Monday, July 30, 2012

A little Shadow...

Wherever Andrew goes, Emma has to follow her dad too...a little shadow indeed!

Recently, Emma has taken a liking to fishing....has her own fishing rod and tacklebox with all hers lures. So every opportunity she can, jumps in the car and away she goes with whoever and wherever she

So this brings me to the next word for Bird is the Word.


You can include this word in your jounaling or use as a Title.

I have based my layout around the sketch supplied by Jules at Sketches with a Twist.

So you still have time to enter the sketch challenge or you can enter BITW which allows you a bit longer....

Thanks for stopping by and saying hello...xx

Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy Memories....

Last year when Kayley and i went looking for something to wear to her Yr 6 Graduation, i didn't think a bright orange dress would suit....but it was sooo perfect! Her skin tone because of swimming in the summer, set everything off .....

I thought i would give the Scrap the Girls challenge a go...who wouldn' sounded so great and i have heaps of girly pics to choose from.

While completing my layout yesterday, the mail man came a knocking at my front door...a box full of goodies from D-lish Scraps...and i couldn't wait to open and it just so happens that the perfect embellishment for my title was inside!

Here are a few close ups of the heart buttons, tiny resin flowers, lace and a tag which is my title:

The heart chipboard piece is by Scrapmatts.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look see...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

White with 1

When i stopped by the White with 1 Blog to check out this months challenge....i knew i wanted to give it a go. I have always enjoyed this blog and i so love to use white cardstock!!!!

So the challenge was:


I thought a cluster of embellishments from D-lish Scraps would set my layout off perfectly.

Oh...and i just wanted to thank my best friend for allowing me to take some family photos and scrap

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Boys will be Boys...

While visiting my best friend, i had a photo opportunity with Liam. After 100 photos later, i decided i better stop. But this is my only time i get the boy pics to scrap unless middle daughter acts like a Tom-Boy which sometimes happens or i miss out!

I loved Anna's Craftcupboard July Sketch this month.

And my creation:

I just love the layered lollipop which really pops out on my layout. And Purple Pumpkin buttons are the best! I just had to add the cute little bug button too...

The Scrapmatts chipboard matches boy themed layouts perfectly and ties in with my embellishments from Purple Pumpkin really well...

Are you ready for the Lucky Dp Bags??? You won't want to miss out on these...
So make sure all the kids are alright, housework done and be ready!!!!

BIG 2nd BIRTHDAY SALE on the 27th of July

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Well...i don't know where the time is going especially the last week or so...
But i do know that i enjoyed the 15th July sketch over at STUCK.

Visiting my girlfriend not so long ago, i managed to sneak a couple of photos of her and Liam. I just love the tenderness and love this photo shows.

Entries are to be linked up here no later than 11.59pm Tuesday 31st July 2012 to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor vouchers.

When linking your entries, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Entries are to be created solely for this challenge and not to be used in any other competition or challenge.

And don't forget about our Creative Team Call. You have until August 5th to submit your application.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Purple Pumpkin BIG 2nd BIRTHDAY SALE

It's fast approaching our BIG 2nd BIRTHDAY SALE on the 27th of July, and it's all systems go here at Purple Pumpkin! Birthdays mean presents, and we've got lots of goodies for you! There will be FREE GIFTS FOR EVERYONE on Sale Night, and what goodies do you think we'll have available to purchase on Sale night.....yes, you guessed it - our Lucky Dip Bags are BACK!

The contents of these bags are TOP SECRET! They come in 4 varieties - VINTAGE, BOY, GIRL and MIXED. They are choc full of FABULOUS embellishments, including NEW RELEASE never before seen Fabric Buttons, beautiful flowers, hand dyed doilies, trims, twine, die cuts and SO MUCH MORE! No two bags are the exactly same, but they are all amazing value at just $25 each. You will be blown away with how many goodies you'll get, as they are worth so much more!

If you are new to Purple Pumpkin, here is a little peek at some of our products.

You can find more info about our buttons HERE.

For everyone who places an order during our 2nd Birthday Sale, you'll also receive a FREE GOODIE BAG, as our thank you to you, our wonderful customers :) :)

Would you like to win one of our LUCKY DIP BAGS? Four lucky winners will recieve a Lucky Dip Bag of their choice. Winners will be announced on Friday morning before the sale, and prizes will be posted that day, so you'll be the FIRST to find out what's inside!!

So how can you enter? It's easy!

1. Be a follower of Purple Pumpkin.

2. Post about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to Purple Pumpkin.

3. After you've done that, just leave a comment here. For an extra entry, post about this giveaway on facebook, or on any message boards, and then leave an extra comment :)


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

D-lish Scraps Birthday Bonanza Hop Winners....

Birthday Blog Hop Bonanza winners announced!!

Firstly Amanda just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the hop. It was a great success and the designers were so glad to have so many of you stop by and say hi. I hope you will all continue to stop by the blogs regularly for some inspiration. The D-lish Designers will also be posting here on a weekly basis to bring you a constant source of scrappy inspiration.

Now, onto the winners ....

The winner of Chantal's prize is:

The winner of Crystal's prize is:

The winner of Kate's prize is:

The winner of Lauren's prize is:

The winner of My prize is:

The winner of Lisa's prize is:

And finally ..... the announcement we have all been waiting for,



To all of our lucky winners

Once again thanks to everyone who played along, we really hope you enjoyed our first ever blog hop here at D-lish Scraps!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Well thankyou all so much for joining in the D-lish Scraps Blog Hop...

We will be announcing all the winners very soon...along with all the fabulous prizes.

Todays share is a layout that i decided to create for Daring to Scrap.

Twine and Tape...

Thought i could have a go at this one...

Thought this pic deserved a bright and bubbly layout....

