Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kraft It Up Challenge!

Hi!  Just a really quick post today to show you the layout I finished just in time for the Kraft It Up challenge.  The challenge was to use these colours:

I loved this combination and really wanted to have a go at this one.  I got it done just in time :-)  I started and finished this layout last night, so I'm pretty happy as that doesn't happen too often.  Here is my take on the challenge:


I've been wanting to do a layout with photos of my boys with their Great-Grandparents for ages!  They're not the greatest of photos, but trying to get both my boys looking at the camera at the same time is virtually impossible!  I'm pretty happy with the layout.  I hand made the flowers and also the butterflies (using Martha Stewart stamps).  And that pretty blue lace is from The Chip Chop Shop.  If you want to see more beautiful layouts from this months challenge head here... some of them are just amazing!  There is still a couple of days to go if you want to have a go!  Thanks for looking and hope you have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Scrap Space

Hi all.  Well I've been blog hopping again today... I think I spend way too much time blog hopping, and not enough time scrapping, but there is just SO much inspiration to be found on the net!  Anyways, I made my way to Nadia Cannizzo's blog and she has a giveaway going on.  For this... you need to show us where you scrap!  OMG, the best idea because I am seriously addicted to looking at peoples scrap spaces lol  Just love getting storage/space saving/decluttering ideas!  I have been meaning to show my space for a while so here we go... 
We have recently extended our house and I have been so lucky to get my own scrap *cough, cough* I mean study/guest room.  Needless to say I LOVE IT!  It's a decent size room and I can happily spend hours in there.  I often joke to my hubby that all I need is a fridge and coffee and tea making equipment and I'll never have to leave... he doesn't think I'm very funny :-/

Anyway, here is my space--->


I apologise now for the bad pics.  I should have taken them during the day when it was nice and sunny, but the room wasn't quite so tidy then :-/
I have lots of drawers and shelves.  My aim is to keep the desk reasonably spacious... I'm finding that hard.  I have just my main tools, my adhesives and my slice (which I have finally started using more regularly) on the desk.  All the need to do is put up a few photo frames on the wall above my desk and then I think I'm done!  I love that my desk is high enough for me to stand at when my back gets sore.  I have "borrowed" my hubbies bar stools, just as I "borrowed" his bar to scrap at before this room was built lol  I gotta love him to bits... he is very umm... tolerable.


Here's the bigger picture---> 

I have two lovely big desks... one for me and one for if my boys or nieces want to do some craft or if friends come to scrap (that's usually my best scrapping buddy Mandy).  My aim with the "guest" desk is to keep it clear, except for my sewing machine, although I'm finding that really difficult!  I cleaned it for the photo ;-)  Eventually I would like to get a little flat screen telly to declutter more, but it's really not a priority.

Here is my awesome trolley that I got from Office Works--->

THE best storage investment EVER!
All my paper is on here.  It also holds my Copic Markers, sewing box and lots of hooks to hang my alphas, bling etc.  It's great as it goes under the desk when not in use and keeps the room a little less cluttered :-)  Blu-tacked onto the top is an old cake tray where I usually keep projects on the go.

Here is the computer on the other side of the room --->


I have fake flowers as I'm not so good at keeping real ones alive... although I do seem to be doing well with the boys Sea Monkeys lol

Finally, here is my beloved bookshelves, deep purple feature wall and futon (otherwise known as Mandy's bed lol)--->


When I was in uni I dreamed of having a wall of books...  kind of like that library of 'enry 'iggins's in My Fair Lady lol  Well it's not exactly the same, but it's still pretty cool!  I often sit here and have a cuppa while I chat to my hubby if his on the computer looking at motorbike stuff.  Or, just chilax and read a book... or scrapbooking magazine.

I still have to pinch myself sometimes to believe that this is my room.  I love it and am thankful everyday for my husbands hard work making our dream home come true xoxox  Well almost... my kitchen is still stuck somewhere in the 70's lol But we will get there. 

Well, I'm off to check out other scrap spaces.  If you want to show your space to Nadia or check out some other great spaces go here.

Oh just one final thing before I go.  My dear li'l boy just celebrated his 3rd birthday.  His so beautiful and although I love to see him grow... I really do sometimes wish he could stay this age forever.  Here he is enjoying his birthday.  Now can you see why I'd love to keep him li'l??? lol 

Love you Royce xoxox
Thanks for coming to look and I hope you have a wonderful day xoxox

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch Challenge- February #2

Here is the results of having a couple of hours to myself... this and a nice clean house :-)  This is using one of the Saturday Sketches from the Kaisercraft blog.  I'm lucky enough to live in Geelong, so the Kaisercraft store is somewhere I go when I have a bit of spare change lol.  The paper is one of their earlier ranges 'Cocco'.  I bought it with intention of using it for a girly layout as some of the range has really pretty floral designs... well I don't very often do girly designs, so here's a boy one!

Here is the sketch...


