Thursday, May 26, 2011

Handmade Lollipop Flowers

Hello everyone,

Last month my wonderful scrappy friend Charmane Koch asked me if I would showcase some of her GORGEOUS handmade lollipop flowers! OF COURSE I WOULD!!!

Here are a couple of layouts I have created using her yummy lollipops!

So Tired....How gorgeous are the green ones...they come in sets of 3 and each and everyone of them are totally will never get the same one twice!

Because of the gorgeous types of textures she uses to make hessian, felt, vinyl, denim etc etc, little pins like these ones from My Little Bit of Whimsy can easily be poked into them...perfect!

A Hug....I just adored the little blue/aqua ones with these cute little boat buttons... :)))
This photo was taken while we were staying at the Capricorn Resort in Yepoon while stranded during the floods at Christmas/New Year time.

So there you have it...back to my old drippy paint/mist tricks....I loved felt so good...think my spark is slowly returning!!! YAY!!!! :))

NOW mark your diaries for this ......

yep tomorrow night...don't miss it!!!!

I hope to do a few more layouts using these little keep your eyes peeled! lol!!

Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to stop by and for any comments left :)))

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Just a little excited....!!!

about a few things....!!

Firstly I want to say a big "hello" to all my new followers!!! WOW I can't believe I am sooo close to reaching 100!! THANK YOU SO make my day just knowing you love to stop by my blog!

Have you all seen the latest Scrapbooking Memories Magazine!!!??? Well aaaaages ago I was invited to have a little play with a new release of paper from Pink Paislee that SBM include FREE inside the magazine.  I just jumped at the chance.

Here it is in print....finally....

And I have finally scrapped again!!!! YAY!!! :))))

A just because page using a very cute Purple Pumpkin button!

Just be You....

I also cut up and layered the gorgeous blue doiley which also comes from the Purple Pumpkin shop!

Some people have been asking me what products I use, so I will try and give you a little run down. Over the top of my Kraft paper features a very gorgeous but an oldie Pink Paislee transparency. Paper strips are Glitz, butterflies are Jenni Bowlin stickers, chippie is Dusty Attic, flower is Prima and the tag is 7 Gypsies.

And check this out!!!!

A new cute little blog called A Líl' Something is having another SALE SATURDAY 28th May 19:30 AEST…

It is a first in best dressed… so get in early…

I manged to get myself something from the their last sale...I was so excited to receive them in the mail last week! Totallly GORGEOUS!!!!

Here is a little of what they sell....more details are available on their blog or facebook page!

Well I started another page today, so I will be off to finish it!

Thanks for visiting and for all your gorgeous comments :)))
Have a great week!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Scrapping this weekend??

why not try this Stuck Sketch?!

My take on the sketch....on the day I did this layout I felt like getting my hands dirty as you can!!

Some closeups:
This release of Prima flowers would have to be one my of favourite...mmmm just love them! And of course some Dusty Attic Chipboard!

You have until the 31st of May to upload your layout to Mr Linky...look forward to seeing yours soon :))))

A big thank you to all of you who left a message on my last post...glad sometimes I am not alone but I am looking forward to a creative week next week!

Okay I best get back to my visitors...we are having a lovely time together so I better go make the most of it! :)))

Take care and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Zip zilch...nadda...

yep that is what is happening at the moment in my creative little corner!!! :(((((

Apart from my team commitments I have really struggled to do anything else! I sometimes wonder if I can scrap anymore??!!! But I know its because I am expecting visitors tomorrow for a few days, which has seen me busy this week madly cleaning the place from top to bottom!!!

But THIS announcement made my day!!! Was totally not expecting to be featured again at Once Upon a...Sketch! Thanks so much girls and CONGRATS to all the other featured artists and to the winner!

And I will leave you with another sneaky peaky!!!! hehe....all will be revealed next month!'s hoping I know how to scrap again next week! :S


Friday, May 13, 2011

Have you seen this???!!.....

WOW I can't believe its been a week since my last post.  It was kinda of a self inflicted break away from the computer, one I needed, but I have had a seriously busy week.  Between helping out at Kindy on a few projects and the usual house stuff I have also had an extra boy for most of the week too.  While my little nephew is a good boy and very easy to look after...its still an extra in the house and then all the school runs and I am constantly looking at the time making sure I don't forget to pick him up or something!!!

Its early....its cool... but I have another very busy day ahead....DH is on days off now till Tuesday (YAY!!!) and we have so much to get done!

