Friday, 29 October 2010

HBS October Sketch Challenge!

If you haven't entered the Handmade By Suzanne October sketch challenge yet, you still have until midnight Sunday 31st to get your entries in. Up for grabs is a $20 store voucher (with free postage!) which is randomly drawn from all entries, giving everyone equal chance of winning. This month's sketch was designed by Michelle Fowler and you can pop over and see Michelle's sketch and her take on it HERE. For my LO, I have again used Cosmo Cricket 'Togetherness' pps from Handmade By Suzanne, and you might also spot a bird button from Purple Pumpkin...

(Sorry, LO has been accepted by Scrapbooking Memories for an upcoming issue.)

Thursday, 28 October 2010

I've Been Quiet...

I know I've been a bit quiet lately. A lovely email from a concerned friend (thank you gorgeous lady, you know who you are) reminded me that I have been pretty quiet of late, but besides being tired and still looking for a new place to live, all is well in my part of the world. I have managed SOME scrapping though. This first LO was done for Ant's "I Made it Myself" Chall for the SBT50 October CC. The criteria were to include at least 3 handmade elements, stitching and gingham. I used the gorgeous Cosmo Cricket 'Togetherness' range available from Handmade By Suzanne.

I also managed to complete the October challenge from Out of the Hat using the same range. The criteria this month were scallops, a book page and handmade embellishment. (I even managed to combine all 3 criteria on the one embellishment by making a flower with a punched circle from a dictionary as a centre.)

If you haven't popped into Handmade By Suzanne since the new site was launched, be sure you do! It looks fabulous and is chock-a-block full of the latest and greatest products at rock bottom prices (and it's only $5 postage). And remember you still have until midnight Sunday to get your entries in for the October sketch challenge there!

Friday, 22 October 2010

At last a CC LO!

I have been feeling really tired this week, so I haven't gotten through all the SBT50 'Homemade' Cyber Crop challenges yet (like I had hoped to). Here is one I did manage to complete the other night for Vicki's 'Let's Get Sketchy' challenge. For this challenge we not only had to create a LO, but also produce a hand-drawn sketch based on our LO. We also had to include ribbon and at least 3 pps. I used Fancy Pants 'About a Girl' pps for this LO which are currently on sale at Handmade By Suzanne at 30% off! Check out the HBS sale section for these and other bargains.

I looooove MLS!!!

I am soooooo loving my the My Little Shoebox 'Sunday Market' papers I received from Handmade By Suzanne this month. The colours are so yummy and I just love all the little birds and flowers. Here is yet another LO I have created using these gorgeous papers (this time the 'Happy Daisy' die cut), which I did for the Challenge Heaven October Song Challenge. The criteria was to create a LO using a song title from a kids movie (I used 'Life is a highway' from 'Cars') and to also use buttons.

If you haven't already been over and checked out the new Handmade By Suzanne website, make sure you do! Not only does the site look great, but it is also much faster and now has the gallery and blog located all in the one place. There is still an awesome range of products available in the sale section at 30% off, plus new goodies being added all the time!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Sam's MASSIVE Giveaway!

Well she's done it again...Sam is having a MASSIVE giveway on her blog - check out this for some sweet, sweet candy...

The prize pack includes 22 double sided patterned papers, 4 packs of rub ons, 2 packs of glass stickers, a stamp, bling, flowers and sticker stackers!!! Sooooo generous and totally gorgeous!
To find out how you can be in the running, you need to pop over to Sam Hauzer's blog HERE for details. :-)

Friday, 15 October 2010

My "Homemade" CC Chall!

My challenge for the "Homemade" Cyber Crop which is currently underway at SBT50 is called "Better Than a Bought One!" The challenge is all about scrapping something which you (or someone else) has made, instead of bought. Additional criteria include hidden journalling, pp background, mixed alpha title and at least 5 brads. For my subject, I could look no further than homemade playdough...I even included the recipe on my hidden journal tag. I can't count the number of times I have made it...probably hundreds! (I worked in childcare for 8.5 years...LOL) I created the LO using a gorgeous kit of goodies supplied by My2Angels...

A lowdown on the My2Angels goodies I've used...patterned papers are 'Boho Blooms' from TPC; Scrapware mini chipboard cogs; yellow stemmed star flowers (which are currently on sale at 40% off!); pink and green mulberry flowers; mini glitter brads (you get a pack of 50 for only $2.20!); white cotton lace; AC 'Daiquiri' Thickers; Carolees Creations tiny black alphas. Don't forget the 40% off sale on all stemmed flowers now on at My2Angels, how could you resist these...

More MLS & Some Sale News!

I know I've been a bit quiet on here lately, the days seem to just be slipping through my fingers! Just thought I would share this card I made with the My Little Shoebox "Sunday Market" pps from Handmade By Suzanne. I am soooo lovin' these pps at the moment! This card was created for the Opening Night Mini Challenge for the SBT50 "Homemade" Cyber Crop that is currently underway. There are lots of great challenges and prizes to be won, so be sure to pop over and check out all the action - everyone is welcome to join in at any stage, and entries aren't due until Sunday 24th October, so plenty of time to get scrappin'!
Here is my card...

If you love these pps as much as I do (or any of the other goodies I've used on my card), why not head over to Handmade By Suzanne and snap yourself up a bargain? As HBS will soon be moving to a new site, Suzanne is currently offering a MASSIVE 25% OFF ALL ORDERS (and yes, that includes stuff already on sale!) With a HUGE range of brands & products to choose from (including heaps of latest release goodies), and already low prices to start with, now is definitely the time to shop - I guarantee you will find yourself LOTS of bargains!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Stuck?! Sketches October LO!

I decided to play along at Stuck?! Sketches again this month, as I have really been enjoying Sara's sketches. I couldn't resist using my yummy new My Little Shoebox "Sunday Market" pps again that I received from Handmade By Suzanne. (I also couldn't resist whipping out my paint - I haven't done that for a few layouts.) Here is my take on the 1st October sketch for Stuck?!...

A couple of other items from HBS I used on this LO were the puffy Honey (Spinach) Thickers; BG mini mono alphas; jumbo green daisy brad; stitched edge lime ribbon and assorted pearls. The chipboard birdhouse is a Rachelle Minett design from Meant To Be - isn't it cute?

Some MLS Goodness!

This month I was lucky enough to receive lots of goodies from the brand new "Sunday Market" collection from My Little Shoebox as my DT kit from Handmade By Suzanne. I was most excited when Suzanne told me what she was sending me, as I had been eying off the 3 new MLS collections (now available in store HERE) and had been unable to decide on my own...LOL Anyway, I couldn't help myself but get right to work with them and put them to good use completing Vicki's Monthly Challenge for SBT50. This month Vick has set a sketch challenge and here is what I came up with (bit of a crummy pic though, it was poor light here this avo)...

Besides the gorgeous My Little Shoebox pps, I have also used the matching "Sunday Market" cardstock stickers, which look especially good when you use a bit of foam mounting tape and layer them for extra dimension. I used a few other goodies from Handmade by Suzanne on this LO - Cosmo Cricket "Tiny Type" alphas (heaps of colours available and only $2.75!), a couple of cute chipboard pieces (sunflower & picket fence), pink stitched ribbon, and assorted pearls & rhinestones. I also lightly misted with "Key Lime" glimmermist (although its a bit hard to see in the pic.) I even whipped out some embroidery thread and did some hand-stitching!

Friday, 1 October 2010

My October Monthly Chall!

1st of the month again already??? Seems they are flying by waaaaay too fast at the business end of the year! Anyway, the 1st means LOTS of new challenges, including our October Monthly Challenges at Scrapbooking Top 50. As always, the challenges are open until midnight on the last day of the month, and we have some FAB prizes up for grabs, so be sure to check them out! As October also signifies "Pink Ribbon" month, in honour of breast cancer awareness, I decided to tie the two together with my own "Pink Ribbon Challenge". For my challenge, you will need to scrap a LO featuring an important female in your life, include polka dots, a handmade button and of course - PINK RIBBON! Here is my take, using some yummy Cosmo Cricket "DeLovely" pps that I got from Handmade By Suzanne, a very cute little pig button from Purple Pumpkin and a crocheted flower from Becci Sundberg...

Another LO Share!

I soooo love how this next LO has come out, but a lot of that has probably got to do with the fact that I love the photo so much. (My DP and DD, aged 5 weeks.) This LO was completed for Ant's Sept Monthly Challenge @ SBT50. The challenge criteria were to scrap a LO featuring a special man in our life; to re-scrap an old LO or to use a new technique; no journalling - only title & date allowed; a "non-traditional" male colour scheme. I seized the opportunity to re-scrap this photo that I previously scrapped EXACTLY one year ago. (When I first scrapped it, I wasn't entirely happy with the result as I had been working from a kit provided for me.) Anyway, here is the new version...

And just for laughs, here is my version from one year ago (*cringe*)...

More CC LO's!

Thought I better catch up on what I've been up to. Here are the remaining LO's I did for the SBT50 "Music & Lyrics" Cyber Crop. The first one was for Ant's "Misheard Lyric" challenge, where we had to create a LO showcasing misheard lyrics, glitter / bling, stitching, felt / fabric. I love how this LO featuring Brielle's version of "Little Miss Muffet" came out...

The next one was for Vicki's "Annoying Lyric" challenge, where we had to use lyrics from an annoying song, bright colours, beads and foam mounting tape. Here is my LO "I'm Too Sexy For My Hat"...