Monday, May 30, 2011

Magnolia wedding tea light card for my friend's wedding

I made this tea light card using the directions from

I'm really happy with how this turned out. I used kaiser patterned paper, love bingo card, roses, leaf punch, ribbon, kasier droplets and making memories brads. I'm entering this card in the:
Magnolia-licious highlites wedding blog hop competition
and the
Catch the Bug 'brights' challenge

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Scrap with V Bo Bunny blog give away

Wow check out what you can win at scrapwithv
These are the new ranges of Bo Bunny, arent they just gorgeous. And its so easy to win, all you have to do is comment on the blog at the scrap with V.

Scrappin Outback MSR Pressure Test

The first of the pressure tests is on for My Scraproom Rules at
We had to choose 2 numbers from 1-10 one is from list A of embellishments and other is from list B of techniques. I chose 1 and 4, which were flowers and 3 dimensional. For this LO I handcut a whole page of prima patterned paper, and 3 dimensionaled that around the photo. It didnt take me long at all. I also used papermania stickers, kaiser pearls, and diamantes, stampin up die cut, mini alpha stickers, K & Company rub on and kaiser fozz felt alphas. Very happy with this layout.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Trudi's challenge 'sweet old fashioned favourite' MSR competition

We are up to challenge 2 already for the My Scraproom Rules competition at Scrapping Outback
Trudi has set the challenge for this week and her criteria is:
1. Include some type of 'Wet' Media on your layout and chipboard
2. Die Cut
3. Layering which includes at least 3 patterned papers, hand cut elements and cardstock.
4. At least 3 flower blooms - manufactured or hand made - and not including hand cut flowers from patterned paper
5. At least one handmade spiral flower - more can be included. Spiral Flower can be made from cardstock, patterned paper, material, ribbon, modelling clay etc

Thats a lot of criteria. Here is my layout for this challenge. Im really happy with how this turned out, I just love the Kaiser Bubblegum Hills range of papers. I also used collage press patterned paper, basic gray rub ons, kaiser die cuts, sam's eye candy fimo heart, crochet flower and felt flowers and A2Z scraplet chippy title. There is a reflection on Mia's forehead when i took a photo of the LO, its not on the actual photo.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Tara's Masterclass at Scrappin Outback

As part of the My Scraproom Rules competition at Scrapping Outback, there are 3 masterclasses with special guests throughout the competition period. Last night's special guest was Tara Scobie. Who gave us instructions to make a beautiful LO. I didnt buy the kit for the class, so I just had to make do with what I had. And I am happy with how my LO turned out. The only thing I didnt like was that I didnt have any chipboard titles that related more closely to the photo. So i cut the family bit of a chipboard piece that said 'family and friends'. I used kaiser paper as the base, prima roses and flourish, A2Z Scraplet chipboard pieces, kaiser stamp, making memories brads, lace, twine, and two charms.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My scraproom rules challenge 1 - CHOP, CHOP & GARNISH

The time has finally come for the first challenge of the Scrapping Outback 'My Scraproom Rules' competition. Julie has set the first challenge, called chop, chop and garnish. And let me tell you, i did a lot of chopping.

The criteria for this round are:
1.Fussy cutting chop your paper
2.Chipboard Chopped
3.Garnish with Distressing
4.Minimum of 3 Noticeable Hand made Flowers
5.The use of Scrapping Outback Chipboard  (optional)

I didn't buy the kits provided, but I did use the same paper range that they have allocated for challenge 1. I used Graphic 45 Sprintime range patterned paper, that i had left over. I also used Elle's studio journal block, kaiser and K & Company rub ons, Carolee Creations alpha stickers, page from a novel, chipboard fence, american craft thickers, buttons and sewing pattern paper. I am so happy with how this LO turned out, i just love it. Thanks for a great challenge Jules. You can check out the details of the competition at

Flourish with a Bling May colour challenge

These are the colours that Liz from Flourish with a Bling has chosen for the May challenge. Black, white and Teal
Im not happy with how my layout turned out, you know when you have the idea in your head and it just doesnt turn out how it was supposed to. I think its my flowers, they are too flat and plain. But anyway this is my layout. I used some paper that i have had in my stash for years. Come to think of it, i dont know any brands of stuff that i used on this layout.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Challenge Heaven sketch challenge

Here is the may sketch at challege heaven
I used kaiser bubblegum hills range of patterned papers, die cuts and pearls, prima flourish and flower, carolee creations alpha stickers, SEI alpha stickers, and american craft thickers.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sam' sketch challenge on her blog

Here is the sketch for Sammy's sketch challenge, that she posted on her blog
And the layout I created with the sketch. I used only scraps from my scrap pile (which always feels good), kaiser die cut, dymo labeller, kaiser diamantes, chipboard flourish, papermania journal block and flowers - one of which is one of Sam's own creations from a flower swap. For the base I just stamped an ink pad around in pink and yellow. Reasonably happy with how this layout turned out.

