Monday, April 30, 2012


I know I've said it before & I will say it again!!
You lovely Ladies BLOW ME AWAY with the lovely comments you leave..
I TRULY appreciate that!!
SO! I have this Giveaway to show my Appreciation.....

I was VERY LUCKY enough to WIN the FULL range of the GLITZ DESIGN - HAPPY TRAVELS when they had there CHA previews & was giving away 1 of each of there ranges...
I thought Why not share some of my winning with you Ladies!!!
I've also added a few other things...
If you like what you see & want to go in the Draw to win this then, It's pretty easy!!!

1. Be a follower of mine if you are not already!
2. Place your FULL NAME & COUNTRY using the link tool!
(YES! this is open WORLD WIDE)
3. If you REALLY like what you See & what to Double your Chances then you could share this Giveaway on your blog or Facebook come on back & place your FULL Name & Country Again in for another Chance!! When placing your FULL NAME  & COUNTRY the second time around & when you need to  use a different URL address 
like 1 of your posts on your blog not just your URL blog address... Hope that makes sense!
If not leave a comment & let me know!! I'll will help out!
*YOU HAVE TILL the 14th MAY 2012 EST*
THANKS again & Good luck to you  all

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Anna's Craft Cupboard 6th birthday Sale & DT work for Anna's

YES! Anna's Craft Cupboard is turning 6!
 To Celebrate & to say a Big THANK YOU to all her Customers........
Anna has A DOOOOOOZIE of a sale.....

SO! You to need to HOP SKIP & A JUMP ON OVER & CHECK O.U.T  this SALE..

Over the course of the two week sale all orders received will be entered in a draw to win a WRMK Lucky 8 Punch – we have two different ones to give away.  These punches are valued at $64.95 each!  I will use one of those random draw number generators rather than using raffle tickets as it will be quicker, this will be based on order numbers from the start of the sale (Friday 27 May)  to the end of the sale – Friday 11 May 2012.  So what are you waiting for?!!
while your over checking O.U.T the Sale you can  pop HERE for all the close ups
to these layouts that I'm about to share with you..... 
More of my DT work for Anna's 
This month I Also! got to have a play with the  Cosmo Cricket -  2wenty-Thr3e
This layout of My niece Courtney..
 2wenty-Thr3e -  Fox Trot both sides, Postcards papers,
2wenty-Thr3e – Ready Set Chip,
2wenty-Thr3e - Stacked Sticker Sheet,
Prima Flower Laraine - Pearl White (557645),
Manor House Creations Flowers Enchanted - Little Princess & packaging,
Martha Stewart – Butterfly & Heart punches,
EK Success - Slim Edger Pointed Flower Punch,
American Craft – Thickers.

This next 1 is of Jason & Chloee.... Photo taken on Christmas day 2011

Products :
2wenty-Thr3e - Flash Bulbs, Oh Happy Day, Postcards papers,
2wenty-Thr3e – Ready Set Chip,
Prima Flower Laraine - Pearl White (557645), Prima Notecards In A Pouch Almanac,
 Packaging & other Prima flowers,
Cabachon Flowers (Bag H),
Fran Seam binding - Olive Green,
Green Tara - 3cm Roses Pink,
American Craft – Thickers,
October Afternoon – Alpha Stickers,

 This layout of ME & my boy I got this pic on my birthday
2wenty-Thr3e - Oh Happy Day, Fox Trot & Photo Booth both Sides papers,
2wenty-Thr3e – Ready Set Chip,
2wenty-Thr3e - Stacked Sticker Sheet,
E K Success – lattice punch,
Martha Stewart – Butterfly punch,

& Lastly a Layout of Chloee... YES! She still LOVES playing around & blowing bubbles....
2wenty-Thr3e - Flash Bulbs, Oh Happy Day both sides papers,
2wenty-Thr3e – Ready Set Chip,
2wenty-Thr3e - Stacked Sticker Sheet,
Crafter’s Workshop 6x6 – Circle template.

Be sure to stop by ANNA's...
 TRUST ME you wont be disappointed!!
Take Care! 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sketch #129 for LCTS

Hey! Hey! It's Friday... LOL!
Just wanted to share with you Sketch #129 & my take on it .. for Let's Capture These Sketches
JJ Sobey has Created this Scrumptious Sketch #129
Be sure to pop on over HERE to check out the other DT Creations...
They have TOTALLY rocked this 1!

Some of what you see here is from The Swirlydoo March Kit -  French Quarter & few things from my Stash... Click HERE if you are keen to check out the kit!!!
Onto! a couple of close UPS...

Chipboard is a Stuff 2 Scrap which I've left raw...
added gesso to flowers & vine to give them a more of a rustic look!
12x12 Hessian, from Kit
Making Memories – Paper Reverie Sienne paper both sides, from Kit
Glitz Design French Kiss – Whatnot, from Kit
Prima, Kaisercraft & Green Tara Flowers, Vines add on for Kit  & leaves,
Pink Paislee – Diecut,
Martha Stewart Deep Edger Garden Trellis Punch,
Heidi Swapp – Silhouette word,
Basic Grey – Brads & Alphas,
Stuff 2 Scrap Chipboard.

