Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bird is the word "Wonder"

Well Hello strangers!!

I know, I'm soo bad, not posting for soooo long - I am in the full Christmas swing and have been focusing on all the Christmas wonder..fullness...

Which kind of brings me to the latest Bird is the Word challenge word "Wonder" - that was a lovely seg way wasn't it!!:)

I don't think I'll ever get sick of doing pretty pages of my little one - they feel like home, so comfortable and easy. I really really loved this colour combo too, so chic!!

Here is my take:



and a close up... Lots of fussy cutting and some Prima.. ahhhh


With only 5 sleeps until the big day, I would like to wish you all the Merriest Christmas and an amazingly blessed 2012!!

*hugs* Gwen

Monday, December 5, 2011

Bird is the word "Time"

How appropriate is this word at this time of the year!! Don't we all wish we had a heap more time in the lead up to Christmas??? So when I look at my layout for this fortnights challenge it gives me hope, and reminds me of a little get away we had not too long ago where I got to do the complete opposite to my "normal" world and waste some time.... My layout was also inspired by a quote I found..

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
Bertrand Russell


ahhh, the serenity :)

So now it's your turn, get your thinking caps on, spend some time creating and let me see you layouts featuring the word "time". Check out the blog for the other DT inspiration.

Gwen

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New month, New challenge... December/January

Up for a challenge anyone?

We all know how crazy it gets this time of the year so this month Craft Queen have combined their monthly challenge into a Dec/Jan challenge. So, you have until the end of January to get your entry in. All you need is a Star, the word "Happy" and some Twine AND you can make anything crafty.
For something different, I've done an up-cycled bag from Typo - these are the best bags eva for this; they are a perfect kraft colour and there is no printing down the side to have to cover up :)


I also made a matching card but the photo doesn't show it very well :( Trust me, it's matching!!

The rest of the design team have been busy too so check out their work here.

I've also done a card kit and the December ribbon club for Craft Queen this month - I told you all I've been busy!!!
Check them out:
December Ribbon Club
December Card Kit

Hope you all have a fun week!
Gwen

Monday, November 28, 2011

Hello strangers....

Wow, time flies when you are having fun and November/December is crazy fun for me!! I'm exhausted and December hasn't even started yet!!!

I had to take time out of my busy schedule to show you all a few things :) First up my very first ever Card kit for Craft Queen is on sale from 6th December - it's classic black white and cream... very swish!



and a couple of layouts I did for a new local craft place including close ups - Lynda's Craft Haven. If you are a local, get in store and check them out. They have all sorts of pretties including these super pretty flowers and the latest release Kaiser ranges!! Yeah!!! The store has a real vintage feel to it AND they do Friday night crops... double Yeah!!!









and last but by no means least, I couldn't resist adding a new photo of Caitlin taken on the weekend. She has lived in this "dress up" and it is starting to get a little small *sad face* - I'm definitely going to have to Google a new one especially since she is having a fairy princess birthday party in January!!!...


I know I'm her Mum and all, but isn't she the cutest lil girl eva!!!

Until next time... Enjoy the silly season; I certainly will be!
Gwen

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bird is the word "Trust"

Well Hello there!

I know, it's been a while, the crazy season has certainly started in our house with graduations and xmas parties and some birthdays too thrown in for good measure!! All of which have dramatically impacted on my scrapping time!! Anywho, I'm not complaining one bit, I do love the craziness of Christmas, it is a very special time of the year for me.

So, onto the new BITW word and it is "Trust" and there was really only one way I wanted to go with this...I was super inspired by an amazing spiritual layout a fellow blogger friend of mine did (love u Sandi) and wanted to do something along the same lines... so here is my take...


Now, you may notice it is a little different from the version posted on the blog at BITW and that's because this is the 2nd version... I added some text and flowers as it didn't feel finished enough, but silly me loaded the wrong version onto the BITW blog!!! Whoops!!
My fav bit is the lace doily. It came from the $2 shop and was very gold... I just painted it cream really roughly over the top so that some of it would shine through and the ribbon is from my Mums stash... love you Mum :)

Hope you get a chance to be involved this month... Check out the amazing creations from the rest of the design team here.

Have a great week everyone!
Gwen

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Craft Queen on Sale!!


That's right, it's sale time over at Craft Queen!! Tomorrow there is 11% off - but only for 11th November 2011 so get in quick :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Scrap the Girls November Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Well, I feel like I've been living under a rock!!! I didn't actually know about the scrap the girls challenge blog until recently... where have I been???!#%....I had heard about the Scrap the Boys, but didn't put two and two together dir me!!
Any who, over the weekend I made a big effort to do some non DT scrapping and give the November challenge a go :)

So, I needed to do, Pink as the dominant colour, multiple pics and polka dots and here is my take:





Now, I also have some more goss for you all.... someone told me there is a special date coming up 11th November, 2011 and I heard something about a sale??? More to share soon :) I'm a tease aren't I!!!

