Thursday, May 24, 2012

Your Smile...

Hello everyone,

A drizzly wet day here today perfect for crafting or in my case, some computer work to try and catch up on a few things.  Each month I want to try and do at least 1 challenge (even tho I want to do more), a different challenge from the month before and this month I chose Bird is the Word. I have never played along before and I and couldn't resist using the prompt word - SMILE.

Your smile.... just love this little boy and his smile.....

Using lots of different products on this layout. Prima of course and some Kaiser flowers and their gorgeous Rosette ribbon.  The pinwheels are from A Lil' Something, chipboard flourish from Dusty Attic, Tim Holtz resist paper and stickers.

Banner from Hambly and fabric strips from Prima.

Okay better get back to it!
Thanks for visiting :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

HBS May Sketch

Hello everyone,
Brrrrr....its getting cold fingers just about froze this morning while I was pegging out the washing...then again it was only 7am.  It warms up nicely through the day though which is lovely.

Okay so I am Guest Designing at Handmade By Suzanne this month using the Echo Park Note to Self range.  The papers are different colours to what I normally work with but after much thought and fiddling I managed to created a layout using the May Sketch designed by Nadia Cannizzo.

Follow your Dreams.... my interpretation of the is there I promise...hehe....I did some strip masking with some Sand Glimmermist and then cut out strips of paper from one of the pattern papers in the range. I tore, inked and stitched and then added a few Prima embellishments along with some Dusty Attic barbed wire chipboard.   The word "Dreams" is using some AC thickers which have 2 sticky sides and I was sent some teeny tiny micro beads to use on top.  Never tried that before so hence, its not completely perfect...but who says it has to right?!

Another professional photo from his Kindy days...

A couple of chevron buttons (grey and teal) from an Etsy shop....Greatest View.

Well I have had a morning of baking...scones, chocolate cake and now some biscuits. Off to put it all away.

Thanks so much for visiting :)
Have a great day!

Min xo

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A bit neglected...

is this little blog of mine...some days I just don't even find any time to get near the computer.  I am very busy especially on the home front as well as lots of scrapping commitments behind the scenes (*wink* *wink*), so please bear with me while I get through this next little while...
Okay just sharing a few projects I created last month for Manor House Creations.

A couple of Mothers Day cards....

Our Time.... I am so loving my days with my littlest boy at the moment...he is always so much fun and always up for a game... Lots of layers of flowers and leaves

Okay I better leave it at that for today...I will be back later in the week for some more.

Min xo

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Hello and welcome to MANOR HOUSE CREATIONS MOTHERS DAY BLOG HOP. Thank you for joining us.

Its Mother’s Day and we want to show our appreciation and thanks to all the wonderful Mums out there, and all Mum’s love flowers right? So we are offering 4 beautiful prize packs FULL of Manor House Creations flowers. 4 lucky ladies will each win one of these gorgeous packs..

This is what you have to do.

The blog hop begins at MANOR HOUSE CREATIONS BLOG ( ) you will also find a complete list of all participating blogs there, in case you get lost along the way.

Simply follow the links left on the wonderful design team blogs; the last stop on the hop is Manor House Creations Facebook page. ( ).
There will be hidden letters on each of the blogs that spell out a ‘secret sentence’, follow the clues, and when get to the end, and you have worked out the secret sentence, go to the Facebook page, ‘LIKE’ our page and leave your answer in the comments section.
The rules:  You must visit all the blogs, leaving a COMMENT and becoming a FOLLOWER to all, you must also “LIKE” our Facebook page, and write the secret greeting in the comments section.

Our design team have created some wonderful projects to inspire you along the way.

Here is inspirational canvas created with lots of texture paste, shimmerz products, MANOR HOUSE CREATIONS FLOWERS, Dusty Attic chipboard and some Prima resist canvas.

The blog hop begins now, and will run through till midnight the 8th of May Australian Eastern Standard Time. You have until midnight on the 9th of May to enter. The winners will be announced on Saturday 14th of May on our Facebook page, and also on the MHC blog.
The next stop on the hop is Jeni O’Connor

Have fun, good luck, and happy Mother’s Day to all the Mums out there.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Scrap for Help....May Challenge

Hello everyone,
WOW its May already, nearly half way through the year...!!! Slow down a little please...!

Well a new challenge went live at SCRAP FOR HELP and this month its all about using OLD ENVELOPES.  This one got me thinking but I finally came up with something I was happy with.

New Sandpit Toys....  I grabbed an envelope that was lying around, soaked it in tea, inked and distressed it a little and pretended it was some scrapping paper and used it how I normally would.

Here is a close up of my envelope...

Lots of Prima, Pink Paislee and Shimmerz for a little glam and glitter... :))

The Prima resist canvas keys were sprayed with some glimmermist first and then little bits of Shimmerz dabbed over the top.

And don't forget, the Mothers Day Blog hop that is happening this Sunday through to Tuesday.  Hope you can find some time to join in...there is some wonderful prizes up for grabs.

4 Lucky people will win one of these packs...oh my they look soooooo GORGEOUS!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend :)

Min xo

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Guest Designer this month....

at these TWO awesome places....!!

Handmade by Suzanne...... How lucky am I??!!

and I get to play with this....! Can't wait for it to arrive...have lots of ideas floating around in my!!

And the Flying Unicorn .... its all about flowers this month and Manorhouse Creations is joining them!

Stay tuned for the reveal of my layouts :))

Had a the best morning out with a bunch of gorgeous girls for a friends birthday so now its back to the usual afternoon tasks! Hope I can squeeze in some scrapping!!

Min xo