Pieces of Hayles

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


So the last sketch for May has gone up at Inspired Blueprints and it's another great one.

It's sketch #75.....

I pulled out some Christmas photo's from last year, for some reason I have hardly scrapped any of these pics, or maybe it's because I just struggle scrapping Christmas pics, why I just don't know!

I have used mainly a Storyboard Kit for the page and I have added a few small pieces of my won to finish it off.

Hope to see your layouts up in the gallery:)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Going through a phase....

Not sure what's gotten into me lately but I have been making so many cards, which is something I hardly ever do.

It started with these two cards I made for Mother's day (sorry about the crappy photo's, was late in the arvo)

so for the last two weeks I have made another 15 cards....OMG what am I going to do with them! lol I haven't even scrapped a layout.

On the up side, I am using up heaps of scraps and leftovers from kits etc that otherwise would probably have never been used. But in saying that I think I have enough scraps to do about 1000 cards!!

So sorry no layouts to share at the moment, hopefully will have some soon.

Till Then

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Anna's Sketch for May....

Well this month's sketch at Anna's Craft Cupboard is another great sketch by the talented Wendy Smith!

I missed out on getting around to the sketch last month for the first time in a long time, but was straight onto this sketch as soon as i saw it....

and here is mine; I have used some My Minds Eye and October Afternoon papers, Sass Lass Stickers, October Afternoon word stickers, Bella Blvd Chipboard, Jillibean Soup and American Crafts Alphas and of course my fave......Purple Pumpkin Buttons and Twine.

Nate absolutely LOVES this monkey....it's one of those ones with the velcro hands that you can wrap around you, which is exactly what he does pretty much everywhere we go. So darn cute!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Have you???

Have you done the May Purple Pumpkin sketch yet??? Well I managed to sneak away from the housework and kids yesterday to get it done.

Here is a reminder of the sketch....

So the only conditions of the challenge are you must use at least one Purple Pumpkin on the layout

I have used some of the new Stella & Rose from MME and have used the new twine available at Purple Pumpkin now on the banner.I also added the car button as the colours were perfect for the layout

In the upper RH I have also added the Large Dino Button which I have inked with black.

So it is as easy as that!! Don't forget to link your layout on the Purple Pumpkin site and you will be in the running for some PP goodies!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Love this kit!!

Last month's kit at Storyboard Kits is probably my fave so far....love the colours, the embellies, AC Thickers....just love it all!

In saying that here is a page I did using a Creative Scrappers sketch from their recent Blog Hop and this kit.

Here is the sketch....

The journalling reads about how many memories this view brings to me. When i was younger my family and friends spent so many weekends down the Nelligen River water skiing, tubing, knee boarding, camping you name it and so many good times had.
Going back there after many years with my own children really makes me miss living here and sharing all the great times that can be had in this beautiful place

and a closeup of the gorgeous silk flower I added in from Purple Pumpkin

On the topic of Purple Pumpkin, don't forget about the new sketch challenge up on the blog, fantastic prizes up on offer.....and hopefully in the next couple of days I will have a sample to share with you......so check it out HERE!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

New Sketch Challenge......Interested???

Purple Pumpkin is having it's first ever sketch challenge and there are some FAB prizes up on offer!!

All you have to do is create a layout or card using the sketch created by Anne Patterson plus have at least one Purple Pumpkin embellie on it.

Here is the sketch for you....

There will be 2 prizes up for grabs...a $25 Purple Pumpkin voucher and a $15 voucher. 1st prize will be decided by the design team and the 2nd prize will be a random draw, so everyone has a chance to win. So what are you waiting for? Get scrapping and use up some of your Purple Pumpkin stash!! When you've completed your layout, link it up in the sidebar. Entries close at midnight 31st May

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A few Shares.....

Now I'm not normally into making cards BUT I quickly put this one together before we left on holidays because I just couldn't find a Baby Shower card anywhere!

I have used some Storyboard Kits for the card plus an owl button from Purple Pumpkin as well as a White doily.

Another layout I haven't yet shared is this one using some MME papers.....soooo in love with this range!

So that's about it from me at the moment....don't forget to head on over to Inspired Blueprints and upload your creations as their will be a new sketch up soon!

Now must get to bed as we are heading to Dreamworld tomorrow.......somehow I think I am going to need a holiday to get over this holiday!!! LOL

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friends.......Sketch #72

Totally loved this sketch at Inspired Blueprints this week and it was the perfect sketch for my pics of the two kids on Australia Day this year. They are such good buddies....sure they have an occassional fight but not very often, I couldn't ask for much more really!!

So it is Sketch #72 and it looks like this....

For my layout I have used some of my fave papers, October Afternoon plus some Purple Pumpkin goodies, Prima Flowers, OA Bingo card, Bella Blvd Chipboard and a few other pieces. That cute butterfly pin I picked up awhile ago from somewhere but how cute is it!

How gorgeous is that red silk flower from Purple Pumpkin???

Hope to see your layout in the gallery...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Just a Reminder!!

Just want to remind you that the next SALE DATE at Purple Pumpkin is this Friday at 7.30pm.....be in quick so you don't miss out on all the goodies!!

Sneak peeks will be going up from today till sale day so head on over and check them out.

You probably won't hear much from me for the next 12 days as we are heading to the Gold Coast tomorrow for a family day....will catch up when I get back:)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Just because!

It's not very often I do layouts, Just because, but I managed to get a couple done this week seeing as I am holidays and all my other commitments were up to date.

This was a pretty quick layout for me(I seriously think I am the slowest scrapper ever! LOL) and about as minimalistic as I ever get!

I have only used scraps of some MME and October Afternoon plus some Purple Pumpkin goodies(the yellow yo yo flower and birdy button), also some Sass Lass stickers.

Here's a little closeup....

That's about all for now...