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!

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!

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!!!


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!