Friday, 30 October 2009

Handmade goodies...

Lillipilli Lane have just launched their gorgeous handmade clothing website.

Make sure you check out their blog too, as they are running a competition to celebrate the launch of their new website!!  

You could win an item of your choice from their madeit store, handmade by the gorgeous Keryn! Check out the lillipilli lane blog for more info...

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Our budding artist



Erin's been loving painting her little heart out lately! I took this photo a couple of months ago, and was planning on scrapping it at our little get together at Flourish a couple of weeks ago. How time flies! Anyway, I finally got to scrap it on the weekend. It fit Karen's fresh challenge over at Scrap-Pile perfectly! Very hard not to add too many embellishments, but I really do love the end result, especially the soft colours.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

I'm in "Handmade" Heaven!

Woohooo!! I just found out that I won a $30 gift voucher over at Micky's Handmadies blog, to spend at "Handmade Heaven". I haven't had the pleasure of popping by yet, however this will get my butt moving! Owww.. I can't wait to check out all the gorgeous handmade products they have in store! Thanks so much, Micky! Looking forward to meeting the Handmade Heaven girlies too :)

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Ever since I started work on Keryn's website - lillipilli lane, I've been a bit addicted to checking out all the gorgeous handmade stuff that's out there... and on my journey, I discovered Handmade Heaven. I am so in love with all their goodies, and can't wait for an opportunity to take a little visit over there soon!

In the meantime, I'll just have to keep on entering their competitions. You too could win a $30 gift voucher if you head on over to the Handmadies blog.

Oh, and be sure to check out the upcoming Handmade Expo too! It will be held on Saturday 17th October from 8am to 2pm at the Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd, Bundamba. $2 entry for adults and kids are free. There will be a Guiness World Record attempt as well and over 1500 people are needed for Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. Over 100 stalls of handmade goods for sale from kids clothing and accessories to cupcakes, fudge, ceramics, shabby chic, toys, jams & chutney's, greeting cards, timber goods, gourmet fresh and much more.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Picking strawberries

We had a gorgeous day today with my SIL and her little boy at a nearby strawberry farm. The kids loved picking their own too, and they were divine!! Just like we used to grow at home. I wish I'd known about this months ago, as they're closing for the season next week. :( We'll definitely be back next year though!









PS check out Erin's tongue in this last pic... do you think she's loving the chocolate dipping sauce??? Just like her Mummy :)

A little bit of green

I don't usually work with green, but Karen has inspired me to try and use it a little more. I do believe it's her favouritist colour in the whole wide world!

Liz has challenged us to make this gorgeous Dahlia (instructions here) and use it on a card. It's a gorgeous flower, and so easy to make! I've been loving these gorgeous Daisy Bucket papers.



This is a card for Liz's monochromatic challenge from WCMD last weekend. A little late, but I really wanted to give this a go, as I've never tried monochromatic before. Loved the result, but I tell you, it was a HUGE challenge not to add any other colours! Using the Daisy Bucket papers again, as well as labels 8, and a few new Christmas stamps I acquired the other day - Stampendous and Stamp It, I think?

Sunday, 4 October 2009

World Card Making Day

I had so much fun making cards for the WCMD challenges at Scrap Pile and Scrap Boutique tonight.

I loved making Karen's tri-fold card. Much easier than I thought, and looks fabulous all done! I do love these October Afternoon papers, even though they're old!


I did a couple of easy peasy Chrissy cards for Gill's challenge, using only 1 layer, 1 stamp (not coloured), and 1 embellishment. Loved these, and will definitely be creating some more before Christmas!



Manon gave some instructions for this cute little tag card. Very easy & fun to make! I used some more of my old Pink Paislee papers. I also made a little pocket to put a gift card in.


This one is for Liz's sketch challenge. I used craft and the back of some Chrissy paper ;)


Liz also challenged us to make a Christmas card with no boundaries! Love how this one turned out!

Friday, 2 October 2009

All things handmade


A gorgeous friend of mine has some of her handmade clothing over at Handmade Heaven, and I just saw they're having a surprise giveaway. Go check it out if you have a chance! They have some gorgeous stuff!

Pink Paislee Pastels

I've finally organised all my papers by manufacturer. I think I must be the last to do this in the entire scrapping world, but now it's done, and I'm loving it! As a result of my big clean-up, I found these gorgeous Pink Paislee papers hiding away, so just had to bring them to life!


This is Erin playing peek-a-boo in the cubby house. Love this pic and how her eyes really shine!


Here are our kids with my brother's boys. They all get on so well!