Sunday, May 27, 2012

Lylah does Vintage!

This week Tickled Pink Stamps is sponsoring The Corrosive Challenge where the theme is "Not too Shabby - shabby chic or vintage style".
I've mainly been SMASH*ing lately but this challenge screamed "Card Time!" for me. This challenge style is also perfect for me! I love the vintage colours with the lace and b/w colouring!! Lil Fashionette 30's Lylah is also perfect! Unfortunately there is a bit of photo glare on the cute button I've used (has a sewing machine on it) - adorable dont you think!!

Card Recipe

Stamps : Lil Fashionette 30's Lylah (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Cardstock: Kraft (Stampin' Up!)
Papers: Vintage Timeless paper pads (KaiserKraft)
Inks: soft suede (Stampin' Up!)
Coloured with: Distress Ink reinkers (black soot)
Other : victoria lace, fabric, pearls (Stampin' Up!), oval and scallop oval nesties, (Spellbinders) flower, wooden button (Prima), flat back button (Freckles and Pigtails), crystal pin (stash)

Bizzy Becs: Vintage

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Freckles and Pigtails Inspiration!

I've been inspired by the creations of the gorgeous Kellie for some time now and just love all the goodies in her fabulous Freckles and Pigtails store. So when Kellie asked me to be a featured guest for May I couldn't say yes quick enough!! How lucky am I to have the opportunity to showcase some of these fun products!

It was like Christmas when I received my Freckles and Pigtails goodie package in the mail - the hard part was knowing where to start!

First up is a SMASH* page in my blue SMASH* book. My youngest daughter is a real girly girl and loves playing mummy to her dollies.
F&P products used here are the white and patterned doilies, the fabric yo-yo, flat backed button, fabric button, chevron pocket, tag, and girl stamp. Aren't they just gorgeous!!!

I'm loving using pockets and tags on my layouts - the peek-a-boo effect I call it!

Next is a scrapbook page. F&P products used here are the fabric yo-yo, flat backed button, fabric button, library ticket, library pocket, and houndstooth bunting. Just adorable!

Finally I wanted to make a card. I really struggle with masculine cards and I'm sure many of you do too. Well, this patterned doilie and bottle top from F&P just screamed "card for a dude" to me. I've also used some flat backed buttons and boy stamp from F&P.

I hope this inspires you in some way.
Thanks for having me Kellie! I've had so much fun working with the fun and unique Freckles and Pigtails embellishments and your friendly and welcoming team!

Monday, May 21, 2012

SMASH*aholics SMASH challenge!

This past weekend the FB SMASH*aholics group held a SMASH* challenge. Starting last Friday there were 3 challenges each for a 24 hour period. How fun is that!!!

The first challenge was to use lace, twine, ribbon, fabric (all or one) - I used happy birthday ribbon, fabric stickers and a fabric yo-yo.

The second challenge was to use stickers, washi, flowers, stamps (all or one) - I used flowers and lots of stamps!

The third challenge was to include journalling, doilies, tabs, buttons (all or one) - I included journalling and buttons.

I've used a heap of Amy Tangerine diecuts, fabric stickers and patterned paper. Some fabric yo-yo's, flat backed buttons, and library pocket from Freckles and Pigtails. A fun slurpee embellishment from Angie Delarie, and a heap of other goodies from my stash!

I hope you all had a fabby weekend with some time for crafting! Have a great week

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

She's Tickled Pink and Sparkly!

This week Tickled Pink Stamps is sponsoring Divas by Design Challenges where the challenge is "Tickled Pink".
I've made another fun SMASH* layout of my youngest daughter titled "She's Tickled Pink and Sparkly" because she loves all things Pink and Sparkly!! When I first saw these pages in my blue SMASH* book I wasnt sure I liked them. I have covered over the words on the LHS and was going to also cover the RHS. But in the end I left the RHS blank - you just have to laugh at it really!!

Card Recipe
Stamps :Lil Fashionette 80's Sookie (Tickled Pink Stamps),
Coloured with: Distress Ink reinkers - black soot
Other : yo-yo flower (Freckles and Pigtails), top 10 SMASH pad, tiny flag clips (SMASH*), die cut tag, papers (Amy Tangerine), Date stamp (Dear Lizzie), love stamp (Smiggle), alpha stickers, heart stickers, alphas, rhinestones, doillie (Stash)

All That Scraps: Anything goes
The Stamp Spot: bling, pink and flowers!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Flowers, Bling and Doilies! and Happy Mothers Day!

This week Tickled Pink Stamps is sponsoring The Corrosive Challenge where the theme is "Flowers, Bling and Doilies" (use at least 2 of these).
A goal for me this year is more SMASH*ing and Scrapbooking so I joined this challenge using my blue SMASH* book. I like working from front to back with my SMASH* books and luck had this layout just waiting for this photo of my daughter indulging in gelati! - just perfect.

Happy Mothers day and Happy Crafting!!

Card Recipe

Stamps : Lil Fashionette 60's Willow (Tickled Pink Stamps),
Coloured with: Distress Ink reinkers - black soot
Other : yo-yo flower, flat backed button, tag (Freckles and Pigtails), twine (Stampin' Up!),  wooden flower (Prima), die cuts, envelope, fabric sticker (Amy Tangerine), wooden flags (Studio Calico), chipboard diecuts, date stamp (Dear Lizzie), alpha stickers (simple Stories), doillie (Stash)


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps is Sponsoring The Squirrel and The Fox

This week Tickled Pink Stamps is sponsoring The Squirrel and the Fox Challenges which has a theme of "One For The Girls"! I love this challenge - anything girly and I'm there!

Lil Lolita Ivy was the first Lil Lolita released by Tickled Pink Stamps. I was immediately hooked and have been a die-hard fan ever since. I love how these colours work so well together and still love using these gorgeous October Afternoon papers.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend - enjoying time with family and friends, and crafting of course!!
Card Recipe

Stamps : Lil Lolita Ivy (Tickled Pink Stamps), digi ticket stubs (Bizzy Becs)
Cardstock: Kraft (Stampin' Up!)
Papers: FarmHouse collection (October Afternoon)
Inks: soft suede (Stampin' Up!)
Coloured with: Distress Ink reinkers
Other : beautiful wings embosslits, victoria lace, fabric, pearls (Stampin' Up!), circle and scallop circle nesties, fanncy Tags dies, (Spellbinders), FarmHouse  buttons (October Afternoon) flower (Prima)

The stamp spot : pink, bling and flowers
CRAFT challenge: use buttons
Southern girls challenge: get your girly on
The crafty pad: we're girly girls