Monday, April 30, 2012

Sketchabilities - sketch # 70 reveal

Good evening everyone :)
I'm back to share another Sketchabilites reveal with you all....Sketch # 70 is now up on the Sketchabilities blog, so head on over & check it out & see what the rest of the DT did with this amazing sketch!

Lots of gorgeous layering for this sketch <3

Here is what I've created..............

Using some old, & really old, My Minds Eye (I can't get enough of MME lately!)...along with some gorgeous Lil' Red Rocket embellishments - Taupe chiffon flower & cute little owl button! Dusty Attic chickenwire CB, Prima flowers, Crochet doilies, MFT diecut/rolled felt flowers, EK Success & Creative Memories butterfly punch, Cheery Lynne olive branch diecut leaves, hessian, Kaiser rhinestones, AC Thickers,  BG & Carolees Creations alpha stickers & machine stitching.

Pics are of the very dead & devastated Queen river in Tasmania....but it still looks so beautiful - the colours were just gorgeous & amazing!

I hope you're inspired to give this sketch a go!  Just link your layout to the linky tool at the bottom of  sketch #70 reveal blog post by the date shown on the linky tool (it tells you how many days/hours are remaining to help those who are in all different time zones around the world).

Thanks for dropping by & leaving your much appreciated comments :)  xx

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Just a quick pop in this afternoon to share a layout I created using the Sassy Scrapper Mothers day kit by Georgia Heald.

It really is a beautiful kit & I just loved the layout when I seen it .....and I just had to have one!  lol is my finished layout....

Using papers from the BoBunny Ambrosia collection

Lots & lots of fussy cutting :)
(just noticed I've put the wrong date...will need to fix that!)

Thanks for dropping by...hope youre weekend was a good one!  xx

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Creative Scrappers + more MME mixed with some Lil' Red Rocket....

I have always been a HUGE fan of My Minds Eye products.....but I'm loving them even more lately!
Their latest ranges are just WOW...and I'm also loving the hexagons that they've introduced into some of their papers.....and I'm also loving handcutting my own hexagon shapes.

So, I'm here to share another layout I created last night using Creative Scrappers sketch # 205 using some MME & Lil Red Rocket goodness...... with some added hexagons - which just happens to be this months challenge on the My Minds Eye blog - to use hexagons!!  Yay

Here is the sketch....

And here is my layout....

I've opted to use one larger photo, rather than the 3 smaller squares.

I've hand cut a heap of hexagons from Follow your heart & Miss Caroline ranges & my base paper is from the Miss Caroline "Fiddlesticks" range also.

I've also used some gorgeous Lil' Red Rocket embellishments in my cluster....a gorgeous big owl button (isn't he just the cutest!!!) and the beautiful teal chiffon flower <3

I've also used my new MFT leaf flourish die that Suzanne ordered in for me (available in the Handmade by Suzanne store HERE, but you'll need to be quick!).....If you love flourishes, you JUST HAVE TO GET this die!!! It is fantastic & so versatile I just know that it's going to get a lot of use from me...I love it already! I've cut a few pieces with it & then cut some of them into smaller pieces to give a more balanced feel to my little cluster . There is also a felt rolled rose flower cut using another MFT die, Rolled Rose and also a small Rosette from the Tim Holtz Rosette die. (as you can see, I'm loving all my dies atm

Okie Doke...that's all from me, folks, I'm off to tackle a few jobs for the day :)
Thanks so much for dropping by & for all your lovely comments...I really do enjoy reading them & they really do make my day! :) xxx

Monday, April 23, 2012

MME + just because....

Happy Monday everyone :)
Today I want to share with you all a layout I created over the weekend....a just because LO.
Well, it's really not only a just because me, it's way more than that!

You see, a lovely fellow scrapper was kind & generous enough to allow me to scraplift a layout of hers.  It's a layout, that when I first seen it, I fell in love with, it's utterly divinely (is that such a word?) gorgeous!!! is all of her work!  I love her work to bits & find her a never ending source of me, her layouts are always well balanced in design, colour & technique.

Ok, so you wanna know who this fantastic scrapper is???
It is the one and only Georgia Heald :)

And this is her stunning layout that I have lifted.....

You can see Georgia's layout on her blog  HERE
Don't you agree that it is utterly gorgeous?!  It's the colours, design & those hexagons that got me oooohing & ahhhhhhing over this one :)  I just love it! <3

And here is my take on it....
(nowhere near as yummy & delicious as Georgia's original - but I love it anways!)

