Monday, May 24, 2010

CC Challenges

I hope you had a great weekend with lots of time to relax and stay warm.
Just want to do a quick Monday share of challenges I've done over the weekend for the Top 50 Cyber Crop. All the challenges were based on movie posters with some extra criteria added. I've managed to complete 3 of the 4 challenges.
Here is my take on challenge 1. We had to use the 'Avatar' poster as inspiration here with added criteria of it being at least 50% blue, using a head shot photo and dots/spots. This is one of my most favourite photos of DS (taken by my dear friend Kathy) just before his Year 12 Ball.
My take on challenge 2. This layout had to be inspired by the 'Alice in Wonderland' movie poster and had to contain the following added criteria: layering, a handmade flower and a butterfly. I used quite an 'old' photo of DD here taken about 10 years ago when she was still attending kindy.
My take on challenge 3 had to be inspired by the 'UP' movie poster with added criteria being: used a minimalist/white space appoach, bright colours and a one word title. Had fun with the glimmer mist here (he-he).
This was DS after he injured himself practicing his parkour skills on some rocks while we were on holiday about a month ago. Boys!!
I hope you have a great week! Thanks for visiting and for all you wonderful comments.
Take care.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sketch Challenge and BIG sale!

Very exciting news! Handmade by Suzanne has launched its first Sketch Challenge! As HBS is the main sponsor at Inspired Blueprints this month, we are using the same sketch for May. So, why don't you give it a try? The winner will be determined by a random draw which means anybody could win! The prize is a $20 voucher to spend in the shop. Simply upload your entry with the title marked 'May sketch' into the gallery by the 31st of May.

Here is my take on the sketch. I've turned it on its side to suit my photos. The pics are of my friends little girl - too cute.
A close up of my flower cluster with a couple of home made flowers in between.
And now for the other awesome news! Handmade by Suzanne is having a BIG BRAND SALE right now. Over 1000 big brand papers and embellishments have been reduced by 25%!! The sale started on Saturday, the 15th, and will be going for 5 days only! So if you want to grab yourself a bargain, head over here to get 25% off the already low price of all your favourite products!
Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Max and Whiskers

I was so excited when Basic Grey announced the new Max and Whiskers collection. I couldn't wait to get my crafty little hands on it. I wasn't going to use it with my doggie photographs at first but I couldn't resist! This piccie is of Buddy, one of our gorgeous miniature dacshunds when he was about 7 months old. All products used are available at "Handmade by Suzanne".
I've cut the scallops at the bottom of the page from felt and hand stitched along the straight edge using embroidery thread, then added the buttons before attaching it to my layout.
A card made from the left overs.
Thanks for visiting my little blog and for your always lovely comments. I wish you all a great week and lots of time to do some crafting! Take care.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

A layout, a card and a reminder.

I've got a DT layout and card to share that I've done for Handmade by Suzanne. I've used the new 'Estate Sale' range from Bella Boulevard and I think I might have a new favourite! I love the colours of this range and found it really easy to use. The alphas from My Little Shoebox is stunning too. You can find all products used to create this layout here.

A card I made with the left overs. I think I'm going to have to make a few more. :) And now for a reminder!!!
Applications for the new Design Team members closes next Monday, the 10th of May. You can find all the details here. So if you are interested in joining our team and work for Handmade by Suzanne, get those applications in by Monday!
That's all for now. Until next time... Happy scrapping!!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Last minute challenge...

I've completed this layout yesterday for the April challenge at "Scrap The Girls". It was a numbers challenge. We had to use 5 buttons, 4 pattern papers, 3 flowers, 2 photos and 1 alphabet.
A close up of my crochet flowers. I love them! Will have to make more.
And a close up of my little polar bear that I cut on my Silhouette machine.
Hope you've all had a great National Scrapbooking day! Thank you for popping in! :)