Friday, April 29, 2011

My little Monkey Man!!

The challenge at 123 this month was this:

Colour:  Lime Green
Word:  Really
Technique:  Fabric

So I set about and created this layout....

Monkey....Well my youngest would have to be more of a monkey than Riley was/is!! He is forever climbing, falling and has so much mishchief in his eyes...in a real sneaky kind of way (lol!!) as he is the quieter one of the two...you would never think it..so I really wanted to do a layout which was totally inspired by the yummy BG Oliver paper (yes I still have some left!!). For some reason the green came out more 'green' than lime green but I promise you it is actually lime green!!


My word 'really'....


And how gorgeous is the cute monkey bottle top...from HERE.  Super super cute :))


Just a close up of my fabric...used it to back my photo.  Love the texture and depth it gave to the layout..will have to do that again I think.


Okay think that is the last of the challenges I will be able to achieve this month! I am really looking forward to another great scrappy month!!!

xx

Thursday, April 28, 2011

'It Tickles' Mummy!!

On Good Friday while the boys (all 3 of them) where out washing and detailing the car, getting it ready to go away, I stayed inside and scrapped!!!! Naughty aren't I!!!!

Couldn't help but fall in love with this sketch from Once Upon a Sketch. Once Upon a Sketch is a relatively new challenge blog, with 2 challenges each month focusing on the journalling! I don't mind adding journalling to my pages, in fact I love it as most of the time I scrap photos of the everyday moments of my two little boys, which always have a story about them.

Anyway here is the gorgeous sketch! Just swapped from left to right...if you get my drift.


It Tickles - Riley playing around with his cousins little dog. This boy has such a bond with animals...must get that from his daddy I reckon!! I love this moment when they were both staring at each other and then all of a sudden Lucky (the dog) starting licking him...he thought it was hilarious and it TICKLED!!!


Journalling.....


Some masking and misting....mmmmm...love my orange Tiger Lilly mist!! And my most fav butterfly at the moment brought out by Pink Paislee...gorgeous 3D little butterflies!!


A big thank you to all you lovely girls who stop by and leave gorgeous messages...it really uplifts me.  DH is on days off from tomorrow till Monday so I am hoping to have sometime to get back to all of you :))))

Take care
xx

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!

My gorgeous scrappy friend Charm is having a giveaway on her blog...Charms Creations!!

Look at this yummy array of the fabulous lollipop flowers she has been busy creating!!


There's a mixture of 16 different Lollipop Flowers to win!!!


To be in with a chance to win this fun prize you will need to blog and/or share it on Facebook. Check out all the details HERE.

Charm will be announcing the winner on her first ever SALE night.

Friday April 29th 7:30pm SA time. Mark that in your diaries!!!




Hope you are off now to spread the word...lol!!
xx

New Challenges...

Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a lovely Easter break! It sure was good to spend time with all my boys! We went away for a few days, didn't do anything exciting but the weather was PERFECT and so was our time together...:))

Last week I did manage to do a few layouts, some new challenges...well not new new but new to me...have never done these ones before.  Had lots of fun...which is the main thing hey!

Here they are:

Anna's Craft Cupboard

Just love Anna's shop...always stalking to see what new things she has in stock...and I have always promised myself and Wendy to try one of Wendy's awesome sketches!!

Here is the sketch....


A moment captured between 2 brothers....have no idea what they were talking about but just love these photos and I am glad I captured the moment.  Photos taken last winter...man time flies hey!



And the 2nd new challenge for me was this....

Bird is the Word

Using the word FOREVER...
had this perfect little diecut which I just HAD to use...


Love this little lime green PURPLE PUMPKIN doiley...


A bit of distressing, inking and scrunching in those layouts...loving that at the moment!

Well its nearly the end of ANOTHER month...!!!???
Just a reminder in case you haven't done these challenges or you are looking for something to do...lol!!

