23 December 2011

Seasons Greetings

I just wanted to wish all my lovely creative friends a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you so much for stopping by and for the wonderful inspiration I get each time I visit your lovely blogs. I may not be commenting as much these days but I love to stop by and check out what you have been creating! It's been such a hectic time here this year with work and school activities that there has been little time for me to scrap. I am so looking forward to some family time and hope to do some creating over the holidays. 

In the spirit of Christmas, I thought I would share a set of cards that I made using Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas from ScrapBoutique. I have wanted to make an album of my kids Santa photo's for a while and decided to use a set of Urban Lily cards that I have had since I started scrapbooking. It's a keepsake that I hope my children will enjoy in the years to come!

Thanks for stopping by and best wishes for the holiday season xxx

10 December 2011

Some Christmas cheer...

It's such a busy time of year! I have been running from one school activity to another as both of my children are moving schools next year so our last few weeks of term are full of orientations, presentations, graduation dinners and class activities! I will be glad when this week is over so I can relax a bit and enjoy the holiday season. My last ScrapBoutique stylist pack had some gorgeous Simple Stories Christmas papers in there. I loved the traditional colours and lovely designs.

A made a couple of simple cards and a layout of Jake's first visit with Santa...which was pretty cool as Santa was riding a Harley!

Last weekend was the ScrapBoutique Christmas cyber crop and this was what I created...

Chelsea's challenge was to create three different shaped cards. I have used LYB papers.

Christine's criteria was to spell out Christmas by using each of these items on your layout:

C - cardstock
H - handmade embellishment
R - ribbon
I - ink
S - stamp
T - tag
M - mist
A - alphas
S - staple/s

...and my page using Kaisercraft papers and diecuts. I have used a Purple Pumpkin button and hand cut and kindyglitzed trees as the handmade items.

This month I hosted the roast and have used Making Memories and LYB papers for this page of Mikala decorating the tree.

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating.

01 December 2011

Some Random pages...


I totally love Crate Paper! These pages were created using the fabulous Random range...there are so many gorgeous embellishments in this collection. Here I have used chipboard, rosettes and some super cute buttons.

I used lots of different chipboard, layers of paper and border stickers on this page...

...more border stickers and chipboard with 7 Gypsies rub on butterfies which I added to transparency and pop dotted for dimension.

You can get all these gorgeous goodies at ScrapBoutique where Chelsea has always has a  fabulous range of Crate Paper products.

I recently had a win at the Card and a Half challenge blog. I was lucky enough to win a shopping spree at Little Scrapbook Shop. I now have a new cutter and some Studio Calico on it's way to me :) It will be my first ever play with this range so... Thanks LSBS!!
It's been a while since I completed any challenges so I was very excited to win and it's a nice feeling to know that your work is liked by others.

This was my entry using Pink Paislee papers and diecuts.

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!!

Leanne xx