Thursday, May 31, 2012

April and May are busy times here...

Well it has been a very busy couple of months with 8 birthdays spanning over 6 weeks, two of which were my husband and son's!  That, along with a number of scrapping deadlines (now complete), has left me little free time.
I have been busy creating though (most of which I can't share yet), predominately with party decorations for my son's third birthday.
Here are some pictures from the special day

I will have an upcoming post on the Helmar blog to detail how I created all the decorations for his party as my Helmar definitely got a real work out!  The only think I didn't create with regard to the decorations are the balloons.  Even the cake (which was a train made from cardstock and patterned paper) got a Helmar workout!

Also earlier this month I attended the Mother's Day Crop for a cause with my mum.  It was great to have a day together scrapping away.  The theme of the day was 'pink' and this is a special photo of my mum and me captured on the day 

I also made some canvas' for my mum as part of her Mother's Day present.

Now that I have teased you.... you will have to pop back over the next few weeks for more posts :)


Monday, May 7, 2012

This is my FAVOURITE part of being part of a blog hop, announcing the winner of my giveaway!  

But before I do (got to keep a minute of suspense happening) I just wanted to take the time to say that I visited everyone of the blogs of the ladies that left a comment.  I was astounded by the amount of talent out there that I had not seen before.  It was amazing!  I don't get anywhere as much time as I would like to check out blogs, so thanks to everyone that took part in the fun of this hop leaving comments and enjoying everyone's share.  A hop would be nothing without those taking part in the posts OR those that hop their way through.

I know I had a problem with my 'follower's button not being there (not sure where it really went to, as it was on there previously??), but I have re-added it so those that wanted to follow can, and those that may wish to on a future visit can too.  

Again, thanks for leaving a comment on my post.  I used number generator to obtain my winner 

and here she is the winner of my this prize pack is....
Paula Perry!
The prize Includes, two class kits, a beyond the page wooden project, various rub ons, alpha stickers, chipboard pieces, wooden flourish, flowers, buttons, bling, some ribbon and as we are having a Helmar 450 Quick Dry feature this week I have included a brand new bottle of Helmar 450 Quick Dry to get Paula started!  

Paula, please e-mail me your address so that I can get your prize off to you xxx


Sunday, May 6, 2012

If you are stopping past as part of The Scrap Kitchen's NSD blog hop, see below for the post and where to leave your comment for a chance to win a prize.

In the mean time, why not head on over to the Helmar Design Team blog to check out my latest post
'Kicking off a week of 450 goodness!' featuring some fun I had with Helmar 450 Quick Dry and leave a comment there too if you like what I did.

Here is a pic of what I created.

I have included step by step instructions and pictures as to how to create this clock along with some detail pictures to get you a little closer to it.

As a bonus, part of the post includes a fun activity using Helmar 450 Quick dry to do with the kids.

Happy Scrapbooking Day everyone!


Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Scrap Kitchen National Scrapbooking Day Blog hop

Welcome to my stop on the blog hop! I am sure you enjoyed having a look at the very talented Steph Devlin's Blog.  So much yummy work on there it is pretty hard to follow, but I hope you enjoy my little share as part of the hop.

You have a chance to win one or more of 50 prizes from 50 different blogs!!!
The EASIEST BLOG HOP EVER! All you need to do to win a prize is to leave a comment under this post.  I would also love it if you would become a follower of my blog too, but it isn't a requirement.

On Sunday May 6th I will choose someone randomly for a prize of a large postage envelope filled with Chippy, flowers, and various embellishments.

The winners details will be posted on here so make sure you check back to see if you have won.  While you are here you can check out my latest post for the Helmar Design Team as that will go live then as well.

In the meantime, here is a little share from me.  These are some projects I have previously done for Australian Scrapbook Ideas (Issue 11) that can now be posted on my blog.  The issue includes full instructions for creating each of the 4 layouts as well as an article I wrote on the use of adheasives.

You can order the magazine subscriptions on line here.

Although shared in the Scrap Kitchen, I have not yet shared this one on my blog.  It has been a work in progress for about a year now, as I was never completely happy with it.  Now it is finished and sits proudly in our lounge room.  

The base was created from a plain white painted lamp base purchased from Target, covered with paper and then coated with Helmar Step 1 and 2 crackle.  The top was a separate shade also purchased from Target.  I simply removed the material and the creating begun including colouring the wire frame of the shade with alcohol ink, adding the wire, paper, photo and flowers.  

For more chances to win, continue on the hop's next stop at: 
Melita Chow's lovely blog to leave some more blog love.

If you would like to go back to the start of the hop and have a look at all the blogs, head on over to Sherry Mendoza's blog for the start and complete list.  

We would also love for you to come and join us in The Scrap Kitchen on Facebook and will also be posting winners names on there!