  • KRAFT IT UP.... 54321 challenge...see details HERE

  • STUCK SKETCHES?!....2 gorgeous sketches....see details HERE

  • WHITE WITH 1.... White + Olive Green + Twine...see details HERE
Speaking of White With 1...I have decided not to reapply for another 6 months on the Creative Team :( :( I have thoroughly enjoyed every challenge that Mel has thrown us, and working alongside such a great bunch of talented ladies.  But I am looking forward to hopefully playing along each month!

Thanks heaps Mel for having me on the Creative Team. 

Well that's it for me today...hope you are having a very enjoyable day :) :)
xx

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Your Eyes...

I have had this photo for ages...since January 2010 but never found I could scrap it...not sure why, nothing ever came to me, until I used this sketch from HBS.....


The stars shine brightest only in Your Eyes....






Now I am only scrapping in at the last minute but have you heard about this....probably have by now...lol!!


Do you want to win one of 10 store vouchers worth $20 including free postage??

Well we have the easiest competition and with 10 prizes in total there are lots of chances to win!

To enter: All you need to do is add Handmade By Suzanne’s badge to your blog and a link back to our store AND post the details of the competition on your blog.

Let us know via Facebook that you have done it! We will draw 10 entrants at random for the prizes and the competition ends Midnight 20th April 2011. Too easy!



Also on the weekend I played along at My Scrapbook Nook in celebrating their SPRING...half their luck!!

They had some really gorgeous challenges, wish I had more time to give them all a go but I tried my had at a few different ones...card & tag challenges....gasp....!!!

Here they are:

Challenge - create a card for a birth/baby....Seeing as tho good friends of our just had their 1st little girl, this one came together really easy.


Challenge - Create a card  inspired by a sketch provided but you must use at least one butterfly.'


Challenge - Create a tag in celebration for Easter/Spring.   Love this cute little Easter tag I made using a Purple Pumpkin doiley and Peter Rabbit button...!



Thanks for stopping by :))
xx

Monday, April 18, 2011

A few shares...

Just a few shares from last week, when I was too unwell to be on the computer.  Thanks so much for everyone who left get well messages...I think I am on the road to recovery!

Last week at Colour Combo's Galore it was all about using wet medium on your project.  I of course used my paint.

Here is the Inspiration Board...

The Most Wonderful Story - don't you just love it when you capture a moment, that is there for about a second and then its gone.  This photo is one of those moments.  My boys playing outside in their pool, Riley quickly giving Finlay a cuddle..so glad I had the camera on sports mode...got it real good!


Just a few close ups for you all :))



Purple Pumpkin frog button...soooo cute and a little teeny doiley!!


And a couple of cards I managed to make last week, featuring PP lollipop flowers.  If I can alter things I will and these little darlings are no exception.  Here I pulled and twisted to give them a little depth and character!

Using the hessian lollipop flower :))



Using a yummy spotty lollipop flower which I also added a little twine bow :))



And now.....THANK YOU to all the lovely ladies to took the time to have a little go at my PP quiz (see last post)...nothing better than having a little fun hey!  The correct answer, which you all got was the gorgeous bright blue doiley and chenille button!! While I would love to give you all something my little helpers picked this name out.................

LINDA

Here is what is coming your way :))
A gorgeous pack full of PRIMA!!



But because I am feeling better today and looking forward to the coming long weekend I am going to send a little something to these wonderful ladies!!

TONI CARTWRIGHT
KATRINA DUNN

Email your postal address to me HERE.

Hope you have a lovely week...I will be back soon as I have heaps to share... :)))
Take care
xx

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sketch time again...

A new sketch is up at Stuck Sketches?!.  Loved this sketch so much!! Check it out HERE

Sketch:

 Crazy...




There are two gorgeous Purple Pumpkin embellishments in there...tell me what they are, and if you are correct, I will put all names into a hat and draw a winner and the winner will get a little RAK from ME :)))

Happy Friday :))
xx

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Purple Pumpkin

Hello to you all :))

Well I am just going to pop this up quickly as I am suffering severely from the flu, can't think straight to save myself!!!!! I have had the whole works...fevers for days, body aches, dripping nose and constant sneezing...ahhhh the joys of change in seasons!! I long to curl up in bed and sleep sleep sleep...bit hard to when you have two little characters to look after! DH is off work tomorrow for the next 4 days so I am looking forward to his help and hopefully recover!

