Saturday, March 31, 2012

New month, new challenge at Craft Queen

Happy Sunday to you all!

Another month has rolled by and we have a great new challenge over at Craft Queen.  This month is a wedding theme... all you need to do is create any project at all with a wedding theme and use any of Craft Queens products and you will go into the random draw to win a ribbon pack :)

Here is my take - close ups first...




I hand made the flowers with calico and used a simple Craft Queen button in the centre.  Also used more yummy Satin Seam binding for a background layer - you all know how much I love this stuff!!

Be sure to check out the other DT inspiration and all entries here.

Gwen

Monday, March 26, 2012

Purple Pumpkin Sale

Hello again to you all... I hope you all had a great Monday!

It's nearly sale time again at Purple Pumpkin and there are already a heap of sneaks up on Facebook and the blog... and what's better, want to win $50 to spend on sale night??... Check out the blog to find out how.



Be sure to check out the sale details too here - It's on Wednesday 28th March.

See you there :)
Gwen

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bird is the word "Sparkle"

Hi there Everyone :)

What a super busy weekend I have had!  Lots of fun Mummy things on Sat and a craft show today :)  Lots of fun indeed but absolutely no scrapping - I know, I'll be ok!!

... So onto why I'm here and that is to let you know this fortnights word challenge at Bird is the Word... I could NOT wait for this one!  It is "Sparkle" and I have been itching to scrap Caitlin's 5th Birthday party and what a FAB word to do them with :)  I went all out with sparkles, flowers and even hand cut a couple of fairies.



I'm sorry these photos are so dark, we have had no end of poor weather here, and it seemed every time I went to photograph these it was overcast or raining!!!

This one I lightened.....


I really hope you have the chance to play along this fortnight, this one has been a favourite for me and I can't wait to see what creations you all come up with!!

Have a scrappy week everyone!
Gwen

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Scrap Friends Design Team Call out

Hi Everyone,

Did you know that Scrap Friends is having a Design Team call out?  Well they are, and they are looking for all sorts of scrappy people at all levels of experience so I thought why not give it a go? You need to create a brand new project just for the call out inspired by the below photo.  They have a great on-line store with all the best brands and this really neat way to search for products by colour, theme, manufacturer etc AND what I love the most is that they are local to me, so delivery is overnight!!! Yeahhh for me!

Here is the inspiration for your entry:


I really loved this colour combo - so easy to work with.
So here is what I came up with, close ups first so you can see all the pretties :) (Prima flowers and resin, Martha punch, Scrapware and Kaiser chippie, Craft Queen button and Glitz Design paper and those pretty pearls are My2Angels)




I don't think I will ever get sick of that yummy satin seam binding from Craft Queen if you don't have any of this yet, you NEED IT!

and the full layout...

How well did that background turn out!  So pleased with it.

So that is my entry... if you want to give it a go (and why not!) you can check all the details out here entries close at the end of the month.

Gwen

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bird is the word "Charm"

Hi everyone!  

I know every time I post a BITW challenge I make a comment about how fast the fortnight has gone and this fortnight has been no different! This weeks word is Charm....  First thing I thought of was "lucky charm" and then my romantic side kicked in so I went with this....


For the background I have misted using my new Prima template, I have a feeling you are going to see quite a bit of this one!!... and a close up...


Check out all the other DT work and this months sketch here.  There is quite a range of ideas this week!

Last but not least... I have been lucky enough to receive my very first ever Blog award!  

Thanks so much Melinda! You always inspire me so it means a lot that you support my little blog and find inspiration here :)

  
Have a great week everyone and thanks for stopping by!
Gwen

Friday, March 2, 2012

Purple Pumpkin Reveals

I told you all I've been busy!!! Back to share full reveals I created for Purple Pumpkin this month as their Guest DT member.

I don't do many off the page these days so this was fun...


and a layout about me for a change :)


Caitlins first day at school... love the plaits


and beautiful shots from her 5th birthday - I wonder what she wished for?


This one is my 2nd fav (after the "Twirl" one I shared earlier)... I love the colours and that swimsuit!! She has grown out of it now *pout*


and I also did this one but did not include it in the PP blog post... I saved it for you guys!!



The full shot doesn't really do it justice... I'm super happy with the cluster at the top, layers of transparency, flowers and the PP buttons.



Also, just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you who support and encourage me in this scrapping adventure of mine... Online and IRL (you know who you are!!!) - Your kind comments about my work and your support of my addiction (whoops I meant hobby) means the world to me!

love you all!
Gwen

March Ribbon club

Hello again...

How could I forget to tell you all about my latest Ribbon club for Craft Queen. I was sooo thrilled to get to play with this months combo - it is my fav eva!! (I know big call, but the colours in this are divine!!!)







This one is going to be popular, I can feel it!! You can see my 2 layouts and 3 cards as well as grabbing your kit here.

New month, New challenge... March

Hi there everyone,

Today I woke up to settled in pouring rain... Sooo nice for a lazy Saturday. I do think of all those people affected by floods though, stay safe everyone!!!

It is the start of a new month and a fab new challenge over at Craft Queen. This month we have 2 sketch challenges, one for card makers and one for scrapbookers...

This is Petrina's sketch for scrappers



and this one is from Liz for card makers



and here is my take... I used Petrina's sketch and kept it pretty much exact (which is odd for me I know!!) I had a play with some mist and paint on the background too which was fun. I've been doing a lot more of that lately!



I just love the Satin Seam binding... it's so scrunchy and gorgeous!!



Really hope you get the chance to play along... The winner receives a $30 ribbon pack of their choice!!! and be sure to check out the other DT inspiration here.

Gwen