July 31, 2010

Purple Pumpkin Giveaway.

Samantha over at Purple Pumpkin is having a giveaway.
She makes the cutest embellishments you have ever laid your eyes on. Perfect for cards and scrapbooking layouts too. If you want to check them out and be in the running to win a pack click on the name above and be in awe.
Hurry, the competition ends today.

Hope you are having a terrific weekend.
Mel xxx

July 30, 2010

Always Together

I love this photo of Dillon with his Daddy.
We were at a friends farm when this shot was taken so I just had to use the windmill I picked up a while back. I have used MME So Sophie papers for this LO and inked the edges up for a more earthy, natural feel.
I put this one together for the word challenge over at Challenge Heaven.

Have a fab Friday.
Mel xxx

July 26, 2010

Some Exciting News

I am so excited that I can hardly contain myself. I have been accepted onto the Design Team for the new challenge blog, The Lollipop Ladies.

I am looking forward to working with Marcia and Sammi and the new DT ladies too - Chantelle, Tracey and Jasmine.

This is a wonderful new challenge site with sweet delights to tempt you challenge lovers out there. It all starts next week 4th August so write that date in your diaries. You don't want to miss all the fun.

Have a fabulous day.
Mel xxx

Hello Ian - Challenge Heaven Card Sketch

I needed a card for a friends little boy who is turning four today.
So I thought I might as well use the card sketch from Challenge Heaven.
I have been so involved in my scrapbooking lately that it has been nice this week to spend time creating some cards and colouring again.
The image is TGF stamp Hello Ian which I adore. He is so cute and these gorgeous papers are Hello Sunshine from Lily Bee.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend.
Mel xxx

July 23, 2010

2S4Y Kazan's Sketch 57

This week over at 2 Sketches 4 You, Kazan has given a delightful sketch to get your creativity in full swing, which I have desperately needed as my mojo has been lost lately.

I bought this stamp from the lovely Marcia at The Stamp Spot recently and finally had time to sit down and colour. Isn't she beautiful. She is Charlotte Ketto from Stamping Bella.
As I don't have a huge range of Copics yet I coloured her using a mix of Copics and Stampin' write markers. The colours used are Hair: E57, Chocolate Chip; Face: E00, E51, R20; Dress & Handbag: RV17, Tempting Turquoise; Shoes: Chocolate Chip.

The PP is Cosmo Cricket DeLectable from their gorgeous DeLovely Range.
The flowers I cut from the same paper added glossy accent and mounted them using stampin' dimensionals.
I used my cuttlebug to create the texture on my turquoise cardstock and the bling are Kaisercraft Rhinestones.

Thanks for looking and have a fabulous day.
Mel xx

July 22, 2010

Twisted Sketches #016

Just found this awesome challenge site "Twisted Sketches". They have a card and scrapbooking sketch every week. Wicked!!
And... they have a twist with each one too.
This week I have tried my hand at the card sketch and the twist is "Metal".
I was inspired to make this card using Cosmo Cricket DeLovely Range.
Perth has had the most beautiful days this week and sitting in the warm sun has reminded me of summer. This paper is perfect with it's bright colours and patterns. Very Lovely.

Thanks for looking and take care.
It's nearly the weekend - Woohoo!!
Mel xxx

July 17, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You Challenge - Laura's Sketch 56

I have been looking at challenge sites this week and came across 2 sketches 4 you and was instantly inspired by their card sketch below. I have been so focussed on scrapbooking lately it was nice to sit down and create this card.

I wanted to do something different but also elegant, as I will give this card to a friend for her birthday. I have had a pad of these Christina Re papers for a while and thought they would be perfect. I added the pearls to create the circle on the sketch rather than having my flowers on a paper one.

