Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ohh look at this blog candy!

 Just a quick post today to let you know about the give away we are hosting on
You can find all the details about how to be in the running for this colourful and fun collection of goods

We have also announced the date for our next sale.
Lots of goodies will be up for sale and you can view some of the sneaks on the BLOG.
There will be further sneaks leading up to the sale so if your interested why not pop on over and become a follower and meet the new members of our amazing Design Team.


Monday, March 28, 2011

WARNING!! Long post. Lots to share.

Lots to share today so please bare with me its a BIG post.
First up is another LO using my March DT kit from Handmade By Suzanne.
More yummo Cosmo Cricket Social Club.
Yep, not a fan of this first one, actually I HATE it! That yellow card stock screams 'YUCK!' to me but I was desperately low on card stock so thats the best I could find in my stash. Yikes!

OK so maybe Im biased but these lil guys are just the cutest! especially when they and friends and not arch enemies. They do really love each other see. Now I have the proof. LOL!

A close up of one of the gorgeous Dusty Attic small chipboard doilies, included in my pack.

Im kinda enjoying the whole card making thing at the moment. I never thought Id say that but its true.
I think 'keep it simple stupid' works for me, at least where cards are concerned.

And another.Actually I made 3 but my sewing machine ate the last one so it found a new home in the bin. It was beyond saving. Boo hoo!

In case you hadn't noticed yet I LOVEEEE  to make wall hangings and when I was sent this MDF album from WOW i knew that, that is exactly what I wanted to do with it. This first one is for Master Tys and Im thinking that just maybe Ill put his name on it to hang on his bedroom door.
I have one in the pipe line for Master J too. Ill share that when its finished.

Heres a girly one just cause I had the most beautiful MY CREATIVE SCRAPBOOK kit screaming at me to get used!
These are sooooo addictive and the best thing is that because you get 4 pages in an album so can make loads. Great presents for birthdays or Christmas.
Make sure you ask your LSS to order in some WOW hot air balloons if you want to make one too.

Well if you make it this far, well done and thanks but, just before I go......the sale date has been announced for the next Lil' Red Rocket sale. It will be held on the BLOG but ill be back later with more about that and a LRR give away so stay tuned.
Thank you all so much for all the love you leave me or even just for stopping by for a look see and welcome to all my new followers. I appreciate you all so much and I apologize for being such a slack blogger. I do love you all and Im really looking forward to finding some spare time to sop by some of your blogs to leave you some love too. xx


Thursday, March 24, 2011

2 steps.

Heres a little LO completed with my HANDMADE BY SUZANNE DT kit for March. Yummo Cosmo Cricket social Club. I loved this particular paper so much that I wanted to keep this LO quite simple and keep the focus on that beautiful paper the photos and the devine chipboard alphas by Pink Paisley.
Every thing used to make this page is available in STORE.

Ill have more shares soon. TFL.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Last 2 pages for Morning Side Drive.

 Here are my last 2 Los for Morning Side drive from THE POLKA DOT PLACE.
This first one is all about my favourite mug, given to me by my good scrappy friend Leanne Jago.
My morning wouldnt be complete with out a coffee in my favourite mug!

This next and final LO is all about Pauls youngest sister Emily. Isnt she beautiful! She is absolutely gorgeous inside and out and we all adore her especially Tyson and Jedd.

Heres a close up of the flower I made with the crape paper included in the kit. Im pretty sure that Bridge will be including instructions on how to make this flower with each kit purchased along with some sketches and a few other tutorials from the rest of the talented team.

On a sad note I have resigned from 2 Design Teams this month WOW and SCRAP THAT BABY and
unfortunately next month is my last month of my term with WHITE WITH 1  and I have decided not to reapply.
As sad as it is to say good bye Im hoping that now Ill have more time for Lil Red Rocket and for the family and the big BIG changes we have up ahead!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Brown Bears big adventure!!

Heres another share for THE POLKA DOT PLACE using the gorgeous Morning side drive kit.
This kit is nearly sold out so if you'd still like to purchase one you'll need to be quick.
This is a page all about Tyson's favourite Teddy 'Brown Bear'
Brown bear is such a special teddy and has been cuddled and loved by lots of kids as he was a second hand bear when he came to live with us.
Tyson took to him instantly when he was given to us by a friend of my Mums when his previous owners had out grown him.
As you can see from the journaling he went on a great adventure all the way to Tyson's Kindy for the
teddy bears picnic.
At the picnic Brown Bear was treated to some delicious home made carrot cake a few turns on the slide, some small talk with the other lucky teddies, a piggy back from Tyson on the walk to and home from Kindy and of course countless cuddles from the proud and happy aforementioned little boy!
Don't mind the date on the page. Its meant to be March DOH!! Must fix that.
Thanks for popping by. TFL.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Morning Side Drive release.

THE POLKA DOT PLACE kit Morning side drive is on sale YAY! So here are a few of my LOs.
Bridget is releasing previews of all the DTs stunning work over the course of the week. Just to tease LOL!
So, I do have more LOs but Ill share them with you later in the week.
This kit is very pretty but the B sides are also great for your boy pages but, I found those pretty paper to good to resist so, alot of my LOs for this kit feature myself or facts about me.

First up I apologise for the terrible photo. It was really over cast on the weekend so they are not the best.
This is my example LO for the exclusive Polka Dot Place sketch that I created below.
There is also a little how to that accompanies this LO and sketch on the BLOG.
So please pop on over and check it out if you are interested.

This kit is really gorgeous and very generous I got 5 LOs easily out of this kit and I think I could actually manage 6 if I wanted.
If you want to get your hot little hands on this kit I suggest that you do it soon. They wont last long thats for sure. TFL.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Morning Side Drive sneaks.

