Wednesday, March 28, 2012


My poor neglected blog! I've been SO busy with all things non-scrappy that I had no time to scap for over 2 weeks. Things are starting to slow down a little... for the next week anyway. I have so many deadlines to meet, so I better get scrapping! Lol! Just want to share another layout I created with my DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne. I've decided to play along with Stuck Sketches again, doing their 15th March challenge this time. Here is the sketch:
Here is my take on it. :)  I've used the Simple Stories 'Fabulous' range.  I purposely went for a boyish layout (Lol! Well sort of!) as  I love the orange and turqouise in this collection. I made use of the opportunity to use my Crafters Workshop 'Mini Gears' template too. Oh, and my Martha Stewart 'Swirling Lace' Punch Around the Page set got a bit of attention too. :)
The flowers are a mixture of old and new Prima as well as another little handmade one.  The new range of Prima flowers are all so beautiful, it's so hard to choose!  The leaves were made using my MS frond punch.
I just love all the the Prima wooden buttons that's available now.  Perfect for those boy pages.  The new Kaisercraft word rubons are lovely too. I have used the word 'believe' in 2 places.
It was my boy's 19th birthday on Monday, so I made him a quick card using the Echo Park 'Times & Seasons' collection. I have used this range for so many projects already and I still think it's one of my favourites. :)
Hope you are all having a fantastic week.  I will be doing my rounds on the blogs soon.  I apologise for not leaving much love on your blogs during the last couple of weeks. :(  
Thank you so much for visiting!
Until next time.
M xox

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Once upon a sketch

Hi everyone! Every month I have the best intentions to play along at Once Upon A Sketch but time always seems to get the better of me.  This month I did it!  The deadline is tomorrow night, so I'm even early! Lol! What gives you the idea that I'm a last minute kinda girl? :)
Anyway... here is the sketch that you need to base your layout on.
The focus of your jounalling and the theme of your layout has to be bsed on YOU and something that you are really good at.  As I'm not really all that keen to scrap my own pic or talk about myself, I have decided to mention some of the positive aspects of my personality, which is that I'm caring, sensitive, loyal, friendly and loving. Although, I don't know if being sensitive is always such a positive. :)
Here is my take on the challenge.  This is one of the many pics that I considered as my profile pic to appear with the articles I'm currently doing for Scrapbooking Memories.  I found fault with every single photo I considered.  I suppose being a 'self critic' is one of my 'not so good' points. :)
I turned the sketch on its side to suit my photo better. :)  I've used my gorgoeus DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne.  I just adore the colours in this Simple Stories 'Fabulous' collection.  Here is close up of my flower cluster.  The big one is a Prima flower and the 3 smaller ones I've made myself using some scrap pattern paper.  The rhinestone swirl is from Zva Creative.
 A close up of my title and journalling. :)
I've use some of the gorgeous new Kaisercraft Ribbon roses in the 'coral' colour and another self made flower.
Can you tell how much I love my Martha Stewart 'frond' punch?  Hehe... one of my favourites.
I think that's all for today.  I've got a million things I still have to do today, so best I get up and go do it!
Thank you so much for visiting and for all the lovely comments you leave.  I really appreciate it.
Hope you are having a fabulous week!
Until next time.
M xox

Thursday, March 08, 2012

She is fabulous

Hi guys! 
I'm just flying through to share my take on the 1st of March sketch over at Stuck Sketches. I've used my gorgeous DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne.  I love this pic of my DD. :)
All the pattern papers and stickers are from the new Simple Stories 'Fabulous' collection.
Here is a close up showing those gorgeous Prima flowers (which is 35% of at the moment!) and the new Kaisercraft wooden leaf. I by accident had a part of my leaf broken off, but then decided to use it in two parts like that anyway. :)
A doily by  my lovely scrappy friend Chantelle, who owns 'Creative Bits'.  I bought these from her Clearance Sale.  I've used the new sitcky back canvas from Ranger to back my photo on.
 Here is the sketch if you would like to give it a go.
That's all for today!  Thank you for popping by and I hope you have a wondeful day and weekend.
Until next time.
M xox

Sunday, March 04, 2012

March Sketch Challenge at Handmade by Suzanne

Hi there everyone! I hope you are all having a relaxing Sunday afternoon with your family or friends.  It's a little on the hot side in Perth today, but I'm not complaining, as at least it is not humid. :)
I just want to share the new sketch for March at Handmade by Suzanne with you today.  Our sketch designer, Michelle Fowler, has once again done a fantastic job!! Here is the sketch:
And here is my take on it. I've used the new Bo Bunny 'Alora' collection for this.  Bright colours aren't normally my thing, but I'm almost happy with the way this turned out. Lol!  The pic is of my DD and a friend when the friendship was still very new back in January 2008.  Both of them have grown up so much since. :)
 A little close up of my flower cluster.  I've done a lot of fussy cutting here.  Don't you just love those little wooden toadstools from Kaisercraft?!!
I've cut two of the birdhouses from my pattern paper and layered it with foam tape.  I've created the punched edge using one of my Martha Stewart Punch around the Page sets.
 I seem to be using a lot of banners on my pages lately. :)
I hope you feel inspired to give the sketch a go!  There is a $30 store voucher with free postage up for grabs and the winner gets determined by random draw.  Al you have to do is enter!  Just upload you take on the sketch into the GALLERY before the end of March.
If you want to get all the latest news and find out about all the latest products that hit the Handmade by Suzanne store, why not sign up for our newsletter?  You can read the latest newsletter HERE.
Hundreds of new products have been uploaded into the store over the last couple of days.  You can find all the new products HERE.  There is also a March Maddness Sale going on at the moment with prices discounted by 35%!
That's all for today.  Thank you so much for visiting and have a great week!
Until next time!
M xox

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Scrap The Girls March Challenge

The March Challenge is up at Scrap The Girls and there are some awesome prizes up for grabs!
The challenge this month is to scrap a layout about a
That's it! Pretty easy, hey?
Head over to the STG blog to see all the CT members' gorgeous inspiration. Here is my example:
The pics are of my friend and her newborn baby girl in September 2009.  I've used the gorgeous MME Follow Your Heart 'Be Happy' collection. Hehe... still haven't have enough of MME!  I've used some Prima flowers and there's that date stamp again!
 A close up of some masking I did using my Crafters Workshop Mini Chickenwire Reversed template. There are so many new CW templates in the store at Handmade by Suzanne. Lol! I want them all! I've hidden my journalling on the kraft tag under my photo.
I didn't have to add to much, as the paper is already so beautiful. :)
You've got until midnight on the 31st of March to enter.
That's all for today. I hope you are all safe and well wherever you are.
Thanks for visiting and have a lovely day!
Until next time!
M xox