Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Creative Sketches - Sketch #3



Hello!


Hope you all had a Absolutely Wonderful Christmas...We sure did!
With LOADS of FOOD, FANTASTIC Pressies &  just good quality time spent together .........
Hoping to find some time to go though the Christmas photo's & share a couple with you soon..........
I've just stopped by Very Quickly to post this layout I did over a week ago & it's for the Creative Sketches - Sketch #3
I've joined in on the other 2 Sketches & just had to play along with this Sketch too!!!!!!!
Once again the DT ladies created a  GORGEOUS array of 
layouts....
So this is Sketch#3


Stuff 2 Scrap - Chippie which I've added liquid Pearls - Mint & orange...
I have used Microsoft Digital Image Suite to add
this Frame around this Photo...


Products Used:
Fancy Pants - Summer's End papers & Buttons,
Fiskar Punch, 12x12 CW - Cosmic Swirl,
Authentique - Diction Mini word Stickers, Jenni Bowlin - Butterfly Stickers,
Crate Paper - Portrait Chipboard Stickers,
 The butterflies I got by Using the Cheery Lynn Designs -  Exotic Butterfly #2 
                             Cheery Lynn Designs - Doily Dies - Exotic Butterflies Mini - Click Image to Close

                     Enjoy the Rest of your DAY!!!!!   xx

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

WONDER......... is Bird's New Word

OH! the Excitement is building up around here,
4 more sleeps to the Big fella stops by & Spend a Glorious DAY with Our FAMILIES.....


SO! Bird Is The Word has this Fortnight's Word & it is 
WONDER
Wendy Thomas has Created this Superb Sketch
As you may know (Sketch use not required)




The other DT ladies have once again Produce Such Gorgeous Array of Designs....
HERE is where you can go & check them out!!
My Layout this is mostly Glitz Design - Dance In Sunshine range....
with the added Bo Bunny - Trinklet, Maya Road - Envelope, Webster Pages - Stickers & Kaisercraft  - 13th Hour Acetate & pearls..



Lastly!

I would like to Like to say 
A BIG THANK YOU to all of you that has become a follower
of mine & those who have left ME such GORGEOUS & Encouraging words throughout the YEAR!!
Truly APPRECIATED &
If I don't get to stop by your blog!
From My BEAUTIFUL FAMILY to YOURS

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
& A FAN FAB U LAS NEW YEAR....

Monday, December 19, 2011

Once Upon a Sketch - December 15th Challenge

Hi there!
Just a Quick post before the kiddlets wake up....
We are now on school holidays here & they are having there first offical sleep in!!!!! 


SO! onto December 15th Challenge for Once Upon A Sketch.

December 15th Challenge

Journalling Criteria/themeOur Christmas traditions. 

We would love to hear how everyone spends Christmas Day. Even if you do NOT celebrate Christmas, what do you do on Christmas Day?

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote. 

I flipped the Sketch for it to work with my Photo
YEP! once again mostly working with Webster Pages....
Also with the added Prima Flowers & vine....
    The Chippie presents are STUFF 2 SCRAP 
This time my journaling is hidden!!
You really should pop on over & check out the DT creations! As always OH! SO! Inspirational...
& the 
Sponsors and Prizes
for December Challenge

We welcome one more sponsor to our blog this month!



Les Papiers de Pandore is a small French manufacturer, born in early 2010.
Earth friendly, we try to respect our environment by using recycled papers, vegetable inks, and by printing locally in Provence.
Proud of its "French touch", the brand features classical designs in soft colors.

It is SUPER exciting to have you sponsor us this month!The winner of this challenge, as chosen by the Design Team will receive these 2 paper lines from Les Papiers De Pandore!

                 




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One more sponsor for our November 15th challenge is the amazing Australian chipboard company Imaginarium Designs . They have been so generous to sponsor us all year with their beautiful chipboard and you can purchase it through Seriously Scrpabooking. They are giving away this gorgeous chipboard collection to one randomly chosen winner. 



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One lucky person, chosen randomly,  will receive this prize from Handmade By Suzanne!
Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder Set (Dot Matrix)


Thank you Les Papiers De Pandore, Imaginarium Designs and Handmade By Suzanne for sponsoring our challenges this month! We couldn't do this without you. 
Hope you all have a WONDERFUL DAY!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

STUFF 2 SCRAP - December Challenge

NOW!
Let me start off by saying........
I'm So Sorry for not stoppin by all your blogs lately!!!!!Sniff Sniff
I know we all very busy right now.....
BUT! I get on here & see so many lovely comments..
I think Awww! 
How Gorgeous you all are & how slack I am by not 
making it to your blogs!!
SO! please forgive ME & when I can I will stop by
& leave you all some LOVE..........