Julie's quickfire challenge - Scrappin Outback

Before the major My Scraproom Rules competition starts at Scrappin Outback Julie has set up a warm up challenge to make an apron. So I have created a layout in the shape of an apron using Kaiser's range of cooking papers. I also used the matching kaiser die cuts, alpha stickers, A2Z scraplet stickers and chipboard title, Flourish with a bling pearls, buttons, ribbon and carolee creations alpha stickers.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Deb's blog candy copic markers WOW

Wow, you gotta check this out. Deb has this awesome blog candy to give away. She is offering this yummy set of 12 copic markers, which comes packaged in the Acrylic Case Copic is famous for! This awesome set is valued at $95.50 brand new as this set is hehehe! And its so easy to win, all you have to do is:

1. Become a Follower of her blog
2. Leave a comment
3. Grab the Candy Button for your Blog & link it to this Blog

Friday, May 6, 2011

Amanda's Friend challenge at Born 2 Create

Im a bit late in posting this up on my blog. The challenge is now closed. Amanda set a challenge at The criteria was to scrap a photo of a friend and include lace and flowers on the layout. I wasnt completely happy with this LO, it just didnt want to work how i imagine it. But anyway, I used websters patterned paper, girls paperie embellishments, page from a dictionary, prima packaging, kaiser rub ons, i handmade the flowers using ribbon and lace, buttons, prima flower, paper doily, diamante flourish and making memories brads.

Southern Girls challenge #18 "Lets hear it for the the girls"

Louise and Tracy asked me to join the Design team at
Of course I said YES, and here is my first layout as part of the team. The theme is 'lets hear it for the girls' and I got to pick a digital image from Tiddly Inks And I chose the very cute 'tree hugger' image. I thought it really suited these photos of Mia that I took next to a tree. For this layout I used ZVA flourish, heidi swapp chipboard, a paper doily, K & Company rub ons, A2Z scraplet chipboard title, kaiser chipboard, stampin up leaf stamp, ribbon and echo park stickers. I handmade teh ribbon rose in the top right corner and the bottom 3 roses were made by my friends Chris and Deb.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My Challenge at Debs Creations

It was my turn to create a challenge at this month. So for this month the criteria is to make a layout, card or OTP and to include something that is handmade by YOU, on your project. Easy
Here is what I came up with. This LO started off being made for Trudi's easter challenge at Debs Creations, but i just didnt have enough room to put a heap of flowers on it. So it ended up being for my own challenge. I used Bo Bunny and stampin up paper, coredinations cardstock, ZVA diamante flourishes, Kaiser rub ons, K & Company sticker, prima packaging, Papermania stickers and journal block, A2Z Scraplets chipboard, magnolia doo hickey die cut fence, Magnolia tilda stamp and sign, vellum quote and a ceramic button and thread.

Emerald Faerie Garden Blog

The cute little Emerald Faeries now have their own little garden blog full of challenges and inspirational projects.
Meet the cute little Emerald Faeries

Ally & Beeble



Kayla & Twinkie

Kenz & Tilly

The Larakin

Willy & Mia


Boo & Snookie




The Emerald Faeries are the creation of my friend Deb Mitchell, and are designed by Linda Catchlove. You can buy the Emerald Faerie images here They are available as a digital image or rubber stamp. They are just so darn cute and are great to colour in. Three of the last four Emerald Faeries to be released are extra special to me because they were named after my three daughters. How special is that? The very first challenge is open today and the theme is 'Anything Goes'. You have a month to complete the challenge and link to your blog.  Hoping to see you all in the Emerald Faerie Garden  :)
Here is my layout that i created for the challenge. I used a lot of my scraps and remaining stickers from the Echo Park Sweet Summertime range, that is also available at Deb's store. I also used K & Company rub ons and alpha stickers, carolee creations alpha stickers, american craft thickers, making memories rub ons and brads, Sandylion stickers, cloud button and i used the little push out bit at the top of the carolee creations alpha sheet of stickers which looks a little bit like a cloud. I used the very cute Isla faerie image.