Monday, September 12, 2011

Its been a while....

between posts and lots has happened including me having a week off from working and the internet but im back revitalised,recharged and scrapping again :) Heres a few of the LO's Ive done lately....

Everyone who buys the "In Bloom" kit from Wicked Princesses will be sent the instructions for 5 LO's using the kit too so its a bargain ;-)

Ive also been a busy bee organising a new blog the "Blossoms blog" which will be having a new release sale on Friday and a DT call so why not pop over and try out for the DT and make sure you dont miss the releases on Friday 7pm :D

Thanks for visiting *mwah*

Krissy xx

Friday, August 19, 2011

Which one........

should I scrap with first?

Its all too tempting!!

Septembers new kits released early for all you keen princesses ;-)

Im off to do eeny meeny miney mo and have a play :D

Krissy xxx

P.S I will be back with scrappy stuff tomorrow :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

This weekend @ Wicked...... having a massive sale :D

ALL kits $25 each!!

*no further discounts or vouchers valid during sale*

*no free post during sale*

*sale orders are included in the winners are grinners raffle!*

Some kits are a saving of or above $10 :O so you will be getting some fabulous products for a bargain price :)

Sale starts midnight tonight and ends midnight sunday :)

Happy shopping!

Click on the Wicked Princesses banner to go straight to the shop :)

Thanks for visiting and have a fab weekend!

Krissy xx

Monday, July 4, 2011

wowsers 88!

Followers on my little ole blog :D How fandabbydosey :D Im thinking a giveaway will be in order when I hit the 100! It will be something wicked I promise if you arent a follower then clickety click so I can give away something cool when I hit the big 100 :D

I have been scrapping and cardmaking my little heart mojo comes and goes at the moment so when she is cranking Im in princessland blasting some tunes,singing badly and scrapping myself happy :) Yesterday was cold,drizzly and overcast here in Brisbane (well Burpengary at least -mind you it seems to ALWAYS rain here for some reason lol) so I put on my super comfy clothes -daggy trackies and my ancient billabong jumper- a girls gotta be comfy to scrap ;-) and scrapped the afternoon away :D I was late doing last weeks sketch (July snuck up when I wasnt looking :O) but I still wanted to do the sketch anyway so heres my layout ......Ive been doing heaps of vintagey stuff lately and thought something different was in order and hey presto ask and you shall receive it would seem lol.........

Beautiful Miss Morgan is soon to be 6 so Auntie is a wee bit behind on her scrapping of birthdays it would seem lol I couldnt resist adding an MVB owl :D

This layout was totally different in my head lol but once I had done all the misting and painting with the masks and smooshed (yes very technical with the terms today arent I lol) the bubblewrap on I didnt want to cover it with paper so I didnt :D I have to say I love it! But not in a weird swell head kinda way it could just be because its my honey on there hehehe I got to christen my new TCW circle grid mask too wooot I {heart} it!
 awww all lovey dovey lol...Al had the Bruno Mars song "Just the way you are" playing when I walked into my surprise 30th birthday and later told me it always makes him think of me when he hears it on the radio made me cry is was so gorgeous from my gorgeous man who 1.hates music after the 90's and 2.doesnt normally say that songs make him think of me :) Made me feel special :)

So anywhoo thats about it for me for today......IM listening to Adele (much to Al's disgust lol) and waiting for the washing machine to finish before I go for my walk .......have a fandabbydosey day peeps :)

Have you seen the winners are grinners raffle at WIcked Princesses? You should check it out the prizes are WICKED! Even if I do say so myself lol

Krissy xx

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I {heart} messages

.....from followers and lovely emails saying hi and asking about how I do things :) Its a massive compliment to me and I always appreciate it :)

I recently had an email from a lovely reader called Kellie Daley asking me about the rolled roses Ive been using on my work alot lately-they are a wee bit addictive hehehe Kellie asked if I could tell her how I make mine more dimensional than other rolled roses so I quickly volunteered to do a quick tutorial to share how I make them so here you go lovely I hope you like it :)

I must add these where not my original idea I was shown how to make them at creative block 2 years ago and have just remembered how much fun they are :D

Heres a quick tutorial on how I made mine.....

