Sunday, 31 March 2013

Last minute Brainwaves......

Have you ever had ideas or brainwaves that just hit you in weird times? Well this is where this layout came from a 3 am brainwave and then the desire to do it straight away and I even had time to set up the sewing machine.

This is based on the Sassy Scrapper's March monthly sketch...... Have you done yours yet? why don't you give it a go this Sunday and just make the deadline with the chance to win a $20 voucher. I have flipped the sketch and then shrunk it down to suit my instagram pictures. I love this Amy Tangerine pattern paper as a background its a real girly version of chevron and who doesn't like pink?

March Sketch.

"Hello There"

Amy Tangerine pp, diecuts, stickers and flair button, Greatest View flair button,
Studio Calico velum, gauze, Kaisercraft Rhinestones. 


Friday, 29 March 2013

Inspired Blueprints #89

Its Friday that must mean another reveal for Inspired Blueprints, I must say I was very inspired by the tags in this sketch. It seems to be my thing that I like to change the sketch a little bit but that is what is great with the site its all up to you and your interpretation....
I was given Crate Paper's Maggie Holmes paper for Made with Memories Dt this month and i really wanted to push the envelope with its application..... as it is made mostly for girls. As soon as I saw that paper I knew that my Bokeh light photo would be perfect.
So what do you think?
Inspired Blueprints Sketch # 89

"'Bubblegum Bokeh"
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes range pp, Heidi Swapp Buzzwords,
Sawyers Place Flair button, A Whimsy Twine Farm Twine,
Queen &Co washi.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Liebster Award

The lovely Fiona Johnstone  has awarded my blog the Liebster Award
The Liebster Award was designed to be a blog award

in the pay it forward fashion. It is awarded to blogs

that have fewer than 200 followers to encourage new

visitors to them. Once you have been nominated you award

it to five other blogs.

The rules are: Post the award to your blog,

give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate

that have fewer than 200 followers, then leave

a comment on their blogs to let them know that

you have given them this award.

My five recipients are, in no particular order:

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Inspired Blueprints Catchup.....

Wow, do I have alot of blogging to catch up on and I don't know where to start so please stay with me in this process, thank goodness its the Easter long weekend coming up allowing lots of time for family, photos, chocolate, and catching up on things like this blog.....  ohhhhh and not to mention my darling sons 8th Birthday also on the same day as our Easter egg hunt.

So in order to catch up (I have been doing the work eg the fun stuff, but not the blogging)..... so I have one sketch to share with you today. Inspired Blueprints Sketch #87

So here's my interpretation I really wanted to focus on that background panel and I had a new template that I was waiting to try out, nothing like a bit of water colour fun!!!

"Always Forever"

Crafters Workshop template, Crate Paper; Maggie Holmes pp
and watercolours.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Colouring in is for grown ups too!!!

So I am today going to show you something that I was so excited to discover when playing with Amy Tangerine's Yes Please Bundle Kraft Paper, I did this layout based on Inspired Blueprints Sketch #86. 
I love Kraft papers and I discovered these Amy Tangerine ones a couple of month ago and though "ohhhh no, I missed all of these'', so I was delighted that they were new ones in the Yes Please range. Looking at the paper I knew I wanted to colour it in some way whether is was just a little splash or with water colour, but I didn't want to wait for the paper to dry so that reminded me that I am the proud owner of Copic markers....

"Too cute its un BEAR able''

Amy Tangerine pp, Kraft cardstock, vellum,
Prima alphas and AC Thickers, Blingology Ribbon, Copic markers.


Sunday, 17 March 2013

Sunday's Creative twist....

Sundays for me means not a sleep in however a nice leisurely coffee followed by a big breakfast with our family unit then because it has been too hot for far too long, a swim then usually a bit of scrapping or planning some layouts and a bit of catch up before the week starts again....

On these Sunday scrapping days I usually try to figure out how to push the creative envelope, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't and there are times I call in reinforcements usually my family to ask "did that work?'' half the time it is meet with a response of from my oldest ''thats great Mum how many layouts have you done?'' and my second oldest of " that's great I love it" and then hubby pretending to pay some sort of interest......
So my creative push for you today is using Amy Tangerine for a boys layout created for Sassy Scrapper's.....

