Saturday, April 30, 2011


This month marks my final month with the Show us your stuff challenge blog, I decided to not reapply for the second term. This month we were sent some lovely goodies from Bibby's lovely shop .
The challenge is to use ribbons, lace or trims on your project and to describe how you have used it. I decided to create a card using Bibby's handmade flower. I have attached it to my card so it is hanging off the edge for a fun effect and used some velvet ribbon to hide the join between the two pattern papers.

 I would also like to share a mothers day card I made for the Scrapware blog this month, love the bright happy colours.

Till next time...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

happy birthday...

Welcome to Our Birthday Blog Hop!

Creative Scrappers is 3 years old!!!

We are celebrating 3 years of Creativity at Creative Scrappers this weekend and glad you could join us. Our Creative Team members each have a Unique Sketch from our Sketch Designers to showcase on their blogs. Visit their blogs for inspiration and please visit our Creative Scrappers blog at the end and add leave us a comment to be entered to win great prizes from our blog hop sponsors --

Click the links below
these will take you to our team blogs.

Shannon Morgan
Vicky Alberto
Yukiko Ochi
Yuko Tanaka

Kristine Davidson

to download all our Blog Hop Sketches

Thank you for supporting Creative Scrappers
and we hope to inspire you for more years to come!
My sketch I worked with from the fabulous Shell

And speaking of the lovely Shell I just wanted to say a HUGE THANKYOU for helping me...or should say re designing my blog for me, I am totally totally in love with it!
Till next time...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

love you....

Still using more delish photos from our photo shoot in January from Labelle photographics. Its hard to catch Addison with a smile on camera so when I get a good one I cherish it!!!Don't you just love that cutie patootie apple button from Lil red rocket, def a fav of mine.

Thankyou everyone for your lovely comments I feel so lucky that you take the time to leave me a sweet message, I do so appreciate them all!
Till next time...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

the ride

Its not often you will see pink on my blog with two boys to scrap but this gorgeous new hambly overlay was just crying out to be used with these photos of Larsen from a few months ago on his first pony ride. I have laid it over some old old my little shoe box pattern paper and then machine stitched in place
....that pretty flower is from here.

Till next time...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


This month I was lucky enough to get some yummy Jillibean soup papers and embellies in my DT pack from HandmadebySuzanne. I was lucky to find some photos that suited the papers perfectly!.My boys LOVE playing with their daddy's old lego fron when he was a boy!Till next time..

Sunday, April 17, 2011


At 2 and a half, Larsen is quite the character, I decided to use this weeks sketch at Creative scrappers here to record some of his attributes!


More gorgeous banner from my fav etsy shop here

Till next time...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

 I have recently discovered Core'dinations fabulous card stock, I love that the plain card stock can be changed with a swipe of some sand paper or a simple roll through an embossing machine.For this layout I decided to go neutral with a touch of colour and used some cream small dot cardstock from the Jenni Bowlin collection. I have sanded the card stock here and there for a bit of a rustic feel.
For my second layout I decided to go tone on tone and used some core essentials cardstock in seaweed and touches of leapfrog
Don't you just love that truck button from Lilredrocket buttons. To create the circles first I punched out 5 circles from the card stock and to add some interest punched 3 circles from some co-ordinating pattern paper.Then I grabbed four different embossing folders and embossed the circles in my cuttlebug. Finally I used some sand paper and sanded over the embossed edges and around the edges of the circles. When I put my layout together I raised some circles with pop dots to add depth and interest.For my final layout I decided to use some Jenni Bowlin studio vintage brights collection cardstock, It matched my school theme perfectly. I used my sand paper to distress the letters and numbers that were already embossed on the cardstock.I also added some cosmo cricket woodgrain collection and core essentials cardstock which I sanded with my sand paper.I added some clear acrylic letters over some of the embossed letters to highlight them. To create the raw distressed edges of my cardstock, I used my scissors and quite vigorously rubbed up and down against the edges, I didn't mind if parts of my cardstock ripped either. Till next time...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

sorry mummy.......

"Sorry mummy I didn't mean too" how can you stay angry when that little face looks up at you. I think it's Larsen's sneaky way of getting out of trouble! and it works!!!!Gotta love the My little bit of Whimsy apple button . Before I go make sure you head on over the Lil' red rocket to see more gorgeous sneaks before the sale on friday night , so delish! and the give away here Till next time...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The sweetest

Addison has a sweet little friendship with a little friend from playgroup called Kate. He simply adores her and when ever they play together they have a fabulous time.I have used these gorgeous mini gates and flowers from Scrapware and this delish apple button from Lil'red rocket buttons.
Till next time...

get our badge competition, 10 store vouchers up for grabs

Do you want to win one of 10 store vouchers worth $20 including free postage??

Well we have the easiest competition and with 10 prizes in total there are lots of chances to win!

To enter: All you need to do is add Handmade By Suzanne’s badge to your blog and a link back to our store AND post the details of the competition on your blog.

Let us know via Facebook that you have done it! We will draw 10 entrants at random for the prizes and the competition ends Midnight 20th April 2011. Too easy!

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Sunday, April 3, 2011


At four HE has his moments but he is quite simply a little charmer as well. I took this photo way back on Australia day, two photos into the day and my battery died!!! I have used this weeks sketch over at Creative Scrappers as a starting point.

And look what I just ordered, I sooo can't wait to play, head on over here to my fav etsy store to see the other delish colour combos she has in stock.

Till next time....

Friday, April 1, 2011

they got me....

They got me alright...we got a virus on our computer on Thursday, thankfully its all good now, for a while there I thought all my photos were gone, was feeling very scared! Hence I am a day late with my Show us your stuff challenge. This month we had a sketch combined with a colour challenge. Pink, yellow and blue, we were sent with some lovely handmade flowers from wicked princess to play with. The sketchHave you seen our sponsor this month, goodies from my favourite etsy store here, I hope you will join in for a chance to win. Speaking of awesome goodies have you seen the fun give a way Shell is having over at LRR be sure to head to the blog for more details.
Till next time...