Thursday, 30 September 2010

Get Picky Giveaway!

Have you seen Get Picky yet??? Get Picky is a brand new challenge site created by the very talented Tanya Tahir & Nikki Antonello that is all about multi photo layouts. The blog will feature fortnightly challenges with the first one being posted on the 15th October. The DT reveal is currently underway and the girls are also celebrating the blog launch with a giveway. Up for grabs is this fabulous bounty...

Head over to the blog and find out how you could win HERE

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Challenge Heaven Word Challenge!

I created this LO for the Challenge Heaven September Word Challenge, and it is also the second LO I have created with my DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne, featuring the Cosmo Cricket "Pixie-Licious" collection...soooo cute! Besides the CC goodness, from the store I also used American Crafts cardstock in lilac (my fave brand of cardstock, especially at only 65c/sheet!); Scrapware chipboard sunflower with turquoise 3mm pearls attached; purple satin ribbon; Green Tara tassel ribbon; Sassafras & Basic Grey alphas; AC Thickers and of course, some glimmermist! ;-)

A couple of extras bits I used included a crochet flower from Becci Sundberg (check out her blog, and you can buy some too!), a gorgeous ladybug button from Sam at Purple Pumpkin and I even handstitched a border with some purple embroidery thread.

I did promise...

more scrapping, that is!
This next LO I completed for the SBT50 'Music & Lyrics CC' for guest DT Treens' challenge. The challenge criteria were to create a LO using a monochromatic colour scheme, music paper and pearls. I decided to use teal as my colour, (I seem to have been using a fair bit of this colour lately), although we were also allowed to use some white / black / cream. Here is my LO...

If you are looking for a challenge to scrap, be sure to pop into Scrapbooking Top 50 and check out the CC challs, it's not too late to join in as entries aren't due until Sunday 26th! ;-)

SBT50 Cyber Crop!

OOPS! Forgot to post this up here the other challenge for the Scrapbooking Top 50 "Music & Lyrics" Cyber Crop! My challenge to everyone is a lyric challenge, using lyrics from the old KISS song "I Wanna Rock n Roll All Night". The additional criteria are to use at least 2 photos, a ticket and altered chipboard. I created my LO using mostly materials supplied by the lovely Tracy @ My2Angels. Here is the LO...

LO materials available from My2Angels include: Coredinations 'Nightfall' cardstock (which I sanded, scratched and distressed); Jenni Bowlin 'Coupon' pp; Teresa Collins 'Mr & Mrs' pp; 3 Bugs 'To the Rescue' pp; red crystal brads; black 'Daiquiri' Thickers (my all time fave!); Scrapware chipboard spider web (which I painted then applied kindyglitz to, but is hard to see in pic); black organza ribbon; black textured metal stars; skull & cross bones charm; 'Black Magic' glimmermist (LOVE this stuff!) and Carolees Creations tiny black alphas.

I also managed to complete the Opening Night Mini Challenge for the CC, which was to create a card or LO (smaller than 12x12) featuring a single music note somewhere (mine is the 'i' in 'sing')...

Have some more to share too, so will be back with those later! :-)

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Stuck?! Sketches September LO!

It was the perfect combination...a photo of Brielle I had been waiting to scrap, gorgeous new kit full of goodies from Handmade By Suzanne and the new September sketch from Sara at Stuck?! Sketches. Here's the result...

I used the brand new 'Pixie-Licious' range from Cosmo Cricket for this LO, which is just gorgeous, and perfect for scrapping pics of my own little pixie! I also used lots of other goodies - American Crafts cardstock & 'Patchwork' fabric Thickers; Sassafras glitter alpha stickers; Scrapware chipboard sunflower (these come in packs of 4); turquoise 4mm pearls (100+ for $1.80!); purple satin ribbon and 'Key Lime Pie' & 'Scarlet' glimmermists...all products are available from Handmade By Suzanne.

SBT50 'Music & Lyrics' Cyber Crop!

It's happening tomorrow...

Check out all the details HERE

Thursday, 9 September 2010

HBS September Sketch Chall!

Don't forget to check out the September Sketch Challenge at Handmade By Suzanne. This month's sketch was created by DT member Liz Weber and is sure to get your mojo going! Up for grabs is a $20 store voucher, so make sure you put it on your "To Do List"! Entries are open until midnight, 30th September. Here is my take on Liz's sketch (check out my new yummy "Key Lime Pie" glimmermist I've used)...

(I just love this pic of Brielle together with my dad, and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to scrap it. This was the first time she had seen him since she was 7 weeks old and she couldn't get enough of him!)

Quick share!

A quick share of the LO I have done for Vicki's monthly challenge over at Scrapbooking Top 50. The challenge is to create a minimalist style LO, use the same pic more than once, and include stamping and buttons. I am pretty happy with how this came out, I just love this pic of Brielle with the envelope on her head! LOL

I also forgot to post a pic of the card I created for last month's "We Dare You" challenge also at SBT50. The criteria selected by the members were no flowers / leaves (technically I failed on this one coz I used a tulip-shaped brad...LOL); at least 2 metallic items; novelty button and a mirror item. I decided to get a bit tricky and used mirror-shaped rub-ons...cheeky, I know! ;-) I love how this funky birthday card came out and I know someone with a birthday soon who will love it!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Another 1st of the month challenge!

I am sure there are LOTS of you out there (besides me, that is) that hang out for the first day of the month for all the new challenges! Well here are some more to add to your list - the new monthly challenges have been posted up on Scrapbooking Top 50 and this month my challenge is a scraplift! The LO to be lifted this month belongs to the gorgeous Treens and was completed for our recent CC there. You can view Treen's original LO and get all the challenge & prize details HERE In the meantime, here is my "lift" of Treen's LO...