Sunday, April 29, 2012

A layout of Cosmo

Today Im sharing a layout which I have created for my Mum and also for my Purple Pumpkin Post.. About a month or so ago she had to make the hard decision of putting down her dog Cosmo. He was 15 years old and had some pretty bad heart problems. This was the last photo I took of him before he was put to rest.

And now for some close ups...

 As you can see the tag has got the awesome brown/teal twine attached to it. The cluster is the vinyl lollypop flower with book paper and button, the green heart button was from last months sale, with brown/white twine. I also tucked a doily under the lollypop flower to add some more colour.

Again here in this close up you can see the green doily paired up with an awesome brown patterened button that I had in my Purple Pumpkin Stash.

Hope you have a wonderful week
thanks for looking


Saturday, April 28, 2012

ATC Addiction...April Theme

This month for ATC Addiction the theme was 'armed forces'
I didnt have much in the way of stamps, embellishments on the serious side of our defence source, but as most of you that know me MUSIC is a HUGE part of my life and well the Village People said it when they sing 'In the Navy' so i took a 'lighter' approach to the theme...

I used a little tug boat stamp I had, teared some Cord-inations cardstock to get the ocean feel and then printed out some lyrics from the Village Peoples' 'In The Navy'

Here are all 5 of my ATCs, everyone got a different line from the chorus (and yes i know there are some lines missing...I only had to make 5 ATCs)


And to finish this post off...

The Village People - In the Navy

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April Sketch - Purple Pumpkin

Hey guys just a reminder that there are still a couple of days left to get your entries in for the
Purple Pumpkin April Sketch Challenge.

Here is the Sketch just as a reminder..

The Sketch was designed by Purple Pumpkin DT member Chantal Vandenberg

Here is my take on the sketch...

 And a close up....
I loved how this cluster came about, using a small white doily from PP and the light blue bear button combined with these awesome lil resin roses.
The face Fletchy is pulling in this photo is one he ALWAYS used to do as a baby, it used to crack us up laughing all the time.

Entries need to be linked to the Purple Pumpkin blog by midnight 30/4/2012

Good Luck


Sunday, April 15, 2012

You are such a Grumpy Bum at times!

I was needing a little inspiration for a layout for my Purple Pumpkin post so thought I would check out the challenge Sketch on Stuck?!

I had this photo of Fletchy from last year, he gets really grumpy sometimes when I want to take photos of him, I want photos that capture ever side of my boys and thought this one was perfect for his Scrapbook album (you cant ALWAYS scrap the perfect photos lol).

This is the Sketch from Stuck?!

And this is what I came up with...

I used some of the current Bo Bunny papers from the 'On The Go' range.

here is a close up of the Purple Pumpkin Embellishments I have used.
Spotted green/white and denim lollipop flower, along with the orange fox button and some orange twine.

Here is a close up of the Blue Doily I used, I made the bottle cap embellishment myself.

Thanks for looking

Thought i would add this video clip today seeing as it is Fletchy's Favorite song to sing
Human League - Dont you want me Baby

Friday, April 13, 2012

Scrap Lounge Cyber Crop has started...

Hi guys, the ScrapLounge cyber crop started tonight. Thought I would share the awesome challenges that are lined up for the weekend...Head on over and join in on all the fun...

The theme for April's Cyber Crop is 'Easter' I was able to create my layouts using all the same range by Kaisercraft called Fine & Sunny, I have also used glimmer mist, paint, fiskars border punches, Purple Pumpkin Embellishments, Ribbon, Washi tape (d-lish Scraps) & WOW chipboard.

6pm Challenge -  Mel's Challenge:

  • Use yellow on a layout
  • Have ONLY 1 mini print photo on the layout (must be smaller then a 6x4 standard photo)
  • Include paint on your layout.

This is my layout...

 Close ups...

6:30pm Challenge - Storm's Sketch

My take on the sketch...

7pm Challenge - My Challenge

  • Create a layout that is not a traditional 12x12 square (eg circle, oval, creative)
  • The layout must also include at least 1 handmade embellishment 
  • a border punch of some type must be used
My Layout...

 Close Up...

Thanks for looking

Sugar, Sugar - The Archies

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Scraplounge Easter Challenges

Over the Easter long weekend Scraplounge had some Awesome Challenges...

Challenge 1

And this is what I came up with...

I used October Afternoon Sidewalk papers for this layout

                  Close ups....
I made the bow out of a scrap piece of doily I had from Purple Pumpkin
I made the Bottle Caps myself using images from the paper range.

I made this pinwheel and added this cute owl button from Purple Pumpkin

I just adore these heart buttons, also from Purple Pumpkin 

Challenge 2

we didnt have to make the card Easter themed, but i just had to use these cute bunny stamps!

Challenge 3


And this is what I came up with

 I did use only 1 double sided piece of paper for tis layout, it was a Kaiser Craft paper called Bloomers from the Madam Boutique range, it has all the patterns on teh one sheet which worked out great for this challenge.

Lace had to be used on the layout so I created this flower and added a gold/pearl brad in the centre.

 And this is the journaling, and yes i stuck every single letter down by hand! my hand writting has been shocking as of late and didnt want to ruin this layout with my ugly hand writing.
Challenge 4

                       this is what i did...
 I used Bo Bunny Vicki B papers for this card and a cute little charm from Fancy That.

Dont forget about the Scraplounge Cyber Crop which is on the weekend of April 13th-16th come along and join in the fun, cool prizes up for grabs too.

Thanks for looking


 Jedward - I want Candy


Monday, April 9, 2012

She Enjoyed The Good Things In Life

I sure do enjoy the good things in life...and why shouldnt we all :)
Today I would like to share a layout I did for my Purple Pumpkin Post yesterday.

I have used the Kaiser Craft range 13th Hour. I have also used a black doily flower from Bella!, Prima brick mask, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and of course...Purple Pumpkin yummies!!!

This is a close up of the purple doily from PP , MS punched butterfly and a bit of the Bella flower. 

And this is something a little quirky i came up with...I simply wrapped some twine i had from PP and wrapped it around a light purple with white spot button also from PP.

Thanks for looking...

Train - Drops of Jupitar

Sunday, April 8, 2012

April on Scraplounge

Hello, hope you have all had a wonderful Easter.
 Forgot I hadn't made a post about what was happening on Scraplounge this month.

The Theme this month is 'Girls Just want to have fun' and we were sponsored by Nic Creates
We each got to choose the colour of our packs so with no surprise i picked blue!

So we start the month off with a wonderful Sketch that Mel has provided for us from
the sketch site Page Drafts

here is my take on the Sketch...

I love these photos and have wanted to scrap them for years...they are of my bridesmaids and I in the middle of a busy road having photos taken while hubby and the groomsmen watch on (i think they were a lil embarrassed!!!)  I used 3 of the small felt flowers and the large blue pattern material flower with the word 'girls' in the centre (used that in my title) I have also used one of Nic's hand coloured paper doily's.

The second challenge was to use black & white + 1
my +1 was blue (surprise surprise!)

On this layout I used the blue with white spot border runner, silk flower and 2 small felt flowers
 from Nic Creates.

The Cyber Crop is scheduled for the weekend of April 13th-16th with the theme of 'Easter' so mark that on your calendars and come along and join in the fun!

Have a geat week and thanks for looking

Andrew Gold - Thank you for being a friend