And i also thought my Purple Pumpkin embellishments suited this boy style layout perfectly.

And i have also added some cogs by Scrapmatts.

And my next creation that i wanted to share with you today, is a layout for the next Bird Is the Word Challenge.

Our new challenge word for July 16th is REACH

I did at first find this word a bit hard but i actually found a nice quote, so i decided to include it for my title.

and a close up of the D-lish embellishments :

Aren't these buttons with the hearts on them so cute.....

Hope i have inspired call again...xx

Friday, July 13, 2012

D-lish Scraps Birthday Blog Hop Bonanza


You should of come from Lauren Bell's Blog.

If you have stumbled upon us go back and start at the D-lish fb page which is here.

Would you love to win this prize...??????

Its easy!!!

Just follow my blog and leave a comment on this post and it could be all yours!


And there's more...

You can win this ENORMOUS Grand Prize...

There will be Code Words to collect on each blog along the way. Collect them all and take with you to the final post at the D-lish Scraps blog.

Now my Code Word is BOTTLECAP

Now you need to HOP on over and visit Lisa Amiet here... to have a look see around her fantastic blog and grab the last code word.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

STUCK Creative Team

Creative Team Call - Spring / Summer 2012 Team

Can you believe that nearly 6 months have gone by since our current Creative Team started? And with that, it’s time to add some new faces to the team.

I'm looking for an undetermined number of creative team members for the Spring / Summer 2012 team. These will be mix of old and new.

Please read these carefully, I will not consider any applications that are missing information / requirements.

1. Create a layout based on the sketch below. Individual interpretation and personal style is strongly encouraged but the sketch must still be easily recognisable.

2. Also include the following in your email:
a. Full name and Country
b. Blog link
c. Do you prefer to scrap in 8.5 x 11 or 12 x 12?
d. A short bio including any current or previous DTs and publications (previous experience isn’t necessary, I am just curious)
e. A list of forums etc. you visit regularly
f. A few short sentences about what you love about Stuck?! and what you can bring to the team.

All entries must be 12 x 12 or 8.5 x 11. I will be selecting a mix of scrappers who create in predominately one size or the other.

Entries are to be emailed to Please put STUCK?! CREATIVE TEAM APPLICATION in the subject line. Please keep your layout size to a maximum 500 x 500px as anything higher will cause my inbox to clog.

All emails must be received by midnight on Sunday August 5th (AEST). The Creative Team will be contacted by Wednesday August 7th and will be announced on during late August.


* Your term will run from the September 2012 to February 2013 sketches. You will receive your first sketches during the month of August 2012 and your final sketches during the month of January 2013.
*Each CT member will be required to submit 2 layouts per month. At the beginning of the current month, I will send you both new sketches for the following month and it will be due late in the current month.
* CT members are expected to remain EXCLUSIVE to Stuck?! Sketches for their CT period. We are not able to accept applicants who are current CT members for other sketch blogs / sites. You are free to design for other challenge blogs, just not those who only do sketches.
* You must maintain a current active blog. Word of mouth is the only way people will know about Stuck?! and you must be willing to promote Stuck?! on your blog.
* Positions will be held for a six month period and members will be required to reapply at the end of the six months to continue on.
*CT members should use the Stuck?! blinkie and promote Stuck?! wherever and whenever possible. I want each CT member to be proud to be a member and to spread the word around!!!

If you have any questions, please email them to me and I will answer them as soon as I can.

Looking forward to seeing your applications.

Monday, July 9, 2012


i just LOVED the sound of the 123 Challenge this month and since PURPLE is my fav colour i knew i had to have a go at the challenge...




I had alot of fun creating with my layout...

and i just loved using my washi tape and funky wooden button from D-lishscraps.

Thanks for popping

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Attitude ....

Yes ...

That is the new range out from Kaiser and i was lucky enough to have been given a kit from Shop and Crop. My first look at it was "What the...???" Having 3 girls with grungy boy pp had me thinking. But i'm fortunate enough to have visited my best friend recently and she has a little boy - so lots of photos were taken. So i have used his precious photos on my layouts.

and a close up of the embellishments in this kit:

There are only a few kits left, so if you wish to purchase one, you better be quick!

Purple Pumpkin

This months sketch at Purple Pumpkin has it all....

I changed mine to suit my photos but i loved the circles and the spotty buttons were great for embellishments.

and a close up:


If you like this sketch design and want to have a go this month, we would love to see you enter here ....

We would love to see a great lot of entries this month and some new faces too....

Friday, July 6, 2012

Weeks are getting away...

School holidays are now happening and i haven't had much of a chance to spend with my 3 girls as yet. But they have been keeping themselves entertained with lego and woodwork projects. They don't really scrap...didn't get their creativity like their mother- think its a bit boring(eldest daughter) like their father!

Work has been really busy- can't complain- thinking of the pay! But i haven't had much of a chance to scrap lately. I'm hoping to get a few challenges completed this month that i found to be interesting and worth having a go....

So i suppose i better fill you in on a few DT challenges and my examples...


Sara created a really interesting sketch for us this with circles!!

and my version:

and a close up of some Scrapmatts:

So if you like this sketch and think its very groovy like me, you can pop over here and check out sketch and the rest of the DT samples.


You have a month to Jack a DT sample and link your example in our comments section here. We would love you to join us this month. There is some gorgeous creations by our wonderful DT to choose.Some sponsors this month are:

My layout which i created for this month:

I have used some gorgeous D-Lish embellishments which you can shop for here....

Bird Is the Word

Our next word is Beyond.This word i found a bit hard but you may not!

If you would like to check out the rest of the DT samples or give it a go, you can do so here...

As you can see my D-Lish products feature again in my layout for this particular challenge too...

I'll be back tomorrow to share a few more D samples. Thanks for popping in and do say "HELLO"...


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