Short & Sweet today!
 My girl has gone on a school excursion to Canberra...
& like we do as mothers! I'm nervy & worried & can't wait till she is home again!
 thank goodness it only a day trip..
Hope you all have a Lovely weekend!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

LOOK/SEE is the Birds latest word.......

Hi There!
The Latest Word or should I say Words! for Bird Is The Word Are...
You may use Look See or both words on your Creations!!!
Once again the rest of the Designers & the Guest Designers have came up with some Brilliant Creations!!
Be sure to pop on over (if you haven't already) too check them O.U.T!!
Also! Wendy has Created a Fantastic Sketch for you to use if you wish.... 

 I went with Using both Look/ See on my layout....
& a Couple of Close Ups!

Got a tag tucked in there with some info!
The Papers, Journaling Cards & Chipboard Stickers are Prima-Almanac & from My April Swrlydoo kit HERE
Prima Almanac Agenda & Shaffer papers,
Prima Almanac – Chipboard Stickers,
Prima Almanac Journaling Notecards,
Prima 12 x 12 inch Alphabets Sun Kiss,
 Prima – Buttons, Flower & Resistant Canvas,
 Martha Stewart – Heart Punch,
6x6 The Crafter's Workshop – Brick.
THANKS for Stoppin by & hope you have a WONDERFUL day!

Monday, April 23, 2012

***** WINNERS for my GIVEAWAYS*****

Hi there!
My Giveaway has now ended & I have

KYLIE BOWERS from Australia...

WINNER OF GIVEAWAY 2 is..........

Dilaine de Oliveira from Brazil
YAY Dilaine..... CONGRATS!

& lastly the 
WINNER of GIVEAWAY 3 is.........

Konstantina Kagiampaki from Greece
YAY  Konstantina CONGRATS!

Could these 3 LUCKY Ladies email your Addresses to me @

go's out to all of you that are a follower or have become a follower of mine!!
I have another GIVEAWAY which I will pop up in the next couple of days...
This 1 will have some of the GLITZ DESIGN - HAPPY TRAVELS!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hi there!
How the weekend going for you so far?  Good I hope!
Hubby & the kids just left for the afternoon/night to do some fishing! ME is all on my lonesome (Insert a be fat grin)
SO with the TUNES Cracked....... I thought I'd better do a post, then maybe even some blog hopping since I haven't been doing much visiting lately! Just been SO busy doing things with kids in the school holidays trying to keep them & ME HAPPY!  LOL!
This Layout is my take on this month Sketch over @ Anna's Craft Cupboard
I have known this Girl  for about 22years now! GEE! that makes me sound old hey!  LOL!
We weren't all that gr8 of friends till about half way thou Year 9 @ School...
 Libby & her Family moved up to the coast a couple of years ago!!!SO we don't talk or see each other very much !Lib is just 1 of those friends that you could count on her NO matter what!!
I just LOVE that!

Created by ever so talented Wendy Smith......April Sketch
I have to admit, I looked @ this Sketch & was a little stumped @ first!
Then brought some YUMMY Pink Paislee - Spring Jubilee from ANNA'S & it all came together....
A Couple of Close UPS!
A bit of hidden Journaling! I seem to into that @ the moment!
made these lil flower with the My Favorite Things Die-namics Die Flower Trio,
& Leafy Flourish
Making Memories Friends Rub-on.... Which has been in my Stash for like ages! I can't believe that it still 
worked..  hehehe
Martha Stewart  - Vintage & Doily Punches,
Prima Flowers.

You still have just over a Week to play along!
& why NOT! $40.00 up for Grabs...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lily Bee - Victoria Park

A direct link to my GIVEAWAYS
Hi there!
How would you be? good I hope!!
We are into our second week of School holidays & I have to admit LOVING the non routine, BUT! the kids drove ME a little Crazy Yesterday! ( insert pulling my hair out, Which is not good as I'm trying to grow it @ the moment)  LOL!
Anyways! enough blabble

I received the Gorgeous Lily Bee- Victoria Parkas part of my DT pack from Anna's Craft Cupboard 
Anna has asked the designers to send her our creations with a couple of close ups from each 1......
As she is now placing them all on the Anna's Craft Cupboard blog! 
So! with that said I thought I'd change my post's when it comes to sharing my DT work for Anna's Craft Cupboard ... 
I will share my creations per range all in 1 post with the Products info BUT there will be No Close UPS!! 
I will then also share the link that has the Creations & the Close UPS...  
I create a fair few creations for Anna's & finding the time to post them all & some close ups is getting harder!!   
So! this way it's saves me a LOAD of time!! & I still get to Share with you all!
on with the Show..
 First up is this 1 of DD & myself which was taken on my birthday this year...
Isn't such a good feeling when you here a your Child Laugh/Giggle that it puts a Smile on the dial every single time!!
from my Stash
Manor House Creations – Sugar & Spice pink Flowers,

6x6 Crafter’s Workshop Mini Circle Template, gesso,
A Doily, MS - Doily Punch
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint – Pink,
The Dusty Attic Chipboard Leafy Stem.

