Pieces of Hayles

Friday, July 29, 2011

Skinny Dipping.....

Just a quick post tonight to share a layout I did for the July sketch @ Anna's Craft Cupboard.

The sketch was a cute one....

I have cut the flowers from some Pink Paislee

the Prima flower is sitting on top of a Purple Pumpkin doily and the centre is also a PP button. The centre of the doily has been cut in half and I popped it down the bottom with a cute little rose on it....hate to waste such cute products!

On the topic of Purple Pumpkin.....the Guest Dt spots will be announced soon so make sure you keep an eye on the blog in case it is YOU!!

Monday, July 25, 2011


Well it's another week which means another great sketch from Inspired Blueprints!!

Sketch #77 is up on the blog and here is a look at it....

for my layout I have flipped the sketch on it's side and also instead of the lovehearts I have scattered some butterflies around the page.

I have used papers from Echo Park, For the Record, probably my fave range so far from them! Also the satin flower and spotty button are from Purple Pumpkin and the butterflies are from Martha Stewart Classic Butterly punch....so cute!

Just a quick one tonight, have had a head cold last couple of days and really not "feeling" it!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Do you love SURPRISES??????

So tomorrow is the Purple Pumpkin Sale at 7.30pm......and they are having a bit of fun to celebrate it's 1year birthday.

LUCKY DIP BAGS will be available at $25.....and what can you expect?

Each bag is packed with BRAND NEW NEVER BEFORE SEEN BUTTONS, NEW Embellishments, and other goodies that will ONLY be available in the Lucky Dip Bags. Also hiding out in these bags are some old favourites, and some very sought after buttons, which have only previously been available in kits.

LUCKY DIP BAGS will be available in 4 varieties, so you can be sure you'll be getting goodies that you can use - Boy, Girl, Vintage and Mixed.

Head on over to the blog for full details.........

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Playing along again @ Sketchabilities

It's been quite awhile since I have found time to play along at Sketchabilities, but I loved this sketch and really wanted to make time for it! So I did....

Here is sketch #51....

and I finally got some paint on a layout....been wanting to do it for awhile and really wished I had tried it earlier, so simple and effective! PLUS Isabelle found she could help so that is always a bonus to keep her quiet!! lol

So have you spied some of those cute embellies from A Lil' Somethin' ?? The bottle top and red calendar are from them, and they are having their next sale of Orange and Green release on Thurs 25 July........head here to check them out!!

Also you will see the red spotty button from Purple Pumpkin.......there next sale will be BIG!! It is this FRIDAY at 7.30pm...........don't be late or you could miss out!!
Head on over to the blog to see some sneak peeks plus while you are there check out the voting for Guest Designer - you can even win a prize for voting.

So that's all from me.....

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Inspired Blueprints is back!!

After a small break, Inspired Blueprints is back with a great sketch and fab samples from the DT team!

Sketch #76 has gone up today, which is one of the new changes, sketches will be released on Saturdays, just in time for your weekend scrapping!

Here is sketch #76...

At first when I saw this sketch, I knew it was perfect for that really girly girl page but I didnt have any suitable pics so I changed it up and went with a boy theme.

I got hold of some awesome boy embellies at the last sale at A Lil Somethin. They are the star bottletop and the calendar, you must check them out, they are so cute!

Have also used some old October Afternoon papers, plus Cosmo chipboard, Green Tara twine,Basic Grey stickers and a Heidi Swapp sticker..my last one :(

So I hope you head on over to Inspired and have a go at the sketches and hopefully I will see your layouts in the gallery:)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I have joined in over at Creative Scrappers again with sketch #163 inspiring me.....mainly because it is so different to what type of sketch I normally look for.

this was rather a quick page for me.....I just grabbed whatever paper was sitting on my desk at the time, which happened to be some My Minds Eye and I also had some Pink Paislee off cuts nearby from the last page I had just finished.

Add some chipboard, some Purple Pumpkin buttons, roses, twine and.....finished. Love it when it all comes together!!

Also just a quick share of some very quick and easy cards I whipped up in about half an hour, which I shared over at Purple Pumpkin not long ago.

and a closer look of exactly how easy they are

They were actually a little gift for someone who basically has "everything" and I just finished the off by wrapping them up with some raffia.

Back to work for me tomorrow, so no scrapping for me till the weekend:(

Have a great week!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Love the start of the month....

I just love the start of the month as there is always so many new challenges and sketches go up, and my inspiration is renewed!

Well the new sketch at Purple Pumpkin is up and it was designed by fellow team member Belinda Spencer.

I couldn't wait to scrap these gorgeous pics of my new little niece, Tahlia Rose, she is just so sweet....and these papers from My Minds Eye, Stella Rose where perfect!

the PP embellies I have used are the pink doily and that ever so cute XL Panda Button plus the twine on the banner!

You must head on over to the blog and check out the other samples from the team, they are FAB!! Also don't forget to check out the Huge Giveaway for Purple Pumpkins 1st Birthday!!!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011


So the month of July is Purple Pumpkins 1st birthday.http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

To celebrate they are having a HUGE GIVEAWAY to celebrate their first birthday, with not one, not two, but FOUR PRIZES up for grabs!

First prize will be a $50 Voucher to spend in the next sale. Second prize will be a $25 voucher, third prize will be a $15 voucher, and fourth prize will be a $10 voucher.

The winners will be drawn on the 22nd of July - just before the next sale!


So all you have to do to win is.....

1. Be a follower of the Purple Pumpkin blog.

2. Post about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to Purple Pumpkin.

3. After you've done that, just leave a comment after the post. For an extra entry, post about this giveaway on facebook, or on any message boards, and then leave an extra comment :)

It's that easy!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Joining in at Creative Scrappers

It has been ages that I have played along at Creative Scrappers, but I actually found some spare time on the weekend and played with sketch #162.

Here is the sketch...

I am DETERMINED to use up some of my older papers before I go splurging on some of the new releases (as tempted as I may be!!) and I have used some older ranges from Websters Pages, October Afternoon and MLS.

the lollipop flower, froggy button and spotty button and twine are all from Purple Pumpkin which will be celebrating it's 1st birthday this month and Sam has plenty planned to help celebrate her first successful year, so make sure you keep your eye on the blog for upcoming sales, challenges etc!!

So that's about all I have to share, wishing you all a great weekend and see you on the flip side! :)