Monday, July 25, 2011

Trying some new things out

Here are a couple of LO where I have been mucking around with paint and trying some different things out.
The embellishments are all handmade by me :)


CU of Flower:


CU of Flowers:

CU of Tag:

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Scrapfit workout #48 - Put a bird on it

It has been such a long time since I properly read my google reader with all my blogs that I only just noticed this workout over at ScrapFit. And if you know me then you know I love birds as embellishments.

I decided to enter my joy canvas that I uploaded yesterday.

It says: "there is joy in the presence of the angels of God"

Friday, July 22, 2011


I spent all thurs arvo watching Tim Holtz demo videos and I decided to give some things a go.
I had this journal lying around, just a blank Kaisercraft one and inspired by Tim Holtz I decided to have a go.

I used a lot of distress inks using some different methods that I saw in this Tim Holtz Demo. Also crackle paint which I just got last week and I LOVE!!!

Here it is:

And some closeups:

Frosted Designs Fab Fri Challenge - Buttons

Its been a while since I've submitted anything for fab fri challenge but head on over to Frosted Designs and check out this weeks challenge which is all about buttons.

I have kept it very simple using just one button for the center of the flower, this is one of my fav buttons from my mum's old collection.

Here is my entry: Vintage plaque


I've gone off the page a bit lately and have been working on some canvas'. I really enjoyed making these.

B is for Bird:






What I've been working on lately

A bit over a week ago my mum got me some new distress inks and I have noticed a huge change in my style since then... and I love it!!!
Here are a couple of my latest LO's:

Adore: (this is my Mum's wedding)

Love Story:

Song of my Heart:

Amber's Crafts and Stuff Challenge #19

This is a bit late but there is still time to enter!!!

This week's challenge over at Amber's Crafts and Stuff is Circles and Swirls, and have a Sponsor This week!!!

Our Sponsor this week is Limited Runs Digi's, head on over and check them out as the winner will received 3 digi's
Limited Runs Digi's

This week I made a canvas wall art for my entry. 
Here it is:

The digi I used is called Morning Glory and you can purchase it from Limited Runs here

Super Slack!

OMG I have been super slack lately and haven't been updating my blog....
SORRY! I am going to get on to that today so look forward to lots of posts coming up!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer Days

This week the challenge over at Amber's crafts and stuff is all about summer.

Here is my take called summer days.
You may recognise the photo series from my NZ's next top model LO. This is one of my fav series of photos.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Scrapbookers Anonymous June Challenge

This months challenge over at Scrapbookers Anonymous is about using at least 3 papers from a mini stack... if you're anything like me you have loads that you don't use that often, so I was glad to do this challenge and use some of my stack. I am really happy with how it turned out, I don't usually use multiple photos but I love this series!

Here is my take called Poser

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Frosted Designs Fab Fri

This weeks Fabulous Fri Challenge over at Frosted Designs is all about friendship... check it out here.
These photos are of me and my Aunty Winnie when I was just 10mths old, we were very close when I was little.

Here it is: Friends

Friday, June 3, 2011

My Man

Sorry this is so so late! A couple of weeks ago we had a vintage challenge over at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

Here it is, called My Man

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

NZ's Next Top Model

I just love these photos and I couldn't wait to use them on a LO.

Here is my LO called NZ's Next Top Model:

I have entered this in the following challenges:

A Spoonfull of Sugar - Things with wings
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Pale, Pretty, Pastels
Case Study - May Muse

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 5.12

Head on over to Sketchy Thursdays to see this week's sketch. Its a double but I just did the second page.
Here is my take, called Cheeky:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Amber's Crafts and Stuff Challenge #9 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Hi all, this is my first post for Amber's Crafts and Stuff. This week's challenge is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
So sort through your recycling bins and things you've been meaning to throw out and use them on a LO, card or other project.

Here is my take on this challenge, called Parents. I re-used a page from a book that had fallen out and some wire.

I'm really excited to be designing for Amber's Crafts and Stuff, I hope you go check them out and give the challenge a go... I look forward to seeing your entries.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Exciting News

I have some exciting news.... I have been picked to join the Design Team over at Ambers Crafts and Stuff. I am really exciting to be working with the team there, check out my bio on their site here.

Challenges are put up every week at 8am Central Time on Wednesdays, make sure you check it out, and come back here tomorrow to see my take on this weeks challenge.

Friday, May 6, 2011

ScrapFIT: Workout #43 - Only You

When I saw this challenge over at ScrapFIT I knew I just had to do and immediately knew just what I wanted to do. The challenge is to use the words ONLY YOU as your title. When I saw this  the first thing that came to my mind was this song by the Platters, aptly called only you. I love this song and have included the lyrics on my LO.

