Friday, August 31, 2012

2 YEARS in blogland which = GIVEAWAY TIME!

HELLO Lovely Ladies!!
Would you believe it's been 2 YEARS TODAY since my first blog posted!!
I don't wont to GO ON & ON ABOUT IT... 
& I THINK you know just how 
 MUCH I REALLY TRULY APPRECIATE that not only do you stop on by my little old blog & check out want I have been up to Scrapping wise...  
 BUT! then you go & leave such Lovely & Supportive comments...
SO! To celebrate with you all I have this GIVEAWAY...

For your chance to go in the draw for this GIVEAWAY IS....
 1. Become 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 your placing your FULL NAME  & COUNTRY for the second time around & just use a different URL address...
I will have this GIVEAWAY going till 25th September 2012
 Good luck to you  all

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Carta Bella - Paris Girl part 2

Hi there!
Back yet again to share the other 2 layouts from the Carta Bella - Paris Girl that was part of my DT work in August for ANNA'S CRAFT CUPBOARD
BUT! before I do I need to say a BIG THANK you to those of you have been leaving such AWESOME lovely comments!!
MUCH much Appreciated that you take the time to stop by & then choose to leave some love!!
OK! first up is this layout of my mother & Chloee getting some birthday cuddles!!!
here I've used a Prima Stamp, Doilies, Charcoal Twine the banner is from the Carta Bella - Paris Girl Sticker sheet & Studio Calico Wood Veneer Take Note - Birds
 Manor House Creations Flowers the Alpha's are- Lily Bee ABC Stickers Victoria Park (from my past DT pack)
& my last layout with this range is..
LOVE this photo my our border Collie - Zero & our (well Chloee's)Toy poodle Princess..

 Manor House Creations - Winter Song Embers I seriously Love these flowers...
along with some  white Kaiser blooms & Scramatts - cogs!!
Till next time ladies!! 
which will be soon as I've played along with the latest Sketch Challenge over @ Skissedilla!!
After seen some of you talented ladies playing along with these AWESOME sketches, You Inspired me to play along too...
OH! & the fact that there sketches & DT line up is UTTERLY AMAZING!!! 
ALSO! I will be having another GIVEAWAY to Celebrate 2 years in blogland!! (August 31)
& Some SUPER AMAZING Scrappy news to share with you all too!!! BUT! can't share this till 1/2 September!! yep! it's all happen here!!   LOL!
  Hope you have a wonderful Day...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Carta Bella - Paris Girl

I'm back yet again...
This time sharing with you the 3rd range I got to play with as DT work for Anna's Craft Cupboard
I received 6 papers & Element Sticker sheet with this range & I was able to create 5 layouts...
This 1st layout is of Chloee with her toy poodle dog - Princess... This photo was taken on her birthday July this year...
 I have layered the stickers used mount tape!
The white flowers are Kaiser blooms - I've inked the bigger 1 with grey ink & the 2 smaller flowers I've added glue to the tips & then dipped them in some pink glitter.....
here I've added the Prima - brick stamp & that 6x6  crafters workshop - script template...  If 
you remember I also used it in the step by step that I've already shared HERE ...

Next is this layout of chloee.. doing what she  loves to do!!!!    making cupcakes.....
 The chippie Cupcakes are Scrapmatts  which  I've inked the edges & then added some kindy glitz...
 all the flowers are Manor House Creations... & the stamped banner is MME - Lost & Found two  Blush "Princess"... 
again have used the  Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Mini Fanciful Flourish  along with Tim Holtz -Elegant Flourishes... & The Crafter's Workshop 6 x 6 Template Wedding Ring

This layout of ME & My girl....
 I wanted to create this layout  to remind her that some of my most best times are spent with this her!!
The Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Template Chevron
 Kasier - Rhinestone Bling strip on the banner & a paper doily, which I also used as a template....
OK! I think I'll leave it there for now & share my last 2 layouts in another post..

OH! I thought I'd share this with you all LAUREN is having a GIVEAWAY
check this out...
If you like what you see be sure to stop on by HERE
THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking the time to stop on by my blog!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Spirit.... Is the newest Challenge word

Hi there Scrap buddies!!
Hope all is well with you all!!
So! while the kids are outside playing happily & dinner is Cooking away, I thought I'd stop by
& share with you my DT layout for Bird Is The Word newest bird Challenge.
Spirit is the newest word!!
This is a layout of my mummy & my 2 kids..
Now! some of you maybe thinking... UM! hello Rachael it is still august & your already doing Chrissie layouts... What the!  
Well this just felt right & that's what it all about isn't..
I have to admit I L.O.V.E the end result of this! OH! SO! does my Mum!! hehehe
 Papers are Pion Design - Waiting for Santa II which I won last year,
Washi tape( which you can get from Anna's Craft Cupboard HERE)...
 Prima flower & basic grey Alphas,
 More prima - Vine, flowers & Resin flowers,
 Hambly - Banner, Prima Flowers, stamp & trinket also more washi tape.
 I have used the Prima gate mask & have dabbed with some Medium paste then when dried, I rubbed on some brown ink with my fingers...
There is such a AMAZING array of DT creations over on the BIRD's Blog!!
Be sure to stop on over.. & The Bird Is The Word
winner of this challenge will receive
A $20 Store Voucher from

Monday, August 27, 2012

Echo Park Everyday Eclectic - Step By Step

Morning, Afternoon or Evening to you all!!
Just stopping to share with you my Step By Step for this month over @ Anna's Craft Cupboard

