Pieces of Hayles

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Day at the..........

I am so desperate to get photo's printed that I have resorted to pulling out old pics that I had put away cause I had already scrapped them.

This pic of Nate is from Sept 09 when we were in Melbourne for holidays and went to the footy. He is only one and a half years old. I cant believe how much he has grown up in such a short period of time.

This is the Quote Challenge over at Challenge Heaven, where you had to finish the sentence, A Day at the....? plus use either ribbon or twine.

Due to all the Xmas activity ( and lack of scrapping time) the December challenges have now been extended till the end of January which suits me because I think my total layouts for the month is a whole massive 3!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

OMG 4 days to go....

I can't believe Xmas is only 4 days away, I think I'm sort of organised but I just know I will have forgotten something! Are you organised??

Well due to all the Xmas hype I really have very little to show in the scrapping department. The layouts I have managed to get done I cannot show yet except for this one which is from creative Scrappers

and I have used some pics of Damo and our gorgeous niece, the last time I had a photo of them dancing together was at our wedding 8years ago and here she is now all grown up and 14yrs old.....

Also a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my hubby, have had a lovely day and just waiting on some family to turn up for cake.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Reveal day @ Sketchabilities

It's time again for the 2nd reveal of the month over at Sketchabilities, and it is a great Xmas sketch. I have chosen not to go with a Xmas theme, purely because I have no Xmas pics at all.

Here is the sketch...

and my layout using Lily Bee papers and stickers plus some Prima flowers and doily.

Don't forget to upload your layouts via Mr Linky twin this months prize from Technique Junkie

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Not much time for Scrapping

Well this month so far has pretty much been a no go for me in the scrapping sense.....between working a couple extra days, non stop Xmas shopping, parties and just general life I'm buggered!

My mojo seems to have disappeared as well and any layout at the moment is an effort. My last two where such a disaster...LOL so Yeah won't be sharing those!

I did manage to get to the first ever Storyboard Kits Crop night, and had a ball. Great bunch of ladies, great atmosphere and definitely an event I must put in my diary!

So I did manage a couple of layouts....

and also this layout using Novembers Storyboard Kit...

Now that my Xmas shopping is pretty much done, I am hoping to have a go at a couple of challenges tomorrow, fingers crossed my mojo has come back to me!!

Till Then...

Monday, December 6, 2010


Last month at Challenge Heaven, the theme challenge was Nicknames.

So I created this layout of Nate, and the fact that we have always called him Nate Nate since he was born and since he started talking he has always called himself Nate Nate, and I actually think he thinks this is his actually name.....Whoops!!

I have used a few different ranges of October Afternoon plus some sass lass stickers, 7 gypsies, Purple Pumpkin button (how cute is it??), and MME Papers.

Also I have been meaning to share some pics from our recent holidays in Coffs Harbour...so here they are.

We stayed at Darlington Beach and they had this awesome slide into the pool, I never thought the kids would go on it let alone Nate, but he did and loved it and constantly nagged Damo to take him on it!!

Isabelle is not a water baby like Nate, she was more than content to lay on the sun lounge and chill out!!

Obviously I have more, about 400 actually....lol, but will save some others for another day!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sketchabilities Reveal #36....

Another fortnight has passed and Sketchabilities have another great sketch for you!
It's sketch #36, and I had so much fun with this one, it is so different than what I normally do but after a bit of thinking it all came together for me.

Here is the sketch...

and my layout using October Afternoon, Seaside collection plus some Prima flowers, OA word stickers and alphas, AC thickers and sass lass buttons.

Sponsor this month is Technique Junkie and the prize would be a Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD (Value $17.95) and a one year on-line subscription to the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

How to Win: Create a layout using Sketch #36 and link using Mr Linky, you have until Dec 12 to complete!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Anna's Nov Sketch

I thoroughly enjoyed using the new Pink Paislee range Sweetness for this month's sketch over at Anna's Craft Cupboard.
Just love the colours, the pinks and chocolate brown...yum!! and those gorgeous flowers, just screaming out to me to cut them up....and so I did!

Here is the fab sketch by Wendy....

and my layout, how cute are these two kids!

Thats about all.....happy scrapping!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Good Times....

I finally got around to having a play with Octobers Storyboard kit, I have been so busy I haven't even picked up this months kit and now Decembers is due out soon as well which I am really looking forward to as it is full of Xmas goodies, which I am desperately lacking at the moment.

