Thursday, March 22, 2012

A heap of Giveaways

Nadia Cannizzo is having 3 giveaways here. It's easy to win and open internationally. It's open til 22 April 2012. Take a gander.

Keren Tamir is having a giveaway too.

Georgia Heald is also having a giveaway.

Also, don't forget that I am giving away a goody pack at From Screen 2 Scrap this month for a special entry. Here's what you could win.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

BLING SWAP - Interested?

This is somewhere I have been enjoying doing some swaps with some lovely ladies for a while now. More swappers are welcome.

APRIL swap now OPEN for sign up THEME - BLING

ok i will open the april sign up now.......thought we would have BLING for the theme...... so just include some bling on your items....................the only swaps that have the theme attached is atc's and embellies............... you can use the theme on all items if you wish(i do) but you dont have to.

please make 1 item for each person per swap that you are in...............and include at least 1.20 stamped self addressed envelope for return post, and PLEASE use a LARGE envelope if you are in more than 2 struggling to fit the items in small envelopes.......i know most of you do use the large envelope, and i thank you

please contact by comment or email with your name and which swaps you would like to be in. thanks and i will post up the list of final numbers on MONDAY 2nd APRIL, please have these to me by the END of the MONTH please and please contact me if you are having delays with getting them done.......thanks

Swap items are ATC's, shipping tags, embellishments, flowers and stamped images.

Check out Amandas scrap swaps to sign up.

Happy Birthday card

I've made this card for Red Earth Scrapping's March Stash stomp and for Day 19 at 365 Cards.

Red Earth's theme is something borrowed, blue, old and new.
Day 19 is to use 3 trims.

I started with a piece of double sided paper by The Scrapcake. It's really pretty. I've also used a matching tag. There was Swedish writing on it and I've covered it up with the Prima flower.

The other side of the paper was really pretty. I've just added some white cardstock for somewhere to write.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Yum layout for Anna's March 2012 sketch


Here is my entry for Anna's Craft Cupboard's March 2012 sketch competition. The sketch was created by Wendy Smith.

I've flipped it so that I could accommodate these two portrait photos of my boys that I wanted to use. Mark played violin with his ensemble band at a local Primary School's fete. After the performance we found this booth that were selling deep-fried flavoured spuds. They apple slinkied them and put them on a long stick and then fried them in a wok, then sprinkled them with the flavour you chose. Seemed like a great novelty and for my oldest child, who loves potatoes and often can't purchase not made at home food due to his allergy, this was a great treat.

I had just made lots of these tags for a swap at Amandas scrap swaps for March where the theme is weather. I had made extra so I got to use it here. To make the tag I first used a sun die-cut negative and painted it yellow. Then I used the negative and a light blue pen to trace the shape and define it. Then I cut the sun out. I used black cardstock for the base. I tore some green scrap paper and stamped a scallop pattern on it in green. I had some yellow ribbon which I have cut into a fringe with scissors. Then I added some citrus ribbon. I've used a copper metallic pen so that the journalling shows up.

Where the sketch calls for heart shapes I've added some Basic Grey element nature stickers that matched my colour scheme.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

St Patrick's Day card - Born Lucky

Day 17 - Shamrockin' it.
Include a shamrock on your card.
365 Cards

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Gatefold Tea card

Scrapbook Boutique
The Challenge:
Inspiration : 

Challenge : Create a project using the photo as your inspiration and to include at least one handmade flower.
The project can be a card, a scrapbook layout or off the page's totally up to you!
NO Digital stamps please

I chose to make a card.

The little teacups on the cupcakes are so cute. I chose to use a teacup image on my card as well. I've made the flower out of paper and Ialso made the embellishment in the centre.

Kaisercraft Sketch March 2012 #3 layout

I liked the look of today's sketch on Kaisercraft's blog. It is Saturday sketch #3.

Products used:

All Kaisercraft unless mentioned:

Black Cardstock
Great Southern Land/QLD pp
Miss Nelly Sticker sheet
Chanteuse/Eco pp
Waht A Hoot/On the Prowl pp
Wooden flourish dressmaker form painted cream with ribbon
Dusky pink embroidery floss
Chantesue posie
Memories ink - Apple
Prima Glitter alphas

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cricket Coach cards

Day 14 - So Sporty
for 365 Cards

My boys both play cricket. They've had a terrific season and their wind-ups are due. I volunteered to make the coach's cards for them. I'm really happy with the way they turned out. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Circles card

Day 8 - Circle Up

365 Cards Day 8 challenge is to use a minimum of 10 circles. I have 10 little punched circles and one big circle cut from pp that has circles on it.
This card will be handy for any of Mark's friends who turn 12 this year. Boys like quite simple cards I have found.

Two tags


One birthday tag and one Mother's Day tag. These are for Day 9 at 365 Cards. The colour scheme is rainbow. I think I've got all those colours. ROYBGIV

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Basic Grey sketch - WWII Memorial

I've designed this layout for a Basic Grey sketch. I've stayed fairly true to the design.

Products used:

BG Periphery/Sauvignon PP
BG Out of Print/Impasto PP
BG Wander Greeting card kit die-cut
BG Wander Rub-on
BG Perhaps Alphas
EP Wintertime stickers - alphas
BG Basic/Index PP
Baby blue ink
USA sticker on white cardstock

Sunday, March 4, 2012


This month's poster over at From Screen 2 Scrap is absolutely gorgeous. I just love it. The Design Team have come up with some wonderful examples and I'm sure that you will too. I encourage you to try it this month, especially if you've never done it before.

Another good reason is that I am offering a great RAK to some lucky winner this month. Here is a pic of what I'm giving away. It's a great assortment of goodies.

Here is the wonderful poster of The Day After Tomorrow.

The criteria is :

For an extra 6 bonus points :)

1) White title = 1pt
2) One photo only = 2pts
3) White monochromatic layout with a touch of blue = 3 pts

Here is what I came up with. Let me know what you think. The photo is of my beautiful Aunty Lindy. I was her flower girl when I was just 4 years old. My little dress was just this shade of blue of the mulberry paper I have used. I also have some lovely embellishments on this page.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Published in March mag

Hello friends.

I'm just sharing a link to a layout I've had published at online magazine this month. Just click on the link and it will take you directly to the article where you can see my step by step instructions and which products I've used. Hope you like it.