Here is my layout....



I'm not sure about the red paint???  I ended up going over it in white as I thought it looked a little too... gory?  Anyways, along with the Kaisercraft paint, I also used Kaisercraft tiny alphas, alpha stickers, buttons, ribbon and hessian.  I've also used Heidi Swapp paint (to get the Kaisercraft paint to match the letter stickers), Faber-Castell pen, Scrap FX chipboard and Bella! corkboard (turned over)... oh and machine stitching (for the first time EVER)!  Anyways thanks for stopping by and hope you are having a fabulous day xoxox

Friday, February 18, 2011

GYSO #7

Hi everyone!  Well blow me down... I got two layouts finished yesterday.  That has not happened in quite a while lol  Here is the second one...


I've used a sketch from Get Your Sketch On.  This came together so much faster than the previous layout that was days in making :-/   Sketches really are the way to go sometimes :-)  I'm not completely sure it's finished, maybe a little bling somewhere???  Oh well, it's very close anyway.  Hope you like it and thank you for taking the time to stop by xoxox

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Scrapboxx Fortnightly Challenge

Hi!  Here is my latest layout for the fortnightly challenge over at The Scrapboxx.  I've regularly headed over to this sight to get inspiration and supplies for a long time... it's probably one of the first forums I ever signed up for.  There's so much awesome inspiration there, plus everyone's friendly and encouraging, which is nice now, and was even nicer when I was only just starting to scrap.  Anyways, the challenge was you had to include the word 'love' in your title as well as having lace and the colour red on your page.  Sounded easy enough and seemed to suit the photo of my grandparents on their wedding day.... well I really stuggled in the beginning with this layout, but I'm glad I kept at it.  I love the end result :-)
Also, just before I get a cuppa and try and finish my next layout, here's a photo I took using my new beaut DSLR... I'm still learning, but pretty cool hey!

More Giveaways!

Wow!  Everywhere I look there seem to be giveaways happening.  Oh well, you gotta be in it to win it I say lol  Stuff 2 Scrap have two packs to giveway!  Here is a link to the blog and here is a link to the store.  I have to admit I haven't shopped with them before as I've only just found them, but it looks like they have a great range of acrylic and chipboard items, and they can even custom make products just for you... now thats's pretty awesome!

Here is what you need to do .....

Step 1 - Follow our Blog

Step 2 - Place a link of our giveaway on your own blog

Step 3 - Come back here and place the link in the comments section......

For those of you who dont have blogs - DONT worry - you wont miss out ........


Step 1 - Search for Stuff 2 Scrap on Facebook

Step 2 - Hit the "like" button

Step 3 - Send all your friends to like us , and ask them to put your name on our wall telling us who sent them.........


Entries close on Friday night (10pm AEST)...

So here is my link to the GIVEAWAY!!!!

Good luck everyone and hopefully next time I post I will have something to share... although my creative brain does seem a little... sluggish *sigh*

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Chip Chop Shop give away!

Okay, so I've been ooing and ahhing over Leeann Pearce's products at The Chip Chop Shop for ages... so I finally put an order in today... then head over to her blog to find out it's the shops first birthday and there is a give away!  You get an entry for a blog post, a fb or twitter and another on if you add the blinkie to your blog... all easy enough lol  So anyways, here are what I've ordered... although I'm definitely going to be going back to get some of those cute li'l pins lol  So head over to the shop or Leeann's blog to see what I'm talking about! 

 
How cool are these!!!  Have a great day xoxox

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Birthday Card!

Hi there!  Just thought I would quickly show you my latest card I've made before I go take a nap... I've just finished my overnight shift, so I'm just a little tired.  I've used the sketch from Bizzy Becs Store Blog.  Here's the sketch...
And here is my card...



LOVE this image... from Mo's of course lol  Think I might give this card you my very special mum... she does so much for me and my family and I really do love her very much :-)  Oh, sorry about the fairly ordinary photo, but I'm very tired and the only camera I had handy was the one on my phone eeek!  Hopefully you get the idea lol

I'm going to enter this one into a few challenges because it seems to fit them all nicely.

Creatalicious Challenges - All about ribbon and love themed
DP2 Challenge - LOVE with buttons, lace and bows
Copic Oz - LOVE
and finally for the sketch...
Bizzy Becs Store Blog  (thanks for the sketch, so happy with how it turned out!)

Thanks for looking and hope you have a lovely day xoxox

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Get Your Sketch On!

I loved this sketch from Get Your Sketch On.  It took me a li'l while to get this layout together.  But now it's finally finished, I'm quite pleased with the end result... just look at my gorgeous li'l Roycey :-)  I love this Bo Bunny range of paper.  It's the third layout I've used them for, and am really annoyed that I only have a few scraps left.  I have also run completely out of foam tape and just about out of double sided too >_<   Yep definitely need to go do a bit of shopping lol  Anyways, I hope you like the layout and thanks for stopping by xoxox