Friday, November 26, 2010

Sneak Peeks!


Thought I'd pop in today with some Christmas Sneak Peeks.

Next release will be Monday 6th December at 8pm (Central Time) but if you pop over to Scrapbooking Top 50 Australias Creafter Market from friday 5th December at 5pm you might just find some pre release goodies of mine and lots of yummy crafty goodness from the girls!


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

Echo Park Giveaway @ Scrapville!

Who doesn't love Echo Park? I love it sooo much. They have such a cult following already and the company isn 't even a year old!

So who wants to win this Wintertime Collection?

Well head on over to Scrapville and check it out!



TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Nov White With One

Just love the idea of this blog! This months criteria were:


Here is my take:

Love this pic of Ethan in the shower. It's his first with his Daddy, just home from hospital, still a little jaundiced.
I have used My Minds Eyes True Blue pp

Pp is Kaiser, hand died doily by Sue Plumb, Itty Bitty white flower by me and a MME True Blue brad.

Hand crocheted single flower by me, Purple Pumpkin button and misc pin, ribbons, pearls and lace.


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cyber @SBT50!

Well the CyberCrop over at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia is just about to close. If you're real quick you might get an entry in!


The Opening Night Mini Challenge was set by the Guest DT Member for Novemeber Linda.
The criteria were to scrap a card or a layout smaller than 12x12 and use the word "Life", ricrac, bling/glitter and at least one button.

Here is my take:

I have used Imaginisce pps and Kaiser alphas and bling.


Challenge #1 was also set by Linda and is a Quote Challenge.
The criteria were to take a quote from the following poem:

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

~ Mother Teresa
 
Isn't it a beautiful poem.
The other criteria were an embelly cluster, at least one flower and use ribbon or lace.
 
Here's my take:
 
This is a pic of Eli fast asleep on his lambswool.
I have used My Minds Eyes True Blue range.
This is my favourite layout atm.


 My embelly cluster. A hand crocheted doiley by me, chippie big owl, layered little owl sticker, crocheted single flower by me, and I made a water distressed flower using the True Blue pp's and brad.


 My quote using Kaiser tiny alphas and a True Blue layered sticker


I made this journalling spot by stamping a Kasier bracket stamp on some legder True Blue paper, the leave stamp is True Blue and the alphas are Kaisers Tiny alphas.
 
 
Challenge #2 was set by Vicki a Recycling challenge.
The criteria were to use recycled products on your layout. I struggled with this a bit and am not real happy with how it turned out, but vicki was very clever and created her entire layout using recycled products!
 
Here's my take:
 
Everything is either recycled or free to me.
The base is cardboard from an old nappy box. The navy paint is leftover from another project. The mesh is from an orange bag. red pp, photo and title from another layout that wasn't working. Material across the bottom and used to cover the self covering button was one of the bys baby wraps, even the raw button was from mum ages ago. The twine from some packaging. Flower is made from a paper bag and I have stamped on it. Journalling spot was received in a swap.


Challenge #3 is a Remember challenge from Ant.
The criteria was to use a photo that wasn't to be 6x4 that evoked fond memories and to use the word 'remember' somewhere.

This is my take:

Pics are of Randall when he was 21 months old (PixiFoto) and this years school photo aged 14 years.
I have used My Minds Eyes Alphabet Soup boy range for this layout. Plus some crochetd items of mine and misc buttons and twine.




 
 
Our fourth and final challenge was set by Sue. We were to use 2 or more photos to depict the day in the life of someone or something.
Other criteria were to do some inking and to use chipboard other than alphas.
 
Here's my take:
 
I chose Ethan my 2 year old as my subject.
I have used a pp from Basic Greys Oliver range as the base and painted over it with Kaiser Navy paint.
All the pics were snaded ont he edges then inked, matted on some red Oliver pp, distressed and inked again. The base pp is also distressed and inked.




I has some cog that I recieved in a swap so I stamped them and added some more chippie cogs and buttons from Oliver.


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I'm a Beautiful Blogger!


The Gorgeous Cathy has nominated me for the Beautiful Blogger Award.

The deal is I now have to tell you 10 things about myself, so here goes!
1. I met Brian at TAFE, we were studying out Cert 3's, he in disability me in aged care.
2. I hae always been crafty, starting with cross stitch, crochet and scrapbooking and now get to include my crochet in my scrapping.
3. I would love to have a white christmas with all my family just once.
4. I can't live without chocolate
5. I aspire to be a 50's housewife, but expect it of me for one second and the 70's feminist come out!
6. Have recently realised that I love 50's vintage, part of coming to terms with #5 above.
7. I dream all day of creating and what I am going to do next.
8. I love creating and cooking for my family, it gives me such great pleasure.
9. My fave colour is lime
10. I am embarking on a new venture in the new year incorporating my fave colour!

Now to pass this on to ten more people. I just love to visit these blogs for great inspiration:

Cassie

Samantha

Tanya

Jane

Cate

Corrie

Treens

Sandra

Lucy

Dianne

Thanks again Cathy and please girls go and check out these fantastically creative ladies!


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sams Awesome Giveaway!


How would you like to win all of this?!?
Then pop on over to Sams blog Me and the Little Rascals and check it out!


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

November Stuck?!

The first sketch for this month at Stuck?! is a little our of the normal for me. It lends itself to a A4 page but I just couldn't do but. I tried but couldn't.

