Monday, 19 April 2010

Skulls and Chicks and wicked wins....

Over the weekend I carried on with my declutter of old and unloved layouts and once I was done I was quite amazed to count not one, not two but SEVEN (as in one more than six) empty albums....each of which had around 40 layouts stored. You do the maths - yup, it is a staggering 280 layouts I sent to scrapper's heaven. And I didn't even feel the slightest bit of guilt...I actually was totally inspired by the end of Saturday and spent Sunday creating a few layouts and cards.

But before I show you some of them, let me tell you about a blog candy that had me jumping up and down with delight when I was drawn as the winner (yay, me!!!!). You see, I never win those fabulous giveaways but this time I was lucky (and who knows, this may be the first in many...he he).

My super creative friend{{ Nat }} had a RAK on her blog for her own {{ Paperline }} including the overlays. In addition, she threw in some awesome adhesives from {{ Scrapbook Adhesives }}. When I left a comment I never thought I would be holding all this deliciousness in my greedy/grubby hands - how wrong was I...the papers are so much more fun in real life and the overlays totally rock. Expect to see some "natified" projects here soon :)

Then there was this {{ Handmade Swap}} I did participate in - and I was teamed with {{ Nicci }} whose wish was for something girlie/Ed Hardy like. My wish was anything that had skulls on it - so I guess we were both a match made in heaven...

As Nicci has received her packet from me already, I can show you what I created for her - this pink/skully bracelet/earring combo
And this is what greeted me when I came home this morning...*gasp* I am in Skull Heaven

I can honestly say that this must have been the best swap I have participated in for a long time!

And before I totally forget - here is one of the cards I created over the weekend,which I am entering in the {{ Allsorts Challenge #48 }}. The requirement is to use some stitching on your project, and that I certainly do on almost anything these days - both faux and real.

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I love the {{ Birdie Hatch }} image from {{ Some Odd Girl }}, which reminds me that tomorrow is the release date for an array of awesome new images, which you don't want to miss.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Papers: Upsy Daisy Designs
Stamp: Some Odd Girl
Other: Promarkers; Uniball Pens in white and black; Dymo labeller; Woograin drawer liner


  1. Love the birdie Card- and how cool you are getting a lot of prices and goodies- you deserve it chica :)

  2. Well done you. Love your card

  3. The chick-card is great! But the skull-earrings you got are awesome! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  4. Yay for clearing out! And yay for winning the RAK! How fun :)

  5. Remind me never to let you near my albums!!! Thanks again for my giveaway win here, loving the mushies muchly! x

  6. What a lucky girl! I just won some blog candy too but I haven't received it yet. Your card is super cute.

  7. omgoodness, seriously one of the cutest cards i've ever seen! and i am totally coveting your new skully goodness...totally love what you made for your swap partner too! sounds like you're having a lot of fun with your old layouts project :)

  8. Ok, those earrings are AWESOME!!! I want! LOL! You make me want to go hunt something fun down on etsy :D

    Your Chick card is super cute!!! I never thought of using it that way :) Love ya girlie!

  9. oh sweet mary KNOW i am crushing over all that skully stuff....i am SOOO green with envy!!!

  10. you so deserve beautiful skulls ;) and nat's giveaway!!!
    huge congrats!!

  11. HA!! yes yes, this card is AWESOME - i love the sentiment!! :)

    what a fabby swap, seriously! i love what BOTH of you made!

    and um, looks like you're all winny lately, because your TownScrapper prizes should be on their way!

  12. OMG, i love that card! SO clever! And I love the skulls - what could be better than pink AND skulls? ;-)


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