Pieces of Hayles

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A bit of MME....

So this month I decided to join in on the sketch challenge on the My Minds Eye blog....but when I finished I realised it was meant to be about winter! lol

Anyways will still share, and of course I have used a heap of scraps and older lines from MME....

Monday, January 24, 2011

My Sunshine....

Another challenge completed over at Challenge Heaven this month and this one was the word challenge of using "sunshine" in your title plus 4 patterned papers.

I love this range from My Minds Eye called Quite Contrary. The colours are gorgeous and just perfect for this pic of Belle from when we were on holidays in Coffs Harbour

She is my Sunshine on a cloudy day, always making me smile and laugh from her one liners she randomnly comes out with or the sweet kisses and cuddles she gives me when she knows I really need them. Love you to pieces Baby!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A bit of Xmas at Sketchabilities

It's not very often I enjoy scrapping Xmas pics, not sure exactly why but I try and avoid them. This pic of Isabelle is from Xmas 2009 and had avoided it till now.....this sketch was perfect!

Here is sketch #39 for you...

and here is the layout..

this was my first attempt at making spiral flowers that I have seen everywhere, I never realised they were so easy! The photo looks a bit dark on my laptop but not sure if you can see them......if not check out this tutorial over at Storyboard kits which explains them really well, also I have used pieces from their Dec kit for this layout!

Also over at Sketchabilities is a GIVEAWAY!!! Here are the details....

I am offering up for grabs this Winter Paper Kit from Scrapshotz! It features

* the entire Echo Park Wintertime Collection, plus doubles of their distressed solids ( 15 sheets total, plus the alpha and element sticker).
* 8 sheets of Bazzill Cardstock ( white, pinecone, starmist and marachino),
* sticker sheet from Fancy Pants " hot chocolate"
* rhinestones, brads and dimensional stickers from Bo Bunny Midnight Frost.
* 3 yards of deluxe May Arts Ribbon,
* a white brillliance ink, a Technique Tuesday snowflake stamp
* a package of Melissa Frances chipboard snowflakes.

All you need to do is comment about what you are going to do with this kit should you happen to win it! I will chose a random winner Friday, January 21/2011

Don't miss out on this awesome chance to win some fab goodies, and head on over and leave your comment!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Can always rely on Creative Scrappers!!!

Whenever I am in a scrapping rut, I know I can always rely on Creative Scrappers for some awesome sketches and inspiration.

As soon as I saw Sketch #137, I loved it so my first chance to scrap at the Storyboard Crop on Friday night was this sketch!

Here is the sketch.....

and my layout using October Afternoon and Webster's Page paper, plus some Prima and those gorgeous buttons from Purple Pumpkin.

Another page I got done at the Storyboard crop was this challenge from Challenge Heaven; it is the colour challenge of Brown, Green and white.......love these colours especially for boy pages!

Look how cute he is in those little undies.....oops I mean Jocks!

Have been scrapping at least a page a day this week which has felt great, just need some sunshine now so I can share!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Final Reveal of 2010.

Yes I know I am a bit late but we just got back from a few days down the coast, and of course the day we arrived it was stinking hot but too late to head to the beach, the next three days it rained so we decided to leave early (today) and you guessed it, it started clearing up. Anyways not to bother, I have so much to do around the house, have Damo with a list of requirements before he heads back to work on the weekend plus I desperately need some scrapping time!!

So here is the final sketch at Sketchabilities for 2010...

and my sample which I have chosen to use only a 5x7 pic.

So that is all from me now......hopefully will have a bit more to share soon.