Friday, 28 June 2013

Its Blog Hop Time!!

Hi everyone,


It's time for the "Girls Wanna Just Have Fun" Blog Hop.

Mums, daughters, girlfriends, sisters, mother in laws, could be any photo you've had with any other lady in your life, a photo you have with mum on your wedding day, or you and your daughter on a holiday, even a party with the girlfriends, the list goes on. If it's a card or OTP project, it just has to be girly, the more girly the better.

Here is my little bit of girly gorgeousness.





We have 2 awesome sponsors for the June blog hop...

First we have one of our own Traci Penrod with her business Artsy Albums


Welcome to Artsy Albums -- where you'll find custom designed scrapbooks and do-it-yourself mini album kits by Traci Penrod. Artsy Albums kits are fun and easy, and include pre-cut papers and full instructions for making wonderful mini scrapbook albums. I only use the highest quality archival products on the market and take pride in every single handmade album I create. Most of my kits are also available pre-made. If you are interested in an album, but you only see a kit for it, please send me a convo and let me know! I hope you enjoy looking through my shop -- there are always more pictures on my website at http://www.artsyalbums.com. You can also find me here: www.facebook.com/artsyalbums

And secondly we have Cheryl from Scraptownlady.


Welcome to Scraptown Lady - Scrapbooking Supplies from The Ozarks! Scrapbook supplies at prices you can afford. Scraptown Lady is located in the Branson, MO area near Forsyth, Missouri in The Ozarks. Cheryl has been a scrapbooking enthusiast for several years and not only offers great deals on scrapbooking supplies, but also holds classes where you can hone your art. We offer such products and services as EVENTS AND CLASSES, ADHESIVES, EMBELLISHMENTS, TOOLS, INKS, CHALKS & MIST, PAPERS, READY FOR ART ALBUMS, TAGS, CHIPBOARD AND WOOD, DIES, STORAGE, RUBBER, CLING, SILICONE& CLEAR STAMPS, EMBOSSING INK, POWDERS & FOLDERS, GLITTER, RIBBON, LACE& FIBERS, PAPER AND FABRIC FLOWERS, DECOR ITEMS, PAPER TAPES, BLANK CARDS AND ENVELOPES. All of these supplies can be purchased here on our site. If you aren't able to find that special something, let us know and we will be happy to special order something for you. What makes our store extra special is the fact that we do not charge your credit card until we have found the very best possible shipping option for your purchase. Often times with other sites, you end up spending more on shipping costs than you do on the actual product. We take pride in had processing each and every order to keep your costs down. Tell a friend or neighbor about us.

Now it's your turn to enter your "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" submission. After you have drooled over all the inspiration below, just pop over to Frosted Designs and click on the Blog Hop icon and follow the instructions.

To continue your way along the Blog Hop, please follow the links below for some more gorgeousness.

1. Brenda
2. Artsy Albums
3. Felicity
4. Lori
5. Manda
6. Amanda
7. Sassy
8. Narelle   <<< you are here >>>
9. Elizabeth
10. Scraptownlady

But wait there's more - I am offering my own little prize for this blog hop. All you have to do is  comment below and submit an entry over at Frosted Designs. Then you will be in the chance to win all this loveliness below. I am willing to post inernational, so everyone can have a chance at winning. Good luck.


Thanks for hopping by,
Cheers,

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Blog Hop

 
 
 
Hi there blogger friends!
I am very excited to announce that there will be a second blog hop hosted by Frosted Designs' awesome Design Team.
The Design Team over at Frosted Designs are a talented bunch of ladies that will be hosting. There will be some wonderful prizes up for grabs!!!!
The second blog hop will kick off at the end of June, and will be running from June 28th to July 3rd, so make sure to mark your calendars and be ready to make some beautiful scrapbook projects, and of course win some AWESOME prizes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
So make sure you come back tomorrow for some wonderful inspiration.
 
Cheers,
 

Saturday, 22 June 2013

I am seeing spots !!!!

Hi everyone,

It is time for another Frosted Designs Challenge. This time it is Polka Dots. What a cool challenge. Everyone has something with dots on it, so why  not play along and give yourself a chance to win some fabulous prizes.
Here is my little bit of inspiration to get you started.



There is a wonderful prize available from our sponsor this time - Oh My Crafts.

I would love to see you play along.

Thanks for dropping by and have a scrap happy day.
Cheers,

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Happy Boy



Hi fellow bloggers,

Wow I can't believe it is June already. And that means Winter. I am not a fan of winter at all. Especially the early morning walk to take the kids to school...lol....oh well. Hopefully if the first half of the year has flown by, then the rest of it will too and we will be back to glorious summer days. But then I guess we will be complaining about how hot it is....lol...never happy.
Well I know someone who is happy most of the time, and he is the subject of the layout I have just done for the Things with Wings challenge over at Frosted Designs.


Doesn't that smile give you a warm glow. I am not biased at all...lol

We would love for you to join us in this challenge. Hop on over to Frosted Designs to see the sketch and the requirements. And there are always really great prizes to win. See you there.

