Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The face I cant resist.

Yep.................. Ive been scrapping again. I just cant seem to help myself these days.
I think I needed a colour fix with all this rainy weather we are having here in 'not so sunny QLD'
You know me, I just cant resist colour. LOL.
I picked up the cutest vintage book at a Goodwill store and I couldn't wait to chop it up.
It was perfect for this LO I thought. I got to use one of my new journal stamps too.
OK its just a quick post I can hear my house work calling. Bye. TFL.
Shell x

Monday, December 28, 2009

Almost one.

I didn't think I was going to get any scrapping done until the New Year but turns out I have a problem and just couldn't wait that long. Anyone know the number for Scrapbookers anonymous? LOL.
Anyway I kind of consider this LO a collaborative effort and here's why.........
Most of the paper was given to me by Gilly.
The chipboard button and doily are from Jodie and that beautiful journalling tag is from another scrapping friend Leanne.
I really love the colours on these college press papers. Think I'm gonna have to get some more.
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. (We sure did.) I hope you have a happy and safe New Years too. TFL.
Shell x


Well there is at least 2 birthdays in my family in January so I thought it was time I got cracking on some cards. Well actually I did have some ulterior motives. Just couldn't wait to use my new border punch and stamp that Paul got me for Christmas.
So here they are the number 5 one is for my funny little nephew who is having a birthday early January and the blue and brown card is for my Mum who's birthday is later in the month.
I am in love with that stamp. Love the fiskars border punch too. I also got some lovely background stamps and some fantastic journalling stamps that Ive wanted forever so I'm a very happy girl.
Shell x

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I just thought Id take this opportunity to wish all my followers and my visitors a
Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.
Thank you to every one who takes the time to read and make comments on my little blog.
It always makes my day and inspires me to keep creating. You guys are the best!!
Cant wait to be back in 2010 with some new stuff to share with you including some things I'm really excited about in my Etsy store.
THANKS again lovely people.

Shell x.

More journals

I made some more journals these are so easy and I thought they would make nice Chrissy presents. I'm pretty sure the people I made them for don't read my blog so I hope I'm safe to post them here before Christmas.
There has been no time for other scrapping I'm afraid and I don't think I will be able to until after New Years now. Its gonna be tough. LOL. I suffering withdrawals already. Ive got so many ideas buzzing around in my head but I'm trying to prove that I'm not to obsessed in the hope that when we move next year hubby might give in and agree to me getting my own Scrap room. Yeah right! OK bye for now. TFL.
Shell x

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thats my boy.

Here is my birthday boy again. I love this photo of him he looks like such a big boy.
This is so not what I wanted it to turn out like when I started this LO but it had a mind of its own. LOL.
More Kitty Robot cuteness on this LO not to mention a few of my buttons.
This is the first time Ive used glimmer mist on my card stock. Ive used it to colour embellishments but never on my back ground. Behind the times I know.
I used yellow daisy and patina.
I love that pom pom trim. Ill let you in on a secret................... You will be able to get your hands on some from my Lil Red Rocket Etsy store in the new year.
Ive got pink, red, turquoise, green and orange they are all bright and delicious. So stay tuned. TFL.
Shell x

Mischief Maker.

Well I think that the title says it all. Hard to believe this little package of cheekiness is going to be 3 tomorrow. He is getting even more clever every day.
Today we discovered he can whistle! Where does he learn this stuff?
Anyhow this is a pretty simple LO. No inking distressing and no embellishments. Shock horror.
I kind of like the simpleness and clean lines though and was surprised to find I didn't find the need to pile the embellishments on. Unlike the LO above. Oooops! TFL.
Shell x

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Another fabulous Blog give away.

Kathie is having a totally amazing give away on her blog. Just take a look at the prize. Is that fantastic or what!
Ive put my name down to be in the draw. Its open to Australian and international people but you will need to pay the shipping if you are not local.
So what are you waiting for check it out HERE. TFL.
Shell x

Blog candy

Angie is having the most generous give away on her blog. Just take a look at all these goodies.
She also hosts some challenges you can find her blog HERE. TFL.
Shell x

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Love this boy.

Here's a LO I completed earlier in the month for the DT challenge for December on
Sorry I did warn you in an earlier post that it was a bit bright.
Check out the little Kitty Robot button. How cute is he!
Not to mention my baby boy. Look at those chubby cheeks. I could just dunk him in my coffee LOL.
I have 2 more LOs (both about Tys) almost finished. Just waiting on some titles.
The competition on Out of the Hat is closed for this month and the entries have been amazing. There are some very talented scrappers out there.
If you missed out on entering this month there is always January. There will be great prizes as always. I hope you'll have a go.
OK bye for now. TFL.
Shell x

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

new elastics.

