Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday Drive

Hi everyone,

Orange Paperie challenge time and I've made it just in time!!

This months challenge was a recipe and here are the ingredients:

1 x black and white photo - I used a 5 x 7
Ribbon - I have used some pretty Craft Queen ribbon and twine
Chippy - Hearts by Crate paper
Inking - Tim Holtz Distress
Distressing - This one was easy, I do this for every layout I do!!
and
a 2 word title - Sunday Drive

So this is how it all came together... so glad I got the time to play along, it has been a crazy month and it is so nice to do a layout just because :)


and close ups, I know you love to see these :)




I also wanted to let you all know that Scrap Friends is having a birthday sale on 1st and 2nd of October... You will find a huge range in store so if there has been a little something on your wish list for a while, now could be a fab time to get it!


Until next time
Gwen


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Manor House Creations Warehouse Sale this weekend!!!


Ohh my!!…Manor House are having a Warehouse sale this weekend!!!!
This, directly from the blog....
We are getting ready for this MASSIVE ‘once-off’ opportunity to purchase an amazing pack of MHC flowers from our Spring, Summer and Autumn 2011 collections and you can…
SAVE SAVE SAVE!
Spoil yourself for Christmas this year !
Here’s just a sample of what’s in the box.
Now I know you’ll want to know how much you’re saving and how much you get…..well let me tell you.
There are 20 packs!
Yes, 20 of our flowers packs from our 2011 Spring, Summer and Autumn releases. Normally they retail between $5.50 and $7.50, that’s over $120.oo worth!!! But for a short time, they are a lot less than that!

Just AU$45.00 for all this.

I can’t tell you how wonderful it would be to have this arrive in the post! An absolute FLOWER-FEST!

SO …when is it?

For 3 fabulous days, it starts THIS WEEKEND!
Don’t miss this once a year offer to SAVE SAVE SAVE!

STARTS SATURDAY!!!! (29th)

*** International orders welcome – shipping will be charged at actual cost for overseas orders (usually between AU$12 – $22)***
***Australian postage – flat rate AU$6.oo ***

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

October Ribbon Club at Craft Queen

Hello Scrappy friends,

Here today to share a sneak peak for next months Ribbon Club over at Craft Queen... Very "me" colours I'm sure you will agree :)


Be sure to check the blog for more details - available in store from October.

Gwen

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Purple Pumpkin Princess


Happy Saturday to you all!

I'm here today to share some more of my Purple Pumpkin creations... First up a card I made for my Caitlin to go into her lunch box at school.  There was a school function that I just could not make due to work commitments, so I made this sweet little card for her as a surprise to let her know I was thinking about her that day and so, so wished I could have been there.


Next up a bright layout... close ups first... lots of Purple Pumpkin to show you on this one!

Purple Pumpkin feature flower and spotty buttons tops...

and see the doily peaking through and the twine..oh and the ticket to the left :)


The background for this layout was created by Caitlin at Kindy last year, I have trimmed to 12 x 12 and attached to a piece of card stock by sewing around the edge.  I based my design for the layout around her beautiful artwork.  I just love the large brush strokes and the arty feel...


Stay tuned for a little give-a-way of Purple Pumpkin coming soon :)
Thanks for popping by today,
Gwen

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Purple Pumpkin DT call is here!!


It's that time again - time for Purple Pumpkin's next DESIGN TEAM CALL! Our current design team have done a fabulous job for the last 6 months, and have created some beautiful projects. We think you'll agree that they have been AMAZING!! We'll be sad to see some of our fabulous designers go, but at the same time we're excited to see who'll apply to be part of our next Design Team!

We are looking for 3 new Design Team Members! 

Do you love scrapbooking? Do you love blogging? Do you love PURPLE PUMPKIN EMBELLISHMENTS? If you answered YES, then we'd love to hear from you!

Here's what you need to do...

Email the following to purplepumpkincrafts@hotmail.com 

* A brief paragraph about yourself, including your name and address, details of any design teams you are on (or have previously been on) and a link to your blog.

* 3 of your favourite layouts, cards or off the page projects, which show how you use our products.

**If you haven't had a chance to use Purple Pumpkin embellishments before, you can still apply. Make sure you check out our shop HERE to see what sort of products we offer**

Design team members will be appointed for a period of 6 months, and in that time you will receive PLENTY OF PRODUCT to work with as well as a DT Discount on all purchases during your dt term. As a design team member you will be required to

* Incorporate Purple Pumpkin embellishments on your projects where ever you can, and promote them on your blog.

* You will also be required to write 3-4 blog posts per month on the PP blog to showcase your work.

* Promote sales/giveaways etc.

* Provide a sample layout for our Monthly Sketch Challenge, and visit and comment on linked entries.


This Design Team Call is open to anyone, anywhere - International applicants are welcome to apply.

Applications need to be in by the midnight on 28th of September,and our new design team will be announced on the 1st of October.

Good Luck!

Monday, September 17, 2012

"She"

A big hello to you all, I hope you all had a creative and fun weekend...

Another Manor House share for you today...


