Pieces of Hayles

Sunday, June 26, 2011

My Lil Superhero.........

Nate just loves dressing up and has quite an array of outfits, but this would have to be probably his fave of all. Last Xmas he got his Superman outfit from Aunty Rhonda and Uncle Fub and raced around the yard for hours!

I have used the sketch for June from Handmade by Suzanne, as below...

and I have used some older October Afternoon papers plus some Cosmo Cricket, OA Mini Market & AC Thickers & CP Stickers.

I had so much fun making this banner and as I really wanted it to stand off the page I mounted them on black cardstock and I have used a Purple Pumpkin felt flower on top of the matching yo yo flower to finish it off.

Also just a reminder that the next sale at Purple Pumpkin is coming up and it is one not to be missed. Sam will be holding a Stocktake Sale and I will be back soon to confirm the date.....Till then xx

Monday, June 20, 2011

To Infinity & Beyond......

Now I'm not one for minimal layouts but when I saw this sketch over at Creative Scrappers I knew I wanted to have a go. Every now and then I try to have a go of something outside of my comfort zone and this was definitely it!

Freak out time......there was hardly any patterned paper, lots of white space and ink/paint splatters!

So here's the sketch I based the layout on....

and I have used the papers, brads, CP stickers and alphas from Storyboard Kits - Kelsey, glimmermist in leapad and sapphire blue, , October Afternoon Mini Market Alpha's (totally love these!!) and of course some Purple Pumpkin buttons!

I'm actually quite happy with the outcome, even though I fussed around with it for about 3 hrs!LOl

And speaking of Purple Pumpkin......next sale date will be announced soon and I guarantee you won't want to miss it!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Anna's June Sketch....

One of the sketches I always find time to do every month is the sketch over at Anna's Craft Cupboard. I pulled out some of my older papers for this sketch, am having a real dig around in my stash and really trying to use up my older papers before I am tempted to buy any new ones.

So here is the sketch for June by the talented Wendy Smith.....

So the papers are October Afternoon plus have used some Purple Pumpkin, how cute are those apple buttons???

Not too much scrapping getting done here last couple of weeks....life has just been too busy!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Creative scrappers sketches...

While at the Storyboard Kits crop night a last Friday, I managed to get two layouts done from Creative Scrappers. Has been awhile since I have done some of their sketches but I always love to keep them on hand as they are great to use!

First one is Sketch #158....

and I have used some October Afternoon 5 & Dime and My Minds Eye papers and embellishments plus some Jenni Bowlin paint dabber.

next sketch was sketch #157....

the papers are older October Afternoon, some 7 Gypsies gaffer tape and some of my fave embellishments....Purple Pumpkin!!

I have made a flower and finished the centre off with a PP button from the Pirate kit, plus a blue spotty button and there is also the hessian lollipop which I have layered a pirate bottle cap on top.

Happy Scrapping:)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

June Sketch @ Purple Pumpkin

So the start of the month means new challenges and there is another sketch up at Purple Pumpkin. It was great to see so many entries in the first ever challenge and a big CONGRATS to all the winners!

The sketch was designed by team member Sarah and it looks like this....

the conditions of the challenge are the same as last month and that is you must have at least one Purple Pumpkin item on the layout..

I have used a few PP on my layout starting with the twine and the small little deer button and then under the twine is a yellow doily which has had the middle cut out and then cut in half and used on the layout. (just realised I have forgotten to add my journalling....oops!)

there was no way I was wasting the middle of the doily so I popped it under a heart polymer clay button also from PP and finished it off with so more twine

So if you are looking for some inspiration and great products, head on over to the blog... also sale night was last night and if you are lucky there nay be some goodies left for you......check it out here!

Hayles xx