Sunday, December 25, 2011

5.00am it too early for presents?

Good morning and Happy Christmas, Yes I just got a very early wake up call from my 9 yr old son Tarquinn asking 'is it to early to open presents'? Do I have to wait for the other 2 before I can open them?

Answer: Hell yes and come back in 2 hours!!!!!!!!!!!

So now that I can't get back to sleep I thought I would enjoy a coffee and add a Christmas morning post.

Featuring the Fabulous Studio of Memories Paper range from PION Design

Yet so often a little devil, at least she is still asleep!

The gorgeous Chipboard butterflies and mini alphabet are from Twiddleybitz and the Ribbon is from Prairie Bird Boutique on Etsy.

'Little boy Blue'

Pion Design papers are simply stunning and perfect for a Vintage style card.

Products used: Pion Design Paper- Correspondence - forget me not. ~ Children -Images from the Past. Twiddleybitz Butterflies. Green Tara Lace and 1cm Ivory Rose. Smooch Glitz - frost and prima flower.

Enjoy your day and I hope everyone gets very spoilt!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Some of the latest in detail!

Hello, Welcome and Merry Christmas. Today I'm going to show some detailed pictures and close-ups of my latest layouts that are featured in Australian Scrapbooking magazines.

I was honoured to get the 'Technique of the Month' feature this month in Scrapbooking Memories.

The colours appear really washed out in the Mag and I don't think you can really see the technique very well so I hope you can in my close-ups. This was one of my favourite paper ranges this year -Pink Paislee ~Butterfly Garden.

Also in this issue is my layout 'Shadow dance'. Featuring 7 gypsies paper, Twiddleybitz chipboard scrolls and alpha, Prima flowers, K & Co adhesions and Pink Paislee Artisan elements.

I have thoroughly enjoyed being a Scrapbook Creations Design team Diva this year and look forward to another year with the Magazine.

This is one of my favourite layouts that I created a few years back aand was finally picked up for publishing. Many hours/days of hand sewing and beading went into this layout.

Diva Team ~ Scrapware (Birdhouse) chipboard challenge. There are plenty of close-ups of this in a previous post.

I'm really looking forward to a new year!!! and the next few weeks of a well deserved holiday.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - See you Back in 2012.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dashing through each day!!!


9.5 days to go.
It's that time of year when it's hard to create anything but Christmas. I've been in the festive spirit making cards for friends and decorations for the tree ....but as I have a Birthday approaching I did manage to squeeze in a special girly card as well featuring some of my favourite products:

Green Tara - Roses, Flowers, Christmas scrolls, Foil leaves, Organza ribbon, Cob Web ribbon, Lace and Spray stems.

Pink Paislee - Melissa Frances, Websters and the Girls' Paperie Papers.

Accents - K & Co, Websters, Crafty Secrets, Kaiser, Martha Stewart MM Eye and Papayai labels.

Finally a few Crafty Secrets Postcard tree ornaments.

Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy the Holidays!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A christmas gift!

Hello and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

Oh my! it's getting closer. Today is a short post as I'm racing off to my first Christmas party - yes the festivities have started already! Every year I wonder what to give the teachers for a present and I think they maybe just a little overstocked with coffee mugs? So I decided to make a chipboard gift bag to fill with chocolates and Santa's. I hope they like them.

These Twiddleybitz chipboard bags are featured in the Christmas issue of Scrapbook Creations.

Once again I can't resist using Prima flowers and crystals, Tim Holtz crackle paint, designs Galore paper and Twiddleybitz for the chipboard finishing touches.

'Vintage Chrismas Bag'

Now off to Relax at a BBQ. Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Vintage view on Romance.

Hello Hello! Isn't life just so, so Hectic at this time of year and to top it off aren't kids so, so demanding at this time of year! I have been given numerous requests for Santa -which seem to change every few days mind you and I think they believe that Santa has millions. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

I wish Santa could make time slow down so I can get all my Scrapbooking commitments finished B4 the big 25th day arrives. O.K. so Best I stop rambling and tell you about my upcoming next class.

December 4th - Prima Romantique Collection.

A class of '5 layouts' full of Stunning blooms, roses and shining leaves. Here's a view and sneak peak of some of the layouts.

I was asked the why?? about the title of this layout. My daughter MacKenna is blowing one of those weeds from the garden. when they fly in the air we call them 'fairies' but when my father was young he called them 'marching soldiers', hence "getting their marching orders"!
Sunshine and Lollipops

That's 4 so now I'm off to finish the last layout. BYE!!!!!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

A little birdy tweet!

Hi there! Today I'm going to catch up on my blog......I made this bird house some many months ago for Scrapbook Creations - Scrapware Chipboard challenge Issue 89. I have played with my favourite Tim Holtz crackle paint yet again and I love this paper range -Designs Galore- very Vintage, extremely shabby and so very 'me'!Off to scrap now. BYE!