Gwen

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bird is the word "Adore"

Yeahhh, it's time to reveal a new word for Bird is the Word!! Up this fortnight is "Adore" and I have adapted it slightly into "Adorable" :)





I think this layout is just sooooo me right now, the bow, the lace and the flowers AND... I've been itching to use that chip circle border for ages - I've been saving it for a 'special layout' and it came up exactly how I wanted it (which makes a nice change!!!)....

Hope you like my take and you all get a chance to join in this fortnight. Just pop by the blog to see the details and the other amazing DT examples.

Gwen :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Purple Pumpkin Giveaway

It's giveaway time again over at Purple Pumpkin and with their last sale of the year coming up you'll want to be sure to join in....



There are 4 prizes up for grabs so get on over there and check it out!!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New month, new challenge...

Hi everyone, I'm so excited about this months challenge on the Craft Queen Blog.. it combines some of my most fav things!!

This month you need to combine any Craft Queen pink ribbon and any stamping. Your entry must be produced exclusively for the Craft Queen challenge and emailed by 30th November. It can be a card, ATC, layout, off the page, sewing etc and the winner gets a Ribbon prize pack worth $30 - and you get to choose them!!!

Here is my take:



I soo loved doing this layout, I can't tell you how much I love working with pretty things and soft girlie colours *sigh* and isn't she just the sweetest thing!! *double sigh*

You can check out the entries and all the DT inspiration at November challenge gallery

Be sure to check it out!
Gwen

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Christmas Cards

WOW, 2 posts in 2 days..now that is a change. Today I just had to show you my latest cards created for Craft Queen.






This week we are featuring a heap of ideas with our new favourite Tiny Twine so pop on over to the blog for more from the Design team.

I am so happy with how these turned out... and they are easy to make, so the only hard part is deciding who to give them to!

Hope you all have a great week.
Gwen

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bird is the word "Wish"

It's Monday again and I can now show you the latest creation for Bird is the word.

This fortnights word is "Wish"... I had a heap of ideas for this one but ended up with this...



I just could not get a straight photo out of this child on this day!!! So, sometimes you have to use what you've got!!

So jump on over to Bird is the Word and give it a go, winner receives a blog badge and Tidbitz in time kit and all you have to do is use one tiny lil word :)

thanks for popping by and those lovely comments, they do brighten my day!
Gwen

Friday, October 21, 2011

Bitz and Bobs...

It's Friday!!!

Well, Sorry I haven't been around much of late, so much going on! We all went on a mini holiday down to Peppers at Kingscliffe and Byron Bay.. both were soo soo beautiful. We whale watched and relaxed by the pool and had a ton of fun!

A few pics....

My one purchase on our trip away a vintage tea cup... I just love pretty things and this one is no exception. The cup is filled with a soy candle in the most yummo smell.


Next up our first stop on the trip, a "proper" cup of Tea and cake...


and last but not least, Chris and Caitlin having some fun on the beach... He was more into it than Caitlin as you can tell!!!


Not too much to show you layout wise today, I haven't really been scrapping that much and the stuff I have done is for DT work. That won't change tomorrow either as I'm off to the Craft Fair with Mum. Can't wait!!! Come and say hi if you see me there, I'm always up for a chat!

And... last but not least, be sure to check out the craft queen blog for ideas on using buttons - here is a sneak of my layout.. and next week we have saved the best for last... can't wait to show you the cards I created!!!


Hope you all have a great weekend... if you are going to the show, be sure to pop by the Craft Queen stand and say hello :)

Until next time....
Gwen

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bird is the word "Together"

Happy Monday to you all,

I am so super excited to show you my first DT layout for Bird is the Word - "Together". Be sure to check out the blog for all the other DT inspiration, there is certainly a lot of inspiration over there!



I also have a tutorial on the Craft Queen blog today as part of their 5th Birthday celebrations - Click on over to see how easy it is to make these tissue paper flowers....





Also a reminder about their challenge this month, just create something inspired by the Craft Queen logo. It can be a layout, a card, something sewn, all things crafty will be accepted and there are 3 great prizes up for grabs!

That's it for now - hope you all have a great week!
Gwen

Monday, October 3, 2011

Layouts to share...

Hi there!

Thanks for popping by...
I have just a couple of layouts to share today. The first is one I created for Craft Queen with this cutest lil rainbow (even if I say so myself) on it made from Satin Seam Binding.




Chris and the 2 big girls on Fraser Island - it wasn't the recent trip, but many years ago on one of the 2 visits I made to the island. I'm much smarter now and don't go!!!

Next is a layout I especially created to have a play with my Purple Pumpkin stash... YESSS, I did try out for their DT... but, no... I didn't get in *sad face*... BUTTT I did get a GUEST DT spot!!! Toot Tooot... so **HAPPY DANCE** indeed - Go me go me!! So very super dooper excited!

until next time...
Gwen




Saturday, October 1, 2011

Let the Sale begin...


It's Birthday Sale time over at Craft Queen... Get 5% discount off all stock and orders over $30 get a birthday gift ribbon pack!!

Be sure to join in the Royal challenge too - First and Second prize is a $50 Ribbon pack and 3rd is a $30 Ribbon pack.

