Pieces of Hayles

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Before the madness hits....

YES it is that time of the year and tomorrow and Thursday are going to be MENTAL for me at work!! Not looking forward to it.

So I know I will definitely forget to hop on and wish everyone a Great Xmas so.....


and to finish things off here are the last of the layouts from crop at Savvy last week....I haven't had time to scrap a thing since.....have had good intentions but never happened!!

Bye for now hope everyone has a great break!! xxxx

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Been feeling rather unscrappy!!

Not sure why but the last couple of weeks I just haven't felt like scrapping (till yesterday anyway...lol) Must be all the mayhem of Xmas getting on top of me cause I have just been so tired and rundown and my busy period at work doesn't even start till tomorrow. I so hate working in retail!!!!

Anyway I still do have a few layouts to share, amazingly enough!

This was the Dec sketch challenge at Savvy and I have used this Pagemaps sketch ages ago so tried to do something different...

This is the sketch when I did it like forever ago...funny looking back 12 months ago to see how you scrapped back then!!

last fortnight I went to Savvy's crop day and got the next two layouts done, I fully struggled with them...you know when you just don't have the mojo and it is a real effort..

that's it for now......I am also on the look out for any challenge blogs I don't know about as most of my faves are finishing up so leave me a comment if you have some faves of your own....cheers!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Final challenge for WW1

Unfortunatley this will be the final challenge for White with 1 and this month you are to use

- white
- crimson
- ribbons

Here is my sample

Yet another Santa photo where either Isabelle or Nate decided to play up!!

Entries are due in by end December and can be emailed to susan.longman@optusnet.com.au

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

STB.....Angels or Grinches????

Well I am sad to say that this will be the last challenge for Scrap the Boys and it is a fab chance to get out those Xmas pics!
Challenge is to use in your title "Grinch or Angel" and all layout are due by end of month.

Here is my sample and of course it is all about it never seems I can get that perfect Xmas photo. Last year Isabelle wouldn't even go near Santa and Nate sat there as happy as AND this year Isabelle was soooooo excited and Nate was freaked out!!

I have used the new Xmas range from Collage Press - Joyride, that I picked up from Scrapbook Savvy and it is just gorgeous and can be used for both boys and girls. Sar also has a countdown to Xmas sale which started yesterday at 24% off and everyday it is reduced by 1% so Shop early to get the best discount!!


Thursday, November 26, 2009

I hate being sick!!

I have this horrid flu now for over a week and it has knocked me for six!! I never seem to get sick in winter just summer....why is that??

So anyways have hardly scrapped at all but I think I am pretty much nearly over it and tomorrow is the end of my working week and then 5 days off......so I am scrapping!!

I have a few layouts to share from crop last week.

First is Inspired Blueprints sketch #36.......I just love this photo!!

this is the second sketch for stuck sketches

this is a 52 sketches, 52 weeks sketch

and thats about it from me.....not much scrapping like I said!! December is such a mad month for me especially with work and xmas madness! so really don't think there will be much scrapping from me!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Layout update

Well I have quite a few layouts to share as it has been over a week since i blogged!! In that time I have been to two crops as well as had a birthday and got myself a HEAP of new scrap stuff!! (gotta love birthdays)

So here we go!!

Firstly is my Layouts from crop at Scrapbooking Delights which is very rare that I attend as hubby is always on night shift but he had his first Friday night off in like 10months so I abandoned him, of course....LOL

This is an old inspired blueprints sketch..

This is a sketch I have used from 52 sketches 52 weeks, only just came across this fantastic sketch site. You must check it out!! Love these pics of Nate and my gorgeous niece Emily. She so adores him which probably has something to do with the fact that he is her only boy cousin!

And this is another sketch from the same site.

The next is the sketch challenge this month at Anna's Craft cupboard and I believe it is the very talented Wendy Smith's sketch.

Now I planned on sending this next sketch in for What is old is new but of course I didn't read all the components of the challenge as I was meant to use Glimmermist or similar so I will be redoing this one but not to worry it is a great sketch!

Just a couple more....these are sketches 34 & 35 at Inspired blueprints. I am soooooo in love with October Afternoon's new ranges. Report Card and Farm Fresh are Adorable and am so looking forward to using them more.

well I think that will do tonight and I will share my others from Savvy's crop at a later date! Hope I didn't bore you.....I must post more regularly I think.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Why have I been so busy???

I'm not exactly sure WHY but it seems like my last two weeks have been flat out with non stop plans and no Me time (aka scrapping time)
I guess heading into Xmas now the party's start, work is flat out and there will be even more less time.

So anyway over the last couple of weeks I have managed a few layouts, to share and this one I did today which is a challenge at Scrapbook Savvy...Natey boy in his little swimmers and his cute little bum!!

This one is the colour challenge at Savvy as well....It has photographed really badly and not exactly sure why

and last one to share tonight is Stuck sketches 1st Nov sketch...

I will upload a few more tomorrow cause I am off now to attempt to scrap while the kids are still up. Wish me luck!! LOL

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November reveal for White with 1

Well this month's challenge at White with 1 is simply to use

- Apricot (pastel orange)
- White
- Perfect in the title

I was really struggling with this one and left it to the last minute but I must say I am totally in love with what I finished up with. Here is my sample.....

These pics of Isabelle and Nate make me really realsie how much alike they are!! So cute!!

Your entries are due by the end of the month and can be emailed to susan.longman@bigpond.com.au and you can win heaps of great prizes. Hope to see some fab entries this month!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Scrap the Boys November Challenge

So this month's challenge at Scrap the Boy's is you must take inspiration from the children's nursery rhyme,

What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails
And puppy-dogs' tails

Here is my sample

This was Nate at Myuna Farm, trudging around in the rain, and it was guaranteed that any puddle, mud patch, dirt etc, he found it!! He was a mess! (ie what little boys are made of)

Send your entries to susan.longman@bigpond.com.au to be in the running for some fabulous prizes.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The things you will do for a Scrap page!!

So this is my first layout to share with you, but there is a REALLY funny story behind it!!!

while we were on holidays in Melbourne we went and visited Myuna Farm, and as you do you take a million photo's.I had this page in my head and new exactly what I wanted to use and that was feathers. So here I was trying to get close enough to the animals to try and steal a feather or so with no luck.....until I finally got hold of an emu and plucked that feather right off him, which mind you I think looks great on the page. My only regret is that I didn't get more!! LOL

This weekend was the Savvy Cybercrop, but I only managed to complete two challenges. Firstly, my interpretation of Kayla's Challenge.....and I absolutely love how this turned out especially the photo of Isabelle!!

Next was the blind scrap on Sat night.....

I do have one bit of news and that is I finally decided to give it a go of submitting some of my layouts for publication and I was lucky enough for Scrapbooking Memories to accept a layout, just have to wait and see what happens from here!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More layouts from crop!!

Just quickly (as I am meant to be cleaning up the kitchen...lol) are the last of my layouts from crop on Saturday.

this one I used October's sketch at What is old is new but just realised that I was meant to use PP as the base....der!! Oh well it is a fab sketch so don't mind doing another!!

next was a sketch challenge on the night which was a pagemaps sketch....don't you just love the new range of AC Thickers. Some of them are devine!!

this one was a blind challenge from Challenge Heaven that I did start on the Friday night but was too buggered so finished it on the night!

and lastly a just because one using websters pages of Isabelle and my niece Abbey....they are so cute together.

Also have a few from todays crop at Savvy but my mojo must have up and left me after Saturday's efforts as I am not really happy with what I achieved today....but you get that!

Don't forget that Savvy is holding their cybercrop this weekend and the theme is of course "PINK". Should be a great one and heaps of fab challenges. Hope to see you there!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pink Ribbon Crop

Saturday was the Pink Ribbon Crop and what a fantastic night it was!! Besides the fact we had 9hrs of scrapping there were great raffles and challenges for all! I was lucky enough to win the "pink" themed challenge where we had to create a LO with pink in it, handwritten journalling, ribbon and inking. This was my layout....

I won this awesome pack donated by Green Tara....LOVE IT!! So thanks Green Tara!!

Not exactly sure how much was raised but it all counts in the end for this great cause.
I managed to get another 5 layouts completed but will upload tomorrow.

Other layouts to share is this one which was from the Savvy Round Robin

and this is the ad challenge from Savvy....

that's it for tonight just a quickie, be back tomorrow with the rest!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I can finally share.....

.....my layouts from last Tuesday's crop at Scrapbook Savvy. Had a great day and actually got four layouts done which is very unusual for me as I find when I have plenty of time on my hands I procrastinate. Is anyone else like this???

So firstly I have my fave layout of the day.It was from an ad inspiration at
What's Ad About? which is the first time I have sent anything in and the challenge blog is fairly new so check it out if you are looking for something new.
These are some pics of Isabelle and I in the photo booth at Grand Final footy last weekend. She was so mesmerized by it all I thought we were going to end up in there the whole game!!

This is a photo I have wanted to scrap in ages from Isabelle's 3rd birthday and now I finally got around to it using October's first sketch at Stuck Sketches.

and Sketch #32 is up at Inspired Blueprints and it is a beauty. Check it out here plus many more sketches and my next three layouts are all from Inspired!!

So that's about all from me....off to go and get organised to return back to work after my hols. NOT looking forward to it at all!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Savvy sketch

Well only one more page to share at the moment as I haven't had time to photograph the layouts I got done at the Savvy Crop as I have been down the coast at my Mum's and Dad's and of course it rained the whole time Yet again. So pretty much the whole 3 wks of my hol's has involved, YES RAIN!! Not happy.

But anyway gave me a fair bit of time to organise my house and get some scrapping done. Well this LO is Savvy's October Sketch

and my interpretation

Such a great sketch to use up your bits and pieces. There are many more great monthly challenges to join in on so head on over.

While I'm mentioning challenges, there is a new blog called Challenge Heaven that also has many monthly challenges so head on over as well if you are looking for something new!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

FINALLY some scrapping to share!!

Well after a long stint of no scrapping I went crazy and managed 8 layouts in two days!! Very impressed with myself. So thought I would share some with you....some I am unable to though, yet.

First is the Inspired Blueprints sketch #31 which is so easy to adapt any page to....thoroughly enjoyed this one.

this one is for Anna's Craft Cupboard monthly sketch of my sweet niece Bronte at Isabelle's 2nd birthday giving Strawberry Shortcake lots and lots of kisses!!

this was last month's sketch but never got around to it till the other day....another great sketch!

another sketch from last month at Stuck Sketches that i only just completed..Nate's fave time of the day is def his bath time!!

and lastly a just because page, as I have never used Webster's Pages before. I was a bit taken aback at first on what to do but got there eventually and really enjoyed using these papers as it is so different from what I normally use.

I just spent the day at a crop at Scrapbook Savvy and had a great day and actually got another 4 pages done......that never happens to me normally I procrastinate when I have heaps of time.
Off to the coast tomorrow to see my parents so till then

Hayles xx

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pink Ribbon Crop Day Fundraiser!!!

My LSS Scrapbook Savvy & Scrapbooking Delights are holding this fundraiser to raise funds for this awesome cause.......Why not come along!! Guarantee heaps of scrapping and lots of fun.

Join us for nine hours of scrapping fun,
and help raise vital funds needed
for research into women's cancers.

Saturday 17 October 2009
3pm til midnight
Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto

Raffles, lucky door prizes & more...

Only $25 per ticket
(includes dinner)

Purchase tickets from Scrapbook Savvy now.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Looking for an Inspiration Challenge????

You need to head on over to Scrap the Boys for this month's challenge!!

Gain inspiration from the ad below to create your layout.

You can use the colours, circles, surf theme, journalling etc as your inspiration any way you like.

I have taken inspiration from the colours and circles and created this layout.

All entries are due in by the 31st October and can be emailed to susan.longman@bigpond.com.

See you there!!