Friday, 4 May 2012

Latest Creation!

I didn't expect to be posting again so soon, but my goodies from Wild About Scrap were just too hard to resist! This layout was created using paper and embellishments from the Fancy Pants "Childish Things" range...

I actually started this LO with the "Childish Things - Glitter Cuts" in mind, as I LOVE using transparencies (especially ones that sparkle, it turns out!) These gorgeous glittered die cuts come on an 8 x 8" sheet and look even better in the flesh. Again, I used some "Prima Garden Picks - Small Butterflies" as I just love these too...

The yoyo flower is from Burdy's Embellies and the gorgeous ladybug is from My Little Bit of Whimsy (you will note a couple of my other permanent faves too - paper doiley and paint!)...

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by and left me some love lately - your comments (and congratulations) are very much appreciated! XXX

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

First LO for Wild About Scrap!

Well I did it! I finally found time to have a play with my gorgeous Wild About Scrap DT kit that has been sitting here calling my name. Having not scrapped for a little while, I felt a bit lost at first, but that first cut into the paper sorted me out!

Here's my layout...

I created this LO using pps from the Fancy Pants "Be You" range - which is bright, happy and full of colour...right up my alley! The title was created using a "Tim Holtz Texture Fades - Valentine Background and Borders" embossing folder set along with some "Core'dinations Cut & Emboss Gemstones" cardstock (these are the PERFECT size for use in embossing folders!)

The large flowers, are from the "Prima - Dollhouse Collection - Tuesday" and the butterflies are "Prima - Garden Picks - Small Butterflies" which I attached simply using staples for a bit of contrast.

For a more detailed explanation on how I created this LO, or to see the work from the other Wild About Scrap Designers, pop over to the WAS Blog HERE

Monday, 30 April 2012

There's been LOTS happening!

I know I have been absent recently, but I have very good reason(s)! Firstly, the "illness" that hit me a little while ago, turned out to not be an illness at all, but instead we were told we are expecting twins later in the year...yes, TWINS! Hot on the heels of that news came moving house (couldn't have come at a better time in hindsight! LOL), a blown up computer, a trip away, mum in hospital, Easter, houseguests, DD's 4th I forgiven now for not scrapping or blogging? ;-)

Now onto my exciting scrappy news...I have recently been appointed to the first ever design team for Wild About Scrap!!! I am very excited at being selected to represent WAS along with my fellow DT girls Sharon and Sue (yep, there's 2 Sue's!) and I am just getting stuck into my new DT kit now things are settling down for me. In the meantime, be sure to pop over and "follow" the new Wild About Scrap blog HERE, and for those on Facebook, "like" the Wild About Scrap FB page HERE for your chance to win.

I'll be back to share my first Wild About Scrap creations with you soon! XXX

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Feb 123 Challenge!

Once I saw the criteria, I couldn't resist the Feb 123 challenge! I had an idea right away, and a coupled with a burst of creativity, I managed to get it complete within a couple of days. (My patience was tested as it took LOTS of drying time, as it has been so wet & humid here this week.)

Here's what I came up with (and yes, it's a canvas!)...

The criteria for the challenge were the colour FUSCHIA...

(I SO love these chippie mushrooms from Dusty Attic, which I painted then coated in crackle paint)

 the word FRESH or FREE...

(I am glad you can see some of the gold shimmer paint I used for highlights, it was hard to show in the pic!)

and last but not least, FRAYING or FRILLS...

(I thought this frayed mesh would add some great texture to my canvas)

I REALLY enjoyed this challenge and creating this canvas (which Miss B tells me is going to hang in her room...LOL), and might see if I can complete another one this week (between packing boxes!) :-)

A Quick Share!

Firstly, thanks to everyone for their well wishes over the last several weeks whilst I have been unwell. Your lovely words are very much appreciated and I am thankful to you all for thinking of me. Mwah!

Anyway, back to scrappy business, I just wanted to quickly to share a layout I did for the Scrapbooking Top 50 Feb 'A Novel Approach' Cyber Crop. My challenge was a "Dictionary Challenge", where you had to choose a word from the dictionary to use as a title, and to also include the definition of that word somewhere on your LO.
Here is my sample...

I used Bo Bunny's 'Sweet Tooth' range for this LO, which I think suited this pic of Miss B "helping" me with the baking (AKA licking the bowl...LOL) perfectly.

A bit of Prima from my stash...

My word was "happy", and don't you just love those gorgeous glittered Thickers?...

I'll be back again later with another share (if the sun comes out long enough for me to get a decent pic!) In the meantime, thanks for popping by! XXX

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Stuck Sketches - Jan 15th Sketch

If you were here looking out my window right now, you would know that we are in no danger of drought outside (it's pouring AGAIN!) but I am also pleased to report that the scrapping drought for 2012 has broken. I have been struggling a bit lately, so I decided the best place to go when I was stuck was...Stuck?! Sketches of course!

The first sketch I saw was the January 15th sketch and it grabbed me right away. Despite the fact the sketch was designed as an 8.5x11" sketch, I decided to resize it to make it 12x12".
Here's my take on it...

Hopefully I will be back to share more scrapping soon - if I manage to find some more mojo, that is! ;-)

In the meantime, for anyone who hasn't seen the new product range I released for Lovelybug Bits n Bobs the other day, please pop over and look HERE...they are just perfect for little princesses!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy new year everyone! Hard to believe that we are now in 2012 isn't it? (Makes me feel old! LOL) Anyway, I'm not going to bore anyone with any resolutions, I'll just get straight into the scrappy stuff...

* First off, Lovelybug Bits n Bobs is sponsoring the January challenge over at Scrap That Song. The theme this month is a fun one - 'nursery rhymes'! Make sure you pop over to the STS blog HERE for all the challenge details and to check out the CT samples using some Lovelybug Bits n Bobs buttons! (There will be more sponsorships to come during 2012 to spread the Lovelybug love!)

* Other exciting things are happening for Lovelybug Bits n Bobs this year! I have some brand new products and packaging I will be unveiling in the near future and other excitement on the horizon too! ;-) If you aren't already a fan of Lovelybug Bits n Bobs on Facebook, be sure to join the page HERE for all the latest news.

* Now onto the January challenges at Scrapbooking Top 50. With Ant away on hols, I have taken on TWO of the challenges! The first is a colour challenge - white + one other colour of choice. Polka dots are the additional criteria.
Here is my sample LO...

Lots of yummy layers - My Minds Eye pp, paper doiley, Hambly transparency, Prima chippie & Manorhouse Creations flower...yummo!

The second challenge I've taken on is a sketch challenge...and I did the sketch!!! I haven't done a sample LO, but I did design the sketch at least! LOL
Here it is...

You can pop over and see the details for all the challenges (including Vicki's challenge) in the forum HERE