It is My turn to Blog over @ STUFF 2 SCRAP for the next week...
I have just posted over there & I realised that I haven't 
even shared with you.........
My layout I created for Colleen's December Challenge
GEE! Me is a Silly Billy.....   LOL!


SO!
STUFF 2 SCRAP December's Challenge IS........
This month I thought we would keep it simple but fun and hopefully you can make some time to join in on the fun.

1. The theme is christmas with non traditional christmas colours.
2. Use the technique masking.
3. And don't forget some chipboard!!


I've used this STUFF 2 SCRAP  - Lg border Heart,
As they say the negative bit..... with red ink!
Then traced the outside with a Pen....
This is the layout & the photo is of my DD last December...

The TOTALLY Adorable Reindeer is also
 Stuff 2 Scrap - Pumpkin Pink Reindeers come in a pack of 2!!!
Most of the other products are Webster Pages,
 with a bit of Kaisercraft 
& the Butterfly is from my GDT pack from Berry 71 Bleu
The other CT members for STUFF 2 SCRAP Created 
GORGEOUS array of Layouts that you seriously need to go 
over & Check them all out!!
xx

Monday, December 12, 2011

Kraft It Up - December's Challenge.........

Happy Monday to you all!
We are not quite half way in December ALREADY?
I thought I'd better Share with all my CT layout for KIU....
So! 



DECEMBER CHALLENGE for KIU:

IT'S CHRISTMAS So lets get in to the Chrissy Spirit!!! I want to see a layout about your Christmas Traditions. You dont have to do a few traditions you can pick your favourite it is totally up to you. We need you to have a photo of your tradition and your creation must be on Kraft Cardstock or Kraft Patterned Paper...


* Due to the delay in getting the challenge posted you will now have until 7th January to link your challenge to this post.

Mostly Working with Echo Park - Merry Christmas Range,
STUFF2SCRAP - Present border MINI here I've used Smooch ,
Gessowith 6x6 CW- brick template, MS - Punch,

The Cream Doily & 2 buttons I got from Lovely Bits n Bobs,
Pin is my Creation, Twine from Craft Queen, Doilies from a Op shop,
If you haven't already Go on over & check out the other
CT layouts TRUST ME you will be Inspired!!

Enjoy your Week!
xx

Sunday, December 11, 2011

December Guest Designer for..... Berry71Bleu






Marivic Clifton the Owner of  Berry71Bleu  
Asked me a couple of months back to 1 of the Guest Designers
for December....... 

& let me tell you I Proudly excepted this role!!!
I share this spot with 2 other December Guest Designers....

Click HERE to check it all out

Marivic really is the Queen of making such Beautiful tags....
Click the Berry71Bleu badge to head over to the Esty store
& check out the AMAZING array of Gorgeous Tags
This is the First Tag I got to create with....
Like seriously just look the details to this Tag!!
with the tag having Merry Christmas from the four of US...
I decided to go with this photo!!! 
& this is the other Gorgeous Tag 
for last few years on Christmas Eve,we seem to have the same little routine going on.......
 We go for a drive around looking @ the all the Christmas lights, We then come back home & put out some Milk & cookies for Santa..... Then off to bed they go!!


Berry71Bleu also has a December Challenge set by 
1 of the Berry71Bleu DT members michelle
Michelle Invites you all to use this following Sketch
for Inspiration & Incorporate a tag of any kind into your
page....
& this is what's Up for grabs
I was the Very Lucky Winner of September's Berry71Bleu Challenge!!!!
So with my winning pack 
I mixed things up a little & came up with this....
OH! this tag is more gorgeous IRL!!!!
you have till the 31st of December to 
play along....
Thanks for stoppin by 
& have a Wonderful Sunday
xx

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I'm a Creative Team Member At..........

TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!
I have made it on the Creative Team over @ 
Beyond the Door Scrap Challenge.........
A Big Thanks go's out to Catie for believing in Me to Inspire
you all each month!!!!
Along with 
Catie
Nicolee
Malinda
This is the 5 New CT members!! 
1. Lindy Gillespie
2. Anna Wolleben
3. Rachael Funnell   here I am
4. Agnieszka vel Bellaidea
5. Amanda Hartmann

Congrats! To these FAB U LAS Ladies....
We also have the lovely Marelle JackmanAs our December GCT member......


