright Echo Park Walk in the Park papers, AC Thickers, Echo Park alphas, a yummy bright orange cloud from The Chip Chop Shop, some chippie pieces I had around and a super cool car paperclip I found at one of the $2 shops...gotta love those places!!


Not my usual colour scheme but I am happy with the way it came out. Hope you like it too and thanks for stopping by and leaving me some lovin' (hint hint) LOL
Will be back with some more of the backlog of layouts over the next few days xoxo

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Some Overdue Sharing

Yep its like the title says, some overdue sharing of some more of my layouts. Quite a few that I can't share right now but here are some that I can :)


This layout I have used some lovely silk fabric I had, a gorgeous Lil Red Rocket button, glimmermist and other bits and pieces I had around. The tags say Riley Boy which is what my 3 year old son insists is his name and the other is the place which is Mama's house, which is where he insists he lives. Nobody else's house just mine lol. He's my little dude thats for sure.

These next layouts are a few that I did while hosting the Blind Challenges over at scrapbooking4less earlier this month.




This is one I have saved for last because it is my latest fave lol. For this I have used a piece of embossed cardstock that I bought...months, no even years ago and I'm not sure why because it is a hideous colour lol. So...I turned it over and out came the glimmermist, I'm quite happy with the result.


I have also used lots of yummy bits and pieces, large doily from clouds and more that I have misted, lots of prima, cloud and shaggy button from The Chip Chop Shop and from Lil Red Rocket the ticket, book round, butterflies and big white flower...I think thats it lol. If you want some funky embellishments for your layouts and cards...or just like me, to build up a collection lol, you should definitely check out these shops on etsy :)

and a close up :)


Hope you liked having a looksee, thanks for visiting and please feel free to let me known you dropped in :) 
xoxo

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Scrap the Boys Giveaway

For your chance to win these goodies get on over to Scrap the Boys


Friday, August 6, 2010

Whats your name?

There's a bit of a story behind this first layout. I quite often have this conversation with my son, as we are trying to teach him his important details,,,just in case. Shall we say we are getting there :) This is how it usually goes

"What's your name"
"Riley Boy"
"No, its Riley"
"NO! It's Riley BOY!"
"Ok, where do you live?"
"Mama's House"

Its just a funny little thing that we do, and I swear he does it on purpose now lol. So I thought I would journal this on my layout "Dude" cause he really is my little dude!

Yes, I have grabbed out my masks and a new glimmermist colour that I got last week, had a little run around on the sewing machine and used some lovely blue marbled silk that I had a remnant of.

This next layout is some Bo Bunny papers that I had.

And of course some lovely Prima flowers and crystal and pearl flourish.

Well thats it for me today. Hope you like and thanks for looking. Please feel free to leave me some loving as it makes my day to know that someone out there actually reads my blog LOL.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Quick Drop In

Hello everybody!! Just a quick drop in to share a couple of layouts. Its is Brianna's 11th Birthday today and have promised to make sure the whole day revolved around her....just for something different lol. So anyways here are a couple of layouts I have finished, have a couple more but haven't got round to the photo part yet. 

Hope you like and thanks for looking. Feel free to leave me some loving :)


Thanks to Leanne Jago for the funky pink hessian! And don't you just love that Lil Red Rocket button and scrapmatts flutterbys...as they are known in my house.


Oh and this must have to be my latest fave, I have used some gorgeous Dusty Attic gates, oh that yummy prima paper, lots of Lil Red Rocket...the flower, ticket, book round, flutterbys and doily. I was shocked with how quickly and easily this page threw itself together, I had it done in less than an hour :)
Hope you all have a great week xoxo

Monday, July 19, 2010

Some Storyboard Kit Layouts

Welcome back! Hope you are all doing well. Just wanted to share a couple of layouts that I have done with my July kit "Abigail" from Storyboard Kits. This was their debut kit and it sold out in under 4 hours!!! Can't wait to see what they come up with next!
Anyway here are my layouts the first is "moments like these", featuring my usual suspects oops I mean subjects Brianna & Riley. The second one is my inlaws on their wedding day back in 1954. I've had a little trouble doing this page as my father in law passed away last year, but I'm hoping I've done ok.
Thanks for looking and may be back tomorrow with a couple more I've finished xoxo.
 Have a good week!