Monday, April 30, 2012

Last layout for April

Thought I'd squeeze one more layout it before April is done!  Can't believe how quickly time flies. Here is another layout I did using my gorgeous April DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne.  The pic is one of my DD and I in 2008.  I LOVE this girl. :)  I've used MME Miss Caroline 'Fiddlesticks' pattern papers, label stickers and die cut title.
 A close up of my cluster with a Prima Resin window and Prima flower.
 Love this Prima Pearl Crystal flourish.  It is so sparkly with a mixture of pearls and crystals.
 And another close up, just because.  :)
That's all I have to share with you for now.  Will be back in a few days with some creations for May. 
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for all the gorgeous comments you leave behind.  Have a great week!
Until next time.
M xox

Monday, April 23, 2012


Hi everyone!   Just as you thought I've fallen off the face of the earth... here I am!  I finally had some time to be creative.  Phew!  I started to develope some serious withdrawal symptoms. Lol! I'm sure you all know what I mean. :)
We've had a fantastic week away and had a crazy couple of weeks driving around showing our visitors all the beautiful sites around Perth and further down south.  My aunt left on Thursday night and very slowly things are returning back to normal.  Schools are starting on Thursday and my DD will be going to her Year 12 Ball next week Friday, the 4th of May.  Busy, but exciting times ahead.
Okay, enough of all of my busy life.  I came here to share some scrappy stuff with you. :)

I've created this layout using my DT pack from Handmade by Suzanne.  As all of you know already, I'm totally in love with all MME products.  Here I've used the MME Miss Caroline 'Fiddlesticks' collection.  The pic is of my friend's little girl when she was about 3 months old. I love the colours of this range and thought it was perfect for this baby pic.
 A close up of some of the layered stickers in this range.  Love my Green Tara paper string too.
The banner is part of the layered sticker sheet too. :)  Love these tiny Prima flowers.
 A close up of the big wooden die cut.
Don't forget that you still have time to enter the sketch challenge at Handmade by Suzanne.  Check out my previous post for all the details.  You could be the winner of a $30 voucher (inclucing free postage).  All you have to do is enter!!
That's all for today. :) I'm hoping to find some time to catch up on all my favourite blogs soon.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week!
Until next time.
M xox

Thursday, April 05, 2012

April Sketch at Handmade by Suzanne

Happy Easter everyone! I hope by now you are nice and relaxed and that you are having a weekend filled with wonderful family time.  I just want to share the new sketch at Handmade by Suzanne with you.  I think it's a beauty but then, all Shell's sketches are beautiful. :)
And my take on it. The pic is of my friend's precious little boy.  He was born very prematurely but is growing up into such a lovely little boy and he has such a beautiful soul. Love him to bits!  I've used the gorgeous MME Miss Caroline 'Fiddlesticks' collection.  Lol! Have I ever told you how much I love MME? :):)
A close up of some of the layered and label stickers in this collection.  I've also used my Crafter's Workshop 'Mini Circle Grid' template to continue the circle theme throughout.
A crocheted flower made by me and another layered sticker. :)
And one more close up... just for good measure. :)
Now, why don't you give the sketch a go?  There's a $30 store voucher with free postage up for grabs!  The winner gets determined by random draw, so all you have to do is enter!  You can see the gallery with some more DT inspiration HERE.  If you want to read all about the latest products arriving and catch up on all the latest news, then have a look at the HBS Blog or your can sign up for the newsletter.

We have my parents and my aunt visiting at the moment.  DH is on 3 weeks leave from work, DD is on school holidays and my DS has a week of from Uni too.  We will be going away for a week starting Monday and I am looking SO forward to it.  Lot of fun, laughter, drinks, boardgames... you get the whole idea I'm sure.  Lol! So if I'm not here as often as I should be, you know where I am!
Have a wonderful Easter and  thank you so much for popping in and leaving such wonderful comments.  I appreciate it.
Until next time!
M xox

Monday, April 02, 2012

Scrap The Girls' April Challenge is up

Hi everyone! Happy Monday to you all! A nice short week for all of us and then it's Easter! :)
Make sure you check out the April challenge at Scrap The Girls this month.  It's super easy!  All you have to do, is create a layout based on the following sketch and remember: GIRLS ONLY. :)

Here is my take on it.  I've used the gorgeous Bo Bunny 'Country Garden' papers and added a little extra using my Crafters Workshop  'Tile Texture' and 'Mini Branches Reversed' templates and some Glimmer Mist. I've made my own tags using Kraft cardstock and a couple of circle/hole punches. :)
A close up of my little cluster.  I've used a Basic Grey bloomer (which I altered a little), a Prima flower and a Lovelybug Bits n Bobs button.
The pics are of my DD and one of her best friends while on our Anzac Day outing in 2010.  Can't believe that's almost 2 years ago.  Feels like yesterday.
I would love to see some of my blog friends have a go at this challenge.  There are always great prizes up for grabs. You can see the rest of the CT's gorgeous layouts here. :)
The mountain of washing is calling me.  Better get going!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week!
Until next time.
M xox