Monday, August 30, 2010

The lollipop ladies #2 Challenge

Hi ladies
The lollipop ladies challenge this fortnight was
to be inspired by this cupcake.
Add some ruffles was the bonus challenge.
Thinking cap on!

Well I thought about it for a while and decided
I wanted to do something a bit different.
So I decided I wanted to make something you put a cupcake into.
Then I experimented with boxes, which would work fine by the way.
Anyway I decided on a cupcake stand, I thought there is
no reason why you couldn't make one from paper.
So here is my cupcake stand.

It took a few goes to get it right and it still could be improved
but I have run out of time so here it is.
I added ruffle on the edge for my bonus.
I also stamped a little message on the top
so that when you lift up your cupcake
you get a sweet little surprise!
I hope you like it!!! Now I just need a cupcake!
Remember give thanks to trees & spread the love
Shel x

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Challenge #5

Hello Ladies
Here is my challenge completed.
Thank you Carmel for this challenge it was heaps of fun.
I used paper range "De Lovely" by Cosmo Cricket, one of my favourites.
I hand cut my little tag for this card and the stamp
I used is from Kaisercraft.
I also made the little twirlies coming out of the flowers, by hand.
I just love handmade embellies!

Remember give thanks to trees & spread the love
Shel x

Monday, August 23, 2010


Hi friends

I just had to post my exciting news today.
I have been selected for my first design team.
I am so excited!!!! (Can you tell).
Head on over to check out this great sketch site.
We had to enter a page done with the following sketch

And this was my take

I am very proud of my cherry blossom branches.
I used twine to make them & sakura punch in
medium & small to make my blooms.
Thank You for checking out my blog & thanks for your comments.
Remember give thanks to trees & spread the love
Shel x

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The forgotten page

Here is a page I completed earlier this year and
for some reason I forgot to post it.
This page is about my niece.
I took this photo 2 xmas's ago when all of my hubbies family
went camping at the beautiful Airlie Beach.
We had a great time and I cannot wait to go back,
although it was extremely hot so maybe a different time of the year.
When doing this page I could not find a cat anywhere
so I decided to make my own.
I got the image from a friend and then made my own
paper pieced cat, isn't it cute!!!!

Remember give thanks to trees & spread the love

Shel x

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Challenge #4

I'm late I'm late for a very important date. So sorry ladies.
I don't want to make excuses but I have been sick,
so I am a little behind. Oh well better late than never!
Here is my page for challenge #4.
I love this photo of my daughter because you can
really see the different colours in her eyes.
She has the most unusual eyes I have ever seen, they are beautiful.
Even if I say so myself, Lol!
Once again I have made my own paper flowers
it really is my favourite thing to do!
I decided to use the heart stamp and I did two stamps,
cut them out and layered them with dimensional dots.
I love the colours in these Bo Bunny papers and they
matched the colours in the photo perfectly!

Hope you like my page and please leave a comment
I love hearing from others, good or constructive criticism is always welcome.
I also love checking out others blogs, so leave a link so I can check it out.
Thanks for reading my blog & remember
Give thanks to trees & spread the love

Challenge #4 - Caysha's Page

This page was done by my 10 year old daughter.
She set the challenge and this is her result.
I think she has done a fantastic job!
I also might add that she was finished days ago,
unlike me who only finished last night.
The challenge was to do a 12x12 scrapbook page
use at least 1 patterned paper
Stampin' Up "A happy heart" stamp set
1 piece of ribbon
at least 3 rhinestones.

My daughter loves her Daddy so much,
she never does pages about me (boo hoo).

Well done Sweety. Can't wait to see her face
when she sees her page on my blog.
Give thanks to trees & spread the love
Shel x

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lollipop Ladies Challenge


Just getting my challenge in at the last minute. It is not good when you get old and your memory goes. I almost forgot to upload it. I hope I am not to late.

I was inspired by the colours and the cherry.

So I used cream for the bananas, pink for the icecream and choc for the topping.

My glitter letters and bling are my added sprinkles.

I hope you like it.

Remember give thanks to trees & spread the love

Shel x

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The boy is mine!!!!

Here is a page I finished today about my gorgeous hubbie.
The amazing thing is I started it yesterday,
it usually takes me at least 3 days to get a page done.
I am very proud of myself.
I took this image of my gh about 2 weeks ago, on his birthday actually.
I love it because he looks so natural, just being himself.
The title I stole from a song back in the 90's, I just can't remember
who the singers were ( I know it was 2 female singers).
If you can help me out with that please do.

Well I have a new challenge to get done and I really need to start on the

Lollipop Ladies challenge too.
Remember give thanks to trees & spread the love

Shel x

Monday, August 9, 2010

Lollipop Ladies

Hi again two posts in one day AMAZING!!!

Just wanted to let you know of a new challenge blog

They set sweet challenges every 2 weeks. Which is great for us busy people who just can't seem to get a challenge completed in 1 week. The first challenge is Banana Split with sprinkles check it out and give it a try. Here is your inspiration! Have fun and have a go!

Just one thing left for me to do, get started!
Give thanks to trees & spread the love

Challenge #3

WOW! I really found this one difficult.
I don't use black very often in my papercrafting
so it was a little challenging for me.
Anyways I came up with this card.
I wanted to make my own paper flowers
because they have more personality than the bought ones.
I also had a little trouble with my white stampin' up ink,
it doesn't seem to stamp very well.
Maybe it's me, yeah it's probably me.

Thanks for reading my blog.
Leave me a message with a link to your blog I would love to have a
look at what you are all up to.
Give thanks to trees & spread the love

Sunday, August 8, 2010


I got a parcel in the mail today.

YEAH!!!! Some scrapbooking goodies. Don't you think it looks yummy? I do! Well I just had to tell you that I purchased all of this for less than $70, that's right ladies less than $70. This site is having a closing down sale so everything is cheap cheap. Got to love that!
I am looking forward to playing with it all but work must come first aaaggghhh!!!!!! I will post my 3rd challenge in a couple of days and hopefully a page or two.
Give thanks to trees & spread the love

Shel x

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hello Ladies!!!!
Here is my 2nd challenge. I really enjoyed doing this page, which is odd because it's about me. I think because it comes from the heart I found it easy to put together. I hope you like it. I have used the Haiku range of papers from Stampin' up, Stamp from Stampin up, ink Stampin' up, Kaisercraft pearls & bling, flowers from papermania, American Crafts embellishment, AC thickers, Sam & Lucy teeny tiny stickers.

Some Close ups
(Click on image below if you want to read my journalling)

That's all for now
Give thanks to trees & spread the love!
Shel x