Wednesday, September 22, 2010

3 Layouts to share...

Is it just me, or do you all get the feeling that things are really starting to speed up this time of the year. Its like there is even fewer hours in the day than usual. Lol! Maybe I'm just trying to fit more into the day that usual.
I do have a couple of layouts to share that I started on the weekend.
The first one is for one of Top 50's monthly challenges. This one was a scraplift challenge set by Sue. We got to scraplift a layout by Treens (one of Top 50's members) and had to include a Kraft cardstock base, smeared paint and a quote. I used a photo of my DD posing with a 'photo' of Steve Irwin at the Australia Zoo. I kept the layout quite simple. Smeared paint isn't normally my thing but I must admit I had fun with this one. Might try it again some time. ;)
The next one is for the September CC at Top 50. The challenge was set by Anthea and we had to base the layout on someone who has misheard or misquoted the lyrics to a song. We had to add some glitter/bling, stitching and use felt or fabric somewhere on the layout.
I've used a photo of my friend Sandra who told me recently that she just loves that new song 'I wanna be a fricken billionaire' and then went on singing it in a totally different tune. Heehee... We still laugh about it.
A close-up to show the stitching, felt flowers, etc.
Another one for the Top 50 CC challenge. This one was set by Vicki and we had to base the layout on the lyrics of an annoying song. The type they always play on the radio over and over again. My DH just hates the Mazda ad on TV, so I thought I would use that as my inspiration. My SIL bought a new Mazda 6 in 2004 and I never got around to scrapping the photos, so this was the perfect opportunity.
Wow, what a long post. Lol! I won't hold it against you if you didn't read it all. I promise it was suppose to be a quick one. :)
I hope you are all having a good week. Thanks for visiting.

Monday, September 20, 2010

September Sketch

I'm a bit late blogging the sketch challenge this month. The lovely September sketch for Handmade by Suzanne was created by Liz Weber. This month you can either create a card or a layout based on the sketch and enter it into the Gallery for a chance to win a $20 voucher. Why not give it a go?
Here is my take on it using some Crate 'Restoration' papers and Kaisercraft lace from HBS. The flower was crocheted by 'me'.
I've got some more scrappy stuff to share soon. LOL! Must just get myself organised and take some photos. Hope you are all having a great start to the week. :)
M xox

Friday, September 17, 2010

Just a note...

The Opening Night Challenge for Scrapbooking Top 50's September CC was to create a card or a layout smaller than 12 x 12 with music notes on it. It had to be individual notes. This is what I came up with.
Even though this challenge was due last night, there are still 4 other challenges to do and they are only due on Sunday, 26 September! There are some awesome prizes up for grabs too! If you would like to play along, check it out here.
I haven't been too creative this week, but hopefully that will change over the weekend. TGIF!! (lol) Have a great weekend!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Life on the farm

Now there is something not many of you would know about me... I grew up on a farm. And I loved every minute of it. This layout is all about how I miss the farm and 'the simple life'. The photo is my cousin and I. I'm the little one on the left. :)
I've used October Afternoon 'Fly a Kite' pattern papers, OA 'Farm Fresh' word stickers and OA Mini Market alpha stickers. The little windmill is from Scrap FX and the lace is from Kaisercraft. Al products used are available from "Handmade by Suzanne"
And a card I've made with the left over pattern papers and some more Kaisercraft lace, Green Tara paper string and that little tag is from Kaisercraft's 'paper tags and shapes'. These little tags are made to be used with the 'tag' and 'sentiments' stamps. How cool is that?
I hope you are all having a great weekend. Until next time. :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

September Crop @ Top 50

...starts on Monday. Why not come and join in the fun?

Monday, September 06, 2010

What's up?

Happy Monday everybody!! Hope you had a good weekend. I had a lovely but busy weekend and with Fathers Day and all didn't have too much time for scrapping. I have managed to finish off this layout I've started last week though. At first I struggled a bit with the fact that I was having so much pink on a layout with a boy in it... Lol, but I thought I could get away with it since I have a girl in the photo as well. I love this photo of my 2 teenagers. Not often you get them together in one photo these days. :)
I've used the Crate Paper ' Restoration' Collection for this and I've made my own cork embellies by sticking cork onto chipboard and cutting the shapes out on my Cuttlebug. All the products used are available at "Handmade by Suzanne".
A close-up of my embellie cluster. Love that Green Tara paper string.
That's all for now. I'm hoping to get a bit more scrapping done this week. Have a wonderful week!
Until next time.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I played with Prima

...and I think I'm in lurve. The new Prima goodies in store at 'Handmade by Suzanne' are to die for. I got to play with the new 'Annalee Collection' which I thought was perfect for this 1959 wedding photo of my mum. I don't normally do 'shabby' layouts but these pp's were so easy to work with. Lol, I surprised myself. The lace, flowers and butterflies are just all so beautiful. I've also added a pearl flourish from 'Flourish with a Bling'.

Handmade by Suzanne is just getting flooded with new goodies at the moment. So why not head over there to have a look. You will find all the new products here.
There is also a huge selection of product thats marked down between 30% and 50%, so why not go and find yourself a bargain.
Hope you are all having a great week. Until next time.