Pieces of Hayles

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Scary Witch....

I love playing along at the monthly sketch challenge at Anna's Craft Cupboard. The sketches by Wendy are always so inspiring and this month's was no exception!

Here's the sketch...

and I have used some pics of Isabelle last Halloween, playing the perfect role as the scary witch. We had so much fun this night and this was really the first time the kids got dressed up and went trick or treating with their cousin Abbey.

I have used Bo Bunny papers, and the scary buttons from Purple Pumpkin were perfect for this layout.

Thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Another Storyboard LO.....

A couple of weeks ago I attended another great night of Storyboard crops, and I loved the sample that Lisa had using this month's kit, Hudson, that I just had to scraplift it, I only changed it ever so slightly.

I also got another layout done on the night which was the sketch challenge over at Challenge Heaven.

Here is the sketch...

and another page from the Dragons Grand final day...

Have a great Tuesday!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


It is reveal day at Sketchabilities, sketch #41 is a multiphoto sketch but you can adapt it to suit your pics, I chose two 6x4's that I cut down slightly to fit.

here is the sketch....

the kids loved these lollipops we picked up in Coffs Harbour....the October Afternoon papers were perfect for all the bright colours!

There is also a design team call over at Sketchabilities, if you are interested. Here are the details....

Submissions will be taken until March 5
New Designers will be posted March 10, with Term beginning April 15th

Please include in your application:
Name, address, email address, and a link to your blog and tell us why you wish to be a part of our Design Team

Please Send us:
3 of your recent layouts that best showcases your scrapbook style

As a member of our Design Team, you will be required to:
-Complete at least 2 layouts per month with sketches provided from our Sketch Designers.
-You may be required to work with Sponsor material from time to time.
-Exclusive to Sketchabilities - You are asked to design for our Sketch Blog Only, no other sketch blog/site is permitted.
-You will be required to post our Design Team Blinkie in signatures where permitted and also on your blog!

-This is a Term position from April 1-July 30 (3 months)
- Call also Open to Past and Present Design Team Members - only those selected will be contacted via email
- 15 designers will be selected

Please email your submission to sketchabilities@gmail.com


Monday, February 14, 2011

Inspired by Sketch #65

Well I am home from a very beautiful but extremely filling dinner for Valentines Day, and I would say I have been very spoilt! Damo got me a beautiful watch (after many hints that I really wanted a new one)and spent the day with my gorgeous family.

I have wanted a new Eco-Drive for ages.....Not bad pickings from him if I do say so myself!

So while I am lounge bound, thought I would quickly share a layout from Inspired Blueprints sketch #65.

Such a sweet sketch..

and for this sketch I have used the new Hudson kit from Storyboard kits, which I am totally in love with!

Just received my Purple Pumpkin order today so hoping to get some scrapping done tomorrow.....hope your Valentines Day was as good as mine!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Playing along at Suzanne's.....

Well last month I played along at Handmade by Suzanne's in their sketch challenge which was created by the talented Sam Hauzer from Purple Pumpkin

This was the sketch....

Except for the flowers and the Purple Pumpkin buttons, I have used a Storyboard Kit for this layout. This is what I love about these kits and that is that when you have any bits and pieces leftover from older kits, you can co-ordinate them all together to get even more layouts! Such great value!!

I was lucky enough to win the sketch challenge and get a shopping voucher to one of my fave online stores!! Go HERE to check out this fab shop!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Daycare Buddies....

Loving sketch #64 over at Inspired Blueprints.....lots of scallops!! You can always rely on Inspired for some great sketches.

Here is the sketch

I have chosen to use last months Storyboard kit for the majority of this layout plus some pieces from past kits and thanks Renee for the pic!

Also sketch #65 has been released and it's gorgeous, just hoping to find time today to have a go at it.

Happy scrapping!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Reveal time.....

Yes it's reveal time again at Sketchabilities and it's sketch #40.

I have used last month's Storyboard kit for the layout and loved the colours in this kit and those flowers on that Basic Grey paper were made for fussy cutting!

Loving Sketch #40? if you happen to create a layout with the sketch, please link using Mr Linky so we can drop by and peek too :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Storyboard kits sketch

I am loving my subscription to Storyboard kits and yet another great kit has been released today, Hudson.....check it out here. Really looking forward to having a play with this one, it is full of so many goodies.

So over on the blog is a sketch challenge using a spiral flower tutorial and I couldn't resist the challenge.

So here's the sketch

and I have used a lot of Evanthe Kit - Novemeber plus a few pieces of my own to create my layout.

Lisa also holds a crop night first Friday of the month at Dapto Ribbonwood centre, so local girls if you are looking for a great night out with some scrappy gals....come join in!!