Monday, July 26, 2010

Where have I been?

No I haven't disappeared again. This ^ is what has been keeping me busy. Kinda hard to tell but this is a large shoe box filled to the brim with Lil Red Rocket orders.
I love to see them all packaged up, ready to go to their new homes.
It makes the sore fingers all worth it.
In case you didn't already know I make each set of buttons as the orders come in. I don't have many made in advance because I never know whats going to sell from one week to the next and the components and import fabrics are too expensive to waste.
So there you have it a little insight into the labour of love that is Lil Red Rocket and if you've recently placed an order you can be pretty sure its in there^ some where. TFL.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Id just like to say a big thanks to everyone that entered my give away. I was overwhelmed with the response but unfortunately there can only be one winner and that winner is...................

KIRSTEN. Yay Kirsten.

Im sorry to everyone that joined in a missed out but there's always the regular monthly draw over at my Lil Red Rocket blog. Just pop over become a follower and you automatically go into the draw each month.

Ill be hosting a really BIG give away over there soon to celebrate our one year anniversary. Wooohoooo!

Now onto the toot..................... Im one of the newest DT members over at Scrap That Baby.
Its a fantastic challenge blog focused on children aged 0-4.
Each month there is a new prompt and the design team is amazing!!!
I feel very honoured to be a part of such a talented bunch of ladies and I cant wait to get started.
So if your on the look out for a new challenge and some inspiration to scrap some baby photos you can check it out HERE.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Heaven Sent.

Well thats what his little guy is. I love him to bits and when I found these adorable angel wings I just knew they were made for this photo.
This LO is for my July challenge at MYSTICAL SCRAPBOOKS and also uses some of my Mystical DT pack for the month.
Donna sent me the Kioshi pattern papers by Basic Grey. I have to admit that I was a little worried when I first saw them because its very soft and girly. The back side of the papers are a little more masculine but still very different from what I would usually try.
Im always up for a challenge and so I decided to stick with the soft palette and just see what I could come up with.
Im quite pleased with the way it turned out
Im starting to find that some times it pays off to step outside of your comfort zone.
Anyway here it is 'Heaven Sent' with lots of close ups cause I do love a close up or 2 or 3.
Thanks everyone for your lovely comments on my past few LOs. You certainly make me feel very special and inspire me to try and keep improving with each new LO.
As always TFL.

Monday, July 12, 2010

You @3.5

Im trying to cram as many challenges in to this month as possible because I REALLY miss them. Some times life and other commitments just get in the way and Im determined that this wont be one of THOSE months.So any way here is my LO for Scrap the Boys.
Its a little different to my usual stuff but I thought the photo and the journaling was important enough to keep it simple with out too many distractions.
So here it is, not completely sure about it but it was fun to do.
Im so glad that Scrap The Boys is back up and running.
Being a Mum of two boys Im sure its going to provide me with lots of inspiration in the future. TFL.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


When I saw colour palette #14 on The color room this week I just knew I had to give it a go. Its an new colour combo fav I think.
Ive used a CHIPCHOPSHOP small bubble border, some SWEETVINTAGE doilies and a MY LITTLE BIT OF WHIMSY heart stick pin YUM!
Ive been a busy girl this week and managed to do a LO for the scrap the Boys challenge too.
Ill be back soon with a photo. TFL.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Gum Boots.

The MYSTICAL SCRAPBOOKS 'Colours of Winter' Cybercrop is now in full swing.
Here is my example LO for my distressing Challenge.
One thing that always reminds me of winter is the kids in the back yard in their rubber boots or as Tys calls them 'Gum Boots'.
If these old boots could talk Im sure they'd have some stories to tell.
First they were Tyson's Cousin Ryder's, now they are Tyson's and Im sure one day soon they will be Jedd's.
Im sure they have had lots of adventures with some very busy little boys.
I love to take photos of the little things like shoes favourite toys or food, the boys hands, the special treasures they collect for me in the garden or the things they make.
Some times the images tell a story all of their own and bring back those important little memories too easily forgotten.

Friday, July 9, 2010


OK Peeps so the Mystical Cyber Crop is on TONIGHT. The theme is Winter and its gonna be awesome so if your free tonight why not pop over HERE and join in the fun.
Ive got a little challenge set and so has the rest of the team.
There are great prizes and RAKs up for grabs not to mention the most amazing and friendly bunch of like minded, friendly, scrappy gals to chat with.
All the details are as above. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

wanna win this?

Thought it was time I hosted a give away here.
There are lots of hand made and vintage goodies in this little stash, so if you want to win this just post about it on your blog, include a link and come back and leave me a comment.
If you already are or you become a follower Ill give you another entry in the random draw but dont forget to mention it in your comments.
Its open to Australian and international people and Ill draw the winner in a fortnight on 20th July. Thanks for joining in and spreading the love.
Oh and dont forget you can also sign up to be a follower at my Lil' Red Rocket Blog
and automatically go in the regular monthly draw. TFL.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Next Friday.

Whats next Friday you might be asking.................... Well Its the MYSTICAL SCRAPBOOKS cyber crop so mark it on your calendar there will be lots of great challenges and fantastic prizes.
Ill be back next week with all the important details but for now its just a sneaky or 4 from my challenge. TFL.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Still Learning.

This LO is for The Colour Room, palette #12.
I really loved this palette and decided that these photos of Jedd would be perfect to use for this challenge.
I didnt have any grey so I decided to change my photos to Black and White.
I am really enjoying using flowers on my 'Boy' LOs at the moment thanks to some inspiration from the fabulous Stacey.
Ive used Basic Grey alphas, the brown papers is Bo Bunny and the orange is Cosmo.
Prima and Tiffanys flowers, Sweet Vintage Doily, Clear Cut Crafts butterfly and Lil Red Rocket 'itty bitty birdy' button and vintage milk top.
I just wanted to say a big Thank you to all you lovely people that take the time to leave me such wonderful comments here on my blog.
Im hoping that while the shop is shut Ill get some free time to stop by your blogs and leave you some lovin' too.