Some new elastics to show you. These ones are a bit different. All lacy and pretty. I'm just about to up load these on Madeit but they will be seriously limited. I have plenty of this fabric but not much lace. I may be able to do something similar in the future but not exactly like these.
That's all I have for 'show and tell' today. I want to scrap but by the time I get the kids in bed I just cant be bothered with pulling everything out and even less bothered with packing it back up again. Oh to have my own scrap space..............................well a girl can dream cant she.
OK off to do something productive. TFL.
Shell x

Monday, December 14, 2009

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas la la la la......

Well with only 11 days til Christmas I thought I should pull my finger out and make some Christmas presents. I'm only giving hand made gifts this year.
Well except for the ones for the boys that is. I don't know how to make a Transformer or a Ninja Turtle LOL and since that's what Tys asked 'Ho Ho' for I guess he might not be overly impressed with earrings, hair elastics or 2010 personal diary.
Anyway. Here is what I made Miss Fay, Tysons Pre Kindy teacher.
Well I covered it at least. Its a 2010 diary. I used one of Jodies Sweet Vintage doilies which I think was the perfect finishing touch.
The ribbon and cinnamon sticks are just a little extra and something different than wrapping it in paper. I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out and It was super easy and fast to make.
I'm making more for family and Ill post them here when they are done.
I have also made some more hair elastics. These new ones are a bit different from my other designs. Very soft and pretty looking using pretty fabrics and lace.
When the sun comes out I might be able to get some photos to show you.
OK I'm off to the post office to post off some more Lil' Red Rocket orders. Bye for now. TFL.
Shell x

Friday, December 11, 2009

And more buttons.

Just a few new addition to the shop. Hippo elastics, Yellow Frog elastics and a Yellow Lil' Leapers mix.
On the kit front, Ive just ordered the most gorgeous little vintage finds to include in my kits. I think I'm going to find it hard to part with them. LOL. I cant wait to receive them but I don't expect to see them before Christmas so the BIG reveal will have to wait till 2010. Scary to think just how close that is now.
OK that's all for now. TFL.
Shell x

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Look new buttons!

Here's some Squirrel buttons in brown. These lil guys go great with Cosmo Cricket 'Nutmeg' and 'Earth Love' ranges. I think these guys are my fav ATM.
As you can see Ive made them into elastics too.
Ive got some yellow frogs about to be released soon so stay tuned for those.
I just wanted to share THIS fantastic LO by the very talented Sharmaine. I love what shes done with the Yellow Spotty Lil' Red Rocket button.
Its so great to see people using my buttons and in such a clever way.
Thanks for letting me share this Sharmaine.
OK that's all for now. Hopefully next time Ill have some more new stock to share with you. TFL.
Shell x

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Little Guy.

Last weekend I went to a crop at my LSS with some forum friends from The Boxx.
It was the first time I had met Gilly, Renee and Geli. They are all so lovely and I had a fantastic time. I cant remember the last time I laughed so much.
We were the smallest table but I think we may have been the loudest. LOL.
It was so much fun and I cant wait to catch up again.
Any way I got 2 LOs almost finished and here's the first. Gilly lent me her Martha Stewart punch for this one and I loved it. Gotta get my self one now.
You might notice the close up of my brown squirrel button. I'm about to make some more and load them in my store. They go quite well with these 'Earth Love' papers by 'Cosmo Cricket' don't you think?.
The second LO I made at the crop just needs a title and then Ill post it here.
Ive just loaded a heap of new hair elastics in my Madeit and Etsy shop and Ive got some components on order to make some hair clips. They should be here any day now.
I have also ordered the most delicious jewellery components. Lots of gorgeous vintage beads and some Japanese Vintage glass cabochons which I plan to make into some pretty little rings.
Oh and the cutest little vintage glass owls for earrings and maybe some pendants.
They will be limited so Ill post them here for all my followers to get the sneak peek so you can get in first if you like them. I will post them on Etsy and Madeit for my Aussie customers who prefer not to mess around with the whole US dollar thing.
Oh and there will be a couple of embellishment pack coming out soon too.
OK thats all for now. Gotta get stuck into this house work before it gets too hot. Bye for now. TFL.
Shell x

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Give away winner

Thanks everyone who joined in on my Lil' Red Rocket button give away. The random winner has been drawn and it is Katrina. Katrina had some issues with blogger so although she did try she was unable to post a comment.
Congratulations Katrina!
I will be making this a regular thing so if you would like to join in the next give away stay tuned.
I have a hair accessory give away coming very soon.
Thanks again everyone.
Shell x

