Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Stuck Sketches August challenge....

I am playing along at Stuck Sketches this month - It's a great little sketch that I ended up turning upside down. I had some fun with fishing line (boy oh boy that is challenging to work with!)...
Added some micro beads mixed in with some paint and gel medium to hopefully look like sand, a little bit of Purple Pumpkin goodness and gotta love that little Stuff2Scrap beach hut - too cute!
There isn't much time left but head on over here and give it a go!

Thursday, 25 August 2011

A sweet little share...

Just thought I would share this lo that I blogged over at Stuff2Scrap last week!  I also did a step by step on how to create the ice-cream cone - so much fun! So if you want to join in, just head over to http://stuff2scrap.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunday-sweets-anyone.html

This one was just for fun - I used Echo Park papers -they are so bright and fun! Thanks for dropping by - Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

I could die happy right now!

This may seem a little sad but I just HAVE to share this with SOMEONE ...  I am home alone at the moment and have tried calling my sister (she's not home).... my mum (she's probably out in the garden and can't hear the phone)... I literally HAVE to share this before I pop so I am going to share this with you...
I went to my local thrift shop to drop off some unwanted bits and bobs and went in for a look around and you will NEVER GUESS WHAT I FOUND!!! ....

I did embarrass myself by letting out a little squeal of delight when I saw this vintage Dymo machine!! It was only $5!! What is even MORE exciting is that I went to this same shop about 3 months ago and found these.......

Yep - you are not seeing things... 10 rolls of Dymo tape...never had a Dymo machine at the time but just knew that one would turn up somewhere... don't you just LOVE when that happens!! I am totally thrilled and could die happy right now!! Since I am so excited I will share the rest of the treasures I picked up too......

The Dymo machine for $5, a ratty canvas for $1 (looks terrible now but wait and see what I am going to do with it...!), a bag of chalk for my little ones $1, just under 4m of calico fabric for $2.50 (I see flowers!), a pair of dumbells $2 (don't laugh I really am going to use them one day!), an enamel bowl and cup $2.50 (I can NEVER go past vintage enamel - just love it!), and those GORGEOUS OshKosh  silver shoes for my daughter $5.50 (she will be SO excited about those pretties!!) So all of this for under $20 - are you kidding me!! The excitement here is truly PRICELESS!
Thanks for listening - I won't have to pop now!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Want to get Shabby??!

I posted this layout over at the Stuff2Scrap blog last week and almost forgot to put it here too! I have also done a step-by-step little tutorial on how to create that lumpy bumpy shabby sheeky title too so pop on over and have a look if you want to give it a try! http://stuff2scrap.blogspot.com/2011/08/lets-get-shabby.html
It was inspired by this month's sketch over at http://stucksketches.blogspot.com so be sure to pop over and join in!

This was some old K&Co papers and embellies I had in my stash that I thought I'd better use up!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 20 August 2011


Just had to share this little treat I received in the mail box this week - SO EXCITED!!!

Isn't it just STUNNING! It is from my scrappin bestie Karen! I just LOVE it! She is the master of all things Timmy! You should check out her work... http://inkstained-fingers.blogspot.com/  .....now to find the perfect place to put it!! ...

Thursday, 18 August 2011


Well I have a bit to share with you over the next few days.. I have been busy creating!

I have been blogging over at the Stuff2Scrap blog this week so be sure to pop over and follow along! http://stuff2scrap.blogspot.com/

Here is one of the layouts I created ...I also did a bit of a 'how to' on makng your own custom background using chippies so head on over if you want to give it a go!

The 'bird is the word' challenge word is love so I might put it up over there too!
Have a great Friday - I'll be back soon with more to share!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Creative FUN!

Well my renovation is ALMOST finished ...ALMOST! It's been a huge job and once the weekend is over it should be done.. Having said that, I have been enjoying my (mostly complete) new room so much I have sneaked a little time to create! There are some great challenges out there this month and I can't wait to get stuck into them!

The first one I had a go at was August Kraft it Up challenge (just love my kraft cardstock!!) ... It was a sketch challenge (see further down)... here is what came together...
I used Echo Park 'Playground' and of course lots of 'Stuff 2 Scrap' chippies ...don't you love the bubble look on them - lots of fun! If you want to get your hands on some of the love hearts or the funky arrows head on over to http://www.stuff2scrap.com.au/ - they have LOADS of fun chippy designs!

So be sure to pop on over to http://kraftitup.blogspot.com/ and join in! - here is the sketch.....

Thursday, 4 August 2011

A quick little PEEK!

Hi all! Well I am madly getting ready to take off for the weekend to my Mum and Dad's 40th Wedding Anniversary party - so excited! Truth be known we are meant to be leaving in one hour and I am still sitting here in my PJ's! Uh Oh!
I just wanted to share a quick peek of the front cover of a mini book I have made them to celebrate their 40 years of marriage. I haven't managed to finish it yet but will give them what I have completed and then take it back to complete it ....!  They are such a beautiful couple - still madly in love after 40+ years together - truly inspiring!
I hadmade those red cabbage roses ages ago and have been waiting for the perfect thing to use them on - I just love them!
Have a great weekend everyone!!

Monday, 1 August 2011

Stuff2Scrap August Challenge

This is my first layout for the Stuff2Scrap Creative Design Team...  so VERY exciting!!
You simply must have a go at the challenge this month ...lots of fun colours to work with!!  Just pop over to http://stuff2scrap.blogspot.com/ and join in! There are more examples too from the other members of the Creative Team - so inspirational!

You can create a page/card or OTP project ... This is the colour palette...

Plus I'd like to see chippie on your creation! :)

I used lots of paint and mist and stamping in the background and some MME paper, bookpages and then loads of flowers ...black and teal ones are handmade, red one is Kaisercraft, white one is Maya Rd. And the most stunning part... the chippies of course!! The title word 'beauty' was painted and embossed, the bird was sprayed with a little white chalkboard mist and the gorgeous flower border was a corner design that I snipped to make it straight... these are ALL from Stuff2Scrap - aren't they gorgeous!!