Beyond the Door is....
A challenge blog all about drawing inspiration from different rooms around the house...




















































"At BTD, our aim is to inspire you to scrap, rather than be a challenge blog where people are entering for prizes"


SO let's go onto Decembers Challenge.....


Just look @ the Refreshing Room!!
Most Decembers Challenges are traditionally
Christmas & nothing wrong with that...
Catie went with something a bit different more of a Summer
feel to it!!
SO! My first CT layout for Beyond The Door
Here I've teamed up Pink Paislee - Butterfly Garden- flower blooms paper
with Bo Bunny - Gabrielle - Take flight ( that's where I fussy Cut the Butterflies from)

A even Closer look @ the STUFF 2 SCRAP - hearts
Which I've Inked & have added Crackle too..

Other Products Used here:
Prima - Tres Jolle Moonlight vine & Resin Bird Cage,
Doilies, The Girls paperie - Glitter Charm,AC - thickers, 
MFT - Dizzy Doily Die, Ribbon.

SO! I know we are all busy right now!!
BUT! head on over & become a follower (if not already)
While your over there Check out the other AMAZING CT
Layouts for the December Challenge....
Hope to see you play along REAL Soon....
Sorry for Always ending with the SAME THING
BUT! I really DO Appericate you stoppin by
& you all just Blow ME away with the 
Lovely comments you leave ME!!
♥♥

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

*TIME* Bird's New Word & a *WINNER* for my giveaway

TIME! Time seems to be going So fast lately....
I just can't seem to get enough of it!!
&
TIME is this Fortnights Word over @ Bird Is The Word 
  Mary Thomas has Created this Sketch (But not a requirement)




My Layout is of my DD & her Poppy!!
When we get to See him he always ask her where's My Hug's.....


I went a bit wild with adding clocks to the layout...


Products used here:
Bo Bunny timepiece papers & Stickers, Amercian Craft - thickers (which I added Dimensional Magic)
Prima - flowers & Say It in Crystals,
Mini roses from Handmade By Suzanne,
Kaiser Craft - Postage stamp & Clock Acetate..


ALSO! 
I have a *WINNER* of my Returning the Love Giveaway...
My DD loves to help me with drawing out a name from 
a bowl!!!
YAY!!
 Marilyn
could you send me your Address Info to rachel.funnell@bigpond.com
I will get this to you ASAP....
Thanks to all who commented & Shared this Giveaway!!

THANKS for Stopping by 
&
I'm Hoping to find Some time to visit you all REAL SOON!!
Have a Gr8 week..

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch December 1st Challenge..... AS a Guest Designer!

December is here already?
Well a pinch & a punch for the first Day of the month..... hehehehe


I had the Lovely Nadia Cannizzo  The Co founder
of Once Upon A Sketch ask ME to be as Guest 
Designer for the month of December... WoooooooooHoooooooooo!


The Winner was Melenia Agapides from Greece
But! was unable to create something for Demember 
& will be a Guest Designer in January.........
So! as I came 2nd the Novmber Challenge Nadia Asked
If I would be Happy to be a December Guest Designer!!!
Having a Smile from ear to ear! I HAPPILY excepted this Role!!!!
as Nadia Said  "Everyone's Happy" hehehehehe


December 1st Challenge is.............



December 1st Challenge

Journalling Criteria/theme: The thing I look most forward to in December.

Write at least 2 sentences on what you look forward to in the next month. December is a festive month so your journalling could be about the Christmas season, the holidays, the presents or if you do not celebrate Christmas what does December bring for you that you look most forward to? Note:You layout DOES NOT have to be about Christmas! It can be about anything December brings.

Other ideas for journalling: an annual holiday or celebration, a specific event such as putting up the Christmas tree or pre Christmas traditions you might have leading up to Christmas, family time, snow covered fields or warmer weather, time off work, school holidays, change of weather, new season fruit.





What a Awesome Challenge Hey!!!
Click Here to check out the other DT & Guest Designer
Creations.... You will be SO Inspired!!


1 of many things I enjoy about December is........
Getting some festive photos of my 2 Kiddlets.
I Created this Layout 



Mostly Using Webster Pages - Winter Fairy Tales & Waiting for Santa papers, Alpha &
Glitter Sparklers & Rose resin.
A Prima -Vine, Basic Grey Diecut, Girl paperie - word Charm


Also 1 more day till I draw my Giveaway 
Click here if Interested!!!
Thanks for Stoppin By & your comments 
always put a smile on my Dial...
♥♥
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