Sunday, November 25, 2012

Imaginarium Designs and Manor House Creations Blog Hop



Hi everyone and welcome to the Imaginarium Designs and Manor House creations Blog Hop!!


If you've arrived here from Sandie Edwards blog, then you're right on track! If not, head back to the beginning of the hop HERE at the Imaginarium Designs blog!

I was so excited to hear that Manor House Creations would be teaming with Imaginarium chipboard for a blog hop, and even more excited when my very generous parcel of chipboard and flowers arrived; how lucky am I to be able to create with such wonderful and unique products!!

Here is my layout, a very recent photo of my daughter and I at a local park.


and close ups of the beautiful Manor House flowers and the Imaginarium chip - they work so well together. 




Products used:
Flourish - IDFL0002 - Embossed with Stampendous embossing enamel.
Corner - IDC0003 cut into flower shapes and then inked and embossed with clear embossing powder. I have then added a large brad.
Title - IDP0030 inked and then embossed with clear embossing power.

and the beautiful Manor House flowers:
The Tropics - These are those stunning yellow ones,
Whimsy - Cream and 
Sublime - Aqua

Before you go, here's what you need to do from here:

1.  Please leave me a comment to be in the running for the Imaginarium Prize Pack.
2.  Be sure to become a follower of my blog.
3.  Continue along the hop.  Your next stop is at Julianne Mc Kenna-De Lumen.

thanks for popping by today, lots more inspiration to come!
Gwen






Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Scrap Friends Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

Scrap Friends is have an amazing Christmas giveaway... everything you will need for those Chrissy shots or your December daily.



Be sure to go to the Scrap Friends blog to check out all the details!
Good Luck - Wish I could win this one!!
Gwen

Manor House share...

Happy day to you all... Today I have some Manor House projects to share .... first up a layout..


I just love this photo, it's the feel of it - makes me want to dance :) The "Sparkle and Shine" sticker I had was the perfect fit!!

Close ups of the beautiful Manor House flowers...



The colour of these "Rue" flowers is to die for!!!


and a couple of X-mas cards...




Glad you popped by today.
Gwen




Friday, November 16, 2012

Scrap Friends Colour Palette #7

It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday!!! 

Here today to share the latest challenge at Scrap Friends and its another fab Colour challenge - YUMMY!! 

I must admit when I first saw this challenge I was not thinking Christmas layout; but I gathered my papers and embellishments, carefully made my colour choices and then found this wonderful Christmas photo which fitted perfects so off I went :)








As always, love that you popped by today.
Gwen

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Little Miss Manor House Flowers

Well hello there,

Here today with a quick share - I have been so so busy lately!! I have a feeling it is going to get worse with Christmas not too far away; least I can officially say now that I have started the shopping :)

Anyways, back onto why I'm here, A new layout of mine featuring Manor House flowers and The Scrap Cake papers. I thought I'd do a little mixing and matching with the paper ranges (which I do love to do); I've used Sweet Childhood and Summer City which is that wonderfully blue turquoise paper... yummy!


All beautiful Manor House flowers and some Purple Pumpkin twine...



thanks for taking the time to pop by today.
Gwen


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Guess who's this months Guest Designer at Orange Paperie??

Huge hello today,

Super exciting news to share, I'm November's guest designer for Orange Paperie and Co!!  So happy to be part of the "Co" - such a FAB bunch of ladies.
Ok, so, Kim has set the challenge and this month it is the base of your project... all you need to do is start with this as your base layer.



and here is my layout... I spent a lot of time with the base creating the circles with Gesso and then sewing around them... lots of mist and some water pencils and then built the layout from there.  LOVE this photo of Caitlin, totally unprompted and a heap of fun!



and close ups...





and I also got to share my craft space... it is not this tidy that often so I thought I would also include it here...


Caitlin sits there on the left next to my sewing machine and I sit opposite her.  There is also more IKEA storage behind me which you can't see.

So, I hope you all get the chance to play along this month, I have a feeling we are going to see a heap of interesting takes on this challenge :)

Gwen



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness **Giveaway WINNER**


Hello again, with the start of the new month it is time to choose a random winner of the "Pink" ribbon pack and card set.  A big thank you to all those who entered, we had a fabulous response.

So without further adieu... The winner is Wendy Mac.  Congratulations Wendy.

Please email info@craftqueen.com.au to claim your prize!

Thanks again to all who were in the draw and an extra big thank you to Craft Queen for the generous donation.
Gwen

Scrap Friends Sketch Challenge #7

Well hello everyone,

Time for another Scrap Friends sketch... and this one is another beauty; I just don't know how Angela does it!!


and here is my take...


and close ups...





We have a whopping 64 entries in the current sketch challenge and I know this one will be as popular so be sure to make some time to join in with us!

Gwen