Monday, October 24, 2011

Back to nature

Mondays are usually my busiest days and the chance to do any scrapping is just about zero. That doesn't mean that I can't take 10 to 15 minutes to blog though! I'm lucky that I do have something to blog about today. I had a scrappy day on Saturday with some great friends and manage to create a few layouts.
I had heaps of fun with this one I did for 'Bird Is The Word'. The word to use this time is 'Together'. I don't often use these earthy tones on my layouts but I so enjoy it when I do.  The pic is of my friend's two little boys at the lake.  They are such gorgeous kids and I absolutely adore this pic of them.
I've used some old October Afternoon paper for the background and then added Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock (a new product from Coredinations), Dusty Attic chipboard picket fence and chicken wire, some hessian leaves, twine, stained muslin, Kaisercraft paper blooms and a few other bits and pieces. The Cheery Lynn Designs Spiderweb die is new to Handmade by Suzanne. Isn't it gorgeous?
 That's all for today! Hope you are having a great Monday! Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely comments you always leave. :)
Until next time.
M xox

Friday, October 21, 2011

Summer Memories

Happy Friday everyone! Lol! Have I told you before how much I love Fridays? I have another layout to share today. I've done this one 2 weekends ago but it wasn't quite finished so I thought that since I haven't done any other crafting and it's Friday, I'll share it today. :)
This is a 'just because' layout. I just love this gorgeous Crate Paper  'Farmhouse' collection and had to use it.  The pic is of the kids and I on holiday near Margaret River, WA in 2008.
 A close up of some of the flowers I cut from one of the pattern papers.
 The banner is an older pre-made one from Pink Paislee.
Just a quick reminder. You still have time to do the October Sketch Challenge at Handmade by Suzanne. You can win an awesome prize. Find all the details in our October newsletter here.
That's all for today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks for visiting!
Until next time.
N xox

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sibling harmony...

Lol! Well, at least there was sibling harmony during this photoshoot. :) This is my entry for Sue's sketch challenge at Top 50's October CC.  I've used my Handmade by Suzanne DT kit and I tried to use the colours from the Jillibean 'Apple Cheddar Soup' that I haven't used much of in my other 3 layouts. Not my usual colour combo, but I think I like it. :)
The extra criteria for this challenge was to include at least 2 handmade items on your layout. I've made these flowers using a Tim Holtz die, hessian, some denim fabric and buttons.
 The grosgrain ribbon is new to the HBS store and comes in a variety of colours. So easy to use.
And I just love using the 'Mini Brick' template from the Crafters Workshop. I've used Tim Holtz 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink with it.  The orange alphas come with the Jillibean Soup sticker sheet.
That's all for today. Thanks for popping by. Have a fabulous week!
Until next time.
M xox

Friday, October 14, 2011

An apple a day...

Happy Friday everbody! I love Fridays! :) Before I dash out to go and have some lunch with some lovely friends (and some kids), I quickly want to share a layout.  Lol! This layout turned out a bit different to what I planned. I had these gorgeous papers in my DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne and I desperately wanted to take some pics of DD eating a apple. Am I the only scrapper who do things like this????  DD was on her way out with a friend when I stopped her for a 'quick photoshoot'. Her response to me was "Okay Mum. I'll do it, but you owe me money for lunch. It will be a dollar a photo."  Lol! As I normally give her money for lunch anyway, I easily agreed. I took 5 pics before she had enough and before I thought it was getting too expensive... hehehe...So instead of just calling my layout something 'apple related' I thought to tell the story of the 'PAID photoshoot' to remember (in years to come) what I would do for the right photo.
Here's my layout.  I've used pattern papers and stickers from the Jillibean Soup 'Apple Cheddar Soup' range. The kraft paper background was misted using OA 'Red Wagon' Sprinklers and the Crafters Workshop 'Mini Circle Grid' template. I love how 'non-shiney' this mist is. :)
 A little close up of my fabric bow and some other details. :)
The yellow doily is from 'The Chip Chop Shop' and the the rosette flower was cut using the Tim Holtz mini paper rosette die. The bottle cap is from the HBS shop too.
I've got more to share, but I've run out of time. :(
Thank you for visiting!
Until next time.
M xox

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tree Top Walk

Hi scrappy friends! Hope you all had a great weekend! I got together with some scrappy friends on Saturday and managed to do 2 layouts. I'll share the one with you now, as the other one is still awaiting journaling. :) I've used my gorgeous DT pack from Handmade by Suzanne for this.  The pic was taken in 2007 when my parents were visiting and we did the Tree Top Walk in Walpole, WA. I've used the Jillibean Soup ' Apple Cheddar Soup' collection.
Love these Jillibean Soup 'Burlap' chipboard alphas.  The wooden tree is from Kaisercraft and I've punched out little flowers using my EK Success flower punch and added some pearl centres. The grass was created using the MFT 'Fresh cut grass' die. Cool hey?
 A flower cut from hessian using a Tim Holtz flower die, finished of a button and some natural hemp twine.
That's all for today.  I'm hoping to catch up on all my favourite blogs tomorrow. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week!
Until next time.
M xox

Thursday, October 06, 2011

October sketch at Handmade by Suzanne

Hi there scrappy friends!  I hope your week is going well. I personally can't wait for the weekend. Not that I had a bad week... weekends are just better. :)  I'm also looking forward to catching up with two scrappy friends on Saturday and hopefuly I will have something to share on Monday. :)
Here is Handmade by Suzanne's gorgeous sketch for the October challenge.  Shell designs the best sketches, don't you think?  You can get all the details here.
Here is my take on it.  I've had this pic for a while now and my DT pack this month was just perfect for it.  Love the new Jillibean Soup.  This is 'Apple Cheddar Soup' and the chippie clouds are from Dusty Attic.
 The Mini Paper Blooms from Kaisercraft is just the perfect size when you want to add that little something.
I've used my Silhouette machine to cut the words 'Wonderful DAY' as I just can never find the right red alphas when I need it. :)
The date and phrase stickers are from Jillibean Soup too, called Soup Lables 'Journaling Sentiments'.
I hope you are going to give the sketch a go this month.  There is a $30 store voucher up for grabs and all you have to do is enter, as the winner gets determined by random draw.  If you haven't seen all the latest arrivals at Handmade by Suzanne yet, then make sure you check them out here.  You won't be disappointed!
That's all for today! Have a fantastic weekend whatever you are planning!
Until next time!
M xox

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Exciting News!!

I am very excited to share with you... that I'm Guest Design Team Member at Scrap the Girls this month!! Thank you Mal for asking me and for the warm welcome. :) I have also set the challenge for the month. You can read all about it here.  While you there, check out the awesome examples of the rest of the DT. These girls are seriously talented.  And then you will just have to give is a go, as it is a super easy challenge and you can win some great prizes!
Here is my example layout using the gorgeous MME 'Lost & Found' range.  I know the 'Lost & Found Two' collections are out already, but these papers are just SO beautiful that I couldn't get myself to 'use' them.  They are just so pretty to look at.  With this layout I didn't have to cut into my papers too much, so I was quite happy. Lol! I know I'm a bit weird that way. :)
 And a couple of close ups. :)

Thats all my exciting news for today!! I hope you are having a great week.  Thanks for visiting.
Until next time!
M xx