Thursday, November 8, 2012

Challenge Me Happy #33

Oh yeah, I do love a colour challenge, and these were a combination I love.

These are the colours Annelie picked, gorgeous huh!

 What I love about a colour challenge is pulling my supplies out in the right colours, I discover all these things I had forgotten about, they're like old friends. I like to make a little collection of the right coloured items and then go from there. It's really fun, you should come over to Challenge Me Happy and give it a go. Fabulous prize of twine this month, oh how I adore twine.

Anyways. this is what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by...
have a blessed day

Project Life...

I'm having a little bit of a life pile on right now so things have been a bit hectic and I have been wanting so bad to update my project life posts, so here goes, it might be short and sweet.

The closeups:

Well the content isn't short but my babbling is, which can only be a good thing,
Hope you're all having a great week.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Challenge Me Happy #32

Hi All!

So who's up for  a challenge? Do you need a bit of a push to get something done and not just sit and stare. Well I have a great one for you. This fortnight at Challenge Me Happy we have a great photo inspiration challenge. Oh I love these ones. I think it's because everybody interprets photos differently, what speaks to me, is not what speaks to you right.

So here's the photo:

Lovely huh! I knew you'd like it. It's all festive and happy.
The first thing that struck me is the colours, I love kinda slightly off primary colours and I scrapbook a lot with them and then the strings, I like the strings.

To this is what I came up with:

To incorporate the string inspiration I used the sewing machine to sew white strings across the page - super easy! I love using my old faithful kraft when I'm using a mix of colours and patterns it just seems to complement and not compete.

Then I just added bits and bobs of colours, pops here and there, all scraps. I am the super scrap user, I do collect them but I actually use them too. That bit of scalloped green poking up is some really old prima packaging. One thing I really like about my kinda off primary colour collection of papers is they never really date, I never have trouble adding to the collection and they all seem to work together. After looking at this page properly I realised that excluding the title all of those papers are at least 2 years old. They are my old favourite's especially the scenic route. RIP scenic route, I miss you.

So that is my page. Fancy joining in.... you really should.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The most mucked up few weeks ever...

Oh my goodness, it seems like the universe is conspiring against my PL.
I have been three, yes three times to get my photo's printed and each time there was a problem.
Who knew getting the actual photos was going to be so stressful.

The week I am sharing this week is not in the correct order, the week inbetween is still missing  a couple of photos, see above conspiracy.

I'm trying out something new this week and sharing photos of each pocket individually. A couple of friends and family members have mentioned they couldn't see enough detail so I am trying it out. It does make for a crazy long post but let me know what you think.

I am hoping to play catch up this week and get that odd week that is taunting me done so I can get back to my happy place with my PL. I have started making my Christmas presents so I really do need to keep  my momentum up. Happy crafting.

Have a blessed day

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Challenge Me Happy Challenge #31

Hi all!

So for Challenge #31 there are no excuses, not one that I can think of.
The challenge for this fortnight is "Anything Goes". See what I mean, no excuse. So gather those supplies together and go for it and whatever you create, share with us and you can win a lovely prize.

Come on over to the blog and see what the design team came up with.
Here is my page....

I had a real hard time with photographing this one, the camera did not know what to do with all those patterns and then the black and grey but you get the idea.

I used my Silhouette to cut the background which I think is totally awesome and then popped in stripes of the Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Papers (love this collection, love Alison Kreft). I did the title on the Silhouette too, I just love this kind of bold roundy typography. This came together pretty quick and I had to make myself say, now that's enough, because the background has a fair amount of impact.
Did you notice I used two lots of pink patterned papers on this? On a page with Jamie in it? I find if your other elements are kinda masculine, like the arrows and the grey and black it all works out ok.

So now you have seen mine, I want to see yours.
Get busy!

Have a great day

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Project life!

Hey Project Lifers!

This has been the first week in ages that I have used a filler card, I can't have been very snap happy this week. We had plenty going on but I summed it up fairly easily. My favourite is the little stories simply because the little, quirky, man my kids are weird stories are my favourite things. The things that make them individuals. They are the best bits to read back on later too.

Here is my share for this week:

Hope your all having a great week and getting crafty.
Take care

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Project Life this week...

Hi All...

Hope you are having a fabulous day, it's a little miserable and rainy here today but we are all snuggly warm inside... that is until I have to go pick the other children up! At least we get to come home and warm up with a Milo.

Here is my Project Life for this week:


Just a short and sweet entry today as the children need raising. ha!
Have a blessed day

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Challenge Me Happy #30

Hey everyone!

First I have to apologise, my first challenge for Challenge me Happy and here I am posting about it a few days late. It was up on the Challenge blog on time but not up here.

