Monday, 23 January 2012

Thank you Thank you Thank you....,.

OMG!! How can I ever thank you all for such a warm and positive welcome!  To all of you who have sent emails and left comments. . . . . thank you all sooo very much . . . I mean that from the bottom of my heart.  The end of 2011 was a pretty bad time for me. I had some awful big learning curves and some not so nice life lessons.  I was already to quit . . . . . quit the cyber world, quit crafting . . . just quit. . . . However, Elsa my dearest Sissy, would not hear of that!! She would not let me quit. . . . god bless her and all my cyber friends for your support!!  This warm and welcoming response from all of you - my readers and followers - is really heart warming and encouraging! So from my heart to yours. . . . thank you guys for all the support you have shown myself and my sister lionesses.  We have all been overwhelmed by the positive responses we have received from you all.

I hope to see lotsa teacups on the 'net now . . . aren't these just the "bestest" way to store your stickpins?  and they look sooooo darn cute in your scrap room too.  All the pins that were in mine were some I made and others I have received in swaps from Crafting Passionz and also YPP. Please leave a link in my comments so that I can check out your creative teacups! I would really love to see 'em.

All the lionesses have been busy in their dens of scrappiness these past few weeks.  Madly creating for Valentines day . . . . I thought I would leave you with some pics . . . . . some sneak peeks of my Valentines Day projects . . . . . .

These pics below are my current project that is scattered all over my scrap desk and my scrap room floor . . . . . my little den is a scrappy mess of pinks and reds!!

Any ideas as to what they may become....can you guess??? :) 
No spoilers!!

Til next time everyone. . . . . Follow your bliss and remember . . . .

. . . . . . ROARRRRR with Pride!!!

Saturday, 14 January 2012

The Pride is here!!

Helloooooo everyone and welcome to Just a Few Friends.....come in, put your feet up, sit a while and enjoy what The Pride has created in their scrappy dens.  You may all be wondering, "what is the pride?" Well Elsa, Krystal, myself  and just a few friends have joined together to bring you all some creative inspiration for the coming year. We have called ourselves The Pride and our motto is to "Roar with Pride".  We plan to challenge and inspire you all  with our projects that are holiday and theme based.  There are five of us.....each lionness brings to the Pride their own unique scrappiness.  So every month we will hold mini blog hops, challenges and perhaps even some giveaways that  we hope will make you "Roar with Scrappy Pride" too.  Please be sure to join us every month to see what we have all created in our scrappy dens.

This month our theme was teapots/teacups to welcome you all to our Dens of Scrappiness :)  I really enjoyed this allowed me to stop procrastinating and finally create a better way to store all my stickpins!!

I have created three very different, but quick and easy projects to welcome you all.

Firstly I have altered a china teacup and saucer to make a stick pin holder.  The teacup has an old fashion feel to it and has a pink English rose design.  So picking up on the colour theme I have added flowers to the handle area and adhered them in place with my hot glue gun.  I also created some colour bobbins complete with cotton and a tiny pair of scissors with a beaded tassled tail.

My next project was a "hello" card.  I created this using We R Memory Keepers Tiffany paper pad.  This is a stack that has been sitting in my stash unused for quite some time....years in fact.  So I thought it was aabout time that stopped hoarding it and started using it!!  This is going to be an underlying theme for me this to stop hoarding all my papers and get inspired to create with them!!

And last, but not least, is my little gift bag!  I cut the bag out with my cricut and the teapots used in my projects come from my fellow lionness and cyber sissy Elsa.....

This cute little gift bag contains a teabag and the verse printed on the attached card reads:

I'd like to come to visit you
and have a cup of tea
but as you live so far away
please have this cup on me

Super cute gift idea for that far away friend or relatives.  Well bloggers these are my projects to welcome you all to The Pride......I hope they inspire you and remember to please hop over to the other Lionesses at:

Be sure to check them all out and leave a comment.  Elsa is offering a giveaway and to be eligible you must leave a comment.  Thank you all so much for on the lookout for us...the pride is always on the prowl!!

Roar with Pride!!

Friday, 6 January 2012

(¯`'•.¸* -:?:- HAPPY NEW YEAR -:?:-*¸.•'´¯)

Wow can you believe 2012 is here!! I have been MIA or on hiatus. It is summer time down here in the land of Oz and life has been full of comings and goings, with not much time left for crafting and creating.  However having said that I had some time to "hunt" down some creative inspiration to kick start my creative  new year.  I have spent time "prowling" around to see what I could find to bring back to my  scrappy "den" and I found just afew friends to join me on the prowl!!  We have some fun and different things to inspire you and to make you roar with scrappy pride.  Please watch this space for more exciting news and projects for you all to "pounce" on!!