Monday, 28 July 2014

Blog Hop with a difference....

So I was invited to join in on this fun Blog Hop with a Difference by Natalie Elphinstone - a name I am sure most of you are very familiar with! She continues to wow us with her creations on a daily basis, packing punches with pretty much every media there is to play with (and still find the time to help Mums bring their bubs in to the world!)

The hope is that the hop will continue to bounce its way around the blogosphere by answering a few questions and passing on the merriment to three more bloggers. Off we go....

1. What am I working on right now?


At the moment, I am actually quite busy with some 'real work' as my husband calls it! Since having Erin I have found it easier to work from home (I'm a Graphic Designer) Sometimes it gets a bit tricky trying to find the time to do all the things I love to do!


2. How long does it take to create a project?
 

I'd probably say on average, about 2 or 3 hours, depending on whether I have a firm idea in my head or a particular picture I'm trying to find, in the gazillion I have all over the place!

3. What are my fave things I love to create with at the moment?


Right now I am loving a bit of a title and tiny, pretty things. Being on the Jenni Bowlin Digital team has also ignited a bit of a passion for digi scrapping. It's always been something I steered away from, worrying it would feel a bit too close to work, but I am having so much fun gathering bits for my stash!

 4. How does my creative process work?

I wait. Patiently... For my children to go to bed, then I run to my desk and do a happy dance! Ok seriously though, it's most often a photo that gets me excited and then I decide on the title I want to use. The rest of the layout comes together from there.
 

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?

I'm still a relative newbie to scrapping, so I am bedazzled by pretty much anything I have never seen before! What keeps me coming back for more, is that this craft is constantly evolving which is thrilling - one can never get bored of the same old same old. It inspires me to capture the moment, beautifully.

6. What is my signature style?
I would love someone to describe it for me! It's hard to define and I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing. I love having fun, trying new things and have a bit of a soft spot for interactive elements.

7. One random fact about me 


I used to have a Russian Dwarf hamster as a pet. His name was Houdini because he was a master escape artist. One day he ran away and went to live behind the plumping in the bathroom. I gave up trying to catch him.

And on that note, I am going to hand you over to three ladies who inspire and amaze!

Kim Jeffress - Glass Half Full 

A power house scrapper, who got me started on this amazing journey - I will always be grateful to Kim for showing me the ropes. She continues to rock with Heidi Swapp as well as the Jot Magazine, Jillibean Soup and Scraptastic creative teams.

Leanne Allinson - Our Little Family

I have the priviledge of designing alongside Leanne at Sassy Scrappers where she blows me away with not only her amazing layouts but also knocks the ball out of the park when it comes to Project Life! Check her out on the Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup and Scraptastic teams as well.

Lynnda Hosni - Arty Scrappy

Now Lynnda has a delicious new bub and may not have time to continue the hop straight away, but I want to point you in her direction as this lady continually inspires me. She's not afraid of colour and pattern and I find that very groovy baby, yeah!

Enjoy the hop and thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Rounding off July

How adorable are these Chic Tags wooden sequins! I have a layout Sassy Scrappers blog at the moment which has me dreaming of warmer weather, thanks to the gorgeous Glitz Design collections I have been creating with all month. (Not that I can really complain, living in beautiful Queensland!) Click here to see the layout. 

There is also FREE shipping for orders over $70 this weekend! Spoil yourself with some of the beautiful new collections in store now, like the new Webster's Pages 'Strawberry Fields' and 'Ocean Melody'.
 And if you have time to play - why don't you join us for our July Moodboard! 
Entries will be closing this coming week.



Thank you so much for visiting!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Crafty one last time

Hello hello

I hope this post finds you well and happy and enjoying some craftiness in all it's wonderful forms!

The time has come to say goodbye to my term on the 2Crafty Chipboard team as Resident Guest Designer. It has been a joy to be part of such an incredibly inspiring group of scrappers and I look forward to seeing what the new girls create with the fabulous chippies that Vanessa designs!

Looking back on my projects over the year, it's clear I had loads of fun!

A Charmed Life


My Favourite Age


Hello Sunshine CD gift box


 Hello Love - CSI Challenge


 Chipboard Jewellery





 Happy in the Water

 
Hey Gorgeous


Hello, love you
  You are awesome


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Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 11 July 2014

Glitz birthday mini

Hello hello!

The school holidays are almost at an end and I have yet to grab a cheeky lie-in. 
Busy days filled with happy outings have been on the cards these last few weeks, 
including a certain gorgeous girl's fourth birthday!


I have created this birthday mini album using the delish new Glitz collections available in store. 
The album is on the Sassy blog today with lots more close ups.

Have a great weekend!








Saturday, 28 June 2014

What is 'Pretty'?

Approaching four, my DD is quite obsessed with Princesses and all things 'pretty'. She asks me if I can make her hair pretty, dress her in pretty clothes and asks how she can be prettier. I want her to understand that despite stereotypes (and I am guilty of trying to conform to these as well) no matter what she wears or how she looks, she is perfect in her own skin. A tough ask when all around we are bombarded with what 'ideal' is 'supposed' to be.

This layout on the Sassy Scrappers blog is about the little conversations we have had together on the topic. I've 'prettied' the title up ironically. The photo is of her first blow dry. Guilty as charged of telling her how beautiful she looked ;)

Pop over to see how I have hidden my journalling under the sparkly flap.

Thank you for stopping by x





Tuesday, 24 June 2014

I love Brisbane mini album - Playscrap, Spain

Mini albums seem to be making themselves quite comfy on my creative list at the moment...
The more I do, the more I want to make!

A few months ago I was asked by the gorgeous and mega-talented Beatriz and Lorena
from Playscrap in Barcelona, if I would like to create an album based around my home town.
Of course, I jumped at the chance to put a few of my personal favourites down on paper!

The album was created using Glitz Design 'Finnley' which is such a gorgeous,
bright collection and suited my project perfectly. It's up on the blog today
with all the juicy details as well as an awesome monthly challenge!

Thank you so very much for having me on the blog ladies, I am grinning from ear to ear!