Pieces of Hayles

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sketch Reveal at Inspired......

Well another week has passed and a new sketch is up at Inspired Blueprints! I love the fact that they are now weekly, I always find them so inspirational.

So it is sketch #71 and it looks like this.....

and for this layout I have used some WRMK and MME papers, Purple Pumpkin buttons (how cute is that lion!!) OA and 7 Gypsies stickers, Sass Lass Alphas, Collage Press Diecut and some Green tara twine.

and some closeups....

Make sure you head on over to Inspired and check out the fab samples from the rest of the DT and hope to see your creations in the gallery!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Some Purple Pumpkin Shares....

Well Sunday was my turn to share some of my Purple Pumpkin layouts and it was this one....

I used a Creative Scrappers sketch and as per usual for me, I was too late to upload it!!

I Have used the XL Panda button, which is super cute which I put on top of a scallop then also I made a flower using the scallop punch again then a small doily and spotty button on the top...here is a close up...

and then in the top left hand corner I used the doily and spotty button combo again, and I just cut the centre out of a larger doily as I had no small ones left..

and another Creative scrappers sketch, this time using the regular size owl button and some MME papers

The next sale at Purple Pumpkin has been put back till possibly the start of May, but don't worry I will confirm the date asap so you don't miss out on the goodies!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Baby Shower Pressie....

When I found out I was going to be an Aunty again, I really wanted to make something special for my little brother and my SIL for their first little bub!! So while talking to them about decorating the bubs room, they said they were going with a neutral colour and bird theme.....I remembered coming across a project Anthea had featured on one of her blog posts awhile back and knew I wanted to do somethimg similar!!

So anyways I picked up this picture at IKEA (totally LOVE this place!!) for a measly $10 mind you I broke the glass halfway through the project and had to make another trip to get another one....what a shame that was ! LOL

I pulled the back off and used the original pictures as a guide.

I have used a mixture of old and new My Minds Eye papers, they are such a thick PP and perfect for the project and I also mounted the owls on Black CS so they stood out a bit more.

for this larger owl I added the branch, plus some leaves and those mulberry flowers and the doily on its belly is from Purple Pumpkin!

Now I just have to figure out how to get it to Brisbane safely, I am hoping they will let me take it as hand luggage, otherwise I am sure it will break if I have to check it in!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New sketch is up @ IB....

Sketch #70 has gone up over at Inspired Blueprints, as they are now a weekly sketch!!
Head on over to check it out and also the fab samples from the new DT....

Here is a look at it...

I have used some gorgeous Girls Paperie PP which I have cut and layered, the yellow of the flowers were so suited to Belle's dress, plus have used some Girls Paperie embellies, Prima and a Purple Pumpkin button which was Perfect for this page! I think yellow is my new fave colour!

and a closer look...

Hope to see your layouts up in the gallery!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Loving some Storyboard & Purple Pumpkin!

I have drawn a total blank on which sketch I based this layout on or what challenge so whomever....sorry!

I have used my fave kit club, Storyboard Kits for this layout which had these pretty papers that were perfect for these pics of Belle at her first ballet class.

and of course the sweet doilies and butterfly button finished off the page perfectly, which are from Purple Pumpkin

Purple Pumpkin has their DT posting daily on some tips and ideas on how to use these Fab embellies on layouts so make sure you head on over and check them out!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Do you need Inspiration???

If so then head on over to Inspired Blueprints for the latest sketch!! It's sketch #69 and was the sketch used for the DT call but I loved it so much I think I will be doing it again, just going to try and do something different this time!

So here is the sketch.....

and here is my layout using some Echo Park, My Minds Eye and Cosmo Cricket papers, Prima flowers, Bella Blvd Chipboard, OA & AC Alpha's and even snuck in a Purple Pumpkin button..

Hope to see your creations in the gallery....

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sale time at Purple Pumpkin!!

Have you headed over to the Purple Pumpkin page to check out the sneaks for tonights sale?????

Here are just a few sneaks to tempt you....

How cute are those stop signs?? Love them! and the gorgeous colours of the satin and tulle flowers..

Plenty of more sneaks planned before tonight's sale at 7.30pm......don't miss out!

Monday, April 4, 2011

So Excited.......

Well I am so excited to be joining the Inspired Blueprints team.......I have been using their sketches for quite some time now so to be part of such a talented team is an honour!

If you haven't seen the announcement, here it is....

The new DT is being introduced daily, so head on over here to check out these talented designers!

ALSO....... Sketches will now be WEEKLY! So even more reasons to head on over!

See you there

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Final Reveal for Sketchabilities....

Well this is my last reveal for Sketchabilities, and I have loved their fab sketches during my term with them.

The new DT team has been announced and I am sure they will continue to bring you inspiring samples!!

So here is sketch #44....

and my sample which I have flipped to the other side

Once again I have used majority of Storyboard Kits for the layout, love making those spiral flowers with felt, they just add so much dimension to your page!

Don't forget to upload your layout by the 14th April to win!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Do you want to win some.........

Some Purple Pumpkin, That is???????????????

Here is a look at the fab giveaway Sam is having and all you have to do is..

Be a follower of the Purple Pumpkin blog, and post about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to Purple Pumpkin. After you've done that, just leave a comment. For an extra entry, post about this giveaway on facebook, or on any message boards, and then leave an extra comment :)

Winner will be announced 28th April....don't miss it!