Heres a quick list of what you need and how to do it

You will need:

Thick patterned paper or cardstock (I used bo bunny pp's)
glue (450 is good it dries nice and quick)

The main steps are as follows:

Cut out some squares of patterned paper ( the smaller the square the smaller the rose-Ive done 3 roses to display this ;-))

Cut into the squares a snail shape (like the ones we used to make in kindy or those spirally things we used to hang off the ceiling) Snip off the excess from the square. Dont snip off the little curly tail in the middle we need that later ;-)

Use your fingernail to gently turn over the outer edge so it has a little lip- do this for the whole snail shape.

You can now ink the edges if you like.

Starting at the end fold a small piece to your left as shown in the picture and start rolling it around tightly until you get to the end of the snail. If you get a long bit sticking out of the middle you can snip a little bit off with your scissors.

Keep holding the snail tightly and add a blob of glue to the little curly tail bit and press it to the bottom of the roll. Gently let it loosen slightly to make a rose shape you desire-if you want a tight rose just let it loosen a little bit ,if you want a big loose rose let it loosen more....hope this makes sense :$

Hold the rose with your finger and thumb until it is firm enough to hold, then you can ink,paint or sand the edges.

The final step I do in once it has dried I place the rose on the table and with the palm of my hand I gently press on it to smoosh it down a bit (hehehe im good at the technical terms hey LOL) this makes it more rose-ish I think ;-)

Anywhoo they are a great way to make matching embellies or to use up scraps :D

If you have a go make sure you leave me a link so I can have a lookie :)

Heres a sneaky of  a LO I did using the roses I made in this tutorial

Hope you all liked the tutorial :)

Who wants a tutorial on how I do my vintagey backgrounds?

Thanks for visiting and please take the time to say hi and let me know you popped by :)

Krissy xx

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cybercrop this weekend @ Wicked & a Massive sale!!

Ive been shopping again and am running out of space in Princessland so a sale is in order to help me make room for all the new goodies!!

50% off selected kits!!

20% off all other kits!!

15% off MVB's,alphas,masks,mists and more!!

Happy shopping! Sale is for one week only starting today

*no further discounts or vouchers are valid during the sale*

FREE post on all orders over $70!
Happy shopping and see you at the cybercrop!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Want to win a prize from Wicked Princesses?

The gorgeous Tanya and Nikki from Get Picky asked little ole me to be guest DT this month woot wooot!! So chuffed!! Im sponsoring too and have put a lovely gift worth $50 up for grabs so why not have a go at the challenge! :D I had done another LO for the challenge example but it was accepted for publication by Scrapbooking Memories so I whipped this one up quick as a flash :) If you like the papers you will love on of the new kits for the shop next month ;-) Love these photos of my gorgeous little niece at the park :) It was something different for me to do a little miss layout with vintagey papers and bits was fun!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lots to share.....

I just realised I havent shared some of my retreat layouts yet *oopsies* and I have some from before and some since so prepare for a biggish photo fest :D I have long been a mist-o-phobe but have recently fallen in lurve in the hugest way possible with now finding myself wishing I had every colour available to that I could mist every LO hehehe I got some of the Maya Road mists into the shop last week and oh my I am SO lovin the charcol....check out how cool it is on this Josh shimmer so its almost teenage boy friendly ;-) Very grungey and cool :D