This next layout is of DD & DS got this pic when @ the Japanese Garden's in March this Year...
From my Stash
Flourish With A Bling – Puffy Jasmine Hot Pink,
Manor House Creations – Enchanted Little Princess,
Doily & Martha Stewart Bird Punch.

This 1 is of FIL & the 2 kids! 
a rare photo of the FIL! As he is not so photogenic...
I even have a bit of Journaling tucked in there! 
 The Banner Stickers 
Other Products:
From my Stash
 The Dusty Attic Chipboard Leafy Stem,
Prima Resistant Canvas – Clock,
Punches – Martha Stewart Double loops & EK Success – Lattace.

I just love this photo of my DS, Which was taken last year!

I've used the Spellbinders - Nestabilities Picot Circles!! Which is available @ Anna's Click  Die Picture to direct link
I've cut from Lily Bee - Grand Theatre paper, Used the reverse side as a Template for my background!  

Other Products:
Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Dies Picot Edge Circle (S4345),
Cabachon Flowers (Bag H),
Prima Flower Laraine Pearl White & Leaves #557645,
From My Stash
Kasiercraft – Wooden Birdcage,
Martha Stewart – Cherish Punch Set.

Click HERE for the direct link to Anna's Blog for all the close ups!
And lastly!
I created this Layout! Which is my STEP BY STEP
Click HERE to Check it O.U.T it has all the Info & the Products I've Used!!
 If you made it all the way down here & your Still willing to leave a Comment!
WELL! A Big THANKS go's to you...
Have A GR8 day/Night

Saturday, April 14, 2012

My Creative Sketches - March Sketch

* Just a Reminder you have about 8 days before my Giveaways END* CLICK HERE to check it out if you haven't already....... 
Hey there!
Between my DT/CT work I found a little time to Create this Layout for My Creative Sketches - March Sketch....
the March Sketch...
   A few Close Ups!
 Mostly Prima..
with a touch of Manor House Creation - Sugar & Spice Flower, A Doily 
Prima – Pixie Glen – Pyske Cuts, Window View & Rose Ardor Papers,
Prima- Canvas,
Prima – Gillian White #55303,
Prima – Cabachon,
Prima – Nature Garden Journaling Notecards,
Doily, Kasier rubon,
Manor House Creations – Sugar & Spice – Pink flower,
American Craft - Thickers & MME Alphas,
Martha Stewart - Vintage Flower Punch,
Lil Something – Rosette.

Wishing you all a WONDERFUL & FUN weekend!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Kraft It Up - April Challenge

This Month for Kraft It Up
wants to you to Create a layout on a Kraft CS(cardstock) or PP like normal & also wants 
 to see three other Kraft items, any Kraft items!

I've went with the Kraft Cardstock as my base & then for my 3 kraft items, I've used  Maya Road - Kraft Tags, Maya Road - Kraft Envelope & MME -Kraft Die Cuts.... 
& came up with this!!!

Onto! a few Close Ups
Maya Road Tags, Collections Vintage Butterflies, 
  MME - Diecuts....
Prima - Flowers & Vine, Pink Doily
Kasier -Wooden Manequin,  Green Tara -mini pink flower, MME - Sticker.
 Pearl Pink Flourish is a Flourish With A Bling which i've cut up.....

MME – Lost & Found Blush Princess paper (both sides)
MME – Kraft Die Cuts & Stickers,
Maya Road – Window Envelopes & Shipping Tags,
Kaiser – Wooden Manequin,
Prima – Regia French Roast #552862,
Prima – Meadow Lark #556174 Vine,
Green tara – Mini Pink Rose,
Collection Elements – Vintage Butterflies,
 FWAB – Grace pearl Flourishes – Pink,
Pink Doily – Brought from Chantelle,
MS – Punch,
Cheery Lyn Designs – Doily Die (from a brown paper bag).
HOP on over & Check out the other CT creations!!!
  Hope you all have a Wonderful Weekend!
& THANKS for stoppin by...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Challenge Word for the Bird..... **Future**

I know I've said it before & I'll say it again & again & again! I just Love The Bird's word Challenges!
Our newest word for Over @ BIRD IS THE WORD IS....     FUTURE
 In my FUTURE I hoping & Wishing that this Man is Standing right next to ME....
We have been together for not quite 17years now....   & GEE! I Hope all go's well & that we are together in the Future......

The Butterflies are from Collections Print Sheets.
 I've also used some Glitz Design - French Kiss range,
 Prima & Petaloo Flowers, Leaves & Alphas.
 Flourish With A Bling &  Crafter Workshop 6x6 Circle Template.

Glitz Design French Kiss-Florial & Hats papers,
Glitz Design French Kiss-Whatnot,
Petaloo Chantilly & Velvet Hydrangeas,
Prima Be Charmed Flower #55338,
Prima - Alphas #554361 & #550110,
Collections Word Accessories Rose Butterflies

FWAB – Grace, Mango Pearl,
American Craft thickers,
MS – Vintage Flower punch,

So pop on over, That's if you haven't already & check the other DT layouts .. Mary has also created a sketch that you may or may not use!!
Thanks for Stoppin by & the blog love you may leave behind....
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