Gwen

Friday, September 30, 2011

An exciting month ahead!!!


Hi Everyone....

Well, what an exciting month October is going to be. Craft Queen are celebrating their 5th Birthday with all things Royal!!!

Scrapbook princess Petrina McDonald has just created a fabulous new blog banner and all you need to do to win a prize pack from My Little Bicycle is log on and check it out; leave a comment and you are into the draw. There is a Royal challenge heaps of giveaways everyone on the design team has been working hard to bring you lots and lots of inspiration!!! Soooo be sure to join with all of the other Royal subjects and stay tuned.

It's only just beginning....
Gwen

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The word on the street!

Hi Everyone!!

Well, you'll never guess what!! I made the "Bird is the Word" design team!!! I still can't believe it... yeah me!! toot toot!!

I am so super excited to be on the DT for such a great challenge blog...there is A LOT of talent over there!!! I've been playing along for a while now and it is a heap of fun :) Be sure to check it out Bird is the Word

Toot toot :)
Gwen

Friday, September 23, 2011

Bird is the word "Memory"

Yay, Friday is here, I have had such a big week but made time especially to finish off my take on the Bird is the Word Challenge "Memory".

I loved doing this word, the hardest part was choosing which one!! I couldn't go past my wedding day. It was a truly amazing day and we are coming up to our 10 year anniversary on 29th September - I can't believe it, the time has gone by sooo fast. This one also has some personal hidden journalling :)



and a close up... this is a Purple Pumpkin lollipop flower and I put kindy glitz over the centre for a little sparkle! Cute hey :)



also used some Kaiser, Jenni Bowlin and the pink flowers at the bottom of the cluster I cut off an old top!

Hope you all have a great weekend involving lots of creating!
Gwen

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Quick Card...

Well it's Thursday already, Chris will be back in 2 days, this trip has gone by FAST!!

I had some spare time over the weekend and whipped up this lil card for a friend. I've used a heap of my dies for my Big Shot - just having a play with what fabric/paper works.



I just love the Prima flower centres and used them as inspiration for the main flower centre... I've used Kaisercraft pearls. The sentiment stamp is also Kaiser and the ribbon, Craft Queen.

Last but not least...
If you are headded to the Brissy Craft show at the end of October, pop on over to the Craft Queen Blog for your chance to win free tickets!!

Gwen

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sneaky Sneaky....

Happy Monday.. err Wednesday Everyone,

Just a quick snippit to show you today...
Next month holds lots and lots of surprises...ohh I want to say more but I can't just yet...


Be sure to check back early next month for more details!

Chris (my dh) is away on a fishing trip this week and I had the grandest intentions of scrapping until the wee hours... but it really hasn't happened. Instead I've been doing a huge clean up of my scrap space.. before he left we bought a big storage unit from IKEA and it looks amazing now but it has taken me ages to sort through everything!! For the first time in I can't remember all my layouts are in albums too!!! I have had the chance to do a couple of layouts but nothing I can show you yet.... sorry. Be sure to also pop into Kaiser at Robina if you are a local for my latest projects there!!!

Thanks for stopping by...
Gwen

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Happy Saturday

Happy Saturday to you all!

I have had a great Friday night scrapping away whilst watching "In the city" (That's what all us mum's call it) but I stayed up WAY too late!! I've been making a card kit for Craft queen... here is a sneak...


Turns out I am still a card maker!

I also dropped off my latest creation for Kaiser Robina - their new BTP writing desk... and would you know it I forgot to take a pic!!! So... you'll just have to pop in store and check it out :)

So now time to create another layout... it's been a week :)

Gwen

Monday, September 5, 2011

More weekend scrapping

Hi there everyone!!!

A quick layout I did for Craft Queen over the weekend. I had oh sooo much fun playing with the new MME - yummmo!





You can catch the details over on the Craft Queen blog including all the links for all the bits and pieces.
I have so much going on this week, BITW's "Memory" challenge, a new challenge blog I would really love to have a go at and I also have a sneaky peak of some more Kaiser work coming... (not quite finished yet) so no more typing for me... off to scrap!
Gwen

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Fathers Day out there to all the Dads (Not sure that there are too many reading my blog though) he he!!

I did this layout of Chris and the girls, it's a photo from years ago that I keep putting off. (Not sure why - I think it's just because it's not girly) Anyway, if ever there was a time to do it, it was this week!



Aren't these the cutest buttons - from Purple Pumpkin? The crochet flower and all the ribbon is Craft Queen


We had a local public holiday here on the Gold Coast for the show, so I've also had a play with my new My Minds Eye stash and love love love it. I've also been working on creating some ribbon flowers, and all this you can catch on the Craft Queen Blog

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and thanks for popping in.
Gwen

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bird is the word "Love"

It's Sunday again and I've had a great weekend of scrapping...

This is my take on Bird is the Word "Love" challenge. I wanted to do something different from the lovey dovey layouts (not that there is ANYTHING AT ALL wrong with those) it's just that I am totally in love with my scrap space right now... any who, here it is....




I hope you all had a fun and relaxing weekend... and thanks for stopping by.
Gwen