Saturday, December 29, 2012

Biggest Sale ever @ APOCD

Well I decided I was feeling festive and wanted to have a sale over at my kit club A Piece of Cake Designs.


This is the biggest sale I have ever had at APOCD - 40% off, yes 40% off all past kits and extras!!!
Stock is going quickly so don't miss out

Visit 
to snap up some scrumptious bargains!



Monday, December 24, 2012

My Little Christmas Elf - White with One

Well I have another challenge layout to share! I'm hoping this trend of creating continues, though it is a lot harder to find the time to create during this silly season.

This challenge was for White with One


The challenge for this month was to use

WHITE - RED and a CHRISTMAS PHOTO

Here's my take on it: (I did find it tricky to sticking to the two colours, not used to that!)

Layout title: My Little Christmas Elf


Products used: White cardstock, Red glitter cardstock, Crate Paper paper, Crate Paper Stickers, Snap Label Sticker, Staples, sequins, black thread, black pen, A Greatest View flair button, D-lish designs resin flower, red string.


Close ups of Silhouette cutting:



I hope everyone is well and truly ready for the christmas season and spending the time with loved ones. We are pretty much all organised here just a couple more presents to wrap. Already having Charlie has made a big difference to how I feel about christmas, I'm actually looking forward to it. I was certainly not a Grinch before, but I must admit it wasn't my favourite holiday.

The little one is getting so big now, she is stronger and far more animated too. She will coo at you, smile, is more alert for longer and is even sleeping from around 8-9pm to about 3am, so I get a decent little stint of sleep before continuing the 3 hour feeds. 

Here are some recent pics, lots of Christmas layouts will come featuring these photos I'm sure:








This pic shows how much more alert she is, first time under a play gym and it kept her attention for quite a while. Lucky little girl is getting one for christmas so I can't wait to see how she responds to it.


I have also been busily creating and packing January's 'A Piece of Cake Designs' Kits, can't wait to reveal more.



I won't be updating again for a few days so I hope everyone has a safe and fabulous Christmas with their loved ones xxx



Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December - Kraft it Up challenge

This month the challenge at Kraft it Up is to create a layout using and displaying our wish for christmas, including the use of kraft cardstock of course.


So, with the purchase of my new cameo and photos galore of my little girl I came up with this layout.

Layout title: Make Memories


Close up of journaling:


My cameo title and gorgeous girl:


My cameo tree :) I also added dylusions spray to the sc mistable tree then finished it off with some diamond dust so it sparkles.



Products Used: Kraft cardstock, Black cardstock, Crate Paper paper, Crate Paper stickers, Studio Calico mistable shape, chipboard flourish, Little Yellow Bicycle journaling spot, Hambly Screen Print transparency, Heidi Swapp Instaframe, Pink Paislee die cuts, Maya Road die cuts, red string, D-lish Designs washi tape, D-lish Designs resin flower, black pen, staples.

Thats my share for today :)  Hope you like it!
I'll be back again to share more creations soon.

Oh and can't leave without sharing Santa's little angel!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Creating and loving it :)

I don't know if my recent scrapping mojo is an influence of this baby




Or my gorgeous new subject







But WHATEVER it is, I am loving it!

Lately, well throughout pregnancy anyway - I was finding it hard to scrap and be happy with the pages. Now, I am actually liking the pages I am doing.

Last night I spent an hour working on a page for the current Kraft it Up challenge, I always reach for Kraft as a base (my 'mojo layouts' have all been kraft - I think because it goes so well with my black cardstock silhouette cuts) so thought I may as well give a challenge a go :)

Here is a sneak to my creative mess - as the page isn't done yet, have to add the final touches


I love how instagram can make my bombsite of a desk look cute and airy fairy. In reality it looked like this



Yesterday was my first day wrapping presents for Christmas. So time consuming!

I chose this year a cool colour combo of typo papers



If you get a chance pop into a store and read the speech bubbles on the printed one! Slightly funny but definitely adults only content ha. I have to make sure Grandmas present doesn't get wrapped in that one!

I've been thinking more about doing Project Life in the new year. I think it will definitely be something I'll work on. But I'm trying to figure out if I should do both of the following:

- a project life album (weekly updates and documenting for the year) As well as traditional layouts throughout

- Charlotte's album - which will be a mix of everyday layouts and project life style ones.

My only question is- will I be able to find time to do all this? I'm incredibly behind (haven't started) officially documenting the pregnancy and Charlie's first 10 weeks of life. I don't want to set myself up to fail really.

Hmm something to think about!

A proper crafty share is coming very soon :)

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Busy bee here...

Well, I finally got in my creative space! Our little girl is now 10 weeks and things are getting better and allowing me to have more time to myself - even if it is between 8 and 11 each night haha.

I finally christened my Silhouette Cameo. I am in LOVE! There are no limits to this machine and my 'mojo' is flowing.

Unfortunately, the crafting I am doing has been for commissions or secret squirrel work so I can't share yet but I'll share a couple of sneaks :)

Testing out the machine :)



A commissioned sneak :)



Getting photos ready with the convenient picture mate



An update wouldn't be complete without some pictures of my little Charlie Roo










Haha ... Really?



That's better




Some exciting things happening here, can't wait to share!



Saturday, December 08, 2012

December SUYS :) and some other things...

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Have you seen Decembers SUYS Challenge, its a nice easy one!

Scrap a Christmas photo using non traditional colours!

The sponsors this month are 2 Crafty and Deer and Fawn. 2 Craft are donating a $30 prize pack and Deer and Fawn a $10 voucher. All you need to win is follow the above criteria and make sure you add a handmade embellishment to your page :)

My sample is going to be revealed mid month and I will share here of course too.

I have been busy reorganising my craft room so that I could get in there and create. Charlotte has started to be more settled and this is allowing me to have small blocks of time free where instead of cleaning or cooking I could have some 'me' time. But before I did that I needed to clean and sort that space I call my scrapbooking room.

I'm loving it so far, though there is still some sorting to be done...

Finally pictures on the walls!


My silhouette and matching typewriter ... hoping to have a play with the silhouette this weekend, I've had it a few weeks now and haven't used it



My new trolley with my mixed media supplies in it and my cute pink TV from Aldi.



So what do you think?

Cannot believe it is nearly christmas and I have been trying to do some shopping online, if anyone knows of any good online stores for pressies would love to hear about them.


My little girl is getting bigger and bigger - she is 2 months old already!

She has made so many changes; is smiling now, talking a little bit, kicking her legs and getting bigger day by day! Love her to pieces <3 p="p">





Anyways, I'm feeling creative so might go play!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Few days left to enter at SUYS

Have you seen this months challenge over at 'Show us your stuff'?

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The challenge for November is:
Use the colour YELLOW + washi tape!!

You only have a few days left to enter, click the logo above to see the design team examples and entries so far.