So here it is, Only You:

Monday, May 2, 2011

Scrapbookers Anonymous May Challenge

This months challenge over at Scrapbookers Anonymous is all about stamps, you must make a patterned paper and at least 3 stamped embellishments.

Here is what I came up with, called My Fav Trip:

Frosted Designs and Cupcake Craft Challenges

I decided to do a joint Frosted Designs and Cupcake Craft Challenges LO this week.
Frosted Designs fri challenge is all about dots and stripes and Cupcake Crafts is all about the letter 'C'.
I chose cupcakes for my 'C' and used a card and postcard from Phoenix Trading called fairy cakes from my fav designer Sarah Livingstone to embellish.

Here it is, called Sweet as can be:

Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tues Top 3!

I am super super excited to have been picked as one of the Top 3 for Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tues for sketch #13, for my sketch Count the ways. Also exciting to be in the Top 3 beside my friend Lynne.

Cupcake Cutie!

Argh I'm so excited I got picked as a cupcake cutie for last week, for my entry Beautiful Day with You.
This is the first time I have been picked as a favourite so I am so proud and excited!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 4.28 - You Make the Whole World Smile

Head on over to Sketchy Thursdays to see this weeks sketch.
Here is my take on it. The photo was taken on red nose day 1990, which used to be a fundraiser for SIDS (cot death). In NZ we had a song that they always had on the ads etc for red nose day, called You make the whole world smile, that's where the title comes from, I printed out the words to the song on Velum and put it on my LO.

Here it is:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

UPDATED - Live, Laugh, Love for Frosted Designs

Frosted Designs Fab fri challenge just happens to be polka dots and stripes, and seeing as I only did this 2 days ago I'm going to enter it.

Well today has been a beautiful day in Dunedin, I just love sitting in my craft room in the sun!
Today I got out my buttons and as I was rustling through I found a few I wanted to use for this LO.
Its called Live, Laugh, Love.... what a shame I don't know any challenges for buttons atm. Oh well... here it is anyway:

 and some close ups:

Monday, April 25, 2011

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Fluffy Bunnies

This week Cupcake Craft Challenges has a challenge all about fluff, so I thought I would give this a go.
My layout is called Beautiful Day with You, here it is:

The 'fluff' is the clouds and they are made from hobby fill.

Here is a close up of the writing as it's a bit hard to read in the above photo.

Busy Day

Well I have been busy busy busy today, lots of scrapbooking done. Here are another couple of pages, well OTP actually, wall plaques.


My Love:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I Chose You

We may not choose all our family but we do choose some of it. This LO is a reminder that I not only chose my husband, but I choose him everyday.

I Chose You:

I wasn't really thinking about it at the time but seeing as this LO has a bird on it I might just enter it in Frosted Designs fab fri challenge... it's only number 3 this week.... :$

All My Dreams

Happy Easter all!

I have had this 8x10 photo for quite a while and have always wanted to do something with it but was feeling like it was too big... after some inspiration from my friend Lydia I came up with this LO called all my dreams.
I'm quite happy with it too :) What do you think?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge - 22 Apr 2011 part 2

I was so excited about this weeks fri challenge over at Frosted Designs that I just had to do something else. So I did a 2 page LO. Once again I have to apologise about the photos, I really struggled to crop these ones properly.

Here is my LO called Tree of Love:
These photos were taken in Wellington in a Pohutakawa Tree (a native tree of New Zealand) at my husband's Grandparents house.

Both Pages:

 Page 1:

 Page 2:

Embellishment: Wooden heart covered with the owl paper

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge - 22 Apr 2011

If you have seen my My Favourite Things LO then you will understand why I just love love love this weeks Fab Fri challenge over at Frosted Designs. Its all about Birds and Butterflies!!

I have had this Kaisercraft Butterfly Album for a couple of months now, knowing sort of what I wanted to use it for but not quite enough to do anything with it. When I saw this challenge I knew it would be perfect!!! I am so super happy with the end result.

So here it is, my OTP Butterfly project called Live:
I have to apologise for my poor photo taking/cropping skills, but it should give you the idea, it is actually straight and has equal sides in real life.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Friday Scrapping Fun :)

Well I went to my friend Lydia's today for our almost weekly scrap session. I had no idea what I was going to be working on today but am super happy with what I ended up with.

Here they are.

I took this photo of my husband on our first wedding anniversary at a beach near Akaroa. I just love the photo so I was so happy to use it.

Always home:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays - May Guest Design Team Challenge

I just stumbled along this challenge over at Sketchy Thursdays, I found it just in time as it finishes on Sat.... You can see the challenge here.

Here is my take on the sketch called love that smile:

Sorry about the poor photo quality.