Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Fairy Princess!

My little one is turning 6 (SIX!!!!!!) on Friday - totally unbelievable and even a little bit sad:) Where did the time go??

I created this spinner card for her bday - when you move the card from side to side the cupcake spins round and round - very funky!! (my apologies for photo quality - at 2am it was a bit dark outside for photographs and I had to do it in secret!)

I think the butterflies are just to gorgeous - I've seen it done in brown paper with multicolor butterflies (for adult gifts) and it looked awesome! I thought it a nice effect for her and I'm sure the butterflies will fascinate her.

Isn't this the most gorgeous die-cut tag?? All I had to add was a tink picture and some bling and I know she'll love it! (she can even use it to scrap her pages about her bday:).

As we have grandparents and friends the rest of the week (not to mention the 45 cupcakes I'm baking tomorrow!) my next post will only be next week - sjoe, I can't wait! - it's soooo much fun turning 6:)

Happy scrappin'

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lost and Found

I absolutely just fell in love with the MME Lost and Found ranges (one and two!!). I literally JUST finished this LO - as a matter of fact the glue is still wet:), but I just had to post it!
The little bits of glitter on the page is just so awesome (not so bright on the photo thought:) and adds that luxurious feel to the page. I matted the LO on brown and Racy Raspberry (always sounds so delish!!) to create a frame. The Prima ribbon with the bling I just had to have and I like the dimension it adds to the LO. The quote is a Kaisercraft rub-on I cut into strips to fit in my title box - works like a charm;). The Prima ribbon packaging was the perfect colour match to the LO and I added the edged strip to the photo on the right - really "green" on the recycling front:)

The layered flowers are my own creation (funky isn't it:) - use different sizes scallop punches to create a layered flower. I used two of each size and 5 nestable punches. Punch the scallops from antique book pages (literally old second hand antique books!), distress and ink each scallop shape and layer. I used my Big Bite to punch two holes in the centre but a piercer will also do the trick. Spritz with Glimmer Mist and add a button to the centre with some twine. Group with some other flowers and leaves to create a cluster corner on the page!

Hope you love the colours and textures as much as I did:)

Happy scrappin'

Band Hero

Ooooh, what fun times!! My hubby got Band Hero for his Bday and I have calluses on places I didn't even know I had places:). We play for ages (as if we have to play games!!) - only problem is we play when all else is done and dusted which means for a whole week we went to bed around 2am and got up at 6am again for work!! Totally wasted!!

This is hubby, friend and little princess in the GROOVE!! Just had to post the photos - will do the LO later!

Although she is only 5 she is our drummer girl!! Dad is on the guitar, mom has the microphone (and no, I cannot really sing!!) and she is on the drums...........and she hits EVERY beat! It is amazing, she does it on easy and even hits the colours on the correct beat! (on beginner it is just a bar and you can hit any drum! - no, not her - easy mode!!). Even caught her singing "do you really want to hurt me" and "pretty woman" for a few days afterwards:)

I havn't had this much fun in years!!!!!!!! If you're up for a gig - drop in, I promise you'll have an awesome time!!

Happy scrappin'

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Circle Fun

Don't you just love playing with new techniques? These quirky circles adds such a lovely dimensional effect to your projects!

Punch three circles from different designs (mine are 1 1/4") and fold in half. Adhere together and add to page as desired. Add Thank You stamp to stamped banner and some faux stitching to frame the card. The 3D circles creates a lovely border on a page as well and you can use any design that is symmetrical - even butterflies ................mmmmmmmmmmmm................ gives me an idea ...........................I'm off - will post LO later:)

Happy scrappin'

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Back to School

Hop over to Scrap and Stamp Saturday and join in the challenge: Back to School! Anything re school and any design your heart desires - but remember to add a stamp in there somewhere!

