Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Yours Truly for My One & Only

Can you believe it?  I am back again with another layout - this time using Echo Park Yours Truly.  These papers have again been tempting me for a while to create something.  These are definitely outside of my normal comfort zone of papers just because they are such striking colours/monochromatic.  But I think I am happy with the results.  The flowers are Prima Miss Kate and I think they just give the mono colours a bit of a lift.  Thanks for taking the time to visit and take a look at what I have been up to. :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

A week of scrapping!

It doesn't happen often but I got the chance to scrap and relax all week with a scrappy pal!  We went away and had a fabulous time - if only we were still away!

Anyway here is what I managed to create - TFL!

This is My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally - loved these papers the minute I saw them!
 This is a new range from Kaiser yet to arrive called Tiger Lily - I saw this layout created by Steph Devlin so had to lift it - thanks for the inspiration Steph!
 This is Graphic 45 An ABC Primer - perfect for school photos as the colours are really adaptable.
This is Prima Printery papers, alphas and metal treasures plus some Melissa Frances Resin.  I have painted the background in a cream colour then sprayed with Olive Glimmer Mist.  I have then stamped with one of the Kaiser Texture Stamps - Botanical - across the centre.  The blooms are all Kaiser.
 This layout I saw on the Aussie Scrapsource blog by Georgia Keys.  I have been wanted to use the October Afternoon Boarding Pass papers for ages so when I saw Georgia's layout it was the perfect inspiration.
This is my effort for this month's sketch competition at Handmade By Suzanne using Echo Park A Boy's Life.  I have also used some Jillibean Corrugated Shapes and some Dusty Attic Mini Ants which are just adorable!
 Another Graphic 45 An ABC Primer layout plus the ribbon border across the bottom using WRMK Sew Ribbon.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Some Cards & a Layout.

Hi, hi - have had a few moments of crafty time and have made a some cards and a layout.  Am on a mission to use some of my stash - how many times have you heard that before!?

Am going away next week scrapping with a gal pal which I am soooo looking forward to.  The only problem is I need to get organised and leave the shop in the capables of husband.  I am sure he will be fine!  Not too sure how I will go having to plan ahead what I want to do then pack it!

Anyway here is what I have been up to recently - TFL!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 2012 Newsletter - HBS

Such a busy time of the year!  CHA Winter 2012 is just about finished in the USA and we can start to see lots and lots of new products flowing into the store over the coming weeks and months.  You keep up to date with latest arrivals and what is on order in a number of ways -
 Like us on Facebook
follow our Blog posts
check on the New Arrivals section regularly
The exciting news this month is the details for our May 2012 Papercraft Retreat are up and you can book your places!  Numbers are limited to 35 and given the success of our retreat last year places are sure to fill up very fast.  I am so excited to be getting together again and we have added an extra day.  All the details can be found here and you can book here.
Thanks to everyone who entered January’s Sketch Competition.  This month’s randomly drawn winner is entry 5!  - congratulations Phillipa and I will be in contact with you to let you know how to redeem your prize.
February’s sketch created by Michelle Fowler is another stunner and sure to get your creative minds in gear.  Get inspired and enter today – the draw is random for a $30 store voucher plus free postage – all you have to do is enter! Upload your entries by 29 February 2012 in the Gallery under the February 2012 Sketch Competition Folder.  (full sized sketch can be found in the Gallery)
With Valentine’s just a 2 weeks away if you are looking to make a little something special for someone a little bit special :) – we have a couple of adorable love themed ranges in store which might inspire you.
Echo Park - Yours Truly

Jillibean Soup - Hearty Barley
In January our Guest Designer was Rachel Funnell.
Rachel created with the oh so gorgeous Hearty Barley Soup by Jillibean Soup.  Rachel appears on a number of Design Teams including Bird is the Word & Kraft! It Up. Rachel’s blog is http://awindowtoomyworld.blogspot.com/
Take a peak at her stunning creations.
Thanks Rachel for your wonderful contribution during January!
In February we have another Guest Designer for you to enjoy – Georgia Heald.

Georgia is on the Once Upon A Sketch creative team and her blog is http://startingtoscrap.blogspot.com.au/
Georgia will be creating with the new Echo Park A Boy’s Life so keep your eyes on the Gallery for her distinctive style. Welcome Georgia!
New products in store (all new arrivals can be found here.)
Kaisercraft - These Days & Tiny WoodsKaisercard Textured Cardstock (just 60c each – great value and gorgeous colours)
American Crafts - Cutup Rotary Trimmers - I have one of these and it is the best trimmer I have ever owned!
Echo Park - A Boy’s Life
Echo Park - Yours Truly
Fiskars - Jenni Bowlin Squeeze Punches (almost sold out but restocks are on the way)
Currently on order:
October Afternoon – Sasparilla (due to arrive at wholesaler end of next week)
My Mind’s Eye – Miss Caroline, Follow Your Heart (Due Feb)
Glitz Designs – French Kiss, Happy Travels, Pretty In Pink
Kaisercraft – Tigerlilly, Technologic, Great Southern Land (March)
Kaisercraft – Fine & Sunny, Charlotte’s Dream (April)
Teresa Collins – Everyday Moments
Bo Bunny – Ambrosia, Alora, Serenity, Weekend Market, Country Garden, On The Go
Prima – CHA 2012
Crafter’s Workshop – New Templates
Pink Paislee – London Market, Spring Jubilee, Indigo Bleu
Jillibean Soup – Coconut Lime Soup, Game Day Chili, Neopolitan Bean Bisque, Southern Chicken Dumpling
Simple Stories – Documented, Awesome & Fabulous
Echo Park – This & That Charming, This & That Grateful
Graphic 45 – 3 New Paper Lines
Cosmo Cricket – 4 New Lines
Melissa Francis – New Resin
We R Memory Keepers – Lucky 8 Punches (due Feb)
plus many more pre-orders still to come including Crate Paper, October Afternoon, 7 Gypsies, Tim Holtz Ideology just to name a few!
Have a great month!
Best wishes,