Friday, November 25, 2011

Melissa Frances Blog Feature!!!!

Hi There!!

I am so excited to share that I have been featured on the Melissa Frances Blog!!!

I absolutely LUV Melissa Frances products so I am so honoured that they chose to share some of my projects!!

I made a party hat & loot bag for my baby girl Evie's birthday party. I will be sharing a step by step on how to make the party hat very soon!

I just loved how these turned out! I thought the party hat was so cute but of course Evie wouldn't wear it & tried to rip it off her head again & again! This is the best photo I got of her with my Hubby holding the hat above her head. It is not the best photo!

The blog also featured a LO I have already posted but I will show u again!

Fith Avenue is the dreamiest collection!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Better make it a Double!

Hi There!

Throughout my scrapping journey I have noticed a massive decline of double pages being scrapped by myself! When I first started scrapping they were all double pages but now I find them sooooooooo hard to do!

Last weeks Scrapz.Biz theme was Encounters with the wild. My LO was based on a trip to the zoo. I had so much journalling to write that I decided to give a double LO a go to fit it all in. I really had to tell the tale of the frisky tortoise & the crazy gorilla so that we could laugh at the stories in years to come. Here is what I came up with
Bo Bunny zoology was the perfect collection to use for a zoo page
A double LO was fun to do but.............. I think I will still 'save' them for when I have a long story to tell LOL!
Here is a sneaky peak at my Fetch A Sketch challenge that has just gone up today.
Come on over & join the fun! Remember each challenge you complete throughout the whole month gives you 1 entry into the draw to win a $25 Scrapz.Biz voucher & a $10 voucher for the runnerup. There are so many inspirational challenges (a new challenge goes up daily!) at Scrapz.Biz plus Heike has a great range of products that you could be spending your winning voucher on!!

VERY VERY excited to share a feature with you ............... but I can't tell you till the weekend! I can say though that it is one of my absolute FAV manufacturers that will feature a new project of mine on their blog. YAY!!

A big thanx to all the beautiful comments that you leave me. It really makes my day to see a new comment posted XX

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch & Prima November BAP

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This is my entry for the new sketch at Once Upon A Sketch. The journalling criteria was to write focus on yourself any woman & journal what the best part of being a woman is. I used a photo of my 2 girls & journalled 'The best thing about being a girl is raising girls. I am so happy to have 2 beautiful daughters to share that special bond that only a mother & daughter know"
I felt a little guilty journalling this as I had left out my little man Hunter! I do love u too Buddy!!

I recently read an article of an increase in SMOGS (Smug Mothers Of Girls!) Apparently more & more people have gender envy & crave to have a girl. As a Mum to a boy & 2 girls I think I am lucky to enjoy the best of both sexes. But really I think I am lucky to have 3 HEALTHY kids.

But back to my journalling. I was really thinking about the lovely relationship I shared with my Mum growing up (&still do) & I can't wait to continue the journey with my own girls!

This is the sketch designed by Nadia Cannizzo

And this is my entry
The background paper is Teresa Collins & the beautiful striped paper is MME Lost & Found. The flowers are a mix of Prima, Kaisercraft & Bo Bunny. The frame is by Glitz.
For the chipboard alphas I painted them white & stamped using a script stamp in Staz On Timber Brown. I then applied some Tim Holtz crackle accent in Rock Candy to give that vintage worn look.

I handmade this pin using some beads & svwaroski crystals
A close up of my journalling.

I have also had a go at the Prima BAP for the first time. This was the sketch
And this was my entry
I have used the Prima Pixi Glen collection. I used a technique that Ingvild Bolme recently shared in her class. I white washed the background then sprayed a small amount of mist & used a baby wipe to blend it in. This gives a soft layer of colour in the background.
A close up of the delicious resins that I am so in LUV with!
I fussy cut this border from the Pixi Glen collection & blotted some roses with a baby wipe which had som emist on it for just a hint of colour.

This is a little sneak of my challenge from last week over at Scrapz.Biz.
My new challenge will be up on Thursday. If you love sketches then come check it out.!!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Meeting Ingvild Bolme & a Giveaway!!

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First up I wanted to share & get a second entry (HE HE) into the draw that the lovely Rachael Funnell is having a giveaway contest on her blog. Check out the details here

My Giveaway has 6 WP - Fairy Tales papers, A bit of WP - Bling & tags, I side of WP -Alpha Stickers, WP - rose ribbon & Gold buttons..  Also Some of My HM Pins....

So last week I got to meet one of my scrappy heroes Ingvild Bolme!! I had so much fun doing her class. Ingvild showed us some cool techniques & spoke a little bit about design which was really interesting.
This is the LO I did during the Prima Road Show Ingvild Bolme class
And here is a photo of my good friend Nelle, Ingvild & I
(excuse the pastey, exhausted look on my face. It was late & I had been up since 5am that morning cos Evie was naughty!)