"Love you more''

Amy Tangerine Yes Please pp, stickers & journalling card, Greatest View Flair button
Crafters Workshop Template, Prima Template,
Tim Holtz inks, Glitz roller stamp.

Dont forget to share your work with us over at Sassy Scrapper's . Remember, you can enter as many times as you like and Show us your stuff -Wednesday is open to ALL customers.. Email your pics to:

Please put: Show us your stuff Wednesday in the email heading. Its that easy...
This months fantastic prize is: A Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Collection Pack valued at : $26.95
So start today, send us your pics...
We look forward to seeing all your wonderful projects and creations..
Have a great day and keep an eye out for lots of new products on the website:

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Cyber crop....

I am totally in love with Sawyer's Place new Summer Brights!!!
I just recently attending my first Cyber Crop over at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia " Date Night " and with my first cyber crop I didn't know what I was in for,  and I must say I have been introduced to some talented ladies and the challenges have been alot of fun not to mention the chance to win some great prizes from the sponsors. Sometime you need some inspiration and this was the prompt for a great combo of companies..... Made with Memories.... meets Sawyers Place and Top 50 challenge....
So this challenge we had a grid and we had to pick 2 criteria from the 9 below and include the 2 on your layout. BUT you must make sure the criteria come from the same horizontal or vertical line....
So I picked washi ( are you surprised?) and misting. I am sure at this point you where wondering where the Made with Memories part comes into it well as a little challenge I was given Kaisercraft Class act and asked to use it in a way that wasn't class related......

Sawyer's Place NEW Summer Brights!!!!, Kaisercraft Class Act pp& diecuts,
Basic Grey pp, Mr Hueys Mist. 

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Amy Tangerine how I love thee.....

The joys of each month is a new surprise in the mail box... my delight is Sassy Scrappers Dt kit and I have to say its the best kit and I always run around the house squealing with childish delight. This month is no exception and I will have alot to share with you as I am currently up to layout number 5 from the kit.....

ahhhhhhhhh Amy Tangerine how I love thee... So if you like the look of this why don't you you pop over to Sassy Scrappers blog you might notice something a little different too.


AC Amy Tangerine Yes Please PP and Sticker sheet, Kaisercraft Rhinestones,
Blingology Rhinestones, Greatest View Flair button - Neon.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Camera Education....

I have been working on educating myself when it comes to my camera and have been doing it for the last 2 years since purchasing my little Rebel Canon 500D.... I did a tafe course 2 years ago that lasted for 20 weeks where we learnt to take it off the auto mode and control the other modes on our cameras. I was lucky to know at the time that my favourite mode was AV = Aperture Propriety mode because I loved the blurred backgrounds on my portraits. However I have found my new love in the Modes and a new style of photography............ BULB!!!
Bulb is about controlling all your aspects of your camera with a tripod and a trigger. And a cool thing that happens under the moonlight like the photo in this layout, did you know if you shoot under moon light with the tripod and trigger you can make things look like daylight? no? well now you know, and you can see in the layout below the magic of your camera.

"Moonlight Travels"
Kaisercraft Backgrounds, Sawyer's Place NEW SUMMER BRIGHTS, 
Flair Buttons, Whimsy Farm twine, Heidi Swapp Buzz words and Alphas.


Friday, 1 March 2013

Inspired Blueprints # 85

ohhhhhhhhhhhh its been one of those weeks !!! Busy, busy, busy and I feel that I am always chasing my tail!!!
What about you? That being said I have feel productive but I also feel that I have been 
procrastinating well, I know I have been creating and its properly the posting the blog post that I have been  procrastinating.... this is something that I will endeavour to work on.
Do you feel that sometimes that your spinning your wheels?
The one thing I know I don't spin my wheels on is the Inspired Blueprints reveals, as some of the hard work has been taken out of the situation, you have the layout you just have to figure out your product and your photos. So today is the new reveal and I love introducing sketch #85 and I cant wait to see what others will do with it....


"Inspired Blueprints #85"

"Bubble Delights"
Studio Calico pp and velum, Heidi Swapp buzzwords & pp,
Hamby Screenprints banner, Sawyers Place Washi,
Twine, Blingology Rhinestones.