Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter!

Just a quick selfie to wish everyone a very happy Easter. Ben's mum hid 40 eggs in the backyard just so Ben and I could have an Easter Egg hunt! I hope everyone is enjoying some time with family over this long weekend.

Sunday, 17 April 2011


I've been doing fairly well creating one craft project a week for the past couple of weeks. Unfortunately, my upload for this weekend is wedding related. I had to create 72 bonbonairies which will double as place tags for my wedding, which is coming up in TWO WEEKS! After spending hours looking through all the different products we could order, we decided just to make our own. I couldn't bring myself to be spending $5, or more, on each person for something they generally forget to take or throw away anyway. We went with the bottles below filled with jelly beans to match our colour theme.

Another reason for my lack of craftiness this weekend is the fact I'm in Melbourne this weekend for my second Hen's Night. We did burlesque dancing and life drawing followed by dinner down the road. It was fantastic and very funny! You can see a group photos of us, including the lovely model, below. :) If anyone is interested in doing something similar I highly recommend Hen's Love Art in Fitzroy. Miss Tanleea is a wonderful hostess and is happy to accomodate most requests.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Hair & Make Up Trial LO

I have been watching the Show Us Your Stuff blog for a while now and really enjoy their challenges however I haven't found time to enter prior to now. This month was a pretty specific challenge: you had to use pink, blue and yellow along with their sketch and include a handmade item. I received a pack of new Pretty Paper Petals flowers as part of their monthly club and was so happy to see these adorable yellow/blue/white felt flowers included. I've added the pink buttons to tie them in to the overall colour scheme.

I mentioned a few posts ago that I noticed a lot of the published LO's contain a number of more layers and details than I normally add so I made an effort to add more to this LO.  I hope you can see the distressing and the stitching around the circle. I'm happier with the result.

Here is the sketch we had to work from. I had to change it a bit because of the size of my photos. I didn't intend to use so many flowers but the clusters both just built up as I went. :)

Monday, 4 April 2011

Engagement Party LO

I'm getting married in less than a month which means my two year engagement is about to end, so I figured it was probably time to scrap some photos from the event! :) This is my entry to the Once Upon A ...Sketch blog for their first ever competition. Nadia is one of the founders of the blog and she does the most wonderfully detailed LO's, as do a number of the other DT members. I tried to incorporate more layers and details into my LO than I normally would. Chipboard is from Scrapmatts, love their stuff!

Here is the sketch I worked from, in case you're interested in entering. You also had to have handwritten journalling of 25 words or more.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Gold Coast Hen's Night Celebrations!

I am getting married in 28 days and to celebrate some of my friends here on the Gold Coast decided to throw me a Hen's Night. Their offer to throw the party was unexpected and most appreciated. We had a High Tea at Lauxesin Broadbeach. Just a tip - it's not a good sign when you have to ask for the pots of tea to be served, at the end of the high tea! :) 

This is me before we left home showing off my pretty new dress. :)

With my friends Emma and Emma.

Back at home with Lynda and Amanda.

It was a fantastic afternoon/evening with lots of laughing and just general catching up with friends.