I grabbed a few tools I have not used in a while too. I paper pierced the burgandy strip of paper and scallop edged the printed paper. The flowers have all been cut out and the large one I have used several of the same flower to add layers and dimension.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend.
Mel xxx

July 16, 2010

Pure Boy

This layout was created for the Sketch challenge over at Challenge Heaven.
I punched out the circles and taped them onto the blue paper to bring in some of the blues in Dillon's cap. I also coloured in the chipboard title and used glossy accent to add some shine. The colour came out different because of the chipboard I think. So I am a bit disappointed with that, but I will know for next time.
The papers are Kaisercraft Marrakech, Best Creation Inc Transportation and Sassafras Robotics Cardstock Stickers.

Thanks for looking.
Mel xxx

July 15, 2010

Sight Seeing in Sydney

Our few days in Sydney signalled the end of our holidays.
It was awesome seeing the Harbour Bridge and Opera House among many other sights we did in the three days we had there.

I have used MME So Sophie papers here. When I first received this in My Scrapbook Nook kit I must say I didn't know how I was going to use them. However I am loving the colours and patterns in these ones.

I must say too, that this was done for the Theme Challenge over at Challenge Heaven. If you need some inspiration pop on over.

Thanks for looking and take care.
Mel xxx

July 14, 2010

Water Fun

I love this photo of Dillon having fun in his bucket of water. His favourite thing to do last summer besides going to the beach. I swear anything to do with water and he is happy.

The papers are MME So Sophie. I cut the leaves from Basic Grey Green at Heart paper and the challenge came from Challenge Heaven.

Thanks for looking. Hope your week is going well.
Mel xxx

July 13, 2010

Precious Blessing

For ages I have been wondering why on earth did I ever buy these Winnie the Pooh papers.
I was about to give them away when I came across this photo of Dillon in his Winnie the Pooh outfit. Perfect photo to use these papers. Yay!!

So hard to remember him this small. They grow way too fast. Thank goodness we have photos to remind us how small and perfect they once were.

This was another Cyber Crop challenge from Challenge Heaven. The criteria was to use layers and have the person in winter clothes.

July 12, 2010

Enjoying Nature

I love the papers on this page. The background paper is Kaisercraft Marrakech Riad, and then in order from top to bottom the three strips are Stampin Up, My Minds Eye So Sophie collection and Basic Grey Max and Whiskers.

Here's a couple of photos showing more detail.

The sketch came from the June Cyber Crop at Challenge Heaven.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Mel xxx

July 10, 2010

Our Sweet Baby Boy

I am finally scrapbooking my son's baby photos.
He is nearly four so I thought it was about time I got them done and put into an album for him.
This was done for the June Cyber Crop at Challenge Heaven.
My very first CC and it was great chatting with eveyone and then sitting down and creating some pages.
The theme was winter and for this page it was "What winter means to me". Both my children are winter babies so winter means New Life to me and is a precious time for us celebrating their births.

Thanks for looking and take care.
Mel xxx

July 09, 2010

Lucky's Jockey

I photographed this page a while ago but didn't get the chance to post it before my DH borrowed my laptop and took it away with him on his business trip.
So finally here it is.
This layout was inspired from the June challenges over at Challenge Heaven.
It was for a number challenge and you had to use two circles on the page so I decided to fit my photos and paper into one of the circles. Very happy with how it turned out.
I love this site. I have found it really helpful being new to scrapbooking. Gives me ideas and a place to start when I get stuck and not feeling very creative.
The photos that I scrapbooked onto the page are from a visit to a friends farm where Dillon got to ride 'Lucky' the cow. He loved it and had the best day.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend.
Mel xxx

July 07, 2010

Woohoo, laptop back in my hot little hands.

Yay, I have my laptop back. I really did feel lost without it. Silly really, but I have everything on it and using DH's computer just wasn't the same.
So back into the swing of things and blogging again.

I will have photo's up soon of some layouts I have been doing in the past couple of weeks.

Being a new month, there are new challenges over at Challenge Heaven.
Pop on past and check them out.
I have done 2 pages already but haven't had a chance to photograph them yet.
Hope to get them up by the end of the week.

Thanks for looking.
Mel xxx