Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Don't these just look so decadent?!!!
Yes this fortnights inspiration at The Lollipop Ladies is Macarons!!!!!
I remember when they made these on Master Chef I though ewwww as I didn't like coconut, I have since been told that it's Macaroons that have coconut not Macarons.
So along with this yummy pic the extra criteria is gloss!

Here is my take:

I took inspiration from the colours of blue and chocolate brown mmmmm.
I used Kaisers Peachy Keen paper pad mostly here.
PP's for the base fussy but some flowers and added a Kaiser pearl the then center, a die cut form the paper pad that I stamped with the sentiment and raised on some foam dots.
All the paper was inked with VersaColor Pinecone ink.
Then I inked one of the new bird cage wooden flourishes with some Tim Holt Distressed Ink in Walnut Stain and coated it with Dimentional Magic for my gloss.
Added a little Kaiser lace to finish it off.

Hope you come and play long with us this fortnight.

Take Care

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lil' Red Rocket Giveaway!!!!!!

Wouldn't you just love to win this yummy prize?

Then head on over to the LRR blog and see how!!

Take Care

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

This fortnights inspirations is....

....candy necklaces!

Yep good old candy necklaces are the inspiration this fortnight at The Lollipop Ladies!
I used to love getting these at the local takeaway shop when I was younger. Being careful not to flick the elastic on my lips as I ate away.

Love those pastel colours don't you? and the extra criteria this challenge is circles.

Here is my sample:

These Imaginisce papers were one of the first papers I bought when I started scrapping 2 and a half years ago. They are so pretty.
I have used ovals instead of circles as that suited better.
I covered a Heidi Grace oval hwith some cream pp and added a misc rub on from my stash.
Layered it with a white cardstock oval.
I cute the blue fancy cut oval with some Christina Re scissors.
Added some Kaiser cream lace and she's done!

Hope come and play along!

Take Care

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Times Almost Up!

to get your entries in for The Lollipop Ladies Ba-humbug challenge. Just going 6 hours left to get your creation linked up!
Don't despare new challenge will be posted tomorrow morning and it's wonderful!

Take Care

Friday, March 11, 2011

Feb Cyber @ SBT50

Thought I'd pop on this morning and share the layouts that I created for last months "Colour My World" Cyber at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia.

First up was the Opening Night Mini Challenge from Sarah who was a lucky duck to be Queen the other month.
LO or card to be smaller than 12x12
plus one of the colours you use on your layout must also be a word in your title.

I like to do a card for this challenge usually. They are quick and easy and it helps to build up my card stash. But this months criteria I was fining hard to think of a card for it. So I thought I'd do a 11x8.5 LO for my Bliss album.

Here it is:

Decided to use this pic of Ethan playing with his playdough. When we made the playdough Ethan asked if he could have 'green please' so that's what we made.
I used Kraft as a base. Love to paint the edge of cardstock with some paint, makes for a different border.
I took some colours (red and orange) from the photo and splattered plaint around. The green pp is from Kaisers Class of '87 range, love that pp. Stamped some blue paint as a border for the photo. I
 painted some Jillibean Soup corrugated cardboard alphas with some green paint. Also used Alphas from Echo Parks Little Boy range.
Embelly is from Purple Pumpkin.

The first main challenge was also from Sarah. I had wonderful plans to scrap this photo of Randall from when he was about 3 or 4 dressed in a faux leather bikie jacket and a pink tulle tutu. Do you think I could find the photo. Mum hunted high and low too (it was her pic) but couldn't find it. In the end I ran out of time.

Second challenge was Sues Triadic Challenge.  Love the idea of this challenge. Now Cybers at SBT50 can be very interesting as you gain points by taking part in challenges and forum threads, commenting on entries and also by using your av (to match that months cyber theme) on one of you cyber layouts. All of these points are collated and if you have the highest points you are crowned Queen of the Crop and will be invited to set challenges (like Sarah) in a couple of months time. So I thought I'd use my av for this challenge as the colours are bright and match the triadic wheel perfectly.
Other criteria were:
Stamping on the layout
a paperclip

Here's my take:
Love this pic of my two babies. The love to flip their sofas out, set up bed and have their morning milos. This day they were enthralled in Roary the Racing Car.
I used a sheet of Echo Park pp, which I then painted. Stamped a border around the photo with red paint, that I also painted the edges with (see told you I liked it).
Inked a chippie star tab and coated the star with DM (oops it's not dry in the pic), added the date to it too.
I embellished with some yellow paper lace, blue Lime Tree Creations trim and doily and yellow crocheted star, red pom pom trim and a Purple Pumpkin blue spotty button.
I have used AC thickers and Kaiser mini alphas.
I stamped my journalling spot onto the painted pp, stamp is from Kaiser.
I punched a little of the border too with an EK Success square notebook punch.

Thirds challenge was a Colour Pallet Challenge form Vicki.
Criteria were to use these colours:

Aren't they gorgeous bright colours!
We also had to use a mixed alpha title and a bracket somewhere.

Here's my take:

I thought this pic of Eli on Australia day was just perfect for this colour scheme.
I painted the Kraft base with paints of the pallet. Then added some pp's to match (Kaisers Class of '87 and Echo Park).
Alphas both Echo Park (yep I know there is a typo) I added punch brackets either side of the title.
The sun, cloud, boat and kite layered stickers are form K& Co.
Embelly cluster (yoyo and felt lollipops) and the aeroplane button are from Purple Pumpkin.
Caterpillar pin is form the very talented Treens.
Misc ribbon and journalling spot are punched form EK Success punches.

Last night I received some fab news that this layout won! I can't wait to get my pack from Mad About Scrappin.

Last but not least is Ants Lyric Challenge. We were to use a line from the song 'Colour My worl' by Petula Clark. You can see the lyrics on the link above.
I chose the words 'Paint it with your Love' to go with a pic of Ethan with his painted 'robot' (aka nappy box).
Other criteria were:
Some doodling
At least 2 different alphas in your title
Some flowers.

Here it is:
Love how bright this layout is. I only wish that I had mounted the photo on some black c/s to make it pop more.
I used Kaisers Class of '87 mostly for this, with some Echo Park yellow pp.
I have used Echo Park alphas (two different types) plus some Kaiser rec mini alphas.
Lots of black doodling around everything.
Quite a few flowers - Purple Pumpkin, Lime Tree Creations and some handmade ones.
I have also used a 'boy' button form Ladybug Bits and Bobs.
I used a Page Maps sketch for this layout.

Take Care

Thursday, March 3, 2011


I can't believe that it's been nearly I year since I began blogging and a whole new world opened up to me.
Now we might just have to have a little giveaway next friday, the actual anniversary. Now what could it be? and thinking of a bit of a RAK, let me see what I can come up with.

Take Care

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I'm a Candy Striper !!!!!

I couldn't believe it when I got an email from Sammi asking if I would like to be part of the team.
The Lollipop Ladies is my very first Design Team and I am over the moon. I just love the challenges.

So the first challenge is Bah-Humbugs!
I remember my poppa always having a jar of these in the lounge I hated them because they were aniseed flavoured. Blerk!

Extra criteria is stripes.

Here is my take:

I have used a piece of Kaisers After Five pp as a base (atop red and black cardstock) cut into wide strips. Some misc ribbon. Lime Tree Creations doily, punched bracket frame.

So why not pop on over and have a go at the challenge yourself!

Take Care