Materials needed:
*Echo Park Everyday Eclectic-Chevron Woodgrain paper,
*Echo Park Everyday Eclectic- Kraft Doily paper,
*Echo Park Everyday Eclectic-Large Hexagon paper,
*Echo Park Everyday Eclectic-Elements Stickers,
* Sawyer's Place Washi Tape -Ophelia Regal Damask & Turquoise blue white dots tape,
* Kasiercraft – Wooden Flourish 
*MFT - Rounded Banner Trio Rounded Banner Trio Die,
* Turquoise buttons
(Not shown Green Glimmer Mist & Black Ink)
Materials needed to create background:
*6x6 Crafters Workshop – Art Is template,
*Kaisercraft – Journal Stamp,
*MME- Lost & Found 2 – Blush “Princess” Stamps,
(Not shown Tattered Angels – Glimmer mist Turquoise Blue, Black Ink & Modelling paste)
Step 1  
Creating the background. Apply Modelling paste using the CW – Art is Template, to the top right side & again at the bottom left side of Cardstock. Then with the template, place the template down onto the opposite sides of where you have applied Modelling paste, So that it leaves bits of the paste there as well.
Once dried, lightly stamp over the Modelling Paste with the - Kasiercraft Journal Stamps. Next Stamp with the Flourish & the word Charming Stamps from the MME Stamps. Lastly Spray the Glimmer mist at the top right & bottom left, Drip a bit of glimmer mist on the top right letting the drips to run down the cardstock a little.
Step 2  
Create Hexagon frame. Cut out some of the hexagons from the EP – large Hexagon paper leaving behind the white hexagon frame work & some of the hexagons, then cut away a bit of the frame work & attach this bit to the top left side, Then attach larger frame work to the bottom right.  Tear 3 strips from each Washi tape & Attach!

Step 3
From the EP Sticker sheet attach the Hello my love rectangle sticker below & to the left side of the Strips of Washi Tape that are on the right hand side. Then Cut approx 11 ½ x 15 ½ cm rectangle from EP Chevron Grain paper ruff & ink edges. Place 1 of the photo’s onto edge & sightly on an angle of rectangle (as this will be straight when attaching it to the Cardstock) then attach the other photo so that it is in the Centre of the rectangle with foam mount tape. Attach the rectangle paper/photos to the Cardstock, attach buttons.
Step 4
Cut from the EP – Kraft Doily with the MFT - Rounded Banner Trio Rounded Banner Trio Die, enough to make 3 banner s, ink edges & attach 1 banner to the left & the other 2 on the right. Now grab some of those Hexagon’s that we cut out before, Ink the edges & placing them though out the layout.

Final Step
Spray the Kaisercraft – wooden Flourish with a light Green glimmer mist, once dried cut into 3 pieces & attach 2 pieces right hand side & the other piece on the left side. Finish off by adding the Stickers from the EP – Everyday Eclectic Element Stickers. Attach some of these with Foam Mount Tape.

I hope this has INSPIRED you in someway, anyway really..   LOL!
THANKS for stopping by & any of your comments are always much appreciated!!
WISHING you all a WONDERFUL week!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Lovely Ladies...
I'm here to share a layout that was Inspired by the ScrapFriends 


Don't know why the photo of the kids is blotchy??
Cluster's have Prima, Kaisercraft & Green Tara flowers.... Petaloo Butterflies, Webster pages gems,few MME brads.. & Scrapmatts - Leafy Sprays, Which I sprayed them with grey Glimmer mist!!
The strips of grey with white dots is Washi tape!! & the yellow doily diecut & yellow heart diecut is from Kaiser Madam Boutique Collectables...
If you like the looks of the Color Palette Challenge you have till
 midnight September 14th to link your creation up!!
Short but Sweet today...
Hope all is good with you all!!
Take care & THANKS heaps for stopping by..

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Echo Park - Family Man Mini Kit

I was lucky enough to get to play with not 1 BUT! 2 ranges of Echo Park this month
The 2nd range I was able to play with was the Echo Park - Family Man Mini Kit 
click the photo of the kit for direct link

With this kit I have created 3 layouts & 2 Cards...
First up are the 2 Cards!
 the bird is a Studio Calico - take note birds available HERE 
I've also added some washi tape  HERE

 OK! onto the layouts
First up is this layout!
& I have to admit I really liked the striped paper & wanted to create a layout with it been the background paper.... BUT! I'm now finding it not my FAVE... Don't get my wrong I still like it! It's just I don't L.O.V.E it... 
 The Wooden flourish is a Kaisercraft - Rose Wreath available HERE
Also! a Cheery Lynn - Fanciful Flourish HERE
 The brown flowers are Manor House Creations I've dabbed some gesso on them...
Next up is this layout...
Awww! I was Sooooo HAPPY to be able to Capture this moment..... Jas was chatting away to his dad & Ethan was getting in a cuddle while he could!!! I grabbed the Camera & got this!!
 The bird cage is a La Blanche stamp which I've stamped onto some white Cardstock & then cut it out...
 Prima Flowers & Vine....I did split the vine into 2 & then added some gesso to 1 of the vine bit!!
 & lastly  
 I've used the 6x6 Chevron Crafter Workshop template with some Modeling Paste...
Also! some hidden Journaling...
 Another super YUMMY new Winter song flower - Manor House Creations...
OK! SO! I know it has become a long post, If you made it all the way to here I hope I didn't bore you too much....
 AND If you are still willing to leave behind a Comment then THANK YOU!!
Hope you all have a GREAT SUNDAY....
We will be heading to Featherdale Wildlife park for our Niece's 4th Birthday party!!
Should be F.U.N & of course loads of photo opportunities......    hehehehe
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