Saturday, 17 November 2012

It's Hop Time.....

Hey everyone....I don't know about you guys, but hop time seems to be coming around quicker and quicker each month....I can barely keep up!!...This month, the Pride from JustafewFriendz is celebrating Thanksgiving and/or Fall.  We have all been madly creating a feast of festive projects to inspire you all over the Thanksgiving Holiday.   Seeing as tho we Aussies don't celebrate Thanksgiving I went for a fall type project.  This month we set a challenge for the cubs.  We wanted them to create something for their home, for their hearth or for their thanksgiving table. It could be anything from a banner to a table decoration or they could alter, upcycle or re-purrrrrrrpose something as well.

I chose to go with a table decoration in fall colours.   Once again I have chosen Graphic 45 papers.  Yes, I am addicted to Graphic 45, but you have to agree the Botannique papers are purrrrrr-fect for and they made this cute little project **shine**.

 This little wishing well is an SVG file that I bought from Creative Cutz.  I dry embossed the wishing well panels the brick wall embossing folder from Darice.  I then lightly inked over the embossing with Tim Holtz Walnut stain.  I have a range or mixture of flowers and vines.  Some of the flowers are from some Autumn toned silk flowers and some are mulberry flowers that I have sprayed with a mix of glimmer mist and Tim Holtz Perfect Pearl Mist in Cappuccino.  I have added a couple of from Suzie and one from my collection of stickpins.  The little bucket actually does wind up and down.  I have added some "wishes" inside.  These are just some rolled up scrap papers that I have stamped with a script stamp and inked the edges, then tied with twine to keep them together.  I have a video of it working over on my youtube channel here

 So whilst I had a huge mess everywhere with my flowers and burlap I decide to use up some leftovers and decorated a wreath.  I have had this wreath stashed away in my craft supplies for what seems like forever! I thought it would go perfectly with our hop theme this month and it was high time it was shown a little love.

Well all that is my projects for this month.  I hope you all have a wonderful, safe and blessed Thanksgiving.  Remember to love your family and keep them close.....

Now if you could all prowl and pounce over to Suzie to see what purrrrr fect creations she has for you, I would be so pleased.  If you have randomly pounced by....then please start our festive hop at Elsa's and come prowl along with the Pride...we would sure love your company....Below is the den line up for you to jump to.

Me....You are here

Remember everyone stay safe, stay warm and roooooooaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrr with Pride.....
till next time.......
Love and blessings to you all

Friday, 2 November 2012


Yep!! You read it right! I am having a give away.....Just pop on over to my youtube channel to see what it is all about and maybe even enter....Here is a sneaky peeky at what I am giving away.


It's easy to enter.....all you have to do once you get to my youtube channel is:-

1. Like my video
2. Be a subscriber
3. Do a video response

I have no conditions on what sort of video response you can do a text one....a talkie....whatever you choose.  The giveaway closes on the 14th November (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time)and I will draw the winner via on the 15th November (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time).

Hope to see you there and good luck!!

Hugs and Blessings 

Some of my Makings

Hey everyone I have a couple of quick shares for you all.......These projects were for a couple of challenges that I entered over at Scrappers Obsessionz.  This is a site for New Zealand and Australian ladies to swap, create. inspire and share.  Please stop by and see what we have all been up is free to join and swapping is optional. Here is the web address and you can  also find it on facebook  Come on over!!

It has been quite sometime since I last created a layout.....I forgot just how much fun they can be and how quick!!  I have used none other than Graphic 45 "Le Romantique" papers for this and a little bit of pearl bling from Paper Extra - a new brand that I recently found in my local cheap shop.  So you know what I did?  Yep you guessed it,  I stocked up big time and bought it all lol....The papers are so beautiful, there was no need to add anything else. I did a lot of fussy cutting, distressing the edges with  my scissors and some tearing here and there.  I inked up all the edges with Tim Holtz Black soot.

My second challenge, was a card sketch.  Now I am not much of a cardmaker, but this one came easy :)
The papers I have used are from Prima "Almanac" collection; some more of the Papers Extra pearl bling.  I created the silhouette with a Spellbinders Die.  I left it in the die and inked up the cardstock with Tim Holtz Tea Dye and then on the loopy edges I added a layer or two of Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet.

Welll that is my lot for the week.....I do have a bit more news to share with you all.....but that will be another post!.....

Love and blessings to you all