I do however have a pretty good excuse. I've had Mastitis.... I'm pausing for you all to go awww poor you and for all of you that have had it, are probably crossing your arms in that protective way and counting your lucky stars that you are not me right now. Let me just say things have been pretty ugly town around here. I've been pretty ill but now I'm on the road to recovery, thank goodness for antibiotics.

Enough of the boring sicky sicky talk.. on to the Challenge.
I was so excited! The Challenge is to make a layout using handmade embellishments. At first I was like huh, I don't use a whole heap of embellishments, what will I do here. But that is the whole point isn't it.... the whole challenge thing.

I had been wanting to do this page for a while as we have so many memories of our trip to Indonesia and I really want to get some more done before we go again next year. I am enjoying the whole polaroid thing that has been popular although I haven't done it a lot, I like the look even if your pictures aren't all the same size. I made the little flags with some toothpicks and handy dandy washi tape, they are so easy, I made a bunch extra and just left the ends square so when I add it to the layout I can decide on the shape of the flag.  

I had cut this chevron circle out a while ago and it had been floating around my desk and it ending up working well for the layering of my little frame. I made the ruffle by cutting a strip of newsprint tissue paper and then sewing along the middle with my sewing machine, once you have finished sewing just pull the thread at one end and it all kind of crumples up. The frame is using the Amy Tangerine stamps (thanks Bee!) 

These little embellishments were super easy too, using the same sized strips as the ruffle, I just pleated it around in a circle and then did the same with the washi, it is so easy to do with the washi because once you have folded it sticks to itself.

Just edited to add the papers I used in this collection are from the Everyday Eclectic Range by Echo Park.

So that's my first Challenge done and dusted! Now it's your turn to come on over and get involved. You can pop over and check out the details of the Challenge here. Come and show me what you've got!

Have a blessed day

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Soup labels for me!

I've been using my Silhouette so much lately, on pretty much every page which is awesome. This little machine can do so much stuff, I haven't a clue how much of it works. I have however always wanted to try out the Print and Cut feature.

For the non-silhouette owners - some files you can purchase from the store are printable images, and the silhouette allows you to print them with your printer and it adds this little registration marks when it prints and then you pop it in the silhouette and it cuts them out. Just like magic.

My printer is a little crappy and not something I am planning on replacing any time soon so I reluctantly purchased some ink for it, I do really like it for typing my journalling etc but it's not great for images.

Oh one of the other big motivating factors for me to give it a go was the store had Jillibean Soup soup labels that you can print and cut yourself. I love these labels as Jillibean uses a lot of colours I like but they are not easy to come by in NZ. So now I can just make my own!

So here they go! This is how they looked on the mat still stuck down, I didn't realise they had tiny holes on the ends that it cut, they are so small.

This is them once I peeled them off. I am really happy with how they turned out. I do need to look into what type of paper works best for them. This however may be a lost cause because of my printer being crappy, but I really need to wait until it totally dies till I invest in another.

So now I have myself some Jillibean labels and didn't have to pay any international shipping for them and I can print them over and over and over, brilliant for my Project Life. I'm a happy girl.

Thanks for stopping by
Have a blessed day

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

It's Wednesday...

Wow I haven't been here for an entire week and it sure feels like it. I've been crafting away but the layouts are for scheduled things I can't share yet so I haven't had a lot to post.

Coming up this week, on the 15th will be  my first contribution to the Challenge me happy blog. Woohoo! I'm excited about that, come on over and get involved.

I did a big catchup with my Project Life and I'm pleased to say I am back to being current (current to me is working on last weeks pages). I was about 3-4 weeks behind, I had made all the notes etc but I just told myself I wasn't allowed to do anything else until it was caught up. So I am happy.
Here is my share for this week:


Thanks for dropping by...
Have a blessed day

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

PL Update

Morning morning Project Lifers, it's 11.16 am so technically still morning.

I completely lost a day being unwell yesterday and I was sitting here and gasped when I realised it was PL day and I hadn't done anything yet. Well I'd done my pages but had my Olympic pocket to finish off. I had purchased the Olympic rings cut from the Silhouette store which was great but I was attempting to do it way way way too small and I just couldn't get it to go together and look right. So instead of weeks ago giving up and moving on, in true Hayley style I just kept trying it every few days until now I seriously don't like the Olympics rings anymore.

Then I had a stamping disaster! But hey it is done!
Here is the spread:

And the closeups:

On this page I need to give a couple of acknowledgements ..... that cool little chevron filler that says Twenty Twelve on it is from And the beautiful arty printable in the bottom left corner is so not done by me, it is from I have used Bobbi's work before and it is awesome. If either of these printables interest you be sure to pop on over and get yourself one.

Back to laundry...