Friday, January 27, 2012

Cute little guy

I hope all my Aussie blog readers had a great Australia Day yesterday.  It was terribly hot here in Perth with a maximum of 42 C, so I decided to stay home and scrap a bit. :) 
I really like the look of the sketch over at 'Get Picky' so I decided to play along. The pics are of my friend's little boy! Isn't he just the cutest?!!
I've used the Kaisercraft 'Sweet Nothings' collection for this and although it is mainly a very feminine looking range I tried to 'male' it up a bit. Here is a couple of close ups.  I punched the face of one of the little cupids out from the pattern paper and made this cute bottle cap. The covered button is from 'Lovelybug Bits n Bobs' and the doily is from my stash. 
As you've probably noticed, I love adding hessian and twine to my male layouts!
I've stuck the dove sticker onto some cardstock, cut around it and then gave it a lift with some foam tape. :)
That's all for today. You have until tomorrow night if you want to give this challenge a go. 
Thank you so much for visiting and have a great weekend!
Until next time!
M xox

Sunday, January 22, 2012

More Echo Park 'Yours Truly'

It's been VERY hot and humid in Perth during the last few days and today is just a little bit better... I think 31 C max.  Only until tomorrow when it will start again! :(  They predict  40 C for Australia day this coming Thursday! Guess how I will be spending my Aus Day?  Scrapping under the airconditioner sounds like a plan!
Yeterday I spent a wonderful day with some gorgeous scrappy friends and I managed to complete another layout using my Handmade by Suzanne DT kit.  I tried a different (not so formal) style for this one and quite like the way it turned out. :)
I've used Echo Park 'Yours Truly' pattern papers and punched out some hearts. I then filed the edges a bit to go with the whole distressed look. :)
I've used mainly Kaisercraft paper blooms for the cluster and my favourite Martha Stewart 'frond' punch for the leaves. Used an inkpad with the Crafters Workshop 'Cherry Blossoms' template on the white background.
That's all I can share today. :)
Thanks for popping by! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that you had a bit of time to be creative too.
Until next time.
M xox

Sunday, January 15, 2012

More love...

Lol! I mean more of Echo Park 'Yours Truly'... although this range will be perfect for any 'love' theme.  Since I got my housework under control this week, I created another layout using my January DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne.
Do you know that I have never scrapped any of my own wedding picture before? Well, until now. We'll be married for 22 years this coming April. :) So, I thought since this paper range is perfect for weddings and all things love related, I might just as well.  It looks a little dramatic to me with this strong colour combonation, but then weddings are a bit dramatic, right?
Here is my layout.
I've used some gorgeous Prima flowers, a Kaiser paper bloom, some Green Tara mini roses and a stunning Prima metal wall lamp. I punched the leaves out using my favourite Martha Stewart 'frond' punch.
The flourish is from Zva Creative and come in so many colours and designs. Love this product!  All the stickers used on here is from the EP 'Yours Truly' range and the frame of my photo was punched using the Martha Stewart 'Layered Arch' punch around page set.
A close up of my big bow. Lol!  My DD bought it yesterday to wrap a present and I thought it would be ideal for my page. :)
That's all for today. I hope you all had a great weekend.
Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments.
Until next time!
M xox

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Echo Park 'Yours Truly'

Hi there scrappy friends! I hope you are all having a great week. My DH went back to work yesterday and I am having a major house clean at the moment. So fun... NOT!  Lol!  I suppose that's what you get when you relax for 2 weeks and don't do much. :)
Just want to share a layout I did using my gorgeous DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne.  The papers and stickers are all from the Echo Park 'Yours Truly' range. I love the colours in this range and I thought it would go well with these pics of DH and I taken 4 years ago.
A close up of the Zva Creative 'Triumph flourish'. You should check out these beauties. They come in such a variety of designs and colours and the quality is outstanding!  And I've used my favourite Martha Stewart 'Swirling lace' punch again. :)
The little flowers on the edge of my circle photo are Mini Blooms from Kaisercraft and so is the wooden 'Eiffel tower'. The flowers in the corner are a mixture of Kaisercraft Mini Blooms and Green Tara 'Mini Roses'. 
Okay, that's all for today. I have to go and do some more cleaning now... :(
Thank you so much for visiting! Have a wonderful day!
Until next time.
M xox

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

January Sketch at Handmade by Suzanne

Yay! I have scrapped my first layout for 2012!  Shell has designed a beautiful sketch for Handmade by Suzanne's January Sketch Challenge.  Here is the sketch:
 And here is my example.  I've used an older collection by Kaisercraft called 'Blush'.
A close up of the title and the gorgeous Pink Paislee butterfly.
The big flower and leaves are from Prima and the smaller ones are Green Tara Mini Roses.  The resin birdie is from Prima too and the wooden manequin and Berry Vine are from Kaisercraft.  All products are available from the HBS store.
So, why not give the sketch a go?  There's a $30 store voucher up for grabs and all you have to do is enter, because the winner gets determined by random draw.  Easy! :)
Not sure when I'll be back.  I've still got DH home until next week, so don't know how much scrappy time I'll be able to fit in. :)
Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments! 
Until next time.
M xox

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Bring on 2012!

First of all, I want to wish all my scrappy friends and blog readers a fantastic New Year! I hope that 2012 will be the best year yet!
I haven't been scrapping at all for the last 2 weeks. My DH has taken 2 weeks off work and will be home for another week. We have been enjoying some lovely family time and lots of socialising with friends.
I have some exciting scrappy news to share though. Scrap The Girls has announced the new CT and I'm one of them!  I seriously love this challenge site. Malinda sets the coolest challenges and if you have girls (or even just one, like me) you will love it too!  To see the announcement and the rest of the CT's stunning examples, go over HERE.
The challenge is to create a layout using a monochromatic colour scheme. Minimal black and white is allowed and remember 'ONLY GIRLS'.
Here is my example.  I love these pics of my gorgeous girl.  So happy and carefree. :)  I've used a combonation of Echo Park 'Victoria Gardens' and Authentique 'Uncommon' pattern papers.
A close up of my flower cluster. I've used a combonation of Prima flowersGreen Tara Mini roses, Kaisercraft paper blooms and Kaisercraft resin blossoms. The leaves were made using a Martha Stewart 'Frond' punch.
The chippies is from Dusty Attic. I've painted it, distressed it a bit then added some Diamond Dust over the top.
The edges were punched using the Martha Stewart 'Swirling Lace' Punch around the Edge set and the rhinestone flourish is from Kaisercraft.
All the products used are from Handmade by Suzanne.
I hope you will have a go at this challenge too. Can't wait to see what you create. :)
That's all for now (I think). I'm hoping to visit my favourite blogs very soon for a catch up.
Have a great week and thanks for visiting.
Until next time.
M xox