Wednesday, 29 February 2012


Thank you to all that responded to my give away - I enjoyed reading your comments and checking out new blogs ☺

Ok, so we have a winner for the give away prize pack................................................and it goes to:

Carolyn McPherson said...

Hi Chantelle,

I've been a long time follower and an inspiree of your blog.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Congratulations Carolyn - please email me your postal address so I can get your goodies out to you!!

And because I'm feeling generous and still have left over goodies from my sale I'm drawing out another TWO winners for a little prize pack.
They are:

Irini said...

Chantelle your candy is gorgeous....question do you make the doilies yourself??

Anyway fabulous givewaway!
I have been a followers for ages I am off to shout it to the hills!!
here is my blog



My Fruit Bowl of Love said...

I love everything you do Chantelle you are so creatively talented...just gorgeous

Congratulations to the both of you - please also email me with your postal address and I will be sending out a special something to you as well.

You have till Monday 5th March to send me an email and claim your prize ☺

Thanks again to everyone that entered - and hello to all my new followers♥


Happy 'last day of the month'
Can you believe that we will already be in March tomorrow and officially the first day of Autumn - Summer goes way too fast - thankfully we are still having gorgeous, sunny days here.
Anyway, I'm sneaking in one last challenge LO for this month - I've joined in with the Hambly Sketch Challenge - this is their first challenge and I'm excited that they've started doing this.
So here's my LO using lots of Hambly!!
 ... and I've used photo's of my sweetest no #4 boy who just loves being outdoors and playing - these were just from the past weekend when we went camping ...
Here some close-up's:
 ... a bunting from Hambly rub-on's ... American Thickers for my title ...
 ... a shipping tag with a heart punch shape from transparency and machine stitched... also a cute crochet flower ...
 ... and some circle punch-out's with some more of the transparencies ...

... and here is the fabulous sketch for the challenge - isn't is awesome:
Thanks Hambly for a fantastic challenge - make sure you check out their blog from lots of amazing inspiration from the Design Team ☺

I'll be back soon to announce a winner from my giveaway.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012


Thanks so those that came along for my clearance sale - there is still lots left, so if you thought you may have missed out, check out my previous post here and see what's available - I've updated each product!!

You have just ONE day to enter my give away - winner will be drawn tomorrow
I'll see you back here then ♥

Friday, 24 February 2012

creative bits clearance sale!!


Welcome to my Creative Bits Clearance Sale - for those that have not heard of Creative Bits - this was the name of my Etsy store - I've decided not to continue with this little venture any more and am clearing out all of my excess stock.  Lucky you!!

Items are limited - it will be first in - first serve!!

  Please go thru the items and make a wish list of what you may like.  Then email me at with your list - please also include your full name and address details.
I will let you know the total costs including postage.  If the item is already sold out, I will detail that in the email.
Postage costs: from $1.20 (small order)
                       $5.00 (medium order - A4 envelope)
                       $6.00 satchel (large order)
For international orders - I will quote you a postage price once I see your order.

I will also include payment details - it would be preferred if you could pay it to my nominated account (otherwise we can arrange PayPal if you request it ☺)

(I will email you as soon as possible with your order details but please be patient as it's the weekend and we are sneaking in a camping trip too - you should have heard from me by Monday ☺)

I have the following items for sale:

                            Doilie collections - 3 pack - $1.80 
                                                        4 pack - $2.40
Red, Orange, White & Sand - 10 available   only 2 left.
White, Turquoise, Yellow & Green - 8 available  only 2 left
Naturals - 10 available only 3 left
Green, Peach and Yellow detail doilies - 11 available 8 still available
White, Yellow, Pink & Turquoise - 10 available 5 still available
Sand, Lemon, Red & Green - 10 available only 3 left
Navy, White, Turquoise & Pink - 10 available 5 still available
White, Pink, Orange & Yellow detail doilie - 7 available 5 still available

Buttons (small) - hand-stamped images onto calico - $3.00 per pack (buttons suitable for scrap booking only - flat backed)
Birdie buttons - 6 available 4 still available
butterfly buttons - 3 available only 1 left
Crochet trims - all well over 12" - $2.00 each
Yellow edge trim - 3 available 2 available
green edge trim - 3 available 2 available
White trim - 5 available
Cream trim - 4 available 3 available
 Pink trim - 1 available

Mini doilies - over 20 in each pack - $3.00 per pack
Mini doilies - 7 packs available only 1 pack left

 Satin blooms - 3 in each pack - $3.00 per pack
Blooms - 7 packs available  only ONE left SOLD

Thank you and happy shopping.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

1 more day till sale time!!

We are just about ready for Sale Time!!  Goodies are all packaged and ready to go ☺

I'll have blooms, buttons, crochet doilies and crochet trims.

Sale time = 
Friday 24th Feb - 12'oclock (noon)

See you right here then ♥

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

cadens wheelbarrow

The second sketch for the month is up at Stuck?! Sketches and here is my LO:
Some fun photo's of my little one in his new wheelbarrow - it was such a hot day, he filled it with water and bubbles ☺
 I've used some papers and flower pop-up's from Sassafrass with a few embellishments sprinkled in between.  Here are some close-up's:
 ... a cute little button from Lil Red Rocket and a Kaisercraft bloom ...
 ... chipboard letters and computer journalling ...
 ... the Sassafrass foldies - I've added in a tag, peg and wooden flower embellishment ...

... and here is the fabulous sketch to work with - I love it that it fits a series of photo's ...
This is my very last LO for the Stuck?! Sketches challenge blog - my six months is up and it's time to welcome in some new faces.  Thanks to Sara for having me - it was great having these sketches as my inspiration each month and I look forward to joining in on the other side ☺

Monday, 20 February 2012



... to coincide with my Creative Bits clearance sale, I'm also having a give away.

* a pile of coloured doilies
* bag of mini doilies
* bag of wooden buttons
* pink, blue and green paper flowers
* small bingo cards
* story book cards with twine
* 5m pink twine
* 3 white blooms
* vintage book print paper doilies
* white paper doilies

All you need to do is leave a comment and be a follower of my blog ☺  and if you share this on your blog, I will add your name twice to the draw ☺

Winner will be drawn on Wednesday 29th Feb.

Good luck and thanks so much for your support ☺

pink lake

Happy Monday - another new week ☺
I had a go at the latest challenge from Once Upon a ... Sketch - it's all about holidays or vacations!
For something a little different, I decided to go with a scenery photo, rather than people.
Here's my LO:
 This place is a holiday spot of many wonderful memories - we have been to this place many, many times and we are still enjoying it!!
My background paper is from Delish -  Dulwich Collection - and I've given it some 'ink treatment'.  And I've used lots of different things on this page - here are some close-up's:
 ... a hand-made bloom - this is made by me - I made it white but used glimmer mist to change the colour to suit my page ...some crochet trim and a little birdie button ...
 ... a stem of blooms - this is actually from a larger stem of faux flowers that I got in a discount store - they are perfect for scrap booking ☺...
 ... another tag - I can't seem to make a LO without them ☺ - and my journalling which I've attached to the tag.
... and here is the sketch to work with the challenge: - a very fun one too!! more about the hand-made blooms - I've been creating a bunch of them and wanted to share them as a preview - they will be available in my clearance sale on Friday - I've made them in white and as you can see, they are easy to mist with inks so you can customize them for your LO's.

Hope you like ♥☺♥
I'm nearly ready to share a picture of my give away, so I will be back soon.
Thanks for coming by!!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

happy day

Hey, hope you've had a wonderful weekend and feel well rested, ready to start a new week ☺
I'm just sneaking in this LO for a challenge at the My Minds Eye blog - it's a sketch challenge with the theme of YOU.
I really wanted to join in seeing as I've got a stash of new goodies from the new collection - Follow Your Heart - I just love the soft muted tones of these papers and the gorgeous embellishments that go along with them.
Anyway, here's what I've created:
 These pictures are of my biggest boy - he had a fun beach day with his class mates to celebrate the end of their Primary School years.  With the sketch, I've layered lots of the pattern papers together, adding in some of the chipboard embellishments and also making some of my own.
Here are some close-up's:
 ... circles from the pattern paper with some of the brads ... also made a little flag with one of the pins ...
 ... my journalling and the chipboard title ...
 ... a little bunting from the chipboard embellishments ...

... and here is the sketch that was provided for this challenge:
It's a fun one, hey!!  I'm off to link it up.
I hope to be back soon with a preview of some flowers for my sale on Friday and also details of the give away ☺

Thursday, 16 February 2012

adore you

I recently got some new goodies in - some of the gorgeous papers and embellishments from My Minds Eye - what a stunning collection!!
I used some of the papers and embellishments to create a LO for a challenge from
The criteria is to have at least ONE heart on the page, misting/painting and use a Charms Creations embellishment.
So here's what I've come up with:
 I just ♥ these photo's of my oldest and youngest together.  My oldest has such a caring nature and is always looking out for his little brother.
Here are some close-up's:
 ... the Charms Creations embellishment - one of the stars - these are such a cool embellishment, especially for boys LO's!!
 ... chipboard accents from MME and Kaisercraft blooms ...
... I love recycling!!  The other week I had something delivered to me and in the box was some packing foam - I saved a few of the pieces and made some stamps - for this page I've used I used a 'heart' stamp - I've stamped with paint and I just love the texture the foam has created ...

I'm sure you will be seeing plenty more with these papers - it's one of my favourite collections that have come out recently.

And here is something else that I bought from the recent Charms Creations sale - one of these cute little monsters - my little one loves it!!
Thanks for coming by and the lovely comments!!

school @ home

Hello, I definitely wanted to record this little moment!  School @ home due to stay at home restrictions because of COVID-19.  It was certai...