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sweet Dreams

Here's something a bit different for me. Not my usual style. This Websters pp was a little out of my comfort zone because they are so beautiful it nearly broke my heart to cut them up. LOL.The other paper Ive used were all scraps and The lace Ive had hanging around forever.
Sorry it didn't photograph too straight but you get the idea.
The blue doilies are by SWEET VINTAGE and Ive just added some white ink over the top to give them more of a faded appearance.
Ive also added some blue ink over the top of one of the cream doilies that Paul (my wonderful husband) picked up for me from a church sale.
The white foam letters have also been sponged with the same blue ink. I picked up those letters from the cheap shop. $2.99 a pack. Gotta love that.
The blue letters are foam Thickers.
I'm off to a crop tonight at my LSS and I'm catching up with a few girls from 'The Boxx' there so that should be fun and I might even make a new LO to post tomorrow. OK Bye for now. TFL.
Shell x

Friday, December 4, 2009

My Beautiful boys.

Hi all. Ive been messing around with Picnik again, but this time Ive used the Premium version.
So much cool stuff on the Premium program. I was up til midnight messing around with some photos and could have been up way longer if my eyeballs hadn't been hanging out of their sockets. LOL.
Here's just 2. The close up of Jedd was done using Picnik and a bit from Picasa. I wanted his eyes to really pop and be the focus of this image. I could get lost in those big saucer eyes of his.
Check out the one of Tys. What a poser. He gets that from his Dad. He did have tomato sauce all over his face in the original (he gets that from his Dad too lol.) Can you tell?LOL. TFL.
Shell x

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Scraps of Us sneaky

Here's just a sneak peek of my DT LO for SCRAPS OF US for December. I cant show you any more until its been published in the forum, but I can tell you that you might need your sunnies handy its a touch bright. LOL. TFL.
Shell x

First Mad Hatter LO.

Hi there
I just wanted to share with you my first LO as a Mad Hatter.' So greatful for you'. I'm really proud to be part of the new team and I couldn't wait to get started on this months challenge. I actually had it done by the 1st but with my Internet allowance cut I had to wait till today to show you.
I'm not really happy with how it photographed. I'm having a bit of trouble getting them straight ATM. Ive been thinking about using the tripod but with the kids around that is almost impossible. I take all my photos early in the morning in Tyson's room because that's when and where I get the best light.
With out Paul home to keep them out from under my feet it makes things very difficult.
Anyway you can see my delema.
Check out the cute little KITTYROBOT button. I just couldnt resist using it on this LO. The criteria was rub ons, paper cutting and spots so how perfect was this spotty little toadstool.
I hope youll have a look and even join in the challenge this month. There is aways great prizes from fantastic sponsors up for grabs.
You can find the Out Of The Hat blog HERE. TFL.
Shell x

Monday, November 30, 2009

Out Of The Hat.

Guess who's one of the new Mad Hatters...................................... give up?
Well its me. YAY! I'm so excited. I love the Out Of The Hat blog and I was lucky enough to be picked as one of the new Mad Hatters for the latest team. The term is for 6 months and I cant wait to get started.
Make sure you pop over HERE to check it out. The next challenge will be up tomorrow and its going to be a great one.
There are some really generous prizes from fantastic sponsors. I hope you will join in the fun. In other scrapping news, I have completed my December DT LO for Scraps Of Us but I cant show you just yet. I should warn you that you may need your sunglasses handy though. In typical Michelle fashion, its a bit bright. LOL.
Don't forget to pop your name down for my give away if you haven't already and thank you to every one who has entered and helped to spread the Lil Red Rocket love.
If you like jewellery and hair accessories you might want to stay tuned. Ive got some new ranges coming out soon. Just waiting on more supplies.
I might host another give away to celebrate my jewellery launch.
OK that's all for now. TFL.
Shell x

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Give away time. *** NOW CLOSED***

And we have LIFT OFF!!
To celebrate the opening of my new Etsy store Lil' Red Rocket I have decided to host a give away.
Here's what you could win. 1 pack of Navy 'Beep, Beep' buttons or 1 pack of Pink Lil' Leapers. These lil guys come with foam tape attached all ready for you to just stick on your LO.
To be in the running just leave me a comment and let me know which pack you prefer.
If you want to help spread the Lil' Red Rocket love and receive an extra gift make a post on your own blog about my give away with a link back here and if you win I will throw in some
co ordinating ribbon and 1 Clear Cuts Craft butterfly.
Don't forget to leave me a comment letting me know if you posted a link on your blog and which pack you prefer.
I will draw a random winner on Tuesday 8th December.
Good luck everyone. TFL.
Shell x

