Wednesday 27 October 2010

Twiddlybits entry

I've had this Kaisercraft Le Chateau paper for ages plus the twiddlybits bird cage.I left it raw,made a cardstock bird to go in it,used 2 other twiddlybits curls with flowers which I inked black,plus some flowers and butterflies cut from Sassafrass Lass paper.The ribbon matched the curls with flowers exactly...that was lucky! We had to answer 35 questions about ourselves.

Saturday 23 October 2010

A mystical win.

Our Door Prize of a pack of Sceinic Route Black Chipboard Alphas goes too..Joolz . I'm excited!!! It was a complete surprise. meanwhile I've been shopping at my LSS today and picked up some yummy Christmas papers from Graphics 45.I think they're my new favourite company!. Their stuff is so delicious.The layout in a previous post called "I haven't got a thing to wear" features some of their stuff.Lots of vintage pictures etc.

see ya later at stuck!

This layout is redone. I wasn't happy with the original so managed to save some elements and use them on this Stuck sketch.I guess it is called "see ya later" or Summer Vacation" but either way it is a sailboat in Vanuatu.I used kaisercraft pearl bling to embellish plus some ric-rac.Being a child of the 60's I love ric rac.The button above the title is an old covered one onto which I put a rub on.The bookplates add a little something extra I think.

Thursday 21 October 2010

2 more layouts

I made these 2 layouts for a design team application on White with one I put a lot of time and imagination into these but unfortunately didn't get chosen.The blue one needed stamping and the red one,rub-ons.I thought i'd share them with my blog viewers here instead.

Tuesday 19 October 2010

Gonks again

My sewing machine had a workout yesterday as I made 2 more gonks for a special order. The one on the left is for bulldogs and the one on the right is for Wests tigers.Yes these 2 are football team gonks.I was lucky enough to find material with tigers on it.
Hope you like them!

Sunday 17 October 2010

Favourite Pet

This is for "these are a few of my favourite things" website.

Saturday 16 October 2010

A2z scraplets entry

Well this makes my 3rd post here for today. I'm on a roll with my scrapping.This one is for A2z scraplets October sketch challenge and is called {xxx} as in kisses,not x rated!!! We came across this huge statue of Cassanova in a mask shop in Venice.I couldn't resist getting my photo taken with it.I did the layout in cream,black and red and using these wonderful Graphics 45 papers.Very versatile!

huge giveaway at "me and the little rascals"

There's a huge giveaway at Come on over and check it out.Lots of imaginesence stuff.Just leave a comment and become a follower.(Sounds like a religion doesn't it?)

I just posted this and when I clicked publish post up came an ad for scientology....scary aint it? NO THANKS TOM CRUISE.

Out of the hat entry

Here's my cute entry for Out of the hat this month. I've had this duck paper for years...was it from Scrapbooking memories??? Anyway we were required to make an handmade embellishment,scallops and a book page.I sewed ribbon tightly together to make the 3 rosettes.
All the colours seemed to go nicely together.

Friday 15 October 2010

Kraft it up!-Singapore Sling

This is my entry this month for Kraft it up! I started with a cut out piece of fabric featuring embroidered flowers. It seemed to typify the colours of the famous drink.I addeda tag featuring bottles taken on the bar at Raffles hotel,then the 2 photos. One is actually the title and the other shows us well into our drinks.They had peanuts at the table to eat with your cocktail.I look the worse for wear in this photo but we had a long day walking and shopping before going to Raffles hotel.

Tuesday 12 October 2010

spend spend spend!

I've just visited What's old is new again kits and bought 3 kits. They are having a sale and reduced some I bought one of each.

Monday 11 October 2010

A scraplift I'm proud of.

our challenge for October on Mystical is to scraplift someone else's layout.

I used one by Michelle Fowler called Monday's child and made this one of my mother called Choir girl.It was from an old sepia photo in the 1930s.I zoomed in then enlarged it,printing it in black and white.I'd had the bingo card with"faith" on it for a while and couldn't figure how to use it.
This all came together nicely. The background papers are 7gypsies Bayswater,October Afternoon Farmhouse,Sandy Lion Khaki Plaid plus a lace doiley.The bird tag was in a swap on enchanted scrapbooking(thank you whoever you are) and the cloud next to the tag is cut from a Sassafrass lass paper.I love the way the colours in this one work together.

Saturday 9 October 2010

Crafty sketches and Let's get Shabby

The tulips layout is for crafty sketches.The fence had to be hand cut then painted,then inked.It is the first pennant flags I've done but i'm happy with how they turned out.
"Today a star was born" is for Let's get shabby.The photo was taken at Erica's 21st and is of my sister and her grandaughter,Annabelle.I've used cream,pink with a touch of yellow.There are roses on my sisters dress and on the lower paper.The 2 diecuts are the stars and the light over the billboard featuring the title. (This was cut from a birthday card but is apt for the occasion.I couldn't resist the chocolate ad as the little girl's face reminded me of Annabelle's face, complete with curls.

Friday 8 October 2010

Inspired Blueprints

Here's my take on sketch #57 at Inspired blueprints.

I used a stamp of a chandelier that I've had for a while to embellish my layout and add a bit of pink.The children had a great time seeing Disney on ice and I'm sure will remember it for a long time.

Tuesday 5 October 2010

Win a prize at Brittannahlee

To win a huge bunch of supplies huge embellishment & Paper pack... Will include 12x12 Patterned Papers, Rhinestones, Pearls, Ribbon, Buttons, Brads & Eyelets.....go to and leave a comment about the new-look blog. Yes it IS that easy!

I'm on the DT there and Sharynne is trying to build up numbers on her blog.While you're there there's a sketch challenge as well for's my effort for the sketch. I used satin material as my background and made the flowers myself.

Sunday 3 October 2010

Artastic is in the pink

The challenge on Artastic this month is Summer morning by Rupert Bunny.It required lots of shades of pink,pink roses and a white bird.I tried to achieve the shabby chic effect in my layout by using a prima vine and some antique lace.The gingham background paper helped too.I found little pink bows,some gingham,to embellish plus a parrot from my pirate layout.Overall I'm pleased with how this one turned out.