Friday, November 30, 2012

Meg's Garden Blog Hop

Hi There!

Welcome to the Meg’s Garden Design Team Blog Hop!
 if you arrived here from  Sandrine’s
   you are on the right way

  We are circling the globe this weekend.  We start in the Adelaide Hills at Meg’s Garden in Hahndorf, South Australia & then head down the hill to Adelaide to visit Adriana, Heather, Chantal & Denise. We then hop almost all the way across Australia to Ashby, Western Australia to Jen.  After a long hop across the ocean to South Africa we visit Evgenia.  Then North to Sylvie in France, Lill in Sweden, & Elena in Belarus.   Another log hop across another ocean to Canada where we pop in to Stephanie & Vicky.  Back downunder again to Sandrine in Queensland, Shell in Victoria, then to Victor Harbor to blog at Gayle’s in South Australia & then up the hill back to Meg’s Garden.
How many time zones was that??
Each blog hop will have an Eye Candy especially chosen by that blogger from Meg’s Garden!
These will be shown on  and also on that Design Team member’s blog.
 Meg’s Garden is also giving away one goodies package to one lucky winner chosen from those who survived the oceans, desert & maybe some snow!
What will it be??  Posting at the start of the blog hop.
All you have to do is become a follower of the Meg’s Garden Blog and “like us” on Facebook, as well as visit each participating blog, become of follower of those blogs and leave a comment.
The blog hop order!
Meg’s Garden – Australia –
Adriana Bolzon – Australia -
Heather Jacob – Australia –
Chantal VanDenberg – Australia -
Denise Boddey – Australia -
Jenny   Burns – Australia -
Evgenia Petzer – South Africa -
Sylvie Peixoto  - France -
Ulrika Blomfelt - Sweden -
Elena Olinivech – Belarus -
Stephanie Dinnell  - Canada -
Sandrine Dawes – Australia -
Shell Carman – Australia -
Gayle Price – Australia –

When you have visited everyone return to the Meg’s Garden blog and leave us a comment letting us know how much fun you had!
If you post about this blog hop on your own blog you will be entered into the drawing twice for an extra chance to win!

We are sure you will be inspired by our talented design team!
There are lots of goodies to win and you won’t want to miss out on one.

The blog hop is, of course, 0pen to international entries.
The hop will start on 30th November, 2012 at 5pm & you have until Monday 3rd December, 2012 at 5pm SA time (Central Summer Time South Australia) to complete the hop.
The winner will be announced on the Meg’s Garden blog on 5th December (Meg’s birthday).
Be sure to check back on that day to see if you have won…
Have Fun!
Meg’s Garden

The lucky winner of my blog candy will recieve this gorgeous prize.

Paper Doilies
Beautiful Lace
Candy Stripe Red & White Ribbon
Pack of 5 Green Mia Flowers
X 6 off white open roses
X1 Grey Blue fabric Flower
X1 Ivory Poppy Flower

Thanks for looking. I hope you join in the fun!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Meg's Garden

Hi There!
Meg's Garden are having a Blog Hop!
Mark your calendars for the

Meg’s Garden Design Team Blog Hop!

one of the longest Blog Hops ever done – around the World.
From Wikipedia:  ‘Phileas Fogg is the main fictional character in the 1873 Jules Verne novel ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’.

Fogg attempts to circumnavigate the late Victorian world in eighty days, or less, for a wager of £20,000 with members of London’s Reform Club.  He takes the wager and leaves with Passepartout, vowing to return by 8:45 pm on Saturday 21 December 1872. Under suspicion of robbing the Bank of England,  he is followed by a detective named Fix. Fogg has no idea about Fix's true intentions and Fix (wanting to get Fogg back to England so that he can arrest him) works with Fogg in the last half of the book.

While in India he saves a widowed princess, named Aouda from  Suttee during her husband's funeral. Passepartout rescues her and she accompanies Fogg for the rest of his journey. She and Fogg eventually fall in love and marry at the end of the book. Fix, who is really supposed to arrest Fogg, attempts to sabotage him by putting him in prison near the end of the book but he is quickly released. Fogg, who has been careful to keep track of every day in his diary, believes that he arrives home on Sunday and that he has lost his bet. However, he discovers, almost too late, that he has forgotten to adjust his timekeeping for having crossed the International Date Line and he wins his bet after all.’


Phileas Fogg had 80 days to circle the globe - we are allowing 4 days only!  But we have an advantage over his modes of travel
 – he had to catch trains, ride an elephant, an air balloon & more....

Make sure you complete the list – become a follower, like us on FB & leave a comment – at each blog.
Starts 30, November 2012 for 3 days at 5:00 p.m.
Eye Candy at each blog & a prize at the end !!
I hope you will join us!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Once Upon A Sketch & A special MCS announcement

Hi There!

First up My Creative Scrapbook have some exciting news

Pam has a superb announcement…She is doing a special for the customers … Make a one time purchase to give the kits as a gift! These are in limited supply, once they are gone, they’re gone! So order your November or December kits today.

So if you have ever thought of subscribing but wanted a trial first now is your chance!!
Pam is also implementing a referral program. If a member refers a customer who signs up for a 3 month membership they will receive Prima Flowers and a gift. Email Pam the new Member name ans she will add the gift to your kit shipment!

I have had a play at Once Upon A Sketch this month. The theme is a free choice!
I have used Prima Fairybelle collection, Prima flowers & Imaginarium Designs chippie. I chose my title from the Rhianna song. I luv that song at the moment & can't get it out of my head! This is Evie all dressed up for her 2nd birthday party. You will see this collection of photos a few times cos I really luv them LOL!! She made my heart melt watching how excited she was to dress up in her party dress

I have primed the chippie with gesso then just used some Viva liquid pearl pen to give some texture & shine

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

My Creative Sketches November challenge

Hi there!

