Hi there special friends..a massive welcome to my blog space :) I really hope you enjoy and are inspired by some of the layouts I have done. Like many of you out there I really enjoy scrapbooking and the satisfaction it gives me in seeing peoples reactions by something beautiful and memorable for many generations to come!

love Belynda-Lee AKA Lyn xo

P.S I hope the Creative Butterfly lands on your shoulder and inspires you!! :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Embellish it Week 7 - Alter it.

One more week down 2 more to go hopefully...This weeks challenge was set by Nicky Amber. The criteria she set was to- Create your own patterned background, make and use at least 3 inches on your project, use a quote as part of your title, do not use alpha stickers on your project and lastly to create a handmade embellishment from fabric. So here is my take on the challenge.
So firstly I had to create my background. Its very simple but I think it looks effective. I used a fancy pants stamp, then I added more colour by adding paint to the Poland of the stamp flower. The butterflies you see are all made from off cuts of fabric as well as the rope and flower swirl. And oh my how Divine is the lace ribbon? My mum actually picked a whole bag of this up from an op shop..Couldn't of come at a better time :) Also lastly I have to give my mum a shout out as well for letting me use her word art as my title. You can find more of her awesome digital designs here. Below are just some close up views of the detail.
Anyhoos its raining and cold here today..and I have 2 cranky kidlets at the moment..sharing?? whats that word?? That's all they seem not to be doing atm and it always ends in tears.
Thank you for popping by...I totally love all your comments. Oh and be sure to go check out the Scrap N Craft with T gallery to see all the entries this week here.
Love Belynda-Lee AKA Lyn xx

Friday, July 23, 2010

Oh oh oh i forgot to tell you...my little girl is walking :D

Far out our little miss Savannah-Rose is an impatient little girl. She got tired of crawling and decided she would like to walk after her brother instead. She started walking officially 3 weeks ago in her 9th month. Honestly it doesn't look natural..she is still way too little. Apparently according to the doc she is underweight..but meh as far as I'm concerned she's progressing and her milestones are all normal, so I'm not worried. Anyhoos she recently turned 10 months old..not sure how much she weighs atm so will have to do my monthly check in with her yet. But she is a happy little girl most of the time..but recently has started this high pitch scream when she doesn't get what she wants :( hopefully this stops soon. Savannah is definitely has alot of personality, she pulls this funny little squinty face with her mouth wide open and her eyes tightly closed..way too cute and one thing she is definitely known for is a hair puller lol. But Just like her mama she loves food, eats everything and anything, thankfully not fussy for now lol. Still only has one little chompa down the bottom(teething atm though). Anyhoos thats a little bit about her this month. But here are some photos from last month of our little savylicious :D
I simply love that I captured this...Have tons more photos from this day that I will share with you all soon. Little man is wanting to go to bed. Night all xx

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Embellish It Week 6 - Store it.

ahooo I made it through another round. Only 3 weeks to go :D Okie's this weeks challenge was set by Karen Calcutt and her criteria was to:
-Create a card compendium to give as a gift.

-It must be made from at least 2 PP's from the same paper range.
-They must include a couple of cards to show how it is used.
-I would like the card compendium to look nothing like mine. (since someone has already made one in last weeks challenge)
-We require you to create an embellishment by taking a store bought embellish such as the flower shown and altering it in some way.

Okies so those of you who know me or who have followed my work know that I am not a card maker at all!! So this challenge was definitely going to put me out of my comfort zone. So after stressing and worrying what on earth I was going to make I came across this tutorial on how to make this awesome box here. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make it..knowing it would definitely be something I could keep or give away as a gift in the future. So out of this tutorial this is what I created :D

TFL...Have a great day...I need to go and attend to my extremely cranky daughter...she's teething at the moment :(
Love Belynda xx

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Embellish it week 5 - Roll it.

Yay so happy I've made it through to the next round...Anyways this weeks challenge was set by Melinda Spinks... Melinda's challenge is to create a layout using the following criteria:
Layout to be any shape but square
Monochromatic Colour Scheme (With a hint of one other colour only!)
Paper Rolling or Quilling must be used on your layout!
Stamping to be used on your layout and be a prominant feature (not just a little stamp in the corner).
An embellishment to be made using acetate/transparency (you can also include any of the above criteria on your embellishment).
So with the criteria set..this is the layout I came up with...
Normally I would never do quilling on a layout..simply because I'm far too impatient, but now that I've tried it and seen the end result, I'm happy...So I think I will start using this technique more often :D The quilling on this layout is actually mounted on top of a stamped flourish image on acetate.

Lastly on the last image...I stamped over the cardstock I ahered to chipboard letters and also around the photo itself I handrew the flowers and coloured them in. I also never do odd shaped layouts by themselves so I'm thinking I may mount this layout to black cardstock now to go in the album.

Okie Doke thats all I have to show today...I have tons of ATC's to catch up on :( and soon I'll be taking a break from scrappin and atc's for a whole month as my little girl is turning 1 and I'm planning a high tea party for her...Ive been searching for months now for lots of different knick knacks for her party..without much luck :( I'm searching for vintage/shabby chic items, I thought the op shops might stock alot of this..but I was wrong :( If anyone knows anyone that is giving it away please let me know or email me..I just want to borrow things for the day. Also the night before her party I am planning a hens night too..LOL I think my stress levels will be hitting the roof that week. Wish me luck.
TFL...much love Belynda-Lee AKA lyn xx

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Embellish it - Week 4...and a sneak peak.

Yay I've made it to week 4 :D This weeks challenge set by Lisa K is of course vintage...The criteria she set was to make it vintage using lace and ribbon, use rubons and paint, include a distressing technique and lastly must be something for practical use. So This week I decided to stop procrastinating and finally pulled out this old beautiful little cabinet that I picked up from our local carboot sale a couple months back. This challenge was just the push I needed to create...So I turned this lovely cabinet into a jewellery box for Savannah-Rose. I know she's too little for jewellery just yet..but in the future hopefully it's something she can treasure.

Ok so I repainted the entire box then lightly sanded the edges to give it that distressed look...I also used Tim holtz crackle medium on the picket fence to age it a tad.
In the below pic I adhered the beautiful vintage key hole and key by Melissa Frances onto the box.
Below is a close up of all the detail inside the jewellery box. The paper on the back wall is of course the beautiful prima. Basic Grey Chipboard tree. In the bottom corner I cut from websters papers creating that flower embellishment, then within it I adhered some blossoms and flowers. Then I painted this old miniature furniture piece and made lace pillows for the top centering it with a brad and laced the edge of the chair. To finish it off the hooks needed to be screwed in and birdhouse needed to finish it off.

Below is an extreme close up of the chair and blossoms and flowers and also flower soft..First time using flower soft..but wow..its so pretty..I can definitely see myself buying some more :D

How cute are those little chipboard birds!!! Thanks for the great challenge Lisa and the scrap n craft team. Remember to go and check out everyone's work in the gallery. In the below post you will find the link.
Before I go I also have one more sneak peak of the guest dt spot for Mad About Scrap. Full reveal still to come :D
Thankyou for stopping by...Much love Belynda-Lee aka Lyn. xx