Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas premade Mini Album

I have been loving reading Monikas blog lately. Full of some wonderful ideas.
I saw this one which was Monikas take on Stacy Julians album.

Then I got to thinking. I have been wanting to scrap our christmas photos but it takes so much time and I'm not that keen lot of photos on a layout, guess I haven't really done any. So I thought why not take this idea and make it a premade mini album for this christmas.




So I picked up this at Big W this morning for $2something.






I carefully cut a slit along the top of the front and back covers and slipped the cover sheets out. I cut my own from some Kaiser Christmas Carnival leftover from last year. Titled it with some Sass Lass alphas, and added some die cuts and doodling.





I cut 2 sheets of white cardstock into 6x4 mats for my journalling cards. They'll be a little short but at least this way you can get the 12 journalling cards out of two sheets of cardstock.
I used an old Kaiser die cuts sheet to trace and then cut out the tabs. Can't wait to get my new tab punch! Then stapled them to the journalling cards. Doodled on them then slipped on into each of the 12 sleeves.



The plan is to have everyone write something that they'll remember from this christmas day onto one of the journalling cards then I'll pop a pic of the relevant person taken on christmas day in front of their journalling.
I think this will be an easy project to do every year and will be great to look back on too.


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Crochet News!!!!!


Look whats coming soon....... Lime Tree Creations

Check it out, or even better, become a follower so you can be kept up to date with all the happening in the new year!


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

Monday, December 20, 2010

Retro Giveaway!


Aren't these patterns just gorgeous?!!! Head on over to RetroMummys blog for all the details!


TFL!
Take Care
Beci
xoxo

Saturday, December 18, 2010

2011 Altered Diary

Last yeah I bought a $15 dollar diary and altered it and hardly used it. Well this year I have vowed that I will use my diary more often but have bought a cheap $2 one from the $2 store.

I have used October Afternoon Thrift Shop pp, some ribbon from my stash and some AC thickers. Very simple. Might add a doiley to it too but don't want it to be too 3D or the bits wil get knocked off in my bag.


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

123 December Challenge

Well I must admit that this months challenge stumpt me for a while. What's more it was to be used for your application for the CT and Guest CT too. I really wanted to apply for this as I think it's an awesome challenge blog. But seriously how on earth was I going to scrap PINK!!!!!!!
Yep this months criteria were the word 'Oh', colour PINK and to use tissue paper.

So I sat on that for a while.
Then the gorgeous Kathie at Scraphappy Kat had a week or so of colourful giveaways and I won the PINK pack!
Then Scrapware Australia had a FaceBook giveaway for reaching 1000 fans and I won this pack:

What a wonderful prize! I forgot to take a pic of my prize from Kathie, but it was full of pp's c/s, flowers, bling, ribbons etc.

So this is my take on the challenge:



The pics are ones of me when I was 19 months old.
PP's are from Scraphappy Kats pack, 'Sweet' alphas are DCWV, white glitter alphas are Making Memories, chippie flourishes and bird are from Scrapware, fence from my stash, pink flower from Scraphappy Kat, bling were free with my Handmade by Suzanne order, glitter heart button also from Scraphappy Kat, crocheted items by me, lace from my stash, pink gingham ribbon and pin from The Stamp Spot, cupcake button from Mel at Zingas Zoo, white feather from a swap and journalling spot in October Afternoon.
Have I forgotten anything?
Wish me luck with my application!

TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

Altered notebooks and address book

Had a bit of a light bulb moment a few weeks back when I was searching for a sketch to use for a layout. Decided that there had to be a better way than traulling through site after site for a suitable one.
Then it occured to me. Why don't I print the ones I like out and stick them in a book! So I did! I got an artists A5 sketch book from the $2 store for $3.95. Covered the front with a fave sheet of Cosmo and titled it with some Heidi Grace alphas. Spent a while printing off some nice sketches. Then I cut them out and stuck them in.
I made two, one for layouts, the other for card sketches.


I have labelled where each sketch has come from so I can reference that when I use them. Below I will write when I have used them and what LO/challenge it was for.


I also picked up a $2 address book. This one is specifically for my scrappy and craft client addresses. Love the little elastic strap too. When I covered the book I just made some slits to allow for the strapping.