*removed for publication :D *
More misting hehe and stamping and goodness I loved this much that I ordered the goodies twice so it will be a WP kit next month ;-) with a few extras the one at the retreat didnt have ;-) My gorgeous friend Nic I {heart} her she is always there for me and I truely am lucky to have her as a friend :)
close up.............
My other gorgeous friend Missus -AKA Tam :D Challenged me at the retreat with "Do a Morgan layout...." my reply was "too easy!" then she finished her challenge with "Do a Morgan layout with NO flowers" I sat rocking back and forth in the corner for a while trying to get my head around the no flowers on a Mo LO then I was up for the challenge....this LO took me twice as long as normal but I like it! Im proud to say too that I didnt put any on when I got home missus ;-) I used the Vicki B kit from the shop at WIcked :D
More Morgan and :O I just noticed no flowers What the!! 2 in a row :O now im going to have to do one covered in flowers to get back to normal hehehe this is the "School days" kit in the shop...only one left girls!

Two of my favourite ladies in the whole wide mum and my Granny I {heart} this photo so so much.....they where having a good ole giggle and I managed to catch it at the right time :) I used the "Happy go lucky" kit and made the vine and big rose myself :D

It seems that all my photos of my nephew Josh he is doing something with his tongue -I secretly think he might be trying to put me off taking his photo and scrapping will take more than that to put me off mate! Hehehehe
I think I used the "up and away" kit from the shop for this one.....yummy colours I love it :D

and another one with the "School days" kit :D Its such a versatile kit I love it :)

I was going to share the other layout I did the sneaks for the other day but it has been picked up for publication so sorry peeps :(

Thanks for coming to visit my little ole blog ....please leave a message and say hi so I know im not waffling to myself lol

Krissy xx

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Just a peek.....

at a special LO for a very cool challenge blog I created a Lo for ;-) IM so excited about it :D

OK so thats 2 sneaks but it doesnt give anything away so I think im safe hehehe

Thanks for visiting *mwah*

Krissy xx

PS like the mushroom,cloud and ladybug? Check out the new MVB combos at Wicked ;-)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sweet and sad.....

Its not often that I scrap about my pets I do take lots of piccies but never seemed to get around to scrapping them...since Kloe died Ive decided to make a conscious effort to though. They are an important part of my life too and deserve to be scrapped along with the rest of the family :)

My sweet Jack -the title describes my boy to a tee :) Since Kloe died he has become my dog follows me everywhere and wont listen to a word Al says lol much to Al's dismay lol Kloe was always the one who ignored him and it drove him nuts lol I based this LO on a blind scrap from the fabulous Karen Grose and I love how it turned out :D I used the budget boy kit from Wicked Princesses and its on sale now for just $12.00 :D

and this one was sad and hard to scrap......I got every single photo I ever took of my girl printed the other week and at first I couldnt even look at them without bursting into tears,then I loved looking at them and remembering when they where taken and the things she did and didnt cry anymore. I was showing my friend Ali (fellow JR owner and very spunky lady) and we where sharing our Jack Russell stories and photos at the retreat and it made me think I was ready to start scrapping some of Kloes photos so I decided on Sunday night to use some for this weeks sketch at first I was ok then the inevitable happened, I sooked like a baby and wanted to pack it up and go to bed I was such a mess but thought "nope she cant be forgotten and I wont allow her to ever be" so through teary eyes,half a box of tissues and a very heavy heart I scrapped this layout about my beloved girl..........

I wanted to journal about her but that was pushing it I time I will :)

I better go before I start sooking again......hug your furry friends tonight and give them an extra one from me :)

Krissy xx

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Exciting times @ Wicked Princesses :)

This week I am having a Princess SALE-A-BRATION to celebrate the 3 new Designer Princesses :) Barb Turner,Hannah Butcher and Holly Connors :D Ive got

20% off ALL KITS!! Even the brand new ones :O

*no vouchers or further discounts are valid during the sale*

Check out the bargains here

Last weekend we had the very 1st Wicked Retreat! Id spent a year planning,stressing and organising everything for the fun filled weekend and it was all worth it because it was the best weekend EVER! All the ladies that attended had a fabulous time and where lovely, Ive made so many new friends and got to catch up with my lovelies it was  fandabbydosey :D It was all these lovely ladies that made it such a great success and I thank you all for that *mwah*

Here are a few photos from the weekend, I havent collaged all of the photos in case anyone doesnt want them on show but if you are on my FB friends list you can see more of them :) I have to thank my fabulous husband for playing bus driver -you rock Sir Otto! My gorgeous Ma (aka checkout chick extraordinaire) for helping me all weekend and my sister for helping on saturday and Morgan for being the entertainment during the photos LOL *mwah* im so very lucky to have such a supportive family and husband :) Anywhoo heres a few of the piccies........