Anyway...I not here to get sympathies but rather to show you something I created using a super cute Purple Pumpkin XL button that I received in my DT pack.  I have showcased this layout on the PP blog today, would love you to go an check it out....so exciting!!!  You can check it out HERE.

Here is the layout:

That Moment....yep no photo...



How adorable is this little panda bear button...I LOVE IT!


Journalling..not sure if you can read it but I am glad I finally got this down.  I had written a whole heap more but to have it fitting on one page, I had to cull it back.  I am really happy with how this turned out tho.


Be around to visit you all when I can stand to look at a computer for more than 5 mins!
Thanks for visiting and as always I really appreciate any comments left :))
xx

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Scrapbook Nook

Happy Monday to you all :)

Just one more week until school hols (if you are in Qld) YAY!!!! I have lots of things planned to do with the boys...so I can't wait!  The weather is just sooooo beautiful here at the moment...even a tad on the warm side...just love spending heaps of time outside...even tho I am getting a little sick of wearing the same kind of perfume everyday....BUSHMANS!!!! LOL...mozzies, sandflies and midges are still really bad here :(

Okay back to some scrapping...
I have been over at the Scrapbook Nook for a little while now...only just got up the courage to play along.  I started with Nadia's sketch.



 Cooling Off - Love this action photo of my boys with their cousin taken in December last year.  It was HOT, they were bored inside, too hot to play outside, so I dragged the blow up pool onto the back deck and boy did they have heaps of fun!

Okay...so the sketch had circles.  I used a Prima stamp to create the black swirls in the background.  I just pushed this sketch up into the left hand corner. Using some very yummy Stella and Rose My Minds Eye papers..!


A Purple Pumpkin car button and lollipop flower as well as a Prima flower. :))


To create this look, I sewed a border using my sewing machine, then I got one end and started to rip it off...gave it a real grunge look!


Thanks for looking, hope you all have a great week :))
xx

Friday, April 8, 2011

Get Picky Inspiration #6

Happy Friday....the weekend is nearly here!!! YAY!!

Last weekend I started to play along with the latest Get Picky Inspiration picture.  Gorgeous!!! I found lots of things to be inspired by...

Here is the picture...


Love these moments - Totally inspired by the greeny/blue colours and the butterflies.  And of course I have been dying to use my feathers on a layout...so this was perfect! But the thing that stood out the most to me was the yellow print on the picture.  This inspired the title of my layout and my position...over the photos.


A close up of my pretties...feather, prima crystals and butterfly...


And just because I love them....a Purple Pumpkin button!


In other news......


DON'T FORGET PURPLE PUMPKIN IS HAVING ITS SALE TONIGHT.
FRIDAY 8TH AT 7.30PM


Make sure you are there on time....the stock sells FAST....!!!!!!!

Hope you are having a great day :))
xx

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Rock Crawler

I have been guilty of stalking over at The Boxx now for a little while..love some of the challenges and this fortnight I HAD to give it a go.  Jodie Butler challenged us to go into the gallery and scraplift anyone's layout.  Of course that was hard as there are so many gorgeous layouts sitting in there but as a HUGE fan of Julie Winks work I went eenie meeny miney mo...and chose this one...

http://thewinksplace.blogspot.com/2011/01/finally-share.html


Here is my version of Jules's gorgeous layout....

The Rock Crawler - DH has always wanted a rock crawler so for Christmas last year, the boys and I gave this to him...and what a great present it has turned out to be...the boys (little and big!) have hours of fun down at the botanic gardens in amongst the rock beds with this thing!! Brad can't wait for his boys to get a little bit older and they can have their own and do this together!


Using a yummy prima...these type would have to be my fav, some gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard with I just misted and love the 3D butterflies by K&C Company.


Thanks for stopping by :))
Hope you all have a great day :))
xx