Tuesday, September 6, 2011

BOBUNNY mini album

Reminder: I have 4 sons! And a DH :-) But when I saw this amazingly beautiful, feminine range of papers and this yummy mini album by Bo Bunny they were in my little goodies basket quicker than you could say "I love scrapping as much as I love teaching Body Balance". Linen alphas by Prima; Pink crocheted lace from my stash. The rest of the project - Bo Bunny.

The big pin with the square bling is a golden oldie that I found in my stash :-) Rebecca Sower- now she really inspired me many years ago!

What's Body Balance? I hear you ask. It is the most beautiful gym class you could do and I am so lucky that I teach it. Its a combination of Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates set to amazing music. I teach it 3 times per week (or so) at my local Gym.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Simon's Baby album

Paper-Anna Griffin; Fabric-spotlight; Stamps-EK; Ribbon-Heidi Swapp; Frames-MM; Rubon-My Minds Eye; Crown-Delish

Paper-I've forgotten :-( Alphas- American Crafts; Ribbons and Buttons- my stash; Scalloped Bazill

Diecut Paper-Jenni Bowlin; Flowers-Forever flowers; "ribbon" is a strip of Gingham fabric cut with pinking sheers; Rubons- Hambley; Alphas-AC

Paper-MME, Basic Grey; Alphas lge- Bella;sml-American crafts; Ribbon-Heidi Swapp

Papers- American Crafts & Scenic Route; Flower- Kaiser; Alphas- Jenni Bowlin and American Craftts; Scalloped Bazill

Paper, "cherish" word - MME; Blue lace- unknown; Flowers-Kaiser; buttons- my stash

I ALWAYS sew my buttons on :-)

Bazill cardstock; Rubon- BasicGrey; Flowers- Chatterbox and Forever Flowers; Butterfly- Jenni Bowlin; Feet by Simon Morgan (ie my baby!!)

Paper- MM; Alphas- American Crafts; Flowers- Kaiser

Paper-DCViews; Velour ribbon; Alphas- I forget but I could find out!;Cuttlebug Harmony font "Simon's"; Heidi Swapp rubons; Sliver "S"- MM

Paper- airhead has forgotten again; stamps- Rebecca Sower; tiny stamps- Hero Arts; "Baby"-MME; Blue lace-Fancy Pants; Sticker-MAMBI; DMC thread

Paper unknown; Alphas- American Crafts; Flowers- Kaiser; Buttons- Beutron, AC, Chatterbox; White pen, sewing machine

Flashback to '96

awww we were so young! Paper and big flower by Kaiser; Burgundy ribbon by Bo Bunny, Cardstock by Coredinations, Alphas by Do craft (I sanded and inked them not sure if they come in that colour - they were originally white!), mini alphas by October Afternoon

Bright and Cheerful:-)

Paper by Rhonna Farrer, Stickers by Chatterbox, Ribbons from Image Plus

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Onwards and Upwards :-)

I am so proud of making it to the Kaiser top 25! I didn't make the DT, but I am seeing this one as a glass MORE than half full. Anyway here's a couple of projects I have made recently.

Papers - deja views, Alphas - Basic Grey, Ribbon holder - 7 Gypsies, Mist - Tattered Angels, Labels and charm unknown. Stapler, Sewing Machine, white paint & typewriter

Papers - Echo Park, Label stickers - October Afternoon

All products - Kaiser, Charms unknown

All products Kaiser - charms unknown.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


The Layout!

Oh wow, the owners of Graphic 45 - I hope they liked it :-)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Mel and Jaki have left comments!  The wonderful Mel I know personally, and Jaki I am so thrilled to hear from you, my first comment from someone I don't know in my day to day life! Here's two layouts just for you. I did them yonks ago, but they are here on my laptop, its raining today so I cant photograph any newies :-( Will do as soon as the sun is shining so check in again.
Papers - Heidi Swapp; Letters American Crafts .... Oh and the irony of posting this page today is it is Mother's Day! ;-)

Papers - Basic Grey; Label stickers - Fontwerks; letters - American Crafts

Thanks so much for having a peep at my brand new blog. Please leave comments as I  would love to hear from you. Nicole x

Friday, May 6, 2011


Hello hello! Welcome to my blog. Now the first thing I will say is Don't be shy, please leave comments! Please pretty please!! The second thing which is the reason for the title of this post is OMG OMG I made it to the top 25 finalists for the Kaiser Design Team callout, I am so thrilled. I still have a huge project to complete, and a month to do it in so fingers crossed.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Step by step instructions follow to  make this cute layout!
1. Select photos that work with blues and greens.

2. Remove all die cuts from one sheet and sand the “tabs”. Cut photos with scissors/ pencil to fit neatly in the holes.

3.Mat photo – about 1 cm, use bracket punch on the right edge and stitch around the mat twice

4. Scrape sides of die cut sheet and photo mat with edge of scissors then ink with brown ink. Machine stitch edge and adhere to layout with magic mount.

5. Adhere title - negative letters look funky and interesting

6. Stitch round the outer edge of the layout

7. Now add the "wow" factor, the little details - sew buttons on the big bug, make a little ribbon/ button tab for your bracket, sew a few buttons and french knots for eyes on the bugs at the bottom, put a button on a photo corner to make it really sweet..... The sky is the limit! These are the details that I love to add that take a cute page to an adorable layout.

8. Display your layout somewhere in your home for a week or two - until the next one takes it's place. Enjoy and admire your gorgeous work!

And here is another one done with the Jungle Bug range .... oh the letters are from "Rewind" and the Orange paper is from "Pina Colada". I have a massive stash of buttons!

Friday, April 22, 2011


I made this specially for the Kaiser DT call. The heart charms were off a very tarnished bracelet I found last night in the bottom of my scrapping tote - must have been there a few years I reckon! Buttons from my massive personal stash. The rest is Kaiser!