Oh how I love the school photos! Some are sooo stunning and the next year all you can do is giggle when you get them! This year's is stunning and scrapping them was a breeze (last year we had that shocking lime green background!!:)

I had two journaling blocks ready to journal on when she decided to draw me a picture on each to add to my LO! (she is really getting into this scrapbooking thing!! - hubby even bought her a little trimmer this week!! - she was sooo chuffed:). I added the little apple stamps to compliment the school theme - not sure why we always have apples in mind when we do school LO's:) - hence her little apple drawing!

I love the little self-portrait on the one journaling block - something that adds to the memory of the school year!

Grab your scrappy stuff and scrap a school LO and join us in this challenge!

Happy scrappin'

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Burlesque wishes

These are one of the cards I designed for my class on Women's Day. The range suited the day perfectly and the colours are absolutely awesome to work with. The Burlesque range from Fabscraps is double sided and the design is absolutely awesome.

The chipboard corset is also a Fabscraps product, inked in maroon and ribbon added to lace the corset and a stunning heart pearl (thanks Linette;) to complete the accent.

I like the way the "lights" around the border simulates the lights around a show mirror (the ones you see in the movies:) and that show girls looks ready to PARTY!!

A few faux stitches and a Happy Birthday stamp and VOILA!

Hope you had an awesome Women's Day and my you celebrate being all the woman you are every single day!!

Happy scrappin'

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bunting wishes

This is another of the cards I designed for one of my classes. Since bunting is the next hot thing I used it on this card together with some funky clothes pegs and double sided ribbon.

Cut bunting freehand and add to your projects with 3D foam squares to add dimension and interest. Stick the pegs to the card and let dry before adding the ribbon - sooo much easier and the ribbon covers the edge of the bunting where they might not line up perfectly! Clever:)

Best wishes to you in creating your bunting and make sure to have oodles of fun!!

Happy scrappin'

Saturday, August 6, 2011


The challenge at Scrap and Stamp Saturday this week is anything about friendship!

I scrapped my closest scrapping buddies! The Scrapbook Convention at Spier is the highlight of our year and we always make a weekend of it! I love scrapping and sharing with friends and these two make me smile, let my cry on their shoulders, make me laugh till I cry and inspire me every day! We started out as scrapping buddies but it is official - we are best of friends!

Join us in the challenge and remember to use a stamp somewhere on you LO.

Happy Scrappin'

Friday, August 5, 2011


Playing along with Sophia and her inspiring blog I answered some questions about today...just for fun!!

Today I went surprising a dear friend on her birthday.
Today I hoped my little one's cold will get better soon.
Today I dreamed of a whole weekend scrapbooking.
Today I forgot that it was Friday (with munchkin home thought it was Saturday:)
Today I heard my husband say I love you:) :) - he melts my heart every single day!!!!
Today I read the new Scrapbooking Memories mag
Today I watched NCIS LA and Disney channel - LOTS of Disney Channel:)
Today I said "Unfortunately we cannot have everything we like, otherwise Mommy will have to buy the whole shop!"
Today I believed I am blessed.
Today I felt really tired after a week of the flu!
Today I wondered why we cannot have all the chocolate we can eat!!
Today I bought a piece of scrumptious fudge (and that is why I did not wonder why I do not look like swimsuit model:) and some yummy scrapping goodies
Today I cleaned my teeth, and that is about it:)
Today I was me!................and I loved every second of it!!

What did you do today??? Write in comments or link your blog post just for fun:)

O yeah, almost forgot Today I wished all of my followers, blog hoppers, friends I know (and don't know) a stunning weekend!!

Monday, August 1, 2011


I needed something for a friend to remind her that I care and will be thinking of her when they move to another suburb. A little gift did the trick but I decided to make this bookmark - as she reads every night I knew it would remind her that there will always be friends who care even if they are not just down the road anymore!

The gift was not exactly flat enough to add the bookmark and I added it to the gift as a tag! This way it didn't bend and no need for a card or bow on the gift. A spritz of glimmer mist and voila!!

Happy scrappin'