Wednesday, June 27, 2012

She did it!

Just a quick layout share using my June DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne.  Still using the beautiful October Afternoon.'9 to 5' collection.  This one is about my DD passing her practical driving test last month.  It was her first try and she was so excited. :) 
 Used an old Basic Grey bloomer and the phrase sticker is from the '9 to 5' collection.
More bits from this collection... a die cut for the journaling and a flag.  Fussy cut the flower from one of the pattern papers too. :)
I had fun playing with this range and came up with 3 very different layouts.
Don't forget that you can still play along with the Handmade by Suzanne June Sketch challenge.  There's a $30 voucher up for grabs with free postage.  New stock is arriving daily, so you will have loads to choose from!
That's all for now. Hope you are having a great week.
Until next time.
M xox

Sunday, June 17, 2012

More 9 to 5

Hi there blog friends! It looks like I'm becoming a Sunday blogger hey. :)  Thing is, I finished this layout on Thursday already but the sun just didn't want to shine here in Perth so I could get a decent photograph.  Today it's popping it's head out every now and again which makes for a nice change. :)This is another layout created with my June DT pack from Handmade by Suzanne.  I've used the beautiful October Afternoon '9 to 5' collection.  This page is totally different from the one I posted last week... just to show you how versatile this range is. 
A close up of my cluster.  I've used Prima flowers, Kaisercraft Ribbon rosesGreen Tara leaves and Kaisercraft wooden 'Berry Vine' and a small bird cage.  The lace is from Kaisercraft too.
Used my Martha Stewart 'Swirling Lace' punch for the borders and created the banner using my Fiskars scalloped circle punch.
That's all for today.  Hope you are having a lovely Sunday.  Thank you for visiting my blog and for all your beautiful comments. They make my day.
Until next time.
M xox

Sunday, June 10, 2012

October Afternoon '9 to 5'

This month I had the beautiful October Afternoon '9 to 5' collection in my DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne. I thought it would be tricky to use, but the papers are pretty easy to use with any other theme. This pic of my son and my mum shows his personality to a T. I thought, well that's his full time job... to be silly and entertain everybody. Lol! 
I've got the inspiration for the circle background from a layout by the very talented Piradee Talvanna
 The biggest job on this layout was cutting all the circles out of chipboard. :)
 More sticker elements from this collection.
I stuck my title alphas down on a transparency, cut around it and then stuck it over the top of the 'holes'.
That's all for today! Thank you so much for popping by and for your lovely comments.  They make my day.  Have a great week!
Until next time.
M xox

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Two challenges for you!

Hi there! I'm running a bit behind... maybe I'll just blame it on the public holiday we had on Monday.  It messes with my week you know. Lol!
I've got 2 challenges to share with you.  First up is the June challenge at Scrap The Girls.  Check it out.  It's a really easy one and there are some great prizes up for grabs.  All you have to do is to scrap some outdoor photos.  You've got until the last day of June to link your entries up but remember GIRLS ONLY.  Here is my example:
 I love the colours in this new range from Echo Park called 'Paradise Beach' The alphas for my title is the new Jillibean Soup Alphabeans.

The next challenge is the June sketch at Handmade by Suzanne.  Another beautiful sketch designed by Nadia Cannizzo.
My take on the sketch using the gorgeous My Minds Eye 'Follow Your Heart' collection.  The pic is of my dad when the were visiting a short while ago.  He sure has a heart of gold. xx 
 I've used a Kaisercraft wooden Roman Clock face and small wooden leaves as well as a variety of Prima flowers and Green Tara Mini roses.
 Another close up. :)
To enter this challenge all you have to do is create a layout based on the sketch and upload it into the gallery at Handmade by Suzanne.  You can win a $30 store prize from HBS.  The winner gets determined by random draw. :)
I hope to see lots of entries from my blog readers.  Both these challenges are super easy and there are great prizes up for grabs. 
That's all for today!  Hope you are having a great week.
Thanks for visiting.
Until next time.
M xox

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Bird Is The Word

Just a quick post to get my entry in for Bird Is The Word.  This time you had the use the word 'Smile' on your layout.  What better pic to have used than this one of my friend's 2 kiddies.  They are such sweet children and just love each other to bits. There really is sunshine in their smiles. :)
 A close up of my title.  I've used hessian and calico to 'back' it on as I thought it added nicely to the natural feel of these papers.  I just love this range of Simple Stories called 'Summer Fresh'.  I seem to be using my Crafters Workshop 'Chicken Wire' template a fair bit lately. :)
Anyhows, that's it for now. Hope you are having a lovely Sunday and that you get to do something crafty.  Have fun!
Until next time.
M xox