Totally love these kits as you get so much out of them and can be used for both male and female pages! Such a great buy!

So I did the Inspired Blueprints sketch #60

and here is my page, normally I don't really scrap with purple but conveniently enough we had a wedding that had a purple theme....Perfect!

the only pieces I added myself were the Prima flower and the 7 Gypsies stickers.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

STB Challenge

I have always loved the challenges at Scrap the Boys and have finally got around to doing one of their challenges. This is for the November 2nd challenge of altering chipboard. I have glimmermisted the chipboard and used the sketch provided.

another sketch challenge was over at Challenge Heaven using an Inspired Blueprints sketch....

and love these pics of Nate playing in the garden with this snail he had found and how he was so curious with this little critter.

Haven't scrapped as much as I would have liked this month, as it has been a very busy month for me and Dec will not be much better, but don't forget to check out the great sketches over at Sketchabilities for a chance to win an awesome prize pack.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Unconditional Love....

I originally did this layout for Octobers Kraft it up challenge but never got around to posting it so here it is anyways. I have used Octobers Storyboard Kit plus a few pieces of my own.

I totally adore this pic of Belle and Nate, it just shows how much these two totally adore each other, and that big cheesy grin on Nate's face is priceless!!

Hoping to sneak off soon and scrap as I really don't have much to show this month Plus I got a heap of new goodies for my birthday which I am just hanging to play with.
Hope your day is great......

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sketchabilities Reveal

Well I'm back from holidays and still trying to catch up with everything!! We had an awesome time but it is so nice to come home. Should have some pics to share once I upload them. Now that I have nearly caught up with the housework hopefully there will be some scrapping time for me this arvo but in the meantime here is sketch #35 at Sketchabilities

Here is the sketch for you....

and my layout using some Graphic 45 papers

Hope you like it and get a chance to play along.....don't forget to use Mr Linky so we can check out your creations!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Loving Yellow @ WW1...

Well I am so glad White with 1 is back, as always have loved their challenges and their first one is a fave for me.....Yellow!! Totally love yellow and you had to of course use it with white plus journalling directly onto the layout.

Here is my layout and a pic of my brother and his new wife in Fiji....perfect pic for yellow!!

For my papers I have used 4 different ranges of October Afternoon, a Teresa Collins journal card, some Prima and Petaloo Flowers, October Afternoon word stickers, Sass Lass chipboard and some other bits and pieces.

Well this will be my last post for awhile as we are heading on Holidays up to Darlington Beach, Coffs Harbour early Sunday morning.....extremely looking forward to spending some quality time with my beautiful family!!

Till Then

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sweet Tooth...

Using sketch #127 at Creative Scrappers for this layout...I'm always too late to link it, but here it is anyways

I have used some MME papers for this layout plus some elements from Collage Press, October Afternoon wildcard, Cosmo cricket chipboard, Sass Lass chipboard, 7 Gypsies stickers and some twine.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sketchabilities #34

First up this month is sketch #34 from Sketchabilities. As you will see from the awesome samples by the rest of the DT, it is a very adaptable sketch, but I chose to stick to the sketch pretty much exactly.

Here is the sketch...

and my sample using mainly Echo Park and Cosmo Cricket papers, echo park sticker elements, Ac Thickers, a Purple Pumpkin button, twine, Heidi Swapp verb sticker and some Prima

In order to qualify for a scrapkit worth $35.00 from Scrapshotz, you will need to complete a layout using Sketch #33 or Sketch #34 and link using Mr Linky ...you have until Nov 10 to complete this challenge!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I couldn't resist!!

I couldn't resist the opportunity to win this awesome giveaway of Imaginisce goodies by Sam...Check it out here...

Here is a pic

Head on over and check it out, you would be crazy not to!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Storyboard sketch..

This month I decided to take up Storyboard Kits challenge to create a layout using a Storyboard sketch, plus I have used some bits and pieces from leftovers from the last couple of kits ( and some bits of my own) to create this layout.

I used the sketch from the site...

and here is my layout.

I am really into the whole paper pleating/ruffling at the moment and really love the effect it adds to the page. I also love the versatility of the Storyboard kits and love the fact that I can normally adapt them for a boy and girl page!

So off to do some more scrapping, till then....

Pirate Day....

A couple of weeks ago Nate had a Pirate dress up day at his daycare, and had so much fun dressing up and learning how to talk like a pirate.

Here are some pics of my little cutie....

and I have used sketch #57 at Inspired Blueprints...

Happy scrapping!!