Loving all that pink and black hey :D

We had such a fab time that Ive booked again for next year and within 48 hours it was booked out! :O Im now putting the word out for anyone that missed out this time if they'd be interested in another retreat later in the year.....maybe September or if anyone is interested please email me or pm me at Wicked :)

I did manage to scrap 4 LO's and a canvas at the retreat but havent photographed them yet so as soon as I do I will share them here :)

Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

2 more sleeps!

Til the very 1st Wicked Princesses retreat :D Ive been a busy bee getting everything organised for the weekend. Ive only been to one retreat before so dont really know if what im doing is right or much is enough etc but I figure its a learning curve so I will learn as I go hey :) Princessland is currently swamped with goodies for the shop ......I think last count I had created and packed 25 different kits for the retreat as well as other one off's left over from the last couple of we wont be short of kits thats for sure lol

Im doing some little mini classes throughout the weekend just showing the girls how to do a couple of techniques that are handy for LO's or cards and will save a few $'s ...homemade is always cheaper and im stingey so anything I can make myself I'll give it a go :)

Im really excited to see how it all works out, after a year of planning Im so looking forward to everything,especially seeing the Princesses!!! Mega excited to spend the weekend with friends most Ive never met in real life but talk to everyday cool!! I picked up the WP shirts last week and snapped this one of me modelling mine....note the sunnies are to cover my Louis Vuittons I am currenlty wearing under my eyes lol

Ive been playing with some of the new kits at the retreat's a quick sneak of one of them ;-)

Okies better go and get started on todays list :)

Thanks for visiting and sorry for being such a slack blogger........wonder if anyone even reads it anymore?? If you do leave me a comment so I know im not talking to myself lol :)

Have a fab day and keep smiling lovelies :)

Krissy xx

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Its been a while.....

.....between posts, but I am still here and still scrapping just been mega busy doing all the organising and planning for the retreat :D Less than 2 weeks *squeal* its going to be fabulous and im so excited to see all my hard work come to fruition and of course to spend a weekend with fabulous princesses :D I cant wait to see my friends again and meet my new ones! Heres some of the scrapping Ive been doing lately :)

"Little miss sunchine" created using the "park days" kit available from Wicked Princesses now :D
I did "Scooter" with it too and played with a TCW template to create the brickwork....LOVE it!So cool for teenager pages and boy stuff :)

Another one with the "park days kit" its bright and funky and suits any age and boys or girls ...gotta love that hey!

No need to adjuse your screen you are seeing correctly its misting lol and im hooked now! Love that TCW flutterby :D

Josh and my brother getting me back for always taking their photos hehehe
My mums bestie Jenny had her birthday recently and mum asked me to make her a canvas so here it is :D
My beautiful sister and I at my 30th :) I used the "Beautiful Claire" kit from the shop
This one was done using the "School days" kit in the shop :D
Another one with the park days :D
This was part of my mothers day pressie for my mum :) Im right into doing the canvas stuff but still scrappy if that makes sense? I made the vine myself :D and had a fabbo time collaging,smudging and stamping the background and yes more misting ;-) LOVE it!

OKies if you are still reading and arent asleep from all my waffling then good stuff and I thankyou for having a look and reading my waffle :)

Have a fandabbydosey day!

Krissy xx

Friday, April 29, 2011

Cybercrop tonight @Wicked Princesses!

