Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Once upon a... Sketch

I must admit I am a big fan of sketches.  I am not a naturally creative person and my layouts can ofen look unbalanced if I don't use a sketch... although I think I'm oh so slowly getting better lol  Anyways, I've found a new sketch blog called 'Once upon a... sketch'.  It's been created by the very talented Nadia Cannizzo and has a fabulOsO design team.  To spread the word they have a giveaway!!!
Here is what you need to do...
**grab our badge from the side of this blog and add it to your blog's sidebar

**post about our site and our giveaway on your blog with a link back to here and a photo of our badge and our prize

**make sure you are a follower and leave us a comment in this post to let us know you have done all of the above.

So... here is the prize up for grabs sponsored by My Scrapbook Nook

And here is a pic of the very pretty badge...
Can't wait to see the first sketch and be inspired by all the beautiful work from the DT!!!
Oh btw... still nothing to share:-(  I've been trying very hard to get a double page layout finished... but it's one of those ones that you really want to be perfect... but it's just not :-/  Oh well :-)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Mad for Markers Challenge

Hi all!

Well I went round to a friends place last night and she showed us how to make a rather cool looking card!  I thought I would put it into the latest Mad for Markers Challenge which is to make a male card using brown copics.  My little Greeting Farm dude hasn't got a lot of brown.  I used E000, E00, E11 and E13 to give him a more sun tanned look and I've used E11, E13 and E17 for his surfboard.  I've also added a little sparkle using the turquoise and orange Spica pens... although your probably can't tell in the photo :-/ 

If you want to join in the challenge or check out everyone else's VERY COOL work head over here.  Thanks for looking and hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Scrapboxx March Sketch

Hi!  Just a really quick post before I pick the boys up from daycare.  I had planned to do some scrapping this arvo, but after a walk with my mum, cleaning the oven, the floors the shower and the dog I kinda run out of time lol... BUT last night I did get a chance to scrap and I finished the March Sketch from The Scrapboxx!  I'm the featured member at The Scrapboxx this month too... how exciting is that!!! 

This layout actually came together quite quick and I used up some scraps, so that's always a bonus :-) 
Anyways, here is the sketch...

and here is my layout....

I turned it sideways :-b  The paper is Fancy Pants (Rough and Tough) and the all the super chipboard stars are from Stuff 2 Scrap!  Thanks for taking the time to stop by and hope you're having a lovely day xoxox

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mo's Challenge #73 - A bit of green

A really quick share before I head back to a relaxing Sunday on the couch with my boys... some book marks I made as a gift for the Grandparents and Great-Grandparents from my boys.  These were really quick and easy to make and of course the digital image which I LOVE is from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I've coloured them in to represent my two boys... although I must admit it's not all that often Evan and Royce sit happily together like this lol  The challenge for this week over at Mo's Challenge Blog is to use a bit of green, so if ya feeling crafty give it a go!  Hope you're having a relaxing weekend, I know I am :-)  :-)

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Well I haven't got any layouts to show, but I do have a couple of photos.  We've decided to try growing our own vegetables (God help our poor vegies lol).  Here is a couple of photos of Evan with his strawberry plants.  His really eager to grow some strawberries and tomatoes... gorgeous boy.  I really have no clue (even though I studied botany at uni... ironic :-/ ), but I'm pretty sure we're a bit late for strawberries.  Oh well, if it puts a smile on my li'l boys face then strawberries it is!!!  Hope your having a lovely weekend xoxox

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

happiness is...

Just a really quick post to show you my latest layout.  I've picked up a few new bits and pieces to play with, so this is the result.  I've used Tattered Angels glimmermist with a Prima stencil.  I've also used Tattered Angels crepe ribbon, as well as some itty bitty doilies from The Chip Chop Shop.  And no layout would be complete with out a little Kaiser bling lol

The photo is of my youngest son, Royce... and I can't believe this photo was taken nearly three years ago :-(  They are growing up way too fast for my liking.  Anyway I'm off to get the boys to bed and then watch a movie with my hubby... it's very rare for us have quality time together, so I better not keep him waiting.  Thanks for looking and hope you're having a lovely day xoxox