My favourite niece

Here's a LO I made just cause.
I felt like doing something with paint and I thought it was about time I tried some thing more girly for a change.
Its OK I'm allowed to call her my favourite. So far she is my only niece and as far as I'm concerned shes the most beautiful little girl in the whole world.
You might be horrified to hear that that large flower was once white and I dyed it red with of all things food colouring. Well I was in a creative frenzy and had no red ink. LOL.
I'm sure its not acid free, but I try not too get hung up on that sort of thing too often.
I was really going for a more textured look for this one. Id still like to have got more texture but It looked finished to me so I thought Id better leave it alone.
OK that's my only LO share for today. Id best get off this computer and do some 'stuff'.
Its a nice breezy day today perfect for washing and drying freshly mopped floors and Ive got a few Etsy orders to fill.
I'm excited to say that I made my first few sales in my Etsy shop last night and my Mumbo Jumbo buttons were featured on the Madeit newsletter. Ive just finished loading a few new hair elastics on Etsy this morning too so If your interested you can check them out by clicking the link to my shop on the right hand side. Bye for now. TFL.
Shell x

Monday, November 23, 2009

Out of the Hat November Challenge

Here's my entry for the November Out of the Hat challenge. The 3 elements this month were.....
use a die cut, which is the Kraft scallop paper behind my photo. 3 different size photos and a tree.
I made the tree myself. It was quite a bit of work, I must say. I used a punch to cut out all those little leaves. There must be hundreds of them.
I'm loving embellishment clusters ATM. and I have found some great shops on Etsy. I'm trying hard to resist the urge to buy more embellies. Its a daily struggle. LOL.
Any way that's really about it for now. I may have another LO of my favourite niece to share later. TFL.
Shell x

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Branching out.

Here is just a really small sample of the new hair elastics soon to be uploaded in my Etsy store HERE.
Ill upload most early next week. And Ill be adding new designs all the time.
Lil' Red Rocket hair elastics are all made with 'snag free' elastics and are securely attached to the buttons with out the need for any glue.
These little elastics will make a great stocking filler or a cute little gift for girls of all ages.
You wont find anything like these in the shops.
They will retail at $4.00 a set. I think that's a steal.
I can even make these with black or perhaps brown elastics if preferred. TFL.
Shell x

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Jedd and Ted.

Last month on SCRAPS OF US there was a competition to design a sketch and then the winning sketch would be given to the Design Team to create a LO with.
The winner was LG Belarmino and she created a great sketch. Its really interesting to see how each person interprets a sketch and each DT members LO is quite different to the next.
I can never stick 100% to a sketch I like to have a look at it and then work from the picture in my head and just kinda let it happen.
Any way here is my take. If you'd like to see the sketch and the other DT girls LO you can find them HERE on the SOU blog. TFL.
Shell x

Sketch 15 on Scrap Your Heart Out.

Hello everyone. Here's my latest LO for the 'Scrap Your Heart Out' Challenge Group over on 'The Boxx'.
It was my turn to pick this weeks sketch because I won the challenge for week 13.
I chose a Becky Fleck sketch and here is my interpretation.
How cute is that little camera charm! I just love it. I purchased it from HERE My 2 Angels.
If you like using charms on your LOs I recommend you stop by and have a look . My 2 Angels have a fantastic range and lots of other great scrapbook products too.
OK that's all for now. Ill be back later with some more things to share. TFL.
Shell x

Friday, November 20, 2009

Lights and lamps 'to die for'

The lovely Vicki is hosting a give away on her blog skrapsofme and the prize is fabulous its a $40.00 voucher to BuysterLighting. This is the one I have my eye on. Isn't it gorgeous.
My dear little one year old just busted the shade on my favourite up light so I'm in need of a new lamp.
OK so here's what you need to do stop by Vicki's blog, become a follower, leave a comment and then make a post about her give away (with a link back to the store) on your blog.
Good Luck every one. TFL.
Shell x

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A few new buttons.

I just wanted to share a sneak peek of some of my new buttons before I load them in my Etsy shop.
There will be yellow frogs and some brown squirrels coming soon too. The squirrels go really well with the new 'Nutmeg' pps by Cosmo cricket.
I just couldn't resist sharing these. I think they are so cute.
Now that Ive built my stock up a bit more I'm going to finally host my give away soon, so stay posted if you want to be in the draw to win some of my embellies.
These buttons will be available for purchase in the shop by the end of the week.
I'm also going to offer something extra at no charge for the first 5 customers to purchase something from my new shop.
If you are interested in having a look at the other buttons I stock just click on the picture on the right hand side.
I'm still new at this and the shop is pretty small but I have plans for some more embellishments and maybe some packs with different co-ordinating embellies. TFL.
Shell x