Thursday, April 26, 2012

Challenge Update

Happy Thursday to you all...

A quick reminder today about this months challenges... Did you know there is still time to enter and lots of good reasons to give them a go!!

First up Purple Pumpkin sketch challenge - This is a fab sketch and the winner gets a Purple Pumpkin prize pack!


Next up is Craft Queen - This months it's all about weddings... Simply create any project in a wedding theme including any Craft Queen product and you go into the random draw :)  Winner gets a ribbon pack of their choice!

and last but not least, be sure to check out the sketch challenge and yammy scrap here for Scrap Friends.  I have been busy working on the May challenge inspiration and I just know you are going to love them!!

Gwen

Monday, April 23, 2012

Signing off for Bird is the Word

Hello again,

Well, this is my last DT layout for BITW and this fortnights challenge word is Look/See. I had some fun with this one as it seemed to me that these words could in fact be on a layout about almost anything!!

With Easter photos on the top of my pile, I went with this...


I wonder where she gets her love of chocolate from... hmmm
and some close ups....


Chipboard is Scrapmatts and Can you see that lil Purple Pumpkin button peeking through there (on the left).... these make fabulous flower centres.



and another purple pumpkin button in the lower cluster.  Paper flowers are Scrap Friends and the lace ones are Handmade Halo - divine aren't they?

I had such a blast creating for Bird is the Word so it's not goodbye, just "see you around". 

I hope you get the chance to play along this fortnight.

Gwen



Saturday, April 21, 2012

Well hello there...

A huge hello to you all, especially the new faces, I see you there, on my side bar "following" my humble little blog, a big thank you for stopping by :) and your lovely comments.  We have hit 50 woo hoo!

Not too much to show you today, just some sneaks of some work I have been doing...  Lots and lots in the pipe line...




Also, if are an Aussie who has been living under a rock, you may not know about the June Scrapbook Expo.  It's the best best best scrapbook show of the year and I have been working on a heap of stuff for that.  Some of my work will be on display at the show.  Be sure to check out the web site for the Expo, Tim Holtz will be there and it's big, and I'm very much looking forward to seeing some of my online buddies there!  So, let me know if you are going!!

That's it for today - hope you all had a chance to create over the weekend.
Gwen


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

More news to share....

Well hello there!

Today I have some more news to share, some good, some not so good.... *sigh*  OK, first the good news, last month you will have read that I applied for 2 design teams, never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I would have been accepted on both but guess what...it has happened, I am now officially a member of Purple Pumpkin and now Scrap Friends (and there is Craft Queen of course who I just love love love). I'm super excited about being on the teams and will be sure to keep you in the loop with the goings on.

So, this leads me to my sad news, I have made the tough decision to step down from my DT commitments at BITW... I never never thought I would do it, but Mum always said, if you can't do it properly, don't do it at all... and 4 Design Team spots is too many so tough decisions needed to be made.  I have also read fellow scrapper's blogs who get too involved in scrapping and over commit only to burn out and quit the hobby altogether and I most certainly don't want that!!!  I will definitely continue to stop by the blog, it is such an inspirational place to visit and I hope you do too.

Gwen


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

News to share :)

Well hello there to you all!!

Super super excited to let you know, I made it!!  Yes, onto the Purple Pumpkin design team...toot toot!!! Did I mention I was excited??? I'M EXCITED!! :)

Be sure to check out the blog and see who else made the team here - DT Announcement and of course check back here - can't wait to show you the first of my Purple Pumpkin DT work.

Gwen

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Bird is the Word "Future"

Hi everyone,

Have you all had your fill of Easter goodies yet?  I put in a special request to the Easter bunny this year for a Peanut Brittle egg and was not disappointed!!  Yum! Every bit of it!! Luckily for me I've scrapped most of the calories off :)

The thing I love about Bird is the Word is the opportunity to use words in my layouts I never would, and this weeks word was one of those opportunities.  The challenge word is "Future" and initially all I could think of was "Back to the Future"!!  I sat on it for a bit then came up with this....

Close ups first, this one is to show off this divine chip painted with Ranger Distress crackle paint then glimmer misted... I'm going to be collecting all of these paints over the next little bit!!


Ribbon is Martha Stewart which I picked up at Spotlight out of the bargain bin... a bottle of glitter and huge roll of ribbon for $2.00 - I know!! 


The large flowers are Resin from the wonderful Handmade Halo.

and the full layout...


**Sigh** I just love pretty things...

Be sure to check out the other design teams creations, all amazing as always here.

Hope you get a chance to play along.
Gwen

Friday, April 6, 2012

Purple Pumpkin Design Team Call out

Hi Everyone,

Happy Easter to you all, I sure hope you get some time to create over the next few days, we have quite a lot of family "stuff" planned, but I will be sure to be staying up late to create :)

Today I wanted to share with you a layout I created for the Purple Pumpkin DT call out, I thought I'd give this one a go; I just love their stuff and there is really nothing like a hand made embellishment to finish off a layout!

Love the colours in this one!


Lots of Purple Pumpkin goodies in this one, the buttons of course and that funky denim flower was the perfect fit!  I'm really happy with the background too, it's fun to get messy!!

Back soon with the latest Bird is the Word challenge, I just finished it tonight!!
Gwen