BUT.... I wanted to draw your attention to a new challenge that is happening at Purple Pumpkin! Yep every month there will be a challenge coming your way!!! Exciting!!! This month it went up a little late but hopefully in the following months they will be up on the 1st!

The first challenge is a really nice sketch challenge designed by the talented Anne Patterson
So...the challenge is to create a layout or card using this sketch, and it must have a Purple Pumpkin embellie on there somewhere.

There will be 2 prizes up for grabs...a $25 Purple Pumpkin voucher and a $15 voucher. 1st prize will be decided by the design team and the 2nd prize will be a random draw, so everyone has a chance to win. So what are you waiting for? Get scrapping and use up some of your Purple Pumpkin stash!! When you've completed your layout, link it up in the sidebar. Entries close at midnight 31st May. 

Here is my sample...I just turned the sketch to suit my photos.

Welcome Home Daddy....again using up some oldish photos....well not that old but from last year.  Brad started work up here in Emerald 6 weeks before we all moved up, so after 6 weeks of just mummy....Riley was very happy to see his daddy again! (so was I....!!!) Can you believe...We have nearly been up here for 12 months!!! EEEK!!

So seeing as tho these photos were taken at the Brisbane Airport...these gorgeous Purple Pumpkin aeroplane buttons were just PERFECT, not to mention totally CUTE for my layout!

And here is another cute little one....

Well I hope to see some of my lovely blog readers have a go...the prizes are so generous you would be mad not to en!ter

And just because I is a little sneak for you....but you will have to wait until next month to see the rest of it...hehehe..!!

Okay best go and get things organised for the day!!
Take care and thanks for visiting...your lovely comments help me to keep scrapping :))))


Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Friday :))

Well another week just about bites the dust...hope you have all had a good one!

Don't forget PURPLE PUMPKIN is having another awesome sale TONIGHT at 7.30pm (Qld time) HERE...

Sam has been putting up sneaks all week...check out some of the gorgeous products that will be on sale tonight!!! I can't wait!!!

In other exciting news....check out this post at Once Upon a....Sketch!  So honoured to have been chosen out of so many talented artists from all around the world! A big thank you to Scrap Matrix for their generous prize!!!! shopping I go!!! lol!!

Enjoy your weekend and to all you gorgeous mummies out there...have a beautiful, relaxing and happy.. Mothers Day!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A little addicted...

to the sketches at Once Upon a....Sketch!! They are so fun, you really must try them!

This time round the journalling criteria was to use a journal worries... as I have oodles..good way to use them up hey!


Big Bed....Finlay has been in a big bed for quite a while now...these photos were taken when we moved from Brisbane to Emerald in August last year. Love how I found him sleeping this particular day :))

I turned the sketch to suit my photos!

Using a mixture of product here, but mainly Echo Park for the Record which came in My Scrapbook Nook kit!...Here is the journalling on a BG journalling spot.

These super cute Purple Pumpkin buttons would have to be my fav...I have used them on heaps of cute especially for my little boys :))

Now mark your diaries....PURPLE PUMPKIN is having another not to be missed!!!! Just in time for mothers your hubby, show your whoever BUT make sure you get some of these little goodies!!!

SALE DATE:  6th May at 7.30pm (QLD TIME)

First sneak is up...check back HERE each day for more sneaks!  Can't wait!!

Thanks for stopping by :))
Take care

Sunday, May 1, 2011

New Month = New Challenges

Hello and welcome to another new month and some very exciting challenges!!

First up I have for you my CT sample for STUCK SKETCHES?!  This month we have a gorgeous sketch provided by Julie Winks....


Sprinkler Fun...

Some close ups...and yep that is a cute little Purple Pumpkin button!

Next I will share with you my CT sample for KRAFT IT UP.  This month its NO PATTERN PAPER ALLOWED.  Ideas for items to use include journal blocks, fabrics, dress making paper, ribbons, paints, mists, masking, rub ons, flowers, tags, stickers the list goes on, as long as it is NOT Patterned Paper.

Water Baby.....Had fun with this layout...just played with mists and paints and stamps with a brown paper bag (!!) and quite like how it came out...something different for me!

Using another gorgeous Purple Pumpkin button....I don't think I will ever get tired of using them!

You have until the 31st May to upload your take to both of these fabulous challenges to Mr Linky.  Look forward to seeing yours soon :)))

Take care