Friday, November 30, 2012

Manor House Creations & Imaginarium Designs BLOP HOP

Hello, and welcome to the Manor House Creations and Imaginarium blog hop :)))

If you have arrived here from Lady Grace Belarmino blog, then you're right on track! If not, head back to the beginning of the hop HERE at the Imaginarium Designs blog!
Over the next few days, we plan to wow you with some amazing creations, featuring wonderful flowers from Manor House Creations, together with stunning, intricate chipboard designs from Imaginarium. Our incredibly talented designers, from both companies have jumped on board, and believe me, you won't want to miss any of their amazing creations.
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I was incredibly lucky to receive in my pack of chipboard from Imaginarium Designs, the awesome Cross Hatch chipboard designed by Lou Nelson!! I think I actually squealed with delight!! There were so many gorgeous chipboard pieces to choose from, it took me a while to work out which ones I would use! LOL!
"Remember, Together, Forever"

Sigh....I am remembering our wonderful 3 weeks away at the Sunshine Coast in September.  We are so very lucky have such beautiful beaches to holiday.  I love the Sunny favourite beach, perfect for little kids and so much to do and places to visit.

So when we got back I couldn't help but dive into my photos and some new scrappy stuff that was waiting for me.  Basic Grey Soleil range is just DEVINE!! the colours and embellishments are perfect for beach/holiday photos.  I have soooooo many photos its hard to know what to scrap as I want to scrap them all....thinking a mini album might be the answer :)))

Okay back to the layout....I saw while I was away a huge pinwheel hanging up and it inspired me to create one (12 x 12 size) on my layout. It made the perfect design for lots of hidden treasures, flowers and shells, just like you find at the beach. I am so happy with out this turned out.

The new flowers released from Manor House are just perfect in size and colours for these papers...I thoroughly enjoyed creating this layout.  See my cute little star it!

Lots and lots of texture...gesso, texture paste, Shimmerz and Shimmerz Enamelz, the photo really doesn't do it much justice.

Little felt clouds from Purple Pumpkin...super sweet.

The Cross Hatch chipboard piece has loads of gesso and Shimmerz.  I painted the Shimmerz on in big clumps and left it like that. Sort of gave it that sandy look.

So there you have it.... :))))
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1. Please leave me a comment to be in the running for the Imaginarium or Manor House Creations Prize Pack.

2. I would LOVE for you to become a follower to my blog ( although this is not necessary to be eligible for the prizes).

3. Continue along the hop. Your next stop is the incredibly talented Alicia Barry.

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We do hope you enjoy our blog hop, and thank you for joining us.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Sweetest Thing....

Hello :)))

Firstly a big wave and a hello to all my "new" great to have you here and I look forward in the next couple of days finding and visiting you!

Okay its been a while since I have posted something be honest and I know I have said this before but I just seem to get busier and busier as the year goes one.  I am hoping (fingers crossed) next year with them both at School and Kindy, that I will have more time to get crafty...I have a list a mile long of things that I want to do and try so here's hoping!

Well its getting so close to Christmas now, that I decided last month to make a couple of Christmas cards.  Now I am no card maker, in fact I find them quite difficult...I fuss and fiddle and no matter how I think about "its just a smaller version of a layout" I never can get them to work.  Anyway, so cards aren't my forte but I had a go.

These cards are made using some gorgeous Manor House flowers.

And next up is my latest step x step project for Manor House.  If you want to see more details on how I created this layout...go HERE.

Sigh...these flowers are so beautiful and I love how they can be easily altered to suit.

Lots and lots of paint, texture and Shimmerz on this layout.

Also, if you LOVE blog hops and love a chance to win some awesome prizes...Manor House and Imaginarium Designs have teamed up this month...Flowers and chipboard...what a gorgeous combination!

Check out all the details HERE.
My layout will be up very soon!

Thanks so much for visiting!
Min xo

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Scrapbooking Memories Magazine

Hello to you all :))

Just very quickly popping by with some news...some of you may have seen this already but for those of you who haven't....

Scrapbooking Memories has entered the blogosphere!Head to their new blog to keep up to date with all the latest news from the Scrapbooking Memories office. We've got plenty of topics to keep you inspired, including the latest from the Masters, product reviews, technique tutorials and general scrappy news and chatter.

So check it out today!
last week I was contact by SBM's editor Cassie Bellimore for a 5 minute chat (was just a tad chuffed!!)....
CHECK IT OUT if you are interested and leave me some love:)))
Stayed tuned...lots more happening on the SBM's blog very soon :))Will be back soon with lots of projects to share.
HugsMin xo

Friday, November 9, 2012


Hello to all my lovely friends :))
I love getting each and every one of your lovely comments, so as a small thank you for making my days that much brighter I want to give something back to you. 
So as promised in my last post, here is my Giveaway!!  Its jammed packed with loads of yummy goodies...a complete range of Crate Papers Peppermint Collection.  I have added so much more since taking this photo so the winner will get an extra surprise when they get it. Wouldn't it be great to get this just in time for Christmas!!

Okay so to win this gorgeous array of scrappy goodies here is the deal....

1.  Please become a follower of my blog if you are not one already and leave me a little note.
2.  This is open INTERNATIONALLY to anyone in the world and I will post to wherever.
3.  Share with all your friends and you will get an extra chance (let me know if you have).
Entries will close on the 29th November 2012
HUGS and thanks for stopping by :))
Min xo

Friday, November 2, 2012

Its Friday....!!

Hello to you all :))

WOW hasn't the year flown, can't believe we are into November already and it won't be long and the big jolly man in red will be here!! I have been super busy on the home front so apologies for neglecting my blog recently. Finlay, my youngest, starts Kindy next year, so things to organise already for that time, lots of end of year stuff happening with Riley at Prep as well as everything else.

Anyway, I wanted to share with you all today a layout I created last month for Manor House Creations.  Its a step x step tutorial on how I created the background.  If you want to take a peak, you can find all about it HERE.

Love this photo of my boys with our gorgeous dog,  She really does deserve to wear that crown.  She is not a dog that barks for no reason, she doesn't bark when she hears other dogs bark but she will if she hears or sees something out of the normal.  And last night proved what a great protector she is.  We had a snake visit us and my husband went out to see what all the barking was about to discover this slithery visitor.  Thank you Mimi for warning us they are around!!!!

"Mimi Girl" (as she is affectionately called)

Papers are from the My Minds Eye "The Sweetest Thing"- Bluebell range...

Couldn't help but do some fussy cutting around the flowers and the chevron patterns in the papers.

Aren't the flowers from Manor House just gorgeous!

And speaking of Manor House..... MH are running a competition this month.


So if you love making cards and have some MH flowers in your stash, why not give this competition a go...the prize is so worth while.

Card-making flowers, of course! 6 packs each for 2 very creative card-makers.

The competition closes at midnight on Friday November 30th, 2012. Send your entries along to and we will showcase them here on our blog.
Okay I better be off here, its soon school pick up time again! Where does these days go.  I thought when Riley went to school I would have more time but I am not finding that this is the case! 
Have a lovely weekend, whatever you are doing....hubby is working right through so I am hoping to be creative!! YAY!
Thanks for checking in and leaving me the most wonderful comments, they are always welcome. 
And don't forget to check back here next week as I am having a massive blog candy GIVEAWAY!!! It could be yours, just in time for Christmas!!! :))))
Min xo