Hope you can join us!

Click on the piccie to go straight to Wicked :)

Krissy xx

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Words can mean so much.........

........and can help people in their saddest of times and I thank each and everyone of you who commented with your kind words over the loss of my Kloe girl {{hugs}} I really do appreciate your kindness and understanding *mwah* She is gone but will never be forgotten...its like my brother said "Kloe left her mark wherever she went no-one will forget her" and since she passed away Ive heard so many Kloe stories ..some id forgotten and some I didnt even know about lol her and her shenanigans again lol I will be making myself a mini album about all her stories to remind myself of the funny things she did.......Jack the boy is slowly getting back to his old self or should I say "new" self ...he seems to be alot calmer,less rough and for some odd reason seems to be more my dog than Al's ....Kloe was always my baby and Jack was Al's man-dog into the rough stuff and super boysterous in all he is my gentle boy that sooks for a hug and a pat and follows me everywhere.I dont know whether its him knowing im missing Kloe so much or both of us missing her....or is it that he is kinda liking being the centre of attention? Who knows but he is thoroughly enjoying me fussing over him lol

So I thankyou for listening,reading and sharing your stories..and for the cyber hugs :)

The week of Kloe's passing was made further sad by the loss of a friend ..I hadnt known her very long but she made an instant impact on me with her amazing voice and heart of gold.I remember telling her the first time I met her  it wasnt fair to do karaoke when you can actually sing lol she laughed and winked at me and smiled her fabulous beaming smile.At Michelles funeral her music was played and I thought it was beautiful....she shouldve been famous with a voice like that and looking around at the many who came to pay their respects she was famous and did touch the hearts of so many different people in her 31 will always be remembered Michelle Rest in peace lovely xx

So there you have it April hasnt been the best of months sadly......but as the quote goes with every end there is a new beginning and the week following all this sadness we found out some fabulous friends of ours are expecting a baby this November :D We are thrilled for them and this child is truely a blessing and will have the best mummy and daddy ....I love that my friends are getting their "happily ever afters" Happy times are what makes the sad times that little bit easier to bear.Anywhoo enough of my babbling.......i havent been creating very much lately (well I have but I either forgot to photograph them or cant because they are pressies ;-) ) but I did make cards for our friends birthdays last week so here they are.......

Kirstens card.....

and Jasons card.........

and thats about it for me for currently playing with needle and thread and creating things for the retreat ;-) Its wicked good fun :) 

I will try to remember to photograph my other LO's and card tomorrow and upload them :)

Thanks for stopping by
Krissy xx

Sunday, April 10, 2011

My heart is broken :'(

This morning I found my beloved Kloe girl had passed away through the night :'( I have cried a river and am devastated my girl is gone :(

Most people that know me know that we dont have kids and so our pets are like our kids...Kloe was our first and she was the runt of the litter,my 22nd birthday present from my mum and dad and she had a hernia so the breeders sold her off cheap.....she was one of a kind and the best dog ever...there was never a dull day with Kloe around.....I lost count of how many time she escaped and I walked the streets to find her and bring her home...I used to get so cross at her...not for her getting out but for making me to scared she would be lost or hit by a car.....but one look at that gorgeous face and a wag of her tail..which never stopped wagging ..and my heart melted and she was back in the good books.

She had springs in her feet,always made this funny bark in the morning that sounded more like "hello" than a bark,she could find her way out of the most secure yard,howled and cried anytime we went out,licked my face everytime I bent down to pick up the washing from the basket to hang it on the line ,barked and stuck her nose through the screen to "remind" us it was dinner time and she was the gentlest most kindest ,sweetest dog ever...she would never hurt a fly. Most days she drove us mad with her shenanigans but she was ours and for 8 years we loved her everyday.....we thought we wouldve more time with her.......I wish I had one more day with her  :'(

My heart is broken and I miss her so much already :(

Rest in peace my sweet Kloe girl I will never forget you xxxx