Just popping by to share with you a few sneaks of the beautiful new kit for March called Morningside Drive by The Polkadot Place. Due for release tomorrow.
Such a gorgeous kit and so generous.  So far I have 4 pages completed with LOADS of left over product for later.
Ill also have a sketch and a' how to' that Ill be sharing with TPP fans this month.
On the blogging front, you may have noticed that Ive given this place another make over.
Sorry to keep changing it but I think Ive finally settled on a background that fits my header and that Im happy with. Ive also made myself a new signature (see below) and a Thank you image at the very bottom of the page. Now thats commitment for ya LOL!
What do you think? As always thank you for your wonderful comments.
Ill see you soon with the full Morning Side Drive reveal. TFL.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Sunshine 365 days a year.

Yep, thats what this little guy is!
This LO is for the current March Color Challenge over on the Crate Paper blog.
Im a huge Crate Paper fan and I adore this colour combo and challenge set by the very talented Lucy Edson.
OK sorry if your not into close ups but, this one has lots of little details so, I just thought Id share some.

I have made the kraft butterflies myself. I used some free children's colouring in pages which I found on the web. I down loaded the images and pasted them onto a word document so that I could re size them to the exact size I wanted and then I just printed them out onto kraft card stock.
I have also done the same with the round label which is a vintage image I found on The Graphics Fairy blog.
The largest pattern paper butterfly was made by printing out the colouring page image and then cutting around it to make a template. Trace onto some Crate Paper pp and there you have it.
OK, now just before I go I thought Id share a little secret.Lately Ive had a lot of lovely compliments about my photos. Thank you!
So, I thought it was time I revealed my secret. Im by no means the world greatest photographer however, I do have a good camera and I think that is half the battle especially when it comes to the kids.
They dont often stand still long enough to get the 'perfect shot'.
Above you can see my before and after photos.
See just a so-so photo to begin with and not perfectly focused.
Ive used PICNIK to edit this picture to make it really 'pop'. I do use the premium version which you do need to pay for but its very inexpensive and totally worth it.
Im a big fan of the 'touch up' feature and find that if you use the eye bright and then the mascara brush over the details on the face you can bring alot more definition back to the finer features and it make the photo look alot more 'in focus'.
It does take a little bit of practice but I think you will be happy and surprised with the results and its easy to use if your a bit Photo Shop phobic.
OK, I think thats it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for all your lovin'. TFL.
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Saturday, March 5, 2011

I made cards!

I know, WEIRD huh? I'm by no means a card maker actually I suck at making cards but I wanted to challenge myself to do better.
I had so much beautiful left over product from my DT packs from last month that I thought Id put it to good use rather than add it to the ever growing pile of scraps in my stash.
 The one above is made using the Echo Park Line "Be Mine"

These 2 are made using Cosmo Crickets "Circa 1934" line. Yep, still not sick of it.
Ive also used some of my decorative tape as an accent to frame the ribbon and ric rac
as I wanted to create some thing to play along with the current MOXIE FAB challenge.
You can find it HERE and join in too.
Thanks for the heads up NATALIE.

 I decided that Id take a close look at some of my favourite card makers blogs and try to work out why it is that I cant make cards to save myself.
I discovered that I like a simple card with strong design elements and a focus on beautiful embellishments.
So I set to work with that in mind and here is the result.
Hey I know they are all pretty similar but, its a start right? and Im fairly pleased with how they turned out.
Who knows I may even get to like this card making thing.
Thanks for stopping by. TFL.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

White with 1 for March

Back again. Sorry I really hate to post twice in one day but today Im going to make an exception.
So to state the obvious its March and boy am I glad.
 February was a really awful month started out OK but didn't end so well but, I digress. Your here for the scrappy stuff right?
Well here is my DT example for WHITE WITH 1 for March.
You may have guessed that the palette is bright pink and white (of course) and the other requirement is artisan shapes which I almost forgot about so I snuck that little one in at the last moment. OOOPS!
Now Im not biased but that cake there was seriously the yummiest wedding cake I have ever had.
Its true, ask any one who went to my wedding. It was worth getting married just for the cake. LOL.

Here's the closie.
As always there is great inspiration from the team and awesome prizes up for grabs at WHITE WITH 1.
 I hope you'll pop over and join in this month.
 OK I think thats about it for now.
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Sketches and more sketches.

I thought Id pop by and share with you some sketches today to give you some ideas for some great challenges this month.
The first one, above is the sketch I designed for HANDMADE BY SUZANNE this month. Id love to see what you do with it.
Suzanne has upped the prize value to a $30.00 voucher this month. Last month we had the biggest response yet to our sketch challenge using Chloe's beautiful sketch ,which was super fun to use.
I hope youll have a go this month you can find us HERE.
We are lucky enough to have the amazingly talented Kathy Link as our Guest DT member this month so Im sure there will be lots of inspiration to come.
HANDMADE BY SUZANNE also still has a awesome sale on and has just received some of the most beautiful new ranges in store.
I really do believe that I am on one of the BEST design teams for the absolute best on line scrapbook shops on the web.
Not only are SUZANNES prices, postage charges and customer service the absolute best on the web but Handmade by Suzanne is always one of the first stores to have all the new releases in stock.
OK onto the next sketch.....

Yep its another sketch by Yours Truly again and this one is for CREATIVE SCRAPPERS as always the prizes are great and the DTs examples are absolutely gorgeous so, I hope youll get the chance to have a play with this sketch too.
OK I will say hoo roo for now but, I hope to be back later with my LO for WHITE WITH 1 for March. TFL.

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