Thursday, March 31, 2011

A new card challenge...

The new weekly challenges are up over at Scrapz.Biz and this week I've set the Noteworthy challenge.  It feels like ages since I made a card! 

With our theme this week being 'melancholy' I thought these stamps from Papertrey Ink would fit perfectly.


I've used the beautiful new Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe papers which you can find HERE in the shop.


If you'd like to join in, the details of this challenge can be found HERE and you'll find all the other challenges listed HERE.  :)

Sheree xx

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dudley and Grace

Check out this little cutie....her name is Delilah!  :)

She's currently winging her way to my place!  (I think Madison will be trying to claim her when she arrives...she LOVES owls.  LOL)  My gorgeous friend Mardi has just opened her Etsy store called 'Dudley and Grace' where she's selling these very cute owls and beautiful journal covers!  I just love Mardi's quirky style!! 

If you'd like to get your hands on some of Mardi's handmade goodies yourself just head on over to check out her store...and be quick as both her owls and her journal covers are selling fast!  Also be sure to check out Mardi's blog where she's got a giveaway on offer to celebrate the launch of her 'Dudley and Grace'.  :D

Sheree xx

Monday, March 28, 2011

Scrapz.Biz Weekly Challenges...

This week's challenges are up and running over at Scrapz.Biz.  (You can find all four of the challenges HERE.)  I've set this week's sketch challenge and there's already some great entries popping into the gallery!

Here's my sketch...

(Feeling rather clever as this is the first sketch I've done by myself in Photoshop! LOL  Usually I scribble one out on paper and make Paul do it.  :P )

Here's my sample page using some Little Yellow Bicycle Twig Collection goodies available HERE at Scrapz. Biz...

I guess the title says it all.  Riley's always climbing trees...even this scrawny tree in our backyard.  It's lucky the little branches hold his weight!



If you'd like to join in you can find all the details of this challenge HERE. :)

Oh yeah...before I go this one was last week's sample reveal for my Scrap It Blind challenge.  I've used the new American Crafts Hello Sunshine goodies on this one.



Thanks so much for dropping by! :D 

Sheree xx

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Off to the footy...

Paul and I went to our first ever live footy match on Friday night to see Titans v Broncos.  
We were lucky enough to be invited to watch from one of the corporate boxes by Paul's boss.   SO much fun...although it would've been even better if the Titans had won! LOL 

I think we'll take the kids sometime this year.  Ayden's right into watching it on tv this season and he'd LOVE to see it at the stadium!

Sheree xx

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

On the Cover!!!

Do you see that yellow card on the left of the cover of the current issue of Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft?  That's my card!!!  Yep...just a little bit excited here! :D 

(This is Vol 17 No 1)

A couple of months back I was lucky enough to be asked to take part in a Stampin' Up Stamper's Challenge using their "Inspired by Nature" stamp set and these are the cards I came up with.

This is the one that appears on the cover.  I love this grass stamp and I just know I'll be using it again.  I used a few other Stampin' Up products on these cards too like the Top Note label die, the embosslits beautiful wings butterfly die, ink and the flower punch.



This was my second card using both the grass and the flower stamps in the set.


I really had fun creating these cards!

I also realised today that I didn't share this set that was published back in December.  I think all the Christmas preparations got in the way...but these ones appeared in the Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft Vol 16 No 10



And look...I was lucky enough to have another card on the cover of that issue too!  It's the one with the sewing machine on it. :)

I created this set of cards using the Lawn Fawn Sew Lovely set of stamps.  Oh how I adore these stamps!!!


Aren't they the cutest stamps? 

Before I go I just wanted to thank you for your encouraging comments about my crochet project.  My little pile of squares is growing slowly but surely!  I'll keep working on it. :)

Take care!
Sheree xx

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Stickers for Emma

This is Emma...a beautiful, courageous and very brave little girl.  The bravest girl I know! 


She's been going through quite an ordeal recently and has had to endure more than any little girl should.  I was so happy to see this post about 'Stickers for Emma' over on Melissa Goodsell's blog and thought I'd try to help spread the word...

Emma is eleven years old and loves Blythe dolls, stickers, cooking, writing to her penpals, collecting stickers and everything else that little girls love to do.  She has also recently started undergoing chemotherapy for a growing tumour in her face/neck/head.

Would you be able to send Emma a get well card (or postcard) and be able to include a sheet of stickers inside for her sticker collection? Or even just some stickers in an envelope? Could you do that for Emma, to brighten her day?

Here are Emma's details:
Miss Emma Love
PO Box 2849
Burleigh Waters, QLD, 4220
Australia

You can read more about 'Stickers for Emma' and about her story HERE.

It would be wonderful if we can fill her mailbox to the brim with stickers don't you think?  If you can help spread the word by telling your friends or blogging about it too that would be great. :)  Please join in if you can!

Sheree xx

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A new crochet project...

This week I got all inspired by the beautiful crochet blanket in the header of this blog. (It's worth checking out...such a gorgeous blog!)   I've had loads of wool in similar colours sitting around since last winter so pulled out my crochet hook and got to work last night.  Here are the colours I've started with...


So far I've done 5 squares (stayed up way too late last night doing them *yawn*). 

I'm not totally loving them yet but I'm hoping the more I do the better they'll look all together...what do you think?

Sheree xx

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Scrapz.Biz Weekly Challenges are back!

Before I get to that though...I really just wanted to thank you all SO much for your thoughtful, kind words about my hexie cushion!!!  I really do have the most wonderful blog readers....THANKYOU!!!  I'm so happy that you like it. :D

Ok...now for some scrapping!  Scrapz.Uni is coming to an end....which is a little sad as it's been an amazing success! It's great to hear how everyone enjoyed the challenges so much.  Anyway...now that it's finishing up our weekly challenges are back! 

Today I've set the Paint a Rainbow (colour combo) challenges.  (Details of this challenge can be found HERE if you'd like to play along.)  We're also having a new theme each week for the challenges too...this week it's 'Golden'.

Here's my sample page using some of the new My Minds Eye Stella and Rose goodies...

This was the day we got Madi's hair cut for the first time EVER!  It was a big day...and once it was done we were wondering why we hadn't done it sooner! LOL

Journaling is on the tag tucked in behind.


If you'd like to see the other challenges set by the DT this week you'll find them HERE.

Thanks for dropping by!
Sheree xx

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A New @Home Workshop!

Have you been wondering what to do with all those left over alphas you've got sitting there in your stash?  Well...Kim has come up with a fantastic class that you're going to love!

It's for anyone who:
•likes using up their stash
•likes to get messy with paint AND
•has a heap of old chipboard letters that they just don't know what to do with.

This is another class in the series of online MAKE IT workshops...

Alphabet It!


Here's a little peek at my class sample. :)


You can read more about it here and here.  Registration is open now and if you book before 10 March you'll get a special early bird price!  Hope to see you there! :)

Sheree xx

Thursday, March 3, 2011

TA-DAAAAA!!!!! My new hexagon cushion!

Yep...I'm addicted to hexagons.  (Mel Goodsell's hex-along got me started...you can see her posts HEREHERE and HERE on her blog.)  I finished my cushion this week and I'm so happy with how it's turned out!  All that handstitching was worth it...and yes it was a LOT of handstitching!  LOL

Enough rambling...here are some pics!

These hexies...

Became this...

Which then became my hexagon cushion!

Here's what I did on the back...

I haven't decided where to use it yet...but I does look great with the red cushions on our couch!  :D
So there you have it..my first hexagon cushion.  I'm already making plans for another one.  Those little hexies are addictive! :)

Sheree xx