Here's the sketch:


And my take:
 It's such a simple sketch so I wanted the photo to be the focus of my page. I've had this pic of Ethan bum in the shower when he was probably about 8 months old for a while. I love the dimples so had to take the pic. Black and white suited it perfectly too.

I bought these Imaginisce papers when I first started scrapping and have used them a bit but still had some leftover so chose to use them as the pale blue is a great contrast to the B&W.


Cute ribbon and pin (added beads) from The Stamp Spot, Jenni Bowlin journaling card, my own crocheted funky flowers topped with a Purple Pumpkin button with Kaiser Pearls added.



Purple Pumpkin Chennile Flower atop a crocheted doily by me.


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo


Monday, November 8, 2010

FOR SALE!!!!!!!

Welcome to my November Sale!

This month showcases most vintage Doileys, I hope you enjoy them.

All of Novembers packs are 10% off if ordered with January items.
All of my products are hand hooked by me using cotton thread. The threads do vary a little in thickness so you will find some items are slighter bigger than others because of this. Makes for great layering!

All packs are as pictured.

Please email me at limetreecreations@yahoo.com.au with your order. I will notify you of the total of your successful order including postage.

Postage prices range from $1.40 for a couple of items, $2.70 for a few more and if you order a tonne I'll send them in a $6 satchel (for orders within Australia).



Doiley Packs - $10

All packs contain 4 large doilies of approx 7cm in width, 2 Single flowers and 3 Itty Bitty flowers

Roses
***1 LEFT***


Red & Black Vintage
(Sorry about the dodgy photo. Colours are red, black, cream and taupe)
***1 LEFT***

Black & White
***SOLD OUT***


Ecru
***SOLD OUT***

Peaches & Cream
***1 LEFT***

Sampler Packs

Each sampler pack contains one doiley, a funky flower, 2 Single flowers and 3 Itty Bitty flowers


Boy Pastel
***SOLD OUT***

Ecru
***SOLD OUT***
Boy Bright
***SOLD OUT***

Avocado & Black
***SOLD OUT***

Air Force
***SOLD OUT***

Girl Bright
***SOLD OUT***

Girl Pastel
***1 LEFT***

Citrus
***SOLD OUT***

Single Flower Packs - $5

Pack of 10

Citrus
***SOLD OUT***

Vintage
***1 LEFT***
Also available in Cream  and White.
***SOLD OUT***

Hearts

See January offer.
Top row - Red, White, Pink, Fuschia
Bottom row - Black, Blue, Orange, Lime



TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

5 hours to go!


Yep just 5 hours to go until my Novemeber Sale!


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

SBT50 Cyber starts Tonight!


Yep it's on again. The Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia CyberCrop!

This months theme 'Life as we know it' sounds very interesting. I'm sure the DT will have some great challenges and I can't wait to see what our Guest DT  Linda has come up with!
For your opportunity to me the Guest DT in January come on over, play a game or two and take part in the challenges.


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

Saturday, November 6, 2010

SBT50 Scraplift Challenge

Isn't this a gorgeous LO by the very talented Marelize!


Vicki set the challenge to scraplift at least 3 elements from Marelizes LO.

This is my take:


 

I have taken the paper range (Kaisers Homemade), the lace, flowers, and tiny alpha elements.

When I first saw this paper range I thought it was lovely but that I probably wouldn't use it. I love this LO. The colours were perfect for this photo.
This pic is of the frist time Ethan decided to roughhouse with Brian. It was christmas day 2008. The info is on the tag behind the photo. There is also an embossed calendar there too that is form the Septmeber Scrap The Boys Swap. The clock is also from the same swap.



The crocheted flower is my own and I have made a water distressed flower from the scraps and topped it with an Itty Bitty flower and a Kaiser Pearl Brad. I am in love with this flower!


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

SBT50 November Challenges

SBT50 would have to be my favourite scrapping forum. I just love the challenges and the girls are awesome!

You can see all of this months challenges here.

Here is my first LO for the challenges this month. This is for Sue's Inspiration challenge
We needed to use this pic as inspiration, explain what elements we have used and we must use layering.


Isn't it a fab cake?!


Here's my take:

Straight away I thought to use Bo Bunnys Block Party range. The colours were just perfect! I have used simialr patters, the dots and stripes. Lots of stars too! All layers on some white cardstock to reprsent the white background of the photo.


I finally got to use my Martha Stewart star punch too!


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo


Nov 123 Challenge

Don't you just love the challenges at 123 Challenge? I do!

This months criteria are:
The colour Blue
The word 'LIVE"
and Doodling

Here's my take:

I won the class pack from Kathie at ScrapHappyKat for a giveaway at SBT50's September Cyber Crop so thought I's use it for this challenge.
Don't look too closely or you'll see my booboo.


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo


Out of the Hat!

The gorgeous Sue Plumb sent me a link to Out of The Hats Facebook page so I thougth I'd check them out.
I loved the criteria for this month so gave it a go.
Criteria:
Use corregated cardboard
A painted background
Twine

Here's my take:

I have used a piece of cardboard from a box of nappies. I stripped some of the top card off to expose the corregations.
Painted it with Chromalactyl Light Green Paint.
I cut the grass from Kaisers Jungle Bug papers.
The rest of the LO is made from either Kaisers Jungle Bugs or Echo Parks Walk in the Park.
The suns center is a button from Purple Pumpkin.


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo