Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Chip Chop Shop Giveaway!

A really quick post this morning before I head out to get all my bits and pieces done for the day.  Before I head out I thought I would catch up on some blog surfing as I really haven't been near the computer for a couple of days :-O  I couldn't help but notice there is a giveaway happening on Leeann Pearce's blog.  She has an Etsy store, The Chip Chop Shop, where you can find some beautiful hand made embellishments for scrapbooking or card making!  I have some of here gorgeous stuff still sitting in my stash just waiting for the right scrap page/card to use it on... yes I'm one of those scrappers who tends to save the 'good stuff' lol.  Anyways, I couldn't go past this giveway.  Head over here to Leeann's blog to see how you go about being part of the giveaway or head to the shop to have a look at all the yumminess :-)  I've added a picture below to get you started!  Thanks for stopping by and hope you are having a beautiful day xoxox

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Get Picky 1st Birthday Blog Hop!

Good afternoon!  I have just had the most lovely morning.  I've been for a walk, picked up my new/spare battery for my camera and even squeezed in some scrapbooking before having a lovely long lunch with some work mates! 

Anyhow, the other day I was chatting to a friend telling her I wanted to get back into my scrapbooking more and I want to do it just for me... so no more sketches, challenges etc.  Well that went well LOL  The page I completed this morning used the sketch for Get Picky's 1st birthday blog hop.  I've said it so many times, but pages come together SO much quicker for me with a sketch.  Absolutely LOVE this sketch... and have no doubt that I wouldn't have been happy with the result had I completed this layout with out the sketch.  It would have also taken me a few weeks to finish rather than a few hours :-)  Anyway... here is the sketch

Head over to Get Picky if you want to see the DT's work and the other entries so far... one word... aMAZing!  There are also prizes up for grabs if you participate in the blog hop!!!

OK - here is my layout:

Geez... you think I could have straightened up those little red pom poms before I took the photo hey!  Anyway, I've used photo's of my beautiful boy helping Grandma make plum puddings last year.  And yes... I still have all last years Christmas photos to scrap too :-O  Can't believe it is already coming up to that time of year again... yikes!  The paper range is S.E.I. Winter Song... probably one of my favourite paper ranges to date.  The stickers are from Jillibean Soup and the cute red and white pins are from A Li'l Something.  SO happy with the layout.  It took me ages to figure out where to put the title... I'm not sure about you, but the title is always an afterthought on my layouts.  I usually know what it will say, but never really think about how it will be done or where I will put it until I've pretty much stuck everything else down... oh well... at least there is a title.  A lot of my earlier layouts don't even have one :-/  Anyway that's about it from me.  I'm going to do a bit of cleaning before I pick my two beautiful boys up.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you're having a wonderful day xoxox

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mad for Markers Monthly Challenge - Favourite Copic Colour Combo

G'day!  I've got a wedding to go to this weekend and it looks like it's going to be beautiful weather for it :-)  So anyway, I decided to have a go at making a shaker card for the lovely couple.  This would have to be the most detailed card I have ever made, I think it was definitely worth the effort! Here it is --->

I've used a couple of images from Happileigh Scrapbooking and lots of Kaisercraft flowers and pearls.  You can see the glitter in the bottom of the image... I think I may have gone a little overboard LOL.  I'm going to enter this into the Mad for Markers challenge - Favourite Copic Colour Combo.  I used my old trusty E11, E13 and E17.  I know it's just brown, but I would say I use them more than any other colour and they just seem to work so well for me.  They blend well and are great for hair and wooden objects!  Although I did use BG11, BG72 and BG75 for the roses on the image and that may well become a favourite colour combo... such a pretty colour!!!  Anyway that's it from me today.  I hope you're having a beautiful day and thank you so much for stopping by xoxox

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Paper Shelter - Challenge #33


Just a really quick post to show a card I made for a friends birthday :-)  Here it is--->

The digital image is from The Paper Shelter and is called 'A Quiet Moment'.  I thought she was just a bit cute.  The Paper Shelter has lots of gorgeous images :-)  I'm going to enter this into their current challenge 'For the Girls'.  Head over here to see the challenge, the gorgeous DT examples and so many more beautiful entries. 

Hope you're having a beautiful day and thank you for stopping by xoxox