I've used papers from the MME "Follow your Heart" & "Miss Caroline" collections...along with some Prima, Kaisercraft & Dusty Attic flowers, Kaisercraft wooden flourish & pearls, Prima lace, twine, AC Thickers, BG alpha stickers, The Girls Paperie journal card (popping out from under photo), Martha Stewart - EK success & Creative Memories butterfly punches, buttons, Prima tile, & versacolor & Stazon ink.

Pic was taken at Port Latta in could see this metal  construction out in the ocean, for miles.  I loved the look of it & just had to stop to get some photos.

A few close ups....

Well, that's all from me for now....but first I'd like to thank Georgia immensely for allowing me to scraplift her gorgeous layout.....  I just hope I have done it justice :)

Thanks for dropping by. xx

Friday, April 20, 2012

Once upon a sketch mixed with Indigo Bleu!

Hi everyone,
I'm back for a quick post to share my latest layout using my April DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne, featuring Pink Paislee "Indigo Bleu" - which has been a fabulous range to work with, it is so so versatile!

My layout is for the April Once upon a sketch challenge....which is the following sketch with the theme "Home".

So here is the sketch, created by fellow HBS DT member, and founder of OUAS, Nadia Cannizzo....

And here is what I've created using the Indigo Bleu collection

Products used from my kit are:  Burlap & Denim papers, shipping tags from the co-ordinated shipping tag pack, Border sticker & buttons from the Boutique Trinket pack ....along with some Prima flowers & Shabby Chic metal birdcage, Kaisercraft paper bloom, Denim flower made from MFT rolled rose die , MFT Decorative doiley die, Martha Stewart Frond punch,  Fiskars border punch, CW Tile texture template, Jenni Bowlin alpha stickers & AC Thickers.

Here are a few closeups showing these gorgeous products...

Pics are of a beautiful old House near Bathurst, called Abercrombie House.  It is still lived in today by a local family who are slowly restoring bits that need restoring, and they run tours through the house, which includes the history of the house & it's previous owners & lots of interesting stories.  It must have been an amazing grande old home back in it's day....I found it totally amazing!

Anyways...that's it from me for this Friday morning...I'd best get on with my long list of things to do! lol

Have a great weekend everyone.  xx

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sketchabilities reveal - sketch #69

Here I am back again, for the 3rd time this weekend....miracles do happen!!  lol
I'm back so soon to share Sketchabilities, sketch # 69 with you all & you can see the new design teams reveal on the Sketchabilities blog....and it really is an AWESOME sketch, don't you think?!   I loved it as soon as I seen it....& I hope you will too :)

It is another fabulous sketch by the very talented, Karan Gerber

And here is what I've created....

Using MME papers from both Miss Caroline & Follow your heart collections.
Embellishements are Lil' Red Rocket buttons x 2 & mini calendar,  A Lil' Somethin' pinwheels x 2, Charms Creations mini lollypop, Chip Chop Shop chipboard button, twine, Kaisercraft wooden flourish,  Martha Stewart punched fronds,  American Crafts Thickers,  Sassafras Lass alpha sticker, Carolines Creations alpha stickers, My Favorite things felt diecut/rolled flower, Versacolor ink.

Pics are of my silly DH pretending he is rowing a boat.....that was sitting high & dry up on the beach! lol

A few close ups.....

I hope you have been inspired to give the sketch a go!  I'd love to see your work over on the Sketchabilities blog....upload your layout to the linky tool by midnight on 28th of this month  :)

That's it from me for now....until next time, happy scrapping!  xx

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Daring you to scrap....

This months challenge at Daring you to scrap is a sketch challenge...& do I love sketch challenges! :)
I've used more of my fabulous April DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne - Pink Paislee "Indigo Bleu" ....this range is truly gorgeous that it is sometimes hard to choose which side of the paper to use (wishing I had 2 sheets of each!  lol) .  It is available in store HERE

So, here is the sketch.....

And here is my take on it....

Using papers Tweed as my base, and small pieces of Jacquard & Poplin for the different shaped banners hanging from the twine....I've also used 2 of the shipping tags & a few buttons from the Boutique trinkets pack, October Afternoon alpha stickers (from last months kit).....with some added twine, metal clips, TA Glimmermist & Cosmo Cricket stickers from my stash.

Pic is of my crazy DD & her friend glamorously dressed in their snorkel of which is rather fogged up!  lol

A few close ups...

This was a really fun sketch to work with & not nearly as scary as what the sketch seemed at first!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend :)
Thanks for dropping by!  xx

Step by step tutorial....

