Monday, April 30, 2012

Hours of Fun...

Hi everyone,

Just popping in a last minute challenge.....I know its been a while since I participated in a challenge, but over the weekend I just felt like doing something for me (ie not DT commitments).  I couldn't decide what challenge to do, so I put a number of challenges in a hat and drew out Anna's Craft Cupboard sketch.  Loved it.. :))

I turned the sketch and pushed it down to suit my style and photo.

Hours of Fun... I needed to use up some of last seasons Prima papers to make room for the new ones...and I really loved the colours and how this one turned out.

Some fussy cutting and the medium size aqua flowers are actually Petaloo but all the others are Prima :))

Still in love with the wooden buttons...

Okay, I have been haven't been around much lately, my DH was meant to be on a deep sea fishing trip but it was postponed until August because of the weather! I wasn't complaining, it has meant lots of time with him at home.  We have so many jobs crossed off our list including a sandpit built for the boys, and a herb and veggie garden for me as well as other odd jobs.  I could get use to him at!! He has a few more days at home then back to work!

I will try and visit you all soon...but in the mean time, thanks so much for stopping by!
1st of May tomorrow, so lots of new challenges...I am looking forward to checking them all out!

Min xo

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Manor House Creations is having its first ever blog hop. It begins Sunday 6th of May at 8am (Australian Eastern Standard time) HERE at the Manor House Creations blog, through until midnight on Tuesday 8th of May. There are 4 fabulous prize packs, chock full of beautiful Manor house creations flowers to be won.

We want to get the word out to as many people as possible, so, as well as these prizes, we are also offering one bonus ‘mystery’ prize for anyone who advertises our blog hop on their blog. (Prize drawn randomly).

All you have to do is advertise our blog hop, on your blog, up to 2 weeks prior to the start of the hop to be in the running to win this prize, and leave a link to your post on our blog, or Facebook page. We can’t tell you what the prize is, but we can tell you it contains some gorgeous Manor House Creations flowers :) .

And remember to put the 6th to the 8th of May in your diary, cos you won’t want to miss this one.


Monday, April 23, 2012


Can you imagine how excited I was to be asked to join the Education Team and be one of the ‘LADIES OF THE HOUSE’

Check out the annoucement HERE. Looking forward to this next part of my creative journey.

Min xo

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Colour Room #107

Hi everyone and HAPPY FRIDAY!!

Have you heard that Manorhouse Creations is a Sponsor at The Colour Room this month?? With awesome prizes up for grabs, you will be crazy not to have a go at the gorgeous colour palette's this month.

I was lucky enough to be chosen to be a Guest Designer there this week :))))) Super excited!!!

Kindy 2011.... This is one of Riley's professional photos from Kindy last year....and the photo just matched perfectly with this palette.  A real mix of product here....Prima, Hambly, Crate Paper and the clock chipboard is from Scrapmatts.

For those of you that are interested, I have also done a simply tutorial on how I created the gorgeous 'gold' colour of these flowers.  All details can be found HERE.

Here is another layout I created for Manorhouse Creations using the gorgeous My Private Happiness papers from The Scrapcake.

You are my sunshine on cloudy days....

Have a wonderful weekend, we have a birthday boy in the house today, so lots fun tonight!!

Min xo

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Where have I been??....

Hello everyone,

I know its been a while since I last blogged and I wish I could say I have been holidaying at an exotic island, soaking up the sun, relaxing under some palm!! but no...just school holidays....I will say no more!! Actually we have been away most of the time, camping at a secluded beach near Mackay over Easter with a bunch of lovely friends and then headed south in the second week for my Grandad's 90th birthday.  I think we did over 30 hours driving over the 2 weeks and I would be happy not to be back in the car for long trip for a good while...!!!

Anyway I am late posting this up because the month is nearly over....gasp!!....but I thought I would share it anyway. 

This months challenge at SCRAP FOR HELP is to use BUTTONS on your project.  This month I decided to create a little something to add to my craft area.  It is really something I need to do more at these days....BREATHE....!!!  My hubby works incredibly long days, with shift work thrown in there every now and then and sometimes I find myself overwhelmed with all that I have to do on my own.  I know that I am not the only one that is in this situation so I am sure you will understand how important it is to be reminded to BREATHE and enjoy life!! :)))))

I decided to to a bit of a mixed media project.  Lots of layers of gesso, TA mist & glaze, Shimmerz products. Had a lot of fun doing something different.  This is made on some Prima packaging and the little lady is from Glitz.

An older Heidi Swapp verb sticker and some cute little Prima flowers added in for some colour.

That's it for tonight, I will be back in a couple of days with some more :))

Min xo

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The little Easter Basket...

Back quickly to share with you my Easter basket which I decorated with some very gorgeous Manorhouse flowers.  Not only does it looks super cute sitting on my buffet for when my visitors come over but it could also be used as a gift basket filled with whatever for later on.

Also Manorhouse Creations is back with another gorgeous sketch this month.  If you have some Manorhouse flowers, then why not use this sketch because look at what you could win below!!!

A STUNNING party pack!!

Entries close Monday 30th April Midnight EST. Send your entries to

Min xo

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

CSI: Case File No. 13

Hello everyone,

What a beautiful start to the school holidays.  The weather is just gorgeous here at the favourite time of the year...just wish those sandflies and mozzies would go away...sick of smelling like Bushmans!!!!

Okay here is my last layout as Guest Designer at CSI.  I had such a great time working with these colour combinations and inspiration prompts.  Thank you so much Debbi for having me.  Hope I can still play along when I have time.

This weeks colours and inspiration are:

Catch me....

Evidence Used:  hearts, twine, jewels, spiral flower, a surprising detail.

I LOVED making these spiral flowers...just dripped a bit of Shimmerz around the outside of them too :))

Instead of spraying mist over my heart template, I painted the mist and then went around the outside with a water coloured pencil.

Testimony:  I have journaled about something related to play and as well as I have tucked it in behind the big heart on a shipping tag.

Getting ready to head away camping for Easter so best keep going with the packing!

Min xo