Friday, September 30, 2011

My Sweet Girl

Two posts in one day!!! I had the day off work today and its the last day of school holidays for my kiddies so the morning we spent relaxing, while they watched some cartoons, I did some scrapping :) Another new challenge for me, Helmar - 'Stick with Helmar in September'. They have a gorgeous sketch and to use their featured product - Glue dots, its awsome stuff!!!

And a close up of my gorgeous DD and you can see I stitched all my circles twice plus all the way around my layout so lots of stitching, distressing and inking - all of my faves :) And Helmar's glue dots were perfect for my butterfly wings!

Thank you for popping by and for your lovely comments!

What a Challenge!!!

For the first time I had a go at 123 Challenge and this months challenge was

Word - On
Colour - White
Technique - White Space

and I thought it was a great challenge and it is but wow was it hard for me!I always admire those layouts with lots of white space and minimal embellies, they look so striking. But I wanted to keep on adding .......... lol. I even added some colour - beige/light brown, so its still subtle. So enough waffling, here it is....

And some close ups, not many as the technique is white

I have used a bit of this and a bit of that, some yummy new Prima, Collections butterflies, Prima stamps, Martha Stewart tags, Kaisercraft frame and doilie, ZVA Creative pearl swirl which I cut and finished it off with some hand stitching all the way around.

I am glad I persevered, thats what a challenge is about afterall? I am pretty happy with it now :)

Thank you for popping by and for your lovely comments!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WW1 - Miracle

Its been such a long time since I played along at WW1 and it was so nice to do one of their challenges again. This month (I am on theme was white+pale pink+journalling on photo. Here is my layout.

This is my DD when she was just born, this layout is about her being my miracle. I had a long and difficult labour with complications and she was born by emergency caesar. We are so blessed and grateful that she is healthy and when I finally heard her cry it was such a relief and an amazing feeling. I will someday do another layout about her birth with more details but it will be private journalling ;) So she can know just how special she is! And some close ups....

I nearly went the whole day thinking it was Tuesday!!!! did I do that? But at least the weekend is going to come sooner for me :) Thank you for popping by and for your lovely comments.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Something a little bit fancy!!!

This weekend I posted a tutorial on Lime Tarts Zest blog to make a 'fancy' bottle tag using Spellbinders.

So pop on over to Lime Tart Zest blog if you are interested!

I have another wedding card, I even suprised myself with this one. It was super quick to make, I ran out of time and made this just before leaving for the service!

But it does help when the papers and sentiments are made for weddings, already to go in a matter of minutes ;)

Oh, if you looking for some gorgeous stamps Lime Tart has a Kraftin Kimmie Clearance sale going on and some overstocked Sweet Pea stamps sale, so be quick and grab a couple!!

Thank you for popping by and for your lovely comments!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pink & Pretty

Time for some pink and girly post :) I have been playing with some new stamps from Whiff of Joy, their Princess range. They are beautiful in their flowing dresses and delicate details. Here is my card 'Princess for 1 Day'.

I have coloured my princess with Copics and most of her dress is blue so she really stands out amongst the flowers, it looks like she is singing in a beautiful flower garden :)

I have used Authentique Uncommon papers and have fussy cut the roses and layered them, here is a close up.

And a close up of my sentiment, which I stamped, distressed and then sewed as well.

I am entering my card into Whiff of Joys challenge #113 - Janes Sketch. I love her sketches!!! Did I tell you I was in the top 3 for the previous challenge 'Pink & Pearls' for this card...wooohooo :)

And before I go I have another quick card I made for the office where I work, for someone who is getting married this weekend. Simple, plain and elegant but I love the way it came out. The bird cage is Kaisercraft which I painted white and finished off with the rose and butterfly.

Thank you for popping by and for your lovely comments, hope you have an awsome weekend!!!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


As you know I have two boys and they are very busy little boys, always on the go! Even now that they are a little bigger they still just as busy and love their sports!! But they also get their fair share of bumps and bruises. So the layout I am sharing with you today is of my eldest son when he was little and if you look at his forehead, he has a nasty bump - typical of boys I guess!!

I have used a word chippie from Stuff 2 Scrap - 'Tough' and thats what boys are,they just get up and keep going :)

I am not so sure about this LO, I think its a little different for me but I am happy I have scrapped some more pics of my boys and I guess with boys LO's they tend to be a little less busier. Anyway I used the sketch from Get Picky, love their sketches!! And I have been a good girl and trying to use up my older stash, the papers are My Minds Eye.

Thank you again for popping by and for your lovely comments!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sweet Baby Angel Face

I have another layout to feels like its been ages since I've joined in some challenges with moving and life just getting in the way of But this month I have been able to do a couple :)

This is for this month's Kraft It Up challenge - Kraft, Fabric & Stitching. So for those who visit my little blog regularly know I LOVE stitching!!! And I used some muslin for my fabric - stitching and muslin = a perfect match I think :)

And some close ups.......

And a close up of the gorgeous chippie from Stuff 2 Scrap, I painted it with some gesso and then stickled it!

The photo is of my youngest son, aaawwww he was just the sweetest bub!!!

Thank you for popping and for your lovely comments!!!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lime Tart Gallery

I am back with my layouts!!! The kids are on holidays and I thought it would be a bit quieter but its been a crazy week. Anyway I have my layouts to share with you today using Lime Tart's Half Tart Kit - did I tell you it was another stunner?!?

I love the colour combination in this kit, so fresh and pretty!

Thank you for popping by and for your comments they are so appreciated and I always love reading them!!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Lime Tart September Gallery

Last week Lime Tart's gallery went up and I didn't share it with you, sorry!! You definately won't be dissappointed, so pop on over here and have a peek.

I got to play with the Half Tart and its another stunning kit! First up are my cards.

I will be back with some pics of my layouts and be quick if you would like a kit they sell out very fast plus you will love the Full Tart and A la Tarte kits. Thank you for popping by and for your lovely comments!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

So Cute..

I love this image by Elisabeth Bell - A Child's Prayer.

Isn't she sweet?

This is going to be a short and sweet post today, I don't have much to say but I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Elphine House - It's Cuddle Time - Challenge #5
CLP Challenge Blog - #40 Sketch Challenge - Lili of the Valley
Crafts and Me Challenges - #52 Add a Heart
Cute Card Thursday - #182 Anything Goes

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Spring Time!!

I did it Yes, I loved Nadia's sketch at her challenge blog Once Upon a Sketch but never posted it on time, never mind I still love the sketch and I am happy with my layout :)

I used a Stuff 2 Scrap piece of chippie - Flower Border #1, which I cut and then painted with Distress Crackle paint. I then added them to my clusters of flowers, with Spring I felt like lots of flowers :)

Some close ups.

Thank you for popping by and for your lovely comments!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Pink & Pearls

Yep I did it again, I leave my post to the last minute and just get my entry in on Its been a while since I've played along with some challenges, with life just being busy at the moment but on Friday my new Whiff of Joy stamps arrived and I just had to make time to play :) So here is my card for their current challenge - Pink & Pearls, which is about to close ;)

I don't think you can get any 'pinker' than this but I thought hey lets make her beautiful dress a bright pink, after all she is a princess!! Even my DD commented on her bright pink And some close ups.

So there is my pretty pink princess!! Thank you for popping by and for your lovely comments, hope you have had a fabulous start to your week :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

So Lovely.......

I have been playing with my Lime Tart kit, I received the Half Tart and it is stunning. A gorgeous combination of colours - so fresh and pretty!

Today I shared this layout on Lime Tart's blog. The pic is of my DD and DS, isn't it sweet? I hope they will always stay close to one another.

And here is a pic of the gorgeous Half Tart kit.

Thanks for popping by and for your lovely comments!!!