The November sketch is up at My Creative Sketches! Another fab sketch created by Kim Keane! As always Pam is offering a FANTASTIC prize

I used the gorgeous October LE kit from My Creative Scrapbook. Full of yummy goodies from Websters Pages Park Drive & Prima

The chippie is from Imaginarium Designs. I was lucky to win a pack of chippies from ID last month & this was part of the prize! I have primed it with gesso, painted with Shimmerz Blingz Spiced Cider & sprikled a bit of copper on top for extra sparkle

The mask is Creative Workshop. I used some texture paste first then once it was dry I painted some Shimmerz Blings Spiced Copper over the top. This was the first time I played with Shimmerz products & I LUV the effect it gives, especially over the top of the paste. It gives a beautiful rich & shiny sheen

Thanks for Looking!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Paper Bag Album Tutorial

Hi There!
I went to see Breaking Dawn last night & WOW!!!!! I LOVED it!! Are you a twilight fan? Have you had a chance to see it yet? I think this last movie was my fav!
Today I am going to go through step by step on how to make a paperbag album. I have used the September LE kit to decorate my album. Prima Romance Novel is perfect for mini albums as the papers have so many cut outs but you can use any papers you like!

These are the front and back covers.  Scroll down for step by step instructions followed by photos of the completed inner pages.

*** If you are using the September LE kit to decorate Put aside X1 sheet of Dear John, Bookplate & Time Travel. We will use the sheets for tags & decoration

You will need X 7 paperbags approx 13inchX7inch. I have used regular brown paperbags but you can used coloured or patterened bags to

1. Stick down the flaps of X4 bags

2. Take 2 of those bags & fold the flap over & score

3. Stick adhesive tape on top of 1 flap

4. Stick the 2 flaps together

You now have big pocket page, little flap page, big pocket page

5. Repeat this process again with 2 more bags. You will now have 2 pairs of bags as shown in the above photo

6. Take #1 pair of bags. Cover the top with paper 7inchX8.5inch ( 4.5 inches from the left hand side will not be seen)

7. Take 1 single bag. Stick down the flap as per step 1. Decorate the flap 4.25inchX7inch

8. Flip the single bag over. Place tape on reverse side of flape on 3 sides only. This is so this flap forms a pocket

9.  Take # 1 pair of bags. Stick down single bag on left hand side. This now forms your front cover,pocket,page/flap,page

10. Cover the back page of the section you have been working on. 7inchX8.5inch (4.5inches from right side will not be seen

11. Take another single bag & Repeat Step 7,8,9 . This now forms front cover, pocket, page/flap, page, pocket, page

12. Take the last single bag. Cut off 4.25inch

Fold it in half & score

13. Put single bag to the side. Decorate back page of #1 pair of bags (which has been added to) 7inchX8.5 inch (4.25 inches from right side will not be seen)

14. Take single bag that has been cut again.  Stick paper in 2 seperate patterns on each side of the fold

flip it over & put tape on 3 sides only on the right side & tape all over on the left side

15. Take pair of bag #1Stick the cut single bag (left hand side of fold only - which is the pink section in my photo) onto the right hand side of back page

16. Take pair of bags #2. Stick the right hand side of fold which is the black diamond pattern in my photo onto the left hand side of the first page

17. Cover the front page of your album 7inch X8.25 inch. 2 inches from left hand side will not be seen

18. Cover the back page of your album 7inchX8.5inch. approx 1.5 inch from the right hand side will not be seen

19. Cut a piece of paper 6inchX7inch. Punch a pattern along both 7inch sides. I have done a different punch pattern on each side of mine. This piece is for the spine of the album

20. Flip this piece over. Place some heavy duty tape on each side but NOT in the middle

21.Stick this piece starting on the back page of the album. On the left hand side 1.5 inches in

22. Before sticking the other side down decorate the right hand side with ribbon & lace

23.Flip Album over & continue to stick the spine down

Now your album is fully constructed! Finish decorating as desired. Don't forget to make/cut some tags for the pockets

To make the most of my paper I decorated some of my pages with scraps instead of whole sheets

Here are photos of the completed pages:

I hope you enjoyed making this album! They are a cheap fun way to make mini's & make awesome gifts too!
Shell XX

Sunday, November 11, 2012

My Creative Scrapbook Album Kit

Hi There!

It's time to share my projects using the My Creative Scrapbook November Album Kit.

I'm really interested to hear your feedback on some of these projects as they step away from my usual style. My work is usually girly/pretty style but when scrapping my Son I like to dabble with some funkier styles & a bit of mixed media. Do you like this style? Do you think I should stick to girly/pretty or is it OK to mix things up a bit ????

So this kit is filled with Fancy Pants A good Life. There a LOADS of chipboard stickers to play with & some fun tags & embellies.

You can find my tutorial on how to make these rolled roses on my sidebar
A tutorial on how to create this background will be on the My Creayive Scrapbook blog throughout the month along with some great tutorials from the Mixed Media Team

I created this weekly family planner for my Hubby. All the scalloped circles are stuck down with velcro dots so you can move or add as needed. Hubby drive me nuts when he calls & says where are you? UM well it's Wednesday 3PM so we are at swimming just like every other Wednesday honey. But he does it every time. He has no clue of mine & the kids movements so now he will know HE HE!!
I'd just like to quickly add a little toot that I have had 2 pages featured over at Bird Is the Word & a page featured at Imaginarium designs!

Thanks for looking!