Thursday, April 28, 2011

A second She Art

Here's my second She Art canvas.
Christy Tomlinson is such a great teacher

i've watched most of the videos in the workshop now,
glad i get access to them for 3 months because i definitely want to
watch them all again.

so many different, wonderful techniques to learn about.

My daughter Maggie has been taking a lot
of interest in the She art (she likes watching the videos) and asked if
she could also do one.

So over Easter I finished my second canvas.
Here it is!

and Maggie did her first canvas!
I cut out the body pieces and showed her how to do each step and the rest was
up to her. she even made up here own phrase "She was Beautiful!" hehe!

TFL :) xx

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Scrappiest and Stuck Sketches

 the Scrappiest Sketch number 114
I did this LO a couple of weeks ago now.

It's based on this sketch, i used crate papers.

This second LO was also done a earlier this month and it's for Stuck sketches
i used this embroidered flower i've had in my stash for a while,
something my mum picked up and thought i could use, thanks Mum!
and the papers are pink paisley ink resist, i misted with a mix of
different coloured mists. Also some websters papers in there.

Stuck 1st sketch
and lastly this is a LO i did for scrapbudz boutique...but ahem i was i little too slow uploading it and missed the deadline, whoops!! Using some Echo Park-for the record range, love the scrabble type alphas in that range.
ok that's it for now.
cheers. x

Monday, April 25, 2011

I've been taking part in Christy Tomlinson's
She Art Workshop. My goodness what a talented
lady she is, and so much fun to learn from. 
It's so much fun leaning new techniques!
Learning how to create something completely
different to my usual scrapbooking, as much as I love it.

I'm just learning to love something new and fun and funky!

This is the first canvas i completed a week ago.
and i have my second canvas finished aswell, just waiting for the
last coat of ModPodge to dry.

TFL. Leonie.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

MME blog Challenge #22

Whoops i nearly forgot to post this Layout i did last weekend!!!
This Challenge is based on the sketch below using MME products.
Well i went through my stash and didn't realise just how much MME
stuff i had and i'm not usually one to mix collections
but i'm pretty happy with how easily these
different papers came together.
I used papers from the Breaking Free, Quite Contrary, Fine and Dandy & So Sophie ranges.

Along with the sketch the added theme was 'April Showers'.
I used some pictures of my DD with her little umbrella or Brolly
as we call it. Any chance she gets, the slightest hint of rain
and out comes the Brolly. She twirls and swings it about
having a just the most fun!

Happy Easter!

ARTastic and HBS april sketch

Here's my first attempt at an ARTastic challenge.
Inspiration was a painting 'Autumn Wonder' by Debbie Adams
with some extra criteria
1. Cloud/s = 1pts
2. Tree/s = 2 pts
3. Autumn/Fall colors (Browns, reds, oranges) = 3 pts

And this is the april sketch challenge from
Handmade by Suzanne

Happy Easter to all!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Screen to scrap & 123

Screen to Scrap is a challenge blog that i've never tried ...
until now!!!
 Aprils inspiration is this movie poster
with 3 extra criteria
For an extra 6 bonus points :)
1) A 'Rain' related title = 1 pt
2) An umbrella/s = 2 pt
3) Lets do it in 3's (3 pics, 3 embellies, 3 pp's etc...) = 3 pts
Here's my take on the challenge

And here is my April 123 Challenge
*Lime green
*the word 'really'
and *fabric
i used calico as my fabric that i misted with a mix of blue and yellow mist to come up with
a splotchy lime green colour.
Then i hand stitched it with running stitch to make a border.

Cheers Leonie. x

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

out of the hat & sketchy Thurs

Hi folks,
I went away this past weekend with 10 other lovely ladies we had the most fantastic time.
scrapping away the days and nights in Port Fairy.
the accommodation was amazing!
I travelled down there with 2 gorgeous chickies Raquel and Marelle (thanks girls), and it was great to
meet some new scrappy friends in real life. So many laughs, it was just the best time!

these are 2 of the Layouts i did on the weekend.
this first is for out of the hat challenge blog
using handmade flowers, 3 different stamps, and kindy glitz

And this second layout is for sketchy thursday.
This is for their May Guest DT challenge, loved this sketch!
Very funky! 
i used glimmermists for my splatters and the papers are crate paper
'neighborhood' collection

thanks Ebony for organising such a fun weekend!
Cheers, Leonie.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Once Upon a Sketch-April

Hi, Once upon a Sketch is a new challenge blog with the emphasis
being on journalling. So for this challenge there was to be no less than 25 words in your journalling.

I think i got the 25words thing ok!!! I journalled all the way
around the stitched cardstock and it's all about how the kids
have this insane desire to put bunny ears
behind one anothers heads everytime i get the camera
out!  Drives me bonkers!!
But i did find it rather cute when Maggie did it
to herself and her baby doll!!!
and this is the sketch used.

ok that's it for now and next week i'm hoping to have a
whole weekends worth of creating to share.
I'm spending the weekend scrapping
with a small group of ladies.
So i better get packing!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Get Picky inspiration

I think I'm getting low on the Emma's Shoppe by Crate Paper :(
What a gorgeous range it's been. I've really
enjoyed creating with it!
This is for the Inspiration Challenge at Get Picky for April.

This is the inspiration. I drew mainly on the burst of yellow colour and
the scattering of butterflies.

Cheers and TFL. xx

Oops nearly forgot it's Cybercrop night tomorrow at Chat with Charm.

see you there!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

lollipop ladies April challenge

oh yum Macaroons!!
this picture is the inspiration behind
the layout i have to share today.
The Challenge is from The Lollipop Ladies Blog.
Extra Criteria was Gloss!

                              I used this bling flower as my gloss aswell as some pearl flower centers

TFL. xx

Monday, April 11, 2011

April Savvy sketch

Hi Blog readers!
Just sharing a Layout i did last week for the
Here's Anthea's Sketch

And this is my version of it, using my favorite of the moment
 Crate paper-Neighborhood range this time:)

cheers Leonie!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Butterfly Crafts -March Sketch

Tried out a new blog challenge today.
My Daughter with her hair in rag curls courtesy of her Granny!

I used some of Crate Paper, Emma's Shoppe range.
such gorgeous patterns!!

this is the March Sketch

TFL and thanks for your lovely comments they're most appreciated  :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

how to win store vouchers at HMS

Do you want to win one of 10 store vouchers worth $20 including free postage??

Well we have the easiest competition and with 10 prizes in total there are lots of chances to win!

To enter: All you need to do is add Handmade By Suzanne’s badge to your blog and a link back to our store AND post the details of the competition on your blog.

Let us know via Facebook that you have done it! We will draw 10 entrants at random for the prizes and the competition ends Midnight 20th April 2011. Too easy!

Why not subscribe to our newsletter or become our friend on Facebook too – they you will know when the latest products arrive in store, all our latest competitions and most importantly when there are SALES!

All you need to do is copy and paste the handmade by Suzanne blinkie on my sidebar into the gadgets -add a picture- with the store link then copy and paste this whole post onto your blog.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

The Colour Room #52

Hi all!
Didn't get as much scrapping done on the weekend as i would have liked.
But i did get this LO done for The Colour Room palette #52
I've used some Crate Paper Portrait collection, and Prima.
cheers, Leonie.