Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Scrap the Boys Feb...

A new month - so many great challenges to be inspired by! Scrap the Boys is one of my faves and was the first one I saw today so I thought why not! I have been enjoying getting messy with paints and mists and stamps lately and I found this really fun technique using sandpaper to scratch out the background of the photos... really makes the subject pop out! Love it!

One of my home-made flowers... I'm addicted to them at the moment!

 I'm keen to do a lot of challenges this month so see you back here soon!

Sunday, 29 January 2012

'Let's capture these sketches' first timer!

I saw this sketch yesterday over at 'Let's capture these sketches' and thought I'd give it a go... almost the end of the month and I wanted to try a challenge site I hadn't tried yet... there are SO many great ones out there!

A few weeks ago I watched a Prima tutorial by the amazing Finnabar (thanks Min!) and it blew my mind! I couldn't wait to give it a go ... definately nowhere near the her amazing creations but we have to start somewhere right?! And it's great to try new things too! I went mad with my Shimmerz on this one - I just LOVE my Shimmerz!  Thanks for stopping by - have a great week!

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Check out this giveaway!!!...

Yep - my scrap bestie Karen is having a giveaway and it's packed full of yumminess!.....

All you have to do is go over here to her blog; follow and leave a comment - easy peasy!
Her work is absolutley stunning so pop over and say hi and be in with a chance to win!!
Happy Sunday everyone!!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Scrap the Girls Jan

Happy Friday everyone! Just sharing a quick lo today (compared to my last effort this was a super quick lo!!)....  Scrap the Girls challenge for Jan is Monochromatic... now I am usually TERRIFIED of mono layouts but I saw the challenge and had idea straight away so thought I would go for it!...

The rolled flower and the kraft coloured ones are handmade and the others are Prima and one Kaiser (I think!)

Sorry about the pics - it has been pouring, overcast and stormy for the last week and looks like the weekend isn't going to be any better! Hope it's sunny where you are (and if not what a great excuse to stay inside and scrap!)...

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Daring you to Scrap January...!

Have you seen this great new challenge blog around?? Daring you to scrap has a great DT and I couldn't resist this first challenge of creating your background with scraps of paper!  Everybody seems to be in the mood for clearing out their stash and I am doing the same (wow what a big job!).. Anyway - here is what I came up with and boy oh boy it was a long difficult process.. you know the ones that just take lots of frustration (and some colourful language) along the way... the ones that you think will look ok and then when on paper look like crap and then it takes hours to fix.. and fix again... and again! Many times I was tempted to bin and start again but I think I got there in the end! ?!?!

Have a great weekend everyone!! Be sure to pop on over and give this challenge a go (hopefully you wont have as much trouble as me) lol!

Monday, 23 January 2012

While we are on the subject of prima.....

Here is another great RAK up for grabs over at Stacey Young's blog - seriously she is just amazing if you have never seen her work you simply MUST pop over (and join the giveaway to win this...)...

Aaah - wouldn't it be nice!!

want to win some Prima??

Doing a little blog hopping today and saw this great give-away....

Just pop over here (Scraphappykat) to see how you can be in with a chance to win!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Is there anything that can't be done with Charms gorgeous creations!!

Well it wouldn't be a cake without some sort of paper creation! Just putting this up quick to show some friends my little baby's birthday cake ... well she's 6 but still my baby.. I think I may have fallen in love with 'cake pops'!! be back to share more later - have to get back to the party!!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

January Stuck Sketches....

This is my first challenge entry for 2012 and it feels good to get back into it! Had to have a go at this one when I saw the sketch over at Stuck Sketches ! This is what I came up with (totally inspired by my new Shimmerz too!) ...

The pic was taken in October but journalling is as per yesterday! My little girl is turning 6 on Sunday and starting GRADE ONE on Monday!! We will be having a busy birthday weekend! Happy Friday everyone!

Monday, 16 January 2012

HAD to have a play!

I received some very exciting mail today (Shimmerz - yippee) and just had to have a play! It is the week before school goes back and I am flat out but they were just calling me! Not to mention getting back from my scrappy visit to Karens and being SO INSPIRED!! (more on that later)...

oh look at that face - he was terrified!!  

Sorry the pics are horrid - it is so miserable here - raining all day long! How cool is that heart! That is just hand-drawn using a Posca pen on a transparency sheet and then cut out - I'll be doing more of that I think! Papers are Echo Park ' for the record'.
Better go cause my kids are jumping on the trampoline in the pouring rain and it's gunna be a big clean up job! They are having a blast though! I'll be back soon - have already started another page - gotta love those Shimmerz!!!
Hope you are all having fun! 

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

I'm the luckiest gal in the world!

Well as many of you know I have a scrappin bestie - Karen and she just absolutley rocks the shabby and grungy thing... I totally LOVE her work (check her out  here ). I was SO LUCKY to be SPOILED ROTTON for Christmas not only with some scrappy goodies but these STUNNING creations made by her which I will ALWAYS TREASURE....

First up this gorgeous bird cage... ooh it's shabby-licious!

The little door opens too and I can pinch some of those flowers if I need to lol!

Next is this INCREDIBLE printers tray! OOh how I love the Timmy love in here! Check out that awesome pin board on the left (I can actually stick things on there!) and the beautiful ring binder ooh and the watch and - and - and!! I just love everything about it!

I am off to see Karen for a night tomorrow and I can't wait!! We will be swapping loads of goodies, creating something fun (I will share later) and just hanging out - TOTALLY CAN'T WAIT!!!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Have you seen this???

OOH - this is so exciting - Gail at 'The Greatest View' has the prettiest of prettys and there is a giveaway - jump on over here and have a look!

You could win a voucher to buy some of these...  Good luck!

Feb Sneak

Sunday, 8 January 2012


Well HELLOOOO!! I have been without an internet connection for weeks now and boy oh boy have I missed stalking my fave blogs!! We had a lovely relaxing Christmas and New Years and hubby has gone back to work today so I'm ready to get organised and back to my scrapping (YAY!).....
I know Christmas is almost like a long ago memory but I did want to share the end of my December Daily since I haven't had the chance yet.... I really did have fun with this and will definately be doing it again next year! ...

That little book in the no.25 pocket has all of the Christmas day photos and journalling.

I love this pocket at the back - I put all of the kids special Christmas artwork; christmas cards the kids wrote Justen and I; their letter to santa on Christmas Eve etc

It turned out really chunky (which I really like!) I had a few questions about how I was going to bind it and this worked the best (and kind of happened by accident actually!).  I made 4 holes and was going to use rings but couldn't find any the right size so pulled out my seam binding and threaded it through each hole and instead of tying them all in 4 individual bows, just tyed one big knot! I really like how it looks! Ok well that is it for today but I have LOADS more to share over the next few days! See you all again soon and HAPPY 2012!