Friday, February 18, 2011

Cardabilities Sketch # 25

Welcome to another gorgeous Carabilities sketch.
This sketch was super easy to work with... I used some gorgeous Bo Bunny Papers and a Daisy Dandelions stamp.  He's pretty cute isn't he :)
Here is my card creation...

Be sure to pop over to the Cardabilities blog and check out the other dt girls gorgeous card creations.

Get Picky Sketch reveal

This month we were so very lucky to be sponsored for our sketch challenge by PINK PAISLEE!!!
Not only did they offer our prize for the sketch, but they also threw in some gorgeous "Sweetness" packs for the dt to play with.  How's that for generosity!!!!

Anywhoo, here is our sketch for this month..

and my layout...

The past month has been a really difficult one for us, which culminated in Noah having pneumonia and having to be hospitalised for days.  I live by the idea that things always happen for a reason....I don't always love the things that it always forces me to look that little bit deeper than I may ordinarily and find what my little life lesson for the moment might be.  I don't think you can go through your life "fully present" without taking the time to stop and think every once in a while.  That said, this layout journals some of those things I discovered about myself and some things I need to try and draw on a little more often.

Thanks so much for stopping by and your lovely comments too!
Take care xx

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Get Picky dt call

We are looking to welcome some new artists to our Get Picky family! We would like to extend our design team and also secure artists interested in our Monthly Guest Designer positions. If you think you would be perfect for either position, please read on.
Designers will be required to complete 2 layouts per month.

Designer should have a blog – posting Get Picky layouts and linking back to our blog will be required. The use of any other online gallery / forum / social network to promote Get Picky or share your work is also very much appreciated.

Australian and International artists are welcome to apply.
Designers will be listed on our blog and also on a special designer’s page, along with your headshot and links back to your own blog.

When appropriate, designers will also receive product from our monthly sponsor to use in the creation of their layouts.

Designers will also have a designer blinkie to display on your blog site.

Designers will be asked to commit to a six month term commencing April 1st 2011 through to the end of September 30 2011.
To Apply:
Please email the following details to Nikki and Tanya at by Friday 25th February.

Name and location

Brief biography, including any crafting experience/interests

A sentence or two about what you could bring to our Get Picky team

Links to your blog, online galleries and any other places you would be promoting Get Picky

A list of past and current design team experience (previous design team experience is not required)

Photos of three layouts that best represent your style and showcase your abilities

Please put “Design Team Call” in the subject line of your email and specify whether you are interested in a dt position or as a guest designer

All applicants will receive an email when their application has been received. Successful applicants will be notified via email on Friday 4th March and the team will be revealed on our blog on Friday 11th March.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Guess what......

In light of the past month, it's nice to have a little happy news :)

Some time ago, I applied for a dt possie at a new Australian scrapbooking magazine called
"Australian Scrapbook Ideas"
and I am soooo very proud to say that I've actually be chosen...YAY!!!!!  hehe..

 The magazine is very new in it's publication and is up to issue number 5.  It's a fantastic mag .....filled with heaps of how to's and great instructions on a variety of layouts, projects and current techniques.  I have written my very first ever...full feature article....can you believe that!!!!

It's a little hard to see but that's my btp project on the front cover :)
I created a shabby mannequin and a little mini album. 
Here are some pics I took of the mannequin before I sent it in...

I don't think they do justice, cos' she really is a little bit
So there you have it...I'm actually writing and designing for a magazine.. unbelievable huh?
Be sure to pop out, grab yourself a copy and let me know what you think :)
Thanks for stopping by.

Scrapville February Pack...

This month's Scrapville pack is filled with gorgeous Bo Bunny goodness!!!!
Included in the February Monthly Pack is:

• Red Ribbed Cardstock

•White Ribbed Cardstock

•5 double sided Patterned Papers

•Red sticky Bling

•Crystal sticky Bling

•Black Tulle

•3 Buttons

•Red sheer stretchy Ruffle Trim

•Adornit Mini Alphas

And in the Booster we have...

•Pink Cardstock

•Bubblegum Glitter Thickers

•Crystal Flower Bling

•Black Grosgrain Ribbon with white dots

Here is my layout....

I decided to change this image of Belle into black and white and then added some pink to m colour scheme....I had planned to add some extra details to this layout, but with Noah getting sick...I ran out of time.  Having said that, I still love the way it came together.
Here are some close up of the details..

Hope everyone is well in your part of the world...thanks so much for stopping by :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Precocious Paper Feb Sampler

Here are my some of the projects I created for Tessa over at Precocious Paper using her stunning flowers and embellishments from the Feb Sampler Pack.....soooooo love when I get 'Tessa mail' ...hehe...

Here is my first layout...
I used some of my pics of Belle in the garden.....these are some of me all time favourite images of her..and of course the fact that she's in pink doesn't hurt.  I also loved the bright colors in these Bo Bunny papers too!
See the pretty flower in the middle with the love hearts???  It's a glittery glitter :)  and there are the felt and satin flowers either side....cute huh?

This was my second layout using the pale pink flowers in the pack.....which I teamed up with some brown Satin flowers to match my papers.

Again, the large pink flower in the middle is all glittery...this is one of my favourites atm....I've actually re-ordered some for myself...hehehe...
There are still more gorgeous blooms left in my pack :)  I've also created a Valentine's day card and still have some gorgeous lime green flowers ready to use in another project....but you'll just have to wait for that one...  Thanks so much for stopping by xxx