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

Gratitude Sneaks

Well I've been working on my gratitude journal for next year this week. It's nearly there, should be finished by the end of the weekend with any luck.
So thought I'd pop up a bit of a sneak for you.


You can see my inspiration for by Monika in my original post here.
So who's been working on theirs?


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pebbles Giveaways!!!!!!


Who loves a Giveaway????!!!!!!!


Pebbles and.....



Melinda from The Scrap Farm are joining forces with a couple of awesome giveaways!

Follow the links for all the info!
 
 
TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Gratitude 2011

Many years ago, when things were tough for my little family (was just Randall and I back then) I decided to keep a Gratitude Journal to keep my head up in the right direction.

I first discovered the idea watching Oprah many years ago. She was right into Sarah Ban Breathnachs books. So I picked up her Simple Abundance: A Day book of Comfort and Joy on my next trip to town. I loved it! I also bought her Gratitude book, but soon returned it when I discovered it was a glorified diary and for $20 (back in the 90's) I wasn't that impressed. So I bought a nice notebook and started my own Gratitude Journal instead.
It did the trick. Finding three things to be grateful for each day helped my  mind to keep in the positive rather than wallow in the negative which would have been sooo easy back then.

Many years have passed and I have learnt to be grateful naturally.

Then I came across this post (scroll down a couple of posts) of a scrapped Gratitude Journal by the very talented Monika Wright.


So I have been dreaming of how I would compile mine for the last few days. At first I was going to use scraps like Monika has done but then while blog searching I rediscovered Cosmo Crickets new range Circa 1934. It's such a gorgeous range but I didn't know how I would scrap it. It's not the sort of range that i would normally use. But wouldn't it be just perfect for my Gratitude Journal!

So I headed over to Handmade By Suzanne. I've window shopped in Suzannes online store many time but have not purchased until now. I couldn't resist taking advantage of the 15% off for first orders offer. So I made my purchase and am now eagerly awaiting my parcel.

I still have some purchases to make from a couple of other fave online stores ScrapTherapy and Annas. Hopefully I'll have these orders placed in time to have my journal together ready for the new year. If not it won't be far away.
I'll post some sneaks as it all comes together for you.
Now wouldn't you just love to create your own Journal of Gratitude?



TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

She Scraps!!!!

Yep been well over a week since I scrapped and boy am I feeling it.

So I got into the first challenge at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia. Vicki set us this sketch challenge with no other criteria seeing as december is such a busy month.

Here's the sketch:
Just loved this sketch!
Thanks PageMaps for such and awesome sketch.

 and here is my take:

I have used Echo Park Summertime and Walk in the Park pp's, embellies and journalling spot. AC Thickers thanks to my Secret Santa! Kaiser mini and tiny alphas

TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

Monday, December 6, 2010

FOR SALE!!!!!!!

Welcome to my December Christmas Sale!
This is the last sale for the year and next year brings some fab news!

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

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.

Measurements of trims are approximate. Due to the nature of the patterns I use the lengths may vary a little but will all be at least 30cm long, enough to go across a 12x12 layout.


All of Decembers Christmas stock will be 20% off and normal stock 10% off if ordered with January stock, until stocks last!
Please email me at limetree creations @yahoo.com.au with your order. I will notify you of the total of your successful order including postage.

Payment is by Direct Deposit

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).

 
 
Christmas Doily Packs - $10 ***2 LEFT***
You will receive 2 large doilies(1 each in red, white and green), 1 green christmas tree, 1 red star and 2 Single Flowers (1each in red, white and green).
 
 
Green Doily Set - $5.50 ***1 LEFT***
You will receive 1 doily, 1 Christmas Tree, 1 Star, 1 Single flower and 3 Itty Bitty Flowers all in green


Red Doily Set - $5.50 ***1 LEFT***
You will receive 1 doily, 1 Christmas Tree, 1 Star, 1 Single flower and 3 Itty Bitty Flowers all in red



White Doily Set - $5.50 ***SOLD OUT***
You will receive 1 doily, 1 Christmas Tree, 1 Star, 1 Single flower and 3 Itty Bitty Flowers all in white


Christmas Trees - $1.50 each for 4 for $5 your choice of green, white or red
***5 GREEN, RED AND WHITE SOLD OUT***


