Sunday, October 30, 2011

Whiff of Joy Challenges

I am a bit late but Whiff of Joy Challenges have another great challenge this week - Challenge #116 - Karina's sketch.

I have used the darling image Melinda Blowing Kisses, isn't she sweet!

And a close up of Melinda, I coloured her with Copics.

I will be back soon with some of the new WOJ November releases, you will not be disappointed - they are adorable :)

Thank you for popping by and for your lovely comments.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Bright Sunny Yellow!!

Yellow has never been a favourite colour of mine but the new gorgeous MME Lost & Found 2 Sunshine range just might change my mind! This gorgeous paper and this months challenge at Kraft It Up inspired me to create this layout.

Of course some close ups of some of my favourite embellies :)

I found some really chunky glue dots in my stash and I love them, they add so much dimension! So I have popped my little Prima flower on one and the mini Melissa Francis mini tag. The crochet circles are from Lime Tree Creations, the mini rose ribbon is Maya Road, the brads and buttons are MME.

I left the Stuff 2 Scrap chippie raw and popped the hearts up with my chunky glue dots.

The large Prima flower I gave a good spritz of Sunshine glimmermist for a rich and sparkly yellow.

Love the new Prima Alphabet Stickers!!

The Kraft Clock is Maya Road and I am finally using up my Pink Paislee Stash of Artisan Elements :)

Its certainly 'sunny' here, it was still 43 degrees here at 5.45pm!! Thank you for popping in and make sure you come back next week, I will be having an awsome christmas blog candy to give away :)

Hope you all ave an awsome weekend!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stamping & Bleaching

Today is my turn to post on the Zest Blog and I shared an old technique. Heres a peek, so pop on over here.

I used the Magenta stamp that comes in Lime Tart's October a La Tarte, this kit sold out super fast at the beginning of the month but Philippa has managed to put another one together so be quick and grab it!!!

Thanks for popping by ad for your lovely comments!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sweetest Thing

I finished this LO on the weekend and I didn't know If I was going to make it on time because my phone and internet died on Saturday but they sent a technician out today and I am back! How I missed the cyber

Ok back to my post, Get Picky is celebrating their first birthday and have an awsome blog hop happening so pop on over for some inspiration! This is my take on sketch #13

Lots of 'prettys' and some of my favourites on this LO. My DD of course when she was just a bub, MME Lost & Found 2, chippies, flowers, muslin, film strip, stamping, inking, distressing and stitching! Some close ups.....

Thank you for popping by and for your lovely comments. I have lots of emails to catch up on so I will be visiting soon :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mother's Love...........

I loved the inspiration pic this month at Lets Get Shabby Challenge #28 and you had to use paint and flowers to. What do you think?

Here is my layout, this is my DH when he was just a new little bub in his mum's arms. Ssshhh.....I added the year in there, can you see it? I wonder if he would be happy with, oh by the way he is quite a few years older then me ;)

I used a mixture of goodies on this LO, the papers are Graphic 45, Kaisercraft and Glitz, I did some spring cleaning of my scrap goodies and its amazing what you find! Odd pieces of paper that can be used for background/base and ones I still liked, I kept aside and this one was perfect for the challenge and went great with the G45 paper! Some Prima alphas - new fave, Pink Paislee Artisan Elements, muslin and Stuff 2 Scrap chippies. The heart chippie is a border I cut, inked with Distress Ink, some white acrylic paint, a good spritz of Glimmermist and my heat gun - love the finish. The Story Block tucked under my photo has been painted with Distress crackle paint - Picket Fence, oh and I painted the edge of my layout all the way around with some crackle paint to.

Some more close ups....

If you love the challenge like me you still have until tomorrow to get it done, so get scrapping! Thank you for popping by and for your lovely comments!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

WOJ - Anything But Square plus *** Exciting News!!***

This weeks challenge at Whiff of Joy Challenge is #115 - Anything But Square so pop on over and have a look at the gorgeous inspiration from the DT. Here is my card, I inked up the sweet WOJ Little Mermaid from their Princess range and made a round card.

I coloured her with Copics, fussy cut her and popped her up with some foam dots. I inked the background with Distress Ink Tumbled Glass and using a cloud template I hand cut, made some clouds and the water was coloured with Copics and finished off with a coat of Dimensional Magic.

I went through my stash and added some Prima flowers, the round swirls have been fussy cut from MME Hattie papers and of course finished it off with some shells - alot of dimension on this one :)

Now some of you may have noticed already but I have some super duper exciting news to share with you!!!! Did you notice the new little blinkie in my sidebar? I am so excited to be part of the super talented Whiff Of Joy Design Team. I have always loved Whiff of Joy stamps and thank you Katharina for this wonderful opportunity!!!

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

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Flower Pot Gift Box and Card

It is my turn to post a step by step on Lime Tart's Zest Blog today, so using my a La Tarte I made this.

Pop on over here, if you would like to see how I made it :)

Lime Tart October Gallery

Lime Tart October Gallery is up!!! And what gorgeous inspiration there is, so grab a cuppa and head on over here.

I got to play with the a La Tarte this month, a gorgeous kit - I know I say this every month but they are always gorgeous!!!! I love it when my pizza box arrives :)

For some close ups and to see what the rest of the lovely girls came up with, pop on over to the gallery.

Thank you for popping by and for your lovely comments. Hope you have fabulous weekend.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I have been playing with Prima's Printery Collection, it is just gorgeous and perfect colours to scrap the 'boys' in my life! This LO is of my DH and eldest DS going for a walk together, its an older photo but I love the moment I captured, holding hands and being together. His dad is his hero and it is so sweet to watch :)

And some close ups......

A close up of my DA chippie flourish and little bird, I inked them with Distress Ink Frayed Burlap, some Snow Cap acrylic paint, good spritz of Tattered Leather glimmer mist and my heat gun - love the finish.

More muslin tucked away - love the texture!

I used Stuck Sketches - 1st October Sketch. Loved the sketch, it was so easy to work with and heaps of fun!!!

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

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sparkle and Swirls

Whiff of Joy Challenges has another fantastic challenge - #114 Sparkle and Swirls. Here is my card with another gorgeous princess.

I have stamped swirls around my stamped image and machine stitched all the way round. And my sparkles are there, I promise but they are not showing up to well in the pic. I added stickles to the flowers, the edges of my stamped image and the butterfly.

Thank you for popping by and for your lovely comments!! Hope you are having a fab weekend, filled with lots of crafting and fun times with your loved ones!!!

A la Tarte!!!!

I have been playing with Lime Tart's gorgeous a la Tarte kit today :)

Isn't is just gorgeous?? You had to be super quick with this one this month because it was an instant sell out! If you don't know, you can take a subscription and that way you won't loose out :) This month there is an extra kit to, here are the rest of the kits.

Full Tart.

Gourmet Tart. (This is the extra kit)

Half Tart.

Sssshhhh, don't tell anyone but I was a Queen of Tarts this month!!!