Thanks for popping by and have a fantastic day.
Cheers,

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Flower Tutorial

Hi everyone,

Today I have a tutorial for you to show you how to make some really funky flowers. You can never have too many flowers, right? And to be able to make them yourself is great. You can always have flowers to match what ever it is you are working on.
I shared this tutorial with the gals over at Frosted Designs too.

So here is the finished product, and below are the instructions.

 
 
To make this flower you will need the following -
- Card stock
-  2 scallop punches in the sizes you desire. I used a 2 3/8" and a 1 3/4". 
-  Stampin' Up!'s Stampin' Mist or water.
- Adhesive foam dots.
- Brad
- Small paintbrush or something similar to wrap your petals around.
- Metallic spritz spray



Step One

Punch out three of the largest scallop circle and one of the smaller scallop circle.

 
Step Two
 
Cut every second scallop towards the centre of the circle. Do not cut all the way to the centre. In the second picture here  I have pencilled in where you need to be cutting. Do this for all scalloped circles. This will make your flowers petals.



 Step Three

Take one scallop circle at a time and spray it with the Stampin' Mist. You can use water for this step, but the petals will not be as firm when you are finished.
When you have wet the scallop circle, take each petal and wrap it around the end of your paint brush or similar item. Hold each one for a few seconds.




Step Four

You should end up with your flowers looking like this. If you are impatient like me, then here you can bring in a heat tool and dry them. If you have used Stampin' Mist, the petals should become quit firm. Whilst drying you can curl the petals more like I did, or leave them a little flatter.



Step Five

This one is optional. Spray each of the layers with your metallic spritz spray. Turn one upside down and spray that side, as this will be the bottom layer of your completed flower. Again, bring in the heat tool if you are too impatient to wait.



Step Six

Now it's time to assemble your flower. Start with the upside down petal layer and put a foam dot in the centre. Take another layer, up the right way, off set the petals and stick down. Add another foam dot and place down the last large layer. Add a brad to the middle of the smaller layer and attach using a foam dot.

 

 
And there you have it - you have a finished flower. Below are some projects I have made where I have used these flowers.



 
 
Thanks for dropping by and I hope I have inspired you to get creating.
Cheers,


Saturday, 1 June 2013

Frosted Designs Blog Hop




Welcome to the Frosted Designs Sketch Blog Hop - the first hop of three that will be hosted over the next three months!!! We are so glad you could join us!!!
There are 7 wonderful and incredibly talented hosts that will inspire you, along with 2 awesome sponsors!!!!

 
The first sponsor is Molossi. They are 100% Australian owned and operated, with over eight years industry experience and access to the much loved paper craft brands and experts. They have gorgeous chipboard and they have recently branched into producing their own chipboard designs as well as being a scrapbook distributor! Molossi is situated in the Hawkesbury region of New South Wales, and their warehouse is located in Wilberforce and open by appointment only.

Would you like to know the prize????

$30 Chipboard Pack!!!
 
 

Our second sponsor is the awesome Graphic45. Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company. We offer vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.

Graphic45 is giving us some 12x12 papers
in their Reneissance Collection!!!

So without further ado, here are the details of the blog hop!!!!

Here is what you need to do....

1. You need to hop to each of the blogs listed on the hop!

2. You need to make a project that uses this sketch....
3. As you hop along, our designers are going to show you how they used these items and techniques on their projects. You need to pick 3 of the items/techniques on this list to use on your project! (You can use 2 items & 1 technique, 3 techniques, 3 items, 2 techniques & 1 item.... you get the idea!!)
 
ITEMS
TECHNIQUES
Flowers
Cuttlebug embossing/diecutting
Butterflies
Tearing
Chipboard
Masking
Pearls/Bling
Layering
Ribbon
Misting
Die-cuts
Stamping
Dylusions spray
Seam binding
Metal Embellishments
Sewing
Masking tape
Gesso
Pattern Paper
Distressing
Doilies
Misting
Cardboard
Embossing (dry or heat)
Twine

Inks


3. Make a card, layout off the page project using the sketch and 3 of the items/techniques from the list. Link up your project at the bottom of this post! Be sure to tell us what 3 items/techniques you used when you post your project!
 
4. Go back to the Frosted Designs bog post - here - and link up your project.

5. Hop to our two sponsors Facebook pages and thank them for sponsoring our Blog Hop! You can find Molossi's Facebook page HERE! You can find G45's Facebook page HERE! *If you don't have a Facebook account, and can't leave a message, we understand. You can still be in the prize drawing. But if you do have a Facebook, the sponsors really do like to hear from you!

The hop begins at 12:01 am, Central Standard Time on May 31st, 2013 and will end at 11:59 pm, Central Standard Time on June 5th, 2013. The winners will be announced on June 7th, 2013 on the Frosted Designs blog.

In order to be eligible for the prizes above, you must hop to each of the blogs, go back to the Frosted Designs blog post and leave a comment telling us you have done this and also submit a project! Good luck!

You better get moving... you only have a few days!! Happy Hopping!!!
You have until noon (Central time) Wednesday, June 5th! Good luck!