Christmas Stars - $1.50 each for 4 for $5 your choice of green, white or red
***SOLD OUT***


Single flowers pack - $5
You will receive 10 single flowers - 4 green, 4 red, and 2 white
***2 LEFT***

Be Merry Water Distressed Flowers***SOLD OUT***
$3.50 each with crochet - available in red or green
$1.50 each plain - available in a redder (left) or greener flower
(right)
Each flower is made using Kaisers Be Merry pp



Be Merry Red Embelly pack - $6 ***SOLD OUT***
You will receive 1 red doily, 1 water distressed flower, 1 green Single flower, 3 Itty Bitties as shown and approx 38cm of hand crochted red trim.
Also available in a Green pack.

'Tis the Season Water Distressed Flowers ***SOLD OUT***
$3.50 each with crochet - available in dark red or cream
$1.50 each plain - available in a redder (left) or greener flower (right)
Each flower is made using Kaisers 'Tis The Season pp and is on a brown flocked patterned cardstock from the range


'Tis the Season Red Embelly pack - $6 ***SOLD OUT***
You will receive 1 dark red doily, 1 water distressed flower, 1 cream Single flower, 3 Itty Bitties as shown and approx 39cm of hand crochted dark red trim.



'Tis the Season Cream Embelly pack - $6 ***SOLD OUT***
You will receive 1 cream doily, 1 water distressed flower, 1 dark red Single flower, 3 Itty Bitties as shown and approx 33cm of hand crochted cream trim.


Candy Lane Water Distressed Flowers ***SOLD OUT***
$3.50 each with crochet - available in fuschia or lime
$1.50 each plain - available in a greener with pink flower rhinestone (left) or pinker with pearl brad flower (right)
Each flower is made using Kaisers Candy Lane pp and is on a glittered patterned cardstock from the range

Candy Lane Fuschia Embelly pack - $6 ***SOLD OUT***
You will receive 1 fushia doily, 1 water distressed flower, 1 lime Single flower, 3 Itty Bitties as shown and approx  40cm of hand crochted fushia trim.
Also available in a Lime pack.


After Five Water Distressed Flowers ***SOLD OUT***
$3.50 each with crochet - available in black or white
$1.50 each plain - available in a whiter flower (left) or blacker flower (right)
Each flower is made using Kaisers After Five pp and is on a black flocked patterned cardstock from the range


After Five Black Embelly pack - $6  ***SOLD OUT***
You will receive 1 black doily, 1 water distressed flower, 1 white Single flower, 3 Itty Bitties as shown and approx 41cm of hand crocheted black trim.


After Five White Embelly pack - $6 ***SOLD OUT***
You will receive 1 white doily, 1 water distressed flower, 1 black Single flower, 3 Itty Bitties as shown and approx  35cm of hand crocheted white trim.

Ladybug Single flowers - $5 ***SOLD OUT***
You will receive 3 fushia, 3 red, 2 black amd 2 white single flowers


Ladybug Itty Bitty flowers - $2 ***SOLD OUT***
You will receive 3 fushia, 3 red, 2 black and 2 white Itty Bitty Flowers



TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo















Surprise!!!!!!

and seeing as I've gone over 100 posts without a celebration I'll pop everyone who orders this week into a draw and send them a special something with their order!
Just let me know your fave colour combo when you email me your order


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

SALE TONIGHT!!!!!!!!



My last sale for the year is on tonight, 8pm Central Time.
There will be lots of christmas doilies and embellies. Plus some new colours....ooo they are cute! and check out my BRAND NEW TRIMS too!!!!!!

Plus all of last months stock is at 10% if you order from this months range! Limited stock so please be quick!


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo

Thursday, December 2, 2010

SBT50's Crafters Market!


Yep the Scrapbooking Top 50 Australias Crafters Market was a great hit last month so is on again. Last one for the year hehehe.
So pop on over after 5pm Friday 3rd December to pick up home handcrafted goodies. The market will run all weekend so pop back in throughout the weekend for more releases

I'll have my crocheted goodies up for sale there before my offical release date of Monday 6th December. I'll also have some other goodies that are really cute!


TFL!
Take Care
Becci
xoxo