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!