As I mentioned in a previous post, my first step by step tutorial for this layout, would soon be going up on the Handmade by Suzanne blog.....well, it's now up!  YAY!!

If you're interested in checking it can find the tutorial HERE
I hope you enjoy :) ....& happy scrapping!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Scrap the girls sketch + Pink Paislee "Indigo Bleu"

Hi everyone,
I am back to share another layout using the fabulous Pink Paislee "Indigo Bleu" range that I received as my DT kit this month from Handmade by Suzanne :)

I was really inspired by fellow HBS DT member, Marelize's DT sample layout for the April Scrap the Girls challenge....& thought that my DT kit would be perfect for this months sketch challenge, and the idea of the layout I had in mind.

So here is the sketch....

And here is what I have created....

Indigo Bleu products used - Paper Calico, Border Stickers, Shipping Tag, Boutique Trinkets
Other products - Prima Flowers, Prima Shabby Chic Metal Treasures - Bird Cages, Prima Art Tiles, Kaisercraft Grid stamp, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, American Crafts Thickers, Pink Paislee Artisan tape, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, D'Lish Scraps ribbon flower & ticket, October Afternoon & Carolees Creations alpha stickers, Buttons, Twine, Scraps of a cut up cotton doiley.

Layout is about Kate's first day of catching the school bus.

And now for a few close ups...

I wanted to include lots of journaling for this layout, to tell the story of DD's first time of catching the school bus & how she got off at the wrong bus stop!  I didn't want to leave anything out, so there ended up being too much journaling to fit on a journal spot, or even as hidden journaling under the I decided to go with journaling straight onto the layout & am pretty happy with the result :)
(Ps.  The journaling isn't really sloping, as it's the white flowers that are running at a slight angle making the journaling appear to be sloping down)

Well that's all from me for now....hopefully I'll be back in the next few days or so to share my next layout using this gorgeous Pink Paislee range! TFL  xx

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Pink Paislee Indigo Bleu!

This month I received such an awesome DT kit from Handmade by contained the gorgeous Pink Paislee Indigo Bleu papers & embellishments...along with some fabulous Prima goodness :)

I couldn't wait to get started with this range & I'm really looking forward to creating more with it & have a few ideas in mind, but I think they will have to wait until after Easter as we are going away for a few days.

So, here is my first layout using this gorgeous gorgeous range....the layout will also be featured on the Handmade by Suzanne blog as a step by step tutorial, so keep your eye out on the blog for it! - plus I will let you know here when it is up :)

Escape to Adventure Bay....

Products used: Pink Paislee Indigo Bleu papers - Jacquard & Poplin  along with Border stickers, Boutique Trinkets & packaging from the Border Stickers, Prima Kennedy - Blueberry flowers, Prima Shabby Chic metal treasures - Bird cage, Dusty Attic scroll, Kaisercraft paper bloom, Hemp twine, Crafters Workshop Chickenwire template, Kaisercraft Botanical clear textured stamp, Cheery Lynne Olive branch die, Tattered Angels glimmermist, AC Thickers, BG alpha stickers, A Lil Somethin butterfly & a few buttons.

And now for a few close ups....

So there you have my first layout from this fabulous range....all available in store!!

Thanks for dropping by & don't forget to keep your eye on the Handmade by Suzanne blog for the step by step tutorial for this layout! :)  xx

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Handmade by Suzanne April sketch....

Happy April fools day!!!  lol
Being the 1st April, means there is a new sketch up at Handmade by Suzanne....yay!
I love the 1st of each month :)

This month sees another fabulous sketch by the very talented Michelle Fowler!
And here it is....


And here is my take on it....

I've used a mixture of old & new MME on this layout.
Plus some gorgeous Lil' Red Rocket embellies - a little mini calendar & orange spotty button :)
Plus there's a few handmade felt flowers using various MFT dies.
Pics are from our recent trip to Tassie - a cruise around Bruny Island, which was a.m.a.z.i.n.g!

A few close ups...

I hope I have inspired you to give this months sketch a go!
To enter your layout, simply upload it to the April sketch comp folder in the Handmade by Suzanne gallery HERE by 30th April to be in the running for a $30 store voucher that includes free postage!

For all the latest news at Handmade by Suzanne, you can check out the April newsletter HERE - it includes all the latest arrivals in store, what's on order, who won the March sketch comp & who the GDT is for April! - and I'm excited to have this lovely lady join us as GDT this month & can't wait to see what she creates! :)  Yay Niq!

Looking forward to seeing all your entries!
Thanks for dropping by.  xx


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