Wednesday, 23 January 2013

new year - OUAS challenge

It feels like a long time since I've played along with any challenges ☺  So I'm quickly sneaking this one in before the month ends!  It's for Once Upon a ... Sketch  - loved the theme - the start of something new and sketch for January ☺
 Here is my page:
 We were having some fun with this wooden frame and my camera recently;  I got my oldest to take some snaps of me at the same time ☺  They went well for this challenge as I wanted it to be from my perspective and some things that I would like to focus more on this year.  I've used papers from Studio Calico and some AC Amy Tangerine canvas stickers.  Here are some close-up's:
 ... the prettiest of Prima flowers - some canvas letter stickers - AC Amy Tangerine ...
 ... little black Kaisercraft sticker letters - perfect for titles ... and a cute flair button from Paper Stories ...
 ... the canvas fabric stickers by Amy Tangerine -
... and a frame by Studio Calico ... another bloom by Prima and one from Kaisercraft ...

Love how this one came together ☺  Ok, off to link it up and then finish packing.  It's Australia Day this weekend, which means a long weekend with the public holiday, so we are going camping with some friends.  Should be lots of fun.  Till next time - thanks for visiting ♥

Saturday, 19 January 2013

baby girl

Hello - I'm sharing one last page using my January DT kit from The Scrapbook Store.  I've been working with Farm Girl by October Afternoon - such a sweet and girlie collection ☺
 Once again, I'm using a picture of my gorgeous niece ☺  Lots of little layers, banners and pretty flowers on this page - I've also used my paper crimper with some White A4 paper to create some texture for the matting of the photo - here are some close-up's:
 ... some 'old' Sassafrass sticker letters ... used up bits of left-over papers by adding long strips of pattern paper to the bottom and top of page ...
 ... a Sew Fun banner from this collection - I've machine stitched them together while still on the die-cut sheet - simply peal the banner off the sheet and you are left with your banner - too easy ☺...
 ... a few more banners from the same collection ... and a bright Prima bloom ...
... and a faux flair button - punch out a one inch circle from your pattern paper and add an epoxy dot ...

Product used:
Sew Fun Banners - OA
Prima blossoms
Paper Crimper
White cardstock
cotton thread
epoxy sticker dot

So that finishes my show-casing of Farm Girl - I've had such a great time creating - be sure to check out the store to view the entire collection - you don't want to miss out on this one ☺  Don't forget about our monthly sketch challenge - you can see lots of inspiration in the gallery!!  We are still using the December sketch, due to being such a busy month ☺
And we are already heading towards the end of this month - I'm can't wait to share some new creations for February challenges and also announce which Design Team I've just joined.  Exciting!!
As always : thanks for coming by ♥

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

a trio of cards - Farm Girl - October Afternoon

Just popping in to share some card creations - it's been a while since I've made cards!  I've been creating with Farm Girl by October Afternoon for The Scrapbook Store.  The 12x12 sticker element sheet has these three cute girl stickers and I thought they were perfect for cards ☺
So here they are: using an assortment of the pattern papers from this collection, as well as the designer brads and hemp twine!!

The Scrapbook Store still has lots of this collection in stock so be sure to check it out.  I still have one more page to share using this fabulous collection - I'm enjoying the opportunity to create some 'girly' pages ☺  Thanks for coming by and your lovely comments ♥

Monday, 14 January 2013

birthday girl

Hello - back again to share more of Farm Girl by October Afternoon for 
The Scrapbook Store - loving this collection and the opportunity to create some 'girly' pages.  This is my sweet niece - her mum has given me some gorgeous pictures to scrap book ☺
 I've gone with a larger photo this time and clustered a few smaller ones around it.  The pattern papers in this collection are so pretty and I just love the banners that are included in this collection too ☺
Here are some close-up's:
 ... clustering of photo's using some little white clothespins ...
 ... some twine and banner pieces from the Sew Fun Banner pack ...
 ... a little crochet flower with a Designer brad ...
... some of the sticker elements from the 12x12 shape stickers ...  for the background stamping I've used a script stamp with some of the Silks Acrylic Glaze ...