So who are your scrappy heroes? I would still LUV to meet Trudi Harrison, Gabrielle Pollacco & Janine Koczwara!

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

A pretty palette

Hi There!

Just wanted to share a colour palette I put together for the Scrap A Rainbow challenge over at Scrapz.Biz the other week.
Pink, white & green is one of my fav combos that I love to use. It is so girly & pretty!
I have used Echo Park Victoria Garden collection

Kaisercraft flowers & Prima bling
The pink alphas are Pink Paislee Wood Shop (Timber). This comes in a raw chipboard which you can paint, ink, stamp, emboss. They are sooooo versatile you can really do anything with them!

My challenge from last week is the Scrap It Blind. Here is a little sneaky peak of my page
You still have plenty of time to enter both of these challenges plus check out some of the cool challenges he other talented design team girls have put together!

Entries are due midnight 30th November 2011. Go in the draw to win a $25 Scrapz.Biz voucher!

I will be back in a couple of days to post my new challenge

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 7, 2011

My Creative Sketches Big Sketch comp #2

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My Creative Sketches are still running the BIG sketch comp. Sketch #2 is up on the blog! The prize is again FANTASTIC!! It is so drool worthy I just had to show u a pic of it
Prima, Websters Pages, Dusty Attic, The Scrapcake. YUM YUM!!
Here is the sketch

And here is my take on the sketch

Yep I am still loveing the Websters Pages All About Me collection!
I have used a Dymo labeller to journal a little bit about my Spunky guy Hunter. You can see a close up of the Websters Bloomer & the Prima antique mirror which was also included in the kit!

I have used a Crafters Workshop template & texture paste for the brick wall masking. To add some colour I sprayed a soft blue glimmermist & splashed some black glimmermist for contrast
I used another CW template & inked a little flourish.
 So tell me is anyone else a hoarding freak like me? I often buy things that I am in LUV with then can't bring myself to use them. I keep 'saving' things (saving for what I have no idea!!) So I decided to do a LO using my freakish hoard stash of products I am in LUV with!
Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime was a collection I just HAD to have. I loved the whimsical charm & the gorgeous colours of this collection. I thought it would match perfectly with my new photos of Evie so it just had to come out of the freakish hoard stash!

Prima resins & the little puffs are the new luv of my life & I bought a bundle when they were released. So what did I do once the post man had delivered my goods? Thats right into the hoard stash they went. It was time for a quick intervention while they are still the new 'in' thing to use!

I used a new Kaisercraft Timeless stamp & dressed up some fussy cut images with kindyglitz & liquid pearls

Some ribbon & lace were added for good measure!

Another fussy cut fairy dressed up with some Kindyglitz & Liquid pearls in pink petal

The flocked rub on is Prima, the gorgeous large flower is Prima  & the small rose is Kaisercraft

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Featured Winner at OUAS!!

Hi There!

Just wanted to quickly share that I was featured at Once Upon A Sketch .Click on the link to see all the winners & my featured LO!

This is the first time I have been featured at Once Upon A Sketch so I am very excited!

Congratulations to all 3 winners & all of the other featured LO's. Beautiful work Ladies!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

BITW & a shabby chic sketch

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Last week I showed you a sneaky peak of a challenge that I had done for Scrapz.Biz . I want to share the LO in full & also the very first sketch that I have designed myself which this LO is based on!
I have  used a gorgeous Basic Grey Doily paper as a background with some more Melissa Frances 5th Avenue.
I painted this gorgeous chipboard bird & used a fine glitter on top with some pink petal liquid pearls to finish it off
I LUV this Prima flower. The extra beading just gives it that WOW factor!
You can find all products used on this LO at the Scrapz.Biz online store . Don't forget it is only $5.95 flat rate postage!

Here is the very first sketch I have designed myself! I can't get enough of sketches! I would love to see your work if this sketch inspires you!

On to my latest entry for Bird is the word. The new word is wish

I adore this photo of my 2 gorgeous girls. I am sure you will all agree how difficult it is to get good shots of more than 1 child at a time! I have used some Creative Imaginations paper & die cuts, Petaloo flowers, Prima vine & some vintage paper I scored at the Op Shop!

I have journalled on 2 tags that I inked & roughly stamped. " I wish you both a long happy,healthy life. I wish you both the strength& confidence to go out & achieve what you want in life. I love you both so much & I hope ou both keep the strong bond you already have."
I found the orange polka dot vintage paper at my local Op Shop. It is on a big roll & has such a gorgeous weathered look to it. I was so excited when I found it!

Getting excited! Ingvild Bolme Prima class is only 5 more sleeps!

Thanks for looking!