Friday, September 30, 2011

Scrap the Boys

Hi there! I'm back again! I finally managed to break away from pink and scrapped a layout of my DS.  Thanks to Scrap the Boys for the inspiration.  This month the challenge was to use household/family ephemera on your layout.  I've decided to scrap these pics of DS wearing his new hoodie.  It's not just your average hoodie though... this one has built-in headphones!! Lol! What will they come up with next?
I've used the black tag that came with the hoodie as my ephemera item.  The papers are from the new Crate Paper 'Random' collection and all the smaller tags are from Shabby Chic Crafts. I've also used a Kaisercraft 'Sheet Music' stamp and a Kaiser rub on.
 And  of course... a couple of close ups. :)

Lol! I have a giggle every time I look at these pics.
That's all for today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned.  As for us... we've got some tax papers to finalise. :(
Thank you so much for popping by.
Until next time.
M xox

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Scrap the Girls

I'm back with a mid week post! Just want to share my Scrap the Girls entry and get it in before the due date. This month the challenge is to use a CLIP somewhere on your layout...  just HAD to play along. :)  This is my DD and two of her friends on their way to see Rihanna in concert.  I've used my Handmade by Suzanne DT pack for this.  Lol!  Have I mentioned yet how much I love MME??? This is one of their latest ranges called Lost and Found Two 'Blush'.
A little close up of my cluster.  I've used a MME 'Life Stories' journaling card that I had in my stash for ages and the little vintage pic is from Crafty Secrets 'Vintage Photos'. Love the Green Tara mini roses and the bigger flower is a Kaisercraft paper bloom.  The pale pink doily was cut using the Cheery Lyn 'French Pastry' doily die. Oh, and there is my bulldog clip as well. :) 
 I love these little wooden manequins from Kaisercraft. Used my black inkpad on it and tied some seam binding around.
 A close up of my title and that gorgeous Websters Natural lace trim.
I'm hoping to get another layout done before the month is over.  Don't like my chances though. :( 
Hope you are having a great week!  Thanks for visiting!
Until next time.
M xox

Saturday, September 24, 2011

First specs

Woohoo! I did another layout for Stuck Sketches! DD got her first pair of glasses a few months ago and I snapped these pics of her looking very cool. :)  I've used the Fancy Pants 'Off to School' range, Kaisercraft Wooden flowers, Jillibean Soup Newsprint chipboard alphas, Crafter's Workshop Mini Harlequin template and a few other bits and pieces. All the products are available at Handmade by Suzanne.  The big specs were cut using my Silhouette machine.
Don't forget about Handmade by Suzanne's Sketch Challenge this month.  It's a beautiful sketch and you can win an awesome $30 store voucher but you've got to be in it to win it.  You've got until the 30th of September to get you entry in. While you are over at the HBS shop, just check out all the yummy new products we've been receiving over the last couple of weeks.  Did you know you can follow Handmade by Suzanne on Facebook to stay up to date with all the latest news and products?
Well, that's all for today.  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and that you will find time to be a little creative. Thank you for visiting!
Until next time.
M xox

Monday, September 19, 2011

I've played along at Stuck sketches

I can't believe it's been more than a week since my last post! Is it just me, or does the clock really tick faster when we get to September?  Lol! I must be getting old! :)
I've decided to play along at Stuck Sketches this month. Here is my take on Sara's gorgeous sketch using my DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne.  I know I've said this before, but MME is one of my favourite manufacturers!!  This is from the new Lost and Found Two 'Blush' collection.
A little close up of my flower cluster. I've used 'A Little Bit FANTsy' hand dyed triple pearl pin on the left (made by my gorgeous scrappy friend Anthea). The wooden fence is from Kaisercraft and the flowers are a mixture of Prima, Kaisercraft and Green Tara.  All products can be found here.
I hope your week started well and that you will find a little time to be creative.  Thank you so much for visiting!
Until next time!
M xox

Saturday, September 10, 2011

More retreat layouts

Hi everyone! I seriously don't know what happened to my last week. Before I knew it, it was gone! In the meantime, I still had 2 layouts lying here since the retreat, waiting for journalling before I could share. I've managed to finish it off today, so here we go...
This is a pic of my daughter and 3 friends that I've been meaning to scrap for ages.  They made their own 'Twilight' t-shirts and then had great fun posing for pics afterwards.  I've used the Authentique 'Uncommon' range with a couple of extra bits.
 I fussy cut the flowers from one of the pattern papers and gave it a lift with some foam tape.
The pink doilies were made using one of the 'solid' colours from the range and the Cheery Lynn Designs 'French Pastry' die.  Wow! Simply love these dies and they give a perfect cut every time! The bird cage is a rub on from Kaisercraft that I rubbed onto acetate and then cut around it.
A bit of seam binding and a mini Green Tara rose to round things off.  Oh, and the punch I've used is the Martha Stewart 'Layered Arch' punch.
The following layout is of DH and I fooling around during a photo shoot that my gorgeous friend, Kathy, did for us.  You will have to look long and hard to find a photo of my DH with a straight face. The males in my house are just not capable of a decent smile. Lol!  Well, I was sort of playing along in this one!
I've used one of the gorgeous MME Lost and Found Two ranges called 'Breeze'. Just love the stuff!  The clouds are painted chipboard and the flowers are Prima with some Green Tara mini roses.  All the products used for these 2 layouts are available from Handmade by Suzanne.
A close up of my title. :)
That's all for today. I hope you are having a fantastic weekend!  Will be doing a bit of blog hopping later to catch up on all my favourite blogs!
Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments!
Until next time.
M xox

Saturday, September 03, 2011

HBS September sketch and DT layout

It was lovely Spring weather here in Perth on the first day of September but since yesterday its been a bit chilly and drizzling on and off.  I managed to get pics of my layouts when the sun was out a bit earlier though. :) 
Handmade by Suzanne has a new sketch up for September, designed by our own very talented Shell and it's a beauty!
Here is my take on it.  I've used some older Fancy Pants papers that I had in my stash for quite a while now. It always feels good to use up older products.  :)  The two little guys in the photos are my friend's little boys and they are just the cutest.
Love these bottle caps from HBS and the Green Tara paper string must be one of my faves for boy layouts.
So why don't you give the sketch a go this month?  The winner gets determined by random draw and you could win yourself a $30 voucher from the store.  With all the new products that's arriving almost daily now and with HBS' low prices, you'd be able to buy yourself a whole load of new goodies!  You can see all the details here.
I've also done my first DT layout for the month using my fabulous kit from Handmade by Suzanne. If you haven't seen the new MME 'Lost & Found Two' ranges yet, you are missing a lot.  They are SO amazing and even much better IRL.  I've use a small photo of my mom when she was in her mid 20's. I love how elegant she looked.  She's turning 80 this year and is still such a perfect lady. Love her to bits.
And now for all the close ups. :)  Here is my little cluster in the top corner.  I have tea-stained all the doilies and the calico flowers were stained using Glimmer Mist 'Black Cherry'.  The Green Tara mini roses were perfect for this.
Some Green Tara rosebuds tied together with a piece of tea stained muslin.  Can you see the pink muslin peeping out from under the frame? That was stained using Glimmer Mist too. :)
The wooden frame is from Kaisercraft and was just the perfect size for my photo.
And a Kaisercraft wooden butterfly decorated with a row of Kaisercraft pearls.
It was the first time I tea stained anything and i love the look it gave the doilies.  Will be doing this more often.
That's all for today.  I hope you are all enjoying some warmer weather wherever you are.  Happy Spring!
Thanks for popping by!
Until next time.
M xox