Product list:
Sew Fun Banners
hand-made crochet flower
crochet trims
cotton thread
You can find the entire collection in store - Farm Girl!!

Will be back soon to share some cards that I'm making with this collection ☺  Thanks for visiting!!

Thursday, 10 January 2013


 Hello - I'm back after a little camping trip with my family - we had a great time away and I'm sure you will see some fun pictures popping up on my pages ☺
For the month of January I will be creating with Farm Girl by October Afternoon for
The Scrapbook Store - it's a very cute collection of papers and embellishments!
So here's my first page ☺
I'm using a picture of my adorable niece Amari!!  I will be using a few pictures of her while I create with this collection ☺
Here are some close-up's:

 ... some of the little banners - word stickers are Simple Stories - Sn@p collection ...
 ... a collection of cotton thread, hearts and a brad from the Designer Brads OA ...
... a handmade crochet flower with a Designer brad to the centre...  I've layered some of the pattern papers and card packaging together ...
... the flower is from the sticker sheet - I've mounted onto white cardstock, then cut it out ...
Products used:
Banner - OA
cotton thread
Simple Stories - Sn@p sticker letters
crochet doilies
OA sprinkler mists
You can check out the entire collection at The Scrapbook Store!!  Thanks for coming by ☺

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

sweet childhood memories

Hello - just quickly popping in to share my page for the challenge at Scrap for Help - the lovely Cynthia invited me to be on the Design Team for 2013; so I was very excited to accept this ☺
Here is the challenge:

... and here is my page ...
I've been scrap booking some childhood pictures, so I've used another one for this page!
I love the banner design and thought it would be great to use with the twine!  I've used Heidi Swapp papers and also some Hambly.  Here are some close-up's:

 ... AC foam thickers ... Prima blossooms ... Kaisercraft wooden pennant misted with Colour Shine by Heidi Swapp ... and of course - black/white twine ...
 ... handmade flower using a scallop punch - my favourite kind of handmade flower and it's so easy!! ...
 ... more twine and some Hambly transparency ...
 ... another view of the banner ...
... and just a little more twine ☺ ...

So there you have my inspiration - pop over the the Scrap for Help blog to see some lovely work from the Design Team - we hope you will play along too ☺
Thanks for coming by ♥

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

beach camping

Happy new year and hope you are all well on this first day of 2013.  I always love the start of a new year - it's a great time of making new plans and starting fresh ☺
I'm quickly popping in to share my page for the January challenge at White with 1.
The challenge is White plus the colour swatch & a summer photo!

Here's my inspiration for the challenge:

 I've used some camping pictures of our family (which technically were taken in our Winter time, but we travelled north for this holiday and found the sun ☺)
I've done a bit of masking in the background using a Kaisercraft doily template - first spray the template with water and then place onto the cardstock - I've misted with some aqua colour glimmer-mist and then allowed the excess drops to splatter onto the cardstock - this gives a nice water colour effect.
Here are some close-up's:
 ... Manorhouse and Kaisercraft blooms along with a beach shell - coloured pegs used for the bunting ...
 ... randomly placed wooden buttons and I'm loving the use of cotton thread ...
 ... my typewriter journalling ...
... and the title - Heidi Swapp letters and Glitz Teeny Alphas ...  the cloud is a sticker from Echo Park which I've matted onto cardstock then added foam tape to give it some dimension ...
... the pattern papers are from Crate and worked well with the colour swatch ...

We'd love to see you join in with this fun challenge - it's perfect if you are in Summer right now ☺  Head over to the blog to see all the details and also more inspiration from the Design Team.  There are three fabulous sponsors for this month who have donated lovely prizes.

Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for coming by ☺