Love this photo - AND I took it!!  We have a saying around our place when Caitlin looks like this... Chris and I both say, "What would you like Caitlin, a Porsche?, You can have a Porsche"... When we get those eyes, you can't but not want to give them the world!!


I have glimmer misted the Moonlight flower to match the mauve on my card stock and for the Idyllic flowers I removed the outer layer to make them slightly smaller...



Huge fan of the Jubilee Royal Purple flowers as well... super pretty.

Thanks for popping by today.
Gwen


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Yummy Scrap Colour Pallet #5 at Scrap Friends

Happy Saturday to you all!!

Yummy Pallet challenge time at Scrap Friends... and this time featuring some very "cool" colours indeed :)  Mum used to say Blue and Green should never be seen without a colour in between... and for that we have Yellow :)

Here is the yummy challenge inspiration...



and my take... a great photo of Mum and me on Mother's day this year enjoying a glass of bubbly :)  We both had a lovely lunch out and were treated like princesses!!


and lots and lots of close ups...






All of the goodies I have used are available along with the full details on the Scrapfriends blog.  While you are there be sure to check out the rest of the DT's  inspirations - the guest girls this month have done an amazing job!!

Gwen





Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Scrap Cake share

Well hello there everyone, thank goodness Friday is just a sleep away!  I am really feeling it today let me tell you!!

I have a fun share today, my first using The ScrapCake Paper - and it's one of me and my bestie Kim!!  Love you Kimmy!


I just love how well the Manor House flowers team with The ScrapCake papers... ohh so easy!!

Can you see the little dots of liquid pearls?

And the gesso dipped edges :)

Until next time!
Gwen

Friday, September 7, 2012

It's Giveaway time at Scrap Friends!!!

Happy 1st Birthday Scrap Friends!!!  What an amazing year and I am so happy to have been a part of it!

Now the best news, it's Scrap Friends birthday but you get the presents!!!  Please see below for all of the details of the Scrap Friends giveaway!!

Woo Hoo! We're celebrating ScrapFriends first birthday in October. It was a wonderful year and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers and blog readers. I hope you enjoy our store and blog. 

Today we're starting our annual Candy Giveaway, we're giving 3 candies for our readers. I have so enjoyed your visits, comments and your inspiring blogs. This is a way to say THANKS!

This Candy Giveaway will close on October 3 and we'll have a huge birthday sale atScrapFriends for 2 days Oct 3 and Oct 4, don't miss out! See rules at the bottom.
Zephyr Candy


Welcome to Paris Candy



Tea Thyme candy


  1. Become a Follower of our blog (if you don't have a blog, feel free use your Facebook/Twitter account)                                                                                                  
  2. Leve a link to this post and photo of this candy on your blog, Facebook/Twitter or Social Network.
  3. Please add your entry  with a DIRECT LINK to your blog post about this giveaway (not your blog)  via button below, before 23 p.m. EST on October 3
  4.  Anyone can enter!
{you can also grab our button in our left sidebar} 

{Entries which fail to observe the above will be removed and will not qualify for the prize draw.}

The winners will be identified via random selection from http://random.org and announced on October 5, 2012.

Be sure to check out the blog for details and to post your entry - what a fab giveaway!!!
Gwen

Sunday, September 2, 2012

New sketch for Scrap Friends... Sketch # 5

Good morning everyone!

Well, here we are at the start of another month and that means a new sketch for Scrap Friends - yay!!!  I just love Angela's sketches, they are all FAB - Be sure to pop over to the blog and check them all out :)

Here is this months challenge sketch...

I had to have a big think about this one with that super large photo and how to keep it within my style...

I love a challenge and here is what I came up with....


I put gesso over my Thickers letters for the word "Park" as they were not quite the right colour, and love how you can still see some of the colour underneath... and they are now a better fit.



My flower cluster is new and old Prima mixed together and the cute little rose buds you can get here.

and the full layout...


Love the wood grain papers right now and Scrap Friends stocks a heap of these as well as many many other goodies.. check out the "what's new" section of the web site, lots to see there people!!!

I would love to see what you all create using this one - so get creating :)

Gwen







Saturday, September 1, 2012

I call myself blessed...

Happy day today!!!

The very first of my layouts is now up on the Manor House blog as they introduce the new DT.  Myself and Heather have been lucky enough to go first!!

For my first page, I wanted to do a pic of me and be really true to myself and my style....  So, this layout is "very me" :)  I've been itching to share it with you!!!


and some close ups of the beautiful flowers...  I have altered the middle sized pink ones "Country Lane" by adding some Stickles and the large beige one "Nikita" I have replaced the centre with a Purple Pumpkin calico button.


Paper is mainly Crate paper and a little Prima... love!!

Thanks so much for popping by today :)

Gwen



September sketch for Purple Pumpkin...


Happy Saturday everyone!!

I'm here today to share the new Purple Pumpkin sketch.... loved this one!

Here is the sketch:

and my take...


Love the vintage feel to these girl buttons...

and the pink heart ones are a fav!!  Also, see the new gold washi - this is so nice in real life!


I've combined a felt lace flower with Manor House and some